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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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

07/21/16

Destination I Do: West Coast Canada

While we’re based in Edmonton, Alberta, we’ve had the pleasure of planning and designing weddings in many beautiful destinations – both in Canada and abroad! This series will showcase some of our favourite locations including information for couples considering a wedding away from home.

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Destination ‘I Do’ Wedding Series: West Coast Canada

The term destination wedding typically evokes images of a sandy ceremony in a sunny locale. But you don’t have to look too far to find amazing coastal destinations right here in Canada.

Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. Victoria has long been known as the ‘City of Gardens’ with it’s countless formal gardens, parks and extensive bike trails throughout the city and surrounding area. With its charming character and laidback vibe, it’s easy to see why Victoria has received accolades as the ‘Most Romantic City in Canada’.

Pender Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands along the Pacific Coast, and let me tell you, it’s spectacular. From the vast blue Pacific Ocean to lush green landscapes, your wedding photos will be incredible. Quaint and unspoiled, Pender Island can be accessed daily via ferry, seaplane or water taxi.

Victoria Photos 02Victoria Photos 05Victoria Photos 03Victoria Photos 06Pender Photos 01Pender Photos 03Pender Photos 02We’ve had the pleasure of working at two incredible West Coast wedding venues:

Brentwood Bay Wedding PlannerVictoria Summer Weddingwedding dresses with sleevesAbove Location: Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, Victoria, B.C.
Real Wedding: Megan + PeterJennifer Bergman Weddings, Victoria Wedding PlannerPonder Island Wedding Planner West Coast Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman WeddingsAbove Location: Poets Cove Resort & Spa, Pender Island, B.C.
Real Wedding: Stephanie + Clark

Photo Credits: Jesse Holland PhotographyC.J. Scott Photography.

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Victoria Wedding Planning + Design
Vancouver Island Wedding Planning + Design

08/4/15

Shoespiration: All That Sparkles

Over the next couple weeks we’ll be sharing some “Shoespiration” from past weddings. First up – who doesn’t love a little sparkle? 

Peep toe Silver Bridal Shoes

Jimmy Choo Bridal Shoe, Jimmy Choo Bridal Heel, Valentino Wedding Shoe

Sparkle Heel Bridal Shoe

Black Sparkle Men Shoe, Groom's Sparkle Shoe

Silver Sparkle Bridal Heel

Photo Credits (top-bottom, L-R): Diamond Cake Photography, Sharon Litchfield Photography, C.J. Scott Photography, Kelsy NielsonBrianna Hughes Photography, Diamond Cake Photography, Nicole Ashley Photography.

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

01/26/15

Bouquet Inspiration: Romantic

So far we’ve looked at Classic White Bouquets and Bright + Bold Bouquets. Today it’s all about romance!

Lush peonies, full-blown roses and soft pastel colours exude luxury and romance in these JBW bridal bouquets. These talented florists created a beautiful balance between feminine florals and delicate hints of greenery or dusty miller to add texture. To finish your romantic bouquet, add flowing ribbons, brooches or satin and lace handles.

Verbena Floral DesignPhoto: Jesse Holland Photography / Florist: Verbena Floral Design

Photographik, Floral ArtistryPhoto: Photographik / Florist: Flower Artistry

Kelsy Neilson Photography, Laurel's On WhytePhoto: Kelsy Neilson Photography / Florist: Laurel’s On Whyte

faBLOOMosity Edmonton, Sharon Litchfield PhotographyPhoto:  Sharon Litchfield Photography / Florist: faBLOOMosity

faBLOOMosity Edmonton Florist, C.J. Scott PhotographyPhoto: C.J. Scott Photography / Florist: faBLOOMosity

Eternal Reflections Photography, faBLOOMosity Photo: Eternal Reflections Photography / Florist: faBLOOMosity 

Sharon Litchfield Photography Edmonton, faBLOOMosity EdmontonPhoto: Sharon Litchfield Photography / Florist: faBLOOMosity

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

06/30/14

Banff Wedding Planner: Wendy + Ian

Banff Wedding PlannerWendy + Ian’s wedding was published in WedLuxe Magazine’s Winter/Spring 2014 issue, but we haven’t yet blogged it! In honour of their first anniversary (today!), here’s a look at their incredible wedding at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

The week leading up to the wedding was quite eventful as the area suffered catastrophic flooding, resulting in the highway being closed. Thankfully it reopened just a couple days before the wedding and everything carried on as planned. We also lucked out with a warm and sunny day for the outdoor ceremony set on Bow Valley Terrace with a postcard-perfect view.

Enjoy Wendy + Ian’s love story as captured by the talented C.J. Scott Photography!

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Wedding

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Wedding

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Wedding

Vera Wang Bridal Gown

Banff Outdoor Ceremony

Banff Wedding Planner, Banff Springs Hotel

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Fabloomosity Edmonton wedding flowers

Fairmont Banff Springs wedding

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C.J. Scott Photography

C.J. Scott Photography

Peach blush wedding bouquet

Banff wedding photos

Banff wedding photos

Banff wedding planner

Wooden guest book tree

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel wedding

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Mount Stephen Hall Banff Springs Hotel Wedding

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Wedding Baby's breath cake table

C.J. Scott Photography

The Fairmont Banff Springs, Mount Stephen Hall

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Wedding, Mt Stephen Hall

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

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10/11/13

Wedding Song Ideas

Choosing your wedding music can be a daunting task that many couples struggle with. We’ve created a list of both Classic and Contemporary song selections for all those memorable moments throughout your wedding day. Leave a comment with your additions and we’ll keep adding to the list!

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Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony Songs

C.J. Scott Photography; Sharon Litchfield Photography

Classic:

  1. Bridal March (Instrumental) / Jonathan Cain
  2. Because You Loved Me / Celine Dion
  3. Canon in D / Johann Pachelbel
  4. Ava Maria / Schubert
  5. Somewhere Over the Rainbow / Israel Kamikawiwo’ole
  6. Songbird / Fleetwood Mac
  7. Con Te Partro / Andrea Bocelli
  8. Only Time / Enya
  9. When I Fall In Love / Nat King Cole
  10. Fairytale / Enya

 

Contemporary:

  1. A Thousand Years / Christina Perry
  2. Marry Me / Train
  3. Marry You / Bruno Mars
  4. All of Me / John Legend
  5. Everything / Lifehouse
  6. Better Together / Jack Johnson
  7. Till Kingdom Come / Coldplay
  8. Ho Hey / Lumineers
  9. Love Song / Taylor Swift
  10. Make You Feel My Love / Adele & Garth Brooks

 

Grand Entrance Song

Katch Studios

Grand Entrance

Classic:

  1. How Sweet It Is / James Taylor
  2. Eye Of The Tiger / Survivor
  3. Beautiful Day / U2
  4. Finally / Ce Ce Penniston
  5. Love & Marriage / Frank Sinatra
  6. Here Comes The Sun / The Beatles (Glee Cast)
  7. We Got Married in Jackson / Johnny Cash & June Carter
  8. White Wedding / Billy Idol
  9. Let’s Get Married / Jagged Edge
  10. Celebration / Kool & The Gang

 

Contemporary:

  1. Treasure / Bruno Mars
  2. Home / Phillip Phillips
  3. Love Stoned / Justin Timberlake
  4. Just The Way You Are / Bruno Mars
  5. The Other Side / Jason Derulo
  6. Like Home / Nicky Romero & NERVO
  7. Feel So Close / Calvin Harris
  8. I Gotta Feeling / The Black Eyed Peas
  9. Crazy In Love / Beyoncé
  10. Home / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  11. Wake Me Up / Avicii

 

Wedding Song Ideas

Carey Nash Photography

First Dance

Classic:

  1. The Way You Look Tonight / Frank Sinatra
  2. Time After Time / Rod Stewart
  3. All for Love / Bryan Adams
  4. At Last / Etta James
  5. When a Man Loves a Woman / Michael Bolton
  6. Amazed / Lonestar
  7. Can’t Help Falling In Love / Elvis Presley
  8. Lost Together / Blue Rodeo
  9. Your Song / Elton John
  10. I’ll Be / Edwin McCain
  11. L.O.V.E. / Nat King Cole

 

Modern:

  1. Angel / Robin Thicke
  2. Forever / Ben Harper
  3. Giving Myself / Jennifer Hudson
  4. Wanted / Hunter Hayes
  5. Everything / Michael Buble
  6. Not Even The King / Alicia Keys
  7. I Won’t Give Up / Jason Mraz
  8. Us Against The World / Coldplay
  9. Bubbly / Colbie Caillat
  10. Dance With Me / Johnny Reid
  11. All Of Me / John Legend
  12. Young & Beautiful / Lana Del Ray

 

Wedding Song Ideas

Sharon Litchfield Photography

Father-Daughter / Mother-Son Dance

Classic:

  1. Butterfly Kisses / Bob Carlisle
  2. Wonderful World / Louis Armstrong
  3. Unforgettable / Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
  4. Forever Young / Rod Stewart
  5. Isn’t She Lovely / Stevie Wonder
  6. Wonderful Tonight / Eric Clapton
  7. Loved Her First / Heartland
  8. Stand by Me / Ben E. King
  9. Moon River / Frank Sinatra
  10. All You Need Is Love / The Beatles

 

Contemporary:

  1. Mama’s Song / Carrie Underwood
  2. Daughter / John Mayer
  3. My Wish / Rascal Flatts
  4. You Raise Me Up / Josh Groban
  5. Something I Need / One Republic
  6. Celebration / Kool & The Gang
  7. Daddy Dance With Me / Krystle Keith
  8. Oh Sweet Child Of Mine / Taken by Trees
  9. My Little Girl / Tim McGraw
  10. Just Wanna Dance With You / George Strait

 

Wedding Song Ideas

Kelly Redinger Photographer

Bouquet/Garter Toss

Classic:

  1. You Sexy Thing / Hot Chocolate
  2. Pour Some Sugar On Me / Def Leppard
  3. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun / Cyndi Lauper
  4. It’s Raining Men / The Weather Girls
  5. I’m Too Sexy / Right Said Fred
  6. Bad Boys / Inner Circle
  7. You Can Leave Your Hat On / Joe Cocker
  8. Baby Got Back / Sir Mix-A-Lot
  9. Another One Bites The Dust / Queen
  10. Ice Ice Baby / Vanilla Ice

 

Contemporary:

  1. Single Ladies /Beyoncé
  2. Only Girl / Rihanna
  3. Sexy Back / Justin Timberlake
  4. Run The World (Girls) / Beyoncé
  5. Little White Church / Little Big Town
  6. Can’t Hold Us / Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  7. Gangnam Style / PSY
  8. Gold Digger / Kanye West
  9. Boys / Britney Spears
  10. We Can’t Stop / Miley Cyrus

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

 

 

06/1/12

Wedding Shoe Inspiration

What woman doesn’t love shoes? They can make you feel like a million bucks, and your wedding is probably the best excuse to splurge on your dream pair. Here’s a collection of some of our past brides’ amazing shoes.

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First up, it’s all about the sparkle. Warning: you may need sunglasses to look at some of these beauties!

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Christian Louboutin Wedding Shoes

Sparkly Wedding Shoes

Sparkly Wedding Shoes

What better way to incorporate your ‘something blue’ than with a pair of gorgeous blue heels?

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Studio Jellyfish will create a custom design to reflect your relationship and wedding, then hand-paint the design on to a pair of shoes. Perfect for the bold bride who wants to make a statement on her big day!

Painted Wedding Shoes

These hot pink Kate Spade shoes add a playful punch of colour to an elegant bridal look.

Pink Wedding Shoes

Those famous red soles make Christian Louboutins the most coveted bridal shoe. Our brides have rocked Louboutins in all different styles, from nude patent pumps to ruffled lace stilettos.

Nude Wedding Shoes

Christian Louboutin Wedding Shoes

For the classic bride, white rosette heels by Cole Haan add just the right amount of fancy to your feet.

White Rosette Wedding Shoes

White Rosette Wedding Shoes

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer

Photo Credits: JDS Photography, Alicia Price Photography, Carey Nash Photography, Sharon Litchfield Photography, Katch Studios, Sharon Litchfield Photography, Julie Williams Photography, Katch Studios, Paperheart Photography, C.J. Scott Photography, Sam Ng Photography, Eric Daigle Photography, Eric Daigle Photography.

05/25/12

Lighting at Wedding Receptions

Lighting instantly transforms the atmosphere of an event by enhancing the décor and evoking emotions through use of colour. Here are examples of some of our past weddings where lighting has been used. You will notice that the colour of lighting greatly impacts the essence of each wedding:

AMBER / GOLD LIGHTING: elegant, formal, traditional

BLUE LIGHTING: calm, cool, fresh

PINK LIGHTING: warm, fun, exotic

PURPLE LIGHTING: romantic, sophisticated, regal

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer

Photo Credits: Kelsy Nielson Photographer, Kelsy Nielson Photographer, Night and Day Photography, Vinson Lim, Perry Thompson Photography, Hugh Lecky, Jana Kendall Photography, Katch Studios, Katch Studios, C.J. Scott Photography, Sam Ng Photography, Katch Studios, Katch Studios, Katch Studios.