Exhibit: Le Salon du Mariage Chic!

I guess you could call a bridal show an exhibit, right?

I may not be getting married but I am the maid of honour for one of my very good friends.  We’ve been friends for pretty much 20 years now.  Talk about a long friendship, right? Sure, when she went off to university in another town and then did her master’s also out of province, we distanced for a little bit.  In the last few years, we’ve really bonded again as good friends and she’s my cat’s godmother. I didn’t know that existed but she volunteered.

She asked me to go with her and her fiance to the Salon du Mariage CHIC.  I’m not going to do the big banquet wedding but I do love to look at this stuff: centerpieces, catering, wine, jewelry and of course, wedding dresses.

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There was two fashion shows set and due to lunch, we missed the 12:30pm one so we went for the afternoon one at 3:30pm.

I didn’t take a lot of pictures of the decor but I really liked this one.

Salon du mariage chic

Centerpiece exhibits

Right before the show started at around 3, a percussionist performed to some fast beats to liven up the mood 🙂

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He was pretty good.  I like this sort of percussion music.  Rhythmic and fun!

After a little bit afterwards, the fashion show starts.  I only took pictures of the dresses I liked, there was a lot more! Oh, and yes there were suits also.  Grooms do need their suits 😉

Aren’t the dresses lovely? I’m not a huge fan of mermaid dresses so I didn’t take any of those.  These are very beautiful.  The company most of these dresses are from is White Montreal (if I remember correctly). That place makes beautiful dresses.

There was also one more that I didn’t match with the gallery so I put it aside of this suit and well, this model.

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This guy has the most charming smile.  I couldn’t catch a good shot of it and well, he looks fantastic in that suit also 🙂

I’ve never been to a fashion show before so I found this end of the show thing where all the models walk out in a line and face the audience was pretty grand.

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Fashion shows are pretty fun and wedding ones are even more awesome.  I love big dresses and elegant clothes and all those things.

It was a fantastic experience! 🙂

Have you ever been to a bridal show or a fashion show? How was it? Did you like it?

A Word A Week Challenge: Waiting

I almost thought that I would have to skip this week’s challenge, mostly because I’ve been trying to not reuse too many of old pics and always have one new one.

Sunday’s little eye-opener going to my first bridal show offered me a good photo opportunities. Of course, I didn’t bring my DSLR so I only had my Samsung Galaxy S3.

After doing a few rounds of the show, taking a few cards and settling the bridesmaids dress problems with the bride’s online dress making company, we finally decided to sit down and wait for the fashion show.

Needless to say, the seats started filling up also as the time approached, more people were waiting anxiously to see the show.

Salon du mariage chic

salon de mariage chic

Yeah, its pretty much the same picture because thats the angle I have.  I just thought the different lighting looked pretty cool 🙂

I’ll do a post on this bridal show sometime this week.  I just seem to have a lot piled up so need to find an appropriate schedule to fit everything in.

What does WAITING make you think of?

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