~Theme Thursdays~ There's an App for that!

Want to have something completely different??  Something fun!

Here's an alternative to the five-course sit down dinner - Why not host a reception themed entirely around appetizers and hors d’oeuvres!

While keeping your guests constantly engaged, they will have the option to move around and socialize more. These finger foods will keep guests satisfied all night with the endless options.

It could include appies that reflect the couples heritage or just their favourites.  Such as Greek spanikopitas or mini sliders.  Setup in stations, a diverse menu could be like your guest is travelling around the world sampling a variety of flavours!  Adding high top bistro tables throughout the reception space makes for easy movement for all your guests as well as a place to converse!  All in all a very fun and relaxing atmosphere!

Doesn't this look just yummy!  

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Another idea would be to incorporate your theme into the details of your day!

Why not have a lounge type feel to your celebrations?  We personally LOVE this style!  

Clean lines, solid colours and the right kind of lighting can lead to a different kind of sophistication.

Check out some of these ideas!

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A beach lounge! Very nice!

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 Hope we have inspired you to walk off the beaten path and try something new!

~ Happy Planning Ladies! ~

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Wedding Dreams Bridal Show - Fall 2011

Now that things have calmed down a little, I have some time to blog about my involvement in the Wedding Dreams Bridal Show October 22-23 at Bingemans Conference Centre.  I absolutely loved meeting all the brides & grooms and am looking forward to being a part of their wedding planning!

This show is an opportunity for me to meet newly engaged couples and answer any questions they may have with regards to what I do as a Wedding & Event Planner.  I am there to offer peace of mind to those that are becoming overwhelmed planning their wedding!

I must say, after all the hard work preparing for the show itself, it's such an adrenalin rush when it's go time!

Here are some visuals from the show!  I got the chance to show off my creative side...which I LOVE to do!  

Hope you enjoy!   

 

 

 


 


(Photo courtesy of Anne Edgar Photography)

 

Inspiration for your Bridal Look!

Now Ladies.  We are all about being unique when it comes to our special day and we shouldn't have it any other way.  

One of the hot trends that brides are making unique to their personal style are Bridal Hair Accessories.  These works of art can range from the simple to the elaborate custom designed pieces that will leave a lasting impression.  

We hope the beautiful designs of Italian Toni Federici serve as inspiration for your upcoming wedding!  Check out her website for more!

Let us know which look you like!!

~ Happy Planning! ~

 


 


Romantic Wedding Inspiration

I absolutely love love love when I "connect" with a client right from the very first meeting.  This was the case when I met my couple on July 5th to talk about their upcoming August wedding.  

Michelle & Steve were such a great couple to talk to and it was so very obvious that they are very much in love.  After only meeting the bride twice now... I feel like I've known her forever!  

We are constantly "on the same page" and we had a fabulous working meeting today that left us both very excited about her upcoming wedding.  That's exactly what my role is for this special day - to take the stress and pressure away.  You should be able to relax and enjoy the time leading up to your wedding.  Not be worried that things aren't going to come together.  

Plain and simple - Peace of mind.

Hockley Valley in Orangeville is the beautiful backdrop for Steven & Michelle's romantic wedding celebrations next month and I can't wait!   

Here is some ~ inspiration ~ that I put together after my one meeting with Michelle!  

Enjoy!

 


 

One of Toronto's Best Kept Secrets! - 99 Sudbury

I had the pleasure of working with Shelley of Shell Design Weddings this past weekend during Cara & David's wedding celebrations.

 At a unique event space in the downtown Toronto Gallery District, "99 Sudbury" is a combination of New York chic and modern flair.  

This former glass factory lends itself to being one of Toronto's best kept secrets!

 

 

- Family & Friends -  

......is what Cara & David's reception was all about!  You could feel it!  From the ceremony to the totally original song written by one of the groomsmen accompanied by a guitar, the "personal" element carried its way throughout.  One of my favourite parts of the ceremony was during the vows...........the following words were spoken and I honestly can't get them out of my head!

"Age does not protect you from love.... but love, to some extent, protects you from age."

 

How beautiful is that?........* sigh *.......

 

Thanks Shelley for the opportunity!

 

 ~ Happy Planning! ~

The Vintage Tannery Wedding - Heidi & Chris get married!

~ May 14, 2011 ~

At the quaint & rustic Grist Mill in Waterloo Park, Heidi & Chris began their beautiful wedding celebration, surrounded by their family and a few friends.  It didn't matter that the rain was pretty much non-stop throughout the day.......... it didn't put a damper on a single thing!

 

They were an absolutely fabulous couple to work with!  Heidi's unique, vintage taste made the day so much more memorable!  Talking with Chris during the planning process it was obvious to see, that he couldn't wait to marry this girl!  

I had the pleasure of working with Taylor Jackson Photography as well as Brian Wiebe Photography!  Talent, talent, talent!!!  

Great music, great food, delicious dessert... what more could you ask for!!  

Stay tuned for images from the pros!

 

~ Happy Planning! ~


NY Bridal Market - Kenneth Pool

~  Sexy.  Couture.  Glamorous  ~

All words to describe the Kenneth Pool 2012 Bridal Collection that graced the runway this past weekend!  

There was a mix of traditional ballgowns & mermaid silohuettes combined with intricate beading & feminine ruffles.  All while still achieving the signature sexy, glamorous, couture style Kenneth Pool is known for.

Take a peak at some of my faves from this collection!

~  enjoy! ~

 

Photos courtesy of Brides.com

 


Wedding Gown Designer - Ines Di Santo

It's Style Friday once again and I'm loving the research I have to do for this weekly post.  

I get to look at wedding dresses!  I love it!

In the limelight this week is Italian Couture Wedding gown designer Ines Di Santo.

Creating designs to catch the eye of the fashionista bride, Di Santo personally  overseas the production of every gown to ensure the highest standard of quality.  From sentimental romance to luxury couture, this designer's instinct on the bridal silhouette leads to her unrivaled creativity. 

Take a look at some gowns that caught my eye.

Happy Planning!

(Gowns are made here in Canada at her atelier in Toronto, Ontario. )


 

~ Colette ~

 Grecian inspired ivory Silk gown with an empire cut and sheath silhouette. Delicate beaded back

 


 

~ Crystal ~

Off-white strapless Silk Chiffon gown with asymmetrical rouching throughout bodice with beautiful beaded appliqués

 

 

~ Devine ~

Strapless blush pink unique Italian Silk Taffeta gown with rouched bodice and handmade silk roses asymmetrically scattered throughout side skirt.

 

 

~ Jolie ~

Strapless gown with sweetheart neckline featuring a mermaid silhouette fully beaded with multicolored Swarovski crystals and cameo pink underlay.

 


 

Featured on A Million Little Details !

How exciting is this!!!  

Style & Elegance has been featured on Canada’s newest and cutest daily wedding blog - A Million Little Details!

A group of Kitchener-Waterloo Wedding vendors brought our talents to the table and created a "Fun & Flirty" Inspiration shoot from which Brides-to-be can spark some creativity!  

We thoroughly enjoyed working with these talented vendors and were so excited that Crystal at A Million Little Details featured our hard work on their blog!

Check out the fruits of our labour!!

Great Work Ladies!!!   


 

Invitation: Little Details

Styling: Style & Elegance 

Tux: Tuxedo Royale

Gown: Bridal Depot

Hair  & Makeup: Chameleon Hair Studio

Florist: WR Designs Flower Co

Photography: Anne Edgar Photography

Cakes: Too Nice to Slice

 

Happy Planning!

 

 

Classic Inspiration

I have had the pleasure of meeting and booking my first 2012 clients! Congratulations to Nicole & Justin on their engagement!  

I am so excited and very much looking forward to working with this couple in 2011.

Blues, fuschias and green will be a striking combination!

This visual inspiration is going to help me create a day for this couple ..."just how they dreamed it would be..."

 

Enjoy!

 


Bridesmaid Dresses - http://www.wholesaleweddingdresses.ca

Grooms Attire -  http://www.sousterandhicks.com

Wedding Dress - http://i-weddingdresses.com

Wedding Ring - http://www.canadian-diamonds-wholesale.com

Invitations - http://ny-image1.etsy.com

Table Decor - http://www.loveinbloomfloraldesign.com

Shoes - http://4.bp.blogspot.com

Cake - http://farm4.static.flickr.com