Submitted by Soha Lavin on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 00:28
We had the pleasure of attending Jason Matlo's debut bridal fashion show at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. The show was a stunning collection of extremely tailored designs that every woman would want! The dresses were almost like sculptures and held a very regal and elegant presence. The amazing jeweller Tiffany & Co., a name synonymous with beauty, craftsmanship, design and romance provided the perfect accent to the stunning gowns. A lovely mixture of luxury and elegance. Last summer we saw first hand, Matlo's beautiful design for our bride Heather White (wedding featured in WedLuxe Magazine) and we look forward to seeing what Jason Matlo has in-store for us next! Lucky to have a local creative genius in our industry. Enjoy! xoxo
“Classic couture shapes and details are inspired by 1950’s, silhouettes with retreated waist lines and gathered full skirts. The textures, beading, prints and lace are reminiscent of art deco prints. Dove grey, champagne, ecru and black tones create a modern bridal look that although vintage in concept is opulent, chic and modern.” Jason Matlo
Images provided by Hawksworth Communications
Submitted by CountDown Events on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 01:39
I cannot believe that we are well into 2012 – The year begun with a sparkling bang for us! In the last three weeks our boutique company produced six unbelievable events with three gorgeous weddings (one celebrity soiree to boot). This is my first opportunity to take a breath and say THANK YOU to 2011! Another year of incredible firsts for us.
We had the opportunity to be inspired, grow and test our skills in ways we haven’t before and after being in the business for over 10 years I welcome these new opportunities with open arms – as I know from experience a sweet reward is always waiting at the end of a new untrodden path. As I write this many things come flooding into my mind – number one being gratitude. I am so incredibly grateful for the amazing people that support us, our dazzling clientele, our fans and followers (YES YOU!), our partners and collaborators and of course our families and friends who generously share us over weekends and holidays as we attempt to out-do ourselves on the next brilliant bash
Photo by Tamiz Photography - Preston Bailey at the 7th Annual Crème de la Crème
The last 12 months has seen what shaped up to be one of the most gorgeous years for myself and CountDown Events
and I am so extremely thankful for it all! We planned many stunning weddings, all unique and special in their own way, had our first opportunity to plan a wedding in New York the mecca of design, style and fashion, met and hosted the world renowned wedding celebrity designer Preston Bailey
at the Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase
, was printed and published in over 30 magazines, blogs and newspapers, produced our first destination wedding shoot in the state of Hawaii and saw it published on the largest online wedding platform in the US, appeared twice on TV during the live televised Royal Wedding and saw my guest appearance on Cupcake Girls show premiering on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network
. WOW what a year!
New York Central Park Inspired Wedding!
Filled with love and gratitude! Thank you to everyone that makes up our lovely CountDown Events
& Crème de la Crème
family, thank you for being such a beautiful positive influence in my life. I feel immensely blessed...I know none of it is by chance and everything is exactly as it should be and for that I am so grateful. Cheers to an amazing 2011 and a beautiful bright 2012! xoxo Soha Lavin
Submitted by Soha Lavin on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 22:21
Submitted by CountDown Events on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 02:17
This was 100% one of our favourite photoshoots we have ever produced. Sometimes pictures can be vivid and so amazing that words aren’t necessary. Without further delay, here are some backstage images of the “Star Power” Photoshoot created by CountDown Events
- Canada's Bridal Luxury Magazine.
Hair & Makeup by Sonia Leal-Serafim from THEYRep
What a beautiful team of professionals! To see the full editorial spread, visit WedLuxe
Submitted by CountDown Events on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:56
The Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase
is a symbol of beauty, luxury and artistry. When creating the signature promo piece for an event like this one, there is a lot of creativity that is needed as well as skill - not to mention the fact that the infamous Preston Bailey would also be represented. We wanted something grand, yet soft and romantic befitting Preston's floral inspirations.
The making of the dress, this particular dress, was a very unique experience. Granville Island Florist was competing against the clock to get this real gown made of light green hydrangeas, white and pink phalaenopsis orchids and soft peach, coral roses.
The "Ooh là là" final product could not have been more of a success! Production and styling of the photoshoot by CountDown Events ,photography by Jana Vackova, Lisa King and Kevin Hill, jewellery by Elsa Corsi , makeup and hairstylists from THEYRep Sonia Leal-Serafim & Katrina Molson, Bisou Bridal bustier and of course flower design by Suzane Lee (thank you for your passion).
A special thanks to The Vancouver Club team, Jenny DeJong and Terry Pritchett for hosting us at their beautiful venue.