La Dolce Vita: WedLuxe Wedding Show 2016

Tis the season…to get engaged! I don’t know about you, but I counted at least half a dozen happy ring photos on my timeline in the last few weeks. The timing couldn’t be more perfect – the city’s premiere wedding show is less than two weeks away!


The WedLuxe Wedding Show is my favourite in the GTA. Along with meeting some of the city’s top vendors, you’ll also get a mega dose of inspiration. Each year’s show is completely over the top and has a beautiful theme, and I’m sure this year’s will be no different. I can’t wait to explore with fellow wedding obsessor (and my perennial plus 1) Stella.

Celestine Flower Market - Frank Rea WedLuxe 2015

This year’s theme is La Dolce Vita, promising an Italian-themed journey through wedding land. Along with the beautiful installations – past shows have included a beautiful floral ceiling and the flower market (above) I snapped last year! – guests will enjoy:

  • The ‘Bella Acqua’ Capri-inspired day spa where guests will enjoy pampering by celebrity makeup artist Victoria Radford and her team of beauty experts;
  • ‘Palazzo Floreale’ flower market by Teatro Verde will present a stunning display of over 50,000 imported roses and each guest will receive their own bouquet;
  • ‘House of Juliet Trattoria’ will serve market-style Italian cuisine by Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering including hand-rolled ricotta gnocchi, with gelato from Hotel Gelato and Italian soda courtesy of FireDog Creative;
  • ‘The Saint Lucia Sweet Life Cocoa Bar’ will treat guests to a variety of decadent chocolate treats using cocoa specially imported from St. Lucia for the WedLuxe show, in partnership with Patricia’s Cake Creations. Here they will also have an opportunity to win a Honeymoon vacation to one of the island’s luxury resorts.

Stephanie Fusco WedLuxe 2015

I’ll be heading down to the media preview on Saturday night so be sure to keep an eye on my Instagram & Snapchat (stephanie.fusco) for a sneak peek!

The 2016 WedLuxe Wedding Show will take place at the Carlu on Sunday, January 10. You can pick up earlybird tickets until Jan 1/16 at midnight!