April Love

March was a whirlwind!  We didn't even get a chance to post our "March Loves"!  We are now catching up and are looking forward to Spring!  Although... you wouldn't think it was anywhere near close with what I'm seeing outside the windows today!

Anyhow - positive thoughts!  Spring will be here soon enough :)

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SCARVES & GLOVES – I’m proud to say these two things…. are my weakness!!!  (shhh…. they also take up quite a bit of closet space!)  If you were to take a look at my lovely collection, you would be inclined to ask… have you actually worn every single one????  My answer – close to it!!!  They make me feel good … so why not!

APPLE CRUMBLE PIE – Ever since I can remember, apple pie has been my comfort food of choice.  My “go-to”, my “oh my goodness, this is so good with a scoop of ice cream” sweet tooth craving.  What is your go-to, feel-good dessert creation?

DISNEY MOVIES – As soon as I had our first daughter, I knew that my future would be filled with endless Disney movies… and I couldn’t be happierJ  I still love them to this day!  My daughters are teenagers now but our love for the classic and new Disney films is never-ending.  You should ask me what we did when the Beauty & the Beast live action movie was released…. We were hardcore!!!

COZY PLACES – Comfort, relaxation, peace.  Three words that everyone should make time for in their busy lives. So very important to reconnect with yourself….to recharge.  Pick up a book, watch a movie, listen to some music in your favorite nook.  You will walk away feeling more relaxed and will be a better person for it. 

KNITTING – One past time I learned (by no means am I an expert!), while pregnant with my first child, was knitting. I wanted to give something to my daughter that would be her comfort as she grew up.  Something that she could look back on and think about her childhood.  Hopefully it will be a piece of her past she can pass on her to own child one day!

South Asian Wedding Love - Shermeen & Chris!

Oh my goodness  It has been a LONG time since we have blogged!  We are going to turn that around for 2017.. we promise!!!!  To start we wanted to share one of our weddings that was special to us as we have become really good friends with the bride & groom.  What could be better than that!!

We come across a wide range of personalities when it comes to our lovely S&E clients but when we got a phone call from our dear Shermeen, well let's just say that we were in for a ride!  Her positive personality, trusting and caring outlook on life in general was truly inspiring and infectious!  Looking for a full planning service, Shermeen & Chris needed assistance with every aspect of their wedding preparations.  We were more than happy to help!  From attending all vendor meetings, assisting with the bridal attire selection, coordinating out of town arrangements to brainstorming and packaging the wedding favours, Style & Elegance went above and beyond to make our clients' vision a reality. With the talented and skillful eye of Adnan Ansah Photography, the moments of Shermeen & Chris' celebrations were captured so beautifully.  Here's a sneak peek!

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~ Style Partners ~

Planning & Design: Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination |

Hair & Makeup: Beauty Concept by Shirley Wu | Photography: Adnan Ansah Photography | DJ: DJ Arif |

Venue & Catering: Apollo Convention Centre | Cake: The Cake Box | Decor: Shehnai Decor | 

Bridal Attire: Saira Sheikh Bridals 

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xoxo

Happy Planning!

 

Charlotte's Favourite Things! ~ Music !

Ever get goosebumps watching romantic movies where the happy couple dances the night away to some sappy love song? Me too! We would all love our lives to play out to an amazing playlist but sometimes that doesn't always happen. Well at least for your wedding day, it can be!

 

Since music is like a second language to me, I wanted to share some of my favourite love songs for you and your beloved to dance to on your special day!

If you're more of a modern bride and like to create some of your own traditions, then here is a quick list of some of the most romantic love songs of this generation.  

 

"All Of Me" by John Legend could be the most popular love song of this past year and is a perfect example of his love for his one and only. This song is a pretty straight forward love letter to his wife explaining how love is an 'all or nothing' game. Through the good and the bad, J.L. has made it very clear that you should be in it for the long haul. We all have flaws and we all stumble every once in a while, the key is to find someone who will share those flaws and look at them as perfections instead.  

 

Ms. Christina Perri wrote one of the most beautiful piano ballads of this past year, that makes me cry every time. "A Thousand Years" describes how scary it can be to fall in love, but if you're with the right person it can be the easiest thing you will ever do. Walking down the aisle to this song would be a dream!


"God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton is also a tear jerk-er as it was made for Mr. Shelton's beautiful fiance at the time, Miranda Lambert. She is actually in the beginning of the music video telling Blake how excited she is to get married to him in just a few hours... talk about adorable! This song is for the country-lovers out there who are eager to walk down the aisle to their best friend, confidante and true love with its beautifully romantic lyrics.  

If you're more of a traditional bride and have always had a connection with the classics here are a few suggestions to incorporate the older romantics into your wedding day!  A timeless song that is the epitome of finding love is Etta James' "At Last". Mrs. James really knew how to capture the feeling of falling in love in this classic love song and really makes you feel like you're right there with her. Every time you listen to this song it's hard not to picture your loved one and imagine the bright future ahead of you both.  


Can't help falling in love? Neither could Elvis! This soulful and delicate love song takes us all back to the first time we looked into your spouse's beautiful eyes and makes us feel all gooey inside. Why not feel that on your wedding day with this classic serenade by Mr. Presley himself.  

Another traditional but never over-played song that brings us all back a few years is "L-O-V-E" by the famous Nat King Cole. This song perfectly describes how love puts a little 'pep-in-our-step'. It's hard not to tap your foot to this heart-filled ensemble as everyone around starts to feel the love too.  

Whatever your choice of wedding song to dance to, make sure its describes how remarkable your person is to you. Sometimes we aren't so good with words so these songs can help you along with sharing your true commitment and love to your special someone.  

Keep Up The Happy Planning!

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


 

 

Afzia's Favorite Things!

Happy Friday everyone!

The one thing that I absolutely love to give and receive are..... surprises!

Whatever shape or form they may come in... a small pretty box, a thoughtful gesture or a something on a grander scale, it's always nice to be the one on the giving and receiving end of that.  It's good exercise for the heart strings!


From young to old alike, between friends and family or husband and wife  ...just a little gesture can put a huge smile on someone's face.  It can be as simple as being creative with your kids' lunches!


There doesn't have to be a specific date marked in a calendar to show kindness or love.  

Make it a part of your everyday life to show others how much you care with a little surprise!

 

 Happy Love Day everyone!!!

Until next time!

XO


 

"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

 

Real Wedding ♥ Trudy & Matt {October 2013}

When we met Trudy & Matt, instantly we knew that working with them would be a fun experience!  "Clicking" with clients is such an awesome feeling.

Right from the start we were so impressed with how organized the bride was!  So awesome!  My job as Wedding Day Coordinator became just a bit easier :)  Aside from a few details.. we were pretty much on track for a wonderful celebration.

Come the day of the wedding... Trudy looked ah-mazing! ♥ Her gown... stunning!  Fit her like a glove!  Matt .... you looked handsome too ;)

Set at the beautiful Pines event space in Cambridge Ontario... Trudy & Matt tied the knot!

A fun-filled reception followed with group singing and impromptu poetry!  Loved it!

Take a look at the images taken by the talented photographers at Spirits Intrigued Photography.

Enjoy!

(Check out the list of vendors at the end of the post!)



 

A little sisterly love....

 

Can't forget about the groom!

A moment alone ...

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How cute are these!!!  Individual cakes as centrepieces ..... that you can dig into!

  

and now for the first dance!

Photography ~ Spirits Intrigued Photography  / Cakes ~ Just Baked

Venue ~ The Pines / Florals ~ Living Fresh / Officiants ~ Kettle Creek Weddings

DJ ~ Something Blue Wedding DJs / Invitations ~ Minted 

Wedding Day Coordinator ~ Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

We hope all of you enjoy this "Love Day"!  

Hoping that the affection and love shown today is constant throughout the year... not just for one day:)

We know that some of you ladies out there will be getting some extra love in the form of something "sparkly"!  Tell us your story ~ we would LOVE to hear it!

From us here at Style & Elegance..... Happy Valentine's Day!