Pink and Turquoise Inspiration Board for Starfish Themed Beach Wedding

Looking for a fun, bright, and sweet beach wedding? This wedding inspiration board with pink and turquoise wedding colors compliments the sparkling waters and sandy beaches.

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Pink and Turquoise Inspiration for a Starfish Beach Wedding

The wedding invitation from Moore Creative is turquoise and pink with a woven texture that is the color of sand. The invitation has a starfish that can be slipped into your wedding day style to create a theme. These stunning starfish earrings with turquoise are one way to bring the detail into the bride’s accessories.

Turquoise stones lined up on the beach forms a unique aisle. This groom wears a very casual look with shorts and button down shirt in a neutral sand color. A starfish can be used in place of the boutonniere. The bridesmaids are the opposite in vibrant turquoise dresses and pink sandals.

Brighten up a sandy cream and pink bouquet with a turquoise ribbon. The pink takes the stage for the table decor pink and white linens. Pink flower arrangements are in turquoise vases that are for perfect a destination wedding.  Decorated starfish cookies are placed at the reception as a wedding favor for the guests.

This color palette combines unique turquoise details with vibrant pink for a romantic, but fun beach wedding.

Credits: bridal party Christina Montemurro Photography, stone aisle Carrie Wildes Photography, table scape Troy Grover Photographers, starfish wedding invitation Moore Creative, starfish earrings Stella & Dot, starfish cookies Sugarsweet Dreams, bouquet Style Me Pretty designed by Peony + Plum, groom Southern Weddings

Turquoise and Copper Wedding Inspiration Board: Destination Wedding with Glam

Hello, brides and fellow wedding lovers. I have for you a wedding inspiration board in turquoise, copper, and brown for a gorgeous destination affair.

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Wedding Inspiration in Turquoise and Copper

This wedding inspiration board is inspired by some of Moore Creative’s recent beach invitation designs that combines natural metallic palette with vibrant turquoise.

Add a touch of glamour to a flowing wedding dress with metallic details and embroidery. Carry over the embellishments in your cake by incorporating a similar design.

Bridesmaids wear a silky copper toned dress.  Paired with a soft neutral scarf this would be great for a fall. (And a big plus is not so expensive  at $65.) They carry a bouquet of roses, orchids, and scabiosa in various natural shades and copper complemented by a turquoise bow.

Incorporating the copper into your wedding bands adds a personal touch. Even for the guys there are so many options today on rings, it’s no longer just silver or gold.

Tables are quite a display with metallic chairs and turquoise liens. Vary the heights of centerpiece displays with low copper vases and tall clear ones for a dramatic effect. Fill them with the soft cream and white roses and orchids cascading out.

The use of metallic is great if you are looking to add a touch of glamour to your wedding day palette.

Hope everyone is enjoying fall. It is really getting cool. (I am considering moving to an island that is warm year round. I dislike the cold.) I am taking a mini-vacation this weekend to relax on the beach.

Credits: bridesmaid dress ModCloth, copper destination wedding invitation Moore Creative, wedding dress Wedding Chicks photographed by Andrew Weeks Photography, wedding band BD Designs, bouquet The Knot, copper escort card Moore Creative

Merry Christmas!

Stopping by to share a few Christmas lovelies with you for a beautiful holiday winter wedding. Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!

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Happy Holidays!

 

Credits: winter bouquet Martha Stewart Weddings, cake Intimate Weddings, centerpiece Sweet Something Designs, chairs The Cinderella Project, red bouquet  basket Min Svenska Landgard, walkway Better Homes and Gardens

My Favorite Things- Southern Wedding Details

As a southern girl, I am loving all the southern wedding details that are emerging with the rustic trend. There are many styles of the south that can be incorporated into the wedding day (no matter the destination), and I found a few to share from Pinterest.

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Southern Wedding Details

Cotton adds a southern touch to floral decor. The bridal bouquet with a stunning gathering of flowers and cotton wrapped with lace makes a gorgeous statement. Combine a single cotton boutonniere with a sweet bow tie and you’ve got a look for a southern gentleman.

Being from Georgia, the peach state, I absolutely love peaches. They do not only make delicious desserts (oh, peach cobbler) but beautiful centerpiece or escort cards. Peaches are tender and delicate fruit that offers a beautiful texture. This fruit lends to a comforting and rich wedding decor.

Monograms are big part of southern culture. Display your new-shared monogram with moss-covered letters. If you prefer a not so rustic display a sophisticated wooden monogram. Or, wear your monogram by having beautiful custom necklace made for on your wedding day. Honor someone special with his or her monogrammed handkerchief wrapped around your bouquet.

Boots make fun country photos. You could wear those beautiful heels you have been dying for the ceremony, and then switch it up for a casual reception. And, who could resist a big bouquet of sunflowers.

Southern traditions can be incorporated into any wedding. I wanted to share a few more traditions that anyone can take cues from: pearlscokes, barbequesweet tea, and red velvet cake.

Credits: cotton bouquet via Lauren from Belle Magazine, cotton boutonniere via Jocelyn from Style Me Pretty, peach escort cards via Southern Weddings Magazine from Southern Weddings, monogram via Jane from Restruct 3, bride in boots via Cree from Elizabeth Anne Designs

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Modern Orange and Green Destination Wedding Inspiration Board

This inspiration board is a modern destination wedding. The wedding colors of orange, lime green, and gray creates a great color palette for beach weddings year round.

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Modern Orange and Green Destination Wedding

In this inspiration board loved ones receive a lime green invitation topped with a starfish. When they arrive to our modern destination they are invited in with orange paper lanterns. The ceremony is held on the beach with a rooftop reception to follow.

The bridal party is dressed in a sleek gray. Green ties for the men brighten the look. A chevron strip pattern for the flower girl’s dress adds fun. The bride carries a bouquet of orange, green, and white flowers. (I like the green leaves forming the outside of the bouquet.) While the bridesmaids carry bouquets of white and green. Green floral creates accents throughout the wedding decor.

The rooftop reception has a view of the ocean. Modern tablescape includes a solid orange tablecloth and white chairs. Unique candleholders provide ambiance.

Make a statement with your food. These cupcakes’ presentation not only makes it look so delicious, but sophisticated. (The link below includes the recipe!) Porcelain white plates would contrast will against the orange tablecloth. I might suggest place settings with square dinner plates, orange and white patterned napkins, and gray napkin rings.

Many people worry over the color palette of a beach wedding in the fall. This board takes typical fall colors of orange and green, but uses lively tones for the beach. My advice if there is color you must have, go for it no matter the season. You can always throw in a rich complimentary color for the cooler months.

Credits: starfish wedding invitation Moore Creative, orange beach aisle Princess Wedding Co, bouquet Bunches of Bliss, chevron dress Bitty Bambuwedding party We Heart Photography, cupcakes Bakingdomrooftop tablescape photographed by Michael Howard designed by Big Events Wedding

Fall Wedding Color and Theme Inspiration

Fall is on its way, and it is becoming the most popular wedding season. September has beat out June as most popular month to have a wedding. So today I have highlighted a few fall wedding themes.

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Fall Wedding Themes

The popular rustic wedding theme is perfect for fall. This theme can vary greatly from vintage rustic to rustic elegance. Details can include burlap, wood, and milk glass. Also, notice they have added red and green to the color palette for the fall table setting. You may think the warm color palette of red and green is for December, but red mimics the color of apples and green is found everywhere in nature which makes it great for fall too.

For an eco vibe you can use fresh fall vegetables and fruits for decor. The natural hues of these foods will complement many wedding colors for autumn. (And, you will have dinner.) Visit an antique or second hand store for pots and vases to arrange them with.

Of course, one of the obvious fall choices is orange with pumpkins. I am not saying this is a bad choice there are many beautiful things to do with the pumpkin theme. Offset all the orange with white pumpkins. Or even use white pumpkins for an elegant black and white affair. With the pumpkins you can monogram them, use for a flower vase, or use a tiny one for place cards.

Modernize a classic fall wedding with white flowers in contemporary vases. Small tea light candles complete this elegant modern look.

If you wanting to steer clear of the typical colors you may want to consider a plum color palette. Pair a purple with gold for a formal fall wedding. Dark glassware, gold china and chargers, with lush plum flowers create an elegant atmosphere. Other colors that pair well with plum are ivory and silver.

Create a chic fall atmosphere with vintage details. Combine old country style with pink, gold, and brown for a fall wedding with feminine flair.

We are planning lots of exciting things, so stay tuned! Including, new invitation designs and inspiration boards that feature Moore Creative’s fall wedding invitations.

Credits: warm and rustic Style Me Pretty, fall eco-love Martha Stewart Weddings, perfectly pumpkin Martha Stewart Weddings, modern for fall The Knot, plums for fall 100 Layer Cake, country vintage Brides

Vintage Blue and Lemon Yellow Wedding Inspiration Board for Beach

With a color palette of blue and lemon yellow this wedding inspiration board was made for a chic beach house wedding. Incorporated into this inspiration board are two are my favorite trends, vintage details and the use of lemons for decoration.

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Blue and Yellow Wedding Inspiration

This beach wedding style begins with a simple blue and yellow invitation from Moore Creative. For a beach chic style this invitation includes a woven mat.

The ceremony takes place beachside with a rustic altar topped with a vintage chandelier. Leading up to the altar is an aisle flanked with lemons. Vintage birdcages and white and yellow buds in porcelain vases top the lemon aisle way.

Blue and yellow wrap dresses for the bridesmaids have a little vintage flair. For a vintage touch for the males accent boutonnieres with a button. A blue tie compliments the yellow Craspedia boutonniere pulled together with blue ribbon. The Craspedia flower can also be used for a small sweet and simple bouquet for the bridesmaids.

Tables are set with blue and white china to give that beach house chic feeling. You can place individual lemon cakes at each table for decor and dessert. Lemons are placed in vintage porcelain bowls for easy centerpieces. If you are able to get your hands extra china, placed on the wall they can make a beautiful backdrop. I love this wall at the The Viceroy boutique hotel in Santa Monica.

Credits: blue and yellow invitation Moore Creative, beach lemon altar Wedding Chicks, bridesmaids Project Wedding, boutonnière Cori Cook Floral Design, vintage place setting A Vintage Affair, lemon cake Heather Bullard, china backdrop Merriment Events photographed by Meg Perotti

Wedding Inspiration Board Pink, Gray, and Black Beach Resort Wedding

Wedding inspiration board for a blush pink, gray, and black wedding proves getting married at the beach doesn’t have to be all about bright colors. This pale pink wedding color palette is perfect for sophisticated beach resort soiree.

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Wedding Inspiration Board for Pink, Gray, and Black Wedding

For this beachside resort wedding guests receive a package that contains your layered pink and gray invitation topped with a starfish. Inside there is a pocket where you can include details, such as rsvp cards, accommodations, and directions.

Blush is such a subtle color it incorporates well into a wedding gown accented with a black ribbon for unique elegant look.

For those chilly beach evenings you may want to have shrug on hand. This classic bride looks so beautiful in her soft pink shrug and matching pink pearls.

Guests are swept away by elegant decorations of pink flowers and black accents with a touch of lace. The pink and gray flower arrangement is so dreamy. It would look so perfect on the table with the contrasting black. The cake pulls this all together  with lace and ribbon basing each layer topped with the pink flowers with neutral leaves. This dreamy color palette blends neutrals with a blush to create an elegant wedding day perfect for an evening wedding at the beach.

Credits: pink and gray layered starfish invitation Moore Creative, bride in pink pearls and shrug Erin Hearts Court Photography, wedding party Kristin Vining Photography, pink and black wedding gown A Picture Life dress made by Ouma, pink and gray flower arrangement JL Designs,

My Favorite Things- Wedding Balloons Via Pinterest

I love all the wedding balloons I have seen recently. Balloons are being used for wedding decor and portrait props. Who knew balloons could be so classy?

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Wedding Balloon Ideas found on Pinterest

Create a chandelier effect with balloons by hanging them down from the ceiling. Gather them in groups over tables or mix them throughout with paper lanterns. For a bubbly effect tape them to the wall. These pearlized latex balloons are perfect for a sparkly drink table or perhaps a fun photo booth background.

The fun balloons with streamers are from Geronimo Balloons. They are a new company that decorates balloons with streamers, ribbons, and, paper uniquely designed for you. Gives a beautiful sparkle to simple balloons.

If you are not into balloons as part of the decor, incorporating them into your portraits are another option. The wedding portrait is stunning and the big pink balloons makes it pop. Balloon portraits can also be used to send a message to your guests, like these save the dates.

Balloons can add a fun atmosphere to any special occasion. They are no longer reserved for the kids.

Happy weekend!

Credits: balloon chandelier via Ashley from Simply Perfect Weddings, balloon bubbles via Mary from Everything Fabulous, balloon streamers via Ashley from Cynthia Martyn by Geronimo Balloons, big pink balloon portrait via Megan from Style Me Pretty, balloon save the date via Megan from Erin Ever After photographed by Sarah Layne

Wedding Inspiration for Tropical Aqua and Green Wedding

This wedding inspiration board is perfect for a tropical destination. The color palette is a combination of aqua and greens in tropical hues. Featuring a blue and green seahorse invitation this wedding screams fun to me!

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This wedding is all about the combination of hues. This is the perfect wedding to have the bridesmaid choose a style and color for their dress. The combination continues with flowers to create beautiful bouquets and centerpieces. Hydrangeas and orchids are both available in blue and green hues which brings together the beachside atmosphere.

Ribbons in the oceanside canopy provide a fun backdrop that compliments the blue sea. The reception table is also filled with blue and green fun, with drink flags and beautiful aqua cake. The unique piped design and ribbon makes this cake seem so lively. This beachside wedding with a casual backyard reception would be perfect for a fun and vibrant couple.

Credits: seahorse invite Moore Creative , boutonniere Brides.com, wedding canopy Brides.com, cake Sugar and Spice Photography, drinks Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquets source unknown, aqua bridesmaid dress J. Crew, green bridesmaid dress Alfred Angelo

Wedding Inspiration Board for a Navy and Yellow Nautical Beach Wedding

This weeks inspiration board is for a nautical beach wedding. The navy and yellow wedding palette is perfect for a seaside occasion.

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With beautiful nautical wedding invitations by Moore Creative guests are in a seafaring mood when they arrive at your beach affair of navy, yellow, and white. I love how these colors are combined in this nautical table scape. This is my one of my favorite table designs. (Of course, as I mentioned in my intro I love blue glass.)

Colorful striped cakes are a simply beautiful representation of the nautical theme. For a more literal interpretation of the nautical theme include an anchor into some of the details, such as anchor charm for the bouquet and the ring bearer pillow. After this sea inspired wedding everyone will be set on sailing.

I hope everyone is enjoying Memorial Day! I would like to thank all who have sacrificed for our country.

Credits: table scape Occasions image by Altmix Photography, cake My Sweet and Saucy, menu Moore Creativenautical invitation Moore Creative, shoes BHLDN, bouquet BRIDES, ring bearer pillow Tallulah G, groomsmen Destination Inspirations

Wedding Inspiration Board for Beach and Starfish Wedding

This wedding inspiration board features a casual beach wedding with a starfish theme. The wedding color palette incorporates turquoise, chocolate, sand, and white.

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As your wedding guests arrive guide them to your beach with a rustic sign. For a cozy feel have them lay out a blanket on the beach for seating. As for you, a light flowing dress is always a great choice for a bride marrying on the beach. Turquoise bridesmaid dresses pop against all the subtle neutrals. Starfish can be used to tie everything to the theme with Lahaula favor box and hair accessories for the girls. For the party that goes into the evening keep the mood with twine chandeliers.

Credits: lighting Watson Studios via Style Me Pretty; sign Jose Villa Wedding Photography; bridesmaid Captured Photography by Jenny; lahaula favor box Moore Creative; trunk styled by Salt Harbor Design photographed by Millie Holloman Photography; dress Angels Bridal Boutique; starfish barrette Landlocked Mermaids; starfish invitations Moore Creative

Introduction- My Favorite Things

Hello everyone! My name is Kendra and I am excited to introduce myself as the new intern here at Moore Creative. I will be sharing inspiration and more with you each week.

To tell you a little about myself, I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Advertising from the Art Institute of Atlanta. My passion is stationery design, and as a freelancer I design invitations and business collateral. I love paper products, and I am obsessed with fonts.

When I have the opportunity, I enjoy reading (even business books), photography, and baking. I could eat cereal for every meal, but also enjoy discovering new restaurants with my boyfriend. I have also started taking classes on different printing methods, which is something I have always wanted to learn.

I look forward to sharing my creative side with you!

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A few of my favorite things via Pinterest.

Cereal: Joey Kennedy Photography,  Books: ElizabethAnne Designs via Bikey,  Blue Glass: Pretty Little World via Kate,  Photography: photograph taken by me,  Baking: Brown Eyed Baker Paper: Whether Paperworks via Linda

Planning and Tips for Destination Wedding Invitations

Tips & Planning Advice

When you decide to plan a destination wedding, your invitations take on a whole new meaning because you are now planning a mini-vacation for your guests.  Below are some suggestions that will assist you in your planning.

  1. Think about the timing of your wedding: Book your invitation designer as soon as you book your venue and wedding date. You want to make sure they’re reserved for your wedding date and you have plenty of time for the creative process as well as production of your invitations. A great invitation designer works with you for the entire process, starting from the collaborative efforts and consultations to then creating your save the dates (which should be mailed 6-8 months before your wedding date) to the invitation suite (mailed out 2-3 months before your wedding date) as well as all of your wedding day paper accessories like menus, hotel welcome letters, place cards and favors. If you allow ample time for the creative process it makes for a stress-free and enjoyable experience.
  2. Find inspiration in your chosen destination wedding location: Look to the culture of the location, artists that are popular in the area and the history of your venue.  These are ways that bring your wedding to life through your invitations, which are art in the paper form. Why did you choose this location? For example, look at patterns of the traditional Mexican ceramic tiles and the vibrant colors.
  3. Make certain the Invitation Text is clear and informative: Make sure you include all travel details, recommended hotels and a complete itinerary of your wedding weekend festivities in your save the dates so guests will know when to book their travel. Also direct them to your wedding website if you have created one.  When you send your invitations, make certain you reiterate the itinerary and plans, so your guests don’t take the first flight home and miss your farewell brunch or post-wedding catamaran cruise because you forgot to include that information for them.
  4. Create a clear and concise Invitation with all enclosures included: Consider your guests’ experience of receiving a beautifully designed, cohesive package all at one time. I recommend thinking about your whole weekend lineup and sending out a unique destination invitation set that informs guests of all that they’re invited to do at your wedding. You don’t want to confuse their experience by sending too many mailings because it will be hard for your guests to stay organized for the event and ends up being more work and money for you.
  5. Choose unique embellishments or woven bamboo paper for your invitations: Your invitations will really stand out in the pile of every day mail if your guests receive a boxed invitation with a real starfish embellishment adorned to a bamboo pocket fold.  Imagine the excitement on your guests face when they open their personalized one of a kind invitation suite.  View some Moore Creative’s Destination wedding invitations by visiting our Invitation Design Gallery.
Destination Wedding Invitations

Unique Destination Wedding Invitations

Beach Wedding Inspiration Board from Vogue Living Australia

According to the calendar it is still summer here. So before featuring autumn and winter inspired wedding inspiration posts with darker colors, I’d like to share with you these beautiful pictures that where featured in Vogue Living Australia. Loving the beach wedding sea colors! I hope you will be enjoying the last days of summer!

Beautiful Summer Wedding Colors for a Beach Wedding

Beautiful Summer Wedding Colors for a Beach Wedding

Destination Wedding Invitations and Inspiration Board

Destination Wedding Invitations and Inspiration Board

Don’t you just love all of the Sea Inspired images and designs that have been created for Tropical Weddings, Beach Weddings, and Destination Weddings.
CREDITS:  The Style Files
Vogue Living Australia

Fall 2010 and 2011 Color Trends for Fashion and Wedding Industry

2010 and 2011 Color Trends for Fashion and Wedding Industry

Each season I look forward to the release of the Pantone Fashion Colour Report. It highlights the colour trends in fashion for the coming season. Even though I am not a fashion designer I use the report for inspiration for colour palettes in our couture beach invitations.

The booklet features sketches, head shots and quotes from designers for top brands like Baby Phat, Miss Sixty, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger. You can download it from the Pantone website at www.pantone.com/fall2010.

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The top colours for women’s fashion for fall(US) 2010 are

Top:

PANTONE 13-0632 Endive
PANTONE 15-1050 Golden Glow
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral
PANTONE 19-1764 Lipstick Red
PANTONE 18-3027 Purple Orchid

Bottom:

PANTONE 19-1526 Chocolate Truffle
PANTONE 16-5418 Lagoon
PANTONE 18-0538 Woodbine
PANTONE 14-1107 Oyster Gray
PANTONE 14-1307 Rose Dust

 Keep your eye on our invitation range for Lagoon, Golden Glow and chocolate truffle, my favorites of the bunch. Comment below and let us know your favorite colour from the report.

From the official press release:

“Mindful of consumers’ need for practicality, plus their desire for newness, designers offer many options for women to extend and embellish their wardrobes this fall,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Building on the color palette from spring, this season’s offerings include innovative takes on fundamental basics, as well as transporting, lively colors that conjure images of travel and adventure, whether real or aspirational.”

In addition to designer contributions, the report features commentary from fashion insiders and leading retailers regarding current fashion trends and new color rules for 2010. Industry gurus highlighted in the report include: India Hicks, creative partner at Crabtree & Evelyn; Cate Adair, costume designer for “Desperate Housewives”; Collier Strong, celebrity make-up artist; Eric Sauma, owner of Mood Fabrics (featured on “Project Runway”); and Constance White, style director at eBay. Contributors from Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s also offer their insights.

Fashion designers continue to exhibit a degree of caution for fall 2010, yet offer a palette of beauty and excitement with a blending of colors, some with similar undertones, in surprising and intriguing combinations. Inspired by the ongoing phenomena of film animation, vivid colors are often juxtaposed in inventive ways, creating arresting and extraordinary color combinations.

Exotic Purple Orchid, a purple leaning to fuchsia, is an unexpected choice for fall, imbuing a bit of magic and vibrancy to the season. Elegant Chocolate Truffle, evocative of delicious treats, is a rich brown with piquant plum undertones, that pairs tastefully with Purple Orchid. Not your mother’s avocado green, Woodbine takes last season’s neutral greens to a whole new level, and when mixed with Purple Orchid and Chocolate Truffle, results in a stunning combination.

Lagoon, this season’s turquoise – Pantone’s 2010 color of the year – is guaranteed to add a tropical splash. A great color for fall and winter escapes, Lagoon is a popular hue, especially in accessories, pairing dynamically with all shades of red. Lipstick Red, a deeper, more dramatic sensual red, makes its imprint on fall, particularly in cosmetics.

Reminiscent of a radiant sunset on a brisk autumn evening, Golden Glow, an earthy, deepened shade of yellow, creates a retro look with Purple Orchid or Woodbine. A softer, more inviting orange with a hint of pink undertone, Living Coral is the perfect complement to Lagoon, whether heading for a tropical destination or just fantasizing about it. Crisp Endive, a revitalizing yellow-green, adds freshness to this season’s top ten, and will enliven any wardrobe. Add it to Lagoon, Chocolate Truffle and Purple Orchid for an invigorating fall look.

Oyster Gray, a classic neutral that grounds the palette, is a lighter take on the traditional fall gray, as designers heed consumers’ concern about the economy and deliver investment pieces that carry through to spring 2011. Rose Dust, a flattering beige, offers an ethereal, romantic, wispy option to span the seasons.

The colors featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report are culled from the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System, the most widely used and recognized color standards system in the world. Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week to collect feedback on prominent collection colors, color inspiration and color philosophy. This information is used to create the PANTONE Fashion Color Report, which serves as a reference tool throughout the year for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers.

Informal Beach Wedding Dresses

More and more couples go for beach weddings because the ocean compliments the surroundings their wedding guests are in. They also find that the nature can serve as the perfect inspiration for the casual beach wedding dress that they are wearing.

In most beach wedding, the brides wear a cut that if floor length and made of silk. Then she doesn’t wear shoes because these will only get sand in them. Instead she walks barefoot. As for her hair, she has a short veil and a flower garland that adds elegance to her informal beach wedding dress.

Beach weddings may be informal when set alongside the traditional church weddings. Therefore, the bride does not need those formal skirts or poufy headpieces. What she needs is the sleek, casual and informal style that go hand in hand with the shores, the sun and the sand.

Despite the bride wearing an informal beach wedding dress, the wedding itself can still be special and glamorous – just as those held in the church. A beach wedding only means that the bride would have to wear something less formal than what she would have been wearing if she were walking down a carpeted aisle in a church or house of worship.

Informal beach wedding dresses can be a halter or a strapless top. The bride can also have sleeveless dresses if she wants to show some skin and feel the sea breeze or she can have a wrap so she can cover herself and protect her from the sunlight. She just has to make sure that the informal beach wedding dress flows so that it would give her a slim look.

Searching for the perfect informal beach wedding dress can be done by scheduling appointments with sales person who can help you look it. Just show him or her pictures of the wedding gown you have in mind. Be clear about the style and the design you want. Get inspiration from bridal magazines. Tell the sales person your budget. In that way, he or she will limit the search within that range. It will save both of you not only money but time too.

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5 Tips on How to Impress Your Guests

    

 Let’s face it, as human beings we worry about what people think.  And most brides on their wedding day are usually preoccupied of not only feeling and looking their best and having a perfect day, but they also want to make a good impression on their guests.  They want guests to be comfortable, have a great time and talk about their wedding for years to come.

 

Tip #1- Choosing the Right Location

         Whether you dream of a beautiful beach ceremony at sunset, or having a horse drawn carriage take you up to a castle reception, choosing the perfect location will leave an impression on your guests.

      Anybody can book the local banquet hall, but it’s always those “diamonds in the rough” venues that will create memories.  These venue require extra research, and will usually not come up on a google search.  So how will you know when you’ve found the right venue?  When it’s right you just know, you will feel it in your gut.   While you are there you need to ask yourself, “Can we picture ourselves getting married here?”  If not, then you need to move on to the next location. 

     And remember not only should the location be beautiful, reflect your theme and fit your budget, but does it flow well with the events you would like to include at your wedding? And will it fit the number of guests who will be attending?  Some venues try and squeeze 100 guests or more into a space not truly meant for that many people and after dinner and speeches they will tear down the head table and take away a few tables away to make way for the dance floor.  I’m really not a fan of this practice and I’ll tell you why…

It’s very uncomfortable for guests 

Imagine you’re sitting there eating your cake and someone asks you if you wouldn’t mind to get up as they are taking away your table.  Seriously?  Where are these people going to sit now?  More than liking they will be insulted and end up leaving your wedding earlier then they intended.  Not everyone dances and most people once they have a seat claim this seat as their own and are very comfortable where they are.  Why ruin that for them?

Your guests should never see the mechanics set up/ tear down of a wedding

If you want to ruin the magic of your wedding day and the flawlessness of the event, have a bunch of black and white uniforms come in and start pulling things apart, clanking dishes and moving tables out of the way.

 

Tip #2- Personalize Your Wedding

      Every couple has a story that should unfold at your wedding.  How you met, your likes and dislikes, your quirks, traditions, beliefs etc.  Take some of these elements and find ways to incorporate them into your wedding.  Personalizing your wedding day will invite your guests not only to share your love, some food but also into your love and the unique relationship you share.  A wedding that truly reflects you and contains unique personal touches will ensure your wedding will be unforgettable.

 

Tip #3- Choosing a Theme & Ensuring It Flows Well

     Selecting and incorporating your theme is my favourite part of planning a wedding.  Your theme is the basis on which all elements will be created.  It starts with the design of your save the date cards or invitations, hinting to your guests as to what to expect come your wedding day.  It is also incorporated in all other elements from your venue decor, to the food, and the cake creating a harmonious flow in all elements, reflecting your own personal touches.

   So how do you decide on a theme for your wedding?  Ask yourself a few simple questions like what’s your style?  What time of year is your wedding?  Is there a certain period in history that you love?  Or maybe a certain type of flower? Or you could base it on your personalities from tip #2 (incorporating your favourite colours, hobbies etc).  Or perhaps you saw something in a magazine or on the internet inspires you. 

*Check out www.bridalcanvas.com, this is a great new tool where you can pull together some inspiration for your wedding day all on one inspiration board. 

(Have fun with this one, but be careful though it’s addictive)

  Tip #4- Fabulous Food & Excellent Entertainment

    The two major elements that your guests will always look forward to and not soon forget is the food that is served and the entertainment.  Not only do you need to ensure the quality of the food; you also need to consider other things such as will your guest be able to eat while having cocktails?  What time will the food be served to ensure no one is starving, and how will the food be displayed or served to your guests.  Shot glasses, skewers, chef carving stations or even an ice luge for chilled martinis can add excitement.  And to keep the party going great entertainment is a necessity.  (And no an iPod does not replace a DJ, don’t believe me check this video I came across on youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXj4P3iz2yg . ) Before booking a DJ or band watch them in action, do they respond to the crowd, and do they play requests?  A good DJ can be the difference between your guests leaving because they are bored or living it up until the wee hours of the morning.  

 

Tip #5- Benefit From a Wedding Designer 

     An experienced wedding designer has done all the research for you and has a network of quality vendors who’s professional experience and body of work will really add to the quality of your wedding and surely impress your guests.  

     A wedding designer will really get to know the couple inside and out, knowing what their dream wedding looks like, incorporating the couples personality, wishes and desires into the event.  We also find ways to really make an IMPACT that will just shock and aw your guests and leave them completely surprised and excited all at the same time.  These people will be so impressed you will never hear the end of how excellent your wedding was.

 

   Stephanie Thompson WPICC

Certified Wedding Coordinator

 

 

Ever since I was young I had a passion for the creative arts, and I have always enjoyed planning over the top events for friends and family, I just never imagined that it was possible to have a career in planning events. So instead I followed my love of biology and helping people and became a registered nurse by trade and worked on a busy medical/surgical ward for 5 years.

It was only after planning my own wedding that I realized I had the drive, passion and talent for planning and decorating events. So I began taking courses and gaining work related experience in wedding decor, floral design and wedding coordination.

I am now a certified wedding coordinator through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and began my first decorating company www.athompsonwedding.com, and now my couture wedding design company www.stephaniethompson.ca.

When I’m not helping brides create the wedding they’ve always wished for I also coach others who are changing careers into the wedding industry as well as coaching other wedding planners to reach their full potential.

I’m enthusiastic and passionate about designing and creating beautiful weddings, helping others and wanting others to succeed in life and in personal happiness.

How to Win Back Your Ex Heart?

Your relationship has been broken up, but you still think that you are in love with him and want to win his heart back? This article may help you.

 

There is no problem with that, but first you should uncover the reasons for your break up with him. If the cause for your breakup is you, then one of the first things to do is to make an apology. If things did not work out well even after making an apology, then accept the break up by telling your ex-boyfriend that it is the best thing for both of you as of the moment to give each other ample space to think over your relationship.

 

This could be the time you both need to reflect if both of you are meant for each other; as well as contemplate if you really love each other very much. If you think that you are still in love with him and that he still loves you deep inside, then you should be able to understand each other and mend the issues that caused your recent breakup.

 

However, at this point that you have already separated from each other, the best option for you is to let him go and move on with your life. It may be hard to think that your letting go of him would eventually lose him; however, it is actually the other way around. Letting him go while you are moving on with your life without him is actually one of the best ways of attracting him back to you. It is one of the most effective methods on how to win back his heart; and this technique is very successful among many people who used this method.

 

Another way is to create a positive mindset that things are going to be better. If your mind is full of negative thoughts that there is no more hope for both of you, then change it to positive ones because your negative thought will hold back the success of whatever you are doing to get your ex back. These are just few of the many things you can do; just remember the things we have discussed because they can greatly help on how to win back his heart.

 

Discover the exact words to say and actions to take using my proven success blueprint on how to get your ex back that has helped over 6000 couples stop and reverse their breakups and divorce worldwide.

Ideas On Reusable Kids Lunch Boxes

If your kids are now in school, lunch boxes are what you need. Packing their lunch assures mothers about healthy foods that their kids have to eat. There are reusable lunch kits with different colors and designs that surely any kid will love. Find the different unique lunch boxes to buy, by reading this article.

Talking about recycling, what do you think of kids lunch boxes out of reusable lunch kits?

Yes, it is true! The global waste management solution has gone as far as to your children’s food packs. At present, reusable lunch kits are now offered and available in both online and offline shops in wide varieties.

Traditionally, food containers are made up of disposable materials. This of course was altered by the increasing concern in our environment. It is undeniable that disposable food packs would end up in the dump, which in the end will contribute to the current waste problem. To avoid this, some companies initiated reusable lunch cooler bags, kids’ lunch boxes and other portable food containers.

This new trend in lunch packs and containers is deemed beneficial not only to the environmentalist but for families and manufacturers as well. Why not? With the various cool kids lunch boxes to choose from, any kid would be easily convinced to carry healthy food with them.

As parent, our kid’s safety is of great importance. We try to protect them in every way we can. From the fabrics they wear, to the foods they eat. But, when we are not around them, how sure are we of the foods that they eat? Kiddie lunch packs are the answer to this parental woe. By preparing their foods ourselves, then we are giving ourselves the assurance of their health. That is because we know what they will eat even if we are not around them.

There is just one problem though. And that is making them carry their lunch bags. There are pretty large numbers of kids who do not like to carry their food packs. But, by casing those lunches in cool and cute boxes, your kids would surely have a change of heart.

As mentioned, reusable lunch kits are manufactured in various designs. In short, both parents and kids are presented with wide alternatives. So what are some of these unique lunch boxes that we are talking about?

If you are looking for something that would allow your children’s food as warm or as cold as you’ve prepared them, then kids’ insulated lunch bags are good choices. Unlike the traditional designs, eco- friendly brands are more fun and colorful as it mixes different colors and patterns.

Now, if you are looking for something more modern and stylish. Metal lunch boxes or tin lunch boxes are your best selections. These types of reusable containers are molded and designed in different shapes, colors and paintings. With these boxes, your kids will surely have fun and healthy lunch with their friends.

And, in case you are planning to have a weekend picnic with your toddlers, then gourmet getaway lunch tote is certainly your best friend. Not only that it will keep your lunch as fresh as it was cooked, it can also carry you in style because of their amazing patterns and cuts.

Of course, these kid’s lunch boxes are not just for carrying. They too are great gift ideas for your friends’ children or your kids’ friends. And most importantly, they are great contribution to the environment and your kid’s health!

Are you an environmentalist mother? Check our organic products at http://www.nubiusorganics.com . We sell reusable kids lunch boxes. We have non-toxic bottles and bags. Do you want something to give your friends? Go to Lunch box kids, and discover our earth-friendly gift ideas.

Birthing Inspirational Devotions

Learning to take time and sit quietly at the feet of the Lord has been quite a challenge for me, as it is for most Christians. The rewards, however, have been great, and keep me endeavoring to grow in this discipline.



The Inspirational Devotions found on my web site (http://www.wellsofinspiration.com) are the fruit of quiet time spent communing with the Lover of My Soul, Jesus.



My true hearts desire is to see all of God’s people find peace through relationship with Him. Today, our lives are unbelievably hectic. We, more than any other generation have so may activities and pleasurable pursuits to choose from.



However, anyone who has gained the maturity that comes with experience and age will tell you that though these things are a pleasurable diversion for a season, there is no life in them, and in the course of time will be revealed as a vanity leaving us empty rather than fulfilled.



Don’t get me wrong…God has nothing against having fun, the problem is with priorities; When God is at the bottom instead of the top. Placing anything or anyone before our relationship–pursuing God–will cause emptiness and vanity to be our portion in the end.



Our time on this earth, from God’s perspective, is that we grow and mature into the man or woman that God created us to be. This can only be accomplished through relationship with Him.



He brings into our lives the circumstances, trials and other things needed for our growth. When our priorities are right, this combination will result being able to overcome every challenge, and even our failures He will turn to victory.



If, however, the relationship part is missing, our lives become chaotic, and filled with turmoil and deception. Since we have no strength in ourselves to overcome, we find ourselves giving into temptation at every turn, and bring much suffering upon ourselves through wrong choices.



Most of my devotions deal with Intimacy, I find. This is the message that God has given me for our generation–Return to Him with all of our hearts and we will find that love, life, peace and unspeakable joy that we all search desperately to obtain.



The following is a lovely inspirational devotion inviting God’s people to experience the depths of His love.



More Inspirational Devotions are available at her beautiful site:

http://www.wellsofinspiration.com





Also, her newest devotions may be received when they are posted via email by signing up to receive them here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wellsofinspiration



Deep calls unto Deep…



Dive into the depths of My Spirit to encounter My love–



Unconditional love.



Come aside and wait…



When all the earth is silent before Me,



You will sense great waves of love washing over you.



Yield! Let them carry you where they will.



Dive deep for this is the River of Life.



As you experience the perfection,



And passion of My heart toward you,



All the injustice, imperfections and wounds



Will be anointed for healing in the currents of my love.



You will begin to understand



That I Am the true desire of your heart-



O how you have tried to satisfy that longing



By acquiring soulish associations,



And temporal things;



But this love is something only I can give



O the richness of My passion for you!



Love does not waver



Or bend in the wind.



Mine a love never fails



Are you not accepted in the beloved,



And highly favored in My site!



A rare gem that I treasure.



There is much head knowledge,



But little that is experiential,



Therefore My people retain their wounds,



And imperfections.



My love is an anchor for your soul-



It must be experienced for there to be revelation.



That will result in healing, restoration and wholeness.



Cultivate intimacy!



Seek My Presence!



Dive deeper and deeper



For the depths of My love cannot be exhausted.

The author is a Christian Teacher and Intercessor Find more devotions on her beautiful site. You may also sign up to receive her new devotions when released by signing up here

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How To Host A Baby Shower

Hosting a baby shower is an excellent way to the expectant mom that her friends and loved ones are just there for her and willing to take part in one of the joyous events in her life.

A baby shower is a fun celebration to welcome an upcoming baby. Also, it is a perfect time to provide the mom-to-be with items that she will need after she gave birth. Aside from giving gifts, it is also a social event that may include guests from far places. Many moms see this event as a bonding time as well to catch things up with friends and family members that they haven’t seen for a long time.

If you plan to host a baby shower, deciding when to hold it is the first thing you’ll need to do. Usually, baby shower are held one or two months prior to the mom’s due date. However today, it is okay to hold a baby shower a month or two after the birth of the baby. Either way, if you are going to host a baby shower, make sure not to schedule it too close to the date of the delivery, avoiding complications of a premature or over due delivery.

If there are out of town guests, you have to make sure that the invitations will be sent to them four to six weeks before the date of the baby shower. This will give them enough time to plan their travel or fix their other schedules. On the other hand, you can send invitations two to four weeks to guests who live nearby. Baby shower invitations could either be homemade or store-bought. Specialty stores that sell baby shower invitations have a variety of themed invites to choose from. There are also invitations that are available to customize, letting you include a personal touch you want on the cards. Today, sending baby shower invitations via e-mailing is acceptable.

It depends on the time of the day when you decide for foods to serve. Also, you have to consider your budget and the theme of the baby shower. If you are on a tight budget, instead of serving hot meal or planning a sit-down meal, go for light ones such as appetizers. You may include pretzels, chips, vegetable salad, sandwiches, and other finger foods. You don’t have to serve alcoholic drinks or beverages that contain caffeine for the benefit of the mom-to-be. Simple drinks like lemonade or fruit juices will do.

When you decorate the party, you don’t have to go overboard, but keep the party simple instead. A few balloons and flowers are simple yet perfect for a baby shower. You may also consider hanging streamers or banners across the room, or better yet make a hanging décor on the ceiling or walls.

Baby shower games are not mandatory, but they are fun to include in the baby shower. They can serve as icebreakers to keep the party alive. Prepare for little tokens for those who win the games. Baby shower favors can be given at the end of the party to help guests commemorate the shower later on. These party supplies including baby shower invitations are now available online, in different themes, styles and prices to choose from.

Jnet is an author for a variety of lifestyle issues and topics including weddings. If you’re looking for baby shower cakes, visit the website Prettybabygifts.com and browse their extensive collection. Find baby shower themes more online!

Taking Your Christmas Party to the Next Level

It may be warm outside, but that doesn’t mean Christmas isn’t coming. As a matter of fact, the best time to start planning for the next Christmas party is as soon after the current Christmas party is over as possible. Even the retailers encourage this practice, but in order to get the most out of your party planning, you have to start now. That way, every aspect of planning can be covered, from the party to all the gifts can be given the due diligence required to make sure next year’s Christmas party will be the best one ever.

While you may be overwhelmed at the thought of planning a holiday party so early, it will help you get things ready so much earlier ensuring you are able to enjoy the holiday season instead of fretting over items such as napkins or finger foods. Plus, by taking advantage of off season pricing, you may well be able to save a lot of money by booking banquet halls or hotels months in advance, pre-booking the caterer and even purchasing a lot of “this year” Christmas items and storing it away for next year.

Another great way to cut cost is to have your party guest list finished early. While you may have to modify it later down the road, it’s a lot easier to take a person or two off and add a person or two to the list than it is to have to rush around a few weeks before the party, trying to build an entire list and risk making a customer mad or slighting a vendor. Keep your invitations on your computer or PDA – always on hand – so you can make changes to contact information or add/take away from the list quickly. Take time once or twice a month to go over the information and make sure it is current.

The great thing about doing that is you can buy printable Christmas invitations, which means your invitation list can be worked on until the very last minute, then invitations printed out. And you can get some really great invitations too! From humorous to elegant, all types are available and by printing them yourself, you actually wind up saving money In at least two ways. By printing them yourself you can save money on what a company would charge for printing and you don’t have to worry about having left overs as you can print as needed.

While there may be plenty of reasons to start planning early, the biggest reason is the simplest. To bring it all together, you will save money on decorations, the facility, gifts and even party invitations, all by planning ahead. Finding ways to lower your party budget is important whether it is a company party or neighborhood block party when many people are struggling financially. Start your planning and saving now so you don’t have to worry about your next year’s Christmas party!

Picking out Christmas invitations and decorations for the annual party has started. Already in the holiday spirit, Rickey Pearce helps get the guest list nailed down and the invites addressed adding their Christmas seals to finish the envelope. PaperDirect offers everything you need to get your own party going from birthday and graduation banners to Halloween postcards.

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