Vanity Fair Meets Old ManhattanSarah + Adam: Vanity Fair Meets Old Manhattan

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 16, 2017

Sarah and Adam met back in high school, though their relationship didn’t blossom until after graduation. Their engagement story is truly a holiday dream.

The Proposal

Their engagement story is truly a holiday dream. It was Christmas Eve and the pair were sitting in their living room beside their Christmas tree, the crackling fire and their big dog Walter. Adam had insisted they stay in instead of attending a holiday party, so they exchanged gifts per usual. “I had asked for Tiffany earrings that Christmas and Walter came around the corner with a little blue box tied to his collar,” remembers Sarah. After untying the box and opening it, Adam was beside her on one knee.

The Big Day

Adam and Sarah wanted a Vanity Fair meets Old Manhattan feel to their wedding. From deciding on the Fairmont Palliser as their venue to the chairs and the florals, their wedding planner Evelyn Clark captured it perfectly. After a year of planning, these newlyweds saw all of their dreams come true and felt it was their best day yet.

Favourite Moments

Choosing one favourite moment is the toughest job of all, but Sarah and Adam adored their afternoon champagne toast with their bridal party while they signed their marriage license.

Engagement Ring Cut

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First Dance

‘The Way You Look Tonight’- Frank Sinatra

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

‘Wild Horses’ – Rolling Stones

Newlywed Advice

Get a wedding planner! Evelyn Clark went above and beyond to make us happy and make sure our day was everything we wanted it to be. She did all the leg work on finding vendors and found vendors she knew we would be compatible with.

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

After being together for over seven years, this couple is ecstatic to officially refer to themselves as “The Ferreys” and to continue building their life together.

Honeymoon

New York City, NY

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 170 | Location: Calgary, AB | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Fairmont Palliser | Marriage Officiant: Klaus Ohlhoff | Designer + Planner: Evelyn Clark Weddings | Dessert Styling: Fairmont Palliser | Floral Design: Flower Artistry | Photographer: Kingdom Come Photography, Mackenzie Jane Photography | Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals, Bella Linens | Stationery: Plush Invitations | Music (Live Band): Blackboard Jungle | Bridal Gown Boutique: Bridal Couture- Las Vegas | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Hugo Boss | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Holt Renfrew | Bridal Hair Stylist: Lost in Layers | Bridal Make Up Artist: Libertee | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Lost in Layers | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Libertee | Jeweller: Tiffany’s

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New Years Eve Great Gatsby WeddingMeredith + John: NYE Gatsby Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 2, 2016

Meredith and John’s lives were in sync even before they met. Initially they were both not planning to attend a mutual friend’s birthday bash, but a turn of events led them both to the party and consequently to each other.

The Proposal

John’s proposal was nothing short of thoughtful perfection. Meredith fell in love with a photo her stepsister took while in Paris of a young couple on a bridge with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Planning to visit Meredith at the end of her business trip in London and travel to Paris together, John knew the perfect place to pop the question was on the same bridge in the cherished photo—and that’s exactly what he did.

The Big Day

The couple’s Gatsby themed wedding was influenced by Meredith’s affinity for the 1920’s era and inspired by The Great Gatsby film. The edgy, industrial, speakeasy feel of Paul Hardy Design Studios perfectly complimented the energy channeled from Gatsby’s mansion soirées characterized by fun, celebration and glamour. Deep hues of red paired with gold, sparkle, black, lace and pearl elegantly draped the atmosphere ushering guests back in time to the roaring twenties. Complete with a Bourbon room and streamers falling from the sky, Meredith and John agree their wedding was perfect.

Favourite Moments

Meredith:My favourite moment was when we did our reveal. My husband was such a smokeshow in his custom Pal Zileri navy tuxedo.”

John:Marrying Meredith”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Too Good To Be True’ Lauryn Hill

Newlywed Advice

“Hire a wedding planner if you have the budget to do so. Sheryl was so amazing, professional and organized. Live and love your relationship and being engaged rather than your life turning into the wedding. It really worked for us.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Happily married, this dame and her fella look forward to their first anniversary.

Honeymoon

Honeymoon Destination: Japan

Honeymoon Resort or Hotel: Black Diamond Back Country Lodge

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Winter Wonderland at Oasis CentreWinter Wonderland Wedding: Lara + Greg

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 21, 2015

Love is patient. Lara and Greg felt a connection the day they met at work, but they were both with other people. One month later the two met up for lunch, which lasted 4.5 hours — a server commented that they “seemed really in love.” They made the decision to end their relationships knowing that they were meant to be with each other. They shared their first kiss on a set of old train tracks.

The Proposal

One night, Lara thought they were just having a date at Characters restaurant, but after dinner Greg swept her away in a limo to Churchill Square where they had said “I love you” for the first time. A busker started playing “Wonderwall” by Oasis and at the end of their dance Greg got down on one knee.

The Big Day

Lara had always dreamed of a winter wonderland wedding, but the couple wanted to keep it local. They chose the Oasis Centre for its timelessness, and dressed the party in “vintage elegance.” The only thing missing to make their day perfect was snow—the day before the wedding everything was still brown. Fortunately nature delivered 25 cm of snow the morning of to blanket the city in white.

Lara and Greg broke some traditions; their speeches were complimented with music videos as an extra thank you and keepsake for the wedding party. Lara gave Greg his own version of something old, new, borrowed and blue which included family heirlooms and blue Joe Boxer briefs.

Favourite Moments

Lara: “On the morning of the wedding, I opened the curtains and saw snow falling from the sky. It was fluffy, soft snow. I quickly turned to the weather network to read that it was an anticipated 25 cm of snow in a high of -2 degrees Celsius weather. I remember the glee I felt – it was fate. I was going to get my winter wonderland wedding.”

“Favourite moment? From the moment I woke up to the moment I went to sleep. I guess the BEST BEST BEST moment is knowing I get to spend the rest of my life with my husband.”

Greg:“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Typically, this endearing wedding tradition is intended for the bride to follow for future prosperity and good fortune. However, in our case this well-known tradition came with a twist and was planned for me to experience – and what an experience. A perfect moment that surprised me, the groom, and imprinted on my mind as one of the fondest memories of my life. I’ll remember and cherish it forever.”

“The other moment that I’ll cherish forever, was right after the ceremony standing on the stage when we looked out into the crowd to all those who love and support us. It felt like we owned the world – wow, I’ll never forget it. I gained such a sense of strength in that moment that it’s hard to explain, but I find myself going back to it again and again.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Wonderwall’ – Oasis

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

Father-Daughter: Martina McBride – ‘In My Daughters Eyes’

Mother-Son: Leanne Womack- ‘I Hope You Dance’

Newlywed Advice

“Work together! When Greg came with me to my meetings with vendors and to pick out the little details, I felt like our wedding wasn’t just a day to come, it was a marriage in the making.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The couple is looking forward to travelling the world together and spending time in their new home together. Greg is glad he can now call Lara his wife over fiancé. Let’s be honest, we all know you can’t possibly say that word without sounding pompous.”

Honeymoon

Southern France

Wedding Film/Video

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Featured Wedding: July 13, 2013Lyndsey & Kris's Firework Fairytale

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 21, 2015

You often hear about people falling in love at first sight, whether in a crowded room or passing one another on the street. It was years ago when Lyndsey and Kris were out with a group of friends one night, their eyes met and they both felt an instant spark and connection, that was all it took for their love story to begin.

The Proposal

Kris went to University in Victoria, BC and quickly developed a love for the island city. So he took Lyndsey on a trip to the charming city and arranged for a horse drawn carriage to take them to dinner. On their way to dinner they made a stop at the beautiful Beacon Hill Park, they got out and went for a stroll in the park. Kris found the perfect opportunity to stop, get down on one knee and ask Lyndsey to marry him. Lyndsey shares, “it was a surreal moment that I will never forget.”

The Big Day

Lyndsey and Kris were married on July 13, 2013 at St. Basil’s Catholic Church. The church holds a significant meaning, it’s where Kris went to pre-school as a young boy and where the newlyweds want their future children to grow up. When planning their wedding day, Lyndsey and Kris pictured a celebration that was romantic, soft, and glamourous. It was important for them to find a reception venue that had that “wow” factor! They also wanted their guests to be able to enjoy themselves while the couple went on with their wedding day business. The Oasis Centre was everything they were looking for, they were able to  arrange for champagne and tapas in the gardens of the Oasis while the couple and bridal party were busy taking their formal photos. Unlike most weddings, the entire bridal party was formally suited in black and white. Even the bridesmaids were glammed up in Vera Wang wedding dresses with black sashes and the men looked dapper in black and white tuxedos. Lyndsey wanted her bridesmaids to feel just as beautiful as she did on her wedding day. In true fairytale fashion, the Oasis Centre also arranged for fireworks to go off at the end of the night.

Favourite Moments

Lyndsey: “Walking down the aisle and seeing Kris, as well as our family and friends who had travelled from all over to witness the joining of our new lives together. It was a feeling of pure joy and we could definitely feel the overwhelming love!”

Kris:The anticipation of being introduced as Mr. & Mrs. Ricci, and then walking through the grand entrance to all of our family and friends is a moment I will always cherish. There was so much energy and happiness filled in that grand room, my heart was pounding. I then gave my beautiful bride a nice spin before we took our seats at the head table, which I loved every second of.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Pear-Shaped

First Dance

Frank Sinatra – “It Had To Be You”

Newlywed Advice

“Always remember that this day is a celebration of the both of you uniting and becoming one. Once your special day finally comes, it flashes by, and you realize all that really matters is the love you share.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“We are most looking forward to creating everlasting memories and starting a family of our own!”

Honeymoon

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Hotel/Resort: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

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Featured Wedding: April 26, 2014Shyloe & Eric's Old Timer Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 16, 2014

For Shyloe and Eric it all came around full circle. The spot of their first date, pizza and beer at a table under the stairs at Sherlock Holmes, was also the starting line of their journey to becoming Mr. and Mrs.

Shyloe and Eric met during Manulife Night one Tuesday in 2011 —she was modeling, he was working in the building. Eric was ready to head home when he spotted Shyloe and asked if she would like to grab a bite to eat after the event. She agreed and the two walked over to Sherlock Holmes.

The Proposal

April 16, 2013, was a déjà vu moment. Shyloe modeled again for Manulife night, Eric waited to greet her, and afterwards the two walked hand in hand to Sherlock Holmes—but this time, Eric got down on one knee and asked Shyloe to be his wife. “We had not been back to Sherlock Holmes since we met,” said Shyloe, which made the moment infinitely more special.

The Big Day

About one year later, the couple tied the knot surrounded by family and friends at the Old Timers Cabin in Edmonton, Alberta. Their wedding included a tender moment walking down the aisle, a private reveal before the ceremony, funny speeches, lively dancing and was complete with McDonalds Filet-o-Fish available as a midnight snack.

Favourite Moments

Shyloe:This is cliché, but my favorite moment was definitely when my dad walked me down the aisle to Eric. My dad was such a softy, his crying made me cry. When he gave me away he said to Eric “take care of my little girl” which obviously made us all cry. Eric and I just stared at each other, crying and giggling the whole ceremony. It was incredible.”

Eric:I really didn’t think I would like the whole photo process, or the staged “reveal” part, Shyloe looked incredible, but that ended up being one of my favorite parts. Having the opportunity to spend a couple hours laughing and joking with the bridal party was amazing. The speeches and slide show were also a highlight, as was dancing to shout… As it is with EVERY wedding.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

Acoustic of  ‘Home’ performed by Eric’s lifelong friend

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dance: ‘My Wish’- Rascal Flatts

Newlywed Advice

“We have two pieces of advice:

1. Make a list of your priorities and don’t change them. Respect each other’s “non-negotiables” and make them clear early on. 

2. Stay true to who you are. I didn’t realize how much this mattered during the entire planning process, but it was one of the most common things we have heard after the wedding. Everyone kept telling us that the wedding was so “us”, and it was. From the venue to the program to the midnight snack, it all had some significance in our life together.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

As newlyweds, Shyloe and Eric look forward to calling each other husband and wife and laughing a lot.

Honeymoon

Morocco, Spain, France, & Italy

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