Announcing the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year - Tangering Tango!

I’m so excited that the Pantone 2012 Color of the Year has been announced! According to the Associated Press, Tangerine Tango is described as a vivacious, enticing hue, a “spirited reddish orange”. I love the warmth that this shade will bring to 2012 weddings. Look for this beautiful shade in bridesmaids dresses by Dessy and a beauty collection from Sephora in March!

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Planning Your Wedding Style

January 14, 2011

One of the areas I absolutely love about being a wedding planner is design.  Planning your Wedding Style or creating a wedding style is key to a beautiful cohesive experience for you and your guests.  The time you and your groom spend in the beginning considering your style will result in money saved because you won’t be tempted to purchase every cute wedding item you see in the local craft store.  More importantly, defining and Planning for your Wedding Style will result in the wedding of your dreams that expresses your personality.

Do your homework

How do you start?  I encourage couples to spend time alone talking about their vision and what’s most important to them.  Write out adjectives that describe you as a couple and adjectives that describe the experience you want on your wedding day.  Consider what you already enjoy as activities.  Do you travel?  Are you adventurous?  Are you foodies?  Movie Buffs?  Fitness enthusiasts?  How do you spend a Saturday night?  Do you long to stay in and snuggle or are you dying to check out the newest restaurant or club in town?  What unites you as a couple that you want to share with your guests?  Do you share the same faith?  Attend the same college? Were you high school sweethearts?  Love of the same sports or favorite team?  How about the love of all things Chocolate or Coffee because your initial dates were at the local coffee house? 

Collect Images

Once you have these conversations look for photos online or in bridal magazines.  Collect lots of images and you will start to see patterns emerge.  You can even create an Inspirational Board.  Style Me Pretty has a great tool to build an online inspirational board. 

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2009/08/19/using-our-inspiration-board-builder/

There are labels of wedding styles that exist currently:  Traditional, Modern, Vintage, Old Hollywood, Green Weddings, Trendy, Glamorous, Retro, Simple Elegance, Romantic and more.  Don’t worry too much about labeling your style because these words may not define you.  It’s fresh to take elements from existing styles and add a twist to create your own Distinctive Style.

Consider Color

Always consider color when Planning your Wedding Style. Color is actually the easiest tool to express your Wedding Style.  Analogous colors are compatible colors that have a calming effect.  When you think of analogous colors, picture the colors of a sunset or the foliage of Fall leaves.  These colors are next to each other on the color wheel.  If you want a bold statement for your wedding style you may be drawn to Complementary colors that are vibrant and give off energy.  Once you decide on your color scheme use design principles to keep your look cohesive and intentional – repeat a color at least 3 times and group items in odd numbers.

Planning Your Wedding Style will allow you to focus in on only the selections that will express your love story.  Future posts will expand how Your Wedding Style will be demonstrated and experienced.  Have fun discovering who you are and remember it’s your wedding, so tell your story!

Love and Hugs,

Deborah

Are you looking for a fun and unique way to ask your friends to be in your bridal party?  Check out these adorable edible cards from the Wedding Stand.   You can customize the cookies with your colors and attach beautiful ribbon and hangtags.  You can have cookies created for your bridesmaids, your groomsmen and even your ringbearer and flower girl. 

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Edible Bridesmaid Invitation

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Edible Bouquet Bridesmaid Invite

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Check out these edible cookies and much more at www.weddingstand.com

Love and Hugs,

Deborah

I had so much fun creating this collage – doesn’t everyone enjoy an edible favor?  When planning your Fall wedding, think of custom cookies with your monograms, packaged beautifully with ribbon in your wedding color.  You can even enhance the cookie with seasonal flavors such as spice, apple or pumpkin. 

Who can resist a caramel or candy apple?  Indiana Brides are blessed with plenty of orchards who create irresistable apple treats. 

The brownie treats and popcorn balls can be a great DIY project for you and your maids if you are so inclined.

Be creative with design and placement of your escort cards.  The leaf motif above on the woodgrained paper beautifully demonstrates the textures of Fall.  If you are planning a rustic Fall Wedding, let the wrought iron gate with placecards inspire you.

Keep checking Deborah Sheeran’s Wedding of Distinction Blogs for more Fall Wedding Inspiration.

Love and Hugs,

Deborah

 

When you are planning for your wedding day hair, why not get inspiration from the Red Carpet?  It doesn’t matter if you are an Indianapolis Bride, a girl from the coast, the midwest or the south you can find inspiration from 2010 Red Carpet events such as the Oscars.  Check out the updo of Olivia and J Lo, the volume of Drew, the retro style of Katherine or the waves of Taylor and Cameron.  Perhaps one of these glamorous looks will inspire your wedding day style.  Enjoy!

Love and Hugs,

Deborah