Tangerine Tango – Pantone’s Color of 2012

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color has named “Tangerine Tango” the color of the year.  This fun, vibrant color is more versatile than you may think, and can be used tastefully throughout the year for your wedding.

In the spring, use this color with light yellows and other pale accents such as pink, peach, and ivory.    

Bridesmaid dress by Jim Hjelm

This mango colored chiffon gown from Jim Hjelm is softened by the pale flowers surrounding it, and this cake display arranged by Christiane from Flora Nova illustrates the softer side of this color scheme, as well. 

Floral Design by Flora Nova

In the summer, go bold and pair this color with bright purples, fuchsia, or turquoise tones. In the first illustration, orange takes center stage on these dresses from Expressions with fuchsia accents in the bouquets.

Tangerine dresses by Expressions

This bouquet designed by Aria Style adds some extra texture with kumquats in the mix.

Bouquet by Aria Style

Remember, Tangerine Tango can be a strong statement or an artful accent. In fact, sometimes it will pack more of a punch as an accent color where the viewer will be left wanting more.  One of my favorite combinations is when teal/turquoise tones are accented with bright orange.  This bridesmaid gown from Wtoo is shown in foliage taffeta with a tangerine accent ribbon.

Bridesmaid dress by Wtoo

This table arrangement by Bella Signature Design uses several bold colors that play together well. 

Design by Bella Signature Design

In the fall and winter, which is when you may be most accustomed to seeing this color, pair Tangerine Tango with browns, greens, deep crimson, and plum tones.  This bridesmaid gown from Watters & Watters is shown in a plum taffeta with a tangerine accent ribbon. 

Bridesmaid dress by Watters & Watters

This table arrangement from a wedding designed by Katy of Vows Wedding and Event Planning shows the artful use of tangerine tones with rich browns.  The true blue sky in the background is an added bonus!    

Wedding designed by Vows Wedding & Event Planning

As a dress color, Tangerine Tango is rich enough that it is flattering on a variety of skin-tones.  In addition, its bold nature lends itself to being well-represented in many fabrics such as chiffon, satin, taffeta, and dupioni, thus furthering the richness of the color through a variety of textures.  Every designer will have a different name and slightly different version of the color, so here are the colors to look for:

  • The Dessy Group has aligned their swatches with the Pantone colors, so you will find it as “Tangerine Tango.”
  • The B2 and Belsoie lines call it “Mango Tango.”
  • Wtoo has the color in the dupioni fabric as “Pumpkin.”
  • Mori Lee refers to it as “Jalapeno.”
  • Bill Levkoff has their satin and chiffon available in “Persimmon.”
  • Jim Hjelm has their silky taffeta available in “Pumpkin” and their dupioni available in “Sunset.”

 Our own in-house expert on the color, Geneva James, staked a claim on this color years ago.  So, if you also love all things orange and want advice on how to tastefully use this color, give us a call to schedule your appointment (425.455.2202).




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Plan Your Wedding Show Weekend - January 7th & 8th

If you’ve got items to check off of your wedding planning “to do” list, do not miss the upcoming Seattle Wedding Show.  This is the granddaddy of all wedding shows.  With hundreds of vendors under one roof and a high-energy fashion show, you will walk away with great ideas and many of your wedding planning questions answered.  The show will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle on January 7th and 8th.  Stop by our boutique to pick up a complementary show guide, which will give you a preview of the participating vendors as well as a show floor plan so you can map out your day in advance.  Want to really make your life easy?  Purchase tickets in advance by clicking here and avoid ticket lines the day-of.  Once you’re there, be sure to visit us at booth 1411: we will have discounts applicable to Wedding Show attendees.  Hope to see you there!

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‘Tis the Season for New Bridesmaid Dresses

Christmas came early at Moms, Maids, and More!  Over the past few days, we have received boxes and boxes of new bridesmaid styles.  Our UPS driver has been getting a workout!  We received over 30 new styles from Bill Levkoff, the complete new line of Alfred Sung gowns, and several new pieces from After 6, Belsoie, B2, and Mori Lee.  What are the trends you can look forward to?  Floor length gowns are making a comeback, so the designers have stepped up their game, offering a variety of floor length styles from light and flowy to evening-gown chic.  If cocktail length is your preference, have no fear, the collection of short dresses is still strong, and the designers have finally figured out that the awkward tea length just isn’t good on anyone!  So, you will notice that many of the styles are (tastefully) shorter.  As for necklines, there are increasingly more options besides strapless, a sign that the designers are listening to your requests.  Schedule your appointment, and be among the first to see the spring collections (425.455.2202).

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