Juno Open house

In celebration of our grand opening, Juno had an open house party.  We gave full access to anyone who wanted to check out the dresses and the shop.  Here are some photos from the event.  Enjoy!

Bride-to-be, Paige, tries on a Mary Lee design flower crown while enjoying a glass of champagne.

Bride-to-be, Paige, tries on a Mary Lee design flower crown while enjoying a glass of champagne.

Photo by Cassandra Lu

Photo by Cassandra Lu

Photo by Cassandra Lu

Photo by Cassandra Lu

Photo by Cassandra Lu

Photo by Cassandra Lu

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Photo by Cassandra Lu

Photo by Cassandra Lu

Open house attendees mingle around Juno's fitting rooms. Photo by Cassandra Lu

Open house attendees mingle around Juno's fitting rooms. Photo by Cassandra Lu

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Juno owner, Claire Ketterer, poses for a picture with her aunt Barb. 

Juno owner, Claire Ketterer, poses for a picture with her aunt Barb. 

Close-up details of a Truvelle dress. Photo by Cassandra Lu

Close-up details of a Truvelle dress. Photo by Cassandra Lu

Photo by Cassandra Lu

Photo by Cassandra Lu

Photo by Cassandra Lu

Photo by Cassandra Lu

Sara, Becca and baby Norah admire the unconventional gowns. Photo by Cassandra Lu

Sara, Becca and baby Norah admire the unconventional gowns. Photo by Cassandra Lu

Claire Ketterer's siblings and family friends catch up by the front desk. 

Claire Ketterer's siblings and family friends catch up by the front desk. 

Lauren and Madison, of St. Louis, try on Mary Lee Designs flower crowns. 

Lauren and Madison, of St. Louis, try on Mary Lee Designs flower crowns. 

Hair piece from the Untamed Petals collection. Photo by Cassandra Lu

Hair piece from the Untamed Petals collection. Photo by Cassandra Lu

 

By Laura Kohnen

ABOUT OUR DESIGNERS: DAALARNA

Our dresses that travel the furthest come from Budapest, Hungary. Daalarna designs gowns that are feminine, refined and timeless.

Daalarna’s chief designer, Anita Benes, feels that a successful designer is someone that never compromises quality, professionalism, and customer service. Benes ultimate goal is to bring bride’s dreams to life. Her ideal client is a bride that wants to enjoy her wedding day as a real woman. To Benes, this means that the bride wants to preserve her individuality and not feel like she’s dressing in a fancy costume on her wedding day

Daalarna's chief designer, Anita Benes. 

Daalarna's chief designer, Anita Benes. 

Along with wedding dresses, Daalarna also creates eveningwear and kidswear. Each Daalarna product is tailor-made for individual orders. The dresses abide by the philosophy of style with the highest quality.

 

 

By Laura Kohnen

About Our Designers: Truvelle

In 2013, Gaby Bayona took the Vancouver bridal industry by a storm with the launch of her unconventional Truvelle collection. Since then, Gaby Bayona has created four bridal collections and just this year, she has expanded her line to include social attire. Truvelle also collaborates with four different designers to make headpieces, jewelry and intimates.

Truvelle gowns. 

Truvelle gowns. 

Much like her wedding gown collection, Gaby Bayona got her start in the bridal industry in an unconventional way. Bayona’s mother was a seamstress and she brought Gaby to work with her, this is where she learned her passion for design. At 18, Gaby was creating prom dresses using blush, ivory and gold. The dresses were receiving a greater response from brides than from high school students.  This is when she realized that she could bring something innovative and fresh to the bridal industry.

Gaby Bayona, owner and Creative Director of Truvelle. 

Gaby Bayona, owner and Creative Director of Truvelle. 

Truvelle dresses are made completely in house in their Vancouver flagship store. The unique designs are also sold at boutiques worldwide. We are so excited to offer these modern designs at Juno! 

 

By Laura Kohnen

About Our Designers: Theia

Similar to our other designers, the creative director behind Theia was not originally interested in designing wedding gowns. Don O’neill was born in a small village west of Ireland. He was originally working as a chef until he earned a full tuition scholarship to the Barbara Bourke College of Fashion and Design. He later worked in Paris for couture designer, Christian Lacroix and then he worked in New York for Carmen Marc Valvo for ten years. Next, he created the largely successful eveningwear collection, Badgley Mischka Platinum label for Badgley Micschka.

 
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In fall 2009, Don O’Neill debuted his original collection, Theia. The collection was inspired by the Greek Goddess, Theia, and is meant to bring out the inner goddess in every woman. The brand primarily sells wedding gowns in addition to evening gowns, cocktail dresses and bridesmaid dresses.  

 
 

Theia's elegant gowns have been worn by celebrities like Emmy Rossum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.  The collection has been the subject of praise by Vogue, The New York Times and InStyle. Theia is sold at Nemann Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and many specialty stores, including Juno! 

 

By Laura Kohnen