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12 Jan 2015

 

For some, the Golden Globe Awards are a chance to see your favorite celebrity grace the stage in triumph, or to find some comedic entertainment on a Sunday night. For us, it was all about the glamorous line of celebrity looks parading down the red carpet. Here are our picks for looks that we think brides will be swooning over this wedding season.

Taylor Schilling
Taylor Schilling

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick  


09 Jan 2015

 

As the weekend approaches and brides everywhere are heading out to find their perfect gown, we thought we'd share some of our top shopping tips to help make your experience fun and as stress-free as possible.

Know what looks good on you
Before you head out to buy your wedding gown, take a look in your closet. What is it filled with? Are all your shirts short sleeved versus long? Do you prefer pieces with lots of embellishment? Is the overall look of your closet vintage, or perhaps it's new and modern? Your everyday style is a great indicator of what looks good on you. Keep these style choices in mind when searching for your gown.

Bring undergarments and shoes
By bringing the undergarments and shoes that are the same height as the ones you'll be wearing on your wedding day, your seamstress will be able to alter the size and height of your gown more accurately, ensuring that you leave with a better fit.

Start early
Many manufacturers require 4+ months to complete your dress, and this doesn't include the alteration appointments you will need once your gown has arrived to your authorized retailer. By giving yourself plenty of time to find your dream gown, you'll avoid the stress and worry that your dress won't be ready on time for the big day.

Buy what fits your body shape
Whether you want to tone-up, or have other pre-wedding fitness goals in mind, choosing a gown that fits your current body shape will ensure that it looks fabulous on you no matter what.

Trust your instincts
Not every bride has a tear-filled moment when she tries on her perfect dress. Some brides just know that their gown is "the one". Does your gown make you feel beautiful, special, and excited for your big day? Then we say trust your instincts and go for it!

Have you already purchased your gown? We'd love to hear some of your shopping tips!


08 Jan 2015

 

Last night saw the premiere of Say Yes To The Dress Canada; a local spin on the hit show that originated at Kleinfeld's in New York City. To celebrate the premiere, we tuned in and held a live Twitter chat with other viewers as they weighed in on the their favourite moments of the show.

Early on in the premiere, it was clear that glamour was the theme of the evening as we watched brides Amber L and Amy S both say 'yes' to some beautiful dresses. There were beaded bodices adorned with crystals and pearls, intricate embroidery with glimmering accents, and sparkle everywhere. Their choices had us thinking of some dazzling Paloma Blanca styles that also offer any bride the perfect hint of glamour:

Paloma Blanca Style 4511

Paloma Blanca Style 4558

Paloma Blanca Style 4558

What is your favourite part of these styles? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

To see our tweets from last night's live chat, visit us on Twitter (@Paloma_Blanca) or search the hashtag #SYTTDC.


08 Jan 2015

 

Panache Bridal (Pasadena) will be holding an in-store event this weekend, so if you're in the Pasadena, California, area, call them to book your appointment and see some of our dresses from the Spring 2015 collection.

Panache Bridal
78 S. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA   91105
USA
626-585-8200

Panache Bridal has a great selection of Paloma Blanca wedding dresses, including these styles from our Spring 2015 collection:

Paloma Blanca Style 4556
4556

Paloma Blanca Style 4559
4559

Paloma Blanca Style 4562
4562

This favourite from our previous collection will also be available:

Paloma Blanca Style 4512
4512

All of our upcoming In-Store Events can be found on our Events page.

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07 Jan 2015

 

Every Paloma Blanca bridal gown is deeply important to us, which is why we dedicate all our efforts and talent into design and quality. With more and more emphasis being put on buying locally and supporting local talent, here are just a few reasons why we are proud to offer a Canadian made product to the bridal community:

Service
Our knowledgeable team is always just a phone call or email away! When you contact Paloma Blanca, you are speaking to the people who oversee the manufacturing of your dress; from the very moment we receive your order, to the moment it's ready to ship off to our Authorized Retailers. We have never missed a wedding day in our 75 + years of business, and our dedicated in-house team strives to keep it this way.

Quality
Our gowns are magnificently crafted from the highest quality fabrics and stunningly accented with beautiful hand detailing and embroidery. Our passion for dressmaking has lasted nearly a century, and by keeping our dresses made in-house, it's a passion that our team can grow together on a daily basis.

By creating and producing all of our bridal gowns in our manufacturing centre in Toronto, Canada, we are easily able to conduct the quality control checks necessary to ensure every dress is finished impeccably, tastefully and to perfection.

It's All About The Bride
Since everyone from our designer, to our pattern makers, to our seamstresses, all work out of our manufacturing centre, we have the ability to make certain custom changes to your order. Have you found your dream gown but need to add extra length to the skirt? Or would you like to add straps to an otherwise strapless design? We can accommodate those changes for you. We want you to walk down the aisle in a dress that makes you feel beautiful and special; made just for you!

Have you said "I Do" in a Paloma Blanca gown? Leave a comment letting us now what you loved about your dress.