The thing I have always loved about The Wedding Co. Market is the fact that they always gets it right! The vendors are always perfection, there is always something new each year, and seriously the locations are always spot on. It was almost surreal visiting the show this year as a “past bride,” getting to say hello to vendors I met over the last couple years and getting really excited to see familiar faces of some of the vendors I actually booked for my own wedding after meeting them at The Wedding Co. Market last year!
This market is literally what it says it is, it is a super chill vibe where you can move freely around the space, mingle and actually spend time speaking with each vendor. Unlike other bridal shows, you do not feel overwhelmed or limited in anyway. Their 2017 Exhibitor list was a dream come true checking off all your basic wedding planning needs and reminded you that wedding vendors literally can offer you a world of endless options. But of course there were a few vendors that stood out to me, so here is my round up:
These girls were seriously sweet & their company even sweeter! Offering high quality artisan syrups to top your perfect snow cone, Italian sodas, lattes, and endless more options. They were offering the Blueberry Lemon Snow Cones topped with fresh blueberries, to be honest I didn’t expect my mind to be blown by a snow cone but my oh my these girls know how to make a syrup! It was so flavourful and not overpoweringly sweet, either way I am going to continue gushing over them for a while and seriously I am begging someone to get this company to my next birthday party!
Gift boxes are having a comeback and I seriously love them. We were gifted a beautiful gift-box on our wedding day and it was full of so many cute goodies that were also purposeful. Present Day Gifts offers some of the most innovative and unique gift-boxes and even have a line for your bridal party proposals. Each box is perfectly curated with items from seriously unique makers from around the GTA, Ontario & beyond. I wont lie, I am seriously considering gifting myself a box because it is 2017 and I don’t need a reason to give myself a gift!
The Bonbons Bar is not your typical “candy buffet” company, they curate and cater to your specific creative desires and seriously turn your typical candy buffet into a work of art. From backdrops, to presentation, the jars, and styling used, there is no limits! I also got to meet Lisa Spadafora, GTA based make up professional, she was so sweet and charming. I literally wanted to book her to do my make up on the daily! Her portfolio says it all and she seriously has nailed the “I-am-not-wearing-makeup-but-have-makeup-on-look!” Her brides look absolutely stunning, and her creative looks are spectacular, plus did I already mention she is seriously so sweet!
Stôk Floral & Design were new additions to The Wedding Co. Market this year and I couldn’t have been more excited! Okay yes I am totally biased because they made my wedding floral dreams come true, but seriously they are amazing! Ali & Aimé are the dream team, and I know from experience; their craft, talent & vision are none to compare. Even outside of the wedding day I have literally found excuses to get arrangements from these girls; working alongside them I knew right away I could trust them with my vision and they seriously made my jaw drop on the wedding day. Beyond the wedding, my hubby trusted Ali & Aimé yet again to put together a beautiful arrangement for Valentine’s Day – that did NOT feature red roses and seriously they were able to blend the perfect combination of non-traditional flowers and translate it into a stunning romantic and whimsical arrangement. They are definitely not just “florists” they are straight up designers with artistry!
Known as Toronto’s most charming Bridal Boutique – this shop seriously has the most stunning display of dresses. Offering a more intimate approach to dress shopping, this boutique has a carefully selected collection of gowns featuring non-traditional and classically styled gowns in flattering silhouettes. I seriously couldn’t keep my hands off of these gowns they were so beautifully crafted, you could see the hours spent on each gown just from the intricacy.
Papabubble is seriously cool! Wow your guest with custom candy favours! With seriously endless options for your custom candies, these are sure to make anybody swoon. Papabubble was created in Barcelona, with a drive for reviving and building upon the ancient process of candy making. These handmade candies are miniature works of art and I still am having a hard time eating mine!