After months of anticipation, it’s finally here… we’ve officially launched the new davieandchiyo.com!

Feeling a lot like some proud parents, we’ve been working tirelessly on this baby. Countless pots of coffee, late (sleepless) nights, tears, sweat and maybe even a few disagreements but it was worth it. We are so excited to unveil our new website, which ties together all aspects of Davie & Chiyo, from shopping our latest designs to the chronicles of the Davie & Chiyo team on our blog.

To celebrate the big news, all purchases made between now and Sunday, March 10th will receive 15% OFF with the promo code WELCOME15. So please, take a look around, get comfortable and maybe even stay awhile…

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new site, so feel free to drop us a line at hello@davieandchiyo.com.

Cheers xoxo

PS. We have a lot of catching up to do, so stay tuned for plenty of new… EVERYTHING!

Goodbye Black Friday… good riddance to sleep deprived mall crawling, turkey-fuelled mayhem, elbowing, shoving, pushing and anything else that fellow shoppers are pulling out of their bag of tricks to get that last sale item!

Cyber Monday has arrived, so you can breathe a sigh of relief and let your mouse do the hard work. We’re celebrating the official start of the countdown to Christmas with 25% off EVERYTHING in our Etsy shop and brand spankin’ new website with the promo code CYBER25. We’ll have a formal introduction in the coming weeks but in the meantime, take it for a spin and happy shopping!

PS. We’re feeling extra good today and keeping this offer open until December 2nd :)

Leaves are falling and the air is crisp but we’re still getting inspired by our summer weddings! Kristy and Joe’s Edmonton wedding hit all the right notes – romantic, vibrant and all about the details. Mismatched bridemaids in a plethora of pinks, purples and reds, vintage cars, macaron towers, lace and bow ties. Kristy toted our Ivory Rosa Iceberg Clutch on her big day, while keeping coordinated with the floral accent on her bridesmaids’ gowns – brilliant!

Cheers to the happy couple <3

Check out all the photos from Kristy and Joe’s special day here.

Finally got around to posting some of our favourite shots from our  fall/2012 photoshoot and some new behind-the-scenes ones, too. Nothing like a long day of shooting to get the sillies going :)

We’ve been all about lace lately. Playing up the delicate texture of that intricately patterned fabric, our repertoire of femme designs continues to grow. First the Antoinette, then the Teatime and Bijou, and now the Macaron and Boudoir… it’s hard to pick just one!

Well, who says you have to. The bridesmaid latest trend to make its way through the Davie & Chiyo workshop has to be mixing and matching lace. Whether it’s variations in colours or design, a little bit of lace goes a long way to tie seemingly different clutches together for a new take on that mis-matched bridesmaid look. Have fun and mix it up!

Click here to see our lace designs.

Macaron, Bijou and Antoinette Clutches

Macaron Clutches

Antoinette Clutches

Antoinette and Teatime Clutches

Boudoir Clutch

September was a big month for creative brides! Gorgeous custom creations mixing colour, texture and prints, so take a moment and get inspired :)

Click here for our September/2012 clutch gallery.

 

 

 

Tea party perfect, this devine little sandwich of delicate lace, luxe silk charmeuse and crisp dupioni is every bit as decadent as its sugary counterpart. The latest confectionary carryall to the Davie & Chiyo bridal line boasts this season’s blush hues with an understated antique brass frame. Bon appetit!

Macaron Clutch ($76)

PHOTOSHOOT DAY!!

Just when you think that you’ve planned for everything and anything, life throws you a curve ball, or balls in our case! Let’s see… our photoshoot location undergoing an unexpected lawn mowing, one of our models pulling a no-show, scrambling at the last minute to call everyone and their mothers for model friends, running behind schedule because of all of the existing hiccups…

But lo and behold we pulled through! Thanks to our amazing team we rolled with the punches and raced the setting sun to a cornfield in time for magic hour. The glowing sky, setting sun and Indian summer breeze made for some gorgeous photos, and giddy models after a long day in the studio were just what we needed.

Here’s a taste of our behind the scenes antics and stay tuned for the full set!

Credits…

Photographer: Desy Cheng (RF Productions)
Hair + Makeup Artist: Lindsay MacLean
Models: Leala Selina, Desiree Wallace, Jhena Wallace

SORRY for the unexpected hiatus from the blog but rest assured, we’re back on track! It’s been a bit of a whirlwind summer with a late rush of last minute brides but we all know that wedding planning is hectic and it’s all those last minute details that keep you sleepless and wide-eyed right up until the night before. (Yikes!)

As of late, we’ve been busy combing through all of the amazing custom orders that our 2012 summer brides dreamed up and have shared some of our favourites in our Clutch Gallery. Pop over, take a look and get inspired…

Here’s to an amazing fall <3

I was coming up with a wedding concept for my lovely friends that are getting married next summer. I know, it’s far away, but shopping and planning takes time! It’s supposed to be a small intimate affair for thirty with the family providing the catering and decorations. We were brainstorming everything they liked: camping, school, horror movies…

Then it hit us. What brought them together? A mug of warm tea. So we’re arranging a tea party! It’s really quite a cute idea as it lends itself easily to food, decor and even attire.

The Food

High Tea: When it came to the reception, they had already decided on passed canapés. So high tea was a natural progression. Some of my favourite ideas come from Martha Stewart — of course! Cucumber sandwiches are always a classic, but these mini grilled cheese sandwiches are both simple and a fun throw back to childhood. To make it a bit more elegant we’re also set on serving her deviled quail eggs and gravlax and cucumber crostini. To round it out we plan on having platters of farm-fresh crudites laden with summer veggies and local cheeses. Macarons are always fun and provide the perfect opportunity to complement the wedding decor.

Tea: Oh and of course, a tea party wouldn’t be complete without tea. T Leaves is one of my favourite companies. They have a wide assortment of high quality leaves and plenty of options for wedding favours. I’ve also been getting into David’s Tea, which provides plenty of fun options and new takes on classic blends.

The Decor

There are so many options! Luckily, there are plenty of DIY ideas out there. Some of the favourite things we found:

Teapot Vase: We can collect a wide assortment of teapots through Etsy or by simply thrifting at home.

Teacup Candles: Another idea for ambiance and guest favours would be this super easy candles. Plenty of Etsyers provide their wares or Martha can show us how to make them.

the Attire

When it comes to the tea party theme, it can translate to clothing by being classic or colour coordinated.

Tea-length Dresses: Shortened dresses are practical for bride and bridesmaid alike! It allows for an ease of movement, plus gives bridesmaids the option of re-wearing their dress at a later date. Plus, who wouldn’t want to wear less fabric on a hot August day?

Tea Coloured Accessories: Simple beiges, browns and chocolates add a richness and elegance. Plus if anyone happens to spill their tea, no one will be the wiser!

So what do you think ladies? Would you raise your teacup to this theme?

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