08/18/15

Shoespiration: Put A Bow On It

Whether you fancy pumps or peep-toes, wedding shoes with bows add the perfect feminine touch to your bridal look.

Jimmy Choo Bow Heels

Coach Bridal Shoes

Elegant Bow Bridal Shoes

Kate Spade Glitter Bow Heels

Carey Nash Photography

Photo Credits (top-bottom): Diamond Cake Photography, Just For You Photography, Erik Hornung, Kelly Redinger PhotographerCarey Nash Photography.

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Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton 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

03/7/14

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Lisa + Marc

Featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs blog, Lisa + Marc’s modern wedding is one of my favourite designs from our 2013 season. The day began at St. Joachim Catholic Parish – one of the most beautiful churches in Edmonton. The wedding party took photos on the U of A campus where Lisa + Marc had met (and spent plenty of time over the years)!

Signature cocktails welcomed guests to the reception in the Riverview Room at Shaw Conference Centre, where bold geometric patterns and pops of green and navy brightened a classic cream and black palette. The dynamic duo from Diamond Cake Photography captured all the emotions of their day. Enjoy!

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Diamond Cake Photography

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Diamond Cake Photography Edmonton

Edmonton Wedding Photography

University of Alberta Art

Summer Edmonton Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Photographer

Edmonton BCBG Navy Bridesmaid Dresses

Edmonton Wedding Planner

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Special Event Rentals Edmonton

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Edmonton Wedding Cake

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Shaw Edmonton Wedding

Shaw Edmonton Weddings

Diamond Cake Photography Edmonton

Edmonton Wedding

Shaw Edmonton Reception

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Lisa + Marc: Your huge smiles in the wedding pictures above say it all – you’re destined for a life of happiness together! So glad we could be a small part of it. All the best!

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

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10/23/13

In the Limelight: Jenn Chivers Freelance Hair + Makeup

Edmonton Wedding Hair Makeup

Jenn Chivers – Freelance Hair + Makeup

Your bridal look (ie. hair and makeup) is something you do NOT want to mess around with! Hiring a professional hairstylist and makeup artist who is experienced in weddings is an absolute must for your big day.

Meet Jenn Chivers. Jenn is a freelance hairstylist and makeup artist based in Edmonton who has beautified many JBW brides! Read on to learn more about Jenn Chivers, and check out her website and Facebook page for more information on booking Jenn for your wedding or special event.

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I’m a freelance hairstylist/makeup artist with a passion for bringing out women’s hidden beauty, seeing every corner of the world, and loving my awesome family.

Why did you become a hairstylist / makeup artist?

I knew I wasn’t an ‘office’ type person – I have always worked directly with people. My background in the hospitality industry built a solid foundation in service and established my need to interact closely with clients. I also identified the enjoyment I get from working under pressure. Since becoming a hairstylist/makeup artist my focus has been on working with my clients to create an experience that is memorable and special for them. I was a bit of a late bloomer in the industry but had an interest in fashion from a young age. My parents always used to laugh at how I could come up with a look out of almost anything. When the opportunity presented itself I jumped on it and haven’t looked back! I started freelancing 7 years ago, which has been amazing for me professionally as it has given me the freedom to provide the service I think my clients deserve, while still allowing me to have more time with my husband and son.

What’s your favourite part about your job?

I don’t know if I would say I have one favorite thing. I love working with my clients to interpret their vision – whether it is for an editorial shoot, a wedding or an advertisement. I love coming into their environment, hearing their story and transforming them from a blank canvas to their dream look. I feel incredibly proud to see the look on their face when they look in the mirror and see what I see.  I am fortunate that I do both hair and makeup so I am always inspired by different things that my clients bring to me.

What are your top tips for brides when considering their bridal makeup and hair?

Firstly, it is important to ensure you book well in advance so you aren’t disappointed. I normally suggest booking 6-12 months in advance. Doing a trial is key as this is your opportunity to get to know your stylist and see if the look you envisioned looks as good on you as you hope, as well as giving your stylist the opportunity to ensure your look is achievable and having anything they may need to ensure your morning is stress-free and enjoyable. Lastly, make sure that you are comfortable. If you don’t feel comfortable, it will show. I’m not talking about sweats and sneakers, but just make sure you feel that your look still lets YOU shine through – no matter whether you are going for a natural, glamorous or vintage look.

What bridal makeup trends and hair trends are you seeing for weddings in 2013 / 2014?

I am always a big proponent of brides wearing a look that is timeless and modern, while reflecting their own unique style. In the past few years, the focus has shifted to brides wearing looks that are more suited to them while incorporating trends, so we are seeing a variety of looks for this season to suit every style from fresh, natural looks with a pop of color on the lip, to soft smokey eyes to add an element of glamour to your makeup and soft, natural waves to sophisticated vintage styles with a modern twist for hair. Braiding continues to be a popular element to individualize your look.

When should brides book their bridal makeup artist and hair stylist?

I normally book 6-12 months in advance. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find someone if you wait longer, but your choices can be more limited as you get closer to your date. Many of the top stylists work on referral and are included in lists that are provided to clients by wedding planners, photographers, or other wedding vendors. Edmonton is a city with a lot of in-demand artists. Many of them will try to give you names of someone they would recommend but the best thing to do is plan ahead. The other benefit of booking early is that you get to check one more thing off your list!

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Here are some beautiful JBW brides that had their wedding day hair and makeup done by Jenn Chivers!

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L: Images by Frost; R: Diamond Cake Photography

Edmonton Wedding Hair and Makeup

Katch Studios

 

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

 

 

09/30/13

In the Limelight: Delica Bridal

Delica Bridal is one of Edmonton’s premiere bridal gown boutiques. Not only do they carry GORGEOUS gowns, but we love the relaxed atmosphere in-store and the large private dressing rooms. Our brides always rave about their experiences at Delica!

Read on below to learn more about Delica Bridal from owners Ashley McNeill-Dorado and Nicole McNeill…and brides, be sure to check out Delica’s upcoming Sample Sale. On October 19th, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, select dresses will be up to 70% off! Plus, the first 10 brides in store will also receive an additional $50.00 savings off their purchase during this sale!

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Bridesmaid Dresses,

Tell us about Delica Bridal.

Delica Bridal is a bridal boutique in south Edmonton, owned by two sisters with a passion for fashion and weddings. The vision to bring a different bridal experience to Alberta started about three years ago and became a reality in May 2011. We have loved helping all our brides and look forward to helping more achieve their wedding day vision!

Why did you start Delica Bridal?

Although the Alberta market has some amazing bridal stores, we wanted to created a store that had a boutique environment with a strong customer service aspect. It can be a very overwhelming experience when looking for a perfect dress and we wanted to create a store that has a relaxed atmosphere with educated consultants to help make the experience easier and more comfortable. We believe that purchasing a bridal gown should be stress free and low pressure, and we wanted to give Alberta brides this experience.

What types of gowns do you offer?

Every bridal dress found at Delica Bridal is exclusive to the boutique; meaning you will not find the exact same dress anywhere else in Edmonton. The designers offered at Delica are Lazaro, Alvina Valenta, Jim Hjelm Blush, Hayley Paige, Lillen, and Jenny Yoo. We are excited to be introducing Monique Lhuillier Bliss in October 2013!

We hand pick all our sample pieces to ensure there is a large diversity among our pieces. We take into account how the dress will fit on a bride, quality of the fabrics and price. We look for pieces that are trendy yet still timeless, different from other dresses in the market, and that offer customization options.

When should a bride begin looking for her wedding gown?

A bride should start looking for her gown 8- 10 months prior to her wedding date. Every designer is different and has their own lead times, but generally it takes between 4-6 months for the gown to arrive. It’s also important to take into consideration alterations, which can take up to 2-3 months to complete. It’s important not to leave shopping for your gown last minute; the longer you wait, the fewer options you will have.

What are some of the upcoming bridal trends you are seeing for 2014?

For bridal, we are seeing a lot of beaded column dresses with head-to-toe embellishments – think Great Gatsby. Along with that, we are seeing a lot of gowns with illusion necklines and detailed backs. Designers are also experimenting with different fabrics and textures: metallic lace, glitter tulle and textured embroidery. Blush and champagne colours are still popular for those seeking something different than the traditional white.

Any tips for brides-to-be?

  1. Be open-minded and trust your consultant. Your consultant is a bridal gown expert and can help guide you to finding the right dress.
  2. If the dress doesn’t appeal to you on the hanger, don’t shy away from it –  it might look completely different on, and could possibly be ‘the one!’
  3. Another important tip is to avoid bringing a large entourage with you to your appointment. Too many opinions can be overwhelming and may overshadow the vision you have for your wedding. Instead, bring a few trusted family members and/or friends that will support you one hundred percent.

 

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Here are some beautiful JBW brides in Delica Bridal gowns!

Studio 9 Photographics

Photo Credit: Studio 9 Photographics

Diamond Cake Photography

Photo Credit:  Diamond Cake Photography

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

 

 

01/3/13

Featured in Avenue Magazine!

Avenue Magazine Edmonton WeddingRemember Tara + Brett’s gorgeous winter wedding overflowing with unique, nature-inspired details? Avenue Magazine loved it as much as we do and decided to feature it in their January 2013 issue! The lovely photos are courtesy of the talented ladies at Diamond Cake Photography.

Check out the feature online (pages 55-58) and pick up your copy of Avenue at numerous places around town.

Cheers!

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

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05/18/12

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Tara + Brett

Tara + Brett were married in February (our first wedding of 2012!) in the midst of one of Edmonton’s most mild winters in history. Both Environmental Scientists, their love for nature and animals was evident throughout all aspects of their soirée. Add in some charming vintage elements and dozens of thoughtful, unique details…the result? An absolutely gorgeous day that truly reflected this special couple.

Style Me PrettyTara + Brett chose historic locations for both their ceremony and reception venues. After attending an intimate ceremony at McKay Avenue School, guests made their way to Freemasons’ Hall for the reception, where they ate a delicious meal and danced the night away.

The highlight of the reception was the AMAZING photo backdrop! This jaw-dropping set featured trees, taxidermy, fake snow and a green vintage couch. The couple’s family and friends pitched in to make this masterpiece come to life.

The essence of Tara + Brett’s day was captured so beautifully by the talented ladies at Diamond Cake Photography, that it was really no surprise the wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Canada! We are thrilled that 2012 started off with such a bang!

{Special thanks to Jessica and Jenna for assisting!}

Edmonton Wedding Dresses

Vintage Bridal Shoes

Pinkpolka Wedding Design Edmonton

The invitations featured a custom winter woodland illustration by Pinkpolka Wedding Design that was carried throughout the rest of the wedding stationery. Lori from Laurel’s On Whyte incorporated wooden flowers into all the bouquets – the result was so beautiful and unique!

Edmonton Wedding Flowers

Vintage Winter Wedding

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Tara’s gorgeous bridesmaids wore matching robes that featured a vintage floral motif. At the ceremony, the flower girl announced the bride’s entrance with an adorable chalkboard sign!

Flower Girl Dress

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Non Matching Bridesmaid Dresses

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Photographer

Edmonton Wedding Photographer

Fun Wedding Photo Ideas

Wedding party tebowing? Totally awesome.

As they entered the reception hall, guests were wowed by a guest book table that mirrored a forest floor! An abundance of moss, driftwood, lichen and wooden flowers were pressed beneath an acrylic tabletop, creating a gorgeous show piece. Guests were treated to delicious homemade jam favours made by the couple’s mothers and aunts.

Vintage Winter Wedding

Nature Inspired Wedding

Vintage Nature Winter Wedding

Guest Favor Ideas

Vintage Wedding Edmonton

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

The centrepieces were an eclectic mix of old books, antlers and crystal vases collected from friends and antique shops. Vases were filled with hydrangea, ranunculus, garden roses and cotton. Fruitwood chiavari chairs added a rustic flair to the room, while lace was used in the linens and napkins to enhance the romantic, vintage vibe.

Tables were named after an animal species and featured a bronzed version of the corresponding creature. In lieu of clinking glasses, guests had to mimic an animal sound to make the newlyweds kiss. The winning sound? An elk!

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Freemasons Hall Wedding Edmonton

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Nature Inspired Wedding

Wooden Chair Signs Wedding

As a surprise for the couple, we commissioned Naturally Chic to make custom “Bride” and “Groom” chair signs. The winter woodland scene perfectly matched the wedding invitations and reception stationery. Below, the photo backdrop in all its glory! Isn’t it just spectacular!?

Nature Photo Booth

Wooden Flowers Wedding Cake

Vintage Wedding Centerpiece

First Dance Vintage Wedding

Freemasons Hall Wedding Edmonton

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton

Tara + Brett: It was such a joy to help bring your unique wedding vision to reality. Thank you for entrusting Jennifer Bergman Weddings with such an important milestone in your lives. I’m looking forward to hearing all about your Tanzanian honeymoon!

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer

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