01/1/20

Team JBW is Growing!

Edmonton Wedding Planner

JBW is looking to expand our team of Assistant and Lead Coordinators. We are seeking professional, enthusiastic people who are the right fit to join our high-performing team. Details of the available positions and application instructions are listed below – please read carefully, this is your first test!

POSITION 1: Assistant Coordinator

This position is seasonal and casual, however opportunities for growth are always available for the right individual. Most work is on weekends from May through October. This role is perfect for someone who wants to add to their income and/or skillset with a side job. You do not need to have experience in Wedding or Event Planning – we will train you.

DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Assistant Coordinator provides support to the Lead Coordinator at wedding rehearsals, ceremonies and receptions.
    • Rehearsals typically occur on Thursday or Friday evenings and are about 1 hour in length.
    • Most weddings occur on Saturdays and the average shift length is 7-8 hours.
    • Most of our Assistant Coordinators work between 5-10 weddings / events each year, with the majority being held in the summer months.
  • Basic décor setup will be required. This involves physical work with light to medium lifting, and a lot of time on your feet.
  • Late night décor teardown may be required for some events.

SKILLS + QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma and completion of / enrollment in some post-secondary program.
  • Enthusiastic and eager to learn.
  • Excellent listener with the ability to follow direction well.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to stay calm and composed under pressure.
  • Professional – in both appearance and the way you carry yourself.
  • Personable, friendly and a good fit for our team.
  • Able to provide your own reliable transportation and cell phone on event days.

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POSITION 2: Lead Coordinator

This position is part-time/casual to start, with the goal of increasing your workload into 2021 and beyond. It is perfect for someone who has flexibility with their schedule and the ability to grow with us. You do not need to have experience in Wedding or Event Planning – we will train you.

DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work directly with Wedding Day Management clients to manage all logistics leading up to the event.
  • Lead and execute the wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception:
    • Rehearsals typically occur on Thursday or Friday evenings and are about 1 hour in length.
    • Most weddings occur on Saturdays and the average time on site is 12-14 hours.
  • Provide leadership, direction and supervision to your team of Assistant Coordinators.
  • Basic décor setup will be required. This involves physical work with light to medium lifting, and a lot of time on your feet.
  • Late night décor teardown may be required for some events.

SKILLS + QUALIFICATIONS

See Assistant Coordinator list, plus:

  • Impeccable organizational skills with accute attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills – includes having fantastic email etiqutte and confidence in social situations.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision: mature, responsible and reliable.
  • Aptitude for applying creative solutions to problems.
  • Service-minded with a willingness to go above and beyond for every client, every time.
  • Able to provide your own reliable transportation, cell phone and laptop computer.

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APPLY BY FEBRUARY 1, 2020
To apply to either of the above positions, please send your resume and an introductory email indicating why you are interested in the position to info@JenniferBergmanWeddings.com with subject line “Application for Assistant Coordinator” OR “Application for Lead Coordinator.”

*Please note: We appreciate all applications, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

06/17/19

Edmonton Wedding Coordinator: Kristen + Craig

If there was ever a couple you’d picture together forever, Kristen + Craig are it. Together with family and friends they celebrated their special day last spring at Delta South’s Top of the Inn.

It’s such an honour to coordinate multiple weddings within the same family! Our team had the privilege of helping with each of Kristen’s siblings’ weddings, including Stephanie + Matt’s wedding last year.

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11/26/18

Bachelor Party Ideas in Edmonton

If you’re in charge of planning an unforgettable bachelor party, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a sampling of creative Edmonton stag ideas to make sure the groom has the best “last night of freedom” before his big day!

Cheer & Beer

Cheer on the green and gold at an Edmonton Eskimos football game, then hop on the LRT downtown to sample Canada’s largest selection of draft beer at Craft Beer Market or check out the beer board at Beer Revolution.

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Race to the Altar

For the groom with a need for speed, Castrol Raceway offers an afternoon of excitement watching drag racing or drifting. Want in on the action? Book your own Mini Grand Prix at Speeders Indoor ProKarts.

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Thrill-Seeking Stag

Throw away any pre-wedding jitters at The Rec Room, then unleash your competitive side with adrenaline-inducing adventure at Paintball Action Games.

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Gentlemen’s Fiesta

Head to La Tienda Cigars to learn about and sample some of Cuba’s best, then vamos to El Cortez Cantina for tacos and tequila.

El Cortez Cantina Edmonton, Tacos and TequilaPhoto: El Cortez Cantina

Shaves n’ Scotch

For the sophisticated gentlemen – indulge in hot shaves at Barber Ha, followed by an evening of Scotch and charcuterie at The Bothy Wine & Whisky Bar.

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As published on ExploreEdmonton.com

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01/5/18

Edmonton Bridal Boutiques

– As featured via a collaboration with ExploreEdmonton.com – 

Finding the Perfect Wedding Gown

One of the most exciting elements of planning your wedding is finding the dress of your dreams. Here in Edmonton, the wedding dress scene has blossomed, and we’re fortunate to have some stylish and savvy local boutiques at our fingertips. Before you get started, here are a few tips to make the most of your gown shopping experience:

  1. Shop early. Gowns can take 6 to 8 months to order; the alteration process can take up to 2 months. Keep these timeline in mind and give yourself plenty of time before your wedding day to avoid stress and costly rush charges.
  2. Choose your crew wisely. Too many opinions can be overwhelming and may confuse the selection process. Bring just a few of your besties or family members who will support you and your wedding vision.
  3. Be open minded. Don’t be afraid to surprise yourself! You might fall in love with a dress that you didn’t expect to like on the hangar.
  4. Set a budget. Establish a realistic budget and stick to it. It’s tempting to try on gowns that are outside of your budget but the can lead to some major disappointment.

Boutiques for Brides and Maids

Delica Bridal | Location: #108, 2951 Ellwood Drive
Delica Bridal is a sister-owned boutique for brides who want a no-fuss, relaxed experience. Known for their warm and inviting service, Delica carries a unique collection of curated gowns form exclusive and emerging designers, making it a haven for brides (and bridesmaids) who are looking for something different. Most notably, they carry the coveted Hayley Paige, Lazaro and Truvelle lines.

Edmonton Wedding Dress Shops

Novelle Bridal Shop | Location: 10553 124 Street
Located on Edmonton’s trendy 124th Street, Novelle Bridal’s gorgeous 2-storey shop features floor-to-ceiling windows and a loft dedicated to bridesmaid dresses. Personal attention is their mantra – book a complimentary one hour session, or upgrade to a Couture Consultation for an extended appointment time complete with sparkling juice and sweet treats for your entourage. Novelle now carries the coveted Berta bridal line.

Edmonton Bridal Boutiques

Pure Bridal | Location: 11267 170 Street
Pure Bridal is an intimate bridal shop located in west Edmonton. Since their opening in 2006, they have helped thousands of brides find “the one” with exclusive and personalized service. The over-sized private change rooms offer plenty of space, providing a serene and relaxed environment. Along with carrying both bridal and bridesmaid gowns, Pure Bridal can complete your ensemble with custom made veils and jewelry.

Edmontons Best Bridal Boutiques, Wedding Dress Shops and Bridal Boutiques in Edmonton

The Bridal Boutique | Location: 10935 120 Street (New Location!)
With Lillian Bowedring and her three daughters at the helm, The Bridal Boutique has taken the Alberta wedding industry by storm with locations in both Edmonton and Calgary. Now located in the trendy Holland Plaza, they carry a stylish collection of bridal and bridesmaid gowns in all budgets, including designers Essence of Australia, Pronovias and Martin Liana.

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10/4/17

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Brianna + Anthony

Although unexpected, an early October snowfall left a pretty white dusting over the Edmonton landscape that only added to the romance of Brianna + Anthony’s wedding day. They were the third generation from the Groom’s side of the family to be married at Josephburg Community Church, making it an extra special and meaningful day.

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Brianna had been dreaming of her wedding since she was a little girl, but she didn’t want to fall in line with a traditional white wedding. She envisioned something bold and unique, with wow factor details! The Art Gallery of Alberta was the perfect venue to host this modern, glamorous affair.

Black draping and ambient lighting set the stage for show-stopping décor. Long wooden harvest tables covered in lush greens and a boxwood hedge backdrop behind the head table transformed the minimalist gallery into a lush garden. Fabloomosity used so many interesting florals and textural elements to create dramatic “art” pieces for the round tables.

Shortly after the wedding, Brianna + Anthony headed to the majestic Rocky Mountains for an “after session” with Carey Nash. We couldn’t resist including some of these images below, and you can view more of this stunning wedding in the Fall / Winter 2017 issue of Blush Magazine.

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09/7/16

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Edmonton Country Club Wedding

J+M’s August wedding was the perfect blend of romance and celebration! We designed the day to be timeless with a lush garden theme. Fittingly, the ceremony was held at the beautiful Devonian Gardens and featured a stunning chuppah covered in greenery, curly willow, vibrant florals and fruit.

The reception was held at Edmonton Country Club – a gem tucked away in the River Valley with outstanding service and food. We setup a tent on the patio over the dance floor, creating a most excellent outdoor dance party setting. Inside the event space long rectangle tables were covered with lush greenery, gold candelabras, florals and fruits, including pears, apples, grapes, strawberries and plums. Gold Chateau chairs, ornate glass charger plates and timeless stationery completed the table design.

This wedding incorporated several different cultural traditions: a traditional Chinese Lion Dance for the couple’s grand entrance, a Ukrainian dance performance by the Cheremosh Dance Company to kick off the party, and Jewish Hora dancing to continue the celebrations. It was such a delight for guests to see these unique customs woven together to celebrate the newlyweds!

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02/24/16

Wedding Song Ideas 2016

We are back with our 2nd edition of Wedding Song Ideas (check out Part 1 here)! Choosing those special songs for your wedding day can be challenging for many couples, so we’ve compiled a list of ideas – both Classic and Contemporary – for all those memorable moments.

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Classic:

  1. Hallelujah / Jeff Buckeley
  2. Summer Guest / Ásgeir
  3. Maybe I’m Amazed / Vitamin String Quartet
  4. La Valse de L’Amour / Patrick Doyle
  5. Beethoven’s 5 Secrets / The Piano Guys
  6. Clair de Lune / Clade Debussy
  7. Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring / Johann Sebastian Bach
  8. Your Guardian Angel / Vitamin String Quartet
  9. Here Comes the Sun / Guitar Dreamers
  10. I’m Ready / Bryan Adams

Contemporary:

  1. Boom Clap / Lennon & Maisy
  2. Flightless Bird, American Mouth / Iron & Wine
  3. Turning Page / Sleeping at Last
  4. What Love is All About / Johnny Reid
  5. Somewhere Only We Knew / Lily Allen
  6. Love / Matt White
  7. Love Someone / Jason Mraz
  8. You and I / Michael Bublé
  9. When You Say You Love Me / Josh Groban
  10. Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop / Landon Pigg

Bridesmaid DressesGrand Entrance

Classic:

  1. Signed, Sealed, Delivered / Stevie Wonder
  2. You Make My Dreams Come True / Hall & Oats
  3. It’s Not Unusual / Tom Jones
  4. Could You be Loved / Bob Marley and the Wailers
  5. Come Fly With Me / Frank Sinatra
  6. That’s Amore / Dean Martin
  7. You’re My Best Friend / Queen
  8. Bittersweet Symphony / The Vitamin String Quartet
  9. This Will Be / Natalia Cole
  10. Get Ready / The Temptations

Contemporary:

  1. Happy / Pharrell Williams
  2. Shut Up and Dance / Walk the Moon
  3. Honey, I’m Good / Andy Grammar
  4. Sugar / Maroon 5
  5. Adventure of a lifetime / Coldplay
  6. I Got U / Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones
  7. Top of the World / Tim McGraw
  8. Love Is / Rod Stewart
  9. Good Life / Kanye West feat. T-Pain
  10. Best Day of My Life / American Authors

party dressesFirst Dance

Classic:

  1. It Had To Be You / Billie Holiday
  2. Something In The Way She Moves / James Taylor
  3. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic / Sleeping At Last (cover of The Police)
  4. Let’s Stay Together / Al Green
  5. You Are So Beautiful / Joe Cocker
  6. I Cross My Heart / George Strait
  7. Crazy Love / Van Morrison
  8. Endless Love / Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  9. Unchained Melody / Righteous Brothers
  10. La Vie en Rose / Andrea Bocelli

Contemporary:

  1. Thinking Out Loud / Ed Sheeran
  2. Purpose / Justin Bieber
  3. Tenerife Sea / Ed Sheeran
  4. How Long Will I Love You / Ellie Goulding
  5. Latch (Acoustic) / Sam Smith
  6. State of Grace (Acoustic) / Taylor Swift
  7. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) / Sleeping At Last
  8. Die a Happy Man / Thomas Rhett
  9. Heartbeat / Chris Young
  10. Close Your Eyes / Michael Bublé
  11. The One / Kodaline

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Classic:

  1. Cupid Shuffle / Cupid
  2. Overjoyed / Stevie Wonder
  3. I’ll Be Seeing You / Billy Holiday
  4. When the Stars Go Blue / Tim McGraw
  5. When You Need Me / Bruce Springsteen
  6. Landslide / Fleetwood Mac
  7. When You’re Smiling / Louis Armstrong
  8. The Prayer / Céline Dion & Andrea Bocelli
  9. Cinderella / Steven Curtis Chapman
  10. Love Me Tender / Barbara Streisand (with Elvis Presley)

Contemporary:

  1. To the Moon and Back / Luke Bryan
  2. Book of Love / Peter Gabriel
  3. Even My Dad Does Sometimes / Ed Sheeran
  4. I’ve Got You (And You’ve Got Me) / Lennon & Maisy
  5. Stars / Alessia Cara
  6. Golden / Lady Antebellum
  7. Across the Universe / Rufus Wainwright
  8. By Your Side / Sade
  9. Lost Stars / Adam Levine
  10. In My Life / Diana Krall

bridesmaid dressesBouquet/Garter Toss

Classic:

  1. Walk this Way / Aerosmith & Run – DMC
  2. Hit Me With Your Best Shot / Pat Benatar
  3. A Little Less Conversation / Elvis Presley
  4. U Can’t Touch This / MC Hammer
  5. Last Dance / Donna Summer
  6. The Final Countdown / Europe
  7. I Got You / James Brown & His Famous Flames
  8. Burning Down the House / Talking Heads
  9. Whip It / Devo
  10. She’s a Lady / Tom Jones

Contemporary:

  1. Watch Me / Silento
  2. Hot in Here / Nelly
  3. Partition / Beyoncé
  4. Country Girl / Luke Bryan
  5. Milkshake / Kelis
  6. Marvin Gaye / Charlie Puth & Meghan Trainor
  7. S.O.B / Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  8. My House / Flo Rida
  9. Hey Mama / David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack
  10. Don’t Stop The Party / Pitbull

Photo Credits (top-bottom): Carey Nash Photography, Brianna Hughes Photography, DQ Studios, Kelly Redinger Photographer, DQ Studios.

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

02/3/16

Canmore Wedding Planner: Maureen + Tyler

The Pavilion at Silvertip Resort in Canmore was the perfect Rocky Mountain venue for Maureen + Tyler’s winter wedding getaway.

It was important to Maureen + Tyler that the weekend was a celebration filled with personalized touches, wow-factor décor, and fun! The weekend kicked off with a welcome cocktail party in the penthouse suite at Grande Rockies Resort, and the fun continued with a killer dance party and soft serve ice cream station to finish off the evening festivities.

See more of this delightful winter wedding on Canadian Mountain Chic, with photography by Midnightea and Retrospekt Designs.

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