arOka Vintage was definitely the star of our Mini Spring Pop-Up Show. With a very well put together booth and a gorgeous school themed photo booth, Dawna Graham showed off just a taste of what arOka Vintage is capable of.
arOka Vintage is situated in Port Moody and with a shop filled with true antique finds, the store is a mecca for anyone wishing to host a vintage themed wedding.
Working together with arOka, sweet earth photographics took the photos for our guests using the ‘old school’ props. The photo booth was well received and everyone received their photos shortly after the show.
On the main floor Pure Magnolia along with Spark Jewelry had dresses, accessories and jewelry to try on.
I learned a lot from bcdj and their great packages are custom made for the style of each couple and they run their business sustainably. The Shark Truth let couples know of their fantastic honeymoon prize of a trip to the Galapagos Islands for those wishing to forgo shark fin soup. EP!C gave away tickets for the upcoming show on Mother’s Day weekend and Arbonne International offered earth friendly make-up.
Jim Walton offered handmade and repurposed jewelry and table number holders from sterling silver cutlery. His jewelry is exquisite and what better way to reuse family antiques then have Jim mold them into new items. arOka Vintage now carries Jim’s jewelry and can be found in the Port Moody store.
Fairy Cakes offer vegan cupcakes made from locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Their shop on Fraser Street allows them to be very accessible to discerning couples. One of the very yummy cupcakes pictured above sits on the beautiful ceramic wares of eikcam Designs. Often found at Fairy Cakes is Zimt Artisan Chocolates who offer a very healthy and yummy alternative to wedding favours.
Our donation recipient for this year is The Vancouver Food Bank and we are very grateful to make a financial contribution to their cause.
I again want to thank the very dedicated team of vollunteers who help set up and manage the fair every year.
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I was very excited to hear that Western Canada Wilderness Committee accepted our donation recipient request. WC2 is a westcoast icon. For many years they have been fighting the good fight and raising awareness of environmental issues for all of Western Canada.
What is so great about Western Canada Wilderness Committee is that they actually have a wedding component that ties in nicely to our event. We encourage those couples who have everything, or need nothing, to accept donations to a charitable organization in lieu of gifts. Guests love to give gifts and what a great idea to direct those energies to something that has so much more substance. Not only is it good for our community, it allows friends and family of the couple to understand their passion and commitment to the environment.
A wedding I recently photographed even had the couple donate monies to a charitable organization as wedding favours. Each guest received a small card that advised what had been given on their behalf. I was impressed with this progressive idea.
Western Canada Wilderness Committee can give you a display to put up at your wedding to give your guests more information on where their gift monies go. The donation can be granted to a specific cause or to the organization itself.
Sue Fox of Western Canada Wilderness Committee also told me that the organization sells a lot of cards that are used as invitations and thank you cards. All of the funds from the purchases go right back into the community and the photography is amazing.
I have been a member of WC2 for many years and was an eco-activist in my youth trying to save the Elaho Valley, a success story. I volunteered with mail outs and calendars. To give back more than just a membership now is very inspiring for me. Western Canada Wilderness Committee will receive $2.50 from each paid entrant from The Grassroots Wedding Fair. Money well raised, I believe.
Western Canada Wilderness Committee will be at The Grassroots Wedding Fair with cards on hand for sale and information regarding their donation program.
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