April Update: Supin and Shaira’s Romantic Gold Gilded Wedding Continue reading
We love everything about wedding floral arrangements! We could talk about flowers all day long, and believe us we have!! One of our favorite new trends of 2016 is floral arrangements that take things to the next level; hanging arrangements, … Continue reading
There is so much to think of when planning a wedding! Often Brides and Grooms get overwhelmed with all the reception planning: the decor, the food, the cake, the music! One thing that often gets overlooked is the ceremony decor! … Continue reading
Football season, Pumpkin Latte Season, Fall Season but Engagement Season? Is that a thing?? Great question, and Engagement Season is most certainly a reality!! Every year between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day there seems to be a rush of proposals. WeddingWire.com estimates that approximately one in three of all engagements take place during this time frame. At Touch of Elegance we want you to be ready to drop to one knee, so we put together a list of some of the most awe inspiring proposals on the net; cause let’s be honest you are going to be telling this story for YEARS. LET’S MAKE IT FABULOUS!!!!!
1. Over a Cup of Coffee
We love the idea of a surprise attack!! Sip a morning coffee with your loved one and when they finish it off they will be blown away, and most importantly fully alert to answer “YES!!”
2. Between the Pages of Their Favorite Book
We are obsessed with proposals that sneak up on you!! Opening your book to do some reading and finding a beautiful ring is definitely most unexpected. Bonus points for a romantic book or for highlighting letters to spell out “WILL YOU MARRY ME.”
3. A Cute Puppy is Hard to Say No To!
Who could possibly say no to that adorable face?! Using your puppy to help with the proposal is a great way to get the whole gang involved.
4. Photo Booth “I DO”
Getting your proposal on camera is always a plus!! A photo booth is a great way to show the progression of the proposal. Your significant other will not be expecting it!
5. Spell it out with a magical Hot Air Balloon
Have your special someone look to the sky for the big proposal. This engagement idea has such a big wow factor that no one will be able to resist saying YES!!
6. A Fabulous Fortune!!
A cozy night in with chinese becomes a night of a lifetime with a special fortune!!
Selecting the location of your wedding is a HUGE decision! Perhaps you are looking for something a bit different from your typical wedding venue? Touch of Elegance Event Planners can help you find the perfect place for your once in a lifetime day. We believe your wedding venue should reflect who you are and your own personal style! Make a statement with one of the unique and WOW-worthy wedding venues below!
Be Royalty for a day with a Mansion Wedding!
A beautiful mansion insures incredible wedding photos. Your guests will be blown away! What we love about mansion weddings is the ability to explore! Cocktail hours can be held in several rooms to give your affair an intimate feel with your main dinner being held in an impressive ballroom.
These photos are from two different barn venues on Long Island. Take the earthy and rustic feel of a barn and add the elegance of a wedding and you have one amazing event! These venues are picture perfect and will match your pink cowgirl boots!
You’re a Wino and a Foodie! This Venue is for you! Go with a Chic Restaurant
If you’re all about the food this venue is for you! Specializing in sushi and steak, your guests will be floored by the quality of the food and the cool edgy decor.
You’re a Party Animal!?! Have Your Wedding at the Zoo!
New York City has some of the most beautiful zoos. Not only can your guests enjoy the gorgeous architecture all over the property but they will also get to gorilla watch during cocktail hour! Make your wedding not just an event but an adventure!
Love the Great Outdoors? Vineyards are a Gorgeous Place to Get Hitched!!
Good wine, good food and the great outdoors make a lasting impression. Include a wine tasting at your reception and your guests will be thrilled to sample some of the grapes while taking in the beautiful backdrop.
These are just a sample of the wonderful places to get hitched in our area! Give us a ring and we can help you select the perfect venue! Happy Wedding Planning!!
Everything about your Sixteenth Birthday should be sweet!! From the gorgeous dress you wear to the cake you serve! Here are some ideas that we love! 1. Pick a dress that shows off who you are! You like everything country! … Continue reading
In Father of the Bride, one of the most iconic wedding films of all time (in our opinion), George Banks has a difficult time coping with his daughter’s upcoming nuptials. “I was no longer the man in my little girl’s life. I was like an old shoe. The kind we manufacture and get all excited about, then after a few years discontinue. That was me now. Mr. Discontinued.”
With Father’s Day approaching this weekend- we thought we would chat a bit about what you can do to honor your father on the big day. We don’t want your Dad feeling like an old shoe!
We found this terrific article on Huffington Post with great ways to incorporate your dad! Check it out!
We love to keep up to date on wedding trends. Recently we found this article on the Knot of the best trends for 2015! Royal Color Palettes? White Glove Affairs?! YES PLEASE!! Here are some photos of an event we … Continue reading
Happy Wedding Wednesday!
You’ve planned every last detail of your wedding, from venue to decor and everything in between. Now it’s time to have a little bit of fun.
Choosing music for your first dance should not be a hassle. It should be a joy to pick a song that delivers the message of the connection between you and your partner.
Everyone always thinks that first dance songs should be romantic and wedding-like.
Do as you please and have fun with it!
Here are a few of our favorites!
John Legend- All of Me
such a romantic and beautiful song. It has quickly become one of the most requested wedding songs of the year.
Christina Perri- A Thousand Years.
Who doesn’t love a little Beyonce! This tune is fun and light and will more than surely get your guests out of their seats to join you!
Lana Del Rey- Young and Beautiful
Hunter Hayes- Wanted
Queen- Crazy little thing called love
It’s that time of year again!! School’s almost out and graduation is near!
With summer right around the corner, vacations, summer activities and all other planning starts to become a bit hectic.
Whether you are planning a graduation party for a young child or an adult, it should be kept fun and light-spirited. After all, the hard work throughout the years has finally come to an end and it’s time to enjoy it- worry free!
A few tips for planning a worry free (and small budget) graduation party!
1) Decor- keep decoration simple, yet fun. Whether you are a fan of balloons or not, having bright centerpieces or decorations throughout your venue (at home or not) instantly brings cheer and screams “Celebration”. Inexpensive decorations, like these below are perfect because you can recuse the glass jars and balloons are rather inexpensive. Flowers, such as tulips are also a great idea for a little bit more of a mature celebration.
2) Food- you want to keep food items very simple and small. Anything that can be grabbed and put either on a napkin, small bowl or a small plate is perfect. Now is the time to mingle and enjoy the company of those you may have rejected during your studies- there’s a lot of catching up to do- sit down dinners may take that away from the mood oft his type of party. Opt for mini sliders, pigs in a blanket, and sandwiches as your primary dishes. Pasta salad can also be taken in small bowls or cups and may not be as messy as lettuce with dressing.
3) Dessert- keeping the theme of small bits, opt for cupcakes or cake bites rather than a large sheet cake for a celebration like this. As people are most likely standing around and chatting, cupcakes are perfect for this type of occasion as it also help keeps the sense of movement.
4) Drink- have options as far as alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Feel free to get creative here. Have a bartender come up with a signature cocktail for your special occasion. Make sure to be able to have alcoholic and non-alcoholic variations of this drink as well.
A graduation ion is a grand celebration and should not bring on any anguish or stress. These simple ideas for planning a care-free event are perfect for the busy individual who does not want to compromise the meaningfulness of this celebration.
Contact Touch of Elegance for more ideas and consultations to plan any event you may have this upcoming season!