Wedding Visual Inspiration

A visit to Eatons Centre this weekend brought lots of fresh wedding decoration ideas.

lantern for your hall decor

Hanging paper lanterns of different sizes at different heights looks great, for a backdrop or for general hall decor.

branches that are casual chic

Pottery Barn is great for casual chic wedding decor ideas! These branches are $56 for a set (you'll need 2 min).

Tall green centerpiece

Bold and modern, these round topiary pieces inside a large vase definitely makes a statement.

Tall green centerpiece 2

A close up of this green centerpiece.

The National Bridal Show review

Toronto’s National Bridal show, held at the Direct Energy Centre, is much smaller in scale than some of the other shows on the January show circuit. As per the common wedding show format, most vendors did offer some type of show deal. My advice is to do your research on all the vendors before you go, so you can book with confidence at the show and take advantage of these deals. Being the net-savvy bride that I am, I just can’t imagine not doing some research before booking a vendor!

I did find some real gems at the show, and we were able to get a great deal on tuxedo rentals from Tip Top tailors ($30 off each rental). Moores was also promoting a tux deal, but when we got to the store with our show slip in hand, we were told there were no such deal. In any case, check out these highlights.

custom wedding invitation

TearDrop's custom illustration invitation has a unique whimiscal feel

TearDrop invite

A sample TearDrop invitation

eco-chic wedding decor

Here's an eco-chic decoration idea, a tree made out of pencil shavings. From TearDrop's booth.

Pulp and Pearl wedding invitation

Boxed invitation from Pulp and Pearl. They had lots of interesting variations with feathers, lace, and jewelled clasps.

Winter Wedding decor

Black and white winter wedding decor from To Suit Your Fancy.

Table setting from To Suit Your Fancy.

wedding decor idea

More unusual inspirations for wedding decor outside the show, at the Direct Energy building.

TearDrop Weddings

Pulp and Pearl invitations

To Suit Your Fancy

Blue, Teal, Green, and everything in between wedding inspirations

If the scene at The Wedding Show was any indication, greens and blues are definitely on trend, especially colours like the Tiffany blue.

Here are my favourite show highlights for these colours, for decor, cakes, and more.

blue table decor

More of Barbara Kua's calligraphy work in a beautiful blue table setting

blue wedding table

Also from Barbara Kua's calligraphy.

crystal tree

I also loved the crystal tree from Barbara Kua's Calligraphy show booth.

Sweet table

Gorgeous tiffany blue truffles from Truffle.

blue green wedding cake

More from Truffle

Macaron tree for your sweet table

Love this idea, a treat-filled tree for your sweet table. From Truffle.

blue green favour box

Favour/take-away box, from Truffle.

teal blue wedding cake

A cute teal blue cake, from Bobbette & Belle.

Green and gold ribbon cake

A whimsical green and white wedding cake with gold accents. From the Caketress.

Typography-as-design lime green invite from Love The Card. >

Typography-as-design from Love The Card.

green florals

Florals and fruits decorations from The Drake Hotel.

For more teal and blue wedding inspirations, check out one of our most popular Real Wedding features.

Burberry inspired. Perfect Warm Beige Winter Wedding

Time to showcase more inspiration from last week’s big event: The Wedding Show at The Carlu in Toronto. I love this “classic with a twist” Burberry-inspired wedding decor from Courture Cuisine & Event Artistry . It’s understated luxury, updated with modern elements (check out the black sequin pillows behind the Burberry pillows).

Who knew warm beiges and browns would work so well with dashes of white, green, red, and black!

burberry inspired wedding decor

butterfly decor

beige buberry table setting

white red winter centerpiece

Couture Cuisine also served us a delicious hot chocolate, followed by quail.

Couture serving us heavenly Hot Chocolate


More from The Wedding Show next time.

A Teal & Blue Glitz Wedding

 A beautiful and glamourous teal and blue colour theme wedding at Grand Baccus Banquet Hall in Scarborough, Toronto.

Table decoration  Headtable and stage  Centrepieces submerged orchids & floating candles

A beautiful stage was set with 3 tables, 1 sweetheart table for the bride and groom, and 1 table on each side for the bridal party. Don’t forget to cover up the stage floor with linens if your guests will be seeing lots of it – as it is set up this way. Here white and blue fabric was used for covering the grey stage.

Submerged orchids made a beautiful centrepiece that utilized the height of the room.

Orchids & Floating Candle Decoration Podium deccoration
Orchids were chosen for decoration and centerpieces. And don’t forget, the plain wooden podium can be decorated too!

Headtable decorations

A lovely head table with extra glitz, thanks to a teal runner, lots of floating candles, and some crystal beading.

sign in table decoration

Sign in table matched the decorations inside. To decorate, they used pictures of the couple, guestbook, centerpieces and runners.