12/27/11

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Hala + Sean

Married exactly one year from the day they were engaged (in front of the Eiffel Tower, I might add), it’s no surprise that romance was the running theme for this wedding from the start. Hala + Sean’s modern day fairytale wedding was held back in August on a sunny day in Edmonton, Alberta. They chose to have their ‘first look‘ at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald before heading over to St. Joachim Catholic Church to say their vows.

As always, Sharon Litchfield Photography did an amazing job capturing the romance and elegance of this gorgeous wedding. The pictures truly speak for themselves – enjoy!

{Special thanks to Jessica for assisting!}

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Edmonton Wedding Makeup Artist

Hala’s super-talented beauty team: Anita Gill Makeup Artistry and addcolo Wigs

Sharon Litchfield Photography

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Pink Bridesmaid Dresses

Hala took everyone’s breath away in her stunning Tara Keely ballgown (style 2051) from Novelle Bridal!
Her beautiful bridesmaids looked picture perfect in fuchsia chiffon dresses.

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Pink and Ivory Bouquet

Photos Before Ceremony

Hotel Macdonald Gardens

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding

Sharon Litchfield Photography

Sharon Litchfield Photography

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Bouquet in Vintage Bookshelf

Kate Ashton Florists designed the gorgeous florals. Hala’s romantic bouquet featured mini ivory calla lilies, pink and ivory roses, lisianthus, stock, and mini pink cymbidium orchids.

Sharon Litchfield Photography

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding

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Wedgwood Room Wedding Reception

After the ceremony guests made their way to The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s Wedgwood Room for cocktails, dinner and dancing. We kept the décor design simple to let the beauty of the room’s architecture take centre stage. Lush pink centrepieces popped on the elegant white and silver tables, and reception stationery by Pinkpolka Wedding Design completed the look.

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Pinkpolka Wedding Design

Silver Ball Table Number Holder

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding

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Jesse Peters Edmonton

Duelling pianists entertained guests throughout the entire evening! The first dances were one of my favourite parts of the entire day – you could feel the emotion in the room – beautiful!

First Wedding Dance

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding

Congratulations, Hala + Sean! It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your families to bring your wedding vision to life. Wishing you all the best in the future!

Jennifer + Team
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12/5/11

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Victoria + Nathan

Victoria + Nathan are that couple. That couple you know who are so in love that you feel like you’re watching a romance movie when you’re with them. It was only fitting that their wedding exuded romance as well!

Using a fresh palette of pewter grey, ivory and icy blue, we designed and coordinated their wedding at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. The result: an elegant, enchanting affair that felt warm and inviting.

Here’s a look at Victoria + Nathan’s day with photos by Katch Studios. I had such a hard time narrowing down the photos to share with you (drop-dead gorgeous couple + insanely talented photographers = soooo many amazing images)!

{Special thanks to Sarah and Jessica for assisting.}

Katch Studios Edmonton

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Love a groom in a bowtie. Paired with a phalaenopsis orchid boutonniere – elegant and timeless!

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Pure Bridal Edmonton

Victoria’s gown by Pronovias (Fantastica) from Pure Bridal was full of romantic, cascading ruffles.

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Grey Bridesmaid Dresses

La Piazza Dasee Edmonton

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St. Joseph's Basilica Edmonton Wedding

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The ceremony was held at St. Joseph’s Basilica – one of Edmonton’s iconic landmarks. The emotion on Victoria’s face says it all.

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St. Joseph's Basilica Edmonton Wedding

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Katch Studios Edmonton

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Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding

Unique Guest Book Idea

At the reception guests left their thumbprint on a custom guest book tree drawing. The Empire Ballroom is naturally stunning, so minimal décor is required. The room was enhanced with vanilla satin chair wraps, silver damask linens and gorgeous centrepieces by La Piazza Dasee composed of white phalaenopsis orchids, and blue and white hydrangea.

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Edmonton Wedding Planner

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Victoria + Nathan opted to include thoughtful thank-you notes at each guest’s place setting. Blue butterfly place cards added a whimsical touch to the table décor.

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Edmonton Wedding Planner

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding

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The Art of Cake created this gorgeous ruffled white chocolate masterpiece. It smelled amazing!

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Chinese Wedding Dress

Victoria + Nathan: Thank you for choosing us to help bring your wedding vision to life. Wishing you a marriage filled with romance!

Jennifer + Team
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08/22/10

Edmonton Engagement Photos by James Design Studios

Nadia + Steve are getting married next August, and they’ve chosen one of my favourite photography teams to capture their special day – James Design Studios (JDS). I’ll admit I’m a bit biased as JDS shot my own wedding a couple years ago, but their amazing work speaks for itself!

Steve just returned to Edmonton after spending a few months in Eastern Canada, so last week was the perfect time to take their engagement photos. These two are so in love and they’re truly best friends – I think it shows in the photos!

Check out the full post and more beautiful couples in love on JDS Photography’s blog.

Jennifer