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


 

 

Alternative Wedding Bouquets!

Want an ‘out-of-the-box’ feel for your wedding? Not a problem!  Just because you don’t want to dye your hair bright fuschia or wear a tie-dye wedding dress doesn’t mean you can’t add a little flavour into the mix.

Alternative bouquets are a great way to keep things classy but also guarantee that not only your dress will be turning heads!

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When you are looking for your perfect bouquet, make sure it not only resembles your theme, but also a little piece of YOU in the mix. If you are more of an outgoing and spunky type of bride, feathers and beads are going to reflect that bold personality!  These elements can also be brought into the decor of your special.  For example, embellishments on your table numbers, subtle accents in your centrepieces or motifs in the stationary.  There are a number of ways these elements can come together to give a cohesive feel to your day!

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If you are more on the conservative side, vintage lace and soft fabric ‘flower’ bouquets are definitely something to look into.  Perfect for that vintage or natural vibe:)...you even get a little whimsy!

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These are wonderful DIY projects for those ladies that are ambitious!  Another DIY project that you can consider is this beauty below!  A brooch bouqet - simply stunning!  This will be where you skills as a "collector" come in :)  Start early for this one!

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These bouquets can be more than just an accessory for your stunning ensemble, but can also tie you into the theme of your wedding that much more!  Anything from romantic beach to rustic forest themed bouquets help with enriching the theme and ensuring your guests are in “awe” by the hard work you’ve put in.

Some more ideas to tempt your imagination!!!  Just remember your vision!

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One thing to remember with choosing your alternative bouquet is to be creative. These are the small details that make a big impact and you are guaranteed that you won’t be the only one who notices the unique difference.

Until next time!

 

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

Seeing Shades of Pink!

When you first think of "pink" you may picture a shade something along the lines of Hubba Bubba bubble gum.... at least that is what comes to mind for me!  

Well that's not all that this wonderful colour is all about!!!  

In the world of wedded bliss, the gloves come off and we can see that there is so much more to PINK than simply Hubba Bubba Bubble gum!

Rings

Why not start where it all begins...  the *sparkle*!  Whether it's a solid pink stone or just an accent, the shade gives your ring a certain unique touch that sets it apart from the traditional engagement ring.  Gentlemen you've got quite the task ahead of you!  There's so much to choose from.  You better know your lady well :)

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Flowers

Now that we have the bling taken care of... let's talk about something we love.  The loveliness that is flowers!  Whether they be the romantic type or have that wow factor, they are a statement that is made starting right at the ceremony.  A favourite these days are the peony (*sigh* ... so romantic!).  Lush and beautiful it is perfect for that romantic celebration that will just take everyone's breath away.... such a feel-good choice for your florals!

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Now if you've chosen pink as part of your colour palette, it does not mean you have to saturate your whole day with it.  You can have it incorporated as a subtle detail with different textures.  For example your bouquets... a hint of pink will be enough to create the feeling you are hoping to achieve.  Such lovely combinations are shown below... don't rule anything out :)

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We will be back with more pink wedding goodness...

For your "fix" until then.. check out our "Pinks and Pearls" inspiration board!

Enjoy!

 

Just Because....Day 81

This bouquet is absolutely gorgeous!  Vibrant colours, a stunning brooch and the choice of blooms make it such an eye-catching piece!  

The combination of Calla lilies, Amaryllis, Roses and Plumeria work so perfectly together!  The plumeria especially gives it such an exotic feel!  Perfect for a destination wedding and great because they are artificial!  No worries on not being able to get the colour you want or wilting blooms!

 

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~Tip Tuesdays~ Choosing your bridal bouquet!

Kitchener Wedding Planner PlanningYes we all have our favourite blooms and colours but is that enough to select your bouquet?  

You will be carrying this as part of your outfit for most of the day so it deserves some special attention and consideration.

Where does one start to build this accessory?  

Here are a few tips that will hopefully result in you creating your perfect bunch of floral beauties!

 

Know your budget- This is important to discuss earlier on so your florist can create and adapt a design to suit your financial capabilities.
 

Visual Inspiration give your florist an insight to what you want and discuss colour palette options. Consider your wedding theme and current trends you might want to incorporate.

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Complement your dress - show your florist a picture of your wedding gown so you can reflect the details, style and shape but don’t steal the lime light from your dress by going over the top.

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Colour - it is important to highlight the colours in your dress. Getting the right shades together with the right bloom is an art. Take swatches to your florist if possible.

Size and shape – believe it or not your frame dictates your bouquet to enhance your figure and dress. Petite brides should go with teardrop shaped bouquets or a small round posy to keep you in proportion. The taller bride should distract the attention from their height with a larger bouquet.

Tis the season – some flowers are not available all year round or are really expensive. Go with the seasonal flowers make it easier to source and less expensive.

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Personalize – Maybe a flower that has meaning like the ones he brought you on your first date.  A family heirloom brooch, lace from an old gown or just add something different to reflect your personality. (remember it doesn’t all have to be floral!)

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Bridesmaid’s bouquets – consider coordinating it with the brides or a similar smaller version.  You can diversify it by contrasting the colours or how about a simple single stem?

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Holding the masterpiece – for a picture perfect posture it looks better in one hand below the hip and slightly away from your dress. (Never hold it at chest level!)

To toss or preserve – you can opt for the traditions of a bouquet toss or keep your flowers.

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Whatever you choose, remember to keep a flow throughout your celebrations.  You don't want to have a feel about your reception that is disconnected. 

You may need to have a second set of eyes to give you some feedback because we know that the process can become "blurry" and overwhelming after looking at it so long!  That's where a friend or wedding coordinator can offer their advice.  You may end up choosing something that you never thought you would!

Regardless, just enjoy the journey!

Happy Planning!

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Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

afzia@styleandelegance.ca

519-574-9293

 

~Tip Tuesdays~ Out of the Box Bouquets!

What a busy summer it was!  We will be blogging about our goings on in the next little while so stay tuned!  Beautiful wedding images are on the way!

We did have the pleasure of exhibiting at the Your Day Your Way Bridal Show at the end of August.  A small group of wedding professionals from the area gathered to talk to brides + grooms about everything wedding. 

Style & Elegance had a moment near the end of the show to talk to some of the other businesses that were there.  We especially loved what Out of the Box Bouquets had to show us! 

We instantly fell in love with the concept of alternative wedding bouquets!  Specializing in paper flowers, Out of the Box Bouquets can create various pieces to help you achieve your wedding vision! Bouquets, pomanders, corsages, boutonnières, centrepieces, hair pieces, napkin rings, chair cover clips, backdrop embellishments, etc. The possibilities are endless!  If you can dream it they can create it!

Whether you are looking for a classic, trendy, or romantic feel, Out of the Box Bouquets can create custom designs that will undoubtedly blow you and your guests away!  Best of all, paper flowers last forever!  How great is that!

Those of you who know us … know that our camera is our best friend!  Here are some snapshots of Out of the Box Bouquetsfabulous creations!

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 If you like what you see, you can contact Out of the Box Bouquets through the below links!

www.outoftheboxbouquets.com

bouquetcreations@rogers.com

Happy Planning Ladies!!

 

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