Get Inspired: WedLuxe’s La Dolce Vita

It’s tough to give up being a bride – wedding shows! cake! sparkly things! – but luckily being a blogger means I don’t have to. I mean, except the having a wedding part. That ship has sailed. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 WedLuxe Wedding Show with Stella and the ladies from One Day Soon, Amanda & Olivia. As always, it was full of beautiful installations and drool-worthy treats. Keep reading to discover wedding trends for 2016!


WedLuxe Wedding Show 2016 lemon grove

Stephanie Fusco Amanda Burcul One Day Soon WedLuxe Show

This year’s WedLuxe theme was La Dolce Vita, inspiring doses of Italian luxury throughout the show. This beautiful Tuscan Lemon Grove installation by Rachel Clingen is the stuff dreams are made of.

Before we explored, we made sure to get camera-ready. RADFORD was on-site for hair & makeup touch-ups and bridal consults!

Radford Hair and Makeup WedLuxe show

Stella & I got the Hollywood Wave while Olivia tested out a braid for Amanda’s wedding (she’s a bridesmaid!). Amanda was lucky enough to get a makeup trial from Victoria Radford herself! All dolled up, we were ready to explore the show.

Secret Garden Florals

Spoiler alert: oodles of florals aren’t going anywhere. This year’s installations were luxe with an organic, garden feel. From the lemon grove entrance to a specially constructed tree and floral runners, excess is definitely in style.

Rachel Clingen Floral Installation WedLuxe 2016

Ethereal blush white tablescape wedding

Rachel Clingen’s ethereal installation was an fantasy garden, pairing blush, gold and cream shades. How stunning are the hydrangeas on a mirrored tabletop?

FOS Decor WedLuxe Show Garden Tablescape Wedding

FOS Decor antique blush and gold table wedding

FOS Decor’s tablescape gave a luxe garden feel, pairing organic florals & materials with glam gold accents. 

Coundtown Events Toronto Wedding Planner WedLuxe 2016

Countdown Events (welcome to Toronto!!!) paired the perfect garland of greenery with creamy white florals. So fresh & chic!

Sweet Carts

Move over, food trucks! Tiny, Instagrammable carts of deliciousness are set to be the next big thing – you heard it here first.

Fancy Puf Toronto cotton candy wedding
Fancy Puf Pear WedLuxe Toronto Wedding

Cotton Candy Fancy Puf Weddings TorontoWhere was Fancy Pufs when I got engaged? These organic puffs of candy floss are created from a white & gold cart right in front of you. The mint green pouf above was delicious and tasted just like pear! I’m filing this one away in my mental Rolodex for my next birthday.

Hotel Gelato WedLuxe Wedding Show

Hotel Gelato was on-site with a pint-sized ice cream cart that would be just perfect as a late-night snack at your reception. I love anything in miniature, so this tiny grapefruit sorbetto cone was the perfect size!

Over-the-top Cakes

Embellishments, interior design trends and mixed textures reigned supreme for sweets. Nary a naked cake was seen, but each of our favourite treats had an extra bit of spangle, sparkle & sugar flowers.

Truffle Cake & Pastry WedLuxe Sweet Table Inspriation Wedding Truffle Toronto Wedding Cake - Marble Wedding Cake

Truffle Cake & Pastry’s entire sweet table had us swooning, but the marble & gold floral tiers really caught our eyes. 
CakeLuxe Toronto handpainted wedding cake WedLuxe

Cake Luxe’s watercolours mixed with textured gold and sugar flowers checked every box off our list. 

Nadia & Co WedLuxe 2016 Floral Cakes Toronto Wedding

Subtlety isn’t Nadia&Co’s strong suit…and that’s just the way we liked it. Beautiful sugar work on classic cakes was the name of the game.

WedLuxe Floral Market 2016 hydrangeas roses custom flooring

Which trends were your favourite at this year’s show?