Pantone 2019 Color Trends - Living Coral

Pantone has released their 12 color predictions for 2019. These colors are fun, joyful, uplifting and vibrant with lots of warm colors in reds, oranges, yellows, and pinks. The color of the year is always one of the group. This year the color of the year is:

Living Coral - a soft, warm color that feels like a delicious drink or a welcoming hug. Joyful and vivacious there is a lot of optimism in this hue.


The full palette of 12 colors is warm and playful.

Let’s take a look at the other colors.

Aspen Gold - This color feels like a warm, autumn sun shining down.

Pepper Stem - This color reminds me of a bountiful garden

Fiesta - There is so much excitement and boldness in this color

Jester Red - This deep shade is both elegant and bohemian

Tumeric - Just like the spice, this color adds flavor and intensity

Princess Blue - As the only blue, this color is bold and majestic

Pink Peacock - For those who love intensity, warmth, and lots of fun.

Toffee - Like a perfect piece of chocolate, satisfying and tasty.

Sweet Lilac - This pinky-purple is soft and gentle

Mango Mojito - This golden shade is uplifting and pleasurable.

Terrarium Moss - Inspired by nature and a walk in the wood.

2018 Wedding Trends

 Photo: Justin Wright

Photo: Justin Wright

Weddings always include classic details and traditions; however, these trends can add a modern, fresh feel to your wedding.  

Large floral installation: 

Large impact making florals are going to continue into 2018.  These showcase pieces will always make a statement whether on a wall or hanging from a ceiling. 

 Photo: Madi Flourney

Photo: Madi Flourney

 

Wedding cakes:

Wedding cake is getting some personality.  Drip cakes and multi colored cakes are showing up everywhere.   Watercolor and floral patterns are also exceedingly popular.  

Dessert Table: 

The dessert table is more popular than ever.  Couples are offering their guests a large selection of tasty treats in a beautiful display. 

 Photo: Freestone Photography

Photo: Freestone Photography

Dark, Moody Feel: 

Black accents and a dark, moody feel is making its way into weddings.  It creates a dramatic feel.  You can include these shades in your flowers with deeper, richer shades.  Your reception can include these feel with charcoal or black lines and matching candles.  Dark purples, blacks, grays and muddy colors will replace blush flowers. 

Smaller, Intimate Weddings:

Couples are choosing to limit the guest list to a small, intimate collection of friends and family, usually less than 75.  These weddings allow couples to spend more money on food, decor, or accents that they want. 

 Photo: Celladora Photography

Photo: Celladora Photography

 

Bold Colors: 

The past few years blush and neutrals have ruled wedding.  Well, 2018 is bringing back color.  Rich reds and burgundy, navy and teal, forest green and gold - dramatic, beautiful colors are stealing the show. 

 Photo: Celladora Photography

Photo: Celladora Photography

Copper: 

Taking over for gold, copper is the metallic of choice.  From cups to votive holders to lanterns, copper is shining.  

 Photo: Ryan Tolbert

Photo: Ryan Tolbert

The Wreath:

No longer just for Christmas, the wreath is a beautiful accent.  From wild and green to a mass of flowers, there is no wrong way to incorporate they beautiful 

 Photo: Justin Wright

Photo: Justin Wright

Boutonniere Inspiration for the Guys

 22 great boutonniere ideas for the guys.  Classic style with roses.  Themed style with succulents and thistle.  Whimsical with feathers, cotton, or comic strip paper. 

While the guys are typically less concerned about the flowers, a boutonniere is a small statement piece.  They can be a miniature reflection of the brides bouquet or a unique and whimsical way to express your personality.  

Classic Boutonnieres

These boutonnieres are perfect for an elegant, timeless affair. 

 (Lane Photography)

(Lane Photography)

 (Sarah Gilliam Photography)

(Sarah Gilliam Photography)

 (Bethany Ann Photography)

(Bethany Ann Photography)

 (Megan McGee Photography)

(Megan McGee Photography)

callalilly boutonniere
 (Josie Kay)

(Josie Kay)

 (Justin Wright Photography)

(Justin Wright Photography)

Themed Boutonnieres

Match the theme of the wedding by putting small touches from the wedding florals and decor into your boutonniere with a vintage piece, velvet ribbon, or the colors that match the wedding.  

yellowpinkwhite boutonniere
 (Erika Chambers Photography)

(Erika Chambers Photography)

ranunculus heleborus boutonniere
 (Nashville Wedding Collection)

(Nashville Wedding Collection)

 (Rory White)

(Rory White)

 (Alan Hudson)

(Alan Hudson)

succulent thistle boutonniere
 (Alex Bee Photo)

(Alex Bee Photo)

 (Stephanie Reeder)

(Stephanie Reeder)

 (Gavin Nutt Photography)

(Gavin Nutt Photography)

succulent boutonniere

Whimsical Boutonnieres

Add a touch of personality through your boutonniere.  Share your hobby by adding a small fishing fly or a pin from your favorite destination.  You and your groomsmen can each reflect their favorite super hero with a comic strip paper boutonniere. 

 (Jenna Winstead)

(Jenna Winstead)

airplant boutonniere
 (Rachel Moore Photography)

(Rachel Moore Photography)

 (Gavin Nutt PHotography)

(Gavin Nutt PHotography)

 (Gavin Nutt Photography)

(Gavin Nutt Photography)

2016 Wedding Trends - Part 1

When planning your wedding, you can always have a top down approach. Start with the big picture, and filter your way down through the details.  As you are starting the process of making your big day picture perfect, here are the trends you can expect to see in 2016-2017.

Theme

Weddings this year can be summed up in 3 words:
-Romantic
-Simplistic
-Organic

Have you always dreamed of saying your vows under magical twinkling lights in a candlelight wood? Right now, you would be ahead of the curve in wedding trends. 

Natural flowers and greenery are replacing rustic burlap and barnwood for a refreshing boost of color and simplistic beauty. 

Palette

Three of the most popular color duos this season are:
-Lavender and Green
-Navy and Blush
-Rose Quartz and Ivory

Imagine that same romantic woodsy ceremony where the only colors you could use must be found right there naturally. 

That’s exactly what current color palettes are doing. Simply highlighting the colors of nature and bringing them to the forefront. 

In addition to any of these duos, a highlighting color like gold and low lighting earth tones will awe your guests. 

 

Cake

When planning your cake, here are three fashionable ideas to keep in mind:
-Naked
-Decorated with fresh flowers and glossy greenery
-Dessert table

In keeping with the fresh organic look of weddings today, thick icings are going out of style, and cakes with no icing at all are becoming a statement piece of any reception. 

Fresh flowers are always timeless decorations and are modernized with fresh greenery as an accent. But if you desire a simpler look, you can leave the flowers off and opt just for glossy leaves. 

Maybe you just don’t care for cake? Maybe you want a wider variety of choices for your guests? This season, lots of brides are choosing full dessert tables with a variety of sweets. Also trending: Macarons in your wedding colors. 

In Part 2 of this post you can expect to see what’s up and coming in the way of dresses and hair as well as a feature on what’s current for the future Mister. 

See more inspiration for 2016 Weddings