After experiencing lockdowns and physical distancing, we’ve all gained an enlightened perspective: life’s milestone events are worth celebrating, and we’re meant to celebrate them together. Our award-winning boutique planning and design firm will guide you through the process of dreaming, creating and executing an event that will make a mark on your lives and leave an imprint on your guests.

ABOUT JBW

Whether you’re a discerning couple wishing to be involved in every detail of the event, or busy professionals looking for someone to turn the stress of playing host into something effortless, we’ll define a working relationship that meets your nuptial needs.

Our work has been featured in national and international wedding magazines and blogs, and we’ve been honoured with several Canadian and International event industry nominations and awards in the Best Wedding and Best Event categories.

Our approach is professional, systematic, and highly communicative, while our aesthetic is elegant, timeless, streamlined, polished and chic. If this sounds like a match made in wedding planning heaven, let’s get started.

OUR VALUES

MEET JENNIFER

President, Event Producer and Designer

Minimal enthusiast, energetic multi-tasker, consummate professional.

Drawing on over 15 years of experience producing events of all types and sizes, Jennifer prides herself on bringing the joy and emotion of each occasion to the forefront of your day. She values experiencing life to the fullest, which is why producing milestone celebrations is such a rewarding career for her.

Highly sought after with an admirable reputation, Jennifer leads both the Weddings and Events divisions of the firm, while personally working with a limited number of Full Service clients each year.

Jennifer is a current board member of Food for Thought Edmonton – a non-profit program that provides meals for hungry schoolchildren. She enjoys travelling and staying active with her husband Sean and their two children, Aila and Meyer.

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Our Team

Suzanne Dargis

Event Producer and Designer

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Suzanne Dargis

Event Producer and Designer

Optimist, adventure-seeker, and lover of the finer things in life.

Suzanne started with JBW as an intern in 2013 and quickly became an integral part of the team, working side-by-side with Jennifer on all aspects of the business. Suzanne’s rural Alberta roots are to credit for her hardworking nature, calm disposition and resourcefulness. Whether you need an eyelash glued back on or a ceremony arbour moved across a field, Suz is your go-to. She’s truly a modern day MacGyver of weddings!

When she isn’t producing weddings and events, you’ll find her tending to the family farm or sipping on champagne at the latest hotspot.

Elyse Glor

Lead Coordinator

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Elyse Glor

Lead Coordinator

Globetrotter, Leo, cat-mom.

Elyse has worked on both the client and supplier sides of the Edmonton event industry, gaining valuable experience designing and coordinating weddings, corporate events and fundraisers of all scopes and sizes. She has a Bachelor of Arts from MacEwan University, and Team JBW has been lucky to have her on board as a Lead Coordinator since 2017.

“I love working in weddings because they are emotional, meaningful moments in time for our couples, their families and their communities. When we’re in charge of the nitty gritty, the couple can relax and truly be present on their wedding day – that, to me, is so rewarding to experience.”

Always planning her next travel adventure, Elyse spent four months living in Tanzania and has been to all but one of the continents.

Julie Osinchuk

Lead Coordinator

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Julie Osinchuk

Lead Coordinator

Life-enthusiast, proud mama, dancing queen.

We worked with Julie when she was the Wedding and Gala Manager at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, so when an opportunity arose for her to join our team, we snatched her up without hesitation.

Her dancing career took her all over the world, and she (literally) lived on the Seven Seas for 5 years and visited over 50 countries before returning to Edmonton, where she completed her Event Management Certificate.

She teaches ballroom dancing (goodbye first dance angst!) and has two young kids – Emma and Ben. We’re thrilled to have Julie on board, and we know her couples will love her passion and can-do attitude.

Janice Annett

Event Assistant

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Janice Annett

Event Assistant

Janice has been an Event Assistant with Jennifer Bergman Weddings since 2017. We tease her about being a soft-spoken social butterfly, as somehow, Janice always ends up knowing someone at every one of our events!

“It’s an honour to be a part of the moment before a couple walks down the aisle. It’s the most beautiful mix of nerves, love and utter happiness.”

Janice graduated from the University of Alberta and University of Central Florida from programs that specialize in the fields of Marketing and Hospitality Management. She is from Edmonton, but has lived in a few different countries in Europe and the US. She loves to paddleboard and cross-country ski, and has been to the Formula 1 race in Monaco.

Teresa Aldana

Event Assistant

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Teresa Aldana

Event Assistant

Teresa joined Team JBW in the Summer of 2021, and we’re so glad she did! Her Customer Service experience and incredible work ethic make her a welcome asset to our team.

Teresa has an Arts degree in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies and a certificate in Translation studies. She speaks Spanish fluently and (some) Italian.

The best part of producing milestone celebrations? Teresa loves the lasting impact they leave on our clients and their guests.

Kajsa Engel-Wood

Event Assistant

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Kajsa Engel-Wood

Event Assistant

Kajsa (Kai-sah) joined our team at the start of the 2022 season. Her calm, collected nature and her razor-sharp attention to detail have helped her jump right in and add so much value to our events.

“My favourite moment so far is a wedding where a flash storm set the stage for an intimate, candlelit private first look in the reception space. It was a surreal moment where time was able to stand still for a moment and the love was palpable.”

Born and raised in Edmonton, Kajsa has lived in Montréal, Toronto as well as several places in Europe. She attended the National Theatre School of Canada and is currently completing her degree in Global Development studies. Fun fact: Kajsa has watched The Office series 23 times!

Rylee Cherpin

Event Assistant

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Rylee Cherpin

Event Assistant

After a quick coffee meeting with Jennifer in April 2022, Rylee was hired on the spot! Her calm nature and enthusiastic people-personality make her a perfect fit for our team. Her favourite aspect of events (so far) is seeing spaces transform from empty rooms to beautiful, lively celebrations.

Rylee has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is finishing up her Education degree. In her spare time, Rylee loves playing basketball.

Ally Grant

Event Assistant

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Ally Grant

Event Assistant

Ally started with JBW in March 2020 – about one week before the world shut down! Poor timing for events, but Ally finally worked her first wedding in Summer 2021 and she was a natural. Her calm demeanor and eye for design make her such an asset to our crew.

Originally from Vancouver, Ally has a Bachelor of Arts and a Marketing diploma, and her “day job” is a Digital Marketing Manager. She loves helping bring event designs to life, especially when they involve lots of flowers.

Ally planned her own “secret” wedding in under two months, and she and her husband welcomed their first baby in late 2021.

Photography by Bryttanni