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Wedding Extravaganza

Tools to create your fantasy wedding courtesy of regional businesses

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Planning a perfect wedding

By Shannon Robin At a young age, many girls start dreaming of meeting their prince and walking down the aisle to a perfect wedding. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but can also be tons of fun. The most important thing is to be organized. Our Wedding Extravaganza edition is a tool to connect you with area merchants who make it their business to create memorable weddings. Using the services of an experienced wedding planner can save time and worry as you tackle the wedding to-do list. Planners offer support and peace of mind while creating the day you’ve dreamed of. Consider WED Wedding and Event Decorating to co-ordinate all aspects of your wedding. Once you’ve determined the size of your guest list and budget, the first step is to secure your venues and officiants. Ceremonies can be held in churches, halls, banquet rooms, specialty venues and the beautiful outdoor spaces that surround us. Be prepared to pay a deposit with your booking. The theme of your wedding will determine the type of space you want to investigate. You may need more than one location to accommodate the service, reception, dinner and dance. Consider the Bayshore Inn Resort and Spa, Castle Mountain Resort, Heritage Acres Farm Museum, Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village,

Pincher Creek Clubhouse Restaurant, Pincher Creek Legion, SpringBreak Garden Centre and Unique Art Antique to host your festivities. Some offer all-in-one services while others focus on specialty services. Each has a distinct atmosphere, whether you’ll be indoors or outside, and all offer great packages. If you only need tables and chairs, consider Ken Clinton to provide these for you. Are you nervous yet? The date is set! Choosing wedding rings is a personal experience – your ring is a symbol of marriage you’ll wear every day. Take time to browse until you find rings you truly love. Allow plenty of time for them to be sent off for custom sizing. Consider Naturally Wood Rings to share knowledge and a selection of rings to match your personality and budget. What style of wedding dress have you dreamed of? Trends for 2014 include delicate lace sleeves, detailed backs with keyholes, architectural pleating and contemporary trains, layers of tulle, cascading ruffles, eye-catching embellishments and sparkles, and above-the-knee dresses. At least that’s what one source says. You’ll know you’ve found “the dress” when you step out of the dressing room in a gown that makes you feel more beautiful than you’ve felt before. And, when your mom starts to cry.

On the other hand, your ideal dress may be one perfectly preserved and accented with sentimentality. Some of our mothers and grandmothers wore stunning dresses, and you may have tried one on many times in anticipation of being a bride yourself. Consider what you’d like your bridal party to wear in terms of colour and style. Imagine what will make these important women look and feel spectacular, and try to find a dress that will flatter everyone. An alternative is to choose the colour and let each bridesmaid find something that works for her body type. Consider Bonnie’s Fashions and Ruffles Boutique for semi-formal styles, shoes, jewelry and accessories for the bride, bridal party and everyone wanting to look their best on your wedding day. You can also special-order dress wear for the groom, flower girl and ring bearer from Bonnie’s. While many moments of your wedding day will be etched in your memory forever, you’ll want to check out the portfolios of local photographers to capture these moments in living colour. Choose a photographer whose work shows imagination and creativity, in the style you desire. Consider Katalily Photography of Crowsnest Pass or Mill Canyon Photography of Pincher See PERFECT WEDDING, continued on page 9

Plan a perfect outdoor wedding with no worries about unpredictable weather!

Weddings at SpringBreak Garden Centre with catering by Country Encounters provide the beauty of an outdoor wedding, dining in the sunshine and dancing under the stars. All with none of the worry about Crowsnest Pass weather.

It’s easy to make your special day perfect – call us to learn how! For information or bookings call

Val at 403-563-3302 Dawn at 403-563-5299

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Creek to look after recording the day for you. These ladies are busy, so book well in advance. What type of atmosphere would you like to create for your reception? You might choose a formal dinner or a picnic in the mountains. The possibilities are endless. If you’re planning on a dance with live music or a DJ, make time to check out possibilities through YouTube to ensure they play the type of music you’re after, and most importantly that they play it well. Book early – the best bands get snapped up fast. Once you’ve thought about the menu, you’ll need to book a caterer. Consider Country Encounters or Perfect Party Planners for delicious meals made to your specifications, and mobile catering options. You’ll find they offer varied menus along with signature dishes and desserts. Consider the Pincher Creek Co-op or Sobeys Blairmore to provide platters and buns for your midnight lunch and pre-wedding festivities. Do ask your guests if they have any food sensitivities that may need consideration. They will be most grateful, and many caterers are happy to offer specialty items such as gluten-free dishes. To complement a fine meal, you may choose to offer a variety of wines, spirits and beer to your guests. Consider A & B Liquor or Greg’s Liquor & Cold Beer Store to look after your needs and permits. Speaking of paperwork, you’ll also need to purchase a wedding licence from an agency, such as Pincher License & Registry, within three months of your wedding date. Consider Michael Sternloff as an Alberta marriage commissioner if you are not using clergy services. To create the perfect decor at your ceremony and reception, you’ll need to think about bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, sprays, table decorations, tablecloths and linens, chair covers and accessories. Consider C&D Floral to look after your floral and decorating needs. Whether you’d like a formal, tiered cake or something that expresses your individuality, the sky is the limit with creativity. Trust Crazy Cakes to come up with unique ideas and bake a tasty cake to your specifications. There are many options for invitations, programs and thank-you cards, including doing it yourself. Consider Shootin’ the Breeze to assist you with putting your style on paper. Your guests will appreciate knowing where you are registered for wedding gifts. Everyone is interested in choosing from a variety of ideas they know you will love. Consider Christine’s Gift Shop, Crow Works Engraving or Princess House Canada when selecting registry items, choosing gifts for your bridal party and selecting wedding favours for your guests. Out-of-town invitees will appreciate exceptional accommodation suggestions in the area. Whether it’s camping, large group rentals or a western-themed adventure, consider contacting Crowsnest Pass Holiday Homes for booking assistance. Are you getting stressed? Why not take some time out to relax and be pampered. Local salons and spas offer a variety of services and you can make hairdressing appointments at the same time at some locations. Consider visiting Crowsnest Vein & Laser Clinic, Health Connection Inc. or Providence Salon & Spa and know you’ll come away spoiled and feeling like a million bucks. This is also the perfect time to pay attention to your smile. Consider the dentists at Creekside Dental or Dentalworks to ensure your pearly whites are dazzling for your big day. Your bridal party will plan a wedding shower and you’ll be treated like a queen by family and friends in the community. They may choose to have a themed party, and there are many awesome options for housewares and even some naughty stuff. These independent • consultants will assist you in setting up a registry and ordering gifts you’re most interested in. Consider Epicure, Passion Parties or Tupperware for a • bridal shower led by an experienced consultant. Your hubby-to-be will also be ready for a night out with the guys for his 1102Lethbridge, 5th Ave. South, Lethbridge, Alberta • t: 403.327.499 1102 5th Ave. South, Alberta • t: 403.327.4990 bachelor party. Consider the Boston Pizza lounge to host a great evening for • gluten-free available • gluten-free available him and his friends. Are you planning a honeymoon? Whether you are planning a trip nearby or to an exotic location, a travel agent can make sure all arrangements are in place for your journey. Remember to allow ample time for your

Crazy Beautiful

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PERFECT WEDDING, continued from page 9 travel agent to put together a package for you and to check the dates on your passports. As the big day approaches, personalize your service by planning for readers, musicians, attendants and other special touches. Make sure each person is comfortable with their role, and delegate reliable people to look after specific details. Choose your vows carefully and decide whether or not to memorize them. Plan your thank-you speech carefully, and ask friends and family members to perform toasts. Bear in mind that short and sweet is always appreciated. Take full advantage of your rehearsal to work through any glitches that pop up. All questions are good ones – when you leave the rehearsal you should be confident that everything is in place for the following day. Have trial runs with those who will be providing services on your wedding day so you know your hair, makeup and nails will turn out exactly as you envision. Consider Headlines Unisex Hair Design, JAX Barbershop, MOSAIC Makeup Artistry and Redneck Sexy Esthetics to provide these services. Knowing that everything necessary for a perfect day has been looked after, make it a priority to get a good night’s sleep! Your wedding day will be jam-packed and you will be beautifully decked out from head to toe. Expect laughter, tears and many heartfelt moments. Your smile will never be more beautiful or more radiant than when you walk down the aisle. One last piece of advice: This is not an all-inclusive list, so make your own timeline, using this as a basic guide. Check out the services provided by the businesses in these 11 pages, and hang onto this supplement for future reference. The entire special edition, complete with interactive links, will also be available on our website at under Special Editions. When it’s all said and done, share a photo from your special day in the pages of Shootin’ the Breeze. Wishing you a perfect wedding!

The Wedding of Your Dreams becomes a reality in one of the most beautiful places on earth ...

Waterton Lakes

National Park, Alberta

Your wedding stationery should be as beautiful and unique as you are! We can put your style on paper with custom-designed products including Invitations Save the date cards RSVP cards Programs Thank you cards Save 10% on your printing order and 10% on your engagement or wedding announcement in the Breeze when you mention this ad

403-904-2227 697A Main Street Pincher Creek

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Don’t Forget the SMILE! Clearline Braces Natural colored Fillings Crowns/Veneers

Heritage Acres provides for a very unique wedding experience offering an historic church for the wedding and the rustic barn loft for the reception. Popular for both country and cowboy-themed weddings. Call 403-627-2082 to book your special day or get more information.


Visit for photos

The perfect place for your special day! We offer our beautiful, spacious venue with an awesome view and great atmosphere. Catering services available on site.

Call Joni for more details 403-894-1204

Pincher Creek Clubhouse Restaurant 942 Hyde Street Pincher Creek

Christine’s Gift Shop Located in Pincher Office Products

Check out our huge selection of wedding gifts and accessories.

NEW WEDDING STOCK! Community bridal and shower pools can be found here.

403-627-2628 750 Main St. Pincher Creek

Crowsnest Vein & Laser Clinic

Glow with rejuvenated skin

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F h i te n yo u r b o o k a te e t h w , s e Br id re c e i ve ! & F R EE

Let us make you shine on your Wedding Day! · Teeth Whitening · Body Contouring · Hair Removal · Wrinkle Reduction · Skin Tightening · Cellulite Reduction · Acne Reduction · Don’t miss our line of products Ask your groom, mothers, bridesmaids and groomsmen to join you. For more services & info please call 403.753.5400 or check out ∙ 403.753.5400 ∙ 13037B-20th Avenue Blairmore

Put your best smile forward on your wedding day! Call us for a whitening appointment today!

Creekside Dental Dr. Bernard Bonertz

403-627-4900 1035 Hewetson Avenue Pincher Creek

Our Mountain... Your Day

Let us provide the goodies! Meat & Cheese Trays Specialty Desserts and Pastries Open seven days a week 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sobeys Blairmore

403-562-7326 11001 - 20th Avenue

An Outstanding Location for the Perfect Wedding or Special Event A Magnificent View of the Rockies and Gorgeous Alpine Gardens

Mo Pr is t in e

An Ideal Site for Memorable Photos to Remember Your Perfect Day Fully Licensed with a Variety of Fabulous Gourmet Food Choices

We Would Love to Assist You in Planning Your Very Special Day!

Pincher Creek, Alberta


Drive 3 km west on Highway 507

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Dreaming about a romantic wedding in the mountains? It is your day, and our opportunity to make it unique. From 100 to 350 people, Castle’s facilities and on-hill accommodation can take care of you and your guests. Let us make your special day a unique and memorable one.

Call our special events Toll Free ~ 1 888 754 8667 or email us Please visit for more information

Photo: Andrea Wiseman

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C & D Floral The best for all your celebrations! Friendly Creative Experienced

Bachelor Party Headquarters The best bar before your big day! Call Herm to book your stag in our lounge


1130 Table Mountain Street Pincher Creek

403-627-4704 Ranchland Mall Pincher Creek

Bonnie’s Fashions

Your full-service boutique with head-to-toe dressing

Stunning outfits for the mothers of the bride and groom. Shoes, jewelry and accessories to dress every woman to her best for any special occasion. Tuxedo rentals and outfits for the ring bearer and flower girl on request

403-562-2516 12813 20th Avenue

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A & B Liquor Store presents

The Wedding Planner A complete wedding package to ensure your new beginning is full of joy and worry-free.

Let us be your “something old!”

Get married in beautifully landscaped grounds

at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village.

Let us know your plans... Weddings, photos, rehearsals,receptions – we can handle it! Catering is available along with tent, table and chair rentals. Phone 403-627-3684 or email

NO TIME? DON’T WORRY! We will make a night to remember

BIG OR SMALL WE DO THEM ALL! Providing detail services and catering for the perfect party. Weddings • Socials • Barbecues • etc.

Perfect Party Planners & Co. Call Richard and Linda Waywood



the best-dressed

wedding guest with a fashion

statement from

Ruffles Boutique


Designer Fashions

Suzanne Teran


Handbags Footwear

Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

403-627-4640 803 Main Street Pincher Creek

Makeup Artistry Bridal Photographic Special occasion Graduation Makeover

Offering professional makeup for all occasions. Will travel to location or in studio.

To book call 403-339-1758

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ENGRAVING Trinket Boxes Photo Frames Custom Balloons Cake Serving Sets Flasks & Shot Glasses Ceramic Tile Keepsakes Vases & Candle Holders Money Clips, Card & Cigarette Cases Wine Glasses & Custom Wine Bottle Labels PERSONALIZED GIFTWARE FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY !

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Pincher License & Registry Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Let us assist you with your marriage licence and paperwork.

403-627-2642 Ranchland Mall Pincher Creek

Our hall is a great place to hold your worry-free reception! Throw your bride-to-be a classy bachelorette party! Fun gifts, great tips and lots of laughs.

Start your marriage off with PASSION!

Contact me for details and available times!

Jessica McClelland 403-627-8728

Bar service and catering available at the Pincher Creek Legion

403-627-4024 691 Main Street Pincher Creek

Create the perfect mood for your special day! Whether it’s a bridal shower or the evening snacks on that special day, we can help with deli, cheese, veggie and fruit trays. A nice addition to this would be our freshly-baked rolls or buns!

Providence Salon & Spa PINCHER CREEK CO-OP


Ranchland Mall


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Hey Guys!

What works best for you works best for us!

Look your best on your wedding day with a cut and shave at

JAX Barbershop

No appointment necessary!


Redneck Sexy Esthetics JoAnna Logodin – Certified Esthetician

Eyelash Extensions Gel Nails Nail Art Manicures

Makeup Artistry Pedicures Waxing Tinting

All makes and models welcome! 403-942-3661

2206 - 16th Avenue South

Styling services for the entire wedding party! Mel * Grace * Roxanne * Katrina Willing to travel and do home visits

Headlines Unisex Hair Design 403-562-8092 Blairmore

We do bridal showers! Want something fun and long-lasting for your bridal shower? Have a


Fun, practical gifts with a lifetime guarantee. Call Jannet Findlater for details and to book your party today!


Wonderful Bridal Shower and Wedding Gift Ideas

Princess House Canada

Bridal Registry

Make Every Day Gourmet Use our top quality products to create healthy, affordable meals for every occasion

Contact me today to set up your bridal registry

Products available for

Julie Vanghel

Wendy Sinclair

Epicure Selections Independent Consultant

250-425-0313 H 250-425-1293 C

1/2 price

contact me for details!

Your Home Your Life Your Way

Independent Consultant


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GREG’S LIQUOR & COLD BEER STORE See us for all your needs for that special day Permits and discounts on liquor products Unopened products can be returned

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Alberta Marriage Commissioner Michael Sternloff 403-628-3362


8342 20th Avenue Coleman, AB

Tables and Chairs FOR RENT For weddings, grand openings, anniversaries, special events, BBQ’s etc.


Health Connection Inc. New to west Lethbridge, we can help brides glow on their wedding day using organic, natural skin-care products. We carry the popular green coffee bean extract, garcinia cambogia and total body cleanses to aid in weight loss management. We are here to answer any questions you may have about looking your best on your special day!

Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Health Connection Inc. 403-328-3252

884 Heritage Boulevard West

Lethbridge (behind Tim Hortons)

Katalily Photography

offers wedding packages to fit your budget. Book your wedding day with Katalily today!

403-563-0805 Available for travel

Over 30 Vacation Homes and B&B’s to serve you in CNP and area

Call Sue at 403-563-0410 for group booking assistance

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