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d i Carlo Couture, from Montreal’s very own Antoinette Di Carlo, is the real deal - old couture with a finger on the pulse of contemporary chic. Each piece is a custom-made creation, thanks to Di Carlo’s unparalleled eye for detail, magical flourishes, and knockout silhouettes. From the exemplary beading and intricate seam detailing, to the equally pristine inside of the dress, Di Carlo’s craftsmans
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f eet that crave comfort should not be ignored, even when loud, four-inch patent-leather pumps strive to drown out the yelps of pain. Pretty’s still a priority, but only second to getting through the day’s sundry activities blister-less. No question it’s cute when brides unleash themselves from the shackles of foot-torture around 10 pm and hit the dance-floor barefoot. But there’s nothing like getting trampled sans armour by girlfriends’ heels and hubby’s clumsy hooves to jar one out of a footloose trance. Besides, dresses are hemmed according to the missus’ height in stilettos, so skirt’s get
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t he perennial headpiece is a blessed thing. Beloved by those more artful in their accessorizing, headpieces remind us that flappers, princesses and girls who wear garlands are not so anachronistic. Maybe shop at a local joint with a custom bent, because it’s true-blue of you to nod to your city’s cool artists. Then again, with a world of dramatic headwear just waiting to crown you ‘bride
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c all it trash-the-dress, anti-bride photography, rocking the frock; call it whatever you like- it’s still the coolest thing to happen to wedding photography since the digi-cam and candid shots first broke through age-old bridal barriers. Trashing the dress is all about trashing traditions, and leaving a beautiful, expensive gown to sit in the attic is one traditional many modern brides are reluctant to embrace. Instead, they’re choosing to hop back in the tulle, and then into a lake a few days after the wedding. A professional ph
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i nes Di Santo is taking the bridal wear stratosphere by storm, crafting artistic vision into sumptuous design with a flourish of fantastical textiles and intuitive ingénue. Di Santo’s couturier collection derives inspiration from the illustrious facets of the elusive diamond – intricate frosted beading, crystallized blossoms, Swarovski encrusted bodices, and foamy voluminous skirts shine with an unparalleled luster. precious elegance
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t here’s nothing lovelier than lingering in Dutchess satin or crepe de Chine silk, sampling nibbles and tidbits of pillow-talk, while a hard-knock world rails on outside. Lingerie is an epicurean celebration of the feminine mystique – how much you dare to bare is up to you. a modest proposal Sometimes when a damsel says she wants to slip into something a little more comfortable, she really means something a little more comfortable. Luckily f
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s purred by an artisan vision of romance, vintage-princess Claire Pettibone’s 2010 Spring collection pairs gossamer philosophy with zen-like esthetics. Drawing inspiration from that ephemeral space between petal and sky, Pettibone’s illustrious designs shimmer and sing with the mystique of a Ming dynasty empress.
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y ou don’t need a riot of color to get cheeky on your wedding day. A subtle tint or pop of paint is enough to make any grrl weep. Designers are beginning to favour off-off-white hues like pink and grey, though color is still somewhat scarce in the realm of gowns. Best to shop for dresses eith
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d aydreaming on your ideal wedding dress allows for momentary blips of bliss, much like a hypothetical version of window shopping: you spot something pretty, get flooded with blithe yearning, and move along with that jilted feeling of a satisfaction stifled. But once real life kicks in with in-the-flesh proposals and certified diamonds, you get to play dress-up with purpose. This is a task both beautiful and daunting, what with choices ranging from off-the-rack to custom-tailored, from mom’s attic to bridal bout
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a s much as you may want to adorn a real piece of sequined craftsmanship, you’re not a hanger, you’re a blushing bride, and your dress should be working to show off your allure, not the other way around. A good gown won’t distract from what you’ve got going on neck up, but a great dress will also enhance the best of your shape below, while concealing the less-than-perfect. Most wedding dress shops will assign an attendant to help you find something that will suit your personality and silhouette. Trust this woman, as she’s fitted hundreds of brides into hundreds of dresses. Be open to everything,
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