Decorating Ideas

A fresh new look for your 2021 wedding

Brian Dunning - Thursday, December 10, 2020

We can't wait to help you start planning. Whether you postponed your date from a Spring Wedding to a Fall Wedding or from Summer to Winter, or from a Weekend Wedding to a Weekday Wedding, you have lots of options to update your look.

Why not incorporate one of the blue/green colors of 2021 to freshen your look. Adding multi colored hydrangeas in greens, blues, whites and vintage pinks and burgundies or roses now available in hundreds of hues to add an update to your color scheme. Natural greens such as eucalyptus and ivy continue to be seen everywhere.

Your wedding has been an anticipated event and your guests just can't wait to celebrate with you!

Pop the champagne!

2021 Color of the Year

Brian Dunning - Saturday, December 05, 2020

Pantone has chosen A.l. Aqua as its color of the year for 2021. Benjamin Moore paint has followed suit with Aegean Teal, a soothing shade of blue/green. The perfect marriage of blues and greens, these gorgeous colors found in nature, are sure to please everyone and will be seen everywhere from the runway to furniture design and of course to weddings.

If you prefer neutrals, why not accent with lots of texture and pops of bright colors such as poppy orange, shades of lavender, and bright blue which are shown everywhere in Spring fashion.


Color of the Year 2020

Brian Dunning - Monday, February 17, 2020

Pantone has announced "Classic Blue" as its 2020 Color of the Year.
Described as "a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk", this classic color can be paired with numerous colors to make it uniquely yours.
Pair with soft yellows, light blue, taupe or mocha for Spring; Bright coral, bold greens or a hint of blush pink for Summer;
Add golds, metallics or deep purples for Fall; Or crisp whites and creams with luxurious greens and a little sparkle for Winter wedding glimmer.





Wedding Colors 2019-2020

Brian Dunning - Wednesday, November 20, 2019

For Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, burgundy and navy continue to be the "It Colors" this wedding season. Flower growers have offered an abundance of choices including burgundy dahlias, calla lillies, gerbera daisies, deep toned spray roses or even fun burgundy plumes. 

For navy touches, add deep toned Hulk Hydrangeas or dark blue fun spiky thistle.

Pair burgundy and navy with blush for Spring; crisp whites and creams in Summer; persimmon, deep reds, oranges, and moss green for Autumn tones; add metallics, whites, creams and deeper greens for an elegant Winter design.

Color of the Year for 2019

Brian Dunning - Monday, December 10, 2018

It's decided! Pantone Color Institute has named their 2019 color of the year...Wait for it..."LIVING CORAL!" This color will be everywhere in fashion, home design, and of course in wedding colors.
"Living Coral" is described as a "warm peachy orange" with a "life affirming golden undertone". When deciding from the nearly limitless choices, Pantone said that they were thinking organic such as a coral reef.  
Some colors that are included for pairings include "Blue Depths"...a dark inky navy, "Turtle Green" a vibrant earthy green, "Burnt Henna" a deep brown with reddish/ gold undertones and neutrals such as "Sand". Glam it up by adding shimmering gold and make a statement!
Happy designing!

Trending for 2019

Brian Dunning - Friday, October 05, 2018

It's that time again, and we've been exploring trends for 2019 weddings:2019 colors will move from pastels to deeper tones including multiple shades of purple and combinations of Merlot and Champagne and Earthly Greens and Emerald.

Metallics continue to be popular for accents including Silver and Chrome. Add some fun Neon signs to bring back that 70's vibe that is being seen everywhere in design. Another design element is a celestial theme. There are so many areas to incorporate a celestial theme from star and moon hair pins to naming tables after different planets....a fun way to bring back the "Age of Aquarius".

Rustic decor will move toward more tailored greens and organic reusable florals. 

Bridal gowns will take on a fun 70's vibe look with lace overlays, bell sleeves and multi-tiered lengths.

Grooms will be sporting tailored fits with pops of color...think checks, floral or polka dot ties.

Whatever your style, remember that you are marrying the person you love and have fun with it.


A Note on Wedding "Favors"

Brian Dunning - Monday, June 25, 2018

Wedding favors offer the wedding couple a chance to say thank you to their guests for sharing their special day. Consider giving something that they can't wait to use, such as flower seed packets (one of our favorites), gorgeous handmade artisanal soaps, monogrammed fleece blankets, or infused oils ( one of our Brides included a favorite family recipe along with personalized bottles of olive oils). A donation to a favorite charity to commemorate your special day never goes out of style. 

The color "Navy"...more and more popular!

Brian Dunning - Monday, June 25, 2018

Navy offers great versatility and continues to be a popular wedding color choice. Always a summer standby, Navy is often paired with blush, hot pink, or apple green and always looks fresh. More and more, we are seeing Navy being used for all seasons. Choose Navy as a neutral with fall colors or pair with metallics in winter for a glamorous look. The guys look fabulous in Navy suits and girls love a dress that compliments everyone in the wedding party. Navy is truly the "New Black".

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Its a sign!

Brian Dunning - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Creative signage adds a personal touch to your wedding. Use signs for directions to the ceremony site, or a special phrase or lyric that represents the two of you. Glam it up by using unexpected materials such as lucite, acrylic or faux marble, and make your day shine.

A Different Kind of Glitz

Brian Dunning - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Add a modern touch with Lucite for your centerpieces. Lucite is everywhere in furniture, why not try using Lucite containers in different shapes and sizes for a fun and fresh look. Pair with lush greens and big blooms such as peonies or garden roses for a wow factor.