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By: Andrea Ng
By: Andrea Ng "My favourite part about my wedding was being able to marry my best friend while celebrating in the most magical garden with all of our loved ones. That was our favourite part of the wedding because that's what the day was all about: Love! And there was plenty of it around us!"
      By: Andrea Ng In the middle of the Devon countryside in England on July 3, 2016 our lovely Blush bride, Genna, said "I do”. Sean and Jenna were married with a humanist ceremony, allowing them to freely choose how, when and with to create their wedding day. 
By: Andrea Ng This beautiful Okanagan bride is none other than our bridal manager, Brittany. She said 'yes' to the man of her dreams in a romantic secret garden styled vineyard wedding at the award winning Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Okanagan B.C.

About the Studio

The Studio

In business for over 10 years, Blush Bridal is a locally female owned & loved business at the forefront of the high fashion bridal & wedding gown heart of Canada. Curating the top designer brands and present at each runway show in New York and Barcelona, Blush carries renowned and award winning designers Vera Wang, Berta, Zuhair Murad, Hayley Paige, Nicole Miller, Rosa Clara & Jessica Williams of Alvina Valenta.

Blush Bridal’s consistent on point service and dedication to bridal fashion has made the salon the recipient of numerous awards within Canada. Winning the Canadian Wedding Industry Award for Best Bridal Salon in Western Canada, Wedding Industry Experts Award for Best Bridal Salon in BC, Canada and 2nd Worldwide. Small Business BC winner for Best Employer as well as numerous local and national awards from wedding industry leading publications such as Wedluxe Magazine and local publications The Georgia Straight, North Shore News, The Westender & Rocky Mountain Bride.

Blush Bridal Studio


Our Team

Monti Samuel & Iva Pownall
Managing Partners of Blush Bridal
Partners in Crime

Monti is truly our leader extraordinaire who has been in the fashion and hospitality industry for 20+ years, and continues to live and love every aspect & moment of it.  An amazing professional whom you will instantly trust to help you find your perfect gown.  A huge promoter of local wedding businesses in Vancouver, her goal is to create a supportive environment for all to succeed.  She comes from an international background having lived, worked and studied in North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean and brings this experience and knowledge into the salon and to the bride. Pick a country and location for your wedding and she has likely been, lived or planned a wedding there, so make sure to ask! 

Favourite places in the world: Barcelona, British Virgin Islands, and Thailand to name a few
Your favourite flower: Peonies & Lilies
Lannister or Stark? Mother of Dragons
Do you watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette: Embarrassingly and consistently so
Which wedding gown designer would you wear? I’d have to wear two, Vera Wang & Berta.


Iva is the perfect combination of sense and sensibility, with 10+ years as a textile design specification consultant and a career in the financial markets, she combines her skill of patterning and design with pragmatism, becoming the best friend you have always wanted when shopping for a gown. Patient and kind, Iva is the happiest when she can focus single-mindedly on you from start to finish. Make sure to ask Iva about her horse, but careful, she may never stop talking!

Favourite places in the world: Anywhere and everywhere in Provence, France
Your favourite flower: Peonies and tubor roses
Lannister or Stark? Sorry, Who?
Which wedding gown designer would you wear? Rosa Clara for her timeless elegance

Operations Manager
Monti’s right & left hand

Brittany is nothing short of bridal amazing. From a fashion design degree and background she brings a wealth of bridal gown information to her brides that is unsurpassed. Brittany lives and breathes high fashion bridal and her love and care for her clients and gowns shines through each step of the way in their journey with her. Brittany has been with Blush for 9+ years.

How would your friends describe you? Kind & patient
What is your wedding gown consulting style: I like to educate my brides on the quality and construction of each gown that they consider so they can make an informed decision
Favourite places in the world: Fiji
Your favourite flower: Hydrangeas
Lannister or Stark? Team Stark
Which wedding gown designer would you wear? I wore a beautiful Vera Wang ball gown
What do you LOVE about Blush: What’s not to love? I get to come to work and play dress up with couture gowns every day. I absolutely love our Blush family; we are all very unique, empowered and passionate about bridal


Bridal Consultant and Social Media Director
English & Cantonese

Andrea’s bridal style is forthright and refreshing. Brides comment constantly on her relaxed demeanor and ability to set everyone at ease while having a fun and informative consultation session. Her amazing social media keeps Blush relevant for you on-line everyday.

How would your friends describe you? Outgoing & bubbly
Favourite places in the world: Barcelona, Spain & Lagos, Portugal
Your favourite flower: Peony
Do you watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette: Why is this even a question… YES.
Which wedding gown designer would you wear? Berta
What do you LOVE about Blush: The work environment, the managers, and the culture


Bridal Consultant
Whale Lover

Chelsey has always seen her career in bridal couture, starting in bridal early in her career and ever curious about the continuing evolution of this growing element of fashion. Chelsey is our resident Hayley Paige specialist who may know more about the gowns than Miss Hayley Paige herself!

How would your friends describe you? Big hearted & family oriented. Loves the ocean
What is your wedding gown consulting style: I believe that choosing a wedding gown is an emotional decision and not a logical one. I try to urge my brides to pick the gown they love the most instead of the one that makes the most sense. As Miss Hayley Paige said “You are basically a sparkly Batman for the day, so don’t be afraid to be daring and exciting with your wardrobe choices!”
Favourite places in the world: St Maarten in the West Indies and New York
Your favourite flower: Peonies of course!
Lannister or Stark? Team Daenarys!
Which wedding gown designer would you wear? A ball gown from my girl Hayley Paige ☺
What do you LOVE about Blush: We have such a great staff. I love working closely everyday with such strong, smart & inspiring women. Everyone here is dedicated to ensuring our brides have the best experience possible. I also happen to think that our selection of gowns is spectacular.


Bridal Consultant & Clothing Designer
English & Mandarin

Theresa is a fashion design graduate and clothing designer in her own right. She brings a practiced eye and keen sense of design and flair to her brides.  Her specialty is the Vera Wang bride and the intricacies and exclusive custom options available and unique to Vera.

How would your friends describe you?  Caring, kind & creative
What is your wedding gown consulting style: Making the time to get to know you, your background, your vision and shaping from there, the gown that suits your personality and style.
Favourite places in the world:  Dubai
Your favourite flower:  Roses, classic
Lannister or Stark? Team Stark
Which wedding gown designer would you wear?  Vera Wang
What do you LOVE about Blush: It’s the happiest place on earth for brides.