Monday, November 8, 2010

GRAND Wedding Show BTV Segment Vicki Singh Cultural Weddings - models from Cross Over Bollywood Se, Sposa Wedding World & Couture

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Plan the Perfect Vancouver Wedding at the 8th GRAND Wedding Show September 18 & 19, 2010

Plan the Perfect Vancouver Wedding at the 8th GRAND Wedding Show September 18 & 19, 2010

Love and romance are in the air, and you’ll find the fashions, services, and expert advice to make your special day sparkle at Vancouver’s 8th annual GRAND Wedding Show.

Wedding experts flock to the wedding show, exhibiting the latest must-haves for western and ethnic weddings. Find your perfect wedding dress, enter draws, eyeball photography, and sample refreshments as your browse booths and exhibits set up by some of Vancouver’s most talented wedding professionals. Plus feast your eyes on the latest wedding dresses & wedding accessories available.

If you are looking for Bridal Shows in Vancouver BC be sure to save the date for the 8th GRAND Wedding Show Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre September 18 & 19, 2010. More details visit

Monday, June 7, 2010

Luxe Eye Candy by ART Karat - LOVE LOVE LOVE their designs!

Luxe Wedding Jewellery in your Own Back Yard:

Surrey, BC
Inspiration : Paheli- The Mysterious Moods Of Rajasthan
Opening Date : Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Closing Date : Sunday, June 27, 2010
Venue : Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104th Avenue Surrey, BC V3R 1N5, Canada
Timings : 11 Am - 7 Pm
Contact : 1.877.278.5272
Description : Art Karat brings to you "The Long Awaited Paheli Collection- Jewelry Inspired by The Mysterious Moods Of Rajasthan" brought to you by Asha Kamal Modi.

I have seen the collection first hand an absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the uniqueness of each and every piece. I think the important thing to keep in mind when making the purchases for your wedding is to go with that something 'timeless and classy that reflects your own unique personality!" Whether it's for the bride or mother of the bride or for that fact anyone other jewellery lover take in this not be missed luxe jewellery event from June June 23 - 27 ,2010!

Getting Married in Vancouver: Be sure to sure to visits Vancouver's Autumn Spectacular the 8th GRAND Wedding Show Vancouver September 18 & 19,2010. See you there.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

How to be a BEAUTIFUL Bride: Check out WAVE S Skin & Laser Centre

Wave Skin Skin & Laser Centre
Building 101-5650 152nd Street
Surrey BC

RSVP before June 3, 2010 at get your in on the 'goodies and giveaways'.

Enter To Win:

The Celebrity Favoured Intraceutical Oxygen Facial plus Physician Grade Skin Products / Glomineral Makeup.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Wedding Lunch Presented by Chair Decor

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

12pm - 2pm

Tickets $75 pp (limit 2pp)

Keynote speaker Diane Anderson, MA

The Wedding Lunch is the first "experiential" wedding event of its kind in Canada geared towards today's busy bride looking for an alternative to the traditional wedding show. This event will immerse you in a lavishly designed ballroom focusing on the three key design elements: linens, lighting and flowers. Of course, we wouldn't forget about the food, dress or entertainment! While taking in the spectacular décor, enjoy a scrumptious plated lunch and chat first hand with some of the cities most knowledgeable wedding planners for guidance and advice. As well, experience a fashion show flaunting some of Vancouver's hottest new dress and lingerie designers and top it off with a unique, naughty performance that will have you up and dancing! If that wasn't enough, our keynote speaker and Registered Clinical Counsellor will remind us all that passion and desire can live forever long beyond the honeymoon stage. Her humorous and light hearted approach complete with personal stories and anecdotes will help guide and ensure that the marriage will thrive and continue on long past the big day! Last but not least, we won't let you leave without a swag bag and look forward to some amazing door prizes and a grand prize draw!

This is a must attend event for every bride looking for the complete wedding planning experience!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPICS and The Yellow Sugar Fairy

Officially the night before the 2010 Vancouver Winter OLYMPICS!!! Almost surreal. It's what VANCOUVER has been planning and planning and planning and now less than 24 hours away - can't wait.

Well besides the OLYMPICS let's not forget ~ Valentines Day is just around the corner and for those of you who don't really know what to do: I just received the perfectly; timely email from The YELLOW SUGAR FAIRY. Check out what she has to say.

"I am excited and happy to share with you all the special dessert collection that I've created for Valentine's Day. It is called, {Sometimes...saying, "I love you", is not enough.}
Besides sharing spoonfuls or bites from my collection with your special someone, my desserts are great for girl's dessert nights, dinner parties, bridal showers, anniversaries, etc. --a very satisfying sugar boost during a coffee break or a meeting. Should you be interested in ordering a collection piece or two, please feel free to email or call for details and pricing. Even if you are not a fan of sweets, I look forward to hearing any comments/feedback you may have about my creations. Feel free to forward this email to your families, friends, coworkers and business contacts if you think they may be interested in edible Valentine's Day gift ideas or custom design cakes.
May you enjoy the taste of love as much as I enjoy making it!
Much Sugar & Love,
~The Fairy
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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Real Cultural Wedding || Ismaili Muslim Wedding Vancouver || Salma & Zameer Part 2

It Was All in the Proposal

Salma and Zameel met at university and were together for seven years before a marriage proposal cemented their relationship.

The proposal happened unexpectedly. Zameel, a medical student, was in Vancouver for the Christmas holidays. On Wednesday, December 21, he had made plans to take Salma for lunch at one of their special date restaurants, Taki's Tavern. Then another couple was going to join them to go up to Grouse Mountain for the first time and go skating. After a nice late lunch, Zameel's friend called to say they wouldn't be able to make it up to Grouse Mountain. So Salma and Zameel headed up themselves. As the sun set and the Vancouver rain began to drizzle, the couple went up on the gondola to the top of the mountain. They got off the gondola and it was a beautiful sight with Christmas lights and decorations.

On the Way

After a windy, shaky gondola ride down the mountain, the couple got into the car and headed downtown. Salma fell asleep and when she woke, Zameel was on the phone, trying to figure out where to park. They were meeting a friend who worked at the Opus Hotel in Yaletown. All the parking in the vicinity of the hotel was full, so they used the valet and headed inside. The elevators were locked, their friend called down to let his guests up to the penthouse. As Zameel and Salma got out of the elevator, their friend came rushing towards them. His car was about to be towed away, so he had to go move it. He gave Zameel the room key and promised to be back soon.

The Moment

Zameel opened the door to the room. Inside it was dark except for candles that illuminated the entire room. Salma looked at Zameel questioningly. He told her to follow the path. Salma looked down, and there was a path on the floor made with hundreds of colorful chocolate kisses. With her heart pounding, Salma began to follow the path. Along the way were not only candles, but also photographs. The first was a picture of Salma as a baby and then Zameel as a baby. Then a picture of them as toddlers and so on.

As Salma followed the path of kisses, she turned the corner around the fireplace and there was a bed covered in rose petals with two long-stemmed roses on the pillows. At the edge of the bed were tealight candles arranged in a heart shape, with arrows pointing the direction to follow. Salma continued walking, following the chocolate kisses, candles, and photos.

The path ended in the bathroom in front of a large shower. The shower floor was completely covered in red rose petals, lined with glowing candles, and at the end was a square black ottoman. The ottoman was covered in rose petals, two more long-stemmed roses, and large, framed picture of the couple. On top of the roses was a letter and Salma picked it up and began to read.

"Dear Salma, We've feasted to our delight at a restaurant we call our own. We've skated at the top of the world. Know that I kiss the ground you walk on, and I'll always shower you with roses. I know we will both cherish this moment forever, for tonight is a night when we become one soul from two. Now turn around and follow the kisses back to me because I have a very important question to ask you. Yours forever, Zameel."

With tears streaming down her face, Salma walked back to Zameel. He took her hand and spoke beautiful words of their love and their life. Then Zameel took out the ring, got down on one knee, and said, "Salma Amin Dinani, will you marry me?" So overcome with emotion, all Salma could do was nod her head to say yes, yes, yes!

And Then...

And then, as soon as Salma was able to speak, she wanted to know every detail: how he had arranged everything, how he had kept it a secret, who knew, and so on. Zameel patiently told her everything. Then, as Zameel had prepared in advance, dinner was sent up to the room. But that wasn't the end of it. Zameel had also made a game for them to play. There was an envelope full of questions about the couple and their individual lives. Each time Salma got a question right, she would get to put her hand in a bag and take out a few puzzle pieces. If she got enough questions correct, she would be able to complete the puzzle, which was six photographs of the couple that Zameel had put into a puzzle!

"The whole proposal was a complete surprise. It was the most romantic thing, more than I could have ever expected and it was a moment I'll never forget." says Salma

The Wedding Was Equally Amazing

Salma and Zemeel are Ismaili Muslims so they married in accordance with their traditions, which include getting married at jamat khana (mosque) by the leaders of theirjamat.

“We wanted a traditional location but we also wanted to be connected with the outdoors. So we held the ceremony at the mosque but organized it outside in the courtyard. The Vancouver wedding reception of choice was the Radisson Hotel Richmdon because it was practical and it could accommodate all 300 guests.

The bride wore a white sari to the ceremony which is the tradition, then a white wedding dress to the reception.

The groom wore a traditional black Indian suit to the ceremony and a black tuxedo to the ceremony.

The family helped with the centerpieces and the grooms aunt made the flower arrangements and decorated the cake.

The groom's parents hired a catering company to make sandwiches and sherbet for the afternoon after the ceremony, and we had Chairs with Flair put chair covers and bows at the reception explains Salma.

Surprises from the Day

Salma and her bridal party entered to the Beverly Hills Cop theme song in a fun fashion-show entrance.

Zameel surprised Salma with a serenade of the song "I Want to Grow Old With You" from the movie The Wedding Singer.

The groom's mother surprised the couple with décor for the reception that made the courtyard look a little like the outdoors, including an original Monet backdrop.

Atish Ram Media prepared an amazing slideshow of pre-wedding and wedding pictures, a video interview, and musical theme songs.

The couple surprised everyone with their first dance, which started out with a slow song and then switched to a fast salsa.

We wish Salma and Zameer a lifetime of happiness together. Thanks for sharing your details.