10/24/11

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Jay + Joe

Style Me Pretty CanadaJay + Joe are definitely one of our most memorable couples from 2011. It’s not every day that we receive a (legitimate!) wedding planning request from a couple living in Africa!

After meeting at the University of Alberta, Jay + Joe took advantage of an opportunity to move to Gabon, Africa for Joe’s job. They wanted to have a summer wedding in Edmonton to spend a weekend celebrating with their friends and family in Canada.

Jay + Joe chose to have their ceremony and reception at LUX Steakhouse + Bar in downtown Edmonton. With its chic, modern styling and a warm atmosphere, LUX was the perfect choice for this globe-trotting couple to spend an intimate evening catching up with their loved ones. Guests danced the night away to the musical talents of Lindsey Nagy and Jesse Peters, two local duelling pianists, and they munched on delicious late night snacks including Kobe beef sliders, mini hot dogs and sweet potato fries.

To our delight, this sophisticated soirée was recently featured on Style Me Pretty Canada! Here’s a sampling of the stunning images captured by Sharon Litchfield Photography – be sure to head over to the Style Me Pretty feature and gallery to see more gorgeousness!

Edmonton Wedding Planner

On the morning of their wedding, Jay and Joe got ready at The Westin Edmonton before meeting up for a “first look” and photos with their wedding party and families. Jay wore a gorgeous fitted lace gown by Essense of Australia (D1108) in ivory from Pure Bridal and a pair of stunning silver Jimmy Choo’s!

Pure Bridal Edmonton

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

In lieu of a traditional guest book Jay + Joe asked their friends and family to write them an anniversary card which they will open on the corresponding future year! Another very personal touch at the reception was a table of family wedding photos. It was lots of fun for everyone to see generations of marriages displayed at such a special occasion.

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

We complemented the dark wood accents in the space with a warm palette of chocolate, copper, ivory and black. Each tablescape was covered in candlelight and ivory blooms, including hydrangea, garden roses and dendrobium orchids.

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jay + Joe: Thank you so very much for trusting us to bring your wedding vision to life! It was truly a pleasure to work with you. No matter where life takes you next, I’m certain it will be filled with adventure!

Jennifer + Team
Edmonton Wedding Planner

+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

Vendor Credits:

 

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!

Banff Wedding Planner, Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

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.

+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

…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