We can’t believe this is our last store of the month post for 2016! This year has flown by and we have plenty more coming up for you in 2017. December’s store of the month is Christianne Bridal Couture in Montreal, Quebec.
How and when did you start Christianne Brunelle Couture?
While shopping for my own wedding dress as well as helping my friends, I wished there was a boutique that offered simple, yet beautiful designer wedding dresses. This needed to be complimented by individual service no matter what the bride’s budget. Over eight years ago I set out to create a new standard of excellence in Montreal for wedding dress shopping. Over one thousand happy brides later, I feel that my team and I have succeeded.
Describe the store in four words:
Chic, cosy, intimate, experience.
What is your favourite part of your job?
We laugh, we cry, and hug a lot at Christianne Brunelle. We would all agree that the best part of the job is to take part in one of the most beautiful moments in a woman’s life and to help create the perfect day.
What tips would you offer to brides?
One of the most important pieces of advice that we give to brides is to “go with your heart.”
Reflecting back on the year, what was your favourite trend for 2016?
Everyone at the store would probably say boho chic, and the appearance of new dusty and pastel colours like blush, nude, mocha, dusty rose…
What is your favourite gown from the Lis Simon 2017 collection?
It’s one difficult question. We all have different tastes but I think the one who has everyone’s blessing is Idina. Beautiful in its simplicity with the right amount of lace and hint of sexiness.
What does 2017 have in store for Christianne Brunelle Couture?
A lot! First, due to an increase in appointment demand, we will be open on Sundays, until the end of the busy season. Also, we are planning for the beginning of February to set up a second showroom! The Loft by Christianne Brunelle will be focussing on ready-to-buy dresses, as well as samples from previous collections. The win-win offer is to offer designer dresses for less as well as offering a quick solution for the last minute brides and to give room to beautiful new collections we have in the store.