11/26/16

First Look Photos

More and more couples are choosing to break tradition and see each other before they walk down the aisle. Referred to as a “first look,” it is when the to-be-weds see one another in their wedding attire with their photo and video team present to document the moment. Most couples then spend a couple of hours taking photos with their wedding party before heading to the ceremony to say I Do.

While this change of format isn’t for everyone, taking photos before the ceremony is a great idea for a few reasons:

  • Feeling fresh. Taking photos right after you get ready means your hair and makeup will be at their best. (This also applies to your flowers!)
  • Capture the moment. Your photo and video team will ensure this special moment is captured at all angles, with no risk of Uncle Hank’s iPad obstructing the view.
  • Keep calm and marry on. If you’re the anxious type, hanging out and taking photos with the bridal party will help you relax before the ceremony.
  • Gone with the gap. Getting photos out of the way before the ceremony saves your guests the painful wait in between events, and allows you to spend more time visiting with them. This is particularly convenient if both ceremony and reception are being held at the same venue.

Here are some amazing photos of JBW couples sharing their first look!

Sharon Litchfield Photography First Look Photos Edmonton Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton{Sharon Litchfield Photography}

Blue Suit Groom Edmonton{Blake Loates Photography}

Scottish Kilt Groom Edmonton Best Edmonton Wedding Planner{Carey Nash Photography}

First Look Photos Before Wedding Ceremony{Gabe McClintock}

Gay Edmonton Weddings Gay Wedding Edmonton{Brianna Hughes Photography}

Edmonton First Look Photographers Luxe Edmonton Wedding Planner{Sharon Litchfield Photography}

Edmonton River Valley Wedding Photos Edmonton Wedding Planner{ENV Photography}

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Brentwood Bay Wedding Planner{Jesse Holland Photography}

First Look Photos Before Wedding Ceremony Jennifer Bergman Weddings Kelowna Wedding Planner Sparkling Hill Wedding Planner{Kevin Trowbridge Photography}

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Sharon LitchfieldEdmonton Wedding Planner{Sharon Litchfield Photography}

Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner{Kelly Redinger Photographer}

Edmonton Destination Wedding Planner Nicole Ashley Edmonton Canmore Wedding Planner{Nicole Ashley Photography}

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11/14/16

Destination I Do: Lake Louise

While we’re based in Edmonton, Alberta, we’ve had the pleasure of planning and designing weddings in many beautiful destinations – both in Canada and abroad! This series will showcase some of our favourite locations including information for couples considering a wedding away from home.

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Destination ‘I Do’ Wedding Series: Lake Louise, Alberta

Nestled in the Canadian Rockies and just a short 40 min drive from Banff, Lake Louise is truly a unique mountain escape. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (CLL) has a rich history dating back as early as 1911 when the General Manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway constructed a one-story log cabin on the shores of Lake Louise – a glacier fed lake with stunning emerald hues. CLL has hosted many famous guests and Royalty including Marilyn Monroe, Christopher Reeve and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few.

Chateau Lake Louise offers several different event spaces to host your wedding festivities no matter the size – from an intimate gathering of 20 guests in the Lefroy Room, all the way up to 600 guests in Mount Temple Ballroom. One of the most popular wedding spaces is Victoria Ballroom, which has recently completed renovations in September 2016.

You can see from our weddings below that no matter the season, The Chateau’s views will not disappoint!

Chateau Lake Louise Winter Wedding Lake Louise Winter Wedding Lake Louise Wedding PlannerWinter Lake Louise Wedding Jennifer Bergman Weddings Rocky Mountain WeddingJennifer Bergman EventsLake Louise Summer Wedding PlannerJennifer Bergman Weddings Kelly RedingerHere are a few photos we have compiled of our Lake Louise weddings with this gorgeous gown to show you the
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise at its finest:Classic Mountain Wedding Chateau Lake Louise Ceremony Victoria Ballroom Lake Louise Wedding Planner Victoria Ballroom WeddingJennifer Bergman Weddings Lake Louise ReceptionReal Wedding: Jenny + James // Sharon Litchfield

Lake Louise Outdoor Ceremony Jennifer Bergman WeddingsReal Wedding: Jodie + Chris // Eric Daigle

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Lake Louise Lake Louise Victoria Ballroom ReceptionVictoria Ballroom Reception Real Wedding: Shelley + Stewart // PHOTOPHILCRO

Destination Wedding Planner Edmonton 4 Lake Louise Reception 01 Lake Louise Wedding Reception Real Wedding: Zahra + Jordan // Kelsy Nielson Photographer

Rustic Classy Lake Louise Wedding 5 Lake Louise Ceremony 03 Ballroom Ceremony Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Wedding evening dresses from topbridal Chateau Lake Louise Real Wedding: Tess + James // Kelly Redinger

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Rocky Mountain Wedding Planning + Design

10/20/16

Destination I Do: Jasper, Alberta

While we’re based in Edmonton, Alberta, we’ve had the pleasure of planning and designing weddings in many beautiful destinations – both in Canada and abroad! This series will showcase some of our favourite locations including information for couples considering a wedding away from home.

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Destination ‘I Do’ Wedding Series: Jasper, Alberta

Less than a 4-hour drive from Edmonton, we’re incredibly fortunate to have Jasper National Park in our “backyard.” Many Edmontonians have grown up with fond memories of winter ski trips and summer camping trips to the area, so it’s no surprise that it is a desirable wedding destination for both local Albertans and visitors from around the globe.

From snow-capped mountains to turquoise lakes, Jasper offers captivating landscapes year round. These aren’t postcards – they’re real wedding photos, folks!

Jasper Wedding PlannerRocky Mountain Wedding PlannerJennifer Bergman Wedding Planning & DesignJasper Park Lodge Weddingbridesmaid dresses Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings Jasper Alberta Weddings Jasper Wedding PlannerOur most favourite venue in Jasper is The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. This iconic lakefront property has a truly special feeling when you step foot on the grounds. It is a tranquil retreat in the midst of unspoiled nature, and the service and cuisine are top-notch.

JPL has recently completed extensive renovations to the property including over 90% of the guest rooms and signature cabins. Here are a few images from our past weddings at The Lodge:

Lac Beauvert Wedding Rocky Mountain Ceremony, Jasper Park Lodge Weddingsball dresses nzReal Wedding: Violeta + Barry // Kelly Redinger Photographer

Jennifer Bergman Wedding Planning & DesignJasper Park Lodge Wedding in Beauvert Room Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Jasper Wedding Planner, Edmonton Destination Wedding PlannerReal Wedding: Valentine’s Day Wedding // Carey Nash Photography

fairmont jasper park lodge weddingcafe lights first danceReal Wedding: Cybil + Brian // Meaghan Milne Photography

View more of our past weddings at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge:

Wendy + Trevor // Blake Loates Photography
Andrea + Colin // Rachel Boekel Photography

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The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner