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Win a Night at the OPUS Hotel for Vancity Bride’s Birthday!

March 10th, 2014 by Jeannine

Opus Hotel

Did you know that Vancity Bride has been up and running for 3 years now?! Wow time flies by so quickly. I am eternally grateful to everyone who helped make this blog a success… from those who believed in me when I first started, to the very welcoming and supportive industry in this city, and last but not least, you, my readers, whom I love to help as much as I can :) After all, I was in your shoes once so I know exactly what you’re going through. I’ve received email and feedback from some of my readers but one really sticks out:

“As I delved into wedding planning, I was inundated with people who pushed their ideas or made me feel guilty/cheap for not spending life savings on one day of our lives. I was even told that we wouldn’t have the perfect marriage if we didn’t have the perfect wedding. I was horrified. It was compounded with the death of my bridesmaid and the emotional difficulty her loss brought to wedding planning. Vancity Bride made me feel I could make our wedding our own vision, even if we had an uneven wedding party. I also credit Vancity Bride with supporting my idea of what a great wedding can be without destroying the bank account. It was just really nice to see real people having a realistic wedding their own way and I really appreciated it.” – Diana

If this is how my blog resonates with my readers, it’s all the motivation I need to keep going. So thank you. :)

Superior Susan Bathroom - OPUS Hotel

Anyway, enough blubbering :P I always like to treat my readers to a fabulous giveaway every birthday… and what’s not more fabulous than a night at the very chic Opus Hotel in Yaletown?!

The Prize

OPUS Hotel One lucky winner will enjoy a fabulous one night stay at Vancouver’s only Forbes Four-Star rated boutique hotel, OPUS Hotel, located in the heart of trendy Yaletown in downtown Vancouver. At check-in, guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne before entering their stylish Superior King room, complete with vibrant décor, King size bed, spa bathroom and sitting area. Includes complimentary Wifi, iPad in room for on and off-site use with free data, flat screen television and magazines. Take advantage of our Jaguar car chauffeur service that offers complimentary drop-off within downtown Vancouver, or borrow a bike and cruise the seawall to Stanley Park.

And the winner is…

Michelle Chan! Congratulations! I’ve already emailed you so please get back to me within 24 hours to claim your prize :) Thank you everyone for playing – there was a whopping 219 entries from the blog, Facebook and Twitter combined! I’m overwhelmed by your support and love. The OPUS Hotel is in the heart of Yaletown so check it out, it’s an amazing place. Their restaurant, La Pentola della Quercia, is a romantic spot to take your partner. Thank you again for playing and hope you’ll stick around for another 3 years (at least!)

Superior room Susan - OPUS Hotel

Huge thanks goes out to Sales Manager Morgan Del Vento for helping to make this happen! Find out more about their hotel below and visit their social media sites to get a preview of the luxury that awaits you :)

Uniquely stylish and always fresh, OPUS Vancouver is showcased by vibrant design, sophisticated style, and intuitive service bringing contemporary innovation to life. Unveiling refreshed rooms with updated stylings in Spring 2013, OPUS remains a leader in redefining the boutique hotel experience, located in the heart of Vancouver’s see-and-be-seen neighbourhood, Yaletown. Located in OPUS Vancouver is the city’s newest Italian restaurant, La Pentola della Quercia and dramatic OPUS Bar. OPUS Vancouver is recognized as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Hotels in the World, Canada’s Trendiest Hotel and Best in Business Travel and a Top 500 Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure magazine.

They also offer affordable elopement packages for very intimate weddings, which you can read about here!

Visit their website | Facebook | Twitter

Good luck to everyone who enters and thanks for celebrating my blog’s birthday with me!

OPUS Hotel

Contest Rules and Conditions

  • OPUS Hotel This contest is open to Metro Vancouver residents, 19 years of age or older.
  • Each person can only have a maximum of 3 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.
  • This contest will run for 7 days from Monday, March 10, 2014 to Sunday, March 16, 2014. Entries will be accepted until 10PM on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
  • 1 winner will be drawn randomly on Monday, March 17, 2014 and will be announced on my blogTwitter, andFacebook page.
  • I will contact the winner, if I don’t get a response within 24 hours of notifying, a new name will be randomly drawn. Gift certificate will be mailed.
  • 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.
  • OPUS Hotel is responsible for delivering the prize to the winner.

OPUS Hotel

All photos provided by OPUS Hotel, feature photo from Shutterstock.

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  • March 10th, 2014 at 9:24 am
    Lucie B says:

    The Opus looks amazing! The fiance and I would sure appreciate a chance to relax together here for a night.

  • March 10th, 2014 at 9:24 am
    chelsea says:

    I have always wanted to stay at the opus! Such a beautiful hotel and would be a great little getaway fore and future hubs right before our big day

  • March 10th, 2014 at 9:33 am
    Lexia says:

    Wow almost 3yrs and running, congrats & Happy Birthday!!! I’d love to win this getaway, staycation for hubby & I away from our boys for the night. Love our boys but would love a chance to be with my spouse and re-connect to who we both feel in love with :)

  • March 10th, 2014 at 9:47 am
    Jenn says:

    Congrats on your 3rd anniversary!

    I’d love to take my fiancé here to get away for a night and enjoy our engagement a bit more :)

  • March 10th, 2014 at 9:47 am
    Jessica says:

    Congrats and Happy Birthday Vancity Bride! You have truly been helpful especially when I was planning our Vancouver wedding miles away in Houston. I will always be an avid supporter of your contests and promos. Thanks so much and may you continue to be a blessing to future brides! :D

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:02 am
    Laurie Vickerman says:

    I would love to win a night’s stay here because I have heard such amazing things about this gorgeous hotel and have yet to be able to visit :) With all the chaos of wedding planning right now (wedding is in 2 months!) my fiancé and I could SO use this mini-relaxation night away from it all… fingers crossed!! :)

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:03 am
    Jennifer says:

    I love hotels! and the Opus looks pretty awesome. Congrats on 3 years for your blog!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:13 am
    Shirley A says:

    It’s already 3 years? Happy birthday!! I have to say your blog helped me through my wedding planning process – so keep up the awesome work!!! If there’s any volunteer opportunities or chances for your fans to help out – let us know (I know I’ll be the first to sign up for it).

    A night at Opus would be delightful as my birthday is around the corner! :)

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:14 am
    Brittany H. says:

    Would love a night away from home with my fiancée!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:30 am
    Arjun Rudra says:

    Fingers crossed

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:34 am
    Brenda says:

    Would love to have a little romantic getaway!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:36 am
    kelsey wong says:

    id love to stay at opus, it would be nice to have a little getaway :)

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:52 am
    Jovita Vytasek says:

    Sorry, my other comment didn’t load :-( I would love to stay at the opus hotel! I have never had the opportunity but living in Vancouver and walking past it so often, I have always wondered what it looked like inside and how awesome it would be to stay there.

  • March 10th, 2014 at 11:34 am
    Tanya says:

    I would love to win this for a little R&R time! Neither of us have had a day off since early Jan :(

  • March 10th, 2014 at 12:15 pm
    Miranda says:

    I’ve been following you from the start (that’s how long I’ve been ENGAGED!). Love your dedication and drive for this blog and I know it’s been so helpful to many a bride (and the occasional groom).

  • March 10th, 2014 at 12:28 pm
    Patricia says:

    This month is my fiancé & my 8 year anniversary together! We’ve been engaged for over 2 years but haven’t even begun the wedding planning process because we’re so overwhelmed with work right now.. We could definitely use some “staycation” time to just relax and be together, even for a night!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 12:52 pm
    Michelle says:

    A couple more months till my wedding, it’d be nice for me/fiance to have a quiet little weekend getaway and spend some quality time together :)

  • March 10th, 2014 at 1:46 pm
    Brittany says:

    I love the Opus! Their rooms are gorgeous and very relaxing. I need a night away! :)

  • March 10th, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    Diana Worsley says:

    Happy birthday! My fiance proposed on Valentines day this year and we are getting married Sept 20th. He is honestly the sweetest, caring, amazing man. He just spent the weekend with me looking after our friends 3 huge dogs that were all sick, cleaning up after them when they had their accidents (and he is not a dog person). He is the type of guy that will always put me first regardless of how it affects him. He puts a smile on my face every morning and every night. I would love to surprise him with a night out at Opus hotel as he is truly someone who would appreciate it and deserve it!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 3:42 pm
    Andrea LD says:

    Our wedding is coming up in three months and a little getaway in Yaletown would be a great way to de-stress from planning!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 4:14 pm
    Allison lowe says:

    what a dream come true!!! happy birthday! same birthday as mine!!!! love it!! my wedding is at the brix and would just be absolute thrilled to stay @theopushotel too!!!!!

    I want my whole wedding party to stay there too!!!!
    I hope I hope I hope xoxox

  • March 10th, 2014 at 4:40 pm
    maria says:

    Awesome prize!! Would love to win this! It looks like such a great hotel. Would be great to celebrate d/t and not worry about driving home.

  • March 10th, 2014 at 5:00 pm
    Melissa says:

    Congrats on a successful blog! I would love to stay at the Opus. It would be a fabulous ‘babymoon’ for my hubby and I.

  • March 10th, 2014 at 5:02 pm
    Christine says:

    Happy birthday!!! I love ur blog. This prize will be such a nice getaway from reality!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 7:49 pm
    Cathy G. says:

    I have been dreaming of staying at OPUS Hotel for our wedding night! I would love to win this prize.

  • March 10th, 2014 at 7:51 pm
    Beatrice says:

    Happy birthday! I want to win because OPUS looks amazing. :)

  • March 10th, 2014 at 8:00 pm
    Bercin A says:

    My fiance and I need some just us time, things have been so hectic lately! Weeooo a night at the Opus would be fantastic!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 8:14 pm
    Jenny says:

    Our wedding reception is very close to OPUS and we would love to stay there!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 8:20 pm
    Jerry says:

    A small getaway with my fiancée.

  • March 10th, 2014 at 8:48 pm
    Danielle says:

    Happy Birthday!


  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:27 pm
    Tracy says:

    i’ve always wanted to stay at the opus, because it’s so posh and trendy!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:27 pm
    Carol-Ann says:

    wow! 3 great years! Congratulations! I would loooooooove a little stay-cation with my hubby! :)

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:32 pm
    Erica says:

    My fiancé and I would love to win this. Get away for the night and just relax. We work opposite shifts, planning our wedding, honeymoon and every stress builds up and this would be fun! Thanks for having such a great blog and contest!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:34 pm
    James T says:

    My fiancé would love me that much more if I surprised her with this win! She’s planning the wedding and deserves a night of pampering and relaxation.

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:35 pm
    Aron says:

    Congrats on three years spreading happiness and pretty! My husband and I would LOVE a night downtown…pick me please!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:41 pm
    Kristyl Clark says:

    I’ve always wanted to check out this amazing hotel!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 10:51 pm
    Kimberley Mulla says:

    I would love to win this! My birthday is coming up and I desperately need a break. Happy birthday to your blog!

  • March 10th, 2014 at 11:39 pm
    Annie says:

    Happy 3rd Birthday, Vancity Bride! I’d love a night at the Opus Hotel!

  • March 11th, 2014 at 12:24 am
    Ryan says:

    I’d love to win this for my soon-to-be fiancee… shhhh

  • March 11th, 2014 at 12:37 am
    Yumiko says:

    Happy blog birthday!

  • March 11th, 2014 at 8:56 am
    Nicole-Ann Poitras says:

    What a gorgeous hotel…would love to win! Happy Birthday!

  • March 11th, 2014 at 10:43 am
    Lexie says:

    I’d love to win this! Pet-friendly hotels are the absolute best!

  • March 11th, 2014 at 3:49 pm
    Nicole L says:

    Congrats and Happy 3rd!! I love your blog and it helped me find a really good MUA for my engagement photos!

    Please pick meeee! It’d be so awesome to win this prize! =)

  • March 11th, 2014 at 5:48 pm
    Sabine Obeid says:

    We just spent 4 months backpacking through India and South East Asia. Everyone told us that a trip like that would make or break us, so we got engaged! After spending months in bug infested hostels and sleeping on trains and airports, I think we would greatly appreciate the chance at luxury. Thanks!!

  • March 11th, 2014 at 6:18 pm
    joanna moss says:

    i would love a night away from the kids! Yippee

  • March 11th, 2014 at 8:32 pm
    Leticia d. says:

    I would like a night away from my kid, haven’t had one since she was born!

  • March 11th, 2014 at 9:11 pm
    Amy says:

    Often we get side tracked by the day to day grind of out busy lives and we forget to take it all in and breath, you don’t always get an opportunity to spend time with your loved one I would love to be able to spend a night with my other half !! Vancouver itself is a beauty of its own and the Opus Hotel just adds to the romance .. Wish everybody good luck :) xo

  • March 11th, 2014 at 11:29 pm
    Stella says:

    Just got engaged and would love a mini stay-cation!

  • March 12th, 2014 at 2:33 am
    Anita says:

    What a great place to stay for a little rest and relaxation.

  • March 12th, 2014 at 10:42 am
    Donna L says:

    I’d love a fancy place to stay at when I visit Vancouver! It’d make the trip extra glam!

  • March 12th, 2014 at 1:42 pm
    Jarusha says:

    An excellent giveaway at pro ably my favorite hotel in Van – even though I’ve never been there!

  • March 12th, 2014 at 10:08 pm
    AngieF says:

    Not only is my birthday coming up but my fiancée and I are celebrating 10 years together this year,!! We would love to have a nice night downtown to celebrate, this prize would be perfect :) love the blog, been following since dec 2012 <3

  • March 13th, 2014 at 7:21 am
    Cait says:

    This would be the perfect place to stay after our wedding in June. Our ceremony and reception will be held in Yaletown, just around the corner!!

  • March 13th, 2014 at 8:30 am
    Sophia Ren says:

    Happy birthday VanityBride!! I’ve heard great things about OPUS Hotel, but because I live in Vancouver, it’s rare that we would have an opportunity to stay there for a night. If we do win this prize, it will be a nice mini-getaway :) THANK YOU!

  • March 13th, 2014 at 9:21 am
    Camille says:

    We just got married and have not yet had a honeymoon, so this would be the perfect little getaway! I loved Vancity Bride and used a lot of the vendors and advice on here – such a great way to narrow down the many choices in Vancouver without breaking the bank! I’m actually in the process of trying to get into this industry right now and having a chance to look at another venue option would be very useful too :)

  • March 13th, 2014 at 1:06 pm
    Stephanie C says:

    Happy birthday, Vancity Bride! I appreciate effort and hard work you’ve put into making this blog amazing and so helpful for people like me who don’t believe in spending your life savings on one day, even though I do agree that it is an important day!

    My fiance and I have been overwhemled by being engaged and doing the wedding planning so we would love to have an opportunity to just relax in the heart of this town we love so much.

  • March 13th, 2014 at 3:44 pm
    Shae Sellars says:

    This looks incredible! Thanks for all the hard work Vancity is doing because they are doing a great job :)

  • March 13th, 2014 at 8:28 pm
    Nicole says:

    I’ve been told nothing but good things about Opus! Would LOVE to spend my last night as a single woman before my wedding with my girlies! It would give me a chance to spend some much needed bonding time with my girls because the majority of them are from out of town!!

  • March 14th, 2014 at 6:09 pm
    Catherine says:

    Would love to win!!! A night out in Vancouver would be a lovely break from house renos!!!

  • March 14th, 2014 at 6:14 pm
    Cheryl m says:

    Wow three years goes by fast!! Happy birthday/anniversary Vancity bride! The Opus hotel is stunning… Anyone would be lucky to stay there :)

  • March 14th, 2014 at 7:39 pm
    Amanda MacLeod says:

    Congrats on your anniversary! Hubby and I would love a night out on the town and a chance to wake up sans kiddos. Cheers!

  • March 14th, 2014 at 9:23 pm
    Jen says:

    This prize would be absolutely amazing for my fiancé and I! Congrats on 3 years!

  • March 15th, 2014 at 10:45 am
    Jemima says:

    I love reading your blog! So much useful information for brides to be!

  • March 15th, 2014 at 5:08 pm
    Erica-May says:

    Thanks for sharing that email from one of your readers, above. Congratulations on 3 years. VanCity Bride is such a fantastic and inspiring resource for brides and brides-to-be and we appreciate the work and love you put into it!

    My husband and I stayed at the Opus on our wedding night and I had my getting-ready shots taken there. Our first anniversary will be coming up in a few months and it’d be a lovely treat to stay there again!

  • March 15th, 2014 at 8:04 pm
    Amy L. says:

    Love your blog and I love this contest! I’m looking for a place to stay the night of our wedding this summer and the Opus Hotel would be fabulous!

  • March 15th, 2014 at 9:33 pm
    Melissa Skoda says:

    Congrats on your anniversary!
    I photographed a wedding at opus last year and have always wanted to go back for a proper visit. The rooms and decor are stunning and I love the extra touches like the bikes and iPads. To win would be such a treat!

  • March 16th, 2014 at 10:47 am
    Diana Chau says:

    Wow I would love to win this prize coz this will be great for my hubby and I getaway from my boy. We didn’t even have a honey moon ever since we are married. We have been argued a lot over things ever since our boy is born. This will be definitely perfect for us.

  • March 16th, 2014 at 10:49 am
    Jeannie says:

    I would love to win a night at the Opus. It would be a nice little getaway for my husband and I.

  • March 16th, 2014 at 6:33 pm
    Lisa says:

    Congratulations on three years!! I’d live to win the prize …. What a romantic evening for me a d my beloved!!

  • March 16th, 2014 at 8:35 pm
    Elaine Deng says:

    Thanks for the awesome opportunity! I’d love a stay at the Opus Hotel. Happy birthday!

  • March 16th, 2014 at 9:14 pm
    Angela says:

    I want a night out with my husband without the kids!

  • March 16th, 2014 at 9:37 pm
    Angie says:

    it’ll be a great staycation/short honeymoon with my hubby!


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