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Our focus is on luxury bridal hair and makeup – we want to make you as beautiful and stress-free as possible on one of the most important days of your life! We are based in Toronto and equipped to service you in-studio or in the comfort of your own home. Fancy Face Inc. has a team of professionally trained makeup artists, hair stylists, fashion stylists and photographers. For 8 years and counting, we have maintained a reputation for perfection and quality service to become one of the most sought-after beauty services companies in the industry. We service all areas of the wedding and entertainment industries.

Faye Smith Makeup & Hair began in 2007, when Faye began training in makeup, in England, UK. Faye’s teacher, Emma, saw a special talent in Faye, and after only three months of training, began hiring her as a makeup assistant on Opera Shows. Faye soon decided to further develop her skills by enrolling in the Global Makeup Program at Blanche Macdonald, in Vancouver, Canada. By the time Faye had graduated in August 2009, she was well on her way in her successful career as a freelance makeup and hair artist.

Now, in 2012, her company has grown into a network of very talented artists, who she considers to be of the same calibre as herself, in both physical skill level and work ethics. Faye says that her work is her baby, and she certainly nurtures it how a mother would nurture her child.

There are a lot of wedding planners out there. We are not going to go into a big song and dance about why you should choose Filosophi. Although we do like dancing. But not in that way. If you tend to stray from the beaten path, then you've likely come to the right place. We have a burning desire to make every wedding we plan truly unique and original, to remove everything stereotypical and boring - we embrace tradition where it works, and hop outside the box everywhere else.

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We're not shy about calling Furry Creek British Columbia's most scenic wedding venue, and for good reason: Like nowhere else, Furry Creek offers lush fairways, stunning Pacific Coast scenery, a tumbling waterfall and romantic interiors to couples on their wedding day. Our grounds and surrounding scenery provide an unparalleled backdrop for wedding photo shoots and outdoor ceremonies, while our striking and elegant Clubhouse offers a choice of function rooms each perfectly suited to large and small receptions. Our weddings team is here to help make your dream day a reality, from start to finish.

Owner and pastry chef, Peter Fong, opened Ganache Pâtisserie in December of 2003 - the culmination of a dream to bring a little taste of Paris to Vancouver. Born and raised in Vancouver, Peter’s passion for baking followed him throughout high school and university where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Genetic Engineering from the University of British Columbia. After a backpacking trip through Europe and France, and experiencing the French passion for food and what the true art of pâtisserie could be, Peter decided to change careers, follow his heart and become a pastry chef. After graduating from the Baking and Pastry Arts program at the Dubrulle International Hotel and Culinary Institute, Peter completed his apprenticeship and obtained his journeyman’s Red Seal certificate during his 7 year stint working at local upscale hotels including the Fairmont Château Whistler, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and the Delta Pinnacle Harbourside. Inspired by trips to Paris and its haute pâtisseries, Peter’s dream was fulfilled with the launch of Ganache Pâtisserie and a French pastry shop in Yaletown was born.

Heather March started out as a Landscape Designer before moving into the floral design world. Her passion for flowers led her to open Greenstems, a unique Gastown floral shop. She is known for her clean, modern floral design as well as her knack for creating beautiful Living Walls all over Vancouver.

It has been Heather’s mission to offer Vancouver a unique experience when it comes to her Gastown floral shop. Here you will only see stunningly laid out floral pieces mixed in amongst beautiful living art containers. Not to mention the flower shop boasts a 25sf Living Wall, showcasing just how easy it is to green up your walls.

Open since 1988, we are located close to Burnaby’s thriving business district and a short drive from downtown Vancouver. Hart House is an oasis in the busy urban landscape: it is a place where guests can enjoy outstanding cuisine served by friendly staff in a charming heritage house setting. The casual elegance of Hart House’s restaurant makes it the ideal place for an intimate dinner for two, or a meeting with friends. We also, however, provide a full range of services for larger gatherings: our Private Function rooms are the staging area for exceptional conferences, and our lawns and gardens are a perennial choice for brides-to-be who dream of an outdoor wedding.

Within the first few minutes of working with her, you will know that Jayna Marie Bussiere is passionate about what she does. While makeup has always been a passion of hers, Jayna didnt actually decide to pursue it as a career until she had finished her third year of university in Kelowna, B.C. Fueled by the support of her family and friends, Jayna was determined to move to Vancouver and become a success. There, she enrolled at Blanche Macdonald, worked hard to build up her portfolio and hasnt looked back since! So far, her career has been fun and exciting. She’s had the opportunity to work for Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Lancome and Benefit Cosmetics. Shes worked with celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Nikki Yanofsky, done numerous photo shoots, travelled to exotic places and was recently honoured with 5 different awards for her hair and makeup achievements in the wedding industry for 2010/11. Jayna strives to find a healthy balance between professionalism, fun and creativity. She believes that being successful is based 50% on talent and 50% on personality...which is why you’ll always find her with a smile on her face. If you ask her for one piece of beauty advice, Jayna says “Don’t be afraid of trying something new...it’s only makeup, not a tattoo!!” She is Grateful for every experience she’s had up to this point and is looking forward to making more people feel great about themselves!

Celebrating two decades of pioneering fashion jewellery, Madalena and jewellery designer daughter Elsa Corsi share their flavour and great taste in accessories with the city's most glamorous personalities.

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