Canadian Couture

As a Vancouver bride it can be frustrating to see the thousands of styles of dresses in bridal magazines and know that you’re either going to have to cross the border to seek them out or hit up several gown shops. It’s easy to feel like our city’s been left out of the fun, but Manuel Mendoza dresses are here to assure you that not only do we have our own locally-based designers, they’re also fabulous!

Alongside Alison Hartford, Mendoza crafts custom-designed dresses that are sure to get even the pickiest bride swooning, and he does it all from downtown Vancouver.

Custom designs need little promotion. After all, what’s not to love about something that’s been specifically created to hug each of your curves and highlight every one of your assets? But what we love even more about Mendoza is that he comes into it ready to inspire you with his own design tendencies, which run the spectrum from full-skirted fanciful to sophisticated and simple satin numbers.

Right now we’re especially loving the flair of 40s fashion that showed up in his latest collection (like the short slip above) which would look timeless paired with a matte red lip and some refined jewelery.

Browse the Manuel Mendoza gallery here.


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