A specialty store created for our AA brides. Discover more below.
Designed for romantics, the badass bride + all lovers in between. AB Ellie is a mother - daughter trio catering to the modern bride -- unconventional, authentic and careless to trends but true to her style. All pieces are handmade in their St.Paul studio, and are a labor of love from design to creation.
Every Sara Gabriel piece is designed with one eye on traditional elements to lend a timeless quality + the other on free-thinking, spirited brides who know who they are. It is brides themselves who inspire Sara Gabriel. We find inspiration in the true beauty of real women, the glow & energy of the promise of love that a bride carries with her.
Welcome to the Anais Anette Flagship! A relaxed, down to earth space located in Calgary, Alberta. Created just for our AA brides
and their loved ones where they can browse our entire collection [including some special one-of-a-kind pieces] and work one-on-one with an Anais Anette Guru.
Creating a thoughtful experience for our brides was at the forefront of our minds when designing the Flagship boutique. Your AA stylist will be able to guide you through every dress and customizations we offer, to help you create your dream wedding dress.
We can’t wait to meet you and introduce you to who we are, and all that we do here at Anais Anette.
Now that you are here, browse around, meet our dresses, and let us know how we can help.
MEET THE TEAM
ALYSSA - owner + founder
Alyssa is a Calgary native, wedding enthusiast, and professional champagne popper! She has been head-over-heels with all things wedding since before she can remember which is in part what led her to open a relaxed, genuine, and modern bridal boutique to Calgary. She believes that buying your wedding dress should be exciting, memorable, and filled with love and laughter – and wants to make sure brides leave with nothing but fond memories of the day they found “The One!” She can’t wait to meet all of the Anais Anette brides and assist them on their journey to feeling beautiful on their big day.
TAYLOR - boutique manager + bridal stylist
Taylor is a country girl at heart with killer city style. When not at work, you can find her cuddling her dogs [aka. fur children] Hank & Harley or dancing the night away with her fiancé Joel. Tay's a big advocate for showcasing your personal style on your wedding day and adding your own flare with some killer accessories. She can't wait to help you find your perfect gown and meet your bridal crew!
Do I need an appointment?
Yes! We are located in a private building, so we need to know you’re coming in order to buzz you in. You will receive the buzz code in your confirmation email.
What can I expect when I book an appointment?
You will be welcomed into our private loft where you + your guests are the only customers in the store. Our first appointments run for 1 hour which gives our brides enough time to try on five to eight gowns, and then revisit their favourites at the end.
When should I arrive for my appointment?
Five minutes early or right on time is great! We don’t have a waiting area, so if you come too early, we will be with another bride. As soon as we are ready for you, we will come grab you from the lobby.
How far in advance should I book my appointment?
If you are looking for an evening or weekend appointment, we suggest making your appointment as far in advance as possible. Our evening and weekend appointments book up 1 to 2 months in advance, so the earlier, the better!
Is there parking at the Anais Anette Flagship?
There is paid street parking [Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM] along 1st Street SW, as well as a paid parking lot on the north side of the building along 11th Ave.
What is the price range of your gowns?
Our gowns range from $2,150 to $2,900; however, the majority of our gowns are right around $2,500.
When should I start dress shopping?
We have a lead time of about 5 months, so we always suggest that brides start dress shopping about 6 to 9 months before the wedding date. This will give you enough time to think about your options as well as leave you time for alterations.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Nude and seamless will be your best friends! Nude undergarments and seamless panties will ensure you see the gowns in all their glory. If you are looking for shape-wear, SKIMS + Spanx are our favourites!
Who should I bring to my appointment?
Less is more! You have probably heard this again and again, but we really do mean it. We find smaller groups are the way to go + due to COVID-19, we are currently limiting group sizes to 3 [ the bride + 2 guests ]. This is due to change as new restrictions are announced so please always check with us by email prior to your appointment to confirm how many guests we are currently allowed to have in store.
What sizes are the samples?
The majority of our gowns are sampled in a size 8 or 10. However, we do have samples ranging from a size 0 to 20 in store. You will be surprised at how good we are at zipping + clipping to ensure you can tell what each gown will look like in your size.
How do fittings work once I have my gown?
When we place your order, we order the size that is closest to your measurements according to the Anais Anette size chart. Alterations are almost always needed to make sure your dress fits you perfectly. We do not offer in-house alterations; however, we can recommend great seamstresses in the Calgary area that have worked with our gowns in the past. The Anais Anette Flagship is not affiliated with any of these tailors.