Black Swan Inspired Wedding ShootOut Now: Fall Winter 2017 Edition

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 3, 2017

Danielle Lucier is both a talented photographer and an avid daydreamer; she uses daydreams to calm her mind amidst tight deadlines and stressful moments, and also to let her creativity run free. During one particular late-night editing session, she found herself distracted by a video of Swan Lake. She envisioned a serene pond in the early morning mist, heard the rustling of tall grass and trilling of birds, and felt dawn’s first rays on her face. She imagined dancing along the water’s edge and running her fingers through the fog, watching it dissipate into nothingness.

The pale blue walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and myriad of textures and colours in the intricate décor of the Wedgewood Room beautifully represented the dream-like pond of our Black Swan cover shoot. Accents in shades of black and white mirrored the concept of duality that Danielle found most inspiring. She captured the internal conflict between light and dark, movement and stillness, and showed “that both can be beautiful and that they can meld together.”

Our Fall Winter 2017 issue will be on stands at Chapters and Indigo from mid August until mid January 2018. You can also order a copy online.

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Medalta Potteries WeddingChloe + Travis: Medalta Potteries Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on July 7, 2017

Chloe and Travis met on her first day in Lethbridge, AB after she moved there for school. He was friends with her cousin who invited them both out for dinner. Travis later posted a picture on his Instagram and tagged Chloe to ask her out on a date because he didn’t have her phone number. She hesitantly accepted and they have been together ever since.

The Proposal

Travis planned an amazing proposal! After a busy day of nursing school she came home to find her floor covered in rose petals and a sweet note saying to be ready for six o’clock. At six o’clock the doorbell rang and a limo was there to pick her up. It drove her to a local art gallery where Travis had an incredible display set up with flowers and letter blocks spelling out ‘Will You Marry Me?’ All Chloe remembers was crying throughout the entire proposal. Travis also planned for a good friend of theirs who is a Photographer to be there and capture the entire thing.

The Big Day

The couple attended a good friends wedding at Medalta (an innovative industrial museum, contemporary ceramic arts facility, art gallery, and community hub) shortly after they got engaged and fell in love with the space.  They opted for a first look before their ceremony even though Travis was against the idea – he wanted the big shock and surprise as Chloe walked down the aisle. She really pushed for the first look, knowing how nervous she’d be. In the end, they were both really glad they did the first look, “it was such an intimate moment for just the two of us. We also got some of our favourite pictures from it.”

Favourite Moments

Chloe: “Its so hard to choose! I truly enjoyed the whole day but I think my absolute favourite part was after the ceremony right before we started pictures when Travis and I just took five minutes together to soak everything in and realize that we were finally married!”

Travis: “Seeing Chloe in her dress for the first time. I cried like a baby.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘You Make Me Feel So Young’ – Frank Sinatra

Newlywed Advice

“Hire a Wedding Planner! And vendors that you are comfortable with and trust! It will take so much stress away from your day knowing that you can count on all the people that you are working with.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“Just enjoying our time together, Setting up our home and starting a family!”

Honeymoon

Big Fork, Montana – Marina Cay Resort

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 200 | Location: Medicine Hat, AB | Ceremony Venue: Medalta Potteries | Reception Venue: Medalta Potteries | Marriage Officiant: Wendy Klassen | Wedding Planner: Weatherwood Events -Kim Friesen | Design & Décor Coordinator: Weatherwood Events -Kim Friesen | Cake: Envision Cakes and Cupcakes | Catering: Riverside Catering | Dessert Styling: Cupcakes & Candy Bar | Floral Design: Willow Cottage | Photographer: Schae Photography | Rentals: Grand Rental Station | Stationery: Vista Print | Music (DJ or Live): Reel Reflection Studios | Bridal Gown Boutique: The White Room | Bridal Gown Designer: Stella York | Bridesmaid(s) Boutique: The White Room | Bridesmaid(s) Designer: Sorella Vita | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Custom Made | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Ed Williams Mens Wear | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Tommy Hilfiger | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Moores | Bridal Hair Stylist: Plush Salon -Jenna Engel | Bridal Make Up Artist: Kaitie Jalbert Makeup Artist | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Plush Salon | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Kaitie Jalbert Makeup Artist | Jeweler (Bride): Tompkins Jewellers

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Hudson: Downtown Calgary Wedding VenueCalgary's Newest Wedding Venue

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on June 28, 2017

Blush had the pleasure of attending this year’s hottest unveiling of Calgary’s newest state-of-the-art event complex. Hudson is a one-of-a-kind venue located in the historic Hudson Bay building in downtown Calgary. The wedding and event room is situated on the sixth floor of the HBC flagship store, boasting sweeping city views like none-other.

You are greeted with a clean, contemporary feel with breathtaking chandeliers, exposed brick and posh interior design. Hudson is the perfect blank slate for your special event.

Hudson features two unique spaces to suit any soiree. The contemporary Hudson Loft featuring just over 10,000 square feet with seating capacity of 480 guests and the grand Hudson Flat with just over 7,000 square feet with seating capacity of 300. Looking to accommodate a really large event? Rent out the entire floor for up to 780 guests! One of the greatest features of Hudson is the choice of configuration for your event to customize based on size for a truly unique experience.

We cannot forget about the mouth-watering food catered by Oliver & Bonacini, one of Canada’s leading restaurant and event companies. You will not be disappointed with Hudson’s catering and top-notch service, just another feature of the spectacular venue.

If you are looking for something truly unique, with breathtaking views, exquisite food and impressive design then look no further than Hudson.

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A Tropical and Marble Inspiration ShootStyled Shoot: Tropical and Marble Inspiration

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on June 16, 2017

Today’s inspiration shoot is dripping with the hottest trends:  marble, gold and tropical greenery! Marble has quite the history so it’s no wonder we’re seeing the rich texture continue to pop up all over, from kitchen tools and accessories to wedding cakes and backdrops. This is a trend that’s going to stick around for a while and we LOVE it!

This shoot united a team of creatives based in Edmonton, pooling their talents to bring the dignified texture to life!

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Rustic Soft WeddingStyled Shoot: Rustic Soft Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on May 23, 2017

This soft spring wedding shoot was full of decor in peaches, greens and blues, with roses and peonies, all complementing the rustic Fort Edmonton Park. This springtime shoot hit all the right notes and more. Kyra Jasman Photography captured every detail – we’re pretty sure you’ll find some inspiration in this gallery for your big day!

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