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Lovestruck Bridal Show – October 16

September 26th, 2011 by Jeannine

Lovestruck Bridal Show - Pure Love

Pure Love is the theme of this year’s Lovestruck Bridal Show by Angela Girard, Reflection Events and the Lovestruck Media Group… And you’ll really LOVE what they have in store for you! Not only will you get to check out the beautiful Fairmont Waterfront ballroom, you’ll meet some of Vancouver’s top wedding vendors like Upright Decor, Isabelle’s Bridal, Cakes by Meg and of course, many talented photographers including Bebb Studios, Blue Olive Photography, Randal Kurt Photography, and Pure White Studio. (You can see the full lineup on their website.)

Aside from chatting up some vendors, there are many things in store for you at this show. Have some free appies while you take in a bridal fashion show by Isabelle’s Bridal, Frocks Modern Bridesmaids, and independent designer Kathryn Bass. Learn about the latest tabletop and floral trends by attending presentations by Flower Factory at noon and Photography Basics at 1pm presented by Hyperfocus Photography. Each bride gets a free makeover that includes an updo, makeup application and manicure provided by Hair by Kerri Dawn, Elements Nail Spa and Sephora. Visit the Mood Board Inspiration Gallery to inspire designs for your wedding, sponsored by Style me Pretty. Make your own mood board or choose from over 15 inspirational looks! Feeling thirsty? Visit the cocktail lounge hosted by Lavish Liquid and for a small donation, you get to sample a tray of 5 signature cocktails.

You won’t be leaving empty handed either… in addition to all the knowledge and inspiration you’ll be taking in, they have incredible goodie bags to give away to the first 200 brides! Included in these gift bags are issues of Real Weddings, Wedluxe, & Aislewalk, a perfume sample of Vera Wang’s LOVESTRUCK perfume, sterling silver and pearl earrings, various cosmetic products, compact mirror, nail files, and so much more! Not to mention, the bags themselves are reusable totes! Enter to win the grand prize this year is an $11,000 honeymoon in the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, includes airfare AND accommodations at the all inclusive, Royal hideaway, Playacar, Occidental Resort.


Where: Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver – map

When: Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 11am til 5pm

Price: $35 for brides, $30 for guests – online (or FREE if you win my contest, read on!)

  • Buy advance tickets online before September 30th and be eligible for the early bird prize draw, the winner gets a Clarisonic skincare brush, courtesy of Sephora – a $200 value.

I’m giving away tickets!

Thanks to the lovely Angela Girard, she is generously giving me tickets to give away to 7 brides! So if you’re engaged, this is your chance to save on a $35 entrance fee! Please note that these aren’t valid as guest passes, if you want to bring a guest, they have to purchase a ticket online.  Don’t forget to like my Facebook page to be the first one to know the results on Monday, October 3rd!

There are 2 ways to enter and you can increase your chances of winning by doing both of the following:

  • Leave a comment under this blog entry (Stuck on what to say? Write down which vendor you want to meet.)1 entry
  • Follow @vcbride on Twitter and tweet the following sentence: — 1 entry

“I want to win a ticket for the Lovestruck Bridal Show on Oct 16 from @lovestruckbride & @vcbride. http://bit.ly/rsVGgT

Contest Rules and Conditions

  • This contest is open to anyone who can attend the show in Vancouver on October 16, 2011.
  • Each person can only have a maximum of 2 entries. For blog entries, you must provide a valid email address, for Twitter entries, I must be able to send you a message if you win.
  • The contest will run for one week from Monday, September 26th to Sunday, October 2nd. Entries will be accepted until midnight on October 2nd.
  • 7 winners will be randomly drawn on Monday, October 3rd and will be announced on my blog, Twitter, and Facebook page.
  • I will contact all winners, if I don’t get a response within 24 hours, a new name will be randomly drawn.
  • Winners of the free tickets are not eligible to win the early bird draw. You must purchase an advance ticket before September 30th to be included in that draw.
  • Winners must be able to meet up with me at a specified time and place to pick up the tickets. You must show valid ID before I give you the pass. If you can’t meet, I will mail you your ticket. If for some reason a winner cannot attend, I will randomly draw another name.
  • 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.

Updated, October 3, 2011

And the contest winners are…

Sandy Luu
Becky Cadger
Ricky Cheung
Charmaine Lee
Carolina Hewitt

All winners have been contacted by email or Twitter DM and have 24 hours to confirm with me as per contest rules… otherwise I will draw another winner. Winners, please note that the ticket is for the BRIDE only and guest tickets need to be purchased through the Lovestruck website. The draw was done using Random.org.

To those who didn’t win, there’s still time to purchase tickets! Thank you all for participating!

I just want to thank Angela Girard and the Lovestruck Media Group for sponsoring this contest. It’s going to be a good time, I can’t wait to check it out!

All photos provided by Angela Girard
Photos courtesy Reine Weddings

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  • September 26th, 2011 at 9:29 am
    Sandy Luu says:

    Please pick me. I would like to meet all the vendors plus to learn more ideas.


  • September 26th, 2011 at 9:46 am
    Jennifer Penner says:

    Please pick me! I need ideas for my wedding!

  • September 26th, 2011 at 10:28 am
    Melody says:

    i’d love to win tickets!!! i’m looking for decoration vendors and also inspiration ideas on absolutely everything!! Thanks!! :)

  • September 26th, 2011 at 10:53 am
    Chris Vales says:

    I want to go with my Fiance so we get more ideas! We went to the Grand Wedding Show 2 weekends ago and we got so many ideas. The more, the better!

  • September 26th, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    Becky C says:

    I’d really like to go to this, please. :)

  • September 26th, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    Sarah says:

    This show looks absolutely divine!! I would love to win a ticket!!

  • September 26th, 2011 at 11:29 pm
    Helen says:

    I could really use the inspiration!

  • September 27th, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    Nicole says:

    Jeannine, I would love to win your contest! Your blog has been such a source of inspiration…thank you from all of us not-so-creative brides to be :)

  • September 27th, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    Charmaine Lee says:


    Thanks for holding this awesome contest! I would love to meet Cakes by Meg and Flower Factory!


  • September 28th, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    Samar Abouatta says:

    Hello Jeannine – Thanks for this contest! I would love to meet the Team from The Flower Factory & Sephora. Here’s hoping to win free tickets.

  • September 28th, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    Ricky Cheung says:

    Jeannine, thanks for putting this contest up! great blog.

    My girlfriend and I recently got engaged and would love to check this event out for sure.

    I’m personally will be interested in checking out Hyperfocus Photography.

  • September 28th, 2011 at 10:10 pm
    kurt says:

    Hello Jeannine – Thanks for the contest!
    I would love to meet the Team from The Flower Factory & Sephora.

  • September 28th, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    Carolina Hewitt says:

    Jeannine, Can’t wait to meet Upright Decor and Cakes By Meg. Thanks for this opportunity.

  • October 3rd, 2011 at 12:36 am
    Jeannine says:

    The contest is now over. Thanks for participating everyone!


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