Boho-Inspired WeddingSierra + Quinton: Boho-Inspired Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 12, 2017

This pair of adventurers first met on a road trip to Invermere, B.C with some mutual friends. Sierra thought Quinton was cute but very shy and quiet, so it took a couple of years before they developed a relationship.

The Proposal

Sierra is extremely snoopy, so of course she discovered Quinton’s plans to surprise her in Spain and propose during her family vacation. Instead, he woke Sierra up early in the morning of her departure. He dressed up and she was wearing a “hideous” purple silk cap. The heartfelt card and amazing breakfast were nice touches, but Sierra loved that he actually surprised her.

The Big Day

The free spirits wanted a bohemian-inspired wedding and instantly fell in love with the exposed brick walls and crystal chandeliers at The Commons. They dressed up the room for their ceremony with a rustic floral arch, then flipped it to a cocktail reception and projected black-and-white movies for a backdrop. Quinton wore a dapper forest-green suit and Sierra swapped her long veil and lace bolero (both made by her aunt) for a flower crown at the reception.

Favourite Moments

Sierra was hesitant when her parents presented a slideshow, but it turned out to be her favourite moment. Quinton loved spending the day with his fun-loving bride. They spend their honeymoon on a Caribbean Cruise and are now planning their next adventure to Ecuador.

Engagement Ring Cut

Oval

First Dance

“Let’s Be Still”—The Head and the Heart

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

“My Little Girl”—Tim McGraw

Newlywed Advice

“Make sure to enjoy the day of the wedding! That being said, a wedding coordinator was the best idea ever; Leslie took care of every little detail—even buying items last minute to make sure the venue was picture perfect.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

We both love to travel so planning our next adventure to Ecuador at the end of this year is on our agenda.

Honeymoon

Bahamas Cruise

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 150 | Location: Calgary, AB | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Commons Calgary | Planner: Magical Moments Event Planning | Cake: Alforno Café and Bakery | Catering: One World Foods | Floral Design: Flower Artistry | Photographer: Nathan Walker Photography | Stationery: Minted.com | Music (DJ): Friend of the couple | Bridal Gown Boutique: The Bridal Boutique Calgary | Bridal Gown Designer: Katie May | Bridesmaids Boutique: Asos| Bridesmaid Designer: Asos | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: TopShop | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: TopShop | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Calvin Klein | Bridal Hair Stylist: Alana Turcott | Bridal Make Up Artist: Alana Turcott | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Alana Turcott | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Alana Turcott | Jeweler: Anthony’s Jewellers Calgary

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Traditional Meets ContemporaryBrianna + Anthony: Traditional x Contemporary

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 12, 2017

For Brianna and Anthony, life is truly an adventure! They started dating after they met while volunteering at the University of Alberta Orientation.

The Proposal

A few years later after a day of mishaps trying to get to Anthony’s family cabin on Pierce Lake, the couple took a moment to relax on the dock at sunset. As the crystal waters reflected the golden sky, Anthony got down on one knee and asked Brianna to join him on a trip down the aisle.

The Big Day

Brianna and Anthony combined traditional and contemporary elements for their unique fall wedding. They were the third generation to be married at the quaint Josephburg Community Church. As the church doors opened, Brianna took an extra moment to savour the details and people that brought so much joy to the day—particularly her smiling groom. The jewel-toned sculptured floral arrangements and Brianna’s two-piece gown with a golden blush skirt and long-sleeved lace top transitioned beautifully from the country ceremony to the urban reception at the Art Gallery of Alberta. After a whole day of celebrating with family and friends, the newlyweds took some time for themselves and headed to the mountains for a stunning post-wedding photo shoot.

Favourite Moments

Brianna: “When the church sanctuary doors opened, and before walking down the aisle, I took an extra moment to capture the joy of my wedding day. I looked at the flowers, our guests, my parents and most importantly the adoring gaze and smile of my groom.”Anthony: “The Whole Day! Celebrating and sharing our wedding day with all of our family and friends’

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

Newlywed Advice

“Invest in a wedding planner who can see your vision and has the resources and team to create it. Hiring a planner also allows family and friends to enjoy the day with you.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Now they are excited to experience more of life’s adventures together, including a honeymoon to the Galapagos Islands and Amazon Rainforest.

Honeymoon

Galapagos Islands and Amazon Rainforest

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 135 | Location: Josephburg & Edmonton, AB | Ceremony Venue: Josephburg Community Church | Reception Venue: Art Gallery of Alberta | Marriage Officiant: Pastor Norm Backhouse | Planner: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Design & Decor Coordinator: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Cake & Dessert Styling: The Art of Cake | Catering: Zinc | Floral Design: faBLOOMosity | Photographer: Carey Nash | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Drapery: Site 6 Events | Lighting: Production Lighting | Stationery: Plush Invitations | Live Music: Diane Stabel (Ceremony) | DJ: Premiere DJs by Urban Metropolis | Transportation: Esquire Limousine | Bridal Gown Boutique: The Bridal Boutique | Bridal Gown Designer: Martina Liana | Bridesmaids Boutique: Nordstrom | Bridesmaid Designer: Adrianna Papell | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Henry Singer | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Coppley | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Moore’s | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Calvin Klein | Bridal Hair Stylist: Lauriane Rutberg | Bridal Make Up Artist: Lauriane Rutberg | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Sen Studios | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Sen Studios | Jeweler: Mark Katzeff | Travel Agency: Paull Travel |

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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.

Honeymoon

Jasper, AB | Pyramid Lake Resort

Acknowledgements

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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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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Stylish Fall WeddingLyndsey + Josh: Stylish Fall Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 13, 2017

Lyndsey and Josh met in the summer of 2006, just before starting their last year of high school. After 10 years of calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend, Lyndsey and Josh made it official with a stylish wedding full of warmth and romance—despite an unexpected snowfall. “At first we were a little disappointed but the snow actually made the day more magical,” says Lyndsey.

The Proposal

The couple were in Canmore for a relay race, and at the last minute Josh convinced her to stay an extra day. He woke her up early for a “hike”, which was really a helicopter tour and picnic on top of Heart Mountain, where Josh popped the question.

The Big Day

They wanted to personalize their wedding and enlisted friends and family to help; Lyndsey’s aunt and uncle made much of the décor to complement their palette of rose gold and cream, and a family friend drew the wedding party on the programs. They also had ping pong tables for guests to play on—one of which doubled as their guest book— and late night tacos courtesy of casa12doce food truck.

Favourite Moments

Both Lyndsey and Josh’s favorite moment was their first look, which “was pretty emotional and a special moment for both of us that we’ll never forget.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Cushion Cut

First Dance

‘You and Me’ – Rose Ave.

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

Father Daughter/Mother Son Dance: ‘Not Even A King’ – Alicia Keys

Newlywed Advice

‘Enjoy every minute of it and don’t stress out! I was so worried beforehand about all the little details but when the day came I just sat back and soaked up every minute.’

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds are excited to start their next chapter, and love calling each other husband and wife.

Honeymoon

Scotland

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 140 | Location: Edmonton, AB | Ceremony Venue: Magrath Mansion | Reception Venue: U of A Faculty Club | Marriage Officiant: Neil Muth | Planner: Cocktails and Details | Design & Decor Coordinator: Deb Forest (aunt) | Cake: Brianne Gabrielle Cakes | Catering: U of A Faculty Club | Floral Design: Tickled Floral | Photographer: Jill Coursen Photography | Photo Booth: Neat Photobooth | Rentals: Chic Boutique | Stationery: Minted | Music: Harman B Entertainment | Food Truck: Casa12Doce | Bridal Gown Boutique: Novelle Bridal Shop | Bridal Gown Designer: Justin Alexander Signature | Bridesmaids Boutique: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Designer: Vera Wang Collection | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Derks | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Derks | Bridal Hair Stylist: Hair by Kat Daddie | Bridal Make Up Artist: Beauty by J Hodinski | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Hair by Kat Daddie | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Makeup by Sophie Marie

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