Theme Thursdays ~ Weddings in Uniform!

The majority of military weddings take place in military chapels or academy grounds. However, if you wish to have it elsewhere; you must inform your installation.

Like with any other venue required for your ceremony and reception, you have to book in advance and plan ahead.  Although no fee is charged, a donation is expected as a gesture of thanks.

Generally the flowers, candelabra and other décor are arranged by the Chapel but these rules vary across the country and some couples are able to make their own plans.

Traditionally, the bride, groom or both will dress in military uniform and although it’s not mandatory, it is customary for them to walk under the Arch of Sabers or Swords (dependant on the whether you are Army or Naval) after the ceremony. This ensures the newlyweds a safe passage to their new life together. 

This memorable ceremony takes place outside the church or chapel consisting  of 6 to 8 officers with a head usher issuing the commands, starting with ‘Form Arch’ or ‘Center face’.  Detouring from tradition, it has become the norm for the last two officers to block the couple demanding they kiss before completing the walk. The use of the sword doesn’t stop there as the couple also use it to cut their wedding cake too!

Check out some of these gorgeous military couples on their big day!

*Melt my heart*

You know what....there's something about a man in uniform

 *Sigh*

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

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Inspiration Fridays~ Birds of a Feather!

I have been seeing birdcage displays in nearly every shop window and as various home accents and furnishings. 2012 saw an increase in popularity in bird themed home décor and fashion and it has been predicted that it will take off in the wedding world in 2013, especially come spring. The bird theme adds a whimsical and vintage feel, almost taking you into a fantasy world.  Be inspired by these ideas….there is so much you can do!

   

  


 

Have fun planning this one ladies!

 

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

Inspiration Fridays~ It’s a Paris Wedding!

Kitchener Wedding Planner PlanningParis is known to be the most romantic city in the world... so it only makes sense that couples want to capture the ambience and joyous feeling of love or ‘amour’ as the French would say.  

Quaint little bistros & patisseries, cobblestone streets, the clinking of glasses and of course the most obvious icon of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, all add to the enormous amount of inspiration that can be drawn from this part of the world!  (We one day dream of going to the "City of Lights"...  *sigh*)

 

Other inspiring elements for a "Parisian" wedding would include things like....

....The fleur-de-lis, which is the flower lily motif, a royal and regal design dating back centuries

....Damask designs to add a more "baroque" feel to your wedding celebrations

The overall vibe you want to create is of elegance, refined artistry and reverence and we hope these inspiration boards are ‘le coup de foudre’ (Love at first sight!!)

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This next one almost has a "black tie" feel to it!  Still has the Parisian vibe but with a little more umph!

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We are loving the colours in this next Paris themed celebration!

The shade of green amaranthus against the lilac roses...... just lovely!!!!!

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How about going a route that brings a little twist to the Paris theme?  Why not try one of these....

The Royalty of Marie Antoinette

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Country/Pastoral

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Vintage Paris

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Modern Paris

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We absolutely adore these gorgeous ideas and hope we have given you something to take away and plan you Parisian wedding.

Bon chance! 

 

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

 

afzia@styleandelegance.ca

519.574.9293

~ Inspiration Fridays ~ Country Chic Weddings

Chic implies something attractive, fashionable and trendy and we have that all for you, country style! Country chic offers a true rustic feel with an elegant twist bringing beautiful landscapes and quaint décor together.  If you love nature, lush floral arrangements and can see the beauty in a barn, tweed and glass jars then this is the wedding for you!

Let’s see if Wedding Chicks ideas can get you to say yay to hay!

{Images courtesy of Kate Price Photography}

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How about a Purple + Green Country Chic wedding featured on HeartLove Weddings?

{Images courtesy of Bend the Light Photography}

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Now you have to check out this absolutely gorgeous Country Chic Wedding Film.

Absolutely LOVE it!

Happy Planning Ladies!

Country Chic Wedding Film {Private Estate} Orangevale, California from Lovespun ~ Handmade Films on Vimeo.