12/13/16

Destination I Do: Canmore, 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: Canmore, Alberta

Canmore is situated in the magnificent Bow Valley within Alberta’s Rockies. A short one-hour drive from Calgary, it is an accessible location for both guests and wedding vendors.

One of our favourite venues in Canmore is Silvertip Resort. The epitome of Rustic Elegance, Silvertip is a popular wedding venue and tends to book up far in advance. Dark wooden beams and ample natural light make the Pavilion banquet space a stunning setting for up to 250 guests.

Conveniently, you can hold both your ceremony and reception at Silvertip. In the summer months, say I Do in a gorgeous outdoor gazebo overlooking the mountains; in winter, nuptials are exchanged in front of a cozy stone fireplace inside the Pavilion.

Here are some images of past JBW couples’ weddings at Silvertip in beautiful Canmore.

Canmore Wedding Photographer Jennifer Bergman Weddings The Pavillion Silvertip Resort Canmore Jennifer Bergman Destination WeddingsReal Wedding: Carly + Taylor // Julie Williams PhotographySilvertip Canmore Wedding Ceremony Canmore WeddingCanmore Wedding Photographer MidnighteaCanmore Wedding Planner Evening Prom Dresses Silvertip Canmore Wedding PlannerReal Wedding: Maureen + Tyler // Kendal and Kevin Photography + Retrospekt Photography

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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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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

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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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Lake Louise Wedding Planning + Design
Rocky Mountain Wedding Planning + Design