02/23/21

Alyshea + Al-Karim (Part 1): Mehndi Party at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Alyshea and Al-Karim celebrated their union with multiple events over a weekend in Edmonton – a destination they chose because of the recently opened Aga Khan Garden at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden.

This wedding weekend was such a delight to plan and design (and there are so many incredible details to share!) that we’re breaking it into three blog posts:

The festivities kicked off with a Bollywood Chic Mehndi party at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Guests enjoyed a custom ‘Flavours of India’ menu and could visit a draped Mehndi tent to have professional henna artists adorn their hands with beautiful designs.

The event featured dance performances, traditional Ismaili ceremonies and Vancouver’s Juno-nominated DJ A-SLAM. Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3 coming soon…

This wedding is not only featured on Wedluxe, but it was also honoured as a finalist for Best Wedding over $150,000 at the 2020 Canadian Event Awards!

Credits:

JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding PlannerJ. Gartner Studio Wedding Stationery Cartier Wedding Cufflinks JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding Planner Mango Studios Edmonton Luxe Wedding Photographer Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Luxe Makeup Artist Nickol Walkemeyer Indian Bridal Gowns Pooja Boutique Pooja Boutique Calgary Pooja Boutique Jennifer Bergman Weddings JW Marriott Edmonton Downtown Wedding JW Marriott Edmonton Terrace First Look JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding Planning and Design JW Marriott Edmonton Mango Studios Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding Planner Jennifer Bergman Weddings Mehndi Party Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Jennifer Bergman Weddings Jennifer Bergman Weddings Luxe Edmonton Planner Elegant Edmonton Wedding Planning & DesignMehndi Party Fairmont Hotel Macdonald fairmont hotel macdonald weddingeast indian wedding decor edmonton henna Mehndi Tent Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Empire Ballroom Mendhi Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Empire Ballroom Wedding  Indian Music Academy Edmonton indian bridal canopy edmonton Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Luxe Wedding Planner east indian Wedding Planner edmonton fairmont Jennifer Bergman Wedding Planner+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

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03/16/14

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Beena + Craig

Avenue Edmonton Wedding

Beena + Craig’s wedding last summer was a fusion of two diverse, vibrant cultures: East Indian and Guyanese. Living apart to pursue their careers, they opted for a longer engagement in order to pace out the wedding planning decisions. We made the most of our emails, calls and whirlwind planning weekends to arrange their festive 400-guest celebration at All Saints Anglican Cathedral and Meridian Banquets.

You can read all about this gorgeous wedding in Avenue Edmonton Magazine’s January 2014 issue. JDS Photography did a fabulous job (as usual) capturing the special moments throughout the day – enjoy a sampling of images below!

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Meridian Banquets Edmonton

Smore Table, Wedding treat table

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03/18/13

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Ruhee + Ashish

WedLuxe Magazine Canada Luxury WeddingsLast week we shared the inspiration behind Ruhee + Ashish’s luxurious pink and gold wedding. With elegant, romantic undertones and bold, glamorous details, it’s no surprise that this soirée caught the attention of WedLuxe – Canada’s luxury wedding magazine.

WedLuxe Magazine Canada Luxury WeddingsThe day before the wedding, Ruhee’s family greeted a large contingent of Ashish’s family and friends flying in from Chicago. Following a festive welcome they enjoyed a delicious meal at Sorrentino’s Downtown. The next morning was an early start as guests were shuttled to Eagle Rock Golf Course for the ceremony, followed by a celebratory lunch.

The reception was held later that evening in The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s Empire Ballroom. Most couples like to play it safe and stick with the ballroom’s natural elegance in neutral tones, but we were thrilled that Ruhee + Ashish wanted to break the norm and allowed us to design the space to look like it never has before! The lighting started out with an elegant golden glow which transitioned to a vibrant pink during the dance to add energy to the room – a perfect way to accelerate the party!

Head on over to Shandro Photo’s blog for more wedding eye candy, and be sure to check out the amazing Same Day Edit by A Love Story Cinema.

{Special thanks to Lana, Krista and Suzanne for assisting!}

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Hotel Macdonald Wedding Edmonton

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Ruhee + Ashish: It was such a pleasure working with you and your families to create this amazing celebration of your love. Thank you for trusting JBW with such an important time in your lives!

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03/15/13

Inspiration to Reality: Ruhee + Ashish

Today’s Inspiration to Reality post features a luxurious pink and gold wedding at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Ruhee + Ashish wanted their wedding reception to make a bold statement while still radiating romance and elegance:

Photo Credits (clockwise from top left): ombre flowers – Beauty Moves Me; tall centrepiece – Inside Weddings; letterpress wedding invitation – Invitations by Ajalon; pink lighting – The Knot; pink and gold paisley wedding cake – Couture Cakery; pink centerpiece – Style Me Pretty; pink and gold reception – In Style Weddings.

…and here’s their wedding vision come to life!

Photo Credit: Shandro Photo.

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On Monday we’ll share the full blog post of this gorgeous wedding as featured on WedLuxe…stay tuned!

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Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer

 

03/22/12

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Aanchal + Rajat (Part 2)

Two days after Aanchal + Rajat’s Moroccan-inspired Sangeet party, they were married in an elegant ceremony at The Oasis Centre in Edmonton.

We used a warm palette of ivory, peach, copper and burgundy to enhance the aesthetic of the opulent banquet hall. Aanchal + Rajat were married under a modern Mandap covered with wavy manzanita branches and burnt orange calla lilies. Romantic rose petals and candlelight littered the stage creating a romantic ambiance.

Enjoy these beautiful images by Night and Day Photography.

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Oasis Centre Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

Oasis Centre Edmonton

Orange Calla Lily Centerpieces

East Indian Mandap

East Indian Mandap

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East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

Thank you, Aanchal + Rajat, for inviting us to be part of such a special time in your lives. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your wonderful families. All the very best in the future!

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer

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03/20/12

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Aanchal + Rajat (Part 1)

I love a lot of things about East Indian weddings: the colours, the dancing, the food…but above all, the festive spirit. Everyone who attends is ready to have the time of their lives, and often the celebrations continue for the better part of a week!

We were fortunate to be involved in Aanchal + Rajat’s wedding festivities last July. We designed and coordinated their pre-wedding Sangeet party as well as the wedding ceremony. The Sangeet was held at Meridian Banquets in Edmonton. Aanchal wanted this evening to be colourful and Moroccan-inspired, complete with lanterns, lighting and a bazaar where ladies could adorn themselves with bindis and bangles!

Enjoy a small sampling of images from this festive fete by Night and Day Photography, and stay tuned for Part 2 coming later this week.

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East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

Moroccan Themed Wedding

Moroccan Themed Wedding

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09/2/11

Edmonton Wedding Time Lapse

Earlier this summer we had the pleasure of designing and coordinating two events to celebrate Aanchal + Rajat’s marriage. I hope to share some gorgeous photos with you soon but for now here’s something new that we had fun experimenting with. We setup a time lapse camera at Edmonton’s Oasis Conference Centre to capture some of  what goes on behind the scenes to prepare for an event. The video also captures the entire ceremony, so if you’ve never been to an East Indian wedding this is a must-see!

The speedy teams in the video include Jennifer Bergman Weddings, QSD Event Services, La Piazza Dasee and the Oasis staff. Décor from Elegant Touches and Special Event Rentals helped complete the gorgeous design of the event.

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner