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

Touch of Elegance Featured on Maharani Weddings!!

We are so honored to be featured on Maharani Weddings!! Read below or check out the feature on their site by clicking below: http://www.maharaniweddings.com/2015-11-05/6468-garden-city-ny-indian-wedding-by-gio-photography-and-video Garden City, NY Indian Wedding by Gio Photography & Video November 5, 2015 Posted by: Rania … 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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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} 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

 

 

 

Via Etsy

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

 

Unique Party and Wedding Favors

We spend a lot of time planning and coordinating our events and weddings.
From decor to food and entertainment, we can find so many ways to make our parties memorable for our guests.

Everyone wants to leave an impression and send their special ones home with a feeling of satisfaction and enjoyment. Some would even say an event is unsuccessful if the guests aren’t talking about it for weeks.

Of course decor, food and entertainment play a big role in “wow-ing” our guests, but it doesn’t end. There.

Party favors are a big way to make your guests feel special and appreciated for taking time out of their lives to celebrate with you.

A typical coaster, serving tray or picture frame will most likely get tossed aside as soon as your guests enter their home.

Giving your guests something fun and unique will not only impress them, but it will make them remember how much fun they had and how thoughtful your gifts are.

Here are some unique ideas for party favors!

 

 

 

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Customized Push-pop

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Blankets

 

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Via The Excited Bride

 S’mores

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Via The Excited Bride

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Via Pinterest

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{Wedding Wednesday} Non-Traditional Gowns

Take a hike, tradition!

We’ve been seeing such an influx of modernization shining through so many events and weddings lately.

We can’t ever express how much we value individuality and creativity when it comes to our clients and we are utterly devoted to helping them express themselves through the details of such events.

With that said, we are lusting over patterned wedding dresses!

Of course we still adore the traditional, white fairy tale wedding gown, but we can’t help but be excited for the freshness these patterned dresses and the bravery of the women who chose to wear them on a day as special as the memories created .

 Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Would you wear a patterned dress on your wedding day ?

Feel free  to contact us so that we can help you plan your most unique event or wedding!

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10 of the Most Beautiful Bridal Headpieces found on Etsy!

We can’t wait to share with you some of our favorite finds this week!

There’s an abundance of bridal accessories to choose from all over the internet, trunk shows and bridal expos- but we absolutely love the idea of using Etsy because you are getting something unique.

Every bride (and co.) wants to look exquisite on that special day.
Many of you spend months looking for the perfect jewelry, garter, veil and shoes.

We really love the idea of fascinators and headbands and we’ve searched the world of Etsy for you and come up with our Top 10 picks!

Jeweled headpieces and hair combs can get super pricey- but we’ve narrowed it down to these beauties – and the best part of it all is they are all under $100!!!

We hopes his helps complete your look on your special day!

Happy Friday!