Kootenay Wedding Sponsor; It Works!

A word from KW's newest sponsor, Megan of It Works
I know of a product (or two, or three) that can completely change your life ... for the better! Ask me how to tighten, tone, and smooth the skin while gently detoxing the body - with measurable results in only 45 minutes! Or how to adapt to those awful stresses in life more easily. I even know how to just get your energy level up a few notches. I promise you that you will not be disappointed!
Let Megan know if you're interested in her story, a wrap party, or other information about It Works!
Megan Chernoff
It Works website

Budget Bachelorette Soirees

borrowed from The Recessionista 
A weekend away with the gals can be fun, but also pricey. These low-cost mini vaycays or one-night wonders are a treat for any bachelorette!
1)      Camping trip: Do your gal pals have a taste for adventure? Pack up your camping gear and hit the road! Nothing says togetherness like piling into a tent for ghost stories or spreading out your sleeping bag under the stars. Load up on fun snacks (s’mores, anyone?), playing cards, and a cooler full of your favorite beverages (this isn’t Jamboree — if there’s beer or Twisted Tea in there we won’t judge!). Camping sites are much cheaper than hotel rooms (typically around $30 per night, although some state and national parks offer sites for free).  Because they’re often on protected land, campgrounds have some pretty primetime real estate — take advantage of the amazing views and terrain with sailing and hiking. And don’t forget your camera!

2)      Slumber party: Take it back old school with a festive slumber party. This is an especially fun option if your ‘maids are childhood friends. Kick off the festivities with fun invitations made in the style of folded hallway notes (remember those?). Then stock up on classic DVDs like Sixteen Candles, The Notebook, and Bridesmaids. Satisfy the junk food craving (without totally derailing your pre-wedding diet) by setting out all the fixings for make-your-own pizza: whole wheat crust, skim-milk mozzarella, basil, and fresh veggies. And, okay, homemade margaritas or sangria can’t hurt either. Then crank the tunes, play with hair and make-up and dance the night way!
3)      Game night: For the gal who loves sports and stadium food, it really doesn’t get any better than a bachelorette party at the big game. Have t-shirts made with your fav team on the front and each girl’s name on the back as party favors (bonus: it will make it even easier for the JumboTron to find you!).  Some stadiums will let you purchase beer or soda in a bucket for deeper discounts…and you’ll be thirsty after all of those soft pretzels. Just make sure to have a safe ride home: go in on a bus together to get everyone home safely — and make sure it comes with a killer sound system for the after-party.
4)      Dinner party: Keep it classy with a lady-like (but fun!) dinner party. Set the table with cloth napkins and decorate with tea lights, potted flowers, and confetti.  Each gal can write her name on her glass with a piece of chalk, and then keep the glass when the night is over (plus, no more “lipstick test” for figuring out who’s glass is who’s!). Save on the food by serving family-style: instead of plating dishes individually, whip up large servings of yummy pasta, salad, and French bread with olive oil and let the ladies share in the goodness. Serve the bride’s favorite treat as dessert and then retire to the parlor (okay, fine, your living room) with dessert wine and dark chocolate.

C'est la vie Film

So pleased to present the premiere of a collaborative wedding project some Kootenay wedding vendors and I, Carmen, have been working on this spring in the Vancouver area. C'est La Vie is a vintage-inspired FILM about "the one who got away". It is my directorial debut, partnering with cinematographer Ben Olsen of Luma Lab Films and stylist and event co-ordinator Kailey Veenstra of Kailey-Michelle Events. Congratulations Ben for another fine Luma Lab Film!
It's my pleasure to introduce our stellar team of wedding professionals:
Luma Lab Films - producer, cinematographer, editor
FRESH Photography - director, photographer
Kailey-Michelle Events - event coordinator, stylist
Pure Magnolia - bridal gowns
Verde Plant and Flower Design - florals
Carmen West Creative - accessories
Cake Art by Rabia - custom cakes
L'Boutique - lingerie
Lori Bodner Designs - hair
Brianna Errelet - make-up artist
Studio Wonder - stationary
Rowena's Inn on the River - venue
Aroka Vintage - vintage decor/frocks/props, stylist
Models in order of appearance:
Rachel Sargaent, Alissa Hansen, Andrew Henderson
Small Town Frocks - wigs - in imagery
Now go check out their work!

FRESH Images are also to come, on the FRESH Photography blog but if you would do us the honor, please comment, "like", and share our film and find us on Facebook.

New Sponsor; CP Catering & Corner Pocket

to building this Kootenay Wedding Community with you.  Please join us in welcoming CP & 
Corner Pocket by visiting their pages! 

Planning a Fernie function, wedding or special event? CP Catering brings you outstanding food 
and beverage service in two of Fernie's most scenic locations --- on mountain at Fernie Alpine Resort
(Corner Pocket Brasserie) and on the scenic grounds in town at the Fernie Golf and Country Club 
(Clubhouse Restaurant.) Either of these venues are available to host your next special occasion, from 
a Fernie wedding to a BC Rockies corporate retreat.

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Contact Us:
Located at Fernie Alpine Resort, Corner Pocket Brasserie provides the ideal venue for
your Fernie wedding or special event. A full service restaurant during the winter season 
(December - April), the Corner Pocket Brasserie provides the ideal venue for seated groups of up 
to 175 guests.

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Contact Us:5369 Ski Hill Road (in the Griz Inn), Fernie Alpine Resort
250-423-5035 (winter only)