Announcing the Finalists of Our Pantone Colour Trend Challenge

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We love this time of year when we start to wind down the current year and look ahead to what exciting wedding trends are on the horizon for the next. Colour plays a big part in the design and styling of every wedding, and presenting colour palette concepts is an integral element in the wedding design process. This year, in conjunction with our 2018 International Wedding Trend Report we set you the challenge to create a wedding inspiration board based on each of your favourite 2018 trending colours, forecast by the colour authority Pantone.
The tough job of selecting just 3 finalists for each colour fell to our CEO and international Wedding & Event expert, Kylie Carlson.  With a record-breaking number of entries this year it was not an easy task to whittle it down. So congratulations to each and every one of you for setting yourself the challenge to create your designs and get your work out there!
Below you will see the finalists for each colour along with the boards they have designed. We are now passing the final judging over to the fabulous Louise Beukes, editor of the B.LOVED blog — the award-winning, trend-led inspiration resource for style conscious brides. Louise will select a winner for each colour, whose work will be published as part of a feature post on her world-renowned blog. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out who the winners are when we announce them this Friday!

  • Almost Mauve Finalists – Copper and Lace, Natasha Cousins, Steph Clarke
  • Arcadia Finalists – The Event Edit, Ty Loves Lucy, Linda McCabe
  • Blooming Dahlia Finalists – Adela Strnadova,‎ Iman Javed, Jade Leung
  • Cherry Tomato Finalists – Bec Minns, Florcita Gonzalez‎, Tarryn Whitely
  • Chili Oil Finalists – Alex Swift, Ty Loves Lucy, Steph Clarke
  • Emperador Finalists – Becs Patterson, Nicola Jackson, Steph Clarke
  • Lime Punch Finalists – Zeinep Bilal Kyzy‎, Antonia Roskill, Florie Jobez Fournier‎
  • Little Boy Blue Finalists – Francesca Dickinson, Ivy and Ice, Jade Leung Weddings
  • Meadowlark Finalists – Iman Javed, Hannah Mullens, Happy Nezbi
  • Pink Lavender Finalists – Angie Muray, Hannah Mullens, Tarryn Whitley
  • Spring Crocus Finalists – Designed To Perfection, Staci Hattan, Taylor McPhie
  • Ultra Violet Finalists –Rana Kassab, Aileen Kennedy, Florcita Gonzalez

Copper and Lace                                                            Natasha Cousins

     Steph Clark                                                                       Ty Loves Lucy

 The Event Edit                                                                   Linda McCabe

 Adela Strnadova                                                                 Iman Javed

 Jade Leung Weddings                                                                 Bec Minns

Florcita Gonzalez                                                            Tarryn Whitely

  Ty Loves Lucy                                                                       Steph Clark

       Alex Swift                                                                         Steph Clark

 Nicola Jackson (Hanami Dream)                                           Becs Patterson

 Antonia Roskill                                                               Florcita Gonzalez

Zeinep Bilal Kyzy                                                       Francesca Dickinson

Ivy and Ice                                                                  Jade Leung Weddings

 Hannah Mullens                                                                 Happy NeziBi

  Iman Javed                                                                          Angie Murray

Hannah Mullens                                                               Tarryn Whitely

     Staci Hattan                                                                     Taylor McPhie

 Designed to Perfection                                                         Aileen Kennedy

Florcita Gonzalez                                                                 Rana Kassab


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