Each year Rodney designs and creates ready to wear wedding dresses that represent what he believes weddings should look like. His ready to wear line is avant garde while fully embracing all that is beautiful about a wedding. His ready to wear line does not mimic what can be found in wedding dress boutiques. Although this line is ready to wear, each piece speaks of its true individuality in a sea of over copied mass produced common designs. His designs are very unique in the market. His wedding dresses are made right here in St.John’s Newfoundland. You can’t get anymore Canadian than that. His corsets are also beautiful and functional (you do not need a bra or spanxs lol). They are made from either fiberglass or braided metal boning. They are comfortable and feel like second skin. They are meant to provide ultimate support while giving you that hour glass figure.
How to purchase: All our retail wedding dress are available for purchase in person at our studio or by telephone. We will be happy to help facilitate a telephone sale to ensure we have your correct size before shipping out your wedding dress.
Each ready to wear design will be custom fit to your measurements. We have and will never charge for alterations. It is our responsibility to ensure your wedding dress fits you correctly. This simply means, we take your full measurements because the ready to wear design you order will be hand made to your body. We do not pre-make industry standard sizes that are than altered to fit you. You’re ready to wear design is custom fit to your body. Rodney’s corsets are not just incredibly well made and beautiful they are functional. Brides do not require any type of under garments for support or “smoothing”.
Brides have several colour options in white, bone and blush tones for each ready to wear wedding dress. All other colour options are custom orders. Rodney selects fabric based on its weight, finish and draping characteristics for each ready to wear design. Brides do have the option to substitute fabrics in any ready to wear design. This fabric substitution will change the price.
We offer a cute service to our brides. We can make a replica of your wedding dress in miniature form so your flower girl can match you on your wedding day. We offer this service to brides that either purchase from us or have purchased from another bridal studio.
We are a full fashion design studio. We can look after your entire bridal party. We do not make specific industry standard bridesmaid dresses for our ready to wear line. The reason is simple. These dresses are hideous and we don’t understand why a bride would want their bridesmaids to spend a lot of money on a dress that’s not flattering, that does not fit and will never ben worn again (unless you have a cousin that wants to dress up as a women for Halloween). We work with a bride to work out a design that compliments her bridesmaid’s body shapes and her wedding theme. We also tailor each dress to each bridesmaid. You should not put the same design on each bridesmaid unless all your friends have the identical body shape. By doing this, one bridesmaid looks great. One looks like she’s homeless and another looks like she’s a prostitute. The design differences between bridesmaids is subtle and compliments each of them. In your pictures, you’ll never know that each dress is unique to each bridesmaid. When we sell long bridesmaid dresses, we offer to shorten them after the wedding into cocktail dresses at no charge. Hey, being a bridesmaid is expensive and we try to make it worth your while.
We have a lot of fun working with the mother of the bride (MOB). Again, we don’t make industry standard MOB dresses. We have nightmares when we see ruffles swallowing the head of a MOB or designs that make a MOB look older than matronly. 60 is the new 30 and MOB should feel special and beautiful on their children’s wedding day. We have several ready to wear designs we believe do just this and we always have our custom business to look after any special requirements or needs.
Rodney creates three styles of veils; cathedral, blusher and modern. All veils are created under custom designs. Veils can be fastened by a comb, pin, clip or tiara. All our tiara’s are made in Czechoslovakia. Our crystal belts range from elegant/simple to complex/extinguished. All our crystal belts are made right here in St.John’s by Rodney. They are not wholesale merchandise made in China. Rodney has created samples as an example of what you can order. If you fall in love with a sample, you can purchase it as a ready to wear bridal accessory. Rodney can design a custom accessory that will match your dress and or your wedding theme. Only your imagination limits what you can have made.
These are an example of the wedding dresses that are available in our studio. Please call us at 709-237-0990 to arrange a personal consultation or a SKYPE/FaceTime consultation to review the retail dresses that are available.
RTWB1 – Salena
This wedding dress embodies all the charm in a full ballgown with a subtle blush colour. Dupioni silk is used to bring about a nostalgic image that is light in weight while providing the fullness of a ballgown. A full crinoline supports the wedding dress’ shape. Woven crystal beaded lace is used on the corset with traditional lace ties. Hand made roses adorn the bodice and waist. 4500$
RTWB2 – Sandie
This wedding dress embraces the uncomplicated lines of a fishtail gown. Chinese silk is used because of its weight and unblemished finish. The corset frame with laces provides an intricate detail of the bodice without being brass. The stitch work adds to the simple beauty of the full design. The crystal belt is made from Swarovski crystals and faux pearls. There is no crinoline. 3000$
RTWB3 – Sade
This wedding dress uses a mermaid silhouette and tulle ruching to soften the overall appearance. The bodice is fully constructed corset with one shoulder and zipper back. The roses are hand made from silk organza. They are hand dyed and can be created in any colour or colour combinations. A custom crinoline supports the bottom train. 3000$
RTWB4 – Samara
This wedding dress deconstructs a mermaid design allowing it to drape naturally while not losing its fitted shape. It’s cap sleeves allow for a dramatic backless finish. Two different yet complimenting soft corded woven laces are layered to finish the overall soft image. Tulle inserts create a dramatic train with custom crinoline. 2800$
RTWB5 – Samantha
This wedding dress drops the waist of a traditional ballgown. Embroidered beaded lace adorns the corset bodice. The back is finished with laces and a modesty panel. Scallop from the lace is used to bridge the intricate detail of the beaded lace to the fullness of the soft tulle bottom. A full crinoline supports the bottom. 3000$. A neckpiece completes the design and can be ordered a la carte. 160$.
RTWB6 – Sabrina
This wedding dress takes a ballgown and modernizes it by removing the fullness and substituting a straight skirt with overlay train in Chinese silk. The bodice is a full corset with laces. It is made from woven beaded/crystal lace. Hand made silk organza roses are added. Off the shoulder scallop lace sleeves completes the modern design. 3200$
RTWB7 – Emma
This wedding dress is a full ballgown made from taffeta and silver thread woven corded lace. It’s bodice is a corset cut in a sweetheart silhouette and adorned in Swarovski and Preciosa crystals. It has an incredible exaggerated train with multiple pick ups. A full crinoline supports the bottom shape. The hem is finished with a woven lace. 3200$
RTWB8 – Eadie
This wedding dress is a drop waisted ballgown made from silver threaded poly Italian baroque Cathedral fabric. Embroidered silk rose appliqués are added along with hand beaded faux pearls. The bodice is a full corset with laces. The bottom has a medium crinoline with tulle overlay. The pink is only a suggest and can be made in any colour or intensity. In this wedding dress, the pink is a strong colour however, it can be softened to provide only a hint of colour. 2800$
RTWB9 – Saffron
This wedding dress is a modern twist on a classic fishtail design with train. The bodice is a full corset with zipper (but can be made with laces). It is peau de soir tiered ribbons with a taffeta bow. The colour can be made to match any wedding colour scheme. 3200$
RTWB10 – Sofia
This wedding dress is a drop waisted ballgown made from dupioni silk. It has a full crinoline and a ruched bodice sweetheart corset with laces. It also has woven crystal beaded lace appliqués. The pink tint is hand dyed here in St.John’s and can dyed to any colour or intensity. 3200$
RTWB11 – Sahra
This is a fishtail, cap sleeve extreme open back wedding dress with collar. It is made from double layering of woven lace and corded lace. It is lined in peau de soir. The roses are hand made. 1800$
RTWB12 – Ebonie
This wedding dress is a drop waisted ballgown without a crinoline liner and a double circle bottom. The dress is made from peau de soir. It has a full corset bodice. The back train embellishment is made from peau de soir and tulle. 2500$
RTWB13 – Sadie
This wedding dress is a couture ballgown with exaggerated bubble bottom. It’s made from metallic stretch taffeta with hand made roses with Swarovski crystals. This design can be made in any colour and is not considered custom. 2400$
RTWB14 – Elise
This wedding dress is a drop waisted ballgown with a full crinoline. It has full Swarovski hand beaded victorian corset top with silk lame full gown bottom and train. In silk lame (as shown) 5500$. In peau de soir 3000$.
RTWB15 – Elsa
This dropped waisted ballgown wedding dress has a medium crinoline which allows the raw silk bottom to flow free and puddle on the ground. It has an exaggerated train and a full hand beaded geometric Swarovski crystal sweetheart corset. The back has silk bottoms. 4500$
RTWB16 – Elizabeth
This wedding dress is a drop waisted peau de soir ballgown with full crinoline and pick up. The corset is sweetheart shaped with hand beaded cut glass with faux semi precious gems. 2800$
RTWB17 – Ellen
This dramatic drop waisted ballgown is strapless and semi backless. It has a half crinoline and a significantly exaggerated train in accordion pleats. The bottom of the dress is adorned with hand beaded Swarovski crystals. This wedding dress was originally made for a professional Latin ballroom dancer’s wedding. It can be made in any colour. In silk (as shown) 4500$. In peau de soir 2500$.
RTWB18 – Efinya
This wedding dress is our true cupcake ballgown. It’s a corseted top with two layers of crinoline. One layer can be removed during your reception. It is made from heavily crystal beaded lace. In silk (as shown) 4000$. In peau de soir 3000$.
RTWB19 – Estella
This wedding dress takes on the traditional cupcake ballgown but instills a creative beautiful nontraditional element. The bottom of the dress is a combination of silk netting, ostrich – duck and goose feathers. The bride has multiple options on lace selection including crocheted to woven and colour. 3500$