Category Archives: Creative Ideas

04/27/18

Wedding Song Ideas 2018

It’s that time again! Nearly every couple struggles with those special musical selections for their Big Day, so we’re bringing you our 3rd edition of Wedding Song Ideas.

This time we’ve compiled a list of songs categorized by style/type, so whether you’re looking for something fun and upbeat for your Grand Entrance, or something soulful for your First Dance, we’ve got you covered. Here is a link to quick-play and listen to this list on Apple Music: 2018 Wedding Song Ideas.

For more song ideas check out our previous lists here: Part 1 + Part 2.

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Edmonton Wedding Planner, Edmonton Event Planner {Photo: Lolo and Noa}

Sweet + Slow – great options for your Ceremony through to the First Dance

  • Best Part / Daniel Caesar feat. H.E.R
  • Hold My Girl / George Ezra
  • I’m With You / Vance Joy
  • Take the World / JOHNNYSWIM
  • Perfect Duet / Ed Sheeran feat. Beyoncé
  • Sweet Creature / Harry Styles
  • Wild Love / James Bay (Acoustic)
  • Please Keep Loving Me / James TW
  • How Would You Feel / Ed Sheeran
  • Better / SYML

Wedding Song Ideas 2018{Photo: Stoffer Photography}

Fun + Upbeat – cheery songs for your Grand Entrance or Cake Cutting

  • A Good Night / John Legend feat. BloodPop
  • Let Me / ZAYN
  • Let’s Get Married / Bleachers
  • Fresh Eyes / Andy Grammer
  • Morning Light / Justin Timberlake feat. Alicia Keys
  • All My Love / George Ezra
  • For You / James TW
  • Light It Up / Major Lazer feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG
  • Love Me Like You Do / Ellie Goulding
  • Pineapple Skies / Miguel
  • One Kiss / Calvin Harris + Dua Lipa
  • Feels Great / Cheat Codes feat. Fetty Wap & CVBZ

Ceremony Song Ideas{Photo:  Sharon Litchfield}

Soulful Songs – add some rhythmic sounds to your day

  • My Song / H.E.R
  • Say You Won’t Let Go / James Arthur
  • Unconditional / Freya Ridings
  • Love on the Weekend / John Mayer
  • My Love / Ria Mae
  • Coming Home / Leon Bridges
  • City of Stars / Gavin James
  • Adorn / Miguel
  • Song for You / Rhye
  • Baby I’m a Fool / Melody Gardot
  • LOVE / Kendrick Lamar feat. ZACARI

Nicole Ashley Photography {Photo: Nicole Ashley}

Romantic Country – there’s never a bad time to play a poetic country love song

  • Love Is a Wild Thing / Kacey Musgraves
  • From the Ground Up / Dan + Shay
  • You Make It Easy / Jason Aldean
  • Heaven / Kane Brown
  • In Case You Didn’t Know / Brett Young
  • I Need You / Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill
  • This Girl / Hunter Hayes
  • I Do / Morgan Evans
  • All About Her / Paul Brandt
  • Tennessee Whiskey / Chris Stapleton

Wedding Song Ideas 2018{Photo: Sharon Litchfield}

Classic Covers – romantic replays to use for a special dance or two 

  • Crazy Love / Juke Ross — original Van Morrison
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love / Haley Reinhart — original Elvis Presley
  • I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You / Joseph Vincent — original Frankie Valli
  • To Make You Feel My Love / Mick McAuley & Winifred Horan — original Billy Joel
  • I’m Gunna Be (500 Miles) / Sleeping At Last — original Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Time After Time / Tyler Ward acoustic version — original Cyndi Lauper
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / John Adams — original Van Morrison
  • Wings / Amber Leigh Irish — original Birdy
  • Love at First Sight / Blame Jones  — original Kylie Minogue
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic / Sleeping At Last — original The Police
  • La Vie En Rose / Daniela Andrade — original Louis Armstrong

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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
{Shandro Photo}

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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Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

04/1/17

Wedding Favour Ideas That Will Wow Your Guests

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Let’s face it, other than your vows, your guests are one of the most important things about your wedding. Your wonderful friends and family will be descending from multiple corners of the world, often taking time off from work to ensure that they can be with you on your special day. While you and your soon-to-be are the stars of the show, wedding favours are a great way to make your guests feel appreciated for their presence and support.

Sweet Treats: Edible favours are guaranteed to please your wedding guests. You can make these gifts yourself, or go out and buy them, then portion them into small sizes which are easy to package or wrap up and decorate with personalized packaging. Consider mini chocolate bars, cake pops, cookies or candies.

Get Crafty: DIY wedding favours can be inexpensive, and add a personal handmade touch to make your guests feel welcome. Some of our favourite ideas? Homemade jellies or chutneys, hangover care packages, s’mores kits or origami.

{Photo: Diamondcake}

Practical Wedding Favours: Wedding favour gifts don’t have to be cute or decorative – they can also be really useful. Are you planning a beach wedding? Consider giving your guests a hand-held fan to keep themselves cool on the big day. Other ideas include personalized water bottles or luggage tags for destination weddings.

Wedding photo backdrops set for pictures{Photo: Kelsy Nielson}

On A Shoestring? No Problem! It’s easy to provide meaningful wedding favour gifts, even if you are on a tight budget. Here are some ideas for you:

  • Chocolate coated strawberries served upon arrival
  • Mini buckets filled with popcorn for each table
  • Disposable cameras
  • Hand written thank you notes that double as escort cards

Thematic Wedding Favour Ideas: Why not enhance your theme with your wedding favours?

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By Hollie Jones. Hollie is a freelance writer and co-writer for the Hollie and the Ivy blog. She is passionate about upcycling, interior design, crafts and weddings. Hollie enjoys writing about these topics and spreading her knowledge and experience to others.

12/29/14

Creative Shoot Featured on WedLuxe.com

Earlier this year we worked with an incredible team of creative professionals to produce a shoot inspired by Pantone’s 2014 Colour of the Year – Radiant Orchid. Pairing a gradient of purples – from soft lavender to deep plum – with tones of peach, tangerine and copper, resulted in an unexpected colour palette that inspired all elements of the shoot. We tinted our model’s hair peach, incorporated peaches, grapes and blackberries in the edible components, and even had a peach kitten on set!

Pops of black gave the design a contemporary edge, and triangles were used as a geometric component that were carried through the stationery, cake, bouquet, food and accessories. Enjoy this selection of our favourite images below, and jump over to WedLuxe.com to check out the full feature!

Creative Team:

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Edmonton Wedding Planner

Bold orange and purple wedding

Edmonton Wedding Florist Fabloomosity

Behind the Blush Edmonton Makeup Artist

Edmonton Wedding Cakes

Geometric Wedding Invitation

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Gown

Nicole Ashley Photography Edmonton

Nicole Ashley Photography

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

11/6/13

Creative Bouquet Wraps

Looking to add a personal touch to your wedding day? Bouquet wraps offer a subtle yet beautiful way to personalize your bridal look and add a unique detail to your wedding. From antique brooches to pearls, rustic bark, bling or ‘something blue’ – the possibilities are endless! Here are some creative ways our JBW brides have personalized their wedding bouquet handles.

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L: Peacock Brooch Bouquet Wrap- faBLOOMosity, R: Antique Brooch – Willow Haven Flower Shop

Rustic Bark Bouquet Wrap – faBLOOMosity

L: Bling Bouquet Wrap – The Wild Orchid, R: Crystal Bouquet Wrap – Blue Petyl

‘Something Blue’ Bouquet Wrap – faBLOOMosity

Tussy Mussy Bouquet Handle – Coral’s Design

L: Pearl Bouquet Wrap – faBLOOMosity, R: Lace and Locket Bouquet Handle – Laurel’s On Whyte

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Photo Credits: JDS Photography, Sharon Litchfield PhotographyKelly Redinger Photographer, Carey Nash PhotographySharon Litchfield Photography, Eternal Reflections PhotographyJDS PhotographyKatch Studios, Kelly Redinger Photographer.

Suzanne | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

 

10/6/13

#Your Wedding: Invite Social Media to Your Big Day

Today we welcome a guest blogger – Christine Meadows – to share her thoughts on Hashtagging your wedding! Christine is the Early News Producer at Global Edmonton. Follow Christine on Twitter @CMeadowsGlobal.

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It’s 2013. Let’s face it…phones will be out at your wedding and pictures will be posted almost instantly to the World Wide Web. If you are okay with the idea, it’s time to give your guests and your big day a hashtag!

Instagram, Twitter, and now Facebook use hashtags. It’s the # symbol before a relevant keyword or phrase with no spaces. When a guest goes to post a photo he or she will include the hashtag. It creates a searchable category that essentially tags your photo by whatever catchphrase you used. Just like that a virtual album is born.

How To Successfully #YourWedding:

  • Choose a unique and memorable hashtag:  If your hashtag is too simple or too generic, there is a good chance it will already be used.  For example, #SmithWedding may not be the best choice but #SmithsSayIDo2013 could be unique to your wedding.
  • Search your hashtag: To find out your hashtag is already in use, simply do a search on Instagram.
  • Spread the word: Share your hashtag with your guests in the wedding invitation, on a sign at the wedding or through word-of-mouth.
  • Enlist a few friends to get the ball (and your hashtag) rolling: Guests will be more inclined to post if they see others already doing it!

It was not too long ago that disposable cameras were left on tables for guests to capture photos of the party. This is just an evolution of that trend. The hashtag is also a great perk for those who can’t make it to your wedding. They can follow along and witness the day unfold over social media. You can also screen grab or collect the images later and make a photobook. #YourWedding doesn’t replace a professional photographer – it’s just a bonus from a different viewpoint.

I wish I could have had #ChristineAndSteveGetHitched back in 2009, when I said “I Do”. Many of our guests came armed with cameras snapping photos, getting great angles and frame worthy candids. The majority, we’ve never seen. Nearly four years later those photos are likely sitting lost on a memory card or even worse, in a virtual trash can.

Now, if you tremble at the thought of a snap of you in your dress on Instagram before the ink on your marriage certificate even dries – a hashtag isn’t for you. What you need is a smartphone ban and someone to enforce it.

Happy Hashtagging and Happy Wedding!

Instagram Your Wedding

Photo Credits: LeftTop, Bottom.

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Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

 

 

05/30/13

Wedding Trend: Petit Pairings

Thoughtfully pairing food and/or beverage elements can create a memorable experience for your guests. Often referred to as “Petit Pairings,” these culinary combinations are a great way to personalize your wedding and share your favourite edibles in a unique way.

We love incorporating these unexpected surprises post-ceremony, during cocktails or as a late night snack. Here’s a round-up of our faves:

Milk and SmoresCarrots and Hummus, Burgers and Beer, Popsicles and ProseccoMargarita and food

Petit Pairings Spaghetti and Meatballs, Grilled cheese and Tomato soup

Petit Pairing Table

Photo Credits: Fish Tacos + Patrón, S’mores + Milk, Doughnuts + Hot Chocolate, Carrots + Hummus, Sliders + Beer, Popsicles + Prosecco, Tacos + Margaritas, Pop Rocks + Champagne, Spaghetti + Meatballs, Grilled Cheese + Veryhair, Cookies + Milk.

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Suzanne | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

 

 

02/17/13

The Special Event Show 2013

Last month I attended The Special Event Show in Chicago, IL. In addition to numerous educational seminars and networking opportunities (read: nightly social events!), there was a lot of design inspiration which is what I’d like to share with you today.

This first table design is one of my favourites – glamorous yet streamlined with a palette of black, gold and a pop of emerald, Pantone’s colour of the year.

Black Gold Emerald Wedding

Purple Black Green Wedding

I love the multi-layered centrepieces featured below:

Modern Pink Purple Wedding

This room by Kehoe Designs (shown below with the exception of the cake) was a highlight for me. Every detail was carefully thought out and the overall result was timeless elegance at its best.

Glamorous Ivory Black Gold Wedding

Ombre Floral Table Runner

This ombré floral table runner made a huge statement! It would be perfect for a ‘wow’-factor head table. Below, this colourful floral wall was so much fun to see in person and it smelled amazing!

Colorful Flower Wall

Cheers to beautiful inspiration!

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design