Traditional Meets ContemporaryBrianna + Anthony: Traditional x Contemporary

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 12, 2017

For Brianna and Anthony, life is truly an adventure! They started dating after they met while volunteering at the University of Alberta Orientation.

The Proposal

A few years later after a day of mishaps trying to get to Anthony’s family cabin on Pierce Lake, the couple took a moment to relax on the dock at sunset. As the crystal waters reflected the golden sky, Anthony got down on one knee and asked Brianna to join him on a trip down the aisle.

The Big Day

Brianna and Anthony combined traditional and contemporary elements for their unique fall wedding. They were the third generation to be married at the quaint Josephburg Community Church. As the church doors opened, Brianna took an extra moment to savour the details and people that brought so much joy to the day—particularly her smiling groom. The jewel-toned sculptured floral arrangements and Brianna’s two-piece gown with a golden blush skirt and long-sleeved lace top transitioned beautifully from the country ceremony to the urban reception at the Art Gallery of Alberta. After a whole day of celebrating with family and friends, the newlyweds took some time for themselves and headed to the mountains for a stunning post-wedding photo shoot.

Favourite Moments

Brianna: “When the church sanctuary doors opened, and before walking down the aisle, I took an extra moment to capture the joy of my wedding day. I looked at the flowers, our guests, my parents and most importantly the adoring gaze and smile of my groom.”Anthony: “The Whole Day! Celebrating and sharing our wedding day with all of our family and friends’

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

Newlywed Advice

“Invest in a wedding planner who can see your vision and has the resources and team to create it. Hiring a planner also allows family and friends to enjoy the day with you.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Now they are excited to experience more of life’s adventures together, including a honeymoon to the Galapagos Islands and Amazon Rainforest.

Honeymoon

Galapagos Islands and Amazon Rainforest

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 135 | Location: Josephburg & Edmonton, AB | Ceremony Venue: Josephburg Community Church | Reception Venue: Art Gallery of Alberta | Marriage Officiant: Pastor Norm Backhouse | Planner: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Design & Decor Coordinator: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Cake & Dessert Styling: The Art of Cake | Catering: Zinc | Floral Design: faBLOOMosity | Photographer: Carey Nash | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Drapery: Site 6 Events | Lighting: Production Lighting | Stationery: Plush Invitations | Live Music: Diane Stabel (Ceremony) | DJ: Premiere DJs by Urban Metropolis | Transportation: Esquire Limousine | Bridal Gown Boutique: The Bridal Boutique | Bridal Gown Designer: Martina Liana | Bridesmaids Boutique: Nordstrom | Bridesmaid Designer: Adrianna Papell | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Henry Singer | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Coppley | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Moore’s | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Calvin Klein | Bridal Hair Stylist: Lauriane Rutberg | Bridal Make Up Artist: Lauriane Rutberg | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Sen Studios | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Sen Studios | Jeweler: Mark Katzeff | Travel Agency: Paull Travel |

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Snowy Jasper ShootStyled Shoot: Snowy Jasper Shoot

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 1, 2017

We’ve been holding onto this styled shoot for quite some time now and are so thrilled we can share it with you all today. It’s the most perfect way to transition to next month’s season – although we are writing from Alberta and winter already arrived! This shoot was inspired by snow and shot in Jasper, Alberta. Be sure to check out all the local companies that made this happen (below the images). Enjoy!

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Classic Luxe WeddingMelanie + Terry: Classic Luxe Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 10, 2017

Classic. Timeless. Elegant. These three words describe everything about Melanie and Terry’s September wedding, from the proposal to their honeymoon.

The pair met through Melanie’s uncle, who was coincidentally Terry’s neighbour and good friend.

The Proposal

While celebrating Melanie’s birthday at Hardware Grill, Terry got down on one knee and surprised her with a custom ring made in Italy.

The Big Day

Melanie and Terry chose the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald not only for its stunning rooms, but also for the quality of food and service. They dressed the Wedgwood Room in soft shades of white, blush and lavender for the ceremony, and exchanged rings under a lush floral canopy. For the reception they added dramatic pops of berry, pink, purple and green into the floral décor and drenched the tables in gold and champagne tones for a luxe garden vibe. Melanie changed out of her exquisite lace gown into a light and whimsical dress to dance the night away. A live band and DJ alternated sets on separate stages to keep the party going.

Favourite Moments

Melanie’s favourite moment was seeing Terry and all of their family and close friends while walking down the aisle, while Terry’s was landing in Turks and Caicos to have his wife all to himself for two weeks.

Engagement Ring Cut

Cushion

First Dance

‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’—Elvis Presley + Haley Reinhart Compilation

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

‘ I Loved Her First’ – Heartland

Newlywed Advice

Terry:“We were glad that we hired Jennifer Bergman Weddings. It was huge in making our wedding stress free.”

Melanie:“Hiring a good photographer like Carey Nash made the photos go smoothly and we were very happy with the results!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

They look forward to traveling through life together as both best friends and husband and wife.

Honeymoon

Turks & Caicos

Wedding Film/Video

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Alberta Cabin WeddingBreanne + Luke: Alberta Cabin Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 31, 2017

The West Coast played a huge recurring role in Breanne and Luke’s relationship, so it’s no wonder their DIY wedding had a laid-back vibe. They met during a hiking trip on the West Coast Trail, and Luke proposed in Sloquet near Whistler.

The Proposal

When he dropped Breanne off at the airport for a girls’ winter camping trip, he was the last person she expected to see in the mountains. After they arrived at their campsite, Breanne’s friend convinced her to hike to the river for a photo. Breanne got the surprise of her life when Luke managed to appear in the middle of nowhere and propose with his grandmother’s vintage ring. It turned out he hid in the backseat of her friend’s car for three hours!

The Big Day

They held their intimate wedding at Breanne’s family cabin to share the special place with close friends and family. The bride and groom shared a quiet moment during their first look, which put Breanne at ease and reminded her what the day was really about. She then walked past her childhood playhouse to the deck where she and Luke enjoy their morning coffee, then said “I do” over the glimmering lake. They wrote their vows separately, but they mirrored each other beautifully. “It was a symbolic reminder of how much we truly complement one another,” says Luke.

Engagement Ring Cut

Three Stone

First Dance

“Sea of Love”—Phil Phillips

Newlywed Advice

“We’d recommend hiring a week of or day or wedding planner. Taking on too much can cause unneeded stress on your wedding day.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“Starting our life together as partners.”

Honeymoon

Vancouver Island

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 75 | Location: Crane Lake, AB | Ceremony Venue: Family Cabin | Reception Venue: Family Cabin | Cake: Chantal Fournier—groom’s sister | Floral Design: Funky Petals | Photographer: Talia Unger Photography | Videographer: Blake Sodvi | Rentals: Big Top Rentals; The Tent Guys; Knotwood Event Rentals | Stationery: Vistaprint; BHLDN | Bridal Gown Boutique: Novelle Bridal Shop | Bridal Gown Designer: Tara Keely| Bridesmaid Designer: ASOS; BHLDN; Adrianna Papell | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Simons | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Simons | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Simons | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Simons | Bridal Hair Stylist: Hair by Simone | Bridal Make Up Artist: Karissa Brynn Makeup| Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Hair by Simone | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Karissa Brynn Makeup | Jeweler (Bride): Alexis Bittar; Twigs & Honey

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Love SimplyStyled Shoot: Modern Minimalism

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 24, 2017

Modern minimalism at it’s finest. This styled shoot starts with a blank white canvas and ends with the slightest pop of gold metallic in hexagon shapes for a more dynamic look. The Vancouver based vendors behind this wedding shoot wanted to create a simple and obtainable – yet still beautiful – look to inspire brides-to-be.

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