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Ombre Skies in the French Alps

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Jet-setting across the Atlantic and winding through the French Countryside we climbed the French Alps to create visual magic on a cold November Day.

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Ombre Skies in the French Alps

Posted by Blair Nadeau on

Jet-setting across the Atlantic and winding through the French Countryside we climbed the French Alps to create visual magic on a cold November Day.

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The Royal Wedding - What Will Megan Wear!?

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As the world waits for the Royal Wedding...What do you think Megan Markle will wear down the Aisle?

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The Royal Wedding - What Will Megan Wear!?

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As the world waits for the Royal Wedding...What do you think Megan Markle will wear down the Aisle?

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The Truth about Tulle

Posted by Blair Nadeau on

So you've found your absolute perfect dream gown and you've always dreamed of wearing a veil on your wedding day...so you begin your search for the perfect veil to adorn your perfect gown and you discover that there are so many different styles of veils and so many different qualities of tulles and nettings to choose from!  
Don't panic! We have you covered!  We've scoured the world for the past 8 years to find the best quality tulles and nettings. We get asked all the time about tulle. Different qualities, different weights, different drapes and colours.
Over the next few blog posts we will dive into all things tulles and nettings, veil colours, veil styles and veil lengths!  We will arm you with ALL the knowledge to find the perfect veil for your dream gown!

Lets start with the basics.  Tulle vs Netting

Tulle is the most common fabrication used to create wedding veils.  You will see so many types of tulles on your search for the perfect tulle.  The most common terms are English Tulle, Illusion Tulle, Silk Tulle, Italian Tulle.  Each tulle has different qualities, hand feel, knitting (hexagon) size.  Tulle in itself is generally more of a stiffer fabric. It has a firmer hand, it floats away from body and it has in itself body (which means it has some volume to it) Perfect for a more traditional full veil or a super slick modern veil.
  • Illusion Tulle:  This is the MOST common tulle on the market. It is prominently made in Asia, but there are still knitters producing it in North America.  It's relatively inexpensive, it has a stiff hand, lots of body and a fine weaved knit.  It has a slight bit of sheen to it and it can catch the light and add a bit of shimmer.  Many mass produced bridal design houses use illusion tulle as it's easy to find on the market and its more affordable to produce. Wrinkles tend to stick around and are very hard to remove as this tulle is made of Polyester. (We do not use illusion tulle)

  • English Tulle: This tulle is a softer sister to Illusion tulle. It is knit on century old knitting machines in England so it's authentic. It has a soft hand, but still has body to it, but hugs the body a little closer than Illusion tulle.  It is matte (no sheen) and mimics silk tulle in it's finish and size of hexagon knit. Wrinkles fall out easily with a quick steam or hanging the veil for 24 hours as this tulle is made of nylon and or polyamide. This is our personal favourite tulle (and we exclusively use it on 90% of our tulle veils) 

  • Italian Tulle: Absolutely exquisite, Italian tulle is exclusively made in Italy on italian knitting machines and has all the body of  illusion tulle but it's a bit softer and has a beautiful fine weave. A touch of very light sheen provides a bit of a shimmer. Wrinkles fall out fairly easily when steamed or hung.  It is made of Nylon.
     
  • French Tulle:  This tulle is exclusive to our millinery.  Made of polyamide, this gorgeous tulle is soft, light and sheer. It has a fine knit and a light sheen that sparkles in the sunlight.  It drapes beautifully and hugs the body, but still has a bit of lightness and airiness to it that is can stand away from the body and float in the breeze.  It has natural stretch to it so it is PERFECT for Juliet cap veils.|

  • Silk Tulle: The most exquisite of tulles. Hand knit in England and worn by Kate Middleton on her wedding day.  The most expensive but ethereal and beautiful to touch tulle in the world.  Silk tulle drapes like a dream, is soft like butter and has a larger more vintage like hexagon knit.  Wrinkles fall out easily and the more you steam the fabric the softer it gets. Just perfection.

                      bridal veils by blair nadeau millinery english tulle, illusion tulle, silk tulle, french tulle handmade in Toronto Canada

 Tulle Types - Image 1,2 & 3 - English Tulle, Image 4 French Tulle
Now lets talk about Netting! This is a whole different world!
 
Netting has recently taken the wedding veil scene by storm over the past few years.  Reminiscent of veils of yesterday, netting is soft, dense and hugs the body and frame.  It is perfect for more vintage inspired looks (juliet veils and caps) as well as more ethereal looks like the ever popular drop veil.  There are quite a few beautiful nettings available on the market nowadays, English Net, Irish Net, Silk Net and Italian Net
  • English Net: This is by far the most popular and common netting on the market. This netting has natural stretch to it (perfect for juliet veils) is a bit dense, has a tighter hexagon knit and is very soft and drapes beautifully. As the net is dense, it is not recommended for drop veils or blusher veils (we want to be able to see your beautiful eyes as you walk down the aisle...and most importantly, you want to be able to see!) English net will hug the body close. It is not light enough to catch the breeze.  

  • Irish Net: This is another exclusive fabric to Blair Nadeau Millinery. It is extremely soft and drapes like a dream.  Sheer, but has body and some weight to it.  It is very delicate, so you have to be gentle with it and is not recommended for highly embellished gowns as it tends to snag on rhinestone and crystal settings (glass beaded gowns are fine) It creates a haunting veil as it can hug very close to the body and provide almost a cape like look.  Perfect for ethereal drop veils and draped back veils, it's sheer enough to see though, but dense enough to create a vintage look.  This beautiful netting mimics that of silk netting, but for a fraction of the cost.

  • Silk Net: Silk Net is another dream fabric.  It is soft and light, but has a more dense knit than English and Irish net as it is knit like a jersey fabric.  It is very clingy and hugs the body.  As it is heavier it tends to hang and shape to the object that it's hanging too so it's perfect for a face framing mantilla veil. There are two types of silk net available on the market. French silk net which is beautiful, a bit more sheer and has a natural silk sheen to it, or Chinese silk net which is equally as beautiful, a bit more dense and has a silk sheen.  French is the most expensive of the two types of silk net. 

  • Italian Net: Like Italian Tulle, Italian Net is knit in Italy. It has a beautiful hand to it and natural stretch making it perfect for juliet cap veils.  It is a bit more dense but will still work beautifully for drop veils. Italian net is very matte (no sheen) and has a slight stiffness to it so it does provide some body.  It is hard to come by as it's not a common netting on the market. 
                          bridal veils handmade in toronto canada by blair nadeau  millinery silk net, irish net, english net, italian net
              Netting Types: Image 1 Silk Net, Image 2 Irish Net, Image 3 Italian Net


 So...Cole's Notes Verison to sum it up

IIlusion Tulle
Inexpensive
Stiff Hand
Fine knit
Sheen finish
Holds Wrinkles
Light and Airy

English Tulle
Moderately priced
Softer Hand
Larger Knit
Matte Finish
Wrinkles Fall Out
Light and Airy, but still has some density to it

French Tulle
More Expensive
Super Soft Hand
Natural Stretch
Sheen Finish
Wrinkles Fall out
Light and airy, hugs the body but still has some fullness to it

Silk Tulle
Most Expensive 
Soft Hand - more you steam the softer it gets
Natural Silk Sheen
Wrinkles Fall Out
Light and Airy, has some body to it to provide fullness
      English Net
      Most Affordable and Common
      Soft Hand, Lots of Drape
      Natural Stretch
      Matte Finish
      Wrinkles Fall Out
      Dense and a bit heavy, hangs to the body

      Irish Net
      Fairly Affordable, harder to find (Exclusive to us)
      Soft Hand, Lots of Drape
      Natural Stretch
      Extremely Delicate (not recommended for gowns with rhinestones in settings)
      Wrinkles fall out but knit will always have a texture
      Minics French Silk Netting
      Dense and hugs the body but still light and airy for great breeze shots!

      Italian Net
      More Expensive
      Made in Italy, less common on market
      Soft Hand
      Natural Stretch
      Dense fabric but not too dense
      Has a lot of body to it so it can fall away from the body
      Wrinkles fall out

      Silk Net
      The Most Expensive Netting
      Super Soft
      Natural Silk Sheen
      2 Versions - Chinese (more affordable) French (most expensive)
      Natural Stretch
      Dense as it's a jersey knit fabric
      Hangs and holds to the body
        Photography by: Whitney Heard
        Makeup by: Maya Goldenberg
        Hair by: Ladylyn Gool
        Gowns: Catherine Langlois
        Model: Ivy from Lang Models
         
         

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        The Truth about Tulle

        Posted by Blair Nadeau on

        So you've found your absolute perfect dream gown and you've always dreamed of wearing a veil on your wedding day...so you begin your search for the perfect veil to adorn your perfect gown and you discover that there are so many different styles of veils and so many different qualities of tulles and nettings to choose from!  
        Don't panic! We have you covered!  We've scoured the world for the past 8 years to find the best quality tulles and nettings. We get asked all the time about tulle. Different qualities, different weights, different drapes and colours.
        Over the next few blog posts we will dive into all things tulles and nettings, veil colours, veil styles and veil lengths!  We will arm you with ALL the knowledge to find the perfect veil for your dream gown!

        Lets start with the basics.  Tulle vs Netting

        Tulle is the most common fabrication used to create wedding veils.  You will see so many types of tulles on your search for the perfect tulle.  The most common terms are English Tulle, Illusion Tulle, Silk Tulle, Italian Tulle.  Each tulle has different qualities, hand feel, knitting (hexagon) size.  Tulle in itself is generally more of a stiffer fabric. It has a firmer hand, it floats away from body and it has in itself body (which means it has some volume to it) Perfect for a more traditional full veil or a super slick modern veil.
        • Illusion Tulle:  This is the MOST common tulle on the market. It is prominently made in Asia, but there are still knitters producing it in North America.  It's relatively inexpensive, it has a stiff hand, lots of body and a fine weaved knit.  It has a slight bit of sheen to it and it can catch the light and add a bit of shimmer.  Many mass produced bridal design houses use illusion tulle as it's easy to find on the market and its more affordable to produce. Wrinkles tend to stick around and are very hard to remove as this tulle is made of Polyester. (We do not use illusion tulle)

        • English Tulle: This tulle is a softer sister to Illusion tulle. It is knit on century old knitting machines in England so it's authentic. It has a soft hand, but still has body to it, but hugs the body a little closer than Illusion tulle.  It is matte (no sheen) and mimics silk tulle in it's finish and size of hexagon knit. Wrinkles fall out easily with a quick steam or hanging the veil for 24 hours as this tulle is made of nylon and or polyamide. This is our personal favourite tulle (and we exclusively use it on 90% of our tulle veils) 

        • Italian Tulle: Absolutely exquisite, Italian tulle is exclusively made in Italy on italian knitting machines and has all the body of  illusion tulle but it's a bit softer and has a beautiful fine weave. A touch of very light sheen provides a bit of a shimmer. Wrinkles fall out fairly easily when steamed or hung.  It is made of Nylon.
           
        • French Tulle:  This tulle is exclusive to our millinery.  Made of polyamide, this gorgeous tulle is soft, light and sheer. It has a fine knit and a light sheen that sparkles in the sunlight.  It drapes beautifully and hugs the body, but still has a bit of lightness and airiness to it that is can stand away from the body and float in the breeze.  It has natural stretch to it so it is PERFECT for Juliet cap veils.|

        • Silk Tulle: The most exquisite of tulles. Hand knit in England and worn by Kate Middleton on her wedding day.  The most expensive but ethereal and beautiful to touch tulle in the world.  Silk tulle drapes like a dream, is soft like butter and has a larger more vintage like hexagon knit.  Wrinkles fall out easily and the more you steam the fabric the softer it gets. Just perfection.

                              bridal veils by blair nadeau millinery english tulle, illusion tulle, silk tulle, french tulle handmade in Toronto Canada

         Tulle Types - Image 1,2 & 3 - English Tulle, Image 4 French Tulle
        Now lets talk about Netting! This is a whole different world!
         
        Netting has recently taken the wedding veil scene by storm over the past few years.  Reminiscent of veils of yesterday, netting is soft, dense and hugs the body and frame.  It is perfect for more vintage inspired looks (juliet veils and caps) as well as more ethereal looks like the ever popular drop veil.  There are quite a few beautiful nettings available on the market nowadays, English Net, Irish Net, Silk Net and Italian Net
        • English Net: This is by far the most popular and common netting on the market. This netting has natural stretch to it (perfect for juliet veils) is a bit dense, has a tighter hexagon knit and is very soft and drapes beautifully. As the net is dense, it is not recommended for drop veils or blusher veils (we want to be able to see your beautiful eyes as you walk down the aisle...and most importantly, you want to be able to see!) English net will hug the body close. It is not light enough to catch the breeze.  

        • Irish Net: This is another exclusive fabric to Blair Nadeau Millinery. It is extremely soft and drapes like a dream.  Sheer, but has body and some weight to it.  It is very delicate, so you have to be gentle with it and is not recommended for highly embellished gowns as it tends to snag on rhinestone and crystal settings (glass beaded gowns are fine) It creates a haunting veil as it can hug very close to the body and provide almost a cape like look.  Perfect for ethereal drop veils and draped back veils, it's sheer enough to see though, but dense enough to create a vintage look.  This beautiful netting mimics that of silk netting, but for a fraction of the cost.

        • Silk Net: Silk Net is another dream fabric.  It is soft and light, but has a more dense knit than English and Irish net as it is knit like a jersey fabric.  It is very clingy and hugs the body.  As it is heavier it tends to hang and shape to the object that it's hanging too so it's perfect for a face framing mantilla veil. There are two types of silk net available on the market. French silk net which is beautiful, a bit more sheer and has a natural silk sheen to it, or Chinese silk net which is equally as beautiful, a bit more dense and has a silk sheen.  French is the most expensive of the two types of silk net. 

        • Italian Net: Like Italian Tulle, Italian Net is knit in Italy. It has a beautiful hand to it and natural stretch making it perfect for juliet cap veils.  It is a bit more dense but will still work beautifully for drop veils. Italian net is very matte (no sheen) and has a slight stiffness to it so it does provide some body.  It is hard to come by as it's not a common netting on the market. 
                                  bridal veils handmade in toronto canada by blair nadeau  millinery silk net, irish net, english net, italian net
                      Netting Types: Image 1 Silk Net, Image 2 Irish Net, Image 3 Italian Net


         So...Cole's Notes Verison to sum it up

        IIlusion Tulle
        Inexpensive
        Stiff Hand
        Fine knit
        Sheen finish
        Holds Wrinkles
        Light and Airy

        English Tulle
        Moderately priced
        Softer Hand
        Larger Knit
        Matte Finish
        Wrinkles Fall Out
        Light and Airy, but still has some density to it

        French Tulle
        More Expensive
        Super Soft Hand
        Natural Stretch
        Sheen Finish
        Wrinkles Fall out
        Light and airy, hugs the body but still has some fullness to it

        Silk Tulle
        Most Expensive 
        Soft Hand - more you steam the softer it gets
        Natural Silk Sheen
        Wrinkles Fall Out
        Light and Airy, has some body to it to provide fullness
            English Net
            Most Affordable and Common
            Soft Hand, Lots of Drape
            Natural Stretch
            Matte Finish
            Wrinkles Fall Out
            Dense and a bit heavy, hangs to the body

            Irish Net
            Fairly Affordable, harder to find (Exclusive to us)
            Soft Hand, Lots of Drape
            Natural Stretch
            Extremely Delicate (not recommended for gowns with rhinestones in settings)
            Wrinkles fall out but knit will always have a texture
            Minics French Silk Netting
            Dense and hugs the body but still light and airy for great breeze shots!

            Italian Net
            More Expensive
            Made in Italy, less common on market
            Soft Hand
            Natural Stretch
            Dense fabric but not too dense
            Has a lot of body to it so it can fall away from the body
            Wrinkles fall out

            Silk Net
            The Most Expensive Netting
            Super Soft
            Natural Silk Sheen
            2 Versions - Chinese (more affordable) French (most expensive)
            Natural Stretch
            Dense as it's a jersey knit fabric
            Hangs and holds to the body
              Photography by: Whitney Heard
              Makeup by: Maya Goldenberg
              Hair by: Ladylyn Gool
              Gowns: Catherine Langlois
              Model: Ivy from Lang Models
               
               

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              A Surprise Proposal

              Posted by Blair Nadeau on

              2016 was a year of self discovery for us at Blair Nadeau Millinery.   We were taking a leap of fate in one rather large aspect of our lives and spent months debating with ourselves whether we were going to jump in head first.  We knew that our 2017 collection was going to be an important one, so we threw ourselves into creating the collection of our lifetime.

              We pulled together the best talents in our creative circle of friends to create a look book that embodied the inspiration behind our collection.

              I (Blair) had been with my boyfriend Kyle for 9 years this past October.  We had been through everything together. New jobs, new apartments, starting a business, adopting the littlest love of our life, purchasing our first house and all the other things in between.  He is the love of my life.

              Photoshoots are always a whirlwind of time, space and emotions.  We shoot our collection over a 2 day time frame in studio (because I tend to design way too many pieces each season, even though at the beginning of each collection I swear up and down that I will not surpass 40 pieces….i’ve never EVER met that goal…always doubling it at least…sorry Whitney xo) Day one past by in a flash, I literally black out mentally when we shoot and run on pure adrenaline.  Day two is always a bit more casual.  The hard part is done, we have captured at least half of the shots and we can play a bit more.  The music is a bit louder, the spirits are high and we find ourselves giggling, singing and saying the darnest things due to lack of sleep.  Our shoots really are a magical place.

              We wrapped up our shoot at 4:30pm that afternoon and Whitney insisted on shooting my headshots.  Tired and drained, but with perfect hair and makeup thanks to Maya and Ladylyn who took it upon themselves to make me up and straighten my hair, I obliged.

              With our indigo muslin as our backdrop, she snapped away at my good side and eventually asked me to switch sides to capture my other half.  As I turned in my stool, I see Kyle standing there, in his grey suit, holding a stunning bouquet of flowers from my dear friend Tina of Living Fresh.   Speechless and confused (and nothing renders me ever speechless…confused, yes, but not speechless) I stood there and he grabbed my hand.  He said nothing for what seemed like an hour and quietly recited the lyrics to No Doubt’s “Running” – our song.  Still confused (seriously….always confused) I hear a click of a camera and a low wimper, glaze to my right and Whitney is there smiling her face off and snapping away.  I finally realize as I turn back and Kyle is down on one knee, holding the most beautiful black diamond ring I had ever seen, in his hand, did I realize that this was it….after 9 years….two are becoming one.  I think that was the moment that I blacked out, hands shaking as he slipped the ring on my finger (pretty much the most gorgeous black diamond ring handcrafted by our friend Alexis of Alexis Gallery) and I stumbled out the words “yes of course” when he asked that fateful phrase.  I remember hearing cheers around me, a bottle of champagne popping and a cake being laid down in front of us, but I was still in a fog, in a haze.  He always said it would be epic, it would be when I least expected it and he was right. 

              surprise engagement wedding proposal blair nadeau millinery - whitney heard photography surprise engagement wedding proposal photoshoot editoral blair nadeau millinery whitney heard photography

              I couldn’t stop staring at the ring for about 10 minutes, my hands still shaking, my knees weak.

              This was quite possibly one of the greatest moments of my life and I was truly honored that he chose the people he did to share in this moment with us.

              Thank you to Whitney Heard for orchestrating the proposal with Kyle, Maya Goldenberg & Ladylyn Gool who made sure I looked beautiful for the camera, Tina for creating such a stunning bouquet, Peter for letting them hijack the studio to stage the proposal, my parents for giving Kyle my hand and finally to Kyle, the love of my life, thank you for choosing me to spend the reset of your life with.

               surprise engagement wedding proposal black diamond engagement ring blair nadeau millinery - whitney heard photography

              And….this is how this little bridal designer got engaged!

              Follow along on the blog as we share snippets of our planning process and tips and tricks for brides to be

              Xo
              Blair

              black diamond engagement ring, surprise proposal wedding ring engagement blair nadeau millinery whitney heard photography

              Gorgeous photography by Whitney Heard Photography

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              A Surprise Proposal

              Posted by Blair Nadeau on

              2016 was a year of self discovery for us at Blair Nadeau Millinery.   We were taking a leap of fate in one rather large aspect of our lives and spent months debating with ourselves whether we were going to jump in head first.  We knew that our 2017 collection was going to be an important one, so we threw ourselves into creating the collection of our lifetime.

              We pulled together the best talents in our creative circle of friends to create a look book that embodied the inspiration behind our collection.

              I (Blair) had been with my boyfriend Kyle for 9 years this past October.  We had been through everything together. New jobs, new apartments, starting a business, adopting the littlest love of our life, purchasing our first house and all the other things in between.  He is the love of my life.

              Photoshoots are always a whirlwind of time, space and emotions.  We shoot our collection over a 2 day time frame in studio (because I tend to design way too many pieces each season, even though at the beginning of each collection I swear up and down that I will not surpass 40 pieces….i’ve never EVER met that goal…always doubling it at least…sorry Whitney xo) Day one past by in a flash, I literally black out mentally when we shoot and run on pure adrenaline.  Day two is always a bit more casual.  The hard part is done, we have captured at least half of the shots and we can play a bit more.  The music is a bit louder, the spirits are high and we find ourselves giggling, singing and saying the darnest things due to lack of sleep.  Our shoots really are a magical place.

              We wrapped up our shoot at 4:30pm that afternoon and Whitney insisted on shooting my headshots.  Tired and drained, but with perfect hair and makeup thanks to Maya and Ladylyn who took it upon themselves to make me up and straighten my hair, I obliged.

              With our indigo muslin as our backdrop, she snapped away at my good side and eventually asked me to switch sides to capture my other half.  As I turned in my stool, I see Kyle standing there, in his grey suit, holding a stunning bouquet of flowers from my dear friend Tina of Living Fresh.   Speechless and confused (and nothing renders me ever speechless…confused, yes, but not speechless) I stood there and he grabbed my hand.  He said nothing for what seemed like an hour and quietly recited the lyrics to No Doubt’s “Running” – our song.  Still confused (seriously….always confused) I hear a click of a camera and a low wimper, glaze to my right and Whitney is there smiling her face off and snapping away.  I finally realize as I turn back and Kyle is down on one knee, holding the most beautiful black diamond ring I had ever seen, in his hand, did I realize that this was it….after 9 years….two are becoming one.  I think that was the moment that I blacked out, hands shaking as he slipped the ring on my finger (pretty much the most gorgeous black diamond ring handcrafted by our friend Alexis of Alexis Gallery) and I stumbled out the words “yes of course” when he asked that fateful phrase.  I remember hearing cheers around me, a bottle of champagne popping and a cake being laid down in front of us, but I was still in a fog, in a haze.  He always said it would be epic, it would be when I least expected it and he was right. 

              surprise engagement wedding proposal blair nadeau millinery - whitney heard photography surprise engagement wedding proposal photoshoot editoral blair nadeau millinery whitney heard photography

              I couldn’t stop staring at the ring for about 10 minutes, my hands still shaking, my knees weak.

              This was quite possibly one of the greatest moments of my life and I was truly honored that he chose the people he did to share in this moment with us.

              Thank you to Whitney Heard for orchestrating the proposal with Kyle, Maya Goldenberg & Ladylyn Gool who made sure I looked beautiful for the camera, Tina for creating such a stunning bouquet, Peter for letting them hijack the studio to stage the proposal, my parents for giving Kyle my hand and finally to Kyle, the love of my life, thank you for choosing me to spend the reset of your life with.

               surprise engagement wedding proposal black diamond engagement ring blair nadeau millinery - whitney heard photography

              And….this is how this little bridal designer got engaged!

              Follow along on the blog as we share snippets of our planning process and tips and tricks for brides to be

              Xo
              Blair

              black diamond engagement ring, surprise proposal wedding ring engagement blair nadeau millinery whitney heard photography

              Gorgeous photography by Whitney Heard Photography

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              The 2017 Collection is here!

              Posted by Blair Nadeau on

               Its here! It's here! It's finally here and we are so beyond thrilled to launch our 2017 collection Celestial Wanderer and share it with all of you!

              A year's worth of of labour and love, we are truly enamoured with our newest collection. Inspired by Eastern European cultures from decades past, gilded with rich golds, antique silvers, antiqued rose gold and rich ebony.  Each and every piece was carefully sketched and designed and then created with some of our most favourite materials yet.  We scoured the world to find some of the loveliest filigree medallions, 14kt gold chain, rose gold filled chain and sterling silver.  Truly a collection fit for a queen.

              We are so excited to introduce some new designs to our range this season that we have never carried in the past!  Back Necklaces, Crystal Lace Bridal Cuffs, Chokers and our personal favourite, Garters.  
              silver crystal pearl twig bridal cuff - handmade in toronto canada - blair nadeau millinery  silver crystal drop back necklace - handmade in toronto canada - blair nadeau millinery  silver crystal lace bridal choker - handmade in toronto - blair nadeau milinery
              We worked with such an incredibly talented team this season to create these stunning images. True talents in their own right, we are blessed to call them fellow creatives and most of all friends.
              Our incredible photography was captured by the incomparable Whitney Heard
              Captivating makeup by the remarkable Maya Goldenberg.  The hair! Oh the hair for the main shoot by the beyond talented Ladylyn Gool and for the super fun creative shoot by the lovely Duyen Huynh.  Our stunning gowns were from none other than Catherine Langlois, I can not stop thinking about the deep v blush gown.  Those incredibly florals were from the beautiful ladies of Living Fresh.  Our beautiful model for the main shoot was Ivy from Lang Models and for our fun creative shoot was Davis from Spot6.  This stunning creative was shot at Peter House Photo Studio .
              Thank you to everyone who made this all happen, it was truly a family affair.  Stay tuned for our next blog post on the events that unfolded at the photoshoot...you don't want to miss this!!

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              The 2017 Collection is here!

              Posted by Blair Nadeau on

               Its here! It's here! It's finally here and we are so beyond thrilled to launch our 2017 collection Celestial Wanderer and share it with all of you!

              A year's worth of of labour and love, we are truly enamoured with our newest collection. Inspired by Eastern European cultures from decades past, gilded with rich golds, antique silvers, antiqued rose gold and rich ebony.  Each and every piece was carefully sketched and designed and then created with some of our most favourite materials yet.  We scoured the world to find some of the loveliest filigree medallions, 14kt gold chain, rose gold filled chain and sterling silver.  Truly a collection fit for a queen.

              We are so excited to introduce some new designs to our range this season that we have never carried in the past!  Back Necklaces, Crystal Lace Bridal Cuffs, Chokers and our personal favourite, Garters.  
              silver crystal pearl twig bridal cuff - handmade in toronto canada - blair nadeau millinery  silver crystal drop back necklace - handmade in toronto canada - blair nadeau millinery  silver crystal lace bridal choker - handmade in toronto - blair nadeau milinery
              We worked with such an incredibly talented team this season to create these stunning images. True talents in their own right, we are blessed to call them fellow creatives and most of all friends.
              Our incredible photography was captured by the incomparable Whitney Heard
              Captivating makeup by the remarkable Maya Goldenberg.  The hair! Oh the hair for the main shoot by the beyond talented Ladylyn Gool and for the super fun creative shoot by the lovely Duyen Huynh.  Our stunning gowns were from none other than Catherine Langlois, I can not stop thinking about the deep v blush gown.  Those incredibly florals were from the beautiful ladies of Living Fresh.  Our beautiful model for the main shoot was Ivy from Lang Models and for our fun creative shoot was Davis from Spot6.  This stunning creative was shot at Peter House Photo Studio .
              Thank you to everyone who made this all happen, it was truly a family affair.  Stay tuned for our next blog post on the events that unfolded at the photoshoot...you don't want to miss this!!

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