06/28/12

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Theresa + Jake

Style Me Pretty CanadaWe had the pleasure of working with Theresa + Jake for over two years to plan their 11.11.11 wedding. Living in the remote town of Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, they chose to have a destination wedding in Edmonton to create a memorable weekend for all their guests (for some, it would be their first trip out of the North)!

Matrix Hotel was the perfect setting for this modern, edgy wedding. Theresa wore a stunning Vera Wang gown accessorized with a black sash and sparkling Christian Louboutin pumps. Jake was dashingly handsome in black on black. Together they looked like they could be on the cover of a magazine!

The wedding design was inspired by its auspicious date, as the three elevens visually create clean, modern lines. Paired with a dramatic colour palette of black, pewter and dark purple, this pattern was carried throughout many elements of the wedding. To incorporate their northern culture, Theresa and Jake gave guests miniature Mukluk ornaments as favours. These were handmade by Theresa’s aunts – a loving, personal touch!

Alicia Price is the talented photographer behind these gorgeous images that tell the story of Theresa + Jake’s wedding day. We were honoured that this wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Canada!

{Special thanks to Jessica for assisting!}

Sparkly Wedding Shoes

Vera Wang Wedding Gown

Groomsmen black suits black shirts

Alicia Price Photography

Tiffany Wedding Gifts

Alicia Price Photography

Black Sash Wedding Gown

Edmonton Wedding Ceremony

Matrix Hotel Wedding Edmonton

Black Chiavari Chairs Edmonton

The ceremony was held in Matrix Hotel’s Amber Ballroom. The couple’s daughters served as their Flower Girl and Ring Bearer – they looked adorable and super stylish in black tulle and plum accents!

Purple Bouquets

Alicia Price Photography

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton

Black Sash Wedding Gown

Black Sash Wedding Gown

Edmonton Skyline Photos

Alicia Price Photography

Edmonton Wedding Photos

Edmonton Wedding Photos

Matrix Hotel Wedding Edmonton

Pinkpolka Wedding Design Edmonton

The stationery suite reflected Theresa + Jake’s wedding style perfectly and helped tie everything together. It was expertly designed by Jenelle at Pinkpolka.

The reception decor included black chiavari chairs, pewter pintuck linens and black lacquer charger plates finished with black satin napkins. This unconventional palette was further accented with dramatic fuchsia and purple uplighting. Ultra-modern centrepieces by La Piazza Dasee featured a cluster of three arrangements and included purple callas, dendrobium orchids and white hydrangea.

Matrix Hotel Wedding Edmonton

purple uplighting

Matrix Hotel Wedding Edmonton

Modern sweet table

Whimsical Cake Studio supplied the delicious wedding cake and sweet table treats, including: sugar cookies, mini cupcakes, square cake pops, macarons and chocolate dipped pretzel sticks. The table was designed in an all-white theme with accents of silver incorporated in the linear pattern.

all white sweet table

Whimsical Cake Studio

Whimsical Cake Studio

Matrix Hotel Wedding Edmonton

Purple calla centerpieces

Chunky silver table numbers were the perfect modern table accessories; below, a photo booth with quirky props kept guests entertained all night.

Photo booth props

Matrix Hotel Wedding Edmonton

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Matrix Hotel Wedding Edmonton

Theresa, Jake + Family: It was an honour to get to know you all throughout the planning process. I thoroughly enjoyed your visits to Edmonton and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer

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03/22/12

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Aanchal + Rajat (Part 2)

Two days after Aanchal + Rajat’s Moroccan-inspired Sangeet party, they were married in an elegant ceremony at The Oasis Centre in Edmonton.

We used a warm palette of ivory, peach, copper and burgundy to enhance the aesthetic of the opulent banquet hall. Aanchal + Rajat were married under a modern Mandap covered with wavy manzanita branches and burnt orange calla lilies. Romantic rose petals and candlelight littered the stage creating a romantic ambiance.

Enjoy these beautiful images by Night and Day Photography.

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

Oasis Centre Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

Oasis Centre Edmonton

Orange Calla Lily Centerpieces

East Indian Mandap

East Indian Mandap

yellow and red petals down aisle

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

Thank you, Aanchal + Rajat, for inviting us to be part of such a special time in your lives. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your wonderful families. All the very best in the future!

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer

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03/20/12

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Aanchal + Rajat (Part 1)

I love a lot of things about East Indian weddings: the colours, the dancing, the food…but above all, the festive spirit. Everyone who attends is ready to have the time of their lives, and often the celebrations continue for the better part of a week!

We were fortunate to be involved in Aanchal + Rajat’s wedding festivities last July. We designed and coordinated their pre-wedding Sangeet party as well as the wedding ceremony. The Sangeet was held at Meridian Banquets in Edmonton. Aanchal wanted this evening to be colourful and Moroccan-inspired, complete with lanterns, lighting and a bazaar where ladies could adorn themselves with bindis and bangles!

Enjoy a small sampling of images from this festive fete by Night and Day Photography, and stay tuned for Part 2 coming later this week.

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

Moroccan Themed Wedding

Moroccan Themed Wedding

East Indian Wedding Planner Edmonton

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer

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02/7/12

Modern Holiday Party Design

Holiday celebrations can be festive without screaming clichés. In December we designed a modern lounge-inspired holiday party in Shaw Conference Centre’s Riverview Room (and there was no tinsel in sight)! Some of our favourite design details?

  • All-white linens and chiavari chairs exuded understated elegance and allowed colourful accents to ‘pop’.
  • Custom die-cut menu cards by Pinkpolka Wedding Design fit perfectly inside silver beaded glass charger plates.
  • White perimeter drapery was accented with beautiful shades of pink and purple, while snowflake gobo lights added a textured glow to the ceiling.
  • Centrepieces with red mokara orchids and purple lamp shades created a bold colour-blocking effect.
  • Ruby votives by local company glass.ful doubled as décor and favours.
  • The Three Waiters entertainment group were flown in to provide an experience that guests won’t soon forget. They discreetly blended in with Shaw’s serving staff until breaking out into a full-fledged musical performance!

Sharon Litchfield Photography did a beautiful job capturing the décor and details. {Special thanks to Jessica for assisting at this event!}

Edmonton event planner

Edmonton event planner

Edmonton event planner

Pinkpolka Wedding Design

Menu in charger plates

Circle menu cards

Edmonton event planner

Pink and purple LED lighting

Modern holiday party design

Edmonton event planner

glass.ful Edmonton

Edmonton event planner

Modern holiday party design

Edmonton event planner

glass.ful Edmonton

Pink and purple LED lighting

Modern lamp shade centerpieces

Edmonton event planner

Jennifer
Edmonton Event Planner + Designer

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12/5/11

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Victoria + Nathan

Victoria + Nathan are that couple. That couple you know who are so in love that you feel like you’re watching a romance movie when you’re with them. It was only fitting that their wedding exuded romance as well!

Using a fresh palette of pewter grey, ivory and icy blue, we designed and coordinated their wedding at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. The result: an elegant, enchanting affair that felt warm and inviting.

Here’s a look at Victoria + Nathan’s day with photos by Katch Studios. I had such a hard time narrowing down the photos to share with you (drop-dead gorgeous couple + insanely talented photographers = soooo many amazing images)!

{Special thanks to Sarah and Jessica for assisting.}

Katch Studios Edmonton

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Love a groom in a bowtie. Paired with a phalaenopsis orchid boutonniere – elegant and timeless!

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Pure Bridal Edmonton

Victoria’s gown by Pronovias (Fantastica) from Pure Bridal was full of romantic, cascading ruffles.

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Grey Bridesmaid Dresses

La Piazza Dasee Edmonton

Edmonton Wedding Planner

St. Joseph's Basilica Edmonton Wedding

Edmonton Wedding Planner

The ceremony was held at St. Joseph’s Basilica – one of Edmonton’s iconic landmarks. The emotion on Victoria’s face says it all.

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

St. Joseph's Basilica Edmonton Wedding

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Katch Studios Edmonton

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding

Unique Guest Book Idea

At the reception guests left their thumbprint on a custom guest book tree drawing. The Empire Ballroom is naturally stunning, so minimal décor is required. The room was enhanced with vanilla satin chair wraps, silver damask linens and gorgeous centrepieces by La Piazza Dasee composed of white phalaenopsis orchids, and blue and white hydrangea.

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Victoria + Nathan opted to include thoughtful thank-you notes at each guest’s place setting. Blue butterfly place cards added a whimsical touch to the table décor.

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding

Edmonton Wedding Planner

The Art of Cake created this gorgeous ruffled white chocolate masterpiece. It smelled amazing!

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Chinese Wedding Dress

Victoria + Nathan: Thank you for choosing us to help bring your wedding vision to life. Wishing you a marriage filled with romance!

Jennifer + Team
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09/21/11

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Melissa + Mike

We’re excited to share a gorgeous June 2011 wedding that was recently featured in the Weddings in Alberta Inspiration Room.

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Melissa + Mike’s wedding day began at Convocation Hall – one of Edmonton’s most historic venues. Following the ceremony, the wedding party took photos in Edmonton’s downtown core before heading to a gorgeous reception in the Quartz Ballroom at Matrix Hotel. This sports-loving couple wanted their wedding to be classic and chic with a touch of vintage flair. We opted for a black and ivory palette with accents of olive green and copper. The result was stunning and timeless!

Melissa owns a dance studio called Dance Discovery located in South Edmonton, and at the reception some of her students performed a special routine that they had choreographed. It was a fantastic performance and it was very obvious that Melissa’s students love and admire her.

JDS Photography was on hand all day to capture priceless memories for Melissa + Mike, and they rounded out the evening with a fun-loving photo booth which is always a huge crowd pleaser!

 {Special thanks to Jessica for assisting throughout the day!}

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

JDS Photography, Modern Wedding PhotosThe gorgeous couple – newlyweds!

JDS Photography, Modern Wedding Photos

Birdcage Veil

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Guests arrived to a warm, ambient ballroom accented with amber lighting and copper drapery. Black chiavari chairs made a bold statement against crisp ivory pintuck linens, while olive green napkins wrapped with a pretty satin copper ribbon added just a touch of colour to the tables in muted vintage tones. Round flower pomanders featuring a mix of ivory blooms and sahara roses sat atop tall black lacquer eiffel vases.

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Melissa + Mike’s invitations and reception stationery, designed by Pinkpolka Wedding Design, featured modern typeface and a bold graphic. Melissa added black lace to ivory votive candles which perfectly complemented the stationery design.

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

JDS Photography, Modern Wedding Photos

Edmonton Wedding Planner

The gorgeous three-tier cake was created by Deb from Bee-Bell Bakery and featured detailed scroll-work, black ribbon and a monogram of the couple’s first initials.

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Congratulations, Melissa + Mike! I hope you enjoy this look back at your beautiful wedding day. All the best in the future!

Jennifer + Team
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12/27/10

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Saveena + Rodnie’s Sangeet

Happy Holidays! The festive season is a perfect time to share this bright and bold event with you.

We worked with Saveena, Rodnie and several of their wonderful family members to plan this unforgettable September wedding weekend. Since many of their guests were travelling to Edmonton from out-of-town, Saveena + Rodnie chose to throw a Sangeet party for all the guests the night before the wedding.

Held at one of Edmonton’s quintessential landmarks – the Muttart Conservatory – this pre-wedding bash was designed in shades of pink, orange and gold with luxe Indian flair. The rentals and décor items were supplied by Elegant Touches and the linens were courtesy of Vancouver’s Upright Décor.

Katch Studios was on hand to capture every moment of this action-packed event…

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

Saveena + Rodnie both looked amazing! Saveena’s hair and makeup were done by the talented Sunita Sumaru.

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

When guests entered the Muttart they strolled down a red carpet until they reached this stunning floral arrangement by La Piazza Dasee. The entrance banner pictured above along with all reception stationary (table numbers, seating chart, signage) was expertly designed by PinkPolka Wedding Design.

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

La Piazza Dasee designed modern clusters of angled arrangements on each table which included calla lilies, roses and hydrangea. The ivory centrepieces nicely contrasted the bold colours throughout the rest of the space. QSD Event Services draped nearly every wall in the building with gorgeous fuschia, orange and bronze fabric, while Production Lighting made the room glow with perimeter and patterned gobo lighting.

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

The authentic Indian cuisine was catered by New Asian Village (West).

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

Modern white lounge furniture accented with colourful pillows surrounded the dance floor, giving guests a place to sit and chat without straying too far from the party.

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

There was plenty to take in throughout the evening! A Henna tent was setup in one of the Muttart pyramids and in another, artists Laurel Hawkswell and Gerry Rasmussen entertained guests with caricature portraits.

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

Elegant Touches custom made this jaw-dropping gold and crystal chandelier which perfectly fit over the dance floor. And speaking of dancing, this party had a lot of it! The night began with live music performed by Vic Khanna, and Premiere D.J.s rocked the party well into the morning!

East Indian Wedding Edmonton, Muttart Conservatory Wedding Edmonton

Visit the fabulous Katch Studios blog for more amazing eye candy from this event! Saveena + Rodnie: It was such a pleasure to be part of your phenomenal pre-wedding celebration – the very best to you and your families in the New Year.

Jennifer + Team

Photo Credit: Katch Studios

11/8/10

Featured On Style Me Pretty!

It’s been a busy month! In addition to helping three amazing couples get married this October, I had the privilege of working with an all-star team of vendors to design a stylized shoot…which, to our excitement, is featured on Style Me Pretty today!

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jenelle Gartner (owner of PinkPolka Wedding Design) and I had been itching to work together on a shoot for a while, and when the fabulous Radelle from Eternal Reflections Photography mentioned she wanted to do a shoot in the fall, we met for lattes and got started! Bringing Janine and James from La Piazza Dasee on board was the obvious next step – the florals and rustic table details are exquisite! Visit the Style Me Pretty feature here to see the stunning images and read about how it all came together.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Millions of thanks to the talented vendors who contributed to the shoot!

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Hope you like it as much as we do!

Jennifer