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Win Fabulous Prizes on Vancity Bride’s 2nd Birthday!

March 11th, 2013 by Jeannine

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

Vancity Bride - Photo by Boutique Studios I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since my very first post! Time sure flies when you’re having fun! Thank you to all my loyal readers, especially those who supported me since the very beginning. I couldn’t do it without any of you and you continue to be my motivation to keep going forward. I feel so blessed knowing I have made a difference in Metro Vancouver brides’ lives – to those who sent me messages and emails of gratitude, thank you for telling me. Your messages mean I’m doing something right :) To all the fantastic wedding vendors in Vancouver – thank you also for all your support. I love getting to know you and learning about the ins and outs of the industry. I’m honoured to be in the presence of such a talented bunch of entrepreneurs. Thank you.

I am also pleased to announce that Vancity Bride is another big winner at the 2012 Ninjamatics Canadian Weblog Awards. Vancity Bride was named Best Placeblog, Best Weblog About Fashion, Style & Design, and placed 2nd for Best Weblog About Arts & Culture. Huge thanks to the jury members for deeming Vancity Bride to be one of the top weblogs in the nation. Thank you, thank you thank you! My goal for next year is 3 First Place awards… so let’s see :)

2012 winner badges

In honour of my blog’s 2nd birthday, I’m pleased to announce some giveaways as a way for me to say thank you to my loyal fans and a great big HELLO! to all my new ones :) Some friends in the industry have teamed up to make this contest possible and without further ado… here’s what’s up for grabs!

The contest is now over…

Wow everyone… I’m so overwhelmed by the number of entries (181 – blog and Twitter combined!!!) and of course all your sweet messages. I’m so so happy that I’ve made a positive impact and helped you out with your wedding planning – that was my number one goal and I’m glad I’ve achieved it… and will continue to do so for future brides. Thank you so much for your support… I couldn’t have done this all without you :) And now… the moment of truth… scroll down through each prize to see who won what! The winners have all been contacted so please check your inbox/spam folder and reply within 24 hours to claim your prize or another winner will be randomly drawn (as per contest rules). Congrats to all the winners and thank you to everyone for participating.

The draw was conducted using Random.org.

A Romance Package for 2 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

Catering Manager Koreena Singh is no stranger to this blog – she has given me all sorts of great deals to pass onto you at their fabulous venues: The Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel and the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. I have written about both the Marriott and the Renaissance as they have some great options for brides on a budget and I stand by their level of customer service. They want to give away a Romance Package to a lucky reader and her significant other, it includes a 1-night stay at a Deluxe Harbourside Guestroom at the Renaissance, where freshly cut flowers, sparkling wine and chocolate truffles await you. The next morning, you’ll enjoy a breakfast for two and a late checkout (2PM). I have experienced this package before and have no doubt you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Winner: Jenna

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

Website: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
Facebook Page: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
Twitter: @RenVanHotel

An Engagement/Couples Session With Vivid Moments Photographers

Vancouver wedding photographer Raymond Chou of Vivid Moments Photographers is one of my Vancity Vendors and a good friend in the industry. When I featured him back in the fall of 2011, I was already impressed with his beautiful images and his technical and creative skills… and now he’s gotten even better. I’m so happy to have him sponsor a prize for my anniversary contest! Here’s what the winner will get:

  • 60 minute photoshoot with Raymond at a single location
  • Online gallery of your images
  • 20 edited digital images of your choice
  • 10% off on any wedding package if you choose to book Vivid Moments Photographers for your special day
  • Prize must be redeemed by October 1, 2013

Winner: Laurie Vickerman

Vivid Moments Photographers

Website: Vivid Moments Photographers
Facebook Page: Vivid Moments Photographers
Twitter: @RaymondChou

A Custom 6″ Round Cake from Le Gateau Bakeshop

Tanya Muller of Le Gateau Bakeshop is a superwoman. She owns and operates Le Gateau Bakeshop. She has over 10 years of experience baking cakes and other sweet confections and recently opened her bakery last year. She is also the other half of Granola Girl, delicious granola that’s making waves across Metro Vancouver. Her cakes are delicious and you can check them out yourself too if you’re around the East Hastings and Skeena area. Tanya is happy to give a lucky Vancity Bride winner a 6″ Round Cake – ready made or custom, but design must be approved by Tanya. Who wouldn’t want to bring a delicious Le Gateau creation to your next celebration or enjoy it as a dessert for a quiet night at home!

Prize must be redeemed by the end of August, 2013.

Winner: Eilidh

Le Gateau Bakeshop

Website: Le Gateau Bakeshop
Facebook Page: Le Gateau Bakeshop
Twitter: @Le_Gateau

$100 Gift Certificate from Jeweliette

Who doesn’t love to sparkle? The best sparkle can be found on Hornby Street – just follow the pink signs into Jeweliette, home of Elsa Corsi creations plus other fine jewelry for weddings and special occasions. Every time I go into their store, I end up not being able to choose which item I want, because they’re all so pretty! Jeweliette is giving away a $100 Gift Certificate to a lucky Vancity Bride reader! Use it towards some custom Elsa Corsi jewelry or you can check out their selection of items under $100 – I’ll be writing an updated version of this article showing off their new inventory of affordable jewelry for yourself or your special girlfriends!

Winner: Jojo


Website: Jeweliette
Facebook Page: Jeweliette
Twitter: @jewelietteshop

A Makeover or Makeup Lesson with Jayna Marie Makeup + Hair

It’s a well known fact that Jayna Marie is one of the most sought after bridal hair stylist and makeup artist in Metro Vancouver. I was very lucky to have her beautify me at multiple occasions and she has exceeded my expectations each time. Her bubbly personality will put you at ease and not only will you look gorgeous at the end of it all, you’ll also have made a new friend. Jayna is happy to give a lucky Vancity Bride winner the choice of the following two prizes:

  • A 1.5-2 hour makeup lesson at her studio in Coquitlam, OR
  • A 1.5 hour hair and makeup styling at her studio in Coquitlam

Jayna Marie Makeup + Hair - Photo by stu-di-o by jeanie

If you feel like you need to look stunning for the night or learn some makeup secrets to enhance your beauty, Jayna can help with that! She offers mobile hair and makeup styling services as well as lessons, aptly named Fancy Face Academy.

Prize must be redeemed by May 31, 2013 and is subject to availability.

Winner: Jessica

This goes to the Jessica who wrote this comment:

“Congratulations fellow Filipina Jeannine! I’d love to win the Romance Package for 2 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. Thanks so much for being a blessing and for all the help in wedding planning. It would be great to have a part of our honeymoon at this hotel! :D All the best to your blog!”

Website: Jayna Marie Makeup + Hair
Facebook Page: Jayna Marie Makeup + Hair
Twitter: @JaynaMarieMUA

Contest Rules & 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. Each winner can only win 1 prize.
  • The contest will run for 7 days from Monday, March 11, 2013 to Sunday, March 17, 2013. Entries will be accepted until 10PM on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
  • The winners will be drawn randomly on Monday, March 18, 2013 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.
  • When applicable, all parties must mutually agree on a place and time for appointments to take place.
  • There will be no prize substitutions and it cannot be redeemed for cash. If the winner chooses to forfeit the prize or fails to claim it, no compensation will be given, and another name will be drawn.
  • Each vendor mentioned is responsible for fulfilling their contributed prize.

To all the prize sponsors…

Thank you so much for taking part in my Anniversary contest – I really appreciate it. You all are great friends to me and I appreciate all the work that you do to satisfy Vancouver’s brides and grooms, as well as the support you’ve given me through the years. Thank you :)

Good luck everyone! Looking forward to year #3!

Photographer credits: Shutterstock (feature photo), Boutique Studios (headshot), Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Vivid Moments Photographers, [stu-di-o] by jeanie

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  • March 11th, 2013 at 8:13 am
    Sarah B says:

    So glad I discovered your blog! I would LOVE to win the Renaissance Hotel Romance package!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 9:17 am
    Marjorie D says:

    I enjoy reading your informative articles. Keep it up! It’d be nice to win the Romance package or the gift certificate from Jeweliette. Here’s to many more anniversaries! Cheers :)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 9:21 am
    Kat says:

    I love reading your blog posts! They have been so helpful while I was planning for my wedding this spring! Thank you! I would love to win the Renaissance hotel package ;)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 9:29 am
    Areta says:

    Love to win $100 Gift Certificate from Jeweliette!

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/msareta/status/311151804954062851

  • March 11th, 2013 at 9:34 am
    Brenda says:

    So happy to have found your blog! It has been a great resource for information and ideas. I would love to win the Renaissance hotel package or the Jeweliette gift card. But if I win anything, it would be really awesome!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 9:46 am
    Jennifer P says:

    Your blog is awesome! I check it out when I need ideas for my upcoming wedding in June. I would love to win the gift certificate from Jeweliette!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:04 am
    Laurie Vickerman says:

    OMG what fabulous prizes!! Love your blog & love the contests! Would be thrilled to win ANY of those prizes, but I think my top 2 would be the Romance night or the Jeweliette g/c! Any would be awesome though! Crossing my fingers :)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:12 am
    Ashley says:

    Amazing prizes!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:12 am
    Viviana says:

    I would LOVE to win the gift certificate from Jeweliette!! I absolutely love their designs! ;)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:13 am
    linda says:

    i would love to win any of the prizes especially romance night.

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:19 am
    June says:

    Love your blog! This is where I found fabulous photographer Maggie from Earthling Photography for my wedding. Thank you! :) I would LOVE the Renaissance Hotel romance Package for 2.

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:29 am
    melissa says:

    happy happy anniversary vancity!! looks like some great prizes and giveaways! thanks for the entry!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:30 am
    Nicole says:

    The romantic night would be very exciting!!! But I’ve heard amazing things about Jeweliette! I would love to win the gift certificate!! :) Good luck everyone!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:32 am
    Vinnie says:

    I would love to win any of these prizes, but the romance package from Renaissance would be the BEST! Happy birthday, Vancity Bride!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:37 am
    Meesh says:

    Happy anniversary!!
    I would LOVE to win the romance package, engagement session or the Jeweliette gift certificate!! :D

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:45 am
    Devon says:

    Happy Anniversary Vancity Bride! All the prizes are fabulous but a romantic night with the hubby would be awesome :)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:46 am
    Kim says:

    The romance package sounds AMAZING!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 11:27 am
    Jo says:

    I have had so much fun reading your blog. Congratulations on all of your awards and happy 2nd year! All of the prizes are amazing and I would be trilled to win any of them, but I would LOVE to win the Renaissance Hotel Romance package for a romantic night at the hotel after my wedding in August.

  • March 11th, 2013 at 11:39 am
    Arjun Rudra (@ArjunRudra1) says:

    Would love to win the Romance Package for 2 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

  • March 11th, 2013 at 11:53 am
    Dilara says:

    Congrats on 2 years!! Here’s to many more :)
    I’m most excited to win the hotel package; could really use a staycation.

  • March 11th, 2013 at 12:03 pm
    maria says:

    I would love to win the hotel package or the cake prize.

  • March 11th, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    Valeen says:

    Happy Anniversary! I would LOVE, Love the Romance Package for 2 with my husband, or the $100 gift certificate from Jeweliette would be great too.

  • March 11th, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    Kien says:

    Wow, some amazing prizes! Would love any of them!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    nesreen miniano says:

    happy anniversary vancity bride! thank you so much for helping me find my vendors – they are awesome, and you are too! :-)

    i already have my engagement shoot set with one of your superawesome vendors bake photography but i would love to win any of the prizes but my absolute fave will have to be the romantic package, makeover, and jewelry gift certificate!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    Jennifer says:

    I would love to win the Renaissance package or the cake!
    Thank you for your blog – it has helped me so much.

  • March 11th, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Cheryl says:

    All of these prizes are amazing!!! A little overnight vacation would be an absolute treat!!! And any girl would be lucky to be pampers by Jayna Marie

  • March 11th, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    Melody Ma says:

    I would love to win the photography session.

  • March 11th, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    Shannon Shindak says:

    Happy Birthday!!! You do an amazing job!
    I would love to win any of the prizes…but I think I would really like to win the getaway with my hunny. Planning a wedding is no easy task….alone time would be fab!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Shirley A says:

    Happy anniversary!!!!
    I’ll be stoked with the Renaissance Hotel package :)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    Celina says:

    Happy anniversary!
    I’d love to win any of the prizes, but the romance package would be amazing!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    Camille Johnson says:

    Congrats Jeannine!! I’ve been following your blog for a few months now, and I love all the articles. It’s helped me to find so many of my vendors, and at such great value!

    I’m especially excited about the Jayna Marie Makeup and Le Gateau Bakeshop as I’m thinking about using them for my wedding, but I wouldn’t mind an engagement session, some bling jewelry or a night at the Renaissance either! ;)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    Pam says:

    Congrats on this milestone! The prizes are great!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 2:40 pm
    CPK says:

    I’d love to win any of the prizes but I’d be especially thrilled to win the hotel package!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    Amber Ferguson says:

    Happy Anniversary I am so glad to have you to help me with the vendor suggestions. I would love either the Renaissance package or the hair and makeup by Jayna

  • March 11th, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    Christina says:

    congrats!!! :)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    Chelsea says:

    Congratulations on two years! I can barely keep a blog going for a few days! I’d love to win the hotel package or makeup lesson! My skills are lacking slightly haha

  • March 11th, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    marcee l.b.s says:

    So happy for you Jeannine! 2 year is a great milestone!! You’re prizes sound amazing! Hope you are doing well!!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    heather says:

    Congratulations on 2 years:) Your blog is really awesome! All of these prizes are amazing. There will be a few very lucky brides to receive any of them. Fingers crossed and best wishes to you all :)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    Suzanne S. says:

    I love your blog, and congrats!!! I recently got engaged, and I find this site super helpful! I found my photographer for my wedding, just by visiting your blog!!

    I would be excited to win the Renaissance Romance Package for 2!!!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    Samantha says:

    Happy 2nd blogging anniversary and congrats on the awards. That’s awesome!! Those are amazing prizes and I would be thrilled to win any of them.

  • March 11th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    Tyla Kanigan says:

    Any of these prizes would be amazing but I would especially be grateful for the engagement shoot. On the day we were supposed to have our photos taken our shoot was cancelled due to a crazy amount of fog that took over :(

    PS. LOVE the blog and Happy Anniversary!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    Tegan says:

    Happy 2nd birthday to your wonderful blog, Jeannine! Thank you for being a great resource to Vancouver brides :) What an awesome line up of prizes – would love to win any one of them!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    ariel chiu says:

    i would love to win the Romance Package for 2 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    Jaime L says:

    Happy anniversary! This has been such a useful site for my wedding planning.

    Any of the prizes would be awesome, but the Romance Package would be fantastic.

  • March 11th, 2013 at 7:19 pm
    Melissa says:

    I’ve planned my wedding using almost only Vancity Vendors. I love your blog! I would love to win the Romance Package!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    Winnie S. says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday! :) Thanks for a great blog! Would love to win any of these!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 8:39 pm
    Sonya says:

    Happy anniversary !!!! Wow a mini vacation, a beautiful cake, capturing a moment of time with my darling wife!!! A day of pampering by the lovely and talented Jayna Marie, something sparkly ….. How to decide which is my favourite???? All of the prizes are so generous

  • March 11th, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    Keara says:

    All of these prizes are great but some photos would be so great to win!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 9:17 pm
    Michelle says:

    Would love either the Renaissance or Jeweliette prize! Congrats Jeannine!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    Anh N. says:

    Congratulations! My wedding planning wouldn’t have been the same without your blog :)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 9:50 pm
    Aysha says:

    Would love to win any of the packages!!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    Anna Gajdamowicz says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! I’d love to win the hotel or jewellry gift card :)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    Vivian Chi says:

    Thanks for creating the blog; it has been me lots of ideas for my upcoming wedding!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    Jamie Chang says:

    Happy birthday! I love vancitybride your posts are so helpful with planning a wedding on a budget :)

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:43 pm
    Steph N. says:

    As someone who is newly engaged I am so thankful that this fabulous blog exists to help with the planning process! Thanks vancity bride xoxo

  • March 11th, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    Kim Worthington says:

    Congrats on 2yrs! Would love to win the engagement session!

  • March 11th, 2013 at 11:13 pm
    Janet says:

    Your comment

  • March 12th, 2013 at 1:26 am
    Angie says:

    Happy anniversary! I would love to win the prize from Jeweliette!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 9:18 am
    Vivian says:

    All the prizes sound amazing!! I’m especially excited about the Jeweliette! Your blog has made me see that weddings don’t have to break the bank :) Thanks!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 9:51 am
    Amy says:

    I follow your blog for updates regularly. I’m getting married this September and LOVE the Renaissance Hotel romance Package for 2!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 10:22 am
    Katie says:

    I am getting married in June and would LOVE the Renaissance Hotel Romance Package for 2! I love your blog and style

  • March 12th, 2013 at 10:26 am
    Mandy C says:

    The Renaissance Romance Package sounds fabulous!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 11:54 am
    Jessica L. says:

    Happy Birthday Vancity Bride! I love all your tips and advice :) Oh and I’d love to win the lesson with Jayna Marie!!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 12:45 pm
    Sheila R says:

    Thank you for providing such a great wealth of information on your site. I find I’m constantly visiting it to look up vendors while planning my wedding. And, of course, I’d love to win a prize–the Renaissance would provide a much needed break from wedding planning insanity!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    Jessica says:

    I would love to win the cake or the hotel prize

  • March 12th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    Susie says:

    Huge Congratulations to you Jeannie! And what an amazing way to celebrate! Your site has been an amazing resource for me throughout the wedding planning process – many many thanks for bringing vancitybride.com to life!! These prizes are awesome and I would love any of them!! Here’s to many more years of success with the site!!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    Raymond Chou says:

    Happy Birthday to Vancity Bride! Keep on rocking out those awesome posts and making the wedding planning experience a more enjoyable experience for brides all around Vancouver!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 6:52 pm
    Joanna says:

    Happy Birthday! I would love to win the hotel stay. I have almost everything organized except a hotel for our first night as a married couple.

  • March 12th, 2013 at 6:55 pm
    Sean says:

    You’ve made it through the terrible two’s!! HBD Vancity!

    I’d be stoked to win the jewellery prize so I can get something for my finacee to wear on her wedding day.

  • March 12th, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    Cicy says:

    Excited for a one night getaway! Tweeted as well :)

  • March 12th, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    Lindsay Wilson says:

    Happy Birthday!! I would love the hotel stay or the photo session

  • March 12th, 2013 at 7:06 pm
    Amber says:

    We would be excited to win a night of romance. Unfortunately with my job and schedule it doesn’t leave much time for romance and would be wonderful to take a night away from it all. Tweeted as well.

  • March 12th, 2013 at 7:13 pm
    Catherine says:

    Would be happy with any of the prizes!! They all look fabulous!! Love your blog!!!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    Jaimie says:

    what an amazing contest!! I would love to win the hotel prize :)

  • March 12th, 2013 at 8:27 pm
    Rosalie says:

    Happy 2 year Anniversary! I’ve been going to this blog even before I got engaged! All the prizes look amazing but I would love to win the engagement shoot!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    Allison says:

    Congrats on your 2 years! I think the cake looks pretty delicious…

  • March 12th, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    Vionna Wong says:

    Happy 2nd Anniversary!!! I am so happy for you :) I’ve been following your blog since I was dating my husband-to-be-very-soon 2 years ago and now I am 4 months away from our big day….Your blog has been a great help during my preparation and yes..it is a source of inspiration for me all the way in the past 2 years! Again, congratz and you deserve the awards :)

  • March 12th, 2013 at 10:13 pm
    Vicky says:

    I stumbled across your blog when I got engaged last summer and am so glad I did! Your posts have given me a lot of helpful information and hints as I prepare my big day. Congrats on two years! Here’s to many more two years :D

  • March 12th, 2013 at 10:20 pm
    Siobhan says:

    I’m excited to win the romantic hotel getaway!! Please, pick me!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 11:14 pm
    Katie says:

    I can’t decide which prize is best! I’d love to win any of them!!

  • March 12th, 2013 at 11:51 pm
    Lina says:

    I’m a bride on a budget and am thrilled to be part of your contest! It’d be amazing to win any of the above gifts.
    Many thinks to the sponsors!

  • March 13th, 2013 at 12:12 am
    Jojo says:

    Great blog! Great info! Great prizes!

  • March 13th, 2013 at 12:14 am
    Laureen says:

    Happy Vancity Bride 2nd birthday/anniversary! Keep up the great work on the blog Jeannine!

    I’ve been reading your blog for the past few months and it’s been so helpful with wedding planning! The sponsors and the prizes all seem amazing – any of the items would be helpful for the big day :) if I had to pick one though, it’d be Jeweliette because I’m actually currently looking at some jewelry and have seen a few things in store I wouldn’t mind wearing on my big day in August!

    ps. tweeted the contest on twitter as well!

  • March 13th, 2013 at 12:15 am
    annabelle says:

    I am very proud of you and your achievements!
    …so happy i feel like a winner of your amazing prizes!
    This is not an entry though….
    Wishing you more blessings and success :)

    your mother :)

  • March 13th, 2013 at 1:25 am
    Natasha S says:

    Great blog! Happy 2nd year Anniversary and thank you for all the helpful posts!! I would love to win your contest and get a Romance Package for 2 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel … or an Engagement Session With Vivid Moments:)

  • March 13th, 2013 at 6:44 am
    Francesca MacQuarrie says:

    Newly engaged, just started planning, any of these lovely prizes would be swell!

  • March 13th, 2013 at 10:53 am
    Maryna K. says:

    Hi, I’m also on a tight budget and thank the sponsors so much for this contest and a chance to win and to have the dream become a reality! I’d be more than happy to get any of the prizes but my top two picks would be:
    1)An Engagement/Couples Session With Vivid Moments Photographers &
    2) A Romance Package for 2 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel.

    Congratulations to the Vancity bride on your success & happy 2 years:))) Thank you so much again!! Good luck to everyone :) )

  • March 13th, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    Cassandra says:

    I really want to win the romance package! My fiance is a really hard worker and he deserves a great weekend! :)

  • March 13th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    Jessica says:

    Congratulations fellow Filipina Jeannine! I’d love to win the Romance Package for 2 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. Thanks so much for being a blessing and for all the help in wedding planning. It would be great to have a part of our honeymoon at this hotel! :D All the best to your blog!

  • March 13th, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    Aimee C says:

    Thank you for doing what you do Jeannine! I’m so glad to have discovered your blog, you’ve provided great tips and resources. I’m happy to say that my wedding planning is stress-free, so far. We would be grateful for any one of those prizes, it would be a great treat for us!

  • March 13th, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    Margot says:

    I can’t believe I only found out about this site recently! You provide a great resource for local brides. Congrats on the 2nd anniversary and here’s to many, many more!

  • March 13th, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    Liz says:

    I love your blog! I especially love the real budget brides and that you write all the details of where they got everything! Great giveaway and happy second birthday :)

  • March 13th, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    Hidy says:

    I just discovered your blog and it’s fantastic! I’m eyeing the hotel package…I’d love a staycation in our beautiful city!

  • March 13th, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    Jessica W says:

    Your comment

  • March 13th, 2013 at 8:17 pm
    Kam says:

    Would love to win the Renaissance Hotel Romance Pkg! Would be a great surprise for the wife!!

  • March 14th, 2013 at 7:54 am
    Catriona Hippman says:

    All of the prizes are awesome, but in particular I would love to win the romance package (take some time out of wedding planning to relax!) or the cake from Le Gateau bakery – I got to sample some of their cake at the Indie I do wedding fair and it was divine :)

  • March 14th, 2013 at 8:42 am
    Eilidh Duncan says:

    Congrats Vancity bride! You helped a lot with planning my wedding when I didn’t have a lot of time to plan, thank you! I would love to win the prize from Le Gateau!

  • March 14th, 2013 at 10:15 am
    Jenna says:

    I want to get dolled up by Jayna, cover myself in sparkle at Jeweliette, and then retire to my room at the Renaissance with my cake from Le Gateau. I will also invite my fiance ;)

  • March 14th, 2013 at 10:24 am
    joanna m says:

    I’m excited about the hotel romance package!

  • March 14th, 2013 at 10:36 am
    Chelsea says:

    I’m getting married in June and any of these prizes would be a dream come true – and answer to prayer!!

  • March 14th, 2013 at 11:01 am
    Linda Quinn says:

    Just love reading your blog posts, just about to find out more about Jeweliette. Jewellery is next on my list. I’d love to win the Romance package so we could celebrate our 10 year anniversary there next week. 6 weeks to D day…..excited!

  • March 14th, 2013 at 11:42 am
    Monti Samuel says:

    One of the best wedding blogs in Vancouver. Follow and recommend brides to you regularly. Much love.

    Coveting the photo session and, of course, Elsa’s amazing GC .

  • March 14th, 2013 at 11:53 am
    Wendy says:

    I am getting married this Aug! :) I would love to win the engagement photoshoot! I have been looking at one and Vivid photos look amazing!

  • March 14th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    Vanessa Lee says:

    Happy anniversary! :)

  • March 14th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    Charlotte says:

    Wow – what a giveaway! I got engaged in August & couldn’t afford an engagement shoot, so this would be an incredible prize…thank you for hosting this contest!

  • March 14th, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    Courtney C says:

    Thanks Vancity Bride! Fantastic blog! Would love to win any of these great prizes! My wedding date is June 29th…was

    Happy 2nd Birthday!

  • March 14th, 2013 at 3:16 pm
    Bailey says:

    Amazing blog, an amazing 2 years, amazing prizes and amazing vendors! congrats!

    I would love to win the night away or the Jeweliette gc!


  • March 14th, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    Denise Lin says:

    Jeannine, great post and amazing give-away again. Can I enter and win something too? haha. :)

  • March 14th, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    Holly Ann says:

    All great giveaways but my fave is jewliette jewellery! I LOVE the rose pink sparkle bracelets and would spend my gc on that!

  • March 14th, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    Emilia says:

    I would like to win the Romance Package for 2 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel.

    But those custom 6″ round cakes from Le Gateau Bake shop are just beautiful I would love to win that too

  • March 14th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    Li Leng says:

    Yay! Would love to win the romance package at Renaissance or the Jeweliette!!

  • March 15th, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    Mr. K says:

    A (non-romantic) Love Letter to VanCity Bride (I save the romantic ones for my fiancee :D )

    Dear VanCity Bride,

    I’ve been secretly reading your blog for almost a year – I discovered your page because my then girlfriend (now fiancee) had bookmarked your page. The info on your page has been very informative, and has helped me surprise my fiancee on more than one occasion (such as a date I planned that involved taking my future wifey to a wedding show she had wanted to go to but didn’t know I bought tix).

    Thank you for the time and energy you put into finding fantastic deals and resources for brides and grooms alike. I’ve sounded like such a stud through the planning process by being able to suggest some vendors (that I found through your site!). Yup, I impressed my fiancee with knowledge of wedding vendors. If I win any of the prizes, I’ll finally let my fiancee in on my little secret… that I’ve been visiting this bookmark of hers ;)

    To be honest, all your prizes sound great and I’d be happy to win any of them (well, the makeup one would make my fiancee happier than me). But the one I would LOVE to win is the Romance Package for 2 so we can also check out the venue while we’re there – Koreena sounds like a great catering manager to work with. My fiancee’s birthday is coming up and it would be a great treat for her. And I also hope that I’m eligible to win, because it says on your blog that “They want to give away a Romance Package to a lucky reader and **her** significant other”. How about a Romance Package to a lucky reader and his significant other ;)

    Thanks again!

  • March 15th, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    Lori says:

    Love the blog, thanks for the chance to win some amazing prizes!

  • March 15th, 2013 at 1:58 pm
    Teresa says:

    Congratulations on 2 years! Your blog is a great help!!

  • March 15th, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    Kathy says:

    I would love to win! Thank you!

  • March 15th, 2013 at 6:20 pm
    Erica-May says:

    I am so glad I found your blog while first researching wedding planners last fall. Since then I have found your articles, advice, and local vendor recommendations to be most useful every step of the way!

    I would love to enjoy a Romance Package with my fiance or receive a makeup lesson from Jayna Marie (I’ve already got her lined up to do my engagement and wedding day makeup!)

    Thank you again for the time and care you put into curating and sharing your site. Cheers to two years and to many more!

  • March 15th, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    Putri says:

    These are all really fabulous prizes! I’d love the makeover or the $100 gift certificate from Jewelliete!

  • March 15th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    Jen Ng says:

    So happy to have found your blog. I actually have already booked the amazing Jayna for my big day! So I am most stoked about the jeweliette gift card!!

  • March 15th, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    Katie Gunther says:

    The Renaissance Hotel package would be great as we’ve both been busy at work and could use a getaway!

  • March 15th, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    Joan says:

    I would love to win the e-session or the makeup session!

  • March 15th, 2013 at 10:46 pm
    Rita Leung says:

    I’m dreaming about what I’m going to buy with my $100 Jeweliette GC :)

  • March 16th, 2013 at 4:57 pm
    Jeannine says:

    Comment from Ali Schmidt:

    I stumbled upon you’re site and post about the swap, and am now addicted to reading all your advice! Would love to win a prize!

  • March 16th, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    Jeannine says:

    Comment from Rosie Reeves:

    i am newly engaged and would particularly love to win the romance or photography package to celebrate!

  • March 16th, 2013 at 9:10 pm
    Jeannine says:

    Comment from Jayme Carter:

    Our anniversary is coming up – would love the Renaissance package

  • March 16th, 2013 at 9:42 pm
    Jeannine says:

    Comment from Amy Woo:

    Thanks for an amazing prize! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  • March 17th, 2013 at 2:22 am
    Kelly says:

    Love your blog!!! And would love to win the romance package as my fiancé is long overdue for a relaxing night after calming me down from many stressful wedding planning moments!!! =)

  • March 17th, 2013 at 10:29 am
    Miranda P says:

    I told my fiance that I keep putting off our wedding (almost 2 years since we got married) so that I can keep entering your wedding draws ;) Happy Birthday!

  • March 17th, 2013 at 10:52 am
    Aileen R says:

    Congratulations! Keep up the wonderful and beautiful work.

  • March 17th, 2013 at 11:05 am
    Moon says:

    Engagement session

  • March 17th, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    Stephanie Reitsma says:

    Congratulations on two amazing years! Love reading your blog posts :) Would be lucky to win any prize with these fantastic vendors!

  • March 17th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    Vikki L. says:

    Congratulations on all your shiny new awards and happy 2nd blog birthday! :)

  • March 17th, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    Melissa says:

    Congrats!! Love your blog

  • March 17th, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    Masao W. says:

    We would love to win any prize! The jewelry would be nice ;)

  • March 17th, 2013 at 9:07 pm
    Brooke says:

    Congratulations! I would love to be entered to win any of these fabulous prizes! Getting married in August of this year and am doing everything local! Cheers to many more years of success and 3 first place awards!

  • March 17th, 2013 at 9:16 pm
    Lesley H says:

    Congrats on your blog! Any prize would be awesome but if I had to choose it would be the getaway.

  • March 17th, 2013 at 9:49 pm
    A.Rose says:

    I love your blog and happy 2nd birthday! I’d love any of the prizes, but I’d be most excited to win the $100 Gift Certificate for jewellery!


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