Wedding Design Inspiration | #1201 Understated Autumn

Understated Autumn PaletteBare fall branches are the central theme in this subtly toned wedding design. Bridesmaids look sophisticated in black dresses with a classic neckline. The bride’s teal silk heels add a touch of whimsy to her lace and silk gown. Artistic dinnerware and jewelry complete the feeling of this understated autumn inspired collection.

Autumn

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Wedding Sugar Palette #1104 | Frosty Seaside

It’s getting chilly out! This Inspiration Board brings out the glamour of winter weather, recalling dripping icicles and morning dew on a field of sea grass. The 1920s twist on fashion and furniture give the look a vintage elegance, dazzling with subtle sheen and silver sparkles. The modern color palette and surprising mix of accessories update this look for an unforgettable party overlooking a frosty landscape, just in time for the New Year!

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Wedding Sugar Palette #1103 | Hot Chocolate

Happy December, we’re officially in the heart of the holiday season! Today, a chic and polished inspiration board centered around a calf-length bridal gown, silver & gold accessories, and a playful hair-comb veil. The Ceremony would be followed by a chocolate filled Dessert Reception with artistic china and well-paired wines.

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Wedding Sugar Palette # 1101 | Pattern & Flow

There is a lot of contrast in this inspiration board that all blends well together. The soft flowy fabric and the structured pattern in the vases and furniture. The delicate pink and the strong blue. All so different but they can tell a beauty story when put together, well balanced and full of love.
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1012 | Canary Frost

A frosty and sophisticated palette with tons of personality.  The strength of neutral colors make this combination easy to design into an array of venues and landscapes. Canary yellow is a crisp bite of clean color, a stunning alternative to the usual holiday combinations.  A pop of deep red adds a kiss of winter warmth without becoming part of the decor.
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1011 | Modern Nature

A sophisticated palette inspired by nature and clean modern lines.  The reception is modern and detailed with wooden accents, such as plates and chandeliers.  The bouquets and boutineers are made from white phalaenopsis orchids and bonsai trees add an adorable pop of nature to the tabletops.
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Sugarcomb Wedding | Danell & Chris

Chris asked Danell to marry him half way down a ski slope! :)
They live in Colorado and ventured back to Danell’s home town for their wedding.  On a warm sunny day, they married at St. Joseph, (my favorite church in Seattle, can you guess why?), and had their reception at Pike Place’s Top of the Market.  Full of personality, their wedding included a vibrant color palette and an ecstatic gathering of family and friends who danced through the night.  My favorite parts: bridesmaids who changed from pink pumps to pink flip-flops at the reception, burgers at Dick’s Drive-In, and a deliciously sweet ice cream bar.
Photos by: Red Fish Blue Fish Photography
Florist: Mum Floral Design
Cupcakes: Sugar Rush Baking Co.

Wedding Sugar Palette #1008 | Marry in Sperry

A daring combination at a carefree wedding by the water.  Perfect for a hot sunny day: flying kites, paper boats, and chic, comfortable bridesmaids wearing bright patent leather Sperry Top-Siders.  What more could you ask for? Your guests will remember how much fun they had at this whimsical event for a long time to come.
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1007 | Copper Show Stopper

Pops of copper, gold, peach and coral come together to create a dazzling array of warmth and glamor.  A trio of chandeliers over the center of the dance floor create a dramatic statement.  The flirty mix of bridesmaids dresses let your girls express their individuality while standing out in your color palette.

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Wedding Sugar Palette #1006 | Ace of Lace

This rich classic palette started with the luxurious bridesmaid dress.  At $7,660, the Oscar de la Renta black sequin embroidered lace dress is a show stopper!  Of course, unless you are planning your wedding with lottery winnings, it may be a bit of a stretch.  Considering it an inspiration piece, the ideas in this palette can be recreated on a budget.  I’m picturing a summer afternoon on a grassy tree lined field.  A canopy of black, ivory and white lace umbrellas hang from the branches above, they form an imaginary room and offer your guests shade from the sun. Pops of red and deep coral warm up the cool ivory and solid black staples.
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1005 | Sunset Blue

A warm evening, sunset ceremony, blue lanterns hanging from the trees.  The golden votives glow the color of the sky at the time of the ceremony all of the way through the night…
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1004 | Barely Metallic

I’m writing this on a beautiful day, the sun is pouring in through the window on to my desk.  What a perfect time of year.  This color palette is very exciting in that it is the first I’m publishing (aside from real weddings) that I’ve had the chance to take from color palette, to inspiration board to an actual table-scape.
This was created for the annual Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) / International Special Events Society (ISES) Table Top Design Competition which made for a wonderful day this past Monday.  Meghan Stoller from MUM Floral Design put together a stunning punch-bowl flower arrangement for the table.
Here is the inspiration board:
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Inspired by bare tones of gold and cream, this color palette is easy on the eyes and intriguing to guests.  Hints of lavish sparkle round off this luxurious wedding design.
The elegant neutrals become the palettes strongest color tones while black acts as the bold base that grounds the concept.  This palette is for a bride and groom who have a flair for bold choices like a silver bridal gown and abalone chandeliers, and who want a timeless theme with modern glamor.
Photos by: Jack Young Photography

Wedding Sugar Palette #1003 | Antique Luxe

Pink has been a popular wedding color for ages.  Lately the pink and chocolate brown trend may be what comes to mind.  Here is an elegant way to use the girly color in a way that makes a slightly different statement.  Paired with a muted teal blue, a warm champagne and a rich charcoal, it delivers a polished look with a luxe antique flair.  It is an ideal color combination to use with old furniture pieces, vintage china and mercury glass vases with timeless pale roses.  Warm, inviting and nostalgic.  Perfect for reminding your guests that they are there to celebrate an age old tradition, this style plays to the important history that wedding’s have held in our lives for generations.
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1002 | Outstanding Orange

I love orange, a lot of people love orange, but it is one high maintenance color!  Easy to misuse, complicated to blend, quick to overwhelm.  So, what is one to do who must have orange in their wedding?  The key is to make it work with your palette, rather than against it.  Orange is best used with equally warm neutrals.  A warm cream and toasty charcoal are the perfect pair to tone down the powerful color and let it stand out as a beautiful pop of energy.
Below is my compilation of items that fit this perfect palette.  Flirty bridesmaids dresses, a fun Swarovski goldfish bracelet, and the star of the show is the amazingly flirty and fun Badgley Mischka ruffle flower t-strap sandal on the bottom right.  Delicious!

Wedding Sugar Palette #1001 | Spring Fashion Inspiration

As a designer, I find inspiration everywhere. One of my favorite things to do is flip though the latest runway shows on style.com. I get crazy inspired by the latest shows; the textures, the colors, the hairstyles. On a recent drool-fest through the Sonia Rykiel Spring 2010 RTW show pictures knew I had to make a color palette out of a few of my favorite shots. The muted lilac, vibrant citrus and pops of bold, saturated colors are so rich and would look delicious whether in your closet, living room or at your wedding. Yum!
  
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Photographer: Marcio Madeira

Happy New Year!

Going into a fresh new year, and new decade, is such a good feeling! It’s a blank slate, a starting line in a race of limitless potential and possibility. For Sugarcomb, it stirs up loads of gratitude, for another year of wonderful clients and the continuation of this journey that I am so in love with.
I am stepping into this year with anticipation and with a mission that truly defines my journey in this business.
SUGARCOMB’S MISSION STATEMENT
To help couples portray their personalities and styles through their wedding day; with kind service, fun management and inspired creativity.
Many thanks to Sage Wedding Pros for helping me define my mission. They did a fantastic job inspiring wedding professionals and preparing them to move onward and upward with their businesses in The Simple Plan workshop. I highly recommend them to anyone in the industry if they will be in a city near you in the upcoming months!
Wishing You and Yours a Sweet and Enchanting New Year!
SUGARCOMB EVENT DESIGN
2010

Wedding Sugar Palette # 0905 | Pink Wishes

Today’s colors were inspired by the memorable day I spent with my family yesterday. Every year my husband and I venture out with my parents to buy our Christmas trees. Last year, I believe it took us about 6 tree lots before my mom and I found 2 trees that weren’t too full, too bottom heavy, too top heavy, too wimpy, too greenish-yellow, etc, etc. This year we found our perfect trees at the first lot we looked in, which I am positive is a Christmas miracle.
My Grandma found a few boxes of her old ornaments for us to look through and inside we found the most magnificent jumbo size vintage pink mercury glass Christmas tree balls. Thus began my obsession with making our tree a bubblegum pink ode to Grandma. It is adorable!
Before any of the tree shopping (tree criticizing) started, we kicked off the day with family brunch, and when it’s a holiday, that always means Gin Fizzes. Heard of them? Because it’s better than a Bloody Mary with your morning meal and I’m a die-hard Bloody Mary fan. A Gin Fizz is creamy-lemony-frothy goodness. Here’s the recipe if anyone is curious. (Always drink responsibly, and don’t let the eggs scare you!) Mix all of this in a blender:
In honor of the season, I dreamed up a little Christmas Wish List inspired by the colors in today’s Sugar Palette:
 A ‘Happiness’ Glassybaby Votive.  A Seattle icon, if you don’t own one of these babies yet…it’s time.
Photo: glassybaby.com 
 

A pair of Fuchsia Christian Louboutin’s. A girl can dream.
Photo: barneys.com  
A 2009 Holiday Barbie® Doll. Just check out the pink dress.
Photo: shop.mattel.com 
A dozen Red Velvet Cupcakes from Cupcake Royale. Delicious.
Photo: cupcakeroyale.com
 
I hope everyone is enjoying the beauty of the season. I’m going to get another whiff my Christmas tree now…

Wedding Sugar Palette #0904 | Everything is Golden

This week’s palette is warm and toasty for December, but would be fitting at anytime of year. Pulling from peacock feather tones, this acid gold and rich navy are a beautiful contrast that make for a bold and sophisticated statement.
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