Posts Tagged: Jennifer Bergman

07/29/22

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!

Credits:

Dallas Curow Photography Dallas Curow Photography Edmonton Cory Christopher Edmonton Florist Best Edmonton Wedding Planner Arrow Films Edmonton Bridal Hair & Makeup Jennifer Bergman WeddingsRural Alberta Lake Wedding Cory Christopher DesignEdmonton Summer Lake Wedding Planner Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Top Wedding Planner, Edmonton Wedding Planners Outdoor Alberta Wedding Ceremony, Dawn Carter Wedding Officiant Edmonton Jennifer Bergman Wedding Planning & Design Dawn Carter Edmonton Wedding Officiant Arrow Films EdmontonJennifer Bergman Wedding Coordination Jennifer Bergman Edmonton Area Weddings Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton and Area Edmonton Summer Wedding The Bottled Bronco Edmonton Bartending Jennifer Bergman Wedding Day Management Curbside Food Truck Edmonton Wedding Treats Triple L Cakes Curbside Food Truck Wedding Catering Cory Christopher WeddingsArrow Films Edmonton Jennifer Bergman Wedding Planning & Design Jennifer Bergman Weddings Jennifer Bergman Edmonton and Area Wedding Planner and Coordinator, Suzanne Dargis Lead Coordinator Suzanne, Lead Coordinator | Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Wedding Day Management+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

Suzanne, Event Producer and Designer | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Day Management

04/15/22

5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Reception Venue

In our previous post we shared 5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Ceremony Venue. Today we’re sharing 5 important questions to ask the venues you’re considering booking for your reception or wedding celebration.

1. What time must the event end? Are there any community noise bylaws that must be adhered to? Most commonly in Alberta we see a 1:00 AM bar closure time, but some venues choose to shut down a bit earlier than this. Other communities have noise bylaws that prohibit loud music past 10:00 PM or 11:00 PM. This can especially be true for venues located in residential areas, or backyard tented events. Check the bylaws in your area if you’re hosting an event at home.

Tent wedding plannerWhyte Museum Grounds (Banff, AB) / Natalie Andrusiak

2. When can the venue be accessed for decorating? When must all items be removed? It may seem early to worry about logistics, but it is important to consider when you will be able to set up and decorate for your event, and when everything must be taken down and picked up. Most rental and decorating companies will charge a premium to come back late at night, so if your venue allows next-day pick up this can save you some cash.

Kelowna Destination Wedding Planner50th Parallel Estate / Tara Peach

3. Is catering provided by the venue, or is external catering permitted? Are alcohol and bartending services provided by the venue, or can you bring your own alcohol and liquor license? It can be convenient when the venue provides all food and beverage services. On the other hand, choosing your own caterer and bar company offers you more control over your menu and budget. In either case, be sure to ask ahead about meal service styles (plated vs buffet vs family style) and any special must-have menu items or cultural dishes.

Edmonton Top Wedding PlannersJW Marriott, Wayne Gretzky Ballroom / Mango Studios

4. What are the nearby options for guest parking? It is helpful to include parking details on your invitations or wedding website so guests have a heads up about parking locations, costs, walking distance to the venue, and whether they can leave their vehicles overnight. If your venue is outside of an area serviced by taxis or Uber, consider arranging shuttle bus service to provide your guests with a safe and convenient way to attend your wedding.

Edmonton Tented Wedding Venue Aspen Valley Events / Andras Schram

5. What is included with the venue rental and what am I responsible for renting or supplying? Find out what the venue provides and what you must bring in yourselves or rent. Some examples of items you may require for your wedding reception include: chairs, tables (ask about sizes), linens, napkins, staging, dance floor, podium, AV equipment (microphones, sound system, projector, screen), dishware, flatware, glassware, candles, easels and coat racks.

Jennifer Bergman WeddingsFairmont Jasper Park Lodge / Nicole Ashley Photography

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Edmonton Wedding Planners, Edmonton Event Planners

04/13/22

5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Ceremony Venue

You can visualize yourself walking down the aisle, locking eyes with your partner, saying ‘I Do’ and sharing that first kiss as a married couple. You’re ready to sign on the dotted line to book your wedding ceremony venue! But wait – have you asked all the right questions?!

Not to worry, Team JBW has got your back! Here are 5 important questions to ask when booking your wedding ceremony venue.

1. Are there any décor restrictions? For example, many indoor venues do not allow real flower petals down the aisle. Some churches have restrictions on what (if any) décor can be placed at the altar. It’s important to find out what is and isn’t permitted before booking your wedding ceremony venue.

Edmonton's St.Joseph's Basilica WeddingSt.Joseph’s Basilica / Carey Nash Photography

2. What is included with the venue rental and what am I responsible for renting or supplying? Find out what the venue is providing and what you must bring in yourselves or rent. Some examples of items you may require for your wedding ceremony include: chairs or bench seating, a signing table for the registry, a ceremony arch or arbour, a sound system with a wireless or lapel microphone, and easels for directional signage.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Wedding PlannerFairmont Chateau Lake Louise / Stoffer Photography

3. When can a rehearsal date and time be confirmed? Some venues will allow you to schedule this upon booking, while others will only confirm your rehearsal a couple weeks in advance. This is important to ask, as it may take some juggling to coordinate the availability of your Officiant, Wedding Party, Wedding Coordinator and rehearsal dinner venue.

Infused StudiosThe Lake House / Infused Studios

4. Is there an indoor or covered backup space in case of inclement weather? Always have a Plan B! If weather is poor, is there an on site backup space you can move the ceremony into? And when must you make the weather call? Often times this can be done on the day of the event, as late as a few hours prior to your ceremony start time, but some venues require 24 hours notice if utilizing the backup space.

UofA Botanic Gardens EdmontonUniversity of Alberta, Botanic Gardens / Kelly Redinger

5. Is only one wedding held per day? Some ceremony venues book multiple weddings on a single day (we’ve seen as many as 4 different timeslots), while others provide exclusivity to a single wedding couple. It’s important to understand if you are restricted to a specific ceremony time, and whether you have to hustle out of there following your nuptials or if you can stick around to take photos.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Empire Terrace Wedding CeremonyFairmont Hotel Macdonald / Romy Young

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We hope this is a helpful resource for you when booking your wedding ceremony venue. Stay tuned for our next blog post outlining 5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Reception Venue!

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planners, Edmonton Wedding Designers

03/26/22

Team JBW is Growing!

Edmonton Wedding Planner

JBW is looking to expand our team of Lead and Assistant Coordinators. We are seeking professional, enthusiastic people who are the right fit to join our high-performing team. Details of the available positions and application instructions are listed below – please read carefully, this is your first test!

POSITION 1: Assistant Coordinator

This position is seasonal and casual, however opportunities for growth are always available for the right individual. Most work is on weekends from May through October. This role is perfect for someone who wants to add to their income and/or skillset with a side job. You do not need to have experience in Wedding or Event Planning – we will train you.

DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Assistant Coordinator provides support to the Lead Coordinator at wedding rehearsals, ceremonies and receptions.
    • Rehearsals typically occur on Thursday or Friday evenings and are about 1 hour in length.
    • Most weddings occur on Saturdays and the average shift length is 7-8 hours.
    • Most of our Assistant Coordinators work between 5-10 weddings / events each year, with the majority being held in the summer months.
  • Basic décor set up will be required. This involves physical work with light to medium lifting, and a lot of time on your feet.
  • Late night décor teardown may be required for some events.

SKILLS + QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma and completion of / enrollment in any post-secondary program.
  • Enthusiastic and eager to learn.
  • Excellent listener with the ability to follow direction well.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to stay calm and composed under pressure.
  • Professional – in both appearance and the way you carry yourself.
  • Personable, friendly and a good fit for our team.
  • Able to provide your own reliable transportation and cell phone on event days.

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POSITION 2: Lead Coordinator

This position is part-time/casual to start, with the goal of increasing your workload into 2023 and beyond. It is perfect for someone who has flexibility with their schedule and the ability to grow with us. You do not need to have experience in Wedding or Event Planning – we will train you.

DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work directly with Wedding Day Management clients to manage all logistics leading up to the event.
  • Lead and execute the wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception:
    • Rehearsals typically occur on Thursday or Friday evenings and are about 1 hour in length.
    • Most weddings occur on Saturdays and the average time on site is 12-14 hours.
  • Provide leadership, direction and supervision to your team of Assistant Coordinators.
  • Basic décor set up will be required. This involves physical work with light to medium lifting, and a lot of time on your feet.
  • Late night décor teardown may be required for some events.

SKILLS + QUALIFICATIONS

See Assistant Coordinator list, plus:

  • Impeccable organizational skills with accute attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills – includes having fantastic email etiqutte and confidence in social situations.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision: mature, responsible and reliable.
  • Aptitude for applying creative solutions to problems.
  • Service-minded with a willingness to go above and beyond for every client, every time.
  • Able to provide your own reliable transportation, cell phone and laptop computer for work from home or our office.

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APPLY BY APRIL 10, 2022
To apply to either of the above positions, please send your resume and an introductory email indicating why you are interested in the position to info@JenniferBergmanWeddings.com with subject line “Application for Assistant Coordinator” OR “Application for Lead Coordinator.”

Please reach out by email if you have any questions about either position.

*Please note: We appreciate all applications, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

10/28/21

Edmonton Wedding Coordinator: Robyn + Byron

Robyn and Byron are such positive and caring people – one of those couples that lights up the room when they enter. Even the rain on their wedding day and a change to the Plan B ceremony location couldn’t dampen their moods. If anything, it made the day even more romantic!

Following their wedding ceremony at UofA Botanic Gardens, the newlyweds brought their cultures together in a beautiful Chinese Tea Ceremony. The couple shows their respect to the elders in their families with an offering of tea; in turn, they receive acceptance of the marriage.

The celebration followed at Edmonton Country Club, where guests dined at long tables and danced on the terrace under the stars.

Credits:

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Photographer Kelly Redinger Edmonton Wedding Day Management Edmonton Wedding Planning & Design Jennifer Bergman Weddings Pine Pavilion Wedding Ceremony University of Alberta Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Edmonton String Quartet Wedding Ceremony Musicians Pine Pavilion Wedding Ceremony Edmonton Jennifer Bergman WeddingsOutdoor Summer Wedding Edmonton Edmonton Premiere Wedding Planners and Events Suzanne Dargis Wedding Coordinator Edmonton Fabloomosity Edmonton FloristBehind the Blush Edmonton, Edmonton's Top Wedding Planners Kelly Redinger Photographer Moody Edmonton Summer WeddingJennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton University of Alberta Botanic Garden WeddingKelly Redinger Edmonton Photography, Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Wedding and Event Planning, Edmonton River Valley Summer Wedding,Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony Edmonton Chinese Tea Ceremony Jennifer Bergman Weddings Tea Ceremony Classic Edmonton Wedding in the River Valley Classic Greenery and Gold Wedding Details Edmonton Wedding Donut Dessert Table Jennifer Bergman Classic Wedding Edmonton Wedding Day Management Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Jennifer Bergman Wedding Coordinating & Design Edmonton Wedding Day Management at the Edmonton Country Club+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

Suzanne, Lead Coordinator | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Day Management

05/6/21

Backyard Tent Wedding Planner: Katie + Simon

Katie + Simon had planned a large (300+!) wedding in the summer of 2020. Like many (many!) others, their plans were derailed by a not-so-welcome Global Pandemic. After weighing many options, we decided to pivot and re-plan their wedding. In keeping with the event guidelines in place at that time, we designed an intimate backyard tent wedding so they could celebrate with their nearest and dearest.

“ABOVE AND BEYOND. Worth every dollar hiring Jennifer to plan our wedding! If you’re like me and have a hard time with design, then you’re in good hands with Jennifer. She made the entire process SO easy, especially during the last 6 months since we had to pivot several times due to covid. I am still truly shocked by how beautiful everything came together. Thank you for the best day ever!”

See more of this beautiful micro-wedding in Blush Magazine.

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Jennifer + Team
Edmonton Wedding Planner, Backyard Tent Wedding

04/16/21

Alyshea + Al-Karim (Part 3): JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District Wedding Reception

Alyshea and Al-Karim’s Gala Reception was the very first event held at the new JW Marriott in Edmonton’s trendy ICE District. The spectacular hotel opened just days earlier, providing a truly unique and luxurious experience for guests – most of whom had travelled to Edmonton to attend the weekend celebration.

When designing this signature event, we chose a white-on-white palette with accents of greenery and gold to provide a timeless look, while using clean lines and modern elements to coordinate with the ballroom. The evening was filled with superb food and entertainment, including 10-piece band Billboard Collective and an encore performance by Shweta Pandit.

To wrap up the weekend’s events, the couple hosted a next-day brunch in the iconic Wedgwood Room at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.

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!

Credits:

Wayne Gretzky Ballroom Wedding PlannerJennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Best Wedding Planner JW Marriott Wedding Planner Edmonton Glamorous Ballroom WeddingDress My Day Wedding Rentals EdmontonFull Wedding Planning & Design Jennifer Bergman JW Marriott Edmonton Wayne Gretzky Ballroom Wedding Edmonton's Top Wedding Planner Elegant Luxe White and Gold Wedding Decor Edmonton Talent Productions Edmonton Talent Productions Dance Floor Wrap Freeman Audio Visual Edmonton JW Marriott First Wedding EverJennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Ice DistrcitTalent Productions Dry Ice First Dance Edmonton The Art of Cake Elegant Green and Gold Wedding Cake Freeman Audio Visual, JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District Wedding Indian Singer Shweta Pandit, JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District WeddingJennifer Bergman Weddings, JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding Planner JW Marriott Wayne Gretzky Ballroom Wedding PlannerEdmonton Wedding Weekend Brunch Edmonton Exotic Car RentalsEdmonton Premiere Hair + Makeup Artist Jennifer Bergman Weddings Luxury Wedding Planner Edmonton Edmonton Luxury Wedding Planner Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Fairmont Hotel Jennifer Bergman Weddings Luxury Wedding Planner Edmonton Edmonton Chateau Wedding Brunch+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District Wedding
Luxury Wedding Planner Edmonton

03/19/21

Alyshea + Al-Karim (Part 2): Aga Khan Garden Wedding Ceremony

On the heels of their Mehndi celebration, Alyshea and Al-Karim’s wedding ceremony was held at the new 4.8-hectare Aga Khan Garden – gifted by His Highness the Aga Khan. With a stunning waterfall set as the backdrop to their vows, nearly 400 guests gathered to witness their beautiful Ismaili ceremony. Bollywood singer-actor Shweta Pandit sang the couple down the aisle, and a Rubab-Tabla duo filled the gardens with traditional music.

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed appetizers and refreshing rose sharbat as they mingled with the newlyweds before heading to the Gala Reception later that evening. You don’t want to miss the final post in this series – 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!

Credits:

Zameer Kassam Nickol Walkemeyer Hair Stylist Silver and Pale Blue Indian Wedding Gown * Full Wedding Planning & Design Jennifer Bergman Weddings Nickol Walkemeyer Edmonton Makeup Artist JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding Classic All White Bridal Bouquet Luxe Wedding Transportation Elegant Grooms Details Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton JW Marriott Edmonton JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding First Look JW Marriott Edmonton (Wayne Gretzky Ballroom) Nickol Walkemeyer Fabloomosity Edmonton, White Bentley Wedding Getaway Aga Khan Garden Wedding Planner Jennifer Bergman Outdoor Wedding CeremonyAGA Khan Wedding Ceremony Edmonton Aga Khan Garden University of Alberta Botanic Garden Aga Khan Gardens Ceremony + Refreshments Aga Khan Garden Wedding Ceremony EdmontonUniversity of Alberta Botanic Gardens Shweta Pandit Edmonton Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Planner Aga Khan Garden Wedding Ceremony Edmonton Edmonton Best Outdoor Wedding LocationAga Khan Garden Wedding Ceremony EdmontonEdmonton Top Wedding Planner Jennifer Bergman Weddings Aga Khan Garden, University of Alberta Botanic GardenJennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Best Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Location +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

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Aga Khan Garden Wedding Ceremony Edmonton