Celebrating the design + style of luxe weddings across canada, the usa + beyond

As any fashion lover is well aware, tonight is the annual Met Gala, and so today we're looking to this year's theme, "China: Through the Looking Glass" for inspiration. With design greats like Valentino Garavani, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, as well as contemporary designers like Mary Katrantzou and the Rodarte sisters taking much of their inspiration from China and the East, there were endless gowns to be featured in this year's exhibition. Whether these inspire you to include chinoiserie dinnerware in your reception table settings or to decorate your home with exquisite de Gournay wallpaper, we hope you'll love this trend as much as we do!

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1. Dior Haute Couture 2009 Photographed by Steven Meisel via Vogue.com 2. Chinoiserie Wallpaper via de Gournay 3. Cake via Carmen and Ingo Photography 4. White Cheongsam via Ne-Tiger.com 5. Roberto Cavalli Fall 2005 via Vogue.co.uk 6. L'Wren Scott Spring 2014 via Style.com 7. Valentino gown circa 1968 Photographed by Steven Meisel via Vogue.com 8. Valentino Fall 2013 via Style.com 9. Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2015 via Style.com 10. Table Setting via Emily Clarke Events 11. Rodarte Spring 2011 via Style.com 12. Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture via Style.com  13. Mary Katrantzou Fall 2011 via Style.com 14. Gowns via Ne-Tiger.com 15. Delphine Manivet Fall 2014 Couture via Delphine Manivet 16. Victoria Tang's Wedding Gown via Vogue.com 17. Valentino Fall 2013 Couture via Style.com 18. Chanel Fall 1996 Couture Photographed by Steven Meisel via Vogue.com 19. Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 via Style.com 20. Golden Wallpaper via de Gournay 21. Alexander McQueen Fall 2006 Couture Photographed by Steven Meisel via Vogue.com 22. Ann Getty's Place Setting via Pillar Rossi Blog 23. Valentino Fall 2014 RTW via Vogue.com 24. Vivienne Tam Fall 2015 via Style.com

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Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

This beautiful shoot captured by Purple Tree Photography was inspired by what a bride-to-be might dream about leading up to her wedding day. The shoot is filled with gorgeous whimsical elements, including a “floating” champagne bar and ice cream cones filled with blooms from Caprice Design & Decor. The sweet table from Sweet Regards Cakes by Daniela is nothing short of dreamy —fluffy clouds and a paper flower wall complete the dessert fantasy. Affairy Events planned the enchanting feature, working alongside a team of all-star Toronto professionals listed at the end of the post.

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

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Photography • Purple Tree Photography, Event Planner • Affairy Events, Event Design • Affairy Events, Purple Tree Photography, Caprice Design & Decor,  Venue • Hacienda Sarria, Gown • Fashion CrimesNarcesPapilio Boutique, and Stalking Annie, Makeup and Hair • Fancy Face Inc., Wardrobe Stylist • Annie Lam, Jewellery • Alexis Gallery (Engagement ring), Swarovski (Earrings and Necklace), MMCrystal (Bracelet), Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection (Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet), and Offwhite Adornments (crown), Floral • Caprice Design & Decor, Stationery • Ferris Wheel Press, Cakes and Desserts • Sweet Regards Cakes by Daniela, Cotton Candy •Bucket & Whisk, Catering • Treeline Catering, Entertainment • The St. Royals, Rentals • Detailz Chair Couture (Dining chairs), Have a Seat (Draping, Flower wall, Linens, Napkins), Happily Ever After Vintage Rentals (Furniture, Props), William Ashley (China, Cutlery, Glassware), Jacqueline Poirier (Painted plates), Cinematography • Lyndon Jude, Models • Spot 6 Management (Anastasia and Garnet), The R.E.D Lifestyle Group (Masha), Transportation • Michel Savoie (Vespa)

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One of our favourite international designers is Krikor Jabotian, a Beirut-based designer who previously worked under Elie Saab before launching his own label.  While you might not be familiar with his name, you've likely seen his truly stunning F/W2015 collection, which is on almost every girl's Pinterest inspiration board. While Jabotian clearly inherited Saab's love of pastel shades and intricate embroidery, his line is far more sculptural, featuring clean lines, shapely skirts and oversized bows. With the release of his most recent "The Last Spring" collection this week, the designer has built on his label's past success with yet another drop-dead gorgeous, ultra-Pinnable collection.

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Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

This two-day wedding featured in our Winter/Spring 2015 issue (Vancouver + Western Canada edition) beautifully marries Indian traditions and contemporary design. Pam and Tony had a traditional Indian wedding that was followed by a Western celebration the very next day.

We think you'll be in awe of the all-white, fairytale-like setting event designer Evan Orion of FLOWERZ created for the couple's reception at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Christie Lang of DreamGroup Productions provided full-service planning for the occasion, and Leanne Pedersen Photographers captured all of the details.

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by: LEANNE PEDERSEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

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