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National Bridal Market Chicago - March 16-18

We've recovered from the travel, set up and show and have found some time to post some happy memories with customers who took the time from their busy schedules to come and visit our booth. To reach the customer web site, click on the picture.

It's always nice to see fellow Canadians like Patricia from Pearl Bridal House who came to Chicago from Port Credit ON.

It's always nice to see fellow Canadians like Patricia from Pearl Bridal House who came to Chicago from Port Credit ON.

Suzi (in white) and staff of Weddings 826 in Chicago share some bubbly while visiting.

Suzi (in white) and staff of Weddings 826 in Chicago share some bubbly while visiting.

Julie (L) and staff of Mira Couture of Chicago gave us a home-town welcome.

Julie (L) and staff of Mira Couture of Chicago gave us a home-town welcome.

Sarah (L) from It's Your Day Bridal in Windsor ON never misses a visit to Chicago to see Elen and Vela.

Sarah (L) from It's Your Day Bridal in Windsor ON never misses a visit to Chicago to see Elen and Vela.

Rebecca (L) and her staff from Rebecca's Bridal Boutique always bring a smile from Louisville KY

Rebecca (L) and her staff from Rebecca's Bridal Boutique always bring a smile from Louisville KY

Jill of Pierra's Bridal in Shelby Township MI shares hugs with Elen and Angie.

Jill of Pierra's Bridal in Shelby Township MI shares hugs with Elen and Angie.

It's always a joy to see Janice (in white) from Adore Bridal & Specialty from Morton IL.

It's always a joy to see Janice (in white) from Adore Bridal & Specialty from Morton IL.

Stacey (just behind always smiling Vela (R)) and staff from Bridal Elegance of Torrance CA.

Stacey (just behind always smiling Vela (R)) and staff from Bridal Elegance of Torrance CA.

It's always a pleasure to see Michelle and her staff from Belle Amour in Toledo, OH

It's always a pleasure to see Michelle and her staff from Belle Amour in Toledo, OH

Jaehee (L) of Jaehee Bridal in Englewood NJ with model Tanya.

Jaehee (L) of Jaehee Bridal in Englewood NJ with model Tanya.

Thank you to the National Bridal Market who provided the Saint Patrick's Day good luck in the form of a real-live Leprechaun seen here with Tanya our model.

Thank you to the National Bridal Market who provided the Saint Patrick's Day good luck in the form of a real-live Leprechaun seen here with Tanya our model.

Cate from Little White Dress in Denver CO is standing between Elen (R) and Angie.    

Cate from Little White Dress in Denver CO is standing between Elen (R) and Angie.

 

 

Extra-Long, Marabou trimmed, Velveteen Cape designed by Elen-Henderson of Malis-Henderson shown at the National Bridal Market Chicago March 2016

2016 Spring New York Fashion Show

Just in, here is the video from the New York International Bridal Week fashion show, featuring three outstanding bridal fashions by Elen Henderson.

1. Floral Cloche and Veil
2. Floral Shawl & Veil
3. Champagne Petals and Diamantes Veil (The veil that wowed Chicago and New York)

 
 

A Fabulous New York International Bridal Week!

Just back from The New York International Bridal Week, and how great it was to see new and long time customers, friends in the industry, and the all the organizers who did a great job in keeping everything running well.

Here are three of our styles that drew the breath from the audience at the fashion show.
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Fashion Show Floral Cloche and Veil

Fashion Show Floral Shawl & Veil

For our showstopper in both Chicago and New York, Elen created this magnificent one-of-a-kind veil with champagne petals and  clear diamantes. Needless to say the crowd was wowed and the cheers were loud!

Champagne Petals and Diamantes

Champagne Petals and Diamantes

Saying Goodbye to Cynthia

I wanted to share a corner of this blog to honour the life of Cynthia Vitacollona who passed away this Spring. She was a dear friend, known throughout the bridal industry, and loved by family, friends, and customers alike. - Peace and Love

Comeback of the Long Veil

On the catwalks in London and New York, it is clear that long veils are making a strong comeback. What is more romantic and beautiful than the vision of a bride making her entrance, enveloped in the soft flow of an illusion or faux-silk veil?

Our 2014 Collection (sneak a peek at the “Garden Veil”) will feature stunning Alençon laces with hints of gold or silver, delicate Chantilly laces, pearls and diamanté detailing on long veils that will embrace the bride’s gown and create that magical look.

Elen Henderson's Garden Veil paired with a stunning gown from Sassi Holford recently wowed the crowd at the New York International Bridal Week Fashion Show

Elen Henderson's Garden Veil paired with a stunning gown from Sassi Holford recently wowed the crowd at the New York International Bridal Week Fashion Show

From the Jan-Feb 2014 Issue of BRIDES Magazine in the UK

From the Jan-Feb 2014 Issue of BRIDES Magazine in the UK

Brandi's Bridal Galleria at Wedplan

Brandi's Bridal Galleria will be showing some fabulous Malis-Henderson headpieces and veils at the Wedding Planner & Guide Winter Bridal Show to be held January 11 and 12, 2014 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in Madison, WI. The Fashion Show takes place at noon and at 3:00 PM each day. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Brandi's Bridal Galleria, at www.wedplan.com, or at the Alliant Energy Center on the day of each show.

Come back to the blog after the event when we will have some pics for you to view.

Brandi's Bridal Galleria 12 14th Street New Glarus, WI   53574 Tel: 608-527-4436 brandisbridal@yahoo.com  

Brandi's Bridal Galleria

12 14th Street

New Glarus, WI   53574

Tel: 608-527-4436

brandisbridal@yahoo.com

 

Alliant Energy Center of Dane County John Nolen Drive Madison, WI

Alliant Energy Center of Dane County

John Nolen Drive

Madison, WI

Welcome Bateau Bridal Boutique - Anchorage

Malis-Henderson is thrilled to welcome it's most northern authorized bridal boutique in the world with the addition of Bateau Bridal Boutique in Anchorage Alaska. Owners Tara and Elizabeth are known for their personal service and their wealth of expertise in making sure that every bride finds the dress and accessories to create that individual and special look they've always dreamed of. At Bateau the bride is not just a client, she is a friend.

 
 

Bacio Bacio's Wellington Magazine Splash

Thank you to the crew at Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon in Wellington Florida for featuring Malis-Henderson headpieces in their photo shoot that were chosen for the covers of The Wellington Magazine and The Wellington Palm Beach Brides. They were accompanied by an extraordinary artist, Laurent Dareau,  and here is his rendition of the shoot is with a stunning portrait of Joanna Smith

 
 

New York International Bridal Week - NYC

The flight was a few hours late into New York, the carpet delivery was late, and then came in the wrong color and had to be changed, but in the end and after much hard work, , the team was ready for the show opening the following morning!

Angie, Nicole, and Elen stand with Nicky, the beautiful New York model.


It was so great to see Marsha & George from Wedding Belles in Barrington, IL, customers for over 15 years. They have a beautiful store situated in a turn-of-the -century home that creates an ideal setting to find the perfect look.

We all miss Sherri !

 
 

National Bridal Market - Chicago (2) - The DEBIs

The highlight of the Bridal year, The DEBI Awards are held in Chicago's Field Museum, probably the best Natural History museum in North America, and home to Sue, the world's largest and most complete T-Rex. The black-tie affair occupies the entire ground floor of the museum, making it a spectacular venue for the awards.

Here are just a few of the images captured that night.

Thank you National Bridal Market for a fabulous event - as usual!

 
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Each year at the DEBIs, guests are greeted by models that line the two huge curved stairways leading to the second floor, showing designs from the DEBI Nominees. Here, the model is wearing Elen's fabulous design of a Runway Floral Headpiece and veil, with Elen proudly by her side.

Each year at the DEBIs, guests are greeted by models that line the two huge curved stairways leading to the second floor, showing designs from the DEBI Nominees.

Here, the model is wearing Elen's fabulous design of a Runway Floral Headpiece and veil, with Elen proudly by her side.

 

Angie with Sarah and Justin from It's Your Day in LaSalle Ontario (Windsor) stand on the steps leading to the entrance of the Field Museum

Angie with Sarah and Justin from It's Your Day in LaSalle Ontario (Windsor) stand on the steps leading to the entrance of the Field Museum

Elen with Shelly from Becker's Bridal & Formal in Fowler, MI ready to attend the DEBI Awards

Elen with Shelly from Becker's Bridal & Formal in Fowler, MI ready to attend the DEBI Awards

Elen with Alexis and Jonas from Le Salon with locations in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. A good time was had by all

Elen with Alexis and Jonas from Le Salon with locations in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. A good time was had by all

National Bridal Market - Chicago

 

 

Here's the center part of the showroom in Chicago. It was lot's of work, but we are thrilled with the results. The flowers really add that extra touch. to welcome our new and old customers.

 

Nicole & Elen after setting up

Nicole & Elen after setting up

Tanya shows one of the runway headpieces for the DEBI's

Tanya shows one of the runway headpieces for the DEBI's

Our beautiful model Tanya with a beautiful smile for all.

Our beautiful model Tanya with a beautiful smile for all.


Just got into Chicago, and took a break from our first day of set-up to go visit Weddings 826. What a beautiful store and wonderful people! Thank you for a wonderful time.

More photos as they come - stay tuned ! 

Angie, Suzie, Elen, and Caitlin

Angie, Suzie, Elen, and Caitlin

 
 

Lorenza (L) and Paul from One In A Million in Birmingham, MI with Elen, Angie, and Nicole from Malis-Henderson

Lorenza (L) and Paul from One In A Million in Birmingham, MI with Elen, Angie, and Nicole from Malis-Henderson


The fashion show is always the highlight of the first day. Here are two of the many of Elen's headpieces that wowed the audience.

VOW New World of Bridal - Atlanta (Part 2)

What a fabulous venue for a bridal show! It was elegant and spacious. People came from all over and were welcomed with Atlanta's Southern Hospitality. Here a just some of the many memories:

 

 
 
 
 

VOW New World of Bridal - Atlanta

The VOW New World of Bridal in Atlanta opened its doors today to visitors from bridal shops from all across North America. Here's a pic of Elen welcoming Michelle and Ashley from Belle Amour Bridal who came all the way from Toledo, Ohio

Michelle, Elen and Ashley (on right)

Michelle, Elen and Ashley (on right)

Dallas Bridal Market

 I just returned home from our first experience at the Dallas Bridal Market. It was great to meet so many nice people; some new customers, and customers where the show provided a first opportunity to meet.

Here are some of the many memories:

Our booth in Dallas

Our booth in Dallas

Dallas Bridal Market did a great job in creating a wonderful venue enjoyed by exhibitors and a beautiful buying environment for store owners,

A Malis-Henderson headpiece was chosen to be at the main entrance to the Dallas Market Center

A Malis-Henderson headpiece was chosen to be at the main entrance to the Dallas Market Center

 
THE THREE DALLAS MODELS  :-) (Elen in the middle)

THE THREE DALLAS MODELS  :-)
(Elen in the middle)

Elen welcomes Doreen and Ashley from Beautiful Weddings in Missoula, Montana to her booth at the Dallas Bridal Market. Visit their site at http://www.beautifulweddingsbridal.com/

Elen welcomes Doreen and Ashley from Beautiful Weddings in Missoula, Montana to her booth at the Dallas Bridal Market. Visit their site at http://www.beautifulweddingsbridal.com/

Elen and Nicole from Malis-Henderson with Rebecca from Azarue's Bridal and Formal in Bossier City, Louisiana http://www.azarues.com/ This is a morning pic from the Dallas Bridal Market, so those must be mimosa cocktails !

Elen and Nicole from Malis-Henderson with Rebecca from Azarue's Bridal and Formal in Bossier City, Louisiana http://www.azarues.com/

This is a morning pic from the Dallas Bridal Market, so those must be mimosa cocktails !