Vancouver bridesmaid dresses, Park & Fifth

Vancouver bridesmaid dresses, Park & Fifth

Photographs by Britney Gill

When Zoe Tisshaw designed her inaugural collection for Park & Fifth, she wanted to create dresses and separates that were simple and modern. “Our goal is to create re-wearable pieces that don’t just sit in the closet after being worn for the big day,” Tisshaw tells Real Weddings.

But what started as a by-appointment-only seventh floor studio in Gastown has evolved since their February 2016 opening. “We’re transitioning into a mixture of e-commerce and pop-up shops until we’re able to open a retail location,” says Tisshaw. And the growing team wants to serve more than just bridal parties. “We also want to provide artfully crafted, beautiful dresses and separates for year-round events, whether that’s Dîner en Blanc or a work Christmas party.”

Until then, you’ll have to book an appointment to visit the studio to try on sample sizes or order online. In studio, you can expect the bridal treatment, trying on different styles and colours until you find something you love. It’s a customized experience, but you can also buy off-the-shelf online.

Since joining the team in March, Jenny Wright-Harper plays a role in sourcing fabrics and designing the new collection. Their feminine style with modern lines and chic silhouettes is sure to catch some eyes this wedding season. And in muted palettes like grey, blush pink and handcrafted patterns, each piece is flattering and timeless. Made in their Vancouver production studio, shoppers can rejoice that their dress is purely local.