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    News — wedding gown

    Bridal Story- Katrina

    Katrina was my golden bride, she wanted to be ethereal with a pop of colour and this vibe matched her personality perfectly. She is a very go with the flow, free spirit kind of woman but when she spoke you were 100% focused on her because she is so eloquent! I adored how each of my brides knew themselves so well they chose fabric and designs that suited not only their styles but personalities as well, this is something I stress to my brides. So many people come to me for a custom dress and they want something so different then themselves, but I always say; 1, you want to be comfortable and 2, you still want to be you!

    The Kaja Dress was the perfect option for Katrina, it has structure in the bodice and flowed beautifully in the skirt and we could do a pop of colour in the back. Everything she wanted, plus with the Kaja Dress you have the added bonus of everyone seeing the pop of colour while you walk down the aisle and it being an extra surprise.
    Her lovely friend and step daughter were also wearing Copious originals. 
    Katrina's Final Thoughts
    "At first, the idea of having a custom dress for my wedding was daunting. But I knew from the Copious website how well Carissa did structure and colour and knew I would be in good hands.  On my wedding day,  wearing the dress was like wearing a summer day – full of light and colour!"

    Bridal Story- Maya

    Bridal Story- Maya

     I have a special connection with each bride I work with, but Maya, oh Maya, well she liked Game of Thrones so we REALLY had a connection. She was a legit fan too, with theories, had read all the books, knew the family trees inside and out (like me) so we bonded instantly. The second thing I was instantly in love with, was that she wanted an ALL floral gown, it was official I was in designer heaven.

    My first worry about the email I got from Maya was that she was in love with a particular floral fabric rather than the actually design of the dress. So often brides send me pictures of what they want and without knowing it, they have fallen in love with the fabric and not the actual style of the dress, and sourcing custom fabric is rarely an option. But after chatting with Maya she was 100% sure she wanted a floral wedding gown and was open to fabric options, but that it really was the design of the gown that she loved. 

    Mayas’ gown was the most unique design I have done, because even though we had a basic plan, she was very open to changing the style to what looked best on her. So we tested out many design options; adding and subtracting until we came to this final beauty. I want to thank Maya for being an incredible bride, her dress got taken apart and put back together many, many times to add in new details and in the end all of our hard work paid off, because she was a perfectly unique and stunning bride. 

    In black and white or colour, this brides' personality showed through in her dress and that is what I want for all my Copious Brides!
    Photography: 
    Amanda Louise Lytle Photography 
    Maya's Final Thoughts:
    "I had always wanted something very unique and special for my wedding gown. I went to all the bridal salons and dress shops, tried on over 50 dresses and was just super bummed that I couldn't find something to suit my personality. After a recommendation from another bride in the same situation I decided that I needed to have someone make me a dress. I reached out to Carissa and right from the first moment we met I was so impressed by her knowledge, appreciation for unique, custom pieces and her genuinely overall talent. Together we came up with our design, with lots of tweaking and open mindedness we worked through every inch of my dream dress. And dream dress it WAS! The final product became a piece of art, this gorgeous floral, very bridal masterpiece that I wish I could wear every single day of my life. I can't even count how many people were just blown away by the design. I heard over and over "that dress is made for you!" without them even knowing - YES actually it WAS made for me!!!! I am so grateful that I found Carissa and had her experience and expertise through this process.

    The World is Our Oyster

    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! 

    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. 

    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! 

    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.  

    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! 

    Credits:

    Brittany from Gloss Events and Decor, put this all together! 

    Photography: Kaja Tirrul from Jack Loves Mary www.jacklovesmary.com