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!

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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+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

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10/14/20

Edmonton Wedding Coordinator: Ania + Matthew

Ania and Matthew began their wedding day with a traditional ceremony at the spectacular Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. After the marriage was official, they took off for photos in a gorgeous red vintage Porsche!

The newlyweds celebrated with their loved ones later that evening at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in the Wedgwood Room – one of our favourite Edmonton wedding venues – infusing several Ukrainian and Russian traditions to personalize the event. It was such a pleasure to provide Wedding Day Management for this happy couple! Enjoy this beautiful snippet of their day.

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Edmonton Wedding Planning & Design, Peach Bridesmaids Dresses Exquisite Bridal Gown Edmonton Summer Wedding Edmonton Makeup Artist Blushed Beaute Edmonton Wedding Coordinator Edmonton Ukrainian Orthodox Wedding Exquisite Cathedral Wedding Edmonton St.John Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Jennifer Bergman Wedding Day Management Ukrainian Orthodox Wedding Ceremony in Edmonton Edmonton Premiere Wedding Coordination Edmonton Multicultural Summer Wedding Nicole Ashley Edmonton Wedding Florist Fabloomosity Edmonton Florist Edmonton Summer Wedding Planner Edmonton River Valley Wedding Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton Nicole Ashley Photography Edmonton Wedding Day Coordinator Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Elegant Fairmont Wedding Edmonton Wedding & Event Planner Edmonton Wedding Day Coordinator Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Navy Escort Card Table in the Wedgwood Room Luxe White Chairs from Special Event Rentals Navy and Gold Table Numbers, Gold Burst Charger Plates Fabloomosity Edmonton Wedding Florist Edmonton Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Wedding Planner The Wedgwood Room Summer Wedding Edmonton Wedding Day Management+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

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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!

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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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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.

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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+  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +

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Edmonton Wedding Day Management

11/19/18

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Samantha + Raymond

It was the end of a cold snap in Edmonton, and Samantha and Raymond’s guests were so excited to be out of the house attending a beautiful wedding! Side note: we love winter weddings and don’t think they get enough credit!

One of the most important parts of their big day was ensuring they threw an awesome party for their guests, so Sam and Ray put a lot of thought into the food and drinks they served, the entertainment they hired, and memorable touches. Pops of lavender, mauve and blush added warmth and romance to The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s iconic Empire Ballroom, where both the vows and celebration were held.

One of the highlights of the day was Ray’s speech at the reception – his delivery was so endearing, not to mention hilarious! It was among the best we’ve ever heard and everyone was in stitches! A nod to the winter season, a hot chocolate station opened later in the evening with all the toppings you could imagine, as well as cake pops and biscotti to snack on.

Infused Studios delivered a stunning collection of images for the happy couple to look back on their day – enjoy!

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09/29/18

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Jessica + Jayson

Jessica and Jayson were married on a gorgeous fall day. They held both their wedding and reception celebration at The Oasis Centre with over 300 loved ones in attendance.

One of the first steps in the wedding planning process is identifying what elements of the experience are most important to a bride and groom. For Jessica and Jayson, excellent and abundant food and drinks topped the list, along with photography, good music and an awesome party!

After a beautiful ceremony, we transformed the Grand Hall with three different table designs in a palette of ivory, champagne and a gradient of pinks from blush to burgundy. Bold lighting enhanced the grandeur of the space, adding drama and ambience.

Before heading to the dance floor, guests helped themselves to an expansive dessert table including the couple’s favourites: eclairs, tiramisu, cannolis and mini apple pies. The beautiful images below are courtesy of the ever-so-talented Just Married Photography team. Enjoy!

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09/14/18

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Donna + Olivier

Donna + Olivier are from two very different backgrounds and opposite ends of the country, but love has a way of bringing people together when they least expect it.

Olivier is from Halifax, so they flew out there for their engagement session with Sharon Litchfield and got some incredible, picturesque photos. Their September wedding festivities incorporated several Chinese traditions including a morning Tea Ceremony, door games and a 10-course dinner at Golden Rice Bowl Restaurant.

After an elegant ceremony at Winspear Centre with classical music and timeless décor, the Wedding Party took photos at the newly opened Rogers Place (Donna is a huge Edmonton Oilers fan)! After dinner the newlyweds shared a romantic first dance surrounded with sparklers and continued celebrating with their 250 guests until the early morning.

The whole day was a perfect blend of two families and two cultures. Enjoy this sneak peek at Donna + Oli’s love story!

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07/19/18

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Jessie + Mat

Jessie + Mat wanted to do something a bit different to celebrate their wedding. Rather than a formal seated dinner, they decided to throw a cocktail reception style event with food stations and plenty of outdoor space for their guests to enjoy Edmonton’s beautiful summer.

Fort Edmonton Park’s Blatchford Hangar was the perfect venue to host this unique soirée, as it offered us the ability to hold an outdoor ceremony that transitioned directly into cocktails and lawn games, with plenty of space for the youthful guest list to run around.

Jessie’s vision for the wedding design was an ethereal garden party with lots of lush greenery, vibrant tones of pinks and gold accents. Mixed styles of seating ensured party-goers could mingle and experience various areas of the Hangar. This included vintage lounge furniture, cruiser tables with stools, round dining tables and tall cocktail tables. Two stages – one for the band, the other for the wooden DJ booth – flanked a centre dance floor with a jaw-dropping greenery chandelier dripping in plumosa and ferns.

Food stations were themed around summer BBQ-style comfort foods including gourmet potato salad, a perogy station with all the fixins’, a prime rib slider station, and a made-to-order pasta action station.

The Counterfitz Band and DJ Twix alternated sets throughout the night, keeping all ages entertained and on the dance floor until the early morning. The newlyweds served their guests a late night snack of hot dogs from the infamous Viking Meats (Jessie’s hometown), alongside a delicious dessert table with treats from The Art of Cake.

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