Lake Louise WeddingKatrina + Mike: Lake Louise Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on October 3, 2017

Mike first set eyes on Katrina at his sister’s med school graduation when his brother-in-law pointed her out and said, “There is your future wife.” It turned out that the joke was more of a prophecy, as they started dating a few weeks later. Katrina knew Mike would be her future husband by their second date when she heard his impressive vocals at a local piano bar.

The Big Day

Since Mike proposed to Katrina at the top of a mountain in Canmore, they knew they wanted to have a mountain wedding but needed a venue that could accommodate 130 guests. They were absolutely floored when they stepped into the Victoria Ballroom at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. “The views of Lake Louise were breathtaking and the service was impeccable throughout the entire wedding weekend,” says Katrina.
Their two-month-old puppy, Kona, walked down the aisle as a guest-of-honour then fell asleep at the groomsmen’s feet while Katrina and Mike said their vows.

Favourite Moments

During cocktail hour their planners surprised them with a private viewing of the ballroom; they danced to their favourite music and goofed around in the photo booth. Mike treasures those moments most, while Katrina says the best part was reminiscing about their perfect day while hiking the West Coast Trail the week after.

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Tenerife Sea’—Ed Sheeran

Newlywed Advice

“DIY fun projects add a personal touch to the day and help you stick to your budget. We were lucky to have lots of help from our family members from both sides and we enjoyed the time spent together during the whole process.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The next adventure for Mike and Katrina is parenthood! They’re expecting their first baby in July.

Honeymoon

West Coast Trail and Bora Bora | St. Regis Bora Bora

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Moroccan Vintage Inspired ShootStyled Shoot: Moroccan Vintage Inspired

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 6, 2017

With fall around the corner, we thought it would be a great time to share this Moroccan Vintage inspired wedding shoot. The shoot was held at Studio96, a new downtown venue space in Edmonton. Studio96 was formerly a church and was transformed into what it is today: a magical and inspiring venue. A group of local vendors worked together to create this enchanting shoot.

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Alberta Cabin WeddingBreanne + Luke: Alberta Cabin Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 31, 2017

The West Coast played a huge recurring role in Breanne and Luke’s relationship, so it’s no wonder their DIY wedding had a laid-back vibe. They met during a hiking trip on the West Coast Trail, and Luke proposed in Sloquet near Whistler.

The Proposal

When he dropped Breanne off at the airport for a girls’ winter camping trip, he was the last person she expected to see in the mountains. After they arrived at their campsite, Breanne’s friend convinced her to hike to the river for a photo. Breanne got the surprise of her life when Luke managed to appear in the middle of nowhere and propose with his grandmother’s vintage ring. It turned out he hid in the backseat of her friend’s car for three hours!

The Big Day

They held their intimate wedding at Breanne’s family cabin to share the special place with close friends and family. The bride and groom shared a quiet moment during their first look, which put Breanne at ease and reminded her what the day was really about. She then walked past her childhood playhouse to the deck where she and Luke enjoy their morning coffee, then said “I do” over the glimmering lake. They wrote their vows separately, but they mirrored each other beautifully. “It was a symbolic reminder of how much we truly complement one another,” says Luke.

Engagement Ring Cut

Three Stone

First Dance

“Sea of Love”—Phil Phillips

Newlywed Advice

“We’d recommend hiring a week of or day or wedding planner. Taking on too much can cause unneeded stress on your wedding day.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“Starting our life together as partners.”

Honeymoon

Vancouver Island

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 75 | Location: Crane Lake, AB | Ceremony Venue: Family Cabin | Reception Venue: Family Cabin | Cake: Chantal Fournier—groom’s sister | Floral Design: Funky Petals | Photographer: Talia Unger Photography | Videographer: Blake Sodvi | Rentals: Big Top Rentals; The Tent Guys; Knotwood Event Rentals | Stationery: Vistaprint; BHLDN | Bridal Gown Boutique: Novelle Bridal Shop | Bridal Gown Designer: Tara Keely| Bridesmaid Designer: ASOS; BHLDN; Adrianna Papell | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Simons | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Simons | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Simons | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Simons | Bridal Hair Stylist: Hair by Simone | Bridal Make Up Artist: Karissa Brynn Makeup| Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Hair by Simone | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Karissa Brynn Makeup | Jeweler (Bride): Alexis Bittar; Twigs & Honey

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Classic Fairmont WeddingJade + Jeremy: Classic Fairmont Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 29, 2017

Jade and Jeremy grew up in the same town, but didn’t start dating until they moved to the city to study at the University of Alberta. From there it took ten years and a trip across the globe for Jeremy to propose.

The Proposal

The couple were on a private sunset safari in Kenya and stopped at a picturesque spot to stretch and enjoy a glass of wine. Jeremy asked the guides to take a picture of them, grabbed Jade’s hand and got down on one knee. “The entire world stopped,” says Jade. They were greeted back at camp with champagne and a private dinner.

The Big Day

Finding their reception venue was easy; Jade and Jeremy loved the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s elegant Empire Ballroom at first sight. Finding the dress, however, wasn’t; Jade tried on nearly 50 understated gowns that she thought fit her vision, then unexpectedly found “the one” when she tried on an elaborate Allure gown.

Favourite Moments

Jade took Jeremy’s breath away during their first look, then they read letters containing their vows to each other. “It was very emotional and really special because it was the only moment that day that was shared between just the two of us. We will never forget it,” says Jade.

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

“Home”—Cover by Luca Fogale

Newlywed Advice

“Try to get everything done by the weekend prior to your wedding. We had everything done by the Sunday before the wedding. It was nice to have the week to relax and just be excited to get married!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds look forward to filling the pages of their passports together, starting with their honeymoon in Maui and Japan.

Honeymoon

Japan + Maui

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Love SimplyStyled Shoot: Modern Minimalism

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 24, 2017

Modern minimalism at it’s finest. This styled shoot starts with a blank white canvas and ends with the slightest pop of gold metallic in hexagon shapes for a more dynamic look. The Vancouver based vendors behind this wedding shoot wanted to create a simple and obtainable – yet still beautiful – look to inspire brides-to-be.

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