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

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??

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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

 

 

Trendy Mondays - Naked Wedding Cakes!

You never want to hear the words naked and wedding cakes together but in this case it’s just an ‘undressed’ cake meaning no icing or frosting!  More brides are catching on with this wedding trend as they opt for something more rustic; popular with those going ‘green’ and who want to keep it simple.

Some may say it’s an exposed unfinished piece but we think there is something fun and intriguing about looking into the layers and fillings of the cake. You can see all the flavours, textures and decorations oozing out and there is no hiding that imperfect sponge anymore. In fact it’s quite an art!

Most naked cakes consist of fresh cream, fruits and flowers and there is definitely something about dripping sauce that makes it more enticing. Feast your eyes on these delicious looking cakes (Mouth-watering we know!)


Or perhaps you want to keep it really simple:

How about a different flavour for each tier?

We hope this has given you food for thought as an alternate choice to the traditional wedding cake!

Happy planning 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


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!


~Tip Tuesdays~ Choosing your bridal bouquet!

Kitchener Wedding Planner PlanningYes we all have our favourite blooms and colours but is that enough to select your bouquet?  

You will be carrying this as part of your outfit for most of the day so it deserves some special attention and consideration.

Where does one start to build this accessory?  

Here are a few tips that will hopefully result in you creating your perfect bunch of floral beauties!

 

Know your budget- This is important to discuss earlier on so your florist can create and adapt a design to suit your financial capabilities.
 

Visual Inspiration give your florist an insight to what you want and discuss colour palette options. Consider your wedding theme and current trends you might want to incorporate.

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Complement your dress - show your florist a picture of your wedding gown so you can reflect the details, style and shape but don’t steal the lime light from your dress by going over the top.

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Colour - it is important to highlight the colours in your dress. Getting the right shades together with the right bloom is an art. Take swatches to your florist if possible.

Size and shape – believe it or not your frame dictates your bouquet to enhance your figure and dress. Petite brides should go with teardrop shaped bouquets or a small round posy to keep you in proportion. The taller bride should distract the attention from their height with a larger bouquet.

Tis the season – some flowers are not available all year round or are really expensive. Go with the seasonal flowers make it easier to source and less expensive.

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Personalize – Maybe a flower that has meaning like the ones he brought you on your first date.  A family heirloom brooch, lace from an old gown or just add something different to reflect your personality. (remember it doesn’t all have to be floral!)

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Bridesmaid’s bouquets – consider coordinating it with the brides or a similar smaller version.  You can diversify it by contrasting the colours or how about a simple single stem?

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Holding the masterpiece – for a picture perfect posture it looks better in one hand below the hip and slightly away from your dress. (Never hold it at chest level!)

To toss or preserve – you can opt for the traditions of a bouquet toss or keep your flowers.

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Whatever you choose, remember to keep a flow throughout your celebrations.  You don't want to have a feel about your reception that is disconnected. 

You may need to have a second set of eyes to give you some feedback because we know that the process can become "blurry" and overwhelming after looking at it so long!  That's where a friend or wedding coordinator can offer their advice.  You may end up choosing something that you never thought you would!

Regardless, just enjoy the journey!

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

afzia@styleandelegance.ca

519-574-9293