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Planning a Wedding: Let’s Talk Color

Let me start off by saying, who doesn’t love Pantone? It’s literally a company that creates color. Each year they come out with a new trendy color and this year did not disappoint. The color for 2017 is Greenery. Pantone describes it as ‘a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.’

I was already planning on using greens and pinks in my wedding and using Pantone’s colors have made it really easy to create a mood board.

Here are my steps for creating a color mood board for your wedding, or anything else!

Step 1: Figure out what you like

I started looking at a ton of images from wedding blogs, Google, and Pinterest. I saved the images I liked best along the way. It’s easier then to see color and style trends that your leaning towards. You can choose to save these to your computer or a general Pinterest board.

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Step 2: Organize and consolidate your ideas

After I looked at the images I saved, I grouped the images into folders. I mostly did this by color since all of my images generally followed the same style. If you haven’t decided on a style yet  (romantic, rustic, etc.) you may decide to group them that way.

Step 3: Identify color trends

Pantone has this great app, Pantone Studio, that you can use to identify colors in your photos. Usually your palette will be made up of two to three colors. With varying hues and shades.

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Step 4: Create your board!

You may chose to do this in a variety of ways. I compiled my pictures and colors in Illustrator so I could print them out. You can also physically collect pictures from magazines and tape them to a piece of paper. Another great option is to make a Pinterest board.

 

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#2017MakeNine

I don’t normally set New Years Resolutions. They usually go unaccomplished and I work better with short term goals. However, when sewing clothes and creating a wardrobe you need a game plan. I’m taking a que from Sew DIY and creating a #2017MakeNine list.

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Here’s my list!

  1. Coco by Tilly and the Buttons (my plan is to make the dress with the collar) – Sew-A-Long
  2. Brooklyn by Seamwork – Pattern alteration
  3. X-Seamed dress by McCall’s #9426 (I haven’t decided which version yet, I love them all!)
  4. Moneta by Colette (the version with 3/4 length sleeves) – Sew-A-Long
  5. Moji by Seamwork (I have this super soft chambray I’ve been dying to use)
  6. Addison by Seamwork – Pattern alteration
  7. Willie by Seamwork (with gathered drop waist alteration)
  8. A-line dress by Butterick #3002 (Short sleeved version)
  9. Alder by Grainline Studios – V-Neck Modification – Sew-A-Long

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Planning for a New Year

I feel like this year more than ever people are completely over 2016 and ready to start fresh with 2017. I most certainly am ready for what 2017 holds because I’m getting MARRIED! 

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This year I have decided to invest in not one, but THREE planners. Crazy right? When scrolling through instagram, I would see bloggers and designers with more than one planner and I didn’t understand why that was necessary. Well boy do I now. Being an adult with a schedule, a sewer needing to keep projects on schedule, and a blogger I thought it was time to get more organized.

My first and newest planner is Colette’s Sewing Planner. I pre-ordered it and I was basically staring at the mailbox until it came.

[Picture via Colette Patterns]

This planner is basically set up to plan a wardrobe, much like their Wardrobe Architect project. It has a section where you can put in your measurements and general favorites.

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[I don’t have all mine filled in yet]

Then it is divided into two sections Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. At the beginning of each there are two pages where you can put your goals/inspiration/pallette. Then there are tons of project pages.

Last but not least, there is a resource section. Here, there are measurement conversions, a needle chart and  croquoises.

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I have LOVED using mine so far.

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The next planner I’m going to be using in 2017 is the Get to Work Book by Elise Joy. I’ve been eyeballing this planner for awhile and I finally made the investment. My goal is to use this planner primarily to schedule my blog and projects. It’s definitely geared towards people who want to get stuff done!  Each month features a print that you can tear out for inspiration, a monthly look, and then weekly views.

[Picture via Get to Work Book]

I ordered this back in October and I’ve been dying to use it. I also ordered the today marker for it. It’s essentially a bookmark with a ruler and ‘Today’ tab.

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My third planner I will be using is a 5×8 May Designs notebook. What’s so great about these is they are so cute and customizable. I choose a graphic pattern from their Sugar & Cloth collection. I then choose to put a funny quote on the front.

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I needed a light smallish planner I could keep in my purse and use for appointments and such. I also ordered this planner back in September (they had big sale so it worked out perfectly) but I did something dumb. I order a 2016 planner instead of a 2017 one. So I’ve had to do some creative fixing.

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I’ve also invested in some cute accessories. Theses stamps are perfect for planners.

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Stamps show here are from A Beautiful Mess, Clearly Kelly, and Laina Lamb Designs.

These stamps are made to stick on an acrylic block to use them. I’ve been using something random every time I used my stamps from A Beautiful Mess so I finally invested in some stamps blocks. These are great because they have a grid. 

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I’ve also built on to my washi tape collection. I really want to get this dispenser from I Spy DIY.

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[Picture via I Spy DIY]

What planners and supplies are you using to plan for this year?

 

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