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Inspiration to Reality: Jonelle + Sheldon

A lot goes into the wedding design process at JBW. We begin by determining a bride and groom’s wedding style – the look they envision, the atmosphere and feelings they want their event to evoke, the level of formality, etc. We then create visual inspiration boards and detailed budgets. Once we’re all on the same page we execute, securing rental and décor items, collaborating with a florist to design centrepieces and bouquets, and working with a stationer to create the couple’s invitations and reception stationery to perfectly reflect their wedding style.

We’re excited to share more of our 2013 weddings along with the design boards behind them so you can get a glimpse at how we take inspiration and make it reality.

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Jonelle + Sheldon wanted a classic wedding with romantic details and soft tones of cream, blush, peach, taupe and gold. The inspiration:

Edmonton Wedding Inspiration

Photo Credits (clockwise from top left): Blush Wedding Dresses– Style Me Pretty; Chandelier Hanging Altar – Southern Charm; Paper Hearts – Etsy; Ivory Peach Wedding Cake – Cake; Peach Rose Centrepiece – Style Me Pretty; Romantic Tablescape – Karen Tran Florals; Peony Bouquet – Revelry Event Designers; Floating Candles – By Word of Mouth; Candles Down Aisle Ceremony – Paper Doll Studio.

…and the reality!

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Photo Credit: Kelly Redinger.

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Come back soon to see more of this beautiful wedding as featured on the popular blog, Wedding Obsession.


Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planner + Designer




Edmonton Wedding Planner: Melissa + Bassil

Style Me Pretty Canada WeddingWe worked with Melissa and Bassil to plan their Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Edmonton wedding while they were living in Toronto. Melissa knew she wanted a wedding with Art Deco influence and a nod to The Great Gatbsy. Her gown was perfectly suited to the theme – the stunning Foxglove by Jenny Packham! Bassil and his groomsmen looked dapper in classic black suits and bow ties, and the bridesmaids were gorgeous in dark blue cocktail length dresses from J.Crew.

At the reception, crystal garlands and phalaenopsis orchids cascaded from silver candelabras. Navy blue napkins and silver charger plates mimicked facets inspired by Art Deco era architecture. Melissa’s bouquet was designed with sections of homogeneous white blooms that were included in each of her bridesmaids’ bouquets. As a nod to Bassil’s Lebanese heritage, a belly dancer surprised guests after dinner, getting everyone up on the dance floor to kick off the party.

Enjoy these gorgeous images by Carey Nash and head over to the Style Me Pretty blog to see even more of this delightful event!

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Great Gatsby Wedding

Wedding Planner Edmonton

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Cathedral Wedding Edmonton

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

St. Joseph's Basilica

Edmonton Wedding Coordinator

Outdoor Edmonton Wedding Photos

Carey Nash Edmonton

Classic Black Suit and Tie

J.Crew Navy Bridesmaid Dresses

Hotel Macdonald Wedding

Edmonton Wedding Coordinator

Special Event Rentals Edmonton

Silver and Navy wedding

Hotel Macdonald Empire Ballroom

Empire Ballroom

Silver Mesh Sequin Overlay

Carey Nash Photography

Edmonton Wedding Planner

Hotel Macdonald Weddings

Wedding Entertainment Edmonton

Edmonton Weddings

Romantic Edmonton Wedding

Melissa + Bassil: We are so happy to have been a part of your love story! All the very best.

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

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JBW Turns 5: Giveaway #4

In celebration of our 5th Birthday, Jennifer Bergman Weddings is partnering with local businesses to give away 5 prize packages until the end of 2013!

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GIVEAWAY #4: So Pretty Jewelry by Cara Cotter Prize Package ($278 value!)
December 11-15, 2013

Edmonton based So Pretty Jewelry offers one-of-a-kind, handmade and private label jewelry. Cara Cotter’s contemporary design aesthetic layers clean, modern and organic elements together to create stunning and versatile pieces.

“I want my jewelry to be worn every day, be naturally beautiful and effortless while attention to detail and the quality of each piece is paramount – when you wear So Pretty Jewelry I hope you feel wonderful about yourself and help everyone around you feel the same!”  — Cara Cotter

Prize Package:

A Luxe Mini Jewelry Handbag ($178 value): the ultimate jewelry storage and travel case
which converts to a wearable clutch style handbag and cross body bag;


Your choice of a gold, silver or rose gold FRAGMENTS necklace from
So Pretty’s newest collection (up to $100 value)!


To Enter:

1. ‘LIKE’ the Jennifer Bergman Weddings Facebook page.

2. Comment on the giveaway post telling us which FRAGMENTS necklace you’d choose if you win – gold, silver or rose gold!

***Bonus entry: SHARE the post on your personal Facebook page!***


Giveaway ends December 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM MST. The winner will be randomly drawn on
December 16, 2013 and announced on the JBW Facebook Page and Blog

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Good luck!

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




In the Limelight: Jenn Chivers Freelance Hair + Makeup

Edmonton Wedding Hair Makeup

Jenn Chivers – Freelance Hair + Makeup

Your bridal look (ie. hair and makeup) is something you do NOT want to mess around with! Hiring a professional hairstylist and makeup artist who is experienced in weddings is an absolute must for your big day.

Meet Jenn Chivers. Jenn is a freelance hairstylist and makeup artist based in Edmonton who has beautified many JBW brides! Read on to learn more about Jenn Chivers, and check out her website and Facebook page for more information on booking Jenn for your wedding or special event.

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Quick give us your best Tweetography (tell us about yourself in 140 characters or less)!

I’m a freelance hairstylist/makeup artist with a passion for bringing out women’s hidden beauty, seeing every corner of the world, and loving my awesome family.

Why did you become a hairstylist / makeup artist?

I knew I wasn’t an ‘office’ type person – I have always worked directly with people. My background in the hospitality industry built a solid foundation in service and established my need to interact closely with clients. I also identified the enjoyment I get from working under pressure. Since becoming a hairstylist/makeup artist my focus has been on working with my clients to create an experience that is memorable and special for them. I was a bit of a late bloomer in the industry but had an interest in fashion from a young age. My parents always used to laugh at how I could come up with a look out of almost anything. When the opportunity presented itself I jumped on it and haven’t looked back! I started freelancing 7 years ago, which has been amazing for me professionally as it has given me the freedom to provide the service I think my clients deserve, while still allowing me to have more time with my husband and son.

What’s your favourite part about your job?

I don’t know if I would say I have one favorite thing. I love working with my clients to interpret their vision – whether it is for an editorial shoot, a wedding or an advertisement. I love coming into their environment, hearing their story and transforming them from a blank canvas to their dream look. I feel incredibly proud to see the look on their face when they look in the mirror and see what I see.  I am fortunate that I do both hair and makeup so I am always inspired by different things that my clients bring to me.

What are your top tips for brides when considering their bridal makeup and hair?

Firstly, it is important to ensure you book well in advance so you aren’t disappointed. I normally suggest booking 6-12 months in advance. Doing a trial is key as this is your opportunity to get to know your stylist and see if the look you envisioned looks as good on you as you hope, as well as giving your stylist the opportunity to ensure your look is achievable and having anything they may need to ensure your morning is stress-free and enjoyable. Lastly, make sure that you are comfortable. If you don’t feel comfortable, it will show. I’m not talking about sweats and sneakers, but just make sure you feel that your look still lets YOU shine through – no matter whether you are going for a natural, glamorous or vintage look.

What bridal makeup trends and hair trends are you seeing for weddings in 2013 / 2014?

I am always a big proponent of brides wearing a look that is timeless and modern, while reflecting their own unique style. In the past few years, the focus has shifted to brides wearing looks that are more suited to them while incorporating trends, so we are seeing a variety of looks for this season to suit every style from fresh, natural looks with a pop of color on the lip, to soft smokey eyes to add an element of glamour to your makeup and soft, natural waves to sophisticated vintage styles with a modern twist for hair. Braiding continues to be a popular element to individualize your look.

When should brides book their bridal makeup artist and hair stylist?

I normally book 6-12 months in advance. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find someone if you wait longer, but your choices can be more limited as you get closer to your date. Many of the top stylists work on referral and are included in lists that are provided to clients by wedding planners, photographers, or other wedding vendors. Edmonton is a city with a lot of in-demand artists. Many of them will try to give you names of someone they would recommend but the best thing to do is plan ahead. The other benefit of booking early is that you get to check one more thing off your list!

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Here are some beautiful JBW brides that had their wedding day hair and makeup done by Jenn Chivers!

Jenn Chivers Edmonton

L: Images by Frost; R: Diamond Cake Photography

Edmonton Wedding Hair and Makeup

Katch Studios


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




Wedding Song Ideas

Choosing your wedding music can be a daunting task that many couples struggle with. We’ve created a list of both Classic and Contemporary song selections for all those memorable moments throughout your wedding day. Leave a comment with your additions and we’ll keep adding to the list!

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Wedding Ceremony Songs

C.J. Scott Photography; Sharon Litchfield Photography


  1. Bridal March (Instrumental) / Jonathan Cain
  2. Because You Loved Me / Celine Dion
  3. Canon in D / Johann Pachelbel
  4. Ava Maria / Schubert
  5. Somewhere Over the Rainbow / Israel Kamikawiwo’ole
  6. Songbird / Fleetwood Mac
  7. Con Te Partro / Andrea Bocelli
  8. Only Time / Enya
  9. When I Fall In Love / Nat King Cole
  10. Fairytale / Enya



  1. A Thousand Years / Christina Perry
  2. Marry Me / Train
  3. Marry You / Bruno Mars
  4. All of Me / John Legend
  5. Everything / Lifehouse
  6. Better Together / Jack Johnson
  7. Till Kingdom Come / Coldplay
  8. Ho Hey / Lumineers
  9. Love Song / Taylor Swift
  10. Make You Feel My Love / Adele & Garth Brooks


Grand Entrance Song

Katch Studios

Grand Entrance


  1. How Sweet It Is / James Taylor
  2. Eye Of The Tiger / Survivor
  3. Beautiful Day / U2
  4. Finally / Ce Ce Penniston
  5. Love & Marriage / Frank Sinatra
  6. Here Comes The Sun / The Beatles (Glee Cast)
  7. We Got Married in Jackson / Johnny Cash & June Carter
  8. White Wedding / Billy Idol
  9. Let’s Get Married / Jagged Edge
  10. Celebration / Kool & The Gang



  1. Treasure / Bruno Mars
  2. Home / Phillip Phillips
  3. Love Stoned / Justin Timberlake
  4. Just The Way You Are / Bruno Mars
  5. The Other Side / Jason Derulo
  6. Like Home / Nicky Romero & NERVO
  7. Feel So Close / Calvin Harris
  8. I Gotta Feeling / The Black Eyed Peas
  9. Crazy In Love / Beyoncé
  10. Home / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  11. Wake Me Up / Avicii


Wedding Song Ideas

Carey Nash Photography

First Dance


  1. The Way You Look Tonight / Frank Sinatra
  2. Time After Time / Rod Stewart
  3. All for Love / Bryan Adams
  4. At Last / Etta James
  5. When a Man Loves a Woman / Michael Bolton
  6. Amazed / Lonestar
  7. Can’t Help Falling In Love / Elvis Presley
  8. Lost Together / Blue Rodeo
  9. Your Song / Elton John
  10. I’ll Be / Edwin McCain
  11. L.O.V.E. / Nat King Cole



  1. Angel / Robin Thicke
  2. Forever / Ben Harper
  3. Giving Myself / Jennifer Hudson
  4. Wanted / Hunter Hayes
  5. Everything / Michael Buble
  6. Not Even The King / Alicia Keys
  7. I Won’t Give Up / Jason Mraz
  8. Us Against The World / Coldplay
  9. Bubbly / Colbie Caillat
  10. Dance With Me / Johnny Reid
  11. All Of Me / John Legend
  12. Young & Beautiful / Lana Del Ray


Wedding Song Ideas

Sharon Litchfield Photography

Father-Daughter / Mother-Son Dance


  1. Butterfly Kisses / Bob Carlisle
  2. Wonderful World / Louis Armstrong
  3. Unforgettable / Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
  4. Forever Young / Rod Stewart
  5. Isn’t She Lovely / Stevie Wonder
  6. Wonderful Tonight / Eric Clapton
  7. Loved Her First / Heartland
  8. Stand by Me / Ben E. King
  9. Moon River / Frank Sinatra
  10. All You Need Is Love / The Beatles



  1. Mama’s Song / Carrie Underwood
  2. Daughter / John Mayer
  3. My Wish / Rascal Flatts
  4. You Raise Me Up / Josh Groban
  5. Something I Need / One Republic
  6. Celebration / Kool & The Gang
  7. Daddy Dance With Me / Krystle Keith
  8. Oh Sweet Child Of Mine / Taken by Trees
  9. My Little Girl / Tim McGraw
  10. Just Wanna Dance With You / George Strait


Wedding Song Ideas

Kelly Redinger Photographer

Bouquet/Garter Toss


  1. You Sexy Thing / Hot Chocolate
  2. Pour Some Sugar On Me / Def Leppard
  3. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun / Cyndi Lauper
  4. It’s Raining Men / The Weather Girls
  5. I’m Too Sexy / Right Said Fred
  6. Bad Boys / Inner Circle
  7. You Can Leave Your Hat On / Joe Cocker
  8. Baby Got Back / Sir Mix-A-Lot
  9. Another One Bites The Dust / Queen
  10. Ice Ice Baby / Vanilla Ice



  1. Single Ladies /Beyoncé
  2. Only Girl / Rihanna
  3. Sexy Back / Justin Timberlake
  4. Run The World (Girls) / Beyoncé
  5. Little White Church / Little Big Town
  6. Can’t Hold Us / Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  7. Gangnam Style / PSY
  8. Gold Digger / Kanye West
  9. Boys / Britney Spears
  10. We Can’t Stop / Miley Cyrus

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