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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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FLORIST THIERRY BOUTEMY CREATES BELVEDERE GARDEN ~ MILAN DESIGN WEEK

BELVEDERE VODKA, THE WORLD’S ORIGINAL LUXURY VODKA, HAS PARTNERED WITH PROMINENT FLORAL DESIGNER THIERRY BOUTEMY TO CREATE AN IMMERSIVE NATURE EXPERIENCE, UNVEILED AT THE BELVEDERE GARDEN DURING MILAN DESIGN WEEK

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Belvedere vodka, the world’s original luxury vodka, has partnered with prominent floral designer Thierry Boutemy to create an immersive nature experience, unveiled at the belvedere garden during Milan Design Week.

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Boutemy created a beautiful installation made only from the raw materials in Belvedere Vodka and its spring/summer Spritz cocktail collection – superior Polish Dankowskie rye, fresh herbs, citrus and cucumber. The experience is a celebration of the brand’s commitment to natural ingredients and simple cocktails.

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A French aesthete living a simple and peaceful life in Brussels, Thierry Boutemy’s unique point of view and appreciation for nature shine through in his masterfully crafted floral creations. After designing for the set of Sofia Coppola’s iconic film Marie Antoinette in 2006, he became a sought after figure among luxury fashion houses, collaborating with likes of Lady Gaga, Viktor & Rolf, Lanvin and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West’s famous wedding at the Belvedere Fort in Florence.

Crafted from only Polish Dankowskie rye and artesian water, Belvedere Vodka has no additives or enhancements, in accordance with the Polish geographical appellation, and the legal requirements of “Polska Vodka.” When it comes to cocktails, the Belvedere Spritz best embodies this minimalist approach and the brand’s commitment to all natural standards.  Prepared with vodka, a naturally flavoured modifier, the finest sparkling and tonic water and garnished with fresh herbs or fruits, it is a deliciously refreshing drink full of real citrus flavour, low in sugar and simple to create.

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PIA TOSCANO’S WEDDING AT ANGEL ORENSANZ IN NYC

Pia Toscano who became a national sensation when she was on American Idol and shocked the nation when she lost just got married to Jimmy R.O. Smith who she met through Jennifer Lopez. Pia is her back -up singer and Jimmy R.O. Smith is one of Jennifer Lopez’s dancer. The dream venue was the celebrated Angel Orensanz in New York City, after the ceremony the wedding reception got entertained with celebrity DJ Adrian “DJ Dubz” Wiltshire – DJ putting the spins on some amazing tunes.

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THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Photography & Cinematography JAYLIM STUDIO

Entertainment DJ ADRIAN “DJ DUBZ” WILTSHIRE – DJ

Wedding Planner & Cake LILABBYS EVENTS

Creative Visual Director LINDA CANGRO

Wedding Gown MICHAEL COSTELLO

Hair EDUARDO PONCE

Makeup LYNDSAY ZAVITZ

Catering JOE DECANDIA

Floral Design FLORAL COUTURE (Bouquet, Centerpieces, Wedding Arch, Sweet Heart Table)

ALWAYS BLOOMING (Aisle & Escort Floral)

CARY DECOR (Floral Wall)

Event Decor DIVINE PARTY DISPLAY

Dessert Room & Favours SWEET SERENDIPITY

INSPIRING WEDDINGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The 5th edition of Belief Awards, an international online contest for wedding planners, brings out the best of worldwide weddings and shows trends, traditions and curiosities. Belief Awards happens four times a year and it honours the very best weddings around the globe produced by top wedding planners. On this edition, more than 200 entries were received.

Wedding planners from all over the world submitted their projects. Meet some of the winners and be inspired by their work of art creating beautiful weddings. 

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ECUADOR
Wedding Planner Carolina Muzo – MI BODA MAGICA This wedding’s theme was all about Ecuador. The bride is an American daughter of Ecuadorian parents, so every detail that had to be related to the customs and preferences of the country -from food, drinks and décor.
Photography MC PRODUCTION
Event Design & Floral Designs CAYETANO Y MONICA
Venue SWISSOTEL QUITO, ECUADOR

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INDIA
Wedding Planner & Event Designer DEVIKA NARAIN & COMPANY –  The Indian+American couple was incredibly proud of their families and they wanted the wedding to be a melting pot of the two distinct families and their respective cultures.
Photography SEPHI BERGURSON
Floral Designs WATERMARK EVENT SOLUTIONS 
Venue KUMARKOM LAKE RESORT, KERALA, INDIA

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GUATEMALA
Wedding Planner & Event Designer Ingrid Labbé – LA FOLIE EVENTS The couple Ignacio Solares and Ana Lucia Rodriguez lives in Boston, but decided to have a destination wedding in Guatemala. The theme of their wedding was “fairy tale forest adventure”.
Photography DAVID JUAREZ
Floral Designs ADOLFO COFULUN
Cake LA PETIT PARIS
Venue CASA SANTO DOMINGO DEL CERRO, ANTIGUA GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA

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LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALY
Wedding Planner & Event Designer Valentina Lombardi – ITALIAN WEDDING COMPANY Kia and Riccardo wanted a traditional wedding in a church and a reception in a villa but with a fresh and young concept. Country chic details in a order key was the theme.
Photography ORDINE DELLA GIARRETIERA
Floral Designs STEFANIA WEDDINGS 
Venue BELGITARE LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALY

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SINTRA, PORTUGAL
Wedding Planner & Event Designer RIU MOTA PINTO The wedding was inspired by childhood memories and had a Rag Doll and a Tin Soldier as a main focus.
Photography NJ MATTOS
Floral Designs KEFRO
Venue THE QUINTA-VINTAGE WEDDINGS, SINTRA PORTIGAL

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MANHATTAN, NYC
Wedding Planner Jaqueline Vazquez LIFETIME EVENTS The first date of the couple was at the Empire State Building. So they decided to have a wedding with the NYC theme. And, on the wedding day, they we could do their first look on the top of the Empire State Building.
Event Designer CRYSTAL MAGICAL CREATIONS
Photography LOVEMORE PHOTO
Floral Designs FLOWERS BY JOSE
Venue MIDTOWN LOFT & TERRACE, MANHATTAN, NYC

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HANOI, VIETNAM
Wedding Planner HOANGANG “JENNY” DUONG VU The wedding planner prepared a gorgeous outdoor wedding in Vietnam, full of lights.
Event Designer NANG WEDDING DECORATIONS
Photography QUANG NGUYEN
Floral Designs ARIUS FLOWERS 
Venue SOFTWATER RESTAURANT, HANOI, VIETNAM

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PONTE DE LIMA, PORTUGAL
Wedding Planner & Event Designer RIU MOTA PINTO The couple from Brazil decided to get married in Portugal, on an incredible vineyard property. 
Photography THRALL PHOTOGRAPHY
Floral Designs MESCLA ARTE FLORAL LUDOVINA CANCELA
Venue PACHO CALHEIROS, PONTE DE LIMA, PORTUGAL

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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Wedding Planner & Event Designer MOMENTUS SPECIAL EVENTS by Rosalina Torres : Alexandra Beyer and Steven Carabasu live in London and they chose Puerto Rico for their destination wedding. They had a greek orthodox wedding ceremony, with traditional elements like the joining of the right hands and the crowning of the bride and groom.
Photography EMILIO LEON
Floral Designs & Decor ARQUETIPO
Venue CONDADO VANDERBILT

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BURGAU, PORTUGAL
Wedding Planner Viktoriia Ignateva – STUDIO VICTORIAS The bride and the groom are surfers and they decided to have a wedding with the theme “Surf. Eat. Sleep. Repeat”. The ceremony was held on the beach of Cabanas Velhas, the couple’s surf spot in Portugal.
Photography THE CABLOOK FOTOLAB
Floral Designs & Decor DECORELLE
Venue PRAIA DAS CABANAS VELHAS, BURGAU, PORTUGAL

ABOUT BELIEF INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PLANNERS Based in New York City, Belief Wedding Planners is an international network for wedding planners. Belief’s main goal is to uphold the highest standards in wedding planning, by encouraging professionals to develop their careers. As just the best wedding planners are approved to be part of the group, Belief is also a reliable source for brides and grooms who are planning destination weddings all over the world.

DESTINATION WEDDING IN FLORENCE ~ JOANNE & JOE

When we get submissions from Liam Collard Photograhy we know our fans and readers will find ‘eye-candy’ inspiration in every image we feature! Joanne & Joe’s romantic destination wedding in Florence, Italy was masterly captured by Liam Collard and Stam. If you are planning a destination wedding in Italy, Florence is a city that will be the perfect host for you and guests. Happy #TravelTuesday!

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THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Photography LIAM COLLARD
Ceremony ST. JAMES CHURCH FLORENCE
Reception VILLA LE FONTANELLE
Bride’s Gown MONIQUE LHUILLIER
Bridesmaids Dresses BHLDN
Groom’s Suit RALPH LAUREN
Hair & Make-up LAURA VASILE
Wedding Planner BLANC RICEVIMENTI
Catering GALETEO
Floral Design GIARDINO DELLE FATE
Entertainment ALMA PROJECT
Videography GATTOTIGRE

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.

MICHAEL PHELPS WEDS NICOLE PHELPS

23-time Olympic Gold Medallist Michael Phelps married, for the third time, to his long time love Nicole Phelps in an intimate ceremony on New Year’s Eve at the Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore Resort. The glamorous wedding reception set was inspired by The Great Gatsby.

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The beautiful Bride chose for her bridal look a Julie Vino gown from the Roma collection.After having Julie Vino creating a custom wedding gown for her Wedding in Cabo, it was a her wish to wear a Julie Vino’s dress again.

Julie Vino is a leading bridal and evening wear designer based in Jaffa-Tel-Aviv.  Julie established her brand and opened her flagship salon 5 years ago.  Her designs are unique to the bridal market, bringing together a distinctive combination of classic style with modern touches and a strong connection to leading fashion trends.  Every season Julie scouts the market for different suppliers, to import exclusive arrays of unique fabrics from all over the world; ethnic handmade brocade from India, unique lace from France and fabrics rich in details and embroidery from Italy. Julie’s use of only the best materials couples with her focus on quality tailoring and sculpting that make her dresses truly a work of art.

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LISA & MARK ~ WINTER INSPIRED WEDDING

Perfect Wedding Magazine officially celebrates the beginning of Winter with this beautiful wedding celebrated at the luxurious SLS Beverly Hills Hotel.

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HOW DID YOU MEET?
We met on E-Harmony, I was on there for almost a year and ready to quit, and Lisa was signed on by her co-workers reluctantly.

THE PROPOSAL
We had been discussing getting married for a while so finding a way to propose without it being obvious was going to be tough. Especially since I knew she would want Chewbacca there when I did it too.  I concocted this story that my coworker had a groupon for a free Gondola ride that he gave to me and I needed to use. She was hesitant wondering why we needed to drive all the way to Marina Del Rey just for a free boat ride, (she wasn’t impressed with the idea), but she went along anyway. I had to hide the ring so I wore a jacket that day to hide the ring in. It was July…it was hot. She thought I was crazy wearing a jacket in the middle of summer. After setting off on the ride she was enjoying it and even commented it would have been romantic if I proposed and I played along and said I wish I had thought of that too. When we got to the pre-determined area facing the sunset, I popped the question. I was nervous and couldn’t remember a word I said and messed up a little bit, but she said yes anyway.

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WEDDING THEME/DESIGN CONCEPT
An “Alexander McQueen” inspired Winter Wedding.
Guests entered the outside ceremony terrace after they were handed either a sparkling water or Frizzy cocktail featuring ice spheres and white blossoms before they took their seats amongst natural wooden benches draped in white and beige furs and pelts. The ceremony area featured white carpet and natural wooden antler chandeliers overhead while the path to the alter was lined with winter birch trees leading to a cluster of trees embellished with cotton pods and crystal chips which glittered in the light. Guests were serenaded by a string trio while they had the opportunity to write special notes to the couple on custom note cards for their wooden wedding day time capsule box. Personal arrangements included antlers, crystal tipped succulents, cotton pods, skeleton leaves, and white ferns. The exchanging of vows took place in front of pewter ceremony tables – the home where the time capsule ritual was celebrated.

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Following the ceremony, guests were escorted down a long hallway lit with cool blue lighting and were handed peppermint martinis topped with candy canes stir sticks; before heading into the cocktail lounge for tray passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Long belly bars featured crystallized branch installations and five nooks were each filled with white ceramic novelties. A jazz trio played modern upbeat arrangements while guests enjoyed unique small bites; took photos from the custom winter inspired photo-op area which offered thematic props and selected their table assignments from a display of frosted acrylic “ice bricks.” A full bar was available throughout cocktail hour dramatically illuminated by votives within the mirrored shelves in each outer door on each side. Guests entered a ballroom transformed into a modern couture “Winter Wonderland” as the DJ played “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The ballroom featured a white stage with a white fur fascia and a birch tree backdrop embellished with a mapped projection of falling snow. Surrounding a frosted metallic dance floor, tables consisted of rounds draped in a metallic birch textile while long wood tables were set along the perimeter placed with metallic snakeskin runners and slate along with upholstered white sofas.

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The long tables were set with stainless chargers and birch metallic print napkins with silver antler candelabras, votives, white succulents with crystallized tips, white phalaenopsis, and birch branches. The round tables featured two unique tablescapes – the first, a collection of silver birch vessels in varying heights with white fern, air plants, and succulents paired with votives; and the second, a collection of inspired decor including metallic deer heads, birch and cotton pods, quartz, cloches displaying mini antlers, and crystallized cotton pods, along with silver napkins and silver rimmed glass chargers. The sweetheart table was draped in birch fabric and accented with hyde placemats, silver vessels, orchids, and Quartz, along with custom acrylic placecards to resemble ice. 

All tables were set with silver dragonfly flatware, Camille crystal glassware, glass dinner plates, and 2 clear ghost chairs.

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At the far end of the ballroom a silver bar was set with chrome back bar units placed with inspired decor and candlelight, set with wooden Shanghai barstools and flanked by two barrel chair lounge vignettes. The back wall was highlighted by a gobo projection of winter birch trees. Throughout the night, guests danced to the sounds of Vintage Confidential in-between the four-course seated dinner which included tableside wine service and butler passed custom menus. Guests were able to enjoy Grey Goose vodka from an illuminated ice bar and luge incorporating birch branches.

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Following dinner as the band retires and the DJ began a lively set, guests had the opportunity to indulge in a lavish dessert spread placed on large pewter trunks with an ice-inspired surface. Samplings included a decadent five tier “frosted” wedding cake with birch accents in three custom flavors. The photo-op area re-opened for guests to enjoy for the remainder of the evening. The entire space was warmly illuminated around the perimeter along with warm double pinspots on each table.
As guests exited, they were offered tray passed Nutella pies in celebration of the couple’s initial bond.

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THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Wedding Planner and Designer  KRISTIN BANTA EVENTS, INC.
Photography  BEAUTIFUL DAY PHOTOGRAPHY
Videographer  ELYSIUM PRODUCTIONS
Florals  LILLA BELLO FINE FLORALS & EVENT STYLING FLORAL & DESIGN
Rentals  TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS, FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS
Ice Sculpture  ICE BULB
Stationery  BLISS AND BONE
Cake  FANTASY FROSTINGS
Linens  BBJ LINEN
Lighting  THE LIGHTER SIDE
Venue  SLS Beverly Hills

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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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.

 

BREAKING NEWS: DIOR MAKEUP FIRST BOUTIQUE OPENS IN NYC

November 16, 2016  |  Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

Did you ever dream about a luxury makeup store where you can experience the feel of being backstage at a fashion show?!

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Dior Makeup makes your dream come true! The Couturier French House has announced today the opening of its first makeup concept beauty boutique at 1 World Trade Center in New York City.

The luxury retail selling space, located on the second floor of Westfield’s World Trade Center, was designed in Paris.  The boutique interior which uses modern elements of video design is devoted to a mix of products across all makeup categories including lips, face and eyes. Videos will feature content linking together Dior beauty and fashion, offering clients a full backstage experience.

Inspired by the backstage glamour of Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior makeup, the space itself comprises of a lip studio where clients can play with and choose from the various textures and product offerings.  Six makeup workstations will offer clients backstage pro services including lash and brow styling and flawless face consultations. A fragrance wall brings to life the history and heritage of Dior’s iconic fragrances created by François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, including Miss Dior, J’adore and Sauvage.

Dior’s new World Trade Center beauty boutique offers a modern backstage shopping environment, reflecting the brand’s unique heritage of luxury and innovation. ~

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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ROSE GOLD ~ FLORAL FASHION STYLE SHOOT

As featured in the current 10th Anniversary Issue – BLOSSOMING, Erin Bishop the creative mind and owner of Filosphi Events designed ROSE GOLD photographed by Sweet Heirloom, a colourful, lush and full of fun Wedding Décor setting rich in vibrant and citrus tones that contrast with the all-white orchid, rose and hydrangea chandeliers hung above the table line. The floral arrangements by Flower Factory are built with multiple varieties of roses, ranunculus, tulips and coral peonies. A garden glam inspired setting with luxurious details and glimmering touch of elegant gold.

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Peter Fong owner of Ganache Patisserie in Yaletown, Vancouver created a modern and architectural cake by stacking various sizes of pure white square tiers and incorporated fresh florals and a touch of intricate texturing to add a luxe look and personality to the cakes.

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Jewellery above: Tiffany & Co. shared setting band ring in 18k yellow gold with round brilliant diamonds, Tiffany & Co. Milgrain wedding band in yellow gold, and Tiffany Setting 18k yellow gold diamond engagement ring.

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Above: Tiffany & Co. Shlumberger circle rope necklace in yellow gold, Tiffany & Co. Shlumberger daisy bracelet in yellow gold, Tiffany & Co. Shlumberger Lynn earring in yellow gold with diamonds set in platinum, Tiffany & Co. Shlumberger Leaf Wrap Ring in yellow gold with yellow sapphire.

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Model & Musician: Ashley is wearing a Pronovias gown ” Taciana” available at Clara Couture Bridal Hair & Make-up by Nadia Albano Style Inc.

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Cory Curtis, Canadian Musician is wearing Isaia Neapolitan soft shoulder suit paired Eton shirt and a purple diamond printed Tom Ford tie all from Harry Rosen and styled by Nick Taylor. Clock: Tiffany CT60 Chronograph 42 mm.

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Ashley wearing a Pronovias gown “Tamar” available at Clara Couture Bridal. Jewellery: Pink Tourmaline and diamond vintage necklace, rind and earring available at Maison Birks. Manicure: Joyride

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Cory Curtis is wearing a Isaia Neapolitan black and grey suit, paired with an all black Eton shirt and texture Tom Ford wool Tie all from Harry Rosen styled by Nick Taylor.

THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Creative Director FILOSOPHI EVENTS 

Photography SWEET HEIRLOOM

Floral Design FLOWER FACTORY

Cake GANACHE PARISSERIE

Hair & Makeup NADIA ALBANO STYLE INC 

Models Ashley @ashyvr & Cory Curtis @corycurtis

Manicure JOYRIDE

Videography LIFE STUDIOS 

Stationery LELE CHAN DESIGNS 

Gowns CLARA COUTURE BRIDAL 

Suits HARRY ROSEN

Jewellery MAISON BIRKS & TIFFANY&CO.

Chairs, flatware A&B PARTY TIME RENTALS

Table, Chargers KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN RENTALS 

Plexi pillars REEL SILKS

Live Wood Shelf PACIFIC DESIGN LAB 

Venue PIPE SHOP AT THE SHIPYARDS

CHARLOTTE & PIERRE ~ LAKE COMO DESTINATION WEDDING

October 26, 2016  |  Blog, DÉCOR, Feature Article, Stationery, Travel  |  No Comments

Pierre organized a romantic trip, the first stop was in Iceland where he proposed Charlotte, then they flew to France to celebrate their engagement in the Champagne region. The stunning destination wedding of Charlotte & Pierre in Lago Di Como, Italy is featured in the current Perfect Wedding Magazine – BLOSSOMING – 10th Anniversary Issue.

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THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Wedding Planning SPOSIAMO VI

Photography MORLOTTI STUDIO

Videography MATTEO CASTELLUCCIA

Floral Design RATTI FLORA

Hair & Makeup LARA NAVARRINI

Ceremony location VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO

Reception Venue GRAND HOTEL VILLA SERBELLONI

Audio & Lights BLUNOTTE

 

ASHLEY TAYLOR COOPER ~ ERNESTO ARGUELLO WEDDING IN NEW YORK CITY

October 24, 2016  |  Blog, Feature Article, Perfect Love  |  No Comments

Founder and CEO of Education Model Towns, Ernesto Argüello, married fellow philanthropist Ashley Taylor Cooper at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. The ceremony was followed by a 400 people celebration at the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York, which started with a Champagne Reception in the Palm Court at 5:00 pm, followed by Cocktails in the Terrace Room at 5:30 pm, and the Wedding Dinner & Reception took place in the Grand Ballroom from 7:00 pm until late. The evening’s entertainment included the celebrated Carlos Estrella Band, as well as Aerialists, Gogo dancers, Mariachi, Samba dancers, Beat boxers, Cocktail coquettes and a musical performance by 10 year old Instagram star Vivian Hicks.

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Everything down to the flowers had been designed by the couple to reflect their personal taste. Beyoncé’s sought-after florist, Dieter van Beneden for Vert-de-Gris had custom made the decorations which adorned the Plaza Hotel, and the cake was provided by no other than celebrity cake-maker Sylvia Weinstock. Even the wedding invite was very unique: every guest received a briefcase with a video message personally inviting them to the couple’s Big Day. The video invite, which was filmed in Colombia, can be viewed at: romanceandthecity.com.

 The bride wore a custom Naeem Kahn dress to match her stunning 7 carat oval cut diamond wedding ring. Photographers Oscar Castro (México) and Fabian Alvarez (Colombia) eternalized the day and the blissful couple on camera. MOTV Films was also on site to film the wedding festivities. After the wedding festivities, the couple took off on a worldwide honeymoon with stops in Iceland, Finland, Spain, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Australia and Fiji.

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This couple really live to give back; their wedding registry was strictly donations which will be used to build a new educational center for underprivileged children, and they did not accepting any gifts. Said Ashley, “So many people really need the basics of life and we don’t NEED anything!” Donations are still accepted via Crowdrise. Ernesto’s Education Model Towns builds entire communities and education centers from the ground up in the most impoverished areas in Latin America, offering the locals a home and a safe community.

Ernesto and his life-changing organization also donates schools, security, after school programs and sports development programs, nutritional programs and clean water, as well as promoting by entrepreneurship opportunities to the locals. Ashley and Ernesto, co-founders of Snap2Live, have also partnered with the United Nations as spokespeople for road safety, in order to help address the number one killer of youth in the world.

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Photos: Fabian Alvarez & Oscar Castro

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.

JEFF LEATHAM ~ AN EMPIRE IN BLOOM (Part 2)

August 19, 2016  |  Blog, DÉCOR, Feature Article, Floral Trends, Travel  |  No Comments

The editors of Perfect Wedding Magazine, Claudia Torres & Gordon Cooper,  readied themselves to fly to Paris for one very special meeting. The location, the luxurious Four Seasons George V, to photograph an exclusive floral décor editorial and interview the world-renown celebrity florist and artist Jeff Leatham.

The final product is a beautiful 10-page article featuring some the most stunning floral designs we have ever observed being created. Prior to meeting Jeff Leatham, he asked us about the concept of this editorial. We only mentioned it would be a celebration of the 10th Anniversary in Print for Perfect Wedding Magazine and that we really wanted his artistic style to shine on the day of the shoot. The morning of the shoot, Jeff Leatham cheerfully greeted us in the Lobby of the Four Seasons George V, then we sat down at La Galerie to talk about the dynamics of this most-important day.

This is the second floral installation Jeff Leatham designed for you, our readers, fans and dear brides, to enjoy! Happy #FlowerFriday

Get your Copy of Perfect Wedding Magazine’s Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Issue – BLOSSOMING!

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This exclusive photo session for Perfect Wedding Magazine was shot by one of the world’s top photographic talents – Anthony Brock, owner of OneAndOnlyParisPhotography.

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Anthony Brock – OneAndOnlyParisPhotography

Anthony Brock is an American photographer living, working and loving in the heart of Paris. He fuses fashion photography, fine art, and photojournalism to not just capture events but to capture them beautifully, presenting couples elegantly within the iconic settings of the city of love. All his published work is of real couples during genuine weddings and engagement shoots.

See the full editorial and all the amazing content of this 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Perfect Wedding Magazine – BLOSSOMING. Purchase your Limited Edition copy here.

 

JEFF LEATHAM ~ AN EMPIRE IN BLOOM (PART 1)

August 10, 2016  |  Blog, DÉCOR, Feature Article, Floral Trends, Travel  |  No Comments

The paths of life’s journey are many. Choosing the path, a direction for your journey, or more importantly – who to work with, is an essential part of the puzzle.

 Gordon Cooper – Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Perfect Wedding Magazine

Last Fall, the editor’s of Perfect Wedding Magazine, Gordon Cooper and Claudia Torres, were graced with the opportunity to work with some amazing people in Paris, France. First and foremost, the incredible Jeff Leatham who exudes magic from his fingertips, creating his world-famous floral art on a whimsical notion.Jeff Leatham headshot

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He is the world’s top floral artist, infusing a monochromatic formula into his designs, creating the most inspiring contemporary pieces of floral art. Jeff Leatham works under an exhaustive agenda, designing weddings for celebrities, VIPs and  producing spectacular special events incorporating  his conceptual expertise.

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I look at the colour first then I decide what type of vase or vessel I will use them in. Colour and shape ­is important to me. I guess, for a clothing designer, they choose their fabrics first and then they dress the body. I compare myself to this kind of artistic approach. This is the creative process I go through, so the actual flower itself, the variety of flower, is always the last thing I choose. It’s colour, texture and lastly the flower.

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In the beautiful Marble Courtyard of the Four Seasons George V in Paris, France, Jeff Leatham works to produce part of the ten page exclusive editorial feature for Perfect Wedding Magazine – AN EMPIRE IN BLOOM.

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This exclusive photo session for Perfect Wedding Magazine was shot by one of the world’s top photographic talents – Anthony Brock, owner of OneAndOnlyParisPhotography.

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Anthony Brock – OneAndOnlyParisPhotography

Anthony Brock is an American photographer living, working and loving in the heart of Paris. He fuses fashion photography, fine art, and photojournalism to not just capture events but to capture them beautifully, presenting couples elegantly within the iconic settings of the city of love. All his published work is of real couples during genuine weddings and engagement shoots.

 

 

 

See the full editorial and all the amazing content of this 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Perfect Wedding Magazine – BLOSSOMING. Purchase your Limited Edition copy here.