From lace that’s like the soft light of the morning to beading that glimmers like the glow of sunset, this bridal editorial, shot by the talented Dillon Ivory Photo, feels like a journey through a full day of romance. The talented team took inspiration from each BHLDN dress to create a distinctly inspired bridal look, and the results are that of magic hours.
Photography: Dillon Ivory Photography
Hair and Make Up Artistry: Alisha Cassandra Hair
Flowers: Carrot Flower Company
Model: Ksenya Sovenko of Heffner Management
With such an effortless, modern aesthetic, it’s hard not to fall in love with the brilliantly-branded brainchild of Gaby Bayona, Truvelle. Her simply stunning dress creations have helped turn brides across the country into visions of understated elegance. With her successful 2014 and 2015 collections and the latest 2016 collection’s launch, it’s easy to see that Truvelle is showing no signs of stopping. Get to know the hopeless romantic behind the Vancouver-based line below:
Tell me about the inspiration behind Truvelle. Was it more of a light bulb that went off or a gradual dream you nurtured? Truvelle happened organically, stemming from my experience at my mum’s custom dress shop. I had just graduated high school, and was spending my free time designing graduation gowns in shades of blush, ivory, and gold. I was surprised to find that brides – not graduates – were the ones resonating with these gowns; people were looking for something fresh and I had accidentally stumbled upon the answer. Fast forward three years later, I decided to break free from the custom dress world to start Truvelle under the premise of modern wedding gowns.
If the Christos Spring 2016 collection could be summed up in one word, it would be ethereal. With flawless, flowing tulle and dreamy details, each and every one of the eight gowns are visions of airy romance. Get lost in the collection’s most breathtaking looks below:
The dainty flowers dotting the illusion neckline and short sleeves of the Hayden gown are a stunning ode to nature’s intricacy. The dress’ smooth, tulle skirts fall beautifully, and its simplicity allows the bodice detailing to shine. The small blooms continue onto the gorgeous v-back, ensuring wow-factor whether the bride is making her grand entrance or bidding guests goodbye.
Sultry yet sweet, the fitted lace-covered corset of the Lina gown contrasts flawlessly with its fuller tulle skirt. Ultra-thin spaghetti straps supply a detailed and unexpected feminine touch that a strapless neckline couldn’t have delivered. There’s no need for beading or bling with its sophisticated and ballerina-like silhouette.
Fit for the free-spirited, the Mabel gown walks the line between bohemian and refined with its elegant details and relaxed shift shape. The embroidered bodice is accented with a show-stopping wraparound ruffle that serves as on-trend off-the-shoulder sleeves.
The Mila gown is a drop-dead-gorgeous update to the ever-popular mermaid gown. Tulle straps overlay a deep sweetheart neckline for the ultimate touch of class, while its all-over Chantilly lace shimmers with subtle beading.
Have you fallen in love? Luckily for Seattle locals, we can swoon over Christos in real life at the Green Lake-based boutique, The Dress Theory.
Be sure to check out the complete collection of dresses here.