If there is one event that our bridal community and brides to be have come to look forward to year after year since 2004- it's Creme de la Creme produced by Countdown Events! Pre Cremè days just the very thought of bridal shows conquered up cringe worthy images of yards of tacky tulle, campy fashion productions and rows of vendors in a traditional trades show format just handing off business cards to passing brides. Thanks to Crème who continuously elevates the bridal show expectation, this is not the case anymore! Keep scrolling for some of my highlights from this years Crème de la Cremè Show on November 19, 2017 at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
We were pleased to debut our new collection featuring sculpted gold leaves, vintage porcelain flowers and delicate vines along side our Classics, like The Vine Comb shown below which will always be a mainstay in the line due to its timeless design.
Also this season, you will see us incorporating more of the leaf motif with White Opal Swarovski Crystal. White Opal crystals are a lustrous, translucent milky white color that has an inner glow to it. Combining it with Clear crystals, is one of our favorite ways to add a different dimension to the overall sparkle of a piece.
Everyone was also asking about our Laura Hair Jewelry, seen below! This is just one of the several ones we have available to try on in our shop however the beauty of making our collection locally means that we can also customize these pieces!
Rule #1 of wedding shows. Expect a strict diet of cake, cupcakes, cake pops and anything chocolate or chocolate covered. It burns a lot of calories walking around a show so go ahead and indulge a little (or a lot!) I went for this Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cupcake topped with Coconut from Cake and Giraffe. However, you cannot go wrong with any of the cake vendors featured at Crème as the have all passed the ultimate taste tests! Lè Gateau Bakeshop is also favorite and made my epic birthday cake last year!
And if my tiara and sky-high hair by Courtney Brands and makeup by Nadia Albano Style Inc. didn't already make me feel like a Queen, it was definitely this Floral Throne designed by Celsia Florist. Every year they just bring it with something new and exciting! Just WOW! A perfect backdrop for portraits, I can see a lot of 2018 brides putting this on their wishlist!
Another item I can see being on every brides wishlist is a custom floor wrap by InStyle Floor Wraps. Elevate your dance floor and shoe selfie game instantly!
Choosing a wedding gown is probably one of the biggest decisions a bride will make, and Couture Fashion Show by Bisou Bridal featuring Galia Lahav Gowns didn't make it any easier - they are ALL so gorgeous!!!
The Gatsby inspired makeup and hairstyles styled by Nadia Albano Style Inc. were accented with some of our hair accessories and earrings. The curved Fiori Comb seen below is one of our classics and comes in five sizes!
Who doesn't love Swag? I find it to be one of the highlights of any event! Not only were brides treated to a complimentary Swarovski Stud Earring from us but they also got to go home with all this! Lucky ladies!
If you are planning a wedding or event in 2018, check out the full CRÈME DE LA CRÈME EXHIBITOR LIST for your cheat sheet to the very best vendors in Vancouver and also relive the day by following the hashtag #CREMESHOW! See you next year!
PHOTOGRAPHY Brooklyn D Photography // FASHION SHOW HAIR & MAKEUP Nadia Albano Style Inc. // LOCATION Fairmont Hotel Vancouver // RENTALS Bold Event Creative // VYNAL PRINTING Wrap Guys // SIGNAGE PRINTING East Van Graphics // FASHION SHOW MODELS Lexington Models