08/19/11

Real Wedding Inspiration

Looking for some wedding eye-candy to ooh and ahh over this weekend? Click the following links to view our past clients’ gorgeous weddings and get ready to be inspired!

Edmonton + Area Wedding Inspiration

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton

Rocky Mountain + Destination Wedding Inspiration

Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Happy Planning!

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner / Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Photo Credits (Top-Bottom): JDS Photography, Kelsy Nielson Photographer.

 

 

 

03/7/11

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Constance + Mike

Constance + Mike were married in Edmonton on December 30, 2010 – my last wedding of the year. These two are perfect for one another! They are both incredibly kind and genuine people, and always put others’ needs before their own.

Constance works in museums so when we began designing their big day it quickly became clear that a Vintage Art Deco Wedding would be a perfect fit. Constance and Mike also wanted to incorporate a few cultural traditions from their family heritages. Greek Jordan Almonds were given to guests in mirrored favour boxes and Ukrainian bread called korovai was displayed at the reception.

Julie and David of JDS Photography were on hand to capture this beautiful winter wedding day. A sampling of the gorgeous images are below:

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Constance’s vintage-inspired bouquet by Coral’s Design was composed of antique hydrangea, Picasso calla lilies, Amnesia and Sahara roses, stephanotis, eyelash feathers and green hypericum berries. An ornate silver tussy mussy was used as a bouquet holder to complete the vintage look.

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Mike looked dapper in his 3-piece charcoal grey suit!

The ceremony, held at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, was my first Orthodox wedding and I really enjoyed the traditions and symbolism that were incorporated throughout the service. Special thanks to Crystal for assisting at the ceremony!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Constance took my breath away! From her tan fur stole to the finger waves in her hair, every detail of her ensemble worked perfectly with the vintage theme. The best detail of all – Constance had her mother’s gorgeous ivory lace wedding dress re-worked and it was absolutely stunning!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

The art deco escort cards, table numbers, menus and signage were designed by Pinkpolka Wedding Design to coordinate perfectly with the camel and aubergine palette.

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

The reception was held at The Westin Edmonton. Prior to dinner, guests enjoyed cocktails and canapés to live music by cellist John Fedor. The tables were draped in camel satin linens and topped with aubergine runners and sage green napkins. ABC Weddings supplied all linens as well as the aubergine satin chair wraps.

The centrepieces alternated between tall silver crystal candelabras and clarinet vases with floating candles and Sahara roses (rentals supplied by Elegant Touches).

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Constance and Mike decided to forgo a traditional wedding cake and instead they opted to share their favourite sweet treat with guests – doughnuts!

No Greek-Ukrainian wedding is complete without dancing (and lots of it)! Dan from Baseline D.J. kept the dance floor full all night long!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Thank you, Constance and Mike, for allowing me to share in your special day! It was a pleasure getting to know you and I know you will enjoy a wonderful life together.

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner

Picasso calla lilies,
02/16/11

Banff Wedding Planner: Danielle + Danny

It’s pretty darn cold this week in Edmonton, so in an attempt to remember warmer days this post features a summer wedding with sunshine and blue skies!

Danielle and Danny were married last July in Banff, Alberta. They moved to Edmonton from Québec a few years ago and decided that a destination wedding in the Rockies was the perfect way to show their family and friends their new backyard.

As guests landed at the Calgary airport they were ushered into limousines to enjoy the scenic drive to Banff in style. The ceremony was held at Tunnel Mountain Meadow adjacent to Buffalo Mountain Lodge. Tunnel Mountain has got to have one of the best views in Banff – it is absolutely stunning!  The reception followed with a delicious meal and entertainment provided by Rob from Class Act D.J. Service. Let me tell you something – the French know how to party!

Special thanks to Ewa for assisting throughout the day, and to Aisha and Trinity for helping with the ceremony setup.

Enjoy these lovely images captured by Perry Thompson Photography!

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Silver chiavari chairs accented with lilac organza sashes from OneWest Event Rentals gave Tunnel Mountain Meadow an elegant alpine look. Deborah Nyack played the harp beautifully and Rev. George Belcher did a great job officiating the ceremony in both English and French!

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Could you ask for a better ceremony backdrop!? Amazing.

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

The bridal party posing for photos with the historical Banff Springs Hotel in the photo background.

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Danielle has gorgeous eyes!

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Adorable flower girls! These two were super sweet and looked angelic with their dendrobium orchid hair wreaths.

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

I absolutely LOVE this photo. The expression on Danny’s face says it all.

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…and now on to the reception at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. This wedding is a testament for what lighting does for a room. Here’s the Wapiti Longhouse as it normally looks:

…and after!

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

The tables were set with plum satin linens, silver charger plates, crisp white napkins and hammered silver napkin rings (Elegant Touches and OneWest Event Rentals). The simple, elegant centrepieces (Elements Floral Design) featured white hydrangea and mauve roses in cube glass vases. The wedding invitations and reception stationary were designed and printed by The Paper Tree.

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Danny was all about the wedding cake! He wanted a multi-level look and Barb from Cake Creations delivered. The round white cakes were draped with fondant and featured silver scroll details to match the stationary perfectly.  The clear acrylic stairways represent bridges which are an important part of Danny’s profession.

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Danielle + Danny: It was such a pleasure to get to know you and to witness your love for one another. I look forward to keeping in touch and I wish you all the best as you begin this new chapter in your lives!

Jennifer

12/27/10

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Saveena + Rodnie’s Sangeet

Happy Holidays! The festive season is a perfect time to share this bright and bold event with you.

We worked with Saveena, Rodnie and several of their wonderful family members to plan this unforgettable September wedding weekend. Since many of their guests were travelling to Edmonton from out-of-town, Saveena + Rodnie chose to throw a Sangeet party for all the guests the night before the wedding.

Held at one of Edmonton’s quintessential landmarks – the Muttart Conservatory – this pre-wedding bash was designed in shades of pink, orange and gold with luxe Indian flair. The rentals and décor items were supplied by Elegant Touches and the linens were courtesy of Vancouver’s Upright Décor.

Katch Studios was on hand to capture every moment of this action-packed event…

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

Saveena + Rodnie both looked amazing! Saveena’s hair and makeup were done by the talented Sunita Sumaru.

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

When guests entered the Muttart they strolled down a red carpet until they reached this stunning floral arrangement by La Piazza Dasee. The entrance banner pictured above along with all reception stationary (table numbers, seating chart, signage) was expertly designed by PinkPolka Wedding Design.

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

La Piazza Dasee designed modern clusters of angled arrangements on each table which included calla lilies, roses and hydrangea. The ivory centrepieces nicely contrasted the bold colours throughout the rest of the space. QSD Event Services draped nearly every wall in the building with gorgeous fuschia, orange and bronze fabric, while Production Lighting made the room glow with perimeter and patterned gobo lighting.

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

The authentic Indian cuisine was catered by New Asian Village (West).

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

Modern white lounge furniture accented with colourful pillows surrounded the dance floor, giving guests a place to sit and chat without straying too far from the party.

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

There was plenty to take in throughout the evening! A Henna tent was setup in one of the Muttart pyramids and in another, artists Laurel Hawkswell and Gerry Rasmussen entertained guests with caricature portraits.

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

Elegant Touches custom made this jaw-dropping gold and crystal chandelier which perfectly fit over the dance floor. And speaking of dancing, this party had a lot of it! The night began with live music performed by Vic Khanna, and Premiere D.J.s rocked the party well into the morning!

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

Visit the fabulous Katch Studios blog for more amazing eye candy from this event! Saveena + Rodnie: It was such a pleasure to be part of your phenomenal pre-wedding celebration – the very best to you and your families in the New Year.

Jennifer + Team

Photo Credit: Katch Studios

11/16/10

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Sterling + Heng

Sterling + Heng were married on September 11, 2010 – precisely 11 years after they started dating! At the wedding, their family and friends shared the same sentiment: “It’s about time!” We worked together to plan their modern, urban wedding for just less than a year. I truly enjoyed Sterling + Heng’s relaxed demeanours and the strong friendship between these two high school sweethearts is evident.

Sterling and Heng decided they wanted a very unique, very urban ceremony location with a great view of the city. The top level of Windsor Carpark on the University of Alberta Campus was a perfect choice, and we lucked out with a clear day. When considering where to hold the reception, Edmonton’s Matrix Hotel stood out for the couple. It is definitely one of the most modern venues in the city and suited their wedding style perfectly.

Sterling had some awesome ideas in mind for the wedding (after all, she had quite a bit of time to think about it over the years)! Here’s a glimpse of their day captured beautifully (as always) by JDS Photography.

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Sterling’s gorgeous bouquet designed by Best Buds (Oliver Square) included cascading white phalaenopsis orchids inset with ivory roses.

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Ceremony chairs perfectly placed by the team at Special Event Rentals.

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The adorable fairy flower girls and the cutest ring bearer ever – Sterling and Heng’s son. This boy’s going to break some hearts!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Just married!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

The handsome groom!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Sterling was a stylishly stunning bride and her accessories perfectly reflected her personality!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Matrix Hotel’s Quartz Ballroom was decorated beautifully in black & white damask accented with turquoise. Alternating centrepieces of white ostrich and peacock feathers sat atop eiffel vases glowing with turquoise lights. Single white carnation blooms in flower tubes were hung from the light structures in the ballroom, creating an amazing chandelier effect!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Small wooden elephants, symbolizing strength and good luck in Chinese culture, were placed on the tables for guests to take home.

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Sterling + Heng’s modern wedding invitations and reception stationary were created by PinkPolka Wedding Design.

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Sterling, Heng: thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wonderful day. All the best for the future!

Jennifer + Sarah
Edmonton Wedding Planners

{Featured! This wedding was recently featured on Wedding Obsession.}

11/4/10

In the Limelight: Matrix Hotel Edmonton

Still hunting for the perfect venue to hold your reception? The Matrix Hotel is one of the newest and most modern hotels in Edmonton. I had the pleasure of chatting with Matrix Hotel’s Catering Manager, Nancy Holan (WPICC), about what makes the Matrix such a unique space for weddings.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton's Matrix Hotel - Main Lobby

Why is Matrix Hotel a great wedding venue in Edmonton?

Matrix Hotel is the proud recipient of the Greater Edmonton Chapter MPI Event Management Award: 2010 Venue of the Year! Not only do we take pride in our food and service, but the aesthetics of the hotel display upbeat, modern designs and cool décor.

Our Quartz and Amber Ballrooms are perfect for weddings. Both feature 30 feet of floor length windows with silk coverings. As natural light is not commonly found in hotel ballrooms, this is a very unique feature that appeals to many brides and grooms. As well, our hardwood dance floors provide your guests with the ultimate dancing experience.

What spaces does Matrix Hotel have available to accommodate weddings?

  • The Quartz Ballroom holds 200 guests for dinner and dancing;
  • The Amber Ballroom holds 100-110 for dinner and dancing;
  • The Prism Banquet room holds 48 people for a dinner.
Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton's Matrix Hotel - Quartz Ballroom

One of the most important components of a wedding is the food. Tell us a bit about what sets Matrix Hotel apart from other wedding venues in regards to cuisine.

Matrix Hotel is very proud of our culinary team and the absolutely delicious creations provided to our guests on a continuous basis. Award-winning Executive Chef Emmanuel David is always open to working with couples to create custom menus and recipes.

Does Matrix Hotel offer any special “extras” for the newlyweds?

Absolutely! Our brides and grooms receive a complimentary suite the night of the wedding, valet parking and deluxe continental breakfast for two. For their guests, we offer a guestroom rate reduction at $10.00 off our regular rate and we’re more than happy to provide special menus for guests with allergies or specific dietary requirements.

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I worked with Nancy on a wedding held at Matrix Hotel in September and both the food and service were exceptional. Stay tuned for photos from that wedding in the coming weeks!

Jennifer

10/21/10

Edmonton Wedding Day Coordinator: Megan + Derek

Megan + Derek were married in September at Convocation Hall on the University of Alberta campus. They chose to take photos before the ceremony with the fabulous Shaun and Stephanie from Scade Photography. Doing photos first is a great idea for a lot of reasons!

After the ceremony, guests made their way over to the U of A Faculty Club for cocktails, dinner and dancing. Megan + Derek incorporated some really unique touches into their reception to personalize the day:

  • Instead of a traditional guestbook, friends and family shared their well wishes and advice with the newlyweds using a vintage typewriter!
  • The guest favours were wrapped in mini Chinese take-out boxes and contained a fortune cookie and a Big Foot gummy candy to represent the couple (Derek used to play volleyball for the U of A Golden Bears and as you can see from the photos below, he was a pretty good blocker)!
  • Megan + Derek made two wardrobe changes throughout the night…first, traditional Chinese attire; then Megan sported a shorter white dress so she could dance the night away!

Special thanks to Krista and Gayeung for doing an awesome job coordinating the day!

A stunning ring on a pair of stunning shoes – can’t get better than this!

The “first look” reveal at the Hotel Macdonald – I just love their reactions!

Megan is adorable. I think Derek agrees!

Megan + Derek grew their own wheatgrass for the centrepieces!

Check out more amazing images from Megan + Derek’s day on the Scade Photography blog.

All the best, you two!

Jennifer, Krista and Gayeung
Edmonton Wedding Planners

Photo Credit: Scade Photography

09/28/10

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Tracy + Troy

When I first started working with Tracy + Troy they weren’t exactly sure what they wanted for their wedding, but they knew it had to be very unique. As plans developed, we decided to break tradition and throw a chic cocktail party reception in Shaw Conference Centre’s gorgeous Riverview Room.

Following a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Devonian Botanic Gardens, Tracy + Troy’s guests were greeted at the reception with champagne, live music and delicious hors d’oeuvres. In lieu of standard wedding favours, guests were given portraits of themselves drawn live by two talented caricature artists – Gerry Rasmussen and Laurél Hawkswell. This was a big hit!

The stunning photos below were taken by Sam and Natasha of Sam Ng Photography – they are always so wonderful to work with! Enjoy this look at Tracy + Troy’s stylish day:

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Tracy purchased her gorgeous gown from Novelle Bridal Shop.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

I know…stunning shoes!

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

…but Troy would not be outdone!

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Terry McDade played the harp beautifully at the ceremony.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

All flowers – including these awesome pomander balls – were created by La Piazza Dasee.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

As a tribute to her Scottish heritage, Tracy was piped down the aisle by a family friend and escorted by her father who wore a traditional kilt.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Gorgeous!

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Tracy and her beautiful bridesmaids carried feather parasols that came in handy on this hot, sunny day.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding PlannerA champagne ice sculpture allowed guests to keep their glasses filled all night.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Guests took their caricature drawings home in tubes that Tracy wrapped in black and white patterned paper.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Instead of a head table, we setup a V.I.P. lounge area for the bridal party to visit with guests.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Uber-modern lampshade centrepieces worked perfectly with the room and vibe of the party.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Tracy, Troy: it was an absolute pleasure working with you to design your urban chic wedding. All the very best to you both as you begin this new chapter in your lives!

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner

Photo Credit: Sam Ng Photography