Outdoor Garden Wedding and Enchanted Forest Oasis Reception
Wow comes to mind. Or stunning. When Jennifer Bergman Weddings and FaBLOOMosity teamed up on this outdoor wedding at Rainer Gardens, and then again for the wedding reception at the Oasis Centre, I was expecting great things. I was not, however, prepared for the amazing display of florals and design they created.
Nor were the couple, Allena and Jamie, prepared to see their dream wedding come together the way it did. “It took our breath away”, recalls Allena. Wedluxe featured this wedding on their wedding blog – with good reason. And it all started with Allena and Jamie breathing the same air and living in the same spaces, and not even knowing.
It Was Meant To Be
“We were living our lives 5 minutes apart, and never even knew it” Allena explains. They lived on the same street, worked on the same street, and yet it took a chance encounter at Allena’s cousins’ wedding to finally bring them together. It was a weekend camping wedding, and as they met and talked more and more, they realized they
occupied the same space in their everyday lives, and had only briefly ever run across one another. That changed quickly. After meeting, they found reasons to spend more and more and more time together. Finally, 4 years later, Jamie proposed while they were in the Turks and Caicos. They have been living a dream ever since.
“What was our favourite moment from the wedding? We are going to go full cheesy with our answer and say, getting married to each other! It was truly the most special part of the day and a moment we won’t ever forget. Taking photos in McDonalds, though…that made us laugh!” ~Allena
Their Dream Garden Wedding
The wedding planning began without a distinct style or direction. It didn’t take long, however, for Jennifer Bergman and her team to create a plan and help define their vision, and they agreed on an Enchanted Forest vibe. The outdoor wedding ceremony was held at the Rainer Gardens, and the flower wall created by FaBLOOMosity served as a truly stunning backdrop for this gorgeous outdoor wedding. The rain threatened, but stayed clear, and the ceremony went off grandly. The reception was held at the Oasis Conference
Centre, and again the planning and décor were superb, leaving no details overlooked. Complete with mini witch hazel trees draped with orchids and roses, ethereal blue and purple lighting, and of course, some subtle sparkle – well, you really need to see it to appreciate the artistry. The team of vendors on this wedding created a perfect evening of glitz and glamour to the delight of Allena and Jamie and all their family and friends.
Allena & Jamie // Edmonton, AB // Photographer: Kelly Redinger | Photographer // Second Photographer: Kirsten Kohn // Ceremony Venue: Rainer Gardens // Reception Venue: The Oasis Center // Wedding Planner: Jennifer Bergman Weddings // Marriage Commissioner: Bob Wyatt // Caterer: Stir Catering // Transportation: Esquire Limousine // Videographer: A Love Story // Stationery: Pink Polka // Cake Shoppe: Art of Cake // Floral Designer: FaBLOOMosity // Rentals: Special Event Rentals // Wedding Gown Boutique: Novelle Bridal Shop // Wedding Gown Designer: Sophia Tolli // Bridesmaids’ Attire: Badgley Mischka // Makeup Artist: Astrid – Ecletica Makeup // Hair Stylist: Bailey Gartner // Groom’s Attire: Derks // Groomsmen’s Attire: Derks