Someone recently asked why I participate in wedding magazine styled editorial shoots. Honestly, there are only three reasons. First, it is a chance to work with new wedding professionals that I’ve never worked with before. Second, it is a chance to work with an existing network of suppliers but this time, on something creative and visionary. It is something that can stretch the minds of both vendors’ and the readers. Thirdly, it can be a lot of fun to do something outside of one’s normal repertoire of design.
Our latest styled shoot was held at the Royal Ontario Museum in downtown Toronto for Dauphine Magazine. The theme of this edition is “global opulence”. Our cultural focus was Asian opulence and the story that I created for the team’s reference was my interpretation of The Goddess of the Moon legend:
Image courtesy of www.pinterest.com – Chinese painting of Chang’e
The Legend of Chang’e
Chang’e is the Chinese goddess of the moon. Her life of immortality has been bitter sweet. Although she inadvertently came to possess immortality, the one true object of her affection is her beloved husband who remains a human on earth. She attempts to make a deal with the Celestial Imperial Dragon. If she wins, she can walk through the moon gate and be reunited with her one true love. If she loses, she will become the Dragon’s empress for all of time. The Dragon has prepared a final feast before she partakes in her quest.
Image courtesy of asidcast.com – for those that are interested in video games and Anime, you might recognize this image instead of Chang’e
Many thanks goes to the entire team for all their time and creative efforts to making this styled shoot truly fashion forward and different. Without you, this would not have been made possible!! Here is the list of our creative partners:
Concept Design, Producer and Wedding Planner – Asian Fusion Weddings
Florals – Jackie O
Photographers – Wedding Editorials
Gowns – Ines Di Santo
Gold and Jade Jewellery – H&F Jewellery
Hair and Make-up – A Glow by Joan
Stationary – Palettera
Cake – Cake Opera
Shoes – Davids
Linens and Napkins – Susan Murray
Table top items – Chairman Mills and Royal Ontario Museum Gift Store
Backdrop – Dance Floor Decor
Chairs – Detailz Couture Event Rentals
Venue – Royal Ontario Museum
Model – Elmer Olsen Model Management
Please comment below if you have seen our creative wedding editorial in Dauphine Magazine and let us know what you think about it. Did we hit the mark on this one? We’d also like to hear where you draw your inspirations from when planning your wedding celebrations.
p.s. don’t forget to pick up your latest edition of Dauphine Magazine and be inspired.
Wendy is a Toronto WEDDING PLANNER whose specialty is “East marries West” weddings in the Greater Toronto Area, New York area, Vancouver area, Los Angeles area, Southern California and in the beautiful destination of Bali, Indonesia.
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