01/28/15

Bouquet Inspiration: Organic

The  last of our bouquet inspiration series features gorgeous organic bouquets perfect for the bride who desires a rustic or outdoorsy element to her wedding day style.

Organic bouquets are full of texture and mixed elements. Think beyond floral – succulents, cotton, berries, scabiosa pods and fiddleheads add so much dimension and movement. Earthy tones give the bouquet a rustic feel, while soft pastels convey whimsy and romance.

Be sure to check out more inspiration from earlier in this series: Classic White Bouquets, Bright + Bold Bouquets, Romantic Bouquets.

Purple and Green Organic BouquetPhoto: Kelly Redinger / Florist: faBLOOMosity

summer organic bridal bouquetPhoto: Blake Loates Photography / Florist: faBLOOMosity

White Organic Winter BouquetPhoto: Sharon Litchfield Photography / Florist: Willow Haven

Fresh Foliage Bridal BouquetsPhoto: Studio 9 Photographics / Florist: faBLOOMosity

Succulent Bridal BouquetPhoto: (L) Katch Studios, (R) Julie Williams /  Florist: faBLOOMosity

Celebrity Inspired DressesPhoto: shopbackdrop/ Florist: faBLOOMosity

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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

 

 

09/24/13

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Andrea + Tom

Style Me Pretty Wedding Blog

Last week we shared the inspiration behind Andrea + Tom’s elegant winter wedding at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. There are so many details about this wedding that I absolutely adore: Andrea’s breathtaking gown from Delica Bridal, the rustic elegant flowers by faBLOOMosity, and the custom illustration of Andrea, Tom and their son Max designed for their stationery suite by Pinkpolka. It was truly a special day for a very deserving couple. Read on to hear what the gorgeous bride had to say about her wedding day as featured on top wedding blog, Style Me Pretty!

“Tom and I loved the idea of having a wedding that felt more like a stylish party than a formal, over-the-top event. We had the same approach when it came to making choices about the décor – we wanted it to feel warm and rustic, with a backdrop of elegance. I was thrilled that our wedding planner, Jennifer Bergman, was able to achieve that vision. The palette featured neutral tones, ivory and pops of metallics. We also incorporated warm amber lighting and candles that helped create a welcoming feeling despite being in a large ballroom.

It was important to us to incorporate some personal touches into the wedding: our wedding stationery featured a custom illustration of our family and we included a photo of Tom’s mother along with a bouquet of lilacs (her favourite) at the entry table to have her there in spirit. Our wedding day was absolutely magical and we enjoyed every bit of it!”

Bride Getting Ready, Edmonton Wedding Planner

Bridal Photos Edmonton, Delica Bridal Gown

Cute Bride and Groom Photos

Bride and Groom Photos

The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Unique Bridesmaids Dresses

Stairwell Wedding Pictures

The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding Ceremony

Edmonton Wedding Ceremony

Bride and Groom Photos

Hotel MacDonald Edmonton

Edmonton Weddings

Empire Ballroom The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

Neutral Color Centerpieces, Silver Chivari Chairs

Silver with Neutrals Wedding

Bride and Groom Cutting Cake, Names Cake Topper

Bride and Groom Photos

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

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09/17/13

Inspiration to Reality: Andrea + Tom

Andrea + Tom had a beautiful winter wedding back in February – in fact, they were our first 2013 couple to tie the knot! They wanted their Fairmont Hotel Macdonald wedding to feel more like a stylish party than a formal, over-the-top event. Designing around a neutral palette of ivory, taupe, grey and pops of metallic, together we achieved an event that exuded warmth and elegance with a touch of rustic charm. Here’s the Inspiration Board we used for the design:

Rustic Elegant Inspiration Board

 Photo Credits (clockwise from top left): Bouquet – Pinterest; Tablescape – Wedding Bee; Bandage Dress –BlushWish; Earrings – Luulla; Reception – Wedding Bee; Bridesmaid Dresses – Bridesmaid.Design; Centrepiece – Brides.

…and here’s the end result!

Hotel Macdonald Wedding Edmonton

Photo Credit: Studio 9 Photographics.

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Come back soon for more from Andrea + Tom’s special day as featured on Style Me Pretty!

Cheers!

Jennifer | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer