Dreaming Up The Big Day
All things beautiful and bridal at the Modern Wedding Show in Victoria BC
Hailed as Canada’s best city to fall in love in, and the most romantic city in Canada; what better place to hold the Modern Wedding Show than beautiful Victoria, BC?
Situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, our coastal capital city provides the perfect backdrop for all things love – from the iconic, ivy-swept Empress Hotel, to our moody harbourfront vistas, and the stories whispered within the walls of our heritage buildings downtown… you want to fall in love here.
Needless to say, when the chance came to set up our first Faire la Fête booth in this year’s Modern Wedding Show, we jumped at the chance! As you know, we’ve only been in a business for a short time (here’s OUR STORY), but we’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the city’s top-tier wedding talent and have surely been impressed by our local artisans.
In order to create an unforgettable experience for brides-to-be (and their entourage!), we partnered up with THE WISE CO (offering elegant, West Coast fine furniture for hire) artful floral design by way of INGRID ROSE FLORAL ARTISTRY, and timeless photography by MOLLY JANE PHOTOGRAPHY – also the creative eye and lens behind these shots – to create a large space that would both inform and inspire.
Providing the perfect canvas for the show was the Crystal Garden – designed by Francis Rattenbury in the 1920’s; inspired by the famous Crystal Palace built for London’s 1851 Great Exposition and the Palm House at Kew Gardens. Over the decades, this venue has also housed leafy tea gardens, exotic animals, two dance floors, and swimming pools.
And the date of the event couldn’t be any more perfect – January 7th; aligned just so with what is known as engagement season. Yes, it’s a thing (we’re learning, too!) as the time between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day is considered to be the most popular time to propose.
We were careful to select our most “bridal” colours and fabrics for the show; yet wanted to present our napkins with a new edge; pairing blush napkins (a favourite amongst brides, and coming soon to the site!) with ebony instead of ivory. Other favourites among our brides have been our pastels, naturals, velvets, laces, and matelasse.
Until then, we’ll be working away in our new Oak Bay location preparing for the busy wedding season ahead. It’s not too early to place orders, so if you’re curious about your options for table settings to work with your decor, be sure to GET IN TOUCH!
If you’re local, swing by our showroom @ 1610 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC for a cup of tea!