Luxe Mountain WeddingChristina + Greg: Luxe Mountain Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 28, 2017

Greg met Christina during his residency at a hospital in New Jersey in 2010. The Canadian physician and American nurse discovered they lived in the same neighbourhood and started walking their dogs together. Their walks led to a first date, and eventually to a surprise engagement in the Rockies.

The Proposal

Greg took Christina on a trip home to celebrate his grandparents 60th anniversary in the BC Interior. They flew to Calgary and planned a scenic drive through the mountains with a stop at Moraine Lake, where Greg pulled Christina off the trail and got down on one knee. They celebrated their engagement with dinner and an overnight stay at the Moraine Lake Lodge.

The Big Day

“We knew no matter where we had the wedding, half the family was going to have to travel.” Christina and Greg chose the Banff Springs Hotel partly for convenience—it was within driving distance for Greg’s family and Christina’s family could get direct flights to Calgary—but also for its spectacular beauty.

Most of Christina’s family experienced the Canadian Rockies for the first time, but unfortunately her 94-year-old grandmother couldn’t travel. She watched the ceremony over Skype and even had her hair done for the occasion.

Favourite Moments

Christina:“The first look and getting offsite photos done before the ceremony. It was nice to see each other alone, spend time together and settle the nerves a bit. It really relaxed us for the ceremony and the rest of the day. It also allowed us to partake in the cocktail hour and not be rushed after the ceremony.”

Greg: “Sitting at the sweetheart table with my bride at my side, looking out at all our favorite people in one place and all there for us!”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Green Eyes’—Coldplay

Newlywed Advice

“Make time for each other; it’s your day. Do a first look, go to the cocktail hour and eat the food, do a sweetheart table and eat dinner together.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Christina and Greg are excited to have each other every day. They look forward to travelling, buying a new house and starting a family.

Honeymoon

St. Lucia

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 95 | Location: Banff, AB | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | Marriage Officiant: Carl J. Shields | Designer & Planner: Lynn Fletcher Weddings – Stephanie La Grange and Jody McBeath | Cake & Dessert Styling: Whippt Desserts & Catering | Floral Design: Fleurish Flower Shop | Photographer: Orange Girl | Photo Booth: Xpressbooth | Stationery: William Arthur; The Social Page Design Studio | Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Music Mosaic | Reception Music: Pez Productions | Bridal Gown Boutique: Bridal Garden (US) | Bridal Gown Designer: Wtoo by Watters | Bridesmaids Boutique: Bridal Garden (US)| Bridesmaid Designer: Hayley Paige | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Indochino | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Indochino | Bridal Hair & Makeup Stylist: Avenue Beauty | Bridesmaid(s) Hair & Makeup: Avenue Beauty | Jeweler: Safian & Rudolph Jewelers

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Punta Cana Beach WeddingStephanie + Brad: Punta Cana Beach Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 21, 2016

After meeting in high school, Stephanie and Bradley’s relationship took off.

The Proposal

The pair were engaged in Australia on a romantic beach picnic after an adventurous helicopter ride. “I had created a little picture book about our lives and had her read it,” remembers Bradley. “The last page showed a sketch of me kneeling down holding a ring!”

The Big Day

Stephanie and Bradley knew they wanted a destination wedding, and after countless hours of researching venues, Jellyfish caught their eye. Between the gorgeous scenery and the countless activities to do there, they knew it would be the perfect venue.

Their dreamy beach wedding came together perfectly, and the pair even surprised their guests with a fire dancer show!

Favourite Moments

The absolute favourite moment of the day for Stephanie and Bradley was the highly anticipated first glance. In a private and intimate setting, Stephanie walked up behind Bradley and held him tight as they both exclaimed how excited they were to see each other. The moment he turned around fulfilled every expectation Stephanie had dreamed of since she was a child. She says the moment was magical, and he says she looked like a princess. It was an unforgettable fairytale moment!

Engagement Ring Cut

Princess

First Dance

‘All of Me’- John Legend ft Lindsey Stirling

Newlywed Advice

Find a good wedding planner. You may be capable of doing it yourself, but why add the extra stress on yourself? They do a great job helping you as well as smoothing out the little things. Also, do your research on photographers, it is so important for someone to really capture your wedding and tell a story through the photos.

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Since travelling is a passion for this couple, they intend to kick of their first year of marriage with a few more trips before settling down and starting a family.

Honeymoon

Costa Rica

Acknowledgements

Writer: Dakota Barber | Number of Guests: 37 | Location: Dominican Republic | Ceremony Venue: Jellyfish Punta Cana | Reception Venue: Jellyfish Punta Cana | Marriage Officiant: Monica Caesar | Designer + Planner: Aisle Plan Your Day | Cake & Desserts: Jellyfish | Floral Design: Jellyfish | Photographer: Asia Pimentel Photography | Video/Cinema:  GoPro | Bridal Gown Boutique: Davids Bridal | Bridal Gown Designer: Oleg Cassini | Bridesmaid(s) Boutique: Davids Bridal | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Le Chateau | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Le Chateau | Bridal Hair Stylist: Now Larimar hotel Spa | Bridal Make Up Artist: Now Larimar Hotel Spa | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Now Larimar Hotel Spa | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Now Larimar Hotel Spa | Jeweller (Bride): Gem Stone Direct | Jeweller (Groom): Gem Stone Direct

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Ocean Edge Jamaica WeddingCindy + Matthew: Ocean Jamaica Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 31, 2016

Sparks began to fly immediately when Matthew and Cindy bumped into each other a few years after being introduced. The pair have been inseparable ever since!

The Proposal

Their big moment happened when Matthew took Cindy on a spontaneous road trip to Calgary. Along the way he insisted on stopping to take photos of the view and instructed Cindy to face the mountains while he unknowingly snuck up behind her and knelt to the ground. When she turned around, he asked, “Will you spend the rest of your life me?”

The Big Day

The pair had an intimate destination wedding in Jamaica at The Rose Hall, a unique off-resort estate. The ceremony was down by the ocean’s edge and afterwards guests were transported up to the estate where cocktails were held under a stunning 100-year old ficus tree. The reception was held outdoors under a tent with a romantic blush, gold and cream colour scheme.

When Cindy saw the whole reception she was in awe of how beautifully it all came together, but Matthew simply couldn’t take his eyes off of his gorgeous bride.

The newlyweds chose to do a day-after photo session with their photographer and had so much fun taking the time for photos of just the two of them.

Engagement Ring Cut

Tiffany Embrace, Round cut with Halo

First Dance

‘Thinking Out Loud’ – Ed Sheeran

Newlywed Advice

Hire a Wedding planner! Don’t stress! Everything will come together in time. Enjoy planning your wedding together and do whatever makes you both happy!

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Together Cindy and Matthew are looking forward to a bright future filled with new adventures.

Honeymoon

Vietnam

Wedding Film/Video

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 25 | Ceremony Venue: Rose Hall (Ocean’s Edge) | Reception Venue: Rose Hall Great House, Montego Bay, Jamaica | Marriage Officiant: Rev. Egbert Harvey | Wedding Planner: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Design & Décor Coordinator: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Cake: Cakes by Noida | Catering: Rose Hall | Floral Design: Tai Flora | Photographer: Retrospekt Designs | Rentals: Tai Flora | Stationery: Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery | Music (DJ or Live): Jamaica Wedding DJ | Transportation: Koolspot Tours | Video/Cinema: A Love Story | Bridal Gown Boutique: Novelle Bridal | Bridal Gown Designer: Mikaella | Bridesmaid(s) Boutique: Space 46 Boutique / Forever New | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: LE 31 | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Simons | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: H&M | Bridal Hair Stylist: Iberostar Rose Hall Resort Spa | Bridal Make Up Artist: Herself | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Themselves | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Themselves | Jeweler (Bride): Tiffany & Co. | Travel Agency: Holiday Events & Travel

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Copper Point Resort Wedding, InvermereInvermere, BC Wedding: Stephanie + Tyler

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 10, 2015

Stephanie and Tyler have the Calgary Firefighters to thank for their meet up. The first time the couple met was at a trade show at the BMO Centre where Tyler was a volunteer for the Burn Treatment Society. The second time was at a charity event that the Calgary Firefighters were putting on for the Burn Treatment Society. After that the two began dating. 

The Proposal

On what seemed like a regular Thursday in July, Tyler kept dodging Stephanie’s attempts to make plans for the evening, claiming he needed to help a friend. His brother, Troy, asked Stephanie to go to Golf Town with him to pick out a new putter. She begrudgingly accepted. On the way Troy made a detour, explaining his cousins had asked him to take photos of their magic show. As they approached the hill before Girletz Rodeo Ranch, Stephanie spotted Tyler’s vehicle parked among a line of other cars. When she asked Troy what was going on, he said “Just get out of the vehicle.”

Tyler proposed to Stephanie in front of close friends and family, and Troy captured the moment on camera. Tyler had made posters featuring the lyrics of their favourite song, Wildflower by Dean Brody, and two years later they had their first dance as a married couple to the same song.

The Big Day

The Calgary couple wanted their wedding guests to enjoy a weekend getaway with a spectacular view, and Copper Point Resort in Invermere, BC fit the bill. They held their ceremony on the Opal Patio with the stunning Rocky Mountains in the background.

Favourite Moments

Stephanie: “My favourite moment of that day was walking down the aisle. I was so excited to see Tyler but also everyone who came to the wedding. I felt so, so special thinking that all these people came all this way for us.”

Tyler: “Other than seeing my gorgeous bride walking down the aisle which is obviously my favourite moment, I also truly loved the feeling I got when we walked through the doors of our reception hall and saw all the people we care about standing and clapping for us!”

Engagement Ring Cut

Cushion Cut

First Dance

‘Wildflower’- Dean Brody

Newlywed Advice

“Get a planner! Even if it is just for the day of. I am a wedding planner and I even hired someone for the day of so I didn’t have to deal with the little things that came up. Also stick within your budget!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Stephanie and Tyler now look forward to creating memories as husband and wife, and to having their own little family some day.

Honeymoon

Destination: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Resort: Majestic Elegance Punta Cana

Wedding Film/Video

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Featured Wedding: January 16, 2015Sonya & Raul's Huatulco Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on July 4, 2015

Sonya and Raul met for the first time at work. It was Sonya’s first job out of university, and Raul was assigned to help/mentor her and teach her the ropes of the industry. After spending every workday together for five months, Raul had an amazing career opportunity at another company, which he accepted to Sonya’s disappointment. They immediately missed spending all of those hours together on a daily basis, and realized their connection was much deeper then co-workers and they have been together ever since.

The Proposal

Raul proposed on Valentine’s Day in 2014 at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta. Although this is a common day for proposals, Sonya was completely caught off guard. They spent the day getting pampered at the famous spa at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and then checked into their room at the Rimrock. Raul upgraded their room to the grand view suite, booked dinner at the five star Eden restaurant and filled the entire suite with roses and candles. Once he opened the door, Sonya saw a Tiffany box sitting on the table next to a bottle of champagne and thought they agreed not to do presents. It wasn’t until Raul grabbed the box and went down on one knee that she realized he was proposing. She burst into tears, said YES.

The Big Day

Sonya grew up in Alberta, but Raul grew up partly in Mexico, with family and friends all over North America, it only made sense to have a destination wedding. Specifically, they chose the Secrets Huatluco Resort & Spa as it is the closest resort town to Raul’s family and because they were impressed by the wedding venue spaces from a previous visit. The couple had a lot of fun mixing both Canadian and Mexican traditions into the ceremony to make a truly unique day and party. On the wedding day, the couple decided to go against tradition and met up for a private first look prior to the ceremony. Shortly after, they met up with their groomsmen and bridesmaids to take photos. The ceremony was performed by a close friend in English, as well as legally by a Mexican judge in Spanish so everyone could understand. Immediately following the ceremony there were sunset cocktails, a delicious 5 course dinner with speeches, and then dancing all night. The couple also coordinated a trip for everyone to visit the ranch where Raul grew up. Besides the wedding day, their guests say it was definitely a highlight getting exposed to some true Mexican culture.

Favourite Moments

Sonya: “My favourite moment was definitely the “first look”, where Raul and I saw each other for the first time. It was so special to be able to give each other an honest reaction when we first saw one another, and then spend the next few hours spending time with our bridal party prior to the ceremony. It made the ceremony much more relaxed and fun by the time it came around!”

Raul: “My favourite moment was actually the opportunity to spend an entire week celebrating with our family and friends instead of just the traditional day. We have family and friends from all over North America and it was so great to spend an entire week truly joining our families together.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Fields of Gold’ – Sting

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

Father-Daughter: ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ – Stevie Wonder

Newlywed Advice

“It’s okay to write your own rules, and do what makes you happy as a couple. There are lots of people that will try to tell you that you HAVE to do this or you CAN’T do that, but you can do (or not do) whatever you heart desires because it’s your day!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“We are really looking forward to our two-week honeymoon in Italy in September, going on lots more adventures together, and starting a family.”

Honeymoon

Italy

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