Charlotte's Favourite Things!

Hello Ladies!

So excited to do my first blog of Charlotte's Favourite Things and to share with you some of my *guilty pleasures* when it comes to weddings and events! 

This week I'm going to be touching on something I feel most brides struggle with... finding the PERFECT dress for all your beautiful bridesmaids! Yes, you love each and every one of them dearly, but when it comes to planning a wedding, sometimes these lovely friends of yours can get a little picky with the dress you choose for them.

Now it's one thing to look online and see a breath-taking picture of a wedding party who look magnificent all in the same dress... however, did you ever notice that most of these women are all the same size and shape? I don't know about you ladies, but that isn't always the case! So finding the "perfect" dress for all your girls now has just become a little bit harder.

But don't panic! Here is MY favourite thing when it comes to bridesmaids dresses for the modern bride.

"Twist" or "wrap" dresses are the latest fashion for getting the most styles out of one simple purchase! Not only are these amazing twist dresses good for differentiating between bridesmaids without them looking too different but they also are made of a more flexible fabric to help accentuate the best parts of each bridesmaid you have selectively chosen.

 

With most brides now-a-days, they like the idea of each bridesmaids looking a little different from each other, however, these twist dresses not only do that but they also help each bridesmaid pick what style makes them feel the best in their own skin!

Some girls who are full-figured have a difficult time wearing strapless or shoulder-revealing dresses because they feel like they're always having to pull up "the girls" all night. And vice versa with girls who are on the smaller-chested side, they feel too congested on the top if there are heavy straps or cap-sleeves holding the bust area up. 


As you can see ladies, this is a simple solution with these twist dresses as they come in so many different styles that you personalize to each bridesmaid! So you can have one bridesmaid with a two shoulder strap and the other bridesmaid with a strapless top to the exact same dress! How amazing! 


Working in Bridal Retail, I have seen so many girls come in and out looking for something that is going to fit and suit every one of their needs, but sometimes it is nearly impossible to make everyone happy. However, I have seen this type of dress go such a long way with a variety of girls (who also LOVE the idea of re-wearing these dresses for another occasion) and I would recommend every bridal party give it a try!


 
Keep up the happy planning!
Charlotte 

XO

 

Wedded Bliss on Canada Day!

Turns out our beloved National Hoilday is also an amazing day to celebrate your wedding!

There are so many holidays in the calendar year that people decide to have their celebration on, such as New Year's Eve or Halloween, but why not the day where we celebrate spreading the love to all other Canadians out there!

This day is filled with smiles and warm welcomes as we celebrate one more year being a beautiful country, so why not spread some MORE love with your friends and family.  Having a wedding on one of these joyous holidays always brings the ones you love even closer as you celebrate the lives you've created together and the wonderful memories to come :)

From the expert brides who have had their special day on Canada Day, here are a few ideas that they have used to combine two beautiful occassions!

Adding a POP of red into your decor always looks so rich and vibrant next to your gorgeous gown but also ties in the theme perfectly.

Another idea you can use is the simple touch of adding "Canada Day" decorations here and there so that they're still tying in the theme but isn't overwhleming or giving that "cheesy" feel.  This bride has added them to ther mini sliders for an appetizer!  The perfect touch!  Sooo cute!

 

Adding a vintage "Canada Day" into your save-the-dates can also help set the tone for the wedding.  This way your guests can look forward to this long weekend even more when they receive their invitations!

Even incorporating a red accent onto your dress looks absolutely stunning so you not only look amazing on your special day but you also have that unique touch to your wedding look!  For those of you that are bold enough.... why not a red dress!  Food for thought!

   

 

Here are some more visuals to get your in the mood!  It doesn't have to be the traditional red that accents your day it can be the other elements of Canada that will make your day yours :)  

And finally... what's Canada Day Wedding without fireworks?

Have a FABULOUS Canada Day everyone!

Be Safe!!!

 

 

Until Next time!

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

 

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

Trendy Mondays ~ Patterns at your Wedding!

More couples are making bold statements at their weddings reflecting their personalities by adding splashes of colour and this year’s trend of patterns.  Now you can go that one step further and really get creative with a choice of chevron, polka dots, gingham and more. You can use these patterns from table runners to your cake or even your dress!

Chevrons is going to be big this year!

Don’t be afraid to mix more than one pattern…

Ikat has been popular and has a tribal and tie-dyed look with gorgeous colour choices for all. 

 

Just take a look at these beauties!!!

This hot and fun trend is sure to catch on, even with the men as they opt for some funky accessories to complete their wedding attire. 

 

Have fun with the details of your big day!

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

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