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Spring Summer 2012 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine (VANCOUVER ISLAND edition). Top island wedding experts collaborate to bring you fashion and design ideas, wedding stories, reviews, show calendars and more. GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS!

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  • Spring/Summer 2012

    PuBlisHed By The Wedding Ring VANCOUVER ISLAND 3341 Boyles Road, Cobblehill BC V0R 1L7 | 1.888.793.1687 [email protected]

    The Wedding Ring Magazine Vancouver Island is published two times, yearly: January and August. This is The Wedding Ring Magazine VANCOUVER ISLANDs 1st magazine.


    magaZine sTaFF

    Laura Kalcsa [email protected], The Wedding Ring Vancouver Island Senior Editor | Features Editor | Sales

    Heather Welychko [email protected] Editor | Features Editor

    Jennifer Goulden [email protected], Wedding Ring Inc. | Editor in Chief | Layout & Design

    Anne Warren [email protected], Wedding Ring Inc.

    Rhianna Jackiw [email protected] Management & Editor

    Anita Stefanovic [email protected] Design | Layout & Design Assistant

    cOVer PHOTO Vivid | [email protected] | 250.591.5549

    Cover BrideStephanie Westbroek-Livingston

    THanK yOu!Thank you to the brides, wedding experts and associate writers and editors who have con-tributed to this issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine VANCOUVER ISLAND.

    Numerous wedding professionals have contributed expert tips, retail or rental products, popular dcor and/or photography services for the various features in this issue. Each profes-sional is credited in their respective feature article. The statements, opinions and points of view expressed do not necessarily represent those of the publisher, advertisers or Wedding Ring Inc. or The Wedding Ring Vancouver Island. Photographs are submitted to Wedding Ring Inc. by vendors for the purpose of publishing online and/or in print and are used with permission.

    2012 Wedding Ring Inc. and The Wedding Ring Vancouver Island. Contents copyrighted. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any article, photograph or artwork without written permission from Wedding Ring Inc. is strictly prohibited.

    Printed in Canada.

    { eXPerTs wanTed } adVerTising OPPOrTuniTiesIf youre a wedding professional who raises the bar on service, rewrites the definition of couture or offers products that every bride should have, wed love to work with you. The Wedding Ring can help you reach your target brides, share (and show off) your expertise, and make headlines in The Ring { magazine, website & community }. For more information, please contact Laura Kalcsa ([email protected]) or make a general inquiry at [email protected] For The Ring's online media kit, go to

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    gown possibilities to maybes album to get feedback from the girls.

    6. Post kudos on the photographer I hired last night.

    7. Become a fan of my photographers fan group.

    8. Surf the tuxedo gallery. Then the cake gallery. Then the flower gallery.... 9. Read reviews on florists and save favourites.10. Check out the show calendar and latest

    experts trends reports.

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  • BEAUTYsHarOn rai Hair & maKeuP arTisTry105-2745 Veterans memorial ParkwayVictoria, Bc (250) [email protected]

    BRIDAL SHOWSBRIDAL EXHIBITIONSFeatured @ TheW[email protected]

    CAKES & CUPCAKESOOH la la cuPcaKes619 Broughton st., Victoria(250) 590-8019713 goldstream ave., unit a, Victoria(250) 478-07041391a Hillside ave., Victoria(250) 385-07079744 Third st., sidney(250) [email protected]

    DECOR/RENTALSdesigner weddings & sPecial OccasiOn renTals1410 wild cherry drive, Victoria250-[email protected]

    FAVOUR IDEASrOgers cHOcOlaTes913 government street, Victoria(250) 881-87712423 Beacon ave., sidney(250) 655-03052234 Oak Bay ave., Victoria(250) 598-29114253 commerce circle, Victoria(250) [email protected]

    FLORAL DESIGNERSBIRD OF PARADISE FLORAL BOUTIQUEReviewed @ 780a-13th ave., campbell river(250) 287-8828w[email protected]

    FOXglOVes FlOwersReviewed @ (250) [email protected]


    GOWNS & BRIDAL ATTIREBIRD OF PARADISE WEDDING BOUTIQUEReviewed @ TheWeddingRing.ca780a-13th ave., campbell river(250) 287-8828w[email protected]

    THE BRIDES CLOSETReviewed @ TheWeddingRing.ca279 selby street, nanaimo(250) [email protected]

    VICTORIA BRIDAL BOUTIQUEReviewed @ 3948 Quadra street, Victoria(250) [email protected]

    GOWNS - CUSTOM DESIGNmaureen PaTricia designer833 Fort street, Victoria(250)[email protected]


    BEST WESTERN PREMIER PRESTIGE OCEANFRONT RESORTReviewed @ TheWeddingRing.ca6929 west coast road, sooke(250) 642-0805Hotel reservations [email protected]

    BLACK ROCK OCEANFRONT RESORTReviewed @ TheWeddingRing.ca596 marine drive, [email protected]

    THe BuTcHarT gardens800 Benvenuto avenue, Brentwood Bay, Bc(250) 652-4422 or [email protected]

    craigdarrOcH casTle1050 joan crescent, Victoria, Bc(250) [email protected]

    THe FairmOnT emPress HOTel721 government street, [email protected]

    KingFisHer Oceanside resOrT & sPa4330 island Highway, [email protected]om

    POeTs cOVe resOrT & sPa9801 spalding road, south Pender island1-888-512-POeT(7638) or (250)[email protected]

    sHelTer POinT disTillery4650 regent road, campbell [email protected]

    sT. anns academy naTiOnal HisTOric siTe835 Humboldt street, Victoria(250) [email protected]

    TraVelOdge duncan140 Trans canada Highway, [email protected]

    VILLA MARCO POLO INNReviewed @ TheWeddingRing.ca1524 shasta Place, Victoria(250) 370-1524 or [email protected]

    PHOTOGRAPHERScrysTal clear PHOTOgraPHy(250) [email protected]

    deanna mccOllum PHOTOgraPHy(250) [email protected]

    greg HOward PHOTOgraPHy(250) [email protected]

    island liFe PHOTOgraPHics(250) [email protected]ics.comKgOOd

    nicHOle TaylOr PHOTOgraPHy(250) [email protected]

    SZYMON SZYMCZAKOWSKIReviewed @ TheWeddingRing.caucluelet(250)[email protected]

    VIVID PHOTOGRAPHYReviewed @ TheWeddingRing.casuite #5-10 commercial street, nanaimo(250) [email protected]

    REGISTRYHOme FOr THe [email protected]

    TUXEDOS & FORMAL WEARBlacK & lee TuXedO & suiT renTals/sales50-797 Hillside avenue, Victoria(250)380-970011-6894 island Highway north, nanaimo(250)390-2202stores across Vancouver


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    The Wedding Ring is best known for its research and reviews on local wedding experts. We do the research so that you dont have to! Many reviewed vendors in The Ring... Are award winners Have multiple degrees & accreditations Are members of selective organizations Do regular charity work Are teachers & mentors in their craft Have appeared in television news & wedding segments

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