Perhaps one of the easiest and the hardest events to get dressed up for are formal black tie affair coupled with red carpet arrivals. Easy because you know exactly the proper dress code, it’s not casual business (what does that even mean?) or daytime cocktail (you mean a dress code for when you drink mimosas?). Difficult because you know the star magnitude of this event where every single from their grandmother to their pet chihuahua will be dressed to the nines!
Or Tens if you happen to be invited (or if you were the LUCKY WINNER of our #GGAwards Ticket Give-away!) to the year’s most prestigious red carpet event in Ottawa – the Governor General Performing Arts Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre!
LE CHATEAU’S THE WEDDING BOUTIQUE
Dubbed very chic-ly as Le Wedding, your resident mall fashion destination Le Chateau has now launched the awe-inspiring Wedding Boutique Collection, complete with dresses, outfits, suits, pants and blazers for the entire wedding party and the rest of the wedding guests! Aside from the bridesmaid’s, the Maid of Honour’s and the Mother of the Bride’s dress selections, there are in fact, several gorgeous options for… you got it, Bridal Gowns!
How cool and convenient is that to have a one-stop shop for all your wedding needs, right at a shopping mall? Le Chateau’s new #LeWedding / #StyleDowntheAisle collection is surely poised to become a big hit as, apart from the great style and quality of the pieces, you can’t beat the price!
WHAT TO WEAR TO THE GOVERNOR GENERAL PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS #GGAWARDS
Le Chateau’s regular collection of formal and cocktail dresses are still available and as a matter of fact, have gone even bigger and better. Along with a new store design concept, it feels very much like Springtime at Le Chateau these days and I couldn’t think of a better way to shop for a gala event like the GG Awards, where I get see the likes of former Prime Ministers, the Governor General himself and his beautiful wife, and of course, the Laureates like Sarah McLachlan, Atom Egoyan and Jean-Marc Valée get honoured for their craft!
And before we show the official photos from the red carpet, we want to share with you our shopping adventure at Le Chateau at the Rideau Centre, where they have the biggest collection of formal gowns, prom dresses, shoes, After the Ball and of course, the #LeWedding Collection. Though not all from the Wedding Collection, here are my top 5 options at the moment for LE CHATEAU’S THE WEDDING BOUTIQUE MEETS THE GOVERNOR GENERAL PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS #GGAWARDS:
REGAL IN ROYAL BLUE
TOAST WITH CHAMPAGNE
WHITE GRECIAN GODDESS
RUFFLES AND BLUSH
PRETTY SPRING FLOWERS
Which one is your favourite?
VISIT LE CHATEAU IN-STORE OR ONLINE FOR THE NEW #LEWEDDING COLLECTION
To find which dress I ended up picking (though I have a feeling you already know especially if you are following us in Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), either stay tuned for our next post or… if you can’t wait, visit our Official Twenty York Street page in Facebook here. If YOU are in need of the perfect party dress or appropriate outfit for a wedding, gala or any special occasion, check out any Le Chateau store or visit them online and you’ll be sure to find THE ONE for you! Make sure to use the #GGAwards #LeWedding #20YSEvents hashtags to join in on the social media conversation!
A BIG THANK YOU goes to Le Chateau and the staff of Le Chateau at the Rideau Centre with special mentions to Store Managers Katherine (The ‘Better Half’ of Ottawa Fashion Duo – Ottawa Fashion Blog Our Mode) and Abraham and my personal stylist ME – Ms. Maria Esperon who made sure I was nothing less than fabulous for the #GGAwards Red Carpet. A sweet MERCI BEAUCOUP also goes to Sarah and Ashley! To get inspired for your own events and special occasions, follow @20YS on Twitter & @20YS on Instagram today. For behind the scenes from our shopping adventure at Le Chateau follow #GGAwards, @20YS and @LeChateauStyle on Twitter and @20YS on Instagram.
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See you at the next wedding or the red carpet!
Photos by: Le Chateau and Twenty York Street.