With a year and 100 days to go (as of yesterday!) until our big day, we’re in wedding mode. Everything seems to be happening at once – I’m gearing up to ask my bridesmaids, booking consults with wedding planners and attended my first wedding show since being engaged this past weekend. The Wedding Room, presented by Hudson’s Bay at The Arcadian Court, promised to be a one-stop-shop for wedding inspiration and vendors and 100% delivered.
I attended with fellow bride-to-be Brigid and my mom and can honestly say we had the best day. We left with so many ideas! Brigid and I also had way too much fun exclaiming “We are!” whenever a vendor asked which one of us was the bride.
Yes, they thought we were marrying one another. We’re more than OK with that. Brigid and I are having completely different weddings yet have similar aesthetics, so it was great to experience the show with her. If you weren’t able to attend the show, here’s what caught my eye.
From arches and cakes to a full-on canopy, floral design has been elevated in a big way. Flowers have always been a standard part of wedding decor, but I’ve seen more and more brides use them in luxurious ways that don’t end at arrangements. I fell in love with the idea of a roof of flowers after seeing photos of an installation at the WedLuxe show and all of the inspiration I encountered over the weekend is not making that yearning go away.
This canopy from Forget Me Not Flowers is what dreams are made of. The vendor suggested it would make a great chuppah or even head/sweet table decor. Sign me up!
It’s no secret around here that I love all things gold. It’s going to be one of my wedding colours, so I’ve been looking for fun ways to incorporate it into the day. I loved this entire tablescape from Bits & Blooms, but the gold flatware and acrylic nameplates really caught my eye. I’d love to have these made for the head table – what a great keepsake! And yes…my fiance’s name being the one they were featuring did make it way easier to envision this at our wedding.
Intricate sweets & treats
I don’t really have an idea of what I want our cake to look like, but I loved the look of this sky-high lacy cake from The Wedding Cake Shoppe. After having such an amazing experience with them during our engagement parties, I was so excited to see what Bobbette & Belle would whip up for the show. I wasn’t disappointed.
The mint & pink sweet table dotted with florals and ribbons was exactly what I think of when I dream of the perfect wedding sweet table. I love the dipped cake pops and the tiny personal cakes on pedestals to add dimension to the table. Consider this inspiration central!
Heavenly, right? Kleinfeld Canada doesn’t officially open until May, but 40 lucky brides-to-be were able to get an appointment to try on Pnina Tornai dresses at The Wedding Room. If this selection is any indication of what shopping at Kleinfeld will be like, I can’t wait! I got to chat with one of the consultants and she got me extremely excited for my June 1 appointment.
There is a dress I’m pretty much ready to say yes to, though – the adorable flower girl dress we spotted! How cute is this tulle number? I can’t wait to dress up the little girls in frothy confections of dresses.
Thanks to The Wedding Room, I was able to find invitations I loved, meet with a potential wedding planner I’d had my eye on for awhile and find a great photo-booth vendor. I can’t wait to attend next year’s show.