Each Copious Bride I get to work with is such a special experience for the bride and myself. These unique and alternative wedding gowns are one of a kind. They are styles and fabrics that these brides had dreamed of but couldn't find in stores. We work together to help create your dream wedding gown and in the end you walk down the aisle in a dress that is a reflection of you and your personal style. For such a special day, why not wear exactly what you dreamed of?

Traditional Style + A Pop of Colour = The Copious Bride
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"The option to have a custom dress made by a local designer whose work I already loved was ideal. The whole custom dress experience really gave me that unique, special, one-of-a-kind feeling that I think every bride wants on their wedding day!”

Amanda's Bridal Story



bride wearing a custom wedding gown with pockets

bride wearing a custom gown with colourful floral lace

"I always knew I wanted a non traditional wedding dress; I wanted to wear colour. Together we finalized a beautiful flowery gown, that put comfort as just as high on the list as style. She even added pockets! It was everything I wanted plus more." 

Gillian's Bridal Story

"Ever since I could remember, I wanted a functional but statement-making wedding outfit. From the get-go Carissa was beyond excited and supportive of creating exactly what I envisioned and encouraged me to speak up and make changes. Carissa is not only a warm and talented designer, but she puts you and your vision first, which for me, still means the world to me." 


bride wearing custom black wedding gown with floral lace skirt

 bride wearing a custom gold wedding gown with gold chiffon train


"From day one I knew I wanted a dress  that was truly me. I wanted modern details, however I couldn't figure out how to incorporate them without it getting out of hand. Carissa helped me with all of these aspects. She patiently explained patterns, shapes, cuts and lines, helping me to understand what would work with my body and my vision.  I LOVE my dress, and I thoroughly enjoyed the process of designing it."

Kaja's Bridal Story

"Carissa was the answer to my wedding dress shopping challenges. She was full of ideas and interested in exploring options, including shopping for fabric together! In the end, we found exactly what I never knew I wanted, and I could not have been happier with the dress. My wedding day wouldn't have been the same without her! "

Naomi's Bridal Story
bride wearing custom 1920's inspired wedding gown


bride wearing a colourful lace wedding gown with crinoline skirt


"The final product is a piece of art, a gorgeous floral masterpiece that I wish I could wear every single day. Everyone was blown away by the design and I heard "that dress is made for you!" without them even knowing - YES, it actually WAS! I am so grateful that I found Carissa and had her experience and expertise through this process."

Maya's Bridal Story


"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. On my wedding day, wearing this dress was like wearing a summer day – full of light and colour!"

Katrina's Bridal Story
bride wearing custom gold wedding gown
bride wearing a custom strapless wedding gown with colourful floral lace

"I can’t say enough wonderful things about my dress from Copious. It’s the most “Danielle” thing I’ve ever worn and I couldn’t have imagined getting married in anything else. My guests were blown away and I’m so grateful for Carissa’s time, energy, and thoughtfulness." 

Danielle's Bridal Story

"I loved the design of this dress. The process was super easy and she was easy to work with. Guests from my wedding still talk about how unique and beautiful the wedding dress was." 


Kaja Wedding Gown 
bride wearing a custom wedding gown with colourful lace back


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