~Trendy Mondays!~ Hello Jell-o!!

Now is there any food more fun the Jell-O???

A childhood favourite of many has turned into a fun choice for us adults!!!  

Why not make Jello a playful new alternative (or addition) to your cocktail hour, bridal shower or engagement party!  With so many flavours, shapes and colours to let the imagination run wild with, you can add that "gourmet flair" to any celebration!  

Back to the realm of weddings....during a wedding's cocktail hour it is common to offer shots to your guests.  Try "eating" your drink with these unique jell-o shots found on an awesome website - Jello Shot Test Kitchen! So many different delicious options are available and its an easy DIY to do the day before the wedding... if that's something you want to take on! It is a great addition to incorporate your wedding colors and adds some flare while toasting the happy couple!

Check out the various options below!  Pleasing to the eye as well as to your taste buds!  



Bramble Jelly Shots

Made with gin, a lemon sour base, and a blackberry liqueur. Garnish with a blackberry and candied lemon.

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Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

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Mimosa Jello Shots

These are made with champagne and orange juice, and cut with an oval cookie cutter.  Perfect for a bridal shower or a Girl's lunch!

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 Ocean Margherita Jello Shots

Tequila, Blue Curacao, Sugar and Lime Juice.... Loving the colour of this one!!!

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Espresso Martini Jello Shots

Kahlua, Bailey’s, vanilla vodka, espresso, and agave nectar.... how does that sound???

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Oh the possibilities are endless!

Check out the website Jello Shot Test Kitchen for LOADS of inspiration! 


~Happy Planning!~


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~Trendy Mondays!~ Paper Lanterns..hot in 2013 !

We absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!  Fun, beautiful and surprisingly inexpensive, paper lanterns have become one of the hot wedding decor trends for 2013!  

What's great about them is that they can easily draw the eye to be the focal point of the event space.  Especially if you have a not-so-appealling looking ceiling that you need to cover.... This is the perfect, "inexpensive" solution to your troubles!

From the small intimate gathering to the large wedding reception, Paper Lanterns are all the rage!

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Perfect for a bridal shower or an engagement party!

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Love how the lanterns become a grand focal point when you enter the space!  Mission accomplished!

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Do away with the traditional pew bows and hang these fun lanterns as aisle markers.  

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Why not light the way for your guests by placing these decorative luminaries along the path leading to your reception!  Available in many different colours, shapes and sizes, you can have fun with this part of your planning and at added touch will be remembered by all.

This one is our favourite!!!  Which one is yours?? Let us know in the comments below!

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~ Happy Planning Ladies!! ~

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Wedding Details - Creative Menu Ideas!

Wow!  We at Style & Elegance have recently joined the Pinterest world and it is nothing but AWESOME!!!!

There is so much inspiration on not just weddings but everything under the sun!  Of course we go straight for the Wedding Category!!  

In our travels we came across some very cool ideas for displaying your wedding menu.  You can stick to the traditional and add a little twist or totally create something that is in line with the theme of your wedding.  

Whether you go with a menu at each place setting or as part of the centrepiece, you can let your imagination run wild!  Here are some examples of wedding menu ideas that Pinterest introduced us !!!

Hope you are inspired!!!

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LOVE this next one!!!

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Absolutely LOVE this one!  It's chocolate!


~ Happy Planning !!! ~

Dessert Style Wedding Receptions!

Why not try something different?  

How do Dessert-Style Receptions sound!!!???

Now this is something we could get on board with!  

There are some benefits to approaching your reception planning in this manner.  Let's talk about a few and along the way... enjoy some dessert inspiration!

1.  By skipping to the * BEST * part of the reception, you can actually expand your options to a long list of sweet confections!  Also you can cover a lot more variety with regards to the flavor pallettes that walk through the door at your reception!


2.   A common occurence at wedding receptions is that guests tend to get "stuffed" from their 3 course dinner and have no room for the good stuff!  This alternative to the sit down formal meal will allow them to partake of many different varieties of desserts but without the large portion size.

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3.  A third benefit of going "Dessert-only" is that since you are not paying the high cost of feeding your wedding guests a full meal, you can focus your budget on splurging on delicious sweets or even other aspects of your wedding planning.

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After all those scrumptious sweets are chosen, you don't have to resort to just displaying them on a simple table.  You can get creative here too!

Add some texture & depth with high and low display stands, different styles of glass containers, plates and fun themed takeaway bags.  You could also play off the colours you are using for the wedding.  

The list is endless regarding "what" you could include for sweets.  Truffles, doughnuts, macroons, tarts, cheesecakes, shortbreads, fudge, candies.. and the options go on and on.

An array of artfully displayed bite sized confections will be sure to please each and every one of your weddings guests!  Go ahead and be inspired!

My sweet tooth is calling after all that eye candy!


~ Happy Planning Ladies! ~



Draw for Champagne Glasses - January 31, 2012

We hope you are having a great weekend wherever you are!

Just a reminder to those brides & grooms that attended the Wedding Dreams Bridal Show on January 14-15, the draw for the champagne glasses will be held on January 31st!!!  

Stay tuned to the blog to find out who the lucky couple is!

For more information on our services please contact us at afzia@styleandelegance.ca

Your wedding... "just how you dreamed it would be."