I recently messaged Najla, the owner and editor of Blush Magazine and asked if she'd allow me to photograph her for my "things that rock my world" blog series. She obliged and I was stoked!! What a cool opportunity to meet with another small business owner, entrepreneur and dreamer! Blush, local to Alberta, features gorgeous Real-Life weddings, styled inspirational bridals with stunning details, and highlights hundreds of the best wedding vendors Alberta has to offer (See that gorgeous magazine cover below? It was shot by local photographer Jill Coursen! The bouquet? Tickled Floral! The gown? From Delica Bridal! Local awesome hardworking lady folk!). During the shoot Najla shared a bit of her journey to get her vision for Blush Magazine off the ground and then, once it had come to fruition, how hard she worked (for YEARS!!) to get it into mainstream stores. Blush is now published bi-annually and is stocked in Chapters and Indigo stores throughout Alberta. Be sure to check out Blush magazine next time you're wandering the aisles of those stores as well as the creative content that fill its pages!
Props to Jack'd Up Beauty Boutique for Najla's beautiful hair and makeup!
Noticed that gorgeous backdrop behind Najla? It's from the genius mind of The Paper Wedding by Carmen (Yes, it's made completely of paper!). She does work for tons of weddings and events so be sure to check out her work, too!
Know what else rocks my world? Check it out:
YEG Wed/POP Jukebox (A wedding blogger AND a killer DJ?? What?!!)
Eliasz and Ella (Banging bracelets and more from right here in Edmonton)
Beautygram (Don't send flowers! Send a Beautygram!!)
Lottie Da Designs (No joke - the most stunning bridal jewelry you have EVER seen)
Dani Press (Greeting Cards for this decade. Dani is da bomb.)