There’s romance in finding your dream wedding gown, and a part of that romance is finding that gown with the perfect fit and the perfect price. We asked Calgary bridal salons to send us their favourite gowns – dream gowns that brides splurge on and stunning gowns that brides can get for a steal of a price!
S2 Bride works to put every bride in a that reflects her own sense of style and individuality. Their Splurge gown is this incredible sherbet ombre organza flounce bridal ball gown by Lazaro, featuring details like an ivory alencon lace bodice accented with crystal appliqué and a strapless sweetheart neckline at a price of $7,245. Their fabulous Save gown is a romantic A-Line gown by Watters, with a illusion neckline, plunging back neckline and sweeping train for the price of $3,795.
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Frocks Modern embraces beautiful gowns that brides feel comfortable wearing all day long! For their Splurge gown, they have chosen the “Danielle” by Leanne Marshall (you may recognize the name Leanne Marshall as the Project Runway Season 5 Winner), this dress is feather light and gives you a daring ‘bare back’ effect without baring it all and is priced at $3250. For their Save look, the “Dakota” by Nicole Miller is a classic mermaid silhouette that can be personalized with a fabulous sash or sparkling belt, and accessorized further with lace or fur shrugs. Priced at $1350, leaves a little extra room for those Louboutins you’ve been eyeing up.
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Your wedding day is all your own, and Cameo & Cufflinks has chosen an original design by Canadian fashionista Romona Keveza for their Splurge gown. This dress features a a fitted drop waste with a dramatic tulle skirt, crystal lace and a classic sweet heart with the delicate crystal lace scalloping for a price of $3765. The Alvina Valenta gown 9356, designed by JLM Couture, is a beautiful Save gown, very similar to the Romona Keveza gown with a drop waist, tulle skirt and eyelash scallop on the bodice for only $1360.
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The iconic Ethos Bridal on 17th Avenue has picked a top international Canadian couture designer Paloma Blanca gown for their Splurge gown, with a silk and organza fit and flare skirt and a back finished with a unique organza ruffle train, priced $3,500 Their Save choice is an Ethos designed dress with a beautiful gipoor lace bodice and a soft illusion net on the skirt – sale priced at $795.
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Novia Mia believes that every bride is unique and your wedding dress deserves to be as unique as you are. Novia Mia has chosen a beautiful gown by Essence of Australia, which is constructed with a soft organza and tulle ball gown skirt featuring a fitted bodice with elegant lace details, a whimsical waist sash, and a flowing, full skirt for $1480. For their Save gown, this Stella York gown has fine detailing, like the slimming vertical lace pattern and elegant scalloped lace edging along the sweetheart neckline and hem, makes this slimming designer gown a fabulous buy at $1,299.
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Willow Bride is Whitefish, Montana’s premiere bridal salon and they’ve chosen the Iris gown by Claire Pettibone for their splurge gown. This $3950 ivory gown features sequinned lace with iridescent embroidered skirt lined in pearl silk with sheer tulle back. For their beautiful Save gown, they’ve chosen a Claire La Faye gown from her “A Love Less Ordinary Collection”, priced at $1800.
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Laura George is Calgary’s custom wedding gown designer, who specializes in working directly with brides to create the gown of each bride’s dreams. For her Splurge choice, Laura George chose this drop waist gown with a flowing organza skirt for $2700. For her Save choice, this fitted off- the shoulder gown with creates a sexy silhouette for $1700.
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Ette has an exclusive focus and devotion to hand selecting incredibly made gowns that make each bride feel confident and admired. For their Splurge pick, they’ve chosen Inbal Dror VIP gown, a dream luxury gown for a price of $9,000 . For her Save choice, Courtney selected the Eternity gown by Reem Acra, a beautiful and whimsical gown at a price of $4,000!
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