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Our First Event at Beautiful Zambri's a Big Hit!

April 24th, 2017

Our April event at Zambri's was the best of the old and the new. New members, Zambri's wowed us with their beautiful space and delicious offerings - and delighted us with a new venue to explore. And with a little 'Shameless Promotion,' a WoW classic, members got to easily promote their businesses and connect with colleagues. It was a fun morning that left us even more excited for the wedding season to come!


Offering Italian soul food since 1999, Zambri's has quickly become one of Victoria's best restaurants. With incredibly well prepared Italian food and efficient service, word of mouth has spread - so much so that the eatery has gained highly acclaimed industry recognition, such as GOLD Best Casual Italian Restaurant Vancouver Magazine and Victoria Chef Of the Year. James Barber has called it the “Nicest little Italian restaurant in BC. Probably in Canada. Terrific food.”

While exploring their stunning space, we also learned that Zambri's can cater to private events of any size. You can choose their private room, the Sala, which is equipped with a 65″ screen with HDMI cable to connect your laptop for presentations or the Atrium, which has become a favourite for celebratory and casual dinners. Or choose both as they connect to create one stunning space! Learn more about weddings and events and Zambri's here.

Our hosts treated us to pizza and prosecco - and it was to die for! And because they also generously gave all our guests a $10 gift card, I'm sure they can be expecting lots of hungry WoW members stopping in soon!

Hattie Root Photography

The only way to get a true feel for our events is through our brilliant WoW photographers. And thankfully, this month Hattie Root Photography worked her magic, providing all the beautiful photos you see in this post. Hattie is truly an expert in her field, which includes wedding and family photography. She says she has an 'honest love for realism,' and we love the light, refreshing take she provides. She captured our morning at Zambri's so beautifully.

Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Hattie travels far and wide to photograph life's beautiful moments. You can see more of her beautiful work from our WoW Wedding Show, where her team very generously donated hours of time to help pull it off.

Hattie Root Photography offers multiple wedding packages, as well as engagement shoots, head shots and family portraits. All come highly recommended! Learn more about her offerings here.

A Little Shameless Promotion

What's a WoW event without a creative workshop that gets us up out of our seats, making invaluable connections and having fun to boot? This month we opted for a little 'shameless promotion,' giving each guest a chance to promote their businesses. Everyone put their fears of public speaking aside and took the floor, talking about their business and their business needs.

Thank You ... .And Wait Til You Hear About Our Next Event!

Thank you again to our Showcase Sponsors for making such a great event. Remember that Showcase Sponsorship is a key tenet of WoW. Sponsors get to share their expertise and offerings with dozens of wedding industry professionals, letting us see first hand exactly why we should refer them. It also gives Members the opportunity to work with new vendors or venues in a professional setting, building key relationships. And seeing how your fellow Sponsors work with their brides can help you make better referrals. Yes, it's fun for us to sample from the city's finest, but it's also a critical step in the networking process.

Congratulations to Amanda Tarling, who won a 'Wine & Dinner' gift certificate from our very generous hosts (we see a date night in your future!). Amanda is also currently prepping for her big 'History of Wedding Traditions' seminar, that she'll be presenting at our May event.

And ... have you heard about our May event? It's time for WoW to put our spin on one of the biggest event trends around. WoW en Blanc is HERE, and all taking place at a hip, newly renovated downtown location.

'Diner en Blanc,' is a worldwide event spanning six continents. People flash-gather in posh, public spaces to set up a temporary, chic dining area with one rule: everyone dresses formally in white, and comes ready to enjoy quality food and quality company.

So get ready for our legendary WoW-spin ... our next event is WoW en Blanc! Come experience this new event trend for yourself, and enjoy an interactive creative workshop from WoW Member and Wedding Officiant Amanda Tarling.

We know this is going to be a fun night, and the perfect opportunity to get in some invaluable networking before the busy wedding season kicks in. That's why we're inviting all our members to bring a FREE GUEST.

And for a limited time, non-members can purchase tickets for just $10. So we hope to see you on May 9!




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