06/1/12

Wedding Shoe Inspiration

What woman doesn’t love shoes? They can make you feel like a million bucks, and your wedding is probably the best excuse to splurge on your dream pair. Here’s a collection of some of our past brides’ amazing shoes.

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First up, it’s all about the sparkle. Warning: you may need sunglasses to look at some of these beauties!

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Christian Louboutin Wedding Shoes

Sparkly Wedding Shoes

Sparkly Wedding Shoes

What better way to incorporate your ‘something blue’ than with a pair of gorgeous blue heels?

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Edmonton Wedding Planner

Studio Jellyfish will create a custom design to reflect your relationship and wedding, then hand-paint the design on to a pair of shoes. Perfect for the bold bride who wants to make a statement on her big day!

Painted Wedding Shoes

These hot pink Kate Spade shoes add a playful punch of colour to an elegant bridal look.

Pink Wedding Shoes

Those famous red soles make Christian Louboutins the most coveted bridal shoe. Our brides have rocked Louboutins in all different styles, from nude patent pumps to ruffled lace stilettos.

Nude Wedding Shoes

Christian Louboutin Wedding Shoes

For the classic bride, white rosette heels by Cole Haan add just the right amount of fancy to your feet.

White Rosette Wedding Shoes

White Rosette Wedding Shoes

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer

Photo Credits: JDS Photography, Alicia Price Photography, Carey Nash Photography, Sharon Litchfield Photography, Katch Studios, Sharon Litchfield Photography, Julie Williams Photography, Katch Studios, Paperheart Photography, C.J. Scott Photography, Sam Ng Photography, Eric Daigle Photography, Eric Daigle Photography.

05/25/12

Lighting at Wedding Receptions

Lighting instantly transforms the atmosphere of an event by enhancing the décor and evoking emotions through use of colour. Here are examples of some of our past weddings where lighting has been used. You will notice that the colour of lighting greatly impacts the essence of each wedding:

AMBER / GOLD LIGHTING: elegant, formal, traditional

BLUE LIGHTING: calm, cool, fresh

PINK LIGHTING: warm, fun, exotic

PURPLE LIGHTING: romantic, sophisticated, regal

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer

Photo Credits: Kelsy Nielson Photographer, Kelsy Nielson Photographer, Night and Day Photography, Vinson Lim, Perry Thompson Photography, Hugh Lecky, Jana Kendall Photography, Katch Studios, Katch Studios, C.J. Scott Photography, Sam Ng Photography, Katch Studios, Katch Studios, Katch Studios.

01/10/11

Planning Your Wedding: Tip #3

Tip #3: Tackle the guest list.

The guest list is an unavoidable part of the wedding planning process, and sadly it often causes the most headaches. If you’re recently engaged you’ve probably taken a stab at the first draft – this is a great start. But it’s important to consider the constraints that may affect your target guest number: venue capacity, overall budget, where the budget is coming from and desired atmosphere.

To limit the list-making madness, involve all “stakeholders” from the beginning. Your wedding stakeholders include anyone who has an emotional and/or financial interest in your wedding. If your parents are contributing financially to the wedding or if they’ll have any say at all as to who is invited, consult them from the get-go! More often than you’d imagine couples begin the venue hunt or even book a venue only to realize later that mom and dad are inviting 25 of their work colleagues to the wedding. Get it all on the table during the early stages so you don’t run into issues later.

Generally, you can expect anywhere from 10-30% of your guests to decline. Some factors that influence the decline rate include:

  • Time of year / when the wedding is being held (eg. busy summer weekends may see a higher decline rate as guests have booked family holidays or have other weddings to attend)
  • The proportion of your guest list who must travel to the wedding versus the number who are local
  • Length of notice provided to guests – sending save-the-date cards 8-12 months in advance gives guests ample time to make arrangements to attend

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Have you heard about our lucky + in love contest? We are giving away FREE Planning consultations to three couples! The contest entry form will be available on January 21st after all 9 planning tips have been posted. Click here for all the details.

Happy planning!

Jennifer

Photo Credit: Sam Ng Photography.

09/28/10

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Tracy + Troy

When I first started working with Tracy + Troy they weren’t exactly sure what they wanted for their wedding, but they knew it had to be very unique. As plans developed, we decided to break tradition and throw a chic cocktail party reception in Shaw Conference Centre’s gorgeous Riverview Room.

Following a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Devonian Botanic Gardens, Tracy + Troy’s guests were greeted at the reception with champagne, live music and delicious hors d’oeuvres. In lieu of standard wedding favours, guests were given portraits of themselves drawn live by two talented caricature artists – Gerry Rasmussen and Laurél Hawkswell. This was a big hit!

The stunning photos below were taken by Sam and Natasha of Sam Ng Photography – they are always so wonderful to work with! Enjoy this look at Tracy + Troy’s stylish day:

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Tracy purchased her gorgeous gown from Novelle Bridal Shop.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

I know…stunning shoes!

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

…but Troy would not be outdone!

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Terry McDade played the harp beautifully at the ceremony.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

All flowers – including these awesome pomander balls – were created by La Piazza Dasee.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

As a tribute to her Scottish heritage, Tracy was piped down the aisle by a family friend and escorted by her father who wore a traditional kilt.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Gorgeous!

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Tracy and her beautiful bridesmaids carried feather parasols that came in handy on this hot, sunny day.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding PlannerA champagne ice sculpture allowed guests to keep their glasses filled all night.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Guests took their caricature drawings home in tubes that Tracy wrapped in black and white patterned paper.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Instead of a head table, we setup a V.I.P. lounge area for the bridal party to visit with guests.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Uber-modern lampshade centrepieces worked perfectly with the room and vibe of the party.

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Tracy, Troy: it was an absolute pleasure working with you to design your urban chic wedding. All the very best to you both as you begin this new chapter in your lives!

Jennifer
Edmonton Wedding Planner

Photo Credit: Sam Ng Photography