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Fall 2013

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WEDDING SHOW & EVENT CALENDAR Sunday, October 20, 2013 23rd Annual Brock House Wedding Show Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 11 & 12, 2014 37th Annual Wedding Fair Brock House Restaurant (on Jericho Beach, free parking) 3875 Point Grey Road, Vancouver Produced by DreamGroup Productions, this is Vancouver's longest-running boutique wedding show. Come find out why this show is "Unlike Any Other"! Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine, a glamorous fashion show, a decadent gift bag and meet the city's best wedding pros. The Westin Bayshore Hotel 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver • Canada's longest-running and most successful wedding trade show returns for its 37th year with over 150 exhibitors and 170 booths offering inspiration, fresh ideas and reputable industry professionals to help couples plan the weddings of their dreams. Plus, over 1,000 prizes and gifts valued at over $250,000 will be given away, including the $100,000 Dream Wedding. See our ad on page 91. Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3, 2013 Victoria Wedding Walk Victoria venues • Go on a walking tour of local venues each offering a showcase of Victoria-area wedding vendors. Weekend tickets are available for $35, or purchase a single-day pass for $25. Sunday, November 3, 2013 Seasons of Love South Asian Wedding Gala Royal King Palace & Convention Centre, Surrey This third annual show features a diverse mix of preferred wedding vendors, an interactive stage show featuring fashion and live entertainment, taste testings and a chance to win over $40,000 in prizes. Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please visit website for more details. Sunday, November 3, 2013 Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver 701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver • Elegant, beautiful, lavish, luxe and unabashedly romantic! CountDown Events is proud to present the ninth annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase, Vancouver's most anticipated luxurious wedding show. One day — a culmination of all your dreams and expectations. When the crème de la crème of Vancouver assemble to present infinite possibilities. Tickets are limited to this exclusive event. Fall 2013 Bridal Event at the Chapel White Album Wedding Chapel 42415 Adams Road, Chilliwack Admission is free to this boutique wedding show at this heritage chapel, with a suggested donation of $5 to BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Check website for confirmed date. Saturday, January 4, 2014 My Dream Wedding Show Renaissance Hotel Harbourside 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Along with two couture-inspired fashion shows showcasing the hottest 2014 wedding trends, the guys can enjoy the Gentleman's Lounge while the ladies indulge in the Beauty Lounge. Prizes this year include a honeymoon package, bachelor and bachelorette prizes and much more. Saturday & Sunday, January 4 & 5, 2014 It's My Wedding Tradex Centre, Abbotsford • A unique large-scale wedding show in the Fraser Valley featuring two fashion shows daily. Sunday, January 5, 2014 Okanagan Bridal Expo Prospera Place, 1223 Water Street, Kelowna The Okanagan's biggest bridal show connects brides to top wedding industry professionals in the Valley. Admission is $15, and the show runs from noon until 4 p.m. 90 Sunday, January 12, 2014 Courtenay Bridal Exhibition Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay The Courtenay/Comox region's largest wedding show runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 and available at the door, online or at all Vancouver Island Thrifty Foods locations. Saturday, January 18, 2014 Sunshine Coast Inspirations Wedding Fair Sechelt First Nations Band Hall 5532 Xweus Avenue, Sechelt The Sunshine Coast's newest bridal event features a fashion show, table décor inspiration, prizes and more. Register online in advance for a chance to win a free two-hour photo booth rental. Admission is free and doors open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014 Engage The Vancouver Club 915 West Hastings Street, Vancouver The Vancouver Club's third annual boutique bridal showcase features a live runway show featuring couture wedding fashions. Sunday, January 19, 2014 Victoria Bridal Exhibition Pearkes Recreation Centre, Victoria Billed as Vancouver Island's largest wedding trade show, doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance (online or at all Vancouver Island Thrifty Foods) or $15 at the door. Saturday, January 25, 2014 Indie I Do Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver Bringing together local independent, edgy and innovative exhibitors, this sixth annual show provides alternatives to express your unique personalities and style. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Saturday, January 25, 2014 Sunshine Coast Bridal Affair Seaside Centre, Sechelt This 14th annual wedding show features bridal fashions, prizes, draws and more. Free tickets available by registering online. Sunday, January 26, 2014 Kamloops Bridal Fair Campus Activity Centre Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops Admission is free to this annual wedding show, including a luxury fashion show. Pre-register to ensure you receive a complimentary gift bag. Sunday, February 9, 2014 Nanaimo Bridal Exhibition Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo Doors open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance (online or at all Vancouver Island Thrifty Foods locations) or $15 at the door. Saturday, February 15, 2014 SWISH Location TBD, Nelson • Brought to you by Tapestri Studio, SWISH returns to Nelson with the Kootenays' only luxury-chic wedding event, now an evening affair starting at 5 p.m. Tickets available for $20. Sunday, March 2, 2014 A Wedding Affair River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Road, Richmond • A special event for brides at Richmond's River Rock Casino Resort showcasing 40 local wedding exhibitors and over $10,000 in prizes. See our ad on page 93. Saturday, March 8, 2014 Hush Terminal City Club 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Hush is Vancouver's only evening wedding event set in an intimate cocktail party atmosphere giving brides and their entourages the chance to sip, mingle and get inspired. Tickets on sale beginning January 2014. Thursday, March 13, 2014 The Wedding Show at Newlands Newlands Golf & Country Club Enjoy a fashion show, wine and treats, meet with a variety of exhibitors all in one place and enter to win door prizes. Over $20,000 in prizes will be awarded. Admission is free and doors open at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014 Vancouver Wedding & Honeymoon Spring Show Vancouver Convention Centre East Fall into love at this annual spring show featuring top wedding and honeymoon professionals showcasing the best in Vancouver's wedding industry, plus fabulous grand prizes, luxurious dresses, culinary creations and inspiration aplenty. See our ad on page 91. Sunday, April 27, 2014 The Original Bridal Swap Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver Her something old is your something new! Connecting past brides and brides-to-be in a fun atmosphere to buy and sell gently used wedding items. Wedding dress consignment featuring the hottest designer labels. Chat with wedding pros and win door prizes. Get tickets online. Welcome Wagon Showcases Sponsored by the local businesses in your community, Welcome Wagon Showcases are opportunities to meet the people behind the companies with gift bags, door prizes and a bridal fashion show. Tickets are free for the bride and her guest. Showcases are held in each community twice a year, spring and fall. Cinderella Bridal Shows 604-533-5569 Admission is free for everyone! There will be wedding vendors on hand to help you find everything you need for your special day. Cinderella Bridal Shows occur throughout the year for Langley, Fort Langley, Surrey and Delta. Visit the website for more information on the next show. Read more on upcoming events at real weddings fall/winter 2013 p90,91_Calendar.indd 90 13-09-23 11:51 AM

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