Life, Love and Bridal
My first blog will post as an introduction to myself, the world of love, life and of course bridal. Life is a journey filled with highs and lows, successes, failures and in all the beautiful chaos of life is love. Love is what we live for; working in an environment surrounded by people celebrating the journey and rituals of love could not be more fulfilling.
I met my husband on the sandy beaches of a little magical island called Thormanby off of B.C’s Sunshine Coast. We met 10 years ago this July and have been through it all including long distance, breakups, an engagement and marriage. Life has a funny way of working out and I am a big believer in trusting the journey.
I was never one of those girls who planned my wedding at age 12 but I do love design, fashion and the art of creating a mood. I also love a good party so when it came time to find my wedding dress I was left disappointed and completely uninspired by my options. I wanted something that was a reflection of me and my style only amplified in the most luxurious way. I started to become stressed with the process of hunting and didn’t feel like any of the shops I entered got me or my vibe, I wanted to move away from the traditional but still feel timeless. I started to become obsessed with wedding gowns, their intricate details, fabrics and wedding editorials. I finally did find my dress and was shocked at how much I loved it because it was not what I imagined at all but I felt like a queen in it. Our wedding was truly the most beautiful day of our lives and has left us with incredible memories.
After our wedding, I left my job and my husband and I moved to San Francisco where I went from working in software to bridal. I thought I would continue my work in tech as we were in the global hub of it all but my journey led me elsewhere. I went with my best friend to try on her wedding dress and fell in love with the edgy, Parisian shop she got her gown from. I remember thinking this is what the process of finding a wedding dress should have felt like; fun with a room full of cool beautiful gowns. I quickly got a job and changed my career path to be engulfed in bridal fashion and surrounded by amazing women in love. I have never looked back and I enjoy every minute of it.
My advice and words I like to stand by for the bride-to-be is, return to love, have fun with the whole process. Like life, it goes by really fast! Spend time on the things that are important to you and let go of the things that aren’t.
Two years later I am opening my own bridal boutique with a focus on celebrating the rituals of love with unique, timeless and sophisticated luxe gowns for the modern lover who wants to keep it real.