It’s hard to believe it has almost been one year since Melanie + Terry’s wedding! We had to hold off sharing until the Fall / Winter 2017 issue of Blush Magazine was released, as their gorgeous day is one of the real weddings featured in the current issue.
When we first started working with Melanie + Terry to plan their early September wedding at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, we chatted about what elements of the wedding were most important to them. Their responses? To serve excellent food, for there to be gorgeous décor and flowers, and to have an amazing live band for the party!
The ceremony was held in the stunning Wedgwood Room, and featured a statement altar canopy dripping in florals. We kept the ceremony design soft and muted in whites, blush and lavender, using the beautiful white round-back Grace chairs to complement the ballroom’s shape.
The reception design carried through the ceremony’s timeless elegance, but we added a dramatic punch of colour in tones of berries, pinks, purples and greens. This venture into a more bold palette added an element of surprise and ‘wow factor’ when guests joined the newlyweds for the reception. The tables were luxuriously layered with champagnes and golds. Each place setting was adorned with gold rimmed dishware, gold flatware, and ornate crystal wine goblets. The tall, lush floral centrepieces were elevated on mirrored boxes, and blooms and fruit spilled onto the tables accented with romantic candlelight.
Terry wrote a poem and read it to Melanie as part of his speech at the reception. It was so beautiful and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. This highlight video by A Love Story uses the poem as the base of the video and it turned out beautifully! It’s an absolute must-watch.
Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design
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- Wedding Planning + Design: Jennifer Bergman Weddings
- Photography: Carey Nash Photography
- Videography: A Love Story
- Officiant: Robert Ligertwood
- Ceremony Music: Violin-Cello Duo (Mathias and Adele)
- Band: Famous Players Band
- DJ: Premiere DJs by Urban Metropolis (Harman B)
- Stationery: Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery
- Rentals: Special Event Rentals
- Specialty Linens: Dress My Day
- Florist: faBLOOMosity
- Cake + Dessert Table: Over the Top Cakes
- Photo Booth: Ready, Set, Booth
- Hair: Sen Studios
- Makeup: N2 Makeup
- Gowns: Pure Bridal