Last year was ending in a fire storm. We were tying up last minute orders and preparing for 2017 with new projects and client consultations. Nikki and I were burning our candles at both ends and almost fresh out of inspiration.
And just in the nick of time the opportunity presented itself and I packed my bag and headed to Toronto, Canada for the WedLuxe Wedding Show.
"It's going to be epic. We promise," is not just an advertising pitch, WedLuxe Media Group truly delivers. It really is epic and in its sixth year, it has been dubbed one of the best wedding shows in the world.
So on a chilly January 14th, I, along with several hundred wedding professionals, stepped into The Carlu and were transported into the magic of the WedLuxe Wanderlust Industry Preview.
The Canadian wedding industry talent pool is simply incredible. We have been following WedLuxe and many of the exhibitors since we stumbled upon photos from their 2016 show. I'm recognizing names and faces and I'm desperately trying to maintain my composure. I feel like I'm at the Oscars of the wedding industry. Nikki's only directive was to NOT act like an industry groupie. It was hard not to.
Since it was an industry only event, it was exciting to talk to so many Canadian professionals. I even had the honor to chat with the owners of a few businesses we admire. These women were so welcoming and open about sharing their experiences in the business.
And to come to this show all the way from California was totally worth it (everyone I met said there was someone else visiting from San Diego, so I wasn't the only California girl there).
My photos of the event did WedLuxe no justice, but their Instagram feed has some stunning photography. Definitely check it out.