Style Holiday Gift Guide! - For the Woman in your life!

Hello again everyone!

We are back with some more gift giving ideas and this time we are focusing on that special woman in all your lives.  We all have one.....or a few!  Whether it be a sister, mother, daughter, aunt, niece ... the list goes on.  You're sure to find something that fits the bill in today's gift guide!

Check out the below fabulous holiday goodness that is sure to make her smile!

I've included the links below so that you don't have to wait a moment more to start your shopping!

(I think I might do a little "clicking" myself... I love these ideas!) 

 

Get the goodness!

Dream Spiral Notebook:  Perfect for capturing your creative ideas, random thoughts, and daily to-dos, this desk-sized, dreamy spiral bound notebook offers page after page of writing room.  I would get this to just look at it as visual inspriation!!!

Sephora - Chloe Love Story RollerballOh how we love this fragrance!  We got a small sample bottle as a reward in the store and we are in love!  With hints of Jasmine and Neroli, this could be the perfect romantic gift!!

Caramel Shortbread Collectible JarWho doesn't love shortbread???? Sweet buttery goodness.... perfect with that cup of tea!  How about a tea ... that is just that!?!!?  This classic holiday treat in the form of loose leaf tea comes ready to go in a ceramic jar - how cool is that??!!!

Anne Klein Wristlet: This cute zippered wristlet would be the perfect accompaniment to your night out!  It will go with pretty much everything!

Coffee is always a good idea - Art Print 8"x10": Don't these words really speak the truth?!?!  This art print from Alison Gordon Studio® is created from an original drawing by illustrator Alison Petrie.  Made in Canada with LOVE :)

Teardrop Statement Necklace: This icy violet, one-size-fits-all stunner is the perfect accessory for that stylish woman! 

Bath & Body Works - Stress Relief - Eucalyptus and Spearmint Bath Soak: Relieve stress after a long day and soak in the healing properties of this therapeutic bath with purifying sea salt and a blend of essential oils. Now that sounds like a fabulous night in to me!

Simple Tea Set - Falling Confetti: Have the perfect tea moment with this whimsical tea set that will definitely put a smile on your face (even better... pair it with the loose leaf shortbread tea!!! ***insert happy dance here***) Beautifully boxed for easy gift giving, this will sure to be a hit!

 

Enjoy your shopping my lovelies!

 

Style Holiday Gift Guide!

It's that time of year folks!  Dare I say it..... Christmas is just around the corner!!!!

Now for some, the shopping has already begun and is in full gear.

For others.. let's just say they are really thinking hard about what to get for the special people in their lives :) ...or maybe there's a bit of procrastination mixed in there!  We wanted to help those "struggling" with their shopping list and share some awesome ideas that will be appreciated and received with love!

Stay tuned for all kinds of gift giving goodness that we will be sharing with you :)

Today's find comes to you from Chapters Indigo

*Oh how I love this store!  I simply can't help myself!*  I'm like a kid in a candy store!!

Sit by the fire with a good book and these cozy Indigo Reading Socks

Styles for men, women and children, there is something for everyone!

Kitchener Wedding Planner

How cute are these?!?!?  Putting a pretty bow on these will surely put a smile on their faces :)

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~ Happy Shopping!! ~

xoxo

 

 

 

Afzia's Favorite Things! - Pi .. I mean Pie!

See what I did there?  Just a little humour for this Saturday morning:)

In honour of 3.14.15 or "National Pi Day" ... I thought I would share one of my favourite things...Pie!

For a little background on Pi...

"Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). It is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three digits of π"

This year adds to the quirky nature of honouring the day.. 3.1415 are the first five digits... therefore 1 and 5 fall perfectly this year as it is 2015!  Cool huh!

Back to the good stuff ... Doing what I do as a wedding planner, I'm asked to come up with creative ideas to enhance an event.  One of the cool things I've come across (which is also so yummy and delicious) is a Pie bar!

Different images are probably running through your mind... let me show you the possibilities!

From slices to minis, pops to jars, gourmet to traditional, the inspiration is endless.  Include this delicious idea as part of your wedding celebrations and it is SURE to be a hit!

Everybody needs a little sweetness in their life right!

Enjoy!


 


 

Your Day and Their Day

Have your parents been there for most of the wedding planning? Have they been there for the cake-tastings, finding the 'perfect' dress, and everything else under the moon? Even though all of this planning puts the "thank-you's" under the rug most of the time, here are a few suggestions to show your parents that you really do appreciate their love and support.

 

Gifts for parents of the bride and groom normally don't get a whole lot of attention until close to the end of the wedding planning, which makes it hard to show your appreciation for the people who helped you get to be the person you are today. Spread the love with some of these ideas on how to get that message across!


A great idea to show that you care is by getting a few handkerchiefs stitched with a meaningful message to your loving parents. These simple words will bring tears to their eyes and also be very useful when it does!

  

Old Photos of you as a child with your parents is also another great idea to tug at their heartstrings and remind them that you will always be their special little someone even if they think you're growing up too fast.

 

Pendants and necklaces that capture the meaning of 'forever' will help your parents feel like you will always be with them no matter how far away you may be. No matter the distance, a parent will always be a parent and a child will always be their child.

  

Lastly, a great idea for the actual wedding day is to get something engraved for them to wear on your special day so they feel like they are just as much included in the whole process as you are. Remember, this day is just as special to them as it is to you!

 

Until Next Time, 

Charlotte 

XO

Afzia's Favorite Things!

With the extremely "winter" weather we have been having here...I thought it would be a nice thing to focus your thoughts on something a little more pretty.

One of my favourite things is just looking at beautiful flowers!  They have the ability to brighten someone's day and put a smile on their face ...in an instant 

Why not brighten someone's day today?

It doesn't take much.

 

Stay warm!

XO


 

 

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Re-Used!

Some brides have this idea of keeping their wedding dresses for years later to either pass down to a loved one or to just keep in the closet for a rainy day. However, if you're not one of these brides and you don't necessarily have any interest in storing your dress for the years to come, keep on reading! We have some great ideas for you to keep the small memories of your beautiful dress without it taking up so much of our precious closet space ('cause let's be honest... we can never have enough! )


Since your wedding day was such a magical memory you will treasure forever, why not re-purpose it for the people you love? Some brides have taken their rainy Sunday afternoons to do a little crafting with their old wedding dresses by making them into blankets, or sheets for their future baby's room. Or even a beautiful dress or piece of clothing for you or your young one to wear.

If you are feeling extra creative you can even go as far as make your wedding gown into a beautiful cover for your baby's crib/ cradle. Precious is definitely the word to describe this idea! 

 

If you're thinking of a way to re-purpose your dress that will last even longer in the family than a baby's crib, than how about make your gown into a few accent pillows, or maybe even getting them made into a bed set for you and your special someone! How romantic!

 

Pendants and necklaces are always a great way to go to carry a small part of that magical day with you everywhere, and this idea is easy to pass down to your kids one day instead of giving them the full burden of a dress.

Another wonderful idea if you are the festive type is to re-purpose your wedding gown into holiday decorations for that time of year! If you celebrate Christmas this is great idea for making stockings or a tree skirt out of your timeless dress.

 

Whatever idea you choose, it will feel amazing to always be reminded of that special day and to look back on those enchanting moments knowing that there are so many more to come!

 

Until Next Time,

 

Charlotte

XO

Wedding Favours for your Favourites!

Worried that your wedding favours won't get used once your guests leave?
Not to fret! With these simple ideas, your friends and family will only be wanting more! 


When choosing party favours make sure they are relatable to not only your theme but also to the season!  It may not make sense if you are giving out small jam jars if your wedding is in the middle of winter.  Always consider external factors too!  If you are having a rustic outdoor wedding, incorporating natural elements into your gifts is a creative way to keep your theme tied into the idea.  For example, beautiful cloth bags with 'outdoor-sy' aspects are an exceptional way to give your guests just what they want and make sure your vision is creatively displayed.
 
 

Another great way to select your perfect gift for your guests is by asking yourself... 'what do people use often?'.  Seems like such a simple question but it is such a helpful way to make sure your gifts are being used as well as admired!

 

A few examples of gifts that people can use are personalized wine corks. These simple party favours can be used over and over again and will remind your loving friends and family of that beautiful day you all spent together! Putting you and your partners' initials or the wedding date on the top is a lovely touch to make this simple item a timeless present.
Another example could be small and delicate candles for your favours. The scent of these beautiful gifts are sure to make your guests smell the aroma of love every time they light them. 
 

Amongst these great ideas, think about adding a little humour to the mix!  Nothing says 'fun' like a quick, clever joke to go along with the party favours!  Simple but witty sayings will make sure your guests get a kick out of their thoughtful gifts and leave everyone smiling even after your special day.

 

Never forget to keep in mind your budget.  The last thing you want is to have spent your money excessively in this area.  Shop the "going out of business" and after Christmas sales.  Buy items in bulk.  Take advantage of online resources such as EBAY and Kijiji.  Always be on the lookout for great deals  There's nothing wrong with that!  If you start early enough.... you will have plenty of time to do the legwork and find something that is cost effective and perfect for your guests.
Here are some more fun ideas that you may not have considered.
 
Love this one!  It has such a "down home" feel!  Total Southern comfort!
Perfect for that outdoor celebration!


For a little touch of chic... why not mini champagne?  If it fits your budget it can be a contender!


Why not some tea or coffee?  Everyone loves that!  Head out to a local market or grab some Fair Trade Coffee.  Package a single serving in a recyclable bag or box.  Keep it eco friendly!

 

Just remember, your gifts are such a nice touch to the celebration that they should be filled with lots of love and joy as well! If you need help with any of these party favours, ask for advice from others to get the inside scoop on what they might want!
Never a bad idea to combine a few ideas to create the best wedding favours for your lovely day!

If you are the DIY bride.... then click the link for some DIY Favour ideas that may spark your interest!

Until next time my lovelies!!!

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

 

“Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” ~ Choosing your Bridal Party!

Looking for a creative way to ask you darling friends to be a part of your special day? Here are a few ideas to spark that creative imagination so you can create the perfect gift for your girls.

 

Just for Me !!!???

First things first… be personal with your gifts!  There is nothing nicer than when a friend smiles because you know them better than they thought.   A few ways to personalize your invitations for your soon-to-be bridesmaids is to embed their name into it! 

    

Simple and affordable ideas such as wine bottles or mugs with personalized “name” labels are a fun way to ask them and be sure to get them even more excited about your special day than they already are!  You can even add the wedding date!

Surprise!

Another beautiful and creative way to personalize your bridesmaid invitations is by getting crafty and creating lovely boxes or clutches with small gifts inside that are personal to each of your lovely bridesmaids!  It will really show you love them!

  

Secondly, make sure your gifts are also tied into your colour scheme of your wedding to help your bridesmaids get a feel of the theme of your celebration.   A beautiful example is by putting a flower of the same colour arrangement as your theme. This ties everything in simply and looks elegant all at the same time!  Not only do you want to make these invitations personal and match your vision for your special day but you also want it be something that they can use or wear. This makes your bridesmaid feel more involved in the wedding which makes for a very happy wedding party!

  

More great ideas are bracelets and necklaces that signify your friendship and show that you’ve gone above and beyond to have them by your side on the day that matters most.

    

At the end of the day, your bridesmaids are going to love being a part of your celebration regardless, but why not make the wedding planning a little more fun and exciting for everyone involved!  Let your creative juices flow and let your gifts symbolize a small part of your friendship with all of these wonderful girls!

Until next time…

 

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

Just Because .... Day 206

I know many of you are the DIY Queens of your circle and here is something to add to your repetoire!

We just love these gift tags that don't take a long time to actually make :)

Whether it be for the holidays or a birthday or...... "Just Because"..... they add a perfect, personal touch any gift you are about to give!

Enjoy this DIY project ladies! Show us your own project - we would love to see it!

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