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With the Academy Awards just around the corner, the arrival of Elie Saab's Spring 2017 Couture collection couldn't have been more perfectly timed. Featuring sophisticated silhouettes and strategically placed beading and embroideries, these gowns are meant to be worn by an Oscar nominee. Saab noted that the collection was inspired by Egypt, with vivid blue and glinting gold gowns referencing the tomb of King Tut, evil eyes discreetly embroidered in bodices, and a definite air of historical times embodied in every gown that was shown.

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Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Refined patterns and textures of old and new; antique heirlooms, raw silks, and precious stones of the Silk Road conjure up imagery reminiscent of a modern Ming Dynasty.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Photography: Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Guilded Dynasty from Hong Creative / Hong Cinema on Vimeo.

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Photography • Hong Photography and Cinema Inc., Concept Creator, Producer, Creative Director, Stylist, and Planner • CountDown Events Planning & Design, Floral Design • The Flower Factory, Decor Design • Art of the Party Design, Cake Design • Le Gateau Bake Shop, Venue • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver; Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist • Anita Lee Beauty and Style, Gowns • Monique Lhuillier from Bisou Bridal; Erdem from The Room at Hudson's Bay; Jason Matlo; Wayne Clark from The Room at Hudson's Bay, Pearl and Crystal Necklace; Crystal Necklace; Crystal Earrings: Elsa Corsi from Jeweliette, Earrings, Bracelet, Pendant Necklace, Rings • De Beers Diamond Jewellery, Shoes and Clutch • Oscar de la Renta from The Room at Hudson's Bay, Chairs; Table, Linens; Gold Votives; Crystal Candelabra • Art of the Party Design, Transparent Vases • The Flower Factory, Flatware • The Cross Decor & Design, Tea Pot and Teacup • TWG Tea, White and Blue Vessels; Plates; Lamps • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Menu Design • RedBliss Design

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For the Spring couture season, Ziad Nakad released a collection of pastel, glittering gowns, featuring classic silhouettes of nipped-in waists and full, princess-like skirts. Sticking to what he does best, each of the designer's Spring 2017 gowns would be equally at home on either the red carpet or at a luxury black tie wedding.

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Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Fiona's favourite flower has long been the peony, so it's suiting that the lush bloom would be featured in every element of her and Binh's wedding celebration. The flower was found in the bouquets, centrepieces, expansive backdrops, and even atop the draped windows. We can only imagine how fragrant the setting must have been!

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

Photography By: Lucida Photography

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Photography • Lucida PhotographyPlanning and Design Assistance • Alicia Keats Weddings + Events Inc.Decor Design • Koncept Event DesignFloral Design • FlowerzVenue • The Vancouver ClubStationery and Hand-Painted Vase painting with Floral Accents • Love by PhoebeStrapless White Gown • Vera Wang from Blush BridalRed Gown • Lover Sequin Gown • from H.N. WeddingShoes • Christian Louboutin from NordstromWedding Bands • CartierHair Stylist and Makeup Artist • Margaret Lai Makeup & HairBridesmaids Dresses • Joanna AugustGroom’s Formal Wear • Custom Designed by The Tux StoreChair Rentals • Art of the Party Design Inc.Dining Tables • A&B Partytime Rentals Ltd.,  Draping, Linen Rentals, and Gold Vases • Koncept Event Design Glassware • Upright Decor Signature Events Inc.Catering • The Vancouver ClubCake • Cakes by NicoleHand-Painted Cookies • Letterpress BakeryCandy • Karameller Candy Shop Inc.Cotton Candy Cart • PetitePufCeremony Trio • Musical OccasionReception Entertainment • Famous Players BandDance Floor • Koncept Event DesignTransportation • Pacific Harmony Limo, Custom Peony Scented Candle Favours • Yummi Candles

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