Dare to Dream

Wedding Show Vancouver : 2012 Dare to Dream Bridal Show at the Pan Pacific

Last Sunday brides-to-be arrived with friends and family (and even some grooms-to-be!) to experience the Dare to Dream Wedding Show Vancouver. This was the second year of the show, produced by Something Borrowed Wedding & Event Planning, and held at the stunning Pan Pacific Vancouver.

This year the show promised an exclusive collection of wedding suppliers and it certainly didn't disappoint.

I actually stopped by the Pan Pacific's Ocean View Ballroom the day before. I wanted to get a feel for the space and the lighting. From what I saw, it was a simple space. Your classic hotel ballroom. Mind you, your typical ballroom doesn't offer a spectacular view of Vancouver Harbour. There were also a bunch of rectangular tables placed around the edges of the room and a small, square dance floor, but otherwise nothing noteworthy outside of the view.

Ganache Patisserie's Macaron Favours at the Dare to Dream Wedding Show Vancouver
Ganache Patisserie's Macaron Favours at the Dare to Dream Wedding Show Vancouver

When I arrived the following day, I was absolutely amazed to see how it had transformed. Or rather, how Upright Decor & Design and Tala Florist had transformed it. Colin, Ingrid, Jay & their team from Upright Decor & Design had obviously been working overtime, doing an incredible job transforming the space into a visual feast. And Hassan & Louisa from Tala Florist came in to put on the finishing touches with some gorgeous floral arrangements.

Soon DJ Leanne from GirlOnWax arrived to set the mood. Peter Fong of Ganache Patisserie carefully constructed a pyramid of tasty take-home treats (see photo). And Angela of Photobooth Vancouver had show-goers eager to test out their Portrait Station.

It's easy to see why everyone was so happy to mingle and chat about everything bridal!

In addition to the collection of elite wedding suppliers, attendees were treated to a beautiful bridal show. The show featured gorgeous bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses and men's suits. Bridal wear was provided by the unmistakable Bisou Bridal, bridesmaids dresses from Wear Else, and the suits from Brooks Brothers.

The last thing I'll mention is the one thing I personally like most about this particular wedding show...it has a heart. It's one thing to experience a fantastic wedding show that delights you with sights, sounds and tastes. It's another to know that your participation (as an attendee or vendor) also benefits a good cause. The proceeds from the Dare to Dream Bridal Show are donated to Canuck Place Children's Hospice. Canuck Place is an amazing organization that supports children and families that need and deserve help.

A special thank you to Arezoo Aliperti of Something Borrowed Wedding & Event Planning. Arezoo is the producer of the Dare to Dream Wedding Show. It's her passion that fuels this event and the support of Canuck Place.


Bisou Bridal

Brooks Brothers

Daniela Ciuffa Photography

DJ Leanne, GirlOnWax

Elegant Designs by Sheila

Ganache Patisserie

Hair & Make up By Maryam Collahi

Invite Avenue

It Works!

Legacy Liqour Store

Love Out Loud Studios

Lugaro Jewellers

Luxe Beauty Lounge

Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel

Passion Parties

Perfect Shot Studio

Photobooth Vancouver

Real Weddings Magazine

Something Borrowed Wedding & Event Planning

Stephita Wedding Invitation

Tala Florist

The Bridery

Travels Best Bets

The OC Spa

Ultimate Limousine

Upright Decor & Design

Vincent + Theo Studios

Wear Else

Music licensed through The Music Bed.