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Light Matters

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Juxtaposed against contemporary interpretations of Arabic architecture, here we showcase some of this season’s most statement-making gowns. Pattern and light are explored through mashrabiya, a form of latticework that uses geometric shapes to provide shade, resulting in patterned sunlight where light passes through.

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Photography • Heidi NiemalaPhotography Assistants • Kate Field and Gary William OgleArt Director • Rebekah Cuff of WedLuxe MagazineProduction Assistants • Keara Konstantakos and Lindsay Cooper of WedLuxe MagazineWardrobe Stylist • Elizabeth Clark of WedLuxe Magazine, Hair and Makeup Artist • Cia Mandarello, Hair and Makeup Assistant • Caroline Levin, Venue • Aga Khan Museum

Image 1 - Gown • Whyte Couture, Headpiece "Moonstone," DA Couture, Earrings • "Art Deco," !Xam Diamonds, Cuff • "Gardenia," Bekah Anne Accessories, Ring • Carole Tanenbaum

Image 2 - Gown • "LW 7-10," Nurit Hen Haute Couture, Headpiece and Hand Bracelet "Jess," and "Clair," DA Couture, Earrings "Marquise," Tara Fava Jewellery, Ring and Bracelet (on left hand) • Carole Tanenbaum

Image 3 - Gown • Whyte Couture, Headpiece "Moonstone," DA Couture, Earrings "Art Deco," !Xam Diamonds

Image 4 and 5 - Gown "16-08," Berta Bridal from White Toronto, Earrings "Morocco," Tara Fava Jewellery, Bracelet "Marissa," DA Couture, Rings • Carole Tanenbaum,

Image 6 - Gown "LW 7-10," Nurit Hen Haute Couture, Headpiece and Hand Bracelet "Jess," and "Clair," DA Couture, Earrings "Marquise," Tara Fava Jewellery, Ring and Bracelet (on left hand) • Carole Tanenbaum

Image 7 - Gown "PW 5-7," Nurit Hen Haute Couture, Earrings "Chip" Amber Sceats, Ring "Freckle" Swarovski

Image 8 - Jumpsuit • Gemy Maalouf, Earrings • Alexis Bittar from Holt Renfrew, Necklace  "Morgause Bib," Baublebar, Bangles "Colori," Pluma from Forzieri

Image 9 - Gown • Custom Made from Valencienne Bridal Design, Ear Clips "Flower," Keren Wolf from White Toronto, Engagement Ring • !Xam Diamonds, Ring • Léna Roy Collection from the Aga Khan Museum Gift Shop

Image 10 - Gown "Tatiana," Julie Vino from Mona Lisa Bridal Gallery, Ear Crawlers "Lynley," Baublebar, Ring (on right hand) • !Xam Diamonds, Bracelet (worn as choker) and Ring (on left hand) • Anzie Jewelry

Image 11 - Gown "Hayley," Hayley Paige from Pearl Bridal House, Earrings and Bracelets • Carole Tanenbaum, Rings (on right hand) • Léna Roy Collection from the Aga Khan Museum Gift Shop, Rings (on left hand) • JJBÜCKAR

Image 12 - Gown "155," Mark Zunino from Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, Earrings "Alexis," DA Couture,

Image 13 - Gown "Fresh" Ines Di Santo, Crown and Earrings "Amelia," and "Elizabeth," Bekah Anne Accessories, Ring • Swarovski

Image 14 and 15 - Gown "Ludwig," Vera Wang from Vera Wang Toronto, Necklaces, Bracelet, and Ring (on left hand) "Reverse," Jean Paul Gaultier for Atelier Swarovski, Earrings and Rings (on right hand) "Hope Chandelier,", "Essentials Triple" and "Narrative Oval," Links of London,

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Inspired by C.S. Lewis’ novel The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, this WedLuxe editorial from our new “Literary Love” issue takes you into the fantastical world of Narnia with fashion and style inspiration for the modern, luxe bride. The editorial explores the novel’s dualities of good versus evil, endless winter versus eternal spring, and chilling ice versus blooming florals. The White Queen’s epic gowns featuring sheer detailing and cool metallic accents are starkly contrasted by the nature-inspired jewellery and full, tulle skirts of the virtuous protagonist. Which look is more your style? Let us know in the comments.

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Photography • David Hou Photography, Creative Production and Set Design • Paige Lewis Events, Art Direction • Rebekah Cuff of  WedLuxe, Makeup and Hair • Vanessa Jarman of P1m, Wardrobe Stylist • Elizabeth Clark of WedLuxe, Photography Assistant • Peter Hart of David Hou Photography, Technical & Structural Support • Firedog Creative, Shot on location at • Paletta Mansion, Production Assistant • Hannah Downard

Image 1 & 2 - Under The lamppost & An Icy Gaze: Gown • Elie by Elie Saab available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Headpiece • Malis-Henderson available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Bracelet and Earrings • Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Forest Backdrop • Event Graffiti, Tree Topper Logs • Twig & Bloom Floral Boutique

Image 3 - Hearthside Heroine: Gown • Ines Di Santo, Ring • Roberto Coin available at Maison Birks, Bracelets  • Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Necklace • Rita Tesolin available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Floral and Set Design • Paige Lewis Events, Armchair, Rug, and Wall Art • Decorium Furniture, Table, Pedestals and Lantern • Twig & Bloom Floral Boutique

Image 4 & 5 - Mirror Mirror: Gown • Alon Livné available at Dina Alonzi, Veil  • Laura Jayne Bridal Design, Headpiece and Bracelet •  The Loved One, Necklace • Roberto Coin available at • Maison Birks

Image 6 - Frosted Florals: Gown • Naeem Khan available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Floral Design • Paige Lewis Events, Bracelet (worn as headpiece) and Earrings • Alan Anderson

Image 7 - White Throne: Gown • Vera Wang available at Vera Wang Toronto, Pearl and Crystal Sautoir and Cuff • Alan Anderson, Ring • Roberto Coin available at Maison Birks, Earrings • available at Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection, Floral and Set Design • Paige Lewis Events, Pedestals • Twig & Bloom Floral Boutique

Image 8 - Turned To Stone: Gown • Ines Di Santo, Gold Lion Pendant • Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection, Earrings • Tara Fava Jewellery, Bracelets • Malis-Henderson available at Pearl Bridal House

Image 9 - Daughter of Eve: Gown • Ines Di Santo, Crown • Blair Nadeau Millinery, Ring • Roberto Coin available at Maison Birks, Earrings • Tara Fava Jewellery, Crystal Collar and Bracelet • Alan Anderson, Gold Lion Pendant • available at Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection, Floral Design • Paige Lewis Events, Boxwood Spiral Topiaries • Twig & Bloom Floral Boutique

Image 10 - The Wardrobe: Gown •  Vera Wang available at Vera Wang Toronto, Ring • Tara Fava Jewellery, Necklace and Bracelet • available at Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection, Headband • & For Love available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Earrings • Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Shoes • Nicholas Kirkwood available at Davids Footwear, Wardrobe • Decorium Furniture

Image 11 - Dreaming of Narnia: Gown • Ines Di Santo, Bracelets • Haute Bride available at Pearl Bridal House, Hair Comb • Malis-Henderson available at Pearl Bridal House, Earrings • Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay

We’d love to hear your thoughts! Please leave a comment!

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

Photography by: Purple Tree Photography

What better way to ring in a new year than with a beautiful wedding? Jenny and Dustin's stylish and ultra-memorable “I Do’s” took place on New Year’s Eve 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. From the champagne toasts to the dancing to the confetti and kisses at the stroke of midnight, the couple’s celebration had all of the makings of an epic end-of-year bash. We fell head over heels for Jenny’s gorgeous bridal ensemble that included a custom blush-coloured gown and on-trend cape. The ombré floral wall that served as backdrop for the couple's ceremony and the sparkly silver, black, and red colour scheme of the reception also stole our hearts. “It was an amazing and beautiful party” recalls Jenny of the celebration that we’re told kept going until the wee hours of 2015!

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: Tara McMullen 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, Planning • Heidi Gruenspan, Day-of Coordination • Rochelle Averbukh, Venue and Catering • Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Floral and Decor Desgin • Nous Design Group, Custom Gown, Veil, and Cape • Valencienne, Shoes • Miu Miu, Hair • Natasha Ledrew Hair Boutique,  Makeup • Olena Makeup Art, Formal Wear • Armani from Harry Rosen, IWC Schaffhausen (Watch), The Dickie Shop (Custom Bow Tie), Rings • Designed at Classic Creations in Toronto, Stationery • Lexi Alter,  Rentals • Event Rental Group (Tables, Napkins. Black Napkins), Detailz Couture Event Rentals, (Chairs), Balloon Trix (Balloons), Air Magic ( Confetti Cannons), Magen Boys Entertainment (Tiled Dance Floor), Entertainment • The Universal Boogie Band (ten-piece band) and Magen Boys Entertainment, Video/Cinematography • Hidden Light Films

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We’re beyond excited to share this beautiful editorial from our current Summer/Fall 2015 “Literary Love” issue with you! The shoot draws inspiration from Romanticism, a literary movement spanning the 18th-19th centuries with such notable authors as Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. To editorially capture the movement, characterized by a celebration of nature and passionate expression of emotion (along with, of course, romantic love!), we approached Toronto-based sculptographer Anna Church—an artist who combines forms of three dimensional sculpture with the process of photography.

With her “Insignia” series, Anna collects, composes, and arranges objects to create a sculptural form. She then captures the form through the lens of a camera, producing an image that teases and tricks the eye. “I’m a sucker for a pastel colour palette, floral and anything romantic, so when I was approached to collaborate on ‘The New Romantics’ editorial, the brief couldn’t have been more pitch perfect for my Insignia artistic medium,” Anna shares.

“When I embark on any new work, I start to imagine the interior of the room in which the piece will reside. For ‘The New Romantics,’  I imagined Victorian parlors and sitting rooms, lace curtains, painted soft lavender, blush pink, soft teal and powdered blue, starch white tablecloths and napkins with pure white crockery and polished silver, with gold and marble accents. From here I set about combining old world wedding traditions still used to this day: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Him, and Her. I matched these concepts to my chosen colour palette, floral arrangements, china, cakes and vintage pieces to depict the essence of the theme.”

Anna worked alongside a creative team of calligraphy artists, floral and cake designers to bring each bespoke Wedding Insignia to life. “This was where the magic happened! I love collaborating and I was gifted the opportunity to work with exceptional talents. It was completely nourishing and exhilarating,” says Anna who is currently working on an Insignia for a Toronto interior designer and would love to work with couples on bespoke Wedding Insignia pieces in future.

Purple Tree Photography was on hand to photograph the editorial and filmed a behind-the-scenes video that captures all of the “magic” which can be viewed below.

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Behind-the-scenes video from 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 and Video • Purple Tree Photography, Artist and Creative Producer • Anna Church, Stylist Assistant • Kristy Wright

Her (image 1): Floral • Bloom & Company, Petite Choux Pastries, Macarons, Marshmallows, and candied violets • Nadia & Co~, Calligraphy •  Post Calligraphy, Dinnerware •  Royal Crown Derby (dessert plate), Christofle (sugar bowl), International (pie and cake server), Wallace (ice cream slicer) all available at William Ashley China, Earring and Necklace • Sarah Ana Designs, Floral Ribbon Belt • Ti Adoro Jewelry available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay.

Something Borrowed (image 2): Floral • Pink Twig, Calligraphy (on ribbon) • Calligraphy by Diane, Cameo • Gadabout, Clutch • Moyna Handbag available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Belt • Maria Elena Headpieces available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Ribbon • Mokuba

Something Old (image 3): Floral • Caprice Design & Decor, Calligraphy •  Post Calligraphy, Cake Plate • Royal Crown Derby available at William Ashley China, Ribbon • Silk & Willow, Purple Lace • Mokuba, Vintage Purse • Cabaret, Choker, necklace, and trinket box • Gadabout, Gold Decals • The Paper Place

Something Blue (image 4): Floral • Pink Twig, Cake • Nadia & Co~, Dinnerware • Jean Louis Coquet (gold dinner plate), Vera Wang for Wedgwood (flutes), Waterford (crystal bottle stoppers) all available at William Ashley China, Ribbon • Silk & Willow, Shoes and Accessories  • Badgley Mischka (pumps) and & For Love (headband) both available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Blue Perfume Bottle • Cabaret

Something New (image 5): Cake and Sugar Flower Laurel • Bobbette & Belle, Calligraphy (on ribbon) • Calligraphy by Diane, Ceramic Pieces • Lana Filippone, Dinnerware •  Jasper Conran for Wedgwood (dinner plates), and Vera Wang for Wedgwood (flatware) all available at William Ashley China, pumps •  Charlotte Olympia available at Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Cardigan Clasps • Cabaret, Ribbon • Mokuba

Him (Image 6): Floral •  Bloom & Company,  Calligraphy • Post Calligraphy, Dinnerware • Jean Louis Coquet (gold Dessert Plate), Waterford (dinner plate, glasses, and brush) all available at William Ashley China, Antlers and Pocket Watch • Gadabout, Cufflinks and Brooch • Cabaret, Gold Arrow and Star Decals • The Paper Place

 

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