Wedding Color Palette 2018 Trends & Inspiration !
One of the first decisions you’ll make when defining your wedding style is your colour palette. Your chosen colour palette will impact most of the decisions you make when it comes to planning the rest of your wedding decor – from your furniture to your flowers and even stationery design and signage.
If you’re currently seeking inspiration for your wedding styling, keep reading for 4 of our favourite modern colour schemes to get you started, along with our top tips on implementing these tones into your big day!
BLUSH, WHITE + GOLD
For truly elegant and romantic wedding styling, we’re loving a pastel palette of blush pink and white, with the addition of gold accents for a more modern approach.
Get this look: We recommend using white as your base colour and adding blush and gold details as your accent tones to maximise the effect of this palette. Subtle blush decor pieces like blush linen napkins or blush lounge furniture can be a gorgeous touch amongst white dining chairs, white dry bars and gold cutlery.
Why it works: Too much blush can overwhelm a setting, so pairing this popular pink shade with fresh whites and gold details helps to create a balanced and beautiful look that doesn’t come across as too feminine.
For relaxed, island-inspired weddings, we love bright and vibrant tropical tones to really make an impact. Shades of fuschia, coral and orange with hints of navy create the perfect palette for a fun and colourful look.
Get this look: Bright colours really do have the ability to uplift the ambience of your wedding and create a vibrant atmosphere for guests to enjoy. With our coastal location, these shades also complement beachside and oceanfront wedding venues just perfectly.
Why it works: We recommend pairing your vibrant colours with subtle, earthy tones of timber and bamboo. Pops of white can also be effective to break up the different shades and add some freshness into the space. Think about implementing the brighter colours through your floral design, as well as your textiles like cushions and rugs. Accent pieces like statement fuschia lounge furniture or navy napkins are another great way to inject some tropical tones without overwhelming your styling.
NAVY AND TEAL
Navy and teal is a unique but beautiful colour palette that we’re expecting to see more brides embracing it ! The two colours work harmoniously together for an elegant and contemporary approach to wedding styling, particularly when paired with gold accents.
Get this look: Navy and teal together can create a really striking look for cocktail settings, so think about including some variation of colour in your wedding decor by pairing navy lounges with teal armchairs and ottomans, or vice versa. Or for a sit-down reception, navy linen napkins look stunning with teal elements in your stationery. Tie the look together with some neutral shades of timber and white and you have yourself a beautiful setting!
Why it works: The softer teal tones help to balance out the stronger shade of navy, creating the perfect mix of light and dark. Navy and teal come from the same colour family, and are both cooler variations of blue which bounce beautifully off each other.
BLACK, GREY AND GREEN
Our love of all things monochrome is still going strong, but this time paired with more soft grey tones and plenty of lush green! This sleek and sophisticated colour palette is just perfect for the modern bride wanting a less traditional and more contemporary look.
Get this look: Timber tables paired with black dining chairs will create a modern reception setting, especially when paired with black dinner plates, stone or charcoal napkins and gold cutlery. For the perfect monochrome cocktail hour, we love either black hairpin or Icelandic marble dry bars paired with chic black wire stools. Make sure to include plenty of potted plants or foliage installations to breathe some life into the space and complete the look!
Why it works: Black and white is a timeless colour scheme that will never go out of style, and the best thing is it’s nearly impossible to get wrong! We love the addition of soft blue-grey shades and sage greens to soften the look and tie the styling together harmoniously.
It’s safe to say we are looking forward to some super stylish weddings, with some creative colour palettes sure to make an impact! For more styling inspiration, feel free to search through our blog on www.spectrum-agency.com or get in touch with our team for a personalized wedding styling proposal for any colour scheme.
2018 Event Trends
TIME TO GO GREEN !
Few trends have taken on as much momentum as making events more green, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. And with those organizations setting eco-focused meeting and event standards, it’s really not a trend at all—it’s here to stay. From sourcing local and sustainable foods to finding green venues to diverting waste from landfills to forgoing electricity altogether, planners are getting creative, and exacting, about the impact of their events on the earth. We also register more company having launch new brand strategy toward the environmentally friendly wave.
Use of recycle material into your production: Wood based material, or cassava which is an Indonesian eco-friendly material that has the same property as plastic but can also be eaten to demonstrate the harmfulness of this material.
Recycle your floral décor by giving away to your guests or re-use it as permanent décor into your offices, houses… More and more caterers are focusing on sourcing and using food that’s farmed in environmentally conscious ways, while still creating new, creative items. From sushi “doughnuts” to sesame-seared scallops, there is a lot of eco-friendly dishes coming into your event catering solution! Hotels, restaurants, and bars are trading in single-use plastic items for more eco-friendly options. In an effort to reduce food waste, restaurants and bars are turning kitchen scraps into drink ingredients, creating new high-end cocktails.
Eliminate printed materials at your booth, and instead provide more digital and VR experience inside your event.
To know more about our events services & designs don’t hesitate to contact our Event specialists!
Be a Princess for a day, Wed like Royals!
YOU’RE DREAMING OF A ROYAL WEDDING, SPECTRUM AGENCY MAKES YOUR WISH COME TRUE !
We recently were delighted to have watched the Royal Wedding.The wedding was held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, which is where Harry was christened when he was three months old.
Every couple wants their wedding day to be a fairytale, so why not celebrate your marriage in a castle? There are plenty of castle wedding venues to choose from and to help you find the perfect ones we’ve put together the ultimate castle venues in UK, France and China! Here’s to your happily ever after…
1 – Château Challain
Location: Angers – France
Built in 1854 by one of the most eminent families of France (La Rochefoucauld) Chateau Challain is an exceptional example of neo-gothic romanticism. The chateau offers everything you could possibly imagine from a structure of its’ grandeur. Drive through the chateau gatehouse for the first time and feast your eyes on this timeless piece of history. Chateau Challain offer some of the best rooms in France for a wedding venue.
2 – Leeds Castle
Location: Kent – United Kingdom
Leeds Castle is known as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’, and is an idyllic setting for your wedding. It’s surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens, and can cater for up to 200 guests, with larger parties catered for in a marquee on the immaculate Cedar Lawn. There are 42 elaborately decorated bedrooms, and an onsite florist and catering to make your planning as stress-free as possible.
3 – Naked Castle
Location: Moganshan – China
Naked Castle was built by Scottish missionary Dr. Duncan Main. The property now boasts 95 luxurious rooms, each with their own characteristics, 2 restaurants with panoramic views, a spa, a cantilevered infinity pool, a lush garden with amphitheatre, and an activities centre. For a fairy tale come true, stay at the themed Castle Suites – Dungeon, Den, Diva, Gangster, King & Queen! The Cliffside Suites have sweeping mountain/forest views; and Village Rooms are rustic suites close to the farms for an intimate stay.
If you want to discover more royal venues contact our wedding specialist!
We are being published in South China Morning Post!
We are glad to share with you our recent wedding published in the South Morning Post !
Thank you South China Morning Post for the interview and featuring Sophia & John beautiful wedding at Highline, Shanghai, China organized by Spectrum Agency. It has been a beautiful journey to design and plan this day for them. Thank you for your trust !
Our Top 5 Wedding Flower Trends for 2018!
Forecasting wedding trends is one of our favourite ways to wind down the year – we love seeking creative new ideas to inspire us for the months ahead!Floral design is one of our favourite elements to any events or wedding and at the moment we’re finding an endless amount of inspiration filling our Instagram and Pinterest feeds. From bouquets to table arrangements and statement installations, keep reading for our top 5 floral trends on the rise for 2018!
If you’ve spent any time at all on Instagram lately, you’ve probably seen an abundance of lush orchid arrangements filtering through your feed. This chic, stylish and elegant bloom is perfect for modern brides, available in a range of tones from crisp white to mocha and pastel pink.
We love all-white orchid arrangements paired with fresh greens for a modern, tropical look, or blush orchids used in trailing bouquets for soft, feminine styling. Phalaenopsis orchids are our top picks, with wide petals and arching stems that create a beautiful feature for any arrangement.
When it comes to floral styling trends for 2018, we are also loving the whimsical, artsy nature of Anthuriums. These beautiful blooms have glossy, heart-shaped petals and are available in a variety of colours including white, amber and burgundy along with vibrant coral and pale pink.Anthuriums are perfect for floral arrangements needing a more sculptural element, and can add height to table arrangements without obstructing the view of your guests. They can usually be found flowering year-round, and work best when paired with other varieties of blooms to add texture and bulk up your arrangements.
This style might not be for everyone, but personally we are loving dried botanicals for floral styling in 2018! From dried palm fronds to feathery pampas grass, this look is perfect for earthy, bohemian weddings with a difference.
You can use your dried botanicals as an accent piece to complement existing floral arrangements and add some textural elements into your styling, or use in large quantities on its own as a statement piece or installation – they make great bar arrangements and backdrops too!
ROUND FLORAL ARBOURS
For a wedding ceremony backdrop with a difference, we’re finding more brides leaning away from traditional 4-post arbours and instead looking for a modern alternative – and circular floral arbours seem to be the perfect solution. Round arbours covered in beautiful blooms not only look incredible, but the circle also symbolises never-ending love – making it a really sweet metaphor to celebrate your new nuptials.
Depending on your wedding vision and your budget, you could choose to dress the entire arbour in flowers or simply use them as a finishing touch. Lush foliage and greenery also work perfectly for a natural and organic look.
We’re expecting to see more dark, moody foliage making an appearance in floral arrangements for 2018, contrasted against soft pastel tones and metallic accents. We love this bold look for modern brides wanting to add some depth and detail into their floral styling, but be sure to use it sparingly to avoid overwhelming your space!
Dark foliage works best in unstructured arrangements, so let your imagination run wild with asymmetrical bouquets and oversized installations. A hint of gold against these moody tones is our top pick for a truly rich, luxe and elegant look!
We can’t wait to see these floral trends being bought to life next year. If you’re currently in the process of planning your own 2018 wedding, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team at anytime for more floral styling ideas! we’d love to hear from you! Or do not hesitate to go have a look at our blog on www.spectrum-agency.com or get inspiration through our past posts and weddings.
Paris for your Pre-Wedding Shoot
Paris undoubtedly earns its nickname as the “City of Love” from its various landmarks that exude romance.Spectrum Agency prepare 6 wedding pre-shooting mood in the lovely town of Paris. A beautiful location steeped in magnificent works of architecture, both traditional and modern, and full of personality, Paris is definitely amongst the best pre-wedding photo-shoot destinations in the world.
Are you getting married soon ? Discover 6 moods to plan your wedding with style!
1. Modern Chic Mood
Where? On the banks of the Seine river
Modern chic style with the Eiffel tower in background!
This picture is authentic, we like the shade of blue light and the outfit combination for our groom and bride!
For him: A tailor-separate suit, white shirt and proper leather shoe.
For her: Romantic pastel dress with classic beige escarpins.
2. Fancy Mood
Where? On the bridge Alexandre III
Choosing a little fancy touch on their outfit, this couple is looking great having a royal walk with a sparkling look.
For him: Tailor separate with light colors for more originality and uniqueness
For her: Gold balloon dress with short front and high heels, as romantic as feminine.
3. Macaron Mood
Where? In front of Ladurée boutique!
Doing your pre-wedding shooting in France, you can be romantic yet original.
We love the gourmand athmosphere this couple chose with pink macarons background. They are stunning in a colorful and stylish outfit.
For him : Classic tailor-separate, the pocket square makes the difference.
For her : Romantic light pink dress with a blue silk scarf and hair tight up.
4. Frenchy Mood
Where ? Jumping in the street next to Arc de Triomphe
Why not playing the “French touch” with authenticity for your photo shoot?
For him : Navy blue 3 pieces suits and brown leather shoe
For her : Summer vichy dress, sandals and hair blowing in the wind !
5. Romantic Mood
Where ? Square Jean XXIII Park
Create your own prince and princess mood in a beautiful parisian garden with a classic and elegant look.
For him : Dark grey 3 pieces suit, white shirt and black bow-tie.
For her : Glamorous white fitted dress with long tale and a a small bouquet of rose.
6. Ceremonial Mood
Where ? The Louvre
Last but not least, the ceremonial mood is more “spectacular”. A unique atmosphere, perfect to shoot in front of some historical Parisian architectures with a glamorous red dress and a high end tuxedo.
For him: Black tuxedo, double breasted vest and red bowtie
For her: Magical ball gown red dress with French lace and silk touch.
PANTONE announced that Ultra Violet is the 2018 year representative color
Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.
Where is the perfect Ultra Violet inspired venue?
Provence is definitely the region par excellence in which to tie the knot. Provence is notoriously one of the most famous regions in the South of France. Known for beautiful lavender fields, olive fields, incredible wine, and a warm Mediterranean climate, it’s no wonder why so many people adore this region. But what makes it special enough to host your wedding day celebration? Why choose Provence over another location?
From luxury hotels to charming bastides; any type of wedding venue is possible. Locations such as Saint Tropez, French Riviera … give a more modern feel, while more classic areas like Luberon, Gordes, Saint Remy de Provence give more of a country charm.
There is no one regions similar to Provence that can boast of such a wide variety of sites. Beyond the locations themselves, the region of Provence has existed and been loved for centuries. You can’t get the natural charm and universal appeal this region has anywhere else.
So if you’re planning a wedding and considering Provence as a potential location, think no further. The south of France gives an uncontested flexibility for wedding locations, decorations, food, you name it! Your dream wedding will come to life in this incredible region.
Blush Dream Bali
A romantic blush table setting with accents of gold. Peach and blush blooms marrying perfectly with gold candelabras and French vintage setting plates. Breathtaking views of the Indian ocean from Alila Seminyak.
Crystal, Chiffon, Wood, gold candelabra
Unfurling along a pristine beach on Bali’s Southwest coast, mere steps from the Indian Ocean, Alila Seminyak unveil its modern and esthetic design for a luxury Alila experience.
Wedding Renderings – Customization Process
Other than creating a mood board that gives vision for the look & feel for your wedding, our team will be creating sketches and rendering to reflect the actual design on your wedding day. We will also oversee all design elements such as invitations, stationery, Flowers, decoration, and every other small detail that will make your wedding memorable, cohesive & beautiful.
Step 1: Understanding you
Because each wedding is unique, we want to know more about you, your love story, taste, your dislikes, to develop a concept meaningful & very personal to you. We will assist you to translate your ideas & inspirations into a wedding which is sophisticated, elegant & tasteful.
Dinner Reception & Table Setting
Step 2: Wedding Concept Design
After we understand you and your preferences, we create a wedding proposal with theme colours, concept and every design related elements of your wedding day. Once the proposal is confirmed, our design team will create sketches & rendering so you can envision what your wedding day will look like (and get excited about it!)
Ceremony & Arch
Step 3: Building your dream team
Once your wedding concept is complete we will work together with you to select the best vendors matching your style (photography, videography, make up & hairstylist, cake, attire & gowns…) and ensure that everything and everyone will come together perfectly.
Step 4: Design & planning execution
We will follow up with all vendors on overall planning and styling until after the wedding day. Once concept & sketches are confirmed, we will review mockups, select materials, create tailor made elements, shape the overall décor to make sure everything is as envisioned. We create comprehensive timeline for all vendors and for bridal entourage to ensure the wedding day process is executed smoothly.
Step 5: Wedding day
On your wedding day, our team will supervise all set up and décor, coordinate with different vendors and ensure everything will go according to the concept design, down to the last details.
Bali Dream Destination
Top 5 Wedding Destinations in Thailand
If you are looking for exotic beautiful places to get married by the beach, look no further, Thailand has everything you will ever dream of. Famous for its wonderful beaches and authentic Thai hospitality, the land of smiles is well equipped with top-notch facilities to cater to lovebirds from all over the world who want to get married in Thailand. There are many islands in Thailand with the fine beaches where you can tie the knot with your special someone. Here are our picks on the top 5 beach wedding destinations in Thailand that you should definitely take a look.
Holding roost a top Cape Panwa in Phuket, Sri Panwa has a glorious views of Thailand’s southeast coastline. The wooden deck suspended across their pool is a popular spot forgetting hitched, while their stylish in-house restaurant Baba Pool Club will bathe your reception in romantic ambience. This peaceful resort on the west coast of Phuket is chock-a-block with dreamy spots for your ceremony.
2- Como Point Yamu Phuket
Located at the top of Point Yamu, this sensational resort boasts tranquil views of Phang Nga bay. Known for organising highly-personalised weddings, the events team will be able to sniff out everything from fancy stationery to a cool local band to jam at the reception.
Looking out over a private bay in northwest Phuket, this stellar boutique resort has an picturesque outdoor deck that’s suitable for cosy solemnisations, seating a maximum of 120 guests.
To know the other TOP 2 luxury venues in Thailand, contact us directly
Behind the Scene in Bali – The 6 Steps
Step 1: Site Check
Bali is one of the top destination for weddings in the world. With its all year round warm weather, breathtaking sceneries, rich culture & friendly people, no wonder everyone dream & talk about Bali. Being one of the best choice for tourist’s destination, a multitude of venues emerged; specially dedicated to wedding services. Ayana Resort & Spa was definitely the best choice as it offers one of the best cliff views in Southern Bali and has one of the most dedicated team. Ayana sky offers a 360 view on the Indian ocean & a wide scenery for an unforgettable reception setting.
Step 2: Welcome Gift Boxes
A unique gift which guests received upon arrival on the island. A proudly customized gift box made only with local artisans’ items & ingredients. A white Balinese woven box which contained organic soap, Bali dark chocolate bar, Banana chips, natural anti mosquito (very useful in Bali) & a beautiful handcrafted Balinese sarong.
Step 3: Food Tasting
Your wedding planner is also here to help you through details, and assist with things you don’t want to worry about or which you do not have time to take care of. Selecting the best for our clients is our core value. After 2 hours with chefs & catering team meetings, we were able to finalize the last imperfections of the dinner menu.
Step 4: Rehearsal
To make sure everyone is on the same page, we usually do a rehearsal one day before the big day. It helps the couple & bridal party to understand the process of the ceremony to make it stress free and easy on the wedding day.
Step 5: Last details
The last details check with all vendors, venue, couple and other persons involved in the wedding is a crucial part for last minute changes or adjustments. Groomsmen & Bridesmaids gifts: It’s always a nice attention to prepare small gifts for your groomsmen and bridesmaids whom are helping you through this journey.
Step 6: Set-up and Wedding Day
The D-day finally arrived! We transform the site from a bare venue to one of a kind memory setting! While the couple is getting pumped up with an experienced team of make-up artists, hair stylists; Spectrum team is building up the perfect atmosphere for a unique celebration of love & fun!
What should the couple prepare before meeting the wedding planner?
For the first meeting the couple should prepare basic information such as wedding date, time, estimated budget and number of guests.
If they don’t have a particular location already booked or that they would like to book,
they should let know their wedding planner which city and what type of venue they would like (such as hotel ballroom, private villa, outdoor garden, beach wedding…)
If they already have a theme in mind or a idea about the style of wedding they desire,they can prepare some reference pictures.
The bride should also list down her most important items first and what she would be flexible on. She may not care about flowers but having a live band is a must.