Theme Thursdays ~ Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas!

Now just the mention of bachelorette parties get the mind spinning!  Don't worry!  We will be keeping everything G-rated today!  

It’s time for the maid of honour to gather the bride’s girlfriends and celebrate her last night of freedom. Let her do her thing before she puts on the ring!  Main Objective - Cater to her needs and distract her from all the wedding stress with some fun or relaxation or both!

Night out on the Town

Typically, a drunken night bar crawling dressed in sashes and tiaras, a male entertainment and getting in trouble with the police fits the bill for a wild bachelorette party. If thats what the bride wants then go for it!  What isn’t fun about getting dolled up and hitting the town with your girls drinking, dancing and even singing!

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Spa pampering

Whether you splurge out on a resort or host a DIY beauty party, it’s time to get pampered!

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Wine tasting

You can go on a wine tour or host one at home.  Have some fun and let the girls guess which is which and whoever gets the most wins a prize.

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Going away

Being the winter season, we thought we would share this bundled up bachelorette idea from Green Wedding Shoes. A cozy sleepover with delicious hot chocolate, a scrumptious candy apple station, tailor made bingo and good times! 

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Hope you enjoyed the fun inspiration today!  When the girls get together.... that's all the is bound to happen right???? Loads and loads of laughs!

Make it memorable!

 

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


~Trendy Mondays ~ Tell Your Love Story!

It’s time to spread the love onto paper and connect with your guests intimately by sharing your love story!  Whether you want to incorporate it into your wedding invitations, party décor or have it as favors, there are many ways to document your courtship and memories so your friends and family can relive those magic moments. 

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not spark a thousand conversations by using pictures to tell your love story?  A little timeline added puts the whole story together!

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Check out some of the DIY projects we found:

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We just "heart" this idea!!! How cute is a Love Story Map!

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Hope you have enjoyed today's inspiration... remember to make the day about and your fiance and choose elements that reflect both of you.

  Happy Planning!!!

 

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


~Theme Thursday~ Guest Table Design

Today's post is inspired by our daily wanderings on Pinterest.  (LOVE THIS SITE!!!!)

Now ladies.  If you haven't checked out this amazing site - go there right now.  Really.  Right now. 

For us here at Style & Elegance it is part of our daily routine!  There is sooooo much inspiration to be found for planning your wedding.  Sooooo much!!!  In our minds, anything is possible... you just have to come up with a solution that fits your plan.   

We just loved, loved, loved this particular find. 

For those couples who are all about having your wedding outdoors and incorporating nature into the details - how perfect would this be!!!   Why not use the elements around you to complete your vision???   These would be fabulous DIY projects that you and your fiance or even bridal party could do together.  Again, along with any DIY project, give yourself lots of time to complete it.  Wedding planners don't like to see their couples stressed!  

Maybe we've inspired you to attempt a DIY project for your big day!

Enjoy!

For more inspiration...  check out Pinterest and the source for the image: Wedding Chicks

 

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DIY Project Idea - Scrabble Coasters!

We absolutely LOVE this idea!  

Here is another project for the ambitious DIYer.  Whether you use it as part of your bridal party gifts or as your favours for each of your guests (allot enough time do all of them), this DIY project will definitely catch their attention!

Quite simple to make, all you need is the following to these Scrabble Coasters:

Scrabble Tiles ~ Cork or Old Game Board for backing ~ Sealant

Scissors ~ Raffia or Ribbon ~ Patience!

 

First you need to decide how large you want to make the tile.  A size that we would recommend would be 3.0 x 3.5 inches.   A second consideration would be decided if you want all 4 rows containing words or have one row that is a word that relates to your wedding.  For example the simple word - LOVE.  

For the backing you have a couple of options.  You can use a thicker sized cork or you can use an old game board.  All put together with a good sealant (ie: super glue) you have a wonderful little gift!

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For the love of DIY!

Here we are again with another installment of our DIY inspiration!

Today's ~ wedding goodness ~ comes in the form of FLOWERS!  

Whether it be for a backdrop for your ceremony, the little detail on your guests' tables or even in the lovely bouquets held by your bridesmaids....the imagination can run wild with a DIY flower project.  

If you are ambitious enough and want to save a little when it comes to cost, this may be the way to go!  With ample planning and time to execute, you can create a beautiful and unique element that is all about you and your personal touch.

Take a peek at the below inspiration and get creative!

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How cute are these boutonierres!  

Newsprint, coffee filters, origami - all can find their way into crafty hands for flower bouquets, centrepieces and other decor

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Origami Flowers!

A nice touch would be to incorporate them on your cake!

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Take a look at these gorgeous chiffon and tulle flowers!  Perfect as accent on a flower girl's headband or even a sash for a bridesmaid.

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These are so vibrant in colour and so simple in scale that it's totally do-able!

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We can't forget about the stars of the show - the flowergirls!  These parasols would be something they would carry around with pride!  How cute!

Last but not least.  I absolutely love this idea for a backdrop!  For this fun couple, colour was the name of the game!  This backdrop is just the personal touch added to their wedding that sets the tone for the festivities to come!

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LOVE this one!!!

Hope everyone enjoyed todays DIY Inspiration!

 

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DIY Wedding Idea

Here’s another one for the DIY files ladies!

How cute are these??!!  Perfect for a whimsical summer reception. 

This could be the perfect opportunity for you and your bridesmaid to have a girls night and check another item off your list while having some fun!

Here’s how you can have this little sweet little detail a part of your wedding celebrations!


DIY Wedding Project

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You will need the following:

Mini Doilies (template via Papermash) Cardstock paper ~ Pencil ~ Scissors

Wooden Skewers ~ Glue Stick ~ Hot Glue & Glue Gun

Accents for tops (your choice) 


 

Step 1 – Cut out a small circle template and trace onto the cardstock paper.  You will need one for each parasol.  Cut out each and mark the centre.

 

Step 2 – Use the glue stick to glue one circle onto the centre of each doily and let it dry.  This will help to reinforce the paper and make the parasol sturdier.

 

Step 3 – Cut from the edge of the doily to its centre and bend into a cone shape.  Seal with glue.

 

Step 4 – Glue a button, bead or any embellishment you’ve chose to the top of the parasol and let it dry.  (You can get really creative here!  Stars, crystals, stones…the sky is the limit!)

 

Step 5 – Use the hot glue gun to attach the wooden skewer to the inside of the parasol.

 

Now you have a super cute DIY element to your cocktail hour!  Your guests will love it!

For the template for this project, visit Papermash.   Check out all the cool paper products while you’re there

 

~ Happy Planning! ~

 


Alternative Guest Book Idea

Here's another one for the DIY files ladies!

Instead of the traditional guest book format why not try this fabulous idea!  

A Thumb Print Tree!  How creative and fun is that!  The Bride & Groom can prepare a tree canvas for their friends & family to thumb print onto the branches with their names.

You can hang it up on the wall after the celebrations and admire it for years to come!

 

~ Happy Planning! ~

 

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DIY Centrepieces

We are finding some awesome ideas for the DIY bride!  
This simple & beautiful centrepiece creation featured in Splendid Affairs magazine, will ~ wow ~ your guests and you can say you did it all yourself!

These beauties can also be used as an alternative to a ring pillow!
See how easy it is!

~ Happy Planning!! ~

Be Inspired!

The DIY Bride

For those of you ambitious brides to be out there - here is a DIY project just for you!

~  Love this idea!  ~

While stumbling on the web, we came across a way to make your own Cupcake Wrappers!  

Courtesy of Intimate Weddings, that DIY bride can take it to the next level!

Check it out!

 

 

Tutorial for Cupcake Wrappers Made from Doilies

You will need:

Paper Doilies  

Pencil

Scissors

Glue Stick

Cupcake Wrapper Template

How to:

Place doilie on a flat surface.

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Cut out cupcake wrappers from the template. Place the cut out wrappers on the doilie.

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Trace along the inside curve and at the ends. Do not trace the outside curve.

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Cut out the cupcake wrapper.

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Using a glue stick, add glue to one of the edges of the wrapper. Wrap around cupcake and adhere.

Fini! Wasn’t that a breeze? BTW, if you don’t want white cupcake wrappers, you can buy paper doilies in

a range of colours online.

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~ Happy Planning!! ~