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Garden of Time: Inspired by The Met Gala 2024

Photography By Shotlife Studio Shotlife Studio is a team of established photographers and cinematographers shooting luxury weddings and editorials... More | Message
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The 2024 Met Gala celebrated the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” and the official dress code was “The Garden of Time.” Drawing from over 400 years of fashion history, and on view until September 2, 2024, the exhibition’s pieces include designs by legendary designers such as Schiaparelli, Dior, Givenchy, and more. The always-anticipated gala, a.k.a the “First Monday in May,” was a maximalist blooming of garden floral patterns, whimsical motifs (think winged creatures, underwater urchins, a range of eras from English Elizabethan onward), and lots of dreamy, vibrant color!

Inspired by the theme and its beautiful flora and fauna, we’re thrilled to present this exquisite style shoot now gracing the cover (and 12 glorious pages!) of WedLuxe Magazine: Toronto & Vancouver Edition. Huge kudos to the Toronto-based creative team (credits below!) who gave us these #weddinggoals inspired by The Met Gala and the Sleeping Beauties exhibition.

The Garden of Time styled shoot seamlessly merges the opulence of the Met Gala with the refined, romantic allure of weddings. Our goal was to redefine bridal style by showcasing extravagant couture gowns from the Fall 2024 collections of Ines di Santo and iconic designs by Berta and Eisen Stein, from White Toronto.  We were honored to feature the exceptional former Miss World Canada, model, and actress Cynthia Menard as our muse for this extraordinary shoot. 

- Lusine Hakobyan, Shotlife Studio
When designing the Garden of Time Editorial, we drew inspiration from J.G. Ballard's original novel and the opulence of the Met Gala. Our aim was to create an atmosphere that was vibrant, sophisticated, elegant, magical, and lush.

- Sylvia Ibrahim, Le Petit House

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Photography and Cinematography Shotlife Studio

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Floral Fleur Du Solenn

Beauty Kroma Salon

Fashion White Toronto & Montreal

Rings Crown & Carat

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Featuring former Miss World Canada, model, and actress Cynthia Menard
PHOTOGRAPHER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR & CO-PRODUCER @shotlifestudio, PLANNER, DESIGNER & CO-PRODUCER @lepetithouse, FLORAL DESIGN @fleurdusolenn, CINEMATOGRAPHER @shotlifestudio, CAKE DESIGN @madebydeardeer, HAIR AND MAKEUP @kromasalon, ENGAGEMENT RING @crownandcarat, LINEN RENTALS @special_event_rentals, MODEL @cynthiaamenard @nextcanada, VENUE @royalambassador.eventcentre, GOWNS @inesdisanto, GOWNS @eisen.stein.bridal, @berta from @whitetoronto, BRIDAL ACCESSORIES @blairnadeaubridal, TABLETOP RENTALS @splendidsettings, STATIONERY, STYLING MAT, AND CUSTOM BACKDROP DESIGN (BEHIND STATIONERY) @polkadotpapershop, BACKDROP STRUCTURES @feste.co • BACKDROP VINYLS @creativedancefloors
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