Intimate Dinner WeddingAnnan + Justin: Intimate Dinner Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 15, 2018

Annan and Justin met at the gym, but Justin was so shy his best friend had to ask for Annan’s number. Things didn’t take off between them, but they kept in touch and eventually became sweethearts after university.

The Proposal

One morning while lying in bed, Annan was showing Justin pictures of engagement rings on her phone. He reached over to his nightstand, took out a small box and asked, “What about this one?” Unfortunately their celebration was cut short as two days later they were evacuated from their Fort McMurray home due to the 2016 wildfire.

The Big Day

Annan and Justin didn’t want a large, traditional wedding, so they planned an “unwedding.” They sent out invitations for a belated engagement dinner to 30 of their closest friends and family at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, which is where they had dinner during their first trip to Edmonton together. What most guests didn’t know is that they had just said their vows in front of just their officiant, photographer, and two witnesses.

They got married on Annan’s late father’s birthday, and she had her brother fill in as maid-of-honour before meeting Justin at the exact table in the Westin bar where he had asked her to be his girlfriend. “It was like coming full circle,” she said.

Favourite Moments

Annan: “My brother, James, helping me with my dress. I’m sure that’s supposed to be a Maid of Honor moment but he was by the far the perfect person to ensure everything was perfect before getting married. Followed by meeting Justin at the exact table in the bar at the Westin where he’d asked me to be his girlfriend so we could walk to our ceremony together. It was like coming full circle.”

Justin: “Annan being so emotional during the private ceremony that she couldn’t remember which hand was left during the exchanging of the rings.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round Halo

Newlywed Advice

“Hire the best photographer you can afford that suits your style and do a test run beforehand. We’re both awkward in front of the camera but love every single one of our photos because of Kat.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds look forward to enjoying their life together and their honeymoon in Ireland.

Honeymoon

Ireland

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 30 | Location: Edmonton, AB | Ceremony Venue: Ruth’s Chris Steak House| Reception Venue: Ruth’s Chris Steak House | Marriage Officiant: Howard Saunders | Cake: Whimsical Cake Studios | Cake Topper: Brick Bubble | Catering: Ruth’s Chris Steak House | Floral Design: Fabloomosity | Photographer: Katch Studios | Stationery: AJ’s Craft Creations, Mihos & Maple | Transportation: Prestige Limousine | Bridal Gown Boutique: The Bridal Boutique | Bridal Gown Designer: Mikaella Bridal | Bridal Hair Stylist: Sen Studios – Anita Gill | Bridal Make Up Artist: Sen Studios – Anita Gill | Jeweler (Groom): Stoneybrook Jewelry

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Black Swan Inspired Wedding ShootOut Now: Fall Winter 2017 Edition

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 3, 2017

Danielle Lucier is both a talented photographer and an avid daydreamer; she uses daydreams to calm her mind amidst tight deadlines and stressful moments, and also to let her creativity run free. During one particular late-night editing session, she found herself distracted by a video of Swan Lake. She envisioned a serene pond in the early morning mist, heard the rustling of tall grass and trilling of birds, and felt dawn’s first rays on her face. She imagined dancing along the water’s edge and running her fingers through the fog, watching it dissipate into nothingness.

The pale blue walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and myriad of textures and colours in the intricate décor of the Wedgewood Room beautifully represented the dream-like pond of our Black Swan cover shoot. Accents in shades of black and white mirrored the concept of duality that Danielle found most inspiring. She captured the internal conflict between light and dark, movement and stillness, and showed “that both can be beautiful and that they can meld together.”

Our Fall Winter 2017 issue will be on stands at Chapters and Indigo from mid August until mid January 2018. You can also order a copy online.

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A Tropical and Marble Inspiration ShootStyled Shoot: Tropical and Marble Inspiration

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on June 16, 2017

Today’s inspiration shoot is dripping with the hottest trends:  marble, gold and tropical greenery! Marble has quite the history so it’s no wonder we’re seeing the rich texture continue to pop up all over, from kitchen tools and accessories to wedding cakes and backdrops. This is a trend that’s going to stick around for a while and we LOVE it!

This shoot united a team of creatives based in Edmonton, pooling their talents to bring the dignified texture to life!

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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

Princess

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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