Pantone's Radiant Orchid color for 2014

Pantone's Radiant Orchid is 2014's Color of the Year

The new year is fast-approaching and that means we get to be excited about a new Pantone color of the year!  We are happy to share the news that the handpicked color for 2014 is Radiant Orchid - a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple.

Pantone's Radiant Orchid color for 2014
“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination."

We loved Pantone's Emerald green for 2013 and had a beautiful wedding this past September to showcase this gorgeous hue.

   Photography by: Stark Studio 

We're ecstatic for this new trend in color and are keeping our fingers crossed for a Radiant Orchid wedding in 2014 - ohhh, la,la!

It also looks like we are ahead of the game with the colors for next year, we have a client's Bat Mitzvah next weekend and Radiant Orchid is in the color palette, check out her invitation we designed last month with Annemarie, owner of We can't wait to share the news with Hannah today, she's going to be so excited!


Peony Events

Peony Events Won The Knot Best of Weddings 2014

We were ecstatic to end the day this past Friday with ah-mazing news!! Peony Events is THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2014 WINNER!

Thank you to The Knot for choosing us! We are truly honored to be one of your Top Wedding Pros and to be surrounded by the other wedding vendors in this category - kudos to all who were chosen this year!

Peony Events We can't thank all of our amazing clients enough for taking Peony Events to the next level! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support, kind words, reviews and for showing us the love!

Much love,
Stacey & The PE Team

Happy Wedding Wednesday + Sneak Peek!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, everyone!

We just couldn't resist sharing a few gorgeous shots from Kim + Brady's emerald wedding this past weekend! Can you say ah-mazing?! We l-o-v-e balloons and were literally jumping for joy when they agreed to do a balloontastic "first look!"

Thank you to Linda Stark from Stark Studio Photography who captured the day oh-so-perfectly!!

Pantone's Fashion Color Report Spring 2014

Happy Fashion Friday! We are fans of all the top colors for Spring 2014, it was so great to see them on the runways this past week at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! Brides, we love the new colors for your "Something Blue!"

From Pantone's report:

"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations."

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. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated 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.

Pantone has named Dazzling Blue the color for Spring 2014, not the color of the year (as some have reported) which is always announced in December.

We couldn't help but hear Paul Simon's Dazzling Blue in our heads when we heard the news!

What are your favorite colors for Spring? Will you be incorporating them into your wedding or special event? We would love to hear, drop us a line @ or leave us a comment here.

Peony Events Attends Mercedes Benz Fashion Week | Milly Spring/Summer 2014

We had a blast at NYC's Spring 2014 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! Fashion and events go hand in hand. We are always keeping our clients up-to-date with the current trends in fashion, colors, weddings and events!

After having to turn down an invitation to the Lela Rose Show, do to an event we had this past Sunday, we were happy to be able to attend Milly's. The Milly Spring/Summer 2014 show yesterday was fun, hip and trendy. Models were fresh-faced with lips stained a muted red (we have learned that they had blush on their lips!), their nails were nude with white half moons, and hair pulled back.

It was so fun to see Neiman Marcus's Fashion Director Ken Downing across the way. When he was the Public Relations Director, I (Stacey) was so lucky to have worked under him. We tried to catch him at the end of the show, but he sped off and was out the door onto his next show!

Check out a few of our favorite looks from yesterday's show, we can definitely see these looks on all our favorite singers and celebrities. Although we were seated in the third row, I will spare you my Iphone pics. The pictures we found online by Kim Weston definitely capture the beauty of Michelle Smith's collection!

Michelle Smith, Designer

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