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11 Nov 2015

On this day of remembrance, we wanted to take a moment to bring attention to a very worthwhile cause: Brides Across America.

"In 2008, Heidi Janson founded Brides Across America. She was inspired to do something special to express gratitude for the dedicated men and women of the United Sates Armed Forces...Brides Across America plays a role in making their dreams come true by giving a military bride a free wedding gown during a Brides Across America's Nationwide Gown Giveaway. Events are held twice a year in partnership with bridal salons across the country."

For the past four years our Authorized Retailer, Poffie Girls, has held an in-store event to support Brides Across America. During this time they have donated over $100,000 in wedding attire to the cause. We are honoured to once again donate some of our wedding dresses in support of Poffie Girls' event and the Brides Across America community. If you are a bride attending the event, you can find these gowns available: 

For more information about the event, please visit www.poffiegirls.com


10 Nov 2015

Although they met in college, it wasn't until a few years later that Mikaella bride, Sararose, and her husband, Jeff, met and started dating. After an adorable Easter proposal and much planning, Sararose walked down the aisle in Mikaella Style 1851. We caught up with her to hear more about her elegant and romantic day:

How did Jeff propose?
On Easter last year we came home from a weekend away and there was an Easter basket sitting on our counter with one egg in it. I opened the egg and inside was a piece of paper with a reason Jeff loves me on it, also giving me a clue for the next egg. The first egg said “I love waking up to the most beautiful girls every morning” (meaning our dog, Lola, and I) and the next egg was under the pillow. You get the idea. The last clue led me to Lola’s collar which had the ring in it. At this point I was shaking so badly Jeff had to open the egg. He then got down on one knee and proposed.

How did you know your dress was the "one"? 
When I first went dress shopping I thought I would end up picking something fitting. I went with five women who all thought that was the style I should pick because I have a small build. After I started trying on all different styles I realized I wanted a ball gown. I felt like a princess in them and knew I would never have a chance to pull off that style of dress again. The only problem was I didn’t want one that felt too big. I went to four different dress shops and luckily noticed the Mikaella 1865 dress at the last stop. I loved the two different fabrics used and how the skirt on the dress elegantly flowed down instead of popping out. I also loved the plunging back and all of the layers in the skirt.

What was one of your favourite wedding day details?
The ceremony – String lighting, a chandelier above us, rose petals scattered on the floor, an arbor covered in flowers behind us and a table with pictures of our loved ones that are no longer with us covered in tea light candles and flowers right next to us.

Thank you, Sararose, for sharing your wedding with us!

If you're a Mikaella Bride, we'd love to hear your story! You can also find more of our Real Bride stories in our Real Brides Gallery, including the one Sararose sent us.

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Credit // Photography: Je t’aime Photography by Katie J Fedorski / Bridal Retailer: Miss Ruby - A Bridal Boutique / Ceremony & Reception: Cuvee / Cake: Simmas Bakery / Hair: Stone Fox Salon / Floral: The Flower Ladies


23 Oct 2015

We couldn't resist sharing another one of our favourite fall wedding trends: Rustic Tree Branches. We love the versatility of these pieces as a decor element. From framing the perfect backdrop for your ceremony, to creating a tall, eye-catching centerpiece, the ways to incorporate rustic tree branches into your wedding day is endless. Add a few candles or twinkling lights, and you've set the perfect mood for romance.

How would you incorporate this trend into your wedding?

See more of our favourite fall trends on Pinterest.

Photos courtesy of Pinterest.


16 Oct 2015

We love when the seasons change because it means we get to start looking at the latest trends in the wedding world. We've out together a few of our favourite trends to share with you over the next few weeks, and we're starting with a colourful one: Navy & Blush.

This trend is the perfect combination of playful and flirty, with a classic twist. Paired with gold, this combo will give your wedding a timeless feel that will never go out of style.

How would you incorporate this trend into your wedding?

Fall Wedding Trends, Navy & Blush

Fall Wedding Trends, Navy & Blush

Fall Wedding Trends, Navy & Blush

Fall Wedding Trends, Navy & Blush

See more of our favourite fall trends on Pinterest.

Photos courtesy of Pinterest.


07 Oct 2015

, Roxanne & Craig

A few months ago, we were paid a visit by Roxanne of Bonjour Bliss Blog. After saying 'yes!' to her dream Mikaella dress at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay in Toronto, she stopped by our head office to learn more about our Canadian-made gowns and the history of Mikaella (and play dress up in some of our new styles).

As we chatted with Roxanne, she described her wedding as a Kate Spade inspired garden party and revealed that she had chosen Style 2009 as her gown; she would be wearing the full dress as her traditional look for the ceremony and would remove the overlay for a fun second look that would go perfectly with the feel of her reception. After much anticipation, Roxanne has shared her wedding day photos, and they're even more beautiful than we imagined!

Wedding Wednesday, Roxanne & Craig

Wedding Wednesday, Roxanne & Craig

Wedding Wednesday, Roxanne & Craig

Wedding Wednesday, Roxanne & Craig

Wedding Wednesday, Roxanne & Craig

Wedding Wednesday, Roxanne & Craig

Wedding Wednesday, Roxanne & Craig

Wedding Wednesday, Roxanne & Craig

Wedding Wednesday, Roxanne & Craig

Wedding Wednesday, Roxanne & Craig

Thank you, Roxanne, for making us a part of your special day. We can't wait to see the shots of your reception. If the pre-ceremony and ceremony are any indication of what we can expect to see, we're in for a treat!

Credits // Images Courtesy Of Bonjour Bliss Blog / Photographer: Allison Milne