Shangri-La Influencer Evening


We had the privilege of attending a very special evening at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto this past Tuesday evening. We graciously shared the extraordinary experience with an impressive and selected group of some of Toronto’s top wedding influencers.

Located in the heart of downtown, the Shangri-La’s central location is an oasis of luxury nestled amongst Toronto’s beautiful cityscape.

The evening started with a cocktail reception, followed by an exclusive viewing of an artful wedding video showcasing a luxury bridal experience.

The impeccable staff greeted us in the Museum room with its grande 13 Italian crystal chandeliers hanging at various lengths, cascading florals hung from the ceiling and the gorgeous table setting stretched across the room was set with perfection displaying elegant stationary by Paleterra Custom Correspondence. With the artistry of Stemz Event Design and Floral, not a single detail was overlooked.

Installations surrounded the room showcasing pieces from Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, Maison Birks, Patricia’s Cake Creations, and Palettera Custom Correspondences.

With the graceful sounds of Grooveyard, a Toronto based band, the room was filled with fluent sounds of jazz, and classical funk.

Damon Campbell, executive chef whom has recently returned to Canada after four years in Asia, was most recently an executive sous chef at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila in the Philippines.

The menu for the evening started with a caviar donut; northern divine caviar, egg, shallot, chive, Brioche. A Chilled Dungeness Crab with smoked Char Rose, Hearts of Palm, Baby Radish Citrus Buttermilk Dill Dressing, paired with tollgate Chardonnay 2012 Niagara on the Lake, was followed by Cumbrae Farms Dry Aged Beef, Smoked Bacon Wrapped Rib Eye & Short Rib Celeria, Pavé, Forest Mushrooms, Sweet Onions, Black Truffle, Natural Jus; paired with Buil & Giné “gine gine”  Garnacha, Carignana 2011 Priorate, Spain.

Kate Siegel, Pastry Chef created an incredible Passion Fruit Bombe; Passion Fruit Bavaroise Calamansi Gelee, Coconut Crunch and Coconut Lime Sobet; visually stunning and heavenly tasteful paired with Henry of Pelham Vidal Icewine 2011 Beamsville Bench.

Krista Fox of Krista Fox Photography captured the evening absolutely flawlessly.

One of the most luxurious and gracious spaces in the city, Shangri-La Hotel Toronto extol the qualities found in the ideal luxury wedding.

 

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Gorgeous florals by Stemz

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Stunning cascading florals by Stemz

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Palettera Custom Correspondance

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Krista Fox Photography

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Patricia’s Cake Creations

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Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay

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Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay

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Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay Installation

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Maison Birks

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Noreen Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief at Elle Canada

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Alison McGill, Editor-in-Chief Wedding Bells

Alison McGill, Editor-in-Chief Wedding Bells

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Candice Chan of CANDICE & ALISON

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Alison McGill, Wedding Bells Editor-in-Chief, Francis Goudin of Maison Birks & Evelyn Reynolds, SVP HBC

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Jessica Mulroney, Kleinfeld Bridal Husdon's Bay

Jessica Mulroney, Kleinfeld Bridal Husdon’s Bay

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Krista Fox and Deborah Lau-Yu

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Chef Damon Campbell

Chef Damon Campbell

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Divine Caviar Donut

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Pastry Chef, Kate Siegel

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Daniel Desforges

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The lovely Fiona Liston Creative Director of Stemz

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Celebrated Make-up artist Dawna Boot and Beauty Editor of The Kit, Rani Sheen

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Writer Renée S Suen

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Cake-tress Patricia Drewnowska and Catherine Lash founder of The Wedding Co, Jessica Mulroney Director of PR Kleinfeld Hudson Bay, and Deborah Lau-Yu of Palettera

That's me with David Robitaille, Director of Events and Angie Tran, Digital Marketing Manager at Shangri-La Toronto after winning the Instagram challenge and a dinner for 6 at the hotel!

That’s me with David Robitaille, Director of Events and Angie Tran, Digital Marketing Manager at Shangri-La Toronto after winning the Instagram challenge and a dinner for 6 at the hotel!

David Robitaille, Kerry Connelly, Angie Tran, Alex Filiatrault

David Robitaille, Kerry Connelly, Angie Tran, Alex Filiatrault of Shangri-La Toronto

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Johanna Nichola
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With over 10 years in the wedding industry, Editor-in-Chief, multi-disciplinary designer and creative head of The Wedding Opera, Johanna Nichola has the best job in the world. After studying Journalism and Visual Arts in University, she spent months documenting Eastern Europe, and then spent a few years working in Northern Australia. She is now helping brides and grooms plan their dream weddings, while inspiring creative professionals to create the business' they deserve! Sign up for her exclusive newsletter to find out more!

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3 Comments

Michelle
Reply April 16, 2015

The photos are stunning! So happy you got an invite to this exclusive event!

Stephanie
Reply April 16, 2015

looks like it was an amazing event!!!....congrats on being part of this elite group within the industry!

Andrei Weddings
Reply August 16, 2018

Such a valuable blog you have written and it is really very entertaining. Keep writing such an impressive article. Thanks for sharing.

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