Sunshine Coast WeddingTrinh + Menashe: Sunshine Coast Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on May 8, 2017

Trinh and Menashe’s story is a true travel love story. Trinh traveled to Las Vegas from Vancouver and was at the same club as Menashe. The two were even at the same table but were not formally introduced that night. Fast forward seven months, Trinh took a spontaneous trip to Miami and was reconnected with Menashe through mutual friends. Sparks flew immediately and from that day on, the couple spent two years travelling to see one another.

The Proposal

The couple were on a trip in the breathtaking Maldives staying in an over water bungalow. Menashe arranged a romantic candlelit dinner alone on the beach. They were the only table under the moonlight and sparkling stars when Menashe proposed. Trinh reminisces,”it was an unforgettably romantic perfect night!”

The Big Day

Trinh and Menashe wanted to host an intimate outdoor reception and dinner somewhere with a beautiful view. So they were thrilled when they found a beautiful estate in Gibsons, B.C – on the Sunshine Coast overlooking the ocean. The venue was large enough for their 40 guests to stay for the entire weekend. It was extra special because Menashe’s family and closest friends flew all the way in from Israel – it was the first time their families were all meeting.

Favourite Moments

“When we lit the huge white lanterns at nightfall. It was so special to see all those lights floating up into the sky! It was so romantic! And I love that all our guests were involved too, they still tell us how much fun they had lighting them!”

Engagement Ring Cut

Emerald

Newlywed Advice

“Stay true to the vision you have for your special day. Don’t let guilt or pressure from others turn your wedding into what you think you have to do out of respect. You will regret not having your perfect day just to make others happy. Eventually people understand and just be happy for you – once they see how happy you are having your perfect day as you see it.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“Everything!! Every single moment together. I somehow already wake up happier everyday, than I was the day before.”- Trinh

Honeymoon

France and Italy

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Rustic Sorrento BC WeddingDesiree + Jon: Rustic Sorrento, BC Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 18, 2016

Desiree and Jonathan met and became close friends in 2007, but it took four years before their relationship evolved into something more serious.

The Proposal

On the first night at their acreage, Jonathan suggested they take a break from moving boxes for a glass of wine. When Desiree came back outside with a bottle, she found candles spread around the yard. Jonathan proposed to her under the starry sky.

The Big Day

Desiree and Jonathan didn’t have a specific theme in mind, but knew they wanted their wedding venue and decor to represent them as a couple. Uninspired by local venues, they set their sights on the Shuswap. Rustic Wedding at High Country Tree Farm in BC offered a picturesque outdoor ceremony site and a rustic open-air pavilion for their reception.

The couple added DIY touches to showcase their personalities. Desiree’s mom arranged all the flowers and baked their cake, and Jonathan and Desiree made the table numbers and centrepiece boxes together.

Favourite Moments

Desiree’s favourite moment was when she snuck out to the ceremony site to sip her coffee in the morning mist. Jonathan enjoyed hanging out with his groomsmen pre-ceremony in anticipation of seeing his bride. Later on the newlyweds shared a quiet moment under the stars watching their guests attempt a line dance.

Engagement Ring Cut

Princess

First Dance

‘Nothing Like You & I’ – The Perishers

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

Father-Daughter: ‘The Walk’ – Sawyer Brown 

Newlywed Advice

“Never forget to enjoy the planning stages; keep it light hearted and if you are losing sight or feeling stressed, just remember it’s a day to celebrate you and your partner!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

They now look forward to a lifetime of adventures, starting with their African Safari honeymoon.

Honeymoon

Africa | Honeymoon Resort: The Great Migration Safari Company

Acknowledgements

Writer: Carmen Green | Number of Guests: 86 | Location: Sorrento, BC | Ceremony & Reception Venue: High Country Tree Farm | Marriage Officiant: Kathleen Wills | Designer & Planner: Bride | Catering: Cookshack Creations | Photographer: Jill Coursen Photography | Stationery Design: Etsy | Stationery Printing: The Paper Tree | Music: ID VIP Team | Transportation: Blue Fox Shuttle Services | Bridal Gown Boutique: Delica Bridal | Bridal Gown Designer: Lazaro | Bridesmaids Boutique: Bridal Debut | Bridesmaid Designer: Dessy | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Derks | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Tagliatore | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Le Chateau and Simon’s | Bridal Hair Stylist: The Cutters Loft | Bridal Make Up Artist: Maura Frunza | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: The Cutters Loft | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Maura Frunza | Travel Agency: Flight Centre

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Rustic Heather Mountain WeddingAnastasia + Don: Heather Mountain Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 4, 2016

Anastasia and Don had a brief first encounter at a small pub in Red Deer. Sharing a mutual friend, the two reconnected several months later and Don asked Anastasia for her number.

The Proposal

Then seven years after that, the two got engaged on the beach in the south of France while camping in their 1964 Volkswagen van.

The Big Day

“The next year of planning was filled with fun memories and lots of great quality time spent together and with loved ones,” says Anastasia, “our rustic wedding was everything we hoped it would be…fun, relaxed and beautiful.” The variety of colours—such as shades of pink, brown, grey, white, and denim—blended sweetly to create a soft romantic ambiance, while the homemade decorations by close family and friends surrounded the couple and guests in a blanket of love. Heather Mountain Lodge was the perfect venue to say “I do” because of its breathtaking scenery and amazing food.

Favourite Moments

Anastasia, stunning in a Boho Chic head wrap veil, says her favourite moment was seeing Don at the end of the aisle; when their eyes met, it all became real.

Don’s favourite moment was taking photos at Kinbasket Lake—he cherished the quiet, alone time with his bride.

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Is This Love’ – Bob Marley

Newlywed Advice

“Don’t get caught up in the small details. Be flexible in your planning and just enjoy every moment!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

New journeys and experiences together, whether it be travelling or starting a family.

Acknowledgements

Writer: Rachel R. Romanu | Guests: 65 | Location: Golden, BC | Ceremony Venue: Heather Mountain Lodge | Reception Venue: Heather Mountain Lodge | Marriage Officiant: Johannes Lenstra | Cake: Grocery Store | Floral Design: Jana Lacey, Lovespun Creations + Mother of the Bride| Photographer: Barbara Rahal Photography | Music: DJ Alfie | Bridal Gown Boutique: David’s Bridal | Bridal Gown Designer: Galina Signature | Bridesmaids Boutique: David’s Bridal, Le Chateau, Bebe, Forever 21 | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Le Chateau | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Le Chateau | Bridal Hair Stylist: Erica Blair | Bridal Make Up Artist: Hair and Make Up by Karen | Bridesmaids Hair Stylist: Hair and Make Up by Karen | Jeweler (Bride): Artemis Jewelers | Jeweler (Groom): People’s Jewelers | Hair piece – Lovespun Creations

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Elk View Lodge WeddingShea + Andy: Elk View Lodge Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 21, 2016

The stars aligned the night Shea and Andy met. They knew about each other through a mutual friend, but didn’t meet until Andy drove to Calgary for a military course. He invited Shea for a drink and she accepted despite having classes the next day and plans with her brother, Cody, that night. It turned out classes were cancelled, Cody went on a date with his future wife, and Shea and Andy fell in love.

The Proposal

On a weekend trip to Fernie, Andy booked a spa date to make up for leaving Shea behind to golf with her dad. After an hour of pampering, the two were relaxing in the spa lounge when Andy left for a bathroom break. He came back with the ring “and said all of the things every girl wants to hear from the man she loves when he asks her to be his wife!” says Shea.

The Big Day

The couple held their wedding in beautiful Fernie, BC with a cozy reception at Elk View Lodge. They had a midnight taco and nacho bar to feed Shea’s nacho addiction, and honoured Andy’s military background by donating to the Royal Canadian Legion in lieu of wedding favours.

Favourite Moments

While they had fun dancing all night, their vows are what really mattered to Shea and Andy; “Promising our lives to one another was truly what our wedding was about.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Cushion Cut Halo

First Dance

‘Make You Feel My Love’ – Adele

Newlywed Advice

“Hire a wedding planner! It may seem like a big expense but it is more than worth it. A wedding planner takes away the stress of planning a wedding so you can focus on truly enjoying the process and the most special day of your life!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“Sharing the same last name and greeting the world as “one”. Oh, and starting a family! “

Honeymoon

Caribbean Cruise

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