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To celebrate the spirit of the vanguard, WedLuxe travelled overseas for a collaboration with internationally acclaimed photography team Miss Aniela, known for their surreal collection of photography that blurs and pushes the boundaries of art, photography, and fashion.

Deep within the British Cotswolds at Eastnor Castle, we captured extraordinary beauty of past and present. Gowns by contemporary couturiers Ashi Studio, Georges Hobeika, and Georges Chakra were juxtaposed against the magnificent Great Hall with its soaring 60-ft high ceiling and impressive armour collection. The drawing room, designed by Augustus Pugin (a pioneer of the Gothic Revival style, culminating in his interior design of the Palace of Westminster), and library, designed by George Fox (complete with Flemish tapestries originally ordered by Catherine de’ Medici), provided further visual contrast.

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Photography • Miss Aniela, Creative Director • Angela Desveaux of WedLuxe Magazine, Art Director and Producer • Rebekah Cuff of WedLuxe Magazine, Fashion Editor • Elizabeth Clark of WedLuxe Magazine, Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist • Elbie van Eeden, Wardrobe Stylist • Minna Attala, Location • Eastnor Castle, Cinematography • Cloud Nine Creative Inc.

Image 1 - Grand Entry: Dress, Bolero, and Overskirt • "Balance," Ersa Atelier from Morgan Davies Bridal, Veil • Augusta Jones from Morgan Davies Bridal, Engagement Ring • Alex Monroe

Image 2 and 3 - Low Tide: Dress• Ashi Studio, Shoes • "Marlene," Freya Rose, Necklace, Bracelet, and Ring (On Right Hand) • Mawi, Earrings • Jolita Jewellery, Engagement Ring (On Left Hand) • "Brazillian Amethyst 8mm Hoya," Alex Monroe

Image 4 - Rare Bird: Dress • "Bloom," Ersa Atelier from Morgan Davies Bridal, Headpiece • "Rosabelle," Clea Broad, Necklace and Rings • Mawi, Bracelet • Jolita Jewellery

Image 5 - Window Sea: Dress • Georges Hobeika, Veil • "S123," Bianco Evento from Morgan Davies Bridal, Bracelet • Mawi, Engagement Ring • "Green Amethyst 5mm Hoya," Alex Monroe

Image 6 and 7 - Madame Butterfly: Dress • Georges Chakra Couture, Headpiece • House of Halos, Shoes • "Marlene," Freya Rose, Belt (Worn as Choker) • "Darling," Freya Rose, Bracelet • Jolita Jewellery, Engagement Ring • "Wild Posy Twist," Alex Monroe

Image 8 - Gothic Royalty: Dress • Ashi Studio, Shoes • "Darling," Freya Rose, Headpiece • "Arela," Luna Bea Bride from The Mews Bridal, Necklace • Jolita Jewellery, Engagement Ring • "Green Amethyst Forest Jewel," Alex Monroe

Image 9 - The State Bedroom: Dress • "Savanna," Ian Stuart Bride, Headpiece • "Titania," Clea Broad, Choker • New Trimmings, Bracelet • "Astoria," Freya Rose, Ring (On Left Hand) • "Claws of Engagement," Tessa Metcalfe Jewellery, Rings (On Right Hand) • "Wild Posy Twist," and "Aquamarine 8mm Hoya," Alex Monroe

Image 10 - Secret Garden: Dress • "Antoinette," Ian Stuart Bride, Earrings • Jolita Jewellery, Bracelet • Mawi

Image 11 - Armoured in Love: Dress • “Charlitta,” Pallas Couture from Morgan Davies Bridal, Corset • Custom, Shoes • “Mara,” Freya Rose, Headdress • House of Halos, Earrings and Rings • Mawi, Necklace • “Jardin d’Amour Chartreuse,” Jolita Jewellery, Bracelets • Jolita Jewellery

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Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

The ultra-luxe, intricately beaded designs of Balmain first took the fashion industry by storm, garnering the support of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and Olivier Rousteing’s influential work for the celebrated fashion house has now permeated the wedding world! Think, a sleek black, white, and gold colour palette, Baroque patterns, and textured fabric and surfaces. Feast your eyes on the endless opulence!

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

Photography By: Mango Studios

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Photography • Mango Studios, Creative Direction, Co-Production and Planning • August In Bloom, Creative Direction, Co-Production and Stationery Design • Maison Maquette, Floral Design • Opening Night Flowers, Cake and Dessert Design • Sweet Philosophy, Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist • Fancy Face Inc., Clothing Stylist • Amber Watkins, Ceremony Styling Notes - Gown • Papilio Bridal, Shoes • Aquazzura from The September, Choker and Earrings • ARMED, Wedding Rings • Fiori Fine Jewellery, Blazer • Moods of Norway from GotStyle, Shirt • Stenstroms from GotStyle, Pants • Hugo Boss, Shoes • Kenneth Cole from Town Shoes, Bow Tie • Dion from GotStyle, Cufflinks • Denison Boston from GotStyle; Reception Styling Notes - Jumpsuit • Narces, Pendant • ARMED, Earrings; Rings; Clutch • Fiori Fine Jewellery, Blazer • DALLA; Shirt • Strellson from GotStyle, Pants • Tiger of Sweden from GotStyle, Shoes • Kenneth Cole from Town Shoes, Bow Tie • Dion from GotStyle, Groom's Ring • ARMED, Watch and Pendant • Fiori Fine Jewellery; Fireplace Setting Styling Notes - Gown and Cape • Whyte Couture, Crown, Earrings and Ring • Fiori Fine Jewellery, Blazer • DALLA, Shirt • Strellson from GotStyle, Pants • Hugo Boss, Shoes • DALLA, Tie • Calvin Klein, Watch • Fiori Fine Jewellery, Wedding Band • ARMED; After-Party Styling Notes - Dress • Narces, Boots • Kendall + Kylie from Town Shoes, Earrings • ARMED, Rings • Fiori Fine Jewellery, Clutch • Sergio Feretti from Town Shoes, Blazer; Pants; Boots • DALLA, Shirt • Strellson from GotStyle, Ring • ARMED, Furniture Rentals • LUXE Rentals, Backdrop, Aisle Runner and Decal Printing • Dance Floor Décor, Napkins • Linen Closet, Tableware • Plate Occasions, Catering • Treeline Catering, Cinematography • One Heart Films, Female Model • Plutino Models, Male Model • Angie’s Models, Venue • Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre

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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!

FALL 2015 COUTURE VIA STYLE.COM

SPRING 2015 BACKSTAGE VIA THE LIGHT OF NOW

FALL 2012 COUTURE VIA STYLE.COM

As longtime fans of Elie Saab, we always look forward to his bi-annual couture collections. We love the design house's blog, The Light of Now, which offers a backstage glimpse into Saab's design process and the hours of work that go into each collection's closing bridal gown. Here, we've included some of our favourite ethereal images from the site, as well as some of the finale bridal gowns from years past.

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SPRING 2011 COUTURE VIA STYLE.COM

SPRING 2013 COUTURE VIA THE LIGHT OF NOW

SPRING 2015 BACKSTAGE VIA THE LIGHT OF NOW

SPRING 2013 COUTURE VIA STYLE.COM

FALL 2010 COUTURE VIA STYLE.COM

FALL 2012 COUTURE BACKSTAGE VIA THE LIGHT OF NOW

SPRING 2015 VIA STYLE.COM

SPRING 2015 COUTURE BACKSTAGE VIA ELIE SAAB PINTEREST

FINALE SPRING 2015 DRESS VIA THE LIGHT OF NOW

SPRING 2013 COUTURE DETAILS VIA LIVINGLY

SPRING 2012 COUTURE BACKSTAGE VIA THE LIGHT OF NOW

FALL 2014 COUTURE VIA STYLE.COM

SPRING 2012 COUTURE VIA STYLE.COM

SPRING 2012 COUTURE VIA STYLE.COM

FALL 2011 COUTURE VIA STYLE.COM

INTRICATE VEIL VIA THE LIGHT OF NOW

SPRING 2010 COUTURE VIA STYLE.COM

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