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01 Oct 2014

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Woolwich Wedding Wishes event! We are overjoyed to announce that the numbers are in, and the event raised $8 000 for the Grand River Cancer Center- that is incredible!
It’s truly remarkable to see what a community can put together and produce for such an amazing cause, and we are honoured that we could be a part of it. Thank you, Linda, for making Bonnie's dream come true!
Congratulations to Grand Prize Winner Lenny Zinger, who won a Paloma Blanca or Mikaella wedding gown of her choice. She will be visiting Taylor’s Bridal Boutique this week to say yes to a dress!

In light of this amazing news and that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are very excited to introduce our Paloma Blanca Hope Brooch to the public. Our Paloma Blanca Hope Brooches can be purchased at your nearest Authorized Retailer for $25, with all proceeds being donated to breast cancer research with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information, check out our official Hope Brooch page, or contact an Authorized Retailer near you.


18 Sep 2014

Earlier this summer we were approached by our Authorized Retailer from Elmira, Ontario, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique. Linda from Taylor’s Bridal Boutique shared a beautiful and touching story with us about an event that they are holding this weekend, a wedding show with all proceeds going to the Grand River Cancer Center.

The idea for this event was sparked in May 2013 by a long time Taylor’s Bridal Boutique sales associate, Bonnie. Bonnie was a 10 year cancer survivor after battling breast cancer, and after she was given a clean bill of health, she went on to work at Taylor’s Bridal Boutique assisting countless brides and bridesmaids with finding their perfect dress. Despite learning that the cancer had returned in 2013, Bonnie stayed positive and continued to work with her clients and with Linda at Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, and shared her idea of putting together a wedding show where all proceeds would be donated to the Grand River Cancer Center.
Through work and treatment, Bonnie continued to make plans and lay the ground work for the event, but sadly she lost her battle to cancer in September 2013.

Linda has since picked up where Bonnie left off and has finished putting together the Woolwich Wedding Wishes Wedding Show in Elmira. The Wedding Show will be held at the Elmira Lions Hall this weekend on Sunday September 21st, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm.

Elmira Lions Hall
40 South St. W.
Elmira, On

Admission is $5 and there will be a Grand Prize draw during the event. Tickets for the Grand Prize are $5 each or 5 for $20. Paloma Blanca and Mikaella are honoured to donate the Grand Prize: a Paloma Blanca or Mikaella wedding dress of the winners’ choice.

The Wedding Show will also feature a fashion show and have a number of wedding vendors set up at the hall, as well as a BBQ and a silent auction.

If you are in the Southwestern Ontario area, please do not miss out on this spectacular event in honour of such an amazing woman and truly deserving cause. For more information, please contact the staff at Taylor’s Bridal Boutique:

Taylor’s Bridal Boutique
49 Arthur St. S.
Elmira, On N3B 2M6
519-669-1373

Raising awareness for breast cancer is a cause that is very close to our hearts here at Paloma Blanca. We proudly take part in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run For The Cure, and have also started selling our Paloma Blanca Hope Brooch at select Authorized Retailers. All proceeds from our Paloma Blanca Hope Brooch will be donated to breast cancer research with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information, please speak to an Authorized Retailer near you.


18 Jul 2014

Panache Bridal (Santa Barbara) will be featuring Paloma Blanca for their Featured Designer Event this weekend! If you're in the Santa Barbara, California area, now is a great time to look at their selection of Paloma Blanca gowns!

Panache Bridal (July 18th, 2014 - July 20th, 2014)
1315 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA, 193101
USA
310-657-7021

A few of the Paloma Blanca wedding dresses you will find at Panache Bridal are:

Paloma Blanca Style 4450
Style 4450

Paloma Blanca Style 4456
Style 4456

Paloma Blanca Style 4461
Style 4461

When we asked the team at Panache Bridal what they loved about our wedding dresses and why they wanted to feature us this weekend, they said that our dresses are perfect for summer weddings! Light weight Silk Dupioni and beautiful lace gowns are fantastic for the bride who wants to be able to dance the night away in comfort! Thank you, Panache Bridal, for featuring us this weekend!

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18 Jul 2014

Angela’s Bridal is holding a Paloma Blanca in store event this weekend. If you are in the Albany, NY area, now is the perfect time to get your first look at our Fall 2014 Collection!

Angela’s Bridal (July 17th, 2014 – July 19th, 2014)
126 State St.
Albany, NY, 12207
USA
518-869-1848

Our stunning new Fall 2014 Style 4506 is now available for you to try on at Angela’s Bridal, so make sure to book your appointment today!

Paloma Blanca Style 4506
Style 4506

And who can forget these beautiful Spring 2014 Collection wedding dresses?

Paloma Blanca Style 4451
Style 4451

Paloma Blanca Style 4464
Style 4464

Paloma Blanca Style 4465
Style 4465

For a full list of all of our Paloma Blanca In Store Events, take a look at our Events Page. To stay up to date with all of our Paloma Blanca news, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!


15 Jul 2014

This weeks Paloma Blanca Bride had a stunning ski themed wedding filled with all sorts of unique touches. Our bride Elsbeth collected decorative vases for over a year, her husband David sported a creative ski themed boutonniere, and the couple even skied into their reception! Elsbeth found her Paloma Blanca Style 4111 gown at Country Weddings Bridal Boutique in Hingham, Massachusetts, and we caught up with Elsbeth to learn a bit more about her wedding experience.

Paloma Blanca Bride Elsbeth in our Style 4111.

Elsbeth looking stunning in our 4111 on her wedding day, with her husband David!

How did you know your dress was ‘the one’?
Elsbeth: “I left with out [the dress] and could not stop thinking about it!

Elsbeth and David at their ski themed wedding.

Paloma Blanca Bride Elsbeth and David at their ski themed wedding!

How did David propose?
Dave proposed at my surprise 27th birthday at my favorite restaurant! It was very sweet and thoughtful and all my family and friends were there!

Elsbeth in Paloma Blanca Style 4111 and her husband David on their wedding day.

Paloma Blanca Bride Elsbeth, David, and their wedding party.

Tell us about your theme, what inspired it?
My theme was a fun ski wedding! It was inspired by my love of the state of Maine, skiing, and winter!

The ski themed details of Elsbeth and Davids wedding.

Paloma Blanca Bride Elsbeth and her husband David skiing into their reception.

Was there any aspect of your wedding planning experience that took you by surprise?
How hard it is! It is a full time job!! I think college was easier!

Elsbeth skiing into her reception.

Best advice for brides-to-be?
Enjoy the little things! Take a day off to get your marriage license and enjoy your time together before the big day!

Elsbeth and David on their wedding day.

Photography by Kim Chapman.

Thank you, Elsbeth for sharing your wedding day with us! You can read more about Elsbeth’s wedding day in our Real Bride Gallery, or if you are one of our Paloma Blanca Brides, Tell Us Your Story! We would love to feature you in our gallery and on our blog. For all your Paloma Blanca news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!