five top five – Anika Loewen Design – edmonton wedding stationery

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i’m absolutely tickled pink to introduce you to this lovely lady, Anika Loewen of Anika Loewen Design. Anika is fun, helpful, and a total cheerleader of all things edmonton and weddings! a regular during #yegweddinghour and one of edmonton’s fantastic wedding stationery designers, Anika shares a bit more about herself and her favourite things about working in the edmonton wedding industry below. enjoy!

all images below by FO Photography

tell us a little bit about yourself & what you do in the edmonton wedding world!

my name is anika. in addition to being a freelance wedding stationery designer, i am a musical theatre enthusiast and a lover of all things coffee. choral music, photography, cooking and babying my herb garden are activities i enjoy in my spare time. i have over 7 years of freelance design and printshop experience and added wedding stationery to my design repertoire in 2013. since that time it has become my primary freelance focus.

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top five best things about your job:

• i get to be ultra girly
• two words = coloured paper
• my clients are all unique, no two jobs are identical
• the edmonton wedding community is such a supportive bunch! there are so many other vendors with whom I love to work
• seeing my client’s eyes light up when the final product is delivered, and knowing that it exceeded their expectations

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top five edmonton wedding vendors you love working with:

there are so many that i adore working with! so here are 5 (in alphabetical order because I can’t pick a favourite!)

Breathless Moments
Brittany Santos Photography
Elegant Earth
FO Photography
• yegwed

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top five ways to make a wedding unique:

• make it your own; trust yourself to make decisions based on what YOU want. after all, it is your day 🙂
• then work closely with your wedding professionals who will help you to reach your goal.
• look online for inspiration, but be sure to add your own special flair to the ideas you find on various sites
• don’t be scared to be adventurous with your style; want to try a hot new colour? rock it! love a texture? do it!
• don’t sweat the small stuff. honestly, it will all work out!

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top five best things about living in edmonton:

• we are the festival capital. i love experiencing all of the festivities!
• we have so many opportunities to see live concerts, plays and sporting events (even IF our teams aren’t doing so well).
• river valley, Fort Edmonton Park and the legislative grounds
• all of the farmers markets in the summer!
• the food options. seriously. so much good food.

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top five things to do in edmonton:

• hit up a unique restaurant in edmonton. The Next Act, Meat, Remedy Cafe and the Cactus Club Cafe are a few of my favourites.
• take a walk in the river valley. we have some of the most beautiful trails that are so easily accessible all over edmonton.
• get my namaste on with a hot yoga class.
• sit on a patio with friends and enjoy a beverage
• BBQ or sit around a campfire

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well, we think Anika’s awesome! how about you? give her some love on facebook, say hi on twitter, or check out her website here.