Visions of a mystical garden filled with rare, fragrant blooms is what inspired the Galia Lahav Florence by Night collection to encompass the world of scents and perfumery. Just like the colourful, scented flowers surrounding the scene, gowns were designed with the notion that no two are alike. For the bride who favours a form-fitting sheath, daring cape or sparkly 3D embellishment, Lahav has a dress to match it.
Berta Wedding Dresses
The Berta Seville collection set in Spain is a shimmering sight to be hold. Surrounded by stunning architecture and flowing canals, gowns feature a number of eye-catching details (feathers, sequins and 3D florals) along with visually pleasing silhouettes (mermaid, A-line and capelet). From an ornate, long sleeve gown with a collared neckline to a floral-filled, off-the-shoulder number, designs offer a seemingly endless supply of individuality.
Truvelle Bridal Collection
Vancouver-based indie bridal designer brand Truvelle has taken us on a refreshing journey into nature with its effortlessly stylish collection. Just like the hot air balloons, desert canyons and old-age architecture found in the Turkish background, gowns feature floating lace elements, endless back details and voluminous skirts. Simple silhouettes with unique designs serve both in functionality and style with the help of long trains created in light chiffon for an airy flow; soft layers of tulle added for texture without weight; and the ever-subtle infusions of colour along a blank canvas for brides to play with. Find the new collection available to shop online and in stores for a range of body types and sizes.
GALA Collection by Galia Lahav
With floor-length capelets and floral ballgowns, we can’t help but feel we’ve entered a world of fantasy with the GALA collection by Galia Lahav. Detailed laces appeal to the eye as much as criss-cross backs, meanwhile sexy cut outs and plunging necklines remind us what the designer is known for: haute couture.
Sharleez Bridal 2018 Couture Collection
The goal of Toronto-based bridal designer Shar Thanga of Sharleez Bridal for the couture collection includes exploring new and inventive shapes and applying them to classic designs. Regal embroideries enrich the texture along bodices and skirts, while daring necklines and silhouettes provide personality and pizzazz for brides looking to stand out.
Maggie Sottero Avery Collection
The Maggie Sottero Avery Collection blends organic, artful design with fairytale romance. Showcasing dreamy natural aesthetics, the collection includes a variety of silhouettes fashioned from captivating fabrications and embellishments. Inspired by the enchantment of a timeless wedding, the Avery Collection captures the magic of today’s romantic bride.
Jim Hjelm Spring Bridal
The refreshing spring Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige bridal collection has a classic, timeless beauty that never fades. Designed for brides with elegance, dresses bring together delicate laces and romantic silhouettes to encapsulate eternal beauty. Whether with a cap sleeve or sweeping one-shoulder design, creative necklines take centre stage.
Galia Lahav Le Secret Royal Part II
Le Secret Royal Part II by Galia Lahav is a magical extension of the royal collection. Through extravagant silhouettes, floral appliqués and glamorous shades of pink, Le Secret Royal Part II expresses the deep love Galia Lahav has for couture. Inspired by the essence and poise of princesses and queens alike, the dreamy collection no doubt conjures up feelings of a fairytale romance.
Tara Keely Spring
Designed by Lazaro, the Tara Keely collection finds inspiration from feminine silhouettes and soft alluring fabrics. Whether it’s an off-the-shoulder neckline or a criss-cross back, each detail embodies timeless sophistication. Textured laces, lush tulles and accents of shimmering sparkle offers brides a slew of romantic, graceful styles.
Mira Zwillinger Spring/Summer
Mira Zwillinger‘s knack for intricacy and attention to detail continues to amaze us. With her “Whisper of Blossom” Spring/Summer collection, flowers are the star. Made to look as though they are still growing, the delicate petals are cleverly accompanied by tiny branch-like appliqués to mimic nature’s beautiful cycle. Whether on the bodice or the sleeve, Mira Zwillinger has managed to make each dress tell a romantic story through whispering blooms.
In case you didn’t already know, the Milla Nova “White Desire” collection is capturing brides the world over. Set against an enchanted garden backdrop, Milla Nova‘s work shines. Delicate tattoo effects take over bodices and backs, while massive skirts flowing with floral patterns offer exquisite silhouettes. We’ve yet to see a collection by Milla Nova that hasn’t swept us off our feet.
Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner Collection
The signature Morilee by Madeline Gardner Collection puts its focus on the details, and will leave you with so many unique choices to fit each and every type of bride. Perhaps you’re picturing walking down the aisle in an ultra glamorous mermaid style. Its intricate crystal beaded embroidery will be sure to give you that extra sparkle. And for those hopeless romantics, look no further than the fairytale-like ball gowns with their vintage lace and delicate necklines.
BERTA tended to her fascination with flowers for her fall bridal collection. Using its inner-complexity as the foundation, 3D flowers, lace appliqués, rich embellishments and sophisticated cuts come together in a glorious shade of charcoal blush to create 30 masterful designs. From boho and art-deco details to rich and glamorous motifs, each dress (modelled by Sports Illustrated model Kate Bock) tells a different story. May the bride who wears it blossom on the biggest day of her life.
For her couture collection titled “Dimensions,” Pnina Tornai looked to the ideal that beauty has no limits. Every shape, silhouette and style has a beautiful bride at the helm. Using a curated selection of fabrics such as lace, organza, duchesse satin, crepe georgette and stretch silks, Pnina Tornai was able to sculpt and transform each gown into a masterpiece.
Nurit Hen Ivory & White
Amongst the grounds of a historic castle, Israeli designer Nurit Hen introduces her Ivory & White collection. Through avant-guarde cut-outs and luxurious fabrics, each gown carries a sense of regality that parallels Hen’s original design aesthetic. Plunging necklines, sexy mermaid silhouettes and delicate beading allow the details to speak for themselves. Find a teaser of the Nurit Hen Ivory & White collection in the issue of Toronto’s Elegant Wedding Magazine on stands now!
Mori Lee Julietta (Plus Size) Collection
With a focus of helping you accentuate the curves you love, Morilee uses a variety of amazing styles, textures, and trends to create a gown that will make you feel like a blushing bride. Imagine gliding down the aisle in flounced organza skirts with a sleek corset bodice that hugs you in all the right places. As you will see in the Julietta Collection, Madeline Gardner has brought her extraordinary taste and brilliant designs to meet the expectations of the curvy bride.
Lee Grebenau "Swan Lake"
For her third bridal collection, Israeli designer Lee Grebenau ensured florals were the focus. Accurately depicting spring blooms, each gown features tiny intricate beaded flowers that trickle down either a bodice, skirt or sleeve. With the help of some shiny sequins, the “Swan Lake” collection offers brides that touch of sparkle they desire for their spring wedding.
Julie Vino "Napoli" Collection
The culture and romance of Naples, Italy, shines spectacularly through the Julie Vino Napoli bridal collection. Lacy trains pair with low backs, immaculate bodices flow into tulle and bell sleeves modernize a classic silhouette. With a storied setting such as Italy as a backdrop, there’s no denying Vino’s latest collection calls for attention. Find a teaser of the Julie Vino “Napoli” bridal collection in the current issue of Toronto’s Elegant Wedding Magazine on stands now!
Claire Pettibone Spring 2017 "The Four Seasons"
By immersing herself in the beauty of nature, Claire Pettibone achieved the creation of a four-part series of gowns that epitomize “The Four Seasons.” For the first part, spring is represented by dresses blooming from head to toe with delicate floral embroideries, laces and carefully placed appliqués. Delving into a variety of colours, textures and motifs, Claire Pettibone brings the fresh beauty of spring to life.
Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner Blu
In the Morilee by Madeline Gardner Blu Collection, designs find the perfect harmony between classic and contemporary. So if you’ve always pictured yourself in that beautiful white dress, there’s no reason you can’t blend the newest trends or styles while you’re at it. In this collection, traditional styles like the mermaid or the ball gown are blended with more modern and sleek trends such as fit and flare and illusion neckline dresses.
Abigail of Gardenia
Launched December 2016 by Canadian designer Maureen Patricia of Maureen Patricia Brida, the Abigail of Gardenia brand is based on the reflections of a love story long ago and far away. No stranger to custom design and ready to wear wedding dresses, Maureen brings to life her latest endeavour with the help of fine fabrics, lace embroideries and beautiful back details that stop you in your tracks.
Riki Dalal Noya
Inspired by the most popular pieces from Riki Dalal‘s haute couture line, the NOYA collection premieres the internationally recognized designer’s new ready-to-wear collection. Through timeless details and dramatic fabrics, the collection offers fashion-forward brides a wide range of silhouettes. From a form-fitting strapless mermaid gown to a more conservative long sleeve trumpet piece, the Riki Dalal NOYA collection provides a plethora of modern choices.