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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