Posts Tagged: Jennifer Bergman Event Planning + Design

02/22/24

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Edmonton: Georgia + Joel

Georgia and Joel were married on a balmy summer day across the street from Georgia’s childhood home in the Glenora neighbourhood. Lush greens and gorgeous white florals enhanced the iconic fountain in Alexander Circle Park, creating a beautiful, timeless backdrop for their vows.

Guests enjoyed a delightful post-ceremony gathering before arriving at Royal Glenora Club for the evening events. The reception design featured a modern minimalist aesthetic combined with garden-inspired florals. After a sumptuous dinner and heartfelt speeches, guests enjoyed a night filled with dancing to modern hits and throwbacks courtesy of Good Company DJ. The day’s events ended on a sweet note with the Made by Marcus ice cream cart serving up a late night treat!

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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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Team JBW | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
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

05/7/22

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner: Jocelyn + Naheed

Residing in Toronto, Jocelyn and Naheed wanted to host a destination wedding in the majestic Rockies to bring together their loved ones from across the country (and beyond). The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge fit the bill as the perfect venue for their weekend of events.

  • The weekend kicked off with a welcome event held in the Golf Clubhouse, complete with live music and a food truck serving sweet treats and traditional East African delights.
  • The next morning, Jocelyn and her crew had their Mehndi done while enjoying brunch. Guests joined them on the lawn of the Stanley Thompson Cabin to partake in the Pithi and Mandvo – traditional Ismaili ceremonies held before the wedding to bless the couple with well wishes.
  • Everyone donned their best lehengas and Indian suits for the evening Sangeet held in a clearspan tent on Beauvert Plateau. Set right in front of the lake, the colourful decor and attire made for spectacular photos as DJ Double J brought the party!
  • Saturday was reserved for an outdoor ceremony held on Whistlers Plateau, with both western and Ismaili rituals. The evening Gala followed in Beauvert Ballroom and featured a 4-course meal, heartfelt toasts. The Rondel Roberts Band and Double J alternated sets keeping guests on the dance floor into the early hours of the morning!
  • Sunday morning brunch wrapped up the incredible weekend.

It was certainly challenging planning a multi-event destination wedding during the pandemic (to say the least!), but it all turned out phenomenally. We are especially grateful to Jocelyn, Naheed and their families for being so wonderful to work with and such kind, gracious humans.

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Jennifer, Event Producer and Designer | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner

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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Jennifer Bergman, Lead Coordinator | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner

02/23/21

Alyshea + Al-Karim (Part 1): Mehndi Party at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Alyshea and Al-Karim celebrated their union with multiple events over a weekend in Edmonton – a destination they chose because of the recently opened Aga Khan Garden at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden.

This wedding weekend was such a delight to plan and design (and there are so many incredible details to share!) that we’re breaking it into three blog posts:

The festivities kicked off with a Bollywood Chic Mehndi party at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Guests enjoyed a custom ‘Flavours of India’ menu and could visit a draped Mehndi tent to have professional henna artists adorn their hands with beautiful designs.

The event featured dance performances, traditional Ismaili ceremonies and Vancouver’s Juno-nominated DJ A-SLAM. Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3 coming soon…

This wedding is not only featured on Wedluxe, but it was also honoured as a finalist for Best Wedding over $150,000 at the 2020 Canadian Event Awards!

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JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding PlannerJ. Gartner Studio Wedding Stationery Cartier Wedding Cufflinks JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding Planner Mango Studios Edmonton Luxe Wedding Photographer Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Luxe Makeup Artist Nickol Walkemeyer Indian Bridal Gowns Pooja Boutique Pooja Boutique Calgary Pooja Boutique Jennifer Bergman Weddings JW Marriott Edmonton Downtown Wedding JW Marriott Edmonton Terrace First Look JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding Planning and Design JW Marriott Edmonton Mango Studios Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding Planner Jennifer Bergman Weddings Mehndi Party Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Jennifer Bergman Weddings Jennifer Bergman Weddings Luxe Edmonton Planner Elegant Edmonton Wedding Planning & DesignMehndi Party Fairmont Hotel Macdonald fairmont hotel macdonald weddingeast indian wedding decor edmonton henna Mehndi Tent Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Empire Ballroom Mendhi Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Empire Ballroom Wedding  Indian Music Academy Edmonton indian bridal canopy edmonton Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Luxe Wedding Planner east indian Wedding Planner edmonton fairmont Jennifer Bergman Wedding Planner+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

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Mehndi and Sangeet Event Planner, Edmonton