Romantic Marriage Proposal TipsArt Gallery of Alberta Marriage Proposal

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on July 7, 2015

The story of how you proposed will be told to friends and strangers for the rest of your lives (no pressure!). I think we could all learn from the way Tony executed his spectacular proposal. Since his grand scheme was too ambitious to execute by himself, Tony hired Edmonton based wedding vendors J’Adore Design and Events to bring his vision to life and Barbara Rahal Photography to capture it.

Tony chose to propose at the Art Gallery of Alberta, because that’s where the couple had their first date. The team decorated the spiral staircase with photographs of Tony and Jenny throughout their relationship. As Jenny ascended the stairs at sunset, Tony was standing on a carpet of petals from 1454 roses of various shades–one rose for every day they had dated. After Jenny said “yes,” their closest friends showered them with confetti and popped the bubbly. 

Here are four tips to planning the perfect proposal:

1. Make it Your Own

Incorporate your favourite places, things and activities. The proposal should reflect you as a couple.

Romantic Marriage Proposal Tips

2. Make it Memorable

Pulling off the surprise of a lifetime is no easy task; hire an event planner to make the proposal of his/her dreams a reality.

Romantic Marriage Proposal Tips

3. Capture the Moment

This moment will be remembered forever, but hiring a photographer is a great way to share and preserve the memory.

Romantic Marriage Proposal Tips

Romantic Marriage Proposal Tips

4. Celebrate

Keep the magic alive by including friends and family. Don’t forget the champagne!

Romantic Marriage Proposal Tips

Romantic Marriage Proposal Tips

Romantic Marriage Proposal Tips

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Dance With DaddyTop Father-Daughter Songs From Featured Weddings in Blush

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on June 21, 2015

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Photo: Wilhelmina Weddings

With Father’s Day here, we gathered the top 10 songs that previous brides featured in Blush Magazine danced to with their fathers. It’s not the easiest one to pick, but we’re hoping that you’ll be able to find the perfect one for you and your daddy!

1) “Walk With You” – Edwin McCain

2) ”I Loved Her First” – Heartland

3) “Over the Rainbow’ – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole

4) “Father & Daughter” – Paul Simon

5) “You Are My Sunshine” – Johnny Cash

6) “Unforgettable” – Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole

7) “My Wish” – Rascal Flatts

8)  “Tupelo Honey” – Van Morrison

9) “My Girl” – The Temptations

10) “Butterfly Kisses” – Bob Carlisle

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Calling All BridesmaidsBlush’s How-To Guide for Being the Attendant Par Excellence

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on April 30, 2014

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Your phone starts ringing off the hook, you answer only to be confronted with your best friend or relative on the line shrieking that she’s engaged. You’re summoned to be her maid of honour or bridesmaid. That’s where it usually begins, so we’re here to help you excel at one of the most difficult requests your bestie will ever make: Running The Show!

It’s Her Wedding Not Yours

Being a bridesmaid means you are accepting a huge amount of responsibility.Also have gorgeous bridesmaid dresses to wear. Your girlfriend is going to remember this day for the rest of her life. Don’t complain about your hair, make up, the dress you’re required to wear, or who you are paired up with. She doesn’t need to add your crazy antics to the list. The mission at hand? To weather the storm and remain her Number One Friend the day after the wedding.

Get Along With Your Fellow Bridesmaids

Chances are you aren’t going to love her three to five other attendants-  you don’t have to like them, but you do need to get along. Together you are the bride’s team, meaning that you are all responsible for setting the tone of the experience. Rely on one another and delegate the tasks equally.

Shower Vs. Bachelorette Party? Both?

Know your bride. Does she like surprises or does she like to be involved? Does she like small or large gatherings? Plan something that best suits her personality. Is she more likely to want am intimate dinner with her closest gal pals or a weekend-long party in Montreal? Work it out, but schedule it at least two weeks prior to the wedding.

Keep Calm and Carry On

A week before the wedding she’ll likely be stressing, having nightmares, and she might be a freak show. Your job is to make sure the bride is calm and enjoying the moment. Plan an eye mask the night before the wedding, field calls from her fiancé and wedding vendors, make sure her mother is okay the morning of the wedding, reapply her lipstick during the photo session, and beam the warmest smile you’ve got her way.

Visit our Bridal Party Board for Inspiration Here.

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