Love in the Golden Age

April Update: Supin and Shaira’s Romantic Gold Gilded Wedding Continue reading

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

 

 

{Wedding Wednesday} All White

There is nothing more beautiful than a classic white wedding.  The mood it sets is as romantic as it is lighthearted and fun.

We’re all for colors and patterns, but we just can’t help continuously falling in love with an all white palette.

Now, for our brides and planners who are not the biggest fans of going “all white” it can absolutely serve as a base to build off of.  Using mainly white in your wedding (or event), leaves so much room to add the subtelest details and make them stand out so much more.

 

With spring upon us, adding green plants, trees or even vegetables (yep!) attracts your guests’ eyes and doesn’t allow your meaningful details to go unnoticed- which many times, they do!

 

 Don’t be afraid to go with all white bridesmaids. You can always offset with colorful bouquets or colored shoes.  We absolutely love the playful idea of all white bridal parties because it’s so carefree and simple.

Adding small details like custom cocktails to go with the theme, candy and dessert bars and candles are sweet elements to add.  The dim lighting from the candles will add a romantic feel, while the candy bars will create a fun element for your guests.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you might have regarding this post or any event.

Happy Wedding Weddnesday!