Just in time for Throwback Thursday, I was reminded of a certain Vera Wang wedding dress and a photo shoot that took place at Endeavor Arts. It took me back to another time when I collaborated with my Mother and business partner, on a shoot filled with Marie Antoinette inspiration. With our monochromatic white palette, I think we succeeded in bringing the elegance of Versailles to Calgary. Here’s the original post, featured in Weddings in Alberta, if you’d like to see.
The all-white dessert table was highlighted by this dramatic, tiered cake from Cakeworks.
Vera Wang wedding dress
The Freya gown from Vera Wang was the centrepiece of this shoot. I love Vera’s own description of the gown…sounds it could be Marie herself.
The bride who wears Freya assumes a role that’s a little dramatic, because she’s countering all of this softness and gentleness with a very designed and rigid form, almost like a column. I see her as a very cultivated woman, someone who could be the subject of a John Singer Sargent portrait. She might go to a quiet garden party but she’ll be the center of attention.
We didn’t do it alone though so I must acknowledge everyone involved:
Vera Wang wedding dress Freya
Make-up Artist: Ania Basak ABStyle
Model: Ania Basak
Hair stylist: Tara Watts
Florals: Sarah Mayerson
Venue: Endeavor Arts
Ghost chairs: OneWest Creative Events
Linens and Tableware: Great Events Group
Paper products: Nicole Westerlund
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Styling and imagery: Tara Whittaker Photography