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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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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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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New Years Eve Fairmont WeddingErica + James: New Years Eve at the Fairmont

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 29, 2016

James and Erica met after both receiving last minute calls to join the cast on the Norwegian Jade cruise ship. Through their travels, James, a professional singer, and Erica, a professional dancer and aerialist, developed a deep connection.

The Proposal

James took Erica to a boutique hotel in New York City with views of the Empire State Building. He placed the ring in an oak box he had hand made and presented it to her when they woke up Sunday morning overlooking an amazing view. The meaning of the oak box was the sweetest gesture Erica had ever been given and she knew. They spent the rest of the day enjoying all that NYC has to offer, brunch, shopping, dinner at their favourite restaurant and of course calling all of their loved ones to share the wonderful news!

The Big Day

When it came time to say “I do”, the couple wanted a classic and elegant wedding. The Wedgewood room at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald offered the perfect setting!

The day went off without a hitch, Erica had such a great time that her bustle broke while busting moves on the dance floor! James will never forget the loving and humorous speech made by his mother and the personal gift his bride gave him; a bottle of bourbon suitably aged at sea.

Since it was a destination wedding for James family, traveling from the states, the couple had welcome Canadian gift bags consisting of Hudson Bay Mittens and Tim Hortons Gift Cards for the Americans to feel welcomed.

Another memorable moment was when the couple’s wedding coordinator Monica heard them mention in passing that they really enjoyed a traditional Filipino dessert cake called Ensemada, and took it upon herself to go to the only Filipino bakery in Edmonton and have two of the delicious treats waiting in their room at the end of the night.

Favourite Moments

Erica: “It was the most incredible day and picking a favourite moment seems impossible. Something last minute and unexpected was taking a last minute selfie with my dad and bridesmaids as I waited to walk down the aisle and marry my best friend!”

James:Listening to all the speeches from our family and friends was truly wonderful, but I will always remember my Mother’s speech to us on our first day as a married couple. She is a speech writer by trade and her personal, humorous, slightly embarrassing and loving affirmation of both her love for me and her approval of and excitement for this new chapter in my life was just the best.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round Brilliant

First Dance

‘For Once In My Life’ – Frank Sinatra

Newlywed Advice

Do what makes YOU happy and stay true to yourselves as a couple. It will all come together even when it feels like it might not and on your wedding day let it all go and just enjoy yourself!

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds are excited to share their adventures together on land, in the air, at sea and wherever their journeys may take them!

Honeymoon

Jasper, AB | Jasper Park Lodge

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Intimate Fairmont WeddingJaclyn + Jonathan: Intimate Fairmont Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 9, 2016

Online dating often results in hours of profile searching and numerous lacklustre first dates before—if you’re lucky—you really connect with someone. When Jaclyn and Jonathan were matched on Tinder, theirs was the first and last date either of them went on using the app. A few years later they celebrated their wedding with the hashtag #RamSwipedRight.

The Proposal

The couple love cooking, so Jonathan popped the question one evening while they were preparing dinner at his place. They celebrated their engagement later that evening with friends and family, and couldn’t wait to celebrate again—their engagement was only five months!

The Big Day

Jaclyn and Jonathan wanted a reception venue that was visually appealing and full of character, so when they discovered that the Wedgwood Room at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald was available for their date, they jumped on it. Instead of a photo booth, they hired a cartoonist to sketch fun pictures of guests as superheroes. They served their favourite cocktail, the Moscow Mule, in traditional copper cups, which they gave away as wedding favours.

Favourite Moments

Jonathan loved relaxing and having fun with the bridal party during photos, while Jaclyn’s favourite part was “seeing the whole day come together and making a wonderful memory with my husband, friends and family.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

“Forever”—Ben Harper

Newlywed Advice

“It all works out! Also, some people say if you want to save money, do it on the cake—but I disagree! Eating delicious leftover cake for a week after was my favourite part!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds are now starting their lifelong adventure together in Dallas, Texas.

Honeymoon

Honeymoon Destination: Bali | Honeymoon Resort: Bisma Eight

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 110 | Location: Edmonton, AB | Ceremony Venue: Grace Lutheran Church | Reception Venue: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald | Marriage Officiant: Curtis Boehm | Day-of-Coordinator: Simply Perfect Events | Cake: Art of Cake | Floral Design: faBLOOMosity | Photographer: Bespoke Photography | Cartoonist: Clarkature | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Music: DJ Fozzy | Transportation: Blue Sky Limos | Bridal Gown Boutique: Bridal Debut | Bridal Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero | Bridesmaids Boutique: David’s Bridal | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Moores | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Moores | Bridal Hair Stylist: SEN Studios | Bridal Make Up Artist: SEN Studios| Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Edmonton Makeup Artists | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Edmonton Makeup Artists | Jeweller (Bride): Crowleys Jewellers | Jeweller (Groom): Blue Nile

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