PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - THE RECEPTION

We have been busy around here the last couple days so we haven’t had a chance to post about Priyanka & Nick’s reception. Oh how happy they looked! Held at the Taj Palace in the the bustling city of Delhi, the newlyweds celebrated with yet another lavish affair in style. The happy couple were all smiles at the reception full of high profile guests, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The happy couple were just glowing as newlyweds. Priyanka made heads turn in a silver and cream lehenga, stacked red-and-white bangles and a draped dupatta (shawl) to match. Her hair was adorned with white flowers and she wore the most beautiful pieces of jewelry – a pair of glittering earrings and a triple-tiered necklace. Her dapper husband looked handsome as ever in a navy-blue velvet tuxedo. How happy do they look!!!?!?!?

Indian weddings are full of colour, florals (lots of florals), elaborate backdrops and classic beauty. They in essence tell a story about the couple. I’m sure Priyanka & Nick had a major hand in planning many of the details that we saw throughout their wedding celebrations. They even had a monogram initials created for their wedding events starting with the roka ceremony.

As we’ve said before.. it’s all in the details!

Well done you two!

Gown - Falguni Shane Peacock | Hair - Hair by Priyanka | Makeup- Uday Shirali Only Makeup | Jewellry - Khanna Jewellers

Can I just say again how absolutely stunning and elegant Priyanka looks! She is a classic beauty.

One more thing..… the way he looks at her!

Enjoy!

xoxo

Afzia

PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - INDIAN CEREMONY

“And forever starts now…”

Priyanka and Nick exchanged vows for a second time on December 2nd in a lavish Hindu wedding. Just as Nick’s upbringing was honoured, Priyanka’s heritage and culture was acknowledged with a wedding ceremony at Umaid Bhavan Palace.

For the Hindu ceremony, Priyanka looked every inch the beautiful bride in a traditional Indian outfit by famed designer Sabyasachi Mukherji. She was simply stunning in a deep red lehenga (a two-piece outfit consisting of this skirt and a coordinating top) that featured heavy detailing of intricate embroidery, fine jewels and sequin work. The bridal gown was paired with traditional gold jewellery and a flower garland. To be honest, the florals are my favourite part! The scents are so incredibly intoxicating leaving an everlasting memory in your mind of the moment.. Priyanka also wore a necklace by designer Chopard that featured 184.50-carats of pear-shaped diamonds set in white gold. These were teamed with a pear-shaped diamond (wowza!) and a 16-carat oval-shaped diamond headpiece. True to queen style, Priyanka looked absolutely beautiful!

Nick also looked handsome in an Indian ensemble. He opted for the dhoti, an article of clothing that consists of a rectangular, five-meter-long piece of cotton that’s typically white or cream in colour and adorned with golden embroidery. The groom completed his wedding-day look with the typical Indian turban of the state of Rajasthan, recognizable by its peaked top. He also wore a beautiful kurta top.

The vibrant and stunning colours of cultural weddings have always been a show stopper for me. You really can make a statement with a pop of colour (in this case alot!) Everything comes so alive! We can’t wait to see Hello Magazine and People Magazine’s exclusive photos!

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What did you think? Let us know :)

xo

Afzia

PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - THE SANGEET

The wedding events continued for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas with a joyous Sangeet celebration!

In simple terms… it’s all-out-huge-dance-party! An intense song and dance competition between the families made for a spectacular, fun and love-filled evening for everyone. Picture this - millions of fairy lights and mirrors lit up the grounds to create an enchanted fairytale land. A stunning backdrop for such an opulent venue as Umaid Bhavan Palace.

Priyanka stunned in a GORGEOUS hand embroidered gold and silver sari while Nick looked like a prince in his midnight blue sherwani with gold thread detailing. Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla you really nailed it. Royalty! Check out the amazing images below and enjoy!

What do you think!?!? Let us know!

xo

Afzia

PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - THE MEHENDI

We just absolutely LOVE Bollywood weddings! From fresh, fun and colourful to elegant classic beauty, Priyanka Chopra + Nick Jonas’ wedding celebrations were nothing short of spectacular. A combination of two cultures made this fete one that was meaningful to both bride and groom. Should it be any other way??

Since cultural weddings like this one are multi-day celebrations, we wanted to share the beauty in each one! The first event is called a Mehendi. This ceremony usually takes place a day or two before the wedding where all of the women in the bride and groom’s families, along with close friends, gather together while the bride has elaborate henna designs applied to her hands and feet. Guests will usually get a few designs on their hands as well. Beautiful intricate designs created by very talented artists. Typically an ladies affair, the trend has gone towards having a coed event with both the bride and groom’s family and friends. The more the merrier I say!! An immensely colourful event with lots of singing and dancing typically kicks off the wedding celebrations!

Wearing Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Priyanka and Nick looked like rockstars! They both were so happy they couldn’t stop smiling! Personally we are so in LOVE with her dress!!! Absolutely stunning and so much fun!!!

Hope you enjoyed!

xo

Afzia

..& She Wore Flowers In Her Hair".... Flower Girl Dresses for your Day!

 

So you've gotten your wedding gown and ordered your bridesmaids dresses, but there's a certain little someone (or maybe two) that need to be dressed for the special day too!
 
  

Flower girl dresses are not only adorable but can be a little hard to find! Since most modern bridal parties aren't including flower girls and ring bearers anymore, it's getting harder and harder to find the perfect attire for your "mini-me's".

 

Make sure you're giving yourself LOTS of time to plan ahead for buying or ordering these super cute gowns and don't just assume that because they are so small that they take any less time to make/ buy. 
Also, keep in mind that if you are not looking for a traditional white flower girl dress, and going for a more modern champagne or coloured dress, then you need to give yourself even MORE time to look around as these are not as popular. 
Look how adorable these little ones are! They sure do steal the show!

 

In order to keep the calm and collective wedding planning going (sarcasm may be in effect here hehe), it is never too early to start looking for dresses for your loving family and friends.


Even though you are the main attraction of the night, doesn't mean that you want your wedding party to look any less fabulous!

Until Next Time,
Charlotte
XO

 

 

"Spring Into Planning!"

As exciting as it is to have the beautiful weather finally making an appearance, it is even MORE exciting to get into the mood of planning your special day!

Amongst all of the other important things that need to be decided between you and your beloved, choosing colour themes are a great way to start! If you have a Spring wedding planned or have a few weddings to attend in the upcoming months, you can be sure that these are the colours you will be seeing for Spring 2014!

Pastels like pale peach, radiant orchid and cherry blossom pink seem to be a trend we are seeing this Spring because of their light and fresh feel…who said only the weather had to be bright and blossoming?!

      

These beautiful colours not only mirror the beautiful outdoors in its process of blooming but it also helps us get back into the mood of designing your exceptional day!

When you are choosing between these lovely Spring colours, step out of your comfort zone and try pairing them with charming soft shimmers of silver or gold! The twinkling aspect of these metallic colours will not only add a variety of colour to balance out the theme but it will also help the focus colour POP!

But remember everyone….... moderation is KEY! Too much of one colour can overthrow the theme and make things feel too overwhelming!  Make sure to ask for help if you are unsure about how much colour or sparkle to add to your stunning setting so you can ensure that your day is as perfect as you have always imagined!


Above all, have fun with it!  These colours should reflect your dream day and make you feel just as happy as we are about this beautiful Spring weather letting love be in the air!

Until next time! 

 

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

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

 

 

~Style Wednesdays~ Wedding Gowns In Colour!

As beautiful as the classic white wedding dress is, we love brides who dare to venture for something out of the norm.  Some brides crave breaking traditions and what better way to make a statement than adding a splash of colour to your bridal gown.  We have searched for a variety of dresses to appeal to all brides from the subtle shades to the boldly bright and the total opposite, black!  See if you can spot the celebs that have opted for some colour on their big day on and off screen. 

Blush and Pinks

  

  

Justin approved of his bride’s choice, will your groom have their breath taken by any of the “pretty in pink” feminine dresses?

Bold Colours

Blushes and pinks too pale for your liking then check out these stronger colours that some would consider risqué! 

  

Mix it up

One colour not enough, how about a combination of colours or patterned dresses, maybe even accessorize for a more edgy style like these brides below:

 

Black

Morbid + depressing or sexy you decide! Here are some dark and lovely wedding dresses in the colour noir!

  

We leave you with one of our favourites!  For those of you who know us... this will be no surprise!  In love with the shade of this gown!!!!! 

What’s your colour?  Enjoy shopping for that special dress ladies!

 

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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

~Trendy Mondays~ Colour Blocking

Welcome to our first installment of our weekly feature for the summer!  

Trendy Mondays!!!  

We will be talking about the latest trends in the wedding industry that you can incorporate into your big day!  

Today's feature is courtesy of our new intern - Emily!  Check it out!

What is colour blocking you ask???

Simply put, Colour Blocking means that you are pairing two or three totally different colours together to make a bold statement

This trend is making its way into the fashion world this Spring and is also crossing over into the world of weddings!  It’s a fun way to brighten up the day while staying trendy.

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Vibrant colors from red and purple, yellow and blue, and pink and red are all making an appearance this wedding season!  For those of you who aren't afraid of colour, colour blocking is the way to go!

Some different elements of your wedding that can take on the colour blocking trend include Bridesmaid Dresses, Accessories, Nail Polish, Invitations & Programmes, Florals, Table decor and mismatched shirts & ties for the groomsmen!  So many possibilities that you can have fun with!

Check out this Colour Blocking Vision board created by our very own intern Emily!

Enjoy!

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