Intimate Elopement in the WoodsStyled Shoot: Intimate Elopement in the Woods

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on December 14, 2016

This styled intimate elopement in the woods is wildly romantic. Surrounded by soaring trees, perfectly edited details and a bouquet that will knock your socks right off.  And then there’s Beyonce’s ‘Halo” lyrics beautifully scripted and fitting for two people in love. See credits below images.

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Intimate Fairmont WeddingJaclyn + Jonathan: Intimate Fairmont Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 9, 2016

Online dating often results in hours of profile searching and numerous lacklustre first dates before—if you’re lucky—you really connect with someone. When Jaclyn and Jonathan were matched on Tinder, theirs was the first and last date either of them went on using the app. A few years later they celebrated their wedding with the hashtag #RamSwipedRight.

The Proposal

The couple love cooking, so Jonathan popped the question one evening while they were preparing dinner at his place. They celebrated their engagement later that evening with friends and family, and couldn’t wait to celebrate again—their engagement was only five months!

The Big Day

Jaclyn and Jonathan wanted a reception venue that was visually appealing and full of character, so when they discovered that the Wedgwood Room at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald was available for their date, they jumped on it. Instead of a photo booth, they hired a cartoonist to sketch fun pictures of guests as superheroes. They served their favourite cocktail, the Moscow Mule, in traditional copper cups, which they gave away as wedding favours.

Favourite Moments

Jonathan loved relaxing and having fun with the bridal party during photos, while Jaclyn’s favourite part was “seeing the whole day come together and making a wonderful memory with my husband, friends and family.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

“Forever”—Ben Harper

Newlywed Advice

“It all works out! Also, some people say if you want to save money, do it on the cake—but I disagree! Eating delicious leftover cake for a week after was my favourite part!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds are now starting their lifelong adventure together in Dallas, Texas.

Honeymoon

Honeymoon Destination: Bali | Honeymoon Resort: Bisma Eight

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 110 | Location: Edmonton, AB | Ceremony Venue: Grace Lutheran Church | Reception Venue: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald | Marriage Officiant: Curtis Boehm | Day-of-Coordinator: Simply Perfect Events | Cake: Art of Cake | Floral Design: faBLOOMosity | Photographer: Bespoke Photography | Cartoonist: Clarkature | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Music: DJ Fozzy | Transportation: Blue Sky Limos | Bridal Gown Boutique: Bridal Debut | Bridal Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero | Bridesmaids Boutique: David’s Bridal | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Moores | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Moores | Bridal Hair Stylist: SEN Studios | Bridal Make Up Artist: SEN Studios| Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Edmonton Makeup Artists | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Edmonton Makeup Artists | Jeweller (Bride): Crowleys Jewellers | Jeweller (Groom): Blue Nile

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Lavish Edmonton WeddingAnita + Ben: Lavish Edmonton Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 4, 2016

Anita and Ben had known each other since childhood through their families, but rarely spoke or spent time together. At a mutual friend’s birthday party, they discovered they had both recently purchased homes in the same townhouse complex and started talking. Talking led to dating, and dating led to a Valentine’s Day proposal.

The Proposal

Before dinner, Ben surprised Anita with roses and a leather-bound book filled with photos of their recent trip to Tokyo. On the last page, Ben had taken a light drawing photograph using a flashlight to spell out “will you marry me?”

The Big Day

The couple’s wedding venue needed to have enough space to fit their 500 guests. The Shaw Conference Centre fit the bill and also featured a wall of windows and a large balcony to showcase spectacular views of the River Valley from both inside and out. The huge guest list also made the Chinese tradition of toasting individual tables more challenging for the bride and groom. “It was quite a rush,” says Anita, “but a very fun and entertaining experience.” Frozen yogurt and gourmet doughnuts were a sweet ending for a perfect day.

Favourite Moments

Anita:My favourite moment was walking down the aisle and seeing Ben. I also really enjoyed talking to and seeing as many guests as I could during cocktail hour.”

Ben: “Favourite moment was when Anita was walking down the aisle.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Oval

First Dance

‘Primetime’ –Janelle Monae ft. Miguel

Newlywed Advice

“Don’t worry about what other people want or think. You can’t please everyone; do what you want and what makes you happy or else you may regret it.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds now look forward to settling down in their new home, traveling, having fun and “just spending the rest of our lives together as a family.”

Honeymoon

Santorini, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris

Wedding Film/Video

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 500 | Location: Edmonton, AB | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Shaw Conference Centre, Hall D| Marriage Officiant: Kaye Steward | Designer + Planner: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Cake: The Art of Cake | Dessert Styling: Moonshine Doughnuts | Floral Design: faBLOOMosity | Photographer: Katch Studios | Videographer: A Love Story | Lighting: Production Lighting | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Stationery: Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery | Music: Terry McDade (Harpist), Premiere DJs | Bridal Gown Boutique: Blush Bridal and Special Occasions, Vancouver | Bridal Gown Designer: Reem Acra | Bridesmaids Boutique: Novelle Bridal Shop | Bridesmaid Designer: Hayley Paige Occasions | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Suits by Curtis Elliot | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Suits by Curtis Elliot | Bridal Hair Stylist: Bailey Gartner | Bridal Make Up Artist: Sen Studios | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Bailey Gartner | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Sen Studios | Jeweller (Bride): Amour Jewellers, Elegance Goldsmith, Chow Tai Fook (Hong Kong)| Jeweller (Groom): Omega Watch

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Artful Edmonton WeddingNicole + Jordan: Artful Edmonton Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 24, 2016

After meeting at a concert, Nicole and Jordan bonded over their love of art, movies and animals.

The Proposal

Jordan tapped into his artistic ability and love of comic books to execute the perfect proposal—he designed a custom superhero themed website that told the story of his relationship with Nicole and how special she is to him. Nicole teared up as she scrolled through the website and in the end, when she reached a photo of the ring, Jordan was down on one knee with the ring in hand.

The Big Day

Nicole and Jordan’s wedding was infused with unique details. From Nicole designing the wedding invitations to having her shoes custom painted by a local tattoo artist to Jordan ordering comic books as party favours to choosing a portrait booth for guests in lieu of a photo booth—the couple’s personalities were evident in all aspects of the celebration.

Favourite Moments

Nicole’s favourite moments included celebrating with closest family and friends, in addition to seeing all the planning effort come together for a perfect night, while Jordan’s favourite moments were the reception entrance to the John Cena theme song and hearing his favourite rock/metal songs throughout the evening.

Engagement Ring Cut

Cushion

First Dance

Everlong’ (Accoustic) – The Foo Fighters

Newlywed Advice

“Don’t get caught up in what Pinterest and TV shows tell you your wedding should look like. the perfect wedding is your wedding. Insert your personalities in unique ways! That is what your guests will remember.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

As Mr. and Mrs. Karlson, Nicole and Jordan look forward to adopting more animals together, renovating their home, and catching up on the latest movies.

Honeymoon

Las Vegas, NV

Acknowledgements

Writer: Rachel R Romanu | Guests: 70 | Location: St. Albert, AB | Ceremony Venue: Park Room, The Enjoy Centre | Reception Venue: The Glasshouse Bistro, The Enjoy Centre | Marriage Officiant: Howard F. Saunders | Wedding Planner: Kay and Elle Weddings | Cake: The Art of Cake | Catering: The Glasshouse Bistro | Floral Design: Akiko Floral | Photographer: Diamond Cake Photography | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Stationery: Glossie | Music (DJ or Live): Newley Sound | Transportation: Prestige | Bridal Gown Boutique: Pure Bridal | Bridal Gown Designer: La Sposa | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Addetto Men’s Wear | Bridal Hair Stylist: Fresh & Co – Jessica | Bridal Make Up Artist: Makeup and Meg|Jeweler (Bride+ Groom): Vandenberg’s Jewellers | Illustration Booth: 5 Minute Face | Custom Art (Shoes): Ashley Bonizzoni |

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Laduree Inspired WeddingSilvia + Dean: Laduree Inspired Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 17, 2016

The Proposal

Classic romance captures the essence of Silvia and Dean’s love story. On New Year’s Eve, Dean escorted Silvia to Rouge—her favourite restaurant and the place they fell in love—to enjoy a delightful three-course meal. With proposal plans made in advance, the couple was seated at the restaurant’s most intimate, private table where just before dessert Dean pulled a ring box out of his pocket and surprised Silvia with the question of her dreams, “Will you marry me?” Of course, she said yes.

The Big Day

Inspired by a Ladurée Macarons ad, Silvia and Dean’s wedding embodied the class, elegance and sophistication of French lifestyle. The couple selected The Rimrock Resort Hotel as their venue because its simple elegance and beautifully romantic atmosphere neatly complimented the unique décor details such as gorgeous hand-painted props on the dessert table and colourful florals that represent the couple’s favourite macarons.

Favourite Moments

Silvia:This is hard to answer as I had so many favourite moments. If I had to pick one, it would be when the curtains were pulled back and I was about to walk down the aisle and seeing Dean waiting for me. It was a very special moment for me because I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to become his wife.”

Dean:We finished our photo session with Nathan hours earlier than we anticipated, which allowed us time to eat soup, sandwich and truffles. In that moment I realized that this was our first meal as husband and wife.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Princess Solitaire

First Dance

‘Make You Feel My Love’ – Adele

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

Bride & Groom Dance with Parents: ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ – Simon & Garfunkel 

Newlywed Advice

Hire Evelyn Clark. It will save you a lot of headaches and it will allow you to enjoy the moment of getting married. Also, rent a Rolls Royce. You won’t be disappointed!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Newlywed, Silvia looks forward to building a home, traveling and raising a family, and Dean looks forward to waking up every day to the woman who drives him to be a better person.

Honeymoon

Paris and Nice, France

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