05/25/17

Best Wedding Dessert Tables

Dessert tables have been a popular feature at wedding receptions over the past few years. This trend began with candy tables and has evolved to include a couple’s favourite sweets and desserts, such as doughnuts, cookies, cupcakes and pies. We’ve also done frozen yogurt and ice cream bars, custom chocolate truffle stations and popcorn displays!

Why do we love this trend?

  • Sweet tables are a great way to personalize your reception, showcasing your tastes as a couple. Think out-of-the-box to your childhood favourites or desserts from your heritage.
  • Use a dessert bar to reflect your reception design, adding an element of décor to the space.
  • Rather than giving away individual guest favours, instead invest that budget in a fun dessert table that guests can enjoy all evening.

Here are some of our favourite sweet tables and dessert bars we’ve designed for JBW couples. Warning – do not view on an empty stomach!

Art of Cake EdmontonJennifer Bergman Weddings White + Pink Sweet Bar: Mariah + Nathan’s Wedding
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Victoria Sweet Tables

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sweetstables-details-00Cookie Table: Stephanie + Clark’s Wedding
{C.J. Scott Photography}

Edmonton DoughtnutsEdmonton Sweets TablesMoonshine Doughnut Table: Anita + Ben’s Wedding
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Edmonton Wedding CakesEdmonton Wedding Planners Jennifer Bergman Weddings EdmontonHomemade Pie Table: Alexis + Tom’s Wedding
{Blake Loates Photography}

Edmonton Wedding PlannersCanmore Wedding PlannerCupcake Table: Carly + Taylor’s Wedding
{Julie Williams Photography}

Edmonton Sweets TablesElegant Wedding Dessert Tables Jennifer Bergman Elegant WeddingsCupcakes + Candy Table: Jenny + Hon’s Wedding
{Sharon Litchfield}

Milk & Cookie StationEdmonton Cookie TableCookies & Milk Table: Ashley + Dave’s Wedding
{Sharon Litchfield}

Edmonton Wedding CakesBeautiful Sweets Table Edmonton Edmonton Sweets Tables, The Art of CakeDessert Table: Allena + Jamie’s Wedding
{Kelly Redinger}

Dessert Tables EdmontonJennifer Bergman Event PlanningPink + Green Candy Table: Krista + Scott’s Wedding
{Sharon Litchfield}

Sweets Tables EdmontonColourful Candy TablePink + Purple Candy Table: Sabrina + Fil’s Wedding
{Sharon Litchfield}

Jennifer Bergman WeddingsWedding CrouquemboucheFrench Themed Sweet Table: Kristy + Joe’s Wedding
{Kelsy Nielson}

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Macarons Sweet TablePurple + White Candy Table: Saveena + Rodnie’s Wedding
{Katch Studios}

Jasper Sweets TableJennifer Bergman WeddingsRustic Sweet Table: Violeta + Barry’s Wedding
{Kelly Redinger}

Modern Dessert Table Edmonton CupcakesBlack + White Dessert Table: Melanie + Chris’ Wedding
{Kelly Redinger}

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

05/20/17

Pemberton Wedding Planner: Aasttha + Prasann

There was something magical about Aasttha + Prasann’s wedding day. The warm sun, a serene calm in the air, the majestic beauty of North Arm Farm – perhaps something else, that can’t be explained. But the feeling of that day truly embodied Aasttha + Prasann’s beautiful personalities and the love they share.

Traditional East Indian wedding customs were blended with a laid-back, organic vibe in a truly picture-perfect setting. North Arm Farm is a hidden gem of a venue, tucked away in Pemberton, B.C. – a short drive north of Whistler.

My words won’t do this day justice, but luckily you can read more about it in the Wedding Tales feature by Edmonton Journal, and you absolutely cannot miss watching this highlight film shot in Super 8mm film by Tomasz Wagner. It is such a perfect showcase of the day and the love that surrounds this special couple.

North Arm Farm Wedding, Pemberton British Columbia Wedding Planner Tomasz Wagner Photo + Films East Indian bride Tomasz Wagner Photo + Films First look east indian wedding Wedding Planning + Designers Pemberton Myuz Makeup Artistry North Arm Farm Wedding, Pemberton British Columbia Wedding Planner Pemberton Outdoor Summer Wedding North arm farm wedding planner Tomasz Wagner Photo + Films Pemberton Wedding peach napkins Romantic organic wedding Jennifer Bergman Weddings North arm farm wedding Outdoor mandap wedding ceremony Jennifer Bergman Weddings Pemberton Wedding Planner Summer Wedding North Arm Farm Pemberton Tomasz Wagner Photo + Films Pemberton Wedding cafe lights barn wedding Tomasz Wagner Photo + Films

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Pemberton, B.C. Wedding Planners + Designers

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05/7/17

5 Things You Need to Know About Destination Weddings

Many people have the impression that destination weddings are easier and less stressful than planning a wedding at home – but that’s not always the case. Here are 5 important factors to consider when planning a destination wedding.

1. YOUR GUESTS
Destination weddings ask a lot of your invitees: the cost of travel, of course, and depending on the location guests may have to take time off work to attend your nuptials. You’ll likely have friends or family who cannot attend or choose not to attend for various reasons. Be prepared for some loved ones to miss the occasion and don’t take it personally.

Tips:

  • Provide accommodation options at different price points to suit a range of budgets.
  • Setup a wedding website to convey travel information to your guests to make it easier for them to attend.

2. PLANNING FROM AFAR
If you have “Type A” tendencies, a destination wedding may not be a good fit! Unless you’re able to travel to the location before the wedding to scope out venues and meet with vendors in person, you may find it difficult to make all your plans remotely, especially when cultural differences and language barriers come into play. In some destinations it can take weeks to receive email responses – not every bride has the patience to deal with that pace of planning.

Tips:

  • Do your research! Search for real photos from travel review sites or destination wedding blogs to avoid unwelcome surprises.
  • Engage the services of a Wedding Planner experienced with weddings in the area.

3. BON VOYAGE BUDGET
It is a common belief that destination weddings are much cheaper than celebrating at home, however tropical resort packages can be deceiving as they are often for a very small number of guests and do not include a private reception.

A weak Canadian dollar can affect affordability of destinations abroad, so why not consider a beautiful destination closer to home? Canada boasts incredible locations throughout the Rocky Mountains, Okanagan Valley and West Coast.

Tips:

  • Look off-resort for great local venues that will give you more flexibility in customizing your wedding and choosing your suppliers.
  • Some locations may offer better rates for weekday and/or low season weddings.

4. THE UNEXPECTED
Destination weddings are more likely to be affected by factors beyond your control. Examples include extreme weather, such as hurricanes, snow storms, floods and forest fires (we’ve had weddings affected by all of the above); health outbreaks like Swine Flu and most recently, Zika Virus; and foreign political unrest.

Tips:

  • If you’re heading somewhere tropical, check when that area is most likely to experience severe storms – in other words, don’t have your wedding during hurricane season!
  • Look into getting traveller’s insurance and wedding cancellation insurance.

5. MAKING IT LEGAL
Each country has their own legal requirements for marriages. Some countries mandate blood tests and may require that you’re in the country for a specified number of days before the wedding takes place. In Canada and the U.S. marriage licenses are issued by province / state, so be sure to check the particulars for your wedding location.

Tip: 

  • Consider getting married legally at home shortly before or after your destination wedding, and have a symbolic ceremony abroad. This can look and feel exactly the same as a legal ceremony so your guests won’t know the difference – and you may save yourselves some headaches.

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As published in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Blush Magazine.

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design