Canada's African & Caribbean Wedding Show
Where True Love Meets Tradition
585 Dundas Street East
APRIL 1st, 2017
11 am - 6 pm
African & Caribbean weddings are different than Western weddings; they’re bigger, brighter, louder, longer and more fragrant. For us, weddings remain an important rite of passage that involve ancient ceremonies, elaborate attire changes, community, decorations and food.
Many Brides and Grooms are getting married in the tradition of their ancestors or at least introducing elements of a traditional wedding into their ceremony or reception. Incorporating cultural elements into a wedding is not only a fantastic way to share something personal with the guests but an important way of honouring the couple’s parents.
In true Canadian spirit, our brides are looking to seamlessly blend modern, western beauty with traditional heritage to expresses their own unique, personal style. For these beautiful brides, we created Canada’s African & Caribbean Wedding Show: Where True Love Meets Tradition, and welcome you to join us on April 1, 2017. This is the only event of its kind, catering to over 800,000 African and Caribbean people in the Toronto area and is sure to sell out.
Get your tickets!
First 100 guests to buy tickets online get a luxury SWAG BAG!
Join us for a sneak peek into premier wedding trends and meet some of the best wedding suppliers in the industry, showcasing both traditional and modern wedding themes.
Attendees will be greeted with complimentary Champagne upon arrival, and experience an authentic and luxurious cultural experience.
Elite wedding professionals who understand YOUR unique vision!
Amazing African and Caribbean Food!
Connect with professional caterers and chefs who will make your wedding menu come ALIVE! Sample the best African and Caribbean cuisine Toronto has to offer.
In addition, some of the best Cake Designers and Pastry Chefs will be showcasing the most mouth watering desserts & designs that are sure to impress your guests!
Beautiful Modern and Traditional Designs
Be inspired by our beautiful lineup of bridal gowns showcasing both stunning traditional prints as well as sleek, modern wedding gowns.
Grab a seat and get ready! The first viewing will be at 1:00 PM and second viewing at 4:00 PM.
Professional Planners Who Understand Your Needs
As any bride knows, planning a wedding is a lot of work. There are endless amounts of decisions to make and people to manage. One of the best decisions you can make is to hire an experienced Wedding Planner to take the burden off your shoulders. Having a Wedding Planner guide you through the process and the wedding day itself, helps you bring your vision to life, without the stress. Toronto’s best Wedding Planners will be here at Canada's African & Caribbean Wedding Show, don't miss out!
They loved it! And you will too!
Paida and Tobi Ogunbiyi
Found Cinematographer, Wedding Planner and Cake Maker!
"Damion from Cinnabean Cakes was great to work with. He took our vision for our cakes and brought it to life. Damion paid great attention to detail and as a result, our cake complimented our decor and venue so wonderfully. Also, the cake was absolutely delicious!"
Adam & Halima
Found Vendors who Understood Cultural Wedding Vision!
"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. Thanks to the organizers for putting on such a fantastic event!"
Sponsors and Vendors
Canada's African & Caribbean Wedding Show is the only bridal event of it's kind catering to our young, vibrant, rapidly growing community.
If you're interested in connecting with young brides, showcasing your products, and expanding your brand visibility...
...please fill out the Contact Us form below.
We are so excited to partner with the following premier brands for this years show
The Possibilities are Endless in Bringing Your Vision to Life
Leigh Events is an Event Planning & Design Company, with a passion for ideation. Leigh Events has developed a sterling reputation due to their passion, commitment and dedication in tailoring exceptional events from inception to completion. With over ten years of experience in the industry, the possibilities are endless in bringing your vision to life. Each event is tailored with personalized attention to detail throughout the entire planning process and our meticulous work ethic always results in an impressionable event.
Their philosophy is deeply focused on exceptional client service. They’re dedicated to bringing you the know-how, innovation, and inspiration so that the process of planning your event is as enjoyable as the actual day. Noted for their creativity and elegance, Leigh Events produces your event as if it were their own.
Samantha Clarke Photography
Modern Wedding and Portrait Photography for the Fearless & Fabulous
Samantha Clarke is a lawyer and an award-winning international photographer from Toronto. She was recently recognized as the 2016 Harry Jerome Young Entrepreneur award recipient and has photographed over several wedding and portrait commissions, in destinations across North America and the Caribbean. Samantha’s portfolio boasts over 50 publications since 2011 in prestigious media outlets including EBONY, Essence, Black Bride Magazine, Munaluchi Bride Magazine, Elegant Wedding Magazine, and Huffington Post.
Additionally, Samantha was called to the Bar of Ontario in June 2015 and is currently practicing employment and disability law at a Legal Aid Clinic in Toronto. Despite the responsibilities of her law career and business, Samantha is a mentor and educates within the creative community through workshops, coaching, and her online YouTube channel.
Hair Care & Artistry for ALL hair types
Celebrity-stylist Janet Jackson's award-winning studio and artists are known for their versatility in the hair industry. Her team is dedicated to maintaining healthy and beautiful hair, as well as creating innovative and dynamic styles that set the trends to come. The Studio`s work can be seen on red carpets of award shows, magazine covers, editorial pieces, music videos and national television shows. Our passion for hair is the foundation of our team and it shows with every head we touch.
Bella Naija Weddings
Africa's Premier Entertainment Portal
BellaNaija was born on the 1st of July 2006 as a blog. Today they are www.bellanaija.com, the foremost, portal for African entertainment, news, beauty and wedding inspiration! Welcome to the BellaNaija Experience.
Fruitilicious Creations & Cakes
Made With Passion
Self-taught cake artist and dessert table stylist, Sandra has over 14 years of baking experience. Her passion shines through as she brings her inspiration from fashion, art, architecture, nature, and more into every creation.
Inspired by her husband and friends, Fruitilicious Creations & Cakes was launched in November of 2013. Made with passion, each creation is prepared from scratch with premium ingredients. Combined with her love for all things beautiful, Fruitilicious designs luxury custom desserts, dessert/candy table styling, and personalized confectionery favors for all events.
Luxury Invitations and Branding
Sophie Taylor is the Toronto-based designer behind Castlefield Design, with 11 years of graphic design experience, a Masters in Fashion focused on luxury branding, and clients in the US, Canada, Germany, the UK, and Australia. Castlefield creates beautiful designs to tell your unique story, including wedding/event invitations and branding; distinctive logos, packaging designs, and other graphics for print and web/social media; and eye-catching patterns for applications such as fashion, accessories, home décor, and stationery.
Toronto's Coolest Selfie Station
GTA Selfies offers squish-free photos with plenty of room for family and friends. It’s full facial fun for everyone. Add their props and the photo booth is the life of the party, breaking the ice, connecting your guests and snapping countless smiles for precious keepsakes.
They travel to any location within the Greater Toronto Area and there to help you make your event memorable!
Je Vis Bridal
Couture Bridal Gowns
With an unconditional love and passion for fashion and dresses, founder and designer Bonnie Chung wanted to offer women their once-in-a-lifetime dress, their wedding gown. “Je Vis” translates to “I Live” in French. Je Vis Couture wants you to feel alive in their dresses and to “Live as though Heaven is on Earth” – Souza.
Mona Lisa Bridal Gallery
Designer Wedding Dresses and Accessories
At Mona Lisa Bridal Gallery, we believe that bridal gowns are works of art, and we have carefully curated a collection of exclusive and beautiful designer gowns and accessories to showcase to brides in our luxurious and intimate gallery. We understand the beauty in women and how to bring that out. Allow us to help you look and feel like a work of art, a timeless masterpiece on your wedding day.
Ilieana George Couture Bridal Accessories
Custom & Bespoke Bridal Accessories
Ilieana George Couture is an exquisite handmade bridal accessories company located in Toronto. They design an array of bridal crowns, bridal headpieces, bird cage veils, jewelry and bridal sashes. They also specialize in custom design work. If you can imagine it, they can create it!
Ilieana George Couture offers quality handmade pieces and unique bridal looks.
Custom Tailored Menswear
The Eaden Myles collection is a European Inspired Collection of men’s suits. The right fit is essential in getting noticed in your suit; we have made it our business to take care of the suiting needs for our clients. We deliver High Fashion, High Quality, suits, and carry custom fits; standard fit suits, and slim fit suits. Each of our fits are created to give you a tailored look and fit, complimenting your body type structure, reflecting style, comfort and ultimately sophisticated current fashion
The Decor Girl
Floral & Decor Event Design
After several years of working for a wedding planning company, Melissa Hadaway found herself eager to branch out more. She developed a passion for going above and beyond for her clients when planning a celebration of a special life moment. This passion drove her to further her education and become certified in Floral & Décor Event Design allowing her to challenge her skills and creativity while taking it the new heights.
Each Decor Girl event is designed with one-on-one attention and detail. Melissa loves the personal connections that she gains with her clientele; it elevates her creativity to provide the best experience to help relieve them from stress on a day you are never going to forget!
Transforming Your Visions Into Sheer Elegance
Sheer Elegance Weddings & Events Design is a trendy and stylish event design company located in Mississauga, ON. With an emphasis on weddings our goal is to coalesce our passion for beauty and elegance creating and executing your event the way you envisioned it to be.
Whether simple or luxurious your event is as important to you as our reputation is to us so with our selection of elegant fabrics and various accessories we strive always as a dedicated team to provide you with exceptional service at an affordable cost.
Our aim is to execute your event decor and floral designs flawlessly and tastefully ensuring that your day is captured to perfection.Our wedding decor and wedding flower services are provided within Toronto and the greater GTA.
It's More Than Just an Event, it's a Memory!
At Sedore Decor their #TeamSedoreDecor is excited to work one on one with you to create a truly unique and custom event! They build custom event packages to suit your individual needs and create the event of your dreams!! Stretching from weddings to corporate functions, they do anything and everything in between! They offer a wide variety of services such as event planning, floral design, event decor and styling. Always remember; Its more than just an event, It’s a memory!
Hand-Crafted Luxury Wedding Cinematography
Felicity Moments is a team of luxury creative cinematographers who capture moments of genuine love and authentic affection. Like a renowned chef or a great painter, they’re passionate about telling beautiful stories and the vehicle is film. They tie together all the best moments of your wedding day and create a hand-crafted, luxury, cinematic experience like none other. Whether it is your grandmother’s speech, the sibling dance-off, the beautiful flowers at the park, or the moment she first steps in the room to go down the aisle; these moments are why we love what we do.
Making Your Legacy Speak Forever
Nicole Boxx is the creator of Blissberry Photography, a company that helps people preserve their most treasured memories and build blogger brands. Blissberry Photography specializes in creating modern and stylish images for portraits and events. Ever since since she received her first camera at age 13, she's been the resident paparazzi! Nicole loves to photograph everywhere and has taken images around the world; from Spain to Australia. Now, based in Toronto, she's been capturing memories around the GTA and beyond.
Cassandra Campbell Beauty
Drawing Out Your Natural Beauty
With a strong belief that every face is a beautiful canvas, Toronto based Cassandra Campbell Beauty believes in creating gorgeous looks that radiate from the inside out. With more than 7 years working in the beauty industry, Cassandra has developed a knack for translating a client’s vision into reality. She specializes in drawing out the natural beauty and features of her clients to create a picturesque face. With exquisite attention to detail, her looks range from: bridal, editorial, glamour, fashion, runway, artistic, and more. Helping clients and models alike to feel fresh, vibrant and youthful, Cassandra’s work has been featured on notable online outlets such as Munaluchi, Style Me Pretty, The Coordinated Bride and Wedding Planner Magazine.
Slayer of the Mic
Jahmeelah “Jam” Gamble has been called “Peel's Beyoncé” because she brings a high-energy performance every time she hits the stage. With a vibrant personality, a transparent approach to storytelling and genuine passion for people, Jam truly connects with audiences of all sizes. From corporate, to non-profit, to weddings, she has brought her unique style and talents to some of Toronto most premier events.
Jam is a performer that will never bore audiences; being on stage, she’s in her element as her natural and authentic self always shines through.
You plan your event, Jam brings it to life. See for yourself why she's #TheSlayerofTheMic
Designer Dance Floors
Printing Your Event Dreams
Designer Dance Floors specializes in providing gorgeous printed decor including white / printed dance floors, backdrops, step & repeat walls, custom signs, life size cut outs, marquee letters, and much more! Our design team uses a personal, bespoke, and flexible approach to crate breathtaking designs that compliments the decor and brings sophistication to your event.
Toronto's African Fashion & Lifestyle Platform
Yvonne Ben is a renowned Toronto based African fashion blogger and owner of promotional platform The Kscope, which showcases brands, businesses, creatives & events! She is one of Toronto's most vibrant and influential African fashion ambassadors and a budding media entrepreneur.
High Quality Natural Extensions
KinkyCurlyYaki is real hair for real women. From simply protecting her own hair, to adding length, to enviable amounts of volume or incredible definition, KinkyCurlyYaki textured extensions allow her truest ‘fly girl’ style shine through. Black women can achieve Instagram-worthy hair with undetectable natural textured clip-ins, hair bundles and wigs.
They have six amazing textures to blend flawlessly with your curls and coils
or straight hair for relaxed or blown out hair. Queen, they have your crown covered.
Corportate & Wedding Entertainment
The DNA Project is the GTA’s live entertainment service of choice! They offer a variety of bands, musicians and vocalists specializing in everything from R&B, Reggae, Top 40’s, Disco, Funk, Gospel, Classic Rock, Old School, Smooth Jazz and Classical. Their musicians are extremely talented, and a great mix of amazing personalities that show both on and off the stage. Expect your guests to be blown away by the caliber of talent and high, positive energy that we bring to every single performance!
Toronto's Mobile Event Staffing & Bar Service
Servicing the Greater Toronto Area, Bartendo specializes in creating an exquisite mobile bar experience for our clients in any setting. From a small get-together, to a large celebration, our mobile bar service has all the resources you need. Whether you require beverage catering for a wedding, corporate event or private party, our professional event staff will entertain your guests with the utmost care and expertise.
Mel Dubé Music
Embace the Soulful Melodies of Life
Experience a night of soulful melodies sang by singer/songwriter Mel Dubé accompanied with a five-piece band. Their entertainment group is focused on giving an intimate show resulting in memorable connections for your guests. Music playlist consists of well-known cover songs in the following music genres: pop, reggae, soul, jazz and Latin music. Custom songs for your event can be created upon your request. Adds on to your show include DJ services, Master of Ceremonies presenter and professional sound and lighting services.
Simply Pur. Simply Beautiful. Simply Yours.
Unforgivingly Pur. is a Canadian owned skin care company that handcrafts natural essentials for both men and women. In our own personal search for safe and simple products, we've crafted a real passion for self-care; and we hope to inspire you to prioritize you health, starting with the products you use. Our goal is to creatively provide quality products with multipurpose use that will have you feeling confident about your radiant skin. Whether you are just beginning your natural journey or you've been on it for awhile, we ask you this, what in your products? Our team at Unforgivingly Pur. is here to help you embrace the simplicities life has to offer.
Beauty on the Run
Beauty at Your Fingertips
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. With all eyes on you, you'll want to look and feel like a million bucks! Beauty on the Run esthetic experts and professional make-up artists are here to help you look and feel your very best on your special day. We offer an extensive range of salon and spa treatments to keep you feeling relaxed and looking fabulous. We're also mobile, which means we come to you, anytime, anyplace. Indulgent treatments brought to you in the comfort of your own surroundings. Whether it’s the day of your wedding, bridal party, baby shower, or just a fun ladies’ night in, Beauty on the Run is here to serve your beautifying needs.
Marquee Letters Toronto
Light Up Your Life
Marquee Letter Toronto is completely obsessed with events and we love the effect our life-sized letters can have. We specialize in custom letters that are perfect for birthday parties, weddings, baby showers and many other unique events where you want to make a big impression. Our expert team can create any letter for your event, we can add color to your letters and we even offer a few selected pieces exclusively in gold.
Getting married? Let us light up your wedding with LOVE, MR & MRS or any unique wedding hashtags!
Bespoke Aso Oke
BaZooka Collections features traditional hand woven Aso Oke fabric which is fabric originating from the western Nigerian region. Aso Oke fabric can be made into beautiful outfits with caps for men and dresses with head scarves for women; suitable to celebrate those memorable milestones and all special occasions for the bride, groom and matching outfits for party guests, families and friends.
BaZooka style is known for customized tailored pieces that blend traditional African fashion with urban Western fashion to create unique and personal outfits. We also have our stylish casual line which showcases head scarves that are readily available for your day to day wear. BaZooka delight in helping our customers embrace and showcase the African heritage in style.
Caribbean Carnival All Year Round
Carnival Spice is a Canadian based fitness and entertainment group that celebrates Caribbean culture and showcases the magnificence of Caribbean Carnival at private and public events.
They bring movement to beautiful mas costumes through our dance and model team. When they are not performing, they are teaching others Caribbean dance through their Carnival Spice workout.
For the Smart, Savy and Sophisticated Caribbean Woman
Since its launch in 2014, Island Muse remains a premier digital destination for today’s driven, talented and progressive Caribbean woman. Originally created as a platform to showcase exclusive interviews with some of the Caribbean’s best and brightest female entrepreneurs, Island Muse has since evolved into a rich and relevant blog boasting weekly content. The aim is to both entertain and inform, while highlighting the achievements of Caribbean women. With a growing readership, Island Muse’s fresh and modern outlook attracts Caribbean women both in the region and diaspora.
Nikki Clarke Show
The Voice of Caribbean Women
The Nikki Clarke Network was founded by Nikki Clarke in May, 2014. The network is the answer for those looking for a 24 hour inspirational and informative online TV network. The network is a unique collaboration of content producers with uplifting and entertaining segments in the area of lifestyle, wellness, health,business, beauty, food and music.
Style Powerhouse and Body Acceptance Advocate
Tessenie Mowatt is a plus sized model, stylist and blogger. She has worked with various plus sized brands including Penningtons, Your Big Sister's Closet, SexyPlus, Addition Elle, Torrid and Pheline Couture; and featured in local and international magazines including Canada’s plus size magazine, DARE. Tessenie’s charming smile and bubbly personality are some of the attributes that makes this self-proclaimed body acceptance advocate a force to be reckoned with. Tessenie believes that you must set your own standards of beauty otherwise you will miss out on a truly empowering and fulfilling life trying to meet another person’s standards. Her blog, 'Talks with Tess' is a platform used to inspire women and young girls to genuinely love and celebrate themselves for all they are; because it is only then will they be able to find the courage to live out loud and enjoy life’s lessons along the way.
Your Guide to Flavor
Eden Hagos is the founder of Black Foodie, an online platform and events company that spotlights food from a black perspective. Beyond showcasing a plate of traditional food, Black Foodie digs deeper to celebrate the cuisines, chef's, restaurants and the stories represented in the black community. Discover more stories, culture, traditions and flavors at BlackFoodie.co.
The Well Connected
Fashion, Beauty, & Lifestyle Communications
The Well Connected is a creative Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Communications agency specializing in swag bag curation, interactive events & PR. The Well Connected prides itself on connecting with clients through edgy & contemporary mediums developed for fashion, beauty & lifestyle brands through events and social media.
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