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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04/22/20

Edmonton Wedding Coordinator: Khadija + Dan

Aga Khan Gardens is one of the Edmonton area’s newest and most in-demand outdoor wedding ceremony venues. An open amphitheatre nestled within the forest, its mandate is to provide a peaceful gathering space to develop human connections.

It was such a pleasure to provide Wedding Day Management services for Khadija and Dan, who held their ceremony at the Aga Khan Gardens followed by an intimate celebration at Khazana Restaurant. See more of their wedding in Blush Magazine as part of the 2019 Venue of the Year feature.

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Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Hair + Makeup Artists Calvin Alexander Edmonton Luxe Wedding Photographer Bridal Details Jade Gabrielle Jennifer Bergman Weddings UofA Botanic Garden Wedding Ceremony Jennifer Bergman Weddings and Events Jennifer Bergman Wedding Day Management Jade Gabrielle Photography Luxe Edmonton Wedding Planner Tropical Bridal Bouquet Edmonton Wedding Photographer UofA Botanic Garden Wedding Ceremony Ismaili Wedding EDmonton Jennifer Bergman Weddings Jennifer Bergman Weddings Ismaili Wedding Edmonton Edmonton Outdoor Wedding Ceremony University of Alberta Botanic Garden Wedding Coordination UofA Botanic Garden Wedding Ceremony University of Alberta Botanic Garden Aga Khan Gardens Ceremony Caterer Post Ceremony Catering Aga Khan Gardens Edmonton University of Alberta Botanic Garden Wedding Ceremony Jennifer Bergman Weddings+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

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06/17/19

Edmonton Wedding Coordinator: Kristen + Craig

If there was ever a couple you’d picture together forever, Kristen + Craig are it. Together with family and friends they celebrated their special day last spring at Delta South’s Top of the Inn.

It’s such an honour to coordinate multiple weddings within the same family! Our team had the privilege of helping with each of Kristen’s siblings’ weddings, including Stephanie + Matt’s wedding last year.

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Edmonton Wedding Day Management

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

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

10/20/18

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Lezlie + Michael

Lezlie and Michael were married at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald on a beautiful October day. The sky was bright blue, the sun was shining, and orange leaves still dusted the trees in Edmonton’s gorgeous River Valley. Living in Montreal, the couple wanted their special day to be easy for their guests, and for the focus to be on connection and celebration.

Family is so important to Lezlie and Michael that they chose to have all their siblings in the Wedding Party, including their adorable nephews and nieces walk (and dance!) down the aisle. The traditional Jewish ceremony took place under a custom chuppah covered in greens, willow and ombré florals.

Immediately following the ceremony as they were walking back down the aisle, The Counterfitz took to the stage to play the Hora, while photos of the bride and groom’s grandparents were displayed on a large screen next to the stage. The rest of the evening was full of energy, good food and dancing! A farewell brunch the next morning wrapped up the glorious weekend.

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09/29/18

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Jessica + Jayson

Jessica and Jayson were married on a gorgeous fall day. They held both their wedding and reception celebration at The Oasis Centre with over 300 loved ones in attendance.

One of the first steps in the wedding planning process is identifying what elements of the experience are most important to a bride and groom. For Jessica and Jayson, excellent and abundant food and drinks topped the list, along with photography, good music and an awesome party!

After a beautiful ceremony, we transformed the Grand Hall with three different table designs in a palette of ivory, champagne and a gradient of pinks from blush to burgundy. Bold lighting enhanced the grandeur of the space, adding drama and ambience.

Before heading to the dance floor, guests helped themselves to an expansive dessert table including the couple’s favourites: eclairs, tiramisu, cannolis and mini apple pies. The beautiful images below are courtesy of the ever-so-talented Just Married Photography team. Enjoy!

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07/19/18

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Jessie + Mat

Jessie + Mat wanted to do something a bit different to celebrate their wedding. Rather than a formal seated dinner, they decided to throw a cocktail reception style event with food stations and plenty of outdoor space for their guests to enjoy Edmonton’s beautiful summer.

Fort Edmonton Park’s Blatchford Hangar was the perfect venue to host this unique soirée, as it offered us the ability to hold an outdoor ceremony that transitioned directly into cocktails and lawn games, with plenty of space for the youthful guest list to run around.

Jessie’s vision for the wedding design was an ethereal garden party with lots of lush greenery, vibrant tones of pinks and gold accents. Mixed styles of seating ensured party-goers could mingle and experience various areas of the Hangar. This included vintage lounge furniture, cruiser tables with stools, round dining tables and tall cocktail tables. Two stages – one for the band, the other for the wooden DJ booth – flanked a centre dance floor with a jaw-dropping greenery chandelier dripping in plumosa and ferns.

Food stations were themed around summer BBQ-style comfort foods including gourmet potato salad, a perogy station with all the fixins’, a prime rib slider station, and a made-to-order pasta action station.

The Counterfitz Band and DJ Twix alternated sets throughout the night, keeping all ages entertained and on the dance floor until the early morning. The newlyweds served their guests a late night snack of hot dogs from the infamous Viking Meats (Jessie’s hometown), alongside a delicious dessert table with treats from The Art of Cake.

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06/23/18

Fernie Wedding Planner: Kristen + Kendal

Fernie is a very special place for Kristen + Kendal. They travel there dozens of weekends year round to ski, hike and relax in nature. They love it so much, in fact, that they recently purchased an inn that they are now renovating! Naturally, they wanted their friends and family to experience the beauty of their favourite place, and so they planned a weekend of events to celebrate their marriage.

Friday evening kicked off the weekend with a casual meet & greet hosted at a family cabin. The wedding day brought blue skies and sunshine, and the ceremony was held at a quaint B&B property called Birch Meadows Lodge. Kendal and his father built a beautiful wooden arch and benches for the ceremony seating. Kristen + Kendal said their vows surrounded by mountains in a beautiful meadow full of wildflowers – it couldn’t have been more picturesque.

The Rusty Edge was host to Kristen + Kendal’s reception. It’s a local restaurant / pub that the couple frequents when they’re in town. Using wooden tables and chiavari chairs, natural linen fabrics, lush greenery and white florals, we enhanced the restaurant’s natural, organic aesthetic to stay true to our mountain-loving bride and groom. The next day, guests joined the newlyweds for coffee and pastries to reminisce about the weekend’s events before heading back home.

Photographers Lolo & Noa did a perfect job capturing the essence of Kristen + Kendal’s style. I mean, you couldn’t make this couple look bad if you tried, but we’re still thrilled with how the images turned out!

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