The Shop


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. Learn more about us.

DESIGN We work directly with independent designers; this means that our dresses are all customizable or custom made just for you. See our collections.

bridal accessories

BOUTIQUE The shop is filled with inspirational accessories such as sashes, lace boleros, floral crowns and mix and versatile bridesmaids dresses.

ALTERATIONS We love to work on all kinds of dresses, we offer expert bridal alterations on any wedding dress, no matter where its from. Learn more.

Love Notes

Our Process


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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Our Designers


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What's Happening

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.

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