O F CO N T E N TS Editors at Large ........................................................... page 3 A Mountaintop Venue............................................ page 4 A Family Affair on the Slopes ................pages 6 - 8 Elope to Sun Peaks ................................... pages 10 & 11 Top Five Ceremony Spaces ................. pages 12 - 14 Choosing the Perfect Wine ............................ page 15 An Intimate Celebration .......................pages 16 - 18 European Enchantment ......................pages 20 - 23 Local Directory ..........................................pages 24 & 26 Local Map ..................................................................... page 26 Wedding Plan Timeline .....................................page 27 Wedding Budget Worksheet ....................... page 28
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Sun Peaks Wedding Guide makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information it publishes but cannot be held responsible for any consequences arising from errors or omissions. No part of this publication may be duplicated or reproduced in any manner without the prior written permission of the publisher. Printed in Canada All images are used with the express permission of photographers. Special thanks to Candid Apple Photography, Holly Louwerse, Jess & Andy Photography, Lisa Novak Photography, Rozalind Photography, Nancy Critchley Photography and Stacey Krolow for use of their images in this publication. COVER IMAGE | JESS & ANDY PHOTOGRAPHY
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When selecting elements for Sun Peaks’ first annual wedding guide
our team at SPIN relied on the curated style and expertise of the resort’s professional wedding planning team, Kaitlyn Lamotte and Faith Yurkiw. As the resident experts on everything nuptial, we knew once we had them on board as our editors-at-large, we couldn’t fail. Combining their creativity and love for design, they pride themselves on incorporating new trends and classic elegance while providing couples with a stress free wedding experience. This season both co-ordinators are excited to see the rustic elegance trend continue, giving them the opportunity to bring the outdoors in and create a timeless ambiance in any space. They’re also hoping to see the incorporation of more “fur babies” in weddings as Sun Peaks is a pet friendly community and it makes for adorable photos! For Faith, growing up in Kamloops meant Sun Peaks was always her backyard and home away from home. Within her first two weeks of joining the team, she already felt the unique sense of community in the village.
KAITLYN LAMOTTE Her fresh perspective on the industry, passion and professionalism make her a great fit for wedding co-ordination. She loves developing a personal relationship with each client and she feels it’s truly the key to making each event a unique and special affair to remember. Kaitlyn was drawn to the area’s natural beauty which she immediately recognized as an element for a premier wedding destination. Kaitlyn’s attention to detail has earned her a reputation as an impressive co-ordinator who makes couples feel they are her only client. She merges her love of the outdoors and weddings by providing an elevated mountain experience for all her couples. Kaitlyn owns her role in offering flawless planning and execution of dream wedding days while providing friendly, honest advice and assisting with suggestions, inspiration and creative designs. We hope you enjoy the guide and look forward to updating everyone with more amazing content and tips throughout the year on sunpeaksweddings.com. - Brandi Schier, Publisher
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a mountaintop venue
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Imagine partying the night away on your own mountaintop, surrounded by forest, friends and family on your wedding day. Those dreams are now being made into a reality at Sun Peaks Resort’s new premier reception venue, the mid-mountain Sunburst Lodge. “It’s a brand new wedding venue that we’ve just developed for our guests to have that full mountaintop experience and a chance for them to really get away from everything and have their own gorgeous, breathtaking venue on their own mountain,” said Sun Peaks’ wedding co-ordinator Kaitlyn Lamotte. Only accessible by the Sunburst chairlift, the newly renovated lodge with timber frame |4
elements starts the evening with a sense of adventure by arriving via the lift. Guests can take in stunning views of Sun Peaks from above as the sun sets in the valley. “There’s no streetlights up there, you’re completely under the stars,” said Lamotte. With high vaulted ceilings and exposed wood beams, this location drips in rustic elegance. “It has a massive patio which is wonderful for guests who are mingling or if you want to dance under the stars,” said Lamotte. Along with renovation of the lodge, the kitchen also underwent an overhaul with a brand new euroasian inspired menu created by executive chef Hans Stierli. With his catering team’s expertise, Stierli offer a variety of dinner options including chicken, beef, salmon and
poke bowls. “The bride and groom can pick their courses for their own tastes,” explained Stierli. With a passion for fresh and local ingredients, Stierli and his team create unique menus for each couples’ specific requests. The venue has the
capacity to hold 130 guests and is available in the summer season from June to the long weekend in September. Due to its remote location, it’s well suited for the adventurous at heart who are looking for an intimate, tranquil space away from every day life.
All eyes on you. Until the party starts. Three unique reception venues.
A rustic vibe with vaulted ceilings, wood beam features, and large windows with abundant natural light and slopeside mountain views. A central village location featuring a large bar. Available mid-May to mid-November. Accommodates 130 guests.
Nestled in the sub-alpine on Tod Mountain and accessible by chairlift. A venue of rustic elegance, exposed timber framing and a large patio to dance under the stars. Steps away from wildflower meadows. Available late June to early-September. Accommodates 130 guests.
An open-concept, industrial chic venue with plenty of space situated at the edge of the village. This is a blank canvas perfect for your personalized wedding vision. Available mid-May to mid-November. Accommodates 300 guests.
Our Executive Chef Hans Sterli prepares an exquisite menu with dishes inspired by international cuisine and a focus on locally sourced ingredients. For details and pricing, please inquire with our Wedding & Events Team: email@example.com | 250.578.6009 | SunPeaksResort.com/Weddings
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a family affair O N T H E S LO P E S PH OTO S BY L I S A N OVA K PH OTO G R A PH Y L I S A N OVA K .CA
After accepting a job across the globe in West Africa, Morgan knew it was “time to put a ring on it,” and decided to propose to his now wife Pamela, the day he was set to leave.
He took her to lunch where it all started, the Commodore Grand Cafe & Lounge in Kamloops, B.C. Halfway through, Pamela realized that Morgan needed to pack and get to the airport within two hours and began to panic. As her anxiety began to grow, the server brought out their dessert with the ring box sitting on top. Morgan’s nerves got the best of him and he proceeded to
knock his glass of water all over Pamela. “I said yes despite the water incident,” she laughed. While the couple originally wanted to elope they didn’t want to exclude their family and chose an intimate gathering with 30 of those closest to them. Describing his bride as a “skiaholic,” Morgan explained Sun Peaks was the natural choice as the place to say their vows. “I liked being able to share our skiing lifestyle with our family and incorporated that into our wedding,” said Pamela. Describing themselves as a new, old age couple, Morgan said they tried to give tradition a run for its money by renting a chalet to act as both the ceremony and reception space. They
even hit the slopes in their wedding attire before returning to their rented property to officially tie the knot. “I think we staged it correctly. We skied in our wedding clothes because Pam could put puffy pants under her dress and I could put nothing, so it was a cold ride up,” said Morgan. Ski addict Pamela wanted to ski down the black diamond run Headwalls to mark the occasion but Morgan wasn’t quite up for the challenge, so they compromised by skiing under the Sunburst chairlift after posing for a few photos at the midmountain chapel. “Putting on ski boots while you’re wearing a wedding dress was not
the smartest idea. A tip for future brides is put on your ski boots before your dress,” said Pamela. After descending to the village and stopping at the covered bridge, they returned to their chateau where they were married in an intimate ceremony in front of a cozy fireplace. They chose not to have a formal reception to keep the atmosphere akin to a family weekend getaway. “I like the smaller weddings. I think it just allows better interaction with the people that are there to support you and to share in your special day,” said Morgan. With their passion for skiing, the pair anticipates they’ll one day call the community home, not just their weekend getaway spot. |7
â€œA tip to future brides is put your ski boots on before your dressâ€?
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it takes a village ELOPE TO SUN PEAKS Your wedding is a time to celebrate the love between you and your partner and how you chose to do that is completely up to you. For some people it’s by being surrounded by large group of family and friends. And for others, it’s not. If you find the latter more appealing Sun Peaks can be the perfect choice perfect for an elopement.
“The main thing is a wedding is for the bride and groom,” said Gemma Harris, owner of Alpine Images Photography, based in Sun Peaks. “It should be about what they want and up here we can make most things happen.” She’s speaking from a place of experience having played photographer and even legal witness for upwards of twenty elopements in the mountain community.
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Sun Peaks is a one-stopshop when it comes to organizing elopements with business owners and vendors like Harris ready to go above and beyond to make the day memorable. “I love photographing elopements because you’re not just there in a work capacity,” said Harris. “You’re signing peoples witness forms for them, sometimes you’re doing their hair, you’re pinning on the boutonnieres if they have them, you’re their extra set of eyes. You kind of become their mini family for however many hours or how much time you’re with them.” In Harris’ experience 70 per cent of couples eloping at Sun Peaks are from out of the country, meaning brides and grooms are typically visiting for the first time, relying on others rich in experience to support them in creating
the elopement trip of their dreams. Harris recognized that Sun Peaks offers couples a unique destination experience with a plethora of activities and options. “Often, in the winter time, they’ll be going skiing or they’ll be dog sledding or they’ll be going for a carriage ride,” said Harris. “So while they’re up here they’ve got the opportunity to spend time together, whether it’s summer or winter, whether it’s doing the activities, having time at the spa, checking out the restaurants or strolling in the village for walk, there’s so many different things people can do while they’re here.” Whether you’re looking for a private moment to say I Do, or a mountaintop adventure to mark the occasion, the Sun Peaks community is ready to make all your elopement dreams come true.
Specializing in fall and spring weddings from 100 guests Newly renovated rustic modern space Fresh catering menu with craft beers, ciders & BC spirits
Located in Nancy Greene's Cahilty Hotel & Suites
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C E R E M O N Y S PA C E S Sun Peaks is known for its amazing outdoor spaces and quaint village, which also double as stunning backdrops for wedding ceremonies. Whether you’re picturing saying “I do” surrounded by snow covered mountains, in a colourful flower garden by a picturesque bridge, or an elegant ballroom, Sun Peaks has the perfect spot for every couple.
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The most traditional ceremony space is the Sun Peaks Grand Ballroom which can hold up to 350 guests. This room provides elegance and a wow factor, plus weather is not a factor so couples are reassured their ceremony will be seamless. The tradeoff is the indoor space lacks the rustic outdoorsy feel some people look for.
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Couples looking for impressive views in a completely accessible location should consider Sun Peaks Grand Terrace. This ceremony space overlooks the mountains and is nestled in the heart of the village, keeping it close to amenities. The guest comfort factor makes it one of the most popular venues, according to Kaitlyn Lamotte, Sun Peaks wedding co-ordinator, and it comes with a backup location in case of bad weather.
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“We encourage couples to start looking at the logistics, as well as the dream and finding a good middle ground.” - KAITLYN LAMOTTE, SUN PEAKS GRAND HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE’S WEDDING AND EVENT CO-ORDINATOR
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“The big draw to that venue is all the beautiful flowers so the advantage is a lot of couples don’t end up decorating because you have all these beautiful colours around you anyway.” - KAITLYN LAMOTTE
For couples who want to be close to the village, need to be mindful of guests’ mobility, and desire a ceremony in nature, the Gardens at the Covered Bridge tick all the boxes. With the capacity to hold up to 200 people this location offers convenience with a romantic atmosphere created by the snow covered bridge in the winter or flowers in the summer. PHOTO LISA NOVAK
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If you’re envisioning an iconic mountain backdrop in a remote area then Tod Mountain View located on the back nine of the Sun Peaks Golf Course is calling your name. This seasonal location can accommodate up to 300 guests. As the farthest location from the village a shuttle service is required to get guests to and from the ceremony. “The uniqueness is definitely the seclusion of it, so if you’re looking for that very quiet atmosphere, beautiful background that’s definitely a great option,” said Lamotte.
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“It’s up a mountain, it’s not a manicured lawn; it’s wildﬂowers and wild grasses in the summer, it’s snow in the winter.” - KAITLYN LAMOTTE No matter if you’re dreaming of a posh party or an intimate elopement Sun Peaks offers couples a destination away from the city with scenic views that are guaranteed to wow any guest list.
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S U N B U R ST M E A D OWS A N D C H A PE L More adventurous couples will love the Sunburst Meadows and Chapel. The mid-mountain location gives guests an amazing view of Sun Peaks from above and is available both summer and winter with capacity for 12 guests inside the small chapel or up to 300 for outdoor ceremonies. This space includes the unique experience of riding the chairlift up to the venue, creating a mountain adventure. Couples should consider this location can be a challenge for people with mobility issues.
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perfect wine With British Columbia in the heart of Canadian wine country, it’s second nature for wine to be an important part of any wedding in the region, and when selected carefully, it can add sophistication to your big day. Danett Fisher, tasting room manager of Monte Creek Ranch Winery located near Kamloops, B.C., has helped many couples find the perfect bottles to complement their reception and recommended focusing on budget and identifying crowd pleasing varietals as your top priorities. “You can offer the same wine (as on the tables)
at the cash bar as well as introducing something more elevated for the people that are more connoisseurs,” she said. As your favourite wine should also be a part of your wedding, she advised purchasing a few bottles for the head table and selecting two traditional blends for your guests, such as a merlot and a pinot blanc. She added to stay away from oaked blends as some people don’t enjoy them. The other major consideration is the food being served, and not so much the season of the wedding. “It’s mostly about pairing it with the food, but I feel that
there are people that really just prefer red all year round and people that just prefer white all year round, so I would stick to having a red and a white no matter what as an option,” she said. While buffets are trickier to pair because of the diversity, if you’re having a plated dinner you want to choose wines that will complement your options. “You want to pick to go with the cuisine as much as you can. I would choose a red that isn’t too full bodied or has too much acid in it and then whites that aren’t too sweet,” she said. Wine selection will also play into the ambiance of your big day. You can elevate your guest experience by matching the wine label to your table decor. “If you’re going for something more rustic than maybe you want a label that kind of matches that a little bit. You can definitely look for label colours that
match the colours of your wedding, which can also really kind of wow people when they’re looking at the table.” If you’re planning to order from your favourite winery Fisher recommended ordering as early as possible. “Wineries tend to flip vintages quite regularly so if there’s a particular wine you’re interested in and you really really want at your wedding I would get in touch with them as soon as you’re booking your venue,” she said. Fisher typically recommends half a bottle per person which works out to roughly two and a half glasses. And don’t be shy when asking for a discount for a large quantity order as you can save money that can be used to enhance other parts of your wedding. Her last tip is if you’re near the winery to go and have a tasting to truly experience the varietals before purchasing.
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After a year and a half of dating, Angela and Dan Wilson started discussing what they would want for a wedding and brainstorming ideas. When Dan mentioned Sun Peaks because it’s one of his favourite spots, it clicked with the couple and they decided to look into a summer wedding.
“This was in May 2017 and I said that if we want a summer wedding we better get on it,”
said Angela, adding they were lucky to secure a Saturday in August to accommodate their small gathering. The couple were driving home from a weekend getaway in Seattle when they received an email from the Sun Peaks Grand with two dates options. “I said so should I email them back and let her know that August 19th works? And Dan said yes. I said, omg we just got engaged,” said Angela. Choosing a small and intimate guest list of just their families, the couple decided the gardens at the covered bridge was the perfect location to exchange their vows. They wanted their special day to be held at a destination as Dan’s family travelled from Ontario for the big day. “Our families had not met yet prior to arriving at Sun | 16
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C E L E B R AT I O N S Peaks so the Friday when we all arrived Dan and I hosted a get together in the Mountain View Suite at the Sun Peaks Grand,” explained Angela. “The room was perfect to host such an event and everyone got to mingle and meet and drink and eat and get to know each other.” The couple decided to take photos before their ceremony, capturing their first looks of each other
in the heart of the village before heading up the chairlift for a photo shoot on Tod Mountain. “The chairlift up to the top of the mountain for the wedding photos was pretty incredible. Just Dan and myself and the photographers went up before the ceremony and captured some really amazing shots,” she said. Angela gave both her
children roles for the ceremony in the village, with her son giving her away and daughter walking in front dropping rose petals down the aisle. They chose minimal decor and utilized colours found throughout the garden, letting the natural beauty of the location speak for itself. “The colours and the flowers and the views were just spectacular,”
said Angela. Following the ceremony, they walked through the covered bridge to Bella Italia Mediterranean Kitchen for dinner before continuing celebrations in the Mountain View Suite. “It was truly a beautiful weekend in such a beautiful place. I’d recommend planning a wedding at Sun Peaks Resort to anyone.”
“ The colours and the ﬂowers and the views were just spectacular ”
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Despite growing up in neighbouring communities in British Columbia’s Interior, it wasn’t until they were living in France that Paris and Cameron Pierce met. They were introduced on a pub crawl while spending a weekend in Prague, and dated for three years before Cameron popped the question on a vacation to St. Martin in the Caribbean.
“I had no idea, I was shocked,” said Paris. When asked how she knew Cameron was The One, Paris paused before explaining she believes they learned a lot about their relationship by travelling together and maintaining the relationship while she moved back to Canada and he stayed in France. “I think you learn a lot about each other through that,” she said. “You find out what’s important in your life and what you want to be in your life in the future. If you have that in common you kind of figure it out pretty quickly when you’re doing long distance.” For the couple, it was an easy decision to get married in Sun Peaks as Paris grew up in the community and they traditionally return to the village to celebrate Christmas every year. They settled on a summer wedding set for late June in 2017. “We wanted to have an | 20
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indoor ceremony because we got married in the Catholic church so we can’t get married outside and they were totally accommodating to that,” explained Paris. With an enchanted forest theme, the day incorporated many natural elements such as ivy, greenery, wood accents and cherry blossom trees in the Sun Peaks Grand Ballroom. Family touches were a theme throughout their wedding. Paris’ bouquet was wrapped with a heirloom rosary that had been passed down through twelve family weddings. The pair decided to include a special memory table which displayed photos of loved ones who had passed away with a candle lit in their honour. The ceremony was also performed by the same priest who had married Paris’ parents over 25 years ago. With the roots of their relationship in Europe they had over 75 of their 250
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guests travel from overseas. “That was really important to us. We did whatever we could to help make the trip easier for those who were coming out,” said Paris. Upon arriving in Canada, the Pierce’s had planned a full itinerary for their guests including a day of hiking, a round at the golf course, fishing at Heffley Lake, mountain cross carting and a pre-wedding party at Bottoms Bar & Grill. “It still gives me goosebumps to think about it,” said Paris. “To get married there and bring so many new people there to show them how awesome it is, because I really still think it’s such a
hidden gem. So it’s just so cool to share that with all your loved ones.” While the couple opted for an indoor ceremony and reception that didn’t stop them from getting out on Tod Mountain for some adventures photos. “The fact that we were able to go up the chair (lift) and do our pictures up there and then come back down was super fun. While we were taking pictures there was mountain bikers biking past us and they were all yelling congratulations,” said Paris. With Sun Peaks already holding a place in her heart, Paris said it’s now a very special place to them both.
local D I R E C TO RY CEREM ON Y & REC EPT ION VEN U E S T h e An n e x Fo o d & D r i n k Av a i l a b i l i t y : E a r l y S p r i n g t o L a t e Fa l l Capacity: 300 N e w l y r e n ov a t e d , t h e A n n e x h a s an open concept industrial design that can be personalized for any r e c e p t i o n. sunpeakresort.com S u n P e a ks R e s o r t : 2 5 0 - 5 7 8 - 6 0 0 9 B e l l a It a l i a Me d d i t e ra n e a n Ki t c h e n Av a i l a b i l i t y : B y R e q u e s t Capacity: 90 Specializing in seafood and pasta this reception space offers fine dining and an intimate space to celebrate. b e l l a i t a l i a s u n p e a ks . c o m 250-434-0282 Bottoms Bar & Grill Av a i l a b i l i t y : B y R e q u e s t Capacity: 100 With panoramic views, this mountain pub is the perfect l o c a t i o n f o r a r e l a xe d r e c e p t i o n. Looking for something more formal? T h i s s p a c e c a n b e d r e ss e d u p t o s u i t a n y c e l e b r a t i o n. b o t t o m ss u n p e a ks . c o m 250-578-0013 C a h i l t y C r e e k Ki t c h e n & Ta p r o o m Av a i l a b i l i t y : E a r l y S p r i n g t o L a t e Fa l l Capacity:80 T h i s n e w l y r e n ov a t e d s p a c e features rustic elements perfect for an intimate reception surrounded b y f r i e n d s a n d f a m i l y. cahlitycreek.com 250-434-0279 Gardens at the Covered Br i d g e Av a i l a b i l i t y : Ye a r R o u n d Capacity: 200 Just minutes away from the Sun P e a ks V i l l a g e s i t s a q u a i n t b r i d g e t h a t i s a p e r f e c t b a c kd r o p f o r a n y w e d d i n g . E n j oy t h e b e a u t i f u l s c e n e r y w i t h v i b r a n t f l owe r s i n t h e s u m m e r a n d s n ow c ove r e d h i l l s i n the winter. s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m S u n P e a ks R e s o r t : 2 5 0 - 5 7 8 - 6 0 0 9 He a r t h s t o n e L o d g e Av a i l a b i l i t y : Ye a r R o u n d Capacity: 90 This lodge features a banquet room with patio doors and an outdoor s p a c e l o o k i n g o n t o M t . M o r r i s e y. b e a r c o u n t r y. c a Bear Country Lodging: 250-578-6969 Ma s a’s B a r + G r i l l Av a i l a b i l i t y : E a r l y S p r i n g t o L a t e Fa l l R u s t i c a n d r e l a xe d t h i s l o c a t i o n i s perfect for any couple looking for a warm and welcoming reception space. A large patio is connected t o t h e s p a c e t o a l l ow f o r d a n c i n g under the stars. s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m
S u n P e a ks R e s o r t : 2 5 0 - 5 7 8 - 6 0 0 9 Na n c y G r e e n e’s C a h i l t y Ho t e l & S u i t e s Av a i l a b i l i t y : Ye a r R o u n d Capacity: 150 With an intimate green space, this condo-style hotel offers couples stunning mountain views in a private space perfect for any o u t d o o r c e r e m o n y. A s e p a r a t e indoor area is available for an intimate guest list of 35. cahiltyhotel.com 250-578-7454 Po w d e r Ho u n d s Re s t a u ra n t Av a i l a b i l i t y : B y R e q u e s t Capacity: 60 With an international cuisine focus, this intimate space is perfect for a n y f o o d l ove r . p owd e r h o u n d ss u n p e a ks . c o m 250-578-7272 Sunburst Bar & Eatery Av a i l a b i l i t y : L a t e J u n e t o S e p t e m b e r L o n g We e ke n d Capacity: 130 T h i s n e w l y r e n ov a t e d r e c e p t i o n s p a c e g i ve s c o u p l e s a t r u e mountain experience located m i d w a y u p To d M o u n t a i n. W i t h a r u s t i c e l e g a n c e p r ov i d e d b y e x p o s e d b e a m s a n d w i n d ow s wrapping around the venue this is the perfect location for those looking for a more secluded l o c a t i o n. s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m S u n P e a ks R e s o r t : 2 5 0 - 5 7 8 - 6 0 0 9 S u n b u r s t Me a d o w s & C h a p e l Av a i l a b i l i t y : S e a s o n a l Capacity: 12 inside Chapel, 300 Outside This ceremony location offers stunning mountain view both in the summer and winter months. N e s t l e d m i d w a y u p To d M o u n t a i n t h i s l o c a t i o n i s t a ke n r i g h t o u t o f a fairytale with a charming chapel surrounded by forest. With the capacity to hold 12 guests inside the chapel for an intimate affair, o r t a ke yo u r n u p t i a l s o u t s i d e t o accommodate up to 300. s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m S u n P e a ks R e s o r t 2 5 0 - 5 7 8 - 6 0 0 9 C h a p e l ( S u n P e a ks L o d g e ) : 250-578-7878 S u n Pe a k s G ra n d B a l l r o o m Av a i l a b i l i t y : Ye a r R o u n d Capacity: 350 Step into elegance. This stunning ballroom features 17 foot vaulted c e i l i n g s , b r a ss c h a n d e l i e r s a n d a n e l a b o r a t e f oye r a d d i n g t h e u p s c a l e s e n s e t o yo u r d a y. s u n p e a ks g r a n d . c o m 250-578-6009
s u n p e a ks g r a n d . c o m 250-578-6009 S u n Pe a k s L o d g e S t e a k h o u s e Av a i l a b i l i t y : B y R e q u e s t Capacity: 70 Offering the best steak and p r i m e r i b o n t h e m o u n t a i n, t h i s steakhouse offers a private setting for weddings. s u n p e a ks p e a ks l o d g e . c o m 250-578-7878 To d Mo u n t a i n Vi e w Av a i l a b i l i t y : S e a s o n a l Capacity: 300 The perfect location for a quiet intimate ceremony nestled in the back nine of the golf course. Guests will be captivated by scenic views o f M t To d a n d a s m a l l p o n d . s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m 250-578-6009
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S u n Pe a k s G ra n d Ho t e l & Conference Centre
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250-578-6000 s u n p e a ks g r a n d . c o m S u n Pe a k s L o d g e 250-578-7878 s u n p e a ks l o d g e . c o m T h e Re s i d e n c e s a t S u n Pe a k s G ra n d 250-578-6000 s u n p e a ks g r a n d . c o m / accommodations/residences-att h e - s u n - p e a ks - g r a n d /
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S u n Pe a k s G ra n d Te r ra c e
P R O P E R T Y R E N TA L
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MARRIAGE CO M M I S S I O N E R S S a n d ra A l e x a n d e r
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Hefley Creek 778-468-8383 s a n d y _ a l e x a n d e r @ l i ve . c a
local D I R E C T O R Y MEDIA S u n Pe a k s In d e p e n d e n t Ne w s 250-578-0276 s u n p e a ks n e w s . c o m PERSONALS P u r e Ro m a n c e C u p i d 2 5 0 - 81 9 - 9 3 3 0 k a m l o o p s p a ss i o n @ g m a i l . c o m P H O TO G R A PH Y A l p i n e Im a g e s P h o t o g ra p h y
Ad v e n t u r e s
Fireside Lodge 250-434-2372
250-578-7222 s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m
T h e An n e x Fo o d & D r i n k
To d Mo u n t a i n C a f é
Near Sunburst Chairlift 250-578-7222 s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m
Hearthstone Lodge 2 5 0 - 5 3 8 - 3 3 31 To d m o u n t a i n c a f e . c a
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Um b r e l l a C a f é
G o l f C o u r s e S u n Pe a k s Golf Shop
Base of Mt. Morrisey 250-578-7222 s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m
2 5 0 . 5 7 8 . 5 4 31 g o l f @ s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m
Hearthstone Lodge 250-434-0282 b e l l a i t a l i a s u n p e a ks . c o m Bolacco Café
Ve r t i c a l C a f é
s u n p e a ks f i s h i n g . c o m 778-468-8260 s u n p e a ks f i s h i n g @ g m a i l . c o m GOLF
GUIDED ICE FISHING E l e v a t e d F i s h i n g Ad v e n t u r e s
Coast Sundance Lodge 250-578-7588
Coast Sundance Lodge 250-578-0194 v e r t i c a l c a f e s u n p e a ks . c o m
Nancy Cri tchley Phot og ra p hy
Bottoms Bar & Grill
Vo y a g e u r B i s t r o
780-222-7690 n a n cy @ n a n cyc r i t c h l e y p h o t o . c o m n a n cy c r i t c h l e y p h o t o . c o m
Coast Sundance Lodge 250-578-0013 b o t t o m ss u n p e a ks . c o m
Kookaburra Lodge 250-578-5268 v oy a g e u r b i s t r o . c a
S u n Pe a k s P h o t o g ra p h y
S WE E T S
s u n p e a kss t a b l e s . c o m i n f o @ s u n p e a kss t a b l e s . c o m
2 5 0 - 5 7 2 - 0 9 91 s u n p e a ks p h o t o g r a p h y. c o m
Village Day Lodge 250-578-5534 s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m
C a n d y Va u l t
S E G WAY TO U R S
2 5 0 . 5 7 8 .7 4 8 2
Re m a x A l p i n e Re s o r t Re a l t y
C a h i l t y C r e e k Ki t c h e n & Ta p r o o m
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Kookaburra Lodge 250-578-8222 s u n p e a ks r e a l t y. c o m
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250 578 0065 s u n p e a ks @ r o c k y c h o c . c o m
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C a s a Me x i c a n a
H E ALTH & WE LLN E SS
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B l a c k B e a v e r At h l e t i c
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R E A L E S TAT E
R e s i d e n c e s a t S u n P e a ks G r a n d 250-578-7773 A LT E R AT I O N S S i l v e r Mo o s e C u s t o m s & A l t e ra t i o n s 778-257-2757 S PA S E R VI C E S S u n Pe a k s Sp a E x p r e s s 250-578-2078 e x p r e ss @ s u n p e a kss p a . c o m S u n Pe a k s Ma s s a g e & Sp a 250-578-0086 i n f o @ s u n p e a kss p a . c o m
FO OD & D RINK CAT E R I N G B o t t o m s Hi g h En d & In Ho m e C a t e r i n g 250-578-0013 n a t h a n @ b o t t o m ss u n p e a ks . c o m Ka i t l y n L a m o t t e , We d d i n g a n d Ev e n t s C o o r d i n a t o r S u n P e a ks G r a n d H o t e l a n d Conference Centre 250.578.6009 e v e n t s @ s u n p e a ks g r a n d . c o m CA K E S Cocoa Dot Cakes
Jo e Po u t i n e Hearthstone Lodge 250-434-4685
Kookaburra Lodge 2 5 0 - 5 7 2 - 51 3 6 b l a c k b e a ve r c r o ss f i t . c o m
250-299-2350 firstname.lastname@example.org H O R S E D R AWN CA R R I AG E AND TRAIL RIDES S u n Pe a k s S t a b l e s
S K I I N G , S N OWB OA R D I N G , NORDIC SKIING S U N P E A KS B I K E PA R K , L I F T A CC E S S E D H I K I N G , M O U N TA I N C R O S S CA RT S S u n Pe a k s Re s o r t - G u e s t Services 250-578-5474 s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m
Ma n t l e s Re s t a u ra n t & B a r
B o d y L a n g u a g e Ma s s a g e T h e ra p y
S u n P e a ks G r a n d H o t e l 250-578-6000 s u n p e a kg r a n d . c o m
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Ma s a’s B a r & G r i l l
D o w n t h e Ro a d We l l n e s s
Village Day Lodge 250-578-5434 sunpeakresort.com
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S N OWM O B I L E TO U R S
Ha n d s o n t h e Mo v e Mo b i l e Ma s s a g e
s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m 250-578-5542
T h e R e s i d e n c e s a t S u n P e a ks G r a n d s u n p e a ks g r a n d . c o m 250-578-6062 Mo u n t a i n Hi g h P i zz a Hearthstone Lodge 250-578-7272 m o u n t a i n h i g h p i z z a s u n p e a ks . c o m OYA Ja p a n e s e Re s t a u ra n t Hearthstone Lodge 250-578-0048
S u n Pe a k s Ac t i v i t i e s D e s k 250-578-5542 S u n Pe a k s C e n t ra l Re s e r v a t i o n s 250-578-5399 ext. 1 i n f o @ s u n p e a ks t o u r i s m . c o m Sn o w Sp o r t s S a l e s D e s k
S u n Pe a k s Ad v e n t u r e To u r s
250-434-8984 h a n d s o n t h e m ov e . c o m
S N OWS H O E I N G & N O R D I C P O L E WA L K I N G
Kn e e D e e p Sp o r t s Ma s s a g e
KAYA K & CA N O E R E N TA L S
250-299-4768 k n e e d e e p s p o r t s m a ss a g e . c o m
D i s c o v e r S u n Pe a k s Ad v e n t u r e s
Fireside Lodge 250-578-0014 p owd e r h o u n d ss u n p e a ks . c o m
d i s c ov e r s u n p e a ks . c o m 2 5 0 - 31 9 - 6 0 6 4 i n f o @ d i s c ov e r s u n p e a ks . c o m
Steakhouse at Sun Pe a k s L o d g e
Mo u n t a i n Ma n Ad v e n t u r e s
Po w d e r Ho u n d s Re s t a u ra n t
h e l l o @ c o c o a d o t c a ke s . c o m c o c o a d o t c a ke s . c o m
S u n P e a ks L o d g e 250-578-7878 s u n p e a ks l o d g e . c o m
mountainmanadventures.ca 250-578-5399 m m a d vd o g s l e d @ g m a i l . c o m
CA F É S A N D R E S TAU R A N T S
The Sunburst Bar + Eatery
F LY F I S H I N G
5 Fo r t y C a f é & G r i l l
To p o f t h e S u n b u r s t c h a i r l i f t
Fa s t Ac t i o n F i s h i n g
S TA N D U P PA D D L E BOARDING Pa d d l e S u r f i t paddlesurfit.com 2 5 0 - 31 8 - 0 7 2 2 email@example.com
local D I R E C TO RY SHOPPING
Fa l l Li n e T u n i n g & Re p a i r
Mc Sp o r t i e s
T h r e e Pe a k s
A l p i n e Im a g e s P h o t o g ra p h y & Gifts
s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m 250-578-5579
F r e e fa l l S u n Pe a k s
No r t h Fa c e Mo u n t a i n Outfitters
TRAN SP O RTATI O N
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f r e e f a l l s u n p e a ks . c o m 250-578-0018 Ja r d i n e s J a r d i n e swo r l d . c o m 250-578-0432
s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m 250-578-5578 Sn e a k y S c a l l y w a g s 778-468-8388
Jo h n To d T ra d i n g
s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m 250-578-5577
s u n p e a ks r e s o r t . c o m 250-578-5577
Elevation Bike, Ski & Board
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S u n d a n c e Li q u o r S t o r e
s u n p e a k r e s o r t . c o m /e l e v a t i o n 250-578-5555
l o n e wo l fg a l l e r y. c a 250-578-2673
250-578-7482 Creekside Critter Outfitter 250-434-8979
local M A P
Ai r p o r t S h u t t l e s a n d Charters t r a n s p o r t a t i o n @ s u n p e a ks t o u r i s m . com 250-578-5399 ext.1 Ta s t e f u l l E x c u r s i o n s Wi n e To u r s t a s t e f u l l e xc u r s i o n s . c a i n f o @ t a s t e f u l l e xc u r s i o n s . c a 1 - 8 4 4 - 31 4 - 4 5 5 5
wedding plan T I M E L I N E 12 + MONTHS BEFORE Date: ______________________ Envision your wedding and draw up a budget. Assemble your “planning team.” Consider hiring a wedding planner. Pick a wedding date and time. Select several options, then check with your venues, officiant and important guests before finalizing. Start planning the guest list. Look for and book ceremony sites and reception sites. Ask friends and relatives to be in the wedding party. Optional: Have an engagement party. You may want to register beforehand for gifts.
8 - 10 MONTHS BEFORE Date: ______________________ Bride: Think about, shop for and order gown. Envision reception food. Decide what type of entertainment you want. Think about your floral décor. Research and book your wedding professionals. Interview vendors: photographer, videographer, reception band or DJ, and florist. Research a wedding insurance policy to protect your deposits. Research and reserve hotel rooms for out-oftown guests. Register for gifts. Make a wedding website. Contact rental companies if you need to rent anything for the ceremony or reception, such as chairs, tables and a tent.
6 - 8 MONTHS BEFORE Date: ______________________ Book ceremony musicians. Order bridesmaid dresses. Start planning honeymoon. Send save-the-date cards. This is a particularly good idea if you’re marrying during a tourist or holiday season or having a destination wedding.
4 - 6 MONTHS BEFORE Date: ______________________ Attend prewedding counseling, if required. Shop for and order invitations and wedding rings. Shop for formalwear. Envision your wedding cake and research, interview and book a cake designer.
3 MONTHS BEFORE Date: ______________________ Order wedding cake. Hire a calligrapher, if you want your invitations professionally addressed. Attend your shower. (It may be earlier, depending on when your hosts decide to have it.) Groom: Rent the men’s formalwear. Hire wedding day transport: limousines, other cars. Look into transportation sooner if you’re considering renting streetcars or
2 MONTHS BEFORE Date: ______________________ Mail your invitations. Write your vows. Purchase gifts for parents, attendants and each other. Book your stylist and try out wedding day hairstyles. Book a makeup artist and go for a trial run.
1 MONTH BEFORE Date: ______________________ Apply for a marriage license. Check with the local bureau in the town where you’ll wed. Bride: Have final gown fitting. Bring your maid of honor along to learn how to bustle your dress. Have the dress pressed and bring it home. Call all bridesmaids. Make sure they have their gowns ready for the wedding. Create a wedding program to hand out to guests.
2 WE E KS B E F O R E Date: ______________________ Review final RSVP list and call any guests who have not yet sent a response. Deliver must-have shot lists to your photographer and videographer. Include who should be in formal portraits and determine when portraits will be taken. Deliver final song list to your DJ or bandleader. Include special song requests and songs you don’t want played. Bride: Get your last prewedding haircut and color.
1 WE E K B E F O R E Date: ______________________ Give reception site/caterer final guest head count. Include vendors, such as the photographer or band members, who will expect a meal. Ask how many extra plates the caterer will prepare. Supply location manager with a list of vendor requests such as a table for DJ or setup space needed for a florist. Plan reception seating chart. Print place and table cards, or finalize list with the calligrapher you’ve hired. Give ceremony and reception site managers a schedule of vendor delivery and setup times, plus contact numbers. Attend bachelor/ette parties.
2 - 3 DAYS B E F O R E Date: ______________________ Groom: Go for final fitting and pick up your formalwear. Groom: Ask the best man to make sure all groomsmen attend fittings and pick up their outfits. Determine wedding party positions during the ceremony and the order of the party in the processional and recessional.
Hand off place cards, table cards, menus, favors and any other items for setting the tables to the caterer and/or reception site manager. Reconfirm final details with all vendors. Discuss any necessary last-minute substitutions. Call the limousine or car rental company for pickup times and locations. Arrange for guests without cars to be picked up from the airport or train station. Ask friends, attendants or relatives to help. Deliver welcome baskets to the hotel concierge; include names and delivery instructions.
DAY B E F O R E Date: ______________________ Provide all wedding professionals with an emergency phone number to call on the day of the wedding. Write checks and/or talk to wedding hosts (usually your parents, if not you) about any final balances to be paid at the end of the reception.
NIGHT BEFORE Date: ______________________ Rehearse ceremony. Meet with wedding party, ceremony readers, immediate family and your officiant at the ceremony site to rehearse and iron out the details. Bring unity candle, aisle runner, yarmulkes or other ceremony accessories to the site. Give your marriage license to your officiant. Attend rehearsal dinner. Present attendants with gifts at the rehearsal dinner. You’ll want to do this especially if the gifts are accessories to be worn during the wedding.
DAY O F Date: ______________________ Present parents and each other with gifts. Give wedding bands to the best man and maid of honor to hold during the ceremony. Give best man the officiant’s fee envelope, to be handed off after the ceremony. Introduce your reception site manager to your consultant or maid of honor for questions or problems during the reception. Assign a family member or attendant to be the photographer’s contact so he/she knows who’s who.
P O S T WE D D I N G Date: ______________________ Prearrange for someone to return any rentals. Preplan for attendants to take the bride’s gown for cleaning and return the groom’s tux to the rental shop. Write and send thank-you notes to giftbearing guests and vendors who were especially helpful.
wedding budget WO R KS H E E T PERCENTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEOGRAPHY (10%)
photography videography prints & albums miscellaneous FAVOURS & GIFTS (3%)
favours bridal party miscellaneous CEREMONY (2%)
PERCENTAGE RECEPTION (50%)
venue rentals food & service cake miscellaneous FLOWERS & DÉCOR ( 10%)
bouquets lighting corsages
save the dates
hair & makeup
WEDDING RINGS (2%)
car rental (bride & groom) car rental (bridal party) transportation for out of town guests parking fees miscellaneous
reception band/DJ miscellaneous
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