Announcing the Fall 17 Pantone Challenge Winners

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Last month we set our Instagram followers the fabulously fun and creative #fall17pantonechallenge. To stay on top of our game in the wedding & events industry we need to always be researching the latest trends and colour moments from the wider world of art and design. It helps inform our own professional style and encourages us to continually innovate as creatives. So in conjunction with the Fall 2017 Pantone Fashion Colour Report we asked our followers to select a colour theme and design their own unique wedding inspiration board.  We had some absolutely stunning entries, all with a different take on the colour theme; from a London bus inspired Grenadine wedding, to a movie inspired Shaded Spruce affair. 

Our guest judge for the challenge is top wedding blogger and marketing whizz Christie Osborne, and what a delightfully fun time she had poring over your entries!  But which board won I hear you ask, and who scooped the prize of a feature on Christie’s Mountainside Bride blog? Well here they are…presenting our Fall 17 Pantone Challenge Winners!

The Overall Winner is Jade Leung (@jleungwed

Christie awarded Jade the top prize for the overall strength of her boards, Autumn Maple and Neutral Gray. The competition was open to everyone and we are super chuffed it is one of our Academy community who scooped the top prize! Jade is currently studying with our UK Campus for the Diploma in Wedding Planning, Styling and Design. With her new business website set to launch shortly and a styled shoot planned in imminently, Jade said “This is the perfect time for me to win this prize!” Congratulations Jade on your stunning board entries and we cant wait to see what the future holds!

Autumn Maple Wedding Inspiration board by Jade Leung

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Photo Credits: Desert via Great British chefs on Pintetest | Orange ranunculus via on Tumblr | Amaretto cocktails via The floating kitchen | Armchair via Praetor Max | Suitcases via Sofaworks | Tie and buttonhole via Chic Vintage Brides | shoes via Concepts and Colorways | Hair via knotsvilla | Ring via Weston Jewelry

Neutral Gray Wedding Inspiration board by Jade Leung

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Photo Credits: Stationary via The modest bride | Flowers via Brit + Co | Macarons via | Candles via Style me pretty | Lace top and grey skirt via Popularaz | Ombre nails via Nenumo creative | Cake via Sugared rose | Bridesmaids via Boho weddings for the boho luxe bride | VW camper via BridesupNorth – Image by Spencer Photography

All Our Finalists

Every entry was a lovely take on each of the colour stories and Christie had a tough job selecting a finalist for each colour category. Here are the entries that really stood out for her…

Ballet Slipper Wedding Inspiration board by Monica Naclerio (@monicanaclerio)

Photo Credits: Plates by Suite One Studio via Instagram | Pink suit by M&J Photography via Rock My Wedding | Drip cake by Cindy’s Cake Creations via Instagram | Miss Dior parfum by Cuz Fashion is my Passion via Gypsy Petal | Peonies by Georgianna Lane | Paris by Gypsea Lust via Gypsea Lust | Natalie Portman by Norman Jean Roy via Harper’s BAZAAR | Spring table by Rue Mag via Curated Interior | Pink envelope by Hanke Arkenbout Photography via Fab Mood | Heels by Lulus via Lulus | Neon Heart Light via Brit+Co

Butterum Wedding Inspiration board by Monica Naclerio (@monicanaclerio)

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Photo Credits: Shoes – via modcloth | Leaves place card – Ali Harper for Once Wed | Invitation – via | Cocktail – The Kitchy Kitchen via Lauren Conrad | Wedding cake – K. Lindmeier photography via wedding forward | Roses – via | Dress – via graceloveslace | Setup – Adriana Morais Photography via Rock My Wedding | Groomsmen – via weddingbee | Ring – Aaron Watson Photography via | Sofa – Elizabeth Messina via |

Grenadine Wedding Inspiration board by Ella Slater (@ella_slater_events)

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Photo Credits: Red Velvet truffles – Julie’s Eats and Treats | Bouquet – Magnolia Rouge |
Shoes – Inside Weddings | Jam jar favour – You Mean the world to me |
Champagne – Style Me Pretty

Marina Wedding Inspiration board by Monica Naclerio (@monicanaclerio)

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Photo Credits: Wedding cake details via Weddingomania | Quote via Tumblr | Relax time by Gabrielle Assaf via Pretty Stuff | Tablescape by Brandon Kidd via El Blog de una Novia | Ring in oyster by Faith Teasley Photography via Magnolia Rouge | Blue farmhouse Jessica Burke Photography via The Perfect Palette | Bride by This Modern Romance via Green Wedding Shoes | Sea Glass by Brett Heidebrecht Photography via Hey Wedding Lady | Blue shoes by Emma Case Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings | Seagulls by via Once Wed | Reception by Ryan Ray Photography via Style Me Pretty

Navy Peony Wedding Inspiration board by Eventique Productions (@eventiqueproductions)

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Photo Credits: Placecards – grey likes weddings | Bridesmaid dress – simple-dress | Tablescape – my wedding | Cake – hi miss puff | Suit – yapert | Ottoman – Anthropologie | Flowers – Vintage Styler | Drink – Deer Pearl Flowers | Shoes – elegant wedding invites | Earrings – etsy

Tawny Port Wedding Inspiration board by África Barrios (@africaba)

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Photo Credits: Dress – @paolo_sebastian | Cake – via @we_elope | Ring – @joyeriasuarez | Headdress – @ritavon | Art sculpture – José G. Onieva | Bridesmaids dress inspiration – @goalweddings

Shaded Spruce Wedding Inspiration board by Day Dream Weddings & Events (@daydreamweddings)

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Photo Credits: Bridesmaids dresses – Corey Fox Photography via Borrowed and Blue |
Autumn leaf & grooms tie – Sara and Rocky Photography via Southern Weddings |
Lanterns –  via Elegant Wedding Invites | Invitation – Design Lotus via Minted | Bride’s wellies – Revival Photography via My Hotel Wedding | Couple wellies – Cotswold Pictures | Reception – via Magnolia Rouge | Table setting – via Want That Wedding | Cake – Destiny Dawn Photography via | Ring – via Nordstrom | Sunset – Cotswold Pictures

Golden Lime Wedding Inspiration board by Destination2love (@destination2love)

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Photo Credits: Couple – @pronovias | Lemons – @through_italy by @zuccaviolina
Backdrop – @ruffledblog by @redfieldphoto | Bride – source unknown via google image search |
Sweets – @casarpontocom by @ricardoharafotografia | Dish – @theritzlondon

Congratulations to all our winners!


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