Sunday, November 8, 2015

Costing a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Celebration

Here's a great infographic that depicts the average costs of the main elements of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration. It's based on interviews with event planners and synagogue staff across the U.S.

Average Cost of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Infographic

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Engagement Party Favors: She Said Yes!

Engagement season is just around the corner since 38% of all proposals take place between November and February. "He Asked, She Said Yes" themed favors and decor in icy blue and silver will set the proper mood for the engagement party or bridal shower.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Handpainted Wedding Shoes: Another Way to Personalize Your Day

There are ways to personalize your wedding day, but Deborah Thomson of Figgie Shoes is genius at it. She creates unique, handpainted shoes that are specific to your wedding theme. You can add your wedding date, special quotes, and other details and embellishments that tell your love story. For $598+ you can have an eye-catching pair of shoes to wear on your wedding day and a treasured keepsake.

handpainted wedding shoes

handpainted wedding shoes

Friday, October 9, 2015

Lavender Wedding Color Palette: Pantone's Smoky Grape

Here's another soft purplish hue for those desiring a lavender wedding color palette. Pantone's Smoky Grape exudes feelings of creativity and festivity. The dress is a celebration in itself.

Favor ribbon :: Cake w/cupcakes ( :: Wedding dress

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Spring Wedding Color Inspiration: Pantone's Orchid Bouquet

For a fresh as spring wedding color palette, give Pantone's Orchid Bouquet a try. It's a super-soft purple hue that's a bit pinkish as well. It incorporates beautifully into a garden wedding as shown below but there's no limit to where this lovely color can shine.

spring wedding color

Baroque frame & Topiary place card holders :: Table number & Decorative cling in purple :: Centerpiece ( :: Flower bowls ( :: Reception table (Punam Bean Photography) :: Glasses ( :: Cake (Anne Ruthmann Photography)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pantone's Sky Blue Wedding Color Palette

This Pantone Sky Blue wedding color story features love birds, our favorite friends of the sky. What lovely inspiration for a spring wedding. Feather themed favors and a birdcage wishing well fit the theme nicely.

Feather bottle stopper favors :: Ring pillow :: Birdcage :: Bride (Joielala Photographie)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Soft Mint Green Wedding Color: Pantone's Silt Green

If you're contemplating a mint green wedding color palette, Pantone's Silt Green is a very soft version of mint green. See how lovely it is in the collection below. The hair accessory is so pretty I could walk around wearing it for no reason at all.

mint green wedding

Favor tag :: Cake ( :: Hair accessory ( :: Monogram sticker :: Bridesmaid dress ( :: Wedding poppers on cake stand (

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Green Wedding Color Inspiration: Pantone's Cactus

As someone who absolutely adores shades of green, to me Pantone's Cactus is a breath of fresh air. It symbolizes nature and all things fresh and new. It's also the perfect accompaniment to so many colors in the spectrum.

Invitation :: Shoe :: Car :: Ribbon :: Centerpiece :: Dress

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Wedding Color Inspiration: Pantone's Autumn Leaf

Rustic and rich, Pantone's Autumn Leaf is the quintessential color for fall weddings and events. It's not quite burnt orange or rust, but it's definitely a relative.

Invitation :: Cake (Pinterest) :: Leaf Place Card Holders

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wedding Color Inspiration: Pantone's Color of the Day - Hot Sauce

Although Pantone's Color of the Day is named Hot Sauce, I'm not feeling the fire. This dusty pinkish hue reminds me of Marsala (2015 Color of the Year) which is rich and refined. The lip color by Illamasqua is spot on!

pantone wedding color inspiration

Place Setting ( :: Invitation :: Lip color :: Centerpiece (Pinterest)