Friday, January 27, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Color + Psychology

We consider ourselves planners who LOVE color. Color is such an important element in our lives and even more important when designing and styling. When picking the colors for your wedding design, did you consider color psychology? Colors can signify different things depending upon the culture or region, and even personality. What do your wedding colors say about you?

{Gold} is the color of success, achievement and triumph. Associated with abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance, the color psychology of gold implies affluence, material wealth and extravagance.

{Silver} has a feminine energy; it is related to the moon and the ebb and flow of the tides - it is fluid, emotional, sensitive and mysterious. It's soothing, calming and purifying. It is associated with prestige and wealth, seen as a glamorous and sophisticated. It works well with most other colors - it illuminates and reflects the energy of those colors which surround it. Silver is more light-hearted and optimistic than gray.

{Black} is considered to represent sophistication, power, sexuality, and elegance. This color can be high-impact or understated, depending upon any contrasting colors used.

{White} suggests goodness, purity and innocence. Its elusive nature provides serenity and the essence of perfection. The individual who chooses white as a favorite color seeks excellence and enlightenment in all philosophies. Simplicity, purity and recognition are a constant endeavor.

{Red} is the single most dynamic and passionate color, symbolizes love, rage and courage. Demanding attention, red has great emotional impact. Those who select red are aggressive, impulsive and strive for success.

{Pink} is red's understated cousin. Pink is thought to represent femininity and romance. It is emotional in character, connotes a sensitive heart. Universally representing caring and sharing, pink indicates a strong personality. The affectionate and concerned individual prefers pink. Gently, you offer love, attention and nurturing to those in distress.

{Purple} is historically known as the color of royalty, purple still implies elegance and wealth. In lighter shades, purple is considered very youthful.

{Green} is the color of life, and represents freshness, security and tranquility. Green creates an atmosphere that is calm and restful, and characterizes the intense power of nature. If you selected green, you seek stability, balance and persistence. You are a moral and affectionate individual.

{Blue}symbolizes tranquility. Blue is cooling, soothing and orderly. The color of royalty, blue brings comfort and serenity to our lives. Blue lovers have a basic need for a calm, harmonious and tension-free existence. Capable, conservative and sensitive to others, you make a loyal and trustworthy friend.

{Yellow} is truly joyous and virtuous in its purest form. Yellow exudes warmth, inspiration and vitality, and is the happiest of all colors. Yellow signifies communication, enlightenment, sunlight and spirituality. If your favorite color is yellow, this indicates that you look forward to the future, and that you are intellectual, highly imaginative and idealistic. You tend to have a cheerful spirit and have an expectation of greater happiness.

{Orange} is the color of autumn, spice form and design. In bright tones, orange is jovial, cheerful and playful. Deepened, it becomes exotic and exciting. If orange is your choice, you have abundant energy with an eye for structure and organization. Your social nature finds you surrounded by family and friends.

{Gray} is emotionally-neutral. It does imply a certain amount of conservative tradition and formality. If gray is your favorite color, you tend to be a careful, articulate individual who is focused and dedicated to your commitments.

{Brown} is sensuous in nature, represents an importance of hearth and home. It symbolizes physical comfort, ease and contentment. Should you seek brown, you are conscientious, steady and dependable. Your inner security, honesty and high virtue show that you take life seriously.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Ombre

A fun trend for 2012 is ombre. In French, ombre means "shaded". This haute look using graduating colors from light to dark is being used in everything from flowers to cake to stationery to linens to wedding attire. We've seen it in fashion for a long time and now it's making its fabulous mark in the wedding world. Check out some of these cool ombre looks! Be inspired!

Photo Credit: Google Images

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Bride's Choice Award 2012

Super excited to announce that {she} received the prestigous Bride's Choice Award 2012 from WeddingWire. This means we are in the top 5% of Wedding Pros nationwide! The WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards are determined solely by the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds.

Thanks so much to all of our wonderful couples who provided rave reviews!!! Your positive feedback and referrals to future brides are the greatest compliment we could ever receive. We are truly thankful :-)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | A Beautiful Day: Michelle & Shawn

So we started the wedding website for one of our favorite couples today and remembered we didn't share their gorg engagement pics!! Michelle & Shawn are tieing the knot on August 4, 2012. Their wedding style is very modern and elegant. Super excited about their big day! Shayla actually tagged along on their e-session with Jenni Grace. They were so cute and nervous about this session and the pictures turned out awesome! Check out a few of our favorites!

Photo Credit: Jenni Grace Photography

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Steampunk Chic

We met an adorable couple this weekend and we are SO excited about their wedding! The groom wants to incorporate steampunk elements while the bride wants to keep it vintage chic, with some antique carnival elements. We did our research and came up with a design to beautifully balance and tie the two rustic concepts together so they get the best of both worlds. So what the heck is steampunk!? We had to figure it out too! Steampunk is a sub-culture genre that mixes Science Fiction with Victorian era fashion. It can look a bit post-apocalyptic, and then again, it's also kinda futuristic. It's a world filled with sepia tones fused with rich jewel colored accessories, lots of bronze, brass and copper, with shapes of cogs and vintage typewriter keys. Fashions include plenty of lace-ups, corsets, buckles, hats, goggles, stripes, and crinoline. Check out these elements in this super cool steampunk chic wedding! Be Inspired! Photo Credit: Sugar & Fluff