Monday, January 28

Trends: 2013 Color of the Year

Drum roll please......its Emerald Green! The 2013 color of the year is the magical, mysterious and enchanting color of Emerald Green. It evokes the feeling of youthful glamour when you wear it, elegance and status when used in home decor and an enchanting "regal-ness" when used for a wedding or an event's table design.

Here is some inspiration we pulled together that we were drawn to and we hope they inspire you!

Vintage Glam inspiration board:

Rustic Antique inspiration board:

Whimsical Retro inspiration board:

 Chic Modern inspiration board:

Emerald Green is great as a textile or container accent for a wedding or event because it is hard to get that real Emerald color in a flower. Try using bright colored flowers like fuchsia orange or yellow to add a fun pop of contrast against a Emerald Green linen or vase. Or if you want to go all out green you can go with Chartreuse green flowers like hydrangea, parrot tulips, viburnum or ranunculas.

Once you start looking at Emerald Green inspirations you will start noticing the color everywhere!

Friday, January 25

Press: Ceremony Magazine 2013 Issue

We are so excited to be featured in the 2013 issue of Ceremony Magazine San Francisco/Bay Area! We have 2 fabulous weddings in there that are very different from each other. One is soft and classic, the other is bright and whimsical. We also have 2 beautiful table designs we did for Ceremony Magazine that are featured in the new issue, pick up a copy of the new issue when they hit stands in a week or see the digital version here.

 Emily and Scott's flight themed wedding was fun and colorful at the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Joyce from Events of Distinction brought us on the team to design the florals and bring her vision to life. From custom stage panels to "floating" clouds of carnations, everything was custom made. Always keeping it fun and exciting, thanks Joyce!

 Lindsay and Jake's wedding was a Secret Garden meets Royal Wedding kinda soiree. Held at Flood Mansion in San Francisco with a lush Chuppah of garden roses and trailing vines for the ceremony and elegant tall arrangements of dogwood for the long reception tables, this wedding was beautiful. For this wedding we worked with Shannon Leahy Events. Shannon's weddings always turn out tasteful and timeless, thanks Shannon! And we wouldn't be able to share it with you without the amazing photographs from First Comes Love Photo, thank you Alison.

 We had a ball at the City Scene Soiree with the team from Ceremony Magazine. Our table top design is on the right page with the hot pink and orange flowers on the silver linen and coffee table. We used mango callas, gloriosa lilies, coxcomb and other interesting flowers for this "Modern Femininity" table design.

Part of the MDD team goofing off for the camera at the City Scene Soiree event.

Thank you Amy, Jim, Lindsey and Jennifer from Ceremony Magazine!

Wednesday, January 2

Sneak Peek: Winter Wonderland Wedding

Here is a sneak peek of an amazing Winter Wonderland wedding we did at the Design Center here in SF on December 22nd. A chic winter wedding with a touch of "Old Hollywood" glam.

Tia and Claire Studio took the amazing photographs that you see below.

You have to see the rest of the teaser images they put up on their blog at