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From The Knot Couture Bridal Market - New York

 Francesca and her daughter Kara from   Francesca’s Bridal   in Lutherville MD with Elen. Friends and customers for 20 years. Always appreciated.

Francesca and her daughter Kara from Francesca’s Bridal in Lutherville MD with Elen. Friends and customers for 20 years. Always appreciated.

 What a wonderful event the Gala was, held at the magnificent New York Public Library

What a wonderful event the Gala was, held at the magnificent New York Public Library

 Angie and Elen pose with dear friend Nicole from     The Magnolia Brid e  in Kennersville NC. Nicole used to be a neighbour in Essex VT and has taken her bridal expertise to a warmer location.

Angie and Elen pose with dear friend Nicole from The Magnolia Bride in Kennersville NC. Nicole used to be a neighbour in Essex VT and has taken her bridal expertise to a warmer location.

 No - there was no rain. The umbrella’s were just there so people knew where to check in.

No - there was no rain. The umbrella’s were just there so people knew where to check in.

We’re ready to greet you!

Come Visit Booth 435
The Metropolitan Pavilion

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From The National Bridal Market - Chicago

It’s rare we find the time to add some memories to this page, but here are some of the people and styles that helped make the September Chicago Market a memorable one.

 From  Piera’s Bridal  in Shelby Township Michigan we have Piera on the left and Katrina (right) posing with Elen. Always a pleasure to see them in Chicago.

From Piera’s Bridal in Shelby Township Michigan we have Piera on the left and Katrina (right) posing with Elen. Always a pleasure to see them in Chicago.

 Angie and Elen worked hard to set up their gorgeous showroom.

Angie and Elen worked hard to set up their gorgeous showroom.

 From Birmingham Michigan, Elen and Angie greet Lorenza (center) from  One In A Million Bridal  .

From Birmingham Michigan, Elen and Angie greet Lorenza (center) from One In A Million Bridal .

 Always a joy to see fellow Canadians in Chicago! Karyn (l) and Christa (r) came all the way from  Chester & Felicity  in Halifax Nova Scotia.

Always a joy to see fellow Canadians in Chicago! Karyn (l) and Christa (r) came all the way from Chester & Felicity in Halifax Nova Scotia.

 Sherri from  Madeline’s Bridal  in Clovis California poses with Elen and two beautiful models who came by from  Bonny Bridal  to try on some headpieces and jewellery.

Sherri from Madeline’s Bridal in Clovis California poses with Elen and two beautiful models who came by from Bonny Bridal to try on some headpieces and jewellery.

Everyone had fun trying on some of the new Malis-Henderson styles for Spring 2019

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Chicago’s a wrap! See you in New York!

From The New York International Bridal Week

 Elen is thrilled to welcome  The Poinsett Bride  from Greenville South Carolina as a new authorized retailer. Here we have Jennifer to the left of Elen, then Vikki (owner) and then Kim.

Elen is thrilled to welcome The Poinsett Bride from Greenville South Carolina as a new authorized retailer. Here we have Jennifer to the left of Elen, then Vikki (owner) and then Kim.

 Gregory Cherico, President and Owner of Pittsburgh's  Anne Gregory for the Bride  spends some time with Malis-Henderson's Angie, and Elen

Gregory Cherico, President and Owner of Pittsburgh's Anne Gregory for the Bride spends some time with Malis-Henderson's Angie, and Elen

 Steven (with Angie) is from  Christina's Bridal  of Andover in Massachusetts.

Steven (with Angie) is from Christina's Bridal of Andover in Massachusetts.

Click on store name to visit their web site.

 Canadian Thanksgiving couldn't keep Angel (with Angie) away from New York. Angel is the owner of  The Novelle Bridal Shop  in Edmonton Alberta

Canadian Thanksgiving couldn't keep Angel (with Angie) away from New York. Angel is the owner of The Novelle Bridal Shop in Edmonton Alberta

 It's such a pleasure to see Joelle each year in New York. Joelle comes all the way from Lebanon's (the country, not Lebanon NH :-) ) renowned  L'Atelier Blanc  in Beirut.

It's such a pleasure to see Joelle each year in New York. Joelle comes all the way from Lebanon's (the country, not Lebanon NH :-) ) renowned L'Atelier Blanc in Beirut.

 No, we weren't photo-bombed. That's Carolyn in front of Kim and Jenny all from  The Wedding Shoppe  in St. Paul, Minnesota with Elen, Vela, and Angie

No, we weren't photo-bombed. That's Carolyn in front of Kim and Jenny all from The Wedding Shoppe in St. Paul, Minnesota with Elen, Vela, and Angie

 It sure didn't take long for Nicole to establish herself in Kernersville North Carolina after her move from Vermont.  The Magnolia Bride  is the state's newest jewel.

It sure didn't take long for Nicole to establish herself in Kernersville North Carolina after her move from Vermont. The Magnolia Bride is the state's newest jewel.

From the National Bridal Market Chicago - Sept 25, 2017

 It's always special to re-unite Elen (on left) and Sherri from  Madeleine's Bridal . Sherri came to the Chicago Market all the way from Old Town Clovis in California. Take the time to visit her store and  beautiful web site.

It's always special to re-unite Elen (on left) and Sherri from Madeleine's Bridal. Sherri came to the Chicago Market all the way from Old Town Clovis in California. Take the time to visit her store and  beautiful web site.

 
 In this beautiful pic, Tanya is surrounded by Leah and Derek from  Becker's Bridal  in Fowler, Michigan

In this beautiful pic, Tanya is surrounded by Leah and Derek from Becker's Bridal in Fowler, Michigan

Click on store name to visit their web site.

 Lisa on left from  Lili Bridals & Formals  in Tarzana California posing with our model Tanya.

Lisa on left from Lili Bridals & Formals in Tarzana California posing with our model Tanya.

 Tanya welcomes Natalie (on right) from  125 Bridal Boutique  in Plaistow, New Hampshire

Tanya welcomes Natalie (on right) from 125 Bridal Boutique in Plaistow, New Hampshire

 Elen welcomes Laura (on left) and Michelle from  Belle Amour  in Toledo Ohio

Elen welcomes Laura (on left) and Michelle from Belle Amour in Toledo Ohio

 It's always a thrill to see the crew from  Rebecca's Wedding Boutique  in Louisville, Kentucky. Rebecca, Madeline, Sam, [Elen] and Alex

It's always a thrill to see the crew from Rebecca's Wedding Boutique in Louisville, Kentucky. Rebecca, Madeline, Sam, [Elen] and Alex

 Laura from  Lace Bridal  in Brandon Missouri (on left)  takes a pause from the busy show with Vela.

Laura from Lace Bridal in Brandon Missouri (on left)  takes a pause from the busy show with Vela.

 The always fashionable Sara from  It's Your Day Bridal Boutique  in LaSalle Ontario is flanked by Malis-Henderson's Vela and Elen.

The always fashionable Sara from It's Your Day Bridal Boutique in LaSalle Ontario is flanked by Malis-Henderson's Vela and Elen.

FASHION MUSEUM PRIVATE OPENING NIGHT

The "vernissage" of Quebec fashion manufacturers at the Fashion Museum was a grand success. Invited guests gathered amid the 300+ year old stone walls of the venue at the Marché Bonsecours in Old Montreal to see a fabulous display of fashion including furs, boots, accessories, and of course bridal. Congratulations to the entire team from the museum who did such a fantastic job of arranging the displays

Here are some photos of the Malis-Henderson exhibit and the crowd from last night.

 Elen with some bubbly in front of the DEBI Veil.  

Elen with some bubbly in front of the DEBI Veil.
 

 Four fabulous headpieces from previous seasons designed by Elen.

Four fabulous headpieces from previous seasons designed by Elen.

 The DEBI Veil with the headpiece and veil worn by Elen's mom Miriam at her wedding in 1946

The DEBI Veil with the headpiece and veil worn by Elen's mom Miriam at her wedding in 1946

 Elen's Bridal Stole on a mannequin wearing a dress from one of our local Montreal customers,  Christianne Brunelle Couture

Elen's Bridal Stole on a mannequin wearing a dress from one of our local Montreal customers, Christianne Brunelle Couture

 Elen with Angie in front of some of the styles in our exhibit        

Elen with Angie in front of some of the styles in our exhibit

 



 

 Elen with Caroline Thérien who looks after Education and Research for the  Montreal Fashion Museum .

Elen with Caroline Thérien who looks after Education and Research for the Montreal Fashion Museum.

 Miriam Henderson (can you believe she's 92!), whose husband Dan founded Malis-Henderson poses in front of the headpiece and veil she wore at her wedding in 1946.

Miriam Henderson (can you believe she's 92!), whose husband Dan founded Malis-Henderson poses in front of the headpiece and veil she wore at her wedding in 1946.

 It was a busy night!

It was a busy night!

MALIS-HENDERSON AT THE MONTREAL FASHION MUSEUM

MALIS-HENDERSON is proud to have been chosen to display seven veils and headpieces in the bridal section of the Montreal Museum of Fashion. The museum, located in the Old Port District of Old Montreal, collects, preserves, and displays fashion originating in Quebec and dating from 1845 to the present. 

Research, conservation, education, dissemination: these are the cornerstones of the Fashion Museum’s activities. The Fashion Museum is thoroughly modern and future-focused, and an indispensable resource in the world of Quebec fashion and textiles. Its original, cutting-edge exhibitions attract connoisseurs and neophytes alike.

The exhibition runs from May 5, 2017 to December 30, 2017
at 363 de la Commune Street East, Montreal.

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National Bridal Market - Chicago March 19

It may be the launch of the 2017 Fall Collection, but flowers are everywhere this Spring. Headpieces, and bouquets made from "Tru-Touch" Flowers, Silk-screened Garden Veils, and Sequin floral patterns on veils are a big hit with the retailers.

The entire 2017 Fall collection can be viewed as of today at www.mhtiara.com

 Vela, Elen & Angie after setting everything up for visitors

Vela, Elen & Angie after setting everything up for visitors

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.