THE JOURNAL

Bride in dark dress

How Will I Get Married After COVID-19?

Purpletree Photography Well, the time has come where countries are seeing the positive results of social distancing. China has optimistically opened up; bakeries, retail stores & pizzerias are re-opening in Italy and New Zealand has almost gotten the ‘all clear’. So what does this mean for Canadian brides going forward?  A Pandemic only happens in the movies, (right?) and yet, …

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Kim Ironmonger working at her desk

Bridal Design Online

A new day, a new way of thinking, being, and doing!   Imagine your dream dress, inspired by you & illustrated by me,  appearing right before your eyes, onscreen for your digital delight. Learn More Hey Lovelies, Valencienne has been part of the Toronto’s bridal community for 30+ years, and we’ve seen our share of ups, downs, cheers, tears – …

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summer bride in custom dress

A Custom Gown versus Off the Rack

After your engagement, typically one of the first steps you will take is “the search for the dress”. It’s such an exciting process! But it can also be a time fraught with stress and confusion. The choices can eem endless – styles, colors, price points, designer labels and whether to go off the rack or go the custom gown route. …

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8 Essential Bridal Trends for 2020 That Every Bride Desires

  There’s absolutely no better place on this  earth to feast on endless ‘bridal’ inspiration than the annual Fall New York Bridal Week. It truly is an experience like no other – exhilaratingly  exhausting, lusciously lavish, decidedly decadent and just really outrageously over the top! And every year we are their front and centre,  with ‘eyes wide open’.     …

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Designing and creating the most important gown for one of our very own

This past spring marked a very special season for the entire Valencienne team. Sara, who works in our atelier creating the bespoke hand finishing details on our wedding gowns, got married on May 5th, 2018. It was an extremely exciting experience for our team because it isn’t everyday that we get to create the most important garment a woman could …

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Harper’s Bazaar 2020 Bridal Trends from New York Bridal Market ’19

Tis the season when all your favourite couture designers unveil their newest works of art known to us as Bridal Couture. At Valencienne we often look to couture for inspiration in our own collections. We recently stumbled upon (and fell in love with) Harper’s Bazaar’s Top 10 trends from New York Bridal Market 2019. We’re happy to see so many …

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Fall 2019 Wedding Trend: VELVET

Tis the season when all your favourite couture designers unveil their newest works of art known to us as Bridal Couture. At Valencienne we often look to couture for inspiration in our own collections. We recently stumbled upon (and fell in love with) Harper’s Bazaar’s Top 10 trends from New York Bridal Market 2019. We’re happy to see so many …

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