And the Winners of the Spring 2018 Pantone Colour Challenge Are…

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A few weeks ago we set you the challenge to design your take on a wedding inspiration board themed on one of the 12 gorgeous colours Pantone predicts will be trending in Spring 2018.  And boy did you all take up the challenge! We received a record number of entries which we whittled down with difficulty to just three finalists per colour.  The tough job of picking an overall winner for each colour story fell to our guest judge, wedding inspiration expert Louise Beukes, editor of the wonderful B.Loved blog.
So without further ado, it gives us great pleasure to present Louise’s winners of the Spring 2018 Pantone Colour Trend Challenge!

Almost Mauve

Winning board by Natasha Cousins @wildflowerweddingco

Photo Credits: Calligraphy by Lance Nicoll Photography  found via | Bridal bouquet by Christine Clark Photo found via | Tablescape by Greg Finck Photography found via | Cake by Will Patrick Wedding Photography found via | Bridal gown by Unknown Source found via Pinterest |Cocktails by Vasia Photography found via |
Ceremony arbor by Holeigh V Photography found via
Why Louise loves it:

“This board is pure romance and I love the subtle whimsical woodland feel with trailing greenery and semi-naked cake.”



Winning board by Flavia Fuentes @TyLovesLucy

Photo Credits: Kate Moss by Mario Testino via | Flowers by Ann-Kathrin Kotch via | Bride in Car by Landon Jacob via | Suitcases  by sutton15445 via | Sweets by Rachael Hall Photography via | YSL Book vía Pinterest
Why Louise loves it:

“The board has a wonderful balance of old-school glamour and modern style, and I adore the fashion!”


Blooming Dahlia

Winning board by Adela Strnadova @mywhitevelvet

Photo Credits: Drinks by Justin Marantz, Justin & Mary Photography via | Armchair by Geneoh Photography via Brit+Co | Bride by Martin & Zuza via on Instagram | Parfume  via BLoved on Instagram | Shoes UrbanOG via Pinterest | Menu by Jodi & Kurt Photography via | Table setting by Holly Clark Photography via | Cake by Sandra Marusic Photography via
Why Louise loves it:

“Romance meets modern, the velvet touches add some great on-trend texture to this board”


Cherry Tomato

Winning board by Bec Minns

Photo Credits: Shoes via | Car  via | Redcurrants via Tumblr via Pinterest | Flower Girl Bambaroos Boutique via Pinterest | Bike by Anna
Why Louise loves it:

“This board makes me feel so Christmassy – a great use of colour and texture”


Chili Oil

Winning board by Steph Clark @joy.weddings

Photo Credits: Table Setting by Emilie Anne Photography found via | Bride and Groom by Margherita Calari found via | Flower Barrel by Mia found via | Name Board by Miss Gen Photography found via | Invitation by Card Hunter found via Pinterest | Cake by Alicia Lacey Photography found via | Ceremony Backdrop by Andie Freeman Photography found via
Why Louise loves it:

“The perfect mid-winter wedding inspiration, this board combines gorgeous floral elements with rich velvety red tones”



Winning board by Becs Paterson @ivyandice

Photo Credits: Table Setting byWhitney Wright via | Deer by Teddy Kelly | Suit by Andrew Neil via | Cake | Dress by Sweet Caroline Bridal Styles – Madison Neumann Photography via
Why Louise loves it:

“This board is just so different! I love the chocolate tones and clever balancing of colours”


Lime Punch

Winning board by Antonia Roskill @arpartyplanning

Photo Credits: Dress via | Figs via | Tiara  by Piotr Stoklosa via Pinterest | Table setting via Beyond Beyond via Pinterest | Wedding Cake angelicawishes via | Mint Pineapple Lemonade via | Vintage Necklace via –| Invitation via
Why Louise loves it:

“Lime is a tricky colour to master, and this board brings a taste of the tropics with its brightly coloured  palette”


Little Boy Blue

Winning board by Jade Leung @jleungwed

Photo Credits: Stationery via @beautifulpaper image @designhouseofmoira | Tablescape via @wantthatwedding image @melaniegabrielle | Macarons via @theprettyblog image @jenniferhejna | Flowers and cake via @ruffledblog image @bluerosepictures |Gown via @lovemydress image @meredithlord
Why Louise loves it:

“Blue is one of my favourite wedding hues!  I love the soft, painterly effect Jade has captured in her board”


Meadow Lark

Winning board by Iman Javed

Why Louise loves it:

“Yellow is such a fun and vibrant colour for a spring wedding! I adore the sweet details in this board,  bumblebees, and daisies!”


Pink Lavender

Winning board by Hannah Mullens @hmweddingdesign

Photo Credits: Decorative drink glasses by Greens of Devon, photography by Betti Confetti Photography via by Wedding and Events Floral Design found via Pinterest | 
Lavender lemonade Inn Brooklyn found via Pinterest | Dress – Janita Toerien, photography by Claire Courtney found via want that | Mason jars by TheRocheShop on Etsy.comTablescape Dreams & Honey styling and floral design, photographed by Kovchegin and Romanova Photography via 
Why Louise loves it:

“This board combines rustic and luxe details beautifully, and I especially loved the coordination of  frothy tulle wedding dress being matched with the table linens”


Spring Crocus

Winning board by Staci Hattan

Photo Credits: lipstick model @kyliecosmetics | crystals @mintvelvet | Funky living space @pinterest |
glitter blowing model @thegypsyshrine | floating balloons | Glitter pattern @society6 | plant |eye makeup model @lipsylondon 
Why Louise loves it:

“Purple can sometimes look a bit dated, but in this board Staci manages to make it look fresh and modern with hints of disco and a gorgeous pop of yellow!”

Ultra Violet

Winning board by Florcita Gonzalez

Photo Credits: Purple Glass by Arron Anon via  | Dress by sexypromdress found via | Fabric found via | Ring by Sarah K Graves found via | Love Sign found via Pinterest | Wedding Design found via | Ombre Cake by The Cake Merchant  | Violin found via
Why Louise loves it:

“Totally glam and dramatic, this board is for the all-out diva!”


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David Tutera

Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle.

He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining. Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather and only one client, David opened his own event planning business.

Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning company built from experience, dedication and Tutera’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision. David Tutera has a natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision.

Honored by Life & Style Magazine as “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner,” David’s impressive client list includes Jewel, Star Jones’ wedding, Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong’s wedding, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul’s wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding, Shannen Doherty’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Brandy and Ray J, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lil’ Kim, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Nancy Reagan, Prince Charles, The White House, private events for the Vice President, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites.

Tutera has also designed events for several charities including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. David has made guest appearances on Today, Extra!, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and many more. In addition People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Bridal Guide and Town & Country have all featured his work.

Tutera has also made special television appearances in the popular daytime soap, The Young & the Restless and TV Land’s The Exes. David lives in Los Angeles with his husband Joey, daughter Cielo and their rescue dog Lucy.