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!
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!
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’s ethereal installation was an fantasy garden, pairing blush, gold and cream shades. How stunning are the hydrangeas on a mirrored tabletop?
FOS Decor’s tablescape gave a luxe garden feel, pairing organic florals & materials with glam gold accents.
Countdown Events (welcome to Toronto!!!) paired the perfect garland of greenery with creamy white florals. So fresh & chic!
Move over, food trucks! Tiny, Instagrammable carts of deliciousness are set to be the next big thing – you heard it here first.
Where 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 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!
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.
Cake Luxe’s watercolours mixed with textured gold and sugar flowers checked every box off our list.
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.
Which trends were your favourite at this year’s show?