Jessie + Mat wanted to do something a bit different to celebrate their wedding. Rather than a formal seated dinner, they decided to throw a cocktail reception style event with food stations and plenty of outdoor space for their guests to enjoy Edmonton’s beautiful summer.
Fort Edmonton Park’s Blatchford Hangar was the perfect venue to host this unique soirée, as it offered us the ability to hold an outdoor ceremony that transitioned directly into cocktails and lawn games, with plenty of space for the youthful guest list to run around.
Jessie’s vision for the wedding design was an ethereal garden party with lots of lush greenery, vibrant tones of pinks and gold accents. Mixed styles of seating ensured party-goers could mingle and experience various areas of the Hangar. This included vintage lounge furniture, cruiser tables with stools, round dining tables and tall cocktail tables. Two stages – one for the band, the other for the wooden DJ booth – flanked a centre dance floor with a jaw-dropping greenery chandelier dripping in plumosa and ferns.
Food stations were themed around summer BBQ-style comfort foods including gourmet potato salad, a perogy station with all the fixins’, a prime rib slider station, and a made-to-order pasta action station.
The Counterfitz Band and DJ Twix alternated sets throughout the night, keeping all ages entertained and on the dance floor until the early morning. The newlyweds served their guests a late night snack of hot dogs from the infamous Viking Meats (Jessie’s hometown), alongside a delicious dessert table with treats from The Art of Cake.
Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design
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- Wedding Planning + Design: Jennifer Bergman Weddings
- Photography: Kelly Redinger
- Officiant: Tammy Banting
- DJ: Happy Life – DJ Twix
- Band: The Counterfitz
- Invitations / Stationery: Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery
- Florist: faBLOOMosity
- Dessert Table: The Art of Cake
- Rentals: Special Event Rentals, Neat Rentals, Site 6 Events
- Transportation: Apex Limousine
- Late Night Snack: Viking Hot Dogs
- Hair + Makeup: Behind the Blush
- Gown: Novelle Bridal
- Suits: Suits by Curtis Eliot