Fernie Wedding Guide 2022

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2022

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WEDDING GUIDE

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WEDDING GUIDE Getting Married in Fernie, BC | 4 Wedding Stories Haley and Evan | 6 Madison and Craig | 9 Brooke and Kody | 13 Wedding Tips Wedding Floral Dos and Don’ts by Katlyn Corak | 16 Unique Ideas to Set Your Wedding Apart by Margo Beaupre | 19 Let Them Eat Cake by Amy Cardozo | 21 Accommodation Guide | 23 Directory | 24 Wedding Planning Checklist | 28 Setting a Budget | 29 Map | 30 COVER: Lovers strolling amid the fall leaves and mountain breeze MCKENZIE JESPERSEN PHOTOGRAPHY mckenziejespersen.com @mckenzie.jespersen.photography THIS PAGE: Go with the flow COURTNEY JESS PHOTOGRAPHY courtneyjessphotography.com @courtneyjessphotography

FERNIE WEDDING GUIDE Published by Claris Media Inc. To advertise and for general inquiries: info@clarismedia.com. Box 1124, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0 clarismedia.com

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All content copyright Claris Media. The views expressed in this guide are not necessarily the views of the publisher. Claris Media acknowledges that the land on which we work, gather and recreate is the traditional and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa people. We are very grateful for this place and the abundance it provides.

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— Introduction ­— Getting Married in Fernie, BC B Y K R I S TA T U R C A S S O

With each year, planning a wedding in Fernie, BC and the surrounding area has grown in popularity, even with the challenges we have faced the last two years. Couples have adapted to the restrictions, as they have fluctuated and evolved, by focusing on what works and what is important to them. We have seen many elopements, intimate celebrations with family or a group of friends, and also larger outdoor gatherings for the more traditional affair. What has also grown is the wedding season! Each season in the Elk Valley has something unique to offer a newly engaged couple and the guests they plan 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.

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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 we have seen numerous businesses created, grow or evolve to accommodate the increase in demand. 4

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From the one-of-a-kind 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 an elegant gathering in a hotel in the mountains. 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 every element of your wedding. This guide will help you to navigate the intricate details of planning a wedding, from

budget to timeline to tips and trends. We also hope these wedding stories help inspire your journey, and that you get a feel for the Fernie– specific products and services available that can really help to make your day stand out.

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 process of planning a wedding. 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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— Wedding Story ­— Haley and Evan P H OTO G R A P H E R MCKENZIE JESPERSEN mckenziejespersen.com

Originally from Alberta, Evan from Calgary and Haley High River, they both grew up ski racing - Evan with the Fernie Alpine Ski Team and Haley originally at Castle Mountain, joining the Fernie ski team in high school. “Evan and I became fast friends, which obviously blossomed into more over time,” Haley says. Over the last 10 years or so, Haley and Evan have lived in Ontario, Calgary, and Vancouver always making time to return to Fernie for skiing and biking adventures with friends and family.

“In recent years, both of our parents moved to Fernie, and we have siblings, cousins, and aunts and uncles in the area. With our love for the mountains and Fernie culture, along with a desire to be close to our families, we decided to follow suit and move to Fernie earlier this year!”

Fernie was always where the couple had planned to get married, for many reasons but most importantly because of its significance of where they originally met and got to know one another. They loved the idea of getting married in a place they had a strong connection to, “and the beauty of the surrounding area made it an easy decision,” Haley adds. Additionally, they recognized what a fantastic place Fernie is to 6

used marriage commissioner Lynn Rogers, booked Fernie Catering Co. to prepare their menu, and had DJ Goff keep people on their feet into the evening.

visit so were excited to have the opportunity to host their friends and family visiting from out of town. Haley and Evan utilized many of Fernie’s boutique and unique businesses to help execute their wedding. They worked with wedding planner Lush Kootenay, booked the Elk View Lodge for their celebration, had their floral arrangements done by Stemhouse Floral Studio, hair and makeup done by No.3 Salon,

Instead of focusing on a style and theme, Haley and Evan focused on how they wanted the day to feel, “and everything grew from there. I made a haphazard mood board and had a pretty unconstrained colour pallet - no regrets! With all this in hand, I picked out things that I liked and everything fell into place. We splurged a bit on a few things and thrifted others. Looking back, I would say our wedding had a romantic, earthy, elegant, and intimate vibe (with a side of larch) - and we loved every part of it!” Haley says. We love this approach, and think it worked out beautifully! Congratulations, Haley and Evan and welcome to Fernie!


Q&A What is your favourite moment of your wedding day?

What advice would you give other couples planning their own wedding?

What were some of the unique elements of your day?

Haley: I have many favourite moments, but overall, having our closest friends and family celebrate with us was very special - you could really feel the love in the room! We’ve been together for many years, so we have a lot of amazing relationships, both individually and as a couple. The entire day was filled with great conversations, laughs, hugs, and happy tears, and we have so many wonderful memories.

Take time to plan out the things that really matter to you and then don’t sweat the small stuff on things that don’t. We tried to focus our energy on making the day a fun and memorable experience that reflected who we are as individuals and a couple, and less on making everything perfect. We tried to remind ourselves of this whenever we got overwhelmed with planning! Also, if friends and family offer to help, take them up on it. Many hands make light work - a big thank you to everyone who helped us!

We somehow managed to nail the timing with the beautiful fall colours, particularly the larch trees! They made for spectacular views and photos. The weather on our wedding day was ‘mixed’ to say the least, but the stormy skies parted in the evening made for the most spectacular, dramatic sunset. We also included many of our friends and family in various parts of the wedding ceremony and reception and it was very special to have our loved ones play a role in the day. A memorable example was having our niece (who wasn’t able to walk on her own yet) push a wagon down the aisle as our flower girl - we are biased, but think it was the cutest wedding feature possible.

Evan: The ceremony - having all our close friends and family in a beautiful room with a mountain backdrop behind us as we said our vows was magical.

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— Wedding Story ­— Madison and Craig P H OTO G R A P H E R D AV I D A N D K A T I E P H OTO G R A P H Y davidandkatiephoto.com Madison and Craig were both born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, “and were lucky enough to find friendship within each other in our late teens in the place we call home,” Madison tells us. “After growing up and becoming the independent people we are today, we slid easily and comfortably back into each other’s lives as adults drawn to our ability to seek adventure and fun as well as our mutual desire for friendship, loyalty and love. Since cementing ourselves as a couple, we have not stopped seeking fun and adventure wherever we can find it.” While the couple admit to loving Sudbury ‘to their core’ they also continue to feel the pull back to the mountains, landscape and people in western Canada. “I have travelled out west a few times on my own, having family that live in southern Alberta, and I knew the moment I first laid eyes on Fernie, British Columbia that I was stumbling onto a very special place. Fernie was so special in my heart that when Craig and I took our first trip together out west, he knew that it was a place we had to visit based on all my rambling stories of its beauty,” Madison says.

It comes to no surprise then that Madison and Craig decided to elope and get married in Fernie to start their newest adventure, “doing it on our own terms all by ourselves. We deeply love our family and friends but having

Using that as their ‘theme’ they recognized that the scenery here does most of the work in making the day so spectacular. Madison and Craig chose Fernie Alpine Resort’s Elk Top Ceremony site based on the many photos their photographer, David & Katie posted on social media. “Just stunning weddings with breathtaking views of these precious mountains.”

a ceremony to ourselves with our first meal and night as a married couple felt so magical.” Sounds perfect to us!

They wanted the day to feel like the rest of their story - fun, comfortable, easy and unique.

Having connected with the ‘friendly and helpful staff at Fernie Alpine Resort - shout out to Stacey Charest,’ and booked David & Katie, they feel as though everything else fell into place. ET Hair Salon for Madison’s hair, Stemhouse Floral Studio for a last-minute bouquet that was exactly what Madison had dreamed of. “And we loved sneakily getting ready together in our Lizard Creek Lodge suite while trying to avoid getting a sneak peek before heading to the altar to be united by the lovely Lynn Rogers who officiated the 9


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Q&A What is your favourite moment of your wedding day?

ceremony so perfectly.” They completed the experience with a hike to Matheson Falls, stop at FBC to fulfill their brewery tradition, and in the evening a private dinner at Cirque. We have a feeling this story might inspire many couples to consider eloping! What a magical day, congratulations Madison and Craig.

One of my favourite moments of the day was our first reveal photos. There was so much build up to finally, secretly getting married and not having shown anyone the details. I’ll never forget the feeling of walking up to Craig and getting a good nervous and excited laugh out of seeing each other as bride and groom for the first time - so many years in the making, no pressure! What advice would you give other couples planning their own wedding?

To remember what the day is about, it’s a beginning - not an end point. The day is ultimately about you as a couple continuing your journey together and embracing your love in a next and exciting context whatever that looks like for you. It is easy

to get lost in the details and the pieces that you may not remember down the road. Stop and ask yourself, what do we really want this day to feel like? What do we want to remember in 10, 20, 30 plus years?

What were some of the unique elements of your day? The most unique and fun element to our wedding was that we chose a traditional elopement: it was just the two of us. David & Katie pulled double duty by acting as our witnesses and our photographers. We got married on a Wednesday in August - we chose mid-week to allow for bigger weddings to book the weekend which added to a bit of the whimsy of the day. It was so awesome running around taking photos in multiple locations - even stopping to grab a beer in between at Fernie Brewing Company.

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— Wedding Story ­— Brooke and Kody P H OTO G R A P H E R TA R A H I L L STUDIOS tarahillstudios.com

Brooke and Kody are from Edson, Alberta and have known one another since high school. Both have a natural connection to the outdoors and living close to Jasper National Park allows them to regularly access nature. “We love travelling and, since large-scale travel isn’t always easy to do, we spend a lot of time adventuring around our area,” Brooke says. When the couple began planning their wedding, they knew mountains would play an important role. They researched a lot of mountain wedding locations and became frustrated with pricing and availability.

“We actually kind of just stumbled upon Fernie as a wedding location; we had both been looking for additional options when we came across the Fernie Wedding Guide. After looking into Fernie venues more, we felt it was the perfect place! It’s about half-way for both sides of our families and Kody actually has some family that lives in the area, which made it even more perfect!” Brooke and Kody’s entire wedding took place at the Fernie Alpine Resort. They stayed at the Lizard Creek Lodge, hosted their ceremony at the stunning Elk Top Platform, “riding up and down the chairlift made the day even more unique,” they share. “Some of our guests were even visited by a cow moose and her calf right before the ceremony started!”

Brooke did her own hair and makeup and was surprised the morning of with several bouquets of flowers from the Green Petal by Kody. Lynn Rogers was the marriage officiant, and they chose Tara Hill as their photographer. “She was fun, silly, chill, but also so professional. We are in love with the photos she took of our wedding and we are so grateful to have them forever,” Brooke says. The reception was held at the legendary Griz Bar.

“We chose this venue because it had a laidback feel and we really just wanted a fun, relaxed atmosphere for our wedding of 60 guests. It was perfect! The food was delicious, the staff serving us were fun and professional, and we had an awesome dance party at the end of the night. Because of COVID, we ended up having

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Q&A What is your favourite moment of your wedding day? Picking a favourite moment from our wedding day is really hard - the whole day was amazing! We would have to say that the chairlift down from the ceremony was one of our favourite moments because we finally had some time to sit together after the craziness of the morning and let it sink in that we were finally husband and wife. What advice would you give other couples planning their own wedding?

There are absolutely going to be bumps in the road. Whether these hurdles come while planning, the week before the actual wedding day, or the day of, the most important thing is that you’re going to be marrying your best friend and love of your life. The other stuff doesn’t really matter in the end. And soak up every minute of it! Take time to enjoy the little moments, because the day goes by so quickly and then it’s just a memory. What were some of the unique elements of your day? our dance floor outside on the deck, which I would highly recommend doing even in nonCOVID times. It was fun and gave everyone a chance to cool off and get some fresh air. Jim Paul DJ’ed our reception and he did a fantastic job - everyone had a great time and he played awesome music for a great party!”

Such a great idea – why haven’t we ever thought of that! Sounds like such a fun and perfect celebration, congratulations to you, Brooke and Kody.

The most unique element of our day included riding the chairlift up to and down from the ceremony site. We also made a point of incorporating some more personal touches and family heirlooms into our day to make it even more personal and special.

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— Wedding Tips ­— Wedding Floral Dos and Dont’s B Y K AT Y L N C O R A K

It’s no secret that planning a wedding can at times be equally as stressful as it is exciting. Add the unpredictability of a worldwide pandemic on top of things, and it seems like everyone in the wedding industry has had to become experts in pivoting.

As we enter the 2022 wedding season and we seem to be finding a new sense of normal, we can feel the excitement building again for couples whom have put off having their dream wedding, perhaps multiple times.

Entering the new year and this new wedding season, we put together list of Dos and Don’ts when it comes to your wedding florals, as well as the latest trends you can expect to see in 2022. • DO come to your consultation prepared with an idea of your wedding party numbers, ceremony and reception decorations, and photo inspiration (Pinterest Boards are a great place to start) of your dream florals.

• DON’T worry if you don’t know exactly what type of flowers you want. Your florist will be able to suggest seasonal blooms that will work well with your overall colour pallet and style of wedding, whether that be rustic, boho, classic, etc.

• DO remember your guests when deciding on centrepieces/table arrangements. Ensure that your guests can properly converse throughout the evening and that

their view of the wedding party is not obstructed by florals. It is also important to make sure that there is enough space on the tables for plates, glassware, cutlery, etc. Let your florist know the size of your tables and discuss measurements with them.

• DON’T be afraid to talk budget in your initial consultation, it is important for your

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florist to know if you have a budget in mind. This will allow your florist to source the best options for you and be able to suggest different florals and foliage that will fit within your budget and compliment your style.

• DO remember to have fun! This is your special day and we are here to help make your vision come to life!


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2022 Trends Here are a few of our favourite floral designs that are trending for 2022.

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Sunset Colours: Sunset colours are no longer just for Autumn weddings. Many couples are wanting to bring a splash of colour into their wedding without going too bright. This is where we are starting to see sunset colours burst into every season, as they boast deep, rich colours to compliment every style of wedding.

Dried Bouquets: We are starting to see an increase in dried florals being used in bridal bouquets; moreover, entire bouquets constructed of dried florals. Dried bouquets are great for travelling with and are popular for couples wanting to elope but haven’t decided on a date.

Monochrome: Monochromatic themes are starting to have a big impact on wedding florals, where the interest comes from different textures, sizes, and types of flowers and foliage in the same tones. Traditionally this has been done for years with the classic white bridal bouquet, but in 2022 we are

of two pillar arrangements on either side of the couple or a semi-circle at the front of the ceremony location for the couple and wedding party to stand in. SUNSET COLOURS DAVID + KATIE PHOTOGRAPHY

seeing this trend more and more, particularly with beige tones.

Ground Ceremony Arrangements: Although we can’t see the arch ever being unpopular, couples have started to think of different ways to add framing during the ceremony. One of the most popular options are ground arrangements, usually in the form

At the end of the day, despite what’s trending, it is important to remain true to yourselves and decide on florals to compliment you and your special day!

Katyln Corak co-owns and runs Stemhouse Floral Studio with her talented business partner, Kealy Schulze. These two creative individuals are inspired by nature, their natural surroundings and current trends when creating artistic arrangements for clients. stemhousefloralstudio.com 17

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— Wedding Tips — Unique Ideas to Set Your Wedding Apart BY MOUNTAIN AIR EVENTS Planning a wedding can be a lot of work. There are so many small, but important details that need to be considered for your big day. As wedding season rolls around, the weddings you’re invited to might feel like the same night, over and over again. One question that probably comes to mind is, “how can I set my wedding apart from all the rest?” Here are a few insider tips to help you make your big day one that everyone will remember: Flowers Let’s be honest, bathroom and buffet table décor are not the first thing that pops in your head when planning for your big day. This little step is such a nice touch to tie every aspect of your wedding together. Even when a guest must slip away from the dance floor to use the bathroom, they’ll be reminded of where they are. Guest Book and Selfies A guest book is such a nice way to remember your special day and everyone who attended. Why not spice it up with photos to really capture the moment? Consider putting a Polaroid camera beside it and have your guests take a photo to add to the book. Then you can relive the day each time you look back on it.

Signature Cocktail The bar is usually a big component to consider in the planning process. Everyone enjoys a vodka cranberry, but instead of just offering the basics, make the bar a bit more fun by offering a unique signature cocktail. Hire bar staff that can craft a cocktail inspired by you and offer it to your guests upon arrival. Think of your favourite cocktail and add a fun twist to it to help commemorate your special day.

Creative Playlist Pull everyone out to the dance floor with some classic good beats before flipping the script on the same old boring playlist. Talk to your DJ before your big day and request specific songs you love to be incorporated. Keep guests on their toes (or rather in their dancing shoes) by giving them the unexpected with new fun and interesting upbeat music. Why not add a salsa inspired song after some Lionel Richie and keep the party going “All Night Long”.

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Save the Dates “Wait, is their wedding this Saturday or next?” Let’s face it, we are all busy and sometimes even forgetful. Put a new spin on Save the Dates cards by using unconventional materials; coffee mugs, a set of coasters, bottle openers, or a passport holder for destination weddings are just a few fun ideas to keep your wedding unique even before the day. To sum it up, our biggest advice is don’t be afraid to shy away from “tradition” with a few easy and fun twists!

Margot Beaupre co-owns Mountain Air Events (MAE) with Jessica Eberts, which provides professional, personalized events in Fernie and the East Kootenays. MAE enjoys planning all types of events including weddings of all sizes and milestone events. maefernie@gmail.com, @maefernie

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— Wedding Tips ­— Let Them Eat Cake BY AMY CARDOZO

Whether your wedding cake is at the top or bottom of your “to do” list, these tips from cake expert Amy Cardozo will help to ensure you have a cake that best represents you on your special day. • 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.

• Spend some time surfing social media, 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!

• Talk to your cake designer about your budget. Be honest about it! Letting your designer know means they can work with you on ways to incorporate your favourite ideas in realistic and affordable ways. A cascade of gumpaste flowers can translate very nicely into one larger statement piece.

• 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.

• Do a tasting consultation! This is a great time to get your groom involved. The last thing you want is a dried out cake! It needs to taste AND look good or it’s not worth your time. • Choose a flavour that you want. This is your wedding. Don’t worry about what will be more popular, or be afraid to choose a non-traditional flavour such as chocolate mint, piña colada, or chocolate chip cookie dough!

• Make sure you like the cake designer’s style. Buttercream vs. fondant is an important decision. Some designers are comfortable working with both mediums.

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Check their portfolio to ensure their style matches the cake you have in mind.

• 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.

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ACCOMMODATION GUIDE IN TOWN

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901 Fernie 901 2nd Ave 1-800-622-5007

The Alders 35 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge 1622 7th Ave 250-423-5500 Blackstone Bed and Breakfast 30 Piedmont Drive 250-531-0080 Canadas Best Value Inn 401 Hwy 3 250-423-4438 The Central Hotel 301 2 Ave 250-423-7367

East Kootenay Motel Ltd. 1302 Hwy 3 250-423-9266 Fernie Fox Hotel 2021 Hwy 3 250-423-6788

Fernie Hotel & Pub 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444

Fernie Mountain Sanctuary 691 4th Ave 250-430-1438 Old Nurses Residence B&B 802 4th Ave 250-423-3091 Park Place Lodge 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

Powder Mountain Lodge 892 Hwy 3 250-423-4492

Raging Elk Adventure Lodging 892 6th Ave 250-423-6811 Red Tree Lodge 1101 7th Ave 250-423-4622

Silver Rock Condominiums 1500 Macdonald Avenue 250-423-2077 Snow Valley Condos 51 Ridgemont Drive 250-423-2077 Snow Valley Lodging 1041 7th Ave 250-423-4421 Tightlines Lodge 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483

Twisted Timber Guest House 9 Alpine Trail Cres. 250-423-6425

OUTSIDE OF FERNIE

Birch Meadows Lodge 4485 Hwy 3 South 250-423-4236

Brooks Creek Ranch 100 Lladner Creek FSR 866-288-1418 Island Lake Lodge 1-888-422-8754 / 250-423-3700

Pinnacle Ridge Elk Chalets Rivermount Place 1-800-667-9911 Stanford Resort 100 Riverside Way 250-423-5000

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.

Fernie Central Reservations ferniecentralreservations.com Fernie Lodging Company fernielodgingco.com Fernie B&B Association fernielodging.com Fernie BnB ferniebnb.ca

Alpine Aerie 5267 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

Alpine Lodge Fernie 5291 Highline Drive 250-423-4237 Bear Paw Lodges 5383 Highline Drive 1-800-667-9911 Black Bear Chalet 24 Timberline Cres. 250-423-5023 Black Diamond Chalet 5406 Boomerang Way

Cedar Ridge Estates 5388 Highline Dr 1-800-667-9911 or 250-423-2077 Cornerstone Lodge 5369 Fernie Ski Hill Rd. 250-423-6855 Elkhorn Cabin 1-800-667-9911 | fernielodgingco.com

Fernie Slope Side Lodge 5339 Ski HIll Road Fernie Alpine Resort 1-866-633-7643 First Tracks Lodge 5389 Boomerang Way, 1-800-667-9911 Ingamo Lodge 5331 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

Kimbers Timbers Fernie Alpine Resort 403-240-1769 The Griz Inn 5369 Ski Hill Rd 250-423-9221

Grizzly Den Chalet 250-5398 Boomerang Way

Lizard Creek Lodge & Condominiums 5346 Highline Dr. 250-423-2057 The Lodge at Fernie 4502 Timberline Cres. 406-756-7714

Polar Peak Lodges 4576 Timberline Cres. 1-800-667-9911

Snow Creek Lodge & Cabins 5258 Highline Drv 1-800-667-9911 Snowed Inn 5271 Highline Drive 250-423-3830

Spiral Lodge Chalet 4562 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077 Spirit Lodge 5395 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077

Stone Creek Condominiums 5423 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077 Thunder Ridge Chalets 5304 Highline Drive 1-800-667-9911 Timberline Lodges 4559 Timberline Cresc 1-800-667-9911

For things to do while in Fernie visit these websites: ferniefix.com or tourismfernie.com

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— Directory ­— Indoor Venues Alpine Lodge ~ Located at Fernie Alpine Resort, Alpine Lodge offers unique smaller receptions with an emphasis on service and includes eight en suite rooms, a beautiful dining area with 35ft vaulted ceilings, and an outdoor hot tub. alpinelodgefernie.com | 250-423-4237 Best Western ~ Full service hotel offering a banquet room and catering services for up to 180 guests. bestwesternfernie.com | 250-423-5500

Cast Iron Grill ~ Offers spectacular views at the Fernie Golf Club both indoors and out for up to 100 for a seated event. | 250-423-4115

Cirque Restaurant ~ A stunning, modernmountain space in the Lizard Creek Lodge with a fireplace, patio and mountain views, up to 150 guests at Fernie Alpine Resort. lizardcreek.com | 250-423-2056 Elkford Community Conference Centre ~ A beautifully built centre showcasing innovative wood within its structure, the centre hosts up to 430 guests and is a great option for larger events in the Elk Valley. elkford.ca | 250-865-4010 Fernie Community Centre ~ With seating up to 350 this is the only indoor option for large weddings in Fernie. fernie.ca | 250-423-4466 Fernie Family Centre ~ A comfortable and central location suitable for 150-200 guests. holyfamilyfernie.ca | 250-423-6127

Fernie Seniors Centre ~ Seating for up to 100 guests for a smaller, intimate wedding. 250-423-4466 Fernie Stanford Resort ~ Alongside the Elk River, with a seating capacity up to 150 people. ferniestanfordresort.com | 250-423-5000

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. 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. islandlakelodge.com | 250-423-3700 Park Place Lodge ~ Centrally located with a fireplace, great for up to 150 guests. parkplacelodge.com | 250-423-6871

Red Tree Lodge ~ Flexible, comfortable mountain setting with seating for 130 people, full kitchen and bar on site. redtreelodge.com | 250-423-4622

The Rusty Edge at the Griz Inn ~ Located at Fernie Alpine Resort, a beautiful indoor setting with a large patio for up to 200 guests. rustyedge.net | 778-519-5206 or 250-423-9221 Snow Creek Lodge ~ This lodge on the hill has a mountain feel and can accommodate up to 80 people. 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 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, and just down the street Fernie Distillers has a cool and unique option for a small group (250-278-0365).

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

• Mountainside Community Church 1622 10th Ave | 250-423-4112 • Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle 1362 8th Ave | 250-423-4114

Outdoor Venues

Annex Park ~ Provides a large open area with a duck pond and views. fernie.ca | 250-423-4466 Birch Meadows ~ Rich green colours of the mountainside offer a private, secluded setting outside of town. birchmeadowslodge.com 250-423-4236 Elk Top – Fernie Alpine Resort ~ Stunning view from a deck that looks like it is suspended in mid-air, overlooking the Elk Valley. Skifernie.com | 250-423-4655

Fernie Golf Club ~ Open setting with majestic, 360 views of Fernie’s mountains. 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. fernie.ca | 250-423-4466

Fernie Alpine Resort Village Plaza ~ Enclosed in the foothills of the Lizard Mountain Rage, located conveniently at the base of the resort, and available in the spring and fall. 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, available in the spring and fall. skifernie.com | 250-423-4655

I “Dew” Point at Island Lake ~ Grassy meadow on the lake with views of the Lizard Range. 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. ~ lizardcreek.com | 250-423-2057

Lost Boys Café ~ Amazing views of the Valley from Timber Bowl at Fernie Alpine resort with a large patio. skifernie.com | 250-423-4655


Mount Fernie Provincial Park ~ A classic mountain setting with a bridge over a beautiful creek surrounded by thick forest. env.gov.bc.ca/ bcparks/explore/parkpgs/mt_fernie/ 1-250-422-3003

The Rusty Edge at the Griz Inn ~ Located at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort, offering a large open deck that can accommodate a large number of seated or standing guests. rustyedge.net | 778-519-5206 or 250-423-9221 Spruce Spring Stream Farm ~ Boasting perennial floral gardens and landscaped green space surrounded by running water. A private and tranquil setting perfect to celebrate with friends and family. sprucespringstreamfarms.ca | 250-423-7776

Accommodation

Best Western Mountain Lodge ~ Located in Fernie, offering 95 luxurious guest rooms and executive, kitchenette, and Jacuzzi suites, this hotels offers guests ultimate comfort. bestwesternfernie.com | 250-423-5500

Lizard Creek Lodge ~ Located at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort, offering condominiums with mountain views. An on-site restaurant, spa and convenient location to the resort makes this a favourite among visitors. lizardcreek.com | 250-423-2057 Park Place Lodge ~ Located in Fernie, this locally-owned hotel offers 65 comfortable guest rooms. This hotels prides itself on offering friendly, personalized service, and memorable dining in Max Restaurant and the Pub Bar & Grill. parkplacelodge.com | 250-423-6871 The Griz Inn ~ Located at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort, this is your family’s best choice for quality, full-service hotel and condominium accommodations at the resort. grizinn.com | 250-423-9221

Transportation

While celebrating your special day, you want your guests to enjoy themselves and be safe. These accommodations provide a great place for your guests to unwind, while local transportation gives you a peace of mind knowing your guests are getting home safely.

Kootenay Taxi | 250-423-4408

Mountain High Shuttle | 250-423-5008 Resort Tours | 800-361-3602

Travel

Flight Centre Associates - Amy Hare 250-423-0910 | amyhare@fcatravel.ca

Mountain High Travel & Tours 250-423-6916 | info@mountainhightravel.com

Bartending

Kettle Black Bartending kettleblackbartending.com | 250-919-8052

Catering

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. Not to mention the gorgeous cake your guests will love.

Big Bang Bagels ~ From breakfast items to the midnight snack, Big Bang is ready to be a part of your wedding celebration. bigbangbagels.com | 250-423-7778 Cooks Catering S & P ~ Catering small to large events up to 300 people, with customized menus and quality service. | 250-430-7789 The Chopstick Truck ~ A popular food truck in Fernie offering delicious Vietnamese food, and available for private function catering. thechopsticktruck.com

CP Catering ~ CP Catering also run The Bridge Bistro, are known for their ability to beautifully cater weddings of all sizes. enjoyfernie.com/cp-catering | 250-423-7367

Fernie Catering Co. ~ Barrie Elliott, a Red Seal chef known for inspiring and tasty creations for all styles and sizes of events. ferniecateringco.com | 250-531-0905

Lizard Creek Lodge ~ Offers tasteful catering to smaller events outside of their establishment (cocktail evening, dress rehearsal or intimate reception). lizardcreek.com | 250-423-2057

Cakes/Cupcakes There are many artistic and high-quality bakers in this community, specializing in unique cakes and cupcakes to accompany your special day. Crumbs Cakery ~ Owner Amy Cardozo has a talent for specialty cakes and cupcakes for all occasions. crumbscakery.ca | 778-518-5007 Happy Cow ~ Specializing in ice cream cakes for special occasions. | 250-423-8381

House of GATO ~ Custom cakes, baked goods and pastries. | @housegato

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ~ Offering premium chocolate and other confections, cocoa, gift baskets and more. | 250-423-2680 Piece of Cake ~ Specializing in unique custommade cakes. | 250-430-2176 Smilin’ Pixie ~ Specializing in both butter cream and fondant cakes. | 250-423-8066

Sweet Cakes ~ Organic and beautifully designed cupcakes with unique flavours and all-natural ingredients. | 250-423-4355

Refreshments

Fernie Brewing Co. ~ Visit their tasting room to sample up to eight brews and discuss the products with staff. Best to call in advance. ferniebrewing.com | 250-423-7797 Fernie Distillery ~ Book a tasting with their educated staff to provide your guests with hand-crafted, local spirits. ferniedistillers.com | 250-278-0365

Bridal Stores

Once Upon a Bride ~ lethbridgebride.com | 403-328-3399 Rococo Brides ~ rococobrides.com 403-200-6999 | Calgary Silver Blush Weddings ~ SilverBlushWeddings.com

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Hair Salons

Spa Services

Flowers

Hair salons, spas and makeup artists 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!

Enchanted Esthetics ~ CIABC Certified Esthetician services using Eminence handmade organic skin care out of Hungry. enchantedestheticsfernie.com | 250-430-1289

The Elk Valley is home to talented florists whom will help brighten your day.

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. 250-423-7615

New Roots Hair Co. ~ A cozy salon with years of experience, and a passion for colouring, cutting and styling. | 250-423-1084 No. 3 ~ Located in downtown Fernie, in the know of current trends and styles. Also offers makeup. | 250-423-2181

Society Jane ~ Providing customized and luxurious experiences, leaving you relaxed and inspired for your big day. | 250-423-5965

Sparrow Hair ~ A trendy and unique hair salon, specializing in cuts, colours, perms, styles and wedding up-do’s. | 250-423-7175

Makeup

Fernie’s Lash Studio ~ Offers professional eyelash extensions, classic and volume provided. Facebook.com/FernieLashStudio | 250-423-0831

No.3 ~ Specializing in high quality wedding day makeup, bridal party makeup lessons, and high quality skin care products. no3fernie.com | 250-423-2181 Spa 901 ~ Offering professional makeup application for weddings with on-site services available. spa901.ca | 250-423-7722

Three Sisters Day Spa ~ Professional makeup services for special occasions and wedding day. threesistersdayspa.com | 250-423-6395

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. islandlakecatskiing.com/summer/ activities/spa | 250-423-3700

King Fir Spa ~ Located at Fernie Alpine Resort, reconnect with nature through the variety of treatments, massage and yoga available here. kingfirspa.com | 250-423-8215 Névé Spa at Lizard Creek Lodge ~ Located at Fernie Alpine Resort, this spa uses organic products by Eminence Organic, and LVX luxe nail system. lizardcreek.com/spa | 250-423-2057 ext. 1014 Spa 901 ~ A beautiful and spacious renovated historical building with full spa amenities, including a sauna, lounges and outdoor pool. spa901.ca | 250-423-7722 Three Sisters Day Spa ~ With a full range of esthetic, spa and massage treatments utilizing Aveda products. threesistersdayspa.com | 250-423-6395

Décor

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. Home Hardware ~ Rent out linens and a host of other items and materials – ask for Heather Ingram when calling. | 250-423-4496

Patti’s Party Tent Rental ~ Offers napkins, linens, decorations, light posts and more. Rental includes delivery, tear down and removal of items. | 250-423-7057 or 250-423-1455

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

The Romantiks ~ A floral design company in Cranbrook specializing in lush, botanical floras for weddings and vents. theromantiks.com | 250-426-8659 Stemhouse Floral Studio ~ Owners Kealy and Katlyn use nature and their surroundings, ever changing design trends, and a neverending love for flowers as their inspiration. stemhousefloralstudio.com | 778-519-7704

Entertainment

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

The Hip Flexers ~ A five-piece wedding/ function band including a horn section playing many things from 70’s to current pop, funk, RnB. | 250-946-7114 Jim Paul DJ Services ~ Known for playing the best in music now and then. | 250-430-2490 Ray’s Music ~ Live sound and DJ Services. | 250-427-7000


Supplies and Rentals

Goldsmith

Whether you’re organizing an outdoor or indoor wedding, many locations will need additional rental equipment, supplies, decorations and potentially transportation.

Element 7 Nine ~ Hand crafted and designed with a passion for goldsmithing, drawing inspiration from mountain life. element7nine. com | 250-430-0700

Rent out tables, chairs, linens and a host of other items and materials – ask for Heather Ingram when calling. | 250-423-4496

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.

Home Hardware

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. pattispartytentrental.com | 250-4237057 or 250-423-1455

Summit Lift Company Tent Rentals ~ Provides large white tent rental for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, includes setup and take down. summitliftco.net| 250-423-1255

Gifts & Registry

Drift and Sonder ~ A home, lifestyle and refillery shop in downtown Fernie based online and in the mountains. driftandsonder.com | 250-423-1132 Fernie Hearth & Home ~ Carrying the best in home appliances, cookware, dishes, and more. ferniehearthandhome.com | 250-423-4216

The Green Petal ~ Jewellery, dish-ware, linens, furniture, accent pieces and so much more. thegreenpetal.ca | 250-423-4486 Interior Envy ~ Unique and tasteful products to spruce up your living space, kitchen or bathroom. interiorenvy.ca | 250-423-9735

No3 ~ Carrying an array of home and kitchen items, perfect for that thoughtful gift or setting up your registry. no3fernie.com | 250-423-2181

Urban Settler ~ A one-of-a-kind lifestyle, design and decor company, with a collection of wares displayed in store to ignite daydreams of decorating. urbansettler.com | 250-423-0820

Marriage Commissioners

Donna Maria Burak idoinfernie@shaw.ca | 250-430-1110

Muriel Macleod murimac50@gmail.com | 250-423-1590

Kell McNair kmcnair7492@gmail.com | 250-423-5162 Lynn Rogers lynnrogers@shaw.ca | 403-875-9829

Wedding Planners

Looking for a little extra help before, during or after your wedding? Here are a few options with services ranging from lending a hand to organizing and implementing the entire plan.

Lush Kootenay Weddings and Events ~ From full planning, month/day coordination, custom wedding packages and events. lushkootenay.com | 250-423-9477 Mountain Air Events ~ Planning and executing all types of events in the Fernie area, including weddings and bachlore/ette parties. | maefernie@gmail.com @MountainAirEvents

Silver Lining Events ~ An experienced and passionate wedding coordinator and decorator who has executed mountain weddings in all seasons in the Elk Valley. amimags@shaw.ca | 250-430-7818

Photography & Video

Book your lingerie photo session and give a gift neither of you will forget. Decoro Portrait Photography decoroportaits.com | 250-423-3023

All Chrome - Fernie Film Photo Experience. Consider disposable cameras for small weddings and have them developed! All chromes.com | 250-423-0242 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 ~ 68photography.com Aaron Hagen Photography ~ aaronhagenphotography.com AERE Films ~ aerefilms.com

Ashley Lynne Photography ashleylynnephoto@gmail.com Courtney Jess Photography courtneyjessphotography.com

Danyal Taylor Film & Photography danyaltaylor.ca David + Katie Photography davidandkatiephoto.com

Jamie Hide Photography ~ jamiehide.com Jamie Inman Photography Jamieinmanphoto.com Krevan Wedding Portraits krevanphotography.ca

Kyle Hamilton Photography kylehamiltonphotography.com

Matt Kuhn Photography mkuhnphoto.com | 250-423-1700

McKenzie Jespersen Photography mckenziejespersen.com

Nick Nault Photography and Video nicknaultphotography.ca Raven Eye Photography raveneyephotography.com

Red Flannel Photography redflannelphotography.com

Tara Hill Studios ~ tarahillstudios.com

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WEDDING PLANNING TIMELINE 9-12 Months

TARGET DATE

3

Choose and Order Tuxes for Groomsmen/Groom

Announce Engagement

Choose Ceremony Music

Set the Date

Shop for Wedding Rings

Set a Budget

Finalize Order of Ceremony and Reception

Choose Location

Print Menu Cards/Program

Book Ceremony Site

Send Event Schedule to Vendors

Meet with Officiant

2 Months

Begin Guest List

6-9 Months

TARGET DATE

3

1 Month

Shop for Bridesmaid Dresses Select a Caterer

Enter RSVP’s to Database

Hire a Florist

Mail Rehearsal Dinner Invites

Hire a Photographer/Videographer

3

Last Dress Fitting

Mail “Save the Dates”

Stock the Bar

Reserve Hotel Rooms for Out of Town Guests

Send out Final Payments

Launch Wedding Website

Confirm Hair and Makeup TARGET DATE

3

Provide Directions for Transportation Assign Seating

Purchase Attendants Gifts

Select and Order the Cake

Write Vows

Decide on Wedding Day Transportation

Hair Cut/Colour (if desired)

Finalize Guest List

1 Week

Arrange Rehearsal Dinner

Reconfirm Times with Vendors

Select and Purchase Wedding Invitations

Delegate Wedding-day Tasks

Begin Planning Honeymoon

Send Timeline to Bridal Party

Compose a “Day Of” Timeline

Pick up Dress

Schedule Hair and Makeup

TARGET DATE

3

Finalize Menu and Flowers Choose Party Favours

TARGET DATE

Get Marriage License

Book Entertainment

3 Months

3

Meet with Photographer

Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties

Purchase Wedding Dress

Choose Music

TARGET DATE

Touch Base with Vendors Submit Wedding Announcement

Register

4-5 Months

3

Review Playlist with Band/DJ

Choose Wedding Party

Send “Save the Date” Cards

TARGET DATE

Mail Invitations

Reserve Reception Site

Shop for Wedding Gown

Book Room for Wedding Night

Discuss Menu and Service with Caterer

Start Wedding Folder

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Set Aside Cheques for Vendors Book Spa Treatment

Send Final Guest List to Venues/Caterer Break in Shoes

Pack for Honeymoon


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

ESTIMATE

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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