With a population of 2.6 million and rapidly expanding, Toronto is by far Canada’s most culturally diverse city.
In it’s diversity, comes a vast community of Caribbean and African descent, with many trying to hold on to their traditions while adapting to Canadian life. Weddings are an important rite of passage in African and Caribbean culture, the details are important.
We all know that planning such a momentous occasion can become tiring and somewhat stressful for the bride and groom. So, having a venue such as Canada’s African and Caribbean Wedding Show to help wedding dreams come true, is a fun and exciting way for couples to embark on the journey to their nuptials.
Canada’s African and Caribbean Wedding Show, is the first of its kind in the city, and brings more than 1,000 people together to celebrate culture, tradition and of course, true love.
Laba Menghistab, founder of Ambessa weddings and founder/creator of the African Caribbean Wedding show says brides and grooms can look forward to being immersed into the fashion, flavour and sounds of our diverse cultures.
“The entire venue has been transformed into A Tropical Paradise theme where guests can look forward to 4 exclusive experiences including:
Tropical Lounge, where guests can sip Champagne while enjoying a live band
Pâtisserie Tropicale, dessert bar serving an array of delicious treats
Beauty Oasis will be offering mini spa treatments; and the
Fashion Show, which will be featuring western and cultural bridal designs"
What are some of the things that come to mind when you are trying to plan your Caribbean or African themed wedding?
Bright colors and patterns, beautiful esthetics, vibrant music to set the tone, and delicious cultural cuisine, to awaken the eyes, ears AND palettes of their guests.
With so many details needed to be planned before the big day, it makes no wonder why most soon to be newlyweds seek the help of wedding planners, cinematographers, florists, décor designers, etc. to aid them in this most exciting and important rite of passage. But most people, are coming for the main attraction - the fashion show.
"The most popular feature of the show is usually the fashion show. 5 of Toronto's finest designers will be premiering both Western and Cultural men's and women's collections at our show. The fashion show runs at 1pm and again at 4pm", says Menghistab.
Adam and Halima attended the show last year, and left this message on the show's website as a testimonial: "My fiancée and I immediately jumped at the chance to go to the African Wedding Show last year. Because we wanted to have a wedding that incorporated the traditions from both of our cultures, this was an amazing opportunity to go. There were so many businesses that provided the products and services we were looking for. The food tasting, the performances, the novel ideas, and the fashion show were all memorable. This is the BEST wedding show we have ever been to, and we would recommend without hesitation that people looking to keep the culture in their weddings visit and get as many business cards as possible."
Canada’s African and Caribbean Wedding Show ensures that every couple in attendance is made to feel special and unique. They do so, by offering each couple champagne, food, fashion shows, prizes, live music, etc.
Keeping their traditions and styles at the forefront of the event, the coordinators of the show provide different showcases within the event, with the help of hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors, making Canada’s African and Caribbean Wedding Show a must see for soon to be’s.