Stroke-2Stroke 2**Path 2Path 2Fill 3 Copy 2Page 1Group 7Page 1Fill 5 Copy 2Group 5
Added to Favs. View

Forgot Password?

Register and Start Saving All Your Favorites

"*" indicates required fields

*
*
Address*
Registration Type*
Profile Picture
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
Choose File

Upload a Profile Picture

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Sign-up for Insider Access

Receive elite access to industry news, curated experiences, and all things luxe including special member discounts.

Shipping Magazines Globally

Buy Copies
Register
Magazines / Shows / Experiences
Newsletter

Events

The WedLuxe Show Returns: Integrating AI Technology into Event Design

Copy Link
Copied
Vend Ors

The WedLuxe Show recently made its exciting (and gorgeous!) return to Toronto, Canada, at Hotel X Toronto, after a three-year (uninvited!) hiatus. Remaining true to its trendsetting history, The 2023 WedLuxe Show was one of the world’s first live events to integrate AI technology into the event’s design.

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.

 

AI TECHNOLOGY x #BARBIECORE

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. 

HOW WAS IT DONE?

THE WEDLUXE #BARBIECORE BAKERY

The 22ft x 22ft bakery structure was plotted out and built by DFD Event Solutions 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, The Food Dudes , 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 , 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

Event Rentals + Decor DFD Event Solutions

Leading the industry in custom event décor. DFD Event Solutions has the perfect balance of...Also Seen In


THE GRAND ENTRY 

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 | Message , 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 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 DIAMOND” LOUNGE

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 | Message and co-designed with R5 EVENTS R5 Event Design is an award winning full-service event decor, floral, lighting, and luxury rental... More | Message , 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 with printed decor by DFD Event Solutions . Here, attendees could sample more catering by The Food Dudes 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

Catering The Food Dudes

Since joining forces over a decade ago, The Food Dudes have grown their once small,...Also Seen In


THE GIFTING GARDEN

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 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 . 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 .

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

Event Rentals + Decor Detailz Couture Event Rentals

With Detailz every seat is the best seat in the house! Detailz Couture Event Rentals...Also Seen In


 

THE WEDLUXE RUNWAY

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 Event Rentals .

Valentino’s “P.P. Pink inspired the eye-popping pink elements within the space. DFD Event Solutions provided the vinyl runway carpet and backdrop center panel with 3D structural side panels designed and installed by Engineered Arts .

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

Luxe Locations Hotel X Toronto

Hotel X Toronto is the city’s new urban oasis, featuring resort-style amenities, stunning views of...Also Seen In



NEON DREAM IN BLOOM

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

>  VIEW THE FULL GALLERY HERE



THE PALM CABANA

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 

>  VIEW THE FULL GALLERY HERE


THE BOWTIE ROOM

THE PEARL ROOM


EXHIBITORS

The best of the best showcased their services and products at the event. A complete list of our 2023 exhibitors is available HERE.

SHOW PHOTOGRAPHER

The professional images of the show were captured by Purple Tree Photography .

SHOW VIDEOGRAPHER

Our in-house film team captured the event. Both wide-screen and vertical format versions of the trailer are available HERE.

SPECIAL THANKS

Bella Geraghty, WedLuxe Show Overall Show Planner & Producer

Our Host Venue Hotel X Toronto , our Catering Partner The Food Dudes , our Furniture Partner  Detailz Couture Event Rentals , and our Printed Decor Partner DFD Event Solutions .

Featured Glitterati Members

Event Planning + Design Fleur Weddings and Events

Event Planning + Design Fab Fête Event Planning Boutique

Floral R5 Event Design

Event Rentals + Decor Linen Closet

Event Rentals + Decor COCO Design by Covers Couture

Event Planning + Design Event Shoppe by Alyssa & Co.

Fashion King & Bay Custom Clothing

Floral Wild Theory Floral and Event Design

Gown Designer Chic Bridals

Fashion Harry Rosen

CREDITS

You Might Also Like
Load More

www.Click to Show

Is this your business? Activate Profile Close