Elegant Floral WeddingJulia + Ben: Elegant Floral Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 8, 2017

Ben and Julia went on their first date in 2002 and have been inseparable ever since. After being together for 12 years, they began to discuss wedding details — and even set a date before getting engaged!

The Proposal

They picked out a ring together, but night after night it sat on the nightstand until Ben finally got one on knee and officially asked Julia to be his wife.

The Big Day

For the wedding decor, Julia knew she wanted something very elegant and romantic, so she dreamed up a vision incorporating greys, golds, pinks, and a lot of fresh florals and greenery. Flowers filled their venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton, but the most stunning piece was the floral canopy with a crystal chandelier hanging from the centre.

Another great statement piece was the seating chart designed by the couple’s event planner, Samantha. It was designed to look like a larger version of the wedding invitations, complete with their monogram!

Favourite Moments

Ben’s favourite moment of the day was watching his wife-to-be walk down the aisle, and recalls the surreal feeling knowing the day had finally arrived. Julia will always remember trying to hold back her tears while listening to the thoughtful, funny and sweet vows Ben had written for her.

Engagement Ring Cut

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First Dance

‘I Want To Grow Old With You’ – Adam Sandler

Newlywed Advice

Enjoy the day as much as possible. It goes by so fast! Make sure to spend some quality time with your spouse as well. Step out for a quick break and relish in the moment. Also, try not to stress out too much about the small details. No one will notice, and it will just end up driving you insane.

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The Luu’s are excited for the future and are eager to start a family.

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 320 | Location: Edmonton, AB | Ceremony & Reception Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton | Marriage Officiant: Tammy Banting | Design & Décor Coordinator: J’Adore Design and Events | Cake & Dessert Styling: Cakes By CiCi | Floral Design: J’Adore Design and Events | Photographer: Jill Coursen Photography | Photo Booth: Market Sound | Rentals: Special Event Rentals, Dress My Day, ABC Weddings | Food Truck: Orbit Food Truck | Stationery: David Nguyen, Uppercase Press | Seating Chart & Calligraphy: Lovella Invitations and Stationary | Music: DJ: TJ De Villa | Bridal Gown Boutique: The Bridal House | Bridal Gown Designer: Allure | Bridesmaid(s) Boutique: David’s Bridal | Groom’s Suit/Tux: Zippers and Buttons Tailors | Groomsmen Suit/Tux: Zippers and Buttons Tailors | Bridal Hair Stylist: Sen Studios | Bridal Make Up Artist: Sen Studios | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Sen Studios | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Sen Studios | Jeweller: Al-Brite Edmonton Jewellers

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Punta Cana Beach WeddingStephanie + Brad: Punta Cana Beach Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 21, 2016

After meeting in high school, Stephanie and Bradley’s relationship took off.

The Proposal

The pair were engaged in Australia on a romantic beach picnic after an adventurous helicopter ride. “I had created a little picture book about our lives and had her read it,” remembers Bradley. “The last page showed a sketch of me kneeling down holding a ring!”

The Big Day

Stephanie and Bradley knew they wanted a destination wedding, and after countless hours of researching venues, Jellyfish caught their eye. Between the gorgeous scenery and the countless activities to do there, they knew it would be the perfect venue.

Their dreamy beach wedding came together perfectly, and the pair even surprised their guests with a fire dancer show!

Favourite Moments

The absolute favourite moment of the day for Stephanie and Bradley was the highly anticipated first glance. In a private and intimate setting, Stephanie walked up behind Bradley and held him tight as they both exclaimed how excited they were to see each other. The moment he turned around fulfilled every expectation Stephanie had dreamed of since she was a child. She says the moment was magical, and he says she looked like a princess. It was an unforgettable fairytale moment!

Engagement Ring Cut

Princess

First Dance

‘All of Me’- John Legend ft Lindsey Stirling

Newlywed Advice

Find a good wedding planner. You may be capable of doing it yourself, but why add the extra stress on yourself? They do a great job helping you as well as smoothing out the little things. Also, do your research on photographers, it is so important for someone to really capture your wedding and tell a story through the photos.

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Since travelling is a passion for this couple, they intend to kick of their first year of marriage with a few more trips before settling down and starting a family.

Honeymoon

Costa Rica

Acknowledgements

Writer: Dakota Barber | Number of Guests: 37 | Location: Dominican Republic | Ceremony Venue: Jellyfish Punta Cana | Reception Venue: Jellyfish Punta Cana | Marriage Officiant: Monica Caesar | Designer + Planner: Aisle Plan Your Day | Cake & Desserts: Jellyfish | Floral Design: Jellyfish | Photographer: Asia Pimentel Photography | Video/Cinema:  GoPro | Bridal Gown Boutique: Davids Bridal | Bridal Gown Designer: Oleg Cassini | Bridesmaid(s) Boutique: Davids Bridal | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Le Chateau | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Le Chateau | Bridal Hair Stylist: Now Larimar hotel Spa | Bridal Make Up Artist: Now Larimar Hotel Spa | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Now Larimar Hotel Spa | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Now Larimar Hotel Spa | Jeweller (Bride): Gem Stone Direct | Jeweller (Groom): Gem Stone Direct

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New Years Eve Fairmont WeddingErica + James: New Years Eve at the Fairmont

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 29, 2016

James and Erica met after both receiving last minute calls to join the cast on the Norwegian Jade cruise ship. Through their travels, James, a professional singer, and Erica, a professional dancer and aerialist, developed a deep connection.

The Proposal

James took Erica to a boutique hotel in New York City with views of the Empire State Building. He placed the ring in an oak box he had hand made and presented it to her when they woke up Sunday morning overlooking an amazing view. The meaning of the oak box was the sweetest gesture Erica had ever been given and she knew. They spent the rest of the day enjoying all that NYC has to offer, brunch, shopping, dinner at their favourite restaurant and of course calling all of their loved ones to share the wonderful news!

The Big Day

When it came time to say “I do”, the couple wanted a classic and elegant wedding. The Wedgewood room at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald offered the perfect setting!

The day went off without a hitch, Erica had such a great time that her bustle broke while busting moves on the dance floor! James will never forget the loving and humorous speech made by his mother and the personal gift his bride gave him; a bottle of bourbon suitably aged at sea.

Since it was a destination wedding for James family, traveling from the states, the couple had welcome Canadian gift bags consisting of Hudson Bay Mittens and Tim Hortons Gift Cards for the Americans to feel welcomed.

Another memorable moment was when the couple’s wedding coordinator Monica heard them mention in passing that they really enjoyed a traditional Filipino dessert cake called Ensemada, and took it upon herself to go to the only Filipino bakery in Edmonton and have two of the delicious treats waiting in their room at the end of the night.

Favourite Moments

Erica: “It was the most incredible day and picking a favourite moment seems impossible. Something last minute and unexpected was taking a last minute selfie with my dad and bridesmaids as I waited to walk down the aisle and marry my best friend!”

James:Listening to all the speeches from our family and friends was truly wonderful, but I will always remember my Mother’s speech to us on our first day as a married couple. She is a speech writer by trade and her personal, humorous, slightly embarrassing and loving affirmation of both her love for me and her approval of and excitement for this new chapter in my life was just the best.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round Brilliant

First Dance

‘For Once In My Life’ – Frank Sinatra

Newlywed Advice

Do what makes YOU happy and stay true to yourselves as a couple. It will all come together even when it feels like it might not and on your wedding day let it all go and just enjoy yourself!

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds are excited to share their adventures together on land, in the air, at sea and wherever their journeys may take them!

Honeymoon

Jasper, AB | Jasper Park Lodge

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Rustic Heather Mountain WeddingAnastasia + Don: Heather Mountain Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 4, 2016

Anastasia and Don had a brief first encounter at a small pub in Red Deer. Sharing a mutual friend, the two reconnected several months later and Don asked Anastasia for her number.

The Proposal

Then seven years after that, the two got engaged on the beach in the south of France while camping in their 1964 Volkswagen van.

The Big Day

“The next year of planning was filled with fun memories and lots of great quality time spent together and with loved ones,” says Anastasia, “our rustic wedding was everything we hoped it would be…fun, relaxed and beautiful.” The variety of colours—such as shades of pink, brown, grey, white, and denim—blended sweetly to create a soft romantic ambiance, while the homemade decorations by close family and friends surrounded the couple and guests in a blanket of love. Heather Mountain Lodge was the perfect venue to say “I do” because of its breathtaking scenery and amazing food.

Favourite Moments

Anastasia, stunning in a Boho Chic head wrap veil, says her favourite moment was seeing Don at the end of the aisle; when their eyes met, it all became real.

Don’s favourite moment was taking photos at Kinbasket Lake—he cherished the quiet, alone time with his bride.

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Is This Love’ – Bob Marley

Newlywed Advice

“Don’t get caught up in the small details. Be flexible in your planning and just enjoy every moment!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

New journeys and experiences together, whether it be travelling or starting a family.

Acknowledgements

Writer: Rachel R. Romanu | Guests: 65 | Location: Golden, BC | Ceremony Venue: Heather Mountain Lodge | Reception Venue: Heather Mountain Lodge | Marriage Officiant: Johannes Lenstra | Cake: Grocery Store | Floral Design: Jana Lacey, Lovespun Creations + Mother of the Bride| Photographer: Barbara Rahal Photography | Music: DJ Alfie | Bridal Gown Boutique: David’s Bridal | Bridal Gown Designer: Galina Signature | Bridesmaids Boutique: David’s Bridal, Le Chateau, Bebe, Forever 21 | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Le Chateau | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Le Chateau | Bridal Hair Stylist: Erica Blair | Bridal Make Up Artist: Hair and Make Up by Karen | Bridesmaids Hair Stylist: Hair and Make Up by Karen | Jeweler (Bride): Artemis Jewelers | Jeweler (Groom): People’s Jewelers | Hair piece – Lovespun Creations

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Copper Point Resort Wedding, InvermereInvermere, BC Wedding: Stephanie + Tyler

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 10, 2015

Stephanie and Tyler have the Calgary Firefighters to thank for their meet up. The first time the couple met was at a trade show at the BMO Centre where Tyler was a volunteer for the Burn Treatment Society. The second time was at a charity event that the Calgary Firefighters were putting on for the Burn Treatment Society. After that the two began dating. 

The Proposal

On what seemed like a regular Thursday in July, Tyler kept dodging Stephanie’s attempts to make plans for the evening, claiming he needed to help a friend. His brother, Troy, asked Stephanie to go to Golf Town with him to pick out a new putter. She begrudgingly accepted. On the way Troy made a detour, explaining his cousins had asked him to take photos of their magic show. As they approached the hill before Girletz Rodeo Ranch, Stephanie spotted Tyler’s vehicle parked among a line of other cars. When she asked Troy what was going on, he said “Just get out of the vehicle.”

Tyler proposed to Stephanie in front of close friends and family, and Troy captured the moment on camera. Tyler had made posters featuring the lyrics of their favourite song, Wildflower by Dean Brody, and two years later they had their first dance as a married couple to the same song.

The Big Day

The Calgary couple wanted their wedding guests to enjoy a weekend getaway with a spectacular view, and Copper Point Resort in Invermere, BC fit the bill. They held their ceremony on the Opal Patio with the stunning Rocky Mountains in the background.

Favourite Moments

Stephanie: “My favourite moment of that day was walking down the aisle. I was so excited to see Tyler but also everyone who came to the wedding. I felt so, so special thinking that all these people came all this way for us.”

Tyler: “Other than seeing my gorgeous bride walking down the aisle which is obviously my favourite moment, I also truly loved the feeling I got when we walked through the doors of our reception hall and saw all the people we care about standing and clapping for us!”

Engagement Ring Cut

Cushion Cut

First Dance

‘Wildflower’- Dean Brody

Newlywed Advice

“Get a planner! Even if it is just for the day of. I am a wedding planner and I even hired someone for the day of so I didn’t have to deal with the little things that came up. Also stick within your budget!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Stephanie and Tyler now look forward to creating memories as husband and wife, and to having their own little family some day.

Honeymoon

Destination: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Resort: Majestic Elegance Punta Cana

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