Winner: Taffeta & Tulle Bridal
This boutique bridal studio in Airdrie offers off-the-rack designer dresses and a wide selection of gowns for order. Current owner Marisza Cottam took over Taffeta & Tulle in 2018. Cottam’s passion for beautifully designed gowns began early on, when she started designing wedding dresses for her dolls. After studying fashion design and accumulating years of experience in the bridal industry, she began customizing gowns for brides. “I believe in providing brides with a personalized one-on-one bridal experience, and I pride myself in offering affordable gowns found nowhere else,” Cottam says. Taffeta & Tulle carries a range of Canadian designers, including Lis Simon, Bridalane and Cottam’s own Mish.Elle line, and offers customizable sizing, individual consultations and experienced alterationist referrals.