Fashion-able: Bridal Trends

With two brides-to-be on the fourth floor, we’re counting down the days until the 10th annual Wedding Show, taking place at the Carlu from Friday, January 14 to Sunday, January 16. Unlike typical trade variety wedding shows, this boutique style show highlights ONLY the classiest and most original vendors in the city (selected by a jury, no less!). Founder and creative director of the show, Catherine Lash, has been in the biz for more than 15 years, having worked as a wedding photographer before launching The Wedding Show. 
The wide spread of vendors highlight the upcoming trends for 2011. One such vendor is Henkaa, creator of the convertible bridesmaid dress. The dress is one-size-fits-all (really!) and can be worn countless ways. Perfect for all the different shapes and sizes your bridesmaids come in.
The elaborate sweet table is a huge trend of weddings in 2011. Bobbette and Belle have gorgeous alternatives to the traditional wedding cake, with their gorgeous and tasty macaron towers. 
The show will also feature an elaborate art installation called The Crane Chandelier Project to celebrate its “tin” anniversary. The project is made from more than 11,000 origami cranes that were made, signed and donated by engaged and newlywed couples from around the world.
For each crane donated, The Wedding Co. will give 50 cents to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (for a donation totalling $6,500). Cranes includes the name of the couple, their wedding date and their location. 
Join Lash on opening night at 6:30 p.m. for a champagne and cake toast and the unveiling of The Crane Chandelier projects.
Tickets are available for $20 at the door or online at www.theweddingco.com.
See you there!
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