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Vancity Bride’s
Christmas Giveaway 2014

December 1st, 2014 by Jeannine

Vancity Bride's Christmas Giveaway!

It’s that time of year again… my favourite holiday :D It’s been quite a busy year for Vancity Bride, in more ways than one but knowing that you are all benefiting from my work is worth all the hard work! As a thank you for your support, I have some Christmas presents to give away thanks to some of my industry friends. Here’s what’s under the tree this year for 4 lucky prize winners!

*** Update, December 8, 2014 – I’ve drawn the 4 individual prize winners and you can find each winner under each prize. Congratulations to all! You’ve been contacted so please check your email inboxes/junk mail and Facebook messages (including Other folder) for a message from me and reply to me within 24 hours, otherwise I will draw another winner.

Thank you again everyone for participating. I will be going on a bridal blogging break for the holidays but I urge you to follow me on my personal blog (Everything But Weddings | Facebook) to keep up with me this holiday season. I’ll see you all in the new year with more wedding advice, new Vancity Vendors, and some exciting contests… after all… My blog’s 4th birthday is just around the corner :) Have a wonderful holiday season everyone! xoxo ***

A Night’s Stay at the Opus Hotel

The OPUS Hotel is located in the heart of Yaletown, just steps from the city’s trendiest shops, hottest restaurants, and the beauty of the seawall. This boutique hotel boasts stylish rooms with personalities to match, a lively lounge and bar called OPUS Bar, and a fantastic fine dining Italian restaurant next door called La Pentola. As a prize, my friends at the OPUS have decided they want my winner to experience all that they have to offer, by giving them a free night’s stay in a Superior King Room. Thank you Tlell and Alexandra for giving my readers this opportunity!

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The winner is… @LaurelCharlton!!!

Restrictions apply and will be noted on the prize itself.

OPUS Hotel

Showcase Restaurant Gift Certificate from the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

I have had a number of meetings at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, collaborating with Catering Manager Koreena Singh on promos just for my readers. We usually met at Showcase Restaurant and every time, I looked forward to it. They have excellent service and most importantly, amazing food. I have tried a bunch from their menu, some of my favourites include their Korean Fried Chicken Lettuce Wraps and the Grilled Portobello Mushroom Wrap… yum! I’m getting hungry just thinking about them :P Anyway, I’d like to extend the same experience to a lucky winner. Koreena has generously donated a $100 gift certificate to Showcase Restaurant. Thank you Koreena for your continued support!

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The winner is… Evelyn Wong*!!!

Restrictions apply and will be noted on the prize itself.

* Evelyn’s name was randomly drawn after the original winner failed to claim the prize within 24 hours.

Showcase Restaurant

$75 Gift Card from Jeweliette

If you’re planning a wedding, chances are you’ve also been admiring the sparkly jewels at Jeweliette. It’s no secret, I love their stuff and I do go there when I need a special present :) If you haven’t been yet, you have to visit their little shop on Hornby and Helmcken in Downtown Vancouver. Mother-daughter team Madalena and Elsa Corsi run the business together. Elsa Corsi is the go-to sparkle queen here in Vancouver and her pieces exude Old Hollywood glamour. Her creations can easily be re-worn for another special occasion or if you just want to add an extra bit of brightness to your day. Madelena and Elsa would like to help you with some sparkle by giving a lucky winner a $75  Jeweliette gift card! Thank you so much ladies!

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The winner is… Alicia Ileana Conti!!!

Restrictions apply and will be noted on the prize itself.


A Custom Dress from Pastel Dress Party

I first became aware of Pastel Dress Party when owner Karen Tsoi contacted me. I checked out her business and loved the concept and the fact that their services are quite affordable for budget brides… or bridesmaids in this case. Pastel Dress Party provides beautiful, custom-fit dresses for bridal parties and special occasions that are affordable, high quality and versatile enough to wear time and again. Each dress is handmade and unique according to the client’s chosen style, colour and measurements. While the process happens mainly online and virtually, Pastel Dress Party accommodates the decision-making process by providing free sample swatches of material, and guarantees the dress to be delivered within 40 days with worldwide shipping included. Karen has very generously agreed to sponsor a custom dress of the winner’s choice from any of the available styles on the website.

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The winner is… Megan Cheng!!!

Prize must be claimed by January 31, 2015 and includes shipping

Pastel Dress Party

The contest is now over…

Thanks for playing everyone! Check back on Monday for the winners! 1 winner will be listed underneath each prize.

Contest Rules and Conditions

  • This contest is open to anyone over 19 living in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley area.
  • 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, December 1, 2014 to Sunday, December 7, 2014. Entries will be accepted until 10PM on Sunday, December 7, 2014.
  • 4 winners will be drawn randomly on Monday, December 8, 2014 and will be announced on my blogTwitter, and Facebook page. There will be 1 winner per prize.
  • I will contact the winner, if I don’t get a response within 24 hours of notifying, a new name will be randomly drawn. Winners’ prizes will either be mailed to them or they must consult with the corresponding prize sponsor to claim their prize.
  • 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.
  • The prize sponsors listed are responsible to the winner for the care and quality of offered products and services.

Good luck everyone! I hope everyone will have a safe and memorable holiday season!

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  • December 1st, 2014 at 9:24 am
    Tiffany says:

    Such an awesome contest! I can’t wait to discuss some details for our 2015 intimate wedding with our families this holiday season as we finally have them meet!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 9:27 am
    @LaurelCharlton says:

    This little bit of snow on the ground and cold weather makes me super excited for a Vancity Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win such an AWESOME prize, I really appreciate it :-)

  • December 1st, 2014 at 9:28 am
    KJ says:

    This is what I call wonderful indulgence! Definitely would so enjoy these items under the tree!!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 9:34 am
    Coral says:

    Wow! I can’t believe the extravagance if this

  • December 1st, 2014 at 10:22 am
    Lorena Grande says:

    Love the elegance and combination of this! What a perfect a thoughtful gift package to share. I love the crispness of this type of year along with the beauty of the snowcapped mountains. A simple walk through downtown Vancouver looking at the hotels decorated lobbies and then a nice hot-toddy and stay at the Opus would make a perfect holiday memory.

  • December 1st, 2014 at 10:33 am
    brandon says:

    I’m excited to decorate the house, and have the family come over.

  • December 1st, 2014 at 11:09 am
    Jerry Tsang says:

    Gather with family

  • December 1st, 2014 at 11:17 am
    Debbie F says:

    I am excited to have family over for visits and dinner.

  • December 1st, 2014 at 11:28 am
    Julienne Ancheta says:

    I want to win! Having twin girls is hard to find time as a couple!!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 11:32 am
    Michelle says:

    I am so excited for my first Christmas with my fiance in our new home! Thanks for the contest, I hope I win. :)

  • December 1st, 2014 at 11:40 am
    Evelyn Wong says:

    Looks awesome! I want to win. :D

  • December 1st, 2014 at 12:01 pm
    Jennifer M. says:

    This is an amazing contest. I’m excited about all the holiday parties and fun events coming up!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 12:26 pm
    Michelle says:

    Such a fabulous giveaway! Only the best for your readers ;)

  • December 1st, 2014 at 12:43 pm
    Dianne says:

    First day of December, what a wonderful way to kick off the season – thank you for the contest. Cheers!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 1:01 pm
    Christopher Co says:

    I’m excited to see my extended family again!

    I’ve finished all the steps.

    Thank you for this contest!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 1:30 pm
    CINDY says:

    Excited for my Xmas Birthday with all my family spoiling me with double gifts.

  • December 1st, 2014 at 1:48 pm
    Sonja S says:

    I can’t wait to spend Christmas on Vancouver Island with my loved ones :)

  • December 1st, 2014 at 1:55 pm
    Monique C says:

    Such a wonderful gift!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 2:54 pm
    Dina R says:

    Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year! Im looking forward to spending some quality time with my 3 sisters :)

  • December 1st, 2014 at 2:58 pm
    Patricia says:

    Would be great to win something to help ease a bit of tension from planning my upcoming wedding! Count me in for 3 entries, I’ve commented, liked, followed, and Tweeted!!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 2:59 pm
    Eleanora Kill says:

    Such an AMAZING prize package! would be over the moon if I win!!!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 5:50 pm
    Randall says:

    It would be a BLESSING to win!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 5:59 pm
    Tanya says:

    All these prizes would be amazing to win!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 7:18 pm
    Charmaine says:

    I’m excited to host friends for a traditional roast goose dinner!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 7:39 pm
    Linda says:

    I’m looking forward to all the Christmas baking.

  • December 1st, 2014 at 8:15 pm
    Alex says:

    This is an AMAZING contest just in time for Christmas. Looking forward to getting together with our families.

  • December 1st, 2014 at 8:18 pm
    Ada says:

    Yay Christmas and we’re having our very first Christmas tree! Can’t wait to decorate it!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 9:32 pm
    megan says:

    Wow this is a wonderful giveaway !!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 9:41 pm
    raymond chou says:

    Im excited to enjoy the rest of this year, reflect on all the amazing things that happened and planning for the year ahead !

  • December 1st, 2014 at 10:03 pm
    Jenny says:

    We are so excited to spend our first Christmas as a married couple!

  • December 1st, 2014 at 10:41 pm
    Jen says:

    I am so excited to see family from other provinces this Christmas! It’ll be wonderful to spend time with loved ones, creating new Christmas memories :) And the food that comes along with the holidays will definitely be a highlight as well!

  • December 2nd, 2014 at 9:10 am
    Donna says:

    I’m excited to eat great food, catch up with old friends, and sleep in!

  • December 2nd, 2014 at 4:07 pm
    Eileen says:

    I’m excited about spending this Christmas in Vegas! Won’t be a white one, but it’ll be fun!

  • December 2nd, 2014 at 5:03 pm
    yalda says:

    Excited for spending Christmas with my family.

  • December 2nd, 2014 at 6:01 pm
    Jodi Butterman says:

    I’m excited for our family gathering!

  • December 2nd, 2014 at 6:02 pm
    Lauren says:

    Ahh what a great prize pack !!! I’m excited to spend time with my amazing family and friends <3

  • December 2nd, 2014 at 8:04 pm
    shirley says:

    I cannot wIt to turn 40 this holiday season!

  • December 2nd, 2014 at 8:17 pm
    maria says:

    I’m excited to spend time with friends and family that i don’t see often.

  • December 2nd, 2014 at 8:22 pm
    Romina Sobie says:

    I’m excited to fly home, see my two nieces and celebrate my recent engagement to my boyfriend of 10 years!

  • December 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 pm
    Kate says:

    Can’t wait to spend our last Christmas before we are married together and with the ones we love! So excited to have family time and spread holiday cheer :)

  • December 2nd, 2014 at 9:27 pm
    Stella says:

    Excited to start wedding planning!

  • December 3rd, 2014 at 6:54 am
    Kexy says:

    I’ve never heard of such an amazing giveaway – wishing Santa lets me win! ;)

  • December 3rd, 2014 at 6:57 am
    Janet says:

    I am excited about going to Hawaii and then returning to Vancouver for Christmas!

  • December 3rd, 2014 at 7:33 am
    Bernice says:

    I am so excited to spend my first Christmas with my new fiance – singing carols, putting up a tree, and baking cookies!

  • December 3rd, 2014 at 9:36 am
    Casey Clark-Jones says:

    I am very excited about baking and decorating this holiday season.

  • December 3rd, 2014 at 2:32 pm
    Cicy says:

    Excited for time off with family and friends!

  • December 3rd, 2014 at 3:20 pm
    Jaime Paialunga says:

    Thanks for always posting such great information for Brides on your Website! I Refer to you quite often

  • December 3rd, 2014 at 3:54 pm
    Jeannie says:

    Those are such amazing prizes! I am really looking forward to spending time with my family this year and hoping for a white Christmas!

  • December 3rd, 2014 at 7:43 pm
    Kathleen Cabales says:

    Amazing prizes! Done decorating. Excited spending time off with family and friends. Thanks and GodBless.

  • December 3rd, 2014 at 8:25 pm
    Elaine says:

    These are some great prizes!!

  • December 4th, 2014 at 9:55 am
    Andrea says:

    I would love to win any of these prizes!

  • December 4th, 2014 at 10:24 am
    sandra says:

    Wow, what great prizes. I would like to see them all under my tree this year. :)

  • December 4th, 2014 at 10:37 am
    Alicia says:

    This would be great! My fiancé and I work in different provinces

  • December 4th, 2014 at 11:36 am
    Nicole P says:

    Wow, what a great prize pack! Would be a fabulous holiday treat to win!

  • December 4th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
    Catherine Dzamastagic says:

    What a wonderful contest!!! We are looking forward to spending the most wonderful time of year surrounded by our family and friends!!!

  • December 4th, 2014 at 12:59 pm
    Nora wang says:

    I hope I win!!

  • December 4th, 2014 at 1:27 pm
    Lucie Neliba says:

    I want it to snow again and I love the holidays!

  • December 4th, 2014 at 4:02 pm
    Joanna moss says:

    Excited to see my boys see the tree

  • December 4th, 2014 at 9:09 pm
    Anna says:

    What amazing prizes!! Fingers crossed

  • December 5th, 2014 at 10:46 pm
    Areta says:

    I’m excited about all the holiday food!

  • December 6th, 2014 at 3:12 pm
    Jovita says:

    Wow, you always have the most amazing Giveaways :) I’m excited to excited to spend the holidays with family and visiting with friends.

  • December 6th, 2014 at 4:43 pm
    Brenda says:

    Being with family and friends and time away from the office!

  • December 6th, 2014 at 6:07 pm
    Lisa says:

    Dear VANCITY Bride,

    Thank you so much for this wonderful ❄️Seasonal❄️Giveaway!

    A pineapple hula dance is in order here

  • December 6th, 2014 at 8:39 pm
    Rebecca says:

    What a great way to kick off the holidays!

  • December 6th, 2014 at 11:47 pm
    Jenny says:

    To be with my family

  • December 7th, 2014 at 12:09 pm
    Agatha says:

    I’m excited about spending Christmas with my dad! It’s been about 2 years since I’ve seen him since he lives on the East coast, so it’ll be an extra special Christmas this year!

  • December 7th, 2014 at 6:00 pm
    Cheryl M says:

    I am looking forward to snuggling up to a warm fire with my family and my fur babies !

  • December 7th, 2014 at 6:56 pm
    Brianne says:

    Such a wonderful prize! I`m excited to visit with family and go away during the holiday season!

  • December 7th, 2014 at 7:10 pm
    May says:

    Wow ! Amazing prices

  • December 7th, 2014 at 7:25 pm
    shirley says:

    What a great prize! I am excited to see friends this holiday season and to celebrate a milestone birthday. Cheers!

  • December 7th, 2014 at 7:50 pm
    Emilia says:

    I’m excited about my family coming from across the pond this holiday season

  • December 7th, 2014 at 9:08 pm
    Bons says:

    I’m excited for having relatives visit us this year.

  • December 7th, 2014 at 10:01 pm
    Jane says:

    I’m excited to spend time with family and friends this holiday season. Winning this contest would be icing on the cake! :)


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