Oscar de la Renta gown at White Toronto
Ask a few married women if they enjoyed wedding planning and you’ll get answers ranging from “I loved it – it was so much fun!” to “I hated it, it was so stressful, and I’m glad I never have to do it ever again!”. I fall in bucket A, with a tiny bit of B thrown in there. Even so, I wish I’d paid a visit to The Wedding Show when I was planning the big day. When rock-it promotions so graciously invited me to the show this weekend (thank you!), I paid it forward by bringing along my bride-to-be friend A along for the ride.
As soon as the elevator doors opened on the 7th floor of the Carlu in Toronto, we were blown away by just how pretty everything was. We found ourselves surrounded by stunning bridal gowns and accessories and beautiful (and equally delicious!) cakes and other confections. Meaning: we were in wedding planning heaven.
Things only got better as we made our way from room to room, oohing and aahing over the dresses and munching on cake samples. For a mere $20 at the door, brides-to-be and their entourages are presented with the best edit of wedding vendors I’ve seen at a bridal show to date – definitely worth every penny! Plus, I’m fairly certain I ate more than $20 worth of macarons. Just sayin’.
Check out the show this weekend on Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5.
The Crane Chandelier Project in support of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
J’Adore Cakes Co. macarons
Custom-made bridal headpieces from Lilliput Hats
Henkaa convertible jersey bridesmaid dresses
The yummiest black tiger shrimp marinated in lime pickle and white wine at Presidential Gourmet
Ties and cufflinks at Gotstyle
Macaron dessert delights at Patricia’s Cake Creations
Gorgeous red bridesmaid dresses from Pearl Bridal House (where I bought my wedding gown!)
Beautiful bridal headpiece from Tara Fava Jewellery
The most delicious hors d’oeurves from Loïc Gourmet