The Shop

MODERNIZING THE WEDDING DRESS EXPERIENCE

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.

Design

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

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

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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

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.

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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.

LEARN MORE

Our Designers

COLLECTIONS

Truvelle

Designer

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 Honey

Designer

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

Designer

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 Bridal

Designer

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

Pure Magnolia

Designer

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

Designer

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 & Bow

Designer
Arroh & Bow creates versatile convertible dresses that are pretty, comfortable and budget friendly! Each dress is made to order here in Ontario and can be customized in many ways. $750 – $1200

Bridesmaid’s infinity dresses $180 – $350

Zarucci

Designer
Available by special request only.

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

INSPIRATION

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What's Happening

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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.

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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!

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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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