These shoes were made for Glamour!

Not that I can pull these off but I'm sure there is a beautiful lady out there who can!


These darlings were part of a styled session we had the honor of being involved in.

How stunning are they!?

For more clicks of this GORGEOUS styled session... click this link!

A big thank you to Urban Bride Boutique for supplying these beauties!

Happy Love Day!

XO

 

~ Styled Session Photography ~

courtesy of..

Anne  ~ Anne Edgar Photography  http://www.anneedgarphoto.com/ 

Carla ~ CGE Photography  http://cgephotography.com/

Laura – Vision Photography http://www.vision-photography.ca/#home 

Erika ~ Ten to Ten Photography        http://www.ten2tenphotography.com/

Lyn ~   Lyn Ismael http://lynismael.com/


Where Do We Get Married?

 

Do you picture yourself as a non-traditional bride?
Don't have too many affiliations with a close church or place of worship?

It seems to be more and more popular these days for young couples to be more creative with what space they choose for their magical day. Whether it be for the ceremony or the reception, more and more brides and grooms seem to be looking away from traditional banquet halls and venues.



Here are a few suggestions for you and your loved one to consider...

Outdoor weddings are beautiful and always romantic for a very non-traditional take on your ideal wedding venue, however there are many factors that come into play when deciding inside or outside.
What time of year is it going to be?
What is the average weather forecast for your city/town around that time?
Is it easy to switch from outside to inside if there is a freak storm that randomly comes your way?
All of these are things to consider when you and your beloved are discussing where to say your "I do's".
 

Another beautiful idea that modern brides are doing is having their ceremonies and receptions within botanical gardens or conservatories! How amazing would it be if you were walking down the aisle with butterflies floating all around the room?! So romantic! 



Not too into butterflies, but love animals? Another amazing idea is to hold your wedding at a local zoo!

Your guests will rave about the beautiful scenery and the exotic take on your special day and will never be able to forget how exciting the whole experience was!

If either of these nature-esque settings sound appealing to you, make sure to consider your guests as well before saying "Yes!" to the venue.

As well as beautiful venues to rent out like the ones we have previously listed above, it seems to be a trending idea to have your amazing day at a familiar family barn.
Asking your Aunt and Uncle for the barn for reception would probably make them happier than you could ever imagine and keep the beautiful memories of your wedding forever on that land. Sounds so touching!

Whatever you decide to do with your wedding space make sure it represents you both as a couple.
Your guests want to be surrounded by your kind of love and not a "cookie-cutter" version.

So make sure you're sticking true to what fits both your personalities and sit back to enjoy the most magical night of your life unveil!

Until Next Time, 

Charlotte 
xo

 

 

Our Favourite Things!

Good morning everyone!

It has been a while since we have posted on our blog... we have been crazy busy!  

We are back at it now and wish to introduce you to our new weekly segment...."Our Favourite Things!"

My lovely intern Charlotte and I will be sharing our love of everything wedding and providing you a glimpse of what makes us smile!

Stay tuned!

I will be sharing my favourite thing on Friday... a nice treat for the weekend!

Have a fabulous day and stay warm my lovelies!

 

Our Styled Session has been Published!

We have been published! .....**Insert happy dance here!**

A little while back I had the opportunity to collaborate with a group of very talented wedding professionals to create a styled photo session that we hoped would showcase our collective creative talent.  We loved the end result and are so excited to share it with you!

Our pretty styled session at The Arboretum in Guelph Ontario has been featured on the Frosted Petticoat blog! 

Click the link here and be wow'd by the beauty of the images courtesy of Anne & Megan at Anne Edgar Photography and Carla at CGE Photography

Here is a sneak peak!


 

~ Nods to our FABULOUS Wedding Professionals!!! ~

Photographers: Anne of Anne Edgar Photography (www.anneedgarphotography.com)  Megan at Anne Edgar Photography, / Carla of CGE Photography (www.cegphotography.com)/Planner: Afzia of Style and Elegance (www.styleandelegance.com) / Decor: Rebecca of High Gloss Weddings  (www.highglossweddings.com)  / Flowers: Rebecca of High Gloss Weddings  (www.highglossweddings.com) / Flowers: Karrie-Anne of Floral Factory (www.facebook.com/pages/Floral-Factory/185736545291Stationery: Tracey of Little Details (www.littledetails-wedding.com) / Cakes: Jen of Sweet Treats by Jen (www.sweettreatsbyjen.ca) /Makeup Artist: Sonia of Sonia Ryan & Co (www.soniaryan.com) / Make Up: Rebecca of High Gloss Weddings  (www.highglossweddings.com)  /  Hair: Michelle F. from Pino’s Salonwww.pinosalon.com/Hair: Savija Ellis savija@hotmail.com / Location: Arboretum at the University of Guelph

 

We hope you have enjoyed this dose of wedding gorgeousness!

Have a wonderful day my lovelies!


~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

~ Inspiration Fridays ~ Purple Weddings!!

The colours you choose for your wedding will convey certain emotions, mood + tone.  Many couples choose their wedding colours without knowing their meaning and what kind of tone it/they will set for their day.  

For this Inspiration Friday we are going to draw on one of our favorite colours - purple!  Such a luxurious colour, the use of dark versus light purple can convey two very different moods....

Darker shades of purple create a stronger, more sensual tone for the day.  Royalty and sophistication will eminate from your event!

   

 ....while lighter shades of purple are more romantic and delicate (our personal favourite ♥).  Giving off a softer feel to the whole day will hopefully put everyone in a more romantic mood! (not that they aren't already because they are there celebrating with you!) 

   

With so many shades of purple to play with, the possibilities are endless.  You can achieve any ambience such as warm (Plum), fresh (Lilac), exotic (Violet), cute (Mauve), glamorous (Imperial Purple); you just need to find the shade & tone that suits your style + vision.

  




 

  

Combining an accent colour opens you up to SO MANY gorgeous wedding elements. You can apply the colour scheme with class, without over doing it.  Limit it to where it should be used from dresses, bouquets, décor, and even catering but definitely don’t have everything one solid colour.  Here are a few things to inspire you. 

  

 

Let your imagination run wild!  Create the wedding of your dreams ladies!

~ Happy Planning! ~

 

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Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

afzia@styleandelegance.ca

519-574-9293


For the love of DIY!

Here we are again with another installment of our DIY inspiration!

Today's ~ wedding goodness ~ comes in the form of FLOWERS!  

Whether it be for a backdrop for your ceremony, the little detail on your guests' tables or even in the lovely bouquets held by your bridesmaids....the imagination can run wild with a DIY flower project.  

If you are ambitious enough and want to save a little when it comes to cost, this may be the way to go!  With ample planning and time to execute, you can create a beautiful and unique element that is all about you and your personal touch.

Take a peek at the below inspiration and get creative!

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How cute are these boutonierres!  

Newsprint, coffee filters, origami - all can find their way into crafty hands for flower bouquets, centrepieces and other decor

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Origami Flowers!

A nice touch would be to incorporate them on your cake!

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Take a look at these gorgeous chiffon and tulle flowers!  Perfect as accent on a flower girl's headband or even a sash for a bridesmaid.

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These are so vibrant in colour and so simple in scale that it's totally do-able!

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We can't forget about the stars of the show - the flowergirls!  These parasols would be something they would carry around with pride!  How cute!

Last but not least.  I absolutely love this idea for a backdrop!  For this fun couple, colour was the name of the game!  This backdrop is just the personal touch added to their wedding that sets the tone for the festivities to come!

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LOVE this one!!!

Hope everyone enjoyed todays DIY Inspiration!

 

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