Punta Cana Beach WeddingStephanie + Brad: Punta Cana Beach Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 21, 2016

After meeting in high school, Stephanie and Bradley’s relationship took off.

The Proposal

The pair were engaged in Australia on a romantic beach picnic after an adventurous helicopter ride. “I had created a little picture book about our lives and had her read it,” remembers Bradley. “The last page showed a sketch of me kneeling down holding a ring!”

The Big Day

Stephanie and Bradley knew they wanted a destination wedding, and after countless hours of researching venues, Jellyfish caught their eye. Between the gorgeous scenery and the countless activities to do there, they knew it would be the perfect venue.

Their dreamy beach wedding came together perfectly, and the pair even surprised their guests with a fire dancer show!

Favourite Moments

The absolute favourite moment of the day for Stephanie and Bradley was the highly anticipated first glance. In a private and intimate setting, Stephanie walked up behind Bradley and held him tight as they both exclaimed how excited they were to see each other. The moment he turned around fulfilled every expectation Stephanie had dreamed of since she was a child. She says the moment was magical, and he says she looked like a princess. It was an unforgettable fairytale moment!

Engagement Ring Cut

Princess

First Dance

‘All of Me’- John Legend ft Lindsey Stirling

Newlywed Advice

Find a good wedding planner. You may be capable of doing it yourself, but why add the extra stress on yourself? They do a great job helping you as well as smoothing out the little things. Also, do your research on photographers, it is so important for someone to really capture your wedding and tell a story through the photos.

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Since travelling is a passion for this couple, they intend to kick of their first year of marriage with a few more trips before settling down and starting a family.

Honeymoon

Costa Rica

Acknowledgements

Writer: Dakota Barber | Number of Guests: 37 | Location: Dominican Republic | Ceremony Venue: Jellyfish Punta Cana | Reception Venue: Jellyfish Punta Cana | Marriage Officiant: Monica Caesar | Designer + Planner: Aisle Plan Your Day | Cake & Desserts: Jellyfish | Floral Design: Jellyfish | Photographer: Asia Pimentel Photography | Video/Cinema:  GoPro | Bridal Gown Boutique: Davids Bridal | Bridal Gown Designer: Oleg Cassini | Bridesmaid(s) Boutique: Davids Bridal | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Le Chateau | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Le Chateau | Bridal Hair Stylist: Now Larimar hotel Spa | Bridal Make Up Artist: Now Larimar Hotel Spa | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Now Larimar Hotel Spa | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Now Larimar Hotel Spa | Jeweller (Bride): Gem Stone Direct | Jeweller (Groom): Gem Stone Direct

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Charbar YYC WeddingAlexandra + Adam: Charbar YYC Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 15, 2016

While Alexandra and Adam’s story sounds traditional at first—they met and fell in love during law school—their wedding was anything but. For a long time marriage was a hypothetical scenario until they were in a financial position to fund the type of wedding they wanted. When that time came, Alexandra and Adam skipped the formal proposal, set a date and started planning.

The Proposal

For a long time marriage was a hypothetical scenario until they were in a financial position to fund the type of wedding they wanted. When that time came, Alexandra and Adam skipped the formal proposal, set a date and started planning.

The Big Day

The couple wanted a unique venue with plenty of character to host both their ceremony and reception for 80 guests. Housed in Calgary’s historic Simmons building, local restaurant Charbar provided a charming atmosphere, fantastic food and gorgeous views of the Bow River.

The first tradition they cut was having a bridal party; Alexandra hosted a tea party the morning of the wedding to include her girlfriends while she was getting ready. Alexandra also loves boy band music, so a string duet played One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” as she walked down the aisle.

Adam enjoyed the first dance with his wife, which was also the only dance during the reception. They entertained guests with board games during the cocktail hour and topped off the evening with coffee and macarons instead of cake.

Favourite Moments

Alexandra:  “Holding hands with Adam during the ceremony.”

Adam:  “The first dance with my wife”

First Dance

‘The Magnet Fields’ – Peter Gabriel Cover

Newlywed Advice

“Put some thought into the details that are really meaningful and separate those that are less important. Consider eliminating aspects that aren’t a big deal. You don’t have to include every usual tradition at your wedding.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Alexandra and Adam are looking forward to the next 40 years together.

Honeymoon

Tofino, BC | Wickaninnish Inn

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Classic Winter WeddingLeah + Chad: Classic Winter Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 13, 2016

After surviving breast cancer at 23, five-foot-tall firecracker Leah started volunteering for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. At one event, another volunteer offered to help her carry a large box of t-shirts upstairs. Leah made a smart-ass comment about being more than capable, took a few steps and dropped the box. Despite Leah’s sassiness, Chad helped her pick up the shirts and carried them up three flights. “We’ve been together ever since, and he still has to put up with my sass,” says Leah.

The Proposal

One Friday night after a dinner of chicken fingers and fries (Leah refused Chad’s suggestions for fancy restaurants), Chad drove Leah to the Citadel Theatre, where they are season ticket holders. They always toss change into the fountain and make silent wishes, but this time Chad asked Leah if she wanted to know what he wished for. He got down on one knee and didn’t even have time to pop the question before Leah started crying and said “yes.”

The Big Day

The couple chose the Wedgwood Room at the Hotel Macdonald for its soft colours and classic lines for their small winter wedding. As a unique touch, Chad and Leah made a wine-capsule to commemorate their day. They exchanged letters and sealed them in a wooden box with a bottle of wine, only to be opened on a momentous occasion or when they need a reminder of why they married each other.

Favourite Moments

Leah:My favourite moment of the wedding was right after the ceremony. Chad and I went to a separate room and it was just the two of us for about 5 minutes. It was right then that I realized that we had just done a very big thing and that I get to spend the rest of my life with my perfect person.”

Chad:“Seeing Leah walk down the aisle.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Oval

First Dance

”If I Had a Gun…” – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

“Grace, Too” – Tragically Hip cover by Justin Rutledge

Newlywed Advice

“Get a wedding planner! A wedding planner will help you to cut down the amount of bickering you do about the wedding. Planning a wedding is stressful, and even though you know you’re being crazy and unreasonable, sometimes you can’t help but take it out on the one person you shouldn’t: your fiancé. Our wedding planner was a saving grace”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“We are most looking forward to all the adventures we will have together and expanding our little family.”

Honeymoon

Moorea, French Polynesia; San Diego, California

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Bridal Shows Across Alberta 2016-2017Find A Show Near You, We'll Be There!

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 2, 2016

Whether you are planning a wedding for the upcoming year or helping a family member or friend with their wedding. Our list bridal shows across Alberta will give you a great place to start, you can also pick up a complimentary copy of Blush Magazine at each of these events.

WITH THIS RING BRIDAL GALA

Sunday September 25th, 2016

Harvest Centre at Westerner Park, RED DEER AB

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BRIDES2B

Sunday September 25th, 2016

Grey Eagle Event Centre, CALGARY AB

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BOUTIQUE WEDDING MARKET

Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016

The Hemingway at the Commons, CALGARY AB

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EDMONTON BRIDAL EXPO

Sunday October 2nd, 2016

Shaw Conference Centre, EDMONTON AB

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ONELOVE WEDDING EXPERIENCE 

Sunday October 16, 2016

Courtyard Marriott Edmonton West, EDMONTON AB

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LOVE IN YEG

Sunday February 12, 2017

Old Timers Cabin, EDMONTON AB

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Ocean Edge Jamaica WeddingCindy + Matthew: Ocean Jamaica Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 31, 2016

Sparks began to fly immediately when Matthew and Cindy bumped into each other a few years after being introduced. The pair have been inseparable ever since!

The Proposal

Their big moment happened when Matthew took Cindy on a spontaneous road trip to Calgary. Along the way he insisted on stopping to take photos of the view and instructed Cindy to face the mountains while he unknowingly snuck up behind her and knelt to the ground. When she turned around, he asked, “Will you spend the rest of your life me?”

The Big Day

The pair had an intimate destination wedding in Jamaica at The Rose Hall, a unique off-resort estate. The ceremony was down by the ocean’s edge and afterwards guests were transported up to the estate where cocktails were held under a stunning 100-year old ficus tree. The reception was held outdoors under a tent with a romantic blush, gold and cream colour scheme.

When Cindy saw the whole reception she was in awe of how beautifully it all came together, but Matthew simply couldn’t take his eyes off of his gorgeous bride.

The newlyweds chose to do a day-after photo session with their photographer and had so much fun taking the time for photos of just the two of them.

Engagement Ring Cut

Tiffany Embrace, Round cut with Halo

First Dance

‘Thinking Out Loud’ – Ed Sheeran

Newlywed Advice

Hire a Wedding planner! Don’t stress! Everything will come together in time. Enjoy planning your wedding together and do whatever makes you both happy!

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Together Cindy and Matthew are looking forward to a bright future filled with new adventures.

Honeymoon

Vietnam

Wedding Film/Video

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 25 | Ceremony Venue: Rose Hall (Ocean’s Edge) | Reception Venue: Rose Hall Great House, Montego Bay, Jamaica | Marriage Officiant: Rev. Egbert Harvey | Wedding Planner: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Design & Décor Coordinator: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Cake: Cakes by Noida | Catering: Rose Hall | Floral Design: Tai Flora | Photographer: Retrospekt Designs | Rentals: Tai Flora | Stationery: Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery | Music (DJ or Live): Jamaica Wedding DJ | Transportation: Koolspot Tours | Video/Cinema: A Love Story | Bridal Gown Boutique: Novelle Bridal | Bridal Gown Designer: Mikaella | Bridesmaid(s) Boutique: Space 46 Boutique / Forever New | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: LE 31 | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Simons | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: H&M | Bridal Hair Stylist: Iberostar Rose Hall Resort Spa | Bridal Make Up Artist: Herself | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Themselves | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Themselves | Jeweler (Bride): Tiffany & Co. | Travel Agency: Holiday Events & Travel

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