Inspired by the Roaring Twenties and the renewed sense of vibrance that the decade brought to Parisian society, Elie Saab's Spring 2018 Couture collection features soft, airy silks, luxurious satins, and crystal embellishments that glitter and sparkle like the champagne glasses so often clinked at the crossroads between Montmartre & Montparnasse. Every look is equally as fitting for the 1920's-era party-goers they were inspired by, as they are for today's modern Parisienne.
This Glitterati Style File from our current issue brings to life the classic Russian story of Anna Karenina. From the crystals, pearls, and furs decorating the setting to all the gold accents, every element of Russian luxury is represented. We love how the full and lush floral centrepiece runs down the entirety of the table, slightly untamed, like Anna Karenina’s own wild love for Alexei Vronsky. The star of the shoot is undoubtedly the opulent Fabergé egg-inspired cake with delicate gold adornments- it almost looks too good to cut into.
Photography • Hong Photography Studio, Production and Design • CountDown Events Planning & Design, Floral Design • Dushan Flowers, Decor Design • Éclat Decor Inc., Stationery • Violet Grey Creative, Cake Design • Ganache Patisserie, Location • Terminal City Club, Jewellery • Elsa Corsi available at Jeweliette, Frame, Spoon, Crown, and Book • The Cross Design & Decor, Tableware, Chandeliers, Candelabras, and Furniture • Éclat Decor Inc, Backdrop • Anewall, Gowns • (White and Blue Gown, Backless Gown) Pronovias Atelier, (Gold Custom Gown) Cachè Couture Atelier, both available at Cachè Couture Atelier, (Strapless Gown) Bisou Bridal, Hair and Makeup • Fancy Face Inc., Hat • Alice Hart Couture Millinery, Model • John Casablancas International Model Management
This Glitterati Style File from our current "Literary Love" issue draws inspiration from the ever-popular and somewhat controversial, erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey. “We wanted to inspire the modern luxury bride to take something perhaps a little risqué and unexpected and adapt it to tell her own authentic love story,” notes producers Sarah Shore and Geneve McNally from DreamGroup Productions. The editorial features countless steal-worthy design and style ideas, especially for brides with an ultra-sophisticated aesthetic, but we were particularly taken with the mirrored chuppah that was designed to resemble a four poster bed complete with a ruched satin sheet runner (Yeah, they went there!)
Photography • Butter Studios, Creative Directors and Producers • DreamGroup Productions, Venue • The Vancouver Club, Designer, Floral, and Decor • FLOWERZ, Stationery Design • Uniquity Invitations, Cake and Dessert Design • The Cake & The Giraffe, Makeup and Hair • Rikki Drynan Makeup & Hair, Bracelet, Earrings, and Necklace • Elsa Corsi available at Jeweliette, Gowns • Bliss by Monique Lhuillier, Theia, and Jenny Packham with a custom train from Bisou Bridal, all available at Bisou Bridal, Tuxedo • The Tux Store, Silver Chiavari Chairs • A&B Party Time Rentals, Mirrored Chuppah • Reel Silks, Dinnerware, Flatware, and Glassware • Hudson's Bay Gift Registry
Alex and Jordan were married last summer in beautiful Muskoka. Guests were privately escorted by golf carts to the hilltop ceremony site and the couple recited vows under a custom chuppah lined with hundreds of hydrangea, roses, and dahlias. In addition to the luxe ceremony setting, the pink and white tented reception space and Alex’s two designer gowns with lace and jewel detailing had us loving the Toronto couple’s day.
Photography • lifeImages., Planning and Design Assistance • Bliss Events , Venue and Catering • Muskoka Bay Club, Floral and Decor • FOS Decor Center, Stationery • Paper & Poste, Gowns • Maggie Sottero from Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay(Dress 1) Ines Di Santo (Dress 2) Jewellery and Accessories • Tara Fava Jewellery (Headpiece), Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay (Pearl Bracelet and Earrings), Bridesmaids Dresses • Monique Lhuillier, Rings • Westrock Diamonds Inc., Shoes • Valentino, Hair • Kozeta Salon, Makeup • Jackie Gideon Beauty, Formal Wear • John Ferrigamo, Entertainment • Sole Power Productions, Video/Cinematography • Love Madly