Just Because .... Day 206

I know many of you are the DIY Queens of your circle and here is something to add to your repetoire!

We just love these gift tags that don't take a long time to actually make :)

Whether it be for the holidays or a birthday or...... "Just Because"..... they add a perfect, personal touch any gift you are about to give!

Enjoy this DIY project ladies! Show us your own project - we would love to see it!



~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 

~Trendy Mondays ~ DIY Wedding Favours

With all individual couples comes varying budgets and with the economy being what it is; DIY is becoming a popular way to save money or just an alternative quirky idea. There are an array of options out there and you can pretty much make anything yourself with basic materials. (When I say ‘yourself’ – I mean invite the girls over and bribe them with wine to start a mini factory line!)

DIY doesn’t have to spell disaster or tacky! Choosing the right thing to make and producing it with love makes all the difference. It can be beautiful and really show off your personality and when you get the great feedback from your guests, you will reap the rewards knowing that it was made with your own bare hands! (I know you can feel that glow inside already)

I have pulled together a selection that will hopefully tickle your fancy!


Check out this interactive favor idea taken from Becoming the Mrs.  Have your guests see your night out with a spark by handing out sparklers as favors and pair it up with match boxes so they also have something to keep afterwards. You can personalize the favor by adding your own message which can easily been designed on your computer. This is a unique idea and presents lovely and fun photograph opportunities.

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 Mix CD Favours

If you like the personal touch, then why not mixed CDs??  Remember…. mix CDs have come a long way since the ones with cheesy photos + poses on them!  Put your favorite love song compilation together to share with your friends and family. To make it more about you as a couple,  add an insert that tells a story behind each song. A great one for you music lovers out there!

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Honey ~ Jam ~ Sweet Favor Jars

Now who doesn't love something sweet after a meal??? We know we do!  Wouldn't any one of these options satisfy your sweet tooth?  Honey in your tea?  A little jam with your cake?  Or how about some candy on your way to the dance floor?  Take a look at these great options for your guest favours!

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We have more in store for you!  Check out next Monday's blog post for more DIY Favour Ideas!

Happy Planning Ladies!!!!


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!


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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