The Gladstone Hotel turned into a bride-to-be’s dream for THE Pastel Dress Party, but the fun wasn’t only for those getting ready to walk down the aisle. An amazing night of everything beautiful doubled as a breast cancer awareness event making it the perfect night to grab your girlfriends and hit the town.
Vendors were scattered without, each showing off their specialty with samples, demos and tips for anyone in attendance. I’m a big believer that you can’t be too prepared for your big day even if you’ve yet to get engaged; don’t worry I’m there with you. I honestly had never put much thought into stationary of all things but after chatting with the ladies from Bridal Path Boutique I know I need to keep them in mind.
Murale had their beauty teams to make you feel glamorous and the minute I saw their gorgeous talents I regretted spending a little too long getting ready for the night out. They were just the beginning. Hairstylists had lookbooks to pour over, flux + form’s table of handmade jewellery gave me some serious sparkle envy and Flower Maiden had arrangements created for the evening. Naturally, the men weren’t forgotten. Maison des Bows showed off their handsome collection of bow ties, ties and accessories. The bow ties were my favourite pick with several different styles available for you to choose from, all of which definitely considered dapper. The energy in the room was contagious and even though the room was full, the night still held on to that intimate feel.
The vendors warmed us up for the big event: the fashion show unveiling the new collection of bridesmaid dresses from Pastel Dress Party. I fell head over heels for the tulle collection, ideal for any bride’s style from the rustic outdoor wedding to the a chic ceremony downtown. The variety of colours combined with how customizable they are, your bridesmaids will never hold these dress choices against you. The show also featured a couple gowns from Lea-ann Belter Bridal, my favourite being one finished with a lace back and buttons down the spine.
The silent auction had something for everyone from stunning statement necklaces from Toronto’s Drama Queen to photography packages and a Starbucksgift basket. I walked away with the lovely Michele Benjamin bee necklace and it only made it better that all the proceeds from the auction, and the entire night went to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada!
The night left me walking on a cloud. Daydreaming about your big day is never a waste of time and THE Pastel Dress Party left me doing just that, only with plenty of more gorgeous dresses to add to the wish list.
Photography by: Jessilynn Wong Photography