Wedding Wednesday | Spring Palettes

5.7.14

There are some unique color palettes for spring weddings. I like different shades, but some of my favorites are bright tones and deep jewel tones.

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Pantone Spring Fashion Palette

Pantone, a trusted source in color choices and development, has thousands of colors and blends of color to choose from for any occasion. You can put different color combinations together from their database.

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Orange and Blue Table

Orange and blue are a great spring color combination that is vibrant and lively. Something that works wonders for any special event. The more lively the decor, the more that will be passed along to the guests and attendees.

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Lime Green Theme

I love bright colors with white. It makes the color pop and stand out, but still makes the event look clean and vibrant. Lime green goes well with most other colors, but with white it sticks out. For spring, lime is a great color to express the new growth of the flowers and trees.

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Bright Wedding Palette

Now bright colors combined together can also make for a vibrant affair. Bright blues, yellows, pinks, and oranges together make for fun options for decor. Bright peonies and gerbera daisies with turquoise and persimmon color bowls, add in gold silverware and gilded glasses. Just seems regal and extra special.

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Try this varietal palette for a garden wedding affair. The palette includes multiple colors that are found in gardens everywhere. These colors are subtle and they all compliment each other. It’s just pretty and simple, but invigorating.

chartreuse gray white wedding cover

Lastly, my favorite combination of bright and neutral is chartreuse and gray. The contrast between the two colors is clean and drastic, but beautiful.

However you see spring through color, try something different. Try different combinations, whether you’re getting married or just going out with friends. Be daring with your color choices.

Happy #WeddingWednesday!

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Wedding Wednesday | His Big Day

4.30.14

We had so much fun working with Bonobos on this post that we wanted to share it with you again.

Spring is finally here and with the temperatures changing, wedding attire is going to be lighter and colorful. Guys are usually assumed to not be interested in all the flair and fuss over what to wear, but Bonobos is making sure that all changes.

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Here is some general information about the company:

Bonobos is a clothing brand focused on delivering great fit, high energy, and superb customer experience. Launched in 2007 on the Internet with its signature line of better-fitting men’s pants, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States. In 2011 Bonobos extended offline, launching Bonobos Guideshops, e-commerce showrooms that deliver personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in-person. In 2012, Bonobos expanded its distribution partnering with Nordstrom, bringing Bonobos apparel into select doors nationwide and to Nordstrom.com. Across channels, Bonobos is focused on delivering a well-targeted brand promise: world-class fit, an innovative shopping experience and an energetic brand spirit. Bonobos was named “One of America’s Hottest Brands” by Advertising Age, “Best Men’s Pants” by New York Magazine, one of Inc. Magazine’s “20 Awesome Facebook Pages” and was awarded Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City”. 

Bonobos has a variety of menswear and accessories to ensure that the men will be just as fashionable as the ladies. Bold patterns and bright colors are perfect for that spring/summer wedding you were invited to, and they also work for grooms and groomsmen. Sure to brighten any wedding photo.

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For the refined gentleman who insists on a formal touch, the bow tie is the way to go. Even with a formal touch, you can still have some fun with these prints and patterns.

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The Bonobos Guideshops offer Groomservice  to brides and grooms with making a choice for their wedding day attire. No matter what your needs are, they have a wardrobe solution for any wedding party.

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Just going as a guest? Well Bonobos has the perfect suit for you too. Classic suits like the seersucker and cotton suits are good for the warm weather and light enough so you can enjoy the wedding festivities.

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Grey Seersucker
Cotton Suit
Cotton Suit

Need something formal? There are a variety of tuxedos to choose from as well. There truly is something for every wardrobe need.

Capstone Tuxedo
Capstone Tuxedo
Double Breasted Suit
Double Breasted Suit

Seersucker is widely known for it’s light-weight fabric perfect for outdoor weddings while still having a classic look. Well seersucker can be versatile as well.

Navy Seersucker
Navy Seersucker

If you are stumped as to what to get your groomsmen for a gift, try a suit! The inner lining of the Navy Flagship jacket can be customized.

Navy Flagship custom liner

Be bold, be different, and stay true to your style when choosing a wedding wardrobe. Bonobos can help you choose the perfect wardrobe for your special day.

Foundation Suit

Wedding Wednesday | His Big Day

4.23.14

Spring is finally here and with the temperatures changing, wedding attire is going to be lighter and colorful. Guys are usually assumed to not be interested in all the flair and fuss over what to wear, but Bonobos is making sure that all changes.

navy_seersucker_3

 

Here is some general information about the company:

Bonobos is a clothing brand focused on delivering great fit, high energy, and superb customer experience. Launched in 2007 on the Internet with its signature line of better-fitting men’s pants, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States. In 2011 Bonobos extended offline, launching Bonobos Guideshops, e-commerce showrooms that deliver personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in-person. In 2012, Bonobos expanded its distribution partnering with Nordstrom, bringing Bonobos apparel into select doors nationwide and to Nordstrom.com. Across channels, Bonobos is focused on delivering a well-targeted brand promise: world-class fit, an innovative shopping experience and an energetic brand spirit. Bonobos was named “One of America’s Hottest Brands” by Advertising Age, “Best Men’s Pants” by New York Magazine, one of Inc. Magazine’s “20 Awesome Facebook Pages” and was awarded Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City”. 

Bonobos has a variety of menswear and accessories to ensure that the men will be just as fashionable as the ladies. Bold patterns and bright colors are perfect for that spring/summer wedding you were invited to, and they also work for grooms and groomsmen. Sure to brighten any wedding photo.

Ties&pktsq_4

For the refined gentleman who insists on a formal touch, the bow tie is the way to go. Even with a formal touch, you can still have some fun with these prints and patterns.

Ties&pktsq_3

The Bonobos Guideshops offer Groomservice  to brides and grooms with making a choice for their wedding day attire. No matter what your needs are, they have a wardrobe solution for any wedding party.

Redrums

Just going as a guest? Well Bonobos has the perfect suit for you too. Classic suits like the seersucker and cotton suits are good for the warm weather and light enough so you can enjoy the wedding festivities.

ssgrey_tall_03_2
Grey Seersucker
Cotton Suit
Cotton Suit

Need something formal? There are a variety of tuxedos to choose from as well. There truly is something for every wardrobe need.

Capstone Tuxedo
Capstone Tuxedo
Double Breasted Suit
Double Breasted Suit

Seersucker is widely known for it’s light-weight fabric perfect for outdoor weddings while still having a classic look. Well seersucker can be versatile as well.

Navy Seersucker
Navy Seersucker

If you are stumped as to what to get your groomsmen for a gift, try a suit! The inner lining of the Navy Flagship jacket can be customized.

Navy Flagship custom liner

Be bold, be different, and stay true to your style when choosing a wedding wardrobe. Bonobos can help you choose the perfect wardrobe for your special day.

Foundation Suit

Wedding Wednesday | Christmas Weddings

12.18.13

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With Christmas around the corner, weddings have not slowed down. Sometimes having a themed wedding can make things easier planning wise, and more fun. It can also make the planning simpler. There’s a built in color scheme and all kinds of decor choices that are simply there because of the holiday. Sometimes choosing a set color scheme can be over done, but we’ve found that there are ways to do a color focus classy and effectively.

Check out this board of ideas we pulled together. Let us know your thoughts or share with us your suggestions and ideas. What do you think is good for a Christmas themed wedding?

~Enjoy!

2013 Fall Weddings | 9.10.13

OK, so it’s been a while since I’ve talked about weddings, but I have been immersing myself in colors for the graphic arts program I just finished.  I learned about colors, the ‘science’ colors and their spectrums. Color can insite energy, feelings, and emotions.  I know I have discussed before colors and how they play an important role in weddings. People are starting to be more bold with their color choices for their wedding.

One palette that I have become fond of is chartreuse, gray, and white. The bright punch of color with two simple colors that go with everything, gray and white. With the summer coming to an end, using a bright pop of color with two simpler subdued colors is like throwing one last summer sunshine in the middle of your wedding.

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I love pops of color that can shake things up. A bright and fun color added to a wedding will give your special day a little twist. A color like chartreuse is one of those colors that adds a little burst of sunshine to a wedding, an already cheerful day. Adding gray and a simple white palette to such a punch of color will just create a great foundation for the chartreuse.

chartreuse dress

I love the contrast of a bright color with a dark color, or a simple white. The bright color can accent your special day just like you will in a bright chartreuse dress….

chartreuse bike

Ok, well maybe you don’t want to go that far, but hey live a little. Do something special that represents you and your new spouse. Take a canoe ride between your ceremony and reception, or ride your bike to your reception. Riding a tandem bike will help pedal you to a beginning of working together.

chartreuse cakes

You can also use the food or other elements of your day to infuse color into. Individual cakes in a bright chartreuse will definitely be a conversation starter with your guests. Wouldn’t a chartreuse cake make you want to say something. If you aren’t going to have a cake or grand 5-tier spectacle, go the simple route with cupcakes. They’re fun, easy to eat, and just plain old economical. Chartreuse icing would definitely be an interesting food experience.

gray and chartreuse table

So, where you eat also is important. Adding a bright color doesn’t have to be overpowering. You can use the more subdued colors in your palette and take the route of using the bright color as an accent. This table focuses on the white and gray, using chartreuse as a pop of color in the centerpieces.

Chartreuse flowers maybe…

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pompom of chartreuse flowers

A very fancy and extravagant table setting…

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hydrangea table runner

How about getting people there. You have to have invitations. Color will definitely get some attention.

chartreuse invites

Be creative in your invites. Give the information plainly and clearly. State the details, the basics, and use a little graphic design in the layout. Try something other than the plain scripted fonts and traditional layout.

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Make sure your invites represent you and your spouse-to-be, your personalities and something fun and eye-catching.

Ok, so lastly…the way to get any party going, cocktails. Color can be infused into cocktails/beverages as well. So, in case you didn’t know, there is an actual liqueur called Chartreuse.

Chartreuse

Chartreuse is a French-made liqueur made by Carthusian monks since 1737. It is made of distilled alcohol, aged with a variety of 130 herbs, plants and flowers. The name Chartreuse comes from the name of the monastery, Grande Chartreuse, which is located in the Chartreuse Mountains.  It is one of the few liquors that continues to age and improve in the bottle. Chartreuse would be an acquired taste by itself. It tends to be very sweet, and becomes spicy and pungent. But have no fear, the color of this liqueur (which comes in both yellow and green, as well as a white chartreuse) can add that special touch to your wedding day cocktails.

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last word cocktail

One of those cocktails is something I love the history on:

The Last Word cocktail was created back in the time of Prohibition in the lovely city of Detroit. Created by a Vaudeville director at the Detroit Athletic Club during Prohibition, “The Last Word” was essentially forgotten until recent years. It consists of a seamless blend of gin, lime juice, green chartreuse, and maraschino liqueur. Makers of the masterpiece are told to shake well with ice, shut up, and drink. Cliff Bell’s is one of the few places you can imbibe the drink in Detroit. So the next time you’re, out check out Detroit’s very own “The Last Word” and, as the bartenders of old used to say, shut up and drink – because no matter the era, Detroit always has its final say.

This is a simple way to add a bit of chartreuse literally and visually to your special day. Something classic and timeless, with a little bit of history to it.

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And with that, however you choose to use color in your special day, enjoy the moment and those around you to share in your moment. Take your shoes off and dance, or keep them on if you have comfortable shoes.

Our Last Word, Have fun!

Wedding Wednesday! | 7.10.13

Today is Wedding Wednesday! I kind of miss writing about weddings, so today I just want to share with you my personal wedding favorites.

Now I’m a girly girl who loves her share of pink and dressing up, so the ideal wedding to me is one with glamour and is very stylish and classic…with a vintage twist. Being the detail oriented person that I am, I also would lean more towards an event with clean lines, defined spaces, and pops of excitement throughout.

First, the dress. I am girly, but I don’t like fluffy. I like simple and pretty fashion. Something stylish but fun.

Vintage Bridesmaid Dress

To push the envelope, I don’t follow traditions well (unless it’s Christmas) so wearing white is one I can live without. I like to enjoy myself, and getting married should be a fun day without worrying if someone smudges your dress with makeup or if you spill something on it. I love black, so what better way to kick tradition to the curb than to wear a fun black dress down the aisle. You don’t have to stick to only the bridal section, venture to the bridesmaid area. They have some pretty cool dresses now, not like the fuchsia taffeta disasters from the 80s.

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Adding a vintage component could also be seen with jewelry. I love costume jewelry, and no one needs to spend thousands of dollars on a statement piece of jewelry that you’re only going to wear for special occasions (the exception to this of course is the wedding ring). Vintage costume jewelry will never disappoint with adding a ‘wow’ factor.

Now, I may not like to wear fluffy dresses, doesn’t mean I don’t think they can be gorgeous spectacles for the right person. I also cannot deny I love things that sparkle!

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This dress does not disappoint. Of course it’s a couture creation, but it is also not white or strictly for a wedding. This stunning dress is something I saw and could not take my eyes off of it. If I ever wanted a day to just twirl around in the sunlight, and had money to spare for a gown like this I definitely would do it.

And the grand finale of all weddings is of course the cake! Who doesn’t indulge in a delicious piece of cake every once in a while. I don’t eat a lot of sweets but can’t help but enjoy a piece of good old cake (I prefer yellow batter personally).

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Since we’re on the theme of black at a wedding, I figured I would share a cake I came across a couple of years ago searching for ideas. This cake has text on it as a feature to look as if it’s written under the icing. It’s a simple, but stunning piece of edible art.

Well, these are just a few things that I like in regards to weddings. I’d like to hear your thoughts and opinions. Give your feedback and share this with your friends and family.

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Fall Wedding Trends | Ke Event Designs

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09.05.12

Fall is approaching and weddings do not stop, the inspiration just changes. There will be more earthy elements and natural textures used, and more subdued and warm color palettes will be chosen. The fall is my favorite season, so I welcome the change to the weather and wardrobe. Grabbing a cozy sweater or jacket will become the norm now.

Some wedding trends for fall are common: orange and brown color palettes, branches, and cider drinks. Recently, there has been more exploration in color and design when it comes to weddings, beyond the seasonal touches.

Pink + Orange Table (via fusion bollywood inc)

There are bolder themes and untraditional rituals being started, and it makes for a fun and memorable day. Fall is a time to gather the harvest and wind down from the summer, so a wam and earthy wedding would be truly fitting for this time of year. Using warm colors and mute tones does not mean you have to have a boring color palette or design.

Elegant Rustic Table

The set up can be as simple or as extravagant as you prefer it, but whatever you choose will be a representation of your style and vision. You can take something that is meaningful to you as a couple, and make it the focal point of the event. Something simple as:

Shell Centerpiece

Shells in a glass bowl

 

Tropical Centerpiece

Or a simple themed centerpiece

Orchid Cake

A cake with your favorite flower

Black Lace Wedding Gown

A vintage, period wedding gown

Scrabble Place Setting

Or a favorite board game

Whatever elements you choose for your fall wedding, make it memorable and make it yours. No matter how extravagant or how demure, it is your day and the fall season is a great time to include personal touches from the heart and home.

~Drink and Be Married!~

~KeEventDesigns

Wedding Wednesday | Ke Event Designs

8.22.12

It’s the height of wedding season, and there are many things that inspire me when it comes to planning that special day. I love simple, vintage, and classic looks. Adding little touches to make your day special creates a lasting memory.

Vintage Lace

Vintage touches add character and a sense of nostalgia to any wedding. It is classic and elegant, but not too fussy. A wedding should not be complicated or stressful. It is a happy day and full of memories and family and love.

One way to ensure that there are minimal hiccups, I strongly suggest hiring a wedding planner. Not to take over, but to assist with producing the vision you have for your day.

Another thing I love is candy tables! Candy tables are a clever way to bring the kid out of your guests. It brings back childhood memories and also can be a unique way to give guests something to take away.

Yellow Candy Table

There have been many innovations with sweets, the color options are endless. Cakes have also become a more prominent part of the decor of a wedding. There are so many options when deciding on a cake, dessert table, or both in one. The options are endless, but it is all about preference. I like simple palettes with bursts of color. Unique shapes and layouts create an eye-catching set up for your guests to enjoy.

Amy Atlas Pink Desserts
Cakes can be so creative, and the innovation in food tends and design elements make this traditional confection anything but.
Rock Candy Ombre Cake
Add a little sparkle to your cake as well. It draws the eye in and creates a lasting image and memory for you as well. Besides, who doesn’t love a little sparkle.
A Little Sparkle

I love a bride who dares to be different. Not just with decorations, colors, or flowers. Something totally out the box and unexpected, non-traditional. Add color to the bridal gown, wear a mini dress, or a vintage option that is not so traditional.

Vera Wang Bridal 2013

Every woman loves jewelry, and engagement rings are also stepping out of the norm.

Aquamarine Engagement Ring

But who can deny that traditional and classic rings are beautiful.

Cushion Set Engagement Ring

Whatever elements you add to your day should represent you as a couple, and be something that will leave a lasting memory. Creating your special day is possible with a little help, and should always be fun. Your wedding is the day you begin your forever with the love of your life. Let us help you create memories.