High school sweethearts, Mariah + Nathan have a love for tradition and an affinity for Old World Romance, making The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald the perfect setting to celebrate their love story.
It was a complete hotel takeover, with Team JBW working hard the morning of the wedding to transform three different spaces. After a touching ceremony in the Wedgwood Ballroom, guests joined the newlyweds on the terrace for a garden party complete with refreshments, live music and caricature artists. Cocktails were held in the Empire Foyer, where guests mingled and snapped candids in a photo booth to help make a memorable guest book for Mariah + Nathan.
The doors to the Empire Ballroom opened, unveiling timeless décor, with English Garden inspired florals in soft creams and pinks. The first of many surprises throughout the evening, Mariah + Nathan entered the ballroom sharing their first dance to singer and pianist Lindsey Nagy’s rendition of A Thousand Years. The festivities continued with a 5-course meal, a delicious “sweet bar,” signature drinks poured through a custom ice luge, a surprise hip hop performance, and two dress changes!
Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design
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- Wedding Planning + Design: Jennifer Bergman Weddings
- Photography: Shandro Photo
- Videographer: A Love Story
- Officiant: Robert Ligertwood
- Ceremony Music: Strathcona String Quartet
- First Dance Performance: Lindsey Nagy Music
- Reception Music: Premiere DJs by Urban Metropolis (Harman B)
- Hip Hop Dance Performance: 3rd Street Beat Entertainment
- Caricature Artists: Gerry Rasmussen + Laurel Hawkswell
- Photo Booth: Borsellino Photography
- Invitations + Stationery: Pinkpolka Design
- Florist: faBLOOMosity
- Rentals: Special Event Rentals
- Lighting: PSAV
- Transportation: Esquire Limo
- Cake: The Art of Cake
- Sweet Table: The Art of Cake, Duchess Bake Shop
- Martini Luge: Ice Works
- Hair: Behind the Blush + Bailey Gartner
- Makeup: Behind the Blush
- Gowns: The Bridal House
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:
Tracy purchased her gorgeous gown from Novelle Bridal Shop.
I know…stunning shoes!
…but Troy would not be outdone!
Terry McDade played the harp beautifully at the ceremony.
All flowers – including these awesome pomander balls – were created by La Piazza Dasee.
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.
Tracy and her beautiful bridesmaids carried feather parasols that came in handy on this hot, sunny day.
Guests took their caricature drawings home in tubes that Tracy wrapped in black and white patterned paper.
Uber-modern lampshade centrepieces worked perfectly with the room and vibe of the party.
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!
Edmonton Wedding Planner
Photo Credit: Sam Ng Photography