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.

Edmonton Event PlannerPhotos: Eskimos / Cheers

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.

Castrol Raceway Bachelor Party EdmontonPhoto: Castrol Raceway

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.

Axe Throwing Edmonton Bachelor PatryPhoto: Axe Throwing

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.

The Bothy Edmonton Bachelor PartyPhoto: Scotch

As published on ExploreEdmonton.com

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

01/5/18

Edmonton Bridal Boutiques

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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.

Edmonton Tourism, Wedding Dress Shops and Bridal Boutiques in Edmonton

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12/18/17

Unique Wedding Venues in Edmonton

With the New Year just around the corner, we know a lot of newly engaged couples will be scouring the city for the perfect venue. What better time to shine a light on some of Edmonton’s most unique wedding and event venues?

Transformation Potential: Art Gallery of Alberta

This architectural stunner in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown can host all your wedding events, making it a convenient option for couples looking to streamline their day. Begin with a romantic ceremony in the theatre, enjoy cocktails and urban views on the 3rd floor terrace, then host a delicious dinner catered by Zinc on the main level in Manning Hall. Offer your guests a unique wedding favour by providing access to the exhibits. Most comfortable for 180 attendees.

Edmonton Wedding Venues{Carey Nash Photography}

Gem in the River Valley: Edmonton Country Club

You don’t need to be a member of Edmonton’s first private golf and country club to host an event at this historic property. The dramatic views of the river valley and city skyline provide an ideal setting for momentous celebrations. Your guests can order their entrée at the wedding – no need to request meal selections in advance. Having a summer fete? Hold your dance outdoors on the patio under a tent! Best suited for 150 guests.

Edmonton Country Club Wedding Planner{Infused Studios}

Warehouse Vibe: Yellowhead Brewery

Beer lovers take note! Yellowhead Brewery has quickly become a favourite Edmonton venue for those seeking an intimate, non-traditional space. Exposed brick and wooden beams offer character and warmth with little décor required. Perfect for couples who love to celebrate, the festivities can continue until 3:00am after a 2:00am bar closure. Holds up to 100 guests for a seated meal.

Unique Edmonton Wedding Venue{Kelly Redinger Photography}

Grandeur in West Edmonton: Oasis Centre

With impeccable service comparable to that of a 5-star hotel, the Oasis Centre has developed an outstanding reputation as one of Edmonton’s top wedding and event venues. Luxurious finishes including marble pillars, rose quartz chandeliers and 24 ftceilings are highlights among couples who favour timeless elegance on their big day. Bring your favourite caterer and bar selections, and enjoy the beautiful outdoor gardens for photos or cocktail hour. Suitable for up to 350 guests.

Oasis Centre Wedding Edmonton
Edmonton Wedding Venues

Dramatic Blank Slate: ATB Financial Arts Barns

Located in Edmonton’s popular Old Strathcona area just off Whyte Avenue, the Arts Barns’ Westbury Theatre offers a unique setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Built-in lighting capabilities and dramatic theatre backdrops provide intriguing ambiance and make this venue a favourite for creative visionaries. Bookings include a highly skilled in-house technician to operate the theatrical lighting. Another plus? Bring your favourite caterer. Best suited for under 200 guests.

Arts Barn Westbury Theatre Wedding{Erik Hornung}

Rustic & Cozy: Old Timers’ Cabin

With a log cabin feel, Old Timers’ Cabin is perfect for couples after the ‘shabby chic’ theme. Hire your favourite caterer and bring in your own bar selections for a personalized food and beverage experience. Conveniently located near downtown, guests have ample options for nearby accommodation and transportation. Keep your guest count under 200 for a seated dinner and dance.

Unique Edmonton Event Venues{Sarah Mavro Photography}

Summer Lovin’: Blatchford Hangar at Fort Edmonton Park

Set in historic Fort Edmonton, the Blatchford Hangar’s tall wood beam ceilings and concrete floors give this space a trendy warehouse vibe. The large hangar doors open up to an expansive green space, making it a perfect venue for summer weddings. No B-list required – the Hangar accommodates up to 450 guests.

Edmonton wedding venues{Kelly Redinger Photography}

Best View: Shaw Riverview Room / Shaw Hall D

With floor to ceiling windows, Shaw Conference Centre’s Riverview Room (cap: 130) and Hall D (cap: 1000) offer stunning views of Edmonton’s river valley, providing a gorgeous backdrop in every season. Clean lines and modern styling make Shaw’s spaces easy to personalize with décor, and you can have a corkage bar for weddings (a huge plus, especially for larger celebrations).

Shaw Hall D wedding{Katch Studios}

As featured via a collaboration with ExploreEdmonton.com.

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

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