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

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afzia@styleandelegance.ca

519-574-9293

Inspiration Fridays ~ Summer Weddings!

Fingers crossed, soon enough the sun will come out to play and stay shining bright for all those brides waiting for their summer wedding.

As the season comes into full swing these inspiration boards highlight the epitome of summer with outdoor ceremony ideas and décor, bold splashes of colours, gorgeous blooms and fruity cocktails.  All these elements are perfect for that summer celebration, but which one of these mood boards will capture your heart and soul?

Let us know! 

How about a simple backyard wedding??

For more details on this stunning board.. visit Green Wedding Shoes

What about a more vintage & rustic looks with pastel shades?

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A splash of grapefruit pink, yellow and white adds a warm yet crisp vibe and you can cool your guests down with homemade lemonade and ice popsicles!

You can’t have a summer wedding without some bunting and Pimm’s o’clock! These things spell summer and white décor in the hot weather creates a cool and bright feel. 

Four very different ideas for a summer wedding! Which one did you go for?

 

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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


 

Inspiration Fridays ~ White on White Weddings!

Does the thought of a white wedding make you cringe and think clinical and boring? I am all about colour and was skeptical at first but after looking at some inspirational boards I thought this is ‘all white!’ (Sorry couldn’t resist)

The truth is, done in the right way; a white themed wedding can be gorgeous.  Get the lighting, tones and textures spot-on and you can and will create a fairy tale like ambience.  I don’t think it should be 100% white as you will get odd hint of colour from your venue furniture and décor, so choose a location where it will all tie in together nicely.

This wedding board below screams out sophistication & elegance as well as encapsulating high fashion.  The hint of green is a nice way to break up the monotone white palette.

A combination of different whites and creams adds warmth especially when it is enhanced with good mood lighting.  A chandelier not only adds a great crystal white but reflects opulence and grandeur.

Many brides are also opting to share their white gown moment by also dressing their bridesmaids in white.  Don’t forget the small and big details from candle holders to doves, to the "getaway car" ....anything can be white!

Go for the "glitz & glam" look by adding some sparkles and really make that white wedding shine!

The Lit Chick blog delves into the world of white and below is a sample of some of the many shades available.  

Who knew?!



Will it be an all-white wedding for you?

We've peaked your interest haven't we!

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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

 

 

Our wonderful Intern Keenda!!!!

 

I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge someone who has been a part of the Style & Elegance family since November of 2012.

Keenda Sisouphanh YOU ARE AWESOME!!!  

You have been such an asset to our team since the very beginning!

From blogging to bridal shows to wedding day assistance - you have shown you fit right in in this hectic world of weddings!  Two more weddings this summer that we will be working together - can't wait!

We just wanted to say thank you very much!


Marissa + Greg... Wedded Bliss!

We have a special feature for you today!  Back in August of this year we had the opportunity to be a part of Marissa + Greg's wedding day!   A blend of Portuguese and Canadian cultures, love of family and laughter was nothing but apparent.  What a fun crowd - all 300 of them!  Boy do they know how to dance up a storm!

Check out some of the highlights from their special day.  

Good food, good company .... all for love!

 

 

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~Theme Thursday~ Themed Engagement Shoots

What better way to announce your engagement than to capture that happy moment and share it with your friends and family?  Themed engagement shoots are becoming the most popular way to do your save the date and let’s face it, who couldn’t do with an extra album of beautiful pictures and memories! You can also incorporate them into your wedding progams, favors or as a newspaper announcement.

Another advantage is that you get the chance to know your photographer and what works for you before your photo shoot on the big day! It’s like a trial run to explore and refine the poses that will give you the most amazing pictures. Many photographers are beginning to offer this in their packages in order to build a relationship with the couple to make sure they are at ease and to ensure better results for their wedding day.

Be creative and show off your personalities, re-live a memory even.  There are so many choices! Here are some of the trends that have popped up during our research: Destination shoots, Urban settings, adding your pet, quirky poses and of course, themed!

Be inspired and have fun with it!

A returning favourite!

Every girl knows the beautiful love story from The Notebook. See if you remember any of these scenes..


 

Can you guess which movie inspired these shoots?

 

 

 

So many ideas! Why not entertain the idea!  See where it takes you!

 

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

Wedding Dreams Bridal Show ~ Oct 20+21, 2012

We are only a few days away from The Wedding Dreams Bridal Show!

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Lots of wonderful exhibitors from the Kitchener Waterloo area, tonnes of information and a 

CHANCE TO WIN AN $8000 WEDDING PRIZE PACK!!!

Looking forward to seeing all the newly engaged couples this weekend to talk wedding!  We just love hearing all the details!

If you are in need of complimentary tickets, contact us via information below, we will gladly help you out!

www.styleandelegance.ca

afzia@styleandelegance.ca

519-574-9293

 

~ Happy Planning Everyone! ~


Wedding Dreams Bridal Show ~ Oct.20-21, 2012

It's almost here!  
The Wedding Dreams Bridal Show is just around the corner!
Be sure to drop by and visit us so we can chat about your wedding! 
 
We have complimentary tickets to the show so please contact us via email or at 519-574-9293 if you are wanting to attend.
Don't wait too long... they go quickly!

In the meantime.... please visit the following link to see what we're all about!

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www.styleandelegance.ca

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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~Trendy Mondays~ One Day, Two Dresses.. Why not!

More and more brides are straying away from tradition and opting to wear two dresses on their wedding day.  Who says you have to stick to just one???  Have the wedding gown style for the ceremony & cocktail hour and then switch to a more upbeat number for the reception.  Something to have a little more fun and party it up!  

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There are a few ways this can be achieved.   You can have the two different looks you desire by using "layers" such as jackets or cover ups for the earlier part of the day and then shedding that to have a more flirty and fun look for the evening celebrations.  Here are some ideas!

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Here is another take on layers!  A lot of designers are offering brides the option to transform their look by transforming the gown itself.  This sounds fun!  Creating a gown where the skirt can be easily detached to reveal a fun cocktail style party dress is sure to wow your guests and not to mention your new husband!!!

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Another subtle and simple way to change up your look is to play with the sash on your dress.  Have a more understated, elegant colour for your ceremony and change it up to a playful and bold choice for your party!

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And now for some COLOUR!!!!  Time to kick the party into gear!

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What you should remember when choosing your second dress is that it shouldn't break the bank.  It doesn't have to be expensive and the more different it is from your normal wedding gown, the more fun you'll have!

Will you say "Yes" to the second dress????   Let us know! 

~ Happy Planning! ~

 

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~Friday Inspiration~ Anne of Green Gables Photo Shoot!

We immediately were head over heels and swooning over this * beautiful * photo shoot done by Jessica Zais Photography!  One of our most treasured + loved films has been captured in a romantic bridal shoot and we are JUST LOVING IT!

Anne of Green Gables has been one our favourite Canadian series since as long as we can remember.  The innocence of childhood and young love, finding out who you are and learning some very tough life lessons all through the eyes of a very young Anne Shirley.  Played by Canadian actress Megan Follows, this story has captured many a young heart and continues to be a inspiration!

This photoshoot was able to recreate scenes from the classic story that literally leap from the pages of the novel!  For those fans out there you will know what we mean when we mention.... The Lake of Shining Waters, White Way of Delight or the ever sweet term "Carrots"!

Take in some of these BEAUTIFUL images courtesy of Jessica Zais Photography and re-live the romantic love story of Gilbert + Anne (with an 'e').

For the complete blog post visit Jessica Zais Photography

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Here are the very talented West Coast vendors who pulled off this GORGEOUS shoot!

Photography  

Jessica Zais Photography

Decor/Styling/Florals

Stage Right Etc.

Makeup

Melissa Craven

Hair

Melissa Dacre 

 

Wedding Wire - 2012 Bride's Choice Award !!

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The WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards ™ recognizes the best local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate quality and service excellence within the wedding industry.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards™ are determined by the quality, quantity, recency, and consistency of reviews from over 1.2 million WeddingWire newlyweds.

 

The 2012 award recipients represent the top five percent of WeddingWire's vendor community, which consists of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the US and Canada.

We are very honoured to be a part of this group! Thank you to all our clients who reviewed our company and helped us get to where we are!  We have enjoyed being a part of your special day and wish you all the best!

For those couples who are planning their wedding..... contact us to see how we can make your day ...."just how you dreamed it would be."

 

 

♥PINK WEDDING INSPIRATION♥ DAY 12

Well we were on a bit of a break for a while!  Lots of prep for Wedding Shows took a lot of our time!  Rest assured we are back and armed with lots of ♥PINK♥ Inspiration! 

To start off Day 12 we are looking at more Wedding Gowns!  Really we could look at wedding dresses ALL day!  

Let us know your favourite!  We know we had a hard time choosing!

~ Enjoy! ~

How soft & romantic was this one!  Love it!

Check out all this texture!  You can have so much fun with this!


Go ahead ladies - dare to be different!!!!  It's your day! 

~ Happy Planning! ~

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I would like to take the opportunity this month to bring awareness to those that tune into my blog about Breast Cancer.   I think we all know of someone that has been touched by this disease and it takes away those we love the most.  We have to help in this fight. 

While there is no cure as of yet for this type of cancer, this month is about promoting mammography screenings and advancing research that will bring us steps closer to finding a cure.  

Take a moment and think of how you can help in the fight in your own community and take that step. 

We will be posting some little known facts about Breast Cancer on a daily basis.  You may learn something new!  I know I have!  

Please also tune into my blog for posts that are "All about PINK - Wedding Inspiration".  As mentioned before, many of us know someone that has been affected by this disease and in honour of them many brides & grooms go the route of incorporating that awareness into their celebrations.  Stay tuned for ideas on how you can do this!

Feel free to share your story about how this disease has affected your life.                         After liking our facebook page, you can share your story on our Facebook Discussions page - "Your Connection to Breast Cancer" 

 


If you wish to donate, please visit this link:  www.cbcf.org


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! ~

 


 


Wedding Gown Designer - Romona Keveza

Getting back into the swing of Style Fridays, let's start this one off the right way!

Today's inspiration comes from the Romona Keveza Couture, Spring 2012 Collection of bridal gowns.  

Soft & elegant textures grace the runway and spark the imagination!  You can have the wedding of your dreams!  Take a peek and let us know which gown inspires you!

~ Happy Planning! ~

What a beautiful colour!

Sleek and elegant....

A little "Royal" influence!  

Look how fun this one is!!


www.romonakeveza.com