Edmonton Bridal Expo SpeakersWhat can you take away from these 3 experts?

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 1, 2016

With only a day until the Edmonton Bridal Expo, we’d like to introduce you to three speakers that will take the stage this weekend. From designer and floral expert Cory Christopher, fitness guru Sophie Gray, and style expert Lazina McKenzie, you’ll leave the expo on Sunday with knowledge that will come in handy even past your wedding day.

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LAZINA MCKENZIE

Lazina Mckenzie is a seasoned style consultant who founded L Squared Style, a boutique style consultancy, over five years ago.

Lazina thrives on working with clients by helping each and every one of them feel more confident and empowered. She does this by making them look and feel their absolute best.  Whether she’s working with senior executives, politicians, those re-entering the dating world, soon to be brides, professional Moms and so much more, Lazina’s focus is the same – she helps people be their most confident self so they can feel like rock stars. Every. Damn. Day.

Style expert, Lazina Mckenzie, will give you some key tips on how to look and feel your most confident for one of the most important days of your life. Not sure about style, material, colour, body type, accessorizing, trends and more? Lazina will guide you through some of these key details so that you can start looking for your entire look armed with some great advice

SOPHIE GRAY

Sophie Gray, more commonly known as Way of Gray, is a Self Love enthusiast. Trained in Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Training and Meditation, she offers simple and sustainable advice for being your happiest, freest, and healthiest self. Through her various social media platforms she promotes becoming your own greatest caregiver and shares tools to embody your best self.

Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your live. Self Love enthusiast Sophie Gray will share empowering tips that will inspire you to let go of any nasty insecurities and feel like your most confident self. Be prepare to find the inspiration you need within to take care of your mind and body leading up to your big day.

CORY CHRISTOPHER

Cory Christopher always seeks out the possible in the seemingly impossible, pushing boundaries, being boldly creative, and taking intelligent risks with stunning results. We love creating experiences that take your breath away. Cory Christopher’s design philosophy extends beyond that which is simply beautiful, by incorporating our clients’ unique passions and personalities, and constantly seeking out the details that add meaning and authenticity. Our multi-faceted portfolio provides the foundation for finding fresh, compelling ways to tell your story, in ways you have yet to imagine.

Turning your dreams into a wedding-day-reality takes smart planning, creativity and attention to detail. Acclaimed Designer Cory Christopher shares his advice for creating a memorable experience for you and your guests. Learn how to choose between all the ideas you’ve been collecting, develop a vision for what you want your wedding to be, and how to incorporate personal touches that will make your wedding uniquely your own.

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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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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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Out Now: Fall Winter 2016 EditionBlush Magazine Fall Winter 2016 Release

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on July 9, 2016

Happy Summer Blush Readers!

We’re elated to share that our Fall Winter 2016 issue will be available across the two western provinces by the end of next week. You can also order a copy now via our purchase page. This issue we got to get creative again and coordinate our cover and editorial shoot. Believe it or not, we were inspired by a piece of fabric this time, the backdrop of our cover from Neat Rentals was the base and everything else came together with an incredible local team; Jenelle Jamani of Special Event Rentals, Flowers by Willows, Brianne Gabrielle Cakes, Blushed Beaute, Novelle Bridal Shop, Tricia Victoria Photography, Little Black Letter Company, Glossie, Simons and Paris Jewellers.

The Fall Winter 2016 issue of Blush Magazine is set to hit stands in Chapters & Indigo across Alberta and B.C. on July 25th. As always, we’d love to hear what you think and happy wedding planning!

Blush Fall Winter 2016 Issue

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Blush Magazine Spring Summer 2016Spring Summer 2016 Wedding Inspiration

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 6, 2016

2015 was a big year for Blush Magazine. We threw a pretty fabulous unveil party, published two unique issues and featured more real weddings than any other year. 2016 has already proven to be bigger and better than the last. We have so many cool additions coming to the website (rolling out any day now) and we are so excited to release the cover of our SS2016 issue right here! Typically we distribute copies the same day but this year we went to print earlier so your first chance at a hard copy will be at the Edmonton Bridal Expo on Sunday, January 10th. That’s only 4 days away so don’t forget to purchase your tickets. Should you have no reason to be at a bridal show you can always order a copy online.

Our SS2016 cover comes to us from a collaboration of Edmonton and Calgary wedding vendors which was shot at the magnificent Fairmont Banff Springs. Cory Christopher, the mastermind behind this all, curated a spectacular team (links below) to help bring his vision to fruition.

This is the first issue where we feature more than one editorial, we couldn’t narrow it down so this season you’ll have THREE to feast your eyes on!

We look forward to meeting many of you at the upcoming bridal shows and we hope you enjoy this issue while planning your special celebration.

Blush Magazine Spring Summer 2016

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Tickled Floral Grand OpeningSherwood Park's Latest Floral Boutique

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on December 23, 2015

After running Tickled Floral out of her already busy home for four years, Wendy Larson celebrated the opening of her new store with friends, family and local wedding professionals in festive fashion on November 20.

The first thing to hit you when you walk in is the fresh scent of cedar emanating from every corner—from the little Whoville trees in the cooler to the cocktail server’s cedar-bough skirt.  The next thing is Wendy’s and her husband’s warm smiles as they welcome guests and point them towards the champagne tower set beneath a chandelier decorated with deep red blooms and more cedar.

The whole storefront boasts rustic touches with barnwood walls, vintage crates and mismatched pendant lights. As guests nibbled on hors d’oeuvres from Bridges Catering, they could peruse a variety of products from local entrepreneurs and a myriad of beautiful vases to accompany Wendy’s gorgeous floral creations. Those with a sweet tooth indulged in chewy salted caramels from Jacek Chocolate Couture, and a cookie bar courtesy of Confetti Sweets delighted the young and young-at-heart. DJ Sukhi Singh set the mood with an upbeat mix and Shandro Photo captured the festivities on film.

It was an absolute pleasure to meet the inspiration behind Wendy’s love for flowers: her mom, Anita. When Wendy was growing up her mom and aunt ran a flower shop out of her aunt’s basement, and Wendy learned the art of arrangement by watching them work and playing with scrap leaves and petals. Now Anita works as one of the designers at Tickled Floral, and in true mom fashion makes sure everyone at the party has had enough to eat and received a gift bag before leaving.

If the energy and creativity behind the grand opening party are any indication of Wendy’s talents, Tickled Floral will certainly wow you whether you need a small gift for a special occasion or a room full of blooms at your wedding.

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