Archive for October, 2012
One of our favourite things at The Brides Project is seeing dresses with good karma come into the shop… and then walk right out the door again in the hands of another bride. Some of our dresses have been in three or four weddings, and are still in wonderful shape and ready for more bridal bliss.
When newlywed Briana brought in her lace gown with a lovely keyhole back, we knew it wouldn’t last long. In fact, it sold the very next day! She loved her gown and we know the next bride will too!
This dress was comfortable and absolutely gorgeous, and I hope someone else loves it as much as I did!
Here’s the beautiful Brianna and husband Ted on their wedding day photographed by Nica Zajac of Soultree Photography (and aren’t Ted’s socks just the perfect accent!).
Congrats to beautiful bride Jennifer and new husband Todd, who endured a snowstorm and the long drive from Sudbury to get her gown.
Jennifer looked absolutely radiant on her big day, and wrote in with these kind words:
I just wanted to say thank you for the all wonderful work that you do at the Brides Project. I heard about the amazing work you do from a friend and I was determined to find my own dream dress for my wedding.
I traveled in a snow storm from Sudbury, ON in March of this year to the Brides Project, determined to not leave without my dress. Amazingly, I found the perfect gown after trying on only three dresses. With only a few minor alterations, it was the perfect dress.
Not only was the dress absolutely gorgeous, I have spread awareness of the amazing work the Brides Project does for various cancer charities. A few upcoming brides from Sudbury will be making the four hour trip to Toronto to find their dress as well.
We had an absolutely beautiful wedding and I received many compliments on my dress. My new husband Todd absolutely loved it. I thought I would share a few pictures from our special day!!
On September 8-9, 2012, fourteen courageous women walked 60km through the streets of Toronto, in both rain and sunshine, for The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. They asked for our support, and we were delighted to sponsor them $5000 in this event that supports the Princess Margaret Hospital. Team leader (newlywed and Brides’ Project client) Stacy Burns has a very compelling story about why she and her team of family and friends have taken part in this event for the past 2 years, and their motivation to keep on walkin’ in the years to come.
We formed a team composed of many sisters, most of whom had a parent who fought breast, brain, or prostate cancer. That led us to our team name, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Boobs, Brains, and Bums.
Each person walks for their own reasons, but we all walk together to make a difference and help to put an end to cancer. Just three days before the walk, my family found out that my mom’s brain tumour has returned. At this time, there are no treatment possibilities for her. The doctors have already exhausted all treatment options, as this is the fourth time the cancer has come back. They said she likely has about two months to live. We were shocked and devastated, but fiercely reminded of why we walk. We walk for all the fighters, the survivors, and those who have lost their lives to cancer. My sisters and I walked 60k to honour my mom’s strength and courage. Our entire team wore special pink ribbons in her honour.
In 2011, The Sisterhood raised over $20,000. In 2012, with the help of The Brides’ Project, we raised nearly $30,000! Looking forward, we’re gearing up for The Weekend in September 2013, with nearly 25 team members and a goal of raising $50,000! Check us out at www.endcancer.ca/goto/thesisterhood
Thank you to The Brides’ Project for supporting our team and making our Weekend matter!
Congratulations to the entire Sisterhood, and we wish you and your family every comfort in the tough weeks ahead.