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 - 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

You're Invited!

Wondering how to design your wedding invitations to fit your style?

Look no further, we have some great suggestions here that won't break your bank!

Lace seems to be so popular now and has always had a very timeless feel to it, so why not incorporate it into your invites? Look at how elegant these look and don't cost a fortune! This is a simple DIY that you and your girlfriends can do on a rainy Sunday (IF you can ever find the time)...

 

Another great idea is to take your engagement photos and choose one or two of your favourites to make into your invitations so that everyone can feel, and quite literally see, the love!

 

Have a little extra time on your hands? Maybe have a smaller guest list? Then try doing this intricate and interactive invitation you can make at home! Look how adorable it is when you open it up! Nothing says tying-the-knot, than quite literally tying a knot!

 

All of these simple and personal ideas are easy to do or to suggest to a friend who is getting married.

 

All you need is a little time, a few great friends (don't forget to tell them how great they are) and maybe a little wine in the mix for them to help you make your wedding invitation dreams come true!

Until Next Time,

Charlotte

XO

Wedding Favours for your Favourites!

Worried that your wedding favours won't get used once your guests leave?
Not to fret! With these simple ideas, your friends and family will only be wanting more! 


When choosing party favours make sure they are relatable to not only your theme but also to the season!  It may not make sense if you are giving out small jam jars if your wedding is in the middle of winter.  Always consider external factors too!  If you are having a rustic outdoor wedding, incorporating natural elements into your gifts is a creative way to keep your theme tied into the idea.  For example, beautiful cloth bags with 'outdoor-sy' aspects are an exceptional way to give your guests just what they want and make sure your vision is creatively displayed.
 
 

Another great way to select your perfect gift for your guests is by asking yourself... 'what do people use often?'.  Seems like such a simple question but it is such a helpful way to make sure your gifts are being used as well as admired!

 

A few examples of gifts that people can use are personalized wine corks. These simple party favours can be used over and over again and will remind your loving friends and family of that beautiful day you all spent together! Putting you and your partners' initials or the wedding date on the top is a lovely touch to make this simple item a timeless present.
Another example could be small and delicate candles for your favours. The scent of these beautiful gifts are sure to make your guests smell the aroma of love every time they light them. 
 

Amongst these great ideas, think about adding a little humour to the mix!  Nothing says 'fun' like a quick, clever joke to go along with the party favours!  Simple but witty sayings will make sure your guests get a kick out of their thoughtful gifts and leave everyone smiling even after your special day.

 

Never forget to keep in mind your budget.  The last thing you want is to have spent your money excessively in this area.  Shop the "going out of business" and after Christmas sales.  Buy items in bulk.  Take advantage of online resources such as EBAY and Kijiji.  Always be on the lookout for great deals  There's nothing wrong with that!  If you start early enough.... you will have plenty of time to do the legwork and find something that is cost effective and perfect for your guests.
Here are some more fun ideas that you may not have considered.
 
Love this one!  It has such a "down home" feel!  Total Southern comfort!
Perfect for that outdoor celebration!


For a little touch of chic... why not mini champagne?  If it fits your budget it can be a contender!


Why not some tea or coffee?  Everyone loves that!  Head out to a local market or grab some Fair Trade Coffee.  Package a single serving in a recyclable bag or box.  Keep it eco friendly!

 

Just remember, your gifts are such a nice touch to the celebration that they should be filled with lots of love and joy as well! If you need help with any of these party favours, ask for advice from others to get the inside scoop on what they might want!
Never a bad idea to combine a few ideas to create the best wedding favours for your lovely day!

If you are the DIY bride.... then click the link for some DIY Favour ideas that may spark your interest!

Until next time my lovelies!!!

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

 

~Trendy Mondays~ Will you be my Bridesmaid?

One way to start off the wedding planning process is to pop the question and ask your "girls" if they would like to be a part of your journey!  I'm sure that you've probably already decided who those special girls will be (admit it ...some of you even knew before you became engaged!).  Whatever the case, you can approach asking them in some very unique and fun ways!

To start the juices flowing...here are some ideas that we've found in our travels!  Make it something they will never forget!

 

  

 

Our personal favourite... 


Whichever way you decide to "pop the question", have some fun with it!  You will love the look on their faces!

Happy Planning Ladies!

 

 

~Theme Thursdays~ Bachelor Party Ideas!

It’s time to take the spotlight from the bride briefly and let the groom have his moment since he too is getting married!

Traditionally the best man gathers the groom’s closest friends for some male bonding and mayhem.  Remember to personalize get together to his tastes and come up with something unforgettable that he will enjoy.  As long as his buddies are there…..good times shall prevail!  Here are some different ideas for you to consider.

Night Out

Every guy will no doubt be thinking of The Hangover and the expectations of drinks, gambling and the like!  It works for some and if you have the budget, why not take that trip to Vegas and have yourselves some fun! 

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Host at home

Why not all crash at the best man’s house and make a weekend of it with a BBQ, beers and games. 

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Outdoor adventures

Book a cabin and go fishing for some fun on the lake.  A less expensive alternative is to go camping and maybe include some activities like canoeing or rafting.

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Sports Outing

If the boys are into the sports scene, then maybe a private box at a baseball game would be the ticket.  For another action packed option, why not try paintballing!  Get all your frustrations out and have LOTS of fun!

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We hope we've started the ball rolling with your Bachelor party planning!

Make it a night he'll never forget!

 

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


Theme Thursdays ~ Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas!

Now just the mention of bachelorette parties get the mind spinning!  Don't worry!  We will be keeping everything G-rated today!  

It’s time for the maid of honour to gather the bride’s girlfriends and celebrate her last night of freedom. Let her do her thing before she puts on the ring!  Main Objective - Cater to her needs and distract her from all the wedding stress with some fun or relaxation or both!

Night out on the Town

Typically, a drunken night bar crawling dressed in sashes and tiaras, a male entertainment and getting in trouble with the police fits the bill for a wild bachelorette party. If thats what the bride wants then go for it!  What isn’t fun about getting dolled up and hitting the town with your girls drinking, dancing and even singing!

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Spa pampering

Whether you splurge out on a resort or host a DIY beauty party, it’s time to get pampered!

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Wine tasting

You can go on a wine tour or host one at home.  Have some fun and let the girls guess which is which and whoever gets the most wins a prize.

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Going away

Being the winter season, we thought we would share this bundled up bachelorette idea from Green Wedding Shoes. A cozy sleepover with delicious hot chocolate, a scrumptious candy apple station, tailor made bingo and good times! 

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Hope you enjoyed the fun inspiration today!  When the girls get together.... that's all the is bound to happen right???? Loads and loads of laughs!

Make it memorable!

 

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