Blue Lace Dress

This dress was so lovely to create, from finding the fabric to piecing it together. I loved every minute of it. The lace overlay is gorgeous and the sleeves give it an elegance you just can not deny. To be worn for two weddings, my client was so pleased with the outcome, she had to put it on again when she got home from picking it up. I am so happy to help her illuminate the room with her presence in this beautiful piece.

Dresses should be made to be versatile as often as possible. I believe that with this one you can dress it up or down and wear it all throughout the year.


Every time you wear a dress it should help you to feel radiant and free. Free to be exactly yourself and comfortable throughout your entire day or event. I know what it feels like to be uncomfortable in your own skin and it helps so much to wear a piece of clothing that helps dissolve those feelings. Enter Moi! I can make sure that your dream dress is the perfect fit for your frame and vision.

(Photos are from my Holiday Fashion Show check out more from that coming soon!)

Beautiful work by;

Photographer Michelle Liane Photography

Hair Piece Bow Appetit By Marie

Looking for a custom dress or accessory? Let’s chat!

 your Designer,  amanda garrett

your Designer,

amanda garrett



Eloping in the Fall

At the end of last summer, I did an amazing collaboration with quite a few talented ladies. This Fall elopement shoot was incredible. We just got to the location just after a storm passed at 8am, it was a bit chilly that morning and very windy. But as we all arrived and got every thing set up, Models dressed and camera ready. It got warm, blue skies appeared and the sun created such great light peaking through the woods.

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Claireville Conservation in Brampton, Ontario is like a dream. Especially for a photo shoot, we had several landscapes to choose. From rolling Hills to a rocky road and even into the woods, no wonder we all had such a fabulous day! 

The couple were gorgeous and really so in love, which truly takes your breath away with such intimate moments. I was lucky to be apart of something so very special. If eloping were just like this, I think more couples would do it ;).

Creating this dress was really wonderful, from the first designs to the day of the shoot. It is romantic and flowing plus a little flirty underneath the beautiful veil like removable skirt. I love the way the wind carries and fills it up in some of the gorgeous pictures by Roxana Martinez Photography.

I hope this inspires you and fills you with so much joy!

Do you plan to have two dresses for your Wedding Day but it’s adding up to be too much for your Budget? A removable skirt may be the perfect option for you. Beautiful and elegant for down the isle and then a reveal for the reception and ready to dance the nice away. Check out the fun and flirty blog post of the amazing pink Wedding Dress that goes from twirly to cocktail hour. Contact ME Your Designer Amanda Garrett to get started on your dream two in one dress!|

Beautiful work by;

Published by: The Bride Link

Photography: Roxana Martinez Photography

Floral Design : Raindrops on Roses Floral Design

Design: Coordinate This Design & Decor Inc.

Cake : Cakelaine 

Dress : AMEG Designs

Beauty : Beauty by Sacha

Headpiece: Ilieana George - Couture Bridal Accessories

Credit to models:

Bride: Mariya Miloshevych 

www.mariyamiloshevych.com

Groom: Geoffrey Cameron

 


Thought of Eloping?

If you are interested in an elopement but still want some family and friends there, the best place to go is Coach House Weddings.

‘Elope– 1hr, up to 10 guests, weekdays only $950. Your legal ceremony, which lasts about 15 minutes, will have you married to the love of your life. Perfectly documented.  Our photographer will capture all your moments & details. Within 1 week, you’ll receive your fully downloadable gallery to print & share all your pics. Choice of either fresh flowers for you both, a wedding cake or champagne toast.’

I recommend this unique and wonderful experience!

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Into the Woods & Back Again

Last spring I created a simply elegant bohemian wedding dress for a Spring Photoshoot with Michelle Liane Photography. My favourite thing about these collaboration shoots, is that I am given a rough idea and can run with it. Being creative is one of the best things life can offer, the joy I feel when it all comes together is just the greatest thing! Working with so many other amazing creatives is so worth while. You will see that the beauty that comes from each of us illuminates through the moments that were captured in the shoot.

This couple was real, completely and totally in love and it shows. Little do you know the sweet nothings being whispered were pretty silly jokes which made her laugh so incredibly true. I know that my guy would be the same way, silly and trying to make me laugh, so people aren’t super lovey dovey and that’s okay! I think even on a wedding day being silly is one of the reasons she has chosen to be with him or vise versa. These captures are stunning and I am so happy that even though I was 7 months pregnant at the time I could totally be apart of it. You wouldn’t know that there were a million mosquitos and it rained basically the whole time, HA!

 

 Beautiful work by;

Photographer: Michelle Liane Photography

Floral Design: Raindrops on Roses

Make-up & Hair: Melissa Cutler

Cake Design: Lipstick Baker

Loving this style, or wanting something similar? I’m here for you, let’s get stared!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

Every Detail Matters

A few years ago now, I had the amazing opportunity to work with such a wonderful bride. Her dress needed some alterations and she wanted to add some accessories that made her feel so incredible on her wedding day. She had been nervous and had some doubts about the dress before the alterations. When your body changes during and after pregnancy, it can be hard not to worry about how clothes look on you now compared to what that used to be. Let me tell you though, my biggest goal is to help you look and FEEL absolutely beautiful inside and out. After altering and adding a fabulous sash to her dress, as well as, making a hair piece to complete the ensemble. She was absolutely stunning!

There are times where I end up doing alterations for other members of the bridal party and for this one I altered the sister of the grooms dress who was also a Bridesmaid. I love so much when I can be apart of making more than just the Bride happy. When every women I provide my services for can dance the night away at the wedding too! Take a look at how wonderful and happy both Bride and Groom were on the special day. You can also peek at the Bridesmaid dresses they were really stunning as well. Ahh, don’t you love reminiscing about the things that just turn out so well!

Photos captured by Picture Pro Studios

You can see more stunning photos of this wedding and more in their Galleries :)

Looking to have your dress altered perfectly, I am here for you Contact me!

Want something custom, I’ve got your back for that too, let’s get started!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

Summer in Caledon

I created a dress for a rustic stylized wedding shoot. A great collaboration of local businesses coming together thanks to Michelle Liane, an amazing photographer that brought her vision alive with through local businesses. The shoot was fantastic, set in Caledon, ON, she used the elements of the earth, and with the help of the wind shot some beautifully breath taking pictures. From the moment this dress was together, I fell in love! Every time I walked into my living room and saw it, this rush of excitement went through my veins. From start to finish this was a fun, whimsical piece to create. Thank you so much Michelle Liane Photography for including me in this fabulous experience.  I am so proud to have been apart of this and so excited that we were featured on The Bride Link blog. 

Beautiful work by;
Photography: Michelle Liane
Photography Assistant: Catherine Flanigan
Model: Rebecca Quinn
Dress Designer: AMEG Designs
Jewelry: Sanči
Hair Stylist: Lilian Wilson
Makeup Artist: Sarah Saccomanno - Makeup Artist
Florist: Raindrops on Roses Floral Design
Cake: Lipstick Baker Custom Cakes

If you're planning a farm/barn wedding, this dress would be the perfect style for the event! I find that elegant and simple is the way to go when it comes to these types of venues. SOME great venues in the GTA are; 

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Est. 2018

 

This Brand new Venue is a fabuslous desitination for your dream wedding. It has an abundance of beautiful settings for enchanting, rustic photographs. With it's high ceilings and clean canvas you can let your imagination run wild with this stuff 4300 sqft historic barn. Rainbow Valley Wedding Barn - Caledon, ON

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Fantastic Concept

Basically a one stop wedding shop, I love this! Providing all services under one roof or where ever you would like for that matter. However I love their little venue, super intimate and would be the perfect setting for a small wedding. It could even still be amazingly rustic if you wanted it to be. All you would need is a custom dress from A.M.E.G. Designs and the Coach House Weddings - Mississauga, ON

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The Dream

This one is beautiful for sure, you can choose from several areas to have your wedding and show case you in your perfect and elegant gown for your fabulous photos. Again making it as rustic as you wish. Fantasy Farm - Toronto, ON

Want to book for 2019 for a rustic style wedding dress or whatever you hearts desire? 

Contact Your Designer Amanda Garrett, it would be my pleasure to make all your dress dreams come true!

1970's Secret Garden Shoot

 

I love my collaboration shoots! It's great to be able to get a team of incredible creatives together and bring to life moments like these. THIS dress was so much fun to create. From finding this perfect lace, which challenged me because I had never worked with it before. It had quite a stretch to it and with the beautiful lines it has, patience and a good eye really needed to be used for this one. I wanted to do a 1970's piece because I think it is so wonderful to create from different eras, so be prepared to see some other staple pieces from specific times. The sleeves, neckline and hemline make this dress exactly what it is meant to be, timeless. Take a gander at what our amazing team did together and with only 15 minutes of light on the day of the shoot. 

The 1970's look for weddings is very on trend, from the dresses to the floral headpieces. It could be the simplistic look you've been searching for. There are several styles that would work for this look, the high neck and wide sleeves are just one of the many options. Mostly making one a kind and your very own, you could have an almost peasant style that is off shoulder and high lights your more playful side. Lace, lace and more lace, a long train of lace, with unlined lace sleeves, low v-back and high neckline would be on the more elegant side if that is the look you're going for.

 

Having a custom dress created from your vision and brought to reality can be the best possible decision you have ever made. The best part is it can be anything you want, from any era past or present and even a mixture to make it fun and modern.   

If you're considering having a custom dress and/or accessory for your special day, send an email my way. It would be my pleasure to make all your dress & accessory dreams come true!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

 

Beautiful work by;

Photo Credit Brendan McFater 

Floral Design Raindrops on Roses 

Make & Hair Beauty by Sacha

Model Catherine Flanigan