11/26/16

First Look Photos

More and more couples are choosing to break tradition and see each other before they walk down the aisle. Referred to as a “first look,” it is when the to-be-weds see one another in their wedding attire with their photo and video team present to document the moment. Most couples then spend a couple of hours taking photos with their wedding party before heading to the ceremony to say I Do.

While this change of format isn’t for everyone, taking photos before the ceremony is a great idea for a few reasons:

  • Feeling fresh. Taking photos right after you get ready means your hair and makeup will be at their best. (This also applies to your flowers!)
  • Capture the moment. Your photo and video team will ensure this special moment is captured at all angles, with no risk of Uncle Hank’s iPad obstructing the view.
  • Keep calm and marry on. If you’re the anxious type, hanging out and taking photos with the bridal party will help you relax before the ceremony.
  • Gone with the gap. Getting photos out of the way before the ceremony saves your guests the painful wait in between events, and allows you to spend more time visiting with them. This is particularly convenient if both ceremony and reception are being held at the same venue.

Here are some amazing photos of JBW couples sharing their first look!

Sharon Litchfield Photography First Look Photos Edmonton Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton{Sharon Litchfield Photography}

Blue Suit Groom Edmonton{Blake Loates Photography}

Scottish Kilt Groom Edmonton Best Edmonton Wedding Planner{Carey Nash Photography}

Valentine's Day Backdrops for photography{Gabe McClintock}

Gay Edmonton Weddings Gay Wedding Edmonton{Brianna Hughes Photography}

Edmonton First Look Photographers Luxe Edmonton Wedding Planner{Sharon Litchfield Photography}

Edmonton River Valley Wedding Photos Edmonton Wedding Planner{ENV Photography}

custom wedding backdrop Brentwood Bay Wedding Planner{Jesse Holland Photography}

First Look Photos Before Wedding Ceremony Jennifer Bergman Weddings Kelowna Wedding Planner Sparkling Hill Wedding Planner{Kevin Trowbridge Photography}

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Sharon LitchfieldEdmonton Wedding Planner{Sharon Litchfield Photography}

Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner{kate Redinger Photographer}

Edmonton Destination Wedding Planner Nicole Ashley Edmonton Canmore Wedding Planner{Nicole Ashley Photography}

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03/28/16

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Charlotte + Frantz, Part 2

After saying ‘I Do’ in an intimate ceremony at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Charlotte + Frantz wanted to celebrate their marriage by throwing an incredible party for their friends and families. The reception was held six months later at the modern Art Gallery of Alberta

Long rectangle tables flanked either side of the reception space, while square tables lined the centre of the room. Layers of geometric patterns on the linens, table runners and chargers enhanced a monochromatic palette of whites and soft greys. Homogenous groupings of all-white florals including callas, hydrangea, peonies and garden roses were angled for a modern look. Luxurious letterpress stationery featured the couple’s contemporary monogram, which was also displayed on the DJ booth and custom Violet Chocolate Co. favours.

A dessert bar featured Charlotte + Frantz’s favourite sweets, including Nanaimo bars and locally owned Moonshine doughnuts. Fat Franks hot dog truck served delicious late night eats – a perfect way to fuel up for more dancing!

Before perusing the gorgeous photos by Gabe McClintock, you MUST watch this incredible video by Capture the Moment Media based in Vancouver. They filmed both the December ceremony and June reception – it’s such a wonderful depiction of Charlotte + Frantz’s love story.

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03/23/16

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Charlotte + Frantz, Part 1

Charlotte + Frantz were married in an intimate ceremony at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. They wanted to exchange vows in front of their immediate families, sharing the sacred moment with their most important supporters. They recited their own vows, which were so beautiful and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. I feel so honoured to have shared in this special moment with them.

Months later, they would celebrate with an ultra-modern reception at the Art Gallery of Alberta – more to come in Part 2!

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05/19/15

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Nicole + Jon

Jon + Nicole, the talent behind Nicole Ashley Photography, planned an intimate elopement in San Francisco’s spectacular Sutro Forest. We were honoured to help them throw a celebration for friends and family back in Edmonton at The Parlour Italian Kitchen & Bar.

Here’s a look at their gorgeous reception as featured in Blush Magazine Inc.!

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11/17/14

Banff Wedding Planner: Megan + Eric

Megan + Eric decided to host a weekend destination wedding at one of their favorite locations – The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. They wanted their guests to enjoy a sumptuous, romantic winter getaway, while incorporating unique elements to personalize the day.

Upon arrival, guests received welcome packages in their hotel rooms which included some of the couple’s favourite treats and snacks, mountain-themed components to tie into the destination, as well as a weekend itinerary postcard with a personalized thank you note. At the reception dinner tables, “guest libs” (mad libs) cards were placed at each setting on the other side of the menu. Guests filled in the blanks to Megan + Eric’s love story with their own creative adjectives – this was such a fun keepsake and an excellent alternative to a traditional guest book!

To convey a warm, romantic feeling with wintery undertones, we based the wedding design around a palette of mixed metallics and warm pastels. “Winter sparkle” was included in elements throughout the wedding design – from the glitter paper used in the stationery, to champagne sequin overlays, to the custom sparkly silver aisle runner. Black suede chair pads on dark gold diamond back chairs enhanced the medieval characteristics of Mount Stephen Hall.

Here’s a look at Megan + Eric’s magical Banff winter wedding with stunning photography by Gabe McClintock. You can also view the feature on Junebug Weddings. Enjoy!

Canadian Wedding Industry Award Alberta
{Winner of the 2014 Canadian Wedding Industry Award for
Best Event Design, Alberta Region}

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Mount Stephen Hall Wedding Ceremony Banff

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The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Wedding

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The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Wedding

Banff Springs Hotel Winter Wedding

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The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Wedding

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