Photographer: Shari + Mike Photographers
Fashion Editor: Luisa Rino
Location: The Pipe Shop at The Shipyards
Makeup: Melanie Neufeld using M.A.C.
Hair: Anya Ellis
Model: Karis Dawson
Stylist Assistant: Araceli Ogrinc
Take this opportunity to explore some of the finest artisans in Canadian fashion. Each designer has their own interpretation of the wedding gown. From body-conscious and sexy to demure and graceful, these Vancouver couturiers offer a unique interpretation of the bridal world.
The Fashion Icon
This Alison Hartford for Manuel Mendoza handmade three-piece ensemble consisting of a crop-style top with coordinating mini skirt and full skirt overlay is available at Manuel Mendoza.
Our model is wearing “The Carrie” one-of-a-kind vintage crystal necklace (circa 1950) and matching “Carrie” three-strand freshwater pearl bracelet, both by Bekah-Anne Accessories. “The Verona” elongated drop earrings made of vintage bracelet links are also by Bekah-Anne Accessories. Aldo “Yiari” heels are available at Aldo stores.
The Retro Girl
Pure Magnolia’s “Chelsea” gown includes a lace overlay on a pleated sweetheart bodice and tiered silk A-line chiffon skirt, handmade in Vancouver at Pure Magnolia Bridal Atelier. The Kenneth Jay Lane pearl and crystal earrings and Jeweliette freshwater pearl necklace are both available at Jeweliette.
This Pronovias flared tulle and lace dress with scalloped lace, V-neckline and illusion lace back is available at Clara Couture. The Bridal Classics chevron crystal bracelet, Emily’s Silver Collections crystal bracelet, Emily’s Silver Collections crystal necklace, Emily’s Silver Collections crystal stud earrings and Clara Couture two-tier veil are all available at Clara Couture.
The Glamour Queen
Jason Matlo’s asymmetrical, one-shoulder jersey gown is available at Jason Matlo Atelier. “The Violetta” handlet showcasing a 1930s art deco fur clip, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals is from Bekah-Anne Accessories, as are “The Angelina” earrings, designed from 1930s crystals, freshwater pearls and sterling silver.
Truvelle’s “Alexandra” dove-grey gown with hand-beaded lace bodice and chiffon skirt is available at Truvelle boutique. The Mikaela crystal-beaded chiffon belt is available at Clara Couture. The Elsa Corsi white opal crystal teardrop and clear marquis crystal cuff and Elsa Corsi white opal crystal teardrop pavé earrings are both available at Jeweliette.