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Vancity Bride Turns 1!

March 5th, 2012 by Jeannine

 
Vancity Bride Turns 1!

OMG I can’t believe it’s been 1 YEAR of blogging! I was once a nobody in the wedding and blogging scene, fast forward 12 months and I’ve made a lot of great friends and met some talented wedding vendors along the way. I feel so blessed to be a part of such an amazing industry.

Not only that, my blog was also given some recognition recently! I submitted Vancity Bride to the Ninjamatics Canadian Weblog Awards… just weeks before the cutoff date. I had no expectations at all that I was going to even place since I was up against over 400 blogs nationwide. In December, they announced the shortlist of nominations and I made it onto 3 categories: Best New Weblog, Best Designed Weblog, and Best Fashion, Style & Design Weblog. I had to wait another month to find out who was going to win! So I waited… patiently… as patient as I can anyway ;) Finally, the day before my birthday, they announced that I won:

  • Best New Weblog of 2011
  • 2nd Place in Best Designed Weblog (Thanks to JG Design!!)
  • 3rd Place in Best Fashion, Style & Design Weblog

I was over the moon! What a way to end my first year of blogging! They even featured me on their site, check this out.

I’m extremely grateful for all the support I received from my husband, friends, family, and colleagues as I embarked on this new adventure… but I’m especially thankful for you, my readers, for reading my blog each and everyday, giving me a reason to do what I love to do!

To celebrate this milestone, I’ve lined up some great prizes from some of the best vendors in the city! I hope you like them!

Thank You All!

After over 1600 views later and over 160 entries on both my blog and Twitter combined, the contest has now come to an end. Thank you for all the wonderful comments, it really means a lot to me that you’ve enjoyed browsing my site and even got a few tips and vendor recommendations along the way. Now, without further ado…

The Winners Are…

  • @stephreitsma won the $100 Brock House Restaurant gift certificate
  • Merium won the $25 Kimberley’s Kitchen gift certificate
  • Annie won the Nadia Albano lip glosses (re-draw on March 13, 2012 as original winner didn’t claim the prize)
  • Shannon Shindak won the e-session by Denise Lin Photography
  • @cwestcreative won the Buttercream Couture giant cupcake
  • Melody won the mini boudoir session by Butter Studios
  • Pauline won the 3 pairs of Elsa Corsi earrings
Congratulations to all the winners… All of you have been contacted so check your email (possibly junk mail in case it ends up there) or Twitter account for a message from me! You all have 24 hours to reply (by 8:30AM March 13, 2012) and claim your prize, otherwise I will re-draw tomorrow. Thank you all for participating and hope you enjoy your prizes!!

The Prizes

$100 Gift Certificate to the Brock House Restaurant

The Brock House Restaurant will always have a special place in my heart… why? This is where I married the man of my dreams! It was one of the best days of my life and the Brock House played a huge role in that, so I want to share a bit of that experience with you. Here’s your chance to win a $100 gift certificate at the Brock House Restaurant. Enjoy a romantic dinner of gourmet food and wine in one of Vancouver’s most popular wedding venues. Afterwards, Jericho Beach is just steps away for a nice stroll under the moonlight :) (Gift certificate is valid until February 28, 2013.)

$25 Gift Certificate to Kimberley’s Kitchen

As soon as I tried one of Kimberley’s marshmallows, I was hooked! We worked together on a few occasions including featuring her company as a Vancity Vendor and promoting the Tri-Cities Bakers Market which she organized and was a huge success! It saddened me when she moved herself, her family, and her business to Smithers, but guess what, she’s as busy as ever – still serving BC brides with gourmet marshmallows and decadent confections. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Kimberley’s Kitchen that can go towards any of their sweet treats including custom wedding favors and bridal party gifts.

A Set of 4 Lip Glosses from Nadia Albano Style

I first met Nadia at last year’s Veil show at the Shangri-La Hotel. I was so impressed when I met her because she’s a woman with many talents. She’s an all-in-one styling machine who can work magic with your hair, makeup and wardrobe. She’s also the Program Coordinator for the Makeup Artistry Certificate program at VCC. She didn’t stop there, she eventually opened her own super chic studio downtown and launched her own line of lip glosses! One lucky reader will win a set of her lip glosses! They come in 4 shades of pink (Almost Nude, Modest, Early Bloom, and Florid) and will compliment any skin tone. I’ve used them myself and I love it. I find it more hydrating and longer lasting than others I’ve tried. So here’s your chance to try them all out!

An Engagement/Couples Session with
Denise Lin Photography

A few months into blogging, I was invited to a networking event, which I decided to go to so I can meet some new people in the industry. Denise Lin was one of them. I loved her portfolio and her personality and I’m so glad we were able to work together on a few occasions. I’ve featured her as one of my Vancity Vendors and she even gave away an engagement session to one of my readers! Guess what, she’s doing it again! One lucky reader will receive a photoshoot with Denise!

Prize Details:

  • 45 minute engagement/couples session
  • Online gallery
  • 4 high resolution images
  • Preferable location: Burnaby, but Denise is willing to shoot anywhere in the Lower Mainland (Travel costs may apply for further distances.)
  • Expires: April 16, 2012

A Giant Cupcake from Buttercream Couture

Melissa Goulet is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and not just because of her profession :P I actually met her by chance at Isabelle’s Bridal. I was there taking photos of the salon for a feature, meanwhile Melissa was trying on a wedding dress for The Wedding Belles’ vow renewal episode she was set to appear in. At the time, I had no idea who she was and she asked me to take a photo of her and her friend. I did, and later on, I checked my Facebook news feed and that same photo showed up! I’ve been following her company, Buttercream Couture, for a while and I didn’t realize until then that she was the same person! I finally met her officially when I checked out last fall’s Fraser Valley Wedding Swap and got to try some of her cupcakes. They were amazing and her icing is unforgettable! She also makes Giant Cupcakes and she’s agreed to make one for a lucky Vancity Bride reader! It makes a great centerpiece and dessert for an engagement party, bridal shower, stagette, or simply a night in with your girls ;)

Prize Details:

  • 1 Giant Cupcake (serves 15-20)
  • Customizable flavour, colour and theme
  • All florals, pendants, ribbon, and jewels (similar to the photo below) are included but more elaborate designs will cost extra
  • Prize must be redeemed by December 31, 2012

Mini Boudoir Session with
Gina Chong of Butter Studios

Gina Chong of Butter Studios is one of Vancouver’s leading and trusted wedding and boudoir photographers, so imagine my delight when I find out that one of my best friends has booked Butter Studios for her August wedding! I regularly see Gina at our monthly networking dinners and she is as lovely as she is talented. She has graciously offered to give a lucky Vancity Bride reader a Mini Boudoir Session at their fantastic Port Moody studio!

Prize Details:

  •  45 minute private session in Studio
  • Online proofing of 24 images
  • Choice of 8 standard sized JPEG images on DISC (400×600 at 300 dpi)
  • Optional: Make-up and hair, high res JPEG images, enlargements, canvases and albums are optional items and are subject to a charge.
  • Expires: December 15, 2012

Gina believes that every woman is beautiful and wishes to capture that essence in all women regardless of age or weight. With her vast knowledge of lighting, composition, and exposure, she guarantees fabulous and tasteful photographs that will be cherished for life. Gina will photograph your boudoir session like a fashion shoot. The session includes a few wardrobe changes to give you a diverse selection of beautiful images to place in an album or to display as art prints. What a wonderful way to get pampered and feel like a movie star and have some of the most gorgeous images of yourself!

3 Pairs of Elsa Corsi Earrings from Jeweliette

I’ve gawked at piles of wedding magazines for the last 2 years and what consistently caught my eye were the Elsa Corsi jewels the brides wore. They are so elegant, unique, and screams luxury. A boutique in Downtown Vancouver called Jeweliette is the source of all this bling and is owned by Elsa’s mother, Madalena Corsi! They carry an assortment of bridal jewelry from several designers, as well as tiaras, veils, fascinators, and other accessories.

Jeweliette wants to spread the sparkle to a lucky Vancity Bride reader who will win 3 pairs of earrings! The earrings are the “Beautiful Teardrops” by Elsa Corsi, made with Swarovski crystals and a sterling silver French hook. You can choose from any of the colours they have available including Pacific Opal, Silver Shade, Provence Lavender, Sunflower, Golden Shadow, Black Silver Night, and Clear Crystal. You can keep them for yourself or share them with two of your best gal pals :) (Prize must be picked up in-store.)

Contest Rules and Conditions

  • This contest is open to anyone in Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley area.
  • Each person can only have a maximum of 2 entries. For blog entries, you must provide a valid email address, and for Twitter entries, I must be able to send you a message if you win.
  • Each entry is eligible for any of the prizes. I will draw 1 name per prize, for a total of 7 winners. Each winner can only win 1 prize.
  • The contest will run for 7 days from Monday, March 5, 2012 to Sunday, March 11, 2012. Entries will be accepted until 10PM on Sunday, March 11, 2012.
  • The winners will be drawn randomly on Monday, March 12, 2012 and will be announced on my blog, Twitter, and Facebook page.
  • I will contact the winners, if I don’t get a response within 24 hours, a new name will be randomly drawn. Prize pickup varies on the item and I will alert the winner via email how they can pick up their prize.
  • There will be no prize substitutions and it cannot be redeemed for cash. If the winner chooses to forfeit the prize, no compensation will be given, and another name will be drawn.

To all the prize sponsors…

THANK YOU for generously donating to help make this contest possible. I truly appreciate all your help and I’m sure my readers do too!

Please take the time to visit their websites and see what they’re all about. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Brock House Restaurant – Facebook
Kimberley’s KitchenFacebookTwitter
Nadia Albano Style – Facebook – Twitter
Denise Lin PhotographyFacebookTwitter
Buttercream Couture – Facebook – Twitter
Butter Studios – FacebookTwitter
Jeweliette – FacebookTwitter

Be a fan on my Facebook page to be the first to know of future contests!

Feature photo courtesy Shutterstock

Other photos courtesy Vancity Bride, Rebecca Amber Photography,
Magna Vita Photography, Denise Lin Photography & Butter Studios

Mouse over each photo to identify the photographer.

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Comments

  • March 5th, 2012 at 7:42 am
    Sarah says:

    All the prizes look great! I am most excited about the engagement session as I don’t think its in the budget for us…

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 8:54 am
    Catherine weir says:

    Just wanted to say I love your blog and am excited for all the prizes!!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 8:59 am
    Joanna moss says:

    I’m excited about the Brock House gift card, my 5th anniversary is coming up, that would be a nice treat.

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:03 am
    Miranda Paley says:

    Happy Anniversary!!!! Great Contest!
    I’d be happy with any of these prizes! (although the Elsa Corsi earrings and the Brock House are my top picks!)

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:06 am
    Anita says:

    I would like to win “$100 Gift Certificate to the Brock House Restaurant”,

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:11 am
    christina says:

    Your comment

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:29 am
    Kristina says:

    Great contest! I’m hoping to win one of those great prizes :)

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:34 am
    Cathy V says:

    I found you this past summer and have been a fan ever since. It was soon after I became engaged and I took to the blogs to start the planning process. You always have great information and interesting articles that seem to pop up just when I need them… how do you do that?!

    Congrats on this milestone and all of your well deserved awards :)

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:37 am
    Bailey says:

    Congrats on such an amazing accomplishment and celebrating your one year blogging! You work so hard, and it shows!!

    Thanks for the amazing contest as well. I would love to snag any of these amazing prized from these talented vendors!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:46 am
    Michelle Lam says:

    All the prizes are great and every vendor on there are amazing. I would love to win the boudoir session or jeweliette jewelry!! Happy 1 year!!!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:52 am
    Michelle says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog! It has been a great help in finding Vancouver vendors. Congrats on your award and the bday!! xoxo

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 10:00 am
    Naureen T says:

    Happy 1 Year! You’ve done an amazing job! I’ve been following you since my engagement in April and you’ve helped me figure so many things out! Ive made all my engaged friends follow too! All the prizes look so amazing, totally excited to win the couples shoot!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 10:01 am
    Katie says:

    I am most excited for the engagement session for sure, as we are not sure we’ll be able to afford one, but would really like it!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 10:01 am
    Deanna McMorran says:

    I would love to win any of these prizes! The Brock House would be especially nice. Also the Kimberley’s Kitchen gift card would be good because we have a fire pit at our wedding venue and wanted to do a smores bar so some gourmet marshmallows would make it extra special!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 10:03 am
    Carol-Ann Loeppky says:

    LOVE every single one of these prizes! Happy Birthday VCB!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Diane Zutz says:

    mmmm I would like to fall in that cupcake and eat my way out! Looks delicious!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Vinnie says:

    Happy Birthday, Vancity Bride! Love reading your blog. The prizes look amazing and I’d feel lucky to win any of them! Keep up the great work on your blog!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Sophia says:

    Happy 1st Year. Thank you so much for share this amazing blog. I would love to win the An Engagement/Couples Session. : )

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 10:44 am
    Courtnie says:

    Happy Birthday!!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Michelle Cavallo says:

    how amazing would it be to win any of these prizes?!? Especially the brock house as we were married there in sept

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 10:53 am
    kent says:

    Are those cupcakes genetically modified? Wow. They’re massive!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 10:57 am
    Sarah Goldstein says:

    A giant cupcake! Those are the words that dreams are made of! I also really like the look of the jewellery

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Janet says:

    Happy Birthday! I am so excited about the gigantic cupcake and Elsa’s earrings!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 11:34 am
    Christina Yee says:

    what am i excited about? that i found your blog and have been following religiously every day :) of course, also excited about my wedding ;-)

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 11:37 am
    Johanna says:

    Happy First Year-versary! I’m sure 2012 will be a great year for VCBride! Also, I would love to win those gorgeous earrings. Just sayin.. :p

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    Suzanne Weller says:

    The prize I would love to win is Brock House Restaurant gift certificate. I love to eat !

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    Nikita B. says:

    I would be tickled pink to win any of the prizes but I am particularly interested in the engagement photos. It is such a great way to capture the special memory :)

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    Erica says:

    Happy 1st Year! I love your blog. I check it every day to see if there are any new post and I find all your articles very helpful. Congrats on your awards, they are well deserved. All the prizes look amazing, but I am most excited about the Brock House Gift Certificates, as I have always wanted to go there!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    Lene says:

    Happy 1st year of blogging!!! Your blog has been my ultimate source for my wedding planning. I found my venue and videographer through your blog so thank you sooo sooo much :) Also thank you for those invaluable tips and advice
    I have yet to find my florist so for sure I’ll keep coming back to your blog :)

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    Shelley says:

    Kimberley’s Kitchen,Yum!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    Megan V says:

    Look at all those goodies! Congrats on 1 year.

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    Penny D says:

    Congrats, Jeannine! what a fantastic milestone :)

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    linda says:

    omg. so much awesome prizes! congrats! love this blog.

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 4:58 pm
    Dianna says:

    The boudoir photo shoot would be my favorite of them all but any prize would be amazing!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    Kam says:

    Wow! Awesome prizes! Congrats on the 1 year anniversary for the blog!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    Helena Keung says:

    Congratulations! What an achievement! All the prizes look fantastic!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    Uli says:

    Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your accomplishment! I would love to win the giant cupcake or boudoir session!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:08 pm
    Jen says:

    Congrats on the 1st birthday!!! I would love to win the gift certificate to Brock House or the $25 to Kimberley’s Kitchen…both amazing places for yummy eats!!!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    Elisa says:

    Whoooot! All of these prizes are amazing!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    Candice says:

    A wedding last a day and the marriage a lifetime .. Onward !!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 11:10 pm
    Teresa B says:

    Every prize would be amazing to win! Congrats one your one year blog-irthday!

     
  • March 5th, 2012 at 11:50 pm
    annabelle says:

    i’m so happy to read all the great comments about your blog…your prizes are all awesome! count me out though as it will not look good if i win :P
    just thought i’d stop by and say happy 1st birthday, vancity bride!
    keep up the good work!
    - your mother <3

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 7:14 am
    Lauren says:

    Congrats!! What an amazing year and accomplishment! I have to admit I’ve checked out your blog more than once for my upcoming wedding in May (time flies, eh!?). All of the prizes are fantastic, but the Elsa Corsi earrings and giant cupcake take the cake (in this case, literally!). I’ll take your mother’s ballot :P !

    Congrats again!!!

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 8:24 am
    Jane says:

    Elsa! Elsa! I would love those earrings :)

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 9:16 am
    Kaila Koop says:

    I would love to win the earrings or the lip glosses, but all the prizes are great!

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 10:28 am
    Jane says:

    ;Congratulations! I wish you another great year! Keep blogging… :D

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Katie mckenzie says:

    I need that cupcake!!!!! I love buttercream couture!!!!!

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    Blake says:

    Who could go wrong with a giant cupcake? Congratulations on your anniversary. I hope I win something! Many thanks!

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    Judy Jeyes says:

    Congratulations to you!! You offer a lot of insight to someone like myself planning their wedding!!! I would love to win the engagement session or even the mini boudoir!!! ;)

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    Meline says:

    I love the cupcake by Buttercream couture! Congratz on your anniversary! :)

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    Holly Plunkett says:

    Congratulations! I would love the jewliette earring and I promise to share! I also loved the huge cupcake as I am currently planning a bridal shower…

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    Jill says:

    Happy One Year! Congratulations on Your achievements! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all things wedding- and since I got married last year I’ve gone through wedding blog withdrawl. I would love one of the prizes, to keep me happy one year later :)

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    Catherine P says:

    Thanks to red flag deals contests I have come across your blog! It will be really helpful in deals helping plan my best friends wedding this summer!

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 6:01 pm
    Mateo Ramos-Jang says:

    Wow, just found out about this site! Guess I have something new to read through!

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    Jodi Bender says:

    Happy 1 year Anniversary!! All of these prizes are delicious :)

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    Kelly McLaughlin says:

    I am excited for all of your prizes but mostly, I am excited to have found your blog.

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 8:06 pm
    serena debolt says:

    Happy Anniversary – you don’t look a day over…well ..One year old! lol

    THAT GIANT cupcake – oh gosh I am in love! I would fall right into it.

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    Ameliya says:

    Your comment

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    Robbin says:

    amazing contest – i enjoy reading your blog, your fb updates and your twitter – and now i have a bunch more great people to follow! congratulations on your 1 year~!!! (following as @tcuppig)

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    Cherie says:

    Happy Anniversary – all of the prizes look awesome. The cupcakes look delicious, always wanted to have boudoir photos done – any of the prizes would be fantastic – thanks for the opportunity

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    Yudi says:

    The photography session is a great prize!

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    Eunice says:

    Butter studios – I love Gina and Chris’ work!

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    Tracy says:

    Happy 1 Year Anniversary! I think the Elsa Corsi Prize Package would be perfect for my sensational bridal party of two and myself! So pretty!

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    Andy says:

    The Buttercreme Couture prize is amazing!

     
  • March 6th, 2012 at 10:04 pm
    Jen G says:

    Wow what an amazing contest! All of the prizes sound wonderful, but I absolutely love Elsa Corsi’s gorgeous jewelery!

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Amy says:

    So many prizes, it is extremely hard to choose! I would LOVE the lipglosses as you can never have enough things that make you feel pretty (that goes for the boudoir session too!)

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    Stace says:

    Happy Birthday! Congrats on all your accolades! I would love to win any of the wonderful prizes!

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    Kelsey Harris says:

    I am most excited about an Engagement/Couples Session with
    Denise Lin Photography!

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    Kailey Michelle Events says:

    Happy Happy Vancity! So happy for you xo What prizes!!

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    Carmen says:

    I hope to win one of the portrait sessions! Either the couples shoot or the boudoir shoot!

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    Stef says:

    Congrats on the win! Hope to wine something too!

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    nicole says:

    Happy Birthday! I love your blog – it’s helped me so much during my wedding planning (even though, because of our giant families, I’m not a budget bride). I’m super excited about the Elsa Corsi Earrings from Jeweliette!

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    Alicia says:

    Just discovered your blog and am loving it! Thanks!

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday!!! I’m a bride to be and Buttercream Couture is making my giant cupcake (and normal ones too). All of the prizes are amazing!

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    Kristen says:

    Your comment

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    Melissa says:

    Happy 1st Birthday VancityBride!

     
  • March 7th, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    sharon says:

    Happy Anniversary ….
    I’d be happy with any of these prizes! Although I’m super excited about the Elsa Corsi Earrings from Jeweliette! Dazzling Dazzling Dazzling ….

     
  • March 8th, 2012 at 10:56 am
    Meghan says:

    Happy Birthday VanCity Bride!

     
  • March 8th, 2012 at 11:01 am
    Shaun says:

    Congrats on a great year!

     
  • March 8th, 2012 at 11:07 am
    Nelley C says:

    woo hoo! i want the brock house gift card. I’ve never been! :)

     
  • March 8th, 2012 at 11:13 am
    Courtney says:

    I just discovered your blog this week (and just in time, 7 months until my wedding!). Super excited about all of these amazing prizes and the draw is on my birthday so that would be the icing on the cake!! :) :) :)

     
  • March 8th, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    Liz says:

    Would love to win any of these, but especially the Brock House certificate!

     
  • March 8th, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    Shannon Shindak says:

    Love your blog.
    Would love to win the engagement photo session and the boudoir session!
    Keep up the good work!

     
  • March 8th, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    Michele Liang says:

    I love all the prizes above. especially the photo shoots, Ben and I wished we took engagement photos before we got married, but i’m sure we can go for a 2 year wedding anniversary photo session <3 Thanks to Nathan, I might actually get a chance to win this because I'm finally entering a comment here :)

     
  • March 8th, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    Laurel says:

    Happy anniversary Vancity Bride! May you celebrate many more.

     
  • March 8th, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    Brittany Walker says:

    Happy First Anniversary! How does it feel creating such an amazing blog that has become a huge success within the wedding industry? I bet it feels almost as great as your first wedding anniversary. ;)

     
  • March 8th, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    Jennifer says:

    First of all, congrats!! Your blog is amazing!

    I can’t wait to win one of your prizes – a Boudoir Photoshoot would be the experience!

     
  • March 9th, 2012 at 8:42 am
    Cassandra says:

    Glad I stumbled upon your blog because it’s wonderful. All the prizes sound fantastic but I have my eye on engagement photos or boudoir photo shoot.

     
  • March 9th, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    melody says:

    wow…all the prizes are so fantastic! I’d love any of them, especially the elsa corsi earrings and the giant cupcake!!

     
  • March 9th, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    Bindu Sundarrao says:

    I want that awesome cupcake !

     
  • March 9th, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    Christine R says:

    I always look forward to your Facebook posts. I really like the local vendors that you feature. Happy one year anniversary! As my wedding closely approaches (76 days away) I’m really gonna miss this wedding planning part of my life. I would love any prize. I do like the Brockhouse prize since I can share it with my out of town guests. The Boudour pics would be a nice way to pamper myself and surprise my new hubby…

     
  • March 9th, 2012 at 8:05 pm
    jennifer says:

    i would love to win any :)
    i am following @trouble35

     
  • March 9th, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    Leticia Donais says:

    It would be amazing to win the brockhouse gift card. Or those awesome earrings from jeweliette!

     
  • March 9th, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    Kien Nguyen says:

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! All the prizes look amazing! Especially excited about the Brock house certificate adn photo shoots!

     
  • March 9th, 2012 at 11:00 pm
    Cheryl McCormick says:

    All the prizes look amazing!!! Congrats on your 1 year!!! The Brock House certificate, the photo shoots and the giant cupcakes !!! Oh my!!! Love them all <3

     
  • March 9th, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    Sonya Cromack says:

    I love yummy marshmellows and would love to take my fiance to the Brock House for dinner, what a beautiful venue!! The photo shoots are amazing prizes as well !!!

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 12:16 am
    Yvette says:

    Congratulations on winning the best weblog of the year! All the prizes are wonderful it’s hard to pick! :)

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 9:35 am
    Lorea says:

    I would LOVE LOVE some Elsa Corsi earrings!! love her stuff! that would be amazing. Congrats on winning the best weblog that is a heck of an achievement! all the other prizes sounds amazing but Elsa Corsi will always have my heart =)

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Tina says:

    Congratulations on all your successes this year! All of the prizes look great but as it is my 20th anniversary this year the couples photo session would be awesome!

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 10:42 am
    Tasha Nagy says:

    Great blog. So much great info and love that you are local. Hubby and I could use a night out. Brock house gets my vote!

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 11:19 am
    Anna Shanh says:

    Happy 1 year anniversary! Congrats on all of th awards! All of the prizes look amazing. I would personally love to win the giant cupcake or a ge to Kimberly’s kitchen. Thanks!

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    Helen says:

    I would love to win the Brock House gift certificate so my fiance and I can have a romantic dinner out.

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    Steph says:

    Happy 1st anniversary and congrats on the achievements! Your blog is great with lots of good info for sharing!!

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    Nadine S. says:

    I’m excited for ALL the prizes!!!

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    Leslie D says:

    Can’t wait to wear my Jeweliette jewelry on my wedding day!

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    merium says:

    OMG~the cupcake!! how fabulous! and the earrings are beautiful! great prizes!

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    Shane says:

    Would love to win one of these great prizes!!!

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    sharon says:

    Jeweliette! Dazzling Dazzling Dazzling ….

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    Sarah Rosen says:

    All these prizes look amazing! Congrats on your success!

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    Sarah Rosen says:

    What amazing prizes! Congrats on your success!

     
  • March 10th, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    Caremlina B. says:

    Wow, I would love to win any of these prizes, especially the Elsa Corsi earrings or the boudoir session!

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 9:39 am
    Jennifer Low says:

    What amazing prizes! The giant cupcake or the Elsa Corsi earrings are my picks!

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 10:23 am
    Cicy says:

    My bridal shower is coming up soon and I would love to have a giant cupcake as the centerpiece!!!

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 11:47 am
    Stephanie says:

    Congratulations on one fantastic year! I enjoy reading your blog daily and look foward to the years to come! I also look forward to the couple’s session or giant cupcake :)

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    Areta says:

    Congrats on the anniversary! The website is amazing and informative. Wishing you all the best in the future!

    i would love to try out Brock House Restaurant! It is such a beautiful venue and I have heard great things about the food.

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Tiffany says:

    Congrats on your nominations and wins! You must me so excited to see your hard work with blogging appreciated :)

    I would LOVE to have my bridal shower at Brock House Resto with a giant cupcake to serve all of my beautiful guests. Of course, I would be wearing my fabulous earrings made by Elsa Corsi while sharing stories about the photoshoot I had with Butter Studios!

    XO

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Christine says:

    This is such an amazing website! I Just forwarded the link to my bf.

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    Judy Barrett says:

    I am most excited about the Brock House…the other prizes are equally as nice, but I would go there for our 40th Wedding Anniversary in November…and also my son was married there almost 3yrs ago…<3

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    Aysha says:

    I would love to win the 3 pairs of earring from Jeweliette Jewellery!

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    Annie says:

    Hope i win something…haha

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    Pauline says:

    The cake from Buttercream Couture looks yummy!

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    Amanda Hamilton says:

    LOVE the Photoshoot give-aways!!!

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 8:21 pm
    Jas says:

    Great prizes, thanks!

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    Sandra says:

    Would love to win a gift certificate to Brock House! Love the website! Keep it coming! xx

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    Kelly says:

    I want to win the Boudoir shoot! What a great gift for my husband to be :-)

     
  • March 11th, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    Jeannine says:

    The contest is now closed – thank you everyone for participating and for all the lovely comments! Stay tuned for the results tomorrow!

     

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