I was lucky enough to be sent to the 2018 WedLuxe show taking place at The Carlu in downtown Toronto over the weekend. I chose one of my great friends Breanne to come along with me, as she’s getting hitched this year too.
Admittedly, I’m not too wedding crazy and prefer to keep things chic and very simple. I have a tiny venue booked downtown that will hold 28 of our nearest and dearest friends and family. I ordered my dress online from the UK without trying it on first (GASP) and it’s not even entirely white (DOUBLE GASP), instead of the usual 3 course salad, chicken or steak and chocolate lava cake dessert we’re opting for a taco bar catered from Grand Electric (TRIPLE GA-, ok, you get it).
There are some things I could really care less about. I still have to buy my wedding shoes and to be honest; it feels like I’m having teeth pulled.
Breanne is the opposite, her wedding is about triple the size of mine and she’s booked a simply beautiful venue on a property in Hamilton. If my memory serves me right there is even a small waterfall on site. She’s not really into cake and has decided to ditch the idea entirely for her reception and stick to the usual desserts that follow dinner and maybe even a poutine bar, which I think is pretty bad ass.
So, seeing as we are two pretty different brides, could we both find were looking for at the show?
This year’s theme was ‘Reverie’, Celebration of Dreams and had over 100 exhibitors brides to be could mix and mingle with. When the elevators opened to the 7th floor of the Carlu and it certainly did look like a dream- flowers and chandeliers hung from the ceiling, a giant floral unicorn stood to greet you and we were passed a pink welcome drink garnished with cotton candy. We were off to a good start.
Hey! I'm Sarah! A 30 something living in downtown Toronto with a great guy and an OK dog. I love seeing what my city has to offer and try to hit up as many fun events or attractions as I can! I haven't slept since 2004.