Hi! I'm Blair, the Designer, Creative Director, Studio Sweeper and pretty much all things behind Blair Nadeau Bridal Adornments!
I always love knowing the story behind a brand, and people always ask how I got into doing what I love, so I thought I would share our story.
Back in 2008, I was working a pretty great job in the fashion industry and had recently graduated from Ryerson University (Toronto Metropolitan University) with a degree in Fashion Design. I had the fortune of travelling around Europe with this particular position and one fateful day on my first trip to London England, we wandered into Selfridges on Oxford Street. As we wandered through their fabulous shoe department and eating licorice pinwheels from the candy department, I stumbled into this little boutique that was filled to the brim of the most whimsical and fascinating headpieces and hats. I stopped dead in my tracks and thought...."this is what i'm going to do!". I had always wanted to be own my own business, but wasn't sure which path I wanted to walk down and there, in Selfridges, eating licorice, I discovered my path.
For a year, I taught myself everything I needed to know about feathers, veiling & traditional millinery techniques. On April 21st 2009, I took the leap and our little atelier was born. Our first muse were feathers and I created many a whimsical headpiece and headband using this medium...and eventually that naturally evolved into all things bridal millinery and jewelry.
I truly love what I do. There is so much joy and happiness when someone is planning their wedding and I feel truly honored to be a part of it. It's a true honor when a bride asks me to be a part of one of the most special and important days of her life.
and....a little bit about me, the girl behind the brand.
My first name is a family name, named after my mom's uncle. I have the most adorable dog in the world...her name is Chanel and she's a little 12lb black Italian Greyhound. She's my heart, my light and my everything. I have an obsession with cacti and dinosaurs. My favourite colour is burnt orange and I adore midcentury modern design mixed with southwest vibes. I'm a car girl, I was once VP of an all girls car tuning club, that's how I met my fiance. I make a mean charcuterie. I love bacon, pancakes, and maple syrup...I'm truly Canadian but that being said, I adore France and Mexico, they are my two favourite countries in the world and I will get married in one of them. One day. I have an awesome fiance, his name is Kyle and he's a pretty integral part of the business, if you've ordered a veil, he had a hand in making it. I love what I do, and I'm so honored to be a small part of your big day!