The Wedding Room – February 22 & 23, 2014
INSIDE THE WEDDING ROOM
Being at The Wedding Room was a little like being in a fairy tale wonderland. Each booth represented a new design aesthetic, idea or world. Some of the most prominently displayed vendors really showcased their unique talents.
I particularly loved Sweet Sammies, whose Ice Cream Sandwiches were devine. Freshly made brownie sandwiches served from a darling ice cream stand can be so nostalgic; taking you back to the days when people would buy lemonade from a stand on a front lawn, set up by an 8-year old early entrepreneur. Only, the Sweet Sammies desserts were so much more decadent and delightful, plus you’re not worried your eyes might tear up from the lack of sugar in your lemon beverage.
So many photobooth companies have popped up in the last couple of years that many have started to just set up their own. It’s all in the details though, and I particularly enjoyed the old-school film-strip photos that Snap Shop Photobooth give guests. I enjoy them so much more than the 4×6″ standard images that you get printed at any studio. Rates are by the hour.
I don’t envy the guys getting engaged out there. Wedding bands are so incredibly hard to shop for. Personally, I think the ring is the most important simply because 1) my jewelry actually represents my personal style the best, and 2) I would wear it on my hand for the rest of my life, and I don’t want it falling into the shadow of all of the other pieces I wear. The ring is not a wedding picture; It’s physically attached to you ALL of the time. Although there were only a small selection of rings available, Alexis Smith presented enough variety to showcase custom wedding band and jewelry design. If you’re like me and prefer unique or bold accessories, custom wedding bands are probably the way to go. At Alexis Smith, you can bring in a diamond and create a custom engagement ring and setting. Or, just custom design the wedding bands. One client asked for a custom wedding band where the husband’s birthstone sat underneath the surface and requested that the wife’s birthstone be embeded with his. Although hidden, those special details go a long way. Beautiful.
Long gone are the days where calla lilies and roses are scattered across the cathedrals, grass and banquet halls. “More clients are being swayed and trying unique floral arrangements and are more willing to add a different, yet very personal touch to their selections,” shared Genevieve Bismonte from Quince Flowers.
If you’ve been to more than a handful of weddings, you’re probably holding onto a few engraved trinklets as memorabilia. With picture frames, spoons and cups covered with “Sally and Bob’s Wedding 2012,” we couldn’t help loving the edible goods gifts, especially when they’re incredibly delicious and chic. The French macaroons and decorative desserts were divine. If you’re concerned some of your guests won’t eat sweets, they’ll definitely know someone that does.
If you’re interested in destination weddings. They can be quite affordable. Depending on when and where you get married, there are all-inclusive packages that can be as low as $1200. That’s pretty amazing. After indulging in a few sweets from O&B, I was ready to see the wedding gowns on the upper floor.
The most beautiful part of being at The Wedding Room is walking upstairs to Kleinfeld’s section and sifting through the intricate, couture-styled Pnina Tornai gowns. Within the first few seconds of walking in, the staff was ready to greet and take care of their brides-to-be.
Lucky for me, within the first minute of strolling into the Kleinfeld section, I caught a woman eyeing herself in a Pnina Tornai dress in delight while Pnina Tornai herself asked, “Are you saying Yes to the Dress?” And, with the utmost excitement, the bride exclaimed, “YES! I am saying Yes to the Dress!” Moments later, Kleinfeld staff ushered glasses of champagne into the hands of everyone in attendance to toast to the beautiful occasion. You can’t help but fall in love with these moments.
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What comes to mind when you think of weddings? Is it the beautiful white dress or matching tux? Historical cathedrals with vaulted ceiings? The food, music and faces of all of the guests who are dressed to the nines? Or, possibly an incredible escape to a white-sand beach?
When it comes right down to planning a wedding, listing out every task and detail for the perfect wedding can be daunting. So, where do you begin? And more importantly, how do you make sure you have an incredible time while ensuring that it all runs smoothly?
The Wedding Co. has partnered with Hudson’s Bay and Oliver & Bonacini Events to bring you The Wedding Room – a brand new boutique-style wedding show, showcasing boutiques, accessories and everything wedding-related with the most talented industry professionals.
With over 100 vendors available at your fingertips, you can have the wedding you have always dreamed of.
Kleinfeld Bridal & Pnina Tornai
In partnership with Kleinfeld Hudson Bay (opening May 1st), The Wedding Co will be having an exclusive Pnina Tornai Trunk Show. With her first-ever Canadian appearance, you can meet the famous wedding gown designer yourself.
During The Wedding Room event, guests will have the opportunity to book an appointment with Kleinfled Bridal Boutique. Spaces are limited to 40 appointments and can be reserved in advanced by calling 416-861-6600 or emailing [email protected]
The Wedding Room will take place Saturday, February 22nd and Sunday, February 23rd at The Arcadian (401 Bay Street, 8th floor, entrance to the elevator is at Bay and Queen). Tickets are $40.
***Enter to win a pair of tickets to one of the most anticipated wedding events in Toronto on our contest page.***
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.TheWeddingRoom.ca.