2021 Pantone Color of the Year

Every year Pantone chooses a color for the ear. It’s typically the “it” color for weddings, celebrations, and design. This year, 2021’s color is Ultimate Grey. You may ask, why? You should look at grey as a neutral color, like beige or white. Grey works with almost every other color on the color wheel. It’s also very popular right now in room designs and furniture. My own office is painted grey (surprise it’s the 2021 color of the year).

In planning your wedding, 2020 was a difficult year. Many weddings were canceled due to the pandemic or were down sized to micro weddings. However I’m convinced 2021 will be a much better year for brides and grooms. Grey decor and brides maid dresses will pop up for sure this wedding season. Use a pink sash or belt (or any color from your wedding color scheme) and you’ve transformed a simple grey gown into something special. But how else do use this color and what colors compliment this color?

When planning your wedding decor, using grey in your color scheme is fairly easy. Grey compliments pinks, greens, purples and even reds. It compliments most of the colors on the color wheel. You’ll find grey in table linens and runners/sashes for your guests tables and chairs. You can bring it in to your floral centerpieces with lambs ear filler and additional decor with pops of grey. Grey makes for a wonderful foundation to build your color scheme while making your wedding feel like you and your personality. Be creative. You may be surprised at the outcome and very, very happy you did.

Happy planning!

Fairy Tale Weddings by Mary



The Wedding Gown


Wedding gowns range in colors, styles and certainly price. So how do you choose the perfect one for you?

Start with your budget.  That should include your wedding gown and accessories (veil, jewelry, shoes, stockings and even your headpiece).  What type of gown do you want? Is your wedding Formal? Semi-formal? or Informal? Picking your gown will depend on your wedding details, location and even the feel you want to have. Allow your gown to match your wedding plans.

When do I start looking for that all important gown? The short answer, start looking as soon as possible.  You want to have time to make this decision. Most dresses take up to 6 months to 8 months, sometimes longer, to order and come in.  Then you may need to have it altered, so planning ahead is your best course of action.

There are numerous styles to wedding gowns now and then of course there’s color.  Try on various styles to get a feel for what compliments your curves.  Whether it’s a high or low neckline, short skirt, full ball room, mermaid or even t-length, the choice is up to you.  As for color, if you’re a traditional bride, white or ivory is always a good choice.  Are you thinking of something outside of the box? Then check out the color options now available in todays bridal shops.  You have options which may include pink, blue, red and even for that eclectic bride you may even find a black wedding gown.  Now these colors aren’t for everyone, but if your looking to make a statement, these colored gowns will certainly do that.

Enjoy trying on gowns with those special members of your family and friends.  Everyone will have an opinion, but remember your opinion is the most important opinion.

Happy Planning!

Mary Homer – Fairy Tale Weddings & Events


Gown by  Mori Lee Bridal