Speaking of color,  here is the Pantone  pick for 2011 http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=20821&ca=4 Honeysuckle it is! Check out the Dessy site for the latest in spring fashion for wedding season 2011  http://www.dessy.com/

The IFD floral trends forecast for 2011 is out, I found the titles descriptive &  interesting. Nirvana, Fandango, Gazpacho & Soiree. It brought a lot of images to mind, I think they did a very good job of describing the feeling that each is meant to convey.  I’m sure you can find the color forecast online, but here is a quick recap for brides who are in the middle of wedding planning right now.

Nirvana: Color palette is white, blue, sprout green & violet, described at peaceful, serene and meditative

Fandango: Color palette is Red, Burgundy, Hot Pink, Fuschia, & Coral described as steamy, passionate, romantic, glitzy, think Spanish dancing!

Gazpacho: Color palette is sprout green, red, carrot orange, gold, plum, wine with copper accents, described as earthy & rich

Soiree: Color palette is white, blush, soft lavender, & silver described as luxury, style, attitude, & elegance. Think warm candlelight, crystal, & luxurious soft neutral tones

Please enjoy your wedding planning!

For those of us in the floral business, check out the upcoming trend summit by Design 358 in Canada http://design358.com/trendsummit/ featuring Hitomi Gilliam http://design358.com/hitomi/

Special Guest Speaker – Leatrice Eiseman  A world-renowned color specialist,  will present a color seminar giving you an educated look at color trends for 2011. Leatrice heads the Eiseman Center for Color Information and training, and is also the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

If anyone in the Floral business  is interested in going, please contact me, maybe we can carpool up, I would love to attend if I can get the time away from the store!