Local Love Presented By Blush MagazineBlush Teams Up With Leading Wedding Pop Up Event

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on April 27, 2017

Najla Elwenni, the owner of Blush Magazine and Amy Bohn, the owner of Local Love have teamed up! With over 20 years of combined experience in the wedding industry, these ladies are ready to bring you a one-of-a-kind bridal event experience.

Blush Magazine has been a local wedding resource since 2009. Local Love was founded in 2016, the latest event was held at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald on Friday, February 20th attracting nearly 400 guests and 70+ local vendors. Guests and exhibitors enjoyed hor d’ouevers, champagne, custom wedding setups, fashion displays and more. With nearly 70 exhibitors this modern pop up wedding event was THE destination for all things bridal in Edmonton.

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Local Love at Enjoy
Sunday, September 24th: 11am-4pm
The Enjoy Centre – St Albert, AB

“We’re excited to connect brides and grooms from all walks of life with local vendors that can help them achieve their wedding goals. Our aim is to promote the local wedding community by interacting and building relationships with industry professionals and the communities we service.”- Najla Elwenni & Amy Bohn

Vendor Inquiry www.locallovepopup.com/vendor-application/

Instagram: @locallovepopup

 

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Outdoor Edmonton WeddingTiffiney + Jeff: Outdoor Edmonton Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on April 16, 2017

Tiffiney and Jeff met working together at Ikea.  Five years after their first bump in, Ikea held a summer party. After the party, Tiffiney asked him for a ride home and the rest is history!

The Proposal

Jeff proposed to Tiffiney in London, England on the London Eye Ferris Wheel. Tiffiney had a feeling he was going to propose on the trip but played along until the proposal.

The Big Day

Tiffiney and Jeff tied the knot and celebrated in two unique venues. Their calm ceremony was at the Devonian Botanic Garden and their reception party was at the Edmonton Country Club (ps. you don’t need to be a member to host your wedding there). Jeff and his dad love classic cars, his father has a Chevy Nova that the couple were able to use for photos and for an alone time spin.

Music and dancing was one of the couples priorities and highlights. They walked down the aisle to an acoustic guitar playing ‘First Day of my Life and Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky.” The couple love hip-hop and R&B music so it was really important that they hired a DJ that would help them throw a party to remember. They arranged for their dance floor to be outdoors and hired DJ Kwake to play their favourite tracks. The newlyweds and their guests were on the dance floor the entire night.

Favourite Moments

Tiffiney: “Our vows, it took a lot for Jeff and I to write our own vows but I thought it was important. I think Jeff made everyone cry and I was really proud of him for writing them and expressing himself that way. They were touching and funny at the same time, and everything I hoped they would be.”

Jeff: “Our first dance, it was really amazing to have my cousins sing for us. We are very family orientated and that was just a special moment for the two of us. My cousins are also very talented, they live in California so not many of our friends in Edmonton have heard them sing so it was a treat to share that with our guests.”

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First Dance

Christina Perri – “Arms” sung by Jeff’s cousins band – Brightenner

Newlywed Advice

1) Hire a day of coordinator to handle all the details and vendor calls the day of the wedding. 2) Have your beauty team come to you so you can relax in your own space. 3) Plan some alone time with your partner, your wedding day is so high paced and goes by really fast.

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“We are looking forward to relaxing in each others company and supporting each other through life.”

Honeymoon

Iceland, Amsterdam, Nice and Paris

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 110 | Ceremony Venue: Devonian Botanical Gardens | Reception Venue: Edmonton Country Club | Marriage Officiant: Debra Parr |  Day of Coordinator: Cocktails and Details  | Design & Décor Coordinator: Bride | Cake: Jennifer and Val Bagnariol ( bride’s sister and mom) | Catering: Edmonton Country Club | Floral Design: Fabloomosity | Photographer: Life Dot Style | Photo Booth: Ready Set Booth | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Music (DJ): DJ Kwake | Transportation: Baseline Limo | Video/Cinema: Eee and Bee | Bridal Gown Boutique: Novelle Bridal Shop | Bridal Gown Designer: Willow by Watters | Bridesmaid(s) Dress Designer: Mixed | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Hugo Boss | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Harry Rosen | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Derks | Bridal Hair Stylist: Jessica Tebby | Bridal Make Up Artist: Makeup Excuse  | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Jessica Tebby and Nikki Campion | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Maven Brow and Beauty and Makeup Excuse | Jeweler (Bride): Mother’s Jewlery Jeweler (Groom): Daniel Wellington Watch

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Stylish Palm Beach Wedding InspirationStyled Shoot: Palm Beach Wedding Inspiration

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 21, 2017

Winter blues are finally lifting and our favorite time of year has almost arrived…wedding season, of course! Strapless dresses and outdoor ceremonies are almost here. But when we’re craving some warm and sunny inspiration during the chilly season, we look to where the sun always shines, no matter the time of year — Palm Beach. 

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Stylish Fall WeddingLyndsey + Josh: Stylish Fall Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 13, 2017

Lyndsey and Josh met in the summer of 2006, just before starting their last year of high school. After 10 years of calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend, Lyndsey and Josh made it official with a stylish wedding full of warmth and romance—despite an unexpected snowfall. “At first we were a little disappointed but the snow actually made the day more magical,” says Lyndsey.

The Proposal

The couple were in Canmore for a relay race, and at the last minute Josh convinced her to stay an extra day. He woke her up early for a “hike”, which was really a helicopter tour and picnic on top of Heart Mountain, where Josh popped the question.

The Big Day

They wanted to personalize their wedding and enlisted friends and family to help; Lyndsey’s aunt and uncle made much of the décor to complement their palette of rose gold and cream, and a family friend drew the wedding party on the programs. They also had ping pong tables for guests to play on—one of which doubled as their guest book— and late night tacos courtesy of casa12doce food truck.

Favourite Moments

Both Lyndsey and Josh’s favorite moment was their first look, which “was pretty emotional and a special moment for both of us that we’ll never forget.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Cushion Cut

First Dance

‘You and Me’ – Rose Ave.

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

Father Daughter/Mother Son Dance: ‘Not Even A King’ – Alicia Keys

Newlywed Advice

‘Enjoy every minute of it and don’t stress out! I was so worried beforehand about all the little details but when the day came I just sat back and soaked up every minute.’

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds are excited to start their next chapter, and love calling each other husband and wife.

Honeymoon

Scotland

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 140 | Location: Edmonton, AB | Ceremony Venue: Magrath Mansion | Reception Venue: U of A Faculty Club | Marriage Officiant: Neil Muth | Planner: Cocktails and Details | Design & Decor Coordinator: Deb Forest (aunt) | Cake: Brianne Gabrielle Cakes | Catering: U of A Faculty Club | Floral Design: Tickled Floral | Photographer: Jill Coursen Photography | Photo Booth: Neat Photobooth | Rentals: Chic Boutique | Stationery: Minted | Music: Harman B Entertainment | Food Truck: Casa12Doce | Bridal Gown Boutique: Novelle Bridal Shop | Bridal Gown Designer: Justin Alexander Signature | Bridesmaids Boutique: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Designer: Vera Wang Collection | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Derks | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Derks | Bridal Hair Stylist: Hair by Kat Daddie | Bridal Make Up Artist: Beauty by J Hodinski | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Hair by Kat Daddie | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Makeup by Sophie Marie

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Luxe Mountain WeddingChristina + Greg: Luxe Mountain Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 28, 2017

Greg met Christina during his residency at a hospital in New Jersey in 2010. The Canadian physician and American nurse discovered they lived in the same neighbourhood and started walking their dogs together. Their walks led to a first date, and eventually to a surprise engagement in the Rockies.

The Proposal

Greg took Christina on a trip home to celebrate his grandparents 60th anniversary in the BC Interior. They flew to Calgary and planned a scenic drive through the mountains with a stop at Moraine Lake, where Greg pulled Christina off the trail and got down on one knee. They celebrated their engagement with dinner and an overnight stay at the Moraine Lake Lodge.

The Big Day

“We knew no matter where we had the wedding, half the family was going to have to travel.” Christina and Greg chose the Banff Springs Hotel partly for convenience—it was within driving distance for Greg’s family and Christina’s family could get direct flights to Calgary—but also for its spectacular beauty.

Most of Christina’s family experienced the Canadian Rockies for the first time, but unfortunately her 94-year-old grandmother couldn’t travel. She watched the ceremony over Skype and even had her hair done for the occasion.

Favourite Moments

Christina:“The first look and getting offsite photos done before the ceremony. It was nice to see each other alone, spend time together and settle the nerves a bit. It really relaxed us for the ceremony and the rest of the day. It also allowed us to partake in the cocktail hour and not be rushed after the ceremony.”

Greg: “Sitting at the sweetheart table with my bride at my side, looking out at all our favorite people in one place and all there for us!”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Green Eyes’—Coldplay

Newlywed Advice

“Make time for each other; it’s your day. Do a first look, go to the cocktail hour and eat the food, do a sweetheart table and eat dinner together.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Christina and Greg are excited to have each other every day. They look forward to travelling, buying a new house and starting a family.

Honeymoon

St. Lucia

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 95 | Location: Banff, AB | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | Marriage Officiant: Carl J. Shields | Designer & Planner: Lynn Fletcher Weddings – Stephanie La Grange and Jody McBeath | Cake & Dessert Styling: Whippt Desserts & Catering | Floral Design: Fleurish Flower Shop | Photographer: Orange Girl | Photo Booth: Xpressbooth | Stationery: William Arthur; The Social Page Design Studio | Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Music Mosaic | Reception Music: Pez Productions | Bridal Gown Boutique: Bridal Garden (US) | Bridal Gown Designer: Wtoo by Watters | Bridesmaids Boutique: Bridal Garden (US)| Bridesmaid Designer: Hayley Paige | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Indochino | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Indochino | Bridal Hair & Makeup Stylist: Avenue Beauty | Bridesmaid(s) Hair & Makeup: Avenue Beauty | Jeweler: Safian & Rudolph Jewelers

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