Archive for Inspiration

Color Spark

Everyone in design waits for the Pantone Color of the year to be announced. Honestly, it’s the best part of the Holidays for me!

Very excited about Emerald being chosen as I think it foretells a shift toward abundant thinking. Green represents new and fresh for sure and Emerald takes it into precious gem status. The Emerald cut is traditionally square and beveled which in my mind reads: Tailored. Take a peek at this color palette from Onewed. I love the use of the pale pink roses with the Emerald and gold in this Engagement party design. It softens the royal combination and keeps it fresh and sweet.

I am loving several colors from the Pantone 2013 list this year as well. Greyed Jade, Dusk Blue and Nectarine. Take a peek at them here: Pantone

More on color soon…

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Burlap Beauty

One of our new favorite trends is the use of natural elements like, burlap. Especially for our Central Coast brides where rustic chic is all the rage, we love using burlap against a feminine color palette. You can easily add some charm to your wedding by adding burlap to your table-scape, invitations, or d├ęcor. Burlap adds texture, rustic warmth and versatility to your wedding design and the simplistic style is something we adore.
Relaxed drama
Pennant love
Table number votive
To see how we use burlap at the beach, stay tuned to the marriage of Jacqueline and Matt in early July.

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Succulent love affair

I’m talking about plants!OK, you saw how I used succulents in the blog “Phoenix Rising” and I promised a follow up on the little darlings. I currently can’t get enough of them! They are in my yard, my decks, my home and my designs. First, lets talk about variety, ok, that will take too long, I don’t think you could see all the varieties if one was brought to you every hour for six months. Just look at the colors, no, these are not flowers but they have floral faces. Some look like roses, some mums, asters, orchids, I know crazy huh?

Now, what do I do with the sweet blooms that are not blooms? Everything! In bouquets, boutonnieres, accents for you guest book, escort card and cake tables, favors and use as greens in centerpieces or make THEM your centerpieces! Here’s the really cool thing: After the wedding toss them in a container (be a little gentle, they do “bruise” a bit if you really throw them around)take them home and you can practically set them on the ground and they will grow! Talk about going “green”. Use them for your next event, put in planters, window boxes, give them as gifts, thanks yous.

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