There are very few word combinations that get me as excited as vintage Dior. Today’s phenomenal wedding editorial from The Love Studio and Presh Floral is simply a swoon fest. It has a gorgeous and perfectly vintage wedding invitations suite, a French-inspired café setting, beautiful blooms, and of course – a vintage Dior wedding dress!
From Tanya at Presh Floral – “The inspiration behind this shoot stemmed from two sources. The first came from our desire to shoot in the stunning new Colette Grand Cafe that opened up in Toronto this past summer. Stepping into Colette can make you start daydreaming you’ve stepped off a plane in Paris with the venue’s gorgeous French-chic atmosphere and delightful desserts.
The second source of inspiration came after stumbling upon an incredible vintage Christian Dior New Look dress at Victoire Boutique’s vintage dress sale. We realized that the dress was not only a showstopper, but a piece of fashion history. In 1947, Dior brought femininity back to fashion after a period of uninspired war-time styles with his first collection dubbed the “New Look”. Dior, who inherited an intense love of flowers from his gardener mother, wanted his New Look style to make women feel like flowers. He famously once said, ‘after women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.'”
From Tanya at Presh Floral – It was fortuitous that our two sources of inspirations went together perfectly as Dior’s fashions are emblematic of Parisian elegance. Since the dress was not the traditional white, we opted to take an alternative approach of using the dress as the ‘something blue.’ To up the bridal factor, the dress was styled with white accessories including era-appropriate gloves, a statement headpiece, and vintage heels. Refashioned vintage jewelry from Hattitude Jewels added some glam and completed the look.
For florals, we couldn’t incorporate Dior’s favorite, lily of the valley, due to its seasonality but instead featured delicate white blooms like ranunculus, lisianthus, hellebores, delphinium, phlox, and garden roses in monochromatic arrangements. Stunning stationary provided by Post Calligraphy and dainty cakes from Steffie’s Sweets & Treats added sophisticated details to the shoot.
And of course The Love Studio captured all the magic in the most beautiful images!”
Photography: The Love Studio // Florals & Event Styling: Presh Floral // Stationary & Calligraphy: Post Calligraphy // Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet: Hattitude Jewels // Rings: Megan Thorne // Cakes: Steffie’s Sweets & Treats // Dress: Vintage Christian Dior from Victoire Boutique // Garter: Florrie Mitton // Headpiece, Accessories, Shoes & Gloves: Vintage from Presh Floral // Ribbon: Mokuba // Venue & Tableware, Glassware: Colette Grand Café in Toronto.