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Angela Desveaux, founder, CEO, and creative director of WedLuxe, shares what inspired the use of AI technology for this year’s show.
“Since the inception of our first show in 2012, and long before ‘immersive and experiential’ were part of everyday vocabulary, The WedLuxe Show has been recognized for its ingenuity and the integration of design trends from outside the world of weddings into a large-scale, luxury consumer-meets-industry event format. For instance, over a decade ago, when we created The WedLuxe Gift Bar (offering a COMPLIMENTARY retail-like shopping experience for nearly two thousand guests!), the concept was UNHEARD of, as were our “restaurant-like” pop-up experiences, completely branded by our editorial design team.
Ultimately, our unique recipe for success is rooted in creative collaboration between the graphic design division of WedLuxe and our incredibly talented roster of event sponsors who come together to bring each experiential space to life.
Having survived three long (bleak) years, my team and I wanted to bring The WedLuxe Show BACK with fresh, notable style and do something unique. I’m currently in awe (and obsessed!) with AI technology and what it could mean for the future of event design. Therefore, it was paramount for me that The WedLuxe Show be one of the VERY FIRST live events worldwide (specifically within the wedding industry) to integrate AI technology. I’m also obsessed with the pretty-in-pink #Barbiecore trend that is everywhere right now, from fashion to interiors.
With both trends in mind, I dreamt up the concept for a WedLuxe #Barbiecore Bakery.
The 22ft x 22ft bakery structure was plotted out and built by DFD EVENT SOLUTIONS, Leading the industry in custom event décor. DFD Event Solutions has the perfect balance of... More | featuring printed graphics I generated with A.I. using Midjourney. Then, I stitched together and customized the A.I.-generated images to fit the structure using Photoshop and other programs. Our bakery event planning and design partner, DIANA PIRES EVENTS, took it from there, adding her signature attention to detail with the bakery’s planning, interior design, flow, and logistics, including coordination with our catering partner, FOOD DUDES Since joining forces over a decade ago, The Food Dudes have grown their once small,... More | , on what the bakery served-up! Think all-pink desserts, including the yummy pink ice-cream sandwiches that were a crowd fav! An extraordinary 12-foot-tall 3D (foam) cake sculpture with an oversized bow, designed and produced by the sculptural decor engineers from ENGINEERED ARTS Engineered Arts is proud to offer a unique custom foam carving decorations that will make... More | , provided the WOW moment for the center of the space. Finally, CAPRICE DECOR provided exquisite pink floral installations to bring the entire thing together. It was a fun and unique collaboration for all.”
Concept, Creative Direction, Branding, and Structural Graphics by @angedesveaux @wedluxe integrating #midjourney #ai • Barbiecore Bakery Event Planning & Design @dianapiresevents • Structural Design, Structural Build & Printed Decor (Windows, Walls, Awnings, Floor, and Bar Decals) @dfdeventsolutions • Catering @fooddudes • 3D Wedding Cake, Designed & Built By @engineeredarts • Floral Design @caprice_decor • Furniture Rentals (Curved Bars & Pink Market Cart) @detailzfurniturerentals • Aprons and Packaging @sheinofficial @shein_ca • Pink Stanchions @marqueeletterstoronto • Show Photographer @purpletreephotography • Add’l Pics & Video @wedluxefilms • Host Hotel @hotelxtoronto • Catering Partner @fooddudes • WedLuxe Show Lead Planner and Event Producer, Bella Geraghty @wedluxe
> VIEW THE FULL GALLERY and SPONSORS FOR THE WEDLUXE #BARBIECORE BAKERY HERE
Several other areas also incorporated A.I. generated-imagery, like The Grand Entry featuring a Dutch Master’s-era-esqe floral pattern integrated into the show program, signage, and bar front decals. Under the direction of FLEUR WEDDINGS Fleur Weddings is a specialty wedding planning company focusing on the needs of Asian clientele. More | , who provided space planning and design, The Grand Entry was designed with Pantone’s newest hit hue, “Viva Magenta,” in mind. The floral design team at INFINITUDE DESIGN brought the graphics pattern to life by creating three magnificent floral arches integrating thousands of magenta-hued peonies, roses, and foliage. DFD EVENT SOLUTIONS Leading the industry in custom event décor. DFD Event Solutions has the perfect balance of... More | provided and installed all printed graphics, including the custom-branded floor.
Grand Entry Space Planning & Design @fleurweddingstoronto • Floral Design & Decor @infinitude_design • Printed Decor (Pillars, Floor, Bar Decals, Signage) @dfdeventsolutions • Program Design, Space Branding & Event Graphics @angedesveaux @wedluxe @cloudnine.agency • Furniture Rentals @detailzfurniturerentals • Draping @poshstylingsinc • Stanchions @marqueeletterstoronto • Photography @purpletreephotography • Videographer @wedluxefilms • Host Hotel @hotelxtoronto • AV @encore_global • Catering Partner @fooddudes •WedLuxe Show Lead Planner & Producer, Bella Geraghty @wedluxe
> VIEW THE FULL GALLERY and SPONSORS FOR THE GRAND ENTRY HERE
The WedLuxe Show also featured a Bridgerton-inspired experiential lounge, aptly named “The Diamond,” that our guests LOVED! This space was planned by FAB FÊTE From an intimate affair to a fabulous fête. We are an award-winning event planning boutique. Let... More | and co-designed with R5 EVENTS R5 Event Design is an award winning full-service event decor, floral, lighting, and luxury rental... More | , who also provided the extraordinary floral design, decor, furniture, and event rentals for this ‘wow-inducing’ part of the show. The branding and stationery elements were created by SO PRETTY IN PRINT Capturing your style and expectations with luxurious custom designs. More | with printed decor by DFD EVENT SOLUTIONS Leading the industry in custom event décor. DFD Event Solutions has the perfect balance of... More | . Here, attendees could sample more catering by FOOD DUDES Since joining forces over a decade ago, The Food Dudes have grown their once small,... More | while enjoying a live musical performance by ST. ROYALS with classical violinists (playing modern hits) dressed in period costumes from THEATRIX COSTUME HOUSE.
“The Diamond Lounge” Planning & Design @fabfetemichelle @fabfetetamara •Room Design, Floral, Decor, & Furniture Rentals @r5events • Catering @fooddudes • Printed Event Decor @dfdeventsolutions • Branding & Stationery @soprettyinprint • Draping @dreamcreations_designs • Music & Entertainment @stroyals • Calligrapher @gracesongcalligraphy • Stage & Riser @vproductions_inc • Linens & Cocktail Napkins @linencloset • Diamond Giveaway @storbymargot • Costumes @theatrixcostumehouse • Show Photographer @purpletreephotography • Add’l Pics & Video @wedluxefilms • Host Hotel @hotelxtoronto • AV Support @encore_global • The WedLuxe Show, Lead Planner & Event Producer: Bella Geraghty @WedLuxe
> VIEW THE FULL GALLERY FOR “THE DIAMOND” LOUNGE HERE
Our signature gift bar returned as The WedLuxe Gifting Garden. The colorful floral patterns of the Gucci Home textiles collection and the Gucci Garden experiential retail concept inspired the graphics and design of this space. All gift items were sourced and managed by the WedLuxe team. PETALS & PEARLS provided Space Planning and Design, and HENNA FLORIST Henna Florist, an experience of a lifetime. More | created the dreamy garden florals. GET SERVED GTA provided our friendly gift bar staff. The beautifully curved back bar shelves were provided by LUXURY EVENT DECOR, and our bar was created with rentals from DETAILZ COUTURE EVENT RENTALS With Detailz every seat is the best seat in the house! Detailz Couture Event Rentals... More | . Our in-house WedLuxe design team created all graphics for this space. The photo opp structure & printed decor (window decals, signage, bar decals, mirror flooring) were created and installed by DFD EVENT SOLUTIONS Leading the industry in custom event décor. DFD Event Solutions has the perfect balance of... More | .
Gift Products: Sourcing and Procurement by Samantha Cass, Bella Geraghty @wedluxe •”Gifting Garden” Space Planning & Design @petalsandpearls • Floral Design @hennaflorist • Photo Opp Structure & Printed Decor (window decals, signage, bar decals, mirror flooring) @dfdeventsolutions • Furniture Rentals @detailzfurniturerentals • Gift Bar Backdrops @luxuryeventdecor_ • Event Staffing @getservedgta • Draping @eventuredesign • Concept & Graphics @angedesveaux @wedluxe @cloudnine.agency • AV Support @encoreglobal • Host Hotel @hotelxtoronto • Catering Partner @fooddudes • Show Photographer @purpletreephotography • Add’l Pics & Video @wedluxefilms • The WedLuxe Show, Lead Planner & Event Producer: Bella Geraghty @WedLuxe
> VIEW THE FULL GALLERY FOR THE GIFTING GARDEN HERE
The WedLuxe Runway (known as a show within the show!) also returned to the event in high style. Valentino’s “P.P. Pink” inspired the eye-popping pink elements within the space. Held in the ultra-modern, all-glass structure of New Fort Hall (located on the main level of Hotel X Toronto), space design and planning for The WedLuxe Runway was provided by LA CHIC SOIRÉE with furniture rentals from DETAILZ COUTURE FURNITURE RENTALS With Detailz every seat is the best seat in the house! Detailz Couture Event Rentals... More | .
Valentino’s “P.P. Pink inspired the eye-popping pink elements within the space. DFD EVENT SOLUTIONS Leading the industry in custom event décor. DFD Event Solutions has the perfect balance of... More | provided the vinyl runway carpet and backdrop center panel with 3D structural side panels designed and installed by ENGINEERED ARTS Engineered Arts is proud to offer a unique custom foam carving decorations that will make... More | .
Runway, Space Planning & Design @lachicsoiree • Venue: New Fort Hall, @hotelxtoronto • Furniture Rentals @detailzfurniturerentals • Printed Decor @dfdeventsolutions • 3D Backdrop Structure (Side panels and 3d shapes on middle panel) @engineeredarts • Floral Design, Decor Rentals & Draping @cocobycoverscouture • DJ @stroyals • Disco Balls @glamourous_affairs • Balloons @allinonefiesta • AV Support @encore_global • Photography @purpletreephotography • Video @wedluxefilms • WedLuxe Show Lead Planner & Producer: Bella Geraghty @WedLuxe • Hair & Makeup Styling @radfordstudio • Jewelry and Accessories @Mariaelenaheadpieces • Modeling Agencies @iconmodelmanagement @angiesmodels @dulcedomodels
Bridal gowns from international designers and collections from Toronto-based designers were shown on the catwalk, along with bespoke menswear Special thanks to Erika and Liz from Monarch Events, who coordinated the show, casting models from ICON MODEL MANAGEMENT, DULCEDO, and AMTI. RADFORD provided hair and makeup styling with accessories from MARIA ELENA.
Gowns from @viktorandrolfmariage @sarielyani @sarehnouri @rmayeratelier @kleinfeldbridal @hermionedepaula @chic.bridals @andrewkwon_official • Menswear from @garrisonbespoke @gotstylemen @harryroseninc @mykingandbay
> VIEW THE FULL GALLERY FOR THE WEDLUXE RUNWAY HERE
It was time for selfies and a moment of reflection at the “Neon Dream In Bloom” Floral Experience/Installation
“Neon Dream in Bloom” Space Planning & Design @rebeccachanweddings • Floral Design & Decor @openingnflowers • Printed Decor @dfdeventsolutions • Furniture Rentals @detailzfurniturerentals • Neon Signs @fuseneon • Balloons @weballoonz • Lighting @epiqvision • Venue @hotelxtoronto • WedLuxe Show Lead Planner & Producer Bella Geraghty, @WedLuxe
The Palm Cabana channeled our love of Palm Beach (because who DOESN’T love cabanas, palm trees, and warm breezes?)
Space Planning, Design, & Decor Rentals @eventshoppe.ca • Catering @fooddudes • Printed Event Decor @dfdeventsolutions • Tea @bisoubar • Tropical Wall & Draping @r5events • Popcorn Packaging @sheinofficial
The best of the best showcased their services and products at the event. A complete list of our 2023 exhibitors is available HERE.
The professional images of the show were captured by PURPLE TREE PHOTOGRAPHY We capture the raw and authentic emotions of your special day, through a genuine, organic,... More | .
Our in-house film team captured the event. Both wide-screen and vertical format versions of the trailer are available HERE.
Bella Geraghty, WedLuxe Show Overall Show Planner & Producer
Our Host Venue Hotel X Toronto Hotel X Toronto is the city’s new urban oasis, featuring resort-style amenities, stunning views of... More | , our Catering Partner The Food Dudes Since joining forces over a decade ago, The Food Dudes have grown their once small,... More | , our Furniture Partner Detailz Couture Event Rentals With Detailz every seat is the best seat in the house! Detailz Couture Event Rentals... More | , and our Printed Decor Partner DFD Event Solutions Leading the industry in custom event décor. DFD Event Solutions has the perfect balance of... More | .
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