Last Wednesday, brides-to-be and industry leaders gathered to meet renowned fashion designer Monique Lhuillier and find out her thoughts on modern-day registry.
William Ashley set the stage. While sipping Rotkappchen sparking wine and enjoying champagne-flavoured cupcakes from Cake Opera Co., guests gazed at the beautiful Lhuillier gowns provided by White Toronto as models floated through the store.
Surrounded by stunning floral bouquets by Lilium, The Wedding Co.’s Catherine Lash interviewed Monique about her new collection for Waterford and asked her thoughts on how couples should embrace the registry process.
Monique encouraged couples to register for a variety of items, from formal dining wear to unique stand-alone pieces, and told them to utilize the experts at William Ashley for guidance. She recommended they choose the patterns that fit with their lifestyle, and not to worry about mixing formal with casual.
But the most important piece of advice was, do not be afraid to use and love your new gifts. Whether you are enjoying a quiet breakfast together on a Sunday morning, or are entertaining a large group, make every moment together special.
Thank-you to Rebecca Wood Photography for capturing this very special evening.
Photographs by: Rebecca Wood
Photo 1: William Ashley
Photo 2: Part of the Monique Lhuillier collection by Waterford
Photo 3 & 4: Gowns by Monique Lhuillier
Photo 4: The Wedding Co.’s Sales Director, Lindsay Manning, with Nicole Pieckenhagen, Managing Director of Graydon Hall Manor
Photo 6: Jackie Chiesa, President of William Ashley, speaking to the guests
Photo 7 & 8: The Wedding Co.’s Catherine Lash interviewing Monique
Photo 9: More dresses and guests
Photo 10: Monique and a bride
Photo 11: Monique with Melissa Andre of Melissa Andre Events
Photo 12: Flowers by Lilium
Photo 13: More dresses from White Toronto
Photo 14: Items from the Monique Lhuillier collection, including the Blush Champagne Coupes
Photo 15: Cupcakes from Cake Opera Co.
Photo 16 & 17: More dresses
Photo 18: Catherine and Monique