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Photography by: Artiese

Photography by: Artiese

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

We’re sharing more gorgeous details from last year’s WedLuxe Wedding Show with photos from our gown gallery and luxurious gift bar in the “WedLuxe Pavilion.”

The Pavillion featured a custom white and gold floor designed to mimic an aerial view of the gardens of Versailles, complementing the “Springtime in Paris” show theme. The floor was installed by our generous show sponsor, Dance Floor Décor.

A breathtaking Ines Di Santo gown greeted guests as they entered the Pavillion which hosted most of our experience rooms, including our flower market that we shared with you last week and our museum-style gown gallery. Uplighting from Fifth Element Group and boxwoods from Contemporary Furniture Rentals added to the dreamy, romantic feel of the gallery space.

A focal point of the room was an 18ft tall building facade created by the incredibly talented artisans at Decor & More. The facade was the backdrop for our “Le Rêve Boutique & Gift Bar.” The bar was stocked with complimentary product samples and gift items.

There were over 30,000 products for our guests to “shop from,” including treats from Moroccanoil, Bath & Body Works, Vera Wang Fragrances, SS Print Shop, and more. Not to mention countless sweets and stationery treats from our show exhibitors. Attendees also received a complimentary copy of WedLuxe magazine for continued inspiration after they left the show.

Love all things beauty and spa related? Visit the blog next week to see photos from the OPI “Ooh La La” Nail Bar and the Moroccanoil salon.

We can’t wait to share what we have planned for the 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show in January! Early bird tickets are going fast, purchase yours today: http://wedluxe.com/2015showtickets/

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Artiese

Photography by: Artiese

Photography by: Artiese

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Corina V. Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

Photography by: Nataschia Wielink Photography

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Pnina Tornai’s Spring 2015 collection hit the runway at New York’s Bridal Market earlier this month. The gowns continue to demonstrate why Pnina is one of the world’s most celebrated wedding gown designers. We chatted with Pnina during a recent trunk show visit at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay and she filled us in on the inspiration behind the collection.

WedLuxe: Can you tell us about your Spring 2015 collection and the inspiration behind it?
Pnina Tornai: Butterflies were a real inspiration and the theme is all about transformation. The gowns have detachable pieces to go from full, ball gowns to more fitted, feminine, body-hugging looks. You can wear the gown with the full skirt to the ceremony for that wow factor and then remove the skirt for the reception so that you are more comfortable.

WL: We also loved the sari-inspired gowns from your 2014 collection, can you tell us more about these pieces?
PT: Lots of Indian brides asked for custom dresses and I thought it would be great to have a few gowns that they could try on when they came to see me. The gowns are more inspired by the traditional sari, you don’t need to wrap them. It’s my take on the sari—a Pnina Sari.

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We love the fairytale-like crowns and floral garlands worn on the models at Reem Acra’s Fall 2015 runway show. Not to mention, those JAW-DROPPING gowns! Sidenote: we’re also thoroughly enchanted by that AMAZING floral wall!

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Designer Tony Ward grew up with a father in the business and learned how to create his stunning gowns at some of Europe’s most luxe design houses. On his first trip to Canada for a trunk show at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, the gown designer and couturier spoke with us about his romantic aesthetic.

WedLuxe: What type of bride do you design for?
Tony Ward: I try to cater to a very romantic bride. The gowns aren’t very aggressive, I use softer materials that are a bit architectural.

WL: What are your favourite fabrics to work with?
TW: I work with lace, tulle, and sheer georgette. I like to use more transparent materials without being too sexy.

WL: You studied under so many prominent designers, grew up with a couturier father, and design your own couture and ready-to-wear collections; what prompted  you start a bridal line?
TW: Our European clients started to ask for bridal gowns that weren’t as costly as some of our couture pieces. We did a trial collection that really catered to the European market. I then traveled to Japan and the US and found clients who loved our designs as well. We’ve found that the gowns that work in Europe also work throughout Asia and North America.

WL: What inspired your current collection?
TW: It’s based on flowers and the transparent overlay fabrics. Again, it’s all very romantic and geared towards that type of woman.

WL: Your gowns have been worn by Annette Bening, Zosia Mamet, Mariah Carey, Aubrey Plaza, and many others; who has been your favourite celebrity to dress?
TW: I loved dressing Whitney Houston! She wore one of my couture gowns when she was awarded the BET Lifetime Achievement Award.

WL: What are you looking forward to most on your first trip to Canada?
TW: I’m very excited to meet the Canadian bride! It will be great to find out what they love and what I can make to cater to them in future collections.

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