Boho-Inspired WeddingSierra + Quinton: Boho-Inspired Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 12, 2017

This pair of adventurers first met on a road trip to Invermere, B.C with some mutual friends. Sierra thought Quinton was cute but very shy and quiet, so it took a couple of years before they developed a relationship.

The Proposal

Sierra is extremely snoopy, so of course she discovered Quinton’s plans to surprise her in Spain and propose during her family vacation. Instead, he woke Sierra up early in the morning of her departure. He dressed up and she was wearing a “hideous” purple silk cap. The heartfelt card and amazing breakfast were nice touches, but Sierra loved that he actually surprised her.

The Big Day

The free spirits wanted a bohemian-inspired wedding and instantly fell in love with the exposed brick walls and crystal chandeliers at The Commons. They dressed up the room for their ceremony with a rustic floral arch, then flipped it to a cocktail reception and projected black-and-white movies for a backdrop. Quinton wore a dapper forest-green suit and Sierra swapped her long veil and lace bolero (both made by her aunt) for a flower crown at the reception.

Favourite Moments

Sierra was hesitant when her parents presented a slideshow, but it turned out to be her favourite moment. Quinton loved spending the day with his fun-loving bride. They spend their honeymoon on a Caribbean Cruise and are now planning their next adventure to Ecuador.

Engagement Ring Cut

Oval

First Dance

“Let’s Be Still”—The Head and the Heart

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

“My Little Girl”—Tim McGraw

Newlywed Advice

“Make sure to enjoy the day of the wedding! That being said, a wedding coordinator was the best idea ever; Leslie took care of every little detail—even buying items last minute to make sure the venue was picture perfect.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

We both love to travel so planning our next adventure to Ecuador at the end of this year is on our agenda.

Honeymoon

Bahamas Cruise

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 150 | Location: Calgary, AB | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Commons Calgary | Planner: Magical Moments Event Planning | Cake: Alforno Café and Bakery | Catering: One World Foods | Floral Design: Flower Artistry | Photographer: Nathan Walker Photography | Stationery: Minted.com | Music (DJ): Friend of the couple | Bridal Gown Boutique: The Bridal Boutique Calgary | Bridal Gown Designer: Katie May | Bridesmaids Boutique: Asos| Bridesmaid Designer: Asos | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: TopShop | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: TopShop | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Calvin Klein | Bridal Hair Stylist: Alana Turcott | Bridal Make Up Artist: Alana Turcott | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Alana Turcott | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Alana Turcott | Jeweler: Anthony’s Jewellers Calgary

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Traditional Meets ContemporaryBrianna + Anthony: Traditional x Contemporary

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 12, 2017

For Brianna and Anthony, life is truly an adventure! They started dating after they met while volunteering at the University of Alberta Orientation.

The Proposal

A few years later after a day of mishaps trying to get to Anthony’s family cabin on Pierce Lake, the couple took a moment to relax on the dock at sunset. As the crystal waters reflected the golden sky, Anthony got down on one knee and asked Brianna to join him on a trip down the aisle.

The Big Day

Brianna and Anthony combined traditional and contemporary elements for their unique fall wedding. They were the third generation to be married at the quaint Josephburg Community Church. As the church doors opened, Brianna took an extra moment to savour the details and people that brought so much joy to the day—particularly her smiling groom. The jewel-toned sculptured floral arrangements and Brianna’s two-piece gown with a golden blush skirt and long-sleeved lace top transitioned beautifully from the country ceremony to the urban reception at the Art Gallery of Alberta. After a whole day of celebrating with family and friends, the newlyweds took some time for themselves and headed to the mountains for a stunning post-wedding photo shoot.

Favourite Moments

Brianna: “When the church sanctuary doors opened, and before walking down the aisle, I took an extra moment to capture the joy of my wedding day. I looked at the flowers, our guests, my parents and most importantly the adoring gaze and smile of my groom.”Anthony: “The Whole Day! Celebrating and sharing our wedding day with all of our family and friends’

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

Newlywed Advice

“Invest in a wedding planner who can see your vision and has the resources and team to create it. Hiring a planner also allows family and friends to enjoy the day with you.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Now they are excited to experience more of life’s adventures together, including a honeymoon to the Galapagos Islands and Amazon Rainforest.

Honeymoon

Galapagos Islands and Amazon Rainforest

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 135 | Location: Josephburg & Edmonton, AB | Ceremony Venue: Josephburg Community Church | Reception Venue: Art Gallery of Alberta | Marriage Officiant: Pastor Norm Backhouse | Planner: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Design & Decor Coordinator: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Cake & Dessert Styling: The Art of Cake | Catering: Zinc | Floral Design: faBLOOMosity | Photographer: Carey Nash | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Drapery: Site 6 Events | Lighting: Production Lighting | Stationery: Plush Invitations | Live Music: Diane Stabel (Ceremony) | DJ: Premiere DJs by Urban Metropolis | Transportation: Esquire Limousine | Bridal Gown Boutique: The Bridal Boutique | Bridal Gown Designer: Martina Liana | Bridesmaids Boutique: Nordstrom | Bridesmaid Designer: Adrianna Papell | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Henry Singer | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Coppley | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Moore’s | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Calvin Klein | Bridal Hair Stylist: Lauriane Rutberg | Bridal Make Up Artist: Lauriane Rutberg | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Sen Studios | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Sen Studios | Jeweler: Mark Katzeff | Travel Agency: Paull Travel |

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Snowy Jasper ShootStyled Shoot: Snowy Jasper Shoot

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 1, 2017

We’ve been holding onto this styled shoot for quite some time now and are so thrilled we can share it with you all today. It’s the most perfect way to transition to next month’s season – although we are writing from Alberta and winter already arrived! This shoot was inspired by snow and shot in Jasper, Alberta. Be sure to check out all the local companies that made this happen (below the images). Enjoy!

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Hiring a Fashion Stylist for your Wedding DayMarie Zydek: Bridal Fashion Stylist

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 25, 2017

After blogging about fashion for a few years, stylist Marie Zydek started styling models for magazines and commercial shoots. Those experiences led her into styling everyday people.

We can all attest that putting on a gorgeous gown or getting suited up can do wonders to our confidence. As a fashion stylist, Marie Zydek works with brides, grooms, bridesmaids and even mothers to create perfect head-to-toe looks.

Marie first consults with the bride or couple to get to know the style and overall vision. She then creates a mood board and books bridal appointments tailored specifically for them. Since hair and make up play a big part in the overall look, Marie also discusses options on how to wear your hair and make up. She will even go as far as recommending a nail color!

We asked Marie for her go to shops for accessories. She loves to shop local so her first visits are to So Pretty Cara Cotter for modern jewelry and Swish Vintage in Manulife Place for one-of-a-kind pieces. She will also search online at some of her favourite shops; Etsy, Shopbop and Asos.

Marie put together 7 styled bridal looks for Blush Magazine. You can find them online here.

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7 Styled Bridal LooksFashion: 7 Styled Bridal Looks

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 25, 2017

The runways are just cooling off from Bridal Fashion Week but most of those gowns won’t be available until the New Year. The good news is that there are tons of gorgeous gowns from 2017!

Marie Zydek Styling put together seven looks from boutiques across Edmonton for us!

ROMANTIC ELEGANCE: A capelet is a great alternative to a traditional veil or train that you can take off after the ceremony, creating two distinct looks for your special day.

Gown (Allure Bridal), Earrings and Capelet: – Novelle Bridal Shop

EMBELLISHED PRINCESS: Adding a sparkly tiara as an accessory to a beautiful, beaded ball gown will make any bride feel like royalty!

Gown (Eve of Milady), Earrings, Hair Piece: Novelle Bridal Shop

SWEET AND SULTRY: Layering two delicate necklaces of different lengths will add attention to your décolletage if you opt for a plunging neckline.

Gown: Laudae from Delica Bridal | Necklace and Earrings: So Pretty Cara Cotter

CONTEMPORARY MINIMALIST: This unique rainbow moonstone beaded chain and pendant necklace adds a bohemian touch to this one-of-a-kind gown.

Gown: Truvelle from Delica Bridal | Ring and Necklace: So Pretty Cara Cotter

FLIRTY  AND FEMININE: Chandelier dangle earrings are a perfect option for brides if they’ll be wearing an updo.

Gown: Hayley Paige from Delica Bridal | Veil: Sara Gabriel from Delica Bridal | Earrings: So Pretty Cara Cotter


TIMELESS LACE: 
If wearing a bold necklace, it’s best to keep the rest of the accessories simple so that the jewelry doesn’t take away from the dress.

Gown (Mikaella), Belt, Choker: The Bridal Boutique | Earrings and Bracelet: So Pretty Cara Cotter

SLEEK AND SEXY: Sometimes less is more and you only need a great pair of drop earrings and a red lip to complete a glamorous, old Hollywood look.

Gown: Katie May from The Bridal Boutique | Earrings: So Pretty Cara Cotter

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