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2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

December 18th, 2018

By Kimberly Wallner

It’s that time of year again… Pantone has announced their 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral! Pantone.com describes their newest selection as “…Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.”

A warm, cheery hue, we’ve seen coral making its way into more and more wedding color palettes over recent years. Perfect for the fun-loving couple, we often see coral paired with other bright, summery shades (think pinks and yellows). However, coral also works well with cooler tones like blues and greens. A popular choice among our brides this past year was to pair pale blue bridesmaids’ dresses with coral flowers, which makes for a fresh, summery look!

Looking for a more dramatic look? Coral also pairs perfectly with bolder choices like black, navy, or even hunter green, which we often see incorporated into more formal weddings. Regardless of how you choose to incorporate it, coral will add a bright, playful element to your wedding day color palette. For being such a bright color it really is quite diverse and we look forward to seeing how couples incorporate this fun hue into their weddings in the coming year!

Special thanks to our photographer friends who always capture our clients so beautifully! L Photographie | Lauren Muckler Photography | Carretto Studio | Mike Cassimatis Photography | Switzerfilm

2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

December 8th, 2017

Posted by Kimberly Wallner

It’s the most colorful time of the year! Pantone has announced their 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. Pantone.com describes the purple shade as “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

The color of royalty, wedding bloggers are already pointing out the fittingness of the purple choice as the industry buzzes with anticipation of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding. But you don’t have to be a royal (or even marry one) to incorporate purple into your day! Much like 2017’s Greenery, the exact Ultra Violet shade might be a bit bold for many couples. If purple is your color, we recommend using Ultra Violet as a jumping off point and utilizing various shades as they fit best for your taste and day.

Pantone has put together several color palettes built around Ultra Violet to help designers visualize the color in a variety of applications. From pairing the purple with muted shades to bolder colors, Ultra Violet is much more versatile than you might have initially thought!

Thank you to the photographers featured in this post for always capturing our clients so beautifully! Switzerfilm | Lisa Hessel Photography | Your Story Photography | Bradford Martens | L Photographie

Seasonal Blooms for Crisp Autumn

September 30th, 2015

Posted by Laura Katherine Smith

School has started, the weather is showing signs of changes, September is here… Our last breath of summer is this coming Labor Day weekend. www.ask . As much as some of us want to hold on to summer, the masses of us are quickly anticipating all that comes with fall; crisp air, rusted and rich colors, sweaters and pumpkin everything.air track tumbling

What all of us botanical lovers get excited about is the change in flower availability and all around palettes we get to play with! Good go to seasonal blooms are dahlias, garden roses (juliet’s our favorite), wax flower, succulents, cosmos (chocolate – yes please), astrantia, coxcom, and many more! Here is a round up of some of our most inspiring fall wedding florals and designs curated from Pinterest and inspired by Pantone’s Fashion Color Report Fall 2015:

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Check out some of our go-to Pinterest pages for seasonal inspiration and visual impact when working with brides and design clients:

Style Me Pretty

Martha Stewart Weddings

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Flower Magazine

 

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