PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - THE RECEPTION

We have been busy around here the last couple days so we haven’t had a chance to post about Priyanka & Nick’s reception. Oh how happy they looked! Held at the Taj Palace in the the bustling city of Delhi, the newlyweds celebrated with yet another lavish affair in style. The happy couple were all smiles at the reception full of high profile guests, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The happy couple were just glowing as newlyweds. Priyanka made heads turn in a silver and cream lehenga, stacked red-and-white bangles and a draped dupatta (shawl) to match. Her hair was adorned with white flowers and she wore the most beautiful pieces of jewelry – a pair of glittering earrings and a triple-tiered necklace. Her dapper husband looked handsome as ever in a navy-blue velvet tuxedo. How happy do they look!!!?!?!?

Indian weddings are full of colour, florals (lots of florals), elaborate backdrops and classic beauty. They in essence tell a story about the couple. I’m sure Priyanka & Nick had a major hand in planning many of the details that we saw throughout their wedding celebrations. They even had a monogram initials created for their wedding events starting with the roka ceremony.

As we’ve said before.. it’s all in the details!

Well done you two!

Gown - Falguni Shane Peacock | Hair - Hair by Priyanka | Makeup- Uday Shirali Only Makeup | Jewellry - Khanna Jewellers

Can I just say again how absolutely stunning and elegant Priyanka looks! She is a classic beauty.

One more thing..… the way he looks at her!

Enjoy!

xoxo

Afzia

PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - INDIAN CEREMONY

“And forever starts now…”

Priyanka and Nick exchanged vows for a second time on December 2nd in a lavish Hindu wedding. Just as Nick’s upbringing was honoured, Priyanka’s heritage and culture was acknowledged with a wedding ceremony at Umaid Bhavan Palace.

For the Hindu ceremony, Priyanka looked every inch the beautiful bride in a traditional Indian outfit by famed designer Sabyasachi Mukherji. She was simply stunning in a deep red lehenga (a two-piece outfit consisting of this skirt and a coordinating top) that featured heavy detailing of intricate embroidery, fine jewels and sequin work. The bridal gown was paired with traditional gold jewellery and a flower garland. To be honest, the florals are my favourite part! The scents are so incredibly intoxicating leaving an everlasting memory in your mind of the moment.. Priyanka also wore a necklace by designer Chopard that featured 184.50-carats of pear-shaped diamonds set in white gold. These were teamed with a pear-shaped diamond (wowza!) and a 16-carat oval-shaped diamond headpiece. True to queen style, Priyanka looked absolutely beautiful!

Nick also looked handsome in an Indian ensemble. He opted for the dhoti, an article of clothing that consists of a rectangular, five-meter-long piece of cotton that’s typically white or cream in colour and adorned with golden embroidery. The groom completed his wedding-day look with the typical Indian turban of the state of Rajasthan, recognizable by its peaked top. He also wore a beautiful kurta top.

The vibrant and stunning colours of cultural weddings have always been a show stopper for me. You really can make a statement with a pop of colour (in this case alot!) Everything comes so alive! We can’t wait to see Hello Magazine and People Magazine’s exclusive photos!

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What did you think? Let us know :)

xo

Afzia

PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - WESTERN CEREMONY

The celebrations continued with the big day everyone was waiting for. The Umaid Bhavan Palace was the most beautiful setting for Priyanka and Nick’s western ceremony. So dreamy and royal.. every detail was perfect. From the gown, to the altar, to the way they gazed at one another as they held hands. The gown itself was an exquisite custom Ralph Lauren creation, which featured motifs, appliqués, scalloped sleeves (be still my heart!) and a high-neck collar. The hand-beaded and hand-embroidered gown also included mother of pearl pailettes, crystal seed beads, and Swarovski crystals - which took a total of 1,826 hours to complete. Underneath the long-sleeve gown was a strapless column dress made up of over two million mother of pearl sequins. Oh and did you see that tulle veil - 75 feet long - WOWZA!!!

Adding a special touch, the wedding dress had eight words in hand-stitched embroidery, specially chosen by the bride. The words and phrases included, Nicholas Jerry Jonas, 1st December 2018, Madhu & Ashok, Om Namah Shivay (a Hindi mantra invoking Lord Shiva), Family, Hope, Compasssion and Love. In addition, Priyanka had a piece of her mother-in-law’s lace wedding dress sewn into her dress. This is amazing! Talk about making it your own :)

Nick also wore a custom Ralph Lauren, a six-button double breasted black tuxedo and custom patent lace up dress shoes. Inside of the purple lapel of the tuxedo, he added a small piece of lace from the bride's dress embroidered with the Urdu words "My Jaan" which translates to "My Life". (I’m not crying.. you’re crying…Pass me the tissues!!! I love this). What made the ceremony even more meaningful, Nick’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr officiated the wedding!

Seriously, both of them looked absolutely stunning and so in love with each other it was such an emotional thing to watch. It didn’t matter that this was a “whirlwind romance”, they say… you know when you know.

We can’t wait to see lots more pictures… So happy for them!

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Videography: East West Production

What did you think? Let us know :)

xo

Afzia

PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - THE SANGEET

The wedding events continued for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas with a joyous Sangeet celebration!

In simple terms… it’s all-out-huge-dance-party! An intense song and dance competition between the families made for a spectacular, fun and love-filled evening for everyone. Picture this - millions of fairy lights and mirrors lit up the grounds to create an enchanted fairytale land. A stunning backdrop for such an opulent venue as Umaid Bhavan Palace.

Priyanka stunned in a GORGEOUS hand embroidered gold and silver sari while Nick looked like a prince in his midnight blue sherwani with gold thread detailing. Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla you really nailed it. Royalty! Check out the amazing images below and enjoy!

What do you think!?!? Let us know!

xo

Afzia

PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - THE MEHENDI

We just absolutely LOVE Bollywood weddings! From fresh, fun and colourful to elegant classic beauty, Priyanka Chopra + Nick Jonas’ wedding celebrations were nothing short of spectacular. A combination of two cultures made this fete one that was meaningful to both bride and groom. Should it be any other way??

Since cultural weddings like this one are multi-day celebrations, we wanted to share the beauty in each one! The first event is called a Mehendi. This ceremony usually takes place a day or two before the wedding where all of the women in the bride and groom’s families, along with close friends, gather together while the bride has elaborate henna designs applied to her hands and feet. Guests will usually get a few designs on their hands as well. Beautiful intricate designs created by very talented artists. Typically an ladies affair, the trend has gone towards having a coed event with both the bride and groom’s family and friends. The more the merrier I say!! An immensely colourful event with lots of singing and dancing typically kicks off the wedding celebrations!

Wearing Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Priyanka and Nick looked like rockstars! They both were so happy they couldn’t stop smiling! Personally we are so in LOVE with her dress!!! Absolutely stunning and so much fun!!!

Hope you enjoyed!

xo

Afzia

It's the thought that counts!

We are big believers in thoughtful gestures. A simple hello to a stranger as you walk down the street, offering your seat to someone on the bus or a simple thank you card in the mail (yes I meant snail mail! … who doesn’t like getting something in their mailbox!). There are so many ways to express gratitude or kindness and really when you think about it.. it’s infectious. The end result is that you have made someone else other than yourself feel appreciated. Nothing wrong with that! Here are some ideas on how you can brighten someone else’s day!

For the tea and coffee lovers… why not pick up a mug with some inspirational messages! We would grab these up in a heartbeat! Inspire your day!! Available at Indigo, click this link to shop!

Many more to choose from as well :)

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For the budding writer that just can’t put down their pen! Amazing ideas can happen at any time so why not help that creativity flourish! We just love journals with inspiring messages on the cover. Even just a beautiful image is enough to put us in a creative mood! Check out some of our faves at Indigo. It is SO HARD to not pick these up and head for the check out :) …. LOL can you tell we love purple!

Another one of our FAVE items for expressing gratitude is Candles!!! The right scent can just comfort your soul like nothing else! We just picked up (for ourselves) a couple of treats from the amazing Bath & Body Works.

So much goodness in this store - we love it!!! We especially love the 3 wick candles that just fill any room with warmth! There are a LOT of gift sets and stocking stuffers for the holiday season now available as well.

Here are our favourites!

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No matter how you decide to show your gratitude, be sure to take the time to make it personal. That part alone, makes it that much more special!

Happy shopping Lovelies!!

WEBSITE RELAUNCH + 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY!!

Hello Lovelies!!!!! 

We are beyond excited to have finally relaunched our website last week!!!!

With this new look and feel we are committed to sharing everything that inspires us. Of course weddings and celebrations will be our focus but there is soooo much everyday life inspiration and just plain GOODNESS that we stumble upon in our daily travels that I just want to share it with ALL of our readers :) Everything from food (one of my FAVOURITE things!), beauty, style, decor (my weakness) and personal wellness will be on the way.  So many exciting and inspirational things coming your way so be sure not to miss it!!!

In celebration of our relaunch and 10 year anniversary, we are having a GIVEAWAY!!! As strong believers in supporting local businesses we have assembled amazing items that you will be sure to love!!!!

1 lucky person will win…

  • Studio Aura Hair Salon Gift Certificate for a Hair Cut + Treatment (Kitchener, ON)

  • Fresh Look Design Floral Gift

  • Soul City Health & Wellness Gift Certificate for a 30 min massage (Waterloo, ON)

  • Balzacs Travel Mug + Winter Blend Coffee

  • The Girl Floral Gift Basket

  • Meghan Barbour Brow + Beauty Gift Certificate for a Makeup Application or Bridal Trial (Guelph, ON)

TO ENTER - head on over to our Facebook page and check out the details!

CONTEST CLOSES Tuesday 12/18 at 11:59PM EST
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED Wednesday 12/19

By entering, you agree that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Winner must LIKE Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination at time of draw. Contest is open to residents of Canada only.

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!

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CURLING UP WITH A GOOD BOOKSince the weather outside is still not as favorable  - why not curl up with a good book?  Take your mind away from the every day and let your imagination take priority.  If you have a nook … all the better!  A good book that we have had the chance to read and would recommend to others in a heartbeat…  A Thousand Splendid Suns  Click the link an find out!

CRISP AIRYes, it’s still cold (boo). Yes, you still have to bundle up when you’re outside but taking in that crisp fresh air can do wonders for your immune system!  Calming you down, increasing your energy and improving your heart health are just a few benefits of this natural gift!  Make sure to get out there and take a deep breath!  Click this link to read more about the benefits of nature’s crisp fresh air.

PINTEREST – What can I say?  This is definitely my weakness!  So many beautiful images out there to “like’, recipes to try and fitness routines to pin to my board (that I never have time to try!)  It’s another way to let go of the every day and take a moment to myself.  Try it with caution…it can be addictive!

ROSE GOLD – I am absolutely smitten with this colour palette!  So classic, so chic!  I really hope it doesn’t go anywhere… I am enjoying it too much!  From office décor to jewelry.. we love it all.

BLOOMS – Oh how I love florals! They bring such happiness to my soul.  If someone were to bring me fresh flowers every day…. I would love you for life!!!   Meanwhile I will settle for every other day…. Just kidding! The image above is from our travels to Paris!  Oh how we loved it there!!

 

Remember to take a moment and enjoy the every day!

Happy February!

January Love

We wanted to share with you some of the things that bring us joy throughout the year.

An inside look at what drives our passion. We thought it would be fitting to start off as the New Year is being rung in.

A new year.  A new start.  Let’s make this one count!

 

Remember to take a moment...We know we will be!

~ Happy New Year lovelies! ~

 

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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!

 

Affordable Honeymoon Destinations!

A honeymoon is the first adventure a new married couple experiences together. It is important that it is unique to the interest of both parties. After spending on your wedding, you may be feeling like you don’t have a lot of options for destinations for your honeymoon. Below are three ideas of locations that you can go that won't hurt your wallet but ensure enjoyment for you and new spouse!

Whether you're looking for tropical weather, incomparable scenery, or colonial style architecture you have options. Here are some of the destinations you might want to consider:

Mexico

If you're set on a tropical destination Mexico might be the right pick for you. With breath-taking beaches and just the right amount of culture, it is always a good time in Mexico. The night life is something that attracts many of the tourists, along with the landscapes and incredible weather. All-inclusive trips help cut some of your main costs like food or beverage and entertainment. Who can really resist the sand, the sun, and the waves?

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Ireland

Formally one of the most expensive places to travel in the West of Europe, Ireland is priced much more ideal now. The more condensed part of Ireland still remains around the same prices but across the west coast they have become more economical. People go for the scenery; the rolling hills, and endless green. Little villages are scattered across the west coast displaying how quaint Ireland truly is. These villages are full of kind locals who are known around the world for their caring manner. It makes for a perfect romantic getaway, the one we've been dreaming of since we watched "P.S. I Love You". (by the way.. we LOVE that movie!!!) 

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Montreal

If you're looking to really keep the budget down. Plan your honeymoon locally. Montreal is Canada's own little piece of Europe; bursting with culture, wonderful food, and a great music scene. There is plenty of gorgeous architecture to experience while you explore the streets and shops. If you're looking for some fun, Montreal attracts people of all ages for the night life. All in all, Montreal is our own little taste of culture shock here in Canada and makes for an inexpensive but incredible choice.

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Keep in mind, many countries that are expensive have less expensive options. If you want to travel somewhere popular, look for surrounding cities that are easily accessible to help with lowering the cost of hotels, B&Bs and other sleeping arrangements. 

Bottom line - do your research and give yourself the time to do so.  Planning ahead is key.

The more time you have to save and plan the closer to your ideal getaway you will be!

Be sure to pin these fab locales to your vison board! Get those ideas flowing:)

~Happy Planning Lovelies!~

xoxo

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!

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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

 

 

 

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!

 

Event Planning Tips from the Professional Planner!

It’s an understatement when I say I LOVE planning parties!  It is second nature to me.  My planner hat goes on and mom, daughter and wife disappear.  There are some that feel the task of putting an event together is so daunting and overwhelming that it seems next to impossible.  

Have no fear!  I can help you coordinate and execute a great event with a few tips and tricks.

WHERE DO I START???

1.  So many ideas...so little time!

A helpful place to begin is to get a feel for what the theme or vision of the event will be. Talk to the guest of honor or client and find out what vibe they are hoping to achieve.  It is important to bring a little bit of them into the details of the event.  That emphasizes the unique elements and makes it that much more memorable.

Inspiration also abounds on social media apps like Pinterest and Instagram!  I know I get lost on these apps and before I know it….it’s midnight!  Be sure to keep yourself focused during this “brainstorming” process.  It’s easy to get sidetracked with all the prettiness!  There is also Google and just everyday life that you can draw so much from.

 

 

 

2.  Break it down into manageable tasks

I strongly suggest you keep a checklist/to-do list that will help you keep things organized.  There are a number of helpful apps that will make your life so much easier!  One of our go-to platforms is Google Docs.  It has a two-fold advantage – the ability to share your ideas with other potential people involved in the planning of your event as well as keeping you organized!  If you’re looking for more of a comprehensive platform, you should check out EventBrite's event planning software.  From e-invitations, to managing your to-do list online, your planning just became a very clear and laid out process.  Other platforms that assist in the sharing of information include Facebook pages, WhatsApp and Dropbox.  I use all of these and I love them!  The instant nature of communication with these apps gets major points in my books! 

 

 

3.  Event Planning doesn't mean breaking the bank!

Once you have come up with a theme and corralled your ideas, it’s time to execute the vision!  Just like the title says, event planning doesn’t mean breaking the bank.  In my experience, you can achieve the look you want with a little legwork.  The DIY option is always a great way to go but you have to give yourself enough time to actually DIY!  It may look all pretty and perfect in the Pinterest post but you may need more time than you think to bring it to life J

Two of my favourite stores to help me with my DIY projects are definitely Michaels and Party City.

They both offer lots of coordinated looks and tonnes of inspiration!  I literally get lost in there!  (my husband refuses to go with me!)

When it comes down to it, you need to have a plan instead of diving in with blinders on. Things will go much smoother when you do!

Happy Planning!!!

 

Cake Me Goodnight! ~ Charlotte's Favourite things ...

If you're trying to steer clear of being too traditional in your wedding ways, and want something different and modern, try adding an alternative idea to the "cake" part of the night!  

After your delicious meal has been served and consumed by your hungry guests, everyone expects a cake to be served as dessert. Why not surprise your guests with something a little different?

 Here are a few ideas to keep your originality flowing!

Cupcakes are turning into more of the popular idea to choose for dessert options, and can give your guests more of an option for flavour. Giving your guests selection always makes everyone happier and keeps the traditional wedding feel at bay.  From mini to large size, the possibilities are endless! 

   

 
Cake pops are also another great idea to serve your guests to keep them interested and everything looking bright and fun!

 

 
Try cake trifles in glass jars for a beautiful modern take on your wedding cake. This elegant glass look helps keep the classy feel of a cake table with a contemporary twist!

 

Maybe try stepping out of the box even more with these awesome ideas!  

Why not go a little "French" with some Macarons or Merengues - "mais oui?"

 

Or how about a little gourmet on the menu?

  

Like I said.. the possibilities are endless!!!

Keep Up The Happy Planning,
Charlotte

XO

Candlelight Candle Bright! ~ Charlotte's Favourite Things...

I absolutely LOVE how a candle can make the ambiance of a room change within seconds without spending tonnes of money on elaborate decorations.

 

Try adding small subtle candles to your wedding venue and see how quickly the romance lights up (literally).

 

Try adding candles to your walk way to add a whimsical look to your entrance. It adds such a glow that will make your guests feel warm and fuzzy inside!

Putting a touch of tea light candles in the midst of your centre pieces can really liven up the space and not break the bank. Just one more thing to help with your perfect day!


Keep Up The Happy Planning!
Charlotte 
XO

 

 

..& She Wore Flowers In Her Hair".... Flower Girl Dresses for your Day!

 

So you've gotten your wedding gown and ordered your bridesmaids dresses, but there's a certain little someone (or maybe two) that need to be dressed for the special day too!
 
  

Flower girl dresses are not only adorable but can be a little hard to find! Since most modern bridal parties aren't including flower girls and ring bearers anymore, it's getting harder and harder to find the perfect attire for your "mini-me's".

 

Make sure you're giving yourself LOTS of time to plan ahead for buying or ordering these super cute gowns and don't just assume that because they are so small that they take any less time to make/ buy. 
Also, keep in mind that if you are not looking for a traditional white flower girl dress, and going for a more modern champagne or coloured dress, then you need to give yourself even MORE time to look around as these are not as popular. 
Look how adorable these little ones are! They sure do steal the show!

 

In order to keep the calm and collective wedding planning going (sarcasm may be in effect here hehe), it is never too early to start looking for dresses for your loving family and friends.


Even though you are the main attraction of the night, doesn't mean that you want your wedding party to look any less fabulous!

Until Next Time,
Charlotte
XO

 

 

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!


 


 

You're Invited!

Wondering how to design your wedding invitations to fit your style?

Look no further, we have some great suggestions here that won't break your bank!

Lace seems to be so popular now and has always had a very timeless feel to it, so why not incorporate it into your invites? Look at how elegant these look and don't cost a fortune! This is a simple DIY that you and your girlfriends can do on a rainy Sunday (IF you can ever find the time)...

 

Another great idea is to take your engagement photos and choose one or two of your favourites to make into your invitations so that everyone can feel, and quite literally see, the love!

 

Have a little extra time on your hands? Maybe have a smaller guest list? Then try doing this intricate and interactive invitation you can make at home! Look how adorable it is when you open it up! Nothing says tying-the-knot, than quite literally tying a knot!

 

All of these simple and personal ideas are easy to do or to suggest to a friend who is getting married.

 

All you need is a little time, a few great friends (don't forget to tell them how great they are) and maybe a little wine in the mix for them to help you make your wedding invitation dreams come true!

Until Next Time,

Charlotte

XO