Last Saturday, March 21, took place what will probably be the last bridal salon before the start of the 2015 wedding season: The Wedding Salon at the Manoir du Lac Delage, near Québec City.
The Manoir du Lac Delage being a popular venue for couples in the are to get married, it is only natural that the organization of the Manor would invite future brides and grooms to visit the scene to have a good idea of what their ceremony and reception would look like, at the same time as having the opportunity to discuss with wedding industry professionals. Indeed, many workers and companies of the wedding industry were on hand to present their services to the curious couples searching for suppliers that will help make their dream wedding a reality. Maybe this is a new trend, wedding venues organizing their own salon to give couples concrete ideas, such as the Chateau Frontenac and its Grand Wedding Salon?
In fact, this was not your typical wedding fair: The Manoir invited couples who had already booked the wedding venue for their wedding in 2015 or 2016. The couples and their guests could sample different meals to decide which menu they prefer for their reception, which wine to choose, etc. Wedding industry professionnals attending the event were also invited by the Manoir.
I was there with Martine Ricard, a wedding officiant, and Genevieve Poitras, the professional singer and pianist behind Melody Cocktail. Both are customers of Capelio and wore their fascinators with their heads high. Such beautiful, headstrong women!
Trivia: it was the first time I was back at the Manoir du Lac Delage after being there last September, to attend… a wedding I was a guest of! Le Manoir is indeed a beautiful place to get married – here are some pictures to inspire you if you were not able to join us:
Brides, are you the type to visit one or more bridal salons, or not at all? If you do not go to that kind of shows, do you use the Internet for inspiration, as with blogs or Pinterest?