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Nestled in the back woods of Mission, this is the perfect place for your perfect day-book your wedding at Steelhead Hall!

Ready to start planning your Big Day? Your Wedding Venue is important and the trend is for couples to go for something unique. Look for copper place settings - and chargers or adding a few copper accents around your wedding venue. This colour can really set the feel and style for a table and setting.

Chalkboards are still a wonderful way to direct your guests and a Lightbox as the evening progresses. Change up the style of the chairs and tables at weddings and use colour to create a truly original feel to the day. Unique floral arrangements, Pampas Blooms, Eucalyptus, and herb centrepieces, recycled wood and ceramic , bohemian items on the wedding table settings Steelhead Community Hall (Steelhead Community Association) 32972-Cardinal St.

Unique Rustic Venue Modern Handcrafted Log Hall Beautiful Forested setting Capacity:100 15mins North of Mission

Go Green - many brides are choosing locally-sourced ingredients for the catering and using seasonal blooms for bridal flowers, even asking for guests to contribute to a local charity in lieu of a gift. Creative Cakes - go with one with visual appeal - be creative on the serving tables with creative shelving for your hors d’oevres. Repurpose creatively - maybe an old wooden barrel for a table - or to hold drinks and ice.

Rental contact information: Email:

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An elegant venue for your special day, right here in Mission!

wedding show APRiL 27, 2019 4:00 PM T h e s TA g e

The Stage in Mission • 32998 1st Avenue Mission •

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Create Your Day

• 100% smoke-free hotel • Restaurant on-site • Free breakfast • Indoor pool heated • Steam room\Spa • 24-hour front desk • Exercise facility • Truck/RV parking • Free parking • Conference facilities • Free high-speed internet • Hot tub • Banquet facilities • Catering • Ballroom

Best Western PLUS

Mission City Lodge

We invite you to experience world-class service, vice, elegantly appointed guest accommodations, outstanding meeting and banquet facilities, and award-winning dining. Our contemporary-style hotel features everything required for relaxation or business travel.

Banquet & Conference Centre accommodates up to 450 people Catering services also available.


Toll FREE:1-888-552-5542

• Fax:604-820-5510 32281 lougheed Hwy. Mission, B.C. V2V 1a3




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Wedding Fashions

for 2019 Step out in Style

When choosing your wedding shoes always choose your dress first.Try shoes on in the late afternoon to make sure the fit is comfortable and perfect. Don’t experiment with high heels if you aren’t used to them, many wedges or flats can be beautiful as a bridal shoe. Always break them in by wearing them around the house to avoid any discomfort the day of your wedding. It is a good idea to bring them to your dress fittings.

Don’t forget the Groom grooming Hello Prince Charming! Are you wedding ready? A pre wedding grooming game plan is a must for your big day. Be wedding photo ready with some trimming, a facial, teeth whitening and manicure.

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Rusts, corals, peaches, honey, pale pinks and nudes all set the tone with makeup and nails this wedding season.They off set the earthy outdoorsy themes that brides are choosing in 2019.

Wedding hair you’ll love Bohemian or fishtail braids embellished hairpins pearl or rose headbands vintage jeweled hairbands simple polka dot lace veils smooth loose curls ballerina top knots

STYLE Mission City Record

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for this year’s bride

It’s all about THE dress Whether you dream of an endless train, a bold twopiece or a ballerina-inspired crinoline, there’s a wedding dress out there that’s just right for you. Here are a few trends to inspire your wedding day attire.


Accessories –

something old & something new

When it comes to wedding colours in 2019, anything goes! From vibrant tropicals to enchanted forest themes brides are mixing all shades. Bright turquoise, pinks, yellows and burnt orange. Various shades of purples, lilacs, magentas and violet to name a few. Adding in greys from light to charcoal. Pale shades of blue and blush pinks with splashes of navy. Mixing in golds. Rich jade greens, pale peach, berry pinks, taupes, silver and cream.

Ring styles you’ll see in 2019 ▶ Fancy

shaped diamonds and coloured gemstones in 3 stone rings representing one’s uniqueness and personality. ▶ Intricate diamond detailed ring galleries with delicate settings and vintage cuts. ▶ Non traditional stone shapes — cushion cuts, oval, square and pear diamonds. ▶ Yellow golds are huge this coming year in every style and setting and rose gold bands are sticking around. ▶ Stacked styles are the new obsession with multiple bands. ▶ Delicate halo designed settings with a large centre diamond are bride favourites. ▶ Perfection and symmetry aren’t always sought after; some brides like the uniqueness of different shaped bands.

The Perfect Setting It’s time to choose a location for your reception. Are you thinking hotel, country inn or cruise boat? A marquee tent, community hall or vineyard? Orchard, art gallery or golf club? There are so many great places to celebrate your wedding that sometimes it can be difficult to make a choice. Consequently, it’s always a good idea to establish a list of criteria before starting your search. Here are some things you should take into consideration.

1. The wedding theme. 2. The capacity. 3. The meal. 4. Access and overnight accommodation. 5. Equipment.


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Weddings 2019


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Finding the perFect photographer... Wedding photographers must be discreet during those intimate moments, be sensitive to your feelings and love the spontaneity of the moment. Finding the perfect photographer can be a real headache for the bride and groom. A crucial choice indeed, as the photograph album is always a precious souvenir. Whatever you do, never accept the services of a distant family member who happens to have a reasonably good camera. In fact, few people have enough experience and knowledge to deliver a final product capable of reproducing the magic of a wedding. Looking for a photographer is a little like finding your future partner; you need to discover that rare pearl, the one just right for your style and your personality. It is vital, therefore, to organize a first, informal meeting where general questions can be discussed regarding the photographer’s methods and how he or she intends to recreate your special day in pictures. Some offer eccentric, modified or sepia photographs, others will talk about a photographic wedding story while some will offer to take the photographs when the light is ideal... even when this is not on the day of your wedding!

CoMpleTe The look

Whatever is suggested, if it captures your interest always ask to see examples of the photographer’s work, although any professional would have taken care to bring a portfolio to the meeting. This promotional tool should be able to speak for itself: no fake expressions, an atmosphere faithfully captured, natural colours. It’s always a bad sign if, from the first encounter, the photographer spends a lot of time trying to sell you a package deal in an insistent manner. Think quality rather than economy. A photographer can represent around 10% of the entire wedding budget.

UniqUe Wedding favoUrs and Party gifts Trying to decide on wedding favours? Or maybe you’re wondering what types of gifts to purchase for your bridal party? In either case, here are a few ideas to look into. FOR THE GUESTS • Flip flops: these will be a hit when people’s feet start to hurt from dancing • Flower seeds or bulbs: your guests can grow your wedding flowers at home • Coaster with your initials: opt for a natural material like cork or wood FOR THE BRIDESMAIDS • Tote bags: have hemp or canvas bags personalized with their names • Jewelry: a dainty necklace or bracelet that matches their dresses • Floral robes: they’ll have something to wear while getting ready and they’ll look great in your photos

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FOR THE GROOMSMEN • Flasks: if they’re a group that likes to party, these will get a lot of use • Monogrammed pocket watches: a good timepiece never goes out of style • Fun socks: men don’t always get a chance to show their personality, so get them some fun socks to wear with their suits Show some appreciation to your guests and bridal party by giving special wedding favours and gifts. And be sure to accompany the selected token with a simple thank you.

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Love is Sweet! custom the way YOU want them

canvas / wood quotes & signs seating charts, table numbers wine labels, candles, tags, seed packs tissue packs, custom boxes

Helium Balloons for all your Special Occasions

A candy buffet is a sweet addition to your perfect day Gift boxes, bulk candy party favours, imported & nostalgic candy & specialty selection for every occasion!

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We have everything in the Downtown area for your special day!


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Weddings 2019 Wedding party sizes are up to the couple, but bigger isn’t alWays better.


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Making the important decision to get married can fill couples with joy and excitement as they imagine spending the rest of their lives together. naturally, brides- and grooms-to-be are anxious to share the good news with others and include family and friends in the festivities. One way couples exemplify inclusion is by asking their closest acquaintances to be part of their wedding parties. Being asked to serve as a bridesmaid or groomsman is an honor. some couples may be tempted to ask every friend, sibling or cousin they have to be in their wedding parties, and some do. in fact, ancient Roman law required 10 witnesses to be part of the wedding ceremony. However, the larger the wedding party, the more people couples have to coordinate and the more personalities they must manage. While large wedding parties are in style, there isn’t any one-size-fits-all formula to decide which size party is right for a particular situation. Trends vary based on geography and culture. These tips can help couples decide on the size of their wedding parties. • Match it to scope and style. Wedding planners may use a standard ratio for a proportion of guests to wedding party members. That ratio is one pair of wedding attendants for every 50 guests. This creates a balanced feel where the more people in attendance, the larger the wedding party and vice versa. • Consider your expenses. Wedding party members may be asked to spend considerable amounts of money to be in the wedding, but the couple will have certain expenses tied to the wedding party as well. These can include limousines to ferry people between the ceremony and reception, photography costs to arrange and photograph large wedding parties, the cost of boutonnieres and bouquets, attendants’ gifts, as well as extra mouths to feed at the rehearsal dinner. small wedding parties can be easier on couples’ budgets.


• Know your expectations. Couples should discuss what they expect from their wedding parties. do couples want their loved ones to be very handson or waiting in the wings? For those who want a lot of input from their wedding parties, asking distant friends or family to be included may be impractical. • select reliable, easygoing people. Wedding party members should be people couples can rely on, and it only helps if wedding party members are not prone to overreacting. Choose a wedding party that can be trusted and people with whom you get along.

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Special Features - Weddings - March 2019  


Special Features - Weddings - March 2019