Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery Greenery is Nature's Neutral

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I.     Pantone’s Color of the Year

Each year, Pantone selects a Color of the Year.  According to Pantone’s website, the Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.  It goes on to state that “As individuals around the world become more fascinated with color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use color to inspire and influence.”

II.     Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

For 2017, Pantone has chosen Greenery as its Color of the Year because it is “nature’s neutral”.  It is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations.

Pantone states it best when it declares that “Greenery is 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.”

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III.     Greenery On The Runway

Over the past several seasons, greenery has made appearances all over the “Big 4” runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris.  I’ve gathered some examples of the color making its appearance with several major designers.

Alberta FerrettiAlberta Ferretti

Dior 2017 Couture DressDior

Salvatore Ferragamo Milan RTW Spring Summer 2017 September 2016

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Pantone Color of the Year 2017 - Greenery

Raise a Glass to the Perfect Toast How to Put Smiles on Everyone's Faces

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Champagene Toast

Whether you are the best man making the traditional toast or a member of the wedding party wanting to salute the happy couple, achieving the perfect toast can be elusive.  However, with a few simple steps, that elusive perfect toast can be within reach.  You words can resonate with the newlyweds and the rest of the wedding party making your contribution to the wedding not only appropriate, but unforgettable.  Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Be sincere and speak from the heart.
  2. Use anecdotes or stories about the couple that are appropriate.
  3. Be interesting and entertaining, but use humor sparingly.
  4. Do not hesitate to use note cards, if necessary.
  5. Keep it short. Be succinct.
  6. Do not embarrass the couple.
  7. Emphasize why the couple are a perfect match.
  8. Begin or end the speech with a romantic quote to help start or end the toast.
  9. Thank everyone for attending and supporting the couple.
  10. Practice. Practice. Practice.

Delivering the perfect toast is an accomplishment.  By following these ten simple steps, you can dazzle the wedding party and charm the newlyweds.  Taking the time to both write and practice your speech early will ensure that your speech goes smoothly.  After all, you want to be memorable, not forgettable; succinct, not verbose; charming, not overbearing.  Most of all, you want your toast to be exactly what the newlyweds want and put even bigger smiles on their blissful faces.

 

Honey Lake Plantation Where Wedded Bliss Meets Gulf Coast Tradition

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Positioned on the Gulf Coast near Florida’s Big Bend, Honey Lake Plantation offers every amenity to even the most discerning couple.

Let a Model T usher you to your wedding ceremony and have a spectacular firework display culminate your entire wedding extravaganza.  These are but a few of the exciting amenities that Honey Lake Plantation offers its brides and grooms.

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Jeri + Ken’s Wedding January 10, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida

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“When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”
– Albert Einstein

With approximately ninety guests looking on, Jeri and Ken became Mr. and Mrs. Ken Madden on January 10, 2015 in Tallahassee.  The Los Robles Women’s Club provided the beautiful setting for the ceremony on the crisp January day.

IMG_0411Mr. and Mrs. Ken Madden
(Photo © 2015 Woodland Fields Photography)

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