About the designers.

Design partners Kelsey McIntyre and Kathryn Bass make up the talented design and production team at Kathryn Bass Bridal. The two fashion school accredited entrepreneurs met serendipitously through a mutual friend in 2014, when a very pregnant, and very busy Kathryn gratefully accepted Kelsey’s time and sewing expertise. The two creatives quickly realised they worked well together and one day over coffee, made the affirming decision to become business partners. Kelsey and Kathryn have launched many seasons of custom and collection bridal dresses, separates and accessories, catering to brides wanting stunning and unique gowns, as well as to high-end bridal boutiques. To this day, these dedicated designers happily make pretty things together, namely the beautiful handmade dresses at Kathryn Bass Bridal.

Kathryn Bass fell in love with sewing as a girl, under the guidance of her grandmother. Her specialties: blankets with pockets. Even though this idea didn’t catch on, Kathryn’s passion for sewing continued into her teens when she was fortunate enough to have a patient home-ec teacher; someone who tolerated her unique approach to her craft, and encouraged her to apply to fashion schools.

Kathryn first attended the Helen Lefeaux School of Fashion Design, where she learned how to survive on little sleep, turn criticism into creation, and design without limitations. After graduation, Kathryn launched into College Lasalle in Montreal, where she completed another three-year program in fashion design.

As fabulous as Montreal was, Kathryn was not cut out for the cold weather and returned home to Vancouver where she started her fashion career, and Kathryn Bass Bridal. Kathryn lives in Vancouver with her supportive husband and two young children.

Kelsey McIntyre has a passion for clothing and design that began at a very young age. Initially, she created dresses for her Barbies under the tutelage of her mother, but soon branched out to  dresses for herself, and her friends.

Kelsey graduated at the top of her class in 2002 from MC College in Edmonton. Once finished, she apprenticed at a couture atelier. It was there that she learned to appreciate the finer details that go into a garment: that which transforms a piece of clothing into a piece of art.

Kelsey worked as a design assistant by day and created her own designs by night.  Eventually, she had her own line of garments, named Serendipity. From there, she expanded her list of clientele, and was soon ready to venture out on her own.

Serendipity appeared on runways in Edmonton, Ottawa and Montreal, and in stores across Western Canada before Kelsey decided to return her attention to couture garments and bridal gowns.