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Vancity Vendor: Truvelle Bridal

November 28th, 2014 by Jeannine

 
Vancity Vendor: Truvelle Bridal

Gaby Bayona - Truvelle Bridal - photo by Kirill Bordon Photography Like mother, like daughter… Gaby Bayona, the designer behind Truvelle Bridal, has been around a sewing machine for as long as she can remember. Her mother owns a custom wedding dress shop in New Westminster, which was where she spent a lot of her free time at after high school. The gowns she designed there ended up being quite popular with clients which helped build up her confidence. As much as she loved working with brides to create custom gowns, her passion for making her own designs grew stronger and stronger that she decided to start her own bridal line. Truvelle Bridal was created a year ago and is rapidly gaining popularity.

Truvelle Bridal creates unique and modern wedding dresses, designed by Gaby. Prices of the dresses range from $1,750 to $2,450 and each gown is made to order. Truvelle currently has 15 designs to choose from and Gaby plans to introduce 8 new ones per year. Their showroom is located in the heart of Gastown and is available by appointment only. To keep tabs on Truvelle, be sure to visit the following social media links… who knows maybe I will be blogging about future promotions for them too so keep checking here too ;)

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Berkeley by Truvelle Bridal - photo by Blush Photography

A Few Words With Gaby…

Truvelle Bridal - photo by Kirill Bordon Photography What do you have to offer for brides with lower budgets?
“One of my main goals is to create Vancouver-made, reasonably priced, and beautifully constructed gowns. I want to keep my price point fair & accessible, so many of the Truvelle dresses are priced under $2,000.”

Which design is your favourite so far? What design is your most popular so far?
“I’m really proud Nicolet. A ton of work & revisions that went into the design and the pattern, and I’m happy I was able to balance lace, sequins, and chiffon without creating an overwhelming / busy looking gown. Sales-wise, Eden is my most popular gown. On the internet, Sierra has been gaining huge amounts of traffic!”

Nicolet by Truvelle Bridal - photo by Blush Photography

Nicolet by Truvelle Bridal - photo by Blush Photography If a bride needs a dress in a short period of time, how do you accommodate that?
“We do all production in Vancouver, so we can certainly accommodate rush orders! I’ve even been known to create gowns myself, if the time frame is tight.”

What kind of dress would make the biggest impact on a small budget? Do you have a certain dress in store that will give the wow factor for a budget price (under $2,000)?
“Many of our gowns are under $2,000, so there are a ton of options to choose from. If a bride is looking for wow factor, then I’d definitely steer her towards our rose gold gowns : Rochelle ($1,750) and Eden ($1,850) are among my favourites.”

Eden by Truvelle Bridal - photo by Blush Photography

What do you enjoy most about your job?
“I honestly enjoy all parts of my job – even the parts I grumble about. Being a small business run by an intimate team, everybody wears multiple hats. I love having so many roles I can bounce between, from admin to design to sewing. Outside of specific roles, I love the fulfilment I get from my line of work. Not only do I get to be in a creative field, but I’m in an industry tied to such a happy moment in people’s lives.”

Truvelle Bridal - photo by Kirill Bordon Photography

Taylor by Truvelle Bridal - photo by Blush Photography What one piece of advice would you give to a bride when it’s time to choose a dress?
“Choose something that you feel happy and beautiful in. It seems like a no-brainer, which is why it makes me sad when girls end up with something they don’t love because of what their entourage said or because of what society deems acceptable for a wedding.”

What one piece of advice would you give to a bride and groom for their wedding?
“Don’t sweat the small stuff, because in the end it’s the big picture that leaves a lasting impression.”

Truvelle Bridal - photo by Kirill Bordon Photography

To contact Gaby, visit her website

All photos provided by Truvelle Bridal

Photographer Credits: All product photography by Blush Photography, All studio photos and Gaby’s headshot by Kirill Bordon Photography (Vancity Vendor)

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Comments

  • October 15th, 2015 at 4:27 pm
    Morgan says:

    Hi im a 17 year old female from canada I was wondering about the sparkly v neck dress with the bow, how much would it cost to make?

     
  • October 15th, 2015 at 4:36 pm
    Jeannine says:

    Hi Morgan

    You will have to contact Truvelle directly to inquire. You can get their contact info here: http://truvelle.com/pages/get-in-touch

    Good luck!

     

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