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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05/25/17

Best Wedding Dessert Tables

Dessert tables have been a popular feature at wedding receptions over the past few years. This trend began with candy tables and has evolved to include a couple’s favourite sweets and desserts, such as doughnuts, cookies, cupcakes and pies. We’ve also done frozen yogurt and ice cream bars, custom chocolate truffle stations and popcorn displays!

Why do we love this trend?

  • Sweet tables are a great way to personalize your reception, showcasing your tastes as a couple. Think out-of-the-box to your childhood favourites or desserts from your heritage.
  • Use a dessert bar to reflect your reception design, adding an element of décor to the space.
  • Rather than giving away individual guest favours, instead invest that budget in a fun dessert table that guests can enjoy all evening.

Here are some of our favourite sweet tables and dessert bars we’ve designed for JBW couples. Warning – do not view on an empty stomach!

Art of Cake EdmontonJennifer Bergman Weddings White + Pink Sweet Bar: Mariah + Nathan’s Wedding
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sweetstables-details-00Cookie Table: Stephanie + Clark’s Wedding
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Edmonton DoughtnutsEdmonton Sweets TablesMoonshine Doughnut Table: Anita + Ben’s Wedding
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Edmonton Wedding CakesEdmonton Wedding Planners Jennifer Bergman Weddings EdmontonHomemade Pie Table: Alexis + Tom’s Wedding
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Edmonton Wedding PlannersCanmore Wedding PlannerCupcake Table: Carly + Taylor’s Wedding
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Edmonton Sweets TablesElegant Wedding Dessert Tables Jennifer Bergman Elegant WeddingsCupcakes + Candy Table: Jenny + Hon’s Wedding
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Milk & Cookie StationEdmonton Cookie TableCookies & Milk Table: Ashley + Dave’s Wedding
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Edmonton Wedding CakesBeautiful Sweets Table Edmonton Edmonton Sweets Tables, The Art of CakeDessert Table: Allena + Jamie’s Wedding
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Dessert Tables EdmontonJennifer Bergman Event PlanningPink + Green Candy Table: Krista + Scott’s Wedding
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Sweets Tables EdmontonColourful Candy TablePink + Purple Candy Table: Sabrina + Fil’s Wedding
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Jennifer Bergman WeddingsWedding CrouquemboucheFrench Themed Sweet Table: Kristy + Joe’s Wedding
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Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Macarons Sweet TablePurple + White Candy Table: Saveena + Rodnie’s Wedding
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Jasper Sweets TableJennifer Bergman WeddingsRustic Sweet Table: Violeta + Barry’s Wedding
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Modern Dessert Table Edmonton CupcakesBlack + White Dessert Table: Melanie + Chris’ Wedding
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11/14/16

Destination I Do: Lake Louise

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: Lake Louise, Alberta

Nestled in the Canadian Rockies and just a short 40 min drive from Banff, Lake Louise is truly a unique mountain escape. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (CLL) has a rich history dating back as early as 1911 when the General Manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway constructed a one-story log cabin on the shores of Lake Louise – a glacier fed lake with stunning emerald hues. CLL has hosted many famous guests and Royalty including Marilyn Monroe, Christopher Reeve and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few.

Chateau Lake Louise offers several different event spaces to host your wedding festivities no matter the size – from an intimate gathering of 20 guests in the Lefroy Room, all the way up to 600 guests in Mount Temple Ballroom. One of the most popular wedding spaces is Victoria Ballroom, which has recently completed renovations in September 2016.

You can see from our weddings below that no matter the season, The Chateau’s views will not disappoint!

Chateau Lake Louise Winter Wedding Lake Louise Winter Wedding Lake Louise Wedding PlannerWinter Lake Louise Wedding Jennifer Bergman Weddings Rocky Mountain WeddingJennifer Bergman EventsLake Louise Summer Wedding PlannerJennifer Bergman Weddings Kelly RedingerHere are a few photos we have compiled of our Lake Louise weddings with this gorgeous gown to show you the
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Lake Louise Outdoor Ceremony Jennifer Bergman WeddingsReal Wedding: Jodie + Chris // NewHairLine

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10/20/16

Destination I Do: Jasper, Alberta

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: Jasper, Alberta

Less than a 4-hour drive from Edmonton, we’re incredibly fortunate to have Jasper National Park in our “backyard.” Many Edmontonians have grown up with fond memories of winter ski trips and summer camping trips to the area, so it’s no surprise that it is a desirable wedding destination for both local Albertans and visitors from around the globe.

From snow-capped mountains to turquoise lakes, Jasper offers captivating landscapes year round. These aren’t postcards – they’re real wedding photos, folks!

Jasper Wedding PlannerRocky Mountain Wedding PlannerJennifer Bergman Wedding Planning & Design wedding banners//custom wedding backdrops//custom wedding photo backdropsbridesmaid dresses Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings Jasper Alberta Weddings Jasper Wedding PlannerOur most favourite venue in Jasper is The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. This iconic lakefront property has a truly special feeling when you step foot on the grounds. It is a tranquil retreat in the midst of unspoiled nature, and the service and cuisine are top-notch.

JPL has recently completed extensive renovations to the property including over 90% of the guest rooms and signature cabins. Here are a few images from our past weddings at The Lodge:

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View more of our past weddings at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge:

Wendy + Trevor // Blake Loates Photography
Andrea + Colin // Rachel Boekel Photography

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06/28/16

Destination I Do: Los Cabos, Mexico

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: Los Cabos, Mexico

We love Los Cabos as a wedding destination and have been fortunate to plan several there over the past few years. Why?

  • Proximity to Western Canada – Cabo is a quick (direct!) flight from Alberta.
  • Picturesque views – from expansive desserts to aqua blue waters, a gorgeous marina and the famous El Arco, your wedding photos will be incredible
  • Climate – Cabo has very consistent weather. It is generally warm and dry, not humid. Average temperatures range from 19°C – 30°C.
  • People – the local vendors are so warm and welcoming, it makes the destination wedding planning process smooth and enjoyable.

Mexico WeddingsEdmonton Destination Wedding PlannerCaribbean Wedding PlannerLos Cabos WeddingsLos Cabos Mexico WeddingsMexico Wedding PlannerCabo Beach WeddingsOver the years we’ve worked at some incredible Los Cabos wedding venues:

Here are a few photos of our Los Cabos Weddings to show you Cabo at its finest…
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Real Weddings: Robyn + Aaron // Naomi + TimRIU Palace Los Cabos Destination WeddingRIU Palace Wedding Planning & DesignOutdoor Wedding Reception RIU Palace Los CabosLos Cabos Wedding PlannerAbove Location: Hotel RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas
Real Wedding: Jaclyn + Curtis
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Real Wedding: Kim + Pierre

Photo Credits: PHOTOPHILCROAna and Jerome Photography, Carey Nash Photography, Kelly Redinger Photographer.

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12/21/15

Lake Louise Wedding Planner: Tess + James

Planning an early May wedding in Alberta is always a gamble in terms of weather, but when you’re getting married at one of the most picturesque locations in the country, you really can’t go wrong! Driving to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the roads were clear and the sky was blue. As we approached this renowned retreat in the Rockies, the snow began to fall and we woke up the next morning to the most gorgeous view – it felt like we were inside a snow globe peering out!

Tess + James’ vision for their mountain destination wedding was to host an intimate celebration full of warmth and romance. With nods of Tuscan influence, organic greenery and an abundance of lush florals covered the tables, while gold candelabras added formality and elegance to the beautiful Victoria ballroom. A dramatic king’s table set in front of the stone fireplace hosted the 14-person wedding party.

As always, Kelly Redinger did an incredible job capturing the day!

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12/21/15

Inspiration to Reality: Tess + James

Tess + James’ vision for their Lake Louise destination wedding was an intimate celebration full of warmth and romance. With nods of Tuscan influence, an abundance of lush, organic florals in tones of blush, pink, peach and crimson covered the tables, while gold candelabras and candlesticks added formality and glamour to the elegant Victoria Ballroom.

The inspiration:
Tuscan Inspired WeddingPhoto Credits (clockwise from top left): Pink Signature Drink – New Orleans Wedding Planner; Bridal Hairstyle Gold Hair Accessory – Lauren Conrad; Bride and Groom Chair Garland – Martha Stewart Weddings; Pink Peony Bouquet – Green Wedding Shoes; Gold Wedding Shoes – Style Me Pretty; Chalkboard Menu – Laura Hooper Calligraphy; Canopy Over Head Table – Aileen Tran; Floral and Greenery Table Runner – Southern California Bride.

…and the reality!
Lake Louise Wedding PlannerPhoto Credit: Kelly Redinger.

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10/14/15

Los Cabos Wedding Planner: Kim + Pierre

“You can’t stop love.” It’s a phrase Kim + Pierre have used to describe their serendipitous relationship over the years, and again proved to be so true for their Los Cabos destination wedding.

Long story short: about a week and a half before the wedding was to take place in beautiful Cabo, we had to move up the date to 4 days earlier! A change in Pierre’s work schedule meant that he could only be in Cabo for 24 hours (say what!?) – but Kim + Pierre took it all in stride and knew that the most important outcome of the entire trip was that they would be husband and wife.

Everything had to be moved- the venue, hair, makeup, transportation, décor, flowers. We were very lucky that all our wonderful suppliers were so accommodating and able to make the new date work. The experience reiterated why Cabo is one of our favourite spots for destination weddings.

And so the whirlwind wedding began, first with a surprise legal ceremony at the Edmonton International Airport in the early hours of the morning! Then we boarded the plane with the newlyweds and made our way to Cabo, landing mid-afternoon. The group was transported to our incredible resort – Secrets Puerto Los Cabos – and I took off to the wedding venue while the ladies began hair and makeup.

The symbolic ceremony and reception were both held at Sunset Da Mona Lisa – rated one of the Top 5 Coolest Restaurants in the World! I was in awe of the view and have to share this photo I took during setup at sunset – absolutely breathtaking!

FullSizeRenderIt was a busy and action-packed day, but certainly the most memorable wedding experience I’ve had to date. Kim + Pierre’s friends and family were so welcoming and it was so much fun to share this adventure with them.

Kim + Pierre’s incredible wedding story was featured in The Edmonton Journal, and photographer Kelly Redinger does a beautiful job sharing this wedding on his blog.

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