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    Table of Contents

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    The top ten wedding to-dos ................................................ 4

    Tips for trying on wedding gowns ...................................... 6

    Top 5 Cranbrook & Kimberley photo locations ................. 8

    Trends for the groom: tone-on-tone .................................. 10

    One of the most unique hotels in Canada ........................ 11

    Making it legal in British Columbia ................................ 12

    Writing your own vows?.................................................... 13

    Responsibilities vary for wedding party .......................... 14

    Make local businesses part of your wedding ................... 16

    Gift registry can help couples make a home .................... 16

    Best Western offers grandeur and beauty ....................... 17

    Top 5 Elk Valley photo locations ...................................... 18

    2013 Wedding cake trends ................................................ 20

    A picture-perfect romance ................................................ 21

    Flowers: a key element of a beautiful wedding ............... 22

    What is Fernie Wedding Central ...................................... 23

    Top 5 Golden photo locations ............................................ 24

    Find a bridesmaids gown they all will love ..................... 24

    Custom music for your special day .................................. 25

    Kimberley Alpine Resort................................................... 26

    What not to serve at a wedding ........................................ 26

    Panorama Weddings ......................................................... 27

    You deserve a Spa 901 experience in Fernie .................... 28

    Fernie Alpine Resort ......................................................... 29

    Windermere Creek is a unique honeymoon hideout ....... 30

    Top 5 Columbia Valley photo locations ............................ 31

    Makeup t for a star ......................................................... 32

    A bun, a braid, or curls? How to choose your style .......... 32

    Inspiring approach to wedding photography ................... 34

    Where wedding dreams come true ................................... 35

    Get your guests involved .................................................. 36

    What to do with kids ......................................................... 36

    Kicking Horse Resort ........................................................ 37

    Wedding guest attire - what to wear ................................ 37

    Plan ahead for a stress-free honeymoon trip ................... 38

    Top 5 Creston Valley photo locations ............................... 39

    Wedding service directory ................................................. 40

    Wedding budget planner ................................................... 41

    Wedding check list ............................................................ 42

    East Kootenay

    Kootenay Advertiser, 250-489-3455Darcy Wiebe, darcy@kootenayadvertiser.com

    Creston Valley Advance, 250-428-2266Lorne Eckersley, publisher@crestonvalleyadvance.ca

    The Free Press (Elk Valley), 250-423-4666Dave Hamilton, publisher@thefreepress.ca

    The Golden Star, 250-344-5251Michele LaPointe, publisher@thegoldenstar.net

    Publisher: DAVE HAMILTON

    Cover Photo: Kyle Hamilton

    Contributing photographers Kyle Hamilton, Isaac Hockley, Krevan Photography, Matt Kuhn, Mike McPhee, Peter Moynes Kerilyn Pitaoulis, Chris Pullen

    35,000 free copies distributed to homes and commercial locations across the East Kootenay including over 100 locations across southern Alberta. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographs.January 2013.

    Art Director: Bonny McLardy

    250.421.4935www.isaachockley.com

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    And while were talking weddings, here are a few other tips to keep in mind:

    * Avoid giving important jobs to the parents of the bride and groom unless they really want to be involved that way. Instead, let them enjoy being with the guests.

    * If you intend to create a gift list, be sure to put it on the Internet so that it will be easily accessible to everyone.

    * Take photographs of your hair and makeup test runs so you can choose the perfect combination when youre well rested. Prepare a make-up kit for any touch-up jobs on your big day.

    * Leave a guest book at the entrance of the reception hall. Its a great souvenir to keep, along with your photo album.

    * Leave a disposable camera on every table so that guests can record magical moments during the reception.

    The top ten wedding to-dos

    He has fi nally proposed? Then your top priority is to tell everyone the good news! Once your initial excitement has calmed down a touch, though, youll have to take time to do some serious thinking. There are so many details to plan, a budget to draw up, and deadlines to be met: it seems so overwhelming. If you are fi nding it hard to get some traction and launch your wedding planning, here are ten tips to give you some direction and help you get moving.

    Establish your budget per guest. In fact, this is the perfect time to draw up your guest list.

    Order your invitations, being careful to include your names, the date, time, and place of the wedding and reception, as well as the date by which you need to

    receive replies. Being clear about this will help you save a lot of precious time and money. Be sure to include stamped, addressed envelopes if you can.

    Book the reception hall. The reception hall is often one of the biggest expenses, so be sure to reserve one as quickly as possible. If you want to keep expenses

    down, think about holding the reception at a family home or in a garden.

    Choose a caterer. Creating a good atmosphere is just as important as choosing a caterer, although you dont want to skimp on food either. To cut

    costs, consider serving fewer courses, with a focus on excellent quality instead of quantity.

    Make up or order wedding favours for your guests. These are put with their place setting or offered at the end of the reception. Let your imagination run

    wild: you could offer small homemade soaps, candles, local produce in mini format, bath pearls, or small boxes of candies. It can also be fun to have a retro favour, such as a pack of matches with the bride and grooms names embossed on the matchbook cover.

    Shop for a wedding gown. Give yourself enough time to fi nd a wedding gown that really suits your personality. It is also possible to rent a dress for the

    occasion, much as your beloved can buy or rent his tuxedo.

    Book your hair, make-up, esthetician, and manicure appointments several weeks before the wedding. If possible, plan a test run.

    Write wedding vows. Put all your heart into writing down the vows that you would like to make during the marriage ceremony. If you plan to make a speech

    at the reception, be sure to get that down in writing as well.

    Plan the reception down to the last detail: create the atmosphere you like with suitable music, entertainment, and a dcor that matches your personality.

    (Dont forget to decorate the bathrooms, a place everyone will see at some point!)

    Organize your honeymoon so that you can celebrate your new life together.

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    Tips for trying onWEDDING GOWNS

    Thousands of different styles and models of wedding gowns are available on the market, one more beautiful than the next. From white to cream, from long to short, and lace, pearls, and silks: there is certainly no lack of choice. But before you set out on a marathon tour of all the wedding dress boutiques, it is important to get to know your body type so that you can know what style of dress will best suit you. Do you have an hourglass shape (shoulders and hips of equal width, with smaller waist)? You could treat yourself to a mermaid gown that accentuates your

    curves. If you dream of a royal wedding, the princess dress is perfect for you, as is a two-piece dress with a bustier. In short, anything that fl atters the waistline will emphasize your feminine curves. For apple or V-shaped fi gures (shoulders broa der than the hips), look more for an empire waist or A-line dress which will balance your proportions. If your hips are wider than your shoulders, you have a pear or A-shaped fi gure. Look for an A-line style and avoid a straight or mermaid dress that draws eyes where you dont want them to be. When your shoulders, hips, and waist are all of a similar

    width, you have a straight or I-shape. Avoid a straight dress, opting for an A-line or princess style or one with a bodice, which will create a more curved effect. If youre petite, look for a simple dress without too many frills. Belts should be avoided, as they will cut your silhouette in two where a lengthening effect would be more desirable.No matter what your body type, let your instincts guide you towards the dress of your dreams. Dont hesitate to ask for a few extra adjustments so that you will feel completely comfortable in your gown.

    There are certain tips that can make the experience go much more smoothly and potentially reduce the amount of time it may take to nd the perfect gown.

    Wear a supportive, well constructed strapless bra or corset in your correct size. If you will be wearing a petticoat, also have the right size available.Go without face makeup when trying on gowns so they remain clean.Try to wear your hair similar to the style you have in mind for your wedding.Note that the size of the wedding gown you will wear is typically one to two sizes larger than your day-to-day clothes. Proper measurements can be matched to designers size charts.Its best to limit the number of people with whom you shop to 1 or 2 trusted friends or family members. An entourage can be confusing.Its always better to order a slightly larger gown and leave room for alterations.

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    PHOTO: Submitted

    1This step back into the past features

    authentic buildings built before the turn of the 20th century, as well as all the shops and restaurants that made this a bustling town in the early 1900s. If you are planning a rustic

    wedding, a picture taken in the back of a horse-drawn hay wagon will defi nitely

    draw attention.

    Fort SteeleHeritage Town

    2What could be better than having a wedding completely surrounded by more than 45,000

    blooms? The Cominco Gardens has been the spot for decades for couples to enter into matrimony in the middle of a sea of fl owers.

    Cominco Gardens,Kimberley3This refurbished early 1900s

    residential school now boasts a championship golf course, a casino and a four-and-a-half star resort that is showered in blossoms at the right time of year. There are plenty of picture opportunities throughout the grounds and surrounding area.

    St. Eugene GolfResort & Casino 4

    For the intrepid out there, this Forest covers more than 2,000 hectares, encompassing lakes, lookout points, grasslands and forests that seem to go forever. Take a trek up Viewpoint Trail for some astounding shots of East Kootenay Wilderness framed under the Canadian Rockies.

    Cranbrook Community Forest5Located a short drive from

    Cranbrook, the emerald-green waters of this

    spectacular body of water is the perfect location for a non-

    traditional wedding photos.

    Lake Koocanusa

    Top5LOCATIONSPHOTO

    KimberleyCranbrook&

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    Fort SteeleHeritage Town

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    and not to forget our special Flower girls!

    On the wedding day, it may be true that all eyes are on the bride, but a well-dressed groom will still be appreciated. He is one of the main stars of this celebration, after all! A classy and unique suit is on the agenda; after those criteria, the groom should choose a suit he feels comfortable in, one that corresponds to his personal style and that is tailored to his body shape. For an impeccably fi tted suit, the groom should have a last fi tting, two or three weeks before the wedding.The fabric of the grooms suit should be chosen according to the season and its overall style should match the tone of the wedding; a suit is perfect for an afternoon wedding, while a tux...