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Just Announced: Color of the Year 2014

 

Pantone has just announced the color of the year for 2014. We have anxiously been awaiting this announcement.  Each year, it is so much fun to see what the color will be.  This year it is a hue of purple and we love it!!! (of course)

Did you know that purple is considered a neutral?  It has warm AND cool tones which make it a very compatible color partner.  The new color is soft, but yet powerful enough to stand alone.  What colors will you pair it with?  Make sure to let us know.

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2014: PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past colors include:

  • PANTONE      17-5641 Emerald (2013)
  • PANTONE      17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
  • PANTONE      18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
  • PANTONE      15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
  • PANTONE      14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
  • PANTONE      18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
  • PANTONE      19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
  • PANTONE      13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
  • PANTONE      15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
  • PANTONE      17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
  • PANTONE      14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
  • PANTONE      19-1664 True Red (2002)
  • PANTONE      17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
  • PANTONE      15-4020 Cerulean (2000)

Photo and Credits:  http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/photos/pantone-reveals-color-2014-pantone-photo-050100891.html, http://brides.prestonbailey.com/2014/01/01/new-years-orchid-centerpieces

Love,

Kim

 

Hiring A Wedding Officiate

Here are some great tips from one of our best resources www.marthastewartweddings.com

For a Religious Ceremony
Any clergy person who officiates will want the couple’s interests to be deep-seated and to extend beyond the architecture of the church. If the couple practices the same religion and are members of a church or synagogue, then the choice of officiate is probably clear. Someone who is not a member of a church or synagogue can find a clergy person by calling local churches and a religion’s national headquarters for referrals.

What to Ask
During the first meeting with a religious officiate, start by asking questions about his or her approach to the service and what the ceremony will entail — whether there will be a speech or a sermon, and whether the couple can offer input on the subject. Should the couple choose to add some personal touches to the ceremony, such as writing their own vows, they can ask the officiate for suggestions and advice.

Religious Officiate Budget
If either the bride or groom is a member of the congregation, the couple may not need to pay a fee to be married by a clergy person. It is appropriate, however, to give him or her a gift of appreciation and gratitude. For nonmembers, the fee for a religious officiate can range from $100 to $250, especially if there are prenuptial meetings. Payment is expected for all of the officiate’s travel expenses. Sometimes the fee for having the wedding at a house of worship is taken in the form of a donation, which can range from $50 to $1,000. It is customary for the best man to hand over the payment immediately after the ceremony.

For an Interfaith Marriage
Not too long ago, it was nearly impossible to find an ordained officiate to perform an interfaith ceremony. Today, although there are some hurdles, the climate for an interfaith ceremony is much warmer. Many clergy will perform this type of ceremony alone, or with an officiate of another faith. Couples who are met with resistance from within their own religions can turn to a third, more liberal religion, such as the Unitarian Universalist Association, which is supportive of interfaith marriages across any lines, regardless of whether the bride or groom is a member of its church. Some couples choose to celebrate their vows in the tradition of both religions and have two ceremonies, in which case only the date of one and one signature will appear on the official wedding certificate.

For a Civil Ceremony
A nonreligious ceremony can be just as expressive as a religious one. If it has been cleared with the officiate, the couple may write their own vows and incorporate readings, music, and themes into the ceremony. Exactly who qualifies to be a certified officiate varies from state to state, so be sure to check with the local marriage-license bureau for its rules. Some government officials may perform weddings outside government offices, but the rules for this also vary widely, so check with the local government to find out what is permissible.

Civil OfficiateBudget
The cost of having a judge, a county clerk, or another government official perform the ceremony depends on the locality. The fee may vary if the officiate goes to the site, or if the ceremony takes place at a city hall. As for a religious service, it is customary for the best man to hand over payment after the ceremony.

Please contact us for more information on how we may help you.

By Kim

Mason Jars Fun Decor for Your Wedding or Event

Different uses for Mason Jars at your wedding

Vintage styling is very popular today among clothing and accessories, but it is especially characterized for country inspired weddings. There are many ways you can decorate your venue and reception with unique items, such as Mason Jars, barn wood, old iron works, fencing and containers.  The Mason jar is so popular and has a lot of uses.  Did you know that Mason jars were invented by John Mason to improve the process for preserving and canning food?  Your grandmother’s food, as a child, was probably prepared in a Mason jar.

Today, they are used as decoration, and make for very unique, cute décor for many brides. Whether you use 10 or 100, they add a nice DIY (do it yourself) look that fits perfectly into a vintage/ rustic theme wedding.  Here are some great ways to use them:

By Andrea

 

Vases

Drinking Glasses

Candle holders

Table numbers

Centerpieces for tables

Décor

Hanging Mason jar candle holders

Pew markers

 

Lace is the Look

 

The runway report is in and lace is the new look! Its intricate beauty has captivated queens and starlets since Queen Victoria, and today it
is making a classy comeback with modern cuts and details. If you are looking for something very romantic and soft, lace is a beautiful material for a timeless wedding. It is ultrafeminine, classic, and romantic. Interested in adding a one of a kind detail to your dress? Lace capelets have the look of old Hollywood glam and can be wornover a lace gown. This little added coverage over a strapless gown is a greatvintage or two-in-one look, especially if you are on a budget! Lace is atimeless material, and some go so far as to makelace the theme of their decor. Check out some of these lace accents!

 

 

Credits to

www.oncewed.com

www.zoeclarkcakes.com

http://cf.stylemepretty.com

www.pinterest.com

http://cupcakesandcashmere.com

www.stylemepretty.com

www.brides.com

www.marthastewartweddings.com

www.alvinavalenta.com

http://www.jlmcouture.com

By Melissa

Ahhhh, Audrey Hepburn Fashion

We loved this recent blog from Preston Bailey.  The inspiration for this room and chairs comes from a dress Audrey Hepburn wore in Sabrina.  What a beautiful room and idea.  Did you know that we do have the means to assist you with made to order linens and accessories?   If you have something you would like to mirror for your special celebration, please enlist our decor team in helping you make it happen.  We are always here to serve you with the very best!

http://inspirations.prestonbailey.com/2010/11/15/hepburn-chairs/

by Kim

The Finishing Stamp

Well, we’ve fallen hard for vintage stamps.  They just seem to be the best way to add personality and character to your save the dates or invitations. We can’t think of a better way to customize your stationery and wedding look.

 Acquiring vintage stamps is not as easy as going to the post office and purchasing them.  Capturing the perfect stamp for your stationery may be a challenge.  We have a few tips to help you find the perfect ones for you.  Remember all good things are not easy!

  1.  Most wedding postage is going to average around $.59 per piece.  Vintage stamps are less costly than today’s pricing.  You will have to use more than one.  This is where the fun can begin; mixing and matching what you love, setting the tone for your celebration and the beauty + interest of your mail.  Always remember to have the post office weigh and measure your mail before purchasing stamps.
  2.  Finding the stamps can be easy but costly.  Some good resources are Ebay,  Champion Stamp, Kenmore Stamp Company and Sea Jay Stamp and Coin eBay.  These were all recommended by hhttp://kenziekate.blogspot.com/2010/06/vintage-stamps.html  http://www.etsy.com/shop/VerdeStudio?section_id=6371330  http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/03/24/mission-vintage-stamps/
  3.  It is a good idea to shop, to get the look you want.  Would you like horses, flowers, outdoors, parks, historic figures? When you find the stamps you love, get their Scott numbers and then do a search on Ebay.  Sometimes they will be found for under their original cost! 
  4. Try to find the stamps collectors don’t care about , but will work perfectly for you.  They will cost less and be more plentiful.
  5. Make sure to check out their size.  There is no use in purchasing these if they are not going to fit on the piece of stationery or cover up part of the graphic or décor you have worked diligently to create.
  6. If you are using a calligrapher, make them aware of your intentions so that they may plan accordingly too.  We want your finished piece to be beautiful!
  7. Stamps will have different pricing.  Some will be $.06, some $.15, some $.22 and so forth.  The higher priced the stamp, the less you will need to use.   These are more valuable to the seller and the purchaser.  Just remember  they are so very worth it! Mix and match it up for the fun of it and the love of it.  Your end result will be a masterpiece.
  8. Send us a picture, we would love to see your creation.

Special thanks to our friends at  www.weddingbee.com, hhttp://kenziekate.blogspot.com/2010/06/vintage-stamps.html http://www.etsy.com/shop/VerdeStudio?section_id=6371330, http://www.100layercake.com/ http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/2009/07/09/stationery-thursday-crazy-for-vintage-stamps/ for their resources and photos.

by Kim