Luxe Mountain WeddingChristina + Greg: Luxe Mountain Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 28, 2017

Greg met Christina during his residency at a hospital in New Jersey in 2010. The Canadian physician and American nurse discovered they lived in the same neighbourhood and started walking their dogs together. Their walks led to a first date, and eventually to a surprise engagement in the Rockies.

The Proposal

Greg took Christina on a trip home to celebrate his grandparents 60th anniversary in the BC Interior. They flew to Calgary and planned a scenic drive through the mountains with a stop at Moraine Lake, where Greg pulled Christina off the trail and got down on one knee. They celebrated their engagement with dinner and an overnight stay at the Moraine Lake Lodge.

The Big Day

“We knew no matter where we had the wedding, half the family was going to have to travel.” Christina and Greg chose the Banff Springs Hotel partly for convenience—it was within driving distance for Greg’s family and Christina’s family could get direct flights to Calgary—but also for its spectacular beauty.

Most of Christina’s family experienced the Canadian Rockies for the first time, but unfortunately her 94-year-old grandmother couldn’t travel. She watched the ceremony over Skype and even had her hair done for the occasion.

Favourite Moments

Christina:“The first look and getting offsite photos done before the ceremony. It was nice to see each other alone, spend time together and settle the nerves a bit. It really relaxed us for the ceremony and the rest of the day. It also allowed us to partake in the cocktail hour and not be rushed after the ceremony.”

Greg: “Sitting at the sweetheart table with my bride at my side, looking out at all our favorite people in one place and all there for us!”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Green Eyes’—Coldplay

Newlywed Advice

“Make time for each other; it’s your day. Do a first look, go to the cocktail hour and eat the food, do a sweetheart table and eat dinner together.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Christina and Greg are excited to have each other every day. They look forward to travelling, buying a new house and starting a family.

Honeymoon

St. Lucia

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 95 | Location: Banff, AB | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | Marriage Officiant: Carl J. Shields | Designer & Planner: Lynn Fletcher Weddings – Stephanie La Grange and Jody McBeath | Cake & Dessert Styling: Whippt Desserts & Catering | Floral Design: Fleurish Flower Shop | Photographer: Orange Girl | Photo Booth: Xpressbooth | Stationery: William Arthur; The Social Page Design Studio | Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Music Mosaic | Reception Music: Pez Productions | Bridal Gown Boutique: Bridal Garden (US) | Bridal Gown Designer: Wtoo by Watters | Bridesmaids Boutique: Bridal Garden (US)| Bridesmaid Designer: Hayley Paige | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Indochino | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Indochino | Bridal Hair & Makeup Stylist: Avenue Beauty | Bridesmaid(s) Hair & Makeup: Avenue Beauty | Jeweler: Safian & Rudolph Jewelers

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Vanity Fair Meets Old ManhattanSarah + Adam: Vanity Fair Meets Old Manhattan

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 16, 2017

Sarah and Adam met back in high school, though their relationship didn’t blossom until after graduation. Their engagement story is truly a holiday dream.

The Proposal

Their engagement story is truly a holiday dream. It was Christmas Eve and the pair were sitting in their living room beside their Christmas tree, the crackling fire and their big dog Walter. Adam had insisted they stay in instead of attending a holiday party, so they exchanged gifts per usual. “I had asked for Tiffany earrings that Christmas and Walter came around the corner with a little blue box tied to his collar,” remembers Sarah. After untying the box and opening it, Adam was beside her on one knee.

The Big Day

Adam and Sarah wanted a Vanity Fair meets Old Manhattan feel to their wedding. From deciding on the Fairmont Palliser as their venue to the chairs and the florals, their wedding planner Evelyn Clark captured it perfectly. After a year of planning, these newlyweds saw all of their dreams come true and felt it was their best day yet.

Favourite Moments

Choosing one favourite moment is the toughest job of all, but Sarah and Adam adored their afternoon champagne toast with their bridal party while they signed their marriage license.

Engagement Ring Cut

Princess

First Dance

‘The Way You Look Tonight’- Frank Sinatra

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

‘Wild Horses’ – Rolling Stones

Newlywed Advice

Get a wedding planner! Evelyn Clark went above and beyond to make us happy and make sure our day was everything we wanted it to be. She did all the leg work on finding vendors and found vendors she knew we would be compatible with.

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

After being together for over seven years, this couple is ecstatic to officially refer to themselves as “The Ferreys” and to continue building their life together.

Honeymoon

New York City, NY

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 170 | Location: Calgary, AB | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Fairmont Palliser | Marriage Officiant: Klaus Ohlhoff | Designer + Planner: Evelyn Clark Weddings | Dessert Styling: Fairmont Palliser | Floral Design: Flower Artistry | Photographer: Kingdom Come Photography, Mackenzie Jane Photography | Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals, Bella Linens | Stationery: Plush Invitations | Music (Live Band): Blackboard Jungle | Bridal Gown Boutique: Bridal Couture- Las Vegas | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Hugo Boss | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Holt Renfrew | Bridal Hair Stylist: Lost in Layers | Bridal Make Up Artist: Libertee | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Lost in Layers | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Libertee | Jeweller: Tiffany’s

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Amina + Alex: We Still DoStyled Shoot: 10 Year Anniversary

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day lovies! We’ve been hanging onto this editorial shoot for quite some time, waiting for the perfect occasion to share it with our online readers. Valentine’s couldn’t be a more perfect day to share Amina and Alex’s ten year anniversary shoot. Last Spring, Amina and Alex celebrated their ten year anniversary with their three beautiful children. We trekked the family of five out to the beautiful Town of Banff for some spectacular photos. Our team of vendors (full list below photos), created a stunning wedding setup atop Tunnel Mountain. If you tied the knot before the world of designers, blogs, instagram and pinterest – we hope this mountain anniversary shoot inspires you.

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Handmade Outdoor WeddingKeeley + Braden: Handmade Outdoor Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 1, 2017

Keeley and Braden’s story is one of missed connections; they would often meet at parties, but the timing never seemed right. Braden asked her on a date in the spring of 2011, which Keeley nearly missed due to car and phone troubles, but after that first date they knew they were right for each other.

The Proposal

Shortly after the couple moved back to Camrose, they celebrated Keeley’s birthday together. Braden made the same meal he did when he first cooked for Keeley, then proposed on a walk through the valley.

The Big Day

Friends and family put in hours of hard work to fulfill Keeley’s vision for a handmade outdoor wedding on her family’s land. Keeley’s mom and sister made her wedding gown, veil, bridesmaids’ dresses and getting-ready robes. Everything from the eclectic décor to the cookie bar was handmade—the bride and groom even made the patties for their gourmet burger dinner. Despite the cool and wet weather, everyone enjoyed dancing and clinking glasses of local craft beer served on tap.

Favourite Moments

The newlyweds obviously loved the moment Keeley walked down the aisle, but her sister’s hilarious speech was a close second; it finished with a video of friends and family from all over singing Queen’s “Somebody to Love.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round Halo

First Dance

‘Northern Wind’ – City and Colour

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain’ – CCR 

Newlywed Advice

‘Go with the wedding you envision. Ours was challenging and a lot of work, but being able to see ourselves in all the details made it so worth it.’

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

With the hard work of wedding planning over, Keeley and Braden look forward to relaxing and traveling before starting a family.

Honeymoon

Maui, Hawaii

Acknowledgements

Guests: 225 | Location: Battle Lake, AB | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Bride’s Family Land | Marriage Officiant: Verlyn Olson | Catering: Nan Dell’s Chickadee Catering Co. | Floral Design: Mickey’s Flowers | Photographer: Megan Kemshead Photography | Rentals: Big Top Rentals; Xtreme Holdings; Hoyme Refrigeration | Stationery: Greenvelope | Music: Mike Waller | Bridal Gown Designer: Bride’s Mom and Sister | Bridesmaid Designer: Bride’s Mom and Sister | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Hugo Boss | Bridal Hair Stylist: Lindsey Gurr and Katie Hauser | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Lindsey Gurr and Katie Hauser | Jeweler (Bride): Leduc Goldsmith | Jeweler (Groom): Leduc Goldsmith

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Fancy Farm WeddingChristine + Adam: Fancy Farm Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on January 24, 2017

Christine and Adam met in 2008 while both in school studying engineering. Since then they’ve taken on the world together through graduation, moving in together, traveling, acquiring two cats, and a lot of laughing along the way.

The Proposal

This pair got engaged on the most unlikely of days, April Fools Day! Adam fooled Christine into thinking he had no special plans, but when he whipped out a Ring Pop candy, she wasn’t sure what to think. When she opened it up, she found a beautiful (real) antique ring inside!

The Big Day

As for the wedding day, Adam and Christine knew they wanted the day to be fun but still fancy. The venue was the farm Adam grew up on, which meant they had full control over everything and there was no rush to get out at the end of the night. Each guest received personalized notes along with some plantable seed paper confetti, and a donation in their name to the Stollery Children’s Hospital. From the decorations to the alter, Christine and Adam made nearly everything by hand.

Favourite Moments

Christine’s favourite moment was giggling with Adam at the sweetheart table, and Adam’s was all of the hilarious and kind words their best friends and parents shared during the speeches.

Engagement Ring Cut

Round Bezel

First Dance

‘When the Night Comes’ – Dan Auerbach

Newlywed Advice

‘Oh boy, it’s not a new epiphany, but we were still blindsided by how quickly it all went by after months of planning, so we would say take as many moments together (even just goofy glances) on the day as possible, don’t fret about forgotten details, or not spending as much time with everyone as you’d hope for, and hire a day-of-coordinator to take care of all the inevitable hiccups that occur throughout the day.’

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds are most excited to be “official” best friends and take on life as a team.

Honeymoon

Panama

Acknowledgements

Guests: 160 | Location: Gibbons, AB | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Prin’s Farm | Marriage Officiant: Peter Dukovac | Day of Coordinator: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Design & Décor: Bride and Family | Cake: Rebecca Tucker – Bride’s Sister | Catering: A Capella Catering | Dessert Styling: Rebecca Tucker | Floral (Bouquets/Alter Garland): Fabloomosity | Photographer: Jill Coursen Photography | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Stationery: Bride | Music: Ceremony Guitar – Jonathan Tucker, Ipod playlists | Live Band: Cold Cruisers | Transportation: Bus | Bridal Gown Boutique: Once Wed | Bridal Gown Designer: Vera Wang White | Bridesmaids Boutique: Various | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Simons | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Simons | Bridal Hair Stylist: Fluid Hair | Bridal Make Up Artist: Jasmine Ma | Bridesmaids Hair Stylist: Fluid Hair | Bridesmaids Make Up Artist: Jasmine Ma | Jeweller (Bride): Antique | Jeweller (Groom): Groom Custom Made His Ring

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