12/16/14

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Sandy + Steve

Last week we shared the inspiration behind Sandy + Steve’s Enjoy Centre wedding design. As far as winter weddings go, this one is pretty spectacular!

Both from large families with strong cultural traditions, we worked with Sandy + Steve to fuse their East Indian and Croatian backgrounds to create a truly unique event experience.

  • A traditional East Indian Henna (Mehndi) party was held before the wedding.
  • A Croatian band played at the ceremony and throughout dinner.
  • Sandy wore a gorgeous ivory lace gown for the ceremony, while her bridesmaids wore traditional East Indian attire.
  • Customary Croatian shots of fine cognacs and grappa were served to guests upon arrival at the reception.
  • A Dhol drummer escorted the newlyweds into their reception for the grand entrance.
  • A mix of Western and Eastern cuisine was served which included family favourites from both sides.
  • DJ Pat from Premiere DJs by Urban Metropolis played a fusion of Indian dance music, Top 40, R&B and classic Croatian polkas!

Grab your favourite hot beverage and cozy up to enjoy some gorgeous eye candy captured by Jessica Fern Facette!

Bridal Gown Justin Alexander 9721

Edmonton Wedding Hair and Makeup Jennifer Chivers

Edmonton Wedding Photographer Jessica Fern Facette

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Wedding Planner

Gold Chiavari Chairs with Black Pads

Enjoy Centre Wedding Ceremony

Site 6 Events Edmonton

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Wedding Planner

Bob Wyatt Edmonton Marriage Commissioner

Special Event Rentals Edmonton

Edmonton Winter Wedding

Red Poinsettias Bridal Photo

St.Albert Enjoy Centre Alberta Wedding

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Jessica Fern Facette Wedding Photographer

Production Lighting Edmonton

Modern Cranberry Floral Centrepieces

red wedding centerpieces

Enjoy Centre Winter Wedding

A Love Story Edmonton Wedding Video

The Enjoy Centre Edmonton Wedding

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

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10/23/13

In the Limelight: Jenn Chivers Freelance Hair + Makeup

Edmonton Wedding Hair Makeup

Jenn Chivers – Freelance Hair + Makeup

Your bridal look (ie. hair and makeup) is something you do NOT want to mess around with! Hiring a professional hairstylist and makeup artist who is experienced in weddings is an absolute must for your big day.

Meet Jenn Chivers. Jenn is a freelance hairstylist and makeup artist based in Edmonton who has beautified many JBW brides! Read on to learn more about Jenn Chivers, and check out her website and Facebook page for more information on booking Jenn for your wedding or special event.

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I’m a freelance hairstylist/makeup artist with a passion for bringing out women’s hidden beauty, seeing every corner of the world, and loving my awesome family.

Why did you become a hairstylist / makeup artist?

I knew I wasn’t an ‘office’ type person – I have always worked directly with people. My background in the hospitality industry built a solid foundation in service and established my need to interact closely with clients. I also identified the enjoyment I get from working under pressure. Since becoming a hairstylist/makeup artist my focus has been on working with my clients to create an experience that is memorable and special for them. I was a bit of a late bloomer in the industry but had an interest in fashion from a young age. My parents always used to laugh at how I could come up with a look out of almost anything. When the opportunity presented itself I jumped on it and haven’t looked back! I started freelancing 7 years ago, which has been amazing for me professionally as it has given me the freedom to provide the service I think my clients deserve, while still allowing me to have more time with my husband and son.

What’s your favourite part about your job?

I don’t know if I would say I have one favorite thing. I love working with my clients to interpret their vision – whether it is for an editorial shoot, a wedding or an advertisement. I love coming into their environment, hearing their story and transforming them from a blank canvas to their dream look. I feel incredibly proud to see the look on their face when they look in the mirror and see what I see.  I am fortunate that I do both hair and makeup so I am always inspired by different things that my clients bring to me.

What are your top tips for brides when considering their bridal makeup and hair?

Firstly, it is important to ensure you book well in advance so you aren’t disappointed. I normally suggest booking 6-12 months in advance. Doing a trial is key as this is your opportunity to get to know your stylist and see if the look you envisioned looks as good on you as you hope, as well as giving your stylist the opportunity to ensure your look is achievable and having anything they may need to ensure your morning is stress-free and enjoyable. Lastly, make sure that you are comfortable. If you don’t feel comfortable, it will show. I’m not talking about sweats and sneakers, but just make sure you feel that your look still lets YOU shine through – no matter whether you are going for a natural, glamorous or vintage look.

What bridal makeup trends and hair trends are you seeing for weddings in 2013 / 2014?

I am always a big proponent of brides wearing a look that is timeless and modern, while reflecting their own unique style. In the past few years, the focus has shifted to brides wearing looks that are more suited to them while incorporating trends, so we are seeing a variety of looks for this season to suit every style from fresh, natural looks with a pop of color on the lip, to soft smokey eyes to add an element of glamour to your makeup and soft, natural waves to sophisticated vintage styles with a modern twist for hair. Braiding continues to be a popular element to individualize your look.

When should brides book their bridal makeup artist and hair stylist?

I normally book 6-12 months in advance. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find someone if you wait longer, but your choices can be more limited as you get closer to your date. Many of the top stylists work on referral and are included in lists that are provided to clients by wedding planners, photographers, or other wedding vendors. Edmonton is a city with a lot of in-demand artists. Many of them will try to give you names of someone they would recommend but the best thing to do is plan ahead. The other benefit of booking early is that you get to check one more thing off your list!

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Here are some beautiful JBW brides that had their wedding day hair and makeup done by Jenn Chivers!

Jenn Chivers Edmonton

L: Images by Frost; R: Diamond Cake Photography

Edmonton Wedding Hair and Makeup

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Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design