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Stella’s Bridal & Evening Collections “This is the one!” t’s the dream of so many brides-tobe – the moment that she finds the perfect wedding gown. Choosing a dress is one of the most important – and sometimes difficult – decisions a woman will make before walking down the aisle. While some of the newer franchises in Winnipeg offer a large selection of inexpensive gowns, Stella’s Bridal & Evening Collections offers only the highest-quality dresses from a select number of specialty designers at remarkably reasonable prices. “We focus on carrying only the most beautiful fabrics, a wide range of fits and products with excellent quality,” says store manager Monica Montanaro. “But worry

not – prices are still accessible for the everyday bride!” By carrying the latest styles, colours and fits, Stella’s Bridal ensures that brides walk out happy. With gowns ranging from sizes 6 to 28, the shop is proud to carry designs from Justin Alexander, Maggie Sottero (including a beautiful plus size line), Alfred Sung, Stella York, as well as Canadian designers Angela and Allison, Paloma Blanca and Mikaella. “What makes us unique compared to other bridal stores is the way we build relationships with our customers,” Monica explains. “Weddings are difficult, emotional times and we enjoy forging a strong bond with brides by offering support and guidance.”

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Monica Montanaro | 204.453.9253 | 516 Portage Avenue 46


The Stella’s Bridal team makes the whole dress shopping experience a breeze for brides. When a bride walks through the doors, staff ensures they get a feel for her personality, her preferred style(s) and her budget, after which they suggest four or five gowns for her to try on. “Solid lace gowns are very popular this season, along with Great Gatsby-inspired styles and pearls,” Monica explains. “A classic style is definitely huge: boat-necks, ball gowns, Grace Kelly – very vintageinspired styles. Very few brides buy pure white dresses anymore; 90 % buy a shade of ivory, grey, silver, gold, pearl, oyster, blush pink or even red.” The store also carries a new bridesmaid dress line exclusive to Stella’s Bridal called Sorella Vita, featuring beautiful, flowing Grecian styles. Soft, muted tones are the most popular, with many women choosing purples, pale pink, mint green, pale blue and silver for their bridesmaid dresses. Thanks to the growing popularity of online shopping and websites like Pinterest over the past year, Monica has noticed changes not only in brides’ and bridesmaids’ style, but also in the way in which they shop. “We love seeing the pinboards brides bring in,” she says. “It’s the modern-day version of bridal magazine clipping and it’s a lot of fun. We even use Facebook ourselves to showcase our brides and some of the beautiful looks we’ve had the chance to create.” If you or someone you know is getting married, Monica suggests booking an appointment for a custom consultation in order to have the best possible dress shopping experience. Stella’s Bridal is holding a one-time sample dress blowout sale on November 2 and 3, with prices ranging from $100 to $500 for dresses normally costing $1000 to $5000. They are also holding a grad dress sale on October 25 featuring 90% off savings. Both of these sales are the largest in Stella’s history. To learn more about Stella’s Bridal & Evening Collections, visit www.stellasbridal.com

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