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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Victoria Sweet Tables

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sweetstables-details-00Cookie Table: Stephanie + Clark’s Wedding
{C.J. Scott Photography}

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
{Blake Loates Photography}

Edmonton Wedding PlannersCanmore Wedding PlannerCupcake Table: Carly + Taylor’s Wedding
{Julie Williams Photography}

Edmonton Sweets TablesElegant Wedding Dessert Tables Jennifer Bergman Elegant WeddingsCupcakes + Candy Table: Jenny + Hon’s Wedding
{Sharon Litchfield}

Milk & Cookie StationEdmonton Cookie TableCookies & Milk Table: Ashley + Dave’s Wedding
{Sharon Litchfield}

Edmonton Wedding CakesBeautiful Sweets Table Edmonton Edmonton Sweets Tables, The Art of CakeDessert Table: Allena + Jamie’s Wedding
{Kelly Redinger}

Dessert Tables EdmontonJennifer Bergman Event PlanningPink + Green Candy Table: Krista + Scott’s Wedding
{Sharon Litchfield}

Sweets Tables EdmontonColourful Candy TablePink + Purple Candy Table: Sabrina + Fil’s Wedding
{Sharon Litchfield}

Jennifer Bergman WeddingsWedding CrouquemboucheFrench Themed Sweet Table: Kristy + Joe’s Wedding
{Kelsy Nielson}

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Macarons Sweet TablePurple + White Candy Table: Saveena + Rodnie’s Wedding
{Katch Studios}

Jasper Sweets TableJennifer Bergman WeddingsRustic Sweet Table: Violeta + Barry’s Wedding
{Kelly Redinger}

Modern Dessert Table Edmonton CupcakesBlack + White Dessert Table: Melanie + Chris’ Wedding
{Kelly Redinger}

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Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

12/7/15

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Mariah + Nathan

High school sweethearts, Mariah + Nathan have a love for tradition and an affinity for Old World Romance, making The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald the perfect setting to celebrate their love story.

It was a complete hotel takeover, with Team JBW working hard the morning of the wedding to transform three different spaces. After a touching ceremony in the Wedgwood Ballroom, guests joined the newlyweds on the terrace for a garden party complete with refreshments, live music and caricature artists. Cocktails were held in the Empire Foyer, where guests mingled and snapped candids in a photo booth to help make a memorable guest book for Mariah + Nathan.

The doors to the Empire Ballroom opened, unveiling timeless décor, with English Garden inspired florals in soft creams and pinks. The first of many surprises throughout the evening, Mariah + Nathan entered the ballroom sharing their first dance to singer and pianist Lindsey Nagy’s rendition of A Thousand Years. The festivities continued with a 5-course meal, a delicious “sweet bar,” signature drinks poured through a custom ice luge, a surprise hip hop performance, and two dress changes!

Thanks to Shandro Photo and A Love Story for beautifully capturing the day. Enjoy!

The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald Edmonton

cute short prom dresses

Shandro Photo

cheap red carpet dresses

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Florist

The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald Wedgwood Wedding Ceremony

Bailey Gartner Stylist Edmonton

Wedgwood Ballroom Wedding Ceremony

Special Event Rentals, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Gerry Rasmussen, Laurel Hawkswell Caricature Artists

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Photographers, Edmonton Wedding Planning

Shandro Photo Edmonton

Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

Empire Ballroom Wedding Planner

Pinkpolka Design Edmonton

Wedding Sweets Table, The Art of Cake

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Shandro Photo, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Cake Designer, The Art of Cake

3rd Street Beat Hip Hop Performance, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

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09/1/15

Shoespiration: Something Blue

Mint, royal, midnight, navy – take tradition to your toes and make them your ‘something blue’!

Blue Peep toe Bridal Heels

Shades of Blue Bridal Shoes

Shandro Photo

Blue Cole Haan Bridal Heels

Blue Giorgio Armani Bridal Heels

Dark Blue Giorgio Armani Bridal Shoes

bridesmaid dresses NZ

Photo Credits (top-bottom, L-R): Blake Loates Photography, Katch Studios (L+R), Shandro Photo, Julie Williams Photography, Jessica Fern FacetteSharon Litchfield Photography (R), Sharon Litchfield PhotographySharon Litchfield Photography (L+R).

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Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

08/28/15

Shoespiration: Strappy

Show off those ankles with sexy, strappy wedding shoes! Here are some favourites worn by our stylish brides over the last couple years.

Jessie Hollands Photography

Strappy Kate Spade Bridal Shoes

Strappy Yves Saint Laurent Bridal Shoes

Jimmy Choo Wedding ShoesGold Strappy Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo Wedding Shoes

Gold Ralf Lauren Bridal HeelsPhoto Credits (top-bottom, L-R): Jessie Holland Photography, Sharon Litchfield Photography, Jessica Fern Facette, Shandro Photo, Jessica Balfour, Images by FrostSharon Litchfield Photography, Shandro Photo.

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Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

01/23/15

Bouquet Inspiration: Bright + Bold

Part 2 of our bouquet inspiration series – we’re featuring bright and bold bouquets full of colour! Bold bouquets really pop against a white or cream wedding dress.

Keep it all one colour for a more classic look, or play with various shades of a colour for more dimension and texture. To make an even bigger statement, pair complementary colours such as fuchsia and kelly green or violet and tangerine.

Here’s a collection of JBW brides who have chosen to go with bright and bold bouquets on their wedding day!

Petal Pusher AZPhoto: Stephanie Fay Photography / Florist: Petal Pusher AZ

Carey Nash PhotographyPhoto: Carey Nash / Florist: Emporio Arte Floral

Sharon Litchfield Photography, The Wild OrchidPhoto: (L) Sharon Litchfield, (R) Infused Studios / Florist: (L) The Wild Orchid, (R) faBLOOMosity

 Blake Loates PhotographyPhoto: Blake Loates Photography / Florist: Elysion Florals

Shandro Photo, fabloomosityPhoto: Shandro Photo / Florist: faBLOOMosity

Willow Haven Flower Shop Photo: (L) Eric Daigle, (R) Jessica Fern Facette / Florist: (L) Willow Haven (R) faBLOOMosity

Julie Williams PhotographyPhoto: Julie Williams Photography / Florist: Willow Haven

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Next up: Romantic bridal bouquets…

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

09/30/13

In the Limelight: Delica Bridal

Delica Bridal is one of Edmonton’s premiere bridal gown boutiques. Not only do they carry GORGEOUS gowns, but we love the relaxed atmosphere in-store and the large private dressing rooms. Our brides always rave about their experiences at Delica!

Read on below to learn more about Delica Bridal from owners Ashley McNeill-Dorado and Nicole McNeill…and brides, be sure to check out Delica’s upcoming Sample Sale. On October 19th, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, select dresses will be up to 70% off! Plus, the first 10 brides in store will also receive an additional $50.00 savings off their purchase during this sale!

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Bridesmaid Dresses,

Tell us about Delica Bridal.

Delica Bridal is a bridal boutique in south Edmonton, owned by two sisters with a passion for fashion and weddings. The vision to bring a different bridal experience to Alberta started about three years ago and became a reality in May 2011. We have loved helping all our brides and look forward to helping more achieve their wedding day vision!

Why did you start Delica Bridal?

Although the Alberta market has some amazing bridal stores, we wanted to created a store that had a boutique environment with a strong customer service aspect. It can be a very overwhelming experience when looking for a perfect dress and we wanted to create a store that has a relaxed atmosphere with educated consultants to help make the experience easier and more comfortable. We believe that purchasing a bridal gown should be stress free and low pressure, and we wanted to give Alberta brides this experience.

What types of gowns do you offer?

Every bridal dress found at Delica Bridal is exclusive to the boutique; meaning you will not find the exact same dress anywhere else in Edmonton. The designers offered at Delica are Lazaro, Alvina Valenta, Jim Hjelm Blush, Hayley Paige, Lillen, and Jenny Yoo. We are excited to be introducing Monique Lhuillier Bliss in October 2013!

We hand pick all our sample pieces to ensure there is a large diversity among our pieces. We take into account how the dress will fit on a bride, quality of the fabrics and price. We look for pieces that are trendy yet still timeless, different from other dresses in the market, and that offer customization options.

When should a bride begin looking for her wedding gown?

A bride should start looking for her gown 8- 10 months prior to her wedding date. Every designer is different and has their own lead times, but generally it takes between 4-6 months for the gown to arrive. It’s also important to take into consideration alterations, which can take up to 2-3 months to complete. It’s important not to leave shopping for your gown last minute; the longer you wait, the fewer options you will have.

What are some of the upcoming bridal trends you are seeing for 2014?

For bridal, we are seeing a lot of beaded column dresses with head-to-toe embellishments – think Great Gatsby. Along with that, we are seeing a lot of gowns with illusion necklines and detailed backs. Designers are also experimenting with different fabrics and textures: metallic lace, glitter tulle and textured embroidery. Blush and champagne colours are still popular for those seeking something different than the traditional white.

Any tips for brides-to-be?

  1. Be open-minded and trust your consultant. Your consultant is a bridal gown expert and can help guide you to finding the right dress.
  2. If the dress doesn’t appeal to you on the hanger, don’t shy away from it –  it might look completely different on, and could possibly be ‘the one!’
  3. Another important tip is to avoid bringing a large entourage with you to your appointment. Too many opinions can be overwhelming and may overshadow the vision you have for your wedding. Instead, bring a few trusted family members and/or friends that will support you one hundred percent.

 

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Here are some beautiful JBW brides in Delica Bridal gowns!

Studio 9 Photographics

Photo Credit: Studio 9 Photographics

Diamond Cake Photography

Photo Credit:  Diamond Cake Photography

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

 

 

03/18/13

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Ruhee + Ashish

WedLuxe Magazine Canada Luxury WeddingsLast week we shared the inspiration behind Ruhee + Ashish’s luxurious pink and gold wedding. With elegant, romantic undertones and bold, glamorous details, it’s no surprise that this soirée caught the attention of WedLuxe – Canada’s luxury wedding magazine.

WedLuxe Magazine Canada Luxury WeddingsThe day before the wedding, Ruhee’s family greeted a large contingent of Ashish’s family and friends flying in from Chicago. Following a festive welcome they enjoyed a delicious meal at Sorrentino’s Downtown. The next morning was an early start as guests were shuttled to Eagle Rock Golf Course for the ceremony, followed by a celebratory lunch.

The reception was held later that evening in The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s Empire Ballroom. Most couples like to play it safe and stick with the ballroom’s natural elegance in neutral tones, but we were thrilled that Ruhee + Ashish wanted to break the norm and allowed us to design the space to look like it never has before! The lighting started out with an elegant golden glow which transitioned to a vibrant pink during the dance to add energy to the room – a perfect way to accelerate the party!

Head on over to Shandro Photo’s blog for more wedding eye candy, and be sure to check out the amazing Same Day Edit by A Love Story Cinema.

{Special thanks to Lana, Krista and Suzanne for assisting!}

Wedding Mendhi

Wedding Mendhi

Red Rose Bouquet

Edmonton East Indian Wedding

Edmonton East Indian Wedding

Wedding Mendhi

East Indian Wedding Horse

Edmonton East Indian Wedding

Eagle Rock Golf Course Edmonton

Edmonton East Indian Wedding

Hotel Macdonald Wedding Edmonton

Shandro Photo

Groom Wedding Shoes

Edmonton East Indian Wedding

Fabloomosity Edmonton

Amber Uplighting Wedding

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Edmonton East Indian Wedding

gold wedding uplighting

Pink Wedding Flowers

The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Gold and Pink Wedding Cake

Hotel Macdonald Wedding Edmonton

Edmonton East Indian Wedding

Hotel Macdonald Wedding Edmonton

Edmonton East Indian Wedding

Ruhee + Ashish: It was such a pleasure working with you and your families to create this amazing celebration of your love. Thank you for trusting JBW with such an important time in your lives!

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

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03/15/13

Inspiration to Reality: Ruhee + Ashish

Today’s Inspiration to Reality post features a luxurious pink and gold wedding at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Ruhee + Ashish wanted their wedding reception to make a bold statement while still radiating romance and elegance:

Photo Credits (clockwise from top left): ombre flowers – Beauty Moves Me; tall centrepiece – Inside Weddings; letterpress wedding invitation – Invitations by Ajalon; pink lighting – The Knot; pink and gold paisley wedding cake – Couture Cakery; pink centerpiece – Style Me Pretty; pink and gold reception – In Style Weddings.

…and here’s their wedding vision come to life!

Photo Credit: Shandro Photo.

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On Monday we’ll share the full blog post of this gorgeous wedding as featured on WedLuxe…stay tuned!

Jennifer | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer