While we are all for modern and fashion-forward wedding attire, there is also something wonderful to be said for traditional bridal party fashion that never goes out of style. With a streamlined black and white color palette, Angela and Colin’s style is the perfect example of how to achieve a look for the entire wedding party that exudes timelessness, and the images from Vancouver wedding photographer Sachin Khona capture it all wonderfully.
The Couple: Angela and Colin
The Wedding: 4.20.2013 – The Vancouver Club, Vancouver BC, Canada
The Goals: For our wedding we knew that we wanted the reception to feel like an elegant dinner party for our guests. We also knew that we wanted it to feel timeless, so we chose a black and white palette that focused on our monogram. Keeping in line with the timeless look and the black and white palette, we chose a classic silhouette for the bridal gown, beautiful floor length black chiffon Vera Wang gowns for the bridesmaids and classic black tuxedos for the men.
The Bridal Look: My everyday style is very classic, I prefer a timeless look and love all things Jackie O or Chanel inspired. That style was the inspiration for my bridal look. I knew a ball gown with simple yet intricate details would be the perfect dress for me. My dress was picked out by my sister, and was the first wedding gown that I ever tried on. It was love at first sight! The full satin skirt and sweetheart neckline created the perfect silhouette, and the beading on the waist was just the right amount of embellishment. My earrings were by Vancouver designer Elsa Corsi. I wanted something that would compliment my dress and other accessories without competing with them, and she worked with me to find just the right pair. My favorite thing about the dress was the way it flowed out behind me as I walked down the aisle on my dad’s arm. It was a moment I will always remember.
The Bridesmaids’ Look: I wanted my bridesmaids to feel as beautiful and comfortable as possible on the wedding day, and the black chiffon Vera Wang dresses were the perfect choice. The dresses were floor length and beautifully fitted, and the girls were absolute visions as they came down the aisle. My friend Jasmine Hoffman has been my makeup artist for years and she did a beautiful job of showcasing each individual’s natural beauty. They looked so stunning! I was a very lucky bride to have such beautiful women standing beside me. Brianna Errelat styled everyone’s hair, and as each sister’s personal style varies, she kept their hair styles similar but gave each girl her own unique design. Each bridesmaid was given a sparkly pair of Elsa Corsi earrings which completed their look.
The Men’s Look: There is nothing better than a man in a perfectly tailored suit, so a classic black tuxedo for Colin and the groomsmen was the obvious choice for us. The white flat folded pocket square gave the tuxedos an updated look and fit in with the classic look of the overall wedding design.
The Advice: Once you’ve decided on your wedding venue and the style of your day, you should choose bridal party attire that will complement both the venue and your bridal party. It is your day, but be sure to choose something that everyone looks great and feels comfortable in. Overall, have fun and enjoy each moment of both the planning and the wedding day. The more organized you can be with the planning, the more relaxed you will be on your wedding day.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Sachin Khona
Ceremony Venue: Trinity Baptist Church
Reception Venue: The Vancouver Club
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas
Catering: The Vancouver Club
Florist: Adrienne Ritchie of Eighteen Acres
Cake: Ganache Patisserie
Wedding Dress: The Bridal Gallery
Bridal Accessories: Elsa Corsi via Jewelliette Jewellery
Bridesmaids’ Apparel: Vera Wang
Bridesmaids’ Accessories: Elsa Corsi via Jewelliette Jewellery
Groom and Groomsmen Apparel: Debonair Formal Wear
Hair: Brianna Errelat
Makeup: Jasmine Hoffman
DJ: Mark Vanderende of Absolute DJs
Live Music: Musical Occasions (string trio) and Diane Froese (pianist)
Rentals: Upright Decor
Thank you to Angela and Colin for sharing your timeless wedding party fashion with us!
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