20 Romantic First Dance Songs

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on June 6, 2018

Photo: Nathan Walker Photography

The first dance is often the first song decision many couples make, because it’s the centrepiece of the reception, with the newlyweds dancing for the first time with all eyes on them. If you’re searching for the perfect tune for the first dance, we’re here to help. From country to pop to R&B, here are 20  song suggestions that are sweet enough for a first dance.

  1. “Say You Won’t Let Go”—James Arthur
  2. “Tenerife Sea”—Ed Sheeran
  3. “I Choose You“- Ryann Darling Original
  4. “Ground Up”—Dan and Shay
  5. Strawberry Swing”—Coldplay
  6. “Lost in This Moment”—Big and Rich
  7. “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”—Jasmine Thompson
  8. “Coming Home”—Leon Bridges
  9. “In Case You Didn’t Know”—Brett Young
  10. “Let’s Be Still”—The Head and the Heart
  11. ‘Give in to Me” – Country Strong
  12. “Home”—Cover by Luca Fogale
  13. “Who You Love” – John Mayer + Katy Perry
  14. “Stay With You” – John Legend
  15. You and Me’ – Rose Ave.
  16. ‘Green Eyes’—Coldplay
  17. “I Was Made For Loving You”-Tori Kelly Feat Ed Sheeran
  18. “Love” – Lana Del Ray
  19. “Crazy Love” – Michael Buble
  20. “No One” – Alicia Keys

7 Bouquet Trends of 2017Floral: Bouquet Trends of 2017

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 8, 2017

Florals have really made a surge in the wedding industry lately. It’s no wonder with these floral artists using their creativity and unique blooms to create stunning masterpieces. They photograph beautifully and are a great way to really customize your special day.

We love how natural and organic bouquets are on trend right now. We are seeing a lot of muted jewel-tones, as well as romantic monochromatic blooms. The use of unique and creative materials are on the rise – two of our featured bouquets have artichokes in them! These add charm and a different dimension to the bouquet we have never seen before. Check out the 7 bouquet trends of 2017 in detail below.


We can’t help but swoon over the romantic look – soft, natural and simply beautiful. With plenty of greenery surrounding these delicate florals it’s no wonder this look is so popular right now.

Floral: Lavender and Lace Floral Farm | Photo: Heidrich Photography


Notice the use of artichokes in this incredibly unique bouquet. The colours are soft, yet still manage to create a bold statement. The use of greenery in this one adds a natural feel.

Floral: Fabloomosity | Photo: Carey Nash Photography


We are in love with the jewel-tones in this bunch of blooms. The burlap wrap and lace add a romantic feel. We can truly appreciate the thought that goes into the whole look, from the hair, to the dress to the florals – each compliments each other beautifully.

Floral: Flower Artistry | Photo: Nathan Walker Photography


In this bouquet we have a more monochromatic look with no leafy greenery which really puts the focus on the soft florals.The different mix of soft blooms creates a lovely dimension and a romantic feel.

Floral: Tickled Floral | Photo: Jill Coursen Photography

Make It Pop

Next up we have more gorgeous jewel-tones. We love the use of a similar colour palate to tie everything together, but different enough to make the blooms pop from one another. Place some soft greenery throughout and we have another gorgeous trend.

Floral: Fabloomosity | Photo: Carey Nash Photography

Mix It Up

For a truly unique look, this bouquet has everything from calla lilies, to succulents to artichokes! We completely appreciate the creativity behind this one. The tones are perfection and the trailing greenery is everything!

Floral: Bloomin’ Chickadee | Photo: Megan Kemshead Photography


Another on-trend look is this moody, romantic bouquet. We have some bold blooms completely surrounded by cascading greenery. This is a natural, organic look at it’s finest.

Photo: Carey Nash Photography


Pinning Down LoveThe Need For More Diversity In The Wedding Industry

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 23, 2017

One day Buffy Goodman entered “wedding dress” into the search bar on Pinterest just to see what would come up. As a wedding photographer, she talks with couples constantly and knows almost all of them have used the site for wedding inspiration or created their own page.

As she scrolled through hundreds of photos of women in white dresses, Buffy grew frustrated at the lack of diversity. “I had to scroll down through 160 photos to find a single person of colour,” she said. “I didn’t see one plus-size bride in this search.”

She switched gears and searched “wedding photo” in hopes of finding more variation in her own field, but again with disappointing results. “My eyes actually blurred a little as I scrolled past identical-looking photos of thin, white heterosexual couples.” The photos were pretty, but also pretty boring.

Inspiration struck and Buffy organized a photo shoot to celebrate the beautiful diversity of love and marriage regardless of size, ethnicity or sexual orientation. The results are fresh, gorgeous and beyond Pinterest-worthy.


What’s A Pop-Up Wedding?The Original Fun + Fancy Elopement!

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on December 16, 2016

Some of you may have never heard of a pop-up wedding. Let us fill you in! Pop-Up weddings are perfect for couples who don’t have the cash or for couples with other priorities, such as; travel, buying a home, starting a family etc. And because not all of us enjoy wedding planning, they are a great option for couples who don’t want to invest up to a year orchestrating an event.

Here enters Evented, an Edmonton based company, that specializes in pop-up style weddings and elopements. To introduce Blush to the idea of pop-up weddings, Evented partnered up with local wedding vendors to show our readers that you can have a beautiful and small wedding that entirely shows off your style, and the love between you and your partner!


Bridesmaid Dress Trends of 2016Fashion: Our Top 6 Bridesmaid Looks

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on April 13, 2016

Still can’t decide on a colour or style for your bridesmaid dresses? Blush Magazine is here to help! We’ve put together a fab selection of our favourite bridesmaid dress trends of 2016.  These looks will help you choose the perfect hue and style for your bridesmaids


Create a chic look with these deep purple lace gowns. The front slit shows off those sexy legs and the fur coats keep your gals warm – might we add stylish! Bridesmaid Gowns: Le Chateau | Fur Covers: Dynamite | Photo: Emily Oud Photography

Our Top Bridesmaid Dresses


Create a classic look for your wedding with an all-white bridal party. Bridesmaid Gowns: White by Vera Wang from Davids Bridal | Photo: Lucier Photography. See more from this wedding here.

Bridesmaid Dress Trends of 2016


Another way to go classic is all-black. Again fur cover ups are added to keep your maids warm and stylish! Bridesmaid Dresses: Allure from Pure Bridal | Floral: faBLOOMosity | Photo: Just Married Photography. See more from this wedding here.

Our Top Bridesmaid Dresses


Nothing screams my girls more than these soft pink sweetheart bridesmaids gowns. Paired with those gorgeous bouquets and you are ready for a summer wedding! Bridesmaid Gowns; Hayley Paige Occasions from Novelle Bridal | Photo: Katch Studios | Floral: faBLOOMosity

Our Top Bridesmaid Dresses


Here’s your touch of something blue! Keep them warm with those fur covers, winter has never looked so good! Gowns: Eliza and Ethan from Novelle Bridal | Photo: Erin Walker Photography | Floral: Tickled Floral

Bridesmaid Dress Trends of 2016


If your goal is to add some sparkle, you’re in luck. Sequins bridesmaid gowns are totally in! Bridesmaid Gowns: Modern Vintage Boutique | Photo: Michelle Larmand Photography

Our Top Bridesmaid Dresses