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Vancity Bride’s Christmas Giveaway!

December 5th, 2011 by Jeannine

Vancity Bride's Christmas Giveaway!

‘Tis the season to be giving… so to thank you all for being such loyal readers, I’ve decided to spread some Christmas cheer! Vancity Bride has teamed up with some amazing vendors & we’re giving away some presents to 5 lucky readers!

Updated – December 12, 2011

Thank you all for participating in this contest! Out of 108 entries (blog and Twitter combined) there were 5 lucky winners… check underneath each prize to see who won what! Congratulations to all the winners (check your emails!) and thank you to everyone else for participating. Here’s to more contests in the new year!! (The draw was done using Random.org)

The Presents

A $50 gift certificate to Davie & Chiyo for any of their beautiful clutches!

Davie & Chiyo is an up-and-coming purse design company that specializes in whimsical custom creations. The ultra-femme line boasts lush bows, decadent silks, airy chiffons, ruffles, lace, and everything else that sets your heart a flutter. Each piece is completely handmade and fully customizable from design to color palette, making each clutch a very personal keepsake.

Winner of Davie & Chiyo gift certificate: Melody Laxton

Earrings by Caroline Calvert Couture!

Caroline Calvert is a Vancouver-based designer of bridal jewelry, accessories, veils, and more. Her work has been featured in leading bridal magazines such as Aisle Walk, WedLuxe and Real Weddings. You can find more of her creations at Shop Cocoon, Frocks Modern Bridesmaids, and these stores.

Winner of Caroline Calvert earrings: Vivian C

A Holiday Confection Collection by one of my Vancity Vendors, Kimberley’s Kitchen!

Kimberley Mulla loves the holidays and she’s been baking up a storm! This Holiday Confection Collection includes seasonal gourmet marshmallows, butter shortbread, peanut brittle, and a hot chocolate kit. (Confections may not be the same as the photo.)

Winner of Kimberley’s Kitchen Holiday Confection Collection: @Steelheadred

2 x $25 gift certificates courtesy the Sequoia Company of Restaurants!

Enjoy a wonderful dining experience at The Teahouse or Seasons in the Park… or both! The winner will get two $25 gift certificates so you can have 2 date nights! It’s a great way to enjoy a romantic dinner at two of Vancouver’s popular wedding reception locations. Speaking of which, have you read my feature on The Teahouse yet? :)

Winner of 2-$25 GC’s to The Teahouse/Seasons in the Park: Tanya

A night’s stay at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel!

Take a mini stay-cation with this 1 night stay in a cityview guestroom at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, a $299 value! The Marriott Pinnacle is situated in Downtown’s Coal Harbour, a short walk from popular attractions such as Stanley Park and the city’s best restaurants. It also makes a great venue for the budget bride!
(Terms & Conditions will be noted on the back of the gift certificate.)

Winner of the 1-night’s stay at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel: Kaitlyn

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 5 winners.
  • The contest will run for 7 days from Monday, December 5, 2011 to Sunday, December 11, 2011. Entries will be accepted until 10PM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.
  • The winners will be drawn randomly on Monday, December 12, 2011 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. Prizes will be mailed out if in-person pick-up isn’t possible.
  • 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.

I want to thank all of the vendors who have generously donated to help make this contest possible. 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!

Davie and ChiyoFacebookTwitter
Caroline Calvert CoutureFacebookTwitter
Kimberley’s KitchenFacebookTwitter
The TeahouseTwitter
Seasons in the ParkTwitter
The Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle HotelFacebookTwitter

Don’t forget to like my Facebook page too to be the first to know the results next Monday!

Thank you all for making this an incredibly successful contest! Enjoy your presents everyone! :)

Feature photo courtesy Shutterstock
Other photos courtesy Davie & Chiyo, Vancity Bride,
Magna Vita Photography, Jamie Delaine Photography, and Sakura Photography.

Mouse over each photo to identify the photographer.

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  • December 5th, 2011 at 9:55 am
    Melissa Goulet says:

    Christmas Wish List:

    To win a prize from your fab contest! Great post as per usual, ttys!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:05 am
    Melody Laxton says:

    My Christmas wish? A Nintendo Wii so I can get a fun dance game and dance my way into a better shape for my wedding ;)
    I wouldn’t mind winning ANY of these prizes though. My fiance asked for my hand in marriage in front of Seasons in the Park <3

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:17 am
    Jen says:

    My Christmas wish is for all of my family to get together! Some family members have moved out of province so seeing everyone together would be amazing!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:18 am
    Brittany Walker says:

    What awesome prizes! My Christmas List is any of the above! Who wouldn’t be happy with jewelry, sweets or a beautiful dinner!

    Thank you Vancity Bride for ANOTHER wonderful giveaway. Happy Holidays. :)

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:19 am
    Bailey says:

    Is it bad if I say snow? I would love to have some snow for Christmas :)

    Thanks for this great prize and to all the wonderful vendors!!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:22 am
    Amy says:

    I am a constant follower of your site (getting married in March) and enjoy reading your information on this page as well as facebook. My Christmas wish is to have all of my family here, but that wish will come true in March (lucky me!)

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:28 am
    ai says:

    ooooh, would love to win a night stay at the marriott with my hubby as it’s been forever since we had a night out~ it would make a great gift for our upcoming anniversary on dec 28th!! =D
    merry christmas to everyone!!!!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:28 am
    Dan says:

    I’d love to have a hotel room for me and my girlfriend to escape her noisy and nosey roomates!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:30 am
    Kaitlin says:

    For Xmas I just want to to be with family!

    Thanks for the awesome contest and prizes!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:44 am
    Brett says:

    For Xmas, I want peace on earth. No wait, I’ll keep it simple, a quiet night with family and friends! :)

  • December 5th, 2011 at 11:42 am
    Robbin says:

    My Christmas Wish is to be able to manage my time so I can spend Christmas with everyone I care about. I also want to be able to eat all I can without getting fat, but that one is looking iffy. :p

  • December 5th, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    Serena Debolt says:

    My Christmas Wish is to be able to get a handle on our new Great Pyreneese male dog, hes still in the puppy stage and eating EVERYTHING!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    Chrissy says:

    My Christmas wish is to be able to win at least 1 of these awesome prizes. :) And a 25lb chocolate Santa.

  • December 5th, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    Bini Ball says:

    Xmas Wish – some time to go through photos of MY FAMILY and create a scrap book of photos from relatives-gone-by.

  • December 5th, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    Sabrina Gans says:

    I think this is your calling Jeannine! What great prizes! What I’d like for Christmas? Some un-interupted sleep in a cozy bed, a warm cup of tea to wake up to, and a nice hot bath with no one banging on the door saying “Mom”. I think the nights stay at a hotel sounds LOVELY!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    Jodi Bender says:

    All I want for Christmas is for the lake at the family cabin to be frozen so we can all ice skate!!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    bre says:

    I’d love to get a new pair of uggs. Thank you for this opportunity!

    Tweeted and posted happy holidays.

  • December 5th, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    Jan says:

    Nice giveaway. Thanks for introducing me to new places.

  • December 5th, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    Cathy V says:

    This is great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity :)
    I wish for my family to be together and to be happy, peaceful and content.

  • December 5th, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    michele says:

    oooh, nice gifts :) my wish is for a nice white christmas… only that day… no more than that, the rest of the days can be sunny :)

  • December 5th, 2011 at 5:53 pm
    Vikki says:

    What an awesome giveaway! All of these are going on my Christmas wish list! ;)

  • December 5th, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    Elisa says:

    Awesome! I’d love to visit the Teahouse for a sunset + dinner :)

  • December 5th, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    Kristi MacBey says:

    My Christmas wish……time to relax and enjoy with family!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:32 pm
    Megan V says:

    My christmas wishlist isn’t short, but starts and ends with a housekeeper to tidy up behind us and the dog!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    Stephanie H. says:

    My Christmas Wish is to spend quality time with my family, whom I don’t usually get to see as they live in Ontario. I would also love any luxurious prize above!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    Dolly says:

    I want to win one of your prizes to give to my sis for her upcoming wedding!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    Annie says:

    I am getting married at the marriott pinnacle!

  • December 5th, 2011 at 11:31 pm
    Marian says:

    My Christmas wish is to be able to appreciate and share in what we have with those around us =) Merry Christmas!

  • December 6th, 2011 at 9:46 am
    Vivian C says:

    My Christmas wish is for everyone to be safe and happy!

  • December 6th, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    linnie says:

    oh wow…my greatest wish is marrying my darling fiance on january 1st. who knew a year ago that I’d be a Vancouver bride. my co-marriage-pilot left Berlin to move to Canada last march after we started dating on January 1st of this year. On December 28th we are finally moving into our new apartment in Vancouver…a city neither of us have ever visited. It’s a true fairytale and all I have wanted from santa ever. our families are far away and as a new immigrant he does not get any vacation time. he popped the question last friday…quietly and sincere…and so we’re tying the knot in a 6 1/2 people ceremony at the teahouse at stanley park. it will be his first ever christmas away from his entire family in 31 one years…well ever…and i know it’s going to be our loveliest yet…because it’s our first.
    we have taken pictures with santa and in between organizing our wedding from away…we’re planning our tiny little celebration…quite traditionally on the evening of the 24th.
    we would love to share any of your prizes…because they will each help us discover our new home…seeing that we need everything from a bed to a knife and a toilett brush…we’d be happy to experience any of those beautiful things you have collected…thank you a million times over for this beautiful blog…it has helped me a heaping.
    smiles…a young bride to be and her lovely fiance

  • December 6th, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    Marlis says:

    I’d love a dinner out at the Teahouse! That would be a great present.

  • December 6th, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    Rita Leung says:

    My Christmas wish is to have a successful wedding shopping trip in HK!

  • December 6th, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    Kam P says:

    My Christmas wish is to spend a beautiful first Christmas with my wife!

  • December 6th, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    Meagen says:

    My Christmas wish is a healthy, happy baby in the new year. Would love to spend a night out with just hubby and I before baby arrives.

  • December 6th, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    Tina says:

    My Christmas wish is to share a wonderful Christmas season with my Fiance. He has been away on business for the past month. With 6 months left to go till our big day it’s been lonely planning without him . It’s also going to be our first “offical” Christmas together!

  • December 6th, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    Denise says:

    My Christmas wish list is to be able to stay relaxed and stress free the next few months as I plan for my wedding and finish the last few courses of my designation.

  • December 6th, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    Ruby says:

    My Christmas wish is for a more organized New Year!

  • December 6th, 2011 at 9:40 pm
    Melody says:

    my christmas wish is to get more wedding planning done! hoping the holidays will give me some time to catch up with my overdue tasks!

  • December 6th, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    Annie says:

    My Christmas wish is to see my parents healthy and happy.

  • December 6th, 2011 at 11:32 pm
    Michelle mark says:

    My Christmas wish is to have good health to my friends and family. Also to spend it for the first time with my baby and husband.

  • December 7th, 2011 at 9:16 am
    Jamie Woods says:

    Christmas Wish List:

    *To recover from my complete gastrectomy (stomach removal)
    *For my wife to recover from her kidney transplant.
    *That once we are both healthy we can begin to start a family, and have numerous healthy, happy children.

    Best regards,

  • December 7th, 2011 at 9:29 am
    Heather says:

    Jeannine, you’ve outdone yourself. What a great way to cap off a very successful year for you…by awarding your loyal fans! xoxo Merry Christmas

  • December 7th, 2011 at 11:41 am
    Melissa says:

    My christmas wish I to win one of the great prizes! Of course the 1 night stay in vancouver would be fantastic but I’m not picky :p thank you!

  • December 7th, 2011 at 11:43 am
    Melanie says:

    Great post and awesome prizes, Jeannine! So excited for the holidays, it’s such a meaningful time. My Christmas wish is for the holidays to be filled with joy and love for everyone, especially my family back home.

  • December 7th, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    Catherine Weir says:

    My christmas wish list:
    Anything wedding related!!!!

  • December 7th, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    Linda Nguyen says:

    I wish for health and happiness! :)

    RT @jadersyo

  • December 7th, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    John Mah says:

    My christmas wishlist is treat my family out for a big holiday dinner and wish them a happy and healthy life !!!

  • December 7th, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Christina Heydanus says:

    My Christmas Wish is to see my niece and nephew open their gifts! (we don’t live in the same province :( )

  • December 7th, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    karen says:

    my christmas wish is for my family and friends to be happy and get together for a dinner!

  • December 7th, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    Kelly says:

    Christmas Wish: To get the majority of my wedding planning done over the holidays! Great prizes :-)

  • December 7th, 2011 at 11:13 pm
    Grace Mok says:

    My christmas wish is to have some pretty nice electronics sitting beisde the tree! Woot woot!

  • December 7th, 2011 at 11:30 pm
    raquel says:

    My wish is to have a safe Xmas with the family out of town.

  • December 7th, 2011 at 11:51 pm
    Annie says:

    Yay! I Would love to win some food!!!!

  • December 8th, 2011 at 12:26 am
    Bonnie says:

    My Christmas wish is to have a peaceful, drama free Christmas.

  • December 8th, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    Tanya says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I would love to win this!

  • December 8th, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    Amy says:

    I don’t actually have anything I want this Christmas expect good health for all my family members!

  • December 8th, 2011 at 9:02 pm
    Betty says:

    My Christmas wish would be just having a great time with my family and friends! It has been a really busy year and I have not had much chance to be with them.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • December 8th, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    maria says:

    Great giveaway!!! I just wish for a great time with family and friends over the holidays!!

  • December 8th, 2011 at 10:57 pm
    Helen says:

    My Christmas wish is to spend time with my fiance and show him how much I appreciate him in my life.

  • December 8th, 2011 at 11:04 pm
    Matt says:

    My only wish is have a good day with the most important person in my life.

  • December 8th, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    Stephanie says:

    My Christmas wish is a white Christmas and spending time with my family….and of course to win one of prizes listed above :)

    Thanks for the great contest!

  • December 9th, 2011 at 11:34 am
    Kristina says:

    My Christmas wish is Peace, Love and Prosperity!

  • December 9th, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    Claudia says:

    wow this is an awesome giveaway! hopefully I’ll win something, I’m going to get married in August and can’t wait. For Christmas, I just hope all the wedding planning will continue to go smoothly.

  • December 9th, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    Kristy S says:

    My Christmas wish would be for a white christmas!!! Nothing says christmas like snow on the ground with your family all around you….LOVE IT!!! Plus this will be mine and hubby’s first christmas as a married couple :) Thanks for a great year Jeannine!!!

  • December 10th, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    Lily says:

    awesome gifts! I’d be thrilled to win any of them!

  • December 11th, 2011 at 12:41 am
    Katherine L says:

    My Christmas wish would be to make the perfect turkey for dinner this year. I’m in charge and it’s my first time making one ;)

    Am tweeting as @BCizzzle :) Fingers crossed!

  • December 11th, 2011 at 10:05 am
    laurel says:

    My wish is that my son’s can stay off the street and not in rehab or detox., just for them to have a normal life, keep fighting their adictions

  • December 11th, 2011 at 10:11 am
    laurel k says:

    http://twitter.com/#!/tomgirlbc/status/145927381826281472 when asked my christmas gift i have to be honest and basically it is for all the homless people and peole struggling with adictions and other healthy issues, to be happy and safe, for people I don’t know and pople that are close to me, thanks

  • December 11th, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    Christina Luo says:

    My Christmas wish is to influence change amongst the underprivileged.

  • December 11th, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    Teresa says:

    What a great contest! I signed up for twitter just so I could enter again :)

    My christmas wish is that the snow stays off the roads until after 8am on Christmas eve so that I can drive home from my night shift safely, and then enjoy the holidays with my family :)

  • December 11th, 2011 at 8:05 pm
    Jennifer Penner says:

    My christmas wish is for a beautiful SLR camera..my current one is great, but I’d love to upgrade – I just love taking pictures and capturing the vibrant moments in life..

  • December 11th, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    Michelle Sheremeta says:

    Thank you VanCity Brides for all the great contests you do. All of these prizes are amazing and I would love to win any one of them!

  • December 11th, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    Warren Butterman says:

    My Christmas wish is for lots of snow!! Merry Christmas to all!!

  • December 11th, 2011 at 10:13 pm
    Jeannine says:

    The contest has ended… thanks for participating! Can’t wait to find out who the winners are!

  • December 12th, 2011 at 5:10 pm
    Tanya says:

    Thanks so much Jeannine!


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