Your Fall/Winter Color Guide Part 2 of 2

Like my previous  post last month on Spring & Summer color guide, Adorn Wedding Invitations has provided us with some assistance.  Adorn works alongside some top wedding specialist's to produce ultimate bridal styling and color palettes for 2017.  



Envision a marriage celebration dripping in jeweled and bedazzling tones and truly captivating your guests with an autumn ambiance through embracing Patone’s 2015 Color of The Year, Marsala. The deep wined hue when paired with sparkly tones is for the daring bride who wants to free herself from the traditional white wedding.

 Announce your regal ceremony in true style with a luxurious gold laser cut invitation revealing a marsala, purple or blue card with luxe embellishments and accessories such as gold lined envelopes, wax seals, ribbons and drop crystals. Destined to trend in 2017 is gold stamping and foiling that leaves a glittery and glistening finish.

For your wedding theme, think of absolute extravagance and elegance. By coupling the rich red color palette with deep colors such as purple, cerulean blue and gold, you want your wedding to breathe an air of luxury through themes with an Old Fashioned, French Glamour or Parisian Boudoir feel.

Think of gold or copper kissed ornaments and gold framed seating arrangements against your baroque styled tablescape. To add that touch of warmth and a touch of understated gold, don’t hold back with the candles. High rise candle arrangements on each table and throughout the venue will add a seductive glow and a heavy scent of romance.

For your cake, think of a rich chocolate covered cake topped with fresh cherries, strawberries or blueberries or a show stopping gold frosted or foiled cake. For accompanying desserts, think of maroon colored macarons kissed in gold foil, a pie buffet to warm up your guests’ tummies, caramelized apples, glazed donuts or pumpkin cheesecake!

To add that touch of decadence, go with a black layered cloth and layer it with a trail of moody blooms and poignant ferns. Flowers rich in oxblood and merlot reds and arrangements dripping with fruit will add that sense of opulence. Seasonal flowers include dahlias, orchids, calla lilies, tulips, roses, ranunculus blossoms, lilies, camellia blooms, disbuds, hyacinth and snapdragon flowers.

If you aren’t prepared for a marsala colored gown, don’t be afraid to introduce it into other aspects of the wedding such as the bridal gowns, jewelry or shoes while incorporating a rich blue into your groom and groomsmen’s’ suit and/or tie or opt for a grey or black suit with a maroon tie. For yourself, consider a lace embellished gown, gold plated crown and a bold berry colored lipstick.


Winter weddings are amongst some of the most elegant celebrations of the year. Charm your guests with introducing the boldness of black into your wedding and balancing it out with gold and white accents. Marry romance with mystery for the perfect Fairytale Winter Wedding. A royal and regal color combination that is not expected for a traditional winter wedding will present your guests with an evening full of opulence and sheer style.

The theme can be Old Hollywood Beauty, Gatsby, Vintage Elegance or Classic and Minimal Glam. The color combination already breathes an air of class, grace and luxury therefore whichever theme you pick will only intensify it. Welcome guests to your lavish affair with an ornate Victorian framed frame or a crystal mirror with white text for a minimalistic feel.

For your wedding invitations, don’t be afraid to choose a thick black paper with stunning hot foil stamping in gold. The shimmer and sparkle of that technique will be a true treat for your guests’ eyes while the color scheme brings a sophisticated and sleek style to announcing your special day. Dare to go elaborate with designs reminiscent of the 1920’s that are dramatically embellished or embody an old age essence.

Bring in the true winter spirit by surrounding the venue with bare white snow or gold painted branches to set the scene for a wintery forest. For an enchanting feel, have some blooms and chandeliers draping from the ceiling, floating candles and white roses bursting from the centerpieces. Add candles and lights, and lots of it, for that golden shine while keeping your guests nice and snug!

For the cake, opt for a gold frosted or foiled cake filled with rich chocolate ganache or for something that will truly make a statement, go with a black colored cake surrounded by white blooms. For desserts, surprise your guests with gold glitter cake pops, a smore's station and hot chocolate or warm apple cider upon arrival.

Line the tables with black and white tablecloths and have it complimented by gold chairs, textured geometric tea-light holders or vases, exquisite gold-plated tableware, black champagne glasses and candleholders and bowtie napkins. As for the glitter, you want to add a touch of it to little features such as your shoes, nails or DIY candle holders so as to not overdo it.

For the bouquet, consider seasonal blooms such as blushing brides, lisaianthus, David-Austin roses for the bouquet. Fill the room with daphnes, double tulips, hyacinth and sweet peas. Fill the ballroom with pure white blooms and orchids for the table setting or draping from an overhead arrangement. The white blooms will contrast well against the black and gold décor and will serve to balance out the darker tones.

For a real touch of the season, add fur or shawls as accessories for your bridesmaids and elegantly tie blankets to the back of the chairs or lay them in a basket to mindfully keep your guests warm. Set aside time to have everyone go outside and light some sparklers for a truly magical feast for the eyes.

Be bold and different and dress your bridesmaids in black gowns. For the bride, opt or a dramatically detailed white lace gown and perhaps a long sleeve dress to keep yourself warm. This is your chance to go with a hair-down wedding look- think Hollywood waves paired with a prominent winged cat eye-liner look and for the groom and groomsmen, a clean cut black suit with a gold tie.

Hosting a wedding during this season is perfect for your budget as it is generally considered to be offseason, so you will save on costs. Talk about an added bonus!

Photos were not taken by MCP

Cake and Deserts Launch Party for Sifted by Cyndi

The day finally arrived!  "Sifted by Cyndi" an amazing cake artist and baker.  We met Cynthia and her husband Joseph through our friends who are in fact related to them.   And off the bat I saw the potential in her artistry.  at the time she was known as Incredibundts & More.  We became acquaintances and friends fast.  Being who I am along with the support of my hubby Demetris, we wanted them to do bigger greater things, and I totally believe in her craft.  Not only are her cakes and deserts delicious but they are worth every mouth watering bite... :)  

Long story short, we took on the job as mentors and 6 months later here we are with a new name, new look, new recipes, and vision. Branding is key and Sifted by Cyndi is now moving to the next stage in their business. I invite all planners/coordinators, florist and all wedding and event professionals to seek out Sifted by Cyndi's delights...  you won't be disappointed .

Here is a link to their BLOG - stop on over and check out their launch party.

Introducing "SIFTED by Cyndi" - Entice your Taste Buds...Part 1

I wrote recently about the Re-Branding and Introduction of "Sifted by Cyndi" you can find the original post here

 I will be releasing a three part blog series - Today is the first step to give you a little sneak peek into whats to come with new images and delectable goodies coming your way.

Today I want to introduce "Platinum Elegance"   a Black, White & Silver themed Desert Table.

This 3 tiered  Chocolate cake is filled with Chocolate Mouse and Raspberry.  The rich sweet chocolate  flavors compliment its beauty and grandeur.  

Its 3 layers are composed of intricate hand detailed work from the base which is delicately covered with edible Fringe Flowers.  The 2nd layer is covered in  silver Sugar Confetti for texture and bling, the final top layer is topped with fresh flowers to complement the rest of the desert table, which boasts, White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes, topped with butter cream & a hand made sugar Flower. Deliciously smooth chocolate Mousse Parfaits  and perfectly textured Brownie Pops.

we want to thank the participating vendors who helped make this beautiful setting come together. 

Koyal Wholesale -  items included

  • White Candelabra 

  • 3 Tier Gemstone Crystal Chandelier

  • Crystal Large Diamond Cut Beaded Curtain Panels

  • Elegant Leaf Bouquet Holder

Fresh Flowers provided by Sherry Watkins

Cake Stands provided by "Sifted by Cyndi" (available for rent)

Planning and coordinating by the Lovely Cynthia of "Sifted by Cyndi", with the help of her close friend and event planning expert Veronica Corvarrabiaz

Cakes & deserts by "Sifted by Cyndi" (website launching soon) in the meantime please see their work on their Facebook page 

Photography by MCP

Bridal gown provided by  Mary Me Bridal

Hair by  Vanessa Rawson of Paul Mitchell Studios  ( a special thank you to Angelina Chavez Paul Mitchell's Design Team Coordinator for sending us this wonderfully talented lady!!

Make up by the amazing Equala Foster of E Foster Make Up Artistry 

Model - Myelin Hernandez ( you can see Myelin throughout my website)