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.
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.
1. Fall 2015 Couture via Style.com 2. Spring 2015 Couture Backstage via The Light of Now 3. Fall 2012 Couture via Style.com 4. Spring 2009 Couture via Style.com 5. Spring 2015 Couture Backstage via Elie Saab Tumblr 6. Fall 2009 Couture via Style.com 7. Fall 2013 Detail via NYMag.com 8. Spring 2011 Couture via Style.com 9. Spring 2013 Couture Backstage via The Light of Now 10. Spring 2015 Couture Backstage via The Light of Now 11. Spring 2013 Couture via Style.com 12. Fall 2010 Couture via Style.com 13. Fall 2012 Couture Backstage via The Light of Now 14. Spring 2015 Couture via Style.com 15. Spring 2015 Couture Backstage via Elie Saab Pinterest 16. Finale Spring 2015 Dress via The Light of Now 17. Spring 2013 Couture Details via Livingly 18. Spring 2012 Couture Backstage via The Light of Now 19. Fall 2014 Couture via Style.com 20. Spring 2012 Couture via Style.com 21. Spring 2014 Couture via Style.com 22. Fall 2011 Couture via Style.com 23. Intricate Veil via The Light of Now 24. Spring 2010 Couture via Style.com
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
The gorgeous styled shoot from CountDown Events Planning & Design was inspired by the Lunar New Year and trends in the high fashion Chinese wedding market. “As we enter the ‘year of the sheep’ we are looking at mixing metallics, textures, and patterns to create visual interest,” says planner/designer Soha Lavin. “This year is all about personalization and details!”
We're totally smitten with the tablescape design as well as the Elie Saab gown from Cachè Couture Atelier and éclairs from Soirette that include a touch of gold as a nod to tradition. Denise Lin Photography captured all of the Pinterest-worthy details.
Photography • Denise Lin Photography, Planning and Design • CountDown Events Planning & Design, Venue • York Room at Hawksworth Restaurant, Gown • Elie Saab from Cachè Couture Atelier, Jewellery • Elsa Corsi, Hair • Hair Whisperer, Makeup • Katie Elwood Make-up Artistry, Model • Jessie Li - J Li Models, Decor • Éclat Decor Inc., Floral • Granville Island Florist, Stationery • Flourish, Desserts • Soirette