Contest starts March 2nd. Readers will have the chance to win a $250 shopping spree.
A brand new reality contest presented by The Abbotsford News/Mission Record will be featured in the upcoming special publication – “Image Magazine: Wedding Edition”. It is not only being published as a 32-page glossy magazine that will be distributed the week of March 2, but a 76-page extended interactive version will be posted online at abbynews.com on that date.
10 local finalist couples will have two page profiles as they will be competing in the new reality-based ‘Soulmates’ contest.
The couples were selected from among those who responded to a post on the Abbotsford News’ Facebook page.
A select few were then asked to email their responses to 30 questions, and an Abbotsford News panel selected the finalists.
Fun profiles on each couple will be included in the wedding publication, with access to a video of them and their full responses to the questionnaire.
Readers will then be invited to participate in online voting, starting March 2, at abbynews.com/contests to eliminate the contestants.
The couple with the lowest number of votes at the end of the five-week voting period wins $3,500 from Lanka Jewels in Mission. The nine other couples all receive a $200 gift certificate from Lanka.
There will also be a $250 shopping spree prize draw for those who participate in the voting.
The online edition features numerous articles of interest to brides- and grooms-to-be on topics such as selecting the gown, dress terminology, cakes and design, destination weddings, top 10 trending photo locations, choosing the rings, and flower girl alternatives.
Readers will be able to view more than 20 videos and click on dozens of helpful links, as well as access full-colour images and useful tips and stats.
Readers can also connect directly with local vendors by simply clicking social media links within their advertisements.
The online edition also includes video and photos from the Valentine’s Day wedding of Jeramey and Angela of Abbotsford. Angela, who was born and raised in Abbotsford, and Jeramey, who was born on Vancouver Island, but lived across the country growing up, met for the first time at a Christmas party 17 years ago. They were just friends until they met for a movie last year. Their first date was at Paliotti’s in Abbotsford.
This online wedding magazine will be available for a full 365 days, with a new update in 2016.