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Megan Schmidt

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Megan is our fearless planner who loves to tackle challenges and deliver the impossible. With an eye for detail and a knack for finding creative solutions to problems, Megan helps brides plan their weddings their way.  She is enthusiastic, optimistic, and finds a silver lining in any situation.  She is the bride’s best advocate shining in the negotiation and planning process. She knows how to save $ in places that don’t compromise the quality or look of the wedding. She’ll do all the research to make sure every option has been explored to create a beautiful and meaningful wedding or event within any budget.  Megan is like have the Priceline Negotiator and Martha Stewart in one!

Megan is bubbly and FUN, but has the strength, smarts and determination to juggle all the balls while maneuvering through any situation. Megan enjoys traveling, planning great family gatherings and is in love with her little Shih Tzu and Toy Fox Terrier.  She and her fiancee are currently working on planning their own 2013 wedding along with the Kate & Company team!

Top 2012 Trend Eleven: Spirited Tango Takes the Lead

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Color palettes for 2012 are bold, vivacious and subtly seductive. Color authority Pantone Color Institute drives the trends for fashion and décor and this year their pick for 2012’s color of the year is Tangerine Tango. This reddish orange color is vibrant and energetic, sure to be an attention grabber at any wedding. We are also seeing soft muted pastels, greens, blues and lilacs in fabrics and bolder, vibrant colors like reds, oranges, lime greens and royal blues in decor accents. Black is back as an accent. For example, black sofas are “in” and white are “out” when creating lounges for receptions or post wedding fun.

~Katie C

Top 2012 Trend Thirteen: A Mismatched Wedding

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From bridesmaid dresses to boutonnieres, the trend for a 2012 wedding is to have less symmetry than ever before! Standing at the altar with carbon copy bridesmaids is out, while letting your bridesmaid choose dresses in different colors, styles, lengths, and patterns is in. Let your bridesmaids wear a dress that fits their own unique figure, style, and personality. And, that they will wear again!
Although mismatching is the trend, we suggest keeping a central theme in order to keep the entire ceremony unified, polished, and stylish. The possibilities of how to pull this trend off are endless! Here are a few tips: 
  • Pick the exact same dress in the different tones of your wedding color palette. This creates a stylish look and gives your bridal party a pop of color.
  • For the groomsmen, let them choose from different colored boutonnieres or ties.
  • Use the same color, but different shades. This idea works great for both the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Pantone color books or paint fan books from your local hardware store make great sources of inspiration to start. 
  • Give your bridesmaids the exact color and fabric you would like them to wear and let them come up with their own dress. 
  • Want to keep it simple? Have the same dress for all of your bridesmaids and mismatch the accessories. From necklaces, shoes, bouquets, and earrings, you have an endless amount of possibilities! 

    ~Cathy H.

Top 2012 Trend Twelve: Flower Power

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Paper is big this year and is being used as a creative way to decorate wedding spaces from the altar to the sweetheart table. Talented designers are creating gorgeous walls of show stopping paper flowers and paper accents. Paper can be used in so many different ways.

That’s it for the top twelve trends of 2012!

~Katie C

Top 2012 Trend Twelve: Flower Power

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Paper is big this year and is being used as a creative way to decorate wedding spaces from the altar to the sweetheart table. Talented designers are creating gorgeous walls of show stopping paper flowers and paper accents. Paper can be used in so many different ways.

That’s it for the top twelve trends of 2012!

~Katie C

Top 2012 Trend Eleven: Spirited Tango Takes The Lead

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Color palettes for 2012 are bold, vivacious and subtly seductive. Color authority Pantone Color Institute drives the trends for fashion and décor and this year their pick for 2012’s color of the year is Tangerine Tango. This reddish orange color is vibrant and energetic, sure to be an attention grabber at any wedding. We are also seeing soft muted pastels, greens, blues and lilacs in fabrics and bolder, vibrant colors like reds, oranges, lime greens and royal blues in decor accents. Black is back as an accent. For example, black sofas are “in” and white are “out” when creating lounges for receptions or post wedding fun.

~Katie C