Sash & Bustle
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Team of Sash & Bustle

Vanessa Dineen

Vanessa Dineen

Co-owner

I studied Business Management at Conestoga College and Ryerson University. In addition to my extensive education, I invested 11 years in the hospitality industry, filling roles from entry level to management. After working with more than 75 brides to plan and execute their weddings, I earned that this overwhelming task is much more enjoyable when the people assisting you are friendly, realistic, and down to earth – and that’s the philosophy I bring to Sash & Bustle. While much of my work happens behind the scenes making the store's operations run seamlessly, I make it a priority to meet each and every bride. I'm like the Sash & Bustle momma bear, helping ensure that each stylist is supported in providing the one-on-one, attentive service we stand for. When I got married I wore one of my favourite Canadian designers Truvelle for my special day. My husband Dillon couldn’t hold his happy tears back.

Andrea Dineen

Andrea Dineen

Co-owner

My love of art and design began at a young age and eventually led me to study at Ryerson University’s School of Fashion. As a student, I was recognized with several awards. My designs were the People’s Choice Winner in the 2013 Toronto Art of Fashion competition and I even had a leather jacket design chosen to be produced by Danier. I bring my aesthetic gifts to creating a strong visual identity for Sash & Bustle. While managing the shopping experience and buying with my sister, I also oversee the store’s social media and creation of our visual advertisements. I recently became a Sash & Bustle bride myself when I married my high school sweetheart, Eric, wearing an incredible Carol Hannah gown.

Veronica

Veronica

Sales Manager

What makes you love what you do at S&B?
Simply being around love. Hearing how couples meet, fall in love and make the decision to celebrate it gives me all the warm and fuzzies!

Who is your favourite designer in the S&B collection?
Ooo! Fav designer is pretty hard with our selection… but if I had to pick, I’d say Robert Bullock.

What S&B bridal gown would you rock to your wedding?
Okay… if I could… I would start out sleek and modern for the ceremony in RBB’s Rea, eat and look sweet in Truvelle’s Carrall and party hard in KWH’s Lottie! That’s more than one though…lol

How do you love to style and accessorize a bride?
I like to style and accessorize according to a bride’s personal style. A simple sparkle is never a bad choice and I am a huge sucker for florals.

What’s on your playlist right now?
RuPaul’s Super Model on repeat, anything Motown or funky, and a splash of 90’s throwbacks

Have any secret talents?
Secret talents are secret for a reason!

Favourite thing to do when you’re not killing it at S&B?
I love watching movies with my guy Steve and spending time on patios with my girls. Basically sitting a lot…

Rebekka

Rebekka

Supervisor

What makes you love what you do?
I love being a part of a bride’s special day! Giving them the best experience possible. I also just love being around these beautiful wedding dresses all day!

Who is your favourite designer in the S&B collection?
Truvelle holds my heart! The flowy skirts and detailed bodices are just everything you could want in a designer! Leanne Marshall is a close second though!

What S&B bridal gown would you rock to your wedding?
I’m torn between literally any Truvelle gown or “Raincloud” by Leanne Marshall! I really want to make a statement when I get married and these dresses would definitely do that!

How do you love to style and accessorize a bride?
I’m all about the Hushed Commotion bridal accessories! So seeing a bride in a simple lace gown from Karen Willis Holmes and a Hushed belt just melts my heart. Such a killer combo! Not too sparkly, but still makes a statement!

What on your playlist right now?
I listen to a little bit of everything. But Country is probably my fav! Absolutely love some Dan + Shay!

Have any secret talents?
Is shopping considered a talent?

Have any fur babies?
My roommate has a dog named Tux. He’s Great Dane/Dalmatian mix and I love him like he’s my own!

Favourite thing to do when you’re not killing it at S&B?
When I’m not working, I love to keep busy! Making plans with friends and family, hang with the dog, explore the city, and most of all- I love doing a good grocery shop at St. Lawrence Market!

Lindsay

Lindsay

Social Media Coordinator

What makes you love what you do?
The chance to play a small part in such an important and special time in someone’s life. Oh, and the pretty dresses don’t hurt :)

Who is your favourite designer in the S&B collection?
Don’t make me choose!!!

What S&B bridal gown would you rock to your wedding?
Montana from Leanne Marshall. Super classic and elegant but with something unexpected in the dotted chiffon.

How do you love to style and accessorize a bride?
I like to choose accessories based on the bride’s personal tastes as well as my own expertise; my aim is to highlight the beauty of the bride firstly and then the dress.

What on your playlist right now?
A little of everything. Always Florence + The Machine. The Smiths, Tessa Violet, The 1975, Feist, The Beatles, Hey Rosetta, Kelela, Lion Babe, Marc E. Bassy, Wet, Carly Rae Jepsen, The xx.

Have any secret talents?
I know every episode of Friends word for word.

Have any fur babies?
Yes! A little rescue kitty named Lemon. She’s a snuggle bug.

Favourite thing to do when you’re not killing it at S&B?
I love anything involving food. Cooking at home with my husband. Going out for food and drinks with friends.

Caitlin

Caitlin

Boutique Assistant

What makes you love what you do?
I love to work together to really hone in on what feeling a bride wants to encapsulate in a gown, and find a dress to hopefully exceed their expectations. To be a small part of this milestone in someone’s life, is a meaningful experience, for which I am always grateful.
The fantastic team here at Sash & Bustle truly care about each other, as well as our brides; making for a really wonderful work environment, a lovely place which feels like home!

Who is your favourite designer in the S&B collection?
Ooh this is tough, and changes frequently, right this moment, I’m going to say Laudae Bride! Representing Canada so well, making these gorgeous, body-hugging gowns using ethical, & environmentally conscious practices, just makes them even easier to love!

What S&B bridal gown would you rock to your wedding?
So many amazing dresses! Something simple, modern, but with timeless style, and which allows for fun accessories…. “Veronica” by Robert Bullock!

How do you love to style and accessorize a bride?
I like to find out what the bride’s comfort zone is, and then find creative ways to push their limits, outside of the box in fun ways, to create a unique look.

What on your playlist right now? What ISN’T?! I’m such an eclectic listener, but really loving Lizzo right now!

Have any secret talents?
Yes, many! Guess you’ll just have to come by to see me, and find out what they are!

Have any fur babies?
Bella, my sweet, beautiful, adopted Collie x Sheppard – love of my life!

Favourite thing to do when you’re not killing it at S&B?
Photography, I’m a nature lover through and through… although wintertime is more for curling up with Netflix , or reading a good book.

Jasmine

Jasmine

Stylist

What makes you love what you do?
I love the feeling I get when I meet pretty amazing women and help them with one of the biggest choices of their wedding day!

Who is your favourite designer in the S&B collection?
My favourite designer S&B carries is Theia, there’s a little of everything within that collection.

What S&B bridal gown would you rock to your wedding?
I would totally rock Willow by Daalarna or Serena by Theia.

How do you love to style and accessorize a bride?
I love to add a little sparkle & a detailed veil!

What on your playlist right now?
What isn’t on my playlist? From The Arkells to Taylor Swift, I’ve got it covered!

Have any secret talents?
None that I’ve came across yet.

Have any fur babies?
No but hopefully soon, I’d love a little pup running around!

Favourite thing to do when you’re not killing it at S&B?
I love hanging with friends, checking out every Irish pub and popping into the cutest shops on Queen Street!

Prestina

Prestina

Stylist

What makes you love what you do?
I love what I do because I get to be apart of such a special moment In a woman’s life.

Who is your favourite designer in the S&B collection?
I would say my favourite designer would be Robert bullock ! I love a clean classic look.

What S&B bridal gown would you rock to your wedding?
I would say Leona by Tara Lauren that off the shoulder look gives off such a romantic vibe.

How do you love to style and accessorize a bride?
I always love to add one of my absolute favourite veils by untamed petals her name is Daydream, I just feel like its such beautiful add on.

What on your playlist right now?
A lot of Pj Morton, I can listen to him all day.

Have any secret talents?
Wouldn’t be a secret anymore if I told you.

Have any fur babies?
Yes I do I have an American bulldog her name is coco.

Favourite thing to do when you’re not killing it at S&B?
Usually with friends and family they keep me grounded.

Rachel

Rachel

Boutique Assistant Intern

What makes you love what you do?
I love seeing all of the happy faces and the bonding over such a special moment!

Who is your favourite designer in the S&B collection?
Definitely Willowby by Watters and Catherine Deane, I love the colour and design styles

What S&B bridal gown would you rock to your wedding?
Probably Barbi by Watters, or Orion by Willowby by Watters

How do you love to style and accessorize a bride?
I love adding a bit of bling! I think it helps the entire outfit pop! A sparkly veil or a headband/tiara.

What on your playlist right now?
Into the Unknown by Panic at the Disco and P!nk’s latest album Hurts to be Human.

Have any secret talents?
I make and wear cosplays to conventions.

Have any fur babies?
A little black kitten named Hanabi, and a scaly baby ball python named Mizuki.

Favourite thing to do when you’re not killing it at S&B?
Sew and create! I’m always making something when I have free time.

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