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

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


~Trendy Mondays~ Interactive Food Stations!

With everyone being on trend nowadays through the influence of social media and exposure to fantastic ideas, is it enough to just have good caterers?  For some the traditional three-course sit down meal is fine and a lovely option for your wedding lunch or dinner.  After all good cuisine speaks for itself!

For the more experimental and quirky types however, we would like to welcome you to a plethora of aesthetically pleasing and entertaining ways to serve your food.  The groom might well take an interest in this aspect of the planning too, as they say ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!’  If not for the main part of your reception then consider it as a late night option for the after-party perhaps.

From varied presentation to the interactive bars that are becoming more and more popular, feast your eyes on these ideas.  Mini versions of anything are so cute and a tasty mouthful!

Smores Stations!

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Popcorn Stations!

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The main purpose of "food stations" is to have the guests freely mix and mingle while getting their food!  Sampling the different options that you have laid out for them in a relaxed environment and not restricting them to "waiting it out" until their table number is called will be well received by your guests!  Setting up a lounge type reception space with a few cocktail style tables and some couches will only enhance the concept of the food stations.  We're getting hungy just thinking about all the possibilities!  Here are some more ideas to tempt your palette!

Burger Stations!

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Ice Cream Bar!

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DIY Downloads ~ Paper Cup, Sauce + Jar Labels

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Candy Stations!

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Walk Through Appetizer Stations!

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Chef Stations!

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The possibilities are endless with the types of food stations that can be incorporated into your big day....Do any of these strike a chord???

Taco Bar ~ Drinks Bar ~ Mashed Potato Bar ~ International Cuisine Stations ~ Waffle Bar ~ Hot Chocolate Station ~ Seafood Bar ~ Mac + Cheese Station...................and the list goes on!  

We recommend you entertain this option for your reception as it can be a cost saving decision depending on the number of options you choose.  This brilliant alternative to the traditional dinner service allows for your guests to try things they otherwise may not have tasted.  They can get adventurous and go outside their comfort zone!  

We hope we have sparked a little inspiration in your reception planning!  This is a fun and different option that you can personalize to you!

Happy Planning!

 

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

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Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

afzia@styleandelegance.ca

519-574-9293

~ Style Wednesdays ~ Perfect Nails!

So you are planning everything from your dress, shoes, accessories to hair & make-up..... but what about your nails?  As a bride you want to look beautiful and feel special so why not complete your look with a little nail art.  Be a little adventurous!   We've seen some "adventurous" out there already!  There are designs that are simple and elegant, to patterns, colours and adornments. Find what speaks to you!

Today is all about the visuals!  Enjoy the nail art!

 

 

Remember if you are getting nail extensions, they take some getting use to so get them put on in advance and have them re-touched before the wedding.  Think ahead and match your toes and finger nails to make sure they stay in tip-top condition right to the end of your honeymoon.

Last but not least your bridemaids’ nails should complement yours and not overpower your design, keep their artwork simple.  Perfect-nail-harmony! 

 

 

Now for some bolder colour!

  

Our personal faves.....

 

Hope you enjoyed today's fun inspiration!

 

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

 

afzia@styleandelegance.ca

519-574-9293