April 29, 2009

Bridal Show Helps Variety Club Radiothon

Agnes Orsi, The Bay Bridal Extravaganza show coordinator, admires the gown from L’Amoré Bridal & Formals that will be one of the items in the live auction at the show Thursday. Cara Brady/Morning Star

By Cara Brady - Vernon Morning Star
Published: April 28, 2009 7:00 PM
Love — the kind that leads to weddings and the kind that leads people to support charities — is all around at The Bay Bridal Extravaganza to benefit the Variety Club Radiothon, Thursday.

“Back in January, I said to my boss that I’d like to do a bridal show and I’ve been working on it ever since,” said Agnes Orsi, bridal registry consultant and show coordinator.

The show features men’s and women’s bridal and cruise wear fashions modeled by members of the KISS FM events crew with MC Denai Johnson.

There will be 17 wedding-related vendors, door prizes and a live auction by Paul Bielby with proceeds to the Variety Club.

The auction includes a wedding dress from L’Amoré Bridal & Formals in Kelowna, a suit from Milano Clothing Company, luggage from The Bay, a gift card from The Flight Centre, an engagement photo package from Wedded Bliss Photography and a package from the Prestige Inn.

Tickets for the show, at The Bay in the Village Green Mall, are a minimum donation of $5 per ticket with all sales to the Variety Club, and are available at the door.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Thursday, with the fashion show starting at 6:45 p.m. and the auction held during the show.

April 28, 2009

Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park provides scenic backdrop for Reanne & Nelson

It wasn't hard to convince Reanne and Nelson to drive up to Vernon for their Engagement Session once they saw pictures of Kalamalka Provincial Park. Reanne and I have been talking a lot about their upcoming July wedding and we wanted a beautiful rural location to capture their Engagement Session. Having hiked the park many times, I knew it's breath taking views would be the perfect backdrop. It was a fantastic day for photos and Kate and I can't wait till Nelson and Reanne say their I do's.

April 20, 2009

Nicholas at the Vancouver Aquarium

Spring has sprung in Vancouver-a stark contrast to the Okanagan!  There are cherry blossoms, windowsills full of flowers and people everywhere wearing shorts and tank tops!  It was a great time to visit with my nephew, and have him take me to the Vancouver Aquarium.  He showed me all his favorites-especially the beluga whales and frogs.  Oh the wonder of a child!

April 7, 2009

Vernon Bay Spring Bridal Extravaganza

Another great Bridal Show is almost here. For those of you you haven't seen the ads yet, the Vernon Bay is hosting a Spring Bridal show Thursday April 30th from 5:00-9:00 pm.

This will be a great chance for Brides planning an upcoming Wedding to meet a host of vendors, get inspired and have a lot of fun. One of the evenings highlights will be a fashion show from 7:00- 7:30 pm that will culminate with a charity auction.

My husband, an auctioneer by trade, will be doing this mini auction to help raise funds for various children's charities. There are INCREDIBLE items up for bidding. An Engagement Session with yours truly, Wedded Bliss Photography, a nights stay at the Prestige Inn, a luggage set from The Bay, a flight from the Flight Centre, a Wedding Dress from L'Amore Bridal and a suit from Milano Clothing Company.

I can't wait. See you there!