When you go through our library of television series, you’ll find shows such as Dexter, Game of Thrones, Modern Family, a number of Japanese animes and… Downton Abbey. I was told about this show by co-workers, and I must admit, both Frederic and I were non-believers. Set in the early 20th century, Downton Abbey tells the story of a British aristocratic family and their household servants. In the first season, the main concern is for Mary, the eldest, to find herself a husband.
At first sight, you may not be getting the Dexter thrills or Game of Thrones drama, but Downton Abbey has definitely got us hooked. The characters are beautifully written, it’s everything but predictable and there’s never a dull moment in the household.
In addition to being a great tv show, the 1920s is one of my favourite eras for fashion. Beautiful headpieces, lace, veils and pearls, off-whites, golds and light pinks… everything for a lovely wedding.
Inspired by this look, we put together this shoot over the Christmas holidays.
I made the headpiece, veil and jewellery from items I picked up on St-Hubert street in Montreal, just north of Jean-Talon. There are a ton of fabric shops all along the street, but there are also about 3 or 4 beads and trim shops where I found a ton of beautiful items.
The dress is from 1861 boutique in Montreal and the flowers are from Murree Flowers in London, Ont. The beautiful fur coat belonged to my grandmother and Elisabeth was our lovely model who was so kind to brave the cold.
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FrédéricM Photographie - Montréal wedding photography - Photographe de mariage