Celebrating the design + style of luxe weddings across canada, the usa + beyond

As we enter our fifth year of producing the WedLuxe Wedding Show, presented by Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering and sponsored by Hudson’s Bay Gift Registry and Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay (hosted at the Carlu in Toronto, Canada on January 10, 2016), it’s no secret that our wedding show is in a league of its own and represents the highest calibre of every spectrum in the wedding industry. Attendees can expect to experience and revel in the most luxurious treatments and services, and be inspired on an epic scale starting with ohhhhhhhh only about 50,000 beautiful fresh roses, hydrangeas and other blooms flown in from our incredible wholesale flower sponsors, Royal Flowers. (Thank you Tom and company!)

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We are thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row, our official event planning partner is the consummate rock star planner Ashley Pigott of Ashley Pigott Events. We LOVE working with Ashley!

Special thanks to Peter Somers of Contemporary Furniture Rentals who has been a show partner since its inception. There are NO words to express how much of an impact his gorgeous furniture and accessories make on our show. Once again, Peter will be providing all of the furniture for our beautiful WedLuxe Experiential Spaces this year.

We’d also like to thank and introduce you to Alan Bisson of FireDog Creative who is our official show production / rigging / lighting and all-around magic-making partner. If you’re an event planner, producer, event designer, décor specialist, florist or perhaps a bride planning your own event… you NEED to know about this company!!! Alan and his team of magic-makers are the people who take ideas, thoughts, and dreams of seemingly impossible installations and make them happen seamlessly by way of technological and engineering know-how! Need a floating dock constructed to host a party in Muskoka? Call Alan. Planning a ceiling strewn with 10,000 wisterias? No problem… FireDog will know how to construct it SAFELY and on budget. Honestly, we think Alan and his team are genius, and they do it all with a smile! ALWAYS! Alan has been the secret weapon for TOP event planners + designers in the city for years because of his flawless ingenuity…FireDog Creative needs to be in your Rolodex!  

A special shout out to Dave Clingen of Eventure Inc. who is doing all of the show draping this year! He has a beautiful inventory of product that we are excited to showcase.

With the show now just over a month away, we are thrilled to finally announce the show’s theme. Drumroll, please…

“La Dolce Vita”!

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The theme “La Dolce Vita” takes inspiration from one of our favourite destinations in the world—the ever-romantic and always beautiful Italy. Our guests will celebrate and enjoy the rich indulgences of living the sweet life, as we draw visual and experiential inspiration from the lemon trees and rolling hills of Tuscany, to the turquoise waters of the Amalfi coastline, to the ornate palaces and timeless creativity of Venice and Florence.

We’d love to take you on a brief tour of the show and give you a little taste of what’s to come!

Under The Tuscan Sun Grand Entry 

Presented and designed by Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design

Upon arrival, guests will be presented with a refreshing welcome beverage courtesy of our presenting sponsor Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering. Guests will be taken on a visceral journey to the Tuscan countryside. Our grand entry will feature an abundance of fragrant florals, lush greenery and sweet citrus. 

Flowers provided by Royal FlowersProduction, lighting and technical assistance provided by FireDog CreativeConcept and branding by WedLuxe Media

Bella Acqua Day Spa

Presented by RADFORD

In our Capri-inspired day spa, guests will be pampered with complimentary makeup applications and hair styling by celebrity makeup artist Victoria Radford and her team of beauty experts. Racinne Canada will also be on site providing skincare consultations.

Furniture provided by Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc.Water bar courtesy of FlowDraping by Eventure Inc.Custom vinyl decals by Dance Floor DécorConcept, branding and room design by WedLuxe MediaSkincare consultations courtesy of Racinne Canada

The Bianco Nero Gift Bar

Presented by WedLuxe

At our signature luxury gifting bar, each of our guests will receive a complimentary reusable WedLuxe tote bag filled with products including Radford’s 24K Gold Biocellulose Mask, and special surprises from WedLuxe Media, and other fabulous sponsors!

Giftbag items sponsored by RADFORD, Elizabeth Arden, Chloé, Racinne Canada, Yummi Candles, Vitabath, My Beauty Tea, The Printing House, and WedLuxe

Palazzo Floreale: Flower Market

Presented and designed by Teatro Verde

Our signature flower market will be located on the main stage of the venue, and will take design inspiration from the gilded glamour and epic architecture of Italian palaces. Here, each of our guests will receive their own bouquet of premium roses. 

Premium flowers provided by Royal FlowersBackdrop and props by Decor and More Inc.Production/installation and lighting by FireDog CreativePackaging design and branding by WedLuxe MediaBackdrops, signage and stage graphics printed by Event Graffiti

Photography: Troy Moth

House of Juliet Trattoria

Catering by Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering

The House of Juliet is where our guests will be transported to a visual and sensory space designed to evoke memories of a grande piazza. Here, we will celebrate the cuisine and drama of Italy with nods to Verona and Venice with food, art and thousands of roses from Royal Flowers designed by The Social Rose. Guests can sample Italian cuisine, presented market-style by our presenting sponsor Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering including chefs ‘pulling’ fresh mozzarella and hand-garnishing samples with a variety of toppings. Guests can also sample Hand-Rolled Ricotta Gnocchi (made at the station). Mangia! Mangia! La Dolce Vita will indeed be realized with complimentary gelato, courtesy of Hotel Gelato and an Italian Soda Bar courtesy of FireDog Creative. Bellissimo! 

Floral and room design by The Social RoseFurniture provided by Contemporary Furniture RentalsFlowers provided by Royal FlowersProduction, installation and AV by FireDog CreativeDecor and props by G.P.S DecorsArtwork and Signage printed by Event GraffitiConcept and branding by WedLuxe MediaGelato courtesy of Hotel GelatoItalian soda bar, courtesy of FireDog Creative

The Sweet Life Cocoa Bar

Presented by Saint Lucia

Sponsored by Eventfull and Patricia’s Cake Creations

Presented by Saint Lucia, The Saint Lucia Sweet Lif eCocoa Bar is sure to be one of the most decadent and talked-about features of this year's show. Guests will indulge in a variety of chocolate treats created by Patricia's Cake Creations using cocoa imported specially for the WedLuxe Wedding Show from Saint Lucia's very own cocoa farms. There will also be an opportunity to win a Honeymoon retreat to one of Saint Lucia's luxurious resorts. Complimentary Italian coffee will also be available at the Espresso Bar, courtesy of Eventfull.

Cocoa provided by Saint Lucia Department of TourismCocoa confections by Patricia’s Cake CreationsItalian coffee bar by EventfullCustom awning and vinyl decals by Dance Floor DécorProduction/Installation, lighting and AV by FireDog CreativeConcept and branding by WedLuxe Media

We can't wait to see you at the show! Tickets are available (while they last) here: https://wedluxe.com/tickets/

We’d love to hear your thoughts! Please leave a comment!