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.
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., 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
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.
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 • Lucida Photography, Planning and Design Assistance • Alicia Keats Weddings + Events Inc., Decor Design • Koncept Event Design, Floral Design • Flowerz, Venue • The Vancouver Club, Stationery and Hand-Painted Vase painting with Floral Accents • Love by Phoebe, Strapless White Gown • Vera Wang from Blush Bridal, Red Gown • Lover Sequin Gown • from H.N. Wedding, Shoes • Christian Louboutin from Nordstrom, Wedding Bands • Cartier, Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist • Margaret Lai Makeup & Hair, Bridesmaids Dresses • Joanna August, Groom’s Formal Wear • Custom Designed by The Tux Store, Chair 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 Club, Cake • Cakes by Nicole, Hand-Painted Cookies • Letterpress Bakery, Candy • Karameller Candy Shop Inc., Cotton Candy Cart • PetitePuf, Ceremony Trio • Musical Occasion, Reception Entertainment • Famous Players Band, Dance Floor • Koncept Event Design, Transportation • Pacific Harmony Limo, Custom Peony Scented Candle Favours • Yummi Candles