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ith Sweet Spot Cupcakes, the options for weddings are endless. Whether you choose a cake or cupcakes, we can help you create a display that you will love. Cupcakes are a simple and elegant choice for any wedding. They can be made in any of our cake and filling flavours, then decorated to complement the colours and theme of your wedding. Cupcakes can be arranged on a tiered stand to simulate the traditional wedding cake. They can be made in a wide variety of flavours so your guests can take their pick. No more limitations of a onecake-fits-all. Cupcakes are fun, simple to serve and great conversa-

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tion starters. Another option is to include a small cake along with cupcakes for the best of both. It’s a great idea for keeping the tradition of cutting the wedding cake but with the ease of serving cupcakes — no cutting, no serving on paper plates, no fuss and no mess.

he most challenging part of many weddings is bringing together the 1,001 details for the big day. Among those details is the fact that the wedding party really should look its very best. So say hello to entrepreneur Gina Carlucci, the owner of FX Hair and Nail Salon at 556 Tranquille Rd., just across the street from Our Lady of Perpetual Help church and school. FX Salon has been completely renovated after a fire at a neighbouring restaurant, which is still boarded up. The smoke damage undid the earlier renovations, but the end result is a renewed salon that is warm, attractive and welcoming. Neutral colours, antique furniture and special touches here and there give the salon a beauty all its own.

Gina’s daughter Amy Carlucci is one of three outstanding hair stylists at FX, along with Sarah and Cassandra. They offer any and all designs for men and women’s hair, including extensions and all modern touches. But the most popular request is for the traditional, classic up-do, which FX specializes in. This is the timeless look that shows the bride’s beauty in photos her children and grandchildren will see. FX also has a full array of aesthetics, from manicures and pedicures to biosculptured nails and elaborate nail art, brought to you by Lyndsey, Danielle, Stephanie and Mara. Bio-sculptured gel nails are becoming the most popular method of enhancing one’s nails, partly because they do not compromise one’s health through use of chemicals.

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t Thompson Rivers University, every catered event is a special event, so you know your wishes for the perfect wedding are going to come true at TRU. TRU’s executive chef and exceptional staff are able to provide menus and selections tailor-made for your needs and budget. Your guests will be as pleased as you when you choose a buffet-style or a course-plated dinner, whether you opt for classic favourites or some “trendy” dishes. Whatever you need, big or small, TRU caters it all. Let the professionals at Thompson Rivers University help you plan room layouts, menu choices, table settings, audiovisual equipment and any other requirements you may desire. Staff will ensure that each detail is carefully reviewed and executed, making your event the best it can be. Making your event a memorable success is a point of pride among all TRU’s caterers. With more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, TRU’s Conference Centre is a wonderful venue with a variety of facilities for your special day.

Consider these exceptional options: The Grand Hall is a beautiful ballroom that accommodates up to 600 people, but can also be sectioned by half or just a quarter of its regular size. The Terrace is excellent for gatherings of up to 300 people. The Summit Room
is ideal for an intimate reception of up to 40 people. The Mountain Room
has a breathtaking view of the campus and features a wall of windows that opens onto a spacious patio. It’s a delightful gathering spot for as many as 200 guests.
 Heroes Pub has just been renovated and is a perfect setting for a reception of up to 150 guests. The Panorama Room
features a fantastic view of Kamloops and can be sectioned into thirds. 
Fully utilized, it can accommodate up to 100 people. The Horticulture Gardens
is a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony. Up to 130 people can gather to enjoy its many exotic plants, lush backdrops for photos and a private area for your ceremony or reception. Additional space is available for standing guests.

From full-course meals to exquisite desserts, TRU’s catering staff can provide you with the best of everything.

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ou could get married in a church, a rented hall, a fancy house or City Hall. Or, with a little help from Rogers Rentals, you could get married and hold your reception in the great outdoors that Kamloops is famous for. Picture blue skies, a soft waterfront or a hill overlooking the valley — your wedding will be talked about for years to come. Rogers has tents, with or without walls, for just about any number of people. Tables, chairs and tableclothes, dishes and cutlery, glassware, a chocolate fondue, buffett, barbecues, archways and pillars — everything you need, Rogers can provide. And perhaps the best part is that Rogers will look after all the clean up. No matter how big or small your event may be, Rogers Rental will provide topquality items with excellent service to take your event above and beyond. Here are some reasons to rent from Rogers. p Rogers Rental carries one of the largest inventories of event rental equipment all under one roof.

p Exceptional Service — Rogers Rental consistently wins The Daily News’ Readers Choice award for Best Rental Store.

 p Along with delivery and set up, Rogers even does the dishes. p Trained and experienced staff attend industry seminars, tradeshows and programs so you get the best people on the job. p Renting not only saves you time and money, it can significantly reduce the foot print on the environment. p Rogers’ newly expanded showroom offers the space for you to bring your ideas to life with access to tables, linens, dishes, centrepieces, etc., to help you choose the overall look you’ve been dreaming of.

 p PartyCad is a modern software program that allows Rogers to create a floor layout of your event so there are no lastminute surprises.

 p Rogers only purchases from reputable suppliers that have proven to be above standard in the rental industry.

 p And consider this: you can renovate your home and landscape your yard, then plan the perfect party to show it all off.

hat do nine dedicated travel professionals with almost 175 years of travel experience add up to? A wealth of knowledge you can’t find anywhere but Advantage Travelwise at 456 Victoria St. We have travelled the world, built great relationships with other professionals in our industry and are happy to share those benefits with you. We are your “travelled” agents. We understand the new generation of travellers have higher expectations than ever before. They are more sophisticated about their international travel, they want more choices, greater flexibility and more emphasis on their individual needs. Their

greater awareness about their needs and preferences helps us tailor a vacation specifically for them. At Advantage Travelwise, we combine the massive buying power of one of Canada’s largest travel corporations with local ownership and community involvement to offer unmatched value and service. Whether you dream of a romantic wedding on a beautiful beach, a cruise ship, or maybe even a location off the beaten track, Advantage Travelwise is able to customize the perfect wedding. We will find the right resort to create the perfect wedding celebration for you, your family and friends. And there is no better time to start planning than now.


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How about less stress? Once the Destination Wedding location is picked and the group organized, you can relax. We take care of all the travel arrangements as well as answering your guest's questions and requests and your wedding is taken care of by the Resort Wedding Planner. Choose your theme or colours and relax in joyful anticipation... it's that simple. How about less money? A typical wedding in Canada can cost $30,000 or more! A Destination Wedding is significantly less. Is your wedding budget already tight? Some Caribbean resorts even offer free weddings! How about Family & Friends? Are they scattered across the globe? Can you imagine the invitation to meet you both in Paradise to celebrate a Dream Wedding? How about a "Weddingmoon"? Celebrate with your guests and when they get home you... don't! Stay another week and follow up the Perfect Wedding with the Perfect Honeymoon!

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tchy, scaly skin is common in winter, especially at the tail end of February. And it would be a rare bride indeed who would willingly substitute the glow of a bride’s face for dry, lifeless skin. Low humidity and high thermostats are just a couple of reasons skin starts to “flake out.” But proper skin care is one of the least expensive things a bride — or anyone else — can do for a healthy, vibrant look. “Natural oils, without chemical additives, are nurturing for the skin, are non-greasy and are quickly absorbed,” says Helen Sherrard, president of the Canadian Health Food Association. She says the CHFA advocates for continued access to safe and effective natural health products that promote a healthy lifestyle for Canadians. Skin is made up of three layers: epidermis, dermis and subcuta-

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as lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, have been shown to possess antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Grapeseed oil is very light with a fine texture. It contains vitamins, minerals, protein, GLA (an omega-6 fatty acid that is found mostly in plant-based oils), and vitamin E — all nutrients your skin will benefit from. Argan oil from Morroco is naturally rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, carotenoids, ferulic acid, sterols, polyphenols, vitamin E and squalene. These nutrients work together to help to heal skin, reduce inflammation and fend off free radicals. Moisturizing the skin is essential, Sherrard points out, adding that the organic and cold-pressed versions of these oils and others are even better as they retain more of their natural properties. — News Canada

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edding and event planner Katrina Lund exudes energy and passion for all her clients, balanced with the knowledge of a seasoned expert. Her work ethic embodies personalized service, elegance and fun, while creating stunning occasions and unforgettable memories for her clients. Katrina’s skill and enthusiasm shines through in every meticulously planned detail of her events. No affair is too big or too small, and brides on a budget or those seeking lavish affairs can count on Katrina’s passion to create a spectacular experience. Her hand-selected team includes only the best vendors who have proven time and again to be thorough and knowledgeable.

Hotel540 downtown: Raising the bar for elegance


ith such an outstanding array of choices — from facilities, packages, venues and amenities — the completely renovated Hotel540 offers bridal parties everything they want for that memorable day. Whether you would like a more formal event inside, an outdoor ceremony or a BBQ reception by the pool on our new Mountview Terrace, we’ll work with you to create exactly what you dream of, all within your budget, so that you and your family can relax and enjoy the day. Hotel540’s new Rivers Ballroom seats up to 160 guests. Or, if you prefer, 200 guests can

Four packages offer the best options for every wedding enjoy the Rivers Ballroom for a stand-up cocktail party where they can mix and mingle and enjoy the hardwood dance floor. Hotel540’s new Mountview Terrace, which opens this spring, accommodates up to 120 guests seated at round tables of eight with white tablecloths and black napkins for an additional touch of elegance and style. A miked podium, and a riser for the head table, are available, as is valet parking by prior arrangement.

All of that and much more is available through Hotel540’s certified wedding planner, Katrina Lund. Katrina is on the premises to ensure you get all the amenities you need and to look after every detail so you can enjoy your day stress-free. Also, you can reserve at no obligation a room for out-of-town guests: your invitees contact the hotel directly and 540 looks after everything else. Based on a minimum number of attendees, the bride and

groom also have complimentary use of a suite for their wedding night. fine dining made better

Whether you opt for plate service or buffet, you’ll enjoy: • Fully set tables with floorlength white linens, silver place settings, square mirror centerpieces, banquet chairs, black overlays, folded black napkins, book signing table, cake table, head table, wine glasses, water glasses and coffee cups; • DJ table and SOCAN fee; • Dance floor; • Professional wedding co-ordinator; and • Professional banquet associates.

Hotel540 offers four well-designed packages that make it easier for brides and their families to arrange exactly what they need. All packages include: • Access to the reception space all day; • Risers for head table; • Preferred room rates for family and wedding guests; and • Sound system for speeches and emcee. Packages are Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire or Pearl and are arranged with the most soughtafter features. Can’t find one to fit your needs? No problem: Katrina is available to customize your event to your requirements. For information on our packages, see /


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he South Thompson Inn and Conference Centre is Kamloops’ premier wedding destination. Unlike other Kamloops venues, The Inn offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and four-star accommodation and amenities set amongst beautiful riverfront acreage just minutes from downtown Kamloops. No wonder the South Thompson Inn was No. 1 on Trip Advisor every day in 2012! We offer complete wedding services including indoor and outdoor ceremonies and catered receptions. From intimate weddings for four to breathtaking riverfront ceremonies for as many as 400 people, your entire wedding event can take place here with no stress and no driving from place to place on your wedding day.

This allows your families to get to know each other and enjoy the celebration of love that has brought them together. Options include the Manor House for the wedding party — an-

other reason we are chosen over standard hotel accommodation for your special day. Our dedicated team is here to work with you to ensure your entire wedding event is a success from your rehearsal

dinner to your gift-opening brunch. The only limit is your imagination. With two distinctly beautiful banquet rooms, there is a space that is perfect for the wedding you have always envisioned. The Somerset Room seats up to 170 guests with a dance floor; its vaulted ceiling and panoramic view from river to mountain are complemented by the wrap-around deck through the French doors. The Kentucky Banquet Room offers a more-intimate setting with the added romance of the adjoining Bluegrass patio. Seating up to 80 guests in rounds and up to 130 guests pew-style enable this versatile space to be dressed for ceremonies, receptions and gift-opening events. Both banquet rooms have access from the manicured grounds,

which offer uniquely beautiful photographic opportunities for wedding couples and families to capture their most treasured memories. The Inn offers luxurious King Fireplace Jacuzzi Tub Honeymoon suites and many accommodation options to ensure all of your family and friends can be together. Our seven-bedroom private rental home, The Manor House, is a great way for wedding groups to have a relaxing private retreat to enjoy the celebrations. It also serves as a venue for your rehearsal dinner or a relaxed gift-opening with friends. Full catering and bar service is available.South Thompson Inn and Conference Centre can offer you the wedding of your dreams. Call us and let us take care of everything.

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Book an appointment with one of our trained consultants, and build your perfect gift registry. We are also here to help with other important wedding plan details such as attendant gifts, major home fashions, apparel, make-up, and hairstyling. Take advantage of the convenience of visiting any one of 90 Bay Stores across Canada to assist you and your guests or use our on-line gift registry at


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Naomi Cloutier, harpist

Judy Basso earns high praise from wedded couple Here’s the kind of endorsement every business person wants. “I am writing to endorse the very competent, creative and dynamic services of event planner Judy Basso. My husband and I called Judy for artistic and practical direction for our 1920s-themed wedding. We were immediately impressed by her ability to interpret our vision and explain how to make it happen. Judy was passionate, articulate and driven throughout our year-long working relationship. Whenever we had a query, Judy responded promptly verbally and in writing. As my husband and I live on the West Coast and had little knowledge of Kamloops vendors, we were greatly relieved to see how well connected Judy is to businesses and service providers in the Kamloops area. Her ease at networking shows her profi-

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ciency in relationship-building, professionalism and accountability. Judy was consistently compassionate, genuine and patient in her approach, keeping us focused and realistic, even when our ideas were not compatible with our wedding budget. We are indebted to Judy for making wedding planning a seamless and joyful process rather than the arduous and painstaking task it could have been. Sincerely, Sherisse and Dennis

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Naomi Cloutier has lived in the North Thompson and Kamloops for most of her life and has for years graced many gatherings with the dulcet tones of a classic harp. Naomi is a chamber and symphony musician, accompanist, adjudicator and music teacher. She performs with aspiring students and professionals, and is always enthusiastic about presenting musical moments for the enjoyment of others. Together with her colleagues from the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and Kamloops Symphony Music School, Naomi has presented numerous concerts to residents of health facilities throughout the region through the HealthArts program. The versatility of harp music ranges from soothing tunes to the most romantic tones for a memorable wedding. Whether in a church, an historic building, at the water’s edge, or wherever your friends will gather to celebrate with you, harp music will fill the senses with the elegance you and your guests will remember forever. Imagine your guests gathering at your venue, quietly talking amongst themselves while a harp in the background provides light classics, popular love songs or special requests. Music announces the wedding party: flower girls, ringbearer, groomsmen, bridesmaids and the bride. It also accompanies the signing of the register, and, at last, celebrates the newlyweds as the ceremony concludes.

After your ceremony, the music plays on as guests enjoy appetizers or cocktails, photos are taken and your reception gets underway. Including any custom selections you decide beforehand, Naomi’s harp can present the most-loved classical pieces from Bach, Pachelbel, Wagner, Schubert, Handel, Mendelssohn and, of course, Van Morrison’s Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.


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NAOMI CLOUTIER, HARP Harp Music for Special Occasions

Wedding Services, Celebrations, and Receptions Light Classics and Popular Songs

Design your own music package. Let’s talk about what would make your wedding day special, musically speaking. Additional Booked Time Background music for cocktails, photographs, reception line, or gift opening is provided with a wide selection of musical styles from classical to popular tunes.

Additional Musicians

Naomi and her professional colleagues welcome the opportunity to collaborate to provide music for your special day. Together with harp and/or piano, any number of combinations of flute, clarinet, voice, violin or cello may be available. Please ask Naomi for more information if this interests you.

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By building on a foundation of piano performance studies at Mt. Royal College, Calgary, with Gloria Saarinen, and at the University of Victoria with Dr. Robin Wood, Naomi subsequently expanded her musical explorations to include the harp.

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The incomparable Plaza Heritage Hotel


he beautifully restored Plaza Heritage Hotel in downtown Kamloops has everything you want for the wedding that will stand the test of time. The Plaza Heritage Hotel was built in 1928 and has been restored to its original, impressive glory, combining historic charm with all the modern conveniences such as wireless Internet and inroom coffeemakers. Guests can also enjoy on-site dining at Fireside Steakhouse and Bar. The Plaza Heritage Hotel provides intimate and functional meeting rooms of various sizes that are a combination of the character of the 1920s and the high-tech demands of the 21st

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century. Perfect for weddings, rehearsals, dinners and out-of-town guests, the Plaza accommodates up to 225 people. The Plaza’s meeting rooms provide a full array of technical support and food services. The heritage designation of The Plaza makes any function special with four beautiful meeting rooms. The newly renovated Blackwell Hall has soft colours with beautiful slate and hardwood flooring. Blackwell Hall has become the most sought after wedding reception venue in the area. For meetings, conferences, weddings, funerals, graduations, and all parties, the Plaza’s staff is there to ensure a smooth and successful event. This timeless boutique-style ho-

tel is in the heart of downtown Kamloops, and a stay at The Plaza is a treat for the soul. All 67 guest rooms have been beautifully renovated, including carpets, wall finishing, furniture, beds, linens, improved wireless Internet and HD TVs. Guests are just steps away from all the best boutique shops and restaurants in the City, as well as Interior Savings Centre, casino, art galleries, museum, library, theatre and Riverside Park. Group rates and banquet packages are available. And for your wedding, the Plaza’s team of professionals will ensure a smooth, successful event. Great food and an awesome social atmosphere will help make your special day everything you hoped for.


The hairstyle you choose is in your photos forever


very bride wants to feel and look special, unique and beautiful on this exceptional day of her life. A spoiled hair day for a woman is one of the scariest times of all, and to experience it during your wedding day is almost a disaster. The hairstyle that you choose will influence the tone of your total wedding look and no bride would want a hair styling goofup, especially when everything else in place. So, it’s wise to look at different wedding hairstyles months before the wedding so you can have a picture of the kind of hairstyle you want. That will depend on the cut and panache of the wedding gown and the shape of your face. It’s recommended to read through a couple of good fashion magazines to see the kinds of hairstyles that are popular today and not just scan the bridal magazines and catalogues.

Those slick bridal photos in the specialty magazines are often better suited for the fashion ramp or studios, and not quite practical for a real wedding. Have a talk with your hairdresser or reach out to a professional hair stylist — these are the professionals and they can guide you and suggest hair ideas that will suit your personality overall. The hairstyle that you will want depends upon your tastes, but there are other elements to consider. Is the wedding in the day or the evening? Indoors or out? You’ll need a hairstyle that will hold up to whatever you’ll face on the big day. An ideal wedding hairstyle is the classic up-do. It’s a sturdy and a long-lasting style, very sophisticated, clean and chic. Plus, you can style your hair this way for an evening celebration or even a day event. Another much-loved style is half down and half up. This also is a sturdy style and

can last long, though it depends upon your hair type. It usually gives the bride a youthful and stunning look. It is a great hairstyle for a day wedding but it will look equally gorgeous for an evening celebration. Wedding hair flowers also make a perfect statement with a particular hair style. The flower choice could be artificial or real as you prefer. Silk flowers are very popular. You can pick silk flowers — or flowers made of a similar fabric — as these resemble fresh flowers. Real flowers are pretty anytime as these are more traditional and always look marvelous, providing they don’t have a chance to wilt while in use. To ensure that everything is in its right place and order, start your hunt for wedding robin byles photo hairstyles as early as possible, so there’s amIt’s hard to go wrong with the classic ple time for all the other important tasks updo, dressed up with flowers. you’ll need to do.


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Enigma Salon & Spa

Treating you to the perfect hairstyle, the perfect tan Enigma offers a full line of hair services, including cuts and styles for men and women, colouring and those once-in-alifetime cuts for that most-special occasion. But Enigma also does facials, manicures, pedicures, exfoliation and waxing, massage, esthetics and threading, so there is nothing in the area of personal care and grooming that Enigma can’t deliver for you. That includes tanning. If your wedding dress, veil and hair would look even better with a little more colour in your face, shoulders and arms, then tanning may be the perfect addition for you. With its convenient location and unlimited free parking, Enigma alleviates a lot of pressure even before your appointment starts. Add to that convenience the cheery atmosphere and staff who share your excitement, and you’ll find Enigma nurtures your spirit as much as your hair and skin.

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Look Your B�t (Human) HAIR EXTENSIONS • CLIP-INS $105 • PERMANENT $299

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Bridal Packages Available

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out (with a minimum of three times per week). The fee for the program is $495 and includes your diet, personal training and ongoing support. This is an investment in yourself that will provide you with a new foundation with new goals, and get you on the road to improved health, fitness and the appearance you dream of. Participants need to lose at least 10 pounds and the contest winner will be the person with the highest percentage of weight lost in the eight weeks. And then you need to keep it off for another eight weeks to win the contest. The winner will get another eight weeks of training and nutritional programs from Kamloops Fit Centre free of charge.

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t might be that last 10 pounds that stubbornly hangs onto you even though you’ve worked hard to get rid of it. Or it might be the first 10 pounds to get you started on the road to improved fitness and a new wardrobe after the wedding dress is put away. Either way, Kamloops Fitness Centre’s eight week program will challenge you and move you closer to your goals. The 10-pound challenge is an eight-week program aimed at losing that weight. The program consists of a diet and exercise contest providing you with the tools to eat properly and exercise regularly. You will receive a customized diet program and receive the support you need to stick to it. And you’ll participate in individual and group personal-training sessions with certified trainers. Enjoy group classes and challenges with unlimited access to cardio equipment. Choose when and how often you work-

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here are some things in life and business that can’t be kept quiet. People talk —and when it’s good news about an exceptional hair salon and spa, word travels fast. When it’s your turn at the altar, you want to look your best and you want everyone else in your wedding party to look their best, too. That’s why Enigma Salon and Spa, which is in the Fortune Shopping Centre at Fortune Drive and Eighth Street, is the place. Enigma’s reputation for quality in design and execution is such that clients patronize Enigma no matter where they live in Kamloops. Well known for its “welcoming atmosphere and its warm, friendly staff,” Enigma is described as “homey and welcoming,” where people receive outstanding service with enthusiasm and innovation. “We love to make our clients happy.”


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Look your best on your special day! HOME OF THE BIGGEST LOSER & THE 10 LB. CHALLENGE! Starting January 19th (Cut off to join Feb. 2nd)



Bridal Bootcamp will slim you down and let you look amazing in your dress. Two days a week, you and your girls can challenge each other and have fun doing it. You will all be supported and pushed to reach your goals.


• 2 fitness classes a week • Body Composition Assessment • Fitness Test • Goal Setting Coaching • Group Nutritional Talk & Tips (for Bridal Bootcamp, discounted rate for personalized individual food plan to see maximum results)

8 WEEK PROGRAM FEB. 4TH - MARCH 27TH Classes run two days a week (Monday & Wednesday) 8 week program will follow in April



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Settle the money issue before the wedding day

Alpine Meadows Resort

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ithout a doubt, the best part of our job as wedding planners and decorators is the wonderful people we meet and have the privilege to work with. When we met Hillary, we knew we were in for an interesting and exciting year of planning together and we were right! As the wedding drew closer, we were sad to realize that the hilarious emails and phone calls would soon be coming to an end. After the wedding, we just had to be grateful to have shared this amazing occasion with such a wonderful couple. And so, Hillary and Cory were married amid the beautiful wilderness of Alpine Meadows Resort, and it was our pleasure to have been a part of making their beautiful wedding celebrations. Here’s what A Dream Away can do for you. Proposal Planning — We can help you WOW her with an amazing, perfect marriage proposal. Decorating Packages — Creating an ambiance that has ‘you’ written all over it, right down to the last detail. Rentals — Chair covers, sashes, linens, arches, pillars, oak dance floor and more.

Planning, Budgeting and Organizing — knowing where to begin and how to achieve the results you’ve dreamt about. Corporate Event Planning — Grand openings, fundraisers, black-tie galas, holiday and cocktail parties. Social Event Planning — Birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, showers and holiday parties. Vendor Recommendations — We’d be happy to refer you to our top choices of vendors. Decision Making — We assist with the many choices and decisions that have to be made. Fresh, Creative and Unique Ideas — No two weddings are alike and yours should be as unique as you are. Keeping To The Schedule — We’ll help you meet deadlines and keep schedules in order, greatly relieving the potential stress of managing such a big affair. Day-Of Service — Overseeing any or all aspects of The Big Day, including rehearsals. A Dream Away can customize a wedding that meets your needs, fits your budget and will ensure a fabulous, personalized, successful event that will be a rich memory for you the rest of your life.

Financial guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade, who has numerous books and TV shows to her credit, has 10 points about money for bridal couples. She kicks them off with: “Honey, we need to talk.” 1. Who manages the money? I’m not big on one person taking on all the financial responsibility in a household. I prefer taking turns with day-to-day money management: for example, she does it from January to June, and he does it from July to December. 2. Who’s bringing in the moolah? Life can be very expensive and if you don’t know how much income you’re going to have, you’re asking for trouble. 3. How will we handle the household expenses? Ignore this at your peril. You can: (a) Split everything 50/50 if you earn the same, and until one of you starts making more or less or you have babies, or someone gets sick or there’s a career move; or, (b) you can split the expenses proportionately according to income; or (c) you pool all the money, set your goals together, and take a “mad money” amount for your individual indulgences. You just have to agree. 4. How much personal spending money should each of us have that doesn’t have to be accounted for? Each of us needs some pocket money to spend on hobbies, gifts or small indulgences without having to account for it. Decide what equal (fair) and work it into your budget. 5. How much can we spend on a purchase without the consent from the other person? Set a limit on how much either

of you can spend before consulting with each other. It may be as little as $20. If one of you is a shop-a-holic, make the number low — higher for a miser. Decide on an amount that won’t throw your budget out of whack and won’t create resentment. 6. What is your attitude toward money? Money is a big deal. And it’s personality, not where we’re from, that dictates how we feel about our money. Talk about how money makes you feel. How much do you need to feel safe? How much debt is too much? Your well-being will depend on how well you understand yourself and your partner. 7. What assets and liabilities do you bring to the marriage? If you can’t tell each other the truth about your money, don’t bother getting married because you’re already doomed. What? Are you so head-over-heels that you’re prepared to walk blindfolded over the cliff? Get a grip! 8. How will we cope if the caca hits the fan? It happens. People get sick. People die. Businesses fail. Jobs are lost. His mother becomes a dependant. Her brother needs to be bailed out, again. You’ll need life and disability insurance. Get your wills done. 9. Who will we use as a guide to help us through some of our financial decision-making? Bankers. Financial planners. Insurance brokers, chartered accountants, tax consultants, debt consolidators, investment brokers… who will you hire? 10. Five years from now? Discuss what you imagine your your life will look like so you can set your priorities and goals now. Finally, don’t sweat the small stuff. Pick your battles.

A Dream Away Decor & Events THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013


Event Planning

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Terri Corneau

Deb Millette

250.319.4051 • terri@adreamaway

250.320.0313 • deb@adreamaway

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Table Linens • Chair Covers & Sashes • Backdrops Ceiling Draping • Dance Floor • Centerpieces & More...

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Getting Married? Let Thompson Rivers University Conference Centre assist you with your special day!  Complete Wedding Packages • Theme & Custom Menus • Buffet or Plated Dinners • On-Site Loft Suites • Horticultural Gardens Our professional event planners will provide you with a complete experience that will exceed your expectations and leave you with lasting memories!  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Bridal Guide 2013  

It’s all here to plan for your perfect wedding day!

Bridal Guide 2013  

It’s all here to plan for your perfect wedding day!