Daily Inspiration

The LANE's handpicked selection of brands & services

Thursday, February 8th 2018

Dana Harel’s Newly Released ‘Daydream’ Collection

Acclaimed for her ornate handcrafted wedding gowns, Israel based Dana Harel beautifully blends contemporary and feminine aesthetics using luxurious textiles. From diaphanous silk tulle to hand embroidered details, Dana’s craft of combining avant-garde materials has positioned her as one of the most sought after designers in the luxury bridal world.

We were given an exclusive look at Dana Harel’s latest collection ‘Daydream’, a juxtaposed range of feminine, delicate pieces and bold beaded gowns inspired by the ‘caftan’ or ‘gallabia’ dress, originating from the Middle East.

Each piece is completely custom made, sourcing fabrics from one of the leading fashion and fabric tradeshows in the world, Première Vision Paris. Dana Harel’s inspiration comes from travelling the world and from the unique fabrics and luxurious materials used in haute couture designs.

View more of Dana Harel’s portfolio on The LANE, or head to her website.  

Thursday, February 1st 2018

3 Things Not to Overlook in Wedding Photography, by Joel & Justyna

There’s a moody allure we love about the way photographers Joel & Justyna capture romantic, honest moments. Describing themselves as thoughtful observers, their images are rich in detail, drenched in light and filled with poetic movement. 

We caught up this international photography duo, based in Canada, to find out 3 important things you shouldn’t overlook, when it comes to wedding photography. 

1. Seating

The most underrated but important piece of decor in a room, believe it or not are chairs. Chairs set a tone, more so than centrepieces, simply because there are so many in a room. If you're working with a tighter budget but still want an elegant feel to your decor, rent a set of beautiful chairs and opt for more modest centrepieces – like a selection of candles in hurricane vases at different heights.

2. Getting ready locations

Picking a photogenic location to get ready is often times overlooked. Instead of choosing a stark, modern hotel suite or cluttered relatives home, we often suggest a heritage hotel, or an Airbnb with antique features. Classic never goes out of style and dark, window lit spaces with interesting antique decor will stand the test of time in your photos.

3. Recessional

A great way to create dynamic images of your recessional is to have your guests throw confetti or rose petals, as you and your spouse run off down the aisle.

View more of Joel & Justyna's portfolio on The LANE Directory or via their website

Thursday, February 1st 2018

2018 Wedding Open Day at The Anchorage, Port Stephens

The LANE’s handpicked venue, The Anchorage, is set to host a Wedding Open Day on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at their newly renovated luxury resort in Port Stephens, NSW.

Tucked away on the secluded shores of sparkling Port Stephens, those attending the event will enjoy champagne and canapes while exploring the breath-taking indoor and outdoor spaces on offer.

Expert Bridal Style Sessions will be available, focusing on beauty, fashion and florals whilst showcasing the impending trends for 2018.

With tailor-made wedding packages available and expert event coordinators on hand, we couldn’t recommend this event more to any of our LANE brides looking to wed in New South Wales.

The Anchorage will be offering exclusive upgrades for guests who secure their wedding day at the event.

View more on The LANE or visit their website to register your interest. 

Friday, December 15th 2017

Daphne Newman's 2018 'Love Awakened' Collection

Designer Daphne Newman’s latest ‘Love Awakened’ collection, features 10 breath-taking couture veils. Each piece is handmade using silk tulle and exclusive lace sourced by Daphne on her travels to Europe and the Middle East.

Shot at an 11th century monastery in Umbria Italy with LANE favourite Lelia Scarfiotti, Daphne and her team set out to change the mood of the veil; focusing on the contrast of the feminine and ethereal details against the time worn facades of the ancient structures. Inspired by the rich history of Italy and her global pursuit of rare lace, Daphne’s vision was a unity of textural detailing and ornate silhouettes in the most traditional setting of them all- the catholic church. Demonstrating to brides and industry alike, that you can incorporate tradition without compromising personal style.

Each piece is designed to be kept by the bride as a timeless memory of her wedding style, and cherished as an heirloom for future generations- a rarity in our modern society of fast fashion. As the defining bridal accessory, Daphne encourages her brides to carefully choose their veil, as an honest reflection of their style and personality, and not simply an afterthought of the gown.

Love Awakened is available at stockist’s in Canada and the United States, as well as on her website. Additionally, all of Daphne’s collections can be found exclusively at SPINA Bride in New York City.

Creative Direction: Daphne Newman + Raquelle Kilotaitis

Wedding Veils: Daphne Newman

Photographer: Lelia Scarfiotti

Model: Cloe Simoncioni of Casting Firenze 

Hair/Makeup: Katie Angus of The Future Mrs.

Gowns: Beaded long sleeve - Liz Martinez from Spina Bride / Lace off the shoulder - Liz Martinez from Spina Bride / Beaded/Glitter Gown - Karen Willis Holmes from Pearl and Dot / Slip Dress - Daphne Newman

Venue: Umbria, Italy

Friday, December 15th 2017

NYC Blank Canvas Venue, Haven’s Kitchen

Forever searching for blank canvas venue spaces to dream up artistic event concepts, we fell in love with NYC based Haven’s Kitchen. Located in Chelsea, the white on white carriage house can host up to 200 guests over two levels of event space. 

Making the logistics of event planning a lot easier, Haven's Kitchen operate both as a full-service venue and one of the city's most exquisite on-premise caters for culinary focused events.  The team are renowned for their collaborative approach, working with clients to create a bespoke menu that fits cohesively with event aesthetics, using fresh and ethically-sourced ingredients.

Find more information over on the Haven's Kitchen website

Thursday, November 30th 2017

Le Nuage Perfumé

In October this year, The Maison Cartier presented Le Nuage Parfumé, or ‘Scented Cloud’ at the Palais de Tokyo et du Musée d’Art Moderne - an exclusive olfactory journey dreamt up by Cartier’s in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent.

 “My sole ambition is to provoke emotion” – Mathilde Laurent.

Members of the public were invited to interact with fragrance as a full-fledged medium and as a source of inspiration for unique multi-sensorial experiences. A cloud floats as if by magic in a transparent glass cube. Visitors are invited to enter into this closed space, then take a spiral staircase leading them to the cloud. Once they reach the summit, it is no longer about seeing but about smelling the honeyed and diaphanous notes of L’Envol de Cartier.

These OSNI (Unidentified Scented Objects), were created from the impetuous need to view perfume differently, freeing it from its condition as a product and presenting it to the public beyond any commercial or advertising context, in order to show that smell is an unrivalled vector of emotions. A source of wonderment, of questioning and surprise.

Its aim is to show the beauty of olfactory art, to share and encourage its future. This is the role and characteristic of what is “Maison” in the world of fragrance, protecting its art and making it come alive. Art has always been at the heart of the Maison Cartier. 

View more from Cartier here or head to their website

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