For the fashionista who loves to stand out from the crowd, Vancouver-based Luxx Nova Bridal offers an array of stylish dresses ranging from timelessly classic to high-fashion drama. As the name suggests, Luxx Nova is all about total luxury. Each of their fabulous dresses is hand-selected from top European designers for their gorgeous details and impeccable quality.
One of the things that set this boutique apart is their bridal appointment process. Luxx Nova operates on a private appointment-only basis (zero walk-ins allowed here). While this may seem strict, this allows you to work one-on-one with your stylist for a totally personalized bridal shopping experience. Not only does this make for a distraction-free environment for you and your loved ones, but it’s also great in regards to the current pandemic, thanks to less foot traffic.
In a sea of wedding dress styles, Union Bridal’s stunning gowns definitely stand out from the crowd. Situated in the heart of Gastown, wedding stylists Brittany and Mercedes have curated a sample collection that focuses on delicate, feminine styles with unique touches. This is the place to go if you’re looking for something that’s equal parts youthful and elegant, with just a dash of stylish eclecticism.
Their bridal studio is designed to be a cozy and intimate space for you and your loved ones during your try-on sesh. Furthermore, Union Bridal only allows for one appointment at a time, ensuring your stylist’s undivided attention and a safer dress shopping experience during the pandemic.
For those who’ve decided to forgo a large, formal wedding for a more intimate elopement, Union Bridal has also recently launched a collection of more casual elopement dresses that are every bit as feminine and gorgeous as their main collection.
For those brides who want 101% control over their wedding day look (and who doesn’t?), we may just have the bridal boutique for you.
Founded by Kathryn Bass and Kelsey McIntyre, Kathryn Bass Bridal is creating dreamy dresses that encapsulate modern romance through and through, something we love here at Beauty En Route. They state that “soft textures, ethereal volume, and dreamy laces” are key features of their collection. And the best part? Remaining true to their backgrounds in custom design, this collection offers nearly endless opportunities for customization.
Kathryn Bass Bridal offers a unique approach to finding your perfect wedding dress through their custom design process. Choose between three tiers to find the perfect amount of customization for you, from a simple interchanging of tops and bottoms from their existing collection to a full-on personalized piece, complete with sketches and custom fabric choices.
Additionally, these services aren’t just for Vancouver locals either. The custom design process can be done entirely over phone or video chat for those out of town or taking precautions against COVID-19.
At Pure Magnolia, you’ll find dresses that are not only stunning, but sustainable. This wedding dress boutique has made it their mission to deliver collections made according to a set of eco-friendly and ethical values. Their pieces are made from responsibly-sourced materials and are constructed completely in-house, resulting in a lower footprint and even the opportunity for a sneak peek at your dress’s construction! They make sure to create their dresses and using all-natural fabrics like silk and cotton (while using recycled material when possible) which results in high-quality garments that are both beautiful and comfortable. Along with their Earth-friendly approach to design, their style of clean and simple elegance is perfect for brides looking for a timeless style.
As we’ve established, no gorgeous gown is complete without an equally fab veil. Jane Rhyan | the collection defines luxury in every way and is ideal for brides who demand glamour and perfection. Founded by designer Kady McCappin, Jane Rhyan seeks to revisit the art of bespoke design with handmade, high-drama custom veils for the unconventional fashionista. With luxe European laces and the finest quality tulles and details, these veils are truly one-of-a-kind and have even been featured in major fashion publications such as British Vogue.
Although in-person appointments at their Vancouver bridal boutique are currently postponed, Jane Rhyan still offers their complementary online appointments to brides around the world, along with free shipping within North America.