Featured Wedding: May 17, 2014Andrea & Andre's Elegant Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 30, 2015

A Facebook message was the catalyst to Andrea and Andre’s five-year relationship, of which three years were long distance while Andrea was completing her medical degree. Being apart makes moments together extra special, especially when one of those moments presents an unforgettable life altering question.

The Proposal

On Andrea’s twenty-ninth birthday, Andre gifted her and entire book that chronicled the history of their relationship. When Andrea reached the last page, Andre got down on one knee and she read the words “Will you marry me?” It was in that moment the young couple started the next chapter of their book.

The Big Day

Married at The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Andrea and Andre had an exquisite celebration saturated with personal detailing. From hand picked flowers for the bridal bouquet lovingly arranged by Andrea’s aunt to hand crafted centerpieces and numerous DIY projects in between, the couple’s vision came to life in large part at the hands of talented loved ones.

Favourite Moments

Andrea: “My favourite moment is definitely a toss up between being walked down the aisle hand in hand by both my mom and dad or catching a glimpse of my new husband busting a move on the dance floor in the middle of his long time best friends.”

Andre: “As cliché as it might sound my favourite moment was watching Andrea walk down the aisle of the church in her wedding dress. After spending so much time apart, it was a feeling of pure joy knowing we were finally together.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘All of Me” – John Legend

Newlywed Advice

“Don’t forget to enjoy every passing moment and remember that it is the celebration of your love and unity that really matters that day.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

As newlyweds, Andrea and Andre are looking forward to making up for lost time spent apart while dating and planning new adventures to embark on together.

Honeymoon

Oahu, Hawaii

Featured Wedding: March 8, 2014Nicole & Blake's Banff Springs Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 28, 2015

Blind dates don’t always end well. Fortunately that wasn’t the case for Nicole and Blake, who were set up by a mutual friend. “We hit it off right from the beginning and from that point we became best friends,” said Nicole.

The Proposal

The couple often have a hectic holiday schedule but always spend Christmas day together. One year Blake gave Nicole snowboarding gear for Christmas, but mentioned that the snow pants were defective. When Nicole went to look at them he pulled a ring box out of the pants’ pocket and got down on one knee. Nicole was so shocked that Blake had to ask a few times before she said yes. “It was really nice being in the comfort of our home,” said Nicole, who was thrilled to get a fiancé for Christmas.

The Big Day

The breathtaking Rocky Mountains served as the backdrop for their winter wedding; Nicole and Blake held both their ceremony and reception in the Mt. Stephen Hall at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. They also incorporated Nicole’s love of fishing and Blake’s love of hunting into their decor: the wedding cake featured fondant fish topped with flowers and antlers. Guests danced all night to duelling pianists then took home saplings to plant in memory of Nicole’s late father.

Favourite Moments

Nicole: “I think my favourite moment was getting up for our speech and being able to acknowledge everyone who helped put our wedding together and getting to say something special to Blake in the presence of all the special people in our lives.”

Blake: “Seeing my beautiful bride for the first time in her wedding dress walking down the aisle towards me.’

Engagement Ring Cut

Pear

First Dance

‘I Won’t Give Up’ – Jason Mraz

Newlywed Advice

“Do not procrastinate on making decisions – if you can decide in the moment, do it! There are so many things that need to be decided for your wedding so commit to the moment that you are looking at the item/detail and usually your first impression is the right one! And if possible hire a wedding planner – best decision ever!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“Getting to create new memories as a married couple and realizing that we have succeeded in choosing the best partner to do that with!”

Honeymoon

Africa

Blush’s Unveil PartyBlush Spring Summer 2015 Unveil Party

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 27, 2015

Last Wednesday, January 21st was our Unveil Party at the Oasis Centre and what a night it was. Jennifer Bergman Weddings designed the event to reflect a romantic & chic scene complimented by warm rose, marsala, black, and bronze tones. Sophisticated flowers, chic decor and a lot of twinkling candles were added to achieve the perfect ambiance. Cory Christopher, Special Event Rentals, and Glossie helped make our vision come to life. Along with featured couples, over 100 handpicked wedding professionals from photographers, stationers, planners, caterers, DJ’s and beauty artists were invited to celebrate the new issue. The intimate setting and mellow beats by Talent Productions allowed for thoughtful and meaningful connections between some of Edmonton’s most intriguing people.

What would a party be without good food and drinks? Pointless! So thanks to Culina Catering, Iconoclast, Dandylion and Tony Britton we got to enjoy incredible hor d’oeuvres, coffee, macaroons, caramel popcorn and the unforgettable signature drink – the blackberry smash.

Thank you to the entire team of amazingly talented people who brought this event to fruition. What an incredible night. Here’s to the next one!

Photos by Bruce Clarke with Moments in Digital Photography.

Out Now: Spring Summer 2015 EditionBlush Magazine Spring Summer 2015 Unveil

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 22, 2015

Last night was an incredible evening filled with vendors from all across Alberta for the Unveil of the NEW issue of Blush Magazine. If there was one constant from the evening it was definitely the reaction to how beautiful the editorial and cover turned out. A collaboration of many talents like Jill Coursen Photography & Cocktails and Details are to thank for this beautiful shoot.  You can be one of the first to receive a hard copy of the new issue, pre-order online today or grab a copy on Chapters|Indigo stands the week of January 26.

Blush Magazine Spring Summer 2015

Blush Accommodations: Fall Winter 2014Travel: Hotel & Resorts

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on December 29, 2014

Still not sure where to go for your honeymoon? Blush can help. With each issue we feature three destinations and select only the best hotels and/or resorts in that area.  Go ahead and enjoy your stay at one of these charming destinations;

Blush Magazine Hotel & Resort Picks - Fall Winter 2014 Issue