Sunday, 30 December 2012

Mint Condition

Last week we blogged about Emerald being the colour of 2013. But Emerald's not the only shade of green we see making a big impact next year. Without a doubt, mint is one of our picks to be the top trend in weddings in 2013.  It is feminine, yet fresh, and sits perfectly with a myriad of other colours.

You know when you decide you love something - and then you start to notice it. Everywhere. You. Go.? That's me right now with the colour 'mint'. I'm wanting clothes and nail-polish in the spearmint shades, I'm drawn to soft sorbet green paint swatches at Bunnings as I try to renovate my house, and of course I want to use it in weddings!

Below are some of our favourite minty wedding inspiration pics.  

Glam: Mint & Gold

Girly: Mint & Pink/Peach

More Mint:

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Pantone Colour of the Year - 17-5641: Emerald Green

It goes without saying that Pantone is the authority on colour. Every year, the company puts forward its pick of Colour of the Year. Last week, it announced the colour of 2013 to be Emerald Green (17-5641). 

Sophisticated and Luxurious, emerald is one of the true jewel tones. I have to admit I do love jewel tones (rich bold and dramatic purples, yellows, red and blues), but they aren't colours we often use in weddings - where many people opt for something a little softer.

Believe it or not, Pantone's announcement will have an influence on the products you see next year, and it is also likely to influence wedding decor. In 2012 Pantone named Tangerine Tango as the colour of the year, and after styling a couple of orange weddings this year, we think we're pretty likely to see some Emerald hitting our portfolio in 2013!!

To get the ideas flowing, we've pulled together a mini-inspiration board.

What do you think of Emerald?
Will you be including it in your wedding?

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Trend: Naked Cakes

In the world of weddings, there is always a new trend. And the cake is one item that has really evolved over time.

Once upon a time, wedding cakes were all sleek and white and covered in fondant icing. It was just how things went. Invariably, they were fruit cakes - not particularly edible - and they all kind of looked the same. They were there to be used for the traditional 'cutting' by the bride and the groom... but were they ever really enjoyed?

...Then came the mud-cake, stepping up to add something tastier.
...Then came cupcakes. No need for cutting, an alternative for guests to enjoy.
...Not long after, Dessert Bars became popular - featuring lots of different cakes, tarts, pies and even candy. Some people have their family members provide sweets as a way to make it more personal. Others just want to provide some variety.

...More recently, we've seen some more interesting alternatives to wedding cake, in the form of macaron towers and cheese stacks... not really cakes at all.
...And actual Cakes themselves have had a makeover, getting braver - with messy, textured, buttercream icing. Or for those that are really clever, there's Ombre cakes. Or Layered Rainbow Cakes.

Our latest favourite though: NAKED CAKES

What is a naked cake? In short, it's a sponge cake that remains un-iced (or naked). These babies have a bit of an unfinished look, which works perfectly at a more rustic style event. We think they look gorgeous, with all of their layers of cake and cream.. particularly when decorated with flowers or fruit - or even dusted with icing sugar.

Style Me Pretty
Rosie Parsons

Green Wedding Shoes
Pinterest (unknown source)

You can browse even more pics over HERE

What do you think? Your thing or too unfinished looking?
What sort of cake are you planning?
And what do you predict the next trend will be?