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!


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

Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

afzia@styleandelegance.ca

519-574-9293

~Trendy Mondays ~ Virtual Wedding Guests!

Kitchener Wedding Planner PlanningSocial media has taken sharing to another level with people constantly updating their statuses, tweeting and uploading pictures.

Technology is definitely the future; playing a huge role in helping couples share their special day with loved ones around the world. This year is set to see an increase in ‘Live-stream weddings’ as the service becomes more popular.

 

No one has to miss out anymore.  Whether someone is ill or unable to fly in, it’s no longer an excuse for them not to join in.  Miles apart yet connected with front row access from the comfort of your own home and no expenses! (As long as you have Internet that is!)

Broadcasting your event couldn’t be easier with platforms such as Skype, Google Hangouts or Facetime

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Alternatively, you can use professional services such as Live-streaming Weddings, Marry me Live and I Do Stream who offer packages for guests to log on and watch, and even replay at a later date.

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Prices will vary from company to company and the package you choose.  It is also dependent on whether you have your own equipment and how much tech support you require.

Most couples are not even aware of this option and it definitely opens doors for who you can include on your guestlist!  

Happy Planning Ladies + Gents!

 

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

Unique Wedding Ceremony Options!

Your wedding is one of the most important and special days of your lives.  Why not make it a memory that stands out for everyone?  Totally about the both of you.  

Your vows may not take a lot of time in the grand scheme of things but there can be a "personal" element that surrounds those few moments.  Some prefer the traditional ceremony "setup" - in a church.  Which is totally fine.  But if you are a couple who wants to do something a little different, then why not.  

Here is some inspiration for the ambitious bride & groom to ponder!  Who knows - a "change of plans" may be on the table!  

~ Enjoy! ~

 

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For the love of books!

Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District (Toronto, ON)

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Theatre Wedding

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Airplane Hangar

 

So many different options.... you just have to choose the right one for you!  

~ Happy Planning! ~