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Wedding attire for South Okanagan fundraiser
It’s being billed as the wedding of the year and guests are invited to dig out their best suits and dresses.
Tickets are now on sale for the Wedding Dress Dinner presented by AlleyCATS Alliance, which takes place Sept. 28 at Linden Gardens in Kaleden. Funds raised from the event benefit cats and kittens of AlleyCATS Alliance, a registered charity dedicated to providing rescue, rehabilitation, medical care and adoption to feral and orphaned cats throughout the Okanagan Valley.
Those attending are asked to root through their closets and dig out old wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and suits, or pick one up at a thrift store and join in the traditional wedding dinner and dance hosted by Randy Farmer.
Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with a stroll through the gardens where guests can have wedding portraits taken by Artistic Moments Photography for a donation. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with samplings from Maple Leaf Spirits and wedding gifts will be on display for the silent auction.
The evening continues with the traditional dinner and dance, wedding-themed surprises and prizes (including ugliest bridesmaid dress) making it an unforgettable evening. Raffle tickets will also be sold for a diamond ring, a weekend honeymoon getaway at Naramata Heritage Inn and a original painting by local artist Kindrie Grove. These can be purchased by calling 250-488-2223 or like the Wedding Dress Dinner on Facebook for more information.
Return shuttle service to and from Linden Gardens is available leaving from and returning to the Best Damn Sports Bar starting at 4 p.m. Every event ticket entitles the guest to a free wedding-themed shooter at the bar after the wedding.
Tickets to the Wedding Dress Dinner are $65 (donation receipts available) at Bosley’s Pet Foods and The Tease Hair Salon.