Posts Tagged ‘reception’

Blush, coral, flesh, flush, fuchsia, magenta, raspberry, rose, and salmon are all synonymous with pink. Pink is a softer, less violent red. Both red and pink denote love but while red is hot passion, pink is romantic and charming.

  • Use pink to convey playfulness (hot pink flamingos) and tenderness (pastel pinks).


  • Multiple shades of pink and light purple or other pastels used together maintain the soft, delicate, and playful nature of pink.
  • Add strength with darker shades of pinks and purple and burgundy.

dark purple/pink

  • All shades of pink get sophisticated when combined with black or gray or medium to darker shades of blue.
  • Medium to dark green with pink is also a sharp-looking combo.

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Considered the negation of color, black is conservative and goes well with almost any color except the very dark. Black is a great color to convey elegance and sophistication. Black can also add a touch of mystery.


In clothing, black is visually slimming. Like other dark colors, it can make a room appear to shrink in size. Even a well-lit room looks dark with a lot of black. Black can also make other colors appear brighter.




These words are synonymous with or represent various shades of the color black: coal, charcoal, ebony, ink, jet, lampblack, midnight, obsidian, onyx, raven, sable, soot.


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Green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment, the color is reminiscent of Spring.


Using Green:
  • With both a warming and cooling effect, the color green denotes balance, harmony, and stability.
  • Use several shades of green for a fresh, Springtime feel.
  • Olive, also called olive drab, is a not so drab summery green that may have military overtones for some people.


The color green is diverse. Emerald, lime, beryl, sap, aquamarine and pine are all terms used to describe different shades of green. It is a restful color with some of the same calming attributes of blue.


Using Green with Other Colors
  • Green with blue produces echoes of nature – water and forest and can denote new beginnings and growth.


  • Green with brown, tan, or beige says organic or recycled and can be a good color combination for packaging of those type of products.


  • Tri-color combinations of green with yellow and black or white are sporty, outdoorsy colors. Purple with green can be high contrast, lively.


  • Lime green with orange and yellow is a fresh and fruity palette.

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While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun. A dynamic color to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things.



Put some orange in your life when you want to spice things up when you feel time is dragging; to become more involved in something; to increase creativity; relief from things becoming too serious.



Though orange is vibrant, it has a bit less intensity or aggression than red, calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow. Pumpkin, gold, flame, copper, brass, apricot, peach, citrus, tangerine  and vermilion are all terms used to describe different shades of orange.


How to mix match orange with other colors

While orange and black are traditional Halloween colors, orange really pops with a medium blue. Red, yellow and orange can be a fiery hot combination or a fresh, fruity experience in softer shades. Make orange tropical with green.


Use caution mixing orange and pink, unless you want to recreate a vibrating 60’s psychedelic look. Try a dash of orange with deep purple or a dash of purple with a bit of orange, tempered by lots of mellow yellow or white for an eye-catching look that’s not overpowering.


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On your wedding day it is likely that most of your guests will see you from behind. So why not jazz it up a little? Here’s the back of some wedding dresses by designers such as Vera Wang and Sassi Holford.  Be inspired to find your perfect dress!

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Have you lived in a lot of different places during your life? Do you travel, or would like to travel a lot? If your answer was yes , then incorporate your passion with passion for your wedding. Chose a theme which relates the most to you and your soon to be spouse and allow your love to travel through time.





A classic idea is to name your reception tables after cities or countries you have or dream of visiting and use items for your centerpiece that bring that city to life for you! Travel guides, globes, maps, postcards, tourist sites, wine, food, culture, etc..



Use souvenirs, photos and memorabilia from your own travels. It will be unique because it’s all about you! A new and innovation idea you can include is by using a small briefcase with flowers attached as you bouquet. You can also use the briefcase as your flower girl’s basket.



A travel themed wedding can be narrowed down by making it vintage. Use vintage cars, planes, trains and buses as your inspiration. Vintage advertising, travel items such as suitcases, tickets, luggage tags, hat boxes, gloves and hats from travel in its’ hey day is a great way to interpret a vintage travel theme.



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