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Congratulations! You and your fiancé have taken a very exciting step in your lives. The next few months will be very busy. Have lots of fun planning your wedding day with our Wedding Experts! This magazine takes you through the entire wedding planning process – from choosing a wedding consultant, to looking your best with beautiful hair and make-up, selecting a wedding dress, choosing the perfect ceremony, accommodations, and reception venue, hiring a professional wedding photographer and videographer, finding a florist, invitations and decor, picking a caterer, DJ or musician, ordering a delicious wedding cake, reserving a limousine and booking your honeymoon. Find tips for planning and creating the wedding of your dreams! This planner and online directory has been designed to help you answer a few questions, and solve some problems that you may encounter. Keep it with you whenever possible for quick reference, and please mention it by name when visiting the business of your choice. Please, whenever possible, take the opportunity to support our advertisers who, through their participation, are making this valuable resource directory available to Vancouver and BC Lower Mainland. Thank you for your interest in our publication! And best wishes for a wonderful wedding day and a bright future! Wedding Connections is a division of Go Big Media Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced electronically, online, or in print without the expressed and written permission of the publisher. Go Big Media Inc. does not guarantee or endorse the quality or services of products of our advertisers or featured suppliers.

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Wedding Planner & Directory Our Wedding Planner is designed to assist you in planning every aspect of your wedding from one year right up to your special wedding day. The planner helps you establish a plan, keeps you organized and on task making your planning experience much less stressful and much more enjoyable. Our extensive directory of the top wedding professionals in the BC Lower Mainland are featured in display and directory listing advertisements throughout our planner by category for quick and easy reference. Our participating wedding professionals can provide you all the wedding products and professional services you need for your perfect wedding. It is important that you and your partner discuss your views on each aspect of your wedding openly and honestly through each stage of the planning process in order to fulfill each of your wishes. The planning process requires you to make compromises along the way just like in your marriage together. It is important that both of you get on the same page, moving in the same direction toward the same goal - a lasting and loving life together. Stay focused - don’t get hang up on the little things, take one step at a time - one decision at a time. Before You Start Planning It is very important that you take the time before you start the planning process to openly and honestly discuss your thoughts and feelings on important issues about your wedding and your life together. • Discuss your thoughts and expectations of marriage and your new life together? • How will you handle intimate conversations regarding love, sex, and family planning? • Do we have the blessings of both families? • Do we share the same religious faith? If not, how will we handle this? • Who do you think should handle our family finances? Why? • Will we both work outside the home? If so, how will we share the household chores? • How do you suggest that we handle disagreements? Are you willing to compromise and keep on smiling? • What do you suggest as an overall budget for this wedding? • Who are you choosing for the wedding party? Do you have any objections to any of these attendants? • What shall we wear? Should we buy or rent? • List your thoughts on the ceremony – who will perform? traditional or religious; inside or out; other ideas? possible music? set date, time & location. • List your thoughts on the reception – who to invite? type of entertainment, food & drink? • Where will we spend our honeymoon and for how long? What should we budget for this? Get Organized Now that you have spent some quality time discussing your personal feelings and how to plan for wedding, get organized and get the ball rolling. Promise yourself you won’t let little details frustrate you and over shadow your happiness. Use the timeline suggested here as a guide in helping you organize for all of your wedding events. Each will be discussed step by step with suggestions and alternatives. Make sure to secure all of your choices, reservations and orders with a signed contract and a deposit. If you do not have twelve months to plan your wedding, do not panic, just do the best you can with the time you have. Before announcing your engagement, inform your families as soon as possible. Traditionally the bride’s family are told first - often the groom will ask his father-in-law to be for permission to marry his daughter. If the parents have not met your spouse a get together is recommended. During your research make sure you check out the hundreds of wedding professionals in our Wedding Connections Wedding Planner & Directory in print and on our website at www.weddingconnections.ca.

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Wedding Budget Establish your budget first thing with maximum amounts for each category. Its important you talk to your parents about sharing some of the cost of your wedding. Determine expense responsibilities for each event. Tradition no longer applies - sharing expenses is perfectly acceptable today. Product or Service

Budget

Actual Cost

Product or Service

Wedding Planner/Consultant

Reception Center Pieces

Attire

Delivery Fees

Bride’s Dress

Other

Headpiece/Veil

Estimated Cost

Shoes

Gifts

Lingerie

Maid of Honor

Jewellery & Accessories

Bridesmaids

Hair/Makeup

Groomsmen

Groom’s Tuxedo or Suit

Bride’s Parents

Shoes

Groom’s Parents

Accessories

Child Attendants

Bride & Groom’s Rings

Estimated Cost

Estimated Cost

Music

Ceremony & Reception

Ceremony Music

Ceremony Location Fee

Reception Music

Officiant Fee

Cocktail Hour

Marriage License

Dance Lessons

Reception Rental

Entertainment

Food

Estimated Cost

Candy Bar

Photography,

Bar

Photobooth

Rentals

& Videography

Transportation

Photographer Fee

Wedding Insurance

Engagement Photos

Estimated Cost

Wedding Album

Details

Parents’ Albums

Guestroom Gifts

Additional Prints

Ring Pillow

Videographer Fee

Guest Book

Photobooth Rental

Favors

Estimated Cost

Other

Stationery

Flower Preservation

Save-The-Date Cards

Estimated Cost

Invitations & Envelopes

Flowers

Reply Cards & Envelopes

Ceremony Decorations

Seating & Menu Cards

Bride’s Bouquet

Thank-You Cards

Attendant’s Bouquets

Postage

Flower Girl Accessories

Calligraphy

Corsages

Announcements

Boutonnieres

Estimated Cost

Reception Decorations

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This calendar includes the essential elements of wedding planning. Personalize the sections by crossing out items that are not relevant to you and color coding the list, with a highlighter marker, using a different colour for bride’s tasks, grooms tasks and others, such as your mother’s or bridesmaids duties, or according to personal priority. 9 - 12 Months Prior ■ ■ ■

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Set the Wedding date! Meet with those sharing Wedding expenses to discuss financial responsibilities Establish your budget early, with maximum amounts for each event/activity. Consider hiring a wedding consultant to help with your plans. Determine expense responsibilities for specific events. Tradition no longer dictates; sharing expenses is perfectly acceptable. Shop for engagement and wedding rings. If you want custom-made rings, plan this early in your schedule. Decide on the style, formality and size of your wedding. Choose your wedding consultant. Prepare your tentative guest list and determine the size of your wedding events. Choose your attendants; get a firm commitment to each event. Determine all pertinent sizes for each. Select your ceremony location and consult with the officiant who will perform the ceremony. Begin planning your ceremony, and determine any pre-marital requirements. Choose a reception location - plan rehearsal dates and times with your officiant and location choices. Choose and reserve the location for your rehearsal dinner. Choose the colour scheme and any appropriate style for your ceremony and wedding attire. Begin shopping for: bridal dress; headpiece and veil; undergarments; jewellery; shoes; attendants’ attire and accessories If you are planning to have your dress custom made a dressmaker should be selected early in the planning process. Schedule fittings, alterations fittings and delivery dates for the dresses. Start the selection process for your wedding professionals. Contact and choose your photographer - some are booked as much as a year in advance. Decide on your entertainment and the right professional. Choose your caterer if not included with your reception venue. Select your mode of transportation.

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Begin the selection of your florist, balloonist and/or ice sculptor. Determine any party rental needs and select an appropriate professional. Order your memory album and begin writing down your memories and saving mementos Select your stationery, style of the invitations, thank you notes and any other stationery you require. Consult a travel agent or visit websites for your honeymoon plans. If you are traveling abroad make sure that both of you have a valid passport and are up-to-date on any necessary immunizations.

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Decide on a honeymoon location and make all necessary reservations Make passport arrangements if necessary Begin compiling guest list names and contact information. Locate and choose your gift registry and begin recording your selections. Get your engagement photographs taken by your photographer and setup your engagement announcement with your local newspaper or website. Finalize your wedding professional choices and secure with a deposit: ■ Caterer ■ Ceremony Music ■ Florist ■ Invitations ■ Party Rentals ■ Reception Entertainment ■ Photobooth ■ Videographer ■ Other Select Groom’s formal wear. Decide whether you will purchase or rent? Select fittings, alterations and delivery or pick up dates. Select and order the Groom’s attendant’s formal wear. Select fittings, alterations and delivery or pick up dates, and notify attendants. This is the time to start body contouring and skin rejuvenation. If you haven’t already, start a fitness and weight loss routine that you can live with and stick with it until your wedding day (and beyond)

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Meet with each of your Wedding Connections wedding professionals and continue to plan each event. Finalize ordering and reservations for all of your event needs. Meet with your florist and complete your selection for bouquets, boutonnieres, table arrangements, etc., and confirm delivery times. Finalize your guest list. Choose and reserve accommodations for all of your out-of-town guests. Compile a list of local activities during their stay in the Lower Mainland. Finalize selection and order your invitations and all related stationery. Setup and maintain records of gifts and begin sending thank you cards after each event. Select a baker - order a wedding cake or cupcakes, groom’s cake, candy, cookies Select a Candy Bar supplier - order desired candy, finalize theme and set-up location Help parents select and coordinate their formal wear. Research all legal requirements - marriage license and name changes. Begin your beauty regime early.

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Select a Makeup artist and a Hair Stylist and reserve wedding day appointments with your hair and makeup stylists for you and your attendants. Get perms, colour, cut or new style done early. Make pre-wedding beauty appointments for you and your attendants for manicure, massage, spa day, etc. Make plans and reservations for a rehearsal party Address and mail all local invitations. Begin RSVP counts. Include maps to all event venues with each invitation. Finalize all formal wear fittings. Pick up wedding rings. Select and purchase attendant’s gifts and a wedding gift for your new spouse. Obtain your marriage license. If you will be moving - finalize all moving details Get your marriage license Call guests who have not responded to invitation Keep track of Wedding gifts received and thank you notes written

Confirm all appointments, ceremony and rehearsal details. Confirm all counts with food and beverage caterers. Confirm guest accommodations. Plan seating arrangements. Finalize all rehearsal dinner plans. Finalize all song lists, entertainment details. Finalize photographer and videographer details. Finalize arrangements for all professional services and transportation needs . Plan honeymoon wardrobes and luggage needs. Obtain all travel tickets and confirm reservations. Arrange for wedding dress, bouquet and/or cake preservation. Confirm duties with Wedding helpers: personal attendant, setup crew and decorators, readers, flower pinners, guest book attendant, gift table attendant, host and hostess, punch, cake and coffee servers, cleanup crew. Break in your wedding shoes. Prepare an “emergency kit” for wedding-day mishaps.

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Take dance lessons that will make your first dance special Make a list of who you want to speak at each event and in what order. Contact each person. Order favors and gifts. Purchase cake knives, ring pillow, toasting goblets, and other accessories. Address invitations and announcements and mail out-of-town invitations. Finalize honeymoon and travel plans. Take care of financial/legal details such as joint bank account, insurance policies and beneficiaries, wills and prenuptial agreement (if desired) Gather forms for making name change Write your Wedding vows, toasts and speeches

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Arrange for pickup of the bridal ensemble. Best Man should confirm all final fittings for the Groom and Ushers, and schedule return of the Groom’s tuxedo and all rental equipment. Assign post-wedding tasks to wedding party. Prepare envelopes for payments or donations to ceremony officials and musicians. Give gifts to wedding party, family and fiancé. Attend the rehearsal dinner.

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Finish packing for the wedding night and honeymoon. Gather all wedding day items. Entrust payment envelopes to the Best Man for tomorrow. Assure that your “Get-Away” car will be at the reception venue packed and ready to go.

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See your hair and makeup artist early The bride should transfer her engagement ring to the right hand. Be dressed and ready to go two hours before the ceremony for picture taking. Relax and enjoy the day. If you have followed this planning schedule, the rest of your day should be easy.

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Leave for honeymoon Send your dress for cleaning and preservation. Send flowers and/or cake for preservation. Write and mail thank you cards out. Change name/or not.

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An old fashioned, magical venue for the most memorable wedding ceremony.

ENGAGEMENT RING, WEDDING RINGS & ACCESSORIES You should shop for your engagement and wedding rings early in the planning process. If you want custom-made rings, plan this early in your schedule. Remember your rings are a symbol of the commitment you are making to each other and will be worn with pride, and will be cherished for the rest of your life. You and your finance should take the time to do extensive research on various rings available before you make your final choice. Your headpiece is also an important jewellery accessory. Your earrings, pearls or a simple necklace are often enough to accent your dress and headpiece on your wedding day.

This charming vintage setting nestled in Langley’s Milner district, has meticulously preserved the original decor that once saw young couples married at the turn of the century. The elegant chapel offers a beautiful backdrop for an intimate wedding gathering.

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Some Questions to Ask • Are you a certified gemologist? • Do you specialize in any certain designers, stones, engravings or settings? • May we see your selection of wedding bands? • What are your service contracts and what do they cover? • What are your terms of payment? • What is your policy on: Returns? Exchanges? Cancellations? CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING PARTY Choose Your Attendants - get a firm commitment to each event. Close friends and family who serve in your wedding party contribute greatly to your wedding day. Each of them plays a part in the success of your wedding and deserve special attention. Make sure that when you talk to each member they understand the responsibility of their position and can attend all scheduled events. Maid of Honor - lend moral support; help in the planning; shopping; addressing invitations; recording and displaying gifts; supervise bridesmaids: pays for her dress; helps bride get ready for each event: holds groom’s ring and bride’s bouquet; signs as witness to ceremony; and sits left of the groom at the head table Best Man - lend moral support; over sees ushers; pays for his own tuxedo; assures that the Officiant is paid; holds bride’s ring for groom; sits to the right of the bride at the head table; offers first toast to the couple; helps prepare honeymoon transportation; returns rented tuxedos and equipment after the wedding Bridesmaids - assist the bride anyway they can and attend all the wedding events Ushers/Groomsmen - seat guests for the wedding ceremony - brides guests to the left and grooms guests to the right; decorates the car; and pays for his own tuxedo Flower Girl - leads processional with basket of loose flower petals to drop in bride’s path Ring Bearer - carriers a white pillow with fake ring sewn on

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GUEST LIST Prepare your tentative guest list and determine the size of your wedding events. Determine the maximum number of guest to be invited. Prepare a detailed list of family, friends, co-workers, business associates, etc. We recommend you take advantage of the 30 day free trial for the “iDo” Wedding Planning software available at www.weddingconnections. ca. The planning software allows you to enter and track information for each of your guests - name; address; phone numbers; email address; invitation sent; number of guest attending; accommodations; thank-you card sent; special dietary needs; and are they attending any pre-wedding events. WEDDING CONSULTANT/PLANNER Finding the right wedding planner can save you time, stress and money. Do your homework. Entrusting anyone with helping you stage the most important day in your life is a huge deal. Some Questions to Ask • May we see references and a portfolio of your work? • Have you done weddings like ours before? • Discuss their familiarity of your culture, customs and traditions of your wedding? • What is the largest wedding you have worked on? After making your choice of wedding consultants get a written contract and secure it with a deposit.

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At Imagine That Events, You Imagine It...We Plan it! Everyone can use a little assistance in planning an event. Imagine That Events is a Vancouver based event planning company that will help you dare to imagine the unlimited possibilities. We are a company that thrives on the enthusiasm, sense of humor, and creative ideas of our clients. Our responsibility begins with the power to imagine. Call or Email us today to set up your event consultation in our showroom in Richmond: info@imaginethatevents.ca

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Be a guest at your own wedding! For those who have planned their wedding themselves, but need someone to act as a personal assistant on the wedding day to ensure that everything runs seamlessly. We’ll deal with the day of headaches while you sit back and watch all of your efforts come together making your dream day an unforgettable reality!

CEREMONY VENUES Carefully select your ideal ceremony location. Then choose a firm wedding date and begin planning your ceremony. You should consider the mood and style of your wedding; any specific cultural or religious restrictions; your individual preferences; and family heritage before you make your choice for the location. You can choice to have your ceremony indoors in a church, synagogue, temple, chapel, or hall; or outdoors in a park, garden, backyard or beach location. Some Questions to Ask • Is this facility open to non-members (i.e., Church, Synagogue or Temple)? • Do you have any restrictions on the day of the week or times? • Are there any restrictions for lighting, cameras and audio/video equipment? • How far in advance should we reserve this site? • Is there a dress code that we must follow? • Do you have an organist available? Will we be permitted to use outside musicians? • Are we permitted to decorate the site? OFFICIANTS & CLERGY Finding the right person to marry you is an important decision – they will have a huge influence on the tone of the ceremony. Make sure that you find someone who is willing to perform the kind of ceremony you are envisioning, or who has a style and belief system similar to your own. And of course, if you want to make it legal, you’ll need to make sure that they are legally able to marry you in British Columbia. The first most basic thing you must do is decide if you want a religious or secular ceremony. This highly personal decision will have great impact on who will marry you. Some Questions to Ask • How much are we allowed to customize the ceremony? • Can we write our own vows? • Will you marry us even if we are not current members of your church, synagogue, parish, temple and house of worship? • How do we become members? • If we are of different faiths, or one of us is not religious, is that a problem? • One of us is divorced, does your religion allow you to marry us?

Nestled on the shores of Mill Lake in Abbotsford B.C., the beauty and uniqueness of this Heritage Site makes it the perfect location for ceremonies outside of conventional church settings. Our Heritage House provides an intimate setting for smaller weddings, and the natural splendor, lush landscaping, courtyard and gazebo provide the perfect romantic setting for an outdoor wedding and reception.

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Sea Breeze Lodge

HORNBY ISLAND, BC

The Catering Services at Sea Breeze Lodge are truly outstanding! • • • • •

Customized receptions for up to 150 guests Specially designed menus Waterfront honeymoon cabin On-site waterfront accommodations available Personalized attention to all event details

Sea Breeze Lodge on renowned Hornby Island is the perfect location for your special day. With this unique and secluded waterfront setting, Sea Breeze offers a relaxed and intimate destination wedding. For more information or to book, please call:

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Our professional and friendly staff will be happy to assist you all the way from the overall planning of your event to the final decoration and menu details.

Capacity: From 50 to 500 Guests Full Catering Service with Menus Endless Decoration Options High Quality Sound/Audio System

Offering full banquet services for all types of events. Centrally located in Richmond • 14500 River Road

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Package Includes:

Reception ~ Six Hours Sunlight or Moonlight Cruise

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1 hr. pre-boarding, dockside ceremony or guests 4 hour cruise with music and dance Choice of menu’s sitdown or buffet style

We Can Accommodate: • Rehearsal Dinner

• Gift Opening Brunch

• Out of Town Guests

• Engagement Party

• Bridal Shower

• Ceremony on Board

• Stag & Stagettes – 2 yachts same night

• 1 hour dockside - gift unwrap or bouquet throwing

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• Buffet Stations

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The Edgewater is one of British Columbia and Whistler’s most spectacular wedding locations. The views from the lodge, the garden areas, and the dining room are unparalleled in Whistler.

Make it part of your most memorable day!

We are happy to customize any accommodation, dinner and/or activity package to suit your needs. Feel free to visit our website, or give us a call to set up a meeting regarding your special day!

Toll free: 1.888.870.9065 | Tel: 604.932.0688 | Email: info@edgewater-lodge.com | www.edgewater-lodge.com

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• First Class Gourmet Cuisine  • Stags/Stagettes: 3 Unforgettable Hours!  Call us for a personal showing. 604-779-9193

CEREMONY & RECEPTIONS ON THE WATER Can you image your wedding on your own private luxury yacht. Cruise through the Vancouver harbor for your special day and evening and have your wedding ceremony and reception on the water. Having your wedding on a yacht requires careful research and planning. Take time to envision what your wedding yacht charter or reception on a boat should look like. Organize all of your wedding reception ideas, and then with your perfect wedding reception in mind, you can begin to shop for your ideas in An organized manner. Picture yourself walking down the aisle on the yachts deck surrounded by your friends and family, with nothing but blue sky, beautiful sights and sounds of Vancouver all around you. You and your guests can dine on the deck lounge with a 360 degree view of the city. IS WEDDING INSURANCE RIGHT FOR YOU? The decision to purchase Wedding Insurance is a highly personal one – a financial decision that is an additional cost for your wedding budget, but will protect you from unforeseen disasters and mishaps. As the average cost of weddings rises, now $25,000 in Canada,  wedding insurance becomes more of a necessity.

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Intimate to Gala, Exquisite to Dazzling! Our Wedding Consultant will help you create one of the most important days of your life. Our facilities are designed to accommodate your every need. Contact Claire Viktora

604-465-5474 www.meadowgardens.com “Proudly Committed to Outstanding Experiences�

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Check out our website for upcoming special events! Situated in a beautiful parkland setting, Langley Golf and Banquet Centre is an ideal location for a memorable wedding celebration. We feature three elegant banquet rooms and will cater your special day with style that will define your occasion. 604.534.4555 ext 3

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RECEPTION VENUES This will be one of the most elaborate and important parties you’ll ever host in your lifetime. It is also the ideal time to thank your family members, friends and guests for being there with you throughout the planning process and sharing every moment of your wedding day. Before making your final choice, ask yourself if this location complements all your wedding plans. Is it within your established budget? If not, do you want to compromise your budget to secure this location? Some Questions to Ask • Is this location easily reached from our ceremony? • Is there an outdoor reception area available? • Is this location handicapped accessible? Is parking available? • Will this location accommodate all of our guests comfortably? • Will this location look different in the month of our wedding? • What menus and prices are available? • May we see your references? May we see photographs of other receptions held here? • May we tour the area? Are there any specific restrictions? • How far in advance must reservations be made? When do you need the final guest count? • What areas and rooms will we use? How early can we set up? How late can we stay?

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Bridal Ideas and Maximizing Wedding Shows Bridal shows generate valuable ideas and offer the opportunity for hands-on evaluation of products and services. The following 10 tips to make the most of the bridal show experience. 1. First of all, remember to relax and have fun! 2. Bring your own set of address labels. This will save you a lot of time signing up for giveaways.

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3. Bring a friend. Having someone there with a notepad to help you organize information is valuable. This person can also help you to keep bags of information separate—one for those vendors you are interested in, and one for those you’ve not yet decided about.” 4. Maximize your time by focusing on your top priorities first, then work on other items on your list. 5. Be prepared to try on gowns in front of others in a dressing room.”

The Delta Vancouver Airport’s expansive banquet space, well appointed guest accommodations, lush garden settings and a full service catering facility will make your wedding day a truly memorable event. Our personal Wedding Specialist will work side‐by‐side with you to bring your dreams to life.

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6. Talk to as many companies as possible and get as much information as you can. Normal traffic in any show runs to the right and goes up and down each aisle. If show management does not provide one, use a notepad to record aisle and booth numbers. If you see something interesting, you’ll want to know how to get back to that vendor without searching the whole show.” 7. Be prepared to make decisions and book with deposits with those companies you feel good about. Taking advantage of show-only specials can really save money.” 8. Attend shows with an eye toward numbers. It helps if the show has a good number of exhibitors to help you plan as much of the wedding as possible. Larger shows are also likely to offer more entertainment.” 9. Remember that it is incumbent upon the bride to check out a vendor’s reputation before doing business with them. A bridal show can help. The bride gets to talk with a company face to face and form her own first impressions. She can ask for references and inquire about vendor policies first hand.” 10. Wear comfortable shoes!”

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PHOTO BOOTH RENTALS Renting a real photo booth for your wedding is a clever combination of interactive entertainment and custom made party favors. Photo booths vary greatly from company to company so be sure to consider what type of photo booth experience and quality is right for you and your guests. Would you like an authentic retro-style photo booth that looks and feels like the real thing or would a basic portrait making system in a box fulfill your need? Rental packages may include unlimited free photos for your guests, personalized custom graphics on the photos, a digital copy of the photos taken, scrap book services and more. When thinking about a photo booth rental company, be sure to ask for print samples, photos of their photo book, and references from past clients. Also check if the photo booth rental company is a certified member of a professional photo booth association and if the company travels with back up equipment in case of a technical problem. Renting a real photo booth is a very popular entertainment feature for weddings and should be booked well in advance of your date. Some Questions to Ask • What is the fee for rental? • How many hours of photo booth ‘running time’ is included? • Is there a delivery charge? • Does a rental include an attendnt during the event? • do we get a digital copy of the photos? • Do we get custom graphics on the photos? • How many photos can we take? • Can the photo booth be delivered and installed in our venue? • Is the company certified by a professional photo booth association?

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Top 10 Potential Ceremony Sites You want your wedding day to be as perfect as possible, which is why you should take care in choosing a ceremony site that is memorable and unique to you and your fiancé. We’ve listed 10 popular choices of ceremony sites, to assist you with some ideas: Church or Synagogue: A house of worship, be it a church or a temple, is a traditional ceremony site, whether you grew up going to church or temple, or not, it will never go out of style and is always a beautiful choice. Botanical Gardens: If you’re planning a spring or summer wedding, a botanical garden could be the perfect choice for your fairytale wedding ... your ceremony will have a breathtaking, fragrant backdrop, not to mention your flower budget will be considerably less.

Located on the picturesque shores of the Okanagan Lake our private beach ceremony venue, beautiful reception venues, and endless resort amenities create a perfect destination wedding.

Public Building: Museums or historical residences, can make stunning stylish sites and may just have the perfect classic ambience you’re searching for, to make your wedding day extra special. The Great Outdoors: You or a friend or family member may have a beautiful backyard that you could make use of for your spring or summertime wedding. If you do not have access to a beautiful garden, there are also many beautiful parks available. On the Beach: The ocean as a backdrop, the feel of velvet sand between your feet - what could be more memorable? Out at Sea: Rent a large boat or yacht and get married at sea, imagine the view!. As night fails, you’ll also have a spectacular setting for your reception. Wine Farm: Imagine a ceremony set in picturesque vineyards! Many wine farms also have catering facilities, so your ceremony and reception would be at the same beautiful setting.

Our one-stop approach for your wedding will take the stress out of your special day so that you can take in every last moment. With our help, you’ll have time to enjoy the company of your guests and the fairy tale wedding you’ve always imagined.

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Forest: If you’re looking for that natural, rustic, outdoorsy sort of setting - a forest or wood could be the perfect choice for your memorable ceremony! Victorian Home: If you’re dreaming about a grand, classic wedding, an old Victorian house will give you the timeless style and class you require. Hotel: Some hotels make gorgeous settings for a wedding ceremony and reception. Be sure to search around for one that suites your decor style best.

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Weddings & Honeymoons • Specializing in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons • After Hours Appointments Available • Dream Honeymoon Registry

Toll Free: 1-877-857-0880 Ocean Breeze Cruise & Travel Corp. 32535 Downes Rd., Abbotsford, BC

DESTINATION WEDDINGS Have you thought about getting married on your honeymoon? Destinations weddings are becoming more and more popular with couples who are eager to skip the fuss of a traditional wedding and jump right into the fun, not only as a way to make the occasion more special, but also as a means of simplifying the whole process. Whether the special day involves just the two of you or whether you’ll be inviting friends and family to join you, a destination wedding can be a way to create wonderful memories. Keep in mind your guest list, your budget and your own wishes. Decide on a budget. If you have a big budget and can hire a wedding planner, do so, as planners are able to perform the time-consuming footwork and have relationships with vendors, making the process a lot easier. If you can’t afford a wedding planner, fear not. You can do this yourself and do a great job. Decide on the time of year you would like your wedding. That will help narrow down your choices for locations. Decide on the number of people you would like to invite. When you know a tentative guest list number, then you can decide on the size of the venue you’ll need, further narrowing down your choices. Decide on a few locales you are interested in. With your budget in mind, start researching venues in those locales, making phone calls and meeting with on-site wedding planners.

Do you want to escape the traditional, big budget wedding? Melania will help you find the perfect romantic setting where you and your guests will enjoy a seamless ceremony and celebration specially tailored to your taste and budget.

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So, what is a Flipbook? Flipbooks are a way to bring parties to life with the newest craze in customized party favors. Unlike photobooths, flipbooks are interactive, animated and fun. How? We set up a display in a 10’x10’ area at a wedding or event. Then, invite guests to step in front of the camera, add some props, and make a  6 second crazy, zany, fun video. In a couple of minutes, the video clip is transformed into a personalized flip book right before their eyes.

Event guests actually become part of the entertainment as others watch and get inspired to join in the fun. LANGIS Flipbooks can produce up to 45 flipbooks per hour and is versatile enough to fit into any party setting. WEDDINGS • FUND RAISERS • PARTIES • CORPORATE EVENTS We can also be a fun part of Grad, Sports Events, Tournaments, Business Openings, and many other events.

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~ 604.858.0544 www.kenpugh.ca / kpugh@shaw.ca PHOTOGRAPHERS Capture those once-in-a-lifetime memories professionally and personally. Take the time to talk to all of our professional photographers listed in our directory. Make sure the one you choose will cover each aspect of the wedding, and will accept and respect your recommendations and requests. Decide on this service as early as possible in the planning phase to be sure you get the best professional available. Some Questions to Ask • May we see your references, portfolio and recent albums? • What type of service do you specialize in? (Candid, portraits, black and white, photojournalism, mixture) • Have you previously provided service in the location of our wedding and reception? • Are you familiar with the lighting and layout at these locations? • What does your package include? • Do you charge a total package price? hourly rate? per photograph? • Do you go into overtime? At what time?

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CATERING Catering Services Once you have decided on a reception venue, it’s very possible that they will provide the food themselves. However, if they don’t then it’s up to you to choose your caterer. Ask For Recommendations Begin with the reception venue itself. Undoubtedly they will have list of wedding caterers that they normally work with. Additionally, you should seek advice and recommendations from couples that have been married recently in the area. Once you have compiled a list of 10 or so choices, you can begin narrowing down your selections. Set Appointments & Test Tasting Call and set an appointment for an interview with the first four or five caterers on your list. When setting the appointment on the phone, be sure to ask if your wedding date is available. If it’s not, you can immediately cross the name of your list without wasting anyone’s time. Most established caterers are more than happy to offer you a taste of their food. This will allow you to check both the presentation and the quality.

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Some Questions to Ask • Can we see references and portfolio? • Can we see sample menus? • Will you be at the reception? Who will be assisting? How will your staff be dressed? • Are you licensed/insured for bar service? • Is it provided? Is there an opening fee? • How many bartenders do we need? What is your fee? What does it include? • What amount of liquor do you suggest for our guest count? Other beverages/amount? • Can unopened bottles be returned? • What bar supplies do you provide? • Can we order champagne from you? • Can you provide cash or open bar service? • What time will the bar close? • How many servers do we need for a seated reception? Buffet? • What is the estimated cost per person for each? What does it include? • How much floor space do you need for serving? For preparation? For bar service? • What are your taxes and gratuities? Arrangements • How much set-up time do you need? • Do you provide ice? Glassware? • Are you full-service? • Do you provide decorations or centerpieces? • Who will keep left-over foods and beverages?

We will supply everything needed to provide your guests with a full bar and fast friendly service. From set-up to take-down and cleaning throughout the evening, leave it all up to us! We have many different ways of meeting your bartending needs; let us help you by making your event hassle free. 604.795.3196

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BARTENDING Why Hire a Professional Bartender A great bartender can make your guest have fun and enjoy themselves even while waiting in often long lines right after the service ends to get a drink. An experienced bartender will also make each guest feel as special as the bridal party while working to avoid potential problems. At almost every wedding, there is always at least one or two guests who seem to feel it is their goal to drink as much “free” booze as they possibly can. It is the bartender’s role to do everything in his/her control to see to it that this type of guest doesn’t steal the day or worse cause embarrassment. There is also a liability issue for the host who can be legally liable for anyone who drinks on their private property and goes on to drive or otherwise commit a crime while under the influence. The last thing you want to deal with is an accident or even death caused by someone drinking too much at your wedding. Your choices in wedding beverages and bartending services are a very important part of your reception. Are you considering a theme of some sort? What drinks will be served? The amount of people who will be in attendance is a big factor both in budget, and in style. All of these selections are generally left to the bride and groom. If the families do not drink alcohol and the refreshments will more than likely be punch, juice and soda based. It’s polite to always give a non-alcoholic alternative whether or not alcohol is being served. BEER & WINE Many brides and grooms choose to make their own beer and wine for their wedding to save money. Give yourself some time, wine will improve and become better tasting in time. You should give yourself at least 8 weeks.

ViP Bartending and Event Services professional, clean-cut staff will treat you and your guests like the very important people they are. Regardless of the size of your function, V.i.P. will ensure superior results from set-up to take down.

SERVICES INCLUDE: Bartenders • Event Planning • Servers Bussers • Coat Check • Catering Equipment Rentals D.J. • Musicians • Party Rentals Security • Valet Parking

Red or White – it’s a good idea to have at least 1 bottle of each for every 4 guests. A good tip to lower your beverage costs is to provide your guest with only beer and wine, soda and a signature drink and have your wedding reception in a Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) venue for your reception. CANDY BAR / BUFFET Candy Bars/Buffets can be used at weddings in place of a wedding cake, or in addition to a wedding cake and often to be used as the wedding favor, providing guests with a small bag or box to fill with candies of their choice. A Candy Buffet in the party or wedding colours also adds to the decor by carrying out the theme. Beautiful and unique containers help to display and dispense the goodies, thus adding another colourful element to this novelty station. Candy distributors and suppliers recommend orders be placed 4-6 months prior to the event as some of your chosen sweets may have to be special ordered.

SERVICES INCLUDE: Liquor Consumption Calculation Liquor and Mix Purchasing Drink Suggestions Assistance with your special occasion license Contact us today for a free one hour consultation to determine your events individual needs and preferences.

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WEDDING CAKE, CUPCAKES & COOKIES No matter how big or small, how stylish, or how expensive your wedding is - it will not be complete without a beautiful wedding cake, a cupcake tower or cookies! Choosing your baker is an important task; you’ll have to do a lot of homework here including a lot of taste testing. Find all the books and pictures you can on this subject, because you won’t believe what can be done with wedding cakes and cupcakes. They are literally works of art; so make sure the baker you choose is a true pastry chef. Some Questions to Ask • May we see your references and portfolio? Do you offer tasting or samples? • Will you be available for our reception? Who will be assisting you? • Can you custom create a Groom’s cake from a photograph? • Can you match the colours to a swatch of fabric or flowers? • Will you make extra sheet cakes, if necessary? Can you create small cakes for wedding favors? At what cost? • Do you specialize in certain styles or flavors? Can you provide cakes for certain dietary restrictions? • Will you provide flowers for the cake? Will you place flowers from the florist on the cake? • Do you provide the cake topper and knife? Servers for cutting or instructions for us to cut?

Sweeten the deal with our all-natural cupcakes and cakes, baked fresh daily using premium ingredients like 100% Canadian butter and free-range eggs. No additives, no artificial flavours - just a generous dash of extra loving care in making your custom vision come to life! Ask about gluten-free, vegan and diabetic-friendly options to suit any special diet!

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BRIDAL FASHION You have been dreaming about walking down that aisle since you were a little girl, and now its time to pick out a dress. Choosing your wedding dress can be a lengthy process and you should begin thinking of styles long before you visit a bridal salon. Selecting Your Style - consider your overall budget for the wedding and how much has been set aside for your dress and accessories. Look through bridal magazines and go to bridal shows to determine the styles and designers you prefer. Trying on Dresses - schedule some appointments during the week when the bridal store will be less busy. It’s best to spread your appointments over a series of days. Bring one or two people with you, not the entire bridal party. Try on a variety of styles to see what you like, even if you have a set idea; you may be surprised at what flatters you. Wedding dresses often run small - what matters is the fit not the actual size. Ordering Your Dress - once you find the perfect dress, the store’s seamstress will measure your bust, waist, hips and height to determine which size to order. Make sure you order the dress at least eight months before the wedding, because some dresses take four to six months to make. Bridal Party Fashion - carry your wedding style through to your bridal party fashion. As a friend it is your responsibility to choose a dress style that looks good on them and fits their budget. You should consider the body type of each bridesmaid; choose classic styled dresses; choose dress sets and coordinates; and allows buy good sturdy fabric. Some Questions to Ask

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Can I see your catalog or portfolio? Do you specialize in any type of bridal attire? Which designer lines do you carry? Do you have the dress that I want on hand, or must I order it?

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• Do you offer accessories and shoes? Can you dye the shoes?

• Can you give me details on the materials of my dress?

• Can you guarantee a delivery date for my dress? • Do the members of my bridal party need to be here in person?

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For more information : Phone: 1-604-855-LOVE (5683) Email: bobby@syncrohearts.com Visit: www.syncrohearts.com Bonus offer: Free ebook with online orders 7 Essential Steps to More Loving Relationships Partial proceeds from the sales of SYNCROHEARTS are donated to the Mel Zajac Ranch for Kids. The objective at this Ranch is to simply “Raise the Spirits� of children with special needs and life-threatening illnesses. For more information on the Zajac Ranch, please visit: www.zajacranch.com.

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Wedidng Venues

Rowena’s Inn on the River is located in Harrison Mills, just east of Vancouver. This beautiful B&B is part of Pretty Estates Resort which is also home to the Sandpiper Golf Course and River’s Edge Restaurant.

Photography: Tallevi Studios

Nestled amidst majestic mountains and ancient forest, this beautifully restored English style manor overlooks the picturesque banks of the tranquil Harrison River. Gatsby-esque glamour, manicured gardens, meandering creeks and crystal-clear ponds create an ideal setting for a fairy-tale wedding. Phone: (604) 796-1000 Email: events@prettyestateresort.com Toll free: 1.877.796.1001

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Set in the, relatively, untouched beauty of British Columbia’s wilderness, Rowena’s Inn on the River will enchant you with most wondrous backdrop for your wedding photos. Accommodations include 5 luxurious Inn rooms, a Gatehouse and a few feet away are four charming cottages with heated-slated floors, deep-soaker jacuzzi tubs for two and real woodburning fireplaces.

At Rowena’s, we know that since… You’re Unique. Your Wedding Should Be Too. For more information, please email or call our Events Coordinator, Shiloh Hansford, at 877.796.1001 ext. 226. She will be happy to discuss your special occasion with you.

Rowena’s Inn on the River 14282 Morris Valley Road Harrison Mills, BC

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Specializing in Airbrush Make-up, Updos and offering Wedding Packages. We provide the best solution for bridal makeup, and bridal hair styling. Our skillful and experienced makeup artists and stylists are ready to enhance your features.

We pride ourselves on our natural-looking makeup and we understand that makeup is not meant to cover up your beauty. A feature-enhanced fresh look is the key to create the mesmerizing look for your groom, the guests and the camera.

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BEAUTY OPTIONS PRIOR TO WEDDING 1 MONTH Acne Laser Treatment - get rid of your acne with the Laser and start to glow

Please make

reservations for your facial and body glow, arrange for your bridesmaids for their pedicures and manicures and come in all together and shake off your stress. Send in the groom to turn his body into smooth velvet, remove callus and trim the nails. Trial Run – schedule your consultation with your hair stylist and makeup artist about one month prior.

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appointment at least a month in advance to make sure your nails look just right for your wedding day. Skin Tanning – experiment with spray tans, tanning beds, etc. Give yourself enough time to ensure the look is natural and to your liking. 1-2 WEEKS Cut and Colour – the best time to schedule your final cut and color is one to two weeks out to ensure enough time to fix any last minute color mishaps. Avoid doing anything too drastic. DAY BEFORE Put on the Polish – Get your final manicure and pedicure the day before so the nails can thoroughly dry. Get a bottle of your polish from the manicurist for last-minute touch-ups or you may choose artificial nails especially for the close up photos of your wedding rings. Go light on sodium and curb the alcohol – have fun, don’t go crazy at your rehearsal dinner. Too much salt and alcohol leads to eye puffiness. DAY OF Eat a healthy breakfast and drink plenty of water. Give yourself time. Brides typically begin their hair about three hours in advance, followed by makeup. Relax and smile. You know you will look FABULOUS! CHOOSING YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST You understand how important beauty and makeup is on your wedding day and you want to be confident you will look fabulous in person as well as in pictures so you need to find a high-quality makeup artist. Decide if you wish to have your bridal makeup done in your home/venue or if you want to go to a salon on your wedding day. If you like the convenience of having someone come to you directly on your wedding day then seek out makeup artists that are freelance and mobile. Decide if you want both your wedding day makeup and hair arranged at the same location. Many bridal makeup artists also provide hair styling and can accommodate this type of request. CONSIDERING A SPA You really want to be relaxed, stress-free and feeling your best for your wedding day. A spa offers you a quiet tranquil place to be pampered before your big moment.

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BEAUTY & HEALTH Beauty and health are crucial factors when preparing for your wedding. The recipe for looking amazing on your wedding day: a beaming smile, silky hair, glowing skin and some serious bridal pampering. Fortunately, the one thing you can control on your wedding day is your bridal look. Get Started Now! 8 MONTHS This is the time to start skin rejuvenation, permanent hair reduction, body contouring and weight loss. Weight Loss Program - wanting to lose some weight before your wedding is totally normal. If you haven’t already, start a fitness and weight loss routine that you can live with – and stick with it until your wedding day. There are three important things to do to meet your weight loss goals: Set an Achievable Goal - it is important that you are healthy and alert on your wedding day. Starving yourself for several weeks or days leading up to the big day isn’t a good idea. So, you need to start early. Change Your Eating - changing your eating is one of the most important parts of losing weight before your wedding. The favoured way to count calories is to join a weight loss program. A program will help you restrict your calories in a way that is healthy and won’t put you into starvation mode. Increase Your Exercising - a great way to burn calories is to increase your exercise. You’ll be most successful at this if you come up with a routine that you can repeat weekly. Some ideas include: running, going to the gym, joining a boot-camp class, yoga, aerobics. 6 MONTHS Get great skin - now’s the time to address any skin problems - start your skin rejuvenation and skin tightening programs. 3-6 MONTHS Hire your hair & makeup pros - if you love your stylist and are getting married locally, make sure he or she is available on your date: otherwise, start auditioning stylists for the big day. Book your makeup appointment and consultation. Get a facial to ensure positively glowing skin on your wedding day - start a regimen of monthly facials.

Jeuness combines breakthrough sciences in a product system that enhances youth by working at the cellular level. By focusing on the health, longevity, and renewal of cells, we help people enjoy vibrant, youthful results that last.

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Restore and enhance your natural beauty by giving you a smoother, glowing, and tighter skin, enhancing your features, and optimizing your facial contours to make you look fabulous, without surgery. • Botox • Fillers • Laser Hair Removal • Photofacial and other laser skin treatments

• Chemical Peels • Longer Lashes • Skin tightening • Vein clinic • and much more...

Loose body fat easily by igniting your metabolism — with food! Our scientifically proven medical methods will enable you to burn more calories after every meal, eliminate cravings and decrease your appetite naturally without use of medications or starvation diets. Additionally, our medically supervised fitness program will enable you to flatten your tummy, tone your arms, legs, and butt! Say goodbye to bra fat, arm flab, and that stubborn muffin top! You will lose body fat, gain muscle, and regain a faster metabolism, making you even more attractive and vibrant.

“We give you the best of both worlds: a serene and soothing environment of a spa and the hygiene and safety of a medical facility.”

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HAIR EXTENTIONS Having incredible hair for your ​wedding is a must, and having ​hair extensions to give you that l​ook will cost less than your wedding dress and will last long past your honeymoon. No wedding day would be complete without having the hair of your dreams and many brides find that they haven’t got the thickness and often the length they want to complete their look for the big day. Having extensions to enhance your thickness will mean that your hair will look how you have always wanted it to and not only that, it will hold the style you choose for much longer. You will no longer be held back by the limitations of your existing hair style, instead you can have your dream hair, whatever that may be, Bring in a picture of how you would like your hair to look on your wedding day and we can re-create this for you with professionally applied hair extensions. Micro Links Hair Extensions are the latest trend in long lasting hair enhancements and it’s becoming an increasingly popular in the bridal fashion world. This method does not require heat, glue, sewing, braiding or chemicals, which means no damage to your own hair.

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TRANSPORTATION Transportation for the bride and groom, wedding party and the families is an important aspect of your wedding day. You will need to ensure these people all have transportation to and from the getting dressed location to the ceremony, from the ceremony to the reception, and the reception back to the hotel/home/car. Arranging transportation can be as easy as asking the groomsmen, ushers or helpful friends who are familiar with the location to arrange carpool/caravan with the others in the wedding party. There are so many different styles of wedding transportation available to choose from. Limousines - are the most used form of wedding transportation today. Limos are luxurious and a real treat to ride in on the way to your wedding ceremony and reception because you can enjoy a glass of champagne and listen to your favorite music. Classic/Vintage Cars – a popular form of wedding transportation Horse Drawn Carriages - a traditional and romantic form of wedding transportation Vintage Style Trolleys - are a perfect form of transportation for your weddings

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PARTY RENTALS When you choose to hold your reception at an offpremise venue chances are you will be responsible for renting everything. Work with representatives of a professional rental company. These professionals will be able to provide you with guidance as to which rentals you will need for that venue and the quantity you will need for your guest count. There are many companies that offer the basic equipment and specialty equipment such as custom designed china; flatware; glassware; cake stands; chocolate fountains; arches; gazebos; gates; aisle dĂŠcor; tables; table skirts, chair covers and table linens. If you are planning an outdoor ceremony/ reception you should consider renting portable washrooms for your wedding guests. TENT AND CANOPY RENTALS You have decided to have your wedding recdeption outside and you need a tent. You can rent canopies either from tent rental companies who specialize in tents or through select party supply companies. Wedding tents are available in different designs, shapes and sizes from elegant to simple. What you have to do is select a canopy depending on your theme. Your rental provider will give you some suggestions. Select canopies that are roomy enough. Ensure that all your necessary items fit well within the canopy, such as tables, bar, chairs, dance floor, gifts, etc. If possible, choose a tent colour that will compliment your wedding theme.

Let us enhance the atmosphere and mood at your wedding reception or ceremony! We are dedicated to creating the perfect lighting for your event, whether it is an extravagant indoor wedding or intimate backyard reception. We specialize in lights, so unlike rental companies that only offer set lighting packages, we can create custom lighting installations specific for your style and space.

We will work with you to bring your wedding lighting vision into reality.

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Hall Decorating Invitations Accessories

Party Supplies • Cakes Fresh Flowers Rentals

Specializing in sales and rentals of traditional & contemporary wedding supplies, wedding and party decor.

#108 - 12877 76th Ave., Surrey BC (next to Gateway Pizza) • 604.594.4103 or 778.883.8797 • www.deltaweddingcentre.com

DECORATIONS Enhance your wedding showers and reception with colorful decorating supplies – from tissue bells to streamers to ribbons to banners, to create an atmosphere that carries through your theme and colors. Don’t forget the impact of different color combinations. Take your decorations in one color and combine complimentary colors to create a unique custom look. Nothing says festivity more than balloons. Fill them with helium for centerpieces; tie a helium filled bouquet of balloons at the end of each pew; or arrange them in classic arches to add the perfect festive touch to your wedding décor.

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FLOWERS When looking at flower arrangements for your wedding day make sure you consider the style and décor of your wedding; the season of the year; your budget and your favourite flowers. You should select your wedding dress, the bridesmaid’s dresses and your colors, decide on a theme for your wedding before visiting your florist. It is also helpful to have fabric swatches and textures of your selected dresses and the groom, groomsmen and attendants formal wear. The florist should be able to suggest floral combinations and artistic treatments to create beautiful floral complements. Ask your florist for an itemized quote in writing and supply your florist with the names, addresses and times for delivery of your bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages and floral arrangements. Other floral arrangements that you may need include displays for the alter, centerpieces for reception tables, corsages for those who assist with various reception duties and floral “tokens” for special guests. Ask your florist for guidance. His or her artistry knowledge of wedding protocol and ability to listen to your needs will ensure that you’ll get good value for your money and have the perfect floral accents to enhance your wedding day. To preserve your flowers as a keepsake and not just a faded memory, consider floral preservation. www.weddingconnections.ca

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WASHROOM RENTALS One of the first steps in planning an outdoor wedding is to find washroom rentals for weddings of all sizes, catering to the needs of simple backyard wedding to exclusive black tie events. If you are in planning for an outdoor wedding and require luxury portable restrooms, we suggest making your reservation well ahead of time to ensure availability.

FAVORS & GIFTS Wedding favors are a traditional small gift given as a gesture of appreciation by you to your guests at your reception. Favors are really limited by your imagination but usually complement the theme or season of your wedding. Classic favors range from the classic sugared almonds or individual chocolates, to candles and scented soaps. Modern gift ideas include CDs with your favorite music, shot glasses filled with colored candy silver picture frames with a photo of you and your partner. Your gifts can be personalized with your names, the place and date of your wedding..

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT WEDDING INVITATIONS Wedding invitations for ages have been regarded as an essential part in the whole wedding. They make the wedding more captivating and enchanting through the use of various wedding invitation ideas. The idea of wedding invitations is more than just giving the date, time and location of the event. For many people, the invite represents the couple and it presents guests the opportunity to see your sense of style and the theme of your wedding the very first time. Regardless of whether they’re distant family member or friends from the other side of your soon-to-be family, they will welcome the opportunity to get to know you better as a couple.

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CEREMONY & RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT Your entertainment is an important part of your reception and should be versatile enough to please both of you, your parents, and your guests. Music will set the mood of your rehearsal dinner; enhance the beauty and magic of your ceremony; and add vibrancy to your reception. Choose your entertainment service with as much care as you did your food and flowers …for each is a treat in its own way. You can choose DJ services, live musicians, and other forms of entertainments such as magicians and belly dancing to entertainment your guests. Some Questions to Ask • We would like to see references and a demo tape? • Are you currently performing locally? May we attend one of your performances? • Will you perform the songs we want? Can you obtain sheet music for those songs on my list? • What musical equipment will you be using at our wedding? • Will the musicians at our wedding be the same ones at the performance we visited? • How far in advance must we reserve your services?

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Spice up your special event or any celebration with with a tasteful and exciting bellydance performance. Or get your shimmy on with bellydance lessons for your stagette or bridal shower!

www.raheldance.com ~ 604 767 2392

DANCE LESSONS Your wedding is going to be an event of a lifetime. Nothing about your wedding day will be generic – it will be uniquely yours. Experience the joy of dancing a specially choreographed first dance that is customized just for you. The highlight of any wedding reception is the moment the bride and the groom dance for the first time as a married couple, which symbolizes the love between the two of you and the start of your new life together. Even if you dance frequently, you’ll want to make your first dance special. Taking dance lessons will help you create wedding memories you’ll be proud of. GIRLS NIGHT OUT Bridal showers and bachelorette parties are usually held two months or so before your wedding, no closer than two weeks before the big day. Many showers are at homes or venues that host bridal showers and offer menus comprised of finger foods that can be enjoyed while guests walk around socializing. Some themed bridal showers include kitchen items, lingerie and adult boutique home parties.

Host a Passion Party! Earn FREE products, exclusive discounts and incredible gifts! Sat Bassan - Tri-Cities 778.908.5016 www.partiesbysat.com • satbassan@gmail.com

Nikki Chaboteaux - Fraser Valley 604-710-5958 www.nikkichaboteaux.yourpassionconsultant.com

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UNIQUE BACHELORETTE / BACHELOR PARTY IDEA Let loose before you get tied down! A white water rafting bachelor or bachelorette party river trip is a unique alternative to the traditional blow out. Nothing is better than an outdoor activity to celebrate the coming big event. Fun, smiles and good times to share amongst friends and loved ones will definitely be remembered for years to come. FLOATING PARTY Whether it is for the afternoon, all day, or the entire weekend, rent a houseboat for your bachelor/ bachelorette party. The ladies can sunbathe while sipping exotic drinks while boating on the water. A sailing houseboat adventure an ideal opportunity to indulge your guests and yourself.

Special Wedding Accommodation Rate

Complimentary High Speed Internet Access Fridge & Microwave Indoor Pool and Hot Tub Pets Allowed

Best Western Bakerview Inn

ACCOMMODATIONS It is thoughtful to arrange accommodations at local hotels for your out-of-town guests. Call a few hotels in different price ranges in the area and set up room blocks for your guests. Hotels often offer a discounted rate for wedding groups. The special rates will be available for a specified period of time – the deadline is usually one to two months prior to the wedding date, inform guests of any offers through email or on your wedding website. While you are researching accommodations for your guests, take a moment to think about where you will stay the night before the wedding. Where you and the wedding party will get ready on your wedding day and where you spend your first night as a married couple. MEN’S FORMAL WEAR Groom, Groomsmen & Attendants This task is exclusively for the groom. Whether you purchase or rent your tuxedos or suit make sure it complements your bridal and bridesmaid fashion. Traditionally the best man, groomsmen and attendants pay for their own formal wear. Their formal wear does not have to be uniform but should compliment the bridal party dress style and colour. We suggest that you rent or purchase the groomsmen and attendants formal wear as a group from the same store so that your styles and look are the same for everyone. Most formal wear rental stores offer package deals for the entire bridal party, saving everyone money.

Offering Choice Accommodations in Abbotsford, BC

1821 SUMAS WAY, ABBOTSFORD EMAIL:

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BRIDAL REGISTRY The chance to create the ultimate wish list for your home and new life together. A  bridal registry  is a service provided by a website, retail store and home parties to assist engaged couples in their gift preferences to wedding guests. Selecting items from store stock, the couple lists desired items and files this list with the chosen merchant. The list is then made available to wedding guests, either by the couple’s family or the merchant. Upon the purchase of a listed item, this gift registry is updated accordingly. In addition to providing valuable information for the buyer, the system helps prevent the receipt of duplicate or unwanted gifts, potentially saving time for both giver and recipient.  In the past few years the traditional concept of the bridal registry has evolved. There are now more specialized versions such as honeymoon registry, house registry and charity registry.

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Welcome Wagon is the sign of a good business neighbour.

We reach: • New Residents • New Grandparents • Mothers-to-be • New Mothers • Brides to be • New Executives • New businesses with civic and business information, gifts and invitations. Call us at

1-866-627-6074 to have your business represented or to receive a Welcome Wagon visit. Or you can register online for your visit or FREE invitation to a Bridal Showcase by visiting:

You can also check our website for updates for Spring shows.

Bridal Showcase Dates: Monday, September 24 Welcome Wagon Langley Langley Events Centre

Tuesday, September 25 Welcome Wagon Chilliwack Best Western Rainbow Country Inn

Wed., September 26 Welcome Wagon Abbotsford Garden Park Towers

SPECIAL DISPLAYS FASHION SHOW DOOR PRIZES GIFT BAG

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SHOW HOURS Friday, Feb. 28th: 4pm - 10pm Saturday, March 1st: 10am - 6pm Sunday, March 2nd: 11am - 5pm The Fraser Valley Women’s Expo 2014 offers a fantastic day out with girlfriends, mothers and daughters - to relax, get pampered and have fun. Highlights of the event include great shopping at over 150 exhibits, free samples and exciting entertainment and much more!

Our 120 wedding businesses have been recommended by former brides and our wedding business family. We are all committed to giving you the very best in service, product and value. Your complete satisfaction is our primary goal.

Tickets $6.00 at the Door PRESENTED BY ROSS TRADE SHOWS

FOR EXHIBITOR INFORMATION CALL (604) 392-9536 Email: fraservalleywomensexpo@shaw.ca Website: WWW.FRASERVALLEYWOMENSEXPO.COM

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Register at

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21550 44 Ave., Langley

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Accommodations Best Western Bakerview Inn .................................................. 66 Crystal Lodge .........................................................................17 Princess and the Pea B&B ...................................................... 23 Quality Hotel & Suites Langley / Surrey ................................ 84

Alterations, Seamstress & Tailor

Bartending / Event Planning Absolute Entertainment ........................................................ 64 On the Rocks Bartending ...................................................... 34 VIP Bartending & Event Planning Services .............................. 35

Beauty, Health, Medical Spa, Weight Loss Façade West Salon Ltd. .......................................................... 45 Liz Nicholls Wellness Products & Coaching ............................. 48 Medical Spa Club ................................................................... 49 Saunté Medical & Laser Spa ...................................................47 Savoir Faire Studios .............................................................. 46 Weavers Hair Extensions ....................................................... 50

Airbrush by Ericka

Weddings • Grads • Print

Ericka Stenstrom • 604.833.9960 Airbrush Makeup & Hair Design

Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties & Showers Chilliwack RiverRafting ......................................................... 66 Harrison Houseboat Adventures ............................................. 67 Passion Parties ...................................................................... 65 Vancouver Yacht Charters ...................................................... 21

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AND SEW ON #104-20538 Fraser Hwy. 604-534-2700 • www.and-sew-on.ca Customer Testimonial: “Cari from “And Sew On” altered my wedding dress for me. It was a size 12 and I needed it to be half the size at a 6. It was heavy, thick lace with a long train and I wanted it to be very fitted. She did an AMAZING job! The dress fit me like a glove and her prices are FABULOUS! I would highly recommend her for your wedding or grad dress alterations!”

CELENA SEIB MAKE-UP & HAIR ARTIST 778-809-7342 • www.celinaseib.blogspot.ca www.facebook.com/celina.makeupartist Celina Seib is a highly creative professional Mobile Make-Up Artist & Hair Stylist. Specializing in Beauty, Bridal, and Film & Photography Make-Up, you can count on her to doll you up on your extraordinary day! 

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FRASER VALLEY CHALLENGE Brenda Currie 604-703-3335 • www.fraservalleychallenge.myvi.net You are going to look back on your wedding day photographs for the rest of your life, so it’s natural to want to look your best. Planning a wedding in addition to every-day life often results in brides leaving themselves off their “to do” list until it’s too late. To look your best at your wedding you need a weight loss plan that works which includes the right wedding diet to achieve your fast weight loss goal without sacrificing on essential nutrition.

Cosmetic Beauty Supplies YOUNIQUE PRODUCTS Melissa Parkes 604-996-4383 or 1-855-993-9727 www.youniqueproducts.com/vancouver Feel Beautiful. Look Beautiful. Be Beautiful. Inside and Out. Nourish, enhance and dramatize your own features for your wedding day. Younique is a brand new direct-sales company that specializes in all-natural cosmetics.

Bridal Fashion & Accessories

Cakes that taste as good as they look! Contact Christine at

604-793-0100 Email: cakescutajar@hotmail.com

CARMENS SWEET CREATIONS 778-888-6600 • www.carmensediblecreations.com Serving all areas of Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland! Specializing in custom cake pops, cupcakes, pie pops and anything baked and bite size with some cakes in between! I would love to make and create something for your special event!

Candy Buffet Sticky’s Candy ...................................................................... 37

Caterers

Champagne & Lace .............................................................. 39 French Bustle ........................................................................ 39 Mai Tai Wrap Dress ............................................................... 40

Casa Nova Catering .............................................................. 33 Canuel Caterers .................................................................... 33 Fiesta Creative Catering ......................................................... 34 Klassic Catering ..................................................................... 33 SEASONAL 56 201-26730 56 Ave., Langley 604-625-5601 • www.seasonal56.ca Follow Us: Twitter @seasonal56 and Facebook The valley’s premiere boutique catering company. Emphasizing local, sustainable and made from scratch delicacies. At The Seasonal Experience our passion is food, our focus is you.

Ceremony & Reception Venues

Bridal Registry Dinner for 2 (Tablecharm) .................................................... 68 Princess House Canada ......................................................... 68

Cakes & Cupcakes Bell’s Bake Shop ................................................................... 36 Cake by Nicole McEachnie .................................................... 34 Luscious Creations Custom Cakes ........................................... 36 Thrifty Foods ......................................................................... 36

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Accent Cruises ....................................................................... 18 Amazing Vaction Homes ....................................................... 22 Bridal Falls RV Resort ............................................................ 15 Cascades Casino ..................................................................... 3 Clayburn Village .....................................................................10 Coast Chilliwack Hotel .......................................................... 23 Crown Palace Banquet Hall .................................................... 20 Delta Vancouver Airport ......................................................... 24 Eaglequest Coyote Creek ....................................................... 22 Edgewater Lodge and Restaurant .......................................... 20 Executive Plaza Hotel ........................................................... 22 Fish House in Stanley Park ................................................... 25 Golden Eagle Golf Club ......................................................... 38

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Hastings House Country House Hotel ............. Inside Front Cover Lake Okanagan Resort ......................................................... 26 Langley Golf & Banquet Centre .............................................. 23 Meadow Gardens Golf Club ................................................... 22 Milner Chapel ........................................................................10 MSA Museum Trethewey House ...............................................13 Nicklaus North Golf Course .....................................................17 Ramada Plaza ....................................................................... 19 Riverside Banquet Halls ..........................................................16 Rowena’s Inn on the River ............................................... 42, 43 Sea Breeze Lodge .................................................................. 14 The Falls Golf Club ............................................................... 38 The Metro Hall ...................................................................... 21 Vancouver Yacht Charters ...................................................... 21

Clergy & Officiants Clayburn Village .....................................................................10 Milner Chapel ........................................................................10

Dance Lessons Roca Blanca Dance ................................................................ 65

Decorations & Rentals A New Paige Event ................................................................ 11 Casa Nova Catering .............................................................. 33 Chic & Unique Event Design..................................................... 9 Delta Wedding & Party Centre .............................................. 59 Gorgeous Moments Wedding & Celebration ........................... 60 Imagine That Events .............................................................. 12 Northern Lights .................................................................... 58 Mandilyn & Company ............................................................ 12 One Stop Party Rentals ......................................................... 58 Sunrise Washroom Rentals .................................................... 60 True Blue Event Rentals ........................................................ 57 Wedding Blingz...................................................................... 11 FORT LANGLEY WINE CO. Jennie Roberts • 26151 84th Avenue, Langley 604-857-1101 ext. 111 • www.thefortwineco.com Luxury and elegance... Your winery wedding ceremony. Enjoy the beauty and privacy of our lush property  with an outdoor ceremony in the courtyard. Enjoy a post-vow celebration with a wine toasting and tasting before heading for your reception. Looking for great value, quality wines for your wedding? To help you with the daunting prospect of choosing your wedding wine, we have a selection of 10 wines to buy. www.weddingconnections.ca

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MAKING MEMORIES 551-208 Ave., Langley, BC 604-514-0044 • makingmemories@uniserve.com www.makingmemoriesbridal.com Specializing in decorating and décor rentals, accessories, retail items and more... Making Memories Bridal Services showroom allows you to view your décor ahead of time - they can transform any venue into a dream come true!

MARLIN TRAVEL WHITE ROCK 1544 Johnson Road, White Rock 604-538-4499 • www.marlintravel.ca/782 Your Marlin Travel professional can make planning your destination wedding or honeymoon as memorable as experiencing it. We’ll treat your special occasion with the utmost attention, taking care of all the details and providing you with added benefits to further enhance your exclusive experience. Book your vacation package and earn or redeem AIR MILES Reward Miles.

Favors BC Children’s Hospital Foundation ......................................... 61

CHIAVARI WEDDING CHAIRS BY LEE 604-855-6335 • www.chairsbylee.com CWC specializes in chiavari chair rentals for weddings and special events. The beautiful white chairs provide a touch of elegance and simplicity suitable for any venue and are white accented with either black or taupe cushions. Sashes can be added in a variety of different colours. THE JAR GIRL 778-822-2743 • TheJarGirl.com www.facebook.com/thejargirl Vintage mason jars give that final touch of rustic elegance you’ve been searching for. Make your event one-of-a-kind with antique jars for drinks, candles, vases, desserts, favors, lighting and more - check out our idea page online. Delivery and setup available.

Flowers Vivio Flower Gallery ............................................................. 59 Thrifty Foods ........................................................................ 36

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Ocean Breeze Weddings ....................................................... 27 Bloom Destination Weddings ................................................ 27 Bon Voyage Travel & Cruise Centre ....................................... 27 MARLIN TRAVEL LANGLEY #20-20190 Langley Bypass, Langley 604-532-0507 • www.marlintravel.ca/42638 Your exclusive destination wedding or honeymoon awaits. Whether it’s the destination wedding of your dreams or an unforgettable honeymoon, we’ll help you find the ultimate destination for the two of you to begin your new life together.

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A FLORAL SYMPHONY Serving the Lower Mainland 778.558.0826 • contact@afloralsymphony.com www.afloralsymphony.com Specializing in designing fresh arrangements for all occasions, our designs are unique and affordable to suit your budget. We believe in working together. Our aim is to have a satisfied bride!

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COQUITLAM FLORIST 2641 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam 604-942-7337 • www.coquitlamflorist.ca We offer exceptional service to help you in selecting the flowers you will need on your special day. We will work within your budget and strive to assist you in all your wedding needs. Don’t forget to schedule your consultation today!

SPIN DOCTOR DJ & ENTERTAINMENT 604-306-7540 • www.spindoctordj.net We offer 17 Professional DJ’s for: Weddings, Ceremonies, ProDJ, Video-DJ and Karaoke-DJ Services, with excellent service, a huge 100,000 hit song library, state of the art equipment and affordable prices!

FLORA BUNDA FLOWER & GIFT SHOPPE Elke Almhjell #4-45555 Market Way, Garrison Village, Chilliwack 604-858-4475 • www.florabundaflowers.ca Flora Bunda Flowers will ensure your special wedding day is memorable with gorgeous flowers for the Bride & the entire wedding party! Choose your favorite colours and flowers and we’ll create the flowers you’ve always dreamed of! Each floral arrangement is unique and custom designed to reflect your vision.

Houseboat Rentals Harrison Houseboats ............................................................. 32

Invitations Invite Avenue ....................................................................... 62

Jewellery

VALLEY GALS 604-701-9133 • valleygals@mail.com Find us on Facebook • Serving the Lower Mainland GOOD MUSIC, GREAT MEMORIES! We are a fully licensed mobile DJ company with over 5 years experience who want to create the magic or your dreams and the event of a lifetime!

Lanka Jewels ........................................................................... 1

Jewellery Dogra Custom Clothing ................................... Inside Back Cover

Music, DJ Services & Entertainment Absolute Entertainment ........................................................ 64 BCDJ.ca .................................................................... Back Cover Boogie Shoes DJ & Karaoke Service ...................................... 63 Rahel Belly Dancing ............................................................. 65 Synchrohearts Relationship Game ......................................... 41 X-Treme Custom Sound/PhotoBooth...................................... 64

• Over 10 Years of DJ and Event Hosting Experience • We will always go that extra mile to make your event a success

Providing a new class of entertainment!

DJ Services • Lighting • Sound and more!

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Transportation Services Ace of Spades Limousine ....................................................... 54 Boss Limousne Service ........................................................... 55 Elite Limousine Service .......................................................... 52 Rocking Horse Carriage ........................................................ 54 Ultimate Limousine ............................................................... 53

Wedding\Bridal\Swap Shows MUSICIANS FOR WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS 604-530-7318 • Contact: monica@kdi.ca Classically trained musicians (violin and piano) with over 25 years experience will provide elegant music of all styles for your special event. Music will be tailored to your special day.

Photographers, FlipBooks, Photobooths Ken Pugh Wedding Photography ............................................31 Langis Photography / Flipbooks ...................................... 28, 29 Magna Vita Photography ........................................................31 Terry Hughes Photography .................................................... 30 Urban Wedding Photography & Video .................................... 31 X-Treme Custom Sound/PhotoBooth...................................... 64 JILL LOBLEY PHOTOGRAPHY 604-626-9209• www.jilllobley.com I strive to reveal all the emotions, joy, and warmth that surrounds the couple on their special day. I look for the smiles, the laughter, and the tears. I bring all this together to create memories that you will remember for a lifetime and To Capture the beauty of life’s moments. PLUSH PHOTO Michele Schwingboth 604-209-3042 • www.plushphoto.ca Traditional with an edge, Sexy and Contemporary styles, fine art and Humor collaborate. I am dedicated to make your experience fun so you can express yourselves and enjoy the day.

A Fashionable Wedding Show Affair ...................................... 76 A New Paige Event ................................................................ 11 A Wedding Affair .................................................................. 75 Brock House Wedding Show .................................................. 71 Cinderella Bridal Show ......................................................... 71 Fraser Valley Bridal Fair ........................................................ 74 Fraser Valley Wedding Festival .............................................. 76 Fraser Valley Wedding Swap .................................................. 76 Fraser Valley Women’s Expo .................................................. 74 Head Over Heels ................................................................... 76 Hush Wedding Soirée ........................................................... 75 My Dream Wedding Show ...................................................... 74 The Original Bridal Swap ...................................................... 72 The Perfect Wedding Show .................................................... 73 Tri-City Wedding Show .......................................................... 68 Wedding Show at Newlands .................................................. 72 Welcome Wagon Bridal Showcase .......................................... 70

Wedding Consultants / Event Planners Casa Nova Catering .............................................................. 33 Chic & Unique Event Design .................................................... 9 Imagine That Events .............................................................. 12 Mandilyn & Company ............................................................ 12 Perfectly Flawless Weddings & Events .................................... 13 Wedding Blingz ..................................................................... 11 VIP Bartending & Event Planning Service .............................. 35

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVINA 604-859-6888 • wwwphotographybydavina.ca Serving the Fraser Valley & Vancouver I would be pleased to photograph your entire wedding day, from getting dressed, with friends & family helping you, through to the first dances. This includes photographs of all the family combinations, wedding party groupings, fun and romantic photos of the bride & groom, speeches & candids.

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ABSOLUTELY ALL WEDDING & EVENT PLANNING Abottsford, BC 778-240-8885 • www.absolutelyallwedding.ca If you live within the Fraser Valley and require an event planner, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our services and how they can be customized to fit your needs.

SYLVIA KLEIN WEDDINGS Vancouver, BC 604-312-3359 • www.SylviaKleinWeddings.ccom Sylvia Klein Weddings is a full-service event planning company based in Vancouver specializing in all stages of wedding coordination. We will plan your wedding based on your personality and vision.

LIVING SIMPLICITY EVENTS Shanna O’Coin & Sara MacMullen 604-788-3228 • www.livingsimplicity.ca Living Simplicity Events specializes in wedding planning, event coordination, and decor rentals for the Lower Mainland. Packages exist for the DIY couple all the way to the couple who wants everything taken care of so that they can sit back, relax and enjoy the special day with friends and family.

Wedding Insurance Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies .......................................... 3

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