01/24/19

Jasper Wedding Coordinator: Sarah + Andrew

Fall Winter 2018 Confetti Magazine Feature, Jennifer Bergman Weddings in Confetti MagazineOne of the greatest privileges of our job as wedding planners is being invited to experience love on so many levels. The love a couple has for one another is the obvious one, but we bear witness to the incredible love parents have for their children, adoring grandparents beaming with pride, and the special bonds of childhood friends.

Love radiated throughout Sarah and Andrew’s wedding weekend at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and that’s a testament to their relaxed personalities and warm, welcoming natures. The weather also showed this couple some love by cooperating to give them a beautiful outdoor ceremony on Whistlers Plateau.

Cory Christopher brought the outdoors inside the Beauvert Room with lush florals and organic elements. He also expertly wove in personal touches that reflected Sarah and Andrew as individuals and as a couple. Moss “mountains” showed guests where to take their seats, pillars displayed childhood objects and photos like an exhibit – a nod to Sarah’s professional career as a curator – a canoe adorned with ferns and greenery held ice cold beer at the bar!

Blake Loates captured this day so beautifully! Her images are featured in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Confetti Magazine, and you can enjoy a magical Super 8mm highlight film by Arrow Films here: Sarah + Andrew Wedding Film.

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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
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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
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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
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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

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}

Valentine's Day Backdrops for photography{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}

custom wedding backdrop 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{kate Redinger Photographer}

Edmonton Destination Wedding Planner Nicole Ashley Edmonton Canmore Wedding Planner{Nicole Ashley Photography}

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09/1/15

Shoespiration: Something Blue

Mint, royal, midnight, navy – take tradition to your toes and make them your ‘something blue’!

Blue Peep toe Bridal Heels

Shades of Blue Bridal Shoes

Shandro Photo

Blue Cole Haan Bridal Heels

Blue Giorgio Armani Bridal Heels

Dark Blue Giorgio Armani Bridal Shoes

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Photo Credits (top-bottom, L-R): Blake Loates Photography, Katch Studios (L+R), Shandro Photo, Julie Williams Photography, Jessica Fern FacetteSharon Litchfield Photography (R), Sharon Litchfield PhotographySharon Litchfield Photography (L+R).

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

01/28/15

Bouquet Inspiration: Organic

The  last of our bouquet inspiration series features gorgeous organic bouquets perfect for the bride who desires a rustic or outdoorsy element to her wedding day style.

Organic bouquets are full of texture and mixed elements. Think beyond floral – succulents, cotton, berries, scabiosa pods and fiddleheads add so much dimension and movement. Earthy tones give the bouquet a rustic feel, while soft pastels convey whimsy and romance.

Be sure to check out more inspiration from earlier in this series: Classic White Bouquets, Bright + Bold Bouquets, Romantic Bouquets.

Purple and Green Organic BouquetPhoto: Kelly Redinger / Florist: faBLOOMosity

summer organic bridal bouquetPhoto: Blake Loates Photography / Florist: faBLOOMosity

White Organic Winter BouquetPhoto: Sharon Litchfield Photography / Florist: Willow Haven

Fresh Foliage Bridal BouquetsPhoto: Studio 9 Photographics / Florist: faBLOOMosity

Succulent Bridal BouquetPhoto: (L) Katch Studios, (R) Julie Williams /  Florist: faBLOOMosity

Celebrity Inspired DressesPhoto: shopbackdrop/ Florist: faBLOOMosity

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

01/23/15

Bouquet Inspiration: Bright + Bold

Part 2 of our bouquet inspiration series – we’re featuring bright and bold bouquets full of colour! Bold bouquets really pop against a white or cream wedding dress.

Keep it all one colour for a more classic look, or play with various shades of a colour for more dimension and texture. To make an even bigger statement, pair complementary colours such as fuchsia and kelly green or violet and tangerine.

Here’s a collection of JBW brides who have chosen to go with bright and bold bouquets on their wedding day!

Petal Pusher AZPhoto: Stephanie Fay Photography / Florist: Petal Pusher AZ

Carey Nash PhotographyPhoto: Carey Nash / Florist: Emporio Arte Floral

Sharon Litchfield Photography, The Wild OrchidPhoto: (L) Sharon Litchfield, (R) Infused Studios / Florist: (L) The Wild Orchid, (R) faBLOOMosity

 Blake Loates PhotographyPhoto: Blake Loates Photography / Florist: Elysion Florals

Shandro Photo, fabloomosityPhoto: Shandro Photo / Florist: faBLOOMosity

Willow Haven Flower Shop Photo: (L) Eric Daigle, (R) Jessica Fern Facette / Florist: (L) Willow Haven (R) faBLOOMosity

Julie Williams PhotographyPhoto: Julie Williams Photography / Florist: Willow Haven

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

05/2/14

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Alexis + Tom

Blush Magazine Edmonton

Chock full of personal details and unique touches, it’s no surprise that Alexis + Tom’s charming summer wedding was featured in the latest issue of Blush Magazine.

The entire celebration was held at Christ Church – a beautiful 1920s church in the heart of downtown Edmonton that looks like it belongs in Europe! An intimate late afternoon ceremony flowed right into an outdoor cocktail hour complete with delicious appetizers, lawn games and an assortment of refreshing drinks such as cucumber water and strawberry lemonade. 

At the reception guests were treated to a decadent family style dinner catered by Culina and an illustrious dessert table full of cakes and pies made with love by family members.

Her keen eye and love for bicycles made Blake Loates the perfect fit to photograph this wedding! Enjoy a glimpse of Alexis + Tom’s big day below.

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

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