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WoW attends the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards...the winners are!

December 10th, 2017

When it comes to the glitz, glam, elegance and romance of weddings, Vancouver Island must be doing something right;  BC Vital Statistics indicates that 20% of weddings in British Columbia take place on the Island... and what a wonderful selection of businesses, people and professionals that our island can offer.

This November Women of Wedding had the pleasure of attending the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards, to honour and recognize the professionals and their contributions to the industry.

WoW began the evening at our hosted Pre Awards Cocktail event at LURE Restaurant and Bar.  Networking is such a large part of our organization and continually giving that opportunity to our members is important to us, especially when we get to focus on the wonderful contributions that our members provide to the industry. With the "Vow to WoW' it is no wonder we got to recognize some of our members later that evening.  With WoW's focus on Learning and Networking, we know how important attending these events are to our members and the referrals that come from it. Being able to support our members and have a "night out" at the end of the wedding season is something we look forward to. 

As the evening began, WoW entered to a splendidly hosted and magical event. As you can see from the photos, courtesy of WoW member Spark and Whimsy Photography, the backdrop and ambience was aglow. The beautifully decorated tables of desserts, food, and greeenery that adorned the venue set the stage for the fun and enchantment that was to come. 

This years awards, hosted by WoW member Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Hotel and Spa, was a lovely display of what our Island and Wedding Industry can offer.  We are always do proud of being a part of this community, but couldn't have been more proud of our members.  Congratulations to all the wedding professionals who were nominated as finalist and those who took home awards.  A big congratulations to the following WoW members:

Brown's The Florist

2017 Finalist of the Best Wedding Florals

2017 Winner of the Best Bridal Bouquet

Elise Tonn Designs:

2017 Finalist of Best Bridal Gown Boutique Experience 

The Fairmont Empress

2017 Best Wedding Hotel Venue Winner 

Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University

Best Unique Wedding Venue Winner 

Inn at Laurel Point

2017 Best Wedding Hotel Venue Finalist

The Gardens at HCP

2017 Best Ceremony Venue Finalist

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry:

2017 Finalist of the Best Overall Wedding Hair

2017 Finalist of The Best Bridal Hair Style

2017 Best Bridal Makeup Winner


Thank you to the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards for a superb evening, you can read all about it here. We all know the amount of work that goes into hosting an event, and this did not disappoint; it was a lovely evening full of fun, laughter and support. 

A big thank you to those in the industry who made this tropical paradise an evening to remember: Decorate Victoria, Emma McCormick, Fleurtacious, Tickle Tree Stationery + Events, Bon Macaron, House of Boateng, Schur 2 Please, Eryn Sharpe Trio and WoW Member Party Mood.

We also want to recognize the 34 Awards diamonds, provided by The Bride's Closet. 

A big thank you to Spark & Whimsy Photography for their beautiful photos. See all the photos of the event here.

This year WoW was the sponsor of the Ultimate Door Prize, thank you to our members who donated their services and CONGRTULATIONS to  Dikran & Sandra Zabunyan of the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa.

Last, but not least, we want to thank all of our WoW Members who came out to the Pre Award Cocktail and the Awards, we love spending time with our members and supporting each and every one of you in your endeavors.



WoW would like to give a big warm welcome to our newest members:

Country Crepes and The Oswego Hotel

Watch for their interview to come as we continue to update our member profiles. 


Come celebrate the end of the Season at our Holiday Social.

Tuesday December 19, 2017 between 5-7pm at Table 21 located at 777 Douglas Street.



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