Elie Saab's Fall 2018 bridal collection features dresses with intricate detailing, and elegant veils with modern twists. This season, the use of both gold and silver metallic threads added dramatic effect and a touch of colour to each dress, enhancing the ethereal quality of the embroidery. Trendy elements like the hooded cape and headband veil acted as the perfect accoutrements for these magical, couture-like creations, which will appeal to brides of all sensibilities.
We’re beyond excited to share Chanel & Chris’ beautiful Banff wedding with you that’s featured in the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of WedLuxe Magazine on newsstands today! The couple were married in the spring of 2014 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Canada's "Castle in the Rockies." Derek MacDonald from Boom Goes The Drum provided event design and full-service planning for the elegant yet modern, fairytale-like celebration.
Chanel wore an exquisite Elie Saab haute couture gown purchased in Paris. Calgary-based fashion retailer Courtney Kos of Ette has an existing relationship with the acclaimed fashion house and assisted with the process. The soft peach-coloured ball gown featured sheer detailing on the arms and was embellished with sequins, beads, and floral appliqués. The couture creation left our team in total awe! Her lace pumps and clutch were also custom-designed by Elie Saab, and Designing on the Edge created her composite flower bouquet made with over twenty ivory vendela roses.
One of our favourite details of the celebration was the playful set of inflatable swan that were included in the wedding party photos—from Taylor Swift to Khloe Kardashian, the swan floats are currently having a major moment on Instagram! Chanel mentioned to photographer Phil Crozier of Photophilcro that she always dreamed of having swans at her wedding as a little girl—an almost impossible task at a spring wedding hosted in Alberta. As a surprise to the bride, Phil brought the blow-up swans as a fun, editorial twist on her childhood dream.
You can learn more about Chanel and Chris’ day in our current issue, the ultra-luxe wedding is featured in both the Eastern and Western Canada editions.
Photography • PhotoPhilCro, Venue and Catering • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Event Design and Planning • Boom Goes The Drum, Floral •Designing On The Edge, Custom Couture Gown, Shoes, and Clutch • Elie Saab, Hair • Sue Thompson, Makeup • Jessica Morgan, Jewellery• The Goldsmiths, Bridal Party Attire • Zuhair Murad from Ette (Dresses), Harry Rosen (Suits), The Goldsmiths (Earrings), Manolo Blahnik (Shoes), Formal Wear • Paul Smith from Holt Renfrew, Cake • Yann Haute Patisserie, Stationery • Stevie and Bean Paperie, Wedding Favors • Moët & Chandon (Mini Champagne Bottles) and Yann Haute Patisserie (Macarons), Linens • Special Event Rentals, Entertainment • Lily Sting Quartet, DJ Jared Andres, Discotecha, and LA All Stars, Lighting/AV • Stardust Event Group
One of the biggest trends we have seen growing in bridal fashion is that of sheer skirting. The trend was originally born in the realm of Haute Couture (perhaps most famously in Givenchy's Fall 2010 Couture Collection) making translucent gowns a daring yet ultra-feminine statement item made for glamorous, fashion-forward brides. Today on the blog, we're revisiting some of our favourite dreamy sheer details from both bridal and iconic Couture collections.
1. Atelier Pronovias 2015 Collection via Pronovias 2. Givenchy Fall 2010 Couture via Style.com 3. Backstage at Zuhair Murad Spring 2013 Couture via Fashionising 4. Gioia Editorial via Visual Optimism 5. Givenchy Fall 2011 Couture via Tumblr 6. Valentino Sala Bianca Haute Couture 2015 via Style.com 7. Valentino Fall 2011 Couture via Vogue.com 8. Vera Wang Spring 2015 via Vera Wang 9. Paolo Sebastian Fall/Winter 2015 Couture via Paolo Sebastian 10. Pallas Couture Gown via Pallas Couture 11. Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2015 Couture via Style.com 12. Anja Rubik Street Style via Stockholm Streetstyle 13. Black Skirt via Muse Rebelle 14. Elie Saab Spring 2015 Couture via Style.com 15. Sheer Skirt via Lauren and Abby 16. Paolo Sebastian Fall/Winter 2015 Couture via Paolo Sebastian
We are always keeping our eyes out for emerging designers in the realms of bridal, Haute Couture and ready-to-wear fashion, and our most recent find, Ashi Studio, combines all three. Ashi Studio's ready-to-wear line was launched in Beirut in 2007, but the brand is now becoming a name to know in the world of Haute Couture. His stunning, all-white collections, including these gowns from the S/S 2015 Couture collection, are intricately embellished and architecturally constructed, resulting in couture pieces that resemble wearable art. We hope you'll love these Pinterest-worthy gowns as much as we do.
All Photos via Ashi Studio