Alpine Lodge FERNIE BC For a beautiful, intimate mountain wedding
• Located at Fernie Alpine Resort • Intimate outdoor & indoor settings for any season • Caters to groups of up to 65 guests with option of after dinner reception of up to 100 guests • Exclusive use of lodge and all amenities • Fully catered & licensed. Relax and enjoy while the culinary team creates a myriad of contemporary dining options
Alpine Lodge Fernie 5291 Highline Drive Fernie BC alpinelodgefernie.com Tel.250-423-4237
Getting Married in Fernie, BC
11 FEATURE WEDDINGS
11 Maude and Jodie Weinper
15 Andrea and Mark Ormandy 18 Miranda and James Charles
23 FernieLove – Wedding Tips
by Chantel Souliere
24 Location 27 Accommodation 29 Catering 31 Spa and Beauty
35 Photography / Services
36 Wedding Planning Checklist 39 Setting a Budget
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Introduction GETTING MARRIED IN
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FERNIE RAVEN EYE PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO
While Fernie has always been a popular destination for many reasons – from its world class skiing to epic mountain bike trails to an eclectic shopping district in the historical downtown – its popularity as a
wedding destination grows with each year as more people are exposed to its beauty and
continually growing amenities. Whatever the season, this area is an attractive location to
gather with your closest friends and family
for one of the most memorable celebrations of your life.
When you decide on Fernie, so much about
your wedding has already been taken care
of. Imagine coming to Fernie as a guest – the options are seemingly endless. In the summer
months, there is hiking, biking, running,
golfing, fishing, floating… I could go on. In
the winter, Nordic skiing, downhill skiing,
catskiing (yes, a lot of skiing…) sledding, and snowshoeing. Once the day is done, or for
those interested in more relaxation and down time while here, Fernie is home to beautiful
spas, a plethora of dining options, boutique
shops with unique products, cafes serving fine brewed beverages, and much more,
including some of the best service you’ll ever experience.
Knowing your guests are taken care of, it’s time to decide on the core details. From
elegant to casual, indoor to out, seated or
social, it’s really just your choice. And then
there are the vendors. As noted, Fernie is home to many local businesses, all with their
own specialty. Flowers, wedding cakes, bridal party gifts, wedding planners, stylists, décor, and attire for those in attendance.
Fernie has the ability to accommodate your wedding, whatever size, style or taste you are looking for, and with the increase in demand it
is more important than ever to plan ahead of time and book the essentials well in advance.
The following is a complete guide to help you navigate what’s available in this beautiful
mountain setting. Congratulations, we wish you all the best in your planning, event, and all the years to follow.
Visit www.ferniefix.com to keep up to date on events and more that might compliment your celebration in Fernie.
A Wedding Story MAUDE AND
JODY WEINPER Photographer: Matt Kuhn www.MKuhnPhoto.com
A multicultural and streamlined affair, Maude and Jody Weinper’s wedding is
definitely among the most characteristic weddings we have seen. The couple was
currently living in Fernie, and were excited to share this location and their lives with
their friends and family. Which such different backgrounds, a Catholic French-Canadian and
a Jewish Canadian, they were straying from
the norm as everyone else in their families had gone the traditional route.
“The goal was to maximize time spent
followed by a BBQ style dinner catered by
comfortable. We were excited to host a big
her dress off Etsy, and as a chic seamstress
together and with our family. We didn’t want it too formal, and wanted people to be
party that was family friendly, where people could have fun, wear what they felt like wearing, and be social,” says Maude.
They booked a chalet at Fernie Alpine Resort and hosted the entire event there. The
ceremony was in the backyard overlooking
the Lizard Range, which was immediately
the Blue Toque for 80, with additional guests
arriving for the dance. Maude purchased made alterations to create the exact look she was after. These elements along with several
others, such as creating their own invitations
to decorating themselves, ensured Maude and
Jody’s wedding reflected their personalities, which is what they had hoped for.
Your Happily Ever After Starts Here
A wedding at Lizard Creek Lodge is simply beautiful. No matter the season, our unique lodge nestled at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort has a breathtaking mountain backdrop sure to impress!
Contact us today to book your dream wedding! 5346 Highline Drive, Fernie BC V0B 1M6 Phone: 250 423 2057 Ext 1001 Toll Free: 1 877 228 1948 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lizardcreek.com
Q&A WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET MARRIED IN FERNIE? It’s beautiful. Since a lot of our guests are not
from Fernie it was a great way to show them
why we love Fernie and to share our everyday life with all of the out of town guests.
FAVOURITE MOMENT OF YOUR WEDDING DAY? Taking the photos. It was a beautiful, hot day in Fernie. Matt Kuhn had picked the
locations for us and had the vehicle stocked with beverages, snacks, blankets, and music. We were driving with the windows down, all
done up. It was a highlight. It was a great way to start the day.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THOSE PLANNING THEIR OWN WEDDING DAY? Do what you want to do - it’s your day. That
was our go-to question – are we doing this because we think we should or because we want to?
UNIQUE DETAILS: Rehearsal Dinner: At the Blue Toque for family and friends from out of town. It was
Canada Day, so they were able to watch the fireworks from the deck.
Flowers: Had a friend make wild flower arrangements that fit their style perfectly.
Music: As a local DJ, Jody had a number of
friends come up to specifically play music for their big day. The party lasted into the early hours of the morning…
Cake: Cupcakes by Becky Swanson of Sweet Cakes.
A Wedding Story ANDREA AND
MARK ORMANDY Photographer: Andras Schram www.andrasschram.com
While Andrea and Mark considered many options, including heading south to tropical
destinations, they soon realized it was important for them to have a quintessential
“Fernie” wedding. Their family and friends were travelling from New Zealand and Vancouver, and they really wanted to show
them what Fernie is all about. “To us, that’s Island Lake,” says Andrea.
From the get go, it was going to be a formal
affair particularly with the bridal party. As the details came together, it took on a bit of
a vintage look. The couple was interested in contrasting this classic and elegant style with
the beautiful outdoors. “Having grown up in
70 people were in attendance, with a follow-
both worlds,” she adds.
DJ. “It was great having that second wave of
Vancouver, I wanted to bring together the city
girl with the new Fernie element – the best of Taking this into consideration, when the
weather took a turn for the worse Andrea and Mark were determined to have the ceremony outside at the infamous I Dew Point. “It was
a torrential downpour, and at one point I
thought it was snowing,” Andrea remembers. Literally minutes before she walked down the
aisle it stopped raining and didn’t rain the
remainder of the afternoon. Still, the tents were on standby.
ing 40 bused up from town for the after party
with music provided by Jody Weinper, a local energy,” Andrea says. As you can see from the
stunning photography by Andras Schram, Andrea and Mark succeeded in both their
mission to expose those visiting to the true Fernie experience – from the epic scenery at
Island Lake Lodge to the mountain weather, along with perfectly combining elegance with the outdoors.
We do... • Free Suite for Bride & Groom • Host up to 180 guests • Full Catering and Bar Service • Special Wedding Guest Room Rates
Fernie Mountain Lodge 250-423-5500 • Toll Free: 1-866-423-5566 www.bestwesternfernie.com • email@example.com
Q&A WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET MARRIED IN FERNIE? It’s home for us, and allowed us to get friends and family together where we live and for
them to experience how beautiful our lives are here.
FAVOURITE MOMENT OF YOUR WEDDING DAY? I would say the photographs taken after the
ceremony and hanging out with the bridal party. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THOSE PLANNING THEIR OWN WEDDING DAY? Start early. We had nine months, but there is so much to do. And please, enjoy the process.
Cake: Made by Michelle Adams of Piece of Cake
Hair and Makeup: Andrea and local stylists from Sparrow for Hair come up to the lodge to work on the bridal party’s hair, along with a makeup artist.
Weekend Event: Andrea and Mark along
with some friends and family stayed up at Island Lake for the entire weekend, making it
easy for them to spend time with loved ones in such a beautiful and intimate setting. Photography: were
recommendation from Kyle Hamilton on a reputable nearby photographer.
A Wedding Story MIRANDA AND
JAMES CHARLES Photographer: Raven Eye Photography www.raveneyephotography.com
Fernie wasn’t even a consideration when Miranda and James began planning their
wedding. Miranda was temporarily living just north of Skagway, Alaska, and James was in Prince Rupert, where they were both posted for work. “James’ family is from Manitoba,
mine from Ontario. Most of his friends are in Alberta or on Vancouver Island, and mine in
Ontario and BC. So no matter where we chose to get married, everyone was going to have to travel,” says Miranda.
James was interested in a destination wedding, but was drawn to a beach resort
so he could celebrate for a week with his friends. Miranda, on the other hand wanted
a winter wedding in the mountains. “So we
to compliment traditional ones, and had the
wedding in the mountains, with a beach
the guests and were actually the last ones
compromised (that’s what a marriage is all
about, right?) by settling for a destination honeymoon,” she adds.
They decided on March in Fernie, BC and were happily surprised by beautiful weather and still a lot of snow on the ground. Miranda and
James celebrated with 80 guests along with
their three dogs who stood with James at the
alter. They selected the Elk View Lodge for the ceremony and reception, with amazing views of the Lizard Range and tucked away just
outside of Fernie in its own little mountain paradise. The couple wrote their own vows
friend who introduced them perform the ceremony. “We partied late into the night with
on the dance floor (we really didn’t want the night to end!),” remembers Miranda.
In the end, Miranda and James had the
celebration they were both looking for. James was able to spend a week with his friends and
family celebrating, enjoying all that this town
has to offer from a brewery tour to helicopter rides, and Miranda had her winter wedding in
a mountain destination. And, a honeymoon on the beach was definitely the icing on the cake, so to speak.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET
THOSE PLANNING THEIR OWN
MARRIED IN FERNIE?
Caterer: Cooks Catering, whom also made an
I wanted a winter wedding in the mountains
Your wedding day is just one day; focus on the
Photography: Raven Eye Photography, which
for the week... it was all about the location and
up on that list. Your vows are the foundation
with a rustic cabin, my husband wanted a place where friends and family could hang out venue coming together perfectly.
things that matter most to you and prioritize them. Your vows and guests should be high
of your marriage, be honest and live by them.
Host your guests properly - small details don’t
I think we both loved watching my 90 year old
so when the day is over, you have amazing
FAVOURITE MOMENT OF YOUR
Grandpa teach all the ladies how to dance!
matter; sharing your joy with family and
friends does. And hire a good photographer; pictures to look back on.
ice cream buffet instead of a wedding cake.
included a helicopter ride to take pictures on the Three Sisters and a fly by of the Elk View
Lodge where the couple were greeted by their guests waving from the patio.
Alcohol: Fernie Brew Co! We took a brewery tour the day before the wedding and had our
guests choose their favourite beer for the kegs. Music: Miranda and James made playlists of their favourite music on iTunes.
Island Lake Lodge
To Island Lake Lodge (12km)
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Raven Eye Photography
Red Tree Lodge
Sparrow For Hair
Park Place Lodge
Fernie Brewing Company
Historic Downtown 2nd ave
fire hall Decoro/ 6:8 Photography
museum Lysh Hair Salon
The Livery Restaurant
Island Lake Lodge Office
2nd Avenue Freyja
Three Sisters Day Spa
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Kyle Hamilton Photography
FERNIE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
AQUATIC CENTRE JUMP/SKILLS PARK
Tourism Fernie Office
Fernie Central Reservations
Trillium Day Spa
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WEDDING DAY SHOPPING LIST
TRENDY Although the Kim Kardashian heavy eye is really hot right now, you may regret it down the line. Stick to a classic look for longevity on the wall, and remember 80s brides with blue eye shadow.
• Crest white strips $34.99
MUST BE YOU Make sure you look like you. If you rarely wear makeup, showing up heavily done up will throw everyone off along with your pictures. If you have been wearing black eyeliner since you were 14, then stick with that. Remember, makeup is supposed to accentuate your natural beauty.
WEDDING THEME AND PALETTE Seasons, floral and theme play a part in wedding makeup. If you are getting married in fall, and your bouquet has deep warm hues your makeup should pull the same colours.
SKIN CARE Establish a healthy skin regime months before the wedding. Don’t switch to a new cleanser the night before, your skin may react! Best cleanser out there – Cetaphil.
EYELASHES They are awesome and make a huge difference when applied correctly. Consider a set of permanent extensions from a professional with work you have seen. Or practice applying fake day-use ones. YouTube has a lot of how-to videos for eyelashes and makeup. Search LISA ELDRIDGE or GOSSMAKEUPARTIST.
• Help make your wedding party’s face brighter with faux pearl studs from Joe Fresh, Extra Foods $9.99 • Day of touch ups! Kabuki brush. Geisha Ink 2 at No.3 $40
• Lip gloss Freyja. Paraben free and made in Canada. Various colours $14
• Clutch for day of. Ostrich Feather, $55 at Freyja
• Water. Essential for energy and great skin $2.99 at 7Eleven • Highlighter and bronzer $30 each at maccosmetics.com • Veuve Clicquot at The Tipple $70
HOT TRENDS THAT WE AREN’T SICK OF YET Flower crowns Vintage lace
Up cycled decos from other weddings White on white theme
Dancing down the aisle
Face contouring Feathers
Unconventional rings Custom jobs from Etsy
Wedding Tips FERNIE LOVE by Chantel Souliere Freyja Lifestyle Fashion
GETTING READY PLAYLIST The Dixie Cups - “Goin’ To The Chapel” Ani Difranco - “Wishin’ And Hopin’” Carrie Underwood - “Ever Ever After” Bruno Mars - “Marry You” The Beach Boys - “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” Cyndi Lauper - “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” Taylor Swift - “Love Story” Cher - “It’s In His Kiss” Beyonce - “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” Kelly Clarkson - “My Life Would Suck Without You” Beyonce - “Crazy In Love” Michael Franti - “Say Hey (I Love You)” Billy Idol - “White Wedding” Madonna - “True Blue” Aretha Franklin - “Say A Little Prayer for You” Whitney Houston - “How Will I Know” Whitney Houston - “I Want to Dance with Somebody” Madonna - “Like a Prayer” Destiny’s Child - “Say My Name” The Police - “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” Wang Chung - “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” Rick Springfield - “Jesse’s Girl” The Fresh Prince - “Summertime” Santigold - “The Creator” Santigold - “Lights Out” Michael Jackson - “The Way You Make Me Feel” Michael Jackson - “PYT (Pretty Young Thing)” Florence and the Machine - “Shake It Out” Florence and the Machine - “Dog Days Are Over” The Black Eyed Peas - “My Humps” Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - “We Found Love” Salt-N-Pepa - “Shoop” Dragonette - “Hello” Wilson Phillips - “Hold On” Britney Spears - “Crazy” TLC - “No Scrubs”
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Choosing a venue is one of the first steps in planning your wedding, and with a variety of outdoor and indoor options it is best to decide which you prefer prior to beginning your search. It is also important to have an estimate on the size of your wedding, as many facilities are limited by the number of people they are able to host.
Annex Park ~ Provides a large open area with a duck pond and views. www.fernie.ca 250-423-4466
Birch Meadows ~ Rich green colours of the mountainside offer a private, secluded setting outside of town. www.birchmeadowslodge.com 250-423-4236 Fernie Golf & County Club ~ Open setting with majestic, 360 views of Fernie’s mountains. www.golffernie.com 250-423-7773 Fernie Court House ~ A unique, historical setting in the centre of downtown Fernie still
offering views of Fernie’s distinct mountains. www.fernie.ca 250-423-4466
The Griz Inn ~ Located at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort, offering a large open deck that can accommodate a larger number of seated or standing guests. www.grizinn.com 250-423-9221
Fernie Alpine Resort Village Plaza ~ Enclosed in the foothills of the Lizard Mountain Range, located conveniently at the base of the resort, and suitable for up to 200 guests in the spring and fall. www.skifernie.com 250-423-4655
Fernie Alpine Resort Tamarack Lawn ~ A tranquil and natural setting, located at the base of the resort with views of the Lizard Headwall, and suitable for up to 100 guests in the spring and fall. www.skifernie.com 250-423-4655 I “Dew” Point at Island Lake ~ Grassy meadow on the lake with views of the Lizard Range. www.islandlakelodge.com 250-423-3700
Lizard Creek Lodge ~ Offers a manicured wedding lawn, providing chairs for guests, draped table for signing the register, potted flowering
plants and a wedding arch when requested. www.lizardcreek.com 250-423-2057 Lost Boys Café ~ Amazing views of the Valley from Timber Bowl at Fernie Alpine Resort with a large patio for up to 90 guests. www.skifernie.com 250-423-4655 Mount Fernie Provincial Park ~ A classic mountain setting with a bridge over a beautiful creek surrounded by thick forest. www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/ parkpgs/mt_fernie/ 1-250-422-3003
Elk View Lodge ~ A beautiful lodge just outside Fernie with a large deck and views of the Lizard Range. www.elkviewlodge.com 888-733-7643
Best Western ~ Full service hotel offering a banquet room and catering services for up to 180 guests. www.bestwesternfernie.com 250-423-5500
The Clubhouse ~ Offers spectacular views at Fernie Golf & Country Club both indoors and out for up to 150 for a seated event, and 230 for cocktail style. www.golffernie.com
Elk View Lodge ~ Open plan dining and living room area can seat up to 100 using round tables. For smaller groups, they use rectangular tables to seat up to 50. www.elkviewlodge.com 888-733-7643 Fernie Community Centre ~ With seating up to 350 this is the only option for large weddings. www.fernie.ca 250-423-4466 Fernie Curling Club ~ Seating for up to 200 people, perfect for a casual affair. www.fernie3.ca 250-423-4466
Fernie Family Centre ~ A comfortable and central location suitable for 150-200 guests. www.holyfamilyfernie.ca 250-423-6127
Fernie Stanford Resort ~ On the edge of town alongside the Elk River, with a seating capacity up to 150 people. www. ferniestanfordresort.com 250-423-5000
The Griz Inn ~ Located at Fernie Alpine Resort, a beautiful indoor setting at the hill with a patio for up to 175. www.grizinn.com 250-423-9221
The Griz Lodge ~ A spacious floor plan, rustic atmosphere and full service kitchen at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort for up to 200 guests. www.skifernie.com 250-423-4655 Island Lake Lodge ~ At the base of the Lizard Range with a capacity of up to 100 guests. Specializing in boutique mountain weddings, book far in advance. www.islandlakelodge.com 250-423-3700 Lizard Creek Lodge ~ An open space with a fireplace and patio, up to 150 guests at Fernie Alpine Resort. www.lizardcreek.com 250-423-2057 Park Place Lodge ~ A centrally located, intimate venue with a fireplace, great for up to 90 guests. www.parkplacelodge.com 250-423-6871 Red Tree Lodge ~ Flexible, comfortable mountain setting with seating for 160 people, full kitchen and bar on site. www.redtreelodge.com 250-423-4622
Snow Creek Lodge ~ This lodge on the ski hill can accommodate up to 80 people. www.fernielodgingco.com 250-423-6878 For smaller sized wedding or those looking for something more casual or unique, consider one of the following options!
CASUAL YET COOL: Griz Bar at Fernie Alpine Resort is cool but also hosts up to 150 guests (250-423-4655) or The Bridge Bistro (250-423-7367) by the Elk River has a large patio and beautiful setting in town. ELEGANT AND CHIC: The Livery Restaurant (250-4237666), and the Arts Station/Blue Toque (250-423-4842) both in refurbished historical buildings.
For a more traditional affair, consider one of the beautiful churches that mark many a scenic shot in town. From the iconic Catholic Church just off the historic downtown Fernie, to the more modern Mountain Side Community Church in the Annex subdivision, there is truly a space for everyone. Anglican Church of Canada Christ Church 541 4th Ave 250-423-6517 Holy Family Church 521 4th Ave 250-423-6127
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 421 9th Ave 250-423-6887 Knox United Church of Canada 201 2nd Ave 250-423-6010
Mountainside Community Church 1622 10th Ave 250-423-4112 Trinity Lutheran Church 691 4th Ave 250-423-4119
Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle 1362 8th Ave 250-423-4114
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Focus on a design that is YOU. Step away from Pinterest and think about three key things that you love. If pomegranates are
your favourite fruit, incorporate that into your table design. What is your favourite jewellery? Turquoise is hot right now
and looks amazing with crisp white and greenery. Maybe there is a pattern that
inspires you, such as chevron, quatrefoil
or art deco. You may also find inspiration
from your wedding dress. One of the
most creative designs we have worked on was inspired by the bride’s dress that was a throwback to the roaring 20’s.
The ideal wedding venues at Fernie Alpine Resort & in the heart of historic Fernie.
A beautiful mountain wedding setting. Restaurant space for 60-150 guests. 45 rooms & fully-equipped condos. Large patio for ceremonies & receptions.
Perfect for an intimate wedding. Banquet space for up to 60 guests. 64 spacious guest rooms & suites. Central in-town location.
For more information & assistance with planning your Fernie wedding contact Liza Anderson in our sales office. 250-423-7758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCOMMODATION GUIDE FACILITY TYPE In Town or Outside Fernie Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge 1622 7th Ave 250-423-5500 The Central Hotel 301 2 Ave 250-423-7367
Cinnamon Bear Lodge 19 Pine Crescent 250-423-6033
East Kootenay Motel Ltd. 1302 Hwy 3 250-423-9266
Fernie Hotel & Pub 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444
Powder Mountain Lodge 892 Hwy 3 250-423-4492
Snow Valley Motel & RV Park 1041 7th Ave 250-423-4421
Island Lake Lodge 602a 2nd Ave (Downtown Office) 250-423-3700
Park Place Lodge 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871
Tightlines Lodge 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483
BIKE/ SKI IN/OUT
H & CH
Super 8 Fernie 2021 Hwy 3 250-423-6788
Raging Elk Hostel 892 6th Ave 250-423-6811
3 3 3
Elk View Lodge 3934 Cokato Road 888-733-7643
Stanford Resort 100 Riverside Way 250-423-5000
Accommodation Types: B&B - B , Chalet - Ch, Condo - C, Hotel - H, Motel - M C
901 Fernie 901-2nd Ave 250-423-2077
Red Tree Lodge 1101 7th Ave 250-423-4622
B & CH
Travelodge Three Sisters 401 Hwy 3 250-423-4438
Alpine Lodge Fernie 5291 Highline Drive 250-423-4237 Black Bear Chalet 24 Timberline Cres. 250-423-5023
Cornerstone Lodge 5369 Fernie Ski Hill Rd. 250-423-6855
Fernie Slope Side Lodge 5339 Ski HIll Road 1-866-633-7643 Kimbers Timbers Fernie Alpine Resort 403-240-1769 The Griz Inn 5369 Ski Hill Rd 250-423-9221
Lizard Creek Lodge 5346 Highline Dr. 250-423-2057
Snow Creek Lodge & Cabins 5258 Highline Drv 250-423-6878 Snowed Inn 5271 Highline Drive 250-423-3830
H&C B & Ch
Timberline Lodges 4559 Timberline Cresc 240-423-6878
CHALETS, CONDO’S, B&B’S AND PACKAGES
Many of Fernie’s properties are booked through reservation agencies where
you receive excellent choices, rates and qualified agents to help find the best package for your group.
The Lodge at Fernie 4502 Timberline Cres. 406-756-7714 Ski Inn Fernie 224 Spruce Lodge 4559 Timberline Cresc 403-669-9225
Fernie Central Reservations www.ferniecentralreservations.com Fernie Lodging Company www.fernielodgingco.com Tourism Fernie | www.tourismfernie.com Fernie B&B Association www.fernielodging.com
RATES Request a quote for rates as they vary throughout
the year and depending on your party size.
Catering any time, anywhere in the Elk Valley. Great Food ~ Experienced Staff ~ Full Service ~ Hors d’euvres ~ Buffets ~ Plated ~ BBQ
We offer off-site catering for Weddings and Events for parties of 30 or more. - Fernie Entrepreneur of the Year (2011) - Established in 2008 - Award-winning, experienced caterer for Fernie’s largest events (up to 1000 people) Dates for Fall & Winter 2014-15 still available... book today! 250-423-7367 ~ email@example.com
A unique restaurant serving contemporary food in a comfortable chic environment. Fresh and stylish, relaxed yet sophisticated, The Livery offers an intimate setting for wedding parties and private events of up to 80 people.
www.liveryrestaurant.com for reservations • 250.423.7666 • 701 2nd Avenue, Fernie, BC
Many of the restaurants and hotels cater their own venues. If you have a venue that does not offer catering, there are private function caterers to choose from.
Blue Toque ~ Offers tasteful catering to smaller events outside of their establishment (cocktail evening, dress rehearsal or intimate reception). 250-423-4637
Cooks Catering ~ Experience in catering small to large events up to 300 people, with customized menus and quality service. 250423-5533 CP Catering who run The Bridge Bistro, are known for their ability to beautifully cater weddings of all sizes. www.enjoyfernie.com 250-423-7367
Iron Creek Catering Co ~ Red Seal Chef Matt Sorochuk provides customized and professional catering services for your special day. www.ironcreekcatercompany.com 250-423-6856
LIZARD CREEK LODGE AT FERNIE ALPINE RESORT 6:8 PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOS
Lizard Creek Lodge ~ Offers tasteful catering to smaller events outside of their establishment (cocktail evening, dress rehearsal or intimate reception). 250-423-2057
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There are many artistic and high quality bakers in this community, specializing in unique cakes and cupcakes to accompany your special day. Crumbs Cakery ~ Creating unique cakes to compliment your wedding day perfectly, with a free consultation. www.crumbscakery.ca 250-910-0770
Happy Cow ~ Specializing in all natural cakes and cupcakes (along with specialty ice cream). 250-423-8381 Loaf Bakery ~ Preparing delicious baked goods and cakes to sweeten your wedding celebrations. www.loafbakery.ca 250-423-7702
Cake/Catering This is the perfect area to pass off some of that to-do-list to your groom. You are
marrying him because he is smart and thoughtful, so let him be that man. There Piece of Cake ~ Specializing in unique custom made cakes that accentuate your occasion. 250-430-2176
Smilin Pixie ~ Specializing in both butter cream and fondant wedding cakes. 250-423-8066 Sweet Cakes ~ Organic and beautifully designed cupcakes with unique flavours and all natural ingredients. 250-423-4355
are things he might not care a lick about
(flowers, table linens and bridesmaids
dresses). But when it comes to dinner, cake, and the bar, he will have an opinion and whatâ€™s more, can step up to the plate
and take care of some of these details.
Donâ€™t bench him on all the wedding plans.
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Bloozz Hiar Studio ~ Offering haircuts, highlights, colour, deep conditioning treatments, blowout and style. 250-430-2610
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Blue Lime Hair Co ~ Located in downtown Fernie, this salon offers a full range of services to help you prepare for your wedding day. 250-423-4334
Hair salons, spas and makeup artists
Brooke’s Mobile Hair ~ Cuts, colours, feathers, bead extensions, weddings and events! And the best part – they can come to you. 250-531-0124 ET Hair Studio ~ Located in downtown Fernie, this salon offers a full range of professional services and is great for large groups. 250-423-4813 Lysh Hair Salon ~ Fernie’s newest salon, offering everything from cuts and colours to special occasion up do’s. 250-423-5001
Mirror Images Hair Studio ~ A full service hair salon with a large product selection, also offering manicures and pedicures. 250-423-7615 Sparrow for Hair ~ A trendy and unique hair salon, specializing in cuts, colours, perms, styles and wedding up-do’s. 250-423-7175 Sparrow for Hair E 1221 7th Ave 250-423-7175 Cuts . Colours . Styles Weddings
Trish’s Hair Design ~ Enjoy a quiet day getting ready for your wedding with a one-onone style with Trish. 250-423-6770
Decoro ~ While Decoro is well-known for the amazing portrait photos they offer, they also offer professional makeup services! www.decoroportraits.com 250-423-3023 No.3 ~ Specializing in high quality wedding day makeup, bridal party makeup lessons, and high quality skin care products. www.no3fernie.com 250-423-2181
Spa 901 ~ Offering professional makeup application for weddings with on-site services available. www.spa901.ca 250-423-7722 Any life well lived is about transformation. Try our luxurious Guinot facial! Access includes: ~ Fireplace relaxation rooms ~ 6,600 square feet of luxury ~ Outdoor hot pool ~ Infrared sauna
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have a busy summer season with the
influx of brides and wedding parties. Book in advance to ensure you get that
special service on your special day, and enjoy your pampering sessions!
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Three Sisters Day Spa ~ Offering professional makeup services for special occasions. www.threesistersdayspa.com 250-423-6395
Fernie Medical Spa ~ A wide range of services, including full spa offerings and laser treatments. www.ferniemedicalspa.com 250-946-6378
Island Lake Spa ~ Includes a full range of services alongside a solarium and outdoor room with hot tub, spring shower and amazing views. www.islandlakecatskiing.com/summer/ activities/spa/ 250-423-3700 King Fir Spa ~ Offering amazing services in a relaxing atmosphere with all natural products and use of an outdoor pool and whirlpool spa. www.kingfirspa.com 250-423-8215 King Fir Spa
Reflection Esthetics & Massage ~ BC RMT Massage and CIABC Certified Esthetician services available. www.reflectionfernie. com 250-423-9499 or 250-430-1289 Spa 901 ~ A beautiful and spacious renovated historical building with full spa amenities, including a sauna, lounges and outdoor pool. www.spa901.ca 250-423-7722 Any life well lived is about transformation. Try our luxurious Guinot facial! Access includes: ~ Fireplace relaxation rooms ~ 6,600 square feet of luxury ~ Outdoor hot pool ~ Infrared sauna
Stay for an hour or escape for the day. Reserve your spot today, toll free at 1.800.622.5007 or online at www.spa901.ca • 901 - 2 Avenue, Fernie, BC
Three Sisters Day Spa ~ With a full range of esthetic, spa and massage treatments utilizing Aveda products. www.threesistersdayspa.com 250-423-6395 Trillium Day Spa ~ Offering organic facials, massage, natural body treatments, manicures and waxing. www. trilliumspa.wordpress.com 250-423-7774
ASK AN EXPERT BY MOUNTAIN BRIDE Hair/Makeup
Get a hair and makeup trial! It is an absolute must, and a good excuse to have a date night out with your fiance in the middle of your busy wedding planning. Be sure to ask your makeup artist for tips on products you can take with you through the wedding day to refresh your makeup. You might also consider getting eyelash extensions. If you have never had them before, try them out at least six months before your wedding. They make your eyes really pop in pictures and are great for low maintenance instant mascara on your honeymoon.
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Clawhammer Letterpress ~ Specializing in typography-based products, including invitations, stationery and cards. www.clawhammer.ca 778-519-5010
The right flowers can have a big impact, especially when it comes to photography. Fernie is home to some talented florists whom will help brighten up your day.
While planning your wedding in Fernie, why not utilize some of the unique services available here? The first impression you give your guests is through your invitation, and these businesses can help you in creating a distinctive product that expresses your personalities and provides them with a feel for what the event will be like.
Buds & Blooms ~ Simply elegant wedding flowers for any budget, their creative staff loves the challenge. 250-425-0222 Fernie Blossoms and Blooms ~ Local Debbie Then has an amazing eye for detail and design. 250-423-1486
The Green Petal ~ They love the different, unusual, fun, artsy and elegant and transfer this to their arrangements. www.thegreenpetal.ca 250-423-4486
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No good party is complete without music! After you’ve said “I Do” it’s time to let loose and celebrate and music is “instrumental.” Fernie is host to an array of options, including bands, Djs and classical ensembles. The following are available for booking, or if you’re looking for something a little different try contacting one of the local bars that book bands and acts regularly as they may have the contact or recommendation you are looking for.
Aries Entertainment DJ Service ~ Spreading beautiful vibes through the music he spins. 250-423-6858
DJ McRae ~ Playing all of your favourites, sure to have your guests on the dance floor. 250-423-8658
Jim Paul DJ Services ~ DJ services catered to your party’s tastes as well as sound equipment, lighting and video rentals. 250-430-2490 Trinity Mountain Ensemble ~ These musicians are available to provide classical music at your wedding. www.trinitymountainensemble.com
Looking for a little extra help before, during or after your wedding? Here are a couple of options with services ranging from lending a hand to organizing and implementing the entire plan.
Find it in Fernie ~ A helpful concierge service available to help out with any task, whether big or small. www.finditinfernie.com 250-278-3463 Magical Transformations ~ Assisting in design, coordination and rentals for your event, large or small, indoors or outdoors. www.magicaltransformations.ca 250-423-8916
Mountain Bride ~ Full wedding planning and day-of coordination, with over ten years experience. Exceptional client care and a true love of weddings. www.mountainbride.com 403-585-7649
ASK AN EXPERT BY MOUNTAIN BRIDE Music Wedding entertainment is key. Your guests do not want to hear lengthy speeches about your days at summer camp, they want to party. The DJ or band makes or breaks it for the guest experience. There is a huge difference between a good DJ and a guy who’s there because he knows how to press Play. If you are tempted to string together an iPod play list and call that a dance party, think again. Reading a crowd and knowing what songs to play and when, is a huge talent. Leave it to the professionals unless you want your party to be a bust.
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Whether you’re organizing an outdoor or indoor wedding, many locations will need additional rental equipment, supplies and potentially transportation.
Home Hardware ~ Rent out tables, chairs, linens and a host of other items and materials – ask for Heather Ingram when calling. 250-423-4496 Patti’s Party Tent Rental ~ Offers tables, chairs, tents, napkins, linens, dishes/cutlery, decorations, patio heaters, light posts, generators, dance floor and more. Rental includes delivery, tear down and removal of items. www.pattispartytentrental.ca 250-423-7057 / 250-423-1455
Summit Lift Company Tent Rentals ~ Provide large white tent rental for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, includes setup and take down. www.summitliftco.net 250-423-1255 The Laugh Stop Photo Booth ~ Bring the fun of an automated photo booth to your event keeping your guests entertained and sending them home with a keepsake. 250-423-4542
ASK AN EXPERT BY 6:8 PHOTOGRAPHY Make Sure Your Photographer Is Right For You What most wedding couples don’t realize is a photographer is going to spend at least as much time with you as your bridal party and families. It’s important that you feel comfortable and relaxed, and that you trust them to get the important shots regardless of the situation.
Engagement sessions go a long way to getting to know your photographer and building that trust. Aside from getting great photos, they
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There are so many talented photographers in Fernie, each with his or her own artistic flare. Here is a list of photographers that are known for wedding services, visit their sites to get a feel for their style. 6:8 Photography ~ www.68photography.ca Jamie Hide Photography ~ www.jamiehide.com Kyle Hamilton Photography ~ www.kylehamiltonphotography.com Matt Kuhn Photography ~ www.mkuhnphoto.com Raven Eye Photography ~ www.raveneyephotography.com
allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding and to see how your photographer works. Share your ideas following the engagement session with your photographer on what you liked, and ideas you might want to try at your wedding. Trust their professional opinion and give them the creative freedom to know what will work and make you look your best. The Full Story
It’s easy to get drawn in to a photographer’s website that showcases their very best work. Make sure that your photographer can deliver consistently great images even when the light and locations are challenging. Pay attention
If you’re not getting married in a church you’ll most likely need to book a marriage commissioner. The following are available in the Fernie region. Jennifer Cronin ~ firstname.lastname@example.org 250-423-4337 Lynn Rogers ~ email@example.com 778-519-1214 Faye Arlene Sigurdson ~ firstname.lastname@example.org 250-425-5741 Shannon Takacs ~ email@example.com 250-278-3463
ASK AN EXPERT BY MOUNTAIN BRIDE Ceremony
Choose wedding vows that reflect your relationship. Work with your marriage commissioner to make your ceremony authentic to your story and love. Ask your guests to be truly present, consider an “unplugged” wedding where guests are asked to put down their cell phones, cameras, and iPads during the exchange of vows. to shots where they’re photographing in dark rooms or bright sunny days, making sure that there is even light across faces without distracting shadows or bright spots. You want your photographer to capture great images throughout the day that tell the story of your wedding. Look at their sample albums and galleries from full weddings so you know exactly what to expect.
WEDDING PLANNING TIMELINE 9-12 Months
Compose a “Day Of” Timeline Schedule Hair and Makeup
Meet with Officiant
Begin Guest List
Reserve Reception Site
Select a Caterer
Hire a Photographer/Videographer Hire a Florist
Mail “Save the Dates”
Reserve Hotel Rooms for Out of Town Guests
Launch Wedding Website
Send “Save the Date” Cards
Begin Planning Honeymoon
Book Ceremony Site
Shop for Bridesmaid Dresses
Select and Purchase Wedding Invitations
Purchase Wedding Dress
Arrange Rehearsal Dinner
Set a Budget
Finalize Guest List
Set the Date
Choose Wedding Party
Decide on Wedding Day Transportation
Select and Order the Cake
Start Wedding Folder
Shop for Wedding Gown
Finalize Menu and Flowers Choose Party Favours
Book Room for Wedding Night
Discuss Menu and Service with Caterer Choose and Order Tuxes for Groomsmen/Groom Choose Ceremony Music Shop for Wedding Rings
Finalize Order of Ceremony and Reception Print Menu Cards/Program
Send Event Schedule to Vendors 2 Months
Touch Base with Vendors Meet with Photographer
Review Playlist with Band/DJ
Submit Wedding Announcement Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties
WEDDING PLANNING TIMELINE 1 Month
Enter RSVPâ€™s to Database Get Marriage License
Mail Rehearsal Dinner Invites Last Dress Fitting Stock the Bar
Send out Final Payments
Confirm Hair and Makeup
Provide Directions for Transportation Assign Seating
Purchase Attendants Gifts Write Vows
Hair Cut/Colour (if desired) 1 Week
Reconfirm Times with Vendors Delegate Wedding-day Tasks
Send Timeline to Bridal Party Pick up Dress
Set Aside Cheques for Vendors Book Spa Treatment
Send Final Guest List to Venues/Caterer Break in Shoes
Pack for Honeymoon
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Mountain High Shuttle & Charters offer custom transportation packages to suit your event.
We are Fernie’s Transportation Specialists.
Contact us for a Custom Quote www.mountainhighshuttle.com Ph: 1.877.423.4555 • firstname.lastname@example.org
SAY “I DO” WITH A LOCAL BREW
30L & 50L Party Kegs Packaged Product & Growlers Pumps or Draft Systems to Rent Book a Private Wedding Tour
WEDDING BUDGET WORKSHEET PERCENTAGE Reception - 50% Venue
Attire - 10% Wedding Dress Accessories
Hair and Makeup
Groom’s Tux/Suit Misc.
Flowers & Decorations - 10% Floral Arrangements Ceremony
BUDGETED ESTIMATE AMOUNT
Favours/Gifts - 3% Bridal Party Favours Misc.
Ceremony - 2% Location Booking Officiant
Stationery - 2%
Music - 10% Ceremony Musicians
Cocktail-hour Musicians Reception Band/DJ Sound-system Misc.
Save the Dates
Photography/ Videography - 10%
Seating Map/Place Cards Thank-You’s Postage Misc.
Wedding Rings - 2% Bride’s Ring
Transportation - 1% Car Rental for Bride and Groom
Car Rental for Bridal Party Transportation for Out of Town Guests Parking Fees Misc.