Shopping local is something we always support, and doing so for a singular event like your wedding day is truly a beautiful thing. Canada is home to so many fashion superstars, including more than a few bridal design innovators who bring a fresh elegance, glamour, and a modern edge to wedding style.

Here are 10 Canadian wedding dress designers and brands to know and shop now.

& For Love

canadian wedding dress designer & For Love

This year marks a huge milestone year for this bridal brand—it’s the 10th anniversary of the chic line launched by best friends Angel Spendlove and Lisa Blunt. & For Love was doing cool bride vibes long before anyone else and is a perfect choice if you are an alt bride who loves standing out. Some signature details head designer Spendlove loves include clean shapes mixed with statement elements like mega puffed sleeves, plunging neck and backlines, micro-sequins and fringe.

OUMA

ouma

CAFA nominated designer Ou Ma began her career as a designer working the iconic fashion houses of Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren in New York before moving to Vancouver and launching her own bridal line OUMA. Her designs are ethereal, artistic and have a lyrical movement to them. Ma loves to trim her dresses with romantic elements like bows, feathers, explosions of tulle and dimensional floral details.

Ines Di Santo

Ines Di Santo

An icon of wedding style, Toronto-based Ines Di Santo designs otherworldly gowns which are a dream for so many brides. An Ines Di Santo wedding dress is a guaranteed showstopper, an artful creation that reaches the highest level of couture greatness. Design signatures include dramatic mermaid shapes, voluminous ball gowns, intricate bead work and luxury fabrications including lace, tulle and silk which are impeccably cut and crafted. Di Santo’s gowns are a go-to for celebs including Taylor Hill, Anna Osceola, and JoJo Fletcher.

TEMPÊTE

TEMPETE

This new-to-the-scene bridal brand is based in Vancouver and launched in 2023; in just over a year TEMPÊTE has made its mark as one of the most exciting and innovative wedding labels. Unconventional silhouettes, innovative fabrics like sequin lace and pleated tulle, and sublime accessories from veils to modern pearl jewelry pieces are TEMPÊTE style essentials.

NARCES

canadian wedding dress designers narces

Toronto designer Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi is a favourite of the fashion pack who love her innovative and dynamic styles. She brings that eclectic energy to NARCES’ bridal creations which are play with unconventional colours, textures and shapes. Signature design details of NARCES’ wedding designs include hand-crafted 3-D florals, modern lace textures, and gowns and jumpsuits featuring an innovative use of illusion and sheerness.

Rita Vinieris

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For more than 25 years designer Rita Vinieris has been a headliner in the bridal fashion game. Her Rivini line and its sister brand Alyne can always be looked to as an industry leader and a stalwart of bridal fashion greatness. Precision tailoring, fluid silhouettes like voluminous ball gowns and caped column dresses and deluxe detailing including bold floral lace and corset bodices are just a few of iconic details of Vinieris’ designs.

Catherine Langlois

Catherine Langlois

If you want a bespoke creation with a vintage-meets-modern couture spin, Catherine Langlois is your perfect wedding designer. Langlois’ vibe is ethereal and exquisite, and her passion is crafting custom confections for clients—she thrives on the collaborative process. A master of fabric and hand embellishments, these are the divine details that make her gowns a piece of fashion art. She works in person and virtually with clients from her Toronto studio and has an incredibly line of ready-to-wear gowns which can be tweaked and tailored to fit every bridal vision.

Truvelle

Truvelle

Founded by Gaby Bayona in 2013, the Truvelle brand is all about romantic, effortless elegance. Gowns marry a boho beautiful feel thanks to breezy fabrics like lace and satin, with modern, minimalist silhouettes. Truvelle has also made size inclusivity a part of their brand since the beginning with every dress available for every body—sizes range from 0 to 26. All gowns are designed and handmade with love in the Truvelle’s East Vancouver studio.

Former Girlfriend

Soon-to-come Toronto line Former Girlfriend is super chic and made for the fashion girlie, non-traditional bride. If you are looking for a dress lineup that hits different, this is it. The mood is rock and roll, cheeky and a little bit rebellious. The silhouettes are of the moment and include dramatic layered pieces, easy slip dresses and chic drop waistlines.