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Recap: My Dream Wedding Show 2016

January 20th, 2016 by Jeannine

 
Recap: My Dream Wedding Show 2016

I had a pretty busy weekend and part of that was spent at the My Dream Wedding Show at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront. As I entered the hotel, I saw Isabelle’s Bridal‘s sample sale already in full swing with lots of brides eagerly waiting to try on their bargain dresses. Dresses for as low as $99 were waiting for brides-to-be to snap them up. I wonder how many said yes to their dress at this sale. If you’re one of them, leave a comment and let us know what you thought of the sale!

To see the full album, visit the gallery on my Facebook Page.

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

I then headed left and up the stairs which led to a foyer filled wedding vendors. I was warmly greeted by show producer Anca Tantos at the registration table and I had a look around. There was one very popular booth in this area, it was Sweet Events‘ candy buffet. It all looked so pretty, no wonder people were crowding around it. At least I was able to get some photos!

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

When I entered the main ballroom, guests were able to bask in the beauty of an elaborate feature table designed by Vancity Vendor Modern Mint Events (profile), Dushan Flowers, and Art of the Party. It was a nice blend of nature and modern elegance. I love the ivory and pale pastel hues used and the green foliage and stems provided a nice contrast. I also love that they incorporated an orchid in the napkin holder, a nice touch.

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

Unfortunately I had just missed the fashion show. It allowed me to admire the stage while it’s empty though, but still all lit up thanks to BULetters. The flowers on top of their marquee letters soften up this industrial look. Much more romantic, don’t you think?

My Dream Wedding Show

I met a couple of venue vendors that might fit well with budget brides’ needs: Northview Golf & Country Club (Surrey) and Meadow Gardens Golf Club (Pitt Meadows). The Northview Golf and Country Club sales manager told me that minimum spends don’t apply on Fridays, Sundays (except Sundays on long weekends), and daytime weddings so there are some options for you there. Meadow Gardens has very affordable banquet menus and can accommodate intimate to large weddings (up to 170 guests). If you’re willing to head out to the suburbs to get hitched, check these two places out!

My Dream Wedding Show

Got a neat idea for you bachelors and bachelorettes… how about a craft beer or winery tour? Vine and Hops offers public and private tours. For one fee you will enjoy tastings at a few breweries or wineries, an informative tour guide, transportation from Downtown Vancouver (so you won’t drink and drive) and more. They were giving away this gift basket at the show. I wonder who the lucky winner was :)

My Dream Wedding Show

Food was everywhere at the My Dream Wedding Show. From catering companies handing out samples and showcasing their platters (like this one by The Butler Did It Catering) to cotton candy on the go by Cloud Nine Cotton Candy, to yummy marshmallows by Archimallows… toasted on the spot. I had a black forest cake flavoured toasted marshmallow and bubble gum cotton candy and both were superb. Yum! Satisfied my sweet tooth :)

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

There were stunning wedding cakes on display as well. Check out these ones by Shalimar Cakes.

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

Last but not least… I caught up with Vancity Vendor Sweetpiece Jewelry and had a look at her gorgeous accessories once again.

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

On my way out, I couldn’t help but pause at Iris Artcraft’s booth to admire her laser cut invitations. Definitely a great wow factor if you want to impress your guests right from the get go.

My Dream Wedding Show

My Dream Wedding Show

I had a great time at the show. I just wished I had more time to check things out. Keep this show on your radar for next January. Thank you Anca for having me! It was tons of fun!

To see the full album, visit the gallery on my Facebook Page.

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