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As we enter our 6th year of producing The WedLuxe Show, presented by Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering, and sponsored by Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay and Tempur-Pedic, the word is officially out – this is NOT your typical wedding show! Our guests are immersed in an unparalleled world of luxury throughout the entire event––each attendee will experience delicious and delightfully wonderful takeaways at all touch points. 

Ticket quantities are limited so don’t delay, get yours today here: bit.ly/WedLuxeShowTix


Without further ado, we are excited to reveal that “Wanderlust: A Love of Travel”  is our show theme and guiding inspiration as WedLuxe becomes your ultimate host––with global travel and hospitality-styling providing unlimited luxury wedding inspiration.

This year we are thrilled to announce that Marta Urbanowicz of artam design joins the show as Event Design Director, with Kim Miyama of Kim Miyama Events as Event Logistics Planning Partner. Last year’s incredible show was brought to life in part by Alan Bisson of FireDog Creative and his talented team and we could not be more excited to share that the FireDog Creative team is returning this year as our Live Event Support Sponsor. Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc. is our official Show Furniture Supplier for the sixth year in a row (THANK YOU Peter and team!), and Eventure Custom Environments and Event Draping is our Event Draping Partner.

Now, we’d love to take you on a brief tour of the show and give you a little taste of what you can expect!


College Park Main Floor

Upon arrival, guests will enter the ‘WedLuxe Lobby of Luxury’ (College Park Main Floor Foyer). Check-in happens at the “Front Desk” where guests will receive their wristband and programme/passport (outlining each experiential area, Show sponsors by area, and exhibitor map). A custom-outfitted WedLuxe “Bellman” will accompany guests on their trip to the 7th floor.

Space design by artam design • Furniture provided by Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc. •  Vinyl installations by Event Graffiti • Graphic design by WedLuxe.


7th Floor Foyer

Stepping out of the elevator onto the 7th floor, guests will be wowed by our Grand Entry, “The Palm.”

Created by Marta Urbanowicz of artam design, a custom-built facade will conjure up tropical luxury vibes channeling Palm Beach.

Space design by artam design • Chandeliers provided by Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc. • Vinyl installations by Dance Floor Décor • Live Event Support by FireDog Creative • Draping by Eventure Custom Environments and Event Draping • Graphic design by WedLuxe.


Clipper Room

The coveted WedLuxe Gifting Suite returns with a twist for 2017!

Here, guests receive and fill complimentary custom-printed WedLuxe tote bags from Creative Bag, with a selection of products curated by WedLuxe. Guests will choose from, and receive, items ranging from bespoke paper stationery to beauty products, including luxury face masks from Radford and gift cards from Her Majesty’s Pleasure. Each guest will also receive a special gift from WedLuxe!

Space design by artam design • Furniture provided by Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc. • Vinyl installations and signage by Event Graffiti • Draping by Eventure Custom Environments and Event Draping • Live Event Support by FireDog Creative • Graphic design by WedLuxe • Stationery Sponsors: Ivorie Paperie, Cadence Design, Paper & Poste • Beauty Gifting Sponsors: Radford, Her Majesty’s Pleasure, Elizabeth Arden, Biore, John Frieda.



Round Room

Making her North American debut, Russia’s leading event designer Maria Kamenskaya, presents The Winter Palace Menagerie Bar––an art installation inspired by rare exotic birds that once wandered the gilded courtyard of the iconic Winter Palace.

Produced in collaboration with Opus Events Production, Flowers Time, and Engineered Arts this awe-inspiring 360-degree art installation houses our bubbly bar with complimentary Prosecco samples by Ruffino (Constellation Brands).
Live Event Support by FireDog Creative • Vinyl installations by Event Graffiti • Presented in association with Ailiks Events • Graphic design by WedLuxe.



Sky Room

Designed by artam design, the Mirage Lounge & Spa is a beautiful Moroccan-inspired palatial oasis for relaxing, unwinding, and indulging. In the lounge section of the room, guests will enjoy spa-inspired passed appetizers and refreshing beverages from Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering. In the spa section, guests can indulge in beauty or spa services from Radford or Her Majesty’s Pleasure. Here, guests enter to win a luxe bachelorette night out for seven from Her Majesty’s Pleasure!

Space design by artam design • Furniture provided by Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc. •  Laser-cut dividers, vinyl ceiling, and decals by Dance Floor Décor • Draping by Eventure Custom Environments and Event Draping • Custom-printed carpet by Reznick Carpets • Live Event Support (Rigging, Lighting, Audio) by FireDog Creative • Floral design and structure by Decor & More • Graphic design by WedLuxe.


Concert Hall Stage

On the main stage of the concert hall, you will find grandeur designed for royalty! Here, Fine Cakes by Zehra, Biji Planners, and G.P.S. Decors present an opulent gallery inspired by Parisian palaces featuring ornate architectural backdrops, multiple embellished cakes, lush florals, a royal garden and so much more. In addition to an abundance of luxury wedding inspiration, each guest that visits the stage will receive their very own sweet takeaway!

Space concept, design and production by Biji Planners, Fine Cakes by Zehra, G.P.S. Decors • Draping by Eventure Custom Environments and Event Draping • Live Event Support by FireDog CreativeVinyl installations by Event GraffitiGraphic design by WedLuxe.


Concert Hall (Under Mezzanine)

We’re bringing the outdoors in with this high-end glamping-meets-luxury-hotel-suite experience, presented by Tempur-Pedic. Guests can test out the “Tempur-Enchant” mattress, while one lucky couple will have a chance to win their very own Tempur-Pedic mattress by snapping a photo in front of a beautiful custom-built floral bed frame and sharing it on Instagram.

Guests will also be able to receive a $500 coupon towards their very own Tempur-Pedic mattress (when purchased through the Hudson’s Bay Gift Registry)! Just see any of our glamping hosts/hostesses (dressed in bespoke chic pyjamas by KIP.) for more details!

Space design by artam design • Furniture provided by Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc. • “Enchant Mattress,” “Reflexion” adjustable base, and pillows provided by Tempur-Pedic • Cotton Candy provided by Fancy Pufs • Pajama sets provided by KIP.


Back Bar Foyer

Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering present a culinary trip around-the-world with interactive, market-style food tastings inspired by cities around the world. Guests will be invited to pack a mini suitcase with yummy treats!

Space design and custom build by artam design • Catering by Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering • Balloons by Balloon Corporate Events • Vinyl Installations by Dance Floor DécorLive Event Support by FireDog Creative • Graphic design by WedLuxe.


College Park Main Floor

A place where guests or exhibitors can easily reach a volunteer or WedLuxe staff member for all Show weekend inquiries.

Furniture by Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc. • Vinyl installation and signage by Event Graffiti • Graphic design by WedLuxe.

We can’t wait to see you at the show! Early ticket pricing is available until January 8 – make sure to get yours (while they last) here: bit.ly/WedLuxeShowTix

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Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

As fans of the first 'Sex and the City' movie will note, the fictional book ‘Love Letters of Great Men’ became such a hot commodity after the film’s release that it was actually published. This Glitterati Style File from our 'Literary Love' issue takes its inspiration from the love letter written by Beethoven and the now classic quote “Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours” that were featured so prominently in the book and film. We love how it represents classic romance, but gives it a modern spin. From the soft colour palette of pink and white with subtle hits of blue, to all the florals, florals, and did we mention more florals? If you’ve got a soft spot for romance, this shoot is for you.

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Photography by: Ikonica

Source it:

Photography • IkonicaProduction and Design • Julianne Young Weddings Inc.Venue • The Fairmont Palliser, Calgary, Stationery • Ferris Wheel Press, Floral Design • Flower Artistry, Cake • Cake SensationsFurniture Rentals • Great Events Rentals, Linen and Decor Rentals • Celebration Creation (Linens, Napkins, Votive Candleholders), Additional Decor Rentals and Installation • Decor & More Inc. (Pillars, Vases, Candlesticks, Mirrors, Pillows, Decal Application) Special Event Rentals (Silver Dinner and Dessert Plates, Silver Charger Plates, White Carpets)

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This wedding seems like the perfect fit to post on a day that celebrates masquerade and all things carnivale!

The August 6, 2011 wedding of Marylou and Leighton was filled with dramatic Cirque du Soleil inspiration and colourful masquerade elements.

Without further ado…

WedLuxe: How did you meet?
Marylou: “Leighton and I met ten years ago at his brother’s engagement party, which was held on a boat that toured the Toronto Islands. Leighton was a groomsman and I was asked to be a bridesmaid. I didn’t know of Leighton or his family, but I had known the bride, Katherine, since I was a baby, although I hadn’t seen her for many years.
Within the goings-on of the engagement party, it was apparent that Leighton and I were set up. I mean, I was introduced to Leighton’s mother, Sharon, as “her future daughter-in-law” even before I met Leighton. Apparently, Sharon told Leighton that there was a girl coming to the party who didn’t know a soul and that he should take care of me and never let me out of his sight. And he never has.”

Describe your proposal:
“Leighton and his family have a tradition every Chrismas Eve in which, once we receive our new PJs, we change and gather in the living room, drink champagne, and listen to his father read “The Night Before Christmas” under the soft amber glow of their 12-foot Christmas tree. That year wasn’t any different, except that my brother and father were in attendance. I drank from my glass of champagne as his father read the story. I finished my glass, set it on the coffee table, and was contemplating pouring another glass. Leighton grabbed it and offered me the empty flute, asking if I was sure I was done with it. I looked at him skeptically–I mean, clearly it was empty. He asked again, this time shaking the glass in front of me. I finally clued in that there was a ring in there! I was grateful I didn’t chug that drink, because I most likely would have choked on the ring.”

How would you describe your wedding day?

Extravagant, colourful, whimsy with equal amounts glamour and heart.

What inspired a “Cirque du Soleil” theme?
“Leighton and I love Cirque du Soleil, so we strived to incorporate a lot of the visual elements into our reception: from the harlequin designs on some of the table cloths, the custom-painted manequins on the head table, the vibrant colours and the roaming artists and aerial artsists performing throughout the cocktail reception and the dinner.”

What was your favourite design detail?
“There are so many design details that I love; it’s hard to choose. The two that stand out for me, though, are the sugared lace flower + brooch bouqets that Kim Ironmonger of Valencienne created. Kim designed my gown and then used the same lace from my gown to create these mini bouquets that were to fit in to my flower bouquet. I can keep the lace bouquets, bunch them together, and display them in a little art niche until the day comes when I can pass it on to my daughter.

The other dwould have to be the painted manequins that sat/stood at our head table. Half their heads were lobbed off and filled with beautiful flowers that streamed from their heads like hair. It’s not every wedding you see a manequin as a centerpiece.”

The bridesmaids, child attendants, and mothers of the bride and groom had their ensembles custom-made by designer Kim Ironmonger of Valencienne. The bridesmaids wore purple French corded lace with corseted bodices a-line gowns that were above the knee. For the church ceremony, they wore tulle shawls that tied in a big bow at the back.

Valencienne comissioned swaroski crystal bracelets that could also be worn as necklaces.
The mother of the groom wore a blush pink vintage-inspired dress with chiffon rosettes that was mid-calf.
The mother of the bride wore a gold, appliqued lace gown with a ruffled shawl.

Decor and More provided decor, florals, and same-day coordination. (Sarah Downing was the same-day coordinator and Leslee Bell is the president of the company).

Cake designer Allyson Meredith of Bobbette and Belle created a six-tiered cake of various sizes and shapes and incorporated the Cirque du Soeil theme by adding three sugar masques and colours of pink, purple, and orange with black and white harlequin print and stripes. Flavours were hazlenut chocolate and vanilla w/ salted caramel.

“We also comissioned a groom’s cake, a wise old owl. We gave Allyson a budget for both, told her our theme, and just let her have free reign. I’m no artist, so I let the master do the work. She created masterpieces. I would never have come up with the design myself. Ever. I highly recommend giving a designer like her full creative control; you’d be surprised by the works of art conjured up.”

Photographed by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Co.
Wedding Gown and Bridesmaid Gowns: Valencienne
Reception Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Toronto
Decor, Florals and Same Day Wedding Coordination: Decor and More
Hair Stylist/Salon (for Bride): Mimma Carone of Hair Design by Mimma
Makeup Artist/Company (for Bride): Patrick Rahme
Stationery Company: Smudge Designs




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