Just Because....Day 150

We took a break yesterday for some family celebrations and now we are back!

How cute would this be?  Your flower girls coming down the aisle with little black dresses and "Audrey capes"!  Perfect for that wedding centred around the stylings of one Ms. Audrey Hepburn!

Classic and elegant ....right down to the walk down the aisle!

For those of you ambitious enough .... you can make these yourself!  Visit this link and see how easy it is!


Textured Cakes take the spotlight!

Decadent creations that please the palette are definitely my cup of tea!  

One of the more important elements of a wedding reception that involves some creativity and planning is the beautiful Wedding Cake!

In general, wedding cakes have come a LONG way from the simple rectangular slab served after dinner.  There is SO much you can do when creating the cake of your dreams.  You can pretty much order any shape, size and colour that your little sweet tooth desires.

  Gone are the days of plain, smooth frosting.  Eye-catching textures and dimension are taking this art form to a new level.

 

Check out these AH-mazing creations that definitely "take the cake"!  

Which one would you like to satisfy your craving?  Let us know!

~ Happy Planning! ~

 

This one is so unique!!!!

 

~Theme Thursdays~ There's an App for that!

Want to have something completely different??  Something fun!

Here's an alternative to the five-course sit down dinner - Why not host a reception themed entirely around appetizers and hors d’oeuvres!

While keeping your guests constantly engaged, they will have the option to move around and socialize more. These finger foods will keep guests satisfied all night with the endless options.

It could include appies that reflect the couples heritage or just their favourites.  Such as Greek spanikopitas or mini sliders.  Setup in stations, a diverse menu could be like your guest is travelling around the world sampling a variety of flavours!  Adding high top bistro tables throughout the reception space makes for easy movement for all your guests as well as a place to converse!  All in all a very fun and relaxing atmosphere!

Doesn't this look just yummy!  

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Another idea would be to incorporate your theme into the details of your day!

Why not have a lounge type feel to your celebrations?  We personally LOVE this style!  

Clean lines, solid colours and the right kind of lighting can lead to a different kind of sophistication.

Check out some of these ideas!

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A beach lounge! Very nice!

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 Hope we have inspired you to walk off the beaten path and try something new!

~ Happy Planning Ladies! ~

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~Style Wednesdays~ What do I wear ????

Taking a step away from the bride and her beautiful wedding gown.... our focus today is the Wedding Guest! 

Ladies, you know you've found yourself rummaging through your closet …TRYING to find that perfect "something" to wear to a friend's wedding and you have no luck!

Well we have the solution for you!  Mango.com has just what you’re looking for!

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Beautiful colours and sleek lines lend to the PERFECT dress choice for that summer wedding!  We absolutely love this collection! 

When you think about it.... Brides! You can choose some of these fabulous looks as bridesmaids dresses as well!  It all depends on the look and feel you are wanting to achieve for your big day!

Regardless - they are just gorgeous!  We love what we see!!!!!

Check them out!

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 Our personal favourite!!!!

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Let us know which one you absolutely LOVE!!!!

 

 

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Yorkdale Shopping Centre - 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto 

416.787.7957

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Elie Saab Couture Show Spring 2012

Ladies!  Ladies! Ladies!

You * have * to check out the new Spring 2012 Couture Collection by Elie Saab.  Wow!  Pastels are making a comeback and taking over the runways!

You are going to swoon over this beautiful spring collection by Elie Saab.  

Take a detour from the usual "white wedding gown" and try something new!  Hope these images inspire you!  Let us know which one is your fave!!!

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~ Happy Planning! ~

 


 

 

♥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! ~

 

♥PINK WEDDING INSPIRATION♥ DAY 9

Well we have finally reached the inspiration that REALLY peaks my interest.  

My favourite part of the wedding reception - The Wedding Cake!  Oh how I love this part!  ♥ ♥ ♥

These pieces of art a reflection of the bride & groom's style and taste.  Designs can range anywhere from the simplistic statement piece to the grandiose masterpieces that are favourites of the rich and famous.  

We haven't even begun to talk about what's inside these creations!

YU-MMY!

Which one is your favourite???

 

Look at this intricate work!  What talent these cake artists have!

How fun is this one!

Don't forget to donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation! 

 

The Royal Wedding - A New Age of Royals


It's been a busy couple weeks!  The anticipation of those Royal Wedding photos had everyone in the wedding industry on the edge of their seats!  Myself included!

What an absolutely fabulous day!  The perfect end to the fairytale. Well, really it's the beginning isn't it! Prince William and Kate Middleton, known from now on as the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, were a picture of poise and, well,...Royalty!

Prince William and Catherine Middleton exchanged vows on Friday April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London England, with billions watching.  Myself included!  Up in the wee hours of the morning with my daughter, we watched a prince & princess begin their lives together.  I hope that she will remember this moment with me as she grows up.  

We have all watched Prince William grow up right in front of our eyes.  All of us can see the kind of man that he has become and we can also see how much he is like his mother.  I became emotional as the car taking Prince William and his brother Prince Harry was heading to the Abbey.  All I could think of was how much Diana is being missed on this special day.  She would have been so proud.

Enduring their own ups and downs throughout their relationship, William and Kate knew they were perfect for each other....they fell in love.  What could be more romantic?    

Here are some images from the day that will inspire many modern couples in planning their wedding day.   Stay tuned for blogs on the "details" from the wedding of the century!

In the words of a timeless princess ...

.... "so this is love..."

~Cinderella~

~  Happy Planning! and remember.... Fairytales do come true. ~

    



Guest Blogger on My Sweet Wedding!

I had the opportunity to be a guest blogger with My Sweet Wedding today!

Spearheaded by fellow WPIC Alumni Tamara Inkpen, the call for guest bloggers was made and I jumped at the chance!  

South Asian Weddings was the topic of the day and you should check it out!

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~ Happy Planning! ~

NY Bridal Market - Badgley Mischka

Wow!  There were so many designs at New York Bridal Market this year that is was incredibly difficult to choose favourites from the different designers!  

Profiled today are the beautiful creations of Mark Badgley & James Mischka.  Their sophisticated, simple style combined with gorgeous silohuettes & luxurious detail caters to the young modern bride.  

Take a peek at my picks from Badgley Mischka's Spring 2012 Bridal Collection!

They are absolutely gorgeous! (I've saved the best for last!)

~  enjoy!  ~

 

Photos courtesy of The Knot & The Ring Bearer

 

 

  

 

This strapless ballgown is my favourite!  Very romantic and elegant


 

 

NY Bridal Market - Kenneth Pool

~  Sexy.  Couture.  Glamorous  ~

All words to describe the Kenneth Pool 2012 Bridal Collection that graced the runway this past weekend!  

There was a mix of traditional ballgowns & mermaid silohuettes combined with intricate beading & feminine ruffles.  All while still achieving the signature sexy, glamorous, couture style Kenneth Pool is known for.

Take a peak at some of my faves from this collection!

~  enjoy! ~

 

Photos courtesy of Brides.com

 


New York Bridal Market - Apr 9th to 11th, 2011

It's almost here!  

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL BRIDAL MARKET !!

Beginning April 9th, 2011 the runways will be unveiling the 2012 Couture Spring Bridal Collections!  I can't wait to see the new designs that will be showcased!  Every designer from Reem Acra to Monique L'huillier will be there.

Will any of these fabulous creations be your wedding dress?  Check out the blog to see what the Bridal Market has in store!

 

 

Wedding Gown Designer - Ines Di Santo

It's Style Friday once again and I'm loving the research I have to do for this weekly post.  

I get to look at wedding dresses!  I love it!

In the limelight this week is Italian Couture Wedding gown designer Ines Di Santo.

Creating designs to catch the eye of the fashionista bride, Di Santo personally  overseas the production of every gown to ensure the highest standard of quality.  From sentimental romance to luxury couture, this designer's instinct on the bridal silhouette leads to her unrivaled creativity. 

Take a look at some gowns that caught my eye.

Happy Planning!

(Gowns are made here in Canada at her atelier in Toronto, Ontario. )


 

~ Colette ~

 Grecian inspired ivory Silk gown with an empire cut and sheath silhouette. Delicate beaded back

 


 

~ Crystal ~

Off-white strapless Silk Chiffon gown with asymmetrical rouching throughout bodice with beautiful beaded appliqués

 

 

~ Devine ~

Strapless blush pink unique Italian Silk Taffeta gown with rouched bodice and handmade silk roses asymmetrically scattered throughout side skirt.

 

 

~ Jolie ~

Strapless gown with sweetheart neckline featuring a mermaid silhouette fully beaded with multicolored Swarovski crystals and cameo pink underlay.

 


 

Featured on "Wedding Obsession" !!!

I am so excited to share that our photo shoot has been featured yet again on another blog!  

This time Melissa at Wedding Obsession "shared the love" for our Fun & Flirty Photo Shoot at the beautiful Hacienda Sarria in Kitchener, Ontario.

Check out the images below and Be Inspired!!!!

 

Invitation: Little Details ~ Styling: Style & Elegance  ~  Tux: Tuxedo Royale 

Gown: Bridal Depot  

 Hair  & Makeup: Chameleon Hair Studio ~  Florist: WR Designs Flower Co 

 Photography: Anne Edgar Photography ~ Cakes: Too Nice to Slice

Featured on A Million Little Details !

How exciting is this!!!  

Style & Elegance has been featured on Canada’s newest and cutest daily wedding blog - A Million Little Details!

A group of Kitchener-Waterloo Wedding vendors brought our talents to the table and created a "Fun & Flirty" Inspiration shoot from which Brides-to-be can spark some creativity!  

We thoroughly enjoyed working with these talented vendors and were so excited that Crystal at A Million Little Details featured our hard work on their blog!

Check out the fruits of our labour!!

Great Work Ladies!!!   


 

Invitation: Little Details

Styling: Style & Elegance 

Tux: Tuxedo Royale

Gown: Bridal Depot

Hair  & Makeup: Chameleon Hair Studio

Florist: WR Designs Flower Co

Photography: Anne Edgar Photography

Cakes: Too Nice to Slice

 

Happy Planning!

 

 

Classic Inspiration

I have had the pleasure of meeting and booking my first 2012 clients! Congratulations to Nicole & Justin on their engagement!  

I am so excited and very much looking forward to working with this couple in 2011.

Blues, fuschias and green will be a striking combination!

This visual inspiration is going to help me create a day for this couple ..."just how they dreamed it would be..."

 

Enjoy!

 


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Grooms Attire -  http://www.sousterandhicks.com

Wedding Dress - http://i-weddingdresses.com

Wedding Ring - http://www.canadian-diamonds-wholesale.com

Invitations - http://ny-image1.etsy.com

Table Decor - http://www.loveinbloomfloraldesign.com

Shoes - http://4.bp.blogspot.com

Cake - http://farm4.static.flickr.com

 

 

 

Unique Ideas for your Wedding

In Japanese tradition a thousand paper cranes are given as a wedding gift, wishing a thousand years of prosperity and happiness upon the couple.  That's a whole lot of good luck!  

 

Laura & Jonathan's wedding day was FILLED with special meaning! From the involvement of family to the significance of the paper cranes!  

While they were dating, Jonathan would send paper cranes to Laura.... with secret messages inside!       How sweet is that!

Featured recently on Brides.com, this wedding showcases how you can incorporate your unique style and meaning into your wedding day.

 

Don't be afraid to think outside the box!

 

~ Happy Planning!

 

 

For more visuals of this special day, check out Brides.com