Take the guess work out of planning with Trello

Screen2Let’s face it, engagement season is under full swing and planning, organizing has gone the way from paper & pen to all digital. So what is the newest app out there that will make your wedding and dare I say, life-planning simple as a click on Trello.ScreenShot1Trello is an online and mobile collaborative organizational tool you can use to create lists, make plans, and jot down ideas and inspiration! Simply head to the app or website and see who is working on what, where something is in process, and what’s being worked on. Make one board with a checklist of duties for your bridesmaids, create another between you and your fiance to ensure you know important dates (such as an upcoming tasting), and even create a board to plan your reception seating arrangements. Planning your wedding down to the last detail is just that easy.  Here’s how you use it:

Jump Into Weddings!

Now that the proposal has happened, start your wedding planning process off right by creating a timeline. Create lists on your board in order of urgency and put in important dates, locations and vendor details. You’ll have everything you need to take care of in one central place and even have reminders sent to your phone and email to make sure any pending duties are complete!  – Check!!

Get Inspiration!

Add any fun ideas or pictures to your boards! Whether you come across a new designer, pinterest, while browsing a bridal boutique or online, just snap a picture or copy and paste the dress you’re pining for onto one of your lists. Here you will have a quick and easy reference list for every inspiration from your dress to decor.

Make Seating Arrangements!

Seating plans have always been a royal pain. With your Trello board which represent tables and placements, you can move around your guests with ease.You can even add in details about your guests such as noting whether or not they have any food allergies or shouldn’t sit next to so-and-so.

ScreenShotManage Your Bridesmaids

Stay up-to-date with your bridesmaids to ensure they have the latest news on where to get their dresses, duties they need to complete, and important details about the bachelorette party and bridal showers! Excuses for not reading your messages or not getting any of your alerts won’t fly. Everything they need will be all in one place and updated as things progress.

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Wow…it’s over already??  Yes, all that planning and it’s over in a flash.  but once the wedding is over, you can easily lose track of things and items you still need to take care of. Trello reminds me you of important dates and tasks such as sending out thank you notes or finalizing any outstanding bills. Nothing will get past you, even whilst you are enjoying your honeymoon!

Once you get started with Trello, you won’t want to stop. You can use it for everything in your future as a couple…storing new recipes, looking for a new job, planning for your next vacation or even managing your exercise plan. This is truly one of the best and all encompassing sites out there, so what are you waiting for?

Available for iPhone, iPad, Android Phones, Tablets, and Watches, Kindle Fire, and Windows 8.  

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Spring 2015 Collection: WHITE by Vera Wang at David’s Bridal

It’s that time of year again when WHITE by Vera Wang bridal gowns from the Spring 2015 collection are being shown at David’s Bridal. The new collection features stunning modern bridal gowns, sleek new bridesmaid and formalwear styles, and feminine shoes, hair pieces and sashes. 

A few highlights of the Spring 2015 collection include a gorgeous illusion neck ball gown with lace appliqué and draped tulle bodice, a classic strapless ball gown featuring horsehair borders and delicate lace appliqués as well as a tossed tulle ball gown featuring intricate hand-beaded detailing. This season, the collection also welcomed a few new on-trend silhouettes as well as a polka-dot print and new “Sunset” color bridesmaid dress options.

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Pantone Color of the year – Marsala

Meet Marsala. A reddish-brown that’s rich and earthy — and a complete departure from the brightness of past years’ picks. It’s not quite the burgundy of the 90s, or 1970s brown, but an updated neutral that will translate well to interiors and decor.

Here’s what Pantone has to say about the color:pantone

Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

David’s Bridal and Vera Wang 2014 collection online

With the Spring 2014 WHITE by Vera Wang collection, exclusively at David’s Bridal, Vera Wang continues to incorporate her artistry and sophisticated design aesthetic into elegant looks for any modern bride and her bridesmaids. The Spring 2014 collection introduces new bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and accessories.4059

 

 

The Spring 2014 Bridal Collection presents five new bridal gowns ranging from $728-$1,798 in a variety of feminine silhouettes with modern details.The bridal collection color palette includes White, Ivory, Champagne, Sterling and Blush while introducing new colors for the Spring season that include Blush/Gold and Champagne/Blush combinations. 4056

 

 

The Spring 2014 Collection introduces the limited edition Ebony Collection, priced between $728-$1,248, featuring five popular bridal gowns available in Ebony. The variety of styles includes SOPHIE, NATALIE, ELLA and EMILIA.The Ebony Collection will be available online for a limited time beginning in December at http://www.davidsbridal.com and at select David’s Bridal stores.4058

 

 

The Spring 2014 Bridesmaid Collection, priced between $168 to $198, introduces four new dresses that reflect contemporary and classic styles in both short and long silhouettes. The Bridesmaid Collection introduces new colors into the collection including Mist (a light blue shade), Stone (a new neutral) as well as color combinations of Blush/Gold, Champagne/Gold and Cassis/Gold. 4054

 

 

The Spring 2014 Accessories Collection, ranging from $78 to $198, features elegant bridal accents that perfectly compliment any bridal look including headbands and veils. 

 

 

The Spring 2014 WHITE by Vera Wang collection is available now, exclusively at David’s Bridal nationwide, as well as online at http://www.whitebyverawang.com.

 

 

 

Spring fashion colors help determine Spring bridal looks

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What can the fashionable set and of course brides planning their wedding expect for next year?  Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that’s very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.

Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for new poise.

Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia’s warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun.

The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, and Dazzling Blue,a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colors.

Thanks to the Pantone Color Institure for this report and if you’re in the planning stage, here are some colors to help you and inspire you.

 

 

NY Bridal Market: Reem Acra 2014

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There is a mood of smoldering sensuality as Reem Acra presented her Spring 2014 Bridal collection.  The body became the focal point of this seasons collection as it is molded and shaped by fabrics and embroideries meant to enhance and flatter your figure.  Let’s face it; no one does romantic embellishment and embroidery better than Reem Acra.

For Spring 2014, former architectural shapes, now become soft and undulating, as in cascading skirts of chiffon and organza framed with horsehair.  Also, the development of the peplum this season, adds an element of sculpted surprise.  Strapless dresses became feather light and accessible for the bride of today.

Lace is used in a more provocative way this season, creating unique necklines and serious back-drama. Of course, this collection wouldn’t be complete without emphasis on intricate hand-embroidered detailing. Crystals, pearls and hand stitching was magnificent. 

Reem Acra knows brides and continues to evolve her vision and attitude of the true modern bride.

Theme: Thank You for your Love

Fabric: Tulle, silk chiffon, lace, flower appliqué

Colors: Blush

Bridal Market Spring 2014 Rivini Collection

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Return to Paradise is the theme of this season’s collection.  “I was inspired by my recent holiday to the Riviera Maya and a walk I had taken with my family on the beach.  We found so many wonderful seashells of the most incredible shades of coral, sand and mother of pearl. These beautiful souvenirs have graced the corner of my desk, reminding me everyday of the sunlight on my face and the warmth I felt being surrounded by the ones I love.  It is that feeling I wish to share with brides wearing my collection.”

Strong lips, muted eyes and rocker-glam hair was beautiful juxtapose to the romantic style of Rivini’s Spring 2014 collection. The gowns did reflect different shades of coral, sand and mother of pearl. There was a light-as air quality, and effortlessness in fabric, which draped perfectly.

Rivini was sure to make sure that her dresses were as breath-taking walking down the aisle or standing at the alter. Back-drama was sexy, subtle in some instances, but always elegant.

Theme: Return to Paradise

Fabrics: Chantilly lace, chiffon, silk charmeuse, silk crepe, tulle, silk organza tulle overlay, crystals, sequins and organza

Colors: Ivory, coral mist, pale oyster