Congratulations to the Winners of our Pantone Colour Challenge

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We recently set our Wedding Academy community the fun challenge of designing a wedding inspiration board inspired by the colours that Pantone have predicted will be trending for Spring Summer 2021.

You guys really stepped up to the challenge this year and the level of entries was outstanding! Everyone got involved including our students and graduates, as well as wedding pros and wedding planner newbies.

It fell to the Wedding Academy team to select the winning boards. There were so many stunning moodboards, it was a tough job picking our favourites!

Now, we expect you are dying to know who we picked as the winners. So without further ado here they are:

The winning board for Amethyst Orchid – @babyruthie1032

Credits: Bohemian Chair @dishfunctionaldesigns | Invitations @shinewedding | Table Scape Styling and Floral Design @philosophyflowers , @dayofyourdreamsbybrandi via @stylemepretty | Cake Photo @georgiaruthphotography via @colorsbridesmaid | Wedding décor @gurleenmpuri Ring & | Ring Box Photo @petitegjewelers @ivanandlouiseimages via @jdwc_weddings | Heels Photo @watters via @stylemepretty | Bridal Party @munaluchibride | Boutonniere @invitesbyajalon

Why Bonita loves it:
“I chose this board as it gives one an overall impression of the event, from the beginning to end and ties in the finer details. Definitely, a winner in my book. I absolutely love the purple velvet chair which inspires the overall design.”

The winning board for Burnt Coral – @sophyelenadesign

Credits: Sunrise photo @sophy_elena (me!) | Cake @weddingforward | Leaves @jackyparkerphotography | Dress @fabmoodpalette | House photo @sophy_elena | Tartan @fabricsandpapers

Why Zoe loves it:
“I chose this burnt coral as they have really visualised the overall style of the event and I could feel it in this board rather than just choosing wedding images of the right colour.

The winning board for Cerulean – @wavesundermoon

Credits: Invitations/Stationary Display: COURAGE & DASH PHOTO (@courageanddashphoto) found via WWW.BRIDALMUSINGS.COM | Ring in Oyster: FAITH TEASLEY PHOTOGRAPHY (@faithteasleyFollow) found via WWW.SOUTHERNWEDDINGS.COM | Couple: DRAPER GRAY (@drapergray) found via WWW.RUFFLEDBLOG.COM | Wedding Cake: BLUE ROSE PICTURES (@bluerosepictures) found via WWW.RUFFLEDBLOG.COM | Desert & Mountain: DRAPER GRAY (@drapergray) found via WWW.RUFFLEDBLOG.COM | Tableware: MALLORY DAWN PHOTOGRAPHY (@mallorydawnphoto) found via WWW.AMORETTEEVENTS.COM | Handwritten Vows: DENNIS ROY CORONEL (@dennisroycoronel) found via WWW.THESOUTHERNCALIFORNIABRIDE.COM

Why Martha loves it:
“For me, this board has everything a great moodboard should. It has a clear colour story, a variety of strong inspirational images, a beautiful design theme, and it conveys a mood that is almost tangible.”

The winning board for French Blue – @behindtheveil_photography

Credits: Andrea Rodway Photography, Meredith Lord Photography, Mary Costa Photography found via | Greenwood Events, Jeremiah and Rachel Photorgaphy found via | Found via | Found via | Image Studios Group LLC, Family Flower Shop found via Found via | Briawna Meier Photography, Chotronette, The Love Sparrows found via | Found via

Why Kylie loves it:
“I really loved the main image which I thought represented the colour really well and rather than using the more obvious French elements the board focused more on the moodiness of the colour, which I personally really liked.”

The winning board for Green Ash – @char_lottery

Credits (clockwise from top left): Long Tablescape: Vasia Photography found via | Boutonniere: Unknown found via Pinterest | Jadeite Ring:Unknown found via Pinterest | Grasshopper Cocktail: The Spruce Eats found via Pinterest | Cupcakes: Beautiful Ambiance found via Tumblr | Lace and Tea Length Dress: Jacqui McSweeney found via | Tall White Wildflower Centrepiece: Carmen Santorelli Photography found via The Knot

Why Christine loves it:
“Perhaps it’s the cocktail. Perhaps it’s the dress. Something about this board just stands out to me as perfectly expressing the mood of this very soft and minty green colour. It’s balanced, fun but elegant at the same time.”

The winning board for Illuminating – @eleni_sterg.1

Credits: Dress – via Pinterest| Vanilla/pineapple popsicles via Pinterest | Sunny yellow wall – via Pinterest | Yellow beach umbrellas, via Pinterest | Rosepetal aisle – via Pinterest | Macaroons –, astro-aes-the-tic via Pinterest | Wedding centrepiece via Pinterest | Wedding shoe/beige&yellow via Pinterest | Yellow stripe wedding cake via Pinterest

Why Zoe loves it:
“This one kept drawing me back because of the added element of stripes/two tone details but cleverly sticking to one colour throughout.”

The winning board for Marigold – @eventsbyrihanne

Credits: All images found via Pinterest – Daisies – MySeedyNeeds via Etsy | Campervan – Onelove Photography Via The Knot | Save the Date – PeachWolfePaperCo via Etsy | Soda bottles – Food fun by brenthofacker via tumblr | White boots – | Woman with engagement ring – | Bride – | Place setting – photography by Kami Olavarria via

Why Christine loves it:
“What I love about this board is it’s boho edginess with a hint of retro, featured with the font and tableware.  It’s fun and funky and the hero colour of orange is my personal favourite shade of Marigold.

The winning board for Mint – @evenioaustralia

Credits: Snake | Eye | Paint Colors | Converse | Tiles | M & Ms | Dress | Car | Girl pinterest, Linda Sims | Chairs | Staircase | Harry Potter Slytherin Poster

Why Bonita loves it:
“I liked this board as it stood out for me amongst the rest with its contemporary feel. I could feel the personality of the bride come through in this board, definitely points to an unusual wedding which connects with this planner’s ideal client’s wedding style.

The winning board for Raspberry Sorbet – @rhiannonbarraclough

Credits: Top Right: Via Pinterest | Top Middle: via @the_un_wedding | Top left: via @luismonteirophotography @kristinekilty @christophergatthair @juliejacobsftf @davidartistsltd | Middle right: @sambisso @thestudiobyfleur @emilywardstylist @julie.provis_makeupartist @iamsabaah | Middle left: via @rocksaltphoto @randrweddingsandevents @hcarson_mua @jackwbos | Bottom right: @thecookierookie via @greenweddingshoes | Bottom middle right: via @giambattistavalliparis | Bottom middle left: My Wedding via Pinterest | Bottom left: via Pinterest

Why Kylie loves it:
“I loved the bold, fashion led approach that used elements other than those traditionally seen in weddings. I also loved the font used and how the whole design didn’t fall into the stereotypical look or feel of a wedding inspired mood board.”

The winning board for Rust – @infusionweddings

Credits all via Pinterest: Model | Terra-cotta vase | Wedding cake @greenweddingshoes | Elopement shoot | Desert | Floral | Dried floral | Texture | Stationary

Why Martha loves it:
“This board really stood out with it’s unique inspiration images. I just love everything about it! The layout, the colour palette, and such a carefully curated image choice from a variety of sources, not just other weddings.”

Whilst it wasn’t part of the challenge, a number of you also submitted entries for the Pantone ‘core classics’ palette. So as you’d gone to the trouble we asked The Apprentice Wedding Planner, Summer if she’d pick her favourite core classic moodboard. And here it is:

The winning board for Core Classics – @timelessevents.slo

Credits: Pictures with glacier and wedding decor in Ledeno kraljestvo Mojstrana: @infinity_events_academy / @anagregoricphoto /@cvetlicarna_omers / @tt_events_ /@ustvari.trenutek | Dog: @gettyimages / | Bride’s hairstyle picture: @myonlineweddinghelp | Nature in Slovenia: @wanderinghelene /@triglavnationalpark / | Bled, Slovenia:@redmagazine | Bridesmaids’ Dress: @christinaszczupak /@ruffledblog

Why Summer loves it:
“I absolutely adore the Winter Wonderland wedding theme from @TimelessEvents.slo! Everything about this board screams a Narnia type heaven and is so picturesque, exactly what my dream wedding would look like!”

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