Happy Anniversary Phyllings & Timothy!!!

Posted on December 1, 2013

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Phyllings & Timothy are celebrating their first year anniversary today!

Their wedding was at the Leon County Civic Center and it was beautiful.

Happy Anniversary and we wish you many more years of martial bliss!!!



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Highlights of a beautiful event!!!

Colors: Sage Green & Chocolate

Ceremony & Reception: Leon County Civic Center

Florist: Posh Stems

Photographer: Micha Everett Photography

Cake: The Cake Shop

Videographer: Unique Video Creations

 

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Happy Anniversary Candace & Victor!!!

Posted on June 16, 2013

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Candace and Victor are celebrating their first anniversary today!

Their wedding was at Golden Eagle Country Club and it was truly beautiful.

Happy Anniversary and we wish you many more years of martial bliss!!!



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Article By: Emily Post

Parents

If you haven’t yet met the parents of your daughter’s or son’s fiancé(e), that meeting should be arranged as soon as possible.

The actual invitation can be extended in whatever manner is convenient. While a written note is always nice, a phone call or e-mail is also fine. The point is to introduce yourself to your future in-laws and share your pleasure over the engagement, then go on to explore the possibility of when you can sit down together. Let the spirit of friendship be your guide: If the distance prevents you from getting together before the wedding itself, then both sets of parents should make an effort to stay in touch by calling or writing in the months prior to the big event.

Who actually hosts the get-together and the nature of the occasion are matters of preference rather than tradition. This may be a good time to consult the bride- and groom-to-be, since they’re likely to know what kind of a gathering will put everyone at ease: a casual barbecue or a weekend supper, a weekend dinner or a brunch at a restaurant.

Mom’s Stress Busting Tip:

It doesn’t matter who takes the first step. When it comes to meeting your child’s future in-laws, don’t get hung up on “who should call whom first.” While the tradition holds that the groom’s parents should make the first contact, these days it doesn’t particularly matter who makes the first move (although the bride’s parents may want to wait a few days, to give the parents of the groom a chance to honor custom). The important thing is for the parents to meet, even if over the phone first, and share in the spirit of excitement over the future union.

 

 



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I wanted to share a few pictures from my wedding last year. As a wedding planner, I have had the pleasure of planning many weddings and to plan my own was extremely exciting . Our wedding was small and intimate and at our favorite place….the beach.   I hope you enjoy!!!

Colors: Fuchsia, Blush Pink, and Chocolate

Ceremony: Princess Beach ~ Destin, Floria

Florist: Posh Stems

Photographer: Hanowell Photography

Wedding Planner: Elegance Affairs

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After five years in business, I am pleased to announce that Elegance Affairs has a studio space!!!!

We are located at 4525 Capital Circle N.W., Suite J4.

We are looking forward to providing a one of a kind experience in wedding and event planning, linen rentals and event design.

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Congratulations Sara & Tyler!!!

Posted on March 30, 2013

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We are so excited about what this weekend has in store.  This wonderful couple is getting married and we

are so privilege to be apart of their special day.  Elegance Affairs is providing A- Day- Out  wedding planning

services. Stay tune for pictures of their special day.

                                                                   Congratulations Sara & Tyler !!!

                                                        We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!



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Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers

Posted on March 15, 2013

Just wanted to share a few pictures of bouquets, centerpieces, and floral designs that I love. Enjoy!!!

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I have been a fan of The Knot for years!!! Their articles are inspiring and truly informative. After my monthly review, I found the perfect article that explains the importance of hiring a wedding planner. I hope you enjoy!!!

 

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A wedding planner could just be the best thing you spend money on. We spoke to wedding planning specialist and director at Wedding Belles and Beaus, Marie Costigan, to find out why you should hire a wedding planner. Here’s her top ten reasons:

Reason #1. You deserve everything to be perfect on your big day.

It takes a lot of time and hard work to pull a wedding together perfectly. A wedding planner has organized a wedding a hundred times, and with practice comes perfection. They know the right people to talk to, how to get the best prices, what should (and shouldn’t) be in a contract, and how to ensure that every single detail is prepared for your big day.

Reason #2. You’re not very good at sticking to a budget.

Money is one of the hardest aspects of planning your wedding. Who’s paying, how much, when is your bill due and how do you ensure you don’t spend too much of it? A wedding planner is like a financial adviser or an accountant who specializes in weddings. They know how much things should cost, roughly what percentage of your budget will be spent in each area, whether, and when payments will need to be made in order to secure services or products.

Reason #3. Your wedding planning experience should be enjoyable, not stressful.

Whether your engagement is long or short, you should enjoy every moment of that special time with your dream man. Most importantly, you do not want to turn into a neurotic Bridezilla who can’t sleep, can’t eat, can’t work and is constantly stressing about how much work there is to be done. Since it’s our job, a wedding planner has time and the skills to deal with everything on your behalf. All you have to worry about is taking care of yourself and enjoying your engagement period.

Reason #4. You don’t want to spend hours finding suppliers and trying to figure out who is trustworthy.

It’s daunting to know how many suppliers are out there (and how many people it takes to make a wedding a success). Knowing who to trust and who is right for you is one of the hardest tasks of planning a wedding. Once you find a great wedding planner however, the rest is much easier. They can recommend suppliers they’ve worked with before and know how to get the best prices, and the best results, from them. “Even if we have to use a new supplier, we know how to find the best one for your style and price.”

Reason #5. You don’t want to worry about forgetting to plan or pay for something.

Wedding checklists can be pages long, so it’s no surprise if you’re worried about forgetting something. Luckily a planner knows what needs to be done like the back of their hand! They will keep track of all your deadlines and remind you when things need to be done and decided on. Nothing will ever be missed, and there’s no danger that something won’t turn up on the day because of poor preparation.

Reason #6. You both work and you don’t want wedding planning to take over your life.

Planning a wedding takes a lot of time, even more if you do everything yourself. Having a wedding planner is like having a personal assistant whose sole responsibility is doing all the running around for your wedding.

Reason #7. You have a great venue coordinator but they don’t take care about any of the other details.

You’ve already found your venue and you get along really well with the venue coordinator (the person who takes care of all the logistics of the venue and often is provided as part of your wedding package). She’s great and has got everything under control, she’s even given you a recommended list of suppliers that they work with. But keep in mind, that’s generally as far as her services extend. A wedding planner goes beyond these tasks and can help you manage your budget, mediate disputes with your family, tell you what flowers are in season on your wedding date, take you to meet the other suppliers, research prices, and anything else you wish.

Reason #8. You need help making your vision a reality.

No matter whether you know exactly what you want, have a vague idea, or no idea at all, a wedding planner can help you define the look, style, mood and emotions you want to create. They know the latest trends and are inspired daily by other brides, suppliers and the industry. They can visualize what will work in your venue and know how to bring your desired mood to life.

Reason #9.You’re struggling to meet the demands of your friends and family.

Does your family have a different idea of how your wedding should look? Many brides have to deal with a plethora of conflicting opinions from their friends and family about how the wedding should unfold, and it can be hard to please everyone. Not to mention stressful. A wedding planner will deal with your family’s expectations, show you the available options and can be relied upon to give you expert advice so you make an informed decision.

Reason #10. You’re planning a wedding somewhere other than where you live.

Planning a destination wedding has it’s pros, but it’s hard to organize suppliers that you’ve never met or imagine a space you’ve never seen in person. A wedding planner with experience in organizing abroad weddings has a trick or two up their sleeve for getting the job done the way you want.

“The truth is, planning a wedding takes a lot of time, energy and focus,” says Costigan. “Sure, some bits of it are fun and exciting, but then there’s the endless research, details to remember, payments to make and so on which aren’t so much fun but are very necessary. Using one of our wedding planners means you’re in control. It’s definitely your day, your way, but you have a specialist working on your behalf to do the legwork, reduce your stress and ensure every detail is your kind of perfect.”

Article by The Knot

 



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At Elegance Affairs,we believe that wedding etiquette is extremely important. Emily Post has been a definitive source  on etiquette for generations. We wanted to provide our readers with the most frequently asked etiquette questions and walk you through the proper etiquette guidelines throughout the wedding planning process.  We hope you enjoy them and, most importantly, that they help you throughout the wedding planning process!

1. Share the good news

Your parents-and any children you may have from a previous union-should hear the news first. Then comes other relatives and close friends. Whether you do it in person or over the phone, do it yourself. Those closest to you will no doubt be hurt to hear the news second hand. Never announce an engagement until a former union has been dissolved, whether by divorce or annulment.

2. Meet the parents

Your engagement should not come as a shock to your parents. Obviously, it’s a good idea to get acquainted while you’re dating. Your engagement certainly signifies a change in the relationship with your fiancé’s/fiancée’s parents. Now’s the time to lay the foundation for a positive bond with your future in-laws. This is also when the parents of the bride meet-or at least make contact with-the parents of the groom. Traditionally, the groom’s parents call the bride’s parents to introduce themselves and extend an invitation to meet. However, that first contact can also be made by the bride’s parents.

3. Make the guest list & set the budget

Your budget is the determining factor for the shape, size and fanfare of your wedding. But you cannot decide the type of wedding you will have until you have some idea of the size of the guest list. The easiest way to cut costs is to narrow your guest list.

4. Pick the date

The time of year you have your wedding is a key consideration. The most popular months for weddings are June, September, August, May, October and July. Popular wedding sites will be at a premium in terms of availability and cost during these times. Those who want an outdoor wedding will want to be married in the warmer months. If guests will have to travel to attend your wedding, you’ll want to select a date that’s convenient for traveling.

5. Don’t forget the three C’s

Not clarity, cut or color. We’re talking about consideration, communication and compromise. How you handle your wedding plans can foretell how you will handle the other major decision of your life together. Along with the stress that will accompany the big decisions and little details should be a sense of adventure and fun. You are celebrating one of the most joyous milestones in your lives. Do so with a focus on consideration, communication and compromise and the process is sure to be smoother.

 

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