Forget something blue, emerald green is this year’s hue!

How to rock out wedding season in colorful style.

Wedding season has officially arrived, and this year, we’re encouraging both brides and guests to include the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year in their planning. Defining elegance, beauty, and harmony, Pantone 17-5641 Emerald is a lively green hue sure to turn heads.

For brides, we are encouraging emerald accents in invitations and in décor. Adding a bit of green encourages your guests to attend as you embark upon your new start together.

Perk up your décor with emerald bows in bouquets or in your tablecloths. Pink and green always go well together, and add an element of fun over the summer months. We love the chevron look below on a cake as well!

Emerald bridesmaid dresses are very chic, but even as a guest, you can add some accents to your wardrobe to channel this year’s Pantone choice. An emerald necklace or cocktail ring is eye catching and a conversation piece.

Or, when in doubt, grab a pair of emerald pumps to complement that little black dress. A staple item from your closet once again breathes new life if paired with the proper accessories. Check out this great pair from Valentino:

take a ride on the orient express…

Post by: Tags: , , , , , , , , — Jody on April 3, 2012

coming up may 12th the pittsburgh opera will celebrate its 28th annual maecenas benefit gala. this year’s luxurious theme, the orient express, embodies beauty, intrigue and style. CREATE had the honor and pleasure of working on this lavish invitation with pittsburgh opera’s special events manager, samuel badger. we chose to emulate the theme by creating a boarding pass decorated with artistic representations of the cities the orient express traveled through, then tied everything together with art deco icons, the prevailing school of design during the orient’s height of popularity.

fling into spring

Post by: Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Jody on March 23, 2012

graduation invite

mother nature sure has been gentle this year. with all the sunny days and warm weather, it’s hard not to think about having graduation parties and summer bbqs. CREATE can design the perfect invite for the most formal of summer soirees or casual backyard block parties. the invite above was designed for a high school graduation party. we kept it simple yet elegant to reflect the mood of the celebration.