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“The goal is to assist brides in the exploration process, focusing on styles best suited for their needs and personalities”

Helen’s Bridal has been providing fine and exceptional service to brides for over twenty years in downtown Barrie. Even the building itself sits atop years of bridal history- Originally Greenwoods Bridal before transforming into the beloved Helen’s Bridal. Its goal is to assist brides in the exploration process, focusing on styles best suited for their needs and personalities, ultimately finding the perfect dress to fit any budget.

Yarka Slowikowska, Helen’s Bridals dedicated owner, equates a lot of their success to the brilliant and talented staff- all who have many years of experience in the wedding industry. When a successful business is named after a particular person, it always makes you wonder; who is Helen from Helen’s Bridal? As Yarka puts it, Helen is a remarkable woman whose hard work and dedication to her business always inspired her. Yarka first met Helen when she was a young girl and ended up working for Helen a few years later as a Bridal Consultant. Yarka eventually moved on from Helen’s but the friendship remained. Yarka had experience in a variety of industries including automotive marketing and real estate, but beyond that, she always knew she wanted to run her own business. She was intrigued by the idea of being her own boss and making a place of her own; leaving for home every night feeling like she helped someone that day. As a friend, Helen came to Yarka looking for assistance in selling Helen’s Bridal.

“finding a wedding dress is a special moment in a woman’s life”

After many years of long hours on her feet, day in and day out, Helen had decided to retire. A combination of excitement for taking a risk and wanting to see her friend’s successful business continue on, lead Yarka to take over Helen’s Bridal. The stores reputation and her relationship with Helen are what prompted her to keep the name intact.

The consultants’ at Helen’s Bridal understand that finding a wedding dress is a special moment in a woman’s life. Her job is to act as a patient friend, be kind and understanding, and provide the right amount of advice. All of the consultants at Helen’s Bridal have the perfect balance of industry knowledge, patience and personality as proven by the thousands of thank you cards and wedding invitations they receive.

The Bridal Consultants at Helen’s Bridal love what they do and find magic in every consultation they are a part of. The happiness they are witness to in that special moment provides a sense of accomplishment, and offers them a small but significant glimpse into someone else’s life. The staff at Helen’s Bridal work hard to ensure all brides get the dress of their dreams while providing each customer with a unique bridal experience at an affordable price.