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2014 Wedding Planner

Friday, February 21, 2014 Penticton Western News

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Mary and Phil Rippin of Penticton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Lina to Lyon B. Coull, son of Maureen and Steven of Parksville, B.C. A spring wedding is planned.



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Len and Leslie Todoruk are thrilled to announce the marriage of their son Kyle to Kate Richards of Victoria, B.C., Oct. 26, 2013, in Victoria. The reception was held at the beautiful Church and State Winery in Brentwood Bay. The happy couple reside in Victoria, B.C.

Wayne Grant Jack and Jody Louise Kirkey will celebrate their love by joining together on Aug. 1, 2014, at the Paddlewheel Park in Vernon. where they will be joined by family and friends to celebrate the union of their love.

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How to make your wedding more eco-friendly Couples about to tie the knot may be preoccupied with finding the right colour palettes for their wedding days. While is has long been a favorite wedding day colour, many couples are now looking for ways to go green at their weddings, as more and more couples want to make their ceremonies as eco-friendly as possible. While it might once have been difficult to make weddings environmentally-friendly affairs, today’s couples have many eco-friendly options at their disposal. From hotels that use solar power to reception halls that rely on locally-sourced foods, there are plenty of ways to turn weddings into entertaining and eco-friendly affairs. • Reduce reliance on stationery Couples hoping to be more eco-conscious can cut back on the amount of paper they at their weddings and throughout the planning process. Invitations can be printed on recycled stock, and couples can avoid using the envelope within an envelope that is often used when mailing wedding invitations. Furthermore, reduce what you place inside the invitation, including direction cards. Have guests visit a web site to learn about hotel accommodations and respond to the wedding invite. • Choose earth-friendly fabrics When selecting gowns and other attire, lean toward natural fabrics, such as cotton, wool, hemp, or linen, each of which are ecofriendly fabrics. • Pick flowers that are in-season Much like produce, certain flowers are grown out of season with the use of pesticides and herbicides.

Imported flowers have high carbon footprints due to the distance they have to travel. Cut down on how far flowers have to travel and the use of potentially harmful chemicals by buying locally grown, in-season flowers. •

Encourage guests to carpool to the wedding You may want to make a flashy entrance at the ceremony, but you can curb emissions by having as many people travel together as possible. Ditch the sedan or limousine and rent a party bus that can fit many of your guests. • Rethink wedding favors Instead of trinkets that are produced overseas and likely to end up in the trash, opt for edible favors, seeds or plants or even donations to charitable organizations. • Cut down on waste Do you really need four courses at the reception and a complete dessert display? Food that goes uneaten will likely end up in the garbage. If you cannot arrange to have food delivered to a soup kitchen or another charitable group, scale back on how much is served. Chances are guests will not even miss the extra food. • Recycle your gold or silver Wedding bands symbolize are customary at wedding ceremonies. Rather than buying new rings, transform old jewelry into rings by having the metal melted down and formed. • Style your hair naturally Although many hair products have reduced or eliminated their use of CFCs, which

Wearing borrowed or rented gowns and using locally grown flowers are just two ways to make weddings more eco-friendly affairs.

can enter the atmosphere and damage the ozone layer, harmful chemicals are still used in many products. Brides can skip the elaborate up-do that requires a lot of hair spray for a more natural, free-flowing look. • Rent or borrow whenever possible Rented items are reused over and over, while items couples buy specifically for their weddings are liable to be used once and then

discarded. Opt for rentals when possible. • Light beeswax candles Candles are an eco-friendly way to provide romantic lighting at the wedding. Opt for non-toxic beeswax candles rather than paraffin candles. When couples put their minds to it, they can find many ways to have an eco-friendly wedding without compromising on style and fun.



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Dwayne and Lisa Mach of Kaleden. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kaley to Brett Darin, son of Frank and Jeannette of Okanagan Falls. Wedding to take place Aug. 30, 2014.


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Don and Kathy Cameron of Penticton would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Leanne Cameron to Alexander Wildgoose of Nottingham, England. Alex is the son of Debra (Scott) Malvenan of Nottingham, England and Ade (Christine) Wildgoose of Chesterfield, England. Stephanie and Alex are both professional ice skaters. They were engaged in Penticton, July 2013 and will be married at Linden Gardens in Kaleden, May 2014.


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Bride’s Wedding Planner Checklist TWELVE MONTHS BEFORE ❑ Decide on the type of wedding you will have (Indoor, outdoor, formal ,casual?) ❑ Establish a budget ❑ Decide on the size and formality ❑ Visit your clergy ❑ Set a date ( Hint: Long weekends are always busiest. Site, caterers, DJ, photographers etc.. must be booked ASAP) ❑ Interview Wedding Planners(f one is desired) ❑ Reserve your Ceremony Site (for wedding date and rehearsal) ❑ Reserve your reception site ❑ Invite family and friends to be in your wedding party ❑ Begin compiling your guest list SIX-TWELVE MONTHS BEFORE ❑ Announce engagement on local papers ❑ Choose color schemes for your ceremony and reception ❑ Choose and reserve your officiate ❑ Choose flower girl and ring bearer ❑ Choose and reserve your Master of Ceremonies ❑ Purchase your dress, shoes, veil and headpiece ❑ Order/purchase bridesmaid, flower girl/candle lighter dresses ❑ Order invitations , personalized napkins, “thank-You’ notes ❑ Reserve musicians or DJ for reception ❑ Reserve men’s formalwear ❑ Plan, budget and reserve honeymoon ❑ Set up bridal registries ❑ reserve the rehearsal dinner location ❑ Choose and reserve caterer, florist, photographer ❑ Finalize guest list FOUR MONTHS BEFORE ❑ Send out invitations ❑ Reserve any rental equipment and decorations ❑ Order wedding cake/ Give thought to your cake top ❑ Reserve transportation


❑ Reserve hotel rooms for out of town guest ❑ Reserve your room for your wedding night ❑ Choose people to give toasts during the reception, ask them to prepare TWO MONTHS BEFORE ❑ Discuss décor and menu with caterer ❑ Compile a list of shower and or bachelor party guests, pass on to host ❑ Choose readings for ceremony ❑ If you plan to write your own vows, do so now ❑ Send invitations to the rehearsal dinner ❑ Meet with your MC to discuss details ❑ Record all early gift-giver’s names, addresses, type of gift ONE MONTH BEFORE ❑ Finalize plans with your photographer ( give them a list of must have photos) ❑ Prepare name change documents ❑ Practice make-up and hairstyles ❑ Make appointments fro Wedding Day hairstylist/ make-up ❑ Confirm travel arrangements ❑ Have bachelor and bachelorette parties ❑ Confirm that all attendants have ordered/purchased their attire ❑ Confirm plans with caterer /florist ❑ Bridesmaids’ gowns should have final fitting done ❑ Confirm transportation ❑ Make appointments for hair and beauty treatments TWO WEEKS BEFORE ❑ Get your marriage license ❑ Final Fitting for men’s formal wear ❑ Arrange seating plan, write place cards ❑ Notify caterer of official guest count ❑ Write your toasts and “thank you’s” ❑ Break in shoes

ONE WEEK BEFORE ❑ Finalize rehearsal dinner plans ❑ Confirm all arrangements with Caterer, Florist, Soloist, musicians, Clergy, Photographer, Videographer, Wedding cake (who is picking it up), Transportation, Honeymoon. ❑ Arrange for one person to be responsible for all the details that have to come together on your wedding day. Make a list for them ❑ Have a facial and other beauty treatments ❑ Arrange for someone to stay at your home on your wedding day ❑ Write a list of everything you need to have with you on your wedding day ONE DAY BEFORE ❑ Have manicure, pedicure and a massage ( this is totally and completely necessary.) ❑ Attend rehearsal ❑ decorate reception site ❑ Finalize seating plans ❑ DON’T FORGET: - Who has the ring? - Where is the marriage license? - Get someone else to double check last minute details - Where are the id/visa/passport, money/travellers checks, keys?

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After becoming engaged in Aruba in December 2012, Christa Dubé and Wayne Hiebert returned and exchanged their vows in Palm Beach, Aruba, Dec. 6, 2013. Courtesy of Crooze Photography

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