This is why I love Vera Wang. This season’s gowns feature torn, red tulle and yet they are stil jaw-droppingly beautiful. All of the above gowns come in white and cream (for those who who might be less inclined to wear a red wedding dress). What do you think: is 2013 the year we see more brides going out of the box? By the way, come visit us again soon because we’ll be sharing the Vera Wang Fall 2013 gowns shortly… and they are white :)
A new friend of mine recently told me that cotton-inspired wedding decor is a thing now… and frankly I was a little shocked that I hadn’t seen anything involving raw cotton before in a wedding. So I looked it up – Green Wedding Shoes posted a great styled shoot here, and while they made it work, I’m not so sure how I feel about a full cotton-inspired wedding. Thoughts?
I have recently fallen heavily for Claire Pettibone‘s designs. Her Spring 2014 Decoupage collection is so delicate and romantic that it seems to capture the essence of femininity. Decoupage is about layering incredible details to make a complete picture, and those who love Claire’s designs know that she pours her soul into the details of her dresses.
I used to think that Claire’s designs, while absolutely stunning, were too whimsical to look good on a “real bride”. I couldn’t imagine the material hanging as beautifully and look so delicate on a woman who might not have a slight and slender build. I was wrong. Every real woman that I have seen wearing a Claire Pettibone dress, no matter what shape or height, looks like she walked out of a painting from the Renaissance era. I think that if the goddess Venus had worn clothing in Botecelli’s “The Birth of Venus”, she would have worn a gown by Claire. I truly wish I could see these gowns in Ottawa…
Jenny Packham’s 2014 Bridal Collection is inspired by the Belle Époque era of the early 20th Century.
A statement of romantically soft, feminine design, the collection encapsulates the spirit of Edwardian style and the Art Nouveau movement which defined it. The Belle Epoque or ‘beautiful era’ transformed fashion, abandoning restrictive corsetry and creating the flowing silhouette ever since associated with the Age of Elegance.
Intricate, light beading, delicate embellishment and clean, understated silhouettes play homage to an Edwardian inspiration, whilst romantically volumous ballerina skirts, graceful tulle sleeves and elegantly exposed backs bring to mind a very modern bride, evoking scenes of a chic European destination wedding.
Available in ivory, champagne and magnolia, luxurious silk mikado, sumptuous draped chiffons and exquisite French lace are adorned with delicate silk flowers and twinkling crystals in a spectrum of antique metallic silvers and champagnes.
I love this wedding! We featured Lindsay and Steven’s styled engagement session last week and wanted to share their equally beautiful wedding. I think that Lindsay and Steven really created an event with heart. They look like they are truly in love and have family that will support them as they grown their own. They say love is in the details, and did they ever put some tender love and care into cultivating a wedding with personality. And holy cow, are the outdoor shots gorgeous or what?! Beautiful work everyone, and congratulations Lindsay & Steven! From Anne-Marie Bouchard:
Sei la mia vita amore mio baciami!
When English words aren’t enough, say it in Italian! Right? Granted, my google search may not be accurate but I think I get the point across. Lindsay and Steven are love, loving and lovely, down-to-earth and fun and their wedding day was gorgeous – boiling hot! – and gorgeous. I don’t think they would’ve had it any other way. I met these two, two years ago! That’s how long they have been seeking out milk vases, dreaming of colour palettes and designing invitations. I’ve heard about wedding details here and there and imagined what it would all look like when it came together. I was blown away. It’s pretty fun to see a whole table of pies, cookies and biscotti baked by family members. Family is key for these two and they weren’t shy to talk about one day starting one of their own.
Needless to say, I’m very sad to see this day come to an end. Congratulations Lindsay and Steve. You two are amazing and I wish you all the love and happiness the whole wide world has to share.
It was a Tuesday and I had come home from work completely unsuspecting. As I opened the front door the set of stairs leading up to our main floor were lined with candles and on the first step was a handmade card that read “Babe, I love you more and more every day and I can’t imagine my world without you. So, I guess what I’m saying is…” I then continued up the stairs and once I reached the top there he was, down on one knee, surrounded by candles, with his adorable smile asking “will you marry me”?
Lindsay and Steven are the winners of a styled engagement session Anne-Marie Bouchard of AMBphoto gave away with photographic stylist Catalina Bloch. I’ll be posting their gorgeous Glebe Community Centre wedding shortly – stay tuned!
The Twigs & Honey 2013 new collection has been released! I think that Myra Callan’s designs are so organic and whimsical and I desperately wanted to share the new collection with you, but it appears that the only place to source the images of the entire collection shots from the always impressive Elizabeth Messina is on the grand reveal featured on Wedding Chicks yesterday. The images are stunning and the designs are so completely unique… you’ll be hooked. For those who haven’t discovered Twigs & Honey yet:
Twigs & Honey®, LLC by Myra Callan is a line dedicated toward creating unique & innovative accessories that are designed to complement & accentuate the wearer’s features. The pieces utilize both modern & old millinery techniques for assembly from hand dyeing & sewing to pressing of petals & curling of feathers. The designs are not created to follow trends but rather to create pieces that are original, beautiful & wearable. New styles are being added regularly but all are heavily influenced by vintage fashion, patterns & textures in the natural world & fine materials. Perfect for special occasions & weddings, Twigs & Honey designs are created to work wonderfully for your event while remaining timeless in form & function for years to come.