The search for the perfect dress is no longer a manhunt, it’s a love story. Norde Bridal’s Ottawa bridal boutique offers a relaxed environment full of inspiration and design-focused yet understated wedding dresses and accessories. Be part of the process by working with the expert in customizing current bridal trends to create an heirloom dress handmade just for you. Learn more about us.
MODERNIZING THE WEDDING DRESS EXPERIENCE
They made my beautiful wedding dress in less than 10 weeks!! Oh and I was not an easy client…I fell in love with 3 different dresses and they were so very awesome that they made my own dress with the details of all three dresses that I liked! Not to mention their dedicated time to learn about what I wanted, they made me feel welcome from the first instance I got into their beautiful store!! There was never a moment of pressure from their part to make a purchase! I also love the fact that all their designers are Canadian. It was a great pleasure to support this business and I am forever grateful to you for making me look and feel prefect of my wedding day! Big thank you!Olga
I had the most wonderful experience and found the most magical dress! Didn’t really think wedding dress shopping could be so much fun until I walked into the shop. It truly is like no other bridal shop in Ottawa. Thank you sooo much for going above and beyond and helping me to find my perfect dress.Kessia
I didn’t feel pressured at all to buy or decide on a dress, she explained everything, all the different styles of dresses, prices, how alteration work etc. And I love the small space, it makes the experience feel more personal!Athena
After visiting Norde yesterday, I feel such relief! I had no idea that the wedding dress shopping experience could be as good as it was. Not only was the shop absolutely perfect in every way, the dresses are all so flattering and comfortable. The problem I had before (not liking anything) was completely reversed and I am now trying to decide between several gorgeous pieces!Danielle
I am still reeling from the unbelievable experience I had at this gorgeous store. I really stressed about dress shopping and Jenna was amazing at talking me off the ledge. It was my first time dress shopping and she picked out gorgeous things for me to try in my price range and helped me understand all the customization options. My entourage had ample space to get comfortable during the appointment and the service and experience was amazing! Basically I got the best service I could ever hope for and I get to support a wonderful family business and talented designers.Ashley
Ahhh, I cannot say enough about Norde Bridal. Meghan was able to accommodate was last minute wedding and found me the dress of my dreams just 2 weeks before my wedding. Alterations were great! Dresses are modern and classic at the same time with beautiful real materials made ethically! Super professional service!Meg
Not only does Norde have absolutely gorgeous dresses, accessories and decor but the staff are so helpful and kind. I can not say enough good things! Meaghan has done an amazing job to make me feel comfortable, happy and excited! Highly recommend stopping by no matter where you are in the planning process.Ashley Z.
This was the first place I went to to look for dresses and it was the only place in the end. Everyone there made me feel so special and beautiful!! Honestly they will make any of your dreams come true. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted, but in the end I found a perfect, flattering, sophisticated, and timeless dress that is custom to me. It was such a pleasure to spend time with the girls at the shop and would 100% recommend Norde Bridal to find your perfect dress!Khalhela
WHAT WE DO
Indie Designers with Heart and Character
The Handmade Bride works with independent designers who put their heart and soul into each design, and wouldn’t have it any other way. They are true artists who create original gowns with a story behind each one.
We Listen and We Make it Happen
Our clients love how they actually feel heard at The Handmade Bride. We guide you through our selection of curated designs and consult on the fit, flattery and style. So much is possible with a full line of customizable dresses.
Curated Collections of Modern Handmade Gowns
The selection of gowns at The Handmade Bride combines elements of the unexpected and understated beauty. We host a number of sample gowns in the boutique. Brides can order the original design made-to-measure for them or customize it to create a truly one-of-a-kind dress.
Customiziation and Alterations
Customization is not a problem; it’s our process. Whether it’s a gown from our racks, a completely new creation, your dress from another store or a vintage masterpiece we are obsessed with making your dress the perfect fit. Our bridal stylists adore consulting on anything to do with wedding dresses and will guide you from beginning to end.
DESIGNER SHOWCASES We work directly with independent designers; this means that come to visit often! A Designer Showcase means that the Designer’s full collection will be in store for a short time. See our showcase schedule.
SPECIAL EVENTS We are all about creating amazing experiences for brides-to-be during their wedding planning process, we are always thinking up new events for our clients to enjoy. Find out what is coming up!
WEDDING SHOWS A few times a year, we have the privilege to attend and/or host some of Ottawa’s best wedding shows. We love wedding shows because they let us to show off what we do best and allow us to meet so many amazing brides-to-be! See our show calendar.