Our Top Three Gown Designers


If you are still looking for a gown, you probably realized how difficult it can be trying to discover the right designer for you amidst the sea of wedding magazines, websites and television shows. Sometimes, all it takes is some good advice from someone who knows a thing or two about style. Let me introduce you to the beautiful Catalina Bloch, a very accomplished photographic stylist here in Ottawa. This lovely lady has the keenest eye for style, and the weddings in her portfolio would make any bride swoon. Here is Catalina to tell us about the three wedding gown designers you need to know about and why:

If you are shopping around for a wedding dress then you need to check out some of these designers. I have put together a list of 3 of my most favourite designers for you below and I hope you check them out:

Saja Wedding Dresses

Saja Wedding dresses instantly bring a softness and airiness like no other. Perfect for the destination bride, summer bride or simple and natural bride. These dresses can be dressed up of kept simple, you just can’t go wrong with them. 

Saja Wedding Dress Campaign for OnceWed, Photography by Jose Villa, Styled by Joy Thigpen, Make-up Mar of TEAM hair and makeup, Photo assistants Joel Serrato, Lacie Hansen and Nancy Villa

Kirstie Kelly Couture

If you are looking for a wedding gown that has a bit more to it yet is still classic, girly, airy, beautiful stunning and jaw dropping (yup, all of that) then you should check out Kirstie Kelly Couture. Dresses range from tea length simplicity to full on billowing gowns. There is a dress here for any type of bride and is a dress that you will want to keep for ever and ever.

Gowns by Kristie Kelly Couture / Photography by Elizabeth Messina

Claire Pettibone

The last designer I want to introduce you to today is Claire Pettibone. Her wedding gowns are intricate masterpieces of lace, luxurious fabrics, and stunning jewels. Classic originals with sometime whimsical touches, these dresses are fairy tales in the flesh.

Gowns by Claire Pettibone / Photography by Elizabeth Messina