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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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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Rustic Country Lodge WeddingMegan + Scott: Rustic Country Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on December 2, 2015

Megan and Scott describe meeting each other as fate because they never expected to find love through a roommate ad. At a time when they both lost hope in finding the right person to live with, Megan received an email from Scott—the two instantly clicked, became roommates, and fell in love.

The Proposal

On their vacation to San Diego, Scott asked Megan to go for a walk along the beach after dinner. Megan remembers Scott was walking extremely slow for some reason and Scott remembers he was so nervous trying to find the right time and place to stop and propose. Before Megan knew it Scott was down on one knee asking her to marrying him.

The Big Day

The couple’s desired rustic ambience was elegantly captured through exposed country wood décor embellished with a neat arrangement of wild flowers. In addition, the choice of venue—The Country Lodge—seamlessly blended into the rustic theme with its log house design and also transported guests to a rural haven despite its inner city location.

Incorporating personal styles was another important element for the couple, which was most clearly observed at the dessert table with distinct Hers and His cakes. Everything pretty and delicate embodied Megan, while the dark colored skull design fondant expressed Scott.

Favourite Moments

Megan and Scott both agree that locking eyes while Megan angelically walked down the aisle was their favourite moment of the day.

First Dance

‘I Don’t Dance’ – Lee Brice

Newlywed Advice

“Try to get all the small things done a few days before your wedding so you can really enjoy and relax the time leading up to your day. And try to take in as much as you can that day. It will go by so fast, so ensure you have a wonderful photographer so you will be able to look back on the moments you may have missed.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

As newlyweds, Megan and Scott most look forward to spending the rest of their lives together and creating new memories as husband and wife.

Honeymoon

Hawaii

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Rustic Bow Valley WeddingAmanda + Irfan: Rustic Bow Valley Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 17, 2015

Academic climates seem to draw Amanda and Irfan together. While technically meeting in pre-school at the age of four, Amanda and Irfan reconnected in a business communications course their second year of University. They spent time together on group projects, became friends and soon thereafter fell in love.

The Proposal

Irfan expressed his love to Amanda by whisking her away on a surprise trip to beautiful Tofino, BC, where he planned a candlelit dinner proposal at The Pointe restaurant. Overjoyed by his romantic gesture, Amanda whole-heartedly said—yes.

The Big Day

When it came to wedding plans, everything neatly fell into place. “Deciding on the wedding theme wasn’t really a decision,” says Amanda, “when we found our venue, it blew both of us away, and we knew we had to get married there. The venue certainly guided the rustic part of the theme.” Bias towards whimsically romantic flowers, Amanda chose to accent the rustic deep red and rich green colour scheme with elegant hints of pink, purple and ivory.

Favourite Moments

Soaking in every minute of that perfect day, the newlyweds’ most magical moments were being sun kissed on a cloudy day during the vows and sharing the last dance to an acoustic version of Latch by Sam Smith with loved ones around.

Engagement Ring Cut

Round

First Dance

‘Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing’ – Aerosmith

Newlywed Advice

“Remember to be inspired by who you two are a couple and don’t get too caught up in excessive details and trends – stay true to what details reflect the two of you.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Amanda and Irfan most look forward to creating memories through the everyday adventures that life brings.

Honeymoon

Mexico and Europe

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