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.

Create Success By Choosing Thoughts That Empower

The real thoughts, Latesha, are the thoughts that you choose. I wanted Latesha to understand that the thoughts she chooses to nurture will determine her destiny in life.

For instance, I continued, lets look at that thought, people will see me have a panic attack. If that happened, what would that mean about you?

It would mean that people will think Im crazy. Latesha replied.

And if people think you are crazy, what does it mean about you? I asked.

That Im not management material; Im not even customer service material. Ill be fired.

And what do you feel when you think that? I asked.

Im scaredlike impending doom and its really going to happen.

That sounds just like you are experiencing a little indigestion of the Limbic System of the brain. So what does your Cerebral Cortex say?

It says I must be crazy for even thinking this way.

I can see a link hereit seems like you are in the habit of processing the world around you in a way that keeps you disparaging and feeling incompetent. It has become your reality. And whenever you feed that thoughtit just keeps growingin spite of evidence to the contrary. Can you see how you are letting the feelings become your reality? That is a thinking error we call emotional thinking or feel it- be it. For you, it goes like this: I feel crazy or incompetent, therefore I am crazy or incompetent.

She piped in. So when I feel weak or inadequate, I start to act weak and inadequate.

Youve got it. Now tell me what your Cerebral Cortex tells you about your performance at work. It needs to be a thought that reminds you of your capabilities.

Well, I have noticed that I am always able to get the production I need from my employees. They smile at me a lot and sometimes express their appreciation for my help. In fact, I got the highest raise of all the mangers last quarter. She didnt look entirely convinced.

So what did you tell yourself about the validation you received?

That I am a valued employee and a good problem solver, she replied, with a smug smile on her face.

So when you nurtured the memory of being validated at work, you experienced a reality of competence. When you nurtured thoughts of insecurity, your reality was that you were incompetent and helpless. You can choose how you experience your life.

I was teaching Latesha some of the basics of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In Cognitive Behavior Therapy, the person identifies their negative, incapacitating thoughts and learns to dispute them. Positive, empowering thoughts are then exchanged for the negative thinking and practiced until they replace the incapacitating thoughts.

For the next several weeks, Latesha listed her negative thoughts and learned to dispute them. Her initial list looked like this:

Negative Thoughts:

* Having panic makes me weak.
* I am going to crack up at work.
* Everyone knows Im crazy.
* Im going to get fired.
* It is shameful to fail.

Disputations:

* Everyone experiences fear and many people have panic attacks.
* I might feel stressed out sometimes, but I am usually able to pick up the ball and keep going.
* Everyone knows Im human. Most of the time, I laugh with my employees when I make an error.
* There is no reason to fire me. I have never even been written up.
* The alternative to failure is staying in bed doing nothing. Then I would never have a chance at success.

Empowering Thoughts:

* If I panic, I know the feeling will be gone in 10 minutes and I can just carry on.
* When I feel stressed, I can walk away for a few minutes and do something pleasurable. I have the control to mend.
* I have created a culture on my team that encourages people to enjoy the process of work, even when we make mistakes.
* When Im thinking that Ill be fired, it only means that I am anxious or tired. I need to take a break and come back to what I am doing.
* I need to take risks at work in order to see what processes are and are not effective. Both failure and success are part of my job description.

Katrina

Katrina Holgate Miller, PhD writes about the strengths and skills people use to face their

Cornwall’s best surf beaches

British surfers don’t have to head to California or Australia’s Gold Coast to find excellent surfing conditions, with Cornwall on the sunny south-west coast being increasingly recognised as a world-class destination a little closer to home for surfing and other water sports.

With its numerous beaches catching some of the best waves in the UK and local surfing schools and clubs offering a gateway into the sport for newcomers, Cornwall can rightly be called the UK’s surfing capital. During the global economic downturn, when domestic ‘staycations’ were in vogue, the region finally achieved the recognition it deserved as a competitive destination for surfing, attracting local and international visitors alike.

If you’re thinking of heading to Cornwall to take on its impressive waves, you’ll be spoiled for choice with its numerous excellent beaches, though you should bear in mind that some offer better conditions than others. This can be especially important when visiting shingle beaches, which are not recommended for amateur surfers due to the harsher surface. Newcomers should instead head to sandy, family-friendly beaches, such as Widemouth Bay in Bude and Hayle in Polzeath – the latter being ideal for learners and younger surfers.

If Cornwall is the UK’s surfing capital, then Newquay is its Mecca. The British Surfing Association bases its headquarters here for a reason, as it features beaches that face all directions from the coast to catch the very best breaks. It also helps that Newquay is the biggest and most developed location in Cornwall, making it easier for long-distance travellers to arrive with car hire Newquay Airport.

Beaches in Newquay range from the relatively low surf of Watergate Bay, ideal for beginners, to the changeable conditions of Fistral, beloved by expert surfers and the most famous surfing beach in Britain. Newquay Bay itself features three sandy beaches that are popular for all manner of beach breaks, from surfing to sunbathing, and it can understandably become a little crowded in the summer months.

Crowds don’t have to be a problem when you head to other beaches in the county, however, and you’ll never be too far from ideal surfing conditions wherever you’re staying in Cornwall. The north coast may be the most acclaimed, but you can still find suitable beaches on the south coast – including Kennack Sands and the more challenging Porthleven – and the east coast, home to Pentewan Beach and Whitsand Bay which are great places to brush up on your surfing skills.

Paul Buchanan writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

Proven Success Factors That Guarantee Self Improvement

As much as there are many success factors to consider in order for you to make it in life, there are those that simply stand the test of time. One ingredient of personal growth is having self esteem. Sir Nathaniel B. once said: To trust one’s mind and to know that one is worthy of happiness is the essence of self-esteem.

Which are the most important success factors that define true joy in life? The secret is simple; you only need to prove to yourself that you can. You do not have to prove it to anyone else. You would rather be a fool to the common eye and achieve your goals, than impress others and lose yourself in the process of pleasing others. You do not need to have someone else to tell you that you are strong or beautiful so as to be. Oscar Wilde reiterates that: To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.

In as much as listening carefully to advice is good for you; realize that others may be out to discourage you. Some habits that are detrimental to your personal growth only start from having a low self-conception and self esteem. The victims easily fall prey, owing to the excitement of having someone commend them for doing risky acts, only to regret later. A good success factor to consider, it is better to be alone than in bad company.

It is prudent to know that you do not have to listen to others in order to know who you are or what to do. The big question is, how much then can you believe and trust yourself? This is a call to integrity which is also among the vital aspect of success factors in life. Integrity is the act of doing the right thing even when no one is watching. One Albert Einstein never ceases to inspire for he said; “Few is the number that think with their own minds and feel with their own hearts.”

You must never lose yourself even when you encounter problems. The best approach would be to face obstacles head on since they are meant to build you. “Without self-knowledge, without understanding, the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.” These words belong to G. I. Gurdjeff.

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Beach Wear For Men & Women

Retailers are becoming more mobile, the size fashion stores where you start your search online for fashionable dresses, plus size women dresses reach a counter last year. Rather than wearing jeans and a top to a party, make a few dresses up your wardrobe basic. Of course, a little black dress should be on everyones list. Therefore, calculating on the season zone, choose a dress with shoulder straps Sun or dress with long sleeves to take you to a party or specific function. Plus size women dresses are completely almost fashion and there are several distinct semblances and fashions to pick out from.

One of the main advantages of buying leather clothing is more than other materials that will last a long time. This means that the investment is worth it while you purchase the skin you want to last, like a leather jacket. Leather clothing can be worn for several months a year, unlike many other articles of clothing trends. Leather clothing is available light jackets for the periods in which the change of seasons. You might get a bit cool when the bill is coming; winter is slowing down or moving in the spring. Also heavier layers of skin that will keep you warm during the coldest days of the year. The ability to use thin leather clothing makes it so investment decisions. Furthermore leather is in trend nowadays, leather accessories like bags shoes, belts and other are on high demand

You will prefer to get an estimate of how the whole women evening wears and suits your body. Women evening wear dress with an extraordinary biz gives the healthiest pluses. Ill-fitting dress is not only unpleasant, but not looks too good, either. Instead of tightening the dress, apparently too small, select fabrics skim your curves. We believe that every women deserves to be very special, she must love her dress. New trends, fashion brings new confidence every time you wear. Even carrying fashion accessories with trendy clothes is an art in itself, one must have fashion sense and knowledge that what suits maximum over your looks and personality and gives gorgeous looks.

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Fascinating Beaches of Kerala

Far from the hustle-bustle of cities, Kerala beaches are the perfect destinations for spending refreshing holidays. Tourists from across the globe travel to Kerala for enjoying the pristine beauty of nature. Kerala is a land of unsurpassed natural beauty which never fails to capture the hearts of tourists. The beaches of Kerala offer sheer natural beauty and adventure sports facilities. You can relax yourself to the hilt at these beaches. The romantic overtones of the beaches along with the picturesque surroundings, swaying palm trees and glistening sand will surely leave you spell bound.

Some of the famous beaches of Kerala are:

Alappuzha Beach

Visited by many tourists, this beach is located in Alleppy which is popularly known as the Venice of the East. The swaying palms, pleasant environment, picturesque views and lashing waves at this beach will leave you completely mesmerized. One of the striking attractions of this beach is the pier which is around 140 years old. You can indulge in para sailing, swimming and surfing here.

Varkala Beach

This tranquil and beautiful beach is the perfect place for spending some quality time in the lap of nature. It is not only a beautiful destination but also holds religious significance. It is said that by taking a bath in the water of this beach one washes away one’s sins. The mineral springs located near the beach are gifted with medicinal properties.

Kappad Beach

People come here from far and wide to relax their weary minds. This beach also holds historic significance. Vasco da Gama, the famous Portuguese sailor visited this place in the year 1498. There is an ancient temple on the beach which is around 800 years old. The wonderful Ayurveda centres along the beach offer rejuvenating Ayurveda massages and treatments.

Fort Kochi Beach

Located in Cochin, this beach is a traveller’s delight. If your luck favours then you can even catch glimpses of dolphins here. A historic fort stands tall on the beach which gives you a chance to get acquainted with the history of Kerala. You can enjoy swimming, volley ball and cricket on the beach.

Kovalam Beach

The mesmerizing and beautiful ambiance of this beach promises to rejuvenate you to the hilt. The blue waters and white sands are truly arresting. Kovalam boasts of three adjacent crescent shaped beaches. For recreation one can indulge in swimming, sunbathing and sea food. Visit all the three beaches namely lighthouse, Hawai and Samudra for fun and entertainment.

Beaches of Kerala are the famous attractions of South India. Kerala tour is incomplete without a visit to Kerala beaches. Some of the famous beaches of Kerala are Alappuzha, Varkala, Kappad, Fort Kochi beach and Kovalam.

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