Posts Tagged: Jennifer Bergman Edmonton

06/22/23

Empire Ballroom Wedding Edmonton: Goong + Gary

After riding the wild wave that was the pandemic with Goong and Gary, we were so thrilled to help them finally celebrate with their loved ones in July 2022. With Goong’s family coming to Edmonton all the way from Thailand, it was important that we rescheduled (twice!) in order for travel to be easier.

Like all good things, G+G’s wedding day was well worth the wait. We held their early afternoon ceremony in the Wedgwood Room, and transitioned guests to an evening celebration in the grand Empire Ballroom at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Enjoy this glimpse of their beautiful day.

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Team JBW  |  Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

06/12/23

Intimate Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding: Jessica + Jonathan

Jessica and Jonathan wanted a stress-free planning experience, so they hired us for Full Service planning, design and coordination nearly 2.5 years before their wedding date. Little did they know, that decision would turn out to be incredibly wise, as they completely avoided the pandemic event restrictions and rescheduling headaches by planning for a July 2022 wedding!

Their intimate Hotel Macdonald wedding featured some personal touches to reflect their interests and relationship, including customized keepsake bookmarks for their guests and stacks of novels from their own collection displayed on the tables; blue and white salad plates as a nod to Jessica’s Portuguese heritage; and protea flowers used in their ceremony arch to pay homage to Jonathan’s South African roots.

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Team JBW  |  Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

01/14/23

10 Wedding Trends We’re Vibing in 2023

What’s hot for wedding trends this year? We’re sharing elements you can incorporate into your 2023 or 2024 wedding to stay current and wow your guests!

1. Statement Signage
Whether it’s a welcome sign, a seating chart or an escort card display, a statement piece at the entrance of your event sets the tone as guests arrive. Their interest is piqued and they’re excited to head inside to see what’s next.

Left: JBW | Right: Tomasz Wagner

2. Petite Wedding Parties
We love the simplicity of having only one or two of your besties stand up for you. The benefits of a smaller bridal party? Fewer people to coordinate and cost savings for attire, beauty services, flowers – even transportation!

Intimate Wedding Party Trends 2023 Top: Carey NashBottom: Nicole Ashley

3. Live Music
Live music adds an ambiance that recorded music cannot replicate. For our clients weddings, we try to incorporate live music during at least one portion of the day – whether it’s for the ceremony, cocktails, during dinner or the party.

Wedding BandWedding Live MusicTop: Nicole Ashley
Bottom L: Carey Nash, Bottom R: Retrospekt Photography

4. Ikebana Inspired Florals
Ikebana is a Japanese art of floral arrangement that has seen recent resurgence in popularity. We love ikebana style arrangements as they are minimalist and graceful.

Minimalist WeddingPhoto: Fragment of Light

5. Fashion
If you’re donning a traditional wedding gown during the day, why not have some fun with a fashion-forward cocktail dress for the reception or dance? We’re loving puffy sleeves, oversized bows, removable capes and sheer detailing.

Upcoming Wedding Dress TrendsWedding Fashion Trends 2023Top: Bryttanni | Bottom: Etoroma Creative

6. Delicate Greenery
Thick greenery runners have had their moment. We still love greens, but we’re using them more sparingly for a dainty, refined look. We’re also saying sayonara to mountains of eucalyptus! We want to see greenery in a true green colour, or green and white varigated leaves for a romantic, garden vibe.

Photos: Nikki Collette Photography

7. Luxe Craft Cocktails
Step it up from standard sparkling and treat your guests to an expertly crafted cocktail upon arrival. Old Fashioneds are still fan favourites, but we also love tequila or gin-based beverages. Don’t forget to have something special on hand for those guests who prefer spirit-free drinks.

Craft CocktailsCraft CocktailsTop: Nicole Ashley | Bottom L: Blushed Beaute, Bottom R: Mango Studios

8. Waste Conscious Events
It seems silly to call this a trend, but we want to draw attention to the waste created by events, and get you thinking about how you can make your wedding more sustainable. Our top tips:

  • Say NO to plastic cups, straws and disposable water bottles (anything single use, really).
  • Rent instead of purchase.
  • Source locally whenever possible – this includes food, décor and flowers.

Wedding Sustainability Trend 2023Photo: Nicole Ashley

9. Bright Blooms
Don’t get us wrong – we’re all about timeless, elegant neutrals – but colour adds so much life to events! Even if you want to stay mostly neutral, try adding a splash of colour where guests may not expect it: table stationery, a statement arrangement in the cocktail reception space, or your DJ booth for the dance party.

Bright Wedding Flowers 2023Floral Wedding TrendsTop: Etoroma Creative | Bottom: Kelsy Nielson

10. Mix Up The Menu
99% of the weddings your guests have attended served a soup or salad, followed by a main course and then dessert. Why not mix it up and surprise them with a unique style of service or unexpected courses? Try tapas style family service, or a charcuterie appetizer followed by pasta, a main and a trio of desserts –  we guarantee your guests will be raving about their culinary experience at your event!

Photos: Retrospekt Photography 

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Edmonton Wedding Planners, Edmonton Wedding Designers

07/22/22

Luxury Edmonton Wedding: Bethany + Mathew (PT 1)

When we began the discovery process with Bethany + Mathew, we quickly learned they wanted to host a wedding weekend to bring together everything that is most important to them: family, friends, food and fun! This lead to the production of three unique events that honoured their cultural and religious backgrounds. The festivities began with an Indian Soirée at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Guests were invited to have Henna art done in the Mehndi Lounge while experiencing traditional music and a variety of delicious food stations. The outdoor bar on the Empire Terrace overlooking the River Valley was the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful September weather.

Be sure to check out the next post, Part 2 – The Wedding Day

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Jennifer, Event Producer and Designer | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Luxury Event Planner, Edmonton

06/15/22

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Sabrina + Romeo

Sabrina and Romeo had planned to be wed in New York City at the Rainbow Room in April 2020…we all know how that went. Another couple’s plans deeply impacted by the pandemic, and yet another resilient and optimistic response. They moved it home to Edmonton, Canada, and with only a 6-month planning timeline we worked together to produce a very different event than they had initially envisioned.

Trading skycrapers for an entirely outdoor wedding, Sabrina and Romeo’s late summer soirée featured a mirrored aisle for their Sikh ceremony, live violinists, modern Indian cuisine, and two DJs. There was even a suprise appearance by Punjabi singer, Jazzy B! As a nod to their original venue, the Rainbow Room, we had the iconic compass featured on their dance floor.

“I don’t even know if I have words for you. I woke up Saturday morning wondering if our wedding was a dream. It was beyond perfect, to the point that I think it outdid what could have ever become of the Rainbow Room. I never thought in a million years I could say that – New York was always our dream – but I woke up realizing I had the wrong dream the whole time…I don’t even know how to say thank you. You outdid yourself. You surpassed all my expectations…Romeo and I will forever cherish what you did for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

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Jennifer, Lead Coordinator | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planner

01/15/22

Pigeon Lake Wedding Coordinator: Jada + Daniel

Jada and Daniel pivoted their original (pre-COVID) wedding plans to celebrate with loved ones at a family lakelot. On a warm, sunny day, their backyard celebration came to life with the help of the Cory Christopher and the CC Team, who both designed the event and provided florals.

The evening featured a show-stopping yurt, food truck catering, dancing under the stars and a fireworks display!

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Edmonton Wedding Day Management

11/7/21

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding: Grace + Jason

Grace + Jason had a gorgeous romantic garden-style wedding at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, in both the Wedgwood and Empire Ballrooms. They had an all-star wedding team to execute their vision, and impeccable bridal party style!

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Edmonton Wedding Day Management

10/8/21

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner: Kristen + Peter

Like many others, Kristen + Peter were forced to be nimble with their wedding plans in the summer of 2021. They pivoted to an intimate Rocky Mountain wedding at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. It was a beautiful, warm weekend making precious memories with their closest loved ones.

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner