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What Being a Good Bridesmaid Means to Me
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What Being a Good Bridesmaid Means to Me

There’s way more to it than holding the bride’s dress while she tinkles… Let’s discuss, shall we? Now that 2017 is about to close, and the season slows for a short time, I always find myself doing a bit of reflecting. Especially this year where I find Elise Tonn Designs ready to shoot for bigger...

Big City Wedding – Bridges Restaurant Vancouver
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Big City Wedding – Bridges Restaurant Vancouver

It’s been a very exciting summer, one of the most memorable by far. My big sis Leeza was married back in August and the photos are in! This was a pretty special task for me and something I always looked forward to being able to do for her! I have taken photos and video throughout...

Elise’s Restored 1952 Vintage Wedding Dress Photoshoot
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Elise’s Restored 1952 Vintage Wedding Dress Photoshoot

It’s like when you were a little girl, trying on your mother’s clothes. A dress is more than just fabric covering a body; it can hold a feeling, a memory… and nothing is more special than a wedding dress. When you put on a dress that was worn by someone close to you you get...

Vintage Wedding Dress Restoration: Cleaning
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Vintage Wedding Dress Restoration: Cleaning

The amazing thing, I find, about a vintage dress is the history it seems to hold. But what if that history has left a beautiful dress yellowed from age? About a month ago I got around to looking through my Grandmother Elise’s suitcase that my aunt had bestowed upon me. I was merely expecting to find...

Spreading Some Super-Hero Joy for BCCHF
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Spreading Some Super-Hero Joy for BCCHF

Last weekend I got the chance to bring out the Wasp costume for another event. This was a special one though… My husband and I dressed up (along with nearly 50 other costumed heroes!!) in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. A great cause no doubt, and the kid’s loved it. It was a massive...

Marvel At The Amazing Wasp Cosplay
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Marvel At The Amazing Wasp Cosplay

Geeks, Nerds, Fans – Unite! What a crazy week! My cohorts and I accomplished 2 insane comic and entertainment conventions in a row, let’s just say I’m exhausted (especially since contracting the worst cold/flu ever inthe aftermath).

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Meet Elise Tonn

As some of you know I named my business after my grandmother, and I thought I would tell you a little bit more about her. You can read the  following on my new bio page there you can also find more info about me.

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Part 2 Boning and Bodice Lining

This is my second video of the “Making of Britney’s Wedding Dress” series. In this one I am putting in the boning for the bodice and cutting and sewing the lining for the bodice. I chose to do “exposed” boning, which means the casings and actual boning our sewn to the outermost layer making them...

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The Making of a Wedding Gown

Not just any gown, my gown! When I decided to take on the task of designing and making my own gown (and my maid-of-honor! I know, crazy!) I wanted to document it in a way that I would remember and clients could witness the feat that it was. This is by no means a “how-to”...

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