Paul Vasileff, the designer behind Australian label Paolo Sebastian, has been one of our favourite up-and-coming designers for years, and with this week's release of his S/S 2015-6 collection, he has clearly solidified himself as a name-to-know evening wear label. Taking the "nearly naked" trend to another level, his collection ranges from semi-sheer to (nearly) baring it all. The bird motifs that appear in many of the gowns reflect the "Nightingale" theme of the collection and each piece took hundreds of hours to embroider. We think these Hans Christian Anderson-inspired gowns are the perfect balance between daring and fanciful.
Today we're dreaming of faraway places, of mochi ice cream, cherry blossoms and the bustling city streets of Tokyo. Stay at the Four Seasons Tokyo or the Park Hyatt (of Lost in Translation fame), dine at Alain Ducasse's Beige Tokyo restaurant and visit cherry blossom-filled parks like Shinjuku Gyoen and Sumida Park. Take excursions to Mt. Fuji or Kyoto or even consider a destination wedding in Hiroshima at the award-winning contemporary chapel there, designed by Nikken Space Designs.
1. Cherry Blossom Boat via Gary Pepper Girl 2. Paper Cranes via Michael & Anna Costa 3. Bamboo Tree Road via Blogspot 4. Cherry Blossoms via Izzie Rae Photography 5. Mochi Ice Cream via Pinterest 6. Kimonos via This is Glamorous 7. Wisteria Tunnel via Buzzfeed 8. Mochi Ice Cream via KSaveur 9. Hand Carved Chapel via Contemporist 10. Blossoms via Indulgy 11. Hand Carved Chapel via Contemporist 12. Wisteria Tunnel via Buzzfeed 13. Sushi Hand Roll Appetizers via Kenko Kitchen
Margherita and Rob’s elegant white and silver wedding took place last September in Vancouver. The couple had a traditional Catholic ceremony followed by a grand reception with floral by Granville Island Florist and decor by Upright Decor.
The focal point of the reception space was the opulent sweetheart table that was built on a riser. The newlyweds were seated under a custom, white canopy decorated with all-white floral displays and a hanging crystal chandelier. The bridal party sat at a long head table placed directly below the couple that featured textured, rosette-patterned linens and twinkling pillar candles. “It was a very romantic setting, and had everyone’s jaws dropping,” recalls Margherita.
Photography • Yaletown Photography, Planning and Design Assistance • Wild Orchid Event Management, Getting Ready Venue • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Ceremony Venue • St. Francis of Assisi, Reception Venue and Catering • Italian Cultural Centre of Vancouver, Gown • Lillen Collection from Bisou Bridal, Shoes • Jimmy Choo, Hair • Planet Hair, Makeup • Shelley Ainsworth (Bride), Bridesmaids Dresses • Melody Plasse (Custom), Formal Wear • Canali from Harry Rosen, Rings • A1 Trade and Loan Ltd, Stationery • Making Memories, Floral • Granville Island Florist, Decor • Upright Decor, Cake • Ganache Patisserie, Entertainment • DJ - Nick Fazio, Video/Cinematography • Fairy Tale Photography