~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!


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

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Style Wednesdays ~ Give a girl the right shoes.....


We couldn't have said it better!  In the realm of weddings, shoes are very important! They can make or break the whole look of the bride!  Okay we might be exaggerating but the right pair of shoes can definitely complete your bridal look. 

Here is one "rule of thumb" to follow:

Fancy shoes for a simple dress or simple shoes for an elaborate gown.  You don't want to over-do it with everything fancy or not have enough "umph" with everything from head to toe in simple mode.

By all means go for the fun and exciting option when choosing your shoes.  You must love the ones you choose and feel absolutely gorgeous with every step you take on your big day.

One important thing to remember is to always have a backup pair of shoes for later on in the evening when the party gets started.  By that time your feet will have been through the ringer.  You probably have already kicked off your heels and they are sitting under the head table!  The thought of putting them back on.....unthinkable!

Check out all this gorgeous goodness that could accompany your manicured toes!!!!  Whimsical to glamourous and all shades between...a fab pair of shoes is like the cherry on top!



We love the polka dots!



Don't forget to pack that pair of comfy shoes!  Your feet will thank you!

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~ Style Wednesdays ~ Flowergirls!

Forget the adults playing an important part in the wedding procession; the limelight clearly belongs to the Flower girls!!!  After all, she does lead the way for the bride, showering her path with petals guiding her to her groom. That is a big job for a little girl to take on so it’s only fair that we show you some of the cuties that have had the honor of being a flower girl. Their styling is both inspirational and heart melting!      

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The flower girl, usually is an adorable little lady between the ages of three to eight, proceeds down the aisle just before the maid of honor, scattering rose petals as she goes. She can follow the ring bearer (if there is one), and sometimes she will even precede the bride. Traditionally, she totes a basket full of petals, but other alternatives include wrapped candies, + confetti. Also, instead of scattering items, she can carry a single bloom, a pomander, or an umbrella just her size.  So many options for such an important girl!  To include her in on the process you can ask her what she would prefer to do.  

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You can never underestimate the power of the "buddy system".  We love the thought of having two flower girls or pairing up the ring bearer + the flower girl so that they can walk together, side by side.  Partnering them up will give them the added confidence they need.  All eyes are on them and it can be daunting!

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Another helpful idea would be to seat the flower girl's parents toward the front of the ceremony so that she can focus on them and be encouraged by their big smiles!  The very young flower girl should sit with her parents after she walks down the aisle.  If the flower girl is a "poised little lady", she can be asked to stand at the alter with the other bridal party.  How special will that make her feel!!!! 

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If possible, invite the flower girl to attend the shower and/or the Bridesmaids' lunch (if there is going to be one) to increase her comfort level around the other bridal attendants.  The goal is that seeing friendly + familiar faces on the big day will help to ease any anxiety.
These are just some things to keep in mind when choosing your special little lady for your big day.  Now here is a VERY SPECIAL little flower girl we couldn't pass on showing you!  So adorable!
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Happy Planning Ladies!!!!
Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination 
{Excerpts taken from The Knot}



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Style Wednesdays – Be the ‘mane’ attraction with beautiful hair on your big day!

You have the perfect dress, so it only makes sense to have gorgeous hair to go with it!  Here are some tips and ideas to make sure you look amazing from tip to toe.

Whether it’s you or a professional doing your hair, make sure you plan ahead. If you want a colour, perm or treatment do it a few months in advance to allow the style to soften and look more natural. You will also have time to fix it if it’s not exactly right!  You can also get a trim a few weeks before to neaten your locks and make sure there are no split ends.   

Practice makes perfect so get your stylist to give you a trial and envision yourself as the bride. Bring your veil and any accessories/jewellery you will be wearing to the trial and get the full picture.  Whatever style you choose, make sure it’s comfortable and reflects your natural style. Last thing you want to do is go over the top or have a headache from having your hair pulled too tight!

Many brides are taking this opportunity change into a different dress for their reception.  Why not have a slightly different look for your party?  A little more fun and edgy?  Something that will go with your reception a little more!  It’s worth consideration.   





How cute is this next one???!!!!

Whatever you decide be sure you are happy with the outcome!

Happy planning!


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