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Monday
Jun022014

Be Our Guest! ~ 

Want to remember all of the precious moments and beautiful people that made your wedding day so special?  A great way to start is by creating a guest book for everyone to contribute to!  

Especially with larger groups of people attending, you want to be sure you have all of those little details documented that your guests will treasure just as much as you do.


If you are not much of a DIY bride then going with a simple guest book for your loved ones to write in is a simple and touching way for everyone to feel involved in your special day.  With these simple ideas you can always add something a little unique to yours by adding your names, initials, or wedding date on the front of the book so it gives the idea a little pizazz!

 

On the flip side, for all of those crafty and artsy brides out there, feel free to explore different ways for your guests to write down their magical moments.

A few ways to be more creative with this is by creating a Polaroid Booth!  This idea is intended for display throughout the night so that as you see your friends and family arrive, you can see the board build! Your guests can take a quick picture of themselves at your wedding and write their loving words on the back, creating a loving montage of their stay.

 

"Family & Friend Trees" are another wonderful idea is to minimize the amount of paper used but also creates a beautiful collage of everyone's name who attended. This is a simple idea and can be fun to create! Grab a friend one weekend and invite them over to help cut out the leaves with you as you both create the tree of love together!

 

Out of these few ideas just be sure to incorporate you and your loved one on the front or throughout. This is a way that you can not only remember your guests' stay but also how unique and special your wedding day really was!   Please don't forget...


 

Until Next Time...

 

Article written by Charlotte Rodgers ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

Friday
May302014

The First Look!

Need some ideas for your 'First Look' photos? Here are some amazing ideas for you and your special someone!

Sneaking up on your beloved may seem a little juvenile but in the moment it is such a fun and playful way to get the perfect shot! 

 


Another classic way to get that 'magical moment' is by having your loved one face another direction and at the last second turn around!  Capturing their first reaction to how beautiful you look is just priceless! The surprise is always a treat to capture and even better to add to the photo album.

 {Pulling out a tissue now... We just love this next one..... }


A great way to tease your betrothed is by blind-folding them first and then coming face-to-face before you have the big reveal... this is such a cute way to build the suspense and have such a memorable first glance.

 

Remember, you don't always have to have your first look with your soon-to-be... this first look can be with other family members of yours or even your wedding party!  All of these are amazing ways to capture the most memorable moments of your special day.

 

Why not make it special for your brother too!


Until Next Time...

 

Article written by Charlotte Rodgers ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

Wednesday
May212014

Wedding Tradition or Superstition?

Ever wonder why it's bad luck to see the bride before the Big Day?  Here are a few answers to those wedding traditions and superstitions!

Let's start with the basics... have you ever wondered why your ring finger was always known as just that?  According to history, the Ancient Greeks were convinced that the ring finger was connected to your heart through a specific nerve.  This means that your heart will always be with this ring that your beloved has given to you. Pretty cool right?

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What about seeing the bride before the special day? Believe it or not, this tradition was not always as romantic as it may seem today!  Back when arranged marriages were the only way of getting married to one another, the bride were to be kept almost a secret to ensure that the groom did not back out of the deal. If he were find out her identity or not find her attractive, the marriage could be tarnished and the 'business transaction', as it were to be known back then, would be off. 

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For those of you who dream about getting carried through your front door by your "knight in shining armour", this tradition actually started a long time ago within the Western European community.  The original idea was to carry the bride into their new home to ward off any evil spirits.  They also believed that the groom should carry the bride over the threshold to prevent the bride from tripping over the door into the new house, bringing bad luck into the home and marriage!  Interesting... I think I like the idea of being picked up after a long day of wearing heels, right ladies?

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Now as for other traditions, like taking the garter from the bride, this originally came from Medieval Times when there were to be a witness of the marriage. The witness would take the garter from the consummation of the wedding and show this as evidence that it actually happened. Nowadays, the groom is intended to take this from the bride but it seems that the tradition is still very much entertaining!  For some inspiration in this department try visiting Bridal Garters!

Ever heard that rain is seen as good luck for your wedding day?  This tradition sparked from the Hindu Religion as being good luck and a sign of a strong marriage. The reason for this came from the idea of trying to untie a wet knot and seeing that it was harder than untying a dry one. Seeing as how we use the term 'tying the knot' quite often, this tradition seems to be quite accurate.

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Above all of these traditions that have been used for generations and generations, it is always nice to have those of your own! Traditions don't always have to 'foresee' your marital future but can bring loving families together! Besides, that's what wedding days are for!

 

Until Next Time...

 

Article written by Charlotte Rodgers ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

Thursday
May152014

Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!

So you've gotten an idea of how many of your friends and family are going to be attending your wedding celebrations and now it's time to move onto the next step... Feeding them all.

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Not only do you need to calculate how many meals you are going to need to provide but how much cake you want your guests to be able to indulge in as well.  Cake size can be up to you and your loving partner to see if you want to give everyone a slice or if it's just for those eager guests that can have first come first serve. To help you get started...click the link to view a simple Cake Serving Guide!

If you are looking to give all of your loved ones a piece of your beautiful cake, you are going to need a frame of reference as to how big of a cake you will need!

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First things first, decide if you are having a round wedding cake or a square shaped one. Surprisingly this makes a difference with the amount of slices you will have. If you are choosing a round wedding cake it may give you less delicious slices than the square shaped size, but this is also dependent on the size of your family and friend group and how big of slices your guests prefer.

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If you have a more intimate party you will need approximately a 6 to 8 inch round cake or cake tower to feed about 30 people. This will make sure that everyone attending your magical day will get to enjoy the dessert as much as they enjoyed the dinner!

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If you have a slightly larger ceremony and are planning to feed a few more hungry mouths, a 10 to 12 inch round cake tower will feed around 40-60 guests. If you are partial to square cake towers, this size will feed approximately 50-70 people. Remember to consider how big you are cutting your sizes. A standard cake slice is 1 inch by 2 inches so make sure you are putting that into your vision of your perfect wedding cake.

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What if you have a slightly LARGER party than this? Try looking at a 14 to 16 inch cake! With a round cake tower this size you can feed up to 100 guests! If you are just over that limit a 14 to 16 inch square shaped cake will deliver cake to about 130 guests, ensuring that everyone is happy with their scrumptious piece of heaven.

All of these cake sizes are some great head starts to figuring out the finishing touches on your special day. All you need to do next is find a baker that can make these dreams come true! Stay tuned to find out tips on how to cross that one off of your list as well!

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Until next time...

 

Article written by Charlotte Rodgers ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

Friday
May092014

"Spread the Love!"

Although it's great to have those heart warming moments with your loved ones on your special day, don't wait for a celebration to arise to share you appreciation.

Spreading the love during the wedding planning process may seem like something you can put on the back burner, but sharing those loving expressions will lighten the mood and relieve the inevitable stress of planning one of the most beautiful days of your life.

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Something as simple as a smile and a hug can show more than 1000 words can say.  Make sure that those special people in your life know how much they mean to you and you will only receive more love back!

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Even though today's post is a little shorter, the meaning and importance behind it is quite large.  We underestimate the power of love and take these fleeting moments for granted at times.  So make sure your loved ones (and your dress of course!) are your top priority and don't let the stress get in the way of coming together and creating your magical day!

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Until next time!

Article written by Charlotte Rodgers ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

 

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