Hiring a Fashion Stylist for your Wedding DayMarie Zydek: Bridal Fashion Stylist

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 25, 2017

After blogging about fashion for a few years, stylist Marie Zydek started styling models for magazines and commercial shoots. Those experiences led her into styling everyday people.

We can all attest that putting on a gorgeous gown or getting suited up can do wonders to our confidence. As a fashion stylist, Marie Zydek works with brides, grooms, bridesmaids and even mothers to create perfect head-to-toe looks.

Marie first consults with the bride or couple to get to know the style and overall vision. She then creates a mood board and books bridal appointments tailored specifically for them. Since hair and make up play a big part in the overall look, Marie also discusses options on how to wear your hair and make up. She will even go as far as recommending a nail color!

We asked Marie for her go to shops for accessories. She loves to shop local so her first visits are to So Pretty Cara Cotter for modern jewelry and Swish Vintage in Manulife Place for one-of-a-kind pieces. She will also search online at some of her favourite shops; Etsy, Shopbop and Asos.

Marie put together 7 styled bridal looks for Blush Magazine. You can find them online here.


7 Styled Bridal LooksFashion: 7 Styled Bridal Looks

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 25, 2017

The runways are just cooling off from Bridal Fashion Week but most of those gowns won’t be available until the New Year. The good news is that there are tons of gorgeous gowns from 2017!

Marie Zydek Styling put together seven looks from boutiques across Edmonton for us!

ROMANTIC ELEGANCE: A capelet is a great alternative to a traditional veil or train that you can take off after the ceremony, creating two distinct looks for your special day.

Gown (Allure Bridal), Earrings and Capelet: – Novelle Bridal Shop

EMBELLISHED PRINCESS: Adding a sparkly tiara as an accessory to a beautiful, beaded ball gown will make any bride feel like royalty!

Gown (Eve of Milady), Earrings, Hair Piece: Novelle Bridal Shop

SWEET AND SULTRY: Layering two delicate necklaces of different lengths will add attention to your décolletage if you opt for a plunging neckline.

Gown: Laudae from Delica Bridal | Necklace and Earrings: So Pretty Cara Cotter

CONTEMPORARY MINIMALIST: This unique rainbow moonstone beaded chain and pendant necklace adds a bohemian touch to this one-of-a-kind gown.

Gown: Truvelle from Delica Bridal | Ring and Necklace: So Pretty Cara Cotter

FLIRTY  AND FEMININE: Chandelier dangle earrings are a perfect option for brides if they’ll be wearing an updo.

Gown: Hayley Paige from Delica Bridal | Veil: Sara Gabriel from Delica Bridal | Earrings: So Pretty Cara Cotter

If wearing a bold necklace, it’s best to keep the rest of the accessories simple so that the jewelry doesn’t take away from the dress.

Gown (Mikaella), Belt, Choker: The Bridal Boutique | Earrings and Bracelet: So Pretty Cara Cotter

SLEEK AND SEXY: Sometimes less is more and you only need a great pair of drop earrings and a red lip to complete a glamorous, old Hollywood look.

Gown: Katie May from The Bridal Boutique | Earrings: So Pretty Cara Cotter


Fall Jasper WeddingAmanda + Neil: Fall Jasper Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 18, 2017

Ice and fire seem to be a motif running through Amanda and Neil’s relationship; the pair met at a friend’s bonfire party, then years later walked down the aisle together on a snowy October day in Jasper. Neil even made Amanda play Hot/Cold on Christmas morning to find her gift hidden in the tree—a diamond engagement ring and her groom-to-be on one knee.

The Big Day

The decision to get married in Jasper was easy for Amanda and Neil.  The park has long been their favourite getaway place to explore the great outdoors by foot or canoe, or even to indulge at the town’s restaurants and spas. Choosing a venue was more difficult as both the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Pyramid Lake Resort boast extraordinary views and cozy, rustic atmospheres. Instead of choosing between the two venues they decided to split the ceremony and reception between them to get the best of both.

Favourite Moments

As much as they love Jasper in all it’s beauty, it’s clear that Amanda and Neil cherish their family above all else. Amanda’s favourite moment was walking down the aisle with her dad; “he said some of the sweetest things I’ll never forget,” she says. Neil will always remember watching their daughter come down the aisle and giving him a kiss before sitting with her grandmother.

Engagement Ring Cut

Brilliant Round

First Dance

‘Give in to Me” – Country Strong

Newlywed Advice

“Stay calm; it all really does come together in the end. There are bound to be things that don’t end up the way you had envisioned, but in the grand scheme of things they always turn out to be so minor you don’t even remember.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

They now look forward to growing their family even more.


Jasper, AB | Pyramid Lake Resort


Number of Guests: 65 | Location: Jasper, AB | Ceremony Venue: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge | Reception Venue: Pyramid Lake Resort | Marriage Officiant: Beryl Cahill |Cake: Hey Cupcake | Dessert Styling: Hey Cupcake | Catering: Pyramid Lake Resort | Floral Design: Weddings by Whitney | Photographer: Megan Kemshead Photography | Stationery: Zazzle.ca | Music: Jasper Alpine Music | Transportation: Jasper Limo | Bridal Gown Boutique: Delica Bridal | Bridal Gown Designer: Hayley Paige | Bridesmaids Boutique: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Designer: Vera Wang | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Calvin Klein | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: The Tuxedo House | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Calvin Klein | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: The Tuxedo House | Bridal Hair Stylist: Wild Orchid Salon & Spa | Bridal Make Up Artist: Wild Orchid Salon & Spa | Jeweler (Bride): Hillberg and Berk


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Tuscan Themed Wedding ShootStyled Shoot: Tuscan Themed

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 12, 2017

Beauty. Gardens. Romance. Those are the three words that come to mind when we hear Tuscany. Surprisingly, this shoot was shot in the coastal city of Vancouver. Inspired by Tuscany, Danielle Lucier wanted to bring that Italian charm to Vancouver and she achieved just that. Lucier Photography coordinated and photographed this shoot and we’re sure you’re going to love it!     


Classic Luxe WeddingMelanie + Terry: Classic Luxe Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 10, 2017

Classic. Timeless. Elegant. These three words describe everything about Melanie and Terry’s September wedding, from the proposal to their honeymoon.

The pair met through Melanie’s uncle, who was coincidentally Terry’s neighbour and good friend.

The Proposal

While celebrating Melanie’s birthday at Hardware Grill, Terry got down on one knee and surprised her with a custom ring made in Italy.

The Big Day

Melanie and Terry chose the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald not only for its stunning rooms, but also for the quality of food and service. They dressed the Wedgwood Room in soft shades of white, blush and lavender for the ceremony, and exchanged rings under a lush floral canopy. For the reception they added dramatic pops of berry, pink, purple and green into the floral décor and drenched the tables in gold and champagne tones for a luxe garden vibe. Melanie changed out of her exquisite lace gown into a light and whimsical dress to dance the night away. A live band and DJ alternated sets on separate stages to keep the party going.

Favourite Moments

Melanie’s favourite moment was seeing Terry and all of their family and close friends while walking down the aisle, while Terry’s was landing in Turks and Caicos to have his wife all to himself for two weeks.

Engagement Ring Cut


First Dance

‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’—Elvis Presley + Haley Reinhart Compilation

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

‘ I Loved Her First’ – Heartland

Newlywed Advice

Terry:“We were glad that we hired Jennifer Bergman Weddings. It was huge in making our wedding stress free.”

Melanie:“Hiring a good photographer like Carey Nash made the photos go smoothly and we were very happy with the results!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

They look forward to traveling through life together as both best friends and husband and wife.


Turks & Caicos

Wedding Film/Video