Simplicity In The Canadian Rocky MountainsStyled Wedding Shoot: Fairmont Banff Springs

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 11, 2016

This setting and these images might ring a bell.  Simplicity In The Canadian Rocky Mountains graces a 4 page editorial and the cover of our Spring Summer 2016 issue. When Cory Christopher came to us with the concept of shooting at Alberta’s most luxurious resort, The Fairmont Banff Springs, we were over the moon excited. Cory, and his team of selected professionals, designed a concept that fit right into the natural surroundings of Banff, Alberta.  Choosing the cover was the hardest decision  for us to make, as you can see, every photo Milton Photography backdrops captured is jaw dropping beautiful. For a full list of credits please see the acknowledgments below the images.

 

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Indie Elopement in Alberta’s BadlandsStyled Wedding Shoot in Drumheller

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 19, 2016

What is the formula for a perfect shoot? We get asked this question a lot! The ‘Indie Elopement in Alberta’s Badlands’ shoot checked all the major points; distinctiveness, high quality photography and details. Even with all that, the location is what really blew us away. Local wedding vendors drove across the endless golden prairies into the hills and rock formations, Alberta’s badlands, for the perfect setting. 

Knowing that the very ground this was shot on is filled with ancient bones of dinosaurs who once ruled the land will keep you in wonderment.

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2016: Twins!Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on December 4, 2015

Twins! Pantone has for the first time crowned two colours of the year for 2016. Rose Quartz and Serenity are shades of pale pink and baby blue.

Pantone’s annual announcement is watched closely by the design and fashion industry as the tipoff to a trend that usually spreads through home décor, fashion and design. 

Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.

Here is an inspiration board we’ve put together to showcase what a Pantone 2016 wedding may look like.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

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Stylized Wedding ShootOld World Charm Meets Modernity

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on July 17, 2015

Who doesn’t love a charming stylized wedding shoot? Combine the already beautiful venue with a blend of loose floral arrangements and the charm of antique china shot by Red Bloom Photography and it’s a win for amazing inspiration!

Reflections Weddings & Events gathered a group of Calgary wedding vendors at the British House to shoot this perfect blend of old beauty with modern day romance.

The colour palette combined the romantic and fresh colours of turquoise, white, lavender and punches of fuchsia to create a unique summer palette.

The water colour cake and stationery brought the old world into the new again and the mix of 19th century antique furniture with the 2015 Hayley Paige wedding gown showcased that everything old can be new again.

Enjoy the awe-spiring images below!

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Hire A Food Truck For Your Special EventWedding Trend: Food Trucks

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 2, 2014

Food trucks gained popularity in larger cities over the past several years, now the craze has made its way to Edmonton and Calgary. The latest trend has been to serve up the couples favourite dishes at the rehearsal dinner, after the religious or civil ceremony, late-lunches, and even at the post wedding day lunch.  With over 75 food trucks in Alberta we are certain you will find something that suits your crowd best. Some trucks that we were surprised to find serve bubble tea, affogatos, ice cream sandwiches, shawarma, wood oven pizza, smoothies, philly cheesesteaks, poutine and more!

Here are a few things you need to consider before booking a food truck:

Weather: Being based in Alberta we are always cautious of booking outdoor events, the best time to book a food truck would be during the Spring, Summer, or Fall. For a winter wedding consider hiring a truck that serves hot chocolate. If bad weather is in the forecast there are several rental companies that can provide appropriate tents.

Number of Trucks: One food truck can safely serve about 75 guests without causing a long wait time, if you plan on feeding more than 100 guests you should consider hiring a second truck.

Permits & Parking: You will need permission from the venue before hiring food trucks out for your event. Venues that do not rely on catering may be easier, some venues may allow it only for the late-lunch if the reception dinner is served by them. Most food trucks only require permission to park and serve the food in the parking lot owned by the venue. If you plan to park the truck on city streets you will have to contact the city for approval. Be sure to discuss these options with your wedding coordinator.

Why Food Trucks?

Quality: Since food trucks only tend to focus on one or two items they have been known to serve some of the best food in the country.

Atmosphere: Having guests stand in line and mingle outside will give your wedding a more laid back feeling, which lately couples are aiming for. Dressing up for a formal occasion is always fun but enjoying a meal with the informality of a food truck adds a cool vibe to any event.

Personalize: Are you bubble tea fanatics? Is your favourite dish poutine? With food trucks you can hire based on the cuisine you are both crazy about. Our number one piece of advice has always been to make your wedding your own, and this is a great way to do so.

If you are looking for a food truck in Edmonton you can find a complete list at What The Truck.

If you are looking for a food truck in Calgary the complete list can be found at YYC Food Trucks.

You may also find a list of catering vendors through our website here Blush Catering Vendors.

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