I am super excited to announce Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013…drum roll please: EMERALD!  I love the vibrancy and youthfulness of this color.  It is definitely

Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty                        
                        that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

I can hardly wait to see all of the beautiful EMERALD products we will see this year!

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We have just started our Pinterest page!  Check it out here.  We are excited to inspire everyone to live designerly on our Pinterest page! Enjoy!

Paper may not be the first thing that comes to mind as you think of your wedding but today you should give paper some thought. You can create an amazing look for almost any part of your wedding using paper.

The right snip, scrunch, clip, shape, fold or tear can produce the perfect paper designs that will wow the crowd. How?

Well inspiration is on its way—-enjoy!

goodthingsweddingfavors.com

marthastewartweddings.com

marthastewartweddings.com

jinkyscrafts.blogspot.com

shelterness.com

stylemepretty.com

allthingspaper.net

sangmaestro.com

Love paper!

–l

Close your eyes, picture the room—it looks amazing: the flowers gorgeous, the cake luscious, the centerpieces perfect, the place settings impeccable. Wow! This is going to look incredible. But wait—don’t forget the element that can make the room look and feel beyond amazing. That element is light.  Diffused, focused, sparkling, swirling or dimmed lights can give your wedding a magic touch.

Light Magic  

Blue Winter  

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Light Orbs

Pink Night

Umbrella Lights 

forevermoreevents.blogspot.com

Swirlin’

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Blooming

Purple Hues  

blogdavinciflorist.blogspot.com

All a Glitter

intimateweddings.com

Enjoy the magic!

l

You have poured over hundreds of cake designs and have chosen IT: the perfect wedding cake.  Sooooo, what do you do with your cake?  How do you present it in all of its perfect glory?  Here are a few pictures to show you how presenting a beautiful cake can take it over the top!

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thetwolovebirds.blogspot.com

 

 

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stylemepretty.com

 

Chef Encore Pinterest

 

We are uber excited for our new line of invitations to be featured today on BrideAccess.com!  Check it out here!!!

We love weddings!  We love design!  We love the unique!

Now comes our twist — we have a season.

November completes our 2011 season.

We will be renewing & revitalizing to start again on the day of loveFebruary 12, 2012.

Get ready for an amazing designerly 2012 !

xoxo,

l & b

Recently I attended Sherwin William’s Colormix 2012 Presentation showcasing the colors for 2012.  The colors for next year are awe inspiring!  They are inspired by Mother Earth and are really about getting back to the basics.  Aren’t we all?  Check them out here.

sherwinwilliams.com

My favorite take away from the presentation is: “texture is the new bling.”   Everything is all about texture!  Textures layered expertly upon textures.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love bling as much as the next girl, but I also have quite a love affair with textures!  Also, metallics will still play a big role in color pallets next year, but they will be softer and less shiny.  Think more shimmer and less shine.  I am imagining what all of these TEXTURAL and SHIMMERY weddings will be like…awwww…can’t wait to see the pics!

-b

Blue Star

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Let’s talk tables. The amazing bride and handsome groom are always the focal point of any wedding celebration but our focus today is centerpieces. The centerpiece makes the table. Make the tables at your wedding celebration a beautiful, welcoming destination for your quests.  Incredible, unique centerpieces can be created with flowers, candles, paper, lights, string and even candy. Enjoy these centerpieces and let your creativity flow!

Suspended

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Sweet

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Wheat

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Sea Pops

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Paper White

paperdollromance.blogspot.com

Winter Red

wedding-flowers-and-reception-ideas.com

—l

Here’s a twist or two on the traditional wedding bouquet!

Roses + Chocolate = Yummy!

{ http://www.hauteliving.com}

Dipped Rose in White Gold

{www.enduringrose.com}

Vintage Bouquet with lace and cotton!  LOVE the rustic beauty and southern feel!

{www.stylemepretty.com  melissa munding photographer}

Rose dipped in PLATINUM!!!  Need I say more?

{www.enduringrose.com}

Flowers & feathers…like pb & j, only prettier!

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FELT bouquet.  So FUN.

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Wood Flowers…yes, you read that right. WOOD.  Stunning, right?

{www.stlouisweddinginsider.com  Cami Wade Photgrapher}

Brooch Bouquet.  It doesn’t get more quintessential vintage than that.

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LOVE.  That’s it.

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Beautiful.  Classic.

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Brooch Bouquet.  Love how the color POPS.

{www.theringbearer.ca}

Happy Bouquet-ing!!

(Is that a word?  I didn’t think so. Oh well!)

xoxox,

b

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