Canmore Mountain WeddingKim + Riley: Canmore Mountain Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 23, 2016

Kim & Riley met 12 years ago working summer jobs in the town of Invermere B.C. A mutual friend thought that they would make a great couple, introduced them and the rest is history.

The Proposal

Riley really wanted to propose on the frozen lake while ice skating in Invermere but the winter was surprisingly warm and the lake wasn’t really that frozen. Instead he prepared a nice dinner and popped the question on Valentine’s day in the town where they first met. 

The Big Day

Kim and Riley LOVE the mountains and all of Canmore’s breathtaking views. The Silvertip Resort has one of the best views overlooking the Three Sisters Mountains so they held their wedding at the property. Riley has many hobbies but one of his favourite is fly fishing around Elbow river and in B.C. They were able to find someone who knew how to tie fly fishing hooks and had him make all of the guys boutonnieres. It was a great personal touch and Riley and the guys loved the fact they could keep them.

Favourite Moments

Kim:The first look, it was such a intimate moment between the two of us I will never forget!”

Riley:Seeing Kim walk down the aisle and calling her my wife!”

Engagement Ring Cut

Princess

First Dance

‘Crazy Love’ – Michael Buble

Newlywed Advice

“Get a day of coordinator!!! it really helps to have someone there to tell you what to do and relieve any stress on the day of the wedding. 100% worth every penny!!! Not only did we appreciate all their hard work but so did our family.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“Being able to spend a lifetime together and making new memories as husband and wife, it only took 12 years!”

Honeymoon

Belize & Costa Rica

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 150 | Ceremony Venue: Silvertip Resort, Canmore AB | Reception Venue: Silvertip Resort | Marriage Officiant: Patricia Compton | Designer & Planner: Coordinator: Persona Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Persona Weddings and Events | Photographer: Paisley PhotographyPhoto Booth: Rebooth | Music (DJ or Live): Wild Bills DJ Services | Transportation: Highland VIP | Bridal Gown Boutique: Bridal Boutique EdmontonBridal Gown Designer: Pronovias | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Indochino custom suits | Bridal Hair Stylist: Salon Vain | Bridal Make Up Artist: Salon Vain | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Salon Vain | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Salon Vain | Jeweler (Bride): Blue Nile | Jeweler (Groom): Wedgewood Rings

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Private Rocky Mountain WeddingJessica + Blayne: Rocky Mountain Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on August 18, 2016

The moment Jessica met Blayne she was completely infatuated- and only 12 years old. In true fairytale fashion, the pair have been inseparable ever since and got engaged on their nine year anniversary!

The Proposal

Blayne took Jessica out for dinner on their 9 year anniversary. He was hoping for a bit of daylight left by the time they left. He convinced Jessica that it was nice enough and that they should go for a walk down to the river. He had to drag her as it was actually dark and starting to get cold. When they got to the river, Blayne took the promise ring off Jessica’s finger that he had given her 5 years earlier, and asked Jessica to marry him.

The Big Day

Jessica and Blayne chose the Silvertip Resort in Canmore to hold their wedding after falling in love with the venue’s beautiful ceremony backdrop and the fact that it was totally private. The Silvertip Resort offers a unique vibe complete with a fireplace, wood beams and outdoor patio.

Inside the venue, the pair laugh that their decor choices were subconsciously influenced by Jessica’s love for Harry Potter and the look of the Great Hall with its rustic character and high vaulted ceilings.

Jessica and Blayne wanted to be able to mingle with their guests for as long as possible so instead of a long dinner, they held a two hour long cocktail party followed by a two course dinner. The pair also chose not to have a wedding party and couldn’t be happier with their decision to spend the day focused on just the two of them.

Favourite Moments

Jessica and Blayne share favourite memories of seeing each other for the first time walking down the aisle and when their families surrounded them on the dance floor in a circle and sang “Forever Young” until the lights came on.

Engagement Ring Cut

Oval

First Dance

‘Wonderwall’ – Oasis

Newlywed Advice

Hire a wedding planner to help you find the most spectacular vendors who will make your day amazing or have a wedding planner to manage the day and keep it on track so you have time to enjoy every second of it.

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

The newlyweds are extremely happy to be married now and are looking forward to what the future holds for them.

Honeymoon

Japan

Wedding Film/Video

Acknowledgements

Writer: Dakota Barber | Number of Guests: 72 | Location: Canmore, AB | Ceremony Venue: Silvertip Resort | Reception Venue: Silvertip Resort Pavilion | Marriage Officiant: Jacqueline Hoare | Designer + Planner: Postcard Weddings & Events | Cake: Whippt Desserts & Catering | Floral Design: Flower Artistry | Photographer: Heart & Sparrow Photography | Photo Booth: Sillybooth | Rentals: Special Event Rentals, Rus Vintage | Stationery: Art & Alexander | Music (DJ or Live): Pez Productions | Transportation: Alpine Limousine | Video/Cinema: Jordan Craig Wedding Cinematography | Bridal Gown Boutique: Frocks | Bridal Gown Designer: Leanne Marshall | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Coppley | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Harry Rosen | Bridal Hair Stylist: Simply Me | Jeweller (Bride): Engagement Ring: Diamond Boutique + Birks | Jeweller (Groom): Birks | Headpiece: Danani Handmade Adornments

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Majestic Banff Springs WeddingDarci + Alex: Majestic Banff Springs Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on July 19, 2016

Darci and Alex met through mutual friends in Calgary, and although they liked each other right away, it took nearly seven years for the two to become a pair.

The Proposal

On a trip to New York City, their all time favourite place, Darci and Alex were bike riding through Central Park and stopped at the Belvedere Castle. It was a true fairytale moment when Alex pulled out a little box, expressed his love and popped the question. Onlookers cheered and Darci describes the moment as “perfect”.

The Big Day

For their big day, Darci and Alex wanted a destination wedding without the travel. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel proved to be the best of both worlds with so much for their guests to see and do! The day before the wedding the couple held a golf tournament at the Banff Springs which added to the weekend festivities. During their reception they had a scotch tasting room and surprise speeches from many friends and family members. The couple hosted a unique late night poutine bar and finished off the night with an after party in the Rundle Lounge.

Favourite Moments

Alex’s favourite part of the night was an impromptu sing-a-long with a guitar they found at the after party, while Darci reflects fondly on the 1952 Bentley Mk VI they rented to ride in for the day. As the couple arrived back at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Darci was getting out of the Bentley, there was a bus of tourists pointing at her and and calling out “A Princess! A Princess!

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Take Care’ – Beach House

Newlywed Advice

“Hire a wedding planner! Our day went so smoothly, there was zero stress because every detail was planned and taken care of for us. This lets your family and guests relax and just enjoy the day!”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

These newlyweds are looking forward to exploring their new neighbourhood with their dogs and starting a family.

Acknowledgements

Number of Guests: 120 | Location: Banff, AB | Ceremony Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs | Reception Venue:  Fairmont Banff Springs | Marriage Officiant: John Stutz | Desiger + Planner: Julianne Young Weddings | Floral Design: Flower Artistry | Photographer: Gabe McClintock | Stationery: Bloom Invites | Music (DJ or Live): Pez Productions | Transportation: Highland VIP | Bridal Gown Boutique: Frocks | Bridal Gown Designer: Leanne Marshall | Bridesmaid(s) Boutique: Frocks | Bridesmaid(s) Designer: Monique Lhuillier | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Made to Measure | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Harry Rosen | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Huey Lam Suits | Groomsment Suit/Tux Shop: Wildrose Alterations | Bridal Hair Stylist:  Esthetica Salon | Bridal Make Up Artist: Erin Kilburn | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist:  Esthetica Salon | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Erin Kilburn

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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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Kananaskis Mountain WeddingCarolyn + Jared: Kananaskis Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 9, 2016

City girl meets mountain man; that’s how Carolyn describes her relationship with Jared and their wedding style. The pair met through friends and eventually moved to an acreage, where Jared proposed.

The Proposal

They were enjoying the view from their garden when Jared popped the question. Carolyn, a bit preoccupied, replied with “yeah, you bet Jerry.” When she turned around and saw the ring in his hand, she thought he was joking. It took nearly five minutes for Jared to convince Carolyn he was serious, after which she enthusiastically said “yes”.

The Big Day

The couple wanted their wedding day to be relaxed and fun while incorporating their personal style. They chose the Kananaskis Guest Ranch because it provided a weekend getaway for guests and a beautiful mountain backdrop to exchange vows. Globe lights, candles and an open fire added warmth to the reception space while mason jars and galvanized metal buckets filled with wildflowers completed the rustic feel. The boutonnieres were made from old bullet casings and guests took home jars of local honey. Jared and Carolyn made signs from old barn wood found on their property, which now reside in the same garden where they got engaged.

Favourite Moments

While Carolyn marks their vows as a highlight, Jared can’t pick just one moment: “The whole day was filled with lots of laughs, lots of love. It was an unbelievable day.”

Engagement Ring Cut

Channel Eternity Band

First Dance

‘Summer Nights’ – Sung by The Best Man Daniel Huscroft

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

Father/Daughter & Mother/Son: ‘Into the Mystic’ – Van Morrison

Bridal Party Entrance: ‘Home’ – Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros 

Newlywed Advice

Relax and go with the flow! Don’t sweat over small details; remember that it is just one day and it will be memorable no matter what you do or what happens. When we look back at our wedding, the lights, the cake and the flowers–although beautiful–did not make the day. It was all of the love and support we received from our friends and family, who were all in one room, celebrating us. Any kinks that were thrown at us just added character to the wedding and are hilarious stories now.

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

We are just excited to be married, live a happy life and grow our family. As sad as it is that the ‘big’ day is over, it’s so nice to look back, reflect on the day and remember how wonderful it was!

Honeymoon

Mini-Moon: Fox Lake, ON

Acknowledgements

Writer: Carmen Green | Number of Guests: 150 | Location: Kananaskis, AB | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Kananaskis Guest Ranch | Marriage Officiant: Patricia Compton | Planner: Bride | Cake: Cake Creations | Catering: Kananaskis Guest Ranch | Floral Design: Tickled Floral | Photographer: Arrow Film + Photo | Stationery: DIY | Music: Chad Thomas (ceremony) Wild Bill’s DJ Services (reception)| Transportation: Brewster Transportation | Bridal Gown Boutique: Urban Bride Delivered | Bridal Gown Designer: Allure Bridals | Bridesmaids Boutique: Bridesmaids chose their own | Groom’s Suit/Tux: Seven For All Mankind, Antonio Valente, Eddie’s Men’s Wear | Bridal Hair Stylist: Grateful Head Hair Studio | Bridal Make Up Artist: BeautyLaine by Kerris Laine Yarmuch | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Grateful Head Hair Studio | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: BeautyLaine by Kerris Laine Yarmuch | Jeweler (Bride): Mappins Fine Jewellers | Jeweler (Groom): Jewelry by Johan

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