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WoW Blog - Weddings
August 5th, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS
Part of our mandate at WoW is to help members learn about the latest in wedding and business trends, and to provide them more and unique opportunities for education and networking. And now that we're in the height of wedding season, there's no better way to do that than with another fabulous WoW mock wedding. This August, it's Tony and Chen who are getting 'married' - and they'll be showcasing traditional Chinese weddings as they do. They'll be enjoying a traditional ceremony at the beautiful Teahouse at Abakazi Gardens, and we'll all get to participate as guests.
Posted By Victoria WoW April 1st, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
We love spring! It's not just the cherry blossoms, the sound of birds chirping, and the bon voyage to winter weather. It's the fact that Spring signifies in the wedding industry a brand new season. Here are WoW's freshest picks for what's trending for the discerning Bride in 2014.
Posted By Victoria WoW June 26th, 2013 | 0 COMMENTS
Possibly the best thing about living on Southern Vancouver Island is that we are surrounded by the splendor of Mother Nature. Nearly every neighbourhood in Greater Victoria boasts an unbelievably photogenic ocean view. Lush pastoral farmland borders our populated urban areas. Mountains, harbourfronts, and regional parkland offer scenic vistas of our gorgeous city and the landscape beyond the waters that surround us. In Victoria, we are environmentalists by default. We can't help but appreciate the magnificence of the natural world that teems at our doorstep. It is this bounty of natural beauty that calls to couples, from Victoria and beyond, to take their wedding celebrations outside. It is also the natural beauty that can inspire couples to seek venues, products and suppliers that offer more environmentally sustainable options. As special occasion vendors, we know that taking weddings outside can add a level of complexity that brides and grooms don't always consider. It is our job to educate our clients about all the possible details to keep in mind when planning their outdoor nuptials, including those that are eco-conscious. Women of Weddings has compiled a comprehensive list of tips for you to share with clients that are planning their stylish outdoor weddings with a lean towards green.
Posted By Victoria WoW June 21st, 2013 | 0 COMMENTS
When was the last time you attended a networking event that introduced you to a cultural ritual you knew little about, featured a verified Hindu priest as the guest speaker, and had you on the dance floor by the end of the event? Unless you attended WoW's June event "Tony & Tajinder's Wedding", we're going to guess the answer is...ummmm...never. The off-Broadway smash hit "Tony & Tina's Wedding", a play that redefined audience participation, was the inspiration for this unique event. Audience members didn't just observe the play as voyeurs; they were expected to play the parts of wedding guests, and take part in all the theatrics of a raucous Italian wedding including the ceremony and reception. Food, drink and merriment were all included as part of the experience. Such was the theme for Women of Weddings' most recent event. A replica Hindu wedding celebration took place at the stunning BW Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resort in Sooke, complete with a cast that included a gorgeous bride and her handsome groom, both couple's parents, and an actual Hindu priest known as Pandit Ji. Over 50 WoW members and newcomers, whom we thank sincerely for making the extended commute, filled in the rest of the cast. As the photos will prove, a delightful time was had by all.
Posted By Victoria WoW May 30th, 2013 | 0 COMMENTS
It wasn't so long ago that Victoria BC held the reputation for being one of the least culturally diverse cities in Canada. But in 2013 this is most certainly a myth. Among the multitude of ethnicities represented in our community, Southern Vancouver Island is home to people whose origins include Chinese, South Asian, Filipino, Mexican, African, Vietnamese, Slovak, Portuguese, Aboriginal, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Pakistani, Ukrainian, Persian, Argentinian, and many more. And while we often consider ourselves united as Canadians, our unions - as in, our wedding celebrations - are where we love to showcase our diversity. Cross-cultural marriages are no longer the exception to the rule, and for weddings, the rulebooks are being thrown wide open. WoW spoke to our upcoming Showcase Sponsor team to find out what cultural traditions they have experienced, and the symbolism behind these customs. Here is what they shared with us.