Hello faithful Kismet lovers,
Choosing your wedding colors can be difficult. Everyone wants colors that stay true to their personality, but are also timeless and trendy. A few ways to find the perfect color are:
- By picking your favorite flower. Once you have found your favorite flower, you can then pick a shade of that the flower comes in. Then, voilà you have found one of your wedding colors!
- Pick the first color that comes to mind when you describe your personality, or your fiance. Is there a significant color that reminds you of your relationship?
If you decide to go a more trendy route, for this fall/winter here are come options:
- Try mint. By choosing a color you can add green to your color scheme without it looking like a forest.
- Pastels have been extremely popular this year, you will be seeing that trend carry on until next year. You don’t want to use light pastels, instead use more vibrant versions such as yellow, coral, burnt orange, etc.
- Sunset colors, we love this trend! I love the contrast of the dark and light colors together. Although the flowers may be difficult to get your hands on, it’s worth it!
- Last but not least you will be seeing a LOT of ombre. You will see larger centerpieces to show case the effect. You will see ombre on stages, linens, stationary, the lights, everywhere! It had even become a huge trend in the south asian fashion world. Many brides are choosing multi colored gradient/ombre dyed fabric.
We hope these ideas have given you some clarity as to what colors you should pick for your wedding. Take a look at the pictures below to see examples of weddings we have designed with the ombre and sunset trend. And, when in doubt, add white!
Many couples have a hard time deciding whether to register or not. Although there are many benefits to it, it can also be a huge hassle and a source of stress. When trying to decide to register of not, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- How many guests are you having?
- Will your guests actually get items off of your registry?
- Are the items you want in different price ranges so everyone can afford something?
- Where do you want register?
- Are you prepared to return items after the wedding?
- Are you moving?
Typically it’s not a good idea to register when you have more than 100 guests attending your wedding. You may get multiples of one item, and you may get nonreturnable gifts that are not on the registry. If you choose to register, make sure some of your items are under $50 to make it easier on your guests. Don’t be that person who only registered items over $150, no one likes that person. When picking the place you register make sure they have at least 30 day return policy, Macy’s, Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn are always great options. Be prepared to return items after your wedding, it’s inevitable. If you are moving and want to register you can have all the gifts shipped to your new address. But we feel it’s best not to register.
So what is your best option if you opt out of registering without getting tacky gifts? On the invitation print “The couple kindly requests no boxed gifts”. This is always the easiest way to go. You don’t have to worry about returns, horrible gifts, or transporting the gifts to your home. Also if you have already lived on your own, or with your fiance, than no boxed gifts are great. You can use the cash for whatever you like and the gift cards are great for getting those fun items for your happily ever after. What do you think about registering?
Each year, Muslims spend the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observing a community-wide fast.. Muslims who are physically able are required to fast each day of the entire month, from sunrise to sunset. Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. We are to make peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, do away with bad habits — essentially to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings. The Arabic word for “fasting” (sawm) literally means “to refrain” – and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts, and words.
Tips for your Ramadan parties…
When having people over for iftar parties, presentation is still important! Try adding an arrangement, table runner or colorful napkins. Small things can make a huge difference! We absolutely love www.moderneid.com they have everything from greeting cards to mini flags (perfect for finger foods) to edible frosting toppers. Finally! A website that caters to Islamic holidays, with a modern look. I also how love they make prints without Islamic greetings, so you can use them at any party. Make sure to spruse up your next gathering by adding personal touches. Remember, it’s the details that count! Here are some of the Modern Eid items:
The Kismet Krew wants to wish you a happy and blessed month of Ramadan! We wish only the best for all of you.
Pantone named Tangerine Tango (a fabulous reddish orange) color of the year for 2012! The color in of itself exudes confidence. You will be seeing it everywhere from home decor, to events, to fashion. Many may think the color is too bold a choice to use, but bold is all the rage right now! If you find it difficult to use color in your daily life, try using a hint of it. For fashion, trying adding Tangerine Tango into your life with your shoes, a small clutch, some jewelry or makeup. For events such as birthdays and weddings, pillows, napkins, flowers and lanterns are are fantastic ways to add that small pop of Tangerine Tango. (flower photos curtesy of Andrew & Anjula Caldwell – The Caldwells Photography)
As some of you may know, the owner and main deisgner at Kismet (Saadia Kibriya) was on HGTV’s “The White Room Challenge”! The show consists of four new designers every episode, and Saadia was picked to be one of them. Each designer is given a white room, a carpenter, and 15 hours to create an innovate room. But, the challenge is the suprise element. Each episode has a new suprise element in which the designers must use, and Saadia got to use her specialty, flowers! If you haven’t already seen it, check your local listings to watch the episode! Make sure to tell us what you thought of the episode by leaving a comment below.
This summer and fall you will be seeing more crystal accents at weddings. Crystal candelabras starting to become an extremely popular centerpiece. You can use with with or without flowers. They give a romantic, elegant look to the decor. We love the vintage feel they provide! We also love the colored candelabra. However, they typically are made from wood of plastic rather than crystal, and gives a different feel to the wedding. It all depends on the look you are going for! Check out the pictures of the crystal accents, centerpieces and candelabras we used at a recent wedding!
Last weekend we attended the Vintage Glam Bridal Show as a vendor. We came prepared with all of our hipster goodies and nicknacks, which included: antique glass bottle (some date 150 years old exhumed from archeological site), vintage guitar case, handmade black and white crepe anemone flowers, birdcages, vintage cigar cases, vases wrapped in birch bark, and lastly our awesome handmade rhinestone bouquet. We kept our color scheme very natural with yellow, white and grey. Our floral arrangements included daffodils and akashia, hydrangea and roses. We were fortunate to have the talented Dana Photography take some great shots of our booth so we could share it will you all. Make sure to check her out! Enjoy.
Hi Kismet Lovers,
The bigger the better when it comes to trees. We just did a wedding with 8 foot trees as center pieces for a wedding. We love trees everywhere! We love large trees on the stage, as center pieces, and in the beginning of the isle. Dead wood trees look fabulous! Bare trees are no fun, you should add as many details and accessories as possible. You can’t go wrong with wrapping orchids around the tree and gluing flower heads to the branches. Another great idea is adding large feathers to the tree. Hanging candles adds the finishing touch to the over the top elegance.
This is ideal for couples with big personalities! When using bold designs you don’t want to use them everywhere. You should the bold designs to create a contrast. Many couples like to stick to one design and add it to invitations, favors, napkins, place cards or menus. But, this season it’s about big and loud multiple designs, where as traditionally we kept the design to a minimal. Muted colors in bulky designs work best. Try using the print on table runners, pillows, on the stage or even your sweet heart table. Be careful not to overdo, it by making the linens or furniture all one large design.