Weddings by The Ritz-Carlton Volume 7 • Issue 1 January – June 2014 - (Page 20)

trends FLOWER POWER Gardenias are the perfect bloom to add texture and romance to a room decorated in off-white. Clear accents and crystals will add a layer of decadence and glamour. GLOW ON HAUTE TRACKS This beautiful bronze palette adds light to the cheekbones, while classic black liquid eyeliner channels Audrey Hepburn. I'd pair them with red lipstick from Chanel and a fancy chignon. For a vintage vibe, a live band is a necessity. First dance: Louis Armstrong's "It's a Wonderful World." And to end the night, "At Last" by Etta James. GOLDEN MOMENT When I think of The Ritz-Carlton, I think luxury and fantasy. This dress escapes the traditional and feels more exciting and unique. Gold and beaded mermaid gown ($8,600), by Ines Di Santo ( Shimmer brick compact in bronze ($42) and long-wear gel eyeliner ($23), both by Bobbi Brown ( The Muse LEGENDARY DRESS DESIGNER INES DI SANTO PUTS HER SPIN ON THE PERFECT AUTUMNAL CELEBRATION Who better to imagine an ultra-glamorous wedding than a couture gown designer? Inspired by Toronto in the fall, Ines Di Santo shares her dream Ritz-Carlton celebration. STYLISH SETTING I love The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto in the fall. The grand staircase is especially inspiring. It's the perfect venue for my Audrey-Hepburnmeets-Ines-Di-Santo fantasy wedding! SPIRITED AWAY El Coco Palm d'Or - Bacardi Gold and coconut water - would be my signature cocktail. I'd serve it as they do at the hotel's DEQ lounge, with fresh coconut - and paired with a one-of-a-kind, custom dinner. I'd want to wow my guests and make it memorable. 20 W E D D I N G S B Y T H E R I T Z - C A R LT O N PEARL ESSENCE No jewelry is more iconically glamorous. South Sea pearl, diamond and sapphire necklace ($73,000), by Assael ( PHOTOS BY (GARDENIA) THINKSTOCK, (TORONTO) COURTESY OF THE RITZ-CARLTON, (COCKTAIL) GETTY IMAGES, ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF DESIGNERS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Weddings by The Ritz-Carlton Volume 7 • Issue 1 January – June 2014

Volume 6 • Issue 2 July - December 2013
State of Lace
Tiers of Joy
Beyond Flowers
Beyond the Sea
Vintage Vows
Atop the World
Expert Advice

Weddings by The Ritz-Carlton Volume 7 • Issue 1 January – June 2014