~Inspiration Fridays ~ Boho Chic Weddings!

Kitchener Wedding Planning PlannerWe having been pinning a lot of wedding bouquets as of late and they have all had a “boho” vibe to them.... so it inspired us to look into a full on boho wedding!

Boho normally has connotations of being unconventional; taking influences from the hippies. This instantly makes me think of being lovey-dovey, bare foot and wearing flowers in your hair!  This style also bares some similarities to country chic and both have that dreamy, earthy, natural feel good factor. 

 It has been the style of female fashion made popular by celebrities that has gone round and is set to make a comeback this Spring! Get a head start and plan your Boho Chic wedding from the inspiration below.

These brides look beautiful with their floral head bands with a simple hairstyle, and lovely laced dresses. Effortlessly and naturally gorgeous!

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And for the finer details....

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So the dress seems obvious, but what do you do for décor for a Boho wedding?  Why not try to recreate the “hippy camp” ambience with tents, dream catchers and hand-picked delicate flowers in small jars and vases.  Add candles for that romantic mood too and a modern twist to the theme with the dessert table.

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Just beautiful.....

Are you choosing a Boho theme for you big day?  What do you have planned?


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

~Trendy Mondays ~ DIY Wedding Favours

With all individual couples comes varying budgets and with the economy being what it is; DIY is becoming a popular way to save money or just an alternative quirky idea. There are an array of options out there and you can pretty much make anything yourself with basic materials. (When I say ‘yourself’ – I mean invite the girls over and bribe them with wine to start a mini factory line!)

DIY doesn’t have to spell disaster or tacky! Choosing the right thing to make and producing it with love makes all the difference. It can be beautiful and really show off your personality and when you get the great feedback from your guests, you will reap the rewards knowing that it was made with your own bare hands! (I know you can feel that glow inside already)

I have pulled together a selection that will hopefully tickle your fancy!


Check out this interactive favor idea taken from Becoming the Mrs.  Have your guests see your night out with a spark by handing out sparklers as favors and pair it up with match boxes so they also have something to keep afterwards. You can personalize the favor by adding your own message which can easily been designed on your computer. This is a unique idea and presents lovely and fun photograph opportunities.

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 Mix CD Favours

If you like the personal touch, then why not mixed CDs??  Remember…. mix CDs have come a long way since the ones with cheesy photos + poses on them!  Put your favorite love song compilation together to share with your friends and family. To make it more about you as a couple,  add an insert that tells a story behind each song. A great one for you music lovers out there!

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Honey ~ Jam ~ Sweet Favor Jars

Now who doesn't love something sweet after a meal??? We know we do!  Wouldn't any one of these options satisfy your sweet tooth?  Honey in your tea?  A little jam with your cake?  Or how about some candy on your way to the dance floor?  Take a look at these great options for your guest favours!

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We have more in store for you!  Check out next Monday's blog post for more DIY Favour Ideas!

Happy Planning Ladies!!!!


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

Say "I Do" to your own Movie Wedding!

The biggest blockbusters have made it into the wedding world with die-hard fans recreating their favourite movies into their nuptials. Although this is not a new concept, with Hunger Games releasing Catching Fire next year, we thought it would be fitting to re-visit the inspiration boards to re-ignite your “hunger” for movie inspired weddings.

Get your own top reviews by wowing your guests with your creativity and ensure that you take the wedding party from cliché to class and sophistication. These ideas below highlight the very essence of the movie and have been done with Style & Elegance. So go ahead and unleash the Katniss within you and start planning your perfect Hunger Games wedding! 

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Now what is a wedding without cake?????  Check out the Hunger Games version of what sweet indulgence is!!

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 Here is another interpretation of the Hunger Games movie with a "wedded bliss" twist!


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 Style board via Style Me Pretty

Be inspired ladies to have the wedding of your dreams!!!


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

Theme Thursday~T'is the season to get married!

With winter coming and Christmas around the corner, what better than a feature on Christmas themed weddings. A time of joy and festivities only made better by a wedding celebration to make you and your family feel all warm and fuzzy inside!  Perhaps your fiancé popped the question last December and as homage to the anniversary of the proposal you chose to have a Christmas themed wedding or it is something you thought of but could not visualise? Either way here are a few ideas for your wedding that exude elegance and really capture the holiday spirit. We hope these "jingle your bells" all the way!


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The décor and dessert/sweets selection feels as crisp as winter morning yet indulgent at the same time. The feathers on her shawl and long white gloves adds a fairy tale like feel whist also keeping her warm! Combined with the white roses and frosted berries bouquet, she looks like the perfect Christmas bride.


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Images by Lawson Photography


Take a look at some more inspiration for your Christmas themed wedding!  This wedding has some stunning green in the colour scheme and it is wonderful!!!!  Choosing the right shade of a particular colour can make all the difference.  I think the bride nailed it with this one!

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Photo Credit: Jason Kaczorowski Photography

 Another way to "holiday" up your reception is to focus on the guest tables!  Let them experience that "Winter Wonderland" feeling all night long!  It's all about ambiance!!!

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So much inspiration for a Christmas themed wedding and we've only scratched the surface!  Stay tuned for more!


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

Black Wedding Dresses for the Non-Traditional Bride

This post is all about the non-traditional bride and her out-of-the-box ideas for her big day.  In keeping with the "Halloween" theme today, we are looking at the not-so popular choice in wedding dresses.  Black!  Although not all of reader brides out there would be up to considering these, you might just be inspired to put that little bit of colour into your wedding attire .....and be pleasantly surprised.  The mere mention of black wedding gowns will get you a few surprised expressions and raised eyebrows.  Not the first colour that pops into mind for a wedding dress but colour is slowly creeping into the wedding fashion coming off the runways!

For the bride who wants a little whimsy!

Now this dress is absolutely stunning!!!  


Be daring and make your wedding your own... even if it means ruffling a few feathers!




Halloween Inspired Weddings!

It's that time of year again!  Halloween!!!  A costumes and candy-filled day that leaves everyone with a smile on their face and a huge haul of goodies!  

More and more this day is becoming an inspiration for young couples and their wedding planning adventures.  Whether it be a starting point or a full themed event, there are so many ways to incorporate Halloween and this time of year into your wedding!  

This may not be everyone's "cup of tea"but you never know where you will find inspiration for your big day.  You just make it your own!  That's what "your day" is about... you!  

Check out just a peak of some of the Halloween inspired ideas that we love!  Stay tuned for more!

Be Inspired + Happy Planning!

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Hairpiece ~ Straws ~ Escort Cards ~ Groomsmen attire


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~Inspired Fridays!~ Pinks and Pearls!

Today we are in a romantic mood!  Our favourite mood to be in!  

All the soft hues of pink, pearls and classic images we are seeing has inspired us to create this board which we hope ... inspires you!!

There is so much visual inspiration out there that it can be easy to get "lost" and overwhelmed.  

Take all the images in and maybe a "romantic spark" will get the wedding planning in motion!  Our personal favourite of the images below.... the beautiful cake dripping with pearls!

~ Happy Planning Ladies! ~


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Vintage Tannery Wedding - Part One

From the place where they met, an eating establishment in Waterloo Ontario called Ethel's, to their Vintage reception at The Tannery downtown Kitchener, this Bride & Groom were fortunate enough to have two very talented photographers following them around!!    

Here are some of the images that one of the photographers captured of Heidi & Chris' special day!


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Photos courtesy of Brian Wiebe Photography







Wedding Gown Designer - Sophia Tolli

"I need to find the perfect dress!"

So often these are the words that are heard once that ring is put on.

With so many designers to chose from, I will be showcasing one designer every week in my new segment ~ Style Fridays ~

Let's begin!

During my travels on the net, I came across some very classic, romantic gown designs that are nothing but haute couture!  Wedding gown Designer Sophia Tolli is inspired by whimsy, modern elegance and the runways of Paris.

Here are a few of her designs that have won over my heart! 

 ~ Enjoy! ~































RSVP to the Party!

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting newly engaged couple Cheryl & Jared. From this one meeting...I quickly found out that these two know how to have fun!

Their big day is going to be nothing but that!

Surrounded by lots of friends and family, Cheryl & Jared will be exchanging their "I Do's" at The Concordia Club in Kitchener, Ontario.

Shades of purple & black along with the couple's love of music, will be the backdrop for this special day.

Excited to be a part of this!   Here is a little inspiration for this special day! 


 ~ Happy Planning!!! ~


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Featured on "Wedding Obsession" !!!

I am so excited to share that our photo shoot has been featured yet again on another blog!  

This time Melissa at Wedding Obsession "shared the love" for our Fun & Flirty Photo Shoot at the beautiful Hacienda Sarria in Kitchener, Ontario.

Check out the images below and Be Inspired!!!!


Invitation: Little Details ~ Styling: Style & Elegance  ~  Tux: Tuxedo Royale 

Gown: Bridal Depot  

 Hair  & Makeup: Chameleon Hair Studio ~  Florist: WR Designs Flower Co 

 Photography: Anne Edgar Photography ~ Cakes: Too Nice to Slice

Classic Inspiration

I have had the pleasure of meeting and booking my first 2012 clients! Congratulations to Nicole & Justin on their engagement!  

I am so excited and very much looking forward to working with this couple in 2011.

Blues, fuschias and green will be a striking combination!

This visual inspiration is going to help me create a day for this couple ..."just how they dreamed it would be..."




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Unique Ideas for your Wedding

In Japanese tradition a thousand paper cranes are given as a wedding gift, wishing a thousand years of prosperity and happiness upon the couple.  That's a whole lot of good luck!  


Laura & Jonathan's wedding day was FILLED with special meaning! From the involvement of family to the significance of the paper cranes!  

While they were dating, Jonathan would send paper cranes to Laura.... with secret messages inside!       How sweet is that!

Featured recently on Brides.com, this wedding showcases how you can incorporate your unique style and meaning into your wedding day.


Don't be afraid to think outside the box!


~ Happy Planning!



For more visuals of this special day, check out Brides.com