Who We Are

Bridal Fantasy is about the Business of Weddings.

We create platforms for wedding specialists to showcase their products and services while offering prospective brides, grooms and their friends a multitude of business choices, ideas and alternatives for planning their wedding. This is where you make the connections that make things happen.

 

With over 35 years of history, Bridal Fantasy’s trade shows are the leading bridal shows in Western Canada. Brides are sure to find everything they need at the Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, shows, which feature a professionally choreographed fashion show and an eclectic mix of exhibitors. These events offer brides a multitude of choices in their wedding planning process including fashion, flowers, photography, favours, cake, catering, entertainment, reception sites and much, much more.

Our Upcoming Shows

January 21, 2018

Bridal Fantasy Edmonton

The Bridal Show Everyone is Talking

January 28, 2018

Bridal Fantasy Calgary

The Boutique Bridal Show

October 14, 2018

Bridal Fantasy Edmonton

The Fall Fashion Edition

Become a Bridal Fantasy
Exhibitor

 

Showcase your company at our next event!

Latest News

Dos and Don'ts of Getting Engaged During The Holidays

So you’re thinking about proposing over the holidays. December is the most popular month for engagements, and the holidays may be the big boost for the month’s proposal popularity. However, while you may be proposing during the most popular month, dropping down on one knee during the holidays comes with a few guidelines. Holiday proposals are an amazing gift…well, really, the engagement ring is the ultimate gift. There is a right way and a wrong way to propose during the holidays, though. And with family usually at the center of this month’s festivities, you also may need to make a few adjustments to your holiday schedule after proposing (and receiving a “yes!”). As the busy days of the holidays are less than two weeks away, here is your survival guide to the perfect holiday proposal…mistletoe NOT included!

A Family Affair?

You, like most everyone, will likely be spending part of your holidays with friends and/or family. If you want to propose on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, you need to figure out if the proposal will be private or a family affair. How you propose depends on your future fiancé. Does he or she want family included? Or should the moment be between just the two of you? This decision is important, because some people don’t want the moment to be shared with everyone…they want to share the news and have the proposal remain private.

Kitschy, Cool or Classic?

Dressing up as Santa Claus, the Grinch or any other holiday character may seem over the top and cheesy. But if your significant other loves the kitsch than go for it! Grab that Santa suit and carry a bag filled with presents and the ring! You also can play it cool and propose during a sleigh ride through the snow or at a ski resort (just don’t drop the ring in the snow!). Or go classic and plan a romantic holiday dinner and incorporate the proposal. No matter how you propose, just make sure it fits your relationship.

Announcing The News

After the ‘yes’ is confirmed, you may want to tell the world and shout the news from social media. Don’t do this. Do NOT shout the news on social media…at least not yet. Family should be the first to know about the engagement. This means you need to tell your parents and siblings first, and then close friends. After the nearest and dearest know about the engagement, then you can go online and make it Facebook official.

A Festive Ring?

If you’re proposing over the holidays you may be inclined to infuse the festive tone into the ring. If you think this is what you’re beloved would love, then add side stones of rubies and emeralds. If festive isn’t his/her style, keep the nod to the holidays on the inside of the ring. Set a pair of ruby and emeralds inside the ring band or inscribe a festive message within the band.

More Gifts?

Look, if you’re proposing during the holidays, the ring is the gift! No one should expect another present if they receive a ring and a proposal for the holiday. But if you really want to present another present, choose something small and meaningful. Don’t go overboard, though. However you choose to propose during the holiday, just make sure the moment is true to you and your future fiancé. Make the proposal meaningful and be sure to find time to celebrate together…away from friends and family. And remember to take pictures (#ringselfie)! Blog Submitted by Naomi Shaw

Read more

The Edmonton Bridal Boutique Grand Opening 'Soriee'

A must attend event last week has us left feeling inspired for this winter's wedding season! The Bridal Boutique held their Grand Opening Soriee on Thursday December 7th, 2018 and it was a brides dream. Held at there new location in the heart of Downtown Edmonton  (10935 120 St NW) we had the chance to get up close and personal with their new store! From the sweet treats, to the fashion show it was a very lovely event to attend. We've added a couple pictures we were able to snap in between sipping bubbly and snacking on yummy macaroons. If you're looking for a 5 star bridal shop experience please go and peak your nose into The Bridal Boutique or make an appointment! We can't wait until the next event. Vendors & Sponsors: HMUA: Blushed Beaute (Calvin Alexander,  Rakhee Utarid,  Stephanie Strazza, & Elizabeth Maria.) Catering: The Local Omnivore Sweet treats: The Art of Cake Chocolate Gems: Brianne Gabrielle Cakes Florals: Fabloomosity Prize Sponsors: Wabi Sabi Home and Design, Barre Body Studio Edmonton, Modern Gravity Float Studio, Time Escape Edmonton Models: Shea-Lynn Noyes, Mackenzie Simpson, Kendall Shea, Alyssah Paccoud, Mode Models International  

Read more

Real Wedding: Adriana & Andrew, 20.08.2016

Submitted to Bridal Fantasy by B Wedding Invitations

The Details

How did you and your partner meet?

Andrew and I met through mutual friends, while we were both on Christmas Holidays, on the beach in the Mornington Peninsula.

How did he propose?

During a weekend away at my parent’s holiday house at Lorne, and after a very long and beautiful day of site seeing down the Great Ocean Road, Andrew proposed at one of our favorites places in Lorne at Teddy’s lookout.

What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship?

I have only been married for a short time now, but Andrew and I have been together for many years. I would say that the most important part of maintaining a strong relationship would be to never take yourself or your relationship too seriously and don’t forget to have fun.

Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it:

The most important thing to me when I chose my gown was how I connected with the designer. I had a vision in mind, but it was up to the designer to lead me on the journey. Leah was laid back in her approach and not OTT, and that was super important to me. My dress was different, I hadn’t seen anything like it and I was so happy with the outcome.

What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?

I had always envisioned my wedding day to be a laid-back type of glamorous styled one. A winter style winery was perfect for this, and Stones of the Yarra Valley nailed that brief. Stones can be anything you want it to be. Our hanging chandelier of florals with tea light candles, along with drooping fairy lights, really set the mood. There was an open fire pit outside the back doors overlooking the vineyard, it was perfect.

What was your favorite moment from the day?

Fireworks, of course. I’m a sucker for those big, bright sparkles in the sky, and Andrew knows this. Part way through Andrew’s speech, he surprised me and our guests with a show of amazing fireworks over the vineyard. It was magical.

Any DIY décor elements?

All in all, the team at Stones are amazing event coordinators. They prompt you with things that you haven’t even thought about in terms of décor... but some things that we added were fairy lighting, outdoor fire pit, bird cage for “wishing well”.... etc.

If you could do it all over again, what would you change?

I can honestly say, I wouldn’t change anything. Nothing is perfect but to us, our wedding day was stunning and most importantly, it was a huge celebration with friends and family, filled with love, laughter and of course, great food and wine.

Any tips that you can give to future brides?

Be organized– there is no fun in last minute stress sessions. In the last 6 months, set your ‘to do’ list and order it in priority. The highest priority items, set to action 6 months prior, and work the list backwards so that you have certain things to action, every month. Plan to have a blank ‘to do’ list two weeks prior, because things will pop up.

The Details

Dress: Leah Da Gloria https://www.leahdagloria.com/

Makeup: Cassandra Lusi

Hair: Rokk Ebony

Shoes: Valentino

Accessories: Tiffany & Co

Personalised Wedding Gifts: Adorn Invitations https://www.adorninvitations.co.uk/

Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell

Grooms Suit: MJ Bale

Photographer: Darin Collison http://darincollisonphotography.com.au/

Video –Life in Light Films

Menus & Place Cards: BWedding Invitations

http://www.bweddinginvitations.com/

Cake: Cakes by Raymond Tan (@rymondtn)

Food: Stones of the Yarra Valley

Flowers: Blooming Brides

Ceremony Venue: St Mary’s Star of the Sea, West Melbourne

Reception Venue: Stones of the Yarra Valley

Read more

STYLING A LUXE BOHO MEETS LAVENDER WEDDING

Introduction:

Boho couture and lavender fields have blessed our wedding loving hearts over here at Bridal Fantasy. We were lucky enough to have this fall across our eyes from Alyssa Ho; the Marketing director over at B Wedding Invitations. Some of the top wedding industry experts, stylists and dress designers planned and perfectly executed this Boho & Lavender styled shoot. You'd almost think it was a REAL wedding. Almost like a fairy tale I had to take breaks from writing just to over examine every single detail of this shoot as I, myself was captivated. For anyone completely in the dark in regards to the theme of their own wedding, this spread is sure to give you some ideas. Lets begin! *All creditors are placed at the end of the article.*  

Article from B Wedding Invitations -

Influences & Inspiration of the Theme:

As you’ll find with your wedding, you’ll start off with an idea but you will witness it beautifully turn into something beyond your wildest expectations and so different, in a good way, to how you originally wanted it to be. When we started planning how we wanted this shoot to turn out, we had our hearts set on darker and moodier – think rich plums and velvet reds, set in an enchanting forest with that wild, untamed spirit of the boho couple. Our ideas were ever changing, but at the heart of it all, we wanted to create something that wasn’t a copy of something that’s been done before. We took inspiration from images we had seen online and ran free with it, letting it take a life of its own. We found it organically move towards more earthy tones and we found ourselves then wanting to achieve a more feminine, fairy tale theme with the incorporation of our stylist’s own individual touch. She defines her personal style as boho and hippy and soon realized it is hard to separate yourself from it all, just as you as a bride will find it hard to not bring into your wedding day you and your partner’s own personality and lovable quirks. You want to make the experience personal and you want to have a connection with it. You have to make the day well and truly yours. In the end, it unexpectedly but pleasantly turned out to be a boho meets soft purple with that much-needed elegant touch brought in by the gold accents.

Styling:

Location: Picking the (perfect) location is one of the most important parts in wedding planning because once it’s locked in, you can plan all the finer details around it. We looked at the possibility of hosting this shoot at a beach or forest until we realized that we would have to change our themes and colors slightly based on the location. Consider the surrounding and the lighting, we chose this location because it was stunning throughout each hour of the day! Colors: Shades of purple ranging from deep to pastel blended with soft pinks will add that feminine feel while coupling that with crisp whites and creamy colors along with gold will contribute that perfect touch of contrast and highlight. The green adds that sense of vibrancy and should be present through the floral arrangements and natural surroundings so as to not overdo it. Adding touches of metallic throughout your special day will add that sophisticated and modern element. Décor &Texture: A traditional wooden table adds that charmingly rustic, relaxed and countryside elegance feel and it allows for an intimate gathering that isn’t overly formal. Set against it lightly washed lavender fabrics for that soft, romantic feel. For that hippy, casual feel that really welcomes your guests, go with an elaborately unique patterned rug to set the base, then layer it with fur rugs, sequin and tasseled handmade throws, a range of cushions inspired by Moroccan prints, thickly stitched accessories and metallic gold ottomans. Find inspiration from the heart of Morocco and bring it into the 21st century. Florals: Ask your florist for a blooming, elaborate arrangement that will speak for itself – leafy greens and succulents with pastel pink roses and lavender sprigs decorated throughout. Pay attention to detail and serve your guests a soft purple beverage in crystal glassware with real lavender sprigs for a thoughtful touch. Let the floral arrangement be unstructured and messy, the greenery is necessary for breaking up the richness of the purple. You want an effortless, natural, organic-looking and free-flowing arrangement that will steal the show. Tablescape: Decorate the wooden table with the geodes and gems that will well and truly stand out – think purple, rose or clear quartz and amethyst. For that structure, add geometric vases and candle holders. For the platting, go with white gold edged paired with gold cutlery wrapped in ripped soft lilac silk ribbon with gold scripted ink name tags layered on a lilac cloth. Indoor Tablescape: The main difference with the inside setting is that it was more elaborate and formal. Centerpiece & DIY: Dare to be different and to really leave an impression on your guests. Cow skulls may seem a little too eccentric, but you can glam it up to your own liking and add your own touch to it. We purchased one from the $2 shop for $50, spray painted it white and the horns gold, glued on the lace and embellished it with pearls, diamantes, jewels and a sparkling earring dropping from its forehead. We made it romantic and feminine in our own way. Food: All of your guests will be eagerly awaiting dessert, so continue the theme and make it extra special for them! Go with the crowd favorite: macarons and sprinkle some gold glitter and flakes onto it. Add berry filled desserts for that rich contrast of reds and purples. To continue through with that casual vibe, you can’t go wrong with a high tea spread. Lighting: The daytime will give you that soft natural lighting, but you’ll be celebrating far into the night, so keep the atmosphere inviting and romantic and hang some lights from the tree above. Tie the glass candle holder to a thick rope and here’s our key piece of advice: go with electronic candles which should be easy to source from the local discount store. Surround your guests with a warm glow and even go with dressing the tree with fairy lights!

Invitations

As relaxed as this wedding theme is, you do want to really draw your guests in with that luxe element. We recommend gold foiled and laser cut invitations, a favorite amongst the most stylist and modern of couples. Featured in this shoot was our elaborately detailed gated card with you and your partner’s personal monogram laser cut into the fold out and held together by a sweet lotus flower sticker. For a less over the top and more chic invitation, there is the floral framed laser cut design that has a more bohemian feel.

Beauty & Fashion

Makeup: You’ll be outdoors so keep it light and natural. For the base of your face, think dewy and luminous skin kept glowing with highlight or strobing. Top it with a baby pink or peach blush paired with rose gold or copper colored eye shadow. For that contrast and move away from the glossy, keep the lips light and matte with a nude and neutral color. Hair: Have your hair rather loose and free, think effortlessly natural hair-down waves or go with natural braids wrapped with real lavender sprigs and decorated delicately with handmade flower crowns or pearl and crystal embellished head wear that will really make a statement. Wedding Dress: Picking the dress is perhaps the biggest moment for you in all of the wedding planning. The Nicole Spose gown with the lace backing, features a subtly embellished bodice with an illusion neckline, beaded floral embroidery, and delicate lace appliqués that cascade into a tulle skirt for the bride who wants to really make a statement. The Sottero and Midgley gown is a chic lace wedding dress; accented with spaghetti straps; demure illusion back and V-neckline, finished with delicate pearl buttons is for the bride who wants something soft and light. The long-sleeved Maggie Sottero gown classic sheath wedding dress features embellished illusion lace over jersey & atop a feminine sweetheart neckline and long sleeves with hand-placed lace appliques is for the bride who wants a boho meets elegant look. Henna Stand out, get unique and go with white henna on your arm for that true bohemian feel that is coming up big in the wedding fashion industry! Embrace this extra touch to a modern wedding and make it extra special by having the design imitate the lace print of your wedding gown.

Kids in weddings:

There are always fun and creative ways to include children in weddings! Dress them up playfully and allow them to run free on the day and join in on the celebrations. A perfect way to make them feel included is to go with the held-up signs reading statements like “Here Comes The Bride” and “Don’t Panic Ladies, I’m Still Single.”

THE TEAM

Sephory Photography

http://sephoryphotography.com.au/

| @sephoryphotography

Styling: Adorn Invitations

https://www.adorninvitations.co.uk/

| @adorninvitations

Dresses: Raffaele Ciuca

http://www.raffaeleciuca.com.au/

| @raffaeleciucabridal

Invitations: B Wedding Invitations

https://www.bweddinginvitations.com/

@bweddinginvitation

Headpiece and Jewelry

http://www.loveonjewellery.com.au/

@loveonjewellery

Flowers: Babylon Flowers

https://www.babylonflowers.com.au/

@babylon flowers

Food: Mary Eats Cake

https://www.maryeatscake.com.au/

| @maryeatscake

Read more

Vertical Content ADs

The Magazine

Your Ultimate Wedding Guide