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

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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Forget the Groom’s Cake!! LATE NIGHT EATS ARE ALL THE RAGE!!

After countless drinks, and busting out your best moves on the dance floor, a little midnight snack is always appreciated! Late night wedding eats are a huge trend of 2015, and brides and grooms are having so much fun with it! We planned a wedding recently where the groom wanted White Castle burgers brought in at the end of the night!

Guests loved a delicious treat to take with them on their journey home! While burgers are quite popular, we also love these other creative late night eats ideas!!! Who’s hungry?!?!
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Popcorn

Fill personalized bags with the popcorn of your choice: regular, garlic, cheddar, or even caramel corn!! Your guests will love that they can grab and go with this special treat.

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Coffee and Donuts

Offer your guests some coffee, to offset all that champagne, while they munch on a delicious donut from your favorite local place! You can add some detail by including your initials and wedding date on the cups!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

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Milk and cookies

Bring things back to the good old days; who doesn’t love milk and cookies?!?! We’re obsessed with these heart-shaped cookies, talk about wedding perfection!

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Pretzel and a Coke

A salty pretzel is just the thing to grab after a lot of dancing! Pair that delicious pretzel with an adorable bottled coke or soda for the perfect “end- of- wedding” snack!

We hope you enjoyed these fun late night eats ideas! Let us help you with your late night wedding needs and any and all party coordination concerns ! Contact us at :

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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

 

Hunter Hayes- Wanted

 

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!

 

 

Bridal pear drop earring

Bridal pear drop earring

 

 

 

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Bridal Hair Comb via Etsy

 

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

 

{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!

Planning the Perfect Beach Event!

Happy Friday, Everyone! Now that we are starting to see some warmer weather, we are excited to start planning some outdoor events! With outdoor events, there are many things that need to be considered.  Decor, space, time and weather are … Continue reading