11/16/10

Edmonton Wedding Planner: Sterling + Heng

Sterling + Heng were married on September 11, 2010 – precisely 11 years after they started dating! At the wedding, their family and friends shared the same sentiment: “It’s about time!” We worked together to plan their modern, urban wedding for just less than a year. I truly enjoyed Sterling + Heng’s relaxed demeanours and the strong friendship between these two high school sweethearts is evident.

Sterling and Heng decided they wanted a very unique, very urban ceremony location with a great view of the city. The top level of Windsor Carpark on the University of Alberta Campus was a perfect choice, and we lucked out with a clear day. When considering where to hold the reception, Edmonton’s Matrix Hotel stood out for the couple. It is definitely one of the most modern venues in the city and suited their wedding style perfectly.

Sterling had some awesome ideas in mind for the wedding (after all, she had quite a bit of time to think about it over the years)! Here’s a glimpse of their day captured beautifully (as always) by JDS Photography.

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Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Sterling’s gorgeous bouquet designed by Best Buds (Oliver Square) included cascading white phalaenopsis orchids inset with ivory roses.

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Ceremony chairs perfectly placed by the team at Special Event Rentals.

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The adorable fairy flower girls and the cutest ring bearer ever – Sterling and Heng’s son. This boy’s going to break some hearts!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Just married!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

The handsome groom!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Sterling was a stylishly stunning bride and her accessories perfectly reflected her personality!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Matrix Hotel’s Quartz Ballroom was decorated beautifully in black & white damask accented with turquoise. Alternating centrepieces of white ostrich and peacock feathers sat atop eiffel vases glowing with turquoise lights. Single white carnation blooms in flower tubes were hung from the light structures in the ballroom, creating an amazing chandelier effect!

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Small wooden elephants, symbolizing strength and good luck in Chinese culture, were placed on the tables for guests to take home.

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Sterling + Heng’s modern wedding invitations and reception stationary were created by PinkPolka Wedding Design.

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Edmonton Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Sterling, Heng: thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wonderful day. All the best for the future!

Jennifer + Sarah
Edmonton Wedding Planners

{Featured! This wedding was recently featured on Wedding Obsession.}

06/19/10

Edmonton Wedding Tip: Photos Before the Ceremony

More and more couples are choosing to break tradition and see each other before they walk down the aisle. While this change of format isn’t for everyone, taking photos before the ceremony offers a few key benefits:

  • Calm those nerves: If you’re the anxious type, hanging out with the bridal party beforehand will help you relax before the ceremony;
  • Feeling fresh: You (and your flowers) will look your best during photos;
  • Gone with the gap: If your ceremony and reception are being held at the same venue, taking photos first makes a lot of sense and saves your guests the painful wait in between events;
  • Capture the moment: You can still have a wonderful first moment together, and your photographer(s) can ensure it’s captured at all angles.

Check out these adorable pictures of Jacqui + Steve’s first look at each other (photos by the talented Kelsy Nielson):

…and here’s a look at their stylish, modern wedding held at The Westin Edmonton last summer:

Think about it – this might be a great option for your wedding day!

Jennifer

Photo Credit: Kelsy Nielson.

http://www.knphoto.ca/
01/31/10

New Art Gallery of Alberta Open

If you’re searching for a completely unique, urban venue for your Edmonton wedding, look no further. The new Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is now open and is a perfect fit for the contemporary couple looking to wow their wedding guests.

Designed by Los Angeles-based architect Randall Stout, the 85,000 square foot iconic building is certainly its own piece of art in Edmonton’s downtown core. And with a handful of different spaces for 20-250 guests, there are a lot of great options to explore for your wedding.

Drop us a line – we’d love to talk about planning your amazing wedding at the AGA!

Jennifer

Photo Credit: Art Gallery of Alberta.