Your wedding is a day that will be captured in photo and even video, and will be remembered for years to come, which is why you want to look nothing short of fabulous. Making sure you have those finishing touches are just as important as having the perfect gown or suit. We’re sharing our five favourite Canadian jewelry designers to help you find the pieces that speak to you, that will compliment your attire, and make you shine on your big day.
Joanna Bisley is an award winning Canadian Bridal Accessories and Wedding Jewelry designer based in Calgary, Alberta in the foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Joanna and a small team of artisans create heirloom bridal accessories for the contemporary bride who is looking for something unique and timeless.
“It is our priority to hand craft every design with the utmost care and use only the finest materials including Swarovski Crystals, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and 14kt goldfill” says Joanna. The extensive collection can adorn the boho inspired bride who wants something organic and earthy to the classic bride who covets pearls and crystals. Joanna welcomes custom designs for the bride that is looking for something uniquely her own and works one on one with the bride to bring her vision to fruition.
The bridal collection with its distinctively vintage and feminine aesthetic has become a favorite with brides throughout Canada and the US. Her designs have been featured on CTV and in Avenue Magazine, Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine, Blush Magazine and Confetti Magazine.
Blair Nadeau Bridal Adornments was established in 2009, born out of our love of both bridal and fashion. Over the years, we have combined these two loves to create curated collections of modern and yesteryear inspired adornments, millinery and veils.
All of our adornments and veils are meticulously crafted by hand in our sweet little atelier in the greater Toronto area, using the finest and highest quality materials sourced from around the world. Utilizing traditional techniques applied in a modern fashion, we create inspired adornments for today’s discerning bride. All of our designs are made to order, nothing is mass produced. Each piece is given the love and attention it deserves and is handcrafted individually for its recipient.
Our work has been worn by Canadian actresses, gifted to celebrities including Gwen Stefani, Drew Barrymore & Scarlet Johannson, and Kortney Wilson from Masters of Flip. We have been featured in British Vogue & Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Italia, and has graced the covers of magazines, newspapers and hundreds of editorial features, in addition to countless top wedding blogs and style blogs. Our work has been staple accessories on all four seasons of the hit CW Television show Reign, Riverdale and Charmed.
Davie & Chiyo emerged in 2008 as a pet project for Vancouver sister duo, one a recent business school graduate and the other a stay‐at‐home mom, they both had a passion for all things handmade. They started small with a giftshop on Etsy selling handmade pouches and purses, and before they knew it were specializing in custom, one-of-a-kind clutches for every member of the bridal party. “We had never really planned on working in the bridal market—it found us.”
Fast-forward ten years and what was once a one sewing machine operation has grown into a multi-machine studio, with a growing team of artisans dedicated to their craft. Davie & Chiyo prides itself on the individual hand-craftsmanship of each of their pieces and the use of locally sourced materials, wherever possible.
The ultra-femme line boasts lush silks, decadent beading, airy chiffons, ruffles, lace, and workmanship so refined it’ll set your heart aflutter. Their passion for bridal has expanded beyond clutches to include a line of head-to-toe accessories and dresses with a worldwide following.
At olive + piper, we create timeless, classic and feminine pieces for our #oandpgirls that make you feel confident and beautiful. Whether it’s for everyday style, or those special moments that create some of life’s best memories, we’re here for you. We design jewelry you can wear through any season, while mixing in our favorite of-the-moment trends. Whether you’re looking for stud earrings, statement earrings, luxe bracelets, pendant necklaces or wedding jewelry for your big day, our pieces are easy-to-wear, versatile, and affordable…all with our signature touch of luxe!
Our selection of jewelry includes a handful of carefully curated pieces and a number of exclusive styles designed here at our Vancouver studio. Three years in, we started learning how to create our own designs because we really wanted to be able to control the materials and quality of each piece you wear. Most of our designs are crafted with 14K gold plating or silver-toned plating, glass crystals, cubic zirconia, hypoallergenic, and nickel free materials.
Sarah first started dabbling in jewellery design while she was in her second year of undergrad (at UOttawa!). She was taking Psychology + Communication, but found myself lacking a creative outlet. As something fun and artistic to do, she began to study metalwork and gemology in her free time. “I became slightly obsessed with design, and worked endlessly to perfect my technical skills. At this time I was also working two part time jobs, one of which was in the wedding industry – a magical little world that I also became fascinated with. When I graduated from university, I was so excited to be out of school. I finally had the time to focus on my designer dreams, and bridal fashion was the perfect place to land”.
Fast forward 12 years, and the SW Jewellery Studio is based out of the vibrant and artsy Glebe neighborhood of Ottawa, Canada. Sarah works alongside her team of makers, jr designers + stylists.
The SW collection is designed and made with precious metals, freshwater pearls, Swarovski Elements and gemstones. We handcraft every item with the utmost love and care. All pieces are made-to-order, then shipped to beautiful brides all over the world!
Whether you want a statement piece or that timeless sparkle, we know you’ll find that with one of these designers. Were you able to choose a favourite? Let us know in the comments below.
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