Friday, November 30, 2018

heavenly dress moments of 2018

I blinked my eyes shut, opened them up and BAM...the 2018 season is wrapped up with a nice bow. And not only that, but the holidays are around the corner and the time has come to start rolling out my very favourite posts: the year in review series!!

I'm kicking things off a day early today with a roundup of my favourite DRESS MOMENTS from the whole year! A veil that flies out behind her, a unique and elegant low-back moment, everything tulle and shimmer and in motion -- coming at ya!! 

Starting with this epic twirl for Kate and her Hayley Paige gown...



And this incredible silhouette for Michelle's IGAR gown at Orchardview:



I still can't even talk about Brittany's Hayley Paige gown at sunset, with its infinite volume and subtle blush tones that take my breath away. 



Sarah, you are a bridal vision with this perfectly tailored gown and train:



This next photo is close to my heart for a few reasons. One: the stunning Maid of Honour, Cat, is a dear friend. Two: this candid moment shows her fluffing out her best friend's Hayley Paige veil, showcasing the gorgeous lace detail that matched Kate's dress perfectly

Cat was one of the most attentive and supportive maids I've ever encountered, it was a delight to see <3 



Amanda's off the shoulder detail -- flawless!! This style suited her so perfectly. Gown is from the Ti Adora collection.



Loving the open back and sparkle elements of Chelsea's destination wedding gown. She was SO elegant, and if you need a refresher of this gorgeous Antigua wedding, here you go!!



Whitney's Winter wedding look is to die for, and got so much love on Instagram after I shared photos of their City Hall wedding this past January. And if you're wondering where she picked up this classic number, it's from Club Monaco! Genius. 



UGHHH, one of my favourite dress-on-the-hanger shots from this season: Anna got ready in this insanely cool loft space in Toronto. The window ledge was tailor made for this photo -- I'm obsessed. Keep scrolling to see Anna wearing this beautiful gown!



Oh hi, B. Still not over it



All hands on deck to get Karen ready to go meet her soon-to-be-husband! 



This heavenly bridal prep space meets Kelsey's spaghetti strap gown -- just wait until you see her wearing this in a few more scrolls...



Mary Clare had to find not only a dress that looked good standing up, but that fell perfectly to the ground each time she'd crouch for a photo with her two kiddos! Perfection.  



Now that's a veil moment... It hasn't been long but in case you'd like a refresher on Kristen & Nathan's luxurious wedding at the Westin Twenty Two, I've got you.



Jaymee's veil also caught a little height in this photo and it's one of my faves from their wedding day at the Horticulture Building



Oh Miss Kaylie, how could we forget... Looking so elegant in her Hayley Paige gown at an Evermore sunset. Missing everything about this day!



Living for this lace detail on Susanna's gown, hung up in the guest house at Le Belvedere!



Zero words, only heart eyes for Kate in this photo. 



Speaking of Kate, Kate Wallace is looking like a PRINCESS in this royal wedding gown. This Herb Garden wedding was truly one of my faves from the Summer!



Back detail for days... Michelle, I miss you. Why do you live so far away?



Another Hayley Paige gown waiting patiently for her wearer...



And a front view of Chelsea's incredible bridal details in Antigua...



Who could forget this blush gown by Mori Lee from Sinders Bridal House? Celina's wedding at Andaz was the perfect way to kick off the wedding season this year! 



Krissy, you didn't think I'd forget about your lacey open back number in MEXICO, did ya? Still having dreams about this Grace Loves Lace gown that looked like it was made just for you. 



Oooh, off-beat for a wedding dress, but killer for a styled shoot planned by Wild Ivy Events!! This boho "bride" looked so magical all day. 



Catherine is giving me Gatsby-glam vibes from this ornate cutout detail -- take a peek at their wedding day to relive it. 



It's even better off the hanger... Here's Susanna with a full length dress shot just next to the best view from Le Belvedere



Oh, and here's Maeghan by that view you requested...



A simple, minimal, yet gorgeously detailed shot of Brittany's Hayley Paige gown on a bodice (borrowed by her amazing wedding planner, TOAST Events!). I've never photographed a dress on a bodice before, and I hope it's not the last time!! 



Kristen's faux-fur addition kept her cozy for this mid-October wedding day. Such a good idea if you're planning a Fall wedding to consider something like this!! 



Still can't get enough of this off-the-shoulder moment... 



Okay there is officially no dress ever that has soaked up this much sunshine for a photo... Meghan's gown had SO many layers and I'll never forget how much we laughed trying to get them all organized as she got dressed in this Andaz Suite



It looked even better on though... Love this girl with my whole heart!! 



A little swooshing by the ceremony arbor never hurt nobody... Love this photo of the beautiful Catherine:



Okay, pause for a moment to admire the way Sarah's hair comb by Sarah Walsh Bridal matches her Cristiano Lucci gown!



A magical hook in a fireplace? That makes for a heavenly dress moment always. Looking back on Michelle & Patrick's dream wedding in Kingston over here. 



How is it possible that Kelsey found movement in her gown while every hair on her head was perfectly still... It's entirely likely that she's an angel. 



Speaking of angels, my beautiful friend Anna whom I miss terribly and can't WAIT to see at Christmas:



Y'all know I have a thing for rolling racks in a bridal suite... 



I'll end this post with one of my fave dress shots ever, which begs the question: how many bridesmaids does it take to carry a Hayley Paige gown...?



'Tis the season folks, and I'm going to keep these posts coming! I'm SO pumped about a few new additions to the year in review series line-up, including behind the scenes and a twist on the "cutest pups" post this year. 

STAY TUNED!! xo