Posts Written OnFebruary 2017

    Popping the Question A marriage proposal is a couple’s first official step toward the altar. Tradition dictates that men pop the question, with their surprised and hopefully soon-to-be-fiancées ultimately deciding if wedding bells will be on the horizon. Although that tradition isn’t as ingrained as it once was. More on that shortly. Proposing marriage can be nerve wracking. However, if the time seems right and love is in the air, popping the question can be exciting. Regardless of who is proposing marriage, the following strategies can help make proposals memorable and successful. Turn the tides An old Irish…

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Photo: www.ErinWallis.com What’s the deal with toasting, anyway? A toast is a drink raised in the health or honour of someone. Such salutes are typically accompanied by some heartfelt words or tokens of advice. Toasts are a common component of social gatherings, including retirement parties, milestone birthdays and weddings. Toast of the town It’s difficult to pinpoint who originated the practice of toasting. Several ancient societies would raise a glass in honour of deities or special guests. Ancient Greeks offered libations to the gods as a part of ritualistic practices and also as a point to drink to each other’s good…

The Coast Discovery Inn, conveniently located in downtown Campbell River, features the elegant Quadra/Cortes Ballroom, which accommodates up to 120 people for your wedding reception. Our Red Seal Chef has a wide selection of menu options from which you may choose. Understanding that you may have guests who have dietary restrictions, we also have the flexibility to incorporate adaptations into your menu. Casual or formal, plated or buffet, you select the meal, the settings and the presentation. Then, setup to clean up, we take care of the rest. The per person price for dinner includes having our professional, uniformed staff…

Photo: www.ErinWallis.com Wedding invitations do more than merely announce that a celebration is on the horizon. Invitations provide key information about the ceremony and festivities to follow. Many details, including the location, time and date of the wedding, are spelled out on the wedding invitations. However, invitations can sometimes leave guests confused about the appropriate style of attire for the occasion. Even though wedding invitations rarely offer specific information regarding attire, chances are the wording will provide clues that can help guests interpret the desired dress code. If the invitation mentions casual attire, it’s important to realize that everyday casual…

Photo: www.ErinWallis.com Couples engaged to be married have a lot on their plates as they begin planning their weddings. Whereas tradition once demanded parents of the bride pay for a couple’s wedding, nowadays more and more engaged couples are completely or partially financing their own nuptials. That means prospective brides and grooms must develop wedding budgets that won’t ensure their first act as Mr. and Mrs. is paying down debt. A recent online study found that many couples still receive substantial financial support from their parents. The survey found that on average, the bride’s parents contributed 44 per cent of…

During this busy time planning your wedding we would love the opportunity to help you choose the perfect rings. Visit Thong’s Jewellery and choose from our wide selection of engagement and wedding rings. If we don’t have what you are looking for…. we can help you custom design your own creations. We would happily use your old gold in your new creation to preserve your traditions.  As a long standing, locally owned and operated family business, we stand by our product and work. So please feel free to drop in and say hello. Congratulations on your upcoming union and we…

  Caterers are capable of hosting big and small weddings, making them worthy of consideration for hosts looking to impress. Leave it to the professionals to reduce stress. Working with a reputable and reliable caterer is the first step toward ensuring a party will be successful and enjoyable. Budget should factor into hosts’ decisions regarding catering. Speak with the catering manager prior to booking and be sure that there is a package that will fit into your budget. When examining catering packages, hosts can discuss if certain substitutions or amendments can be made to packages to meet their needs and…

We all know how much time, money and planning goes into the preparations of a wedding and if you are making your own Wedding Wines, then you’ve already taken the smartest step towards caring enough to find out more. Learn what wines work best for you and your guests and take advantage of the current legislation that allows the serving of U-Brew wines at your wedding or special occasion. Wine is a highlight of a wedding, so it’s a great idea to find out more about the extensive choices and styles available to you from local wine makers and U-Brews.…

The wedding may be a year from today, but your calendar will fill quickly. Here are a few hints to help assure you look as radiant as you feel on your big day. Right away – Skin issues? Consult our skin care experts to comprise a comprehensive, custom skin care treatment plan to ensure your skin is looking its best for your big day. At 6 – 8 months – Start drinking water and don’t stop. Hydration is key to maintaining your health and beauty. Consult with our aestheticians to begin facial treatments and home care regime. “Hydra facialMD, AlumierMD…

Few events are more photographed than weddings. Needless to say, wedding participants  hope to look their best for the celebrations. Women often find that well applied cosmetics can enhance their beauty and help ensure they are picture-perfect. The key to wedding makeup is finding a balance between application that will come across well in person and will look good in photographs. Professional makeup artists understand just how heavy a hand to use to apply makeup, but the do-it-yourselfer may need some instruction to master wedding day makeup. Often the key to wedding makeup is simplicity. Brides want their best features…