Modern AGA WeddingKara + Adam: Modern AGA Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 5, 2017

“Love at first sight does exist,” says newlyweds Kara and Adam. The pair were first introduced at a friends gathering after they had individually been asking about one another. Once the hello’s were said and a date set, their love story began to unfold.

The Proposal

The proposal was nothing short of a fairytale. Under the star filled sky in Paris, Adam proposed to Kara in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral along the Seine. This pair loves to travel, so deciding on forever in the city of love could only be described as picturesque …and amazing.

The Big Day

Having a non-traditional celebration after their nuptials in Jamaica was the perfect way to celebrate with their family and friends, and a modern and fun venue with incredible architecture was a must. The newlyweds love to visit different architectural marvels around the world and decided the Art Gallery of Alberta was the perfect spot right in their hometown of Edmonton.

Favourite Moments

Kara’s favourite moment of the day was having everyone she and her husband love together in one room, and locking eyes with Adam knowing that they were right where they were supposed to be. Adam’s favourite moment was being left speechless after seeing his gorgeous bride during their private first look.

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Stepping Out’ (Chilled Out Mix) – Kaskade

Newlywed Advice

1. Be sure to hire a wedding planner! It takes away the stress of having to do everything. 2. Plan a regular work-out and healthy eating regime. 3. Take out time for ‘non-wedding’ conversations. 4. Remind yourself the meaning behind it all and to not get lost in the details. 5. Have fun!

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The couple is looking forward to turning the page in their love story and starting a new chapter as husband and wife.

Honeymoon

The Maldives | W Maldives

Acknowledgements

Guests: 130 | Ceremony Venue: Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica | Reception Venue: Art Gallery of Alberta | Wedding Planner: Jennifer Bergman Weddings and Bride | Design & Décor Coordinator: One West Event Design | Cake + Dessert Styling: The Art of Cake | Catering: Zinc Restaurant | Floral Design: Fabloomosity | Photographer: Eternal Reflections Photography | Photo Booth: Neat Photobooth Rentals | Rentals: One West Event Design, Special Event Rentals | Stationery: Pink Polka Design | Music: Johnathan Morris | Video/Cinema: A Love Story | Bridal Gown: Galia Lahav New York  | Bridesmaids Boutique: The Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaids Designer: Sorella Vita | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Suits by Curtis Eliot/ Tom Ford Holt Renfrew | Groomsmen Suit Shop: Zara | Bridal Hair Stylist: Janice Patterson of Kaleidoscope Hair | Bridal Make Up Artist: Sen Studios | Bridesmaids Hair: Janice Patterson of Kaleidoscope Hair | Bridesmaids Make Up Artist: Sen Studios | Jeweller (Bride): Elsa Corsi | Jeweller (Groom): Links of London | Travel: Uniglobe Travel | Calligraphy: Justine Ma Hand Lettering and Design | Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Dance Floor: Dance Floor Decor

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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!

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Untraditional Stylish WeddingMarcy + Greg: Untraditional Stylish Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 21, 2016

It’s no secret that we are currently dating in the age of the internet. Like many couples Marcy and Greg met online through Match.com.

The Proposal

It was April 17th, one year to the day from their first date. Greg tricked Marcy  into thinking he had gone to work that day but he had actually stayed home to organize his proposal. She came home that afternoon to champagne and a letter that said “read me”. He was video taping her and she thought it was a kind gesture to celebrate a year of being together and to kick off their holiday to the Dominican Republic. Greg has always been the romantic type so this did not seem out of the ordinary for Marcy. Their favourite songs were playing in the background, a trail of rose petals and ribbon led to the second “read me” letter which lead to another, and another (12 in total)  – one for every month they had been together. The last letter instructed Marcy to pull the ribbon that was hanging down from the upper corner of the ceiling in their bedroom. She pulled it down and a ring box slid right into her hands. Marcy turned to look at him and Greg was down on one knee. From there, they went to Famoso where they had their first date to get some dinner before heading to the airport 

The Big Day

Marcy and Greg booked the Prince of Wales Armouries for their ceremony for the style and convenience. They were allowed to bring in our own chairs and set up a day in advance. The Governors Room features original wood floors, gold light fixtures and beautiful detail on the walls and ceiling. All the couple added were gold chiavari chairs, clear vases and white pillar candles to line the aisle. The backdrop was a labor of love crafted by the brides mother and Greg.

For their reception, the couple chose Parlour Kitchen + Bar for it’s beautiful space and quality of food. They were envisioning a unique and classy evening, both felt that Parlour was the perfect place for it. Greg handmade Marcy a memory box, painted gold with Mrs.Ferrari cut into the top of it. It was filled with post it notes with cute messages on them, a letter he had written, a necklace and earrings from Hillberg & Berk, and even her wedding shoes (which he had sneakily taken from her to write a message on the bottom). 

The couple opted out of a lot of traditional details; no cake, no bouquet and garter toss, no formal speeches or agenda, no kids, no chicken dance or cadillac ranch. Their celebration was a true reflection of them.

Favourite Moments

Marcy: “Our first dance”

Greg:Seeing her for the first time when she walked down the aisle.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Pear

First Dance

If I Aint Got You ‘ – Alicia Keys & Usher

Newlywed Advice

“Make your own rules, Do what YOU want. If you want a big traditional wedding, then do that! If you want a small intimate wedding, do that! If you want to elope, then (unapologetically) elope! Don’t stray from what you want because at the end of the day, its about the two of you and not anyone else. Soak it all up, you only do it once!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“Everything! Endless love, support, companionship. Having our own family. Simply just doing life as a team.”

Honeymoon

Italy (Rome, Florence, Sorrento)

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 100 | Ceremony Venue: The Governor’s Room at Prince of Wales Armouries & Heritage Centre | Reception Venue: Parlour Kitchen & Bar | Marriage Officiant: Linda Balt of Storycatcher Ceremonies | Wedding Planner: Bride | Setup and Takedown: Nicole of TR Event Management | Catering: Parlour Kitchen & Bar | Floral Design: Tickled FloralPhotographer: Wild Love Photos Rentals: River City Events |  Music (DJ): Happy Wife Happy Life Entertainment | Transportation: Last Minute Limousine | Bridal Gown Boutique: Bridal Debut | Bridal Gown Designer: Sottero & Midgley | Bridesmaid(s) Boutique: Davids Bridal | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: J.Lindeberg | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Simons | Groomsment Suit/Tux Shop: Simons | Bridal Hair Stylist: Hair by MJ  | Bridal Make Up Artist: MakeUp & Meg | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Tricho Hair Design| Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: MakeUp & Meg | Jeweler (Bride): Spence | Jeweler (Groom): AlBrite

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Modern Romance Styled ShootStyled Shoot: FW2016 Editorial and Cover Shoot

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 23, 2016

When we joined forces with Jenelle Jamani for a styled shoot and our cover, we knew the results would be pretty special. Turning a photographers studio into a wedding wonderland, this shoot included modern and boho touches that will inspire you for any type of event.

To liven up the venue, Flowers by Willows provided a plethora of beautiful blooms. The cover setup, table and bar cart all stood out thanks to pieces from Jenelle’s collection, a custom cake from Brianne Gabrielle Cakes, wedding gown from lunss,all the table accessories you can dream of from Special Event Rentals and unique pieces like the backdrop, chairs and bar cart from Neat Rentals.

With hair and makeup by Blushed Beaute, lace front wigs from veryhair, models Fereshteh and Tamer brought their real life romance to our set, leaving a little sparkle with each step in a dazzling Sarah Janks gown from Novelle Bridal and a classy menswear from Simons. All beautifully captured by Tricia Victoria Photography!

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Elegant Spruce Meadows WeddingBlair + Jordan: Spruce Meadows Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 8, 2016

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The Proposal

Other than Jordan, Blair’s greatest loves in life are horses and Christmas. Jordan incorporated her favourite things when planning his proposal and pre-selecting their wedding venue. He took Blair to the Spruce Meadows Christmas Market, and after perusing the wares Jordan led her to an outdoor fire pit surrounded by Christmas lights. He not only asked her to be his wife, but also what she thought about getting married at the equestrian facility. Blair said “yes” to both the man and the venue.

The Big Day

Blair and Jordan wanted to add modern twists to the more traditional elements of their wedding. Rather than having a huge bridal party, the couple just had their two best friends stand up for them. They held a cocktail party-style ceremony where guests stood and sipped champagne during their vows, then sat down to a five-course dinner complete with wine pairings. A live band played country music during the ceremony and cocktail hour, then the bride and groom kicked off the party by inviting everyone to the dance floor during their first dance.

They had full access to the property and were able to handle the horses for photos, and Jordan loved seeing how happy that made Blair.

Favourite Moments

Blair: “Marrying my best friend.”

Jordan: “Getting to spend time with the horses and seeing how happy it made me.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

“Sugar” by Maroon 5

Newlywed Advice

Hire help! The best money we spent was on wedding planning services, venue design, and day-of coordination. We had a completely carefree day that went even more perfectly then could have ever imagined.

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds look forward to welcoming their first child in December.

Honeymoon

Australia and Fiji

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