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

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

11/6/13

Creative Bouquet Wraps

Looking to add a personal touch to your wedding day? Bouquet wraps offer a subtle yet beautiful way to personalize your bridal look and add a unique detail to your wedding. From antique brooches to pearls, rustic bark, bling or ‘something blue’ – the possibilities are endless! Here are some creative ways our JBW brides have personalized their wedding bouquet handles.

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L: Peacock Brooch Bouquet Wrap- faBLOOMosity, R: Antique Brooch – Willow Haven Flower Shop

Rustic Bark Bouquet Wrap – faBLOOMosity

L: Bling Bouquet Wrap – The Wild Orchid, R: Crystal Bouquet Wrap – Blue Petyl

‘Something Blue’ Bouquet Wrap – faBLOOMosity

Tussy Mussy Bouquet Handle – Coral’s Design

L: Pearl Bouquet Wrap – faBLOOMosity, R: Lace and Locket Bouquet Handle – Laurel’s On Whyte

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Photo Credits: JDS Photography, Sharon Litchfield PhotographyKelly Redinger Photographer, Carey Nash PhotographySharon Litchfield Photography, Eternal Reflections PhotographyJDS PhotographyKatch Studios, Kelly Redinger Photographer.

Suzanne | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

 

08/14/13

Lake Louise Wedding Planner: Jenny + James

It’s the middle of the summer and the last thing you want to do is think about snow. But today’s Real Wedding post will make you want to welcome winter with open arms!

There’s something about The Chateau Lake Louise that makes it such a special place to visit. There’s an atmosphere of serenity like you’re removed from the busyness of the everyday. Add snow-capped mountains and crisp blue sky and it’s winter wedding perfection!

Jenny + James chose to get married a few days after Christmas so that visiting family members from the UK could be in attendance at this special occasion. Both their ceremony and reception were held in the Victoria Ballroom, where a warm stone fireplace served as the backdrop for their nuptials while beautiful sounds of cello and violin filled the room.

Their gorgeous wedding party, outfitted in timeless black and white, braved the chilly air for picturesque views prior to returning to the ballroom for cocktails. The reception design was classic with a dash of whimsy. Gold chiavari chairs, pewter frames, silver julep vases and gold charger plates developed the mixed metallic palette, adding to the elegance of the space. The wedding cake design was based on Jenny’s grandparents’ cake and a photo of the original was placed on the cake table along with it.

Sharon Litchfield never ceases to impress with her stunning photography. Enjoy Jenny + James’ love story from behind her lens…

Banff Wedding Planner, Chateau Lake Louise

Banff Winter Wedding, Lake Louise Wedding

Bride Getting Ready, Bridal Gown Photo

Navy Wedding Shoes, Champagne Wedding Photos

Tiffany & Co., Bridal Accessories, Bouquet Photos

Lake Louise Weddings, Banff Wedding Planner

Fun Groomsmen Pictures, Groomsmen Playing Foosball

Lake Louise Wedding Ceremony, Winter Wedding Ceremony Decor

Winter Wedding Ceremony, Baby's Breath Wedding Decor

Groom with Officiant, Groom at the end of the Aisle

Black and White Wedding Photos

Sharon Litchfield Photography, Navy Groom Suit

Navy and Black Bridal Party,

Lake Louise Bridal Party Photos

Groom with Cigar

Beautiful Bridal Photos,

Bride and Groom Photos,

Winter Wedding Pictures, Banff Weddings

Banff Wedding Planning, Chateau Lake Louise Weddings

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Weddings, Victoria Ballroom Banff

Gold Chiavari Chairs, Short and Tall Centrepieces

Gold Charger Plates, Framed Table Numbers

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Guestbook Poster, Winter Wedding Cake

Chateau Lake Louise Cake, Wedding Details

Victoria Ballroom Lake Louise, Lake Louise Wedding Planner

 Jenny + James: It was such a pleasure to work with you and your wonderful families. Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!

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

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02/12/13

Lake Louise Wedding Planner: Shelley + Stewart

Style Me Pretty CanadaWe had the pleasure of working with Shelley + Stewart to plan their beautiful Rocky Mountain wedding. With a stunning turquoise lake as a backdrop, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was an obvious choice. It started drizzling right before the ceremony but this didn’t phase Shelley one bit as she made her way down the aisle on her father’s arm. It actually turned into an adorable photo-op as both fathers proudly held umbrellas over their children as they united in marriage! Following the ceremony, guests congregated indoors for a champagne reception. Bel Canto Strings played beautiful classical versions of the bride and groom’s favourite songs by Coldplay and Snow Patrol.

The Victoria Ballroom was decorated to enhance its rustic yet elegant ambiance. Table centres featured beautiful wooden lanterns surrounded by candlelight and mason jars filled with green hydrangea, cotton, ivory roses and scabiosa pods. A comfortable lounge seating area was setup near the dance floor where guests enjoyed warm beverages from a specialty coffee bar. The next day, before departing on their Croatian honeymoon, Shelley and Stewart treated their guests to an experiential brunch at Lake Louise Ski Hill.

Photographed by the insanely talented Phil Crozier, it’s no surprise this wedding was recently featured on Style Me Pretty Canada!

Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Lake Louise Wedding Planner

Tiffany Wedding Rings

Grey and Brown Wedding Stationary

Green Boutonniere

Lake Louise Wedding Planner

Lake Louise Wedding Planner

PHOTOPHILCRO

Grey and White Wedding Party

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Lake Louise Outdoor Mountain Wedding

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Wedding

Lake Louise Wedding Planner

Willow Haven Flower Shop

Green and Brown Wedding Stationary

Green and Brown Wedding Stationary

Green Hydrangea and Pink Rose Bouquet

Pinkpolka Wedding Design

Rocky Mountain Wedding Planner

Phil Crozier Photography

Lake Lousie Wedding Planner

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Wedding

Victoria Ballroom

Shelley + Stew: You are one of the sweetest couples I’ve had the pleasure of working with and I know there are only amazing things ahead for your future together! Wishing you all the best,

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

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11/14/11

Kananaskis Wedding Planner: Brianne + John

Clear, blue skies and golden sunshine – nothing beats a gorgeous day in the Rocky Mountains! Brianne + John had the perfect weather for their September wedding at Delta Lodge Kananaskis Resort.

Family and friends came from all over to celebrate the weekend with Brianne + John. The festivities included pre-wedding drinks at Woody’s Pub and a Sunday morning brunch before the couple left on their Hawaiian honeymoon.

Tye Carson did an amazing job capturing the warmth of the day. Check out his blog for more lovely images! {Special thanks to Victoria for assisting!}

Brianne + John were wed on a meadow (Viewpoint 5) near Delta Lodge Kananaskis – the view was spectacular!

Canmore’s Willow Haven Flower Shop created the bridal party’s dress beautiful bouquets! Brianne’s bouquet featured a delicious mix of orange callas, roses, mokara orchids, dahlias, asclepia and freesia.

The reception was held in Mt. Kidd Ballroom. Brianne + John’s modern vision was achieved with pewter pintuck linens, silver chiavari chairs and perimeter uplighting from OneWest Event Rentals. Orange napkins and mokara orchid centrepieces added a punch of colour to the streamlined design.


Delicious cupcakes from Bliss & Co. Cupcakes and Desserts were displayed at the reception on a modern acrylic stand.

 Thank you, Brianne + John, for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful mountain wedding!

Jennifer + Team
Kananaskis Wedding Planner
Edmonton Wedding Planner

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03/29/11

Canmore Wedding Planner: Lauren + Neal

2011 started off in style with a gorgeous winter wedding in Canmore, Alberta. Lauren + Neal had a strong vision for their big day: a grey and yellow palette with vintage-inspired details, tons of candlelight to create a warm, intimate ambiance and many unique, personalized touches to reflect their relationship. From welcome packages to shuttle service and a post-wedding brunch, making their guests feel at home in the Rockies was also a priority to this fun-loving couple.

Oh and speaking of fun, after a night of amazing tunes spun by Banff Entertainment, guests made their way to an after-party to continue celebrating! Special thanks to Victoria for assisting throughout the day.

Here are a few of the lovely images captured by Julie Williams Photography – be sure to check out Julie’s blog for more gorgeousness!

Canmore Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Lauren’s scrumptious, hand-tied bouquet by Willow Haven Flower Shop featured a mix of yellow roses, ranunculus, craspedia, tulips and narcissus.

Canmore Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Lauren worked with Studio Jellyfish to design her spectacular hand-painted wedding shoes! Lauren + Neal road-tripped all around Canada and the United States together and these shoes feature some of the amazing adventures they shared. I absolutely love this personal detail!

Lauren + Neal chose to do photos before their ceremony and were able to relax and have a blast with their stylish bridal party. Lauren wore an incredible dress that she had revamped into her own custom creation. As you can see, she was an absolutely stunning bride!

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

The ceremony was held at the Miners’ Union Hall in Canmore. The historic hall fit perfectly with Lauren + Neal’s vintage wedding theme. Featured above is their ceremony program which, along with their invitations and reception stationery, was designed by Box Paper Scissors in Calgary. Glowing candlelight lined the aisle along with an heirloom family carpet.

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

After the ceremony, guests gathered at the Canmore Golf & Curling Club for the reception. The setting was intimate and warm with a breathtaking view of the snow-covered golf course. Charcoal grey taffeta linens were accented with yellow ribbon table runners (rentals provided by Get Married in Banff). The tablescapes featured glass milk jugs with craspedia, ranunculus and tulips, while an abundance of floating candles in mason jars gave the room a gorgeous glow.

To personalize their reception, Lauren + Neal named tables after places they had travelled to (many from their North American road trip adventure) and included tips pertaining to each locale. Fittingly, guests wrote their best wishes and advice for the newlyweds on vintage postcards and dropped them into a charming old suitcase.

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Doughnuts instead of wedding cake? Why not!

Canmore Wedding Planner, Banff Wedding Planner

Lauren + Neal: What a beautiful start to your new life together! Wishing you many more amazing adventures together for years to come.

Jennifer
Canmore Wedding Planner

12/16/10

Lake Louise Wedding Planner: Jodie + Chris

Living in Alberta we are so lucky to have the Rocky Mountains as our “backyard.” More and more Edmonton couples are opting to take advantage of this local splendor by having a Rocky Mountain destination wedding.

I worked with Jodie + Chris for just over a year to plan their fall-inspired wedding weekend at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – one of the most breathtaking locations in Canada. Jodie + Chris are very detail-oriented and thought carefully about each component of their day. It was this consideration and their personal touches that made guests feel so taken care of throughout the weekend. By planning a welcome reception the night everyone arrived to a “Sunday Hugs” breakfast the morning after the wedding, Jodie + Chris were able to spend a lot of time with their family and friends who had travelled from across the country to celebrate with them.

The ceremony took place on the Victoria Terrace at Chateau Lake Louise. We lucked out with a beautiful, clear day and unseasonably warm weather for late October! The reception followed in the Fairview Dining Room, and after an extraordinary gourmet meal the party went into full-swing with some unique entertainment. Two highly talented duelling pianists – Lindsey Nagy and Jesse Peters – performed a variety of hits (including the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rap!) and kept the dance floor full all night.

Eric Daigle Photography did an amazing job capturing the day! Check out the beautiful images of Jodie + Chris’ wedding below, and pop over to Eric’s blog to see all his recent work.

Special thanks to Ewa for assisting!

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Jodie’s beautiful fall wedding bouquet by Willow Haven Flower Shop featured a variety of textured flowers, berries and feathers.

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

The glistening turquoise water at Chateau Lake Louise – not a bad place to take wedding photos!

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Jodie wore a pair of stunning white Cole Haan weddings shoes with mini rosettes.

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

The fall boutonnieres were custom made by Etsy vendor, Erica Cavanagh.

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Jodie + Chris opted to give functional “his and hers”  favours to their guests. The ladies received warm pashmina shawls in the wedding colours to wear during the outdoor ceremony, and the guys were given Swiss Army Knives etched with the wedding date!

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Outdoor Mountain Ceremony

Banff Wedding Planner, Lake Louise Wedding Planner

Jodie was a GORGEOUS bride! Her gown is Allure 8705 from Bridal Début.

Banff Wedding Planner, Lake Louise Wedding Planner

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

The tables were dressed with rich burgundy pintuck linens, gold charger plates and chocolate brown satin napkins. Tall cylinder vases with curly willow and burnt orange cymbidium orchids helped complete the look while adding a subtle touch of  “fall” to the reception décor.

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

The save-the-date cards, invitations and reception stationary were designed and printed by The Paper Tree.

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Instead of a traditional seating chart, Jodie + Chris used picture frames to display guest table arrangements.

Banff Wedding Planner, Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Congratulations on your marriage, Jodie + Chris. All the best in the future!

Jennifer

Photo Credit: Eric Daigle Photography.