11/26/16

First Look Photos

More and more couples are choosing to break tradition and see each other before they walk down the aisle. Referred to as a “first look,” it is when the to-be-weds see one another in their wedding attire with their photo and video team present to document the moment. Most couples then spend a couple of hours taking photos with their wedding party before heading to the ceremony to say I Do.

While this change of format isn’t for everyone, taking photos before the ceremony is a great idea for a few reasons:

  • Feeling fresh. Taking photos right after you get ready means your hair and makeup will be at their best. (This also applies to your flowers!)
  • Capture the moment. Your photo and video team will ensure this special moment is captured at all angles, with no risk of Uncle Hank’s iPad obstructing the view.
  • Keep calm and marry on. If you’re the anxious type, hanging out and taking photos with the bridal party will help you relax before the ceremony.
  • Gone with the gap. Getting photos out of the way before the ceremony saves your guests the painful wait in between events, and allows you to spend more time visiting with them. This is particularly convenient if both ceremony and reception are being held at the same venue.

Here are some amazing photos of JBW couples sharing their first look!

Sharon Litchfield Photography First Look Photos Edmonton Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton{Sharon Litchfield Photography}

Blue Suit Groom Edmonton{Blake Loates Photography}

Scottish Kilt Groom Edmonton Best Edmonton Wedding Planner{Carey Nash Photography}

Valentine's Day Backdrops for photography{Gabe McClintock}

Gay Edmonton Weddings Gay Wedding Edmonton{Brianna Hughes Photography}

Edmonton First Look Photographers Luxe Edmonton Wedding Planner{Sharon Litchfield Photography}

Edmonton River Valley Wedding Photos Edmonton Wedding Planner{ENV Photography}

custom wedding backdrop Brentwood Bay Wedding Planner{Jesse Holland Photography}

First Look Photos Before Wedding Ceremony Jennifer Bergman Weddings Kelowna Wedding Planner Sparkling Hill Wedding Planner{Kevin Trowbridge Photography}

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Sharon LitchfieldEdmonton Wedding Planner{Sharon Litchfield Photography}

Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner{kate Redinger Photographer}

Edmonton Destination Wedding Planner Nicole Ashley Edmonton Canmore Wedding Planner{Nicole Ashley Photography}

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07/21/16

Destination I Do: West Coast Canada

While we’re based in Edmonton, Alberta, we’ve had the pleasure of planning and designing weddings in many beautiful destinations – both in Canada and abroad! This series will showcase some of our favourite locations including information for couples considering a wedding away from home.

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Destination ‘I Do’ Wedding Series: West Coast Canada

The term destination wedding typically evokes images of a sandy ceremony in a sunny locale. But you don’t have to look too far to find amazing coastal destinations right here in Canada.

Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. Victoria has long been known as the ‘City of Gardens’ with it’s countless formal gardens, parks and extensive bike trails throughout the city and surrounding area. With its charming character and laidback vibe, it’s easy to see why Victoria has received accolades as the ‘Most Romantic City in Canada’.

Pender Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands along the Pacific Coast, and let me tell you, it’s spectacular. From the vast blue Pacific Ocean to lush green landscapes, your wedding photos will be incredible. Quaint and unspoiled, Pender Island can be accessed daily via ferry, seaplane or water taxi.

Victoria Photos 02Victoria Photos 05Victoria Photos 03Victoria Photos 06Pender Photos 01Pender Photos 03Pender Photos 02We’ve had the pleasure of working at two incredible West Coast wedding venues:

Brentwood Bay Wedding PlannerVictoria Summer Weddingwedding dresses with sleevesAbove Location: Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, Victoria, B.C.
Real Wedding: Megan + PeterJennifer Bergman Weddings, Victoria Wedding PlannerPonder Island Wedding Planner West Coast Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman WeddingsAbove Location: Poets Cove Resort & Spa, Pender Island, B.C.
Real Wedding: Stephanie + Clark

Photo Credits: Jesse Holland PhotographyC.J. Scott Photography.

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01/26/15

Bouquet Inspiration: Romantic

So far we’ve looked at Classic White Bouquets and Bright + Bold Bouquets. Today it’s all about romance!

Lush peonies, full-blown roses and soft pastel colours exude luxury and romance in these JBW bridal bouquets. These talented florists created a beautiful balance between feminine florals and delicate hints of greenery or dusty miller to add texture. To finish your romantic bouquet, add flowing ribbons, brooches or satin and lace handles.

Verbena Floral DesignPhoto: Jesse Holland Photography / Florist: Verbena Floral Design

Photographik, Floral ArtistryPhoto: Photographik / Florist: Flower Artistry

Kelsy Neilson Photography, Laurel's On WhytePhoto: Kelsy Neilson Photography / Florist: Laurel’s On Whyte

faBLOOMosity Edmonton, Sharon Litchfield PhotographyPhoto:  Sharon Litchfield Photography / Florist: faBLOOMosity

faBLOOMosity Edmonton Florist, C.J. Scott PhotographyPhoto: C.J. Scott Photography / Florist: faBLOOMosity

Eternal Reflections Photography, faBLOOMosity Photo: Eternal Reflections Photography / Florist: faBLOOMosity 

Sharon Litchfield Photography Edmonton, faBLOOMosity EdmontonPhoto: Sharon Litchfield Photography / Florist: faBLOOMosity

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Victoria Wedding Planner: Megan + Peter

Two of my closest friends were married in Victoria last fall, and I had the honour of playing double duty as wedding planner and guest! The seaside ceremony and intimate reception were held at Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa – a luxurious getaway named one of the Top 10 Resorts in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler.

I could go on and on about this one, but I’ll let Jesse Holland’s beautiful pictures do the talking instead – enjoy!

Novelle Bridal Edmonton

Silver wedding shoes

Victoria Wedding Stationary

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Brentwood Bay Resort Wedding

Victoria Wedding Planner + Design

Brentwood Bay Resort Victoria Wedding

Victoria Wedding Planner

Victoria Wedding Design

Victoria Wedding Planner

Jesse Holland Photography

Theia Wedding Gown

Jennifer Bergman Wedding Planning and Design

burlap aisle runner

Victoria Weddings, Novelle Bridal

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Pedersen's Vancouver

Verbena Floral Design, Pinkpolka Wedding Design

Special Event Rentals Edmonton

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Victoria Wedding Planner

DJ Clinton, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

First dance wedding brentwood bay

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