Category Archives: Color Trends

Color Me Beautiful: Nautical Inspiration

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Row One: Image 1 Photography by Jose Villa, Styling by Joy Thigpen, Image 2 by Patricia Lyons for Easton Events, Image 3 by Jose Villa for Easton Events, Image 4 by Eric Kelley for Easton Events

Row Two: Image 5 by Jen Fariello for Easton Events, Image 6 Real Wedding by Jose Villa, Image 7 by Jose Villa 

Meredith and William’s Winter Wedding at Pippin Hill Farm

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Meredith and William could not have been a more loving and considerate couple…the love they share for one another is contagious and it was heartwarming to see the uniting of two incredibly supportive families!

A beautiful palette of gray, blush, robins egg blue and spring green set the tone for this welcoming winter soiree. The granary at Pippin Hill was exceptionally aglow with beautiful candlelit chandeliers dancing throughout the ceiling. Speaking of dancing, Meredith and William’s guests had a magnetic attraction to the dance floor and the incredible sound of Right On. Following a surprising late winter storm, we were thrilled to be greeted on the morning of the wedding with just a light dusting of snow on the ground, bright blue skies, and the wonderful warm open hearts of our bride and groom…we could not have asked for a more memorable wedding!

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The Team:

Event Design, Styling, and Production : Easton Events
Photographer: Elisa Bricker Photography
Floral Design & Hanging Chandeliers: Beehive Events
Venue: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Furniture: Beehive Events
Lighting: Blue Ridge AV & Lighting
Printed Suite: Simply Put Paper
Calligraphy: Ginna Dunlap Emmet Calligraphy
Catering: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Cake: Favorite Cakes
Rentals: Festive Fare
Linens: Tavola
Band: Right On
Videographer: Ian Atkins
Dress: Lela Rose
Shoes: Valentino
Vintage Furs: Found in NYC
Make Up: Lora Kelley
Hair: Moxie

Dallas Dinner Photographed by Ryan Ray

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What a wonderful year of destination event travel for Easton! We were oh so lucky to spend the year planning with this adorable couple. Stefy and Michael are just returning from their honeymoon after an amazing wedding celebration in Mazatlan, Mexico over the Thanksgiving holiday. So by way of reminiscing, we thought we would share some photos from their spring Welcome Party at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

We channeled a clean modern aesthetic with mirrored table top, ghost chairs and simple clean lines of deconstructed florals. The palette inspiration for this dinner is a mix of reflective glass and tropical flowers. We especially love the menu detail printed on clear vellum. Ryan Ray did a splendid job capturing the couple and the event for us!

Many thanks to Martha Stewart Weddings for featuring Stefy & Michael’s party on The Bride’s Guide. Check out the post here!













Photography: Ryan Ray 
Event Design, Styling, and Production: Easton Events
Floral Design: Jackson Durham
Location: Nasher Sculpture Center
Catering: Wolfgang Puck
Stationery: Rock Paper Scissors
Calligraphy: Caligraphic Arts, Inc.
Music: William Foley
Lighting: Beyond
Rentals: Posh Couture
Linens: La Tavola
Hair: Erika at Lure Salon
Makeup: Jayme Golden

Stefy’s Look - Dress & Shoes: Gucci & Jimmy Choo

Michael’s Look – Suit, Shirt & Pocket Square: Ralph Lauren Black Label , Eton, and Tie Bar


Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Golden Yellow

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With daffodils and tulips blooming everywhere, it’s easy to be inspired by spring’s sunny disposition.  Golden hued yellow is such a lovely color palette choice, whether you keep it clean and bright, pairing it with crisp white, or whether you like a more amber color paired with stormy grays.


Bride with bridesmaids photo by Ryan Ray,  Yellow floral guideWedding cake, Macarons, Olivia PalermoMarguerite Shift by BHLDNBlithe Slingbacks by BHLDNMarble staircaseGolden gown

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Spring Pastels

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Spring is peeking through in pale blue skies and soft pink and yellow blooms, so naturally we have pastels on the brain.  A pastel palette works beautifully when one hue is paired with a bolder color or a metallic, or go ultra-femme and group your pastels with lace.


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Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Gingham

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With warmer weather just around the corner, we’re thinking pretty spring picnics.  So today we’re bringing you gingham inspiration.  From the quaint picnic blanket to the elegant wedding tablescape, gingham can be just the right print to mix in to your color palette.


Muted napkin photo by Jessica PetersonStraight tie photo by Alison ConklinGingham-lined envelopeSarah Jessica ParkerRed dining room chairsSpoonsGingham tie on vaseLined suit coat with pocket squareForage bow tie, Beer koozie photo by  Jeff loves Jessica, Green button down

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: White Florals

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Sometimes it’s best to return to what is simple, what is pure.  And elegant white blooms can do no wrong in our opinion.  With an all-white bouquet or table arrangement, it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase various textures and greenery.  Whether you’re adding in lots of color elsewhere or keeping your palette all ivory, white florals are just gorgeous.

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Bridal bouquet with bride in lace via Once Wed photo by Jose VillaLoose bunch of stemsCenterpiece photo by Jose Villa, Farm Table Arrangement photo by Jose Villa, Bouquet with loose greens photo by Leah KuaCeramic centerpiece of white floralsTable arrangement photo by Jose Villa


Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Citrus

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Spring is almost here and flowers are just beginning to bud, but until things are in full bloom, winter citrus is a beautiful way to dress up a tabletop, bouquet, or cocktail with a punch of pretty color. We used kumquats and citrus poppies for an event last weekend!

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Citrus trees, Satsuma & Pomegranate CampariOrange lipsLemon arch photo by Heather Forsythe designed by Calder ClarkWhite centerpiece of citrusTabletop photo by Stephanie WilliamsBouquet photo by Stephanie WilliamsWooden boxes of fruitVanilla citrus cocktail

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Gray Wedding Gown

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Would you dare wear a gray wedding gown?  This elegant alternative to white can be a refreshing choice for the modern bride.  Even those with the most classic taste are finding a bit of moody romance in this silvery hue.  A touch of tulle, a satin sash, or a peek of lace – all are lovely in a subtle shade of gray.

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Inspiration shoot by Easton Events Charleston photo by Jose Villa gown by Carol Hannah, Elopement photo by Elizabeth Messina, Sleeved gown photo by Rylee Hitchner, Lace gown, Sparkled gown, Vera Wang full skirt, Vera Wang runway, Real wedding photo by Robert Sukrachand, Elie Saab runway

Charleston Wedding Planner: Emerald

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Emerald is Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year, and we couldn’t be more pleased.  There’s something completely sophisticated and luxurious about this deep green hue.  We love it paired with navy and gold or with contrasting shades of pale aqua and seafoam.

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Ivy, Gown, Bow tie photo by Ryan Ray & styling by Summer Watkins, Real wedding gown by  Q Weddings, Real wedding gown by Jenny Packham & photo by Caught the Light, Bouquet photo by Lisa Lefkowitz, Tory Burch statement earrings, Emerald abstract