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PRONOVIAS ~ WILD LOVE IN EAST AFRICA

August 30, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

PRONOVIAS, world leader in the bridal sector, launches the campaign of the new Atelier Pronovias and Pronovias 2018 collections starring models Hanna Verhees and Mihaly Martins. The Wild Love in East Africa campaign has been produced in the incomparable savannah of Kenya, with the photographer Miguel Reveriego, who has photographed editorials and covers for the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines.

The Wild Love in East Africa campaign envelops us in magic and takes us to one of the most beautiful and surprising places on Earth: Africa. With a nod to the movies and classic elegance, these photographs take us on a trip to faraway places, full of charm and excitement, to experience a unique love story. Set against this matchless backdrop, the stars of this adventure make us part of their journey, loaded with romanticism, understanding and tenderness.

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The elegance and femininity of the new Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection are complemented perfectly with the exotic scenery chosen for the campaign. The new collection has updated volumes, which reinvent and enrich the silhouettes and necklines, outlining the feminine figure. It also highlights movement and flow with the meticulous combination of materials and fabrics, the sophistication of the splendid white gemstone hand-embroidery and the fringes on sleeves and necklines.

The Pronovias 2018 Collection emphasises the lightness of the designs with dresses buttoned from top to bottom, skirts with centre openings and applications of lace and gauze godets. The amazing off-the-shoulder necklines and detachable cap sleeves are other new additions to the collection, which are added to capes and overskirts to create spectacular combinations that satisfy all brides.

The new PRONOVIAS 2018 designs by Hervé Moreau, the firm’s creative director, reflect contemporary elegance, making beauty and comfort the bride’s best allies.

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Photography: Miguel Reveriego

Location: Segera Retreat – www.segera.com & Wilderness Safaris – www.wilderness-safaris.com

DUTCH MASTERS ~ STYLE SHOOT

A top wedding team from Hamburg, Germany has sent to our dear brides and audience this artistic bridal style shoot inspired in the paintings of the Dutch Masters, exquisite portraits and a table escape that looks as if you are in Johannes Vermeer or Rembrandt Van Rijn’s studio.

“Trends in art and design are always important when it comes to wedding planning. If you look thoroughly you can find Old Masters inspiration everywhere now, for example Jeff Koons is designing handbags for Louis Vuitton in the same style”. – Nadine Metgenberg, Principal & Founder of Fine Weddings and Parties.

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THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Concept & Planning Nadine Metgenberg – Fine Weddings and Parties @fine_weddings

Photography Zuzu Birkhof  @zuzubirkhof

Décor and Flowers Weds4U – Wedding and Event Design Studio @weds4u

Hair and Make Up  Sutida Vestewig  @sutida.de

Bridal Couture by Galia Lahav and Peter Langner @galialahav_germany @galialahav @peterlangner

Model Laura Duenninger for Modelwerk @laurasophiedue and @modelwerk

Cake  Cakes and Crumbs @cakesandcrumbsbyelke

Behind The Scenes Film Britta Kraemer

RAFFAELE CIUCA BRIDAL WELCOMES MUSE BY BERTA

Melbourne bridal retailer Raffaele Ciuca launched the stunning MUSE by BERTA collection to Melbourne, Australia. The evening was an intimate affair in their High Street, Armadale Bridal Emporium and brought together and showcased the best talent in Australia’s bridal industry.

Five stunning models wore two looks from world- famous bridal designer Berta’s new collection; Muse by Berta. The MUSE collection by Berta Bridal is 100% handmade in Israel and has a bohemian- vintage style featuring warm colours, soft materials and floaty silhouettes. These gowns are exclusive RAFFAELE CIUCA and were showcased with the luxurious 2017 VIKTORIA NOVAK crowns. Peeking through the soft tulle and silk hemlines were hand- crafted sparkling heels by MISHEY AUSTRALIA.

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Canapés of black rice crisp, ocean trout, salmon pearls, celery cress.  Seared Port Phillip Bay scallop, coconut and sweet pumpkin, salsify and shiso and camomile tea smoked quail taro chip, quince relish roamed the room on mirrored trays.

Guests were treated to a two course dinner and a MUSE inspired take home dessert  designed by Lisa Van Zanten Executive Pastry Chef of ATLANTIC GROUP.

Guests were invited to Melbourne Meets Muse with a unique pairing, but beautifully luxe unification, of black on black invitations. The rich foiling of the text grasping their attention and carrying on to the menus. Created by the talented team at GIANT INVITATIONS.

The luxe marble dining table ran the length of the Armadale Bridal Emporium between rows of wedding gowns. Each place setting was dressed with precision, featuring all black plates, cutlery and napkins all hand- selected by HARRY THE HIRER.

The smell of fresh peonies was in the air… every surface in the store has been covered in rich, dark floral arrangements by BABYLON FLOWERS and burning candles creating a wintery and romantic mood.

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Host / Raffaele Ciuca Bridal  , Gowns / MUSE by Berta  , Crowns / Viktoria Novak  , Shoes / Mishey , Hair / KYK  , Makeup / National Academy of Beauty, Catering / Atlantic Group,  Furniture / Harry the Hirer, Invitations & Menus / Giant Invitations , Flowers / Babylon Flowers, Photography / Sephory Photography, Cinematography / Soda Films

CHERRY BLOSSOM ROMANCE ~ STYLE SHOOT

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“The flowering of cherry blossom trees are one of the most captivating images you will see across Vancouver. I have always wanted to capture the feminine beauty this delicate & fragile flower represents.

For the table escape, a perfect blend of pastel linens, glass vases and dozens of floating candles were used to create a soft & romantic look. While wooden cross back chairs, wicker place mats, and the bamboo arch brought a natural Japanese representation the cherry blossom tree is mostly native to.

While delicate, the cherry blossom flower is also  symbol of power and feminine dominance. Which is why I felt it was important to use a same-sex bride couple for this shoot. Like the cherry blossom, the femininity & sexuality of two women in love is a beautiful symbol of purity and romance.”

– SPARROW PHOTOGRAPHY

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THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Photography SPARROW PHOTOGRAPHY

Wedding Planner, Backdrop, Arch, Linens & Decor KAWANO DECOR & DESIGN

Videography SOUL MATE PRODUCTIONS

Venue EAGLEQUEST COYOTE CREEK

Makeup THE LOVE TEAM

Hair CANDICE STYLES

Florist LINA’S FLORAL DESIGN

Invitation & Menus MAKING MEMORIES STATIONERY

Bridal Gowns KATHRYN BASS BRIDAL

Jewellery JEWELIETTE SHOP

Flower Wall MUR DE FLEURS

Cake SWEETLY SIFTED

Minicakes, Cookies & Cakepops CORA’S CAKE SHOP

Chairs & Charger Plates THE LITTLE WEDDING SHOPPE

Models SAMANTHA SIU and KAYLI LYNN

CHARLOTTE BALBIER ~ BOHEMIAN BLUSH

May 8, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Fashion  |  No Comments

Walking barefoot, hand in hand with her true love. A dreamer, a true romantic, a free-spirited bride who knows her own style and is not afraid to express her individuality.

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Bohemian Blush is the new collection from Charlotte Balbier, officially launching at the WHITE GALLERY, London on May 14th-16th 2017, with the collection debuting through the release of preview imagery. Charlotte Balbier has always embraced the Boho look but the Bohemian Blush collection has gone all out with the Boho vibe.

Every bride dreams her bridal gown will stand out and be remembered forever, and in the Bohemian Blush collection, every gown tells a story. Charlotte Balbier has paid the utmost attention to detail to give each gown its unique touch. There is the dreamy Halo gown that is handcrafted with 3D floral fabrics; the Klara gown, which embraces sequins on sheer skin, and the stunning Jayde floral gown in an exclusive print to the house of Balbier, which is finished with an all-out bow! All the gowns are hand-created from the finest French laces, soft flowing chiffons, layered organzas, rich mikados and silk tulles. The 2018 colour palette introduces ballet pink, sugared peach, blush pinks and peach, pearled ivory and a pistachio green alongside the classic ever popular ivory and champagne shades. Sass meets BOHO in a fushion of style and this collection appeals to the dreamy fashion forward bride…

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“We have always created dresses for bride who knows who she is, to be their own kind of beauty and celebrate their individuality. This collection celebrates the free spirited women and Bohemian spirit. I created the Bohemian Blush collection for brides to be gorgeously unique; the gowns are easy and effortless. Whether her dream day is running through a woodland barefoot or wearing a flower crown, this sassy collection will appeal to all. I’ve fused together my two style crushes of Boho and pretty to create this delicious collection.”Charlotte Balbier

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ZUHAIR MURAD ~ SUMMER 2018 BRIDAL COLLECTION

May 3, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

This Summer 2018, Zuhair Murad inquisitively wanders the famous Jardim Botânico Garden. For your perfect day, he celebrates the luxurious greenery in shimmering creations of tulle and chiffon with ravishments of frills and draping.

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Redolent flowers and lush gardens lure Rio’s finest with the most exuberant & rich taste to Jardim Botânico, while Imaginary birds in Chantilly lace making their way through blooming flowers showered with crystals and pearls, appealing to Zuhair Murad’s supreme clientele .

With the Sheer sleeves, filled with intricate details of crystals and sequins setting the tone to lightness and romance and the moulded silhouettes in shades of white and ivory crepe enfolding femininity in luminous brilliance, Murad makes sure peaceful respite is provided.

Powered by energy and creativity, the designer takes his inspiration from the serenity of this garden during weekdays, the new life from its blossoms during weekends and from the lake containing the huge Vitória Régia water lilies and the orquidário, home to 600 species of orchids.

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ATELIER PRONOVIAS 2018 SHOW

May 1, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

The Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collectionis a very special new collection, for which I was inspired by a magical wishing well where the bride’s sensuality and radiance is reflected by jewelled and embroidered embellishments. The water is a key element and the liquid movement is evident in the gowns’ various volumes and patterns.

– Hervé Moreau, Pronovias’ Creative Director

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PRONOVIAS, the leading bridal fashion firm, delighted more than 2,000 guests at the firm’s catwalk show at the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) in Barcelona, for the presentation of the Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection. The firm gathered celebrities from the world of fashion and film, Spanish and international socialites, press and buyers from around the world. The audience enjoyed the fashion show with a unique mise-en-scene, under a theme called “WISH” with a spectacular wishing well at center stage.

Victoria’s Secret angels Romee Strijd, Martha Hunt, and Cindy Bruna along with the international top model Bregje Heinen shined more than ever on the mirrored runway. For yet another year, the mise-en-scene surprised the guests; this time it included a spectacular wishing well, metaphorically referencing the magical movement of water, its fluidity and shine, which is apparent in all the designs of this new collection.

Through the catwalk presentation, guests discovered the latest bridal fashion trends from the Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection with dress proposals that play with silhouettes and innovative designs that fill the collection with possibilities, from mermaid and flared designs to very full ball gowns. The dresses, crafted in organza, crepe, soft satin and French lace, are finished with white gemstone embroideries that give the collection great sophistication and delicateness. A proposal created from the heart of the Maison, which presents infinite possibilities for sparkling on your wedding day.

Runway photos Ugo Cámera   Hair and Makeup Bobbi Brown and Ghd  

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ELIE SAAB SPRING 2018 BRIDAL ~ IN BLOOM

April 28, 2017  |  Accessories, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

One year since its launch, ELIE SAAB Bridal continues its ready-to-wear interpretation for the contemporary bride as a complement to the House’s established Haute Couture and Ready-to-wear collections.

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Inspired by a garden in full bloom, the ELIE SAAB Bridal Spring 2018 collection presents thirteen looks. They include a diverse selection of gowns, drawn in at the waist. One style features a grand overskirt – to be removed as celebrations turn to dancing, revealing a more streamlined, close-to-body silhouette, still elaborately embroidered. A wide-leg jumpsuit, meanwhile, contrasts a delicate lace bust with a shoulder draped cape for a fluid, feminine yet daring statement of modernity. Another hooded cape cascades from shoulders in embroidered tulle, for a trompe-l’oeil effect as if it were a traditional veil.

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Accessories such as a fur stole and sunglasses add contemporary flair. A diverse selection of shoes, including platforms, open-toe sandals and hand-finished Swarovski pumps suits each event’s demands. Cuffs, headbands, earrings and rings playfully and graphically express the ELIE SAAB Bridal signature – Oui.

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Upper bodices range from structural frames with lace inserts to off-the-shoulder sweetheart necklines, while others remain minimal with fine spaghetti straps. Lace motifs add transparency along backs and arms at full length, signed with lines of white satin buttons. Variations of tonal whites continue, with a soft blush hue debuting for the season, tinged with the palest pink.

Gowns are embellished with 3-D floral appliqués and small pearls, drifting downward like petals to blend with veils that uplift the gowns’ delicate embroidery and sparkle. Veils are especially aerated, like morning mist, gossamer and whisper-light.

The ELIE SAAB Bridal Spring 2018 collection is a selection of fine silhouettes, with petals falling upon them as if from cherry blossom trees in bloom.

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TIFFANY BLUE BOOK GALA IN NYC

April 24, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

Tiffany & Co. hosted an unforgettable evening at St. Ann’s Warehouse to unveil the 2017 Blue Book Collection.

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Tiffany & Co. hosted its annual gala to celebrate the 2017 Blue Book Collection with a special performance by Jennifer Hudson. The star-studded event was held at the historic St. Ann’s Warehouse, which was transformed to reflect this year’s Blue Book theme celebrating the natural wonders of wild. Hosted by Michael J. Kowalski, chairman and interim chief executive officer at Tiffany & Co., the evening featured Hollywood luminaries and fashion influencers including Imaan Hammam and Doutzen Kroes.

Actresses Reese Witherspoon, Ni Ni, Ruth Negga, Haley Bennett and Claire Danes were the epitome of elegance wearing Tiffany jewels.

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From left to right Actors Reese Witherspoon and Claire Danes (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

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Blogger Lala Rudge (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

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Actress Ni Ni  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

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Actress Ruth Negga (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

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Model Imaan Hammam (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

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ELIE SAAB SPRING SUMMER 2017 HAUTE COUTURE

January 30, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

From its great Nile, praised in poetry, literature, music and art, irrigating the imaginations of Arabs for generations, to its people, their ingenuity and preservation of culture, Egypt has been a source of light, inspiration and richness for civilizations; a guardian of Arab memory. For Spring Summer 2017, ELIE SAAB pays tribute to an Arab epoch that left us with a priceless cultural and artistic heritage.

The ELIE SAAB Spring Summer 2017 woman, is a reflection of the golden era and a muse for the creative mind. She is a woman who appreciates artistic excellence, cultural wealth and sophistication: strong yet delicate, elegant and free.

This epoch was also a time when Egyptian and Arab cinema, with its iconic actors and actresses, was at its peak. A beautiful period that saw the effervescence of producers and directors, passionate about the silver screen and this “art-nouveau”, like producer Assia Dagher and directors Henry Barakat, Youssef Chahine and Hassan Al Imam.

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“The Birth Of Light” ELIE SAAB’s Spring Summer 2017 Haute Couture particular inspiration, was a scene from the film “I Don’t Sleep”, considered one of the most beautiful of Arabic cinema, where Faten Hamama, also known as the “Lady of the Arabic screen”, arrives with Mariam Fakhr Eddine to a party in a long gown, elegant in its simplicity, embroidered on the shoulders and sparkling with crystals. It is a scene in which time is suspended, allowing but a moment to contemplate her beauty and the strength that lies behind it.

And now, as the ‘stars’ of that era still sparkle in our memories, impacting our present, and the songs of Oum Kalthoum still challenge creation while explaining the meaning of love; that golden age of Arabic cinema and art looks brighter than ever, as the admiration we hold for this illustrious past is not a nostalgic reminiscence at all. It is, on the contrary, a continued appreciation of a period that helped build the culture of entire generations. With this in mind, ELIE SAAB travelled back in time, drawing inspiration from the everlasting pool of talents from that era: to a scene where Leila Mourad’s enchanting voice meets Nour el Hoda’s passion for singing. Where Mohammad Abdel Wahab’s artistic stature converses with Omar Sharif’s charm and allure. Where Hind Rostom and Sabah’s seductive natures flirt with Farid Al Atrash’s sensitivity, and where Shadia’s light-hearted yet mature talent comes across Abdel Halim Hafez’s charisma and romance.

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Paying tribute to this woman, ELIE SAAB reveals a sharp and creative take on Oriental patterns and architectural lines that form symbols and star shapes, appearing on long, voluminous or mid-length dresses. Intricate embroidery illustrates palm trees that reflect the height and grace of those in Doumyat city while unforgettable scenes of boats dancing on the Nile recall, in a dream-like haze, the collection’s light, fluid fabrics that are constructed to float upon its breeze.

Embroidery inspired by Arabic calligraphy also covers smooth and transparent fabrics such as tulle, lace and mousseline. And while some silhouettes are soft, with fabric delicately draping around the shoulders, other angular cuts reveal parts of the back and emphasize the beauty of the neck. Accessories merge the modernity of form with the classic appeal of stones. They are a reinterpretation of styles from an epoch where ‘starlets’ wore striking gowns, painted their lips, and embraced their femininity. It is through nuances of grey and shades of blue, white and blush that ELIE SAAB injects light and color into those black and white images that are immortalized in our memories.

And it is his creative take that brings those magical moments of the past back to life. ~

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ZUHAIR MURAD SPRING SUMMER 2017 HAUTE COUTURE

January 27, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

We are closing the week with the Runway Report from Zuhair Murad Spring Summer 2017 Haute Couture show, FIRES WALTZ.

A journey to Japan inspired Zuhair Murad’s Couture collection, in particular the spellbinding fireworks the House founder and artistic director
witnessed on the island of Miyajima.

An explosion of coloured light cloaked with the darkest night, then reflected in the shadowy waters below. This is the harmony, the silken thread, running throughout the collection. Delicately re-embroidered Swarovski Crystals become incandescent filaments lighting up a jade taffeta creation sensually enveloping around the body.

The waves lapping the island are transformed into organic draping; knotting and pleating poetically figure the foamy breakers. The colours are natural, only more intense: moss green, fiery red, pink fuchsia, boldly contrasted with consummate skill.

The sky, crackling with Lurex electricity, or in soie perlée, adorns, here a slip dress, there a corseted ball gown.

For a contemporary twist, a nod in the direction of the eighties delivers a more angular structure, with bouffant sleeves, coattails, and DJ details richly decorated with beads.

The coming-together of the natural and the modern – timelessly elegant, opulently contemporary: such is the 2017 couture of Zuhair Murad. ~

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MORILEE by MADELINE GARDNER ~ DESTINATION WEDDING GOWNS

January 13, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Floral Trends  |  No Comments

Destination Weddings is a growing trend and Brides to be are starting to plan their “get-away” wedding with this in mind Morilee By Madeline Gardner has designed a line of wedding dresses specifically for destination brides. Dresses that are light & easy to travel with; dresses that are elegant yet modern; simple yet eye catching. The Voyagé collection has many stand out options for brides looking for the perfect destination wedding gown.

Happy #FashionFriday!

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ABOUT MADELINE GARDNER
For more than 25 years, Madeline Gardner’s sensational wedding dress and evening gowns have been the guiding force behind MORILEE’s remarkable success. As a graduate from the famed Fashion Institute of Technology, she has blended her expert knowledge of design with her flare for beautiful details to produce only the most gorgeous dresses. Madeline’s clear passion for fashion has shined bright as she has been turning women’s dreams into reality on their wedding day and special events. With her studio in the heart of bustling New York City, Madeline Gardner continues to seek influences from all the latest fashions. While her style is always evolving, her designs continue to transcend time.

NARNIA ~ UK WEDDING INSPIRATION

A themed style shoot arrived from the UK, inspired in the epic movie Narnia.

The beauty of the wintery snow scenes and the warmth of the greenery after ‘the thaw’ totally suited to this time of year. There were so many options and it became instantly exciting. I didn’t want to totally recreate the film, but moreso have the film inspire the shoot in a subtle way. I wanted the photos to be exciting for people to look at but yet provide inspiration and achievable looks for couples searching for ideas for their own big day.

So what were the key Narnia elements on our wish list for the day? Well, we definitely wanted the Snow Queen, Prince Caspian, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the forest, the sparkle and warmth of winter, and of course some snow. If you’re a fan of the books you may spot the details quickly… or maybe you will have to look a little harder. – Terri Pugh owner at Tides Events.

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THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Photography CAROLINEPOTTEROHOTO & CHEBIRCHHAYESPHOTOGRAPHY
Event Planner, Décor & Styling TIDES EVENTS
Floral Design BAMBOO-THE FLOWER GALLERY
Models KIRSTY ELY & JOSH HAVERLY
Gown IAN STUART
Groom’s Suit SAVILE RAW COMPANY
Shirts & Formal Ties BILL CHILD FORMAL WEAR
Groom’s Hat, Bride’s Necklace, bracelet, Stag Books Ends JUICE COLLECTION
Bride’s Headdress MASON BLUE DESIGNS
Bridal Shoes SOLEY FOR YOU
Hair REBECCA HAIR WEDDINGS
JESS MAC STUDIO
Venue LONGWORTH HALL
Lanterns & Candles AISLE HIRE IT
Lion & Fireplace lantern WYE VALLEY RECLAMATION
Furs (Faux) VINTAGE TRAMP
Cake DIVINE BAKES
Stationery ARTEMINS STATIONERY

TIFFANY & CO. DAZZLES AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES

January 9, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

Diamonds, truly a girl’s best friend, played a significant role during the night at the Golden Globes. Find inspiration in the ‘hot-list’ of celebrities who looked stunning wearing Tiffany & Co. jewellery – a Perfect Bridal Look!

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Above: Emma Stone, winner of ‘Best Actress’  for her performance in “La La Land”, accented her Valentino gown with a Tiffany Archival necklace, diamond earrings and rings.

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Above: Presenter Gal Gadot complemented her Mugler gown with a diamond and black onyx necklace and ring.

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Top: Presenter Sienna Miller coupled her white Michael Kors dress with classic pearls and diamond earrings. Actor Jeremy Renner wore a Tiffany CT60 watch in stainless steel.

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Top: Naomie Harris, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Moonlight”, paired her metallic gown with diamond earrings and a selection of platinum and diamond rings.  Natalie Portman, nominated for Best Actress for her work in “Jackie”, wore a selection of Tiffany jewels to complement her Prada dress, including diamond fringe earrings, a ring with white and yellow diamonds and a Tiffany Archival platinum and diamond bracelet.

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Above: Presenter Reese Witherspoon accessorized her yellow dress with a Tiffany Archival necklace, yellow diamond earrings and a selection of rings.

URBAN CHRISTMAS ~ STYLE WEDDING

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“Being a huge lover of all things Christmas, I wanted to create a styled shoot inspired by this holiday but stepping out of the traditional theme we often see – red & green, snowflakes and Santa. Instead, with the help of an incredible team of vendors, my vision of “Urban Christmas” was brought to life at one of the best restaurants in the city of Edmonton. Focusing on keeping the shoot modern yet reflective of a traditional Christmas, we kept the vibe moody & cozy, embodying the feel that Christmas brings. Combining a ton of evergreens with lush flowers and copper metallic accents throughout the shoot captured the essence of the theme. Modern hand-made shapes called Himmeli, which are a traditional Finnish Christmas ornament, were brought into nearly every aspect of the design – flower centrepiece runner, the bride’s gorgeous hairpiece, the groom’s boutonniere, the cake topper and of course as tree ornaments. The Himmeli shape even inspired our stationery design. Graced by an incredible two-piece gown, our bride was glowing as she stood hand-in-hand with her groom in front of the Christmas tree, making promises of love & happiness to one-another. We had the best time creating this shoot and hope that it helps to inspire couples who want a Christmas wedding that is slightly less predictable in design.” – Sandra Bettina Weddings and Events.

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THE PERFECT TEAM

Planning & Creative Design SANDRA BETTINA WEDDINGS & EVENTS

Photography KYRA JASMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Flowers FLEURS FLOWERS

Rentals SPECIAL EVENT RENTALS

Hair & Make-up BLUSH ARTISTRY 

Cake LAURABELLA TREATS

Stationery WEDDING DESIGN BY ANIKA

Himmeli Design & Creation SALVAGE + BRONZD

Gown BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

Dress Designer MARTINA LIANA

Groom’s Attire DERKS FORMALS

Venue PARLOUR

DAVID YURMAN ~ AN ONGOING PROJECT

November 20, 2016  |  Accessories, Blog, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

Leading jeweller David Yurman started his artistic career, at a very young age, as a sculptor. It was during this period of mastering this form of art that he met his now wife and partner in design/business – Sybil. Today, along with their son Evan, they have developed a world of luxury jewellery. The defining statement that identifies the leading jewellery brand of DAVID YURMAN is the iconic Cable design.

With the commemoration of the re-opening of his store in Vancouver at Holt Renfrew, Mr. David Yurman met with Perfect Wedding Magazine’s Fashion Editor – Claudia Torres, in the comfort of a private shopping space at the newly renovated store to talk about his successful brand, design process and marriage.

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Photo: Patrick Demarchelier

I like to be called a maker, not an artist. I make things. – David Yurman

What gave birth to your ‘Cable’ design?

A mistake. I was looking for form… a friend at a trade show told me “David, you are making too much jewellery. You have to stand for something,” – she continued “You need to be well known for something”,… as she was choosing from the pieces of jewellery I had at the time in exhibition.

Even though I was having fun doing what I was designing: unique pieces. I started working on it. I had a woven metal mesh, I love to experiment using the proper technology. I had the idea to put the woven mesh over hydraulic tubing, so I thought that if I can find a machine that can make this, a machine that I could retrofit to use gold strands and make tubular shapes, then I can fabricate them… I was sold that it was the way to do it. We made several pieces, then I took wires and twisted them, making shapes like bridges… I thought it was another form we could focus on. I was all for the mesh… I’ve found the machine that could produce it! Then the weirdest thing happened there was a hurricane and with the hurricane there were two tornados that took the roof of the factory where these machines were and destroyed them all, then I just said… I guess we will do the Cable!

Sybil, my wife, thought we should do the Cable since the beginning and that it was the form we need to focus on. Once again, Sybil was right (laughs). She though it was a form that has flexibility and we could make bracelets and necklaces…

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David Yurman Pure Form Collection Bracelets in 18K and Silver.

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For the first time ever, David Yuman introduces the Pure Form Necklace in sterling Silver.

In your Fall/Winter 2016 collection, Solari and Supernova are inspired in the limitless beauty of Cosmos. How do you come up with the themes for your collections? What is the creative process behind it?

Sometimes we backfill, we just make shape. In the case of Supernova, which one time was called ‘Spray’, Supernova came out of Starburst, which was launched two years before and is an elevation of hand-craftsmanship. It was a collection that came out from the combination of working with our son Evan. Sybil wanted to do this look and we did it. The next year Evan commented that he would like to take it to the next level, he said “I would like to elevate it, put a centre stone, use the cut that I developed at Gustav Caesar and I said Yes! It was three times the cost to do that stone, clear window, beautifully cut, you can’t have any inclusion in it. I said “Yes, we will figure it out, what we can do.” It was made like fine high-jewellery in silver, and so the result was an improvement… I think it elevates.

Design is collaborative… you want to be connected to it, to who made it. The artists, all of us, the whole house: I direct, Sybil critics, some of her critics are very critical to change on it, some are just little glimpses, Evan looks at the overall process. Our process of design is a democracy.

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David Yurman Supernova Bracelet in 18K with Diamonds.

What would you recommend to a Bride who is looking into choosing a statement piece for her wedding day?

I would suggest go with your best friends or your Mom and go shop. Don’t go on-line and flip a digital magazine. You want to go to the store, experience, try the pieces. Consider what is your personal taste, the look of your dress and identify what really makes you feel it is the piece of jewellery for you!

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David Yurman Supernova Necklace in 18K Gold with Diamonds.

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David Yurman Supernova Ring in 18K Gold with Diamonds.

Can you give a word of advice to our readers on marriage and how to succeed in both personal and professional existence when you are sharing with your partner both aspects of life?

It is not easy, it really isn’t, but I can tell you it is much more rewarding (working and living together). It doesn’t work to have the attitude “it is my way or the highway”, It is all about balance. There is no perfect marriage, in our experience we like each other, we have respect for each other. Communicate! We share our money, totally. We share points of view, we don’t always agree. Sharing is important, it is not that you are equal, it is about being respectful, respect your individual moment. I learned when I studied ‘Family in business’: Structure is your friend and Communication is your best friend. Same in marriage, structure is important. Establish rules. Communicate a lot, set what the boundaries are. We are not great for that! (laughs…) We overlap too much on who does what… We give freedom to each other, we collaborate in just about everything, and we don’t have a clear separation. Together we make one smart person. Share as much as you can.

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David Yurman Stax Bracelets in 18K Yellow, White or Rose Gold with Diamonds.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I have a passion to ride western Quarter horses, I have three horses and I compete occasionally on a very intermediate level.

As Mr. David Yurman is having to leave the room to catch a plane back to New York and continue with his projects he answers one more question: What would you come back as in your next life? David Yurman confidently replied, “a Musician – I would play harmonica!”

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David Yurman Stax Cuff in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds.

 

VEHEMENCE ~ FASHION WEDDING DECOR EDITORIAL

Happy #WeddingWednesday! Today we are sharing the complete collection of inspiring images from the VEHEMENCE style shoot featured in Perfect Wedding Magazine 1oth Anniversary Issue – BLOSSOMING.

The intense jewel-toned floral setting, contrasting with powerful bridal looks, is the result of a collaboration of talented wedding vendors from Toronto. This was shot at the Pravda Vodka Bar by David Hou Photography and planned by Event Culture.

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Below: Plunge V-neckline, fitted bodice and thin waistband cocktail pageant dress by Mac Duggal

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Above: Black sequins fitted floor length gown with gathered tulle skirt and satin pleated collar by Gavarcia.

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From top to bottom: Bridal Gown,  ‘Aisle Style’ Catherine Langlois for David Dunkley Millinery from ‘Aisle Style’ collection David Dunkley Fine Millinery. Tallulah (Style number AW1526) is a full length gold and metallic floral lace gown with mesh peak-a boo details at the rib cage by Narces.

 

 

THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Creative Director and Event Producer EVENT CULTURE

Photography DAVID HOU PHOTOGRAPHY

Floral Design OPENING NIGHT FLOWERS by NICHOLAS SMITH

Hair and Makeup MAKEUPLADY.CA

Wardrobe Styling i.D. SILHOUETTE

Bridal Gown CATHERINE LANGLOIS

Millinery DAVID DUNKLEY FINE MILLINERY

Stationery DEFINING MOMENTS STATIONERY

Model, ANASTASIYA for SPOT 6 MANAGEMENT

Table and Chairs DETAILZ COUTURE EVENT RENTALS

Chargers, China and Stemware WILLIAM ASHLEY CHINA

Flatware, accessories, candleholders ZARA HOME

Venue PRAVDA VODKA BAR

 

 

ZUHAIR MURAD ~ HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2016

November 8, 2016  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

Today we take you ‘Behind the Scenes’ at the  Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall 2016 show, a view from backstage where all the action happens before and during the big event.

This is collection rich in jewel tones for the Modern, Rocker but Elegant woman. – Zuhair Murad

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ODYLYE THE CEREMONY ~ FALL 2017

October 31, 2016  |  Accessories, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

With statuesque models framed with vintage candelabras, lush florals and 100’s of candles, Odylyne The Ceremony, a Los Angeles based bridal brand, presents Fall 2017 bridal collection: Star Crossed Lovers.

Star Crossed Lovers: When the stars align ever so perfectly… a passionate, fiery romance manifests into two hearts. We love William Shakespeare’s idea that star crossed lovers are working against fate to preserve their love. A love story that has been written in the stars but the force that has brought them together would soon try to tear them apart. With a love that burns that bright comes a youthful immortality that is preserved. We are infatuated with the idea of the preservation of a young and innocent love. This kind of child like love is full of magic. Our Star Crossed Lovers Collection is an ode to this. — Stephanie White, Designer of Odylyne The Ceremony 

Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.
-William Shakespeare

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PRONOVIAS PHOTOSHOOT IN PARIS WITH TOPMODEL IRINA SHAIK

October 19, 2016  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

Pronovias, the world leader of the fashion bridal world, presents new designs from the Atelier Pronovias 2017 collection with Top Model Irina Shayk. Brides can find this new collection at www.pronovias.com

The Pronovias muse poses again for the firm in a luxurious setting photographer in Le Bristol Paris Hotel. According to Shayk, the new creations from Atelier Pronovias 2017 collections are very special: “The gowns in this collection fascinate me. Of all of them, my favourites are the lace ones.. I like how this material is worked, as it fits the body like a second skin. I general, I think that the Atelier Pronovias dresses are classic but sexy, chic and simple at the same time. I share Pronovias idea that less is more”.

For the next season, the Atelier Pronovias 2017 designs have been created with artisanal methods using extremely high quality fabrics and pure, minimalist and clean lines. The gowns have been crafted in the finest materials such as Chantilly, crepe, taffeta and stretch chiffon. At the same time, the use of transparencies has been given very special prominence, crafted with gemstones and delicate hand embroideries, covering the silhouettes with feathers and silk thread.

Irina Shayk behind the scenes with Pronovias

Art Direction & Styling PRONOVIAS

Photography LALO CORTES

MAKEUP & HAIR DAVID CARREIRO for BOBBI BROWN and ghd.