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I’m sure everyone is pumped about the Much Music Video Awards going on this weekend… or simply been a little miffed by the traffic disruptions or crowds. However, we figured now is a good time to showcase a dress that brings back memories of Guns & Roses “November Rain” video.
Our very own Sharon, volunteer extraordinaire, modeled this piece beautifully! And I have to say that while I made a few alterations (no more giant cap sleeves or bum bustle…), I saw a real gem in this vintage piece that Sharon has brought to life. This dress rocks
Here are front and back pics:
Now that there really IS evidence of spring – leaves are starting to appear and daffodils, crocuses and other bulbs are popping up all around – our staff went through our collection and picked their 4 favourite dresses that remind them of spring and summer! These, and many many others are available in the shop. Book your appointment here!
The first two that they chose are beautifully simple, closely fit dresses with simple focal points. We chose the one below because mermaid styles are very in vogue, and the lines of this dress seem to make everyone who tries it on look really tall and lean!
The second one has a slightly different focal point with a vertical bow… also very stylish right now. This silk piece would also be extremely comfortable and light for outdoor ceremonies in the heat.
Speaking of heat, and yes, soon I’m sure we’ll all be commenting about it… they picked a lovely chiffon dress that would also be suitable for an outdoor wedding whether here or in the Caribbean! It’s simple, elegant and practical.
And finally… we all agreed that we needed something a little more fun and frivolous to add to our list of spring favourites! This silk gown is also very light, but has a lovely fluffy skirt accented with silk flowers with shoes to match… and what a wonderful piece to wear for a garden wedding!
Remember… these are only a few of the hundreds of dresses that we have available, including many pieces that are one of a kind. We receive at least one dress every day so the collection is constantly changing.
Once again, The Brides’ Project will have a booth at the Spring Show and we invite everyone to stop by on your way to the cake samples. Say hello and ask questions while you’re checking out vendors and the fashion shows. Brides-to-be are free! All info can be found on their website:
See you there!
January 25 – 27, 2013
Hall D, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
Friday: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
With a HUGE thank you to all our donors, brides to be and volunteer staff, I am absolutely tickled pink to report that we donated just over $100,000 in 2012. This is absolutely incredible, and a milestone that would be impossible to achieve without the contribution of so many people.
This year our donations supported Camp Quality, Relay for Life (Canadian Cancer Society), Gilda’s Club, Wellspring, Prostate Cancer Canada, the Terry Fox Foundation, the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers (Princess Margaret Hospital) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Needless to say, we plan to continue this support in 2013. Thank you, thank you and THANK YOU for your tremendous support!
Helen Sweet (founder)
Our team of shop volunteers are a pretty fearless bunch. So when it comes to donning a hairy upper lip for the purpose of fundraising for Prostate Cancer Canada, we jumped right in! Here are a few more of our lovely ladies with some sexy moustaches (though, just like a mascara commercial, perhaps we used some falsies for emphasis!)
This year, you’ll see a gaggle of staff and friends of The Brides’ Project attending the Run for the Cure 2012 on Sunday September 30th at U of T Campus. We take part in this terrific event to celebrate the advances in cancer research and treatment that have kept us, our friends, sisters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers and others with us today. We also take part to remember those we’ve lost.
We welcome you to join us in the sea of pink, and/or to make a donation to our team! The Brides’ Project is contributing $15,000 for this effort, and these funds are made available with thanks to the wonderful brides who have donated their wedding dresses, and the lucky new brides-to-be who gave them a new home Thank you all for making this possible!
I can’t believe it’s upon us already… Labour Day weekend is coming up, the EX is here, and soon it’s back to school for teachers & students. To celebrate (or have one final day of R&R) to mark this momentous “end of summer” weekend, we will be open on Saturday, September 1st as per usual but closed on Sunday, September 2. We will be back to our regular schedule the following Wednesday.
We wish you and yours a safe and happy long weekend, wherever you are!
It’s Canada Day long weekend, which means we will be open on Saturday, June 30 as per usual but closed on Sunday, July 1. Hopefully you, dear readers, will be spending that day in the most leisurely way possible!
We will be back to our regular schedule the following Wednesday… long live Canada and long live long weekends!
It’s that time of the year again, when the volunteers and friends of The Brides’ Project tie corsets and shoelaces and show everyone how it’s done! This is where the rubber meets the road, or in our case where the wedding dresses drag in the grass for 12 hours to raise money for Sunnybrook Hospital’s Odette Cancer Centre.
When: Friday, June 15th – 7 pm to 7 am
Where: Sunnybrook Park, Toronto, Ontario
Our team page: The Brides’ Project in Relay For Life 2012
Our top team is once again headed by our illustrious captain, Helen Sweet, donning a dress that defies all laws of physics to raise awareness about what we do for the community. We guarantee you will want to bring a camera as it is a one-day-a-year outfit extravaganza, all in the name of fundraising
Why we Relay
The Brides’ Project has been involved with Relay for Life for the last 5 years, and in that time Cari and her crew have instilled a great sense of purpose amongst our team! We emerged from ‘just’ being an enthusiastic bunch of women flounting wedding dresses, to one of the event’s top fundraisers.
We want to continue in that tradition, having seen the impact of the funds raised for the Canadian Cancer Society through this event. Join us in the fight against cancer by supporting our team now. It’s easy – just click on the blue “Donate to this team” button to make a donation to the event.
Learn more about why the Canadian Cancer Society is our best partner in the fight against cancer at www.cancer.ca
As of today (June 7):
Please help us reach our goal by sponsoring our team, or come to the park and join us in our 12-hour wedding march!
… and we only have until May 20 to do it! It is a contest to get Toronto Maple Leaf’s Tyler Bozak to support a local cause, and the only way we can win is to get ourselves up to the top of his list.
How do we do it? By VOTING! Just click on the website once a day until the campaign ends May 20. Tell all your friends to click it, too, which bumps our campaign up. If we win, Tyler joins our Relay For Life team and will walk with us on June 15, as either another bride (we’ll make that dress fit!) or a groom. Relay For Life is the Canadian Cancer Society’s biggest annual event, raising funds for the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. The official contest entry by Cari Miller from the Canadian Cancer Society:
toronto, onwho wouldn’t want to see tyler in a wedding gown? the brides’ project attends relay for life each year sporting wedding gowns, and he would be a great addition to the team. you pick, tyler– you can be a bride or a groom surrounded by brides! this great event is in toronto’s sunnybrook park, and it raises money for the sunnybrook odette cancer centre and the canadian cancer society. tyler’s support would mean a lot, and we think he would look awesome in a wedding gown! swap the hockey fight for wedding white and join us this june!
We would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey player on our Relay For Life team to help us achieve our fundraising goals. You can help us just by voting for our joint effort with the Canadian Cancer Society and let Tyler know how much we’d love to have his support. Wouldn’t you love to see an NHL hockey player in a wedding dress?