Archive for October, 2012

Quick Tip: Sunset Calendars

Monday, October 15th, 2012

As we get into the darker months of the year and next year’s couples are in full planning mode, I thought I would share a quick tip about lighting and sunset!

As you begin to work on your timeline, make sure to check when the time of the sunset on the day of your wedding so you have enough light for outdoor pictures if you want them.  There are a lot of websites out there that will give you the exact time of sunset for any given day – Sunrise Sunset and Time and Date are two of my favorites.  If you want outdoor pictures, make sure you allocate enough time well before sunset or consider doing a first glance – your photographer and planner will be able to help with making that choice as well.

One thing to note – if there are different types of twilight listed, you should be looking at civil twilight.  Civil twilight is the time when we would generally turn on headlights – nautical and astronomical twilights are when the sun is already below the horizon and it is way too dark for pictures!

 

Pantone Spring 2013 Color Forecast

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

I love color – I love flowers, linens, pretty maids all in a row!  When the world’s authority on color, Pantone, releases their seasonal color report, I am always excited to see what colors will be in the stores and you may have guessed that as goes fashion, so go weddings!  We see a lot of run over from the world of fashion into the world of weddings.

So what are Pantone’s pick for the colors of Spring 2013?

Like the colors but need some wedding inspiration?  Head over to the Perfect Palette and see their palette boards for each color!  They have done a great job showing how lovely these colors are!

Personally, I love the Lemon Zest – such a pretty yellow!  I also love that there is a nice neutral in Linen – it would be a great base color for a wedding.  I have a wedding next year incorporating various shades of blue so the Dusk and Monaco blues are perfect!