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Pantone Blended Color of the Year Brings Back Blue Sky and Tranquility
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Pantone Blended Color of the Year Brings Back Blue Sky and Tranquility

At the beginning of each year, we look at the Pantone’s Color of the Year as a source for design inspiration.  This year, the Pantone Color Institute® has chosen two different shades to share the title; Rose Quartz (muted shade of pink) and Serenity (muted blue).  These two pastels are more subdued than previous color choices, such as Marsala (2015) and Radiant Orchid (2014). The Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®, Leatrice Eiseman, said of their selection, “Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”   If you are planning a wedding this year, please consider using colors inspired by Rose Quartz and Serenity.  The two selections for the Color of the Year have a complementary color built in for flower arrangements that will be both beautiful and romantic.  Via: Anastasiya Belik Photography, Photography Ben Yew, Kelly Faetanini Bridal Dress 2016, Lazaro Bridal Dress Watercolor, Pinterest 

Happy Halloween!
Friday, October 30, 2015
Pantone Blended Color of the Year Brings Back Blue Sky and Tranquility

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Well, almost. Close enough, right?! For those of you who don't know, Halloween is said to have originated in Ireland. We gained the tradition of carving jack-o-lanterns from an old Irish tradition where children would carve faces and designs into turnips and carry the pumkin with them while they were 'trick-or-treating'. While majority of Europe, Canada, and the United States celebrate a variation of the Irish Halloween, celebrations differ worldwide. Many Latin cultures celebrate Dia de Los Muretos, a 3-day long celebration, honoring the lives of past friends and family. Many families will construct alters in their homes and decorate them with pictures, flowers, and candy. On the final day of Dia de Los Muretos, families have picnics at the gravesites of their loved ones.  Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays, and not just because it's an excuse to eat all of the candy. I truly love the dark, gothic style that it inspires at parties and weddings alike. Not to mention all the fun, unique costumes. If you are having a Halloween inspired wedding, we have a bunch of fun ideas to make your day stand out. One way is to have floral broomsticks for your favorite witches. This idea brings Halloween spirit, but can still be used with more traditional style decor and fashions. If your the type to through caution to the wind, dress up as fun ...

Real Wedding: Evelyn & Gabriel
Friday, October 23, 2015
Pantone Blended Color of the Year Brings Back Blue Sky and Tranquility

Even though we are well into the fall season, many brides are planning for their spring and summer weddings. Today we are featuring a real wedding that we worked on in May 2014. For this timeless light pink and mint color scheme, we primarily used garden roses for her bouquet, hydrangeas, roses, baby's breath, and eucalyptus. Our favorite part of floral design for this wedding was, of course, the bridal bouquet, and the chandelier.  Weddings are a great way to show off you and your better half's fun qualities, and life together. As a dog owner, I loved how Evelyn and Gabriel included their pets in their wedding by having small versions of each pet accompany the couple on top of the cake. The couple's love of something salty and sweet was also well represented by painted marshmallows and chocolate covered pretzels. Groomsmen were also given bullet casings as gifts from the groom. Evelyn and Gabriel did a great job personalizing their wedding. I hope you enjoy this post as much as we enjoyed working for this couple! If you have any questions about flower and design choices at your wedding, drop us an email. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!  Bakery: Blue Note Bakery Entertainment: Live Oak Entertainment Florist : Malleret Designs Photographer: Larissa Marie Photography Venue & Catering: The Oasis on Lake Travis ...

Pantone's Fall Favorites: Amethyst Orchid
Friday, October 16, 2015
Pantone Blended Color of the Year Brings Back Blue Sky and Tranquility

Jewel tones are always a great option during any season, and Pantone's Amethyst Orchid is no exception. This royal purple hue will bring sophistication to any event this fall. And adding Amethyst Orchid to your wedding color scheme will surely leave you, your future husband, and your guests feeling like royalty on your big day.  Personally, I love mixing different shades of purples and deep, berry reds for a cohesive palette that still allows for some diversity. Even though using flowers similar in color does not allow for a bold 'pop' the variety of shades allow for a type of fluidity in the design and equally complement each other. If Amethyst Orchid is only an accent color, wearing colored jewelry and accessories is a nice way to draw a little more attention to it, while simultaneously tying in the total look.  I would love to hear how you made Amethyst Orchid work at one of your events! Comment submission is at the bottom of the page. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!  Via B Floral, Stylist, Earrings NationVia Little Dreamers Inc., Earth and Moon Design, Badgley MischkaVia Jenn Hopkins Photography, Judy Pak Photography, Boonetown Story

Pantone's Fall Favorites: Biscay Bay
Friday, October 09, 2015
Pantone Blended Color of the Year Brings Back Blue Sky and Tranquility

Something Old, something New, something Borrowed, something Blue!Many brides have a difficult time incorporating something blue into their wedding, especially in fall when many of the primary colors are deep reds, orange, and shades of browns. Pantone's Biscay Bay Blue does an amazing job at seamlessly harmonizing with these fall colors. This vibrant, almost aqua, green-blue is sure to make a statement, whether it's one of your event's primary colors or just an accent. A unique idea for incorporating any pop of color on your big day is using colored teacups. I truly adore the idea of teacups and macaroons as a fun, unique way of personalizing any wedding.One of the many great things about fall is the weather. Now that it is starting to cool down, try a teacup filled with a hot coffee cocktail, or a hot toddy as your signature drink during the cocktail hour. And if you're not sure what to do with all these teacups at the end of the night, give them to your guests as cute, uncommon party favors.Via Cooking for Pleasure, Raoul Pop, GlamspirationVia Woodnote PhotographyVia Marianne Wilson Photography, Tec Petaia Photo, Jennifer Lindberg PhotographyVia O'Malley Photography, Tec Petaia Photo, PinterestVia Tec Petaia Photo