Love in the Golden Age

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Unique Floral Ideas for Your WOW Worthy Wedding

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

Inspire Your Ceremony Decor: Magical Mandaps

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

Engagement Season Prep

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!!”

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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.”

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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.

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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!

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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!!

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6. A Fabulous Fortune!!

A cozy night in with chinese becomes a night of a lifetime with a special fortune!!

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Not Your Cookie Cutter Wedding Venue!

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.

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Love the Rustic vibe?? Us too!! Choose to say “I do” in a Barn!Frank_Brush_Barn

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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

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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! 

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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.

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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!!

Mr. Discontinued?! We Think Not! How to Make your Father Feel Special on the Big Day!!

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!

Dads At Weddings: 6 Modern Ways To Include Your Father In Your Wedding

 

 

Going Royal?! A Must for 2015

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

{Wedding Wednesday} Top First Dance songs!

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

 

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Queen- Crazy little thing called love

 

 

 

 

 

{Wedding Wednesday} Choosing Jewelry!

Happy Wedding Wednesday!
Hope all of you are having a beautiful weekend so far.

With wedding season in full swing, there are many important elements that we need to address. Every bride of course wants to look flawless on their big day- and they should!

Apart from the anticipated dress, hair make up and all of the small details play a big part in a brides’ look.

Many brides choose to wear pieces that belonged to their mother, grandmother or other family member that are very important to them- and with reason!

When choosing jewelry for your wedding though, there are a few things to take into consideration!

1) Stylemake sure the jewelry you choose complements and actually fits in with your wedding dress and other accessories. You want to stick to one style. Over dressing your wrists and neck can make it look tacky or misplaced.

2) Cost– if you are not borrowing jewelry from someone or wearing your own, consider cost here. There is not much reasoning behind spending an outstanding amount of money on jewelry, especially if it is specific to this occasion. There are endless options of costume jewelry. There are so many opportunities for jewelry to get lost on a day where you are shuffling around. Visit different stores, try on different pieces, even purchase one or two prior to your wedding to make sure you are not allergic.

3) Photography yes. This can also be tied in with cost. Of course when you are opting to go the less expensive route, you want to consider how it will look in photographs. Take pictures of the jewelry in different lighting to see how it will turn out in photographs.

These are only a few things to consider when searching for adornment on your big day. See This blog for a few more helpful hints!

Below are a few beautiful pierces that are sure to add beauty to any bridal attire and will not break the bank!

 

 

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Rose Gold Pearl Bracelet via Etsy

Rose Gold Pearl Bracelet via Etsy

 

Mrs. Script Sterling Silver via Etsy

Mrs. Script Sterling Silver via Etsy

 

Bridal Rhinestone Earring via Etsy

Bridal Rhinestone Earring via Etsy

 

Garden Inspired Parties

In light of Earth Day approaching, I thought I would share some garden inspired party ideas.

From small dinner gatherings to large weddings, an outdoor plant infused decor element is as simply chic and refreshing as they come.

Rather than the usual banquet hall or restaurant, an outdoor event allows for personality to shine through and invites your guests to enjoy something out of the norm.

For decor, simple table settings are perfect.  The green background of a yard or a field already adds such a perfect landscape that keeping it minimal is just what you need.

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Decorations around your venue or space can become as creative as you’d like.  Including things like plants and vegetables really adds lots of color and unique flair.

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Keeping with the theme of the “outdoors”  giving goodies such as potted plants to your guests is a great idea that will allow them to remember their experience for a long time

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Potted Plant Thank You Gifts

When it comes to food, you want to keep it very simple and grab-friendly.  Since this is an outdoor event, chances are your guests will want to walk around and mingle.  Providing foods that will require bowls or large plates may not be the best idea.  Keep it simple with mini appetizers such as quiches, mini sandwiches or sliders so that your guests can grab them and continue their movement.

For drinks, providing custom drinks to go with the decor, keeping with color scheme or coming up with names is a fun idea for your guests to enjoy.

Outdoor events can be so much fun and can be as simple or as elaborate as you’d like.

As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or to plan your Garden Inspired Event!