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Getting Married in Fernie, BC FEATURE WEDDINGS

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Amanda and Devo

12 Taegen and Dustin 14 Alanna and Shea

17 Music Matters by Sage McBride

19 Hair Inspirations by Kelly Williams

21 Nail Trends by Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley

23 Let Them Eat Cake by Amy Cardoza

FERNIE WEDDING GUIDE Published by Claris Media Inc. To advertise and for general inquiries: info@clarismedia.com. Box 1124, 841 7th Ave. Fernie, BC V0B 1M0 p: 250-423-4062 www.clarismedia.com

25 Flowers: What’s In and What’s Out by Carmen Dunnet 26 Wedding Design Advice by Rachel Abdallah 28 Directory

34 Wedding Planning Checklist 37 Setting a Budget 39 Map

Editor | Krista Turcasso Creative Director | Vanessa Croome

All content copyright Claris Media. The views expressed in this guide are not necessarily the views of the publisher.

COVER: WHAT WILL YOU REMEMBER FROM YOUR WEDDING DAY? KYLE HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO www.kylehamiltonphotography.com THIS PAGE: THREE SISTERS WEDDING PORTRAIT 6:8 PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO, 68photography.com

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Stunning Wedding Accommodations for you and your guests‌

Our beautiful executive homes, private cabins and suites are located in inspirational mountain settings, perfect for hosting you and your wedding guests for your special day. Whether it’s a private condo for two, or an exclusive home for your bridal party we have a property to suit your needs, all complete with modern amenities and rustic charm. Call to enquire about group package rates for your wedding party.

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Couples Treatments Mother & Daughter Package Group Bookings Available Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub Enquire about group spa bookings and combined accommodation packages.

Facials

Massage

Scrubs

Photo Credit: Matt Kuhn

Our range of natural products and our secluded on-mountain location makes King Fir Spa an ideal place to unwind. Whether it’s just for you or for all those closest to you, there’s no better way to relax before your special day.

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Introduction GETTING MARRIED IN

FERNIE, BC

FERNIE WEDDING RAVEN EYE PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO

Getting married in Fernie just makes sense. And we’re not just talking about

summer. Each season has something to offer

a newly engaged couple and the guests they

intend to host. Whether you are looking for the promise and greenery of spring, the lush

and hot days of summer, the mosaic of colours in fall, or the classic white appeal of a winter wonderland, it is all available right here, in this picturesque little mountain town.

And that’s just the outdoor setting. Each and

every year, more is on offer when it comes to hosting weddings of all sizes and styles. With a growing number of people choosing this

southeast corner of BC, it’s not surprising that

This guide will help you to navigate the

demand.

will also give you a feel for the Fernie –specific

we have seen numerous businesses pop up, grow or evolve to accommodate the obvious

From the unique detail you can only find from a local artisan, to the notable experience of dancing to one of Canada’s favourite bands.

From an intimate setting under the stars, to a grander event in a hotel by the river. To the easy going feel of a cocktail style evening, to

the more formal seated affair. It is all at your fingertips in Fernie, and this extends to all elements of your wedding.

intricate details of planning a wedding, from budget to timeline to tips and trends. But it

products and services available that can really help you to make your day special.

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!

If you’ve chosen Fernie, welcome! We hope you find this guide useful and that it helps you to enjoy the planning and implementation

process of getting married. If you are still

deciding on location, we apologize. As it will now be quite difficult to say ‘no’ to Fernie.

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A Wedding Story AMANDA AND

DEVO Photographer: Mountain Ash Photography mountainashphotography.blogspot.ca

Amanda and Devo were engaged in June, and wanting a fall wedding but not keen on waiting a year and a half to get married, the

duo began planning the wedding straight

away. With only four months to their wedding day in October, they quickly learned it was not typical. “People look at you like you’re nuts

when you say you need your wedding dress in three months!” says Amanda.

One of the positives of off-season weddings is that vendors are not booked as far in advance.

Amanda and Devo felt that they had ‘lucked

out’ as the Elk View Lodge was available for both the ceremony and reception. With family

and friends coming from all over Canada, it

was important to them to have a facility for the day prior to and after the wedding.

“Because our wedding was taking place over Thanksgiving weekend, we knew we wanted to have a Thanksgiving get together the day

afterwards as well, and the lodge (which is a three day booking) was perfect because our families were able to stay up there with us

and we had more than enough room to have a big potluck gathering on the Sunday evening,”

she says. “It was so lovely to have everyone stay together and get some quality time with them.”

Amanda’s vision for the style of the wedding was casual and classic. Green Petal arranged

bouquets for the bridesmaids and the bride, and to cut costs they made a bulk order of

flowers from them as well, and arranged the centre pieces themselves. “I wanted a fall wedding because the colours are so beautiful

and the colours of the flowers echoed that,” adds Amanda.

The wedding dress was found at a small

boutique in New Westminster. Amanda and her mom were finding it difficult to find what they were looking for in the larger bridal

shops, so decided to change their approach. “The dress fit with my vision of simple but not typical.”

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Amanda was drawn to the 20’s style finger wave hairstyle, but was worried it wasn’t

an option as she has very straight and fine hair. “Any previous attempts to curl my hair literally fell flat,” she laughs. Fortunately,

Fernie is home to the talented Alanna Laurin of Sparrow for Hair who worked her magic, “and it looked amazing. She’s my hero.”

For makeup, Amanda went with Chantel

Vincent from Freyja which fit with the style of her dress and hair very well. “I’m not a

big makeup person and it felt a little strange having so much on, but it worked, and looking

at the pictures now I’m so glad she did what she did!”

Amanda and Devo felt very fortunate to have

their good friend, Mark Butcher, cater their wedding. Typically, Mark is found preparing

the four-star cuisine at Island Lake Lodge, but it being the off-season made it possible. Mark alongside additional Island Lake cooks, Logan Gaede and Luke McLeod, prepared an

amazing meal for the couple and their guests, with a personal approach. “I’m a vegetarian,

so Mark planned a delicious butternut squash

lasagne with bay leaf cream, and a bunch of delicious salads, and for the meat eaters we

kept it local, with elk contributed by hunter friends.”

For dessert, Amanda’s mom prepared a small cake to cut at the reception, and Sweet Cakes

up, do my hair and makeup, but we also had

a good friend supply the music. Patrick James McIssac, also known as DJ PJ, DJ’d for us, and

absolutely killed it. He played all night long, even though he had to go to his day job the

next morning.” Additionally, the couple had one of their closest friends as a photographer – Jesse Bell of Mountain Ash Photography. “It

made the session so fun and easy. She did an amazing job and I love the photos that she took.”

getting married here was the easiest decision of all.

FAVOURITE MOMENT OF YOUR WEDDING DAY? There were so many. Besides the epic all-night

dance party, it would probably be walking

(dancing) down the aisle to Hall and Oates’ “You Make My Dreams Come True.”

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THOSE PLANNING THEIR OWN WEDDING DAY?

“The day was just so fun and happy, and it’s

I would say to keep it mellow! Have some

who are so willing to lend a hand to help out.”

and most enjoyable days of your life.

definitely because of the beautiful community

that we live in and all of our amazing friends

trusted helpers and just plan on getting the

most out of what is really one of the happiest

by Becky Swanson supplied her famous

Q&A

UNIQUE DETAILS:

Amanda.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET MARRIED IN FERNIE?

Looking back, Amanda and Devo realize that

The wedding party danced down the aisle

their wedding showcased the talent and love

We had each moved to Fernie separately,

friends cook for us, help us set up and clean

and chosen to live here individually. Our

where we want our lives to continue, so

cupcakes. “They were soooo good!” adds

of their Fernie friends. “Not only did our

relationship started in Fernie, and this is

to “You Make My Dreams Come True” after

the ceremony, and the couple had a semichoreographed routine to Michael Bolton’s “I Said I Loved You But I Lied.”

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A Wedding Story TAEGEN AND

DUSTIN Photographer: 6:8 Photography 68photography.com

Taegen and Dustin were so happy to be contacted to share their wedding day with

us. They immediately gushed that their experience in Fernie was fantastic, from the get go.

“Crazy enough, we picked up the Fernie

Wedding Guide in November 2014 while we were there (just over six months prior to our wedding, with nothing yet planned

besides the fact that we knew we wanted it in Fernie) - that’s how we found out about a lot

of the venues and suppliers. We used a lot of tips from it when we were planning our own, so it’s kind of cool to pass it on,” says Taegen.

The first detail the duo knocked off their list was the location for the ceremony. They

were drawn to the mountain setting at

Birch Meadows, and owner/manager Sonya

of room for the dance floor. With just under

“She and her husband made the wedding

the couple and all of their guests to enjoy the

Erzinger was absolutely amazing which helped them to easily make the decision.

day very care free as they facilitated a lot

of necessities like taking down chairs and storing them, parking vehicles, keeping the grounds very clean - a herd of elk came

through the ceremony site the morning of the wedding and left a bit of a mess amongst the

site and all of the chairs. Haha, so Sonya and

her husband made sure everything was still in tip top shape after they left.”

For the reception, Taegen and Dustin decided on the Stanford Resort, using the main floor for the dinner, and then adding seating on the upstairs balcony to ensure there was plenty

100 guests, the transition from dinner to the

reception dance party was seamless, helping festivities.

Taegen and Dustin were really after an outdoorsy style wedding, everything that has drawn them to Fernie in the first place.

They included a lot of greens and browns

in their décor and colour scheme and chose flower arrangements with more of a focus on greenery. This theme was carried through

to other details, such as the lace pattern on Taegen’s dress and garter including leaves and flowers, a unique “guest book” made

up of tree branch slices signed by the guests and put together on a frame, and a backdrop


Q&A

FAVOURITE MOMENT OF THE DAY?

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET MARRIED IN FERNIE?

Listening (and laughing, and crying) to the

Dustin’s family has been coming to Fernie for

over 20 years. He started bringing me with

him not long after we started dating six years

ago, and we were hooked. We started coming behind the head table made up of wooden pillars. It even transferred to how Taegen had

her makeup done, by Kayla Brunner from Cranbrook – using a natural colour palette.

The couple utilized a lot of local vendors, including Sparrow for Hair, Caked by Ashely out of Sparwood, The Green Petal, Ray’s Music, and photos by 6:8 Photography.

“There really is not a single person or venue

that we would not highly recommend. Everyone we had the opportunity to work with

for our day was fantastic, and we really do have them to thank for such a great experience.”

a few times a year, in both summer and winter.

Fernie really doesn’t have a season that isn’t

fantastic. In the summer/spring/fall we like to do hiking, but we’ve also done some white

water rafting, cliff jumping at Silver Springs,

and Dustin has done some paddle boarding on Surveyor’s Lake and downhill biking. In the winter of course we come to snowboard.

Basically, Fernie is our little getaway - being Flatlanders from Saskatchewan, the beauty of it never gets old. We wanted our friends and

family to be able to experience that too - and

to understand why we are willing to drive

nine hours there and nine hours back for sometimes only a few days in Fernie.

stories, speeches and advice that friends and family shared.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THOSE PLANNING THEIR OWN WEDDING DAY? Don’t sweat the little things.

UNIQUE DETAILS:

The couple shared with us many unique

details, from a sunny wedding during May

in Fernie to family not expected to attend surprising them. But the one that stands out to us is the engagement video Dustin stayed up all night making, just three nights before the

wedding. He had proposed on a hiking trail in Switzerland, and wanted to share with their guests just how magical that moment was. A

videographer by trade, we can only imagine

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A Wedding Story ALANNA AND

SHEA Photographer: Nick Nault Photography www.nicknaultphotography.ca

Alanna

and

Shea

were

married

Thanksgiving weekend, 2014 in Fernie, BC. “We both love the cooler weather and

slower pace of fall in Fernie,” Alanna says, including that the Larch turning colour on the mountains is breathtaking. A bonus to booking a wedding at this time of year is that

it’s a little easier to secure the venue and vendors of your choice.

For the theme, the couple decided on the Roaring 20’s, because they felt this era

embodied a fun, high-spirited vibe while still being elegant.

“Living in Fernie, most of our time is spent

in plaid shirts and toques - it was a great

excuse to bring a bit of glamour to our lives

for a night! I think our guests really enjoyed dressing up, too. There were some great costumes and headpieces,” says Alanna.

The event included 125 guests, many who added days to their weekend in Fernie to enjoy all the town has to offer. While some brought

their bikes or hiking shoes and enjoyed the trails, others spent time on Second Avenue,

perusing the shops and enjoying the patios.

“We had a beautiful, sunny fall weekend. So

many of our guests commented on the great vibe of our little mountain town,” she adds.

Alanna and Shea booked Alpine Lodge for

three days and hosted a BBQ the evening

before the wedding for the added chance of catching up and mingling. Following a more traditional theme, the ceremony was held at

the Anglican Church, followed by a reception at the Fernie Golf Course. At the time, CP Catering was running the venue and working

with owner Lillis Perreault was helpful as

she has an extensive background in food and beverage and large events, especially


weddings. They also hired Lisa Grosso from

Q&A

details together for the theme.

We have both called Fernie home for the last

Mountain Bride to assist with design and

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET MARRIED IN FERNIE?

The bridal party had their hair done by the

seven years, and thought it was a great time

setup, which really helped bring all of the girls at Sparrow for Hair, while Amore from Lashed met them at the salon to do their

makeup. To match the time of year, Carmen at The Green Petal put together bright fall

colours and utilized eclectic brass to tie

it in with the theme. Capturing it all was photographer Nick Nault and his assistant (and wife) Stephanie. Alanna and Shea wanted live music to celebrate their wedding day, and

hired the band Kyemara from Calgary. “If you do one thing for your wedding, hire a band!

They got everyone out moving on the dance floor,” they exclaim.

to show friends and family why we love our adopted hometown.

FAVOURITE MOMENT OF THE DAY? Probably photos after the ceremony. It was so

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THOSE PLANNING THEIR OWN WEDDING DAY? Take time to enjoy your big day and don’t

try to do too much yourself. Hire a wedding planner if it’s in the budget, or don’t be afraid

to ask friends to pitch in - you’ll be amazed at the lengths they will go to for you!

UNIQUE DETAILS:

great hopping around to our favourite scenic

The couple really encouraged their guests to

We also both enjoyed hanging out with our

vintage style candy bar instead of cake, and a

locations on a beautiful fall day, and getting

some quiet time together before the big party.

friends and family before the wedding - the girls relaxed over mimosas and snacks getting

take part in the theme, which helped to make everyone feel a part of it. They also had a giant midnight poutine bar that was a big success.

ready at Sparrow, and Shea organized a game of touch football with the guys.

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Wedding Tips MUSIC MATTERS by Sage McBride

FIRST DANCE KYLE HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO

One of the most magical moments of a wedding is the couple’s song. Having been to many weddings and played at some, I have been brought

to tears by the powerful lyrics and melodies of certain songs while a couple embraces for the first time in the next chapter of their life. I have also grooved along with couples as they have hit the dance floor running at their reception and got the party started with that first song.

Whatever song you choose to walk down the aisle to, sway to, or start the dance party to, you’ll remember it forever. Here are a few great ones to choose from to make the most incredible day of your life even more spectacular. “1,2,3,4” - Feist

“Home” - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

“I Will Follow You Into the Dark” - Deathcab for Cutie

“Stand in the Water” - Wildlife “My Girl” - Yukon Blonde

“Signed, Sealed Delivered” - Stevie Wonder

“Coming Home” - Leon Bridges

“Shut Up and Dance” – Walk the Moon

“Boom Clap” (Charli XCX Cover) - Lennon and

“I Got You Babe” - Bahamas “You+Me” - You and Me

“Crazy in Love” - Beyonce and Jay Z

“You Make Me Wanna Shout” - Isley Brothers

“First Day of My Lif” - Bright Eyes Maisy

“Harvest Moon” - Neil Young

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Wedding Tips

Behind every bride is a hairstylist wanting to create the perfect wedding style. 2016 brings with it a year of femininity, softness and glamour. Long gone are the days of that perfect smooth up-do. Even when channelling classic and glamorous ladies like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, we’re seeing brides add their own flair. Braids are at an all-

time high in popularity, the fishtail and Dutch braid are being used on their own as the centre piece to fantastic Boho inspired style. And who really said it needs to be any sort of “up-do”

HAIR INSPIRATIONS

anymore? Many brides are going for the soft beach look.

So many factors go into deciding what hairstyle is right for you, but my first question is

by Kelly Williams Photos by Kelly Williams

always, “What does your dress look like?”

It’s easy to fall in love with a hairstyle you found on Pinterest or in a magazine, but your dress has to be factored in. There is a reason strapless wedding dresses are always one of the most popular styles. They are so adaptable, making it easier to decide what suits you best when it comes to hair and other fashion choices.

Having your hair styled

A loose Dutch

A low romantic

but we’re increasingly

a few pieces of baby’s

the higher neckline,

down wasn’t the way of brides years ago,

seeing this style, and

along with the lines of a strapless dress, it’s

elegant all on its own.

braid gives you the

Bohemian look. Add

breath to make it that

much more distinctive. Hair by Kaitlyn Poirier

Hair by Kelly Williams

twisted up-do also works well with

drawing attention to

details of the dress or to jewellery.

Hair by Kelly Williams

The side swept up-do can be done in so many

When wearing a higher neckline you

versatility of the side do is endless and so much

the best choice but a side swept bun can

different ways, all up and off the shoulders, or curls cascading down the neckline. The

fun. Adding flowers, orchids being many stylists’ favourites with their colours and longevity of

life, can finish this style off in just the right way. Hair by Kelly Williams

really want to show off the detail of the

dress. With this style, ‘all up’ tends to be also work just as well. A chignon can be

used so many ways, but this much softer version gives more romance to the style. Hair by Kelly Williams

But, these are really just guidelines to discuss with your stylist for planning the right look for your wedding day. The overall feel of your wedding also needs to be accounted for as well as what your hair type allows. Don’t let these decisions overwhelm you. Don’t ever be afraid to say what you want, and know your stylist is in your corner. At the end of the day, they want you to feel beautiful.

Kelly Williams is a hairstylist at ET Hair Studio in Fernie, BC, where she has been working for ten years. She is also a budding photographer.

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Wedding Tips NAIL TRENDS by Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley

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It is your big day, and all attention is on you! You have your dress picked out, makeup artist and hair stylist booked, but have you

thought about your nails and how this fits into your overall look? Following the latest bridal trends, here are our suggestions for the best bridal nails:

The first thing that you should consider when choosing your nail colour is how you will be matching it to your makeup, gown

and bouquet. When deciding on your overall

look for the big day, consider the rule of

three – if you are doing a bold eye or lip with your make-up, we would suggest matching your fingers and toes with more of a subtle

colour. Traditionally nudes and pale pinks are just enough colour to complement the dress without distracting the eye. Whether it’s a

flick of glitter, gem or a coloured tip, a slight

addition to the manicure can complement

Want a French tip? UV gel? Have UV on that

bold and trendy with a deep Marsala (wine

that you communicate this to the salon or spa

the detailing on a wedding dress and balance

colours within a bouquet. Better yet, go coloured) nail polish, or a colourful pastel.

French is out and colour is in. With over 50 colours to choose from, any level of bold is achievable!

If you are looking to try something different, ask if a matte top coat is available. This clear

coat can be added to any colour of your choice and it is a simple way to give even the shiniest

of colours a unique matte finish. Try slightly

varying the colour on your ring finger to make it stand out as a feature, or add a silver glitter

topcoat. Remember, choosing your nail shape

is an important starting point and can flatter the fingers and the nail design.

you need removed? All of these services take additional time to complete, so it is important

that you book so that enough time is allocated

to give you the look that you want! Spa days are a great way to spend some time with your

bridal party the day before your wedding and large groups can be accommodated if you book far enough in advance. We suggest

contacting your spa of choice a minimum of

one month in advance, to secure your bridal party booking.

Congratulations to the beautiful brides of 2016!

Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley are the owners and operators of Spa 901 in Fernie, BC.

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Wedding Tips LET THEM EAT CAKE by Amy Cardozo Photos by Crumbs Cakery

Whether your wedding cake is at the top or

bottom of your “to do” list, these tips will help to ensure you have a cake that best represents you on your special day.

1. Choose your cake design after you’ve made your big decisions. I can’t tell you how many

times I’ve had a bride change their design

months later after they’ve purchased their dress or invitations.

2. Spend some time surfing Pinterest and

Google, and bring the pictures of your

favourites to your cake designer and have them help you mix them up to create an original design that is uniquely you!

3. Talk to your cake designer about your

A cascade of gumpaste flowers can translate very nicely into one larger statement piece.

4. Portions determine cake size. Not the other way around. The number of people you

need to serve is more important than how

many tiers you think your cake should have.

If your numbers are low and you envision a five-tier cake, you can make it up with dummy tiers but keep in mind, they aren’t free.

5. Do a tasting consultation! This is a great time to get your groom involved. The last

thing you want is a nasty, dried out cake!

It needs to taste AND look good or it’s not worth your time.

budget. Be honest about it! Letting your

6. Choose a flavour that you want. This is

ideas in realistic, and affordable ways.

non-traditional flavour such as chocolate

designer know means they can work with

you on ways to incorporate your favourite

your wedding. Don’t worry about what will be more popular, or be afraid to choose a

mint, pina colada, or chocolate chip cookie dough!

Miranda Weston Photography

7. Make sure you like the cake designer’s style.

Buttercream vs. fondant is an important

decision. Some designers are comfortable

working with both mediums. Check their portfolio to ensure their style matches the cake you have in mind.

8. Put some thought into your cake table. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made a gorgeous cake for a bridal couple only

to get to the venue to find the table cloth is wrinkly and the background includes

things such as electrical wires, door frames,

chairs, or even a fire extinguisher. Avoid photo regrets and ensure your tablecloth is ironed and use a simple fabric backdrop to

hide things you don’t want to see in photos with you and your beautiful cake later on.

Amy is the owner and operator of Crumbs Cakery in Fernie, BC.

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An ideal wedding venue located at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort

45 guest rooms & fully-equipped condos. Heated indoor pool & outdoor hot tub. Great wedding & group rates on rooms. Ample parking.

Features include a stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings, stage with dance floor, and a large patio for your ceremony & reception with amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Restaurant space for up to 150 guests.

www.grizinn.com

5369 Ski Hill Rd, Fernie Restaurant direct: 778-519-5206

1-800-661-0118


Wedding Tips

FLOWERS: WHAT’S IN AND WHAT’S OUT by Carmen Dunnet Photos by The Green Petal

We asked our local expert what’s trending

Pop of colour. The past few years white and

flowers were included. Recently brides are

TRENDS

for 2016, brides are bringing back the colour!

flowers and greens that feel more natural and

Flower halos. This trend is here to stay. They

in with bright and bold colours.

when it comes to floral arrangements and representation at weddings. Here is what Carmen had to say.

aren’t just for flower girls anymore! Whether

bright and bold or soft and subtle, the flower halo is the mountain version of the tiara. More and more, brides want halos for themselves and their lovely maids.

Floral garlands. Garlands continue to grow in popularity. They lend a lush, garden feel

whether it is all greens or you include flowers as well. The big plus with garlands is that

they look great draped on an arch for your ceremony and can be easily moved and draped on the wall or head table at the reception.

blush have been the most popular colour

choices for wedding flowers. This year, and

Some are adding a pop of colour to contrast with the blush and whites while others are all

Looser style bouquet. Another trend that

has slowly been gaining in popularity is the

looser/flowy bouquet. Brides are moving away from a tight ball style to a bouquet that

has movement; often with draping greens and wispy flowers. These draping bouquets

are not to be mistaken with the traditional cascading bouquets of the 90’s! The new

looking for less icing (see: naked cakes) and more flowers. Again, it is about soft and flowy less structured.

Doggie flowers. This one doesn’t come as much of a surprise in a dog-loving town like

Fernie! Fido is no longer left at home for the wedding. Now they are often incorporated

into the wedding (think ring bearer) which

of course means they need a collar of flowers

to help coordinate them with the wedding photos!

ON THE WAY OUT

“cascade” is much less structured.

Mason jars and baby’s breath.

wedding cakes have tended toward a very

Green Petal in downtown Fernie, BC.

Elaborate cake flowers. For the past while

modern, clean-line look. As a result not many

Carmen Dunnet is owner/operator at the

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Wedding Tips

EMILY EXON PHOTOGRAPHY

WEDDING DESIGN ADVICE by Rachel Abdallah 6:8 PHOTOGRAPHY

NICOLE ASHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

With so many wedding inspiration blogs and magazines out there, it’s no wonder why

some brides have a hard time visualizing their dream wedding. It can be tricky not to get

stuck on current trends, or lost in Pinterest

idea boards. Your wedding design should reflect your relationship, first and foremost.

Treat your wedding as a production. The lights

turn off and the curtains go up as soon as your invitations are sent. Design with different

textures, colours, and heights. Gone are the

days when everything had to match perfectly. Couples are embracing more eclectic designs

using assorted (but coordinating) centre 6:8 PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTI SNEDDON PHOTOGRAPHY

pieces. Your guests’ enjoyment and the visual impact of your décor is key.

Here are some design tips from Mountain

Bride on stationary, lighting, centrepieces, linens and chairs.

SENSATIONAL STATIONARY Most clients put stationary on the back burner. We are here to say, please don’t!

Stunning stationary sets the tone with the first impression - your wedding invitation

pulls together your wedding theme through

the beautiful details in your wedding day

stationary. We recommend having a cohesive design all the way through, not only in the

save-the-date and wedding invitation, but in your seating chart, name cards, table

numbers, programs, menus, signage, and thank you cards.

MAKE BEAUTIFUL LIGHTING A PRIORITY The easiest way to add style to your wedding is through gorgeous lighting!

We love drama! Not with the logistics of course, but with the play in lighting and how

it accentuates different aspects and angles of your décor. Make sure your event is lit

beautifully through both candlelight and ambient room lighting. There is so much

available to rent from gorgeous chandeliers, elegant café lights, and dramatic wall lighting.

Wow your guests by concentrating the light on exquisite centrepieces, spotlight your

first dance, illuminate the elegant head table backdrop, or place lanterns with soft candle light on your patio with breath taking mountain views.


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KYLE HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY

THINK OUTSIDE THE VASE Breaking away from traditional flower vessels is a simple way to change the look of your

flowers, and create a completely unique centre

piece. Think about wooden boxes, geometric vases, pop bottles, teacups, vintage vases, porcelain urns, tin pails, or flower pots. Don’t

be afraid to mix and match from flea market finds to family heirlooms.

Not a flower person? Don’t force it! Create

centrepieces using candles, branches, wheat

grass, herbs, terrariums, and even baskets of fruits and veggies. Incorporating foliage

with unusual texture and shapes can turn

an ordinary arrangement into something gorgeous and unique. We love designing mountain weddings with natural features like

deer antlers, slate, birch, pinecones, and wood.

LINENS & CHAIRS

If the chairs at your venue seem boring, there are more options than just covering them with

KYLE HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY

NICOLE ASHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

EMILY EXON PHOTOGRAPHY

chair covers. Consider renting Chiavari chairs -

these have become a staple in wedding design. Or, splurge on gorgeous Tuscan Café chairs or

elegant Vineyard chairs. A great chair changes the look of the entire room.

Don’t be afraid to make your wedding design unique. The possibilities are endless, and what

is important is that you and your fiancé bring your personalities and interests through in the

MIRANDA WESTON PHOTOGRAPHY

design.

For more design ideas go to their Mountain Wedding Design Inspiration blog at www. MountainBride.com. Rachel Abdallah is a certified wedding planner with Mountain Bride. 6:8 PHOTOGRAPHY

What’s underneath a centre piece is as

important as the arrangement itself. A gorgeous linen has a huge visual impact as

over 80% of your reception room is guest tables. There are many colours, textures and patterns available with linens, overlays, table runners, and napkins.

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Directory LOCATION OUTDOORS

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

Elk View Lodge ~ A beautiful lodge just outside Fernie with a large deck and views of the Lizard Range. www.elkviewlodge.com 250-423-1580 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 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

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

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

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

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

The Rusty Edge at 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 778-519-5206

RECEPTIONS/INDOOR CEREMONIES

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. 250-423-7773 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 250-423-1580

Fernie Community Centre ~ With seating for 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.fernie.ca 250-423-4466

Fernie Family Centre ~ A comfortable and central location suitable for 150-200 guests. www.holyfamilyfernie.ca 250-423-6127 Fernie Seniors Centre ~Seating for up to 100 guests for a smaller, intimate wedding. 250-423-4466

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

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 ~ Centrally located with a fireplace, great for up to 60 guests. www.parkplacelodge.com 250-423-6871 Red Tree Lodge ~ Flexible, comfortable mountain setting with seating for 130 people, full kitchen and bar on site. www.redtreelodge.com 250-423-4622

The Rusty Edge at the Griz Inn ~ Located at Fernie Alpine Resort, a beautiful indoor setting at the hill with patio for up to 200. www.grizinn.com 778-519-5206/ 250-423-9221

Snow Creek Lodge ~ This lodge on the 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 Arts Station/ Blue Toque (250-423-4842) located in downtown Fernie in the historic train station. Directory continued on page 31


ACCOMMODATION GUIDE FACILITY TYPE In Town or Outside Fernie

RESTAURANT

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901 Fernie 901-2nd Ave 250-423-2077

Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge 1622 7th Ave 250-423-5500 The Central Hotel 301 2 Ave 250-423-7367

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Ski Inn Fernie 6 Alpine Trail Lane 250-423-7899

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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

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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.

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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.

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For a more traditional affair, consider one of the beautiful churches that mark many a scenic shot in town. From the iconic Catholic Church, to the more modern Mountain Side Community Church, 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

CATERING

Barrie Elliott ~ A red seal chef known for inspiring and tasty creations for all styles and sizes of events. 250-531-0905 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. 250-423-5533

CP Catering who run The Bridge Bistro, are known for their ability to beautifully cater weddings of all sizes. 250-423-7367 Iron Creek Catering Co ~ Red Seal Chef Matt Sorochuk provides customized and professional catering services. www. ironcreekcatercompany.com 250-423-6856 Lizard Creek Lodge ~ Catering to smaller events outside of their establishment. 250-423-2057

CAKES/CUPCAKES 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 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

SPA AND BEAUTY

HAIR SALONS 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

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, 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 Trish’s Hair Design ~ Enjoy a quiet day getting ready for your wedding with a oneon-one style with Trish. 250-423-6770

MAKEUP

Freyja Lifestyle Fashion ~ Owner/operator Chantel Vincent provides stunning and professional makeup application. www. freyjalifestylefashion.com 250-423-0713

Lashed ~ An esthetics and makeup artist in Fernie, BC specializing in eyelash extensions using the Lashe system. www.facebook.com/ AmoreEsthetics 250-430-7950 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

Three Sisters Day Spa ~ Offering professional makeup services for special occasions including wedding day. www.threesistersdayspa.com 250-423-6395

SPA SERVICES

Fernie Medical Spa ~ A wide range of services, including full spa offerings and laser treatments. www.ferniemedicalspa.com 250-946-6378 Enchanted Esthetics ~ CIABC Certified Esthetician services using Eminence handmade organic skin care. www.enchantedestheticsfernie.com 250-430-1289

Island Lake Spa ~ Located at the base of the Lizard Range, this 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 31


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P R I VA T E , I N T I M AT E L O CAT I O N ~ STUNNING VIEWS ~ FLEXIBLE DINING OPTIONS

KYLE HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY 250 423 0904 www.kylehamiltonphotography.com

FERNIE’S MOST POPULAR WEDDING V E N U E F O R T H E PA S T T E N Y E A R S Elk View Lodge, 3934 Cokato Road, Te l : 8 8 8 . 7 . F E R N I E ( 3 3 7 6 4 3 ) FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT

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King Fir Spa ~ Located at Fernie Alpine Resort, reconnect with nature through a variety of treatments, massage and yoga. www.kingfirspa.com 250-423-8215

Lizard Creek Spa ~ the Spa at Lizard Creek uses all organic soaps, oils, soaks and scrubs by Eminence Organics, and LVX luxe nail system. www.lizardcreek.com/spa 250-4232057 ext. 1014

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

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

ADDITIONAL VENDORS

INVITATIONS Claris Media ~ Offering a contemporary design approach to your print needs, from concept to final product. info@clarismedia.com Clawhammer Letterpress ~ Specializing in typography-based products, including invitations, stationery and cards. www. clawhammer.ca 778-519-5010 Lilac Media ~ Offering print and design products in downtown Fernie. 542 2nd Ave 250-430-1330

FLOWERS

The Green Petal ~ They love the different, unusual, fun, artsy and elegant and transfer this to their arrangements. www.thegreenpetal.ca 250-423-4486

RENTALS

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, and more. Includes delivery and tear down. www.pattispartytentrental.ca 250-423-7057 / 250-423-1455 Summit Lift Company Tent Rentals ~ Provide large white tent rental for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. www.summitliftco.net 250-423-1255

TRANSPORTATION QUICK LIST A Touch of Class Limousines 1-250-489-1140 Avalanche City Shuttle Service 250-423-8376 Kootenay Taxi 250-423-4408 Mountain High Shuttles 250-423-5008 PractiCar 250-423-6030 Resort Tours 1-800-361-3602 Smokey Mountain Charters 1-866-423-8605

MUSIC

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 as well as sound equipment, lighting and video rentals. 250-430-2490 Trinity Mountain Ensemble ~ Providing classical music at your wedding. www.trinitymountainensemble.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

6:8 Photography www.68photography.ca

Dylan Siggers Video www.facebook.com/ DylanSiggersVideo Eyelet Photography www.Eyeletphotography.com

Jamie Hide Photography www.jamiehide.com

Jenny Kamo Photography www.jennykamo.com

Krevan Wedding Portraits www.krevanphotography.ca

Kyle Hamilton Photography www.kylehamiltonphotography.com Mark Eleven Photography www.mark11.com Matt Kuhn Photography www.mkuhnphoto.com

Mountain Ash Photography mountainashphotography.blogspot.ca Nick Nault Photography www.nicknaultphotography.ca

Raven Eye Photography www.raveneyephotography.com

PLANNERS

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. www.magicaltransformations.ca 250-423-8916

Mountain Bride ~ An experienced and dedicated team to make your wedding day unique, and stress free for you and your wedding party. www.mountainbride.com 403-585-7649

MARRIAGE COMMISSIONERS Jennifer Cronin ~ gethitchedinfernie@gmail.com 250-423-4337 Lynn Rogers ~ lynnrogers@shaw.ca 778-519-1214 Faye Arlene Sigurdson ~ fayesig@telus.net 250-425-5741

Shannon Takacs ~ fernieweddings@gmail.com 250-278-3463

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WEDDING PLANNING TIMELINE 9-12 Months

TARGET DATE

Compose a “Day Of” Timeline Schedule Hair and Makeup

Meet with Officiant

Choose Music

Begin Guest List

Reserve Reception Site

Select a Caterer

Hire a Photographer/Videographer Hire a Florist

Book Entertainment

Mail “Save the Dates”

Reserve Hotel Rooms for Out of Town Guests

Launch Wedding Website

Send “Save the Date” Cards

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Begin Planning Honeymoon

Book Ceremony Site

Shop for Bridesmaid Dresses

TARGET DATE

Select and Purchase Wedding Invitations

Choose Location

Purchase Wedding Dress

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Arrange Rehearsal Dinner

Set a Budget

Register

TARGET DATE

Finalize Guest List

Set the Date

Choose Wedding Party

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Decide on Wedding Day Transportation

Announce Engagement

6-9 Months

TARGET DATE

Select and Order the Cake

Start Wedding Folder

Shop for Wedding Gown

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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

Mail Invitations

Touch Base with Vendors Meet with Photographer

Review Playlist with Band/DJ

Submit Wedding Announcement Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties


WEDDING PLANNING TIMELINE 1 Month

TARGET DATE

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Enter RSVP’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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We deliver, set-up, take down & remove

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SHUTTLE & CHARTERS

Save your date. www.redtreelodge.com 1-800-277-2977

Based in Fernie, BC, Mountain High Shuttle & Charters offers Custom Wedding and Staff Events Calgary Airport Shuttles Ski Resort Transfers E-mail for a quote today!

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Custom bridal packages on or off site

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WEDDING BUDGET WORKSHEET PERCENTAGE Reception - 50% Venue

Rentals

Food/Service Bar

Cake

Misc.

Attire - 10% Wedding Dress Accessories

Hair and Makeup

Groom’s Tux/Suit Misc.

Flowers & Decorations - 10% Floral Arrangements Ceremony

BUDGETED ESTIMATE AMOUNT

AMOUNT PAID

PERCENTAGE

Videography

Prints/Albums Misc.

Favours/Gifts - 3% Bridal Party Favours Misc.

Ceremony - 2% Location Booking Officiant

Boutonniers Misc.

Stationery - 2%

Reception Decorations

Menus

Lighting Misc.

Music - 10% Ceremony Musicians

Cocktail-hour Musicians Reception Band/DJ Sound-system Misc.

NOTES

AMOUNT PAID

Photography

Save the Dates

Corsages

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Photography/ Videography - 10%

Bouquets

Boutonniers

BUDGETED AMOUNT

Invitations/RSVPs

Seating Map/Place Cards Thank-You’s Postage Misc.

Wedding Rings - 2% Bride’s Ring

Groom’s Ring

Transportation - 1% Car Rental for Bride and Groom

Car Rental for Bridal Party Transportation for Out of Town Guests Parking Fees Misc.

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Wedding Transportation for Happy Couples

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