Free Spirit RomanceStyled Shoot: Free Spirit Romance

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on May 1, 2017

When this free spirit romantic shoot was submitted to us, we were thrilled with the group of local vendors that collaborated. This shoot really brought together bohemian touches with chic bridal fashion. A spread can be found in the current issue of Blush Magazine on stands until August 1, 2017.

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Edmonton Ice Castles ShootStyled Shoot: Winter Wonderland

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 13, 2016

Ice Castles Edmonton is an icy attraction from another world. The hand-built glacial formations, archways, and maze-like tunnels transport you to the Arctic in one visit.

No other location could quite capture the whimsical wonder of a winter like the Ice Castles. This was the first year our city hosted Ice Castles so photographers and designers were all over it, giving us so many beautiful shoots to go through. We’ve even seen couples head over there for their wedding photos.

This shoot captures the themes of winter weddings and proves that love can be celebrated year-round!

Edmonton Ice Castles Shoot

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New Years Eve Great Gatsby WeddingMeredith + John: NYE Gatsby Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 2, 2016

Meredith and John’s lives were in sync even before they met. Initially they were both not planning to attend a mutual friend’s birthday bash, but a turn of events led them both to the party and consequently to each other.

The Proposal

John’s proposal was nothing short of thoughtful perfection. Meredith fell in love with a photo her stepsister took while in Paris of a young couple on a bridge with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Planning to visit Meredith at the end of her business trip in London and travel to Paris together, John knew the perfect place to pop the question was on the same bridge in the cherished photo—and that’s exactly what he did.

The Big Day

The couple’s Gatsby themed wedding was influenced by Meredith’s affinity for the 1920’s era and inspired by The Great Gatsby film. The edgy, industrial, speakeasy feel of Paul Hardy Design Studios perfectly complimented the energy channeled from Gatsby’s mansion soirées characterized by fun, celebration and glamour. Deep hues of red paired with gold, sparkle, black, lace and pearl elegantly draped the atmosphere ushering guests back in time to the roaring twenties. Complete with a Bourbon room and streamers falling from the sky, Meredith and John agree their wedding was perfect.

Favourite Moments

Meredith:My favourite moment was when we did our reveal. My husband was such a smokeshow in his custom Pal Zileri navy tuxedo.”

John:Marrying Meredith”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Too Good To Be True’ Lauryn Hill

Newlywed Advice

“Hire a wedding planner if you have the budget to do so. Sheryl was so amazing, professional and organized. Live and love your relationship and being engaged rather than your life turning into the wedding. It really worked for us.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Happily married, this dame and her fella look forward to their first anniversary.

Honeymoon

Honeymoon Destination: Japan

Honeymoon Resort or Hotel: Black Diamond Back Country Lodge

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Rustic Bow Valley WeddingAmanda + Irfan: Rustic Bow Valley Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 17, 2015

Academic climates seem to draw Amanda and Irfan together. While technically meeting in pre-school at the age of four, Amanda and Irfan reconnected in a business communications course their second year of University. They spent time together on group projects, became friends and soon thereafter fell in love.

The Proposal

Irfan expressed his love to Amanda by whisking her away on a surprise trip to beautiful Tofino, BC, where he planned a candlelit dinner proposal at The Pointe restaurant. Overjoyed by his romantic gesture, Amanda whole-heartedly said—yes.

The Big Day

When it came to wedding plans, everything neatly fell into place. “Deciding on the wedding theme wasn’t really a decision,” says Amanda, “when we found our venue, it blew both of us away, and we knew we had to get married there. The venue certainly guided the rustic part of the theme.” Bias towards whimsically romantic flowers, Amanda chose to accent the rustic deep red and rich green colour scheme with elegant hints of pink, purple and ivory.

Favourite Moments

Soaking in every minute of that perfect day, the newlyweds’ most magical moments were being sun kissed on a cloudy day during the vows and sharing the last dance to an acoustic version of Latch by Sam Smith with loved ones around.

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing’ – Aerosmith

Newlywed Advice

“Remember to be inspired by who you two are a couple and don’t get too caught up in excessive details and trends – stay true to what details reflect the two of you.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Amanda and Irfan most look forward to creating memories through the everyday adventures that life brings.

Honeymoon

Mexico and Europe

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Featured Wedding: August 16, 2014Jessica & Aleem's Cosmopolitan Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 23, 2015

A mutual friend introduced Jessica and Aleem at a Halloween party. Although they each attended the party with a group of friends, the two ended up talking the whole night! Shortly thereafter, Aleem took Jessica on a date and they have been inseparable ever since.

The Proposal

When the time came to propose, Aleem’s elaborate plan took Jessica by surprise. He whisked her away on an adventure filled vacation to Seattle where he got down on one knee at the top of a majestic mountain in front of a grand waterfall.

The Big Day

In planning their dream wedding, the couple aimed to pay homage to their traditional East Indian roots while also incorporating their modern style. “The new Edmonton Airport Renaissance Hotel was the perfect venue to achieve this goal,” says Jessica, “every detail of the hotel was very cosmopolitan and we were excited to be the first wedding!”

Jessica and Aleem created a unique and edgy atmosphere by blending traditional elements with contemporary flair. The interfaith ceremony included time-honored practices from each religion juxtaposed by a harpist playing modern songs such as “Titanium” and “Marry Me”, while traditional Indian hors d’oeuvres and a live Instagram feed on big screens were reception components.

Favourite Moments

1. “One of our good friends was able to perform our first dance song live with an acoustic guitar. It added a special touch that added a unique experience for us.”

2. “Traditionally, the harp is a classical instrument, but walking down the aisle to songs you hear on the radio today added a special feeling that we were taken away to a magical place.”

3. “We were able to incorporate traditional ceremonies from both of our religions which made the ceremony unique and different.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Square

First Dance

‘Spectrum’ – Zedd feat Matthew Koma performed by a friend.

Newlywed Advice

“Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks. At first, we felt that we needed to do everything ourselves. We started to give tasks to our family and friends, because there was so much to do. In fact, many people had contacts and talents which ended up being very helpful in the end. Giving your friends and family tasks makes the whole process easier.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“Since we never lived together prior to getting married, we are in the process of getting to know each other on a completely different level. Whether it’s living together, buying household items, or going on vacation; it’s all new and exciting – and we get to do it all together. Now our adventure begins.”

Honeymoon

Hong Kong

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