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Vancity Bride’s Christmas Giveaway!

December 3rd, 2012 by Jeannine

Vancity Bride's Christmas Giveaway!

The holidays are upon us once again and I would like to let you know that this little blogger will be taking a break. I will definitely miss interacting with all of you for a month but I would like to focus on my family and friends for a bit… I won’t be leaving you emptyhanded though! Throughout the month of December I will be highlighting some of my favourite posts in 2012 so be a fan on my Facebook and follow me on Twitter to see them! I’ll be back at it with the January Wedding Show Roundup on New Year’s Eve, but before I leave, to thank my loyal readers for being so supportive, I’ve got a few Christmas presents up for grabs!

December 10, 2012 Update: The winners are named under each present :) All of you have been contacted and now have 24 hours to reply to me and claim your prize as per contest rules… otherwise a new winner will be drawn and your entry will be forfeited. Congrats to all and hope you have a happy holiday season with your friends and family… I’m sure I will too! I will see you all in the new year!

The Presents

$75 Gift Certificate from the Dockside Restaurant

Friends from the Dockside Restaurant is giving away a $75 gift certificate to a lucky reader! Enjoy the Dockside’s amazing signature seafood dishes while looking out onto beautiful views of False Creek, Yaletown and the North Shore mountains. They also have options for group dinners and weddings and it’s definitely a place to check out if you’re wandering around Granville Island on a romantic date or a get together with friends. In the summertime, they open their gorgeous patio complete with outdoor fireplaces and stylish lounge furniture. The restaurant is located inside the Granville Island Hotel on the southeast side of the island.

Congratulations to… KATIE MARSHALL!!!

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A Berry Essentials Facial from Cranberries Spa

I’m a regular client at Cranberries Spa and I’m never disappointed with the service and products they provide. Owner Christy Denton has offered to give away a gift certificate for a Berry Essentials Facial (worth $95) to a lucky reader! It is a customized time sensitive treatment designed to quickly relieve your skin from dryness, sensitivity, redness and breakouts. Your therapist will customize the treatment, masques and equipment used, prioritizing what is most important to cover your needs. You’ll even enjoy a relaxing hand, arm and facial massage while tucked into your heated bed. In addition to facials, they also offer massages, waxing, mani’s, pedi’s, and spa party packages (for your stagette perhaps?). For those brave enough to consider Brazilian waxing, they use hard wax on the most sensitive areas to decrease the pain. It makes a world of difference! Cranberries Spa has been around since 2005 and are located on Robson, between Homer and Hamilton. If you’re looking for a cute, trendy spa in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, give Christy and her friendly staff a visit!

Gift certificate expires on June, 2013.

Congratulations to… VIVIANA!!!

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“Sweet Dreams” necklace with matching earrings from Mirror Mirror Bijoux

I’ve recently worked with jewelry designer Pamela Chang on my recent Elegant Canuck shoot and she is also a Vancity Vendor… clearly I love her work! I’m so pleased to be able to share some of her beautiful creations with you! Mirror Mirror Bijoux is giving away a Sweet Dreams necklace (worth $75, as seen on this photo) with matching earrings (not shown) to one of you! This is the perfect necklace for the true romantic. Cream glass pearls are hand-linked with a stunning faceted multi-coloured iridescent glass heart pendant. If you need jewelry for a wedding, a special occasion or a gift, consult with Pamela to help you create a unique set just for you. Don’t hesitate to contact her if something catches your eye on her website but isn’t quite what you want. Send her a message and perhaps she can make the necessary changes to make it the right accessory for you or your loved one!

Congratulations to… MERIUM!!!

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A boudoir shoot voucher from Boutique Studios (2 winners!)

Remember a couple of months ago, I gave away some boudoir vouchers? Well here’s your chance to win another one! Kari Heese and Marcee Bullen-Sloan are the beauties and brains behind Boutique Studios. Two very talented photographers who, alongside their friend and colleague Danielle West of All Dolled Up Studio, make a killer combo to help bring out your inner vixen. 2 lucky readers will each be getting a voucher for a 1-hour boudoir shoot at their trendy Yaletown studio and includes professional hair and makeup and a $100 credit towards products. It’ll definitely be an experience you’ll never forget. Check out their portfolio to see their amazing work.

Vouchers expire on December 31, 2013.

Congratulations to… SHIRLEY AU & JEN WHATELY (new winner, original didn’t claim prize)!!!

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Contest Rules and Conditions

  • This contest is open to persons 19 or older living 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. If your name has been drawn for a prize, you cannot win another prize.
  • The contest will run for 7 days from Monday, December 3, 2012 to Sunday, December 9, 2012. Entries will be accepted until 10PM on Sunday, December 9, 2012.
  • The winners will be drawn randomly on Monday, December 10, 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. Prizes will be mailed out if 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 or fails to claim it, no compensation will be given, and another name will be drawn.
  • Each vendor is responsible for fulfilling their contributed prize.

The contest is now over – thanks for playing everyone! Happy Holidays and stay safe on New Year’s Eve! See you in a few!

Photography Credits: Shutterstock, Dockside Restaurant, Denise Lin Photography, Boutique Studios

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  • December 3rd, 2012 at 9:07 am
    Jen says:

    I am wishing for a stress-free holiday season!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 10:03 am
    christina says:

    enjoy the holidays! thanks for the giveaway!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 10:31 am
    Shannon says:

    could use a bit of help with the holiday cheer this season. would be sweet to start it all off with some fabulous prizes

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 10:37 am
    sophia says:

    I wish everyone have a great holiday season. : )

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 10:41 am
    Chelsea says:

    Yay! Thanks for the amazing giveaways!! :)

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 10:45 am
    Vineeta says:

    Love this giveaway! I’d love to win!!!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 10:45 am
    Lori says:

    Wooo I’d love to win any of those prizes! Especially the Boudoir Shoot :) Happy Holidays!!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 10:48 am
    Anh says:

    Cranberries is one of my favourite places :)

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Tanya says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I would be excited to win anyone of these prizes!!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 11:06 am
    Gary Lin says:

    I wish I can spend Christmas in every coming Christmas with my wife.

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 11:09 am
    Jaime says:

    Ooh, very nice prizes. My wish is that this year is as awesome as I hope it will be. It is the year I get married after all :D

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 11:14 am
    Miranda P says:

    Happy Holidays!!! Take the time to rest and rejuvenate this season. Peace, Love and Joy :)

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 11:23 am
    Jackson says:

    I like prizes … especially ones I can share with my future wife.

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 11:31 am
    Michelle says:

    Gonna miss your posts this month!!! Have a great holiday Jeanne! xoxo

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Vinnie says:

    Winning one of these would be such a great way to help me forget about wedding-planning related anxiety! Thank you for putting on this contest!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 11:43 am
    Annie Ly says:

    Great blog! As cliche as it may sound, I wish for world peace. Hope everyone will have a wonderful and safe Christmas.

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    Viviana says:

    Wishing for a white Christmas! ;)

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    kristen says:

    I’m wishing for health & happiness for the holidays (and one of those boudoir shoots up for grabs!)

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    Stefanie says:

    I’m wishing for our first married Christmas to be merry & bright :)

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    heather says:

    Your comment

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    Ada says:

    i would like a IPAD, HD TV, wiiU, new laptop, mac, etc. for Christmas, but what are the chances lol

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    Samantha says:

    Awesome presents!!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    Kim says:

    I love prizes! And I am very excited to spend the holidays with my fiance….planning our fall 2013 wedding. Happy Holidays!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    SV says:

    I wish to loose a few pounds and couple of inches so I can present my hubby with boudior photos for his birthday in Jan

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    Dilara says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! My wish is for everyone to have a stress-free, happy holiday season.

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    Cheryl M says:

    Amazing Giveaway!!!! Love it all !!! My Christmas Wish is that my family and friends, as well as the ones that they all Love have a joyful, safe, happy Holiday filled with Peaceful thoughts.

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    Pam says:

    Wishing I could win any of these great prizes!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    Alexa says:

    Awesome giveaway! I’m hoping for a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas :)

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    Ada Cheng says:

    This Christimas I wish to get lots of wedding planning done!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 4:58 pm
    Tan says:

    I would LOVE to win these prizes.. Happy Holidays everyone!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    Richard says:

    Great giveaway!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Erika says:

    Wishing for a bit of downtime myself this Christmas. One of these prizes would do as an alternative

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    Amy says:

    I wish everyone in my family is happy!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    Moon says:

    christmas wish for family and friends to be healthy

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 8:21 pm
    Marcia says:

    Any of these prizes would be a great Christmas present. Happy Holidays!!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    Nesreen says:

    I am wishing for a happy and healthy holidays for me, my family, and my friends – and I wish you and your loved ones the best too! Thanks so much for blogging and helping me sooo much in my wedding planning and search for vendors!

    Merry Christmas Everyone! :-)

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    maria says:

    Wow what amazing prizes!! My wish is to win!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    margaux w says:

    I wish everyone a wonderful holidays!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    Celina says:

    I’m wishing for some sleep haha

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    Grace M says:

    I wish for a contest win!!! Muahhaha

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    Ian says:

    I wish for a great family vacation this year!

  • December 3rd, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    Jackson says:

    Wishing for a safe and peaceful christmas!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 12:20 am
    Jen says:

    Such an amazing giveaway!!! I am wishing to spend Christmas with loved ones from out of town :)

  • December 4th, 2012 at 12:42 am
    Jamie says:

    Happy Holidays! Love VancityBride!!!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 7:25 am
    Katie Marshall says:

    I want snow for Christmas! :)

  • December 4th, 2012 at 7:54 am
    Kat says:

    Pick me please!!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 8:49 am
    Diana Tsang says:

    I wanted to have a safe and happy Christmas! Merry Christmas everyone!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 10:24 am
    Angie says:

    wishing everyone a happy holiday!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 10:41 am
    Brittany says:

    My Christmas wish is to wrap up my wedding planning and RELAX!!!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Alisa says:

    This is a fabulous contest! Thanks Vancity Bride!! I hope I win :)
    Have a wonderful holiday season everyone.

  • December 4th, 2012 at 11:10 am
    Natalie says:

    My Christmas wish (aside from World Peace, that’s always a given) is to just be around family and friends – eat lots, have lots of laughter!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 11:20 am
    Jessica says:

    Thank you Vancity Bride! Great post, as always :)

  • December 4th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Gloriana says:

    Wish for a honeymoon life !

  • December 4th, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    Michelle M. says:

    Last Christmas as an engaged couple I wish for the upcoming year to run smoothly as we prepare for our sept 2013 wedding!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    Jaimie says:

    my christmas wish is to get my dream job! i’ve applied so fingers crossed!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    Areta says:

    My Christmas wish is to not burn the Christmas turkey.

  • December 4th, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    heather says:

    I am wishing for a relaxing Christmas filled with friends and family. Enjoying the simple things in life and not getting caught up in the craziness:)
    Happy Holidays to all of you,

  • December 4th, 2012 at 7:58 pm
    M says:

    Your comment

  • December 4th, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    Debbie f says:

    I am wishing to have a quiet stress-free holiday time.

  • December 4th, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    Christina Mynen says:

    So nice of you to do a giveaway! Merry Christmas!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 9:58 pm
    shannon says:

    This would be amazing xmas present to have! Great way to start the new year and the fun of getting ready for our wedding! Pick me, pick me! I have been a very good person this year! lol

  • December 4th, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    Allison says:

    I wish for safe driving conditions for when I meet my fiancee’s family in Toronto!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    Vix says:

    I wish for a relaxing Christmas where I can sleep in every day! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • December 4th, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    Brenda says:

    I love this blog and all the van city vendor tips! Will miss checking in with you til the new year! Happy holidays! Wishing for a relaxing time with family!

  • December 5th, 2012 at 7:24 am
    Erica says:

    Such an awesome giveaway! Thanks Vancity! I wish for a cheerful and relaxing holiday with my family and friends.

  • December 5th, 2012 at 7:40 am
    Lucy says:

    I wish for more great tips from vancitybride in the new year!

  • December 5th, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Shirley A says:

    Really awesome presents and if selected, I’ll be super lucky and spoiled for the holidays.

    I wish that the wedding planning ahead will be smooth sailing :)

  • December 5th, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Amy says:

    My Christmas wish is for a puppy. But a nice dinner and spa date would be amazing too!

  • December 5th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Darian Noel says:

    Love the site…looks beautiful!

  • December 5th, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    Johanna Goodyear says:

    As per Amy, my Christmas wish is also for a puppy :D

  • December 5th, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    Natasha says:

    Please let me win

  • December 5th, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    amber says:

    My Christmas wish is to have my dog around for my wedding as he is getting quite old and who knows how much time left but this is my hope and wish

  • December 5th, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Nicole Gish says:

    The website looks great! My Christmas wish is to sleep and relax more than usual… Oh ya, and be with my family!! :p

  • December 5th, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    Janice says:

    Wishing for families all over the world to be happy :)

  • December 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    Ann says:

    I wish for safe travels for all those making abig trek home on snowy roads! (including myself and husband!)

  • December 5th, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Joanna moss says:

    Wish to get some sleep for Xmas :)

  • December 5th, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    Daniel says:

    All i want for Christmas is a romantic dinner

  • December 5th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    Sara says:

    I’m wishing for lots of laughs & good times with all my family & friends this holiday season :) Happy holidays to you!

  • December 5th, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    Brooke Penman says:

    Its the most WONDERFUL time of the year! Although world peace and ponies aren’t in my near future, a few prizes from Vancity Brides would be spectacular! Being a Vancity Bride-to-be myself with a wedding in 2013, I’d love any of the above prizes!! Good luck everyone!!

  • December 5th, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    Iva says:

    I’m hoping for a fun filled Christmas with friends and family playing board games lol >=)

  • December 5th, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    Selena Scheirer says:

    I am loving discovering new connections for planning a wedding. I just got engaged and am getting married in 366 days!!! My Christmas wish is for my fiancee and I to get away for the weekend before the wedding planning craziness begins. Thank you Vancity Bride for being such a great resource!!

  • December 5th, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    Miss Kei says:

    I will be spending Christmas celebrating the end of nursing school! Would love to win one of the gifts to celebrate

  • December 6th, 2012 at 12:50 am
    Mel Lee says:

    My Christmas wish is to enjoy my honeymoon! Vancouver reception on Dec 22nd and leave for my honeymoon the next day!

  • December 6th, 2012 at 9:13 am
    merium says:

    great prizes! i am wishing for some sleep-in days! and maybe some kind of a tablet!

  • December 6th, 2012 at 10:32 am
    Sara says:

    such great prizes.. i could def uses some of these for myself and my amazing friends and family

  • December 6th, 2012 at 10:35 am
    Roxanne Toronto says:

    I don’t really have any Christmas wishes. But as there has been some great media around philanthropists giving cash to random people in need (think Hurricane Sandy), my wish would be to win big at the Lotto so that I too, could randomly give money to strangers in need.

  • December 6th, 2012 at 10:40 am
    Meesh says:

    All I want for Christmas this year is to win some fabulous prizes AND have an amazing wedding day in 2013 :)

  • December 6th, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Raymond Chou says:

    I wish that the world won’t end in 2012! :D

  • December 6th, 2012 at 11:40 am
    melissa says:

    i wish to sleep this xmas holidays! lol thanks for the entry!! great prizes!

  • December 6th, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    chelsea says:

    You have some fantastic give aways! Hope you and your family have an amazing holiday season

  • December 6th, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    Desiree says:

    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas!

  • December 6th, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    joan says:

    Your comment

  • December 6th, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    Siobhan says:

    My Christmas wish is for our very own happily ever after. :-)

  • December 6th, 2012 at 9:57 pm
    @plumerea says:

    My bday is coming up this month on the 23rd and I would be so excited to win a little treat! Thank you for the chance, wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season.

  • December 6th, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    Susie says:

    Wishing for a happy, happy, happy Christmas :)

  • December 7th, 2012 at 10:23 am
    Ambre says:

    Im wishing for as little stress and as much fun as possible!

  • December 7th, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    Pamela says:

    I’m wishing for a new TV

  • December 7th, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    Monique says:

    My wish is to catch up on sleep!!

  • December 7th, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    Andre says:

    Happy holidays, all the best in 2013!

  • December 7th, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    Kien says:

    Great Gifts!

  • December 7th, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    kailey-michelle says:

    I’d love a great bottle of wine for christmas! :D

  • December 7th, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    Gaylene McEwen says:

    I am wishing for less for me, and more for people who don’t have much!

  • December 8th, 2012 at 12:01 am
    Kim says:

    Wishing for snow :)

  • December 8th, 2012 at 1:48 am
    ariel says:

    I really appreciate these giveaways!

  • December 8th, 2012 at 10:30 am
    Joanna says:

    I’m excited to celebrate Christmas day at the Dockside brunch! Just booked a table for 7.

  • December 8th, 2012 at 10:33 am
    Sean says:

    I’m excited to join my fiancée, Joanna, at the dockside brunch.

  • December 8th, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Dave says:

    Wishing for everyone to have a wonderful holiday season!

  • December 8th, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    Emily W. says:

    Look at the all goodies! Hope to win any one of the above! :)

  • December 8th, 2012 at 10:04 pm
    Carlie says:

    All I want for Christmas is for everyone to have a healthy, fun and safe holiday season :-)

  • December 8th, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    Dominic says:

    a nice meal at dockside sounds awesome!

  • December 9th, 2012 at 5:11 am
    Cathy says:

    Would love a boudoir shoot!

  • December 9th, 2012 at 11:50 am
    Cicy says:

    My Christmas wish is time with family and friends.

  • December 9th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Cindy Dmith says:

    My Christmas wish is being surrounded by family & good friends and enjoying delicious holiday food & treats!

  • December 9th, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    Paola Lefno says:

    My Christmas will be filled with my new husband, my beautiful daughter and our new life together :)

  • December 9th, 2012 at 6:39 pm
    Heather Dee says:

    I’d be tickled pink to receive any one of these delicious prizes!

  • December 9th, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    Sue says:

    My Christmas wish is for a happy, healthy 2013 for myself, and all my family and friends!

  • December 9th, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    Bini Ball says:

    Finally a contest I can enter – its not just for brides but for everyone! On a side note – my xmas wish is to have all my photography projects from 2012 finished Dec 31st so that I can ensure my family gets some time with me in 2013!


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