Kelowna Farm WeddingMaxine + Theron: Kelowna Farm Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 16, 2017

Despite sharing many mutual friends while living in Calgary, Maxine and Theron didn’t meet until seven years after moving to the city. When their stars finally aligned, their relationship quickly progressed; they packed up their lives and moved across the planet together the following year.

The Proposal

During their two years living in Australia it became obvious they were meant for each other. Theron proposed during a weekend of hiking, picnicking and riding in a hot air balloon in the Gold Coast Hinterlands. “It was beautiful, simple and private,” says Maxine.

The Big Day

The couple wanted a naturally beautiful outdoor wedding and Bottega Farm Inn & Studio in Kelowna provided the perfect inspiration. The forest served as the backdrop for their ceremony and the spacious great hall was decorated with crisp white linens, lush greenery and subtle hints of gold for the reception. Blush bridesmaid dresses and navy suits complemented their wedding palette.

Favourite Moments

Theron was awestruck when he first saw Maxine; her headpiece and jewelry shimmered in the sunlight as she walked down the aisle. The highlight for Maxine was having friends and family from all over the world join them to celebrate their marriage. “It was very special for us and we felt very loved and supported,” she says.

First Dance

“Crazy Love”—Van Morrison

Newlywed Advice

‘Don’t forget to have fun during the process. Planning your wedding is not a checklist or tedious tasks to complete. Also, make your guests feel comfortable and welcomed — they are there to celebrate with you!’

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Maxine and Theron are looking forward to the next big chapter in their lives together—becoming parents in summer of 2017!

Honeymoon

New York City, NY

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 150 | Location: Kelowna, B.C | Ceremony Venue: Bottega Farm Inn & Studio | Reception Venue: Bottega Farm Inn & Studio | Marriage Officiant: Matthew Koleba | Catering and Dessert: Okanagan Street Food | Floral Design: Lavender and Lace Floral Farm | Photographer: Heidrich Photography | Photo Booth: Heidrich Photography | Music: DJ Krucial K | Bridal Gown Boutique: Grace Loves Lace | Bridal Gown Designer: Grace Loves Lace | Bridesmaids Boutique: Aritzia | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Ensemble Style | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Ensemble Style | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Elya Sunduk | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Shimmer and Gloss by Melanie Feeny | Jeweler (Bride): Tacori; Samantha Mills

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Featured Wedding: January 18, 2014Denée & David's Vintage Banff Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 18, 2014

Denée and David first met back in 2003 at a concert for a band called “The Music” in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Little did they know at their first encounter, that together they would move across the country several times until they made Calgary, Alberta their home.

The Proposal

David coordinated for Denée’s entire family to be in attendance as a surprise visit on her 30th birthday. Being surrounded by all of her loved ones also set the perfect tone for David to pop the question. We can assume that Denée’s engagement ring and marriage proposal may have been her favourite birthday gift of all time.

The Big Day

When Denée and David began to plan their wedding day they both agreed that their guests experience was very important to them, so they chose to have their wedding in the beautiful surroundings of Banff, Alberta. They invited all of their guests a night before the wedding to the Banff Avenue Brewing Company, which was the perfect opportunity to visit and mingle with guests in a causal and relaxed setting. Unlike most weddings, the couple chose to have their ceremony in the late afternoon and saved the morning to have their “first look.” They spent the rest of the morning touring Banff and taking formal pictures with their bridal party. Denée reminiscences back to the morning of her wedding day and shares “it allowed me to connect with Dave, calm my nerves and truly enjoy the rest of the day.” Their wedding day theme was elegant with a nod to rustic and vintage. To follow in family tradition Denée wore her great-grandmothers cameo ring which perfectly complimented her 1920’s feel. The bridal party braved outdoor photos on a cold day in January and wore full length fur coats to ward off the chill (all of which belonged to Denée’s grandmother and great-grandmother). Thinking back to their wedding day Denée and David share “we could not have imagined the day being any more perfect. It was amazing to be surrounded by 120 of our closest family and friends who travelled from all over Canada to share our special day, we truly fell in love!”

Favourite Moments

The “first look” was Denée and David’s favourite wedding day moment.

First Dance

Ron Hawkins – “Prairie Girl”

Newlywed Advice

Stay true to what you want, it’s your wedding day so make sure to enjoy every single moment. If you are having a destination wedding, hire local vendors, they know the area very well and you will be happy with the results.

Honeymoon

A delayed honeymoon somewhere in Europe.

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