02/23/21

Alyshea + Al-Karim (Part 1): Mehndi Party at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Alyshea and Al-Karim celebrated their union with multiple events over a weekend in Edmonton – a destination they chose because of the recently opened Aga Khan Garden at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden.

This wedding weekend was such a delight to plan and design (and there are so many incredible details to share!) that we’re breaking it into three blog posts:

  • Part 1 – The Mehndi Party at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
  • Part 2 – The Wedding Ceremony at Aga Khan Garden
  • Part 3 – The Gala Reception at JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District

The festivities kicked off with a Bollywood Chic Mehndi party at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Guests enjoyed a custom ‘Flavours of India’ menu and could visit a draped Mehndi tent to have professional henna artists adorn their hands with beautiful designs.

The event featured dance performances, traditional Ismaili ceremonies and Vancouver’s Juno-nominated DJ A-SLAM. Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3 coming soon…

This wedding is not only featured on Wedluxe, but it was also honoured as a finalist for Best Wedding over $150,000 at the 2020 Canadian Event Awards!

Credits:

JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding PlannerJ. Gartner Studio Wedding Stationery Cartier Wedding Cufflinks JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding Planner Mango Studios Edmonton Luxe Wedding Photographer Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Luxe Makeup Artist Nickol Walkemeyer Indian Bridal Gowns Pooja Boutique Pooja Boutique Calgary Pooja Boutique Jennifer Bergman Weddings JW Marriott Edmonton Downtown Wedding JW Marriott Edmonton Terrace First Look JW Marriott Edmonton Wedding Planning and Design JW Marriott Edmonton Mango Studios Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding Planner Jennifer Bergman Weddings Mehndi Party Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Jennifer Bergman Weddings Jennifer Bergman Weddings Luxe Edmonton Planner Elegant Edmonton Wedding Planning & DesignMehndi Party Fairmont Hotel Macdonald fairmont hotel macdonald weddingeast indian wedding decor edmonton henna Mehndi Tent Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Empire Ballroom Mendhi Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Empire Ballroom Wedding  Indian Music Academy Edmonton indian bridal canopy edmonton Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Luxe Wedding Planner east indian Wedding Planner edmonton fairmont Jennifer Bergman Wedding Planner+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Mehndi and Sangeet Event Planner, Edmonton

12/22/20

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner: Jennifer + Evrhetton

Jennifer and Evrhetton envisioned a weekend destination wedding in the mountains to celebrate their love story with family and friends. Of utmost importance was the guest experience, ensuring everyone was taken care of and that it was stress-free and enjoyable. We worked alongside them to plan their dream wedding at one of our favourite venues, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Their beloved Danes – Moose and Mountain – joined in on the special day, strolling down the aisle and standing up as “best dogs” for Ev. The weekend culminated in a raging dance party featuring alternating sets by the couple’s favourite band, The Barkells, and DJ Troy from Premiere DJs.

Credits:

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Destination Wedding Planner Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Summer Wedding Custom Engraved Wedding Axe Jasper Summer Wedding Just Married Photography Edmonton Premiere Wedding Planner Just Married Photographer Jennifer Bergman Weddings in Jasper Alberta Shades of Pink Bridal Bouquet Beauvert Lake Wedding Jasper Alberta Canada Mountain Wedding Jasper Rocky Mountain Summer Wedding Unique Wedding Photographer Jasper Bride + Groom Canoe Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Jasper Summer Wedding on Lake Beauvert Jasper Summer Mountain Wedding Jennifer Bergman Weddings Jasper Jennifer Bergman Weddings Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Beauvert Plateau Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Ceremony Classic Outdoor Mountain Wedding Ceremony Beauvert Plateau Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Ceremony J Gartner Designs + Stationery Jasper Park Lodge Beauvert Room Wedding Reception Special Event Rentals Edmonton in Jasper Jasper Park Lodge Beauvert Room Wedding Reception Fairmont Beauvert Room Wedding Reception Fairmont Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner Emerald Blush and White Wedding at the JPL Classic Fairmont Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Reception Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner Jennifer Bergman Wedding Planning & Design The Barkells Edmonton Band Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planning & Coordinating+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner

09/11/20

Whitewood Barn Edmonton Wedding Planner: Danielle + Jason

Set in the charming Alberta countryside, Danielle and Jason’s wedding was held on a warm summer day at The Whitewood Barn just outside of Edmonton.

After a ‘first look’ and taking photos with their wedding party, they exchanged rings and vows in a quaint clearing of pine trees adorned with café lights and rustic wooden benches. Guitarist Jeff Ramsey serenaded guests while they sipped bubbly from a boxwood champagne wall, and enjoyed tasty hors d’oeuvres by Stir Catering. After dinner, guests danced the night away under string lights and country stars.

See more of this beautiful, rustic wedding featured on the Blush Magazine blog!

Credits:

Jess Leigh Photography Jennifer Bergman Weddings Whitewood Barn Edmonton Outdoor Wedding First Look Suits by Curtis Elliot Burgundy Grooms Suit Whitewood Barn Burgundy and Blush Edmonton Wedding Jess Leigh Photography Edmonton Wedding Planner Navy Bridesmaids Dresses Novelle Bridal Rural Edmonton Summer Wedding Jennifer Bergman Wedding Planning & Design The Whitewood Barn Leduc Edmonton Weddings by Anika Stationery Jennifer Bergman Whitewood Barn Wedding Planner 3 Tiered Buttercream Wedding Cake Premier Edmonton Wedding Planner whitewood barn wedding ceremony venue Laurel's on Whyte Wedding Florals Jess Leigh Photography Edmonton Wedding Planning and Design Whitewood Barn Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Wedding Champagne Wall Edmonton Wedding Caterer Stir Catering
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Suzanne + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Whitewood Barn Edmonton Wedding Planner

08/7/20

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner: Jillian + Jason

Jillian and Jason wanted their wedding to feel like a getaway while still being close enough for guests to attend. Their loved ones travelled from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, joining them in beautiful Jasper for a weekend of celebratory events. One of our favourite venues, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge offers a unique blend of luxury amidst unspoiled nature, set against the most spectacular backdrop of snow-capped mountains and glacier-fed lakes⁣.

Despite a little rain, their outdoor ceremony prevailed and spirits were anything but dampened at the epic party that followed. See more of Jillian and Jason’s wedding featured in Blush Magazine.

Credits:

Jasper Wedding Planner, Classic White Bridal Heels Jasper Park Lodge Spring Wedding Classic Lace Bridal Details Edmonton Edmonton Destination Wedding Planner Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner Jennifer Bergman Weddings Mirrored Welcome Sign Rainy Spring Outdoor Wedding Fabloomsity Wedding Florist Rainy Wedding Ceremony Jasper Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Jasper Park Lodge Wedding PlannerJasper Wedding Planning & Design, Jennifer Bergman Natalie Andrusiak Wedding Photography Fabloomosity Jasper Wedding Florist Rocky Mountain Wedding Lac Beauvert Jasper Jasper Wedding Planner Classic Mountain Bridal Party, Jennifer Bergman Weddings Fun Bridal Party Photos Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner, Soft Pink Bridal Party Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Reception White with greenery seating chart White Blush Gold Wedding Reception Mixed Height Floral Centrepieces Classic White Florals by Fabloomosity Jasper Park lodge Pastries Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner Rocky Mountain Wedding PlannerJasper Park Lodge Weddings+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Jasper Park Lodge Wedding Planner

07/13/20

Edmonton Backyard Wedding: Lisa + Alex

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic made backyard weddings the new norm, Lisa + Alex chose to celebrate their marriage with an intimate guest list at Lisa’s childhood home. Their vision for the soirée was a relaxed evening with their favourite people, dining al fresco and dancing under the stars!

If you’re planning your own backyard affair this summer, here are some of our top tips for ensuring a successful event.

  1. Expert evaluation. A large, empty lawn can be deceiving – involve an expert to evaluate your space for grade and access to power, and to advise you on the right tent, layout and rental requirements.
  2. Bathroom basics. If you don’t like the idea of guests coming in and out of your home to use the washrooms, consider renting portable toilets. The options have expanded over the years and now there are luxury models available with fantastic lighting and ventilation.
  3. Be a good neighbour. If neighbours aren’t invited but may be affected by your wedding (more traffic/cars parked on the street, noise late into the evening) it’s courteous to let them know you’re hosting a big event.
  4. Consider guest comfort. Use your wedding invitations to inform guests the events are outdoors so they can prepare accordingly. Having sunscreen, fans, bug repellent, lap blankets and umbrellas on hand will make you the ideal host.
  5. Prep a ‘Plan B’. Weather in Alberta is unpredictable – be prepared for the worst case scenario. Rent extra tents in case of rain, heaters for chilly evenings and fans to help cool down a hot day.
  6. Hire help. You want to enjoy your wedding day so let others handle decorating, bartending, catering, serving and clean-up. Hiring professionals will allow you to relax and avoid placing this burden on family and friends.

Credits:

Edmonton Private Residence Summer Wedding Filament Hair Inc. Edmonton Wedding Hair + Makeup Wedding Day Management Edmonton Jennifer Bergman Wedding Planning & Design Jacinta Daniele Photography Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Shade of Peach Bridal Bouquet Jacinta Daniele Photography Outdoor Edmonton Summer Wedding Planner Edmonton Wedding Coordinators Edmonton Wedding Photographer Jacinta Daniele Edmonton Wedding Coordinator Edmonton River Valley Wedding Photos Jacinta Daniele Photography All West Rentals Edmonton Weddings Elegant Backyard Wedding Edmonton Wooden Tables edmonton Edmonton Backyard Wedding Planning Jacinta Daniele Photography COVID-19 wedding edmonton Edmonton Wedding Day Management Edmonton Backyard Wedding Planner Edmonton Wedding Officiant Edmonton wedding planner sabre champagne Edmonton Private Residence Wedding Day Management Outdoor Backyard Edmonton Wedding Edmonton Doughnuts for Weddings Edmonton Backyard wedding+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

Elyse, Lead Coordinator | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Day Management
Edmonton Backyard Wedding

04/22/20

Edmonton Wedding Coordinator: Khadija + Dan

Aga Khan Gardens is one of the Edmonton area’s newest and most in-demand outdoor wedding ceremony venues. An open amphitheatre nestled within the forest, its mandate is to provide a peaceful gathering space to develop human connections.

It was such a pleasure to provide Wedding Day Management services for Khadija and Dan, who held their ceremony at the Aga Khan Gardens followed by an intimate celebration at Khazana Restaurant. See more of their wedding in Blush Magazine as part of the 2019 Venue of the Year feature.

Credits:

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Hair + Makeup Artists Calvin Alexander Edmonton Luxe Wedding Photographer Bridal Details Jade Gabrielle Jennifer Bergman Weddings UofA Botanic Garden Wedding Ceremony Jennifer Bergman Weddings and Events Jennifer Bergman Wedding Day Management Jade Gabrielle Photography Luxe Edmonton Wedding Planner Tropical Bridal Bouquet Edmonton Wedding Photographer UofA Botanic Garden Wedding Ceremony Ismaili Wedding EDmonton Jennifer Bergman Weddings Jennifer Bergman Weddings Ismaili Wedding Edmonton Edmonton Outdoor Wedding Ceremony University of Alberta Botanic Garden Wedding Coordination UofA Botanic Garden Wedding Ceremony University of Alberta Botanic Garden Aga Khan Gardens Ceremony Caterer Post Ceremony Catering Aga Khan Gardens Edmonton University of Alberta Botanic Garden Wedding Ceremony Jennifer Bergman Weddings+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

Suzanne, Lead Planner | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Day Management

02/3/20

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Ashley + Sean

Ashley and Sean’s wedding was the perfect combination of tradition and classic elegance meets modern design. They shared a first look at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald where they took photos in the beautiful gardens before heading to St. Josaphat’s Cathedral for a traditional Ukrainian Catholic ceremony. The newlyweds hosted a modern reception at Art Gallery of Alberta, which we dressed up in black and white with touches of champagne and rose gold.

Credits:

Jennifer Bergman Wedding Planning & DesignJennifer Bergman Event Planning Edmonton Bridal Shop Edmonton Summer Weddings Edmonton Wedding Planner Jade Gabrielle Edmonton Wedding Photographer Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Gardens Fabloomosity Floral Atelier Apex Limousine Edmonton Jennifer Bergman Weddings Jade Gabrielle Photographer Edmonton Bridal Gown Shops Hair Designs by Maggie Edmonton Makeup Artists Hair Designs by Maggie Edmonton Cathedral Wedding St. Josaphat Cathedral Edmonton Edmonton Cathedrals Edmonton St. Josephat Cathedral Wedding Modern Art Gallery Wedding Edmonton Manning Hall Wedding, Jennifer Bergman Weddings Modern White Wedding Florals Acrylic Table Numbers Black Gold and White Wedding Decor, Special Event RentalsArt Gallery of Edmonton Wedding Planner Manning Hall Wedding Edmonton Talent Productions EdmontonBlack and Marble Wedding Cake Luxury Edmonton Wedding Planner+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planner

11/18/19

Edmonton Wedding Coordinator: Arianna + Tom

Arianna and Tom didn’t miss a single detail when planning and designing their wedding at St. Joachim Catholic Church and The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. From their church exit into a floral adorned vintage car to their cigar and bourbon bar on the Empire Terrace, every moment of the day was personalized and well thought out.

It was an honour to work with them to provide Wedding Day Management so they could relax and soak in every minute of the special day they had planned. You can see more of this beautiful wedding in the current issue of Blush Magazine captured by the talented Katch Studios.

Credits:

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Wedding Coordinator Glam Artistry Edmonton Rock Paper Shears Hair Salon Rock Paper Shears Hair SalonJennifer Bergman Weddings Groomsmen details, Weekend bags Grooms Bar Cart with Decanters Jennifer Bergman Weddings The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Edmonton Edmonton Church WeddingEdmonton Catholic Church Wedding Katch Studios Edmonton Photography Streamer Church Exit, Edmonton Church Exit Jennifer Bergman Events Vintage Car Exit Wedding Edmonton Edmonton Wedding Rentals Shabby2Chic Wedding Rentals Edmonton Wedding PhotographersEdmonton Wedding Florist Classic White and Blush Edmonton Wedding Cory Christopher Vintage Furniture Rentals Edmonton Wedding Day Coordination Confetti Kiss Edmonton Wedding The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Empire Ballroom Wedding Gold, Cream and Blush Wedding Elegant Ballroom Reception Edmonton Canova Pasticceria Edmonton Wedding Cakes, White and Blush Wedding Cake Canova Pasticceria Edmonton Last Minute Limousine Edmonton Edmonton Wedding Cigar + Bourbon Bar Classic Ballroom Wedding Edmonton, Jennifer Bergman Weddings+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

Suzanne, Lead Coordinator | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Day Management