Reviewed on The Wedding Ring !!!

So excited to share that I have been reviewed on 
An online wedding community that helps you share your excitement, wedding plans, tips and photos
with your family & friends as well as your fellow brides.

From keeping you informed of the latest trends, hottest vendors and all that is new in your local wedding industry, The Wedding Ring makes sure that you get the information that you need!

Check out my review on The Wedding Ring!!!

~   Afzia   ~

Vintage Inspired Wedding featured on Cake & Pictures Blog !!!

Shelley & Greg Williams' wedding has been featured 
again on another blog!   
Cake & Pictures is a directory of the finest 
Wedding Photographers in the world.

This vintage celebration has caught the eye of a number of people in the industry and all the 
vendors involved couldn't be more excited!!!  
Check out all the fabulous people I had a chance to work with!  
They are great at what they do!!  

Les Fleurs - Lisa Littlefield
Sweet Sweets Cake Art - Ida Thiebah Wiese

Be Inspired !
Show off your sense of Style !!!!

New York Bridal Market Spring 2011 Collection

Exciting to see the new Spring 2011 Collection at the 
New York Bridal Market this past week! 
Stunning new wedding designs & accessories from our fave designers! I know I had my personal favorite!

So many designers with absolutely stunning creations!  
Here are just a few of the pieces from the show this past week!

Designers include :

Priscilla of Boston
Monique L'Huillier
Ines Di Santo
Kenneth Pool
Anne Barge
Pnina Tornai
Vera Wang
Romona Keveza
Nicole Miller
Simone Carvalli
Badgley Mischka
...and many more!!!!

anne barge wedding dress

Amsale Collection

Priscilla of Boston - Platinum Collection

Angel by Angel Sanchez

Be inspired to find the dress of your dreams!!!!

Leaving behind a Thank You Note.......

This is from NBC Olympic Anchorman & Managing Editor Brian Williams....

After tonight's broadcast and after looting our hotel mini-bars, we're going to try to brave the blizzard and fly east to home and hearth, and to do laundry well into next week. Before we leave this thoroughly polite country, the polite thing to do is leave behind a thank-you note.

Thank you, Canada:

For being such good hosts.

For your unfailing courtesy.

For your (mostly) beautiful weather.

For scheduling no more than 60 percent of your float plane departures at the exact moment when I was trying to say something on television.

For not seeming to mind the occasional (or constant) good-natured mimicry of your accents.

For your unique TV commercials -- for companies like Tim Hortons -- which made us laugh and cry.

For securing this massive event without choking security, and without publicly displaying a single automatic weapon.

For having the best garment design and logo-wear of the games -- you've made wearing your name a cool thing to do.

For the sportsmanship we saw most of your athletes display.

For not honking your horns. I didn't hear one car horn in 15 days -- which also means none of my fellow New Yorkers rented cars while visiting.

For making us aware of how many of you have been watching NBC all these years.

For having the good taste to have an anchorman named Brian Williams on your CTV network, who turns out to be such a nice guy.

For the body scans at the airport which make pat-downs and cavity searches unnecessary.

For designing those really cool LED Olympic rings in the harbor, which turned to gold when your athletes won one.

For always saying nice things about the United States...when you know we're listening.

For sharing Joannie Rochette with us.

For reminding some of us we used to be a more civil society.

Mostly, for welcoming the world with such ease and making lasting friends with all of us.


Way to go Canada ! ! ! !

Well what can I say! Canadian athletes – you were amazing!!!!! What a fitting end to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

I decided to follow the 2010 Winter Olympics mainly because my children are at the age where they can understand the meaning of unity and patriotism and what it means to be a Canadian. I wanted them to feel proud of who they are and where they live. In the end, I accomplished my mission with flying colours. All throughout the Games, both my daughters were fascinated by the abilities & determination of these hardworking athletes from all around the world. This only stressed the message we have been trying to teach our girls is that anything is possible when you put your mind and heart into it.  Greatness can be achieved through the power of a dream

Stephen Moccio and Alan Frew created a wonderful score that embraces the spirit of the Olympic Games.  "I Believe" sung beautifully by Nikki Yanofsky, has resonated across this country powerfully uniting Canadians.  From the awestruck child witnessing the Olympic Torch pass them by leading to the Games to the Gold Medal winning goal by Sidney Crosby 7:40 into overtime play, Canadian athletes have done us proud ! 

The CEO for the Vancouver Organizing Committe for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games was quoted as saying,  “I believe we Canadians tonight are stronger, more united, more in love with our country, and more connected with each other than ever before. These Olympic Games have lifted us up. That quiet, humble national pride we were sometimes reluctant to acknowledge seemed to take to the streets as the most beautiful kind of patriotism broke out all across our country." 
I just wanted to share some of my favourite moments from the Games and I invite you to do the same!  There were so many !  So proud to be a Canadian!
Believe in the power of you and I.
Anything is possible.

Sidney Crosby celebrates lifting a gigantic weight from Canada's shoulders after scoring the winning goal in overtime against rivals US.  This hockey Gold medal was the icing on the cake for Canada!

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win the Ice Dance gold medal.
The pair won Canada's first gold medal in the event.
Jon Montgomery of Canada reacts after winning the gold medal in the men's skeleton on day 8 of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

Welcome to Style & Elegance's new blog!!!!

I would like to introduce to you my new venture!!! Proudly presenting..............
Style & Elegance

Wedding and Event Co-ordination!I am so happy to share this with you as this has been my dream for as long as I can remember.

I have always had a passion for Weddings. The happiness surrounding the day, the little details that reflect your style. Knowing that two people are about to begin their lives as one and being able to share in that first step gives me great joy.

My role as a Certified Wedding Planner will be to offer my knowledge, organizational skills, creativity and professionalism to your special day.When the opportunity presented itself to complete a Certification course through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC), it reaffirmed my desire to pursue my dream. Since planning and organizing have always come naturally to me, it only made sense that this would be the perfect way to utilize my skills doing something that I loved.

Gaining an understanding of what my clients' needs and desires are as well as the attention to details are of utmost importance to me and are essential in pulling your event together. The special touches are what makes your wedding day yours.

No matter what size of event you are intending to have, Style & Elegance will work with you to create something memorable for you and all your guests.
Style & Elegance
Wedding and Event Co-ordination .................Just how you dreamed it would be....