Spring Color Trend Report

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When it comes to color trends, Pantone’s expertise is in a class of its own. Widely regarded at the authority on color, Pantone recently released their Fashion Color Report for Spring which gives us insight into the ten shades we will see influencing designs next year. Think happier, sunnier, vivid brights, along with calm, soothing sunset tones, with plenty of inspiration taken from travel and natural environments.

With spring 2016 wedding planning now well underway, we’ve selected a palette of five colors from Pantone’s report that we think provide scope for some fresh inspiration and ideas: Rose Quartz, Iced Coffee, Serenity, Peach Echo, and Lilac Grey.

Together the combination is an opalescent sherbet that reflects the colors of nature as they occur in a sunset or in spring blooms. These colors can be cheery without being precious, and have a zesty fresh twist whilst still maintaining a nod to classic nuptial tradition.

Selecting a wider range of unexpected yet complementary colors, like this one, creates a memorable palette that sets the mood. When planning any color palette, it’s important to think about how colors make us feel, digging a little deeper into which colors speak most to us, and to the environments we’re a part of.

Click through our slideshow of spring wedding inspiration and let your imagination run free! Which colors will you choose?

Article by: Once Wed contributor Caroline Boneham Roche

10.09.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog, Wedding Planning

Breathtaking Outdoor Anniversary Session

Are these anniversary portraits of Elisa and Craig not the most beautiful images you’ve seen of a couple in a love? With dappled sunlight filtering through the trees and the faded prairie grass, it seems like the perfect setting for an anniversary session. Read on for more of the sweet story of how this couple found each other:

“I don’t think either one of us expected to meet in such a unique way. In 2013 my husband, Craig, and I met on Instagram, as crazy as that sounds. He was living in Los Angeles at the time and I was interning in New York, NY.  We had one mutual acquaintance on Instagram, and from the follow, to likes, to the comments, our interest grew. In fact,  still have the screenshot of our first exchange.  After texting turned into phone calls and phone calls turned into, what we called, “FaceTime dates”, Craig flew from Los Angeles to NYC to meet me in person and take me on our first real date.

 That weekend was its’ own fairytale. Without a dull moment, we spent our days exploring museums, going to a Mets baseball game, kayaking on the Hudson River and eating our way through the Big Apple. Craig asked me that weekend to be his girlfriend.  I would later find out that in moment he knew he was going to marry me. After a year of dating 3000 miles apart, I finished school and moved to Los Angeles to be with him. Our long-distance journey to marriage has given us such beautiful perspective, because we now know that simply being in each other’s company is a blessing to treasure each day we are together.”
Photography: Cassidy Carson | Location: Malibu Creek State Park | Dress: Urban Outfitters

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10.08.15 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Casual Outdoor Wedding

We love outdoor weddings, and Jenny and Patrick’s California nuptials is no exception. Gazing through these (stunning!) images from Kate Weinstein, you can practically smell the fresh air and hear the gentle rustle of the wind through the leaves. That wonderful feeling you get from dining on a beautiful patio is the same that we feel at an outdoor wedding. Romance is intensified, the senses are heightened, and conversation between friends and loved ones flows freer. Don’t you wish you were a guest at this wedding?

Photography: Kate Weinstein Photo  | Dress: Marchesa | Flowers:  Wild Vase | Hair: Sera Sloane | Venue: The 1909 | Rentals: Pretty Vintage Rentals | Invitation Suite: Chips NY  (design), Megan Lindeman (illustration), and Traction Print Press (printing) | Catering: Foodink Catering | Assistant photographer: Kate Ignatowski | Brides shoes: Miu Miu | Flower girl dress: JCrew | Tux: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Bride & bridesmaid bracelets: Giles & Brother

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10.07.15 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

3 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Images

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Sometimes it is the most simple of adjustments that can take an image from average to outstanding.

Ahead of tomorrow’s official launch of our new online course, Composition 101, we’re sharing some advice on how you can instantly elevate your Instagram game.

Click here to access this free training.

Photo by Kaeyelch

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10.06.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog, Wedding Planning