Ever since the debut of her wedding dress collection here on Burnett’s Boards, Vancouver’s Gaby of Truvelle has been a favorite wedding dress designer of mine, her work has graced this blog countless times, and her sequins & delicate lace gowns have taken the wedding world by storm.
To celebrate the launch of her fabulous new website and upcoming brand new collection of wedding dresses, Gaby takes us all on a tour of her design studio with images from Kirill Bordon Photography and provides tips and advice for brides considering a bespoke wedding dress. Oh – and her adorable hedgehog shares the limelight as well!
What is the inspiration behind the interior styling and design of your studio?
Truvelle operates completely in-house, so my main goal was having a balance of functionality (for production) and charm (for clients & the team). Since the studio already has great bones and tons of natural light, I made sure to keep things uncluttered and neutral.
How would you describe a Truvelle bride?
The Truvelle bride is intelligent, modern, and independent. She has a balanced and intentional lifestyle, with a knack for simplifying without over simplifying. She’s refined and effortless in all she does, with an energy people are drawn to.
Take us through a typical day in the Truvelle studio.
Our day usually starts at noon around the studio kitchen. We chat updates and anecdotes before continuing on to emails, shipments, production, new ideas, and good coffee. Along with the day-to-day, there’s always something new going on. We’re in the midst of moving into a second space and launching our 2015 collection so a lot of attention has been turned to that the past few weeks.
That being said, the entire operation has been constantly evolving since our launch 11 months ago. That’s one of my favorite things about the job – there’s so much room for innovation and fresh ideas! I’m really thankful to be doing what I do.
What are your top tips for brides who are considering a bespoke wedding dress?
1. Know what you want, because figuring it out along the way rarely ends well.
2. There may be a waiting list, so give yourself plenty of time. I personally create all of Truvelle’s custom wedding gowns; so can only take a limited amount of projects.
3. Communicate! Address concerns, revisions, and diet plans early on. Once a gown is finished, it can be very difficult to adjust.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a collection feature showcasing Gaby’s fabulous designs!