10/21/15

Valentine’s Day Wedding at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

For C+B, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is not just a beautiful mountain resort. It holds special meaning in their relationship, as it is where they first met while attending a conference as University students. Ten years later, they chose to hold their wedding here – on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t get more romantic than that!

For privacy reasons we aren’t sharing any photos of the happy couple and their guests, but we wanted to showcase some of the gorgeous décor we designed, and acknowledge the talented team of event professionals who helped bring this day to life.

  • The luxurious custom invitation and stationery suite by Palettera featured gold foil application and letterpress printing, with custom illustrations of places of significance to their love story. The invitations were delivered in gorgeous boxes lined with red rose paper and finished with satin ribbon.
  • Guest tables were dressed in cream overlays with embroidered appliques, giving a soft and romantic look to the Beauvert Ballroom. Natural Manzanita tree centrepieces designed by fabLOOMosity twinkled with gold votives that hung from the branches, while a base of hydrangea and lush garden roses spilled onto the tables. Pearl glass charger plates, cranberry napkins and letterpress menus completed each setting.
  • The 18-person wedding party sat at a dramatic King’s Table covered in a lush floral tablescape of textural greens, cream and burgundy blooms, and ample candlelight.
  • The Art of Cake designed a gorgeous four-tier cake covered in hand-sculpted gold petals.

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Original Artwork Wedding Invitations

Destination Wedding Planner

Jasper Park Lodge Winter Wedding

Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner

Jasper Winter Wedding

Unique place card table, Jasper Park Lodge

Jeff Tobert, Spanish Guitar

PSAV Jasper Park Lodge

Gold Chiavari Chairs, Gold Accent Wedding

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Beauvert Ballroom, Jasper Park Lodge Wedding

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Edmonton Wedding DJ

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07/9/13

Jasper Wedding Planner: Violeta + Barry

Violeta + Barry were married at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on a hot and sunny weekend last summer. Violeta’s energy and enthusiasm is off the charts, while Barry is the epitomy of calm, cool and collected. They balance one another perfectly, which made the planning process a lot of fun!

The couple decided to make a weekend out of their destination wedding celebration dress and included some additional events for guests to enjoy and get to know one another. The day before the wedding guests enjoyed a fun golf tournament at the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course – the number one rated resort course in Canada. Following the tournament, the couple held an informal “meet and greet” barbecue to relax with their friends and family in the beautiful setting.

On the big day, the scene at Whistler’s Plateau was absolutely stunning. The combination of Lac Beauvert’s sparkling green water and the majestic Rockies made for the perfect, natural backdrop for the outdoor ceremony. After the happy couple exchanged vows, guests made their way to the Beauvert Room for the reception. The head table featured a showstopping tablescape which epitomized rustic elegance: lanterns, driftwood, candlelight and an abundance of lush florals and ferns.

Guests enjoyed a fabulous 5-star buffet dinner and midnight snack featuring fresh cut French fries, which were a huge hit. As many children were in attendance, Vio + Barry created a “kids’ zone” which included supervised games, activities and movies. The kids had plenty to keep them busy while their parents danced the night away!

Thanks to the brilliant photography of Kelly Redinger, Vio + Barry have some amazing images to help them relive their Jasper wedding weekend.

Bride Getting Ready

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Fun Bridal Party Photos

Groomsmen boutonnieres

Cute Ring-Bearers

First Kiss

Driftwood Wedding Aisle

Rustic Elegant Wedding, Jasper Weddings, Brow Table Cloth, White Chair Covers

Candle Center Piece, Brown Pattern Table Cloth

Green and Purple Invitation, Brown Table Setting

His and Hers Vows, Props for Photobooth

Three Tiered Cake, Purple and Green Candy Table

Green and Purple Candy Table, Candy in Jars

Groom feeds the Bride Some Cake

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Black and White Bride and Groom Photo, Outdoor Jasper Wedding

Vio + Barry: Your Jasper wedding weekend was such a memorable occasion to be a part of – thank you for trusting us with this important time in your lives. All the best!

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

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04/29/13

Jasper Wedding Planner: Wendy + Trevor

Wendy + Trevor were married at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – one of my absolute favourite venues. As a guest, you’re removed from the hustle and bustle of your busy life, while luxurious amenities are at your fingertips. And the scenery? Amazing.

Both originally from a small Alberta town, Wendy + Trevor wanted their wedding to feel comfortable and welcoming while still exuding the elegance of the Lodge. Guests were invited to an informal ‘meet & greet’ the night before the wedding, which allowed old friends to catch up and new friends to become better acquainted.

The next day we were treated to the most perfect summer weather. It was warm and sunny on Whistler’s Plateau where Wendy + Trevor exchanged vows in front of their loved ones. Dinner was held in the Beauvert Ballroom which has the most remarkable view of Lac Beauvert. After some heartfelt toasts, guests danced the night away with the newlyweds!

Blake Loates did a fantastic job capturing the romance of the day – my absolute favourite is the look on Trevor’s face as he sees Wendy walking down the aisle. Enjoy the photos below and head on over to Blake’s blog to see more of her gorgeous work!

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Jasper Wedding Planner

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Jasper Wedding Planner

Jasper Wedding Planner

Outdoor wedding ceremony Jasper

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Outdoor wedding photos Jasper

Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

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Elysion Florals Jasper

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Edmonton Wedding Planner, Black and White Wedding Photos

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Wendy + Trevor: Looking back on these pictures reminds me of what a pleasure it was to work with you two! You’re a wonderful couple and I wish you both all the best with your recent move!

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

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04/24/13

Inspiration to Reality: Wendy + Trevor

Wedding season hasn’t quite begun for JBW, but we still have some gorgeous soirées to share from 2012!

Today’s Inspiration to Reality post features a fresh, romantic summertime wedding in the mountains at one of my favourite venues: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Both originally from a small Alberta town, Wendy + Trevor wanted their wedding to feel comfortable and welcoming while still exuding the elegance of the Lodge. The soft pink, cream and green palette was blended with homespun touches to create the perfect wedding day for this super sweet couple.

Outdoor Wedding Inspiration

Photo Credits (clockwise from top left): green bridesmaid dress – Style Unveiled; milk glass vase centerpiece – Style Me Pretty; pink rose bouquet – Wedding Bee; wooden table number – Belle The Magazine; rustic outdoor guest book table – Style Unveiled; pink and green wedding décor – Style Unveiled; vintage tablescape – Style Unveiled; pink and white wedding invitation – Project Wedding.

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

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Photo Credit: Blake Loates Photography.

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Come back soon for more from Wendy + Trevor’s special day.

Cheers!

Jennifer | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer

 

 

06/3/11

Transformation at Sawridge Inn Jasper

Searching for the perfect reception location can be overwhelming, and for many couples it is difficult to visualize a venue’s potential – especially when they have a particular look and style in mind for their big day. It’s easy to quickly dismiss venues because the walls and carpet don’t coordinate with your wedding colours; however, I’d encourage you to look beyond some of these minor details as nearly all spaces can be transformed!

One of the best ways to ensure your vision comes to life is by hiring a wedding planner/designer who shares your style. When we started planning Carolyn + Martin’s March 2011 wedding they told me they wanted their reception to look like a “modern winter wonderland,” and that rectangular tables, mirrored tabletops and blue/purple lighting were must-haves. Instead of getting hung up on aesthetics, we first found a venue that suited their desire for a Rocky Mountain wedding, accommodated their guest list and fit within their budget.

The Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre is a wonderful hotel in the heart of Jasper, Alberta. The Chief Paul Ballroom accommodates up to 210 guests for a wedding reception and features a gorgeous wooden dance floor in the centre of the room. The below promotional photo of the ballroom features wedding décor that is very traditional – the opposite of Carolyn + Martin’s chic, modern style…but just look at what we were able to do with the space…

Jasper Wedding Planner, Sawridge Inn Jasper

With meticulously designed tables and spectacular lighting we achieved the Modern Winter Wonderland that Carolyn + Martin had envisioned!

The tables were dressed with luxurious, textured grey linens and topped with mirrored table runners which reflected the candlelight so beautifully. Tablescapes featured tall vases of curly willow sprayed white to mimic hor frost, glitter “snowballs” in silver julep cups and an abundance of votive and floating candles. Turquoise napkins added a pop of colour to the tables and the chairs were finished off with slate satin wraps. Here are a few more photos of the gorgeous space:

Jasper Wedding Planner, Sawridge Inn Jasper

I hope this post inspires you to think outside the box when evaluating spaces for your own wedding. If a venue meets your requirements for capacity, location, food and budget, don’t be so quick to dismiss it just because the carpet is off-putting!

Jennifer
Jasper Wedding Planner

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07/11/10

Jasper Wedding Planner: Dorothy + Chad

Dorothy + Chad were married in Jasper, Alberta over the May long weekend (you may remember the sneak peek I shared a while back). I began working with this down-to-earth couple in February 2009, and after 15 months of planning it was so wonderful to see them enjoy the day with their family and friends in the Rockies.

The wedding reception was held at The Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre, and the day was captured beautifully by A Different Angle Photography. Guests danced the night away to tunes played by DJ Tommy of Jasper’s Alpine Music. Special thanks to Christine for assisting me throughout the day.

Dorothy + Chad’s son, Chase, is the cutest little boy! He had the important job of being the ring bearer at the ceremony.

The ceremony was held at one of the lookouts on Jasper’s Pyramid Lake Island. A handmade wooden sign pointed guests in the right direction.

This wagon pulled the flower girl and ring bearer down the aisle, while announcing the bride’s entrance! How cute is that!?

It’s tough work bearing rings!

Dorothy’s beautiful, rustic bouquet – all flowers were arranged by the wonderful team at Elysion Florals. As a surprise for the couple, I had two wooden tags made with Dorothy + Chad’s names engraved on them.

It was a chilly walk across the bridge to meet her groom, but the stunning scenery made up for it!

The ceremony was performed by Marriage Commissioner Beryl Cahill.

The beautiful bride!

Dorothy + Chad decided they wanted the reception décor to be a surprise. Here is their reaction to seeing the room for the first time!

We designed the table décor with an “Alpine Elegance” theme in mind:

  • A brown lantern sat on top of a wooden slab covered in earthy elements (moss, pine cones, sticks and berries);
  • Votives and candles in mason jars surrounded the lanterns to make the tables glow;
  • Ivory pintuck linens, chocolate satin chair wraps and brown napkins polished off the look.

Table seating cards in a bed of moss pointed guests to their seats.

The rustic wooden table numbers were custom made by the highly talented Sharon Auld of Naturally Chic. They went so perfectly with the theme and design of the wedding!

Dorothy + Chad opted for delicious cupcakes from Bear’s Paw Bakery Jasper.

Dorothy, Chad + Chase: Thank you for trusting me with this important day! I wish you all the best as you begin this new chapter in your lives.

xoxo

Jennifer

Photo Credit: A Different Angle Photography.

05/28/10

Jasper Wedding Sneak Peak

More of Chad + Dorothy’s Alpine Elegance affair to follow in the coming weeks!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jennifer