EMERALD Green with Envy…

Recently we talked about mint green well now we are talking about one of the darkest of the green shades, which just happens to be Pantone’s 2013 color of the year: Emerald!

We’re starting to see this bold color everywhere: in fashion on the runway, red carpet, and street wear, as well as in home décor, makeup and of course let’s not forget weddings.

Emerald is definitely a daring color because it is such a rich hue but there’s no need to be afraid of going green.  Check out these great ways below to include emerald in your big day. We’ll show you “It CAN be easy being green!”

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Angel Orensanz Wedding By Ali Barone Events

Kera and David were overjoyed to be having their wedding at the historic and magical Angel Orensanz Center, the oldest surviving synagogue building in New York City. This place truly glows with history and tradition. It’s interior structure resembles the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and has a sanctuary designed to look like the Sistine Chapel. The couple just loved that the synagogue linked their Jewish heritage while providing a place to start their future.  Angel Orensanz housed both the couple’s ceremony and the reception where gorgeous deep reds, sultry purples and the soft glow of the candle lite created a romantic ambiance throughout the night. After a touching ceremony the rocking reception blew the night away, filled with delicious food, dancing, live rock n’ roll and a light show!  If this wedding is any kind of prediction of this vibrant couple’s marriage we know it will be filled with a ton of love and lots of fun.

Kera looked stunning on her big day

 Flowers trimmed the chuppah completing the beautiful canopy.

Enza from Diana Gould ltd. designed breathtaking floral arrangements to frame the aisle.

These orange, watermelon, and mint flavored waters were poured into champagne glasses for guests to sip on as they arrived and mingled before the ceremony.  Such a refreshing idea!

The candles below designed by the creative bride and groom served as unique table seatings for guests. It was simply magical to see all the candles together and then to watch them slowly make their way around the room and glow throughout the reception.

The lights completed the entire look of the reception. From elegant to lively they changed all night long to reflect the mood of each moment.

We wish Kera and David a lifetime of happiness!

Event Planning: Ali Barone Events (nyweddingmaven.com)

Photography: Mark Nelson Photography (marknelsonphoto.com)

Cinematography: Robert Charles

Flowers & Decor: Enza Anastasi (Diana Gould DianaGouldLtd.com)

Catering: EspritEvents (EspritEvents.com)

Band: Erik Marshal Band at Hank Lane Music & Productions  (HankLane.com)

Mint To Be!

Mint green introduced itself last spring and along with other pastel colors it’s still strong and here to stay for a little while longer.

Mint green is such a delicate and pretty color.  Not to mention absolutely PERFECT for spring.  Incorporate the refreshing color into your wedding attire or into your decor.

Sweet and playful bridesmaid dresses, adorable flower girl tutus, charming groom accessories, and stunning headpieces all from Etsy.  And of course we can’t forget the shoes! (Mod Cloth)

Mint everywhere! Flowers, invites, and sweets OH MY!

Leave your guests REALLY refreshed with actual mints in cute tins (Martha Stewart) to show them you two are “Mint To Be…”

Oh My… Ombre Wedding!

Ombre is everywhere: runways, everyday fashion, hair color, and now in weddings. It’s such a fun and fashion forward way to play with color.  There are so many different ways to incorporate it into your big day, here are just a few of our favorites.

Different flower colors for decor or bouquets.

Try it with cake to please your taste buds and your eyes.Ombre is perfect for bridesmaids. (Kik Photography)

It’s also just as perfect for the bride! (100 Layer Cake)

If Flowers Could Talk…

Hyacinths practically shout out “SPRING IS HERE!” and what better way to welcome guests to your spring wedding than by greeting them like that? Hyacinths are also great because they are so versatile in color and easy to arrange in bouquets and decor.  They work design wonders paired with other spring bulbs or are equally as breathtaking by themselves.

This bouquet of hyacinths, roses, and tulips plays with lovely pinks and purples.


Or maybe you prefer a more simple bouquet such as this elegant all-white arrangement.

(Butterfly Philosophy Floral Design)

Similar hyacinth decor can be done for your tables…

Adding many different bunches will make your tables pop with color!

 (Lamberdebie Flowers)

Or a more soothing color combo like this light lavender and soft green is super chic.