2016 Color Trends

Twice a year, I get to write my favorite blogs…color trends!  There is something so exciting and rejuvenating that happens when these colors come out!  I know, it’s hard to believe that, as we approach the end of October, we are thinking about spring and summer of 2016, but it’s fun to dive into the depths of planning with fresh, new inspiration.

Besides, what’s the best way to be ahead of the trend? Looking to the fashion industry. They are always ahead of the game and laying the foundation of what we are going to see in the months to come. Not only in style but color!  Even if you aren’t a big fan of some of these colors, you might consider tying them (or your personal favorite colors) into your event.  It could literally make you stand out from all the other events and weddings you and your guests are attending this year.

Unique and personal events is a trend that is still very popular. Quite honesty, I see no reason for this particular trend to go out of style because really, who wants their event to look like everyone else’s?  So check out the Pantone color chart but also look at how elegantly these color come together for weddings.

My personal favorite is Lilac Gray. Gray is the new black…and it’s basically taken over my life, my wardroom and my home.  Some may think gray is boring (though I see it as elegant, shabby, clean).  But that’s why we have options!  I also happen to love color for it’s vibrant, awakening qualities.  Have you ever thought about how color translates a message? Here is my personal interpretation of this years Pantone colors.


Rose Quartz – This beautiful shade of pink is the ultimate in femininity but with it’s saturated color, it’s very impactful.

Peach Echo – Dipping into the corals a bit, this is a softer, prettier shade of orange and a bit more “accessible” when it comes to entwining it into your color scheme.

Serenity – This shade of blue is not only calming but a beautiful color for the colder months…like the modern icicle!

Snorkel Blue – This color brings me to the waterside weddings of the cape and the islands with it’s oceanic inspiration!

Buttercup – Vibrant! Happy! Summer!

Limpet Shell – Crisp yet impactful and elegant. Brings me to Tiffany and Co.

Lilac Gray – A new twist on the ever popular gray. The hint of lilac brings in a girly quality but should still be ok with your man!

Fiesta – This color is full of punch and pizzaz and those who use it most likely do too!

Iced Coffee – A beautifully neutral color. Very earthy and natural, this color is a good transitional color moving into the Fall.

Flashy Green – This color is not for the faint of heart, but it also has some earthy, grassy qualities to it.

And true to form, Tulle and Chantilly has married style with these trendy colors and created these FABULOUS collages.  I feel inspired, do you?


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Photo Credits:

Pantone Chart: Haden W Pengine 

Photo Collages: Tulle and Chantilly


Jennifer + Travis – Lake Pearl, Wrentham, MA

Jennifer and Travis were married, on a beautiful afternoon last August at St. Mary’s Church in Holliston.  Since Jennifer and Travis decided not to see each other before the ceremony, it was a much anticipated moment. When their ring bearer, carrying s sign that said “Here comes the love of your life”, helped ease everyones nerves when their guests and awed and smiled at his pure adorableness.

Following the ceremony, everyone moved on to Lake Pearl.  While the bridal party took photos, and advantage of the beautiful and private setting.   It was a beautiful day, so they were fortunate enough to have their cocktail hour outdoors and take in the most beautiful lakeside views.

The celebration continued with their tented reception.  Every touch had a soft romantic feel with touches of pizazz!  A romantic, soft pink color palate set the tone.   They chose clean and classic white linens, white garden chairs, and shades of white and pink florals, for their table decor.  They decided to highlight their cake table (ohhh…that beautiful cake with the blingy topper) and their sweetheart table with a fun, yet elegant, blush sequin linen!  And of course all of the special, personal touches didn’t go unnoticed.  They had generations of family photos set out for guests to see, a Martha’s Vineyard map for guests to sign (this is where the couple met) and by showing their love and support of animals, in lieu of favors, they made donations to the Massachusetts Humane Society.  And check out their adorable seat signs! We SO appreciated all the details and well thought out personal touches they decided on.

Guests were invited right onto the dance floor as the bridal party entered and Mr. and Mrs. Travis Reed were announced for the first time!  There were so many special moment throught out the night…parent dances, cake cutting.  But when Travis danced with Jennifer’s grandmother and Jennifer danced with her grandfather, it was one of the most heartwarming moments of the night.  Jennifer is extremely close with her grandparents.  I absolutely love the multigenerational photo of Jennifer, her mom and her grandmothers hands.  Just beautiful.   After such an amazing night, Jennifer and Travis arranged for a “glow stick” exit… a fun (and safe) alternative to sparklers, that left guests with the endearing message of “Letting Love Glow”!

We hope Jennifer and Travis’ love has been glowing indeed!

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Event Coordinator: The Day Of 

Makeup and Hair: Stacey Frasca

Transportation: ATR Limo

Officiant: Father Mark Coiro

Ceremony Music: Juan Mesa

Cocktail and Reception Music: A Touch of Class

Photographer: Steven Kimball Photography

Videographer and lighting: A Touch of Class

Florist: Judy’s Flowers

Linen: Rentals Unlimited

Cake: Konditor Meister

Reception Venue and Caterer: Lake Pearl

Church: St. Mary’s Catholic Church


Nicole + Dana – First Parish Church + Atlantica, Cohasset, MA

Nicole and Dana began their wedding day getting ready in Nicole’s quaint, seaside hometown of Cohasset, MA.  The girls got ready at her parents home and the guys just down the street. Nicole’s dress by Pronovias was especially fitting with it’s simple elegance while Dana wore a suit from Suit Supply and the groomsmen wore JM McClaughlin suits, in navy, the perfect compliment to the girls gray JCrew dresses.  Nicole and Dana came together for an emotionally filled first look, followed by photos with the bridal party and family.

Transportation was a very important part of their wedding day. We worked out a very strategic timeline in order to use the trolleys to their fullest! There were many moving parts since they were used for the bridal party, moving guests to and from the Cohasset Harbor Hotel and the church, as well as for the bridal party after the ceremony!  There was also another wedding with another trolley so we made sure that we had Nicole and Dana’s guests getting on the right trolley!

Once all of the guests arrive at the 293 year old First Parish Church, the ceremony began.  Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring played on the organ for the bridal party, and Canon in D played while Nicole and her dad walked down the aisle. The ceremony was around 30 minutes long, and within that time their, Reverend Jill Cowie, shared their personally written vows.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the church.  Once the tissues were tucked away and the ceremony ended, the guests boarded the trolleys again to be transported to Atlantica for the reception while the bridal party went to Sandy Cove for some beach photos!

One of the many reasons we love Atlantica is the views that the wall of window walls provides.  During cocktail hour the sunset lit up the entire room and no matter where you were, you had a breathtaking view of the ocean.  Another special touch to the reception was a blessing from Dana’s uncle, Father John Pierce.  His blessing was humorous, yet very meaningful.  Since Nicole and Dana met at Colby College, it was only natural for CC touches such as a CC flag on their gift table, mentions in their toasts, and of course the memorable alumni group picture, to be incorporated into their wedding.  The night ended with a lot of dancing, laughs, and some late night snacks! But the fun did not stop when the reception concluded.  The next day the families hosted brunch, so everyone had a chance to gather together again to chat, reminiscence, and say their goodbyes before everyone headed home.

A few additional words from Nicole:

“Brides spend so long thinking of and planning the details for the reception, but aren’t there to oversee it all coming together. Knowing your team was there to oversee the set up and make my vision come to life was extremely important and comforting to me.  It took so much pressure off us on that day.  Thank you for all you did to make last night so special. You are amazingly talented and everyone we worked with was so on top of it.  My family woke up this morning saying you were the key to success for yesterday. We don’t know what we would have done without you! Thank you for making our wedding memorable. It was such a pleasure working with you!”

Take a look at Kat Hanafin Photography’s blog which showcases their beautiful day!

Event Coordination: The Day Of 

Ceremony: First Parish Cohasset

Officiant: Reverend Jill Cowie

Hair: Rudolph Adamo

Makeup: Blush

Ceremony Music: Sylvia Berry

Reception Music: Unity- Murray Hill Talent

Photography: Kat Hanafin Photography

Florist: Sue Chessia Floral Design

Reception: Atlantica 

Cake: Konditor Meister

Transportation: Kenny’s Coach