This post is so manly you won’t believe it. It’s so rugged and full of testosterone, if you read the whole thing at once, you may find yourself resembling Conan The Barbarian for the remainder of the day.
Just kidding, this post is about Weddings. And girly flowers and sparkly dresses and yummy decorative cakes. Fooled you.
Ok, here’s my secret. Some of my close friends know this about me but not many people do. I love weddings. I’m not in any rush to get married myself, and it’s not so much the romantic, binding yourself to another human being for the rest of your lives part that I love but there’s something I love about the actual event and all the little parts that go into it, like the venue, the decor, the flowers, the dress, etc. I think it has to do with my art department days in film school. You have a scene and it has to convey a certain meaning, but the director also has a mood or a colour or a theme that you have to adhere to and then you basically design what that scene will look like in the film. I think of weddings primarily in terms of their pictures. If I were a wedding planner, I would consider it identical to being a production designer except instead of creating what you see in the film, you’re creating what you see in the wedding pictures.
A while back, my friend Kate sent me a link to this amazing wedding blog, Style Me Pretty. Since then, I find myself going to this blog for fun, even though I am clearly not getting married any time soon. I think this is sad activity. But I tell myself it’s OK because one day I will follow my true calling and become a wedding planner. Just like Jennifer Lopez.
And now, to the point. Last weekend, I saw an ad for the Wedding Show at the Carlu at College and Yonge. I’ve never been to the Carlu before but have always been interested as I am a nerd and enjoy Art Deco style things and the Carlu is an event venue that has maintained it’s Art Deco architecture and decor all throughout it’s existence. Plus I wanted to see pretty, sparkly things and eat free cake. So I called up my friend, Kari, who is getting hitched in France in May and we head over to the wedding show which was actually incredibly cool. The crazy cakes and table settings and hats and stuff these people come up with are insane. I have great respect for anyone who can make a black, sparkly fake lobster look like it belongs on a formal table setting.
3D wedding photographs. Not cool. Not necessary. Why. Why. Why.
This lady who was playing piano and serenading us throughout the event. We loved her. She was a cutie. Also, so much free food and swag.