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We are makers and curators of exquisite accessories. We believe in individuality, beauty and above all, love. With this as our inspiration, we design and hand make pieces for individualists who appreciate the beauty and quality of singularly elegant accessories that complement and enhance, from the aisle to the red carpet, and all points in between. In addition to our own collection, we've partnered with designers who are passionate about their craft, and who use time-honoured couture techniques to create exclusive collections and one-of-a-kind pieces for The Loved One. Our emphasis on handmade over mass-produced means that we can provide you with the opportunity to customize many of the pieces we offer, to ensure that every single detail is exactly as you want it. We strongly believe in supporting local small businesses, and many of our pieces are designed and made in or around Toronto.
It's always a pleasure to meet with our brides and party-goers. We'll keep you apprised of any upcoming events like wedding shows or pop ups through Facebook and Instagram, so follow us and subscribe to our mailing list to stay connected!
We are committed to providing you with a pleasurable, personalized shopping experience, and are happy to extend the option of a consultation, either in person, by email or phone. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or requests. We're always happy to help.
The 'we' at The Loved One are Antonia Akai-Casuccio and Scott Casuccio. The idea for The Loved One was born a few years ago when Antonia, shopping for her own wedding, found herself underwhelmed and uninspired by the accessory options available. She envisioned a shop devoted to beautiful, bespoke accessories for likeminded women looking for something a little different. After discovering a few select designers whose work they were passionate about, Antonia and Scott poured their hearts into creating a unique online experience to showcase their thoughtfully curated collection. The Loved One was officially launched on Valentine's Day, 2012.
In 2015, after fulfilling a few custom requests, Antonia began designing and making bespoke pieces for her brides. Since 2017, Antonia's creations continue to be the cornerstone and heart of The Loved One.
Drawing on many years of experience in fashion design, styling and retail display, Antonia's distinct vision is the foundation of The Loved One. With an uncompromising devotion to style and beauty, she loves helping clients realize their ideal look for their weddings and special events. The website, photography and all other visual elements are handled by Scott, who's background in graphic design and art direction has come in very handy. The two work together (with the occasional unrequested assistance of their cat Lulu) to create everything that is The Loved One.