Series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, January 7 at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Introducing Bridal Stylist Joseph, Canada's very own Randy
Brides and entourages come from coast to coast including British Columbia; Alberta; Manitoba; Quebec; Newfoundland; and all over Ontario to find the perfect dress
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TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Dreams come true this winter as Corus Entertainment's W Network captures all the excitement and joy of finding the perfect wedding dress with the premiere of Say Yes to the Dress Canada. The series features brides from across Canada as they shop for their dream dress with loved ones at the exclusive Amanda-Lina's Sposa Boutique in Toronto. Each episode of Say Yes to the Dress Canada invites viewers to join wide-eyed brides as they face the exhilaration and emotion of saying 'yes', before they walk down the aisle and say 'I do'. Say Yes to the Dress Canada premieres with back-to-back episodes Wednesday, January 7 at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.
"Say Yes to the Dress Canada follows Canadian brides on their journey to make their wedding dress dreams come true," said John MacDonald, Vice President, Television, Head of Corus Women and Family, Corus Entertainment. "With the highly anticipated launch of this series, W Network offers a uniquely Canadian take on this exciting time in a bride's life and shares their life-changing moments with our audience".
Produced by Temple Street Productions in association with W Network and based on the popular format created by Half Yard Productions for TLC, Say Yes to the Dress Canada brings the heart of the U.S. series north to our beautiful Canadian brides. The series stars bridal stylist and fashion dynamo, Joseph, who brings his extensive experience working for some of Canada's top fashion retailers and A-list celebrities to the show. It also features bridal boutique owners Sam and Rachelle, seamstress Maria and Amanda-Lina's team of seasoned bridal consultants.
"We're very excited to bring this fantastic format to a Canadian audience and thankful to Amanda Lina's Sposa for opening their door as the leading bridal destination featured on the show," said Gerry McKean, VP Factual Entertainment, Temple Street Productions. "The brides have fallen in love with Joseph and the consultants and we believe Canada will too".
In Say Yes to the Dress Canada, brides-to-be are on a search for the perfect gown to match their style, image and budget. It's not always easy with family and friends at their side offering their unfiltered opinions. Filmed at one of Canada's leading bridal destinations, Amanda-Lina's Sposa Boutique in Toronto, the series goes behind-the-scenes and uncovers the hurdles every staff member faces to ensure each bride is completely satisfied on what may be the single most important day of her life.
This season includes Canadian bridal appointments including Olympic Bobsledder Emily Baadsvik and fiancé, CFL star Dimitri Tsoumpas; Sharon, whose 88 year-old Matron of Honour and grandmother helps to pick out the perfect dress; best friends who fulfill a childhood dream of shopping for dresses together; and the bride who has tried on 50 gowns before coming to Amanda-Lina's Sposa Boutique.
For more information on these series, please visit wnetwork.com/shows/say-yes-dress-canada/.
About W Network
W Network is the leading destination for Canadian women offering a range of compelling entertainment ranging from original programming to lifestyle series, blockbuster movies and popular dramas. Award-winning WNetwork.com offers an appealing second-screen experience with in depth show information featuring articles, videos, photo galleries, recipes and resource guides. With its extensive research capabilities and consumer insights, W Network is recognized as a leading expert in marketing to women. W Network is owned by Canadian-based media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment. For more information, visit WNetwork.com and corusent.com.
About Temple Street Productions
Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street's past and present projects include ORPHAN BLACK (BBC America, Space), BEING ERICA (CBC, SOAPnet), THE NEXT STEP (Family Channel), WINGIN' IT (Family Channel), COOK'D (YTV), OVER THE RAINBOW (CBC), RECIPE TO RICHES (CBC), COVER ME CANADA (CBC), BILLABLE HOURS (Global, Showcase), CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (CTV), HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? (CBC), QUEER AS FOLK (Showtime, Showcase), and DARCY'S WILD LIFE (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel).
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Amanda-Lina's Sposa Boutique is an enduring mainstay in the Canadian bridal world. For two decades the boutique has been making dreams come true for brides from all over Canada who come to experience the one-of-a-kind exceptional service provided at this premium family-run store. Leading experts in the world of bridal fashion, Amanda-Lina's is owned and operated by husband and wife duo, Sam and Rachelle Pollari, following in the footsteps of Sam's mother who first opened up her Toronto bridal boutique, Lina's, in 1969. Their collection of gowns features renowned bridal designers including Simone Carvalli, Cristiano Lucci, Victor Harper Couture, Eve of Milady, Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner, and the newly acquired Badgley Mischka.
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Image with caption: "Bridal Stylist Joseph (left) and Amanda-Lina's Sposa Boutique owner Rachelle (right). Photo Credit: W Network (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141113_C4363_PHOTO_EN_7944.jpg
Image with caption: "Bridal Stylist Joseph. Photo Credit: W Network (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141113_C4363_PHOTO_EN_7945.jpg
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For further information: Danielle Sefton, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6094, email@example.com; Owen McCorquodale, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6068, firstname.lastname@example.org; Alina Duviner, Unit Publicist, Say Yes to the Dress Canada, 416.574.1098, Alina@AlinaPublicity.com