A couple weeks ago the gorgeous and incredibly talented Brittany from Gloss Events & Decor launched her blog GLOSSED. To showcase her unbelievable talent she took her inspiration 'The World Is Our Oyster' and brought together many incredible artisans & vendors to create this beautiful photo shoot. I was honoured to create 3 custom wedding dresses for the shoot, inspired by champagne, pearls & oysters! 

gold alternative wedding gown, custom made in Ottawa
grey chiffon beaded alternative wedding gown, custom made in Ottawa
white and black embroidered floral wedding gown, custom wedding dress made in Ottawa

My designs were showcased at Whalesbone, located in Ottawa, combining the rustic setting with elegant accents. Inspired by the natural beauty of an oyster, golds, silvers, greys and whites bring out an urban vibe that captures the perfect modern wedding. 

gold fit and flare custom gown, alternative wedding gown, handmade in Ottawa
bridesmaid gowns, handmade in Ottawa
gold alternative wedding gown, keyhole detail, custom made in Ottawa

This gold gown channels old hollywood glamour with a fitted bodice and high-low hem. The natural waistline and cascading pleats are flattering and a touch regal, while pockets make the dress perfect for the practical bride! 

maxi skirt and crop top, alternative wedding gown option, handmade in Ottawa
chiffon skirt, beaded crop top, custom made in Ottawa

Something blue for the bohemian bride. The high waisted flowing chiffon skirt and intricately beaded top make this perfectly comfortable for the laid back bride. That girl that wants elegance with comfort, this dress is your perfect dreamy ensemble.  

black and white floral embroidered gown, fit and flare wedding gown, handmade in Ottawa
editorial bridal gown shoot

Show off your personality in this black and white floral gown. The bold pattern of white flowers trimmed with black stitching is the perfect pattern for the bride who wants to be completely unique! Finished with tulle at the hem of the skirt it keeps the gown bridal, but with a twist.  

I love working with clients who want to support Canadian designers when shopping for their bridal gown. No matter what your style, whether it is a traditional white gown or if you are looking for something with a twist, every bride deserves to look her best on her wedding day and I can help! 

Brittany from Gloss Events and Decor, put this all together! 
Photography: Kaja Tirrul from Jack Loves Mary


Written by Carissa McCaig

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