Style & Elegance in the Media !

Very excited to get an email last week informing us that we have been recognized by Brides as a Favourite in The Wedding Ring!!!!!  

~ Top 5% Most Reviewed Experts ~

~ Top 5 Across Kitchener-Waterloo ~

Needless to say we were thrilled and honoured!

 

 

Check out the spread in the upcoming Fall/Winter 2013 Issue of the The Wedding Ring Magazine :)


 

Thank you to all of our clients for supporting us!


Readers Select Awards ~ Platinum Winner!

We are so thrilled to announce that we have been selected as the Platinum winner of the Kitchener Record Readers Select Award 2012 in the category of BEST WEDDING PLANNER!


Kitchener Wedding Planner

 


Thank you so much once again to all of our family, friends, past, current and future clients for your support!!

It means so much! 

Golden Globes 2012 - Red Carpet Style

The annual walk on the Red Carpet at the 2012 Golden Globes was viewed by millions on January 15th (we know we are a bit late with this post but it's been busy around here!)  

We are just in love with all the designer fashion that paraded past the cameras!  Trends in accessories, silohuettes and hairstyles are always topics of conversation at the water cooler the following  morning!  

As always with the high profile award shows...  elements of inspiration for wedding gowns are drawn from the red carpet... it's a natural progression!  Check out what all the celebrities were wearing and see if a certain designer sparks your interest!  


Golden Globes

~ Emma in Lanvin ~

The beautiful Emma Stone graced the red carpet in an understated, unique gown by Lanvin.  She did a fabulous job in the movie "The Help".  A must-see!

Golden Globes

~ Natalie Portman in Lanvin ~

Gorgeous new mom Natalie Portman is wearing a fuschia strapless gown by Lanvin.  Accenting her look were Jimmy Choo heels and Harry Winston jewellry!  Wow!  

 

~ Julie Bowen in Reem Acra ~

This simple nude-coloured sweetheart gown resonated old Hollywood glamour.  Elegant and classic... thumbs up from us!!!

 

~ Paula Patton in Monique L'huillier ~

This Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol star walked the red carpet in a bold number!  A strapless, form fitting canary gown wowed the masses!  It's bold but it worked for her!

 

~ Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka ~

The "Queen" dazzled the cameras with her timeless taste.  We we drawn by the colour of the dress!  We love midnight blue!!!  Very elegant!

 

~ Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli ~

This Underworld: Awakening star chose a strapless, pale, floor-length gown with just enough sequin and chiffon to give it a romantic look.  Another thumbs up from us!

 

~ Berenice Bejo in Emilio Pucci ~

Again - we LOVE the colour of this gown!  

Now for my favourite of then night!!!

~ Jessica Alba in Gucci ~

We absolutely LOVE this lavender strapless number Jessica Alba wore to the Globes.  So elegant and classy!  

Hope you enjoyed some of the red carpet!

 

Wedding Wire - 2012 Bride's Choice Award !!

Wedding Wire

The WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards ™ recognizes the best local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate quality and service excellence within the wedding industry.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards™ are determined by the quality, quantity, recency, and consistency of reviews from over 1.2 million WeddingWire newlyweds.

 

The 2012 award recipients represent the top five percent of WeddingWire's vendor community, which consists of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the US and Canada.

We are very honoured to be a part of this group! Thank you to all our clients who reviewed our company and helped us get to where we are!  We have enjoyed being a part of your special day and wish you all the best!

For those couples who are planning their wedding..... contact us to see how we can make your day ...."just how you dreamed it would be."

 

 

Official Royal Wedding Programme !

 

Along with a newly released photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Official Royal Wedding Programme has been made available!  

For those of you that are lucky enough to be in London as we speak, the programme will be sold along the processional route for 2 pounds each.  Wow!  For those of you that are watching from the comfort of home, the programme is available online.  Check out the following link!

We are just hours away from the Wedding of the Century!  I will be up early tomorrow!  

~ Enjoy everyone! ~

 

Royal Wedding Countdown!!!!

 

Everything is about the Royal Wedding!!!  I love it!

William & Kate have captured the hearts and attention of so many people and they will all be watching come Friday as they begin their journey together.  

Second in line to the throne - Prince William has grown up in the public eye and now will be moving on to the next stage of his life in the same fashion.

Which wedding designer Kate chose to create her gown will be a focal point for many women!  Including me!

The "Princess -to-be's" fashion sense has created a following of sorts... for example her blue Issa dress in which she announced her engagement to Prince William, sold out within hours of the images being released!  Wow!  

 

I know where I will be come Friday morning - do you?  If you are still looking for someplace to enjoy the wedding of the century, check out the following for some options!

Here is how the day will unfold on the small screen!

Friday, April 29

  CTV’s William and Kate: The Royal Wedding starts at 3 a.m., with hosts Lloyd Robertson and, from Buckingham Palace, Lisa LaFlamme, alongside royal biographer Christopher Warwick, royal expert Victoria Arbiter and comedian Tracey Ullman (simulcast on CP24, CTV News Network and at www.TheRoyals.ca).

  Global’s Wills & Kate: The Royal Wedding starts at 4 a.m. with Global National’s Dawna Friesen and ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey.

  Heather Hiscock kicks things off at 2 a.m. on CBC and CBC News Network. Peter Mansbridge will join two hours before the 6 a.m. wedding ceremony.

  BBC Canada and E! have live coverage as well, both beginning at 4 a.m.

  After the rice is thrown, Marilyn Denis hosts her own reception with Scott Thompson as QEII (CTV, 10 a.m.). LaFlamme and the rest of the royal wedding broadcast team are back with live hits from London, highlights and post-wedding updates (CTV, noon to 3 p.m.; 7 to 9 p.m.)

  E! dissects the day (and maybe some ill-advised hat choices?) in Will and Kate: Road to the Altar (9 p.m.) and Fashion Police: Royal Wedding (10 p.m.).

  For anyone who didn’t get up before the crack of dawn to watch Kate walk down the aisle, BBC Canada is re-airing the big event, starting at 10 a.m. William and Kate: The Movie and A Tale of Two Princesses follow (4 p.m. and 6 p.m.).


~ Enjoy the Celebrations Everyone! ~  

 

Wedding Gown Designer - Ines Di Santo

It's Style Friday once again and I'm loving the research I have to do for this weekly post.  

I get to look at wedding dresses!  I love it!

In the limelight this week is Italian Couture Wedding gown designer Ines Di Santo.

Creating designs to catch the eye of the fashionista bride, Di Santo personally  overseas the production of every gown to ensure the highest standard of quality.  From sentimental romance to luxury couture, this designer's instinct on the bridal silhouette leads to her unrivaled creativity. 

Take a look at some gowns that caught my eye.

Happy Planning!

(Gowns are made here in Canada at her atelier in Toronto, Ontario. )


 

~ Colette ~

 Grecian inspired ivory Silk gown with an empire cut and sheath silhouette. Delicate beaded back

 


 

~ Crystal ~

Off-white strapless Silk Chiffon gown with asymmetrical rouching throughout bodice with beautiful beaded appliqués

 

 

~ Devine ~

Strapless blush pink unique Italian Silk Taffeta gown with rouched bodice and handmade silk roses asymmetrically scattered throughout side skirt.

 

 

~ Jolie ~

Strapless gown with sweetheart neckline featuring a mermaid silhouette fully beaded with multicolored Swarovski crystals and cameo pink underlay.

 


 

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

Oscars Best Dressed Red Carpet Style !

Well another year of Oscars is in the books.

The 83rd annual Academy Awards aired on television over the weekend and aside from the tough competition in the film category, the Designer style the stars were showcasing was fabulous!!!    I always love to see who is wearing what!

There is so much inspiration on this night for wedding designers!  Can't wait to see the Gown collections that will be revealed next!

Here are just some of my fave style picks from the Red Carpet!  (My personal favourite - Natalie Portman!  She was absolutely glowing!)

Post a comment & let us know which Red Carpet style was your favourite!  

Enjoy!

 

This performer is wearing a sparkling nude Monique L'Huillier gown, along with Chopard yellow-gold, pavé diamond button earrings, 13-carat ring & Jimmy Choo sandals!

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams wears a glittering purple L'Wren Scott cap-sleeved gown, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes & $1,350,000 of Cartier diamonds & emeralds.

 


 

 

 

 

The presenter goes '60s chic in a black-and-white Giorgio Armani Privé gown, worn with a retro updo. She finishes her look with $1 million worth of Neil Lane diamond & emerald jewelry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian actress & former Miss World Aishwarya Rai looked amazing! She arrived wearing a bronze Giorgio Armani Prive strapless gown, accented by sparkly beading .

 

 

 

 

This pregnant star showed off her growing bump in an off-the-shoulder, empire-waisted violet Rodarte with Swarovski crystal beading, Jimmy Choo heels, a Roger Vivier clutch, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured on A Million Little Details !

How exciting is this!!!  

Style & Elegance has been featured on Canada’s newest and cutest daily wedding blog - A Million Little Details!

A group of Kitchener-Waterloo Wedding vendors brought our talents to the table and created a "Fun & Flirty" Inspiration shoot from which Brides-to-be can spark some creativity!  

We thoroughly enjoyed working with these talented vendors and were so excited that Crystal at A Million Little Details featured our hard work on their blog!

Check out the fruits of our labour!!

Great Work Ladies!!!   


 

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

 

Happy Planning!

 

 

Unique Movie-Inspired Engagement Session!

 

During my travels on the net, I came across a couples' unique engagement photo session featured on a 
site called  Green Wedding Shoes.  
Very cute by the way!
Being a romantic at heart, I totally fell in love with this "Notebook" Inspired photo session!  It gives the moments surrounding the couples' special day that much more meaning and a 
more personal touch.    
Check out these photos and be inspired!!!

 

notebook movie inspired engagement photos

 

notebook movie inspired engagement photos

notebook movie inspired engagement photos
notebook movie inspired engagement photos

notebook movie inspired engagement photos

notebook movie inspired engagement photos

notebook movie inspired engagement photos

notebook movie inspired engagement photos

Photography by Blushing Bride Studio in Montreal, Canada.