You Deserve Beautiful things for Your Big Day
Weddings are a joyful time, but planning one and getting everything just right can be stressful. Casey Castle, owner of The Gallery Bridal Boutique on 7th started her business 26 years ago with her passion for being a dressmaker. She loved to create beautiful things and now applies that creativity to seeing every bride look – and feel – her best.
“I get to come into the ultimate ladies’ closet, dress beautiful brides and do this every day. It just doesn’t get any better than this,” Casey says. “I love what I do.”
Set in a 1920s heritage home, the boutique is everything a bride-to-be could hope for. There’s even a garden behind the house which Casey invites those who work in the downtown to come to and enjoy at lunchtime. It’s a flower-filled English country garden complete with a pond and fish – the ideal backdrop to a relaxed bridal experience.
Everything a bride needs (except shoes and a groom) will be found at the Gallery Bridal Boutique and Casey is with you every step of the way. From wedding gowns to accessories, some of the stunning items are even expertly hand-crafted by Casey.
“I try and create something different every now and then,” she says of the jewelry and headpieces she designs. “I use all different components to make headwear and I started designing bridal jewelry about 16 years ago. I can make custom pieces on request. If you can dream it, I can make it.”
“Every bride needs validation and to be accepted for who they are.” Casey Castle
Casey sees the demands put on brides when planning their wedding to make everyone happy. She wants her boutique to be a place for them to be appreciated and understood.
“Every bride needs validation and to be accepted for who they are,” says Casey.
As a perfectionist, Casey became one of the highest paid dressmakers in B.C. using the sewing machine her husband bought her before they were married. She applies that perfectionism to her boutique now. All wedding gown alterations are done in-house. She was also offered a position as a bridal headpiece designer in Toronto, but turned it down to continue to provide a local bridal experience.
“I only want to work with beautifully made things,” she notes. “I don’t want to work with anything that is less than perfect.”
Casey also donates dresses to associations like Prince George Dress Dreams, as well as donating part of the proceeds from the jewelry she makes to a women’s charity in the community.
“I love what I do because I’m fulfilled by it,” she says. “I see other people’s joy in the whole process and that really makes me happy.”
If you desire beautifully made bridal fashion and the people who understand how important your big day is, you need to see Casey at The Gallery Bridal Boutique on 7th.