THE JOURNAL

AKOSUA MATTHEWS

JENNIFER BALLARD PHOTOGRAPHY Kim, Sonia & the rest of the team, The true joy of working directly with Kim & her team is to see the look of pride in their eyes at the sight of their creation. In that moment, the dress became more than my wedding dress, but a truly spectacular work of art and I – having …

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Rain on a Valencienne bride – No way !!!

I have the pleasure of introducing my bride, Trish Coyle, who sweetly offered to write this blog post for me to describe her wonderful wedding day and her experience at Valencienne. My fiancée and I were engaged for almost two years before our wedding, which left me with a LOT of time to shop for a dress. We had booked …

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WedLuxe Magazine – Glitterati style file creative’s – the magic behind the picture.

As a bridal designer here, in Toronto, it is so magical to have the opportunity to work with some of our cities most prestigious wedding industry professionals. So when a special project presents itself  like creating a beautiful photo spread  for the Winter/Spring WedLuxe  Magazine 2013 for the  ‘Glitterati style file’ section, you exuberantly jump on board. This year, Valencienne …

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Rules of the game……

Valencienne gets many requests with regards to our wedding gowns. We custom design them and are used to rising up to a challenge  which is what makes this story so exciting.We were asked to design and make a gown for a bride named Sarah Pavan, a professional volleyball player who was living half way around the world. She was playing …

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Stunning Wedding Creative At Palais Royale

This blog was posted by Rachel of Rachel Clingen wedding and Event Design. Valencienne could not help but to repost it on our blog and share her incredible talent and the wonderful creative efforts of all involved .We really love to be asked to participate in these creative shots. It truly is an honor to collaborate with  Toronto’s wedding talent. …

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Baby on board

Demetra walked into Valencienne on a bright sunny day with her friends. She had been recommended to us by her future sister-in-law, Rosanna Pusateri and also by a past client of mine. Demetra‘s smile illuminated the store – she was so full of life. Beaming, she gently touched her stomach and said ‘Kim you came highly recommended and you have …

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Win Place or Show

Toronto’s latest star is our bride, Ashlee B. She’s not only a star in this blog but she is one of our brides that gave Valencienne a tremendous testimony on our video. ‘’The Making of a wedding gown’’ Shot by Andrew and Emily of Honey and Dear. Ashlee is outgoing, gregarious and full of life. When we met it was …

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Grand style and wonderful traditions

  When I was 21 I opened a bridal store named Valencienne on Bloor St.It was a store that came to be known for extremely elaborate wedding gowns and the whole store was a sea of big, no make that huge gowns, all with extraordinary details. Massive skirts, larger than life crinolines, trains that had no end, big over exaggerated …

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Lady in Red

When Lorraine walked into Valencienne wanting  a wedding dress, it was the usual  Saturday afternoon appointment and  I thought, ‘A bride with her Mother, Father and her fiancé – What is her fiancé  doing here?’ You see we have never had them as part of the wedding gown design team. This is really quite unusual. Not surprisingly, so to was …

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True Love, True Luxury: Romaana & Ali

Nov 7, 2011  by Angela Desveaux It was at Queen’s University during Romaana’s frosh week that Romaana and Ali met. Romaana was the fresh faced frosh and Ali was the dashing 4th year senior. Neither of them were looking for a relationship but when they met, it was love at first sight and they were inseparable. After completing her final …

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Love is in the air at Valencienne.

 This week our Toronto bridal boutique has been filled with wonderful brides with fabulous wedding proposal stories. They inspired us to create a blog in celebration of Valentine Day Themed weddings. Here are a few inspiration boards with ideas to help get you started.  We hope they offer promise of the most romantic of days – your Valentine Themed wedding …

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Pink and Gold Glamour

When our bride, Julie, walked into my store with her Mom, her Sister and little dog."Pupo” I thought ‘your kidding me right – a dog in Valencienne’. My beautiful bridal salon filled with magnificent silk wedding gowns and you bring a dog here. Our meeting was not starting off very well and with 27 years of experience in the bridal …

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Wedluxe Show at the Ritz Carlton

Well the WedLuxe wedding show has come and gone and it was a beautiful event. It was quite a day here in Toronto and let me tell you this show was packed to the brim with exceptional vendors and was a delight. A feast for the eyes – Valencienne bridal was there and we captured some magical moments with some …

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Wedding website gems

 Valencienne surveyed our brides and some of our most trusted wedding peeps and came up with this list of favourite wedding blogs, websites and wedding shows and why they liked them. This list is based on the style of the site, wedding content and information and photography because without the eye candy these sites just wouldn’t be so appealing. After …

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A Valencienne Globetrotter: Charlotte and Dave’s Australian Wedding

Dave+Charlotte photography has been no stranger to Valencienne. The charming husband/wife photography duo have worked with Valencienne to produce exquisite fashion shoots and creatives that have been featured in WedLuxe magazine .They capture the beauty of  Valencienne Bridal gowns with such flair, which is why I was more than excited to collaborate on our next project: creating Charlotte’s dream wedding gown. The Valencienne gown travelled across …

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Valencienne is a family tradition

  Over the years, many clients come and go… But there are always those rare relationships that move beyond a business transaction and become long-lasting friendships.  This entry is an homage to the special bond over the years between Valencienne, Sharon Moriarty and her entire family.  The most recent Moriarty celebration took place this past August 6th, which was a …

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DESIGNERS SKETCH – Their vision for Kate Middleton

Its sure to be the wedding of the century and the big day has finally arrived. Designers will be glued to the TV tomorrow and some are standing, scissors in hand at their cutting tables to start the new trends of this upcoming Wedding year of 2011. I am sure that most custom wedding gowns will have elements of her …

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