St Eugene's Bridal Fair

Thank you to all the lovelies I met yesterday at the first Kootenay Wedding Fair at St Eugene's new Pavilion.  The gorgeous new Pavilion included draped fabric ceiling, colored lights and romantic chandeliers.  And some pretty cool new East Kootenay vendor friends.  But I have personally promoted St Eugene's Mission because of their excellent professionalism, their organizational skills and leadership and, of course, it's pretty!

Please see below for just some of the great people we shared our day with:
Tara's Boutique - Just Music - Crumbs Cakery - Sandor Rental
JJ's Custom Cakery - LC Wedding Design
Sweet Gestures Chocolate Shoppe - MJ's Floral Designs
Kootenay Tailor Shop - Jewels on Ninth - Don Glasrud
Jarod Bowe Photography - Krevan Photography
The Real McKenzie Photography - Wells Photographic Design
Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort - Frida Viklund Photography
Fort Steele Heritage Town - Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre
Hock Productions - Venue for Hair - Amberlita Designs
Dan Unger - Stephanie Moore Photography - Puttin on the Ritz
Taupe Hair & Nail Salon - Body by Vi - Fresh Photography
Noke Creek Lodge - Three Owls Studio - Tryna’s Eventz
Inspired Spa - Slideways Guitar

Hold tight while we add these and more links to our vendor pages in the coming weeks and let us know if we've missed anyone awesome!  Happy 20|12 wedding season all!

Goin to the Fair! An invitation

Hello Kootenay Wedding Vendor!

Kootenay Wedding will be travelling to the St Eugene's Bridal Fair next weekend.  As your representative, I invite you to help "dress" the Kootenay Wedding booth with your wares.  I am specifically looking for boutique decor, floral and useful products | giveaways for bridal couples.  Of course your cards | promotional material will be distributed alongside any items you have to donate for the cause.
I would need West Kootenay participants to have their materials delivered Friday.   East Kootenay vendors would need to deliver their wares to our booth at St Eugene's on Sunday ~11.  Contact Carmen for details and color scheme

See you at the Fair!

20/12 wedding predictions from BT

photos FRESH

1.  Colors are all over.It doesn’t seem like you can go wrong with any color palette. Some popular mixes are red cherry and lime, coral and grey, hot pink and black or white, mocha with soft pinks, light blue and aqua, and a mixture of oranges.
floral - feelings with flowers
2.  Themed weddings are back.Everything from the cake and invitations to dinner and the venue will tie into the theme.
3.  Romantic elegance is the biggie in 2012.This is where the princess part comes in.  Think silver or gold accents, chandeliers, English gardens, statues, ball gowns, hats and gloves, romantic candlelight, soft hair.
4.  Pets in the wedding party are still huge. Everyone will be oooing and ahhing over your sweet pup as he stumbles down the aisle to bring your rings. Some are even dressing them in tiny tuxes or dresses to match the wedding party.
                                                                                                                                                                    floral - feelings with flowers
5.  Dresses are romantic.Victorian style dresses, horsehair trim, corsets, layers of soft ruffles, lace sleeves, two tiered skirts, short lengths and illusion necklines are a few of the big trends. It is also okay to add a little color this year. We are seeing dresses in light sage and blush — a beautiful addition.
6.  The night doesn't end with the reception. Hosting an "after party" is gaining more and more popularity amongst couples who want their wedding festivities to last longer.  This can be as simple as inviting your bridal party to your favorite bar or lounge after the reception, to inviting all your wedding guests to brunch the day after the wedding. 
7.  Surprises are a must. Whether the surprise is fireworks, a food truck, or even the couple performing a secret dance, it will catch guests off guard & set the tone for an amazing, fun wedding.
8.  Bridal Gowns- What says romance more than Victorian-style. Sleeves and illusion necklines provide an aura of royalty for every bride.
9.  Full-Scale Themes- More than a color palette themes are carried through from the invitations to the flowers to the linens to the dessert. Some popular themes include: vintage, rustic & nautical. Creativity knows no bounds, so pick one that reflects you & show it in the details.
10.  Outdoor Venues - Natural settings are popular for the beauty and ambiance that they provide & the minimal decor that is required. Popular places include: Vineyards, Gardens & Farms.
11.  Dessert Tables- Gone are the days of only having a wedding cake and maybe a groom's cake. Today, couples are offering up their favorite desserts at their receptions. From pies to cupcakes to cookies, it's a buffet of beautifully displayed flavors and options for guests.
12.  Good Night Station- Couples now are combining food and favor into a fun, interactive station for their guests.  Buffets of pastries, doughnuts or candy provide guests with a goody bag to go.
13.  Faux Flower Decor- Whether paper, fabric, tissue or feathers - bouquets, centerpieces & pomander balls aren't just made from fresh flowers anymore.
14.  Personalized DIY decor- This is not a new trend but continues strong as many brides are getting crafty to showcase their personality & theme and save some money.  The creativity is in using 'found' and natural elements to create centerpieces, escort cards, guest book alternatives, swizzle sticks, table numbers & decor.
text source: Bridal tweet
photo source: FRESHphotography