There's a bride-to-be who doesn't know where to start her wedding plans so she's going to get some great ideas at the 22nd annual Sweetheart Bridal Show on February 24 at the Civic Centre.
Kara Biles, Canfor's human resources coordinator, and Andrew Bell, Aberdeen Glen golf course superintendent, have been together for eight years.
Bell finally popped the question last March and their destination wedding -- hopefully in Hawaii --will take place next February.
"We're just starting to plan the wedding so I'm really excited to go to the Sweetheart Bridal Show so I can find out more information because I have no idea where to start," said Biles. "We're definitely doing a destination wedding and I really prefer Hawaii but anywhere hot where I can be barefoot on the beach is basically what I'm looking for. I think Hawaii is so romantic but we'll also look at Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican."
Biles has a list of what she needs to find out.
"We will be looking for a travel agent because I don't even know who to talk to at this point," said Biles, who made the Prince George Chamber of Commerce's Top 40 Under 40 list last year. "I want to know more about Save the Date invitations and wedding invitations, wedding favours and photographers - all these pieces. I haven't even picked out a dress - I have done nothing, so this is my starting point. I need to know where to go for things and who to talk to about all of it."
Every bride wants their wedding to be completely unique so the Sweetheart Bridal Show is offering workshops providing valuable tools to plan the perfect wedding.
There will be plenty of information sessions, including the ins and outs of destination wedding planning and a hands-on look at putting together custom wedding invitations.
To address what some might consider the most important bridal issue - the dress - the fashion show has been ramped up to present a dazzling production featuring the latest trends as well as addressing those wardrobe questions for the mother of the bride and bridesmaids.
Door prizes at the 22nd annual Sweetheart Bridal Show include the grand prize of a one-week stay in an ocean view condo in Kannapali, Maui, a round trip cruise for two to Alaska, custom design wedding bands from Ken's Goldsmithing and two-night accommodations plus spa package and breakfast at the Jasper Park Lodge.
Tickets are on sale at Image in White Wedding Gallery, 1594 Third Avenue, Ken's Goldsmithing in Pine Centre Mall, at the Prince George Citizen, 150 Brunswick Street, Gallery Bridal Boutique at 1677 Seventh Avenue, the Ramada Hotel Downtown at 444 George Street, and online at www.ticketweb.ca.
The show also features its own full colour glossy magazine and a new website has been created that will be running 365 days a year and has updated wedding stories and resources daily at sweetheartbridal.ca.