Series to be produced by Temple Street Productions in association with W Network
TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment announced today that a Canadian version of TLC's hit series Say Yes to the Dress is coming to W Network, targeting a launch in winter 2015. 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 will start filming at one of Canada's leading bridal destinations, Amanda-Lina's Sposa Boutique in Toronto this August.
"We are thrilled to import the signature Say Yes to the Dress franchise to Canada," said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Women's and Family Television, Corus Entertainment. "We look forward to working with our acclaimed partners at Temple Street Productions to bring our own unique spin and style to this extremely popular format."
"We're excited to strengthen and expand our factual slate with a hugely successful, proven format series that audiences across the border have been saying 'yes' to for over six years," said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Executive Producers and Co-Presidents, Temple Street Productions. "We look forward to collaborating with our wonderful partners at Corus Entertainment, W Network and Amanda-Lina's Sposa Boutique on delivering what is sure to be an emotional, drama-filled must-see series."
"It's unbelievable and beyond words to be part of this fantastic franchise. It's an honour to have been selected as the boutique for Say Yes to the Dress Canada," said Sam Pollari, owner, Amanda-Lina's Sposa Boutique. "Having been in the bridal business for 35 years, this is the crowning achievement of my career. We're very much looking forward to sharing the expertise we provide at Amanda-Lina's with all of Canada."
Say Yes to the Dress Canada will follow Canadian brides as they shop for their dream dress at the exclusive Amanda-Lina's Sposa Boutique in Toronto. It's not always easy with family and friends at their side offering their unfiltered opinions. The series goes behind-the-scenes and uncovers the hurdles every staff member faces to make each bride completely satisfied on what may be the single most important day of her life. With the leading bridal experts in the business, Say Yes to the Dress Canada will feature all the drama and emotion of the U.S. versions with passionate brides, opinionated entourages and dream dresses.
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, whose mother 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, and the newly acquired Badgley Mischka
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