The search for the perfect dress is no longer a manhunt, it’s a love story. The Handmade Bride’s Ottawa bridal boutique offers a relaxed environment full of inspiration and design-focused yet understated wedding dresses and accessories. Be part of the process by working with the expert in customizing current bridal trends to create an heirloom dress handmade just for you.
MODERNIZING THE WEDDING DRESS EXPERIENCE
The Handmade Bride made my beautiful wedding dress in less than 10 weeks! Oh and I was not an easy client…I fell in love with 3 different dresses and they were so very awesome that they made my own dress with the details of all three dresses that I liked! Not to mention their dedicated time to learn about what I wanted, they made me feel welcome from the first instance I got into their beautiful store!! There was never a moment of pressure from their part to make a purchase! I also love the fact that all their designers are Canadian. It was a great pleasure to support this business and I am forever grateful to you for making me look and feel prefect of my wedding day! Big thank you!Olga
I had the most wonderful experience and found the most magical dress! Didn’t really think wedding dress shopping could be so much fun until I walked into THB. It truly is like no other bridal shop in Ottawa. Thank you sooo much for going above and beyond and helping me to find my perfect dress.Kessia
So very happy I went to the Handmade Bride! I never really enjoyed trying on dresses until I stepped into this shop! Thank you so much Jenna for helping me find my perfect dress:)Erin
After visiting The Handmade Bride yesterday, I feel such relief! I had no idea that the wedding dress shopping experience could be as good as it was. Not only was the shop absolutely perfect in every way, the dresses are all so flattering and comfortable. The problem I had before (not liking anything) was completely reversed and I am now trying to decide between several gorgeous pieces!Danielle
I am still reeling from the unbelievable experience I had at this gorgeous store. I really stressed about dress shopping and Jenna was amazing at talking me off the ledge. It was my first time dress shopping and she picked out gorgeous things for me to try in my price range and helped me understand all the customization options. My entourage had ample space to get comfortable during the appointment and the service and experience was amazing! Basically I got the best service I could ever hope for and I get to support a wonderful family business and talented designers.Ashley
So very, very different shopping here than everywhere else. Got my dress and something for my hair all here which totally suited my perfect day.Meg
Not only does the Handmade Bride have absolutely gorgeous dresses, accessories and decor but the staff are so helpful and kind. I can not say enough good things! Meaghan has done an amazing job to make me feel comfortable, happy and excited! Highly recommend stopping by no matter where you are in the planning process.Ashley Z.
Found the dress of my dreams at this charming shop! Such a great experience with the Handmade Bride ladies – this place was exactly what I was looking for, for our non-traditional wedding.Jessica
WHAT WE DO
Indie Designers with Heart and Character
The Handmade Bride works with independent designers who put their heart and soul into each design, and wouldn’t have it any other way. They are true artists who create original gowns with a story behind each one. From design to creation, each dress is made within the designer’s own studio. Never outsourced. We focus on Canadian-made collections that can be customized and made-to-measure.
Curated Collections of Modern Handmade Gowns
The selection of gowns at The Handmade Bride combines elements of the unexpected and understated beauty. We host a number of sample gowns in the boutique. Brides can order the original design made-to-measure for them or customize it to create a truly one-of-a-kind dress.
“We pull inspiration from our designers, the runway, and everyday life. I don’t follow what the magazine’s say is trending. I listen to real brides to get a feel for what’s next,” Meaghan Brunetti, Owner.
We Listen and We Make it Happen
Our clients love how they actually feel heard at The Handmade Bride.
We guide you through our selection of curated designs and consult on the fit, flattery and style. So much is possible with a full line of customizable dresses. We will show you all the possibilities to help you create a look that makes you feel incredible and ties together with your entire vision for your wedding day.
Customiziation and Alterations
Customization is not a problem; it’s our process. Whether it’s a gown from our racks, a completely new creation, your dress from another store or a vintage masterpiece we are obsessed with making your dress the perfect fit. Our bridal stylists adore consulting on anything to do with wedding dresses and will guide you from beginning to end.
BOOK YOUR ALTERATIONS
We love to create beautiful, flattering dresses with the perfect fit for your figure. We offer expert alterations on all wedding gowns, no matter where its from! Send us an email to book your free consultation and quote.
Truvelle is a Canadian bridal line for confident, unconventional, and modern women. With a refreshing approach to the wedding gown, they strive for effortlessly designed dresses of the highest craftsmanship. $1900 – $2600
Oh My HoneyDesigner
Oh My Honey creates 1950′s style dresses that are skilfully handmade in the UK. The dresses take the classic 1950′s elements, with a twist of modern style. The dresses are glamorous, feminine and chic, the nipped in waists and full skirts make any women look fantastic! $425 – $1700
Anais Anette’s bridal collection is influenced by the enchantment of Parisian culture, each Anais Anette gown is designed for the effortlessly chic and admirably confident woman. $1750 – $ 2600
Maureen Patricia BridalDesigner
Maureen Patricia’s bridal collections are inspired by the mysterious romance of the decades gone past, with delicate details and vintage whimsy, each dress is created to fit each bride. Handmade in their Toronto atelier with fine fabrics and simple silhoettes. $1800 – $3000
Pure Magnolia creates beautiful eco-friendly, couture gowns using sustainable fabrics. The collection is made up of customizable dresses made from European laces, Indian Silks, Organic cottons, vintage and recycled fabrics. $1350 – $2500
Kathryn Bass’ New Romantics collection of mix and match separates is fun and flirty! Made in Vancouver, they are passionate about creating gorgeous gowns that allow each bride to feel just as good about its origin as she does wearing it. $750 – $2300
Arroh & BowDesigner
Bridesmaid’s infinity dresses $180 – $350
Zarucci specializes in bridal wear with a focus on timeless pieces that highlight a woman’s silhouette. Where fabric is draped and wrapped to accentuate the feminine curves. Fine hand and machine embroidery that leaves the impression of body art. The style is distinct with a unique mix of lustrous fabrics, exquisite embroidery and lace. $2000 – $4000
DESIGNER SHOWCASES We work directly with independent designers; this means that come to visit often! A Designer Showcase means that the Designer’s full collection will be in store for a short time. See our showcase schedule.
SPECIAL EVENTS We are all about creating amazing experiences for brides-to-be during their wedding planning process, we are always thinking up new events for our clients to enjoy. Find out what is coming up!
WEDDING SHOWS A few times a year, we have the privilege to attend and/or host some of Ottawa’s best wedding shows. We love wedding shows because they let us to show off what we do best and allow us to meet so many amazing brides-to-be! See our show calendar.