Wedding Color Trends 2016

Hello Brides-to-be, it is that time of year! Engagement Season has begun and we want to share some amazing Wedding Color Trends 2016! If you are a bride who is just beginning to plan your wedding, then we suggest go first with wedding theme and colors, which will make the whole wedding planning thing easier! We will be sharing some of the Latest Trends in 2016 Color Palettes. But whatever colors you choose – it should be Uniquely YOU!

Here is an example for Wedding Color Trends for Spring 2016 – using Blush and Rose colors. When you want your wedding to be sophisticated and beautiful, elegant colors will help you create the desired effect. The colour palette which you select for your wedding will really help to establish a tone and atmosphere.  These colors can be used to upscale your wedding or bring in some rustic elements to make it more casual.  Though just because these are some of the Wedding Color Trends for 2016, you can use these and others to combine the look you want for your special day.  We will be adding more combinations for your review!! Stay connected and stay tuned!

2016 Trending Color Palette of Blush & Rose
2016 Trending Color Palette of Blush & Rose

Bridal Hairstyle Trends — The 5 Most Common Wedding ‘Dos

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We’ve discovered that bridal hair styles trend just the same way that wedding gown styles and tacky décor do. As always, half of what’s shown in bridal magazines is the stuff of hair shows, not actual weddings. Those acrobatic, architectural and aerodynamic stylings aren’t things real brides actually want on their heads when they walk down the aisle.

Some women have always pictured their hair up or down, depending on whether they want to want to wear a tiara, veil, flower or elaborate hair clip atop their coiffeur. But quite a few brides haven’t the foggiest idea what they want to do. That’s how bridal salons sell so many expensive accessories to sucker-brides when they see themselves in the gown they’ve chosen. More budget-conscious brides buy those items separately unless they fell in love with the salesgirl’s suggestion.

I’ve seen some weird and wondrous hairstyles in almost 500 weddings, but most of the time, bridal hair follows one of the following five general styles:

1) The sleek updo. It seems like the more hair a woman has, the more tightly-styled she wants it on her wedding day. As one who doesn’t have natural curl, I’ve never really understood how these women could want to have their hair blown out straight, straightened with an iron, and then sculpted into the tightest possible (and yet elaborate) bun or updo. The last couple of years, numerous braids all wound together in different elegant combinations have been super popular. The most important thing to these girls seems to be knowing that once it’s up and gorgeous, that hair won’t move!

2) Bigger is better. Often, bridal hair reflects the origin of the bride. Women from Texas, and the south in general, wear their hair bigger and bolder than brides from anywhere else. I had one girl who wore her hair big and curly for her ceremony, with orchids tucked behind her ear. As the night wore on, her stylist kept teasing it higher and wider and adding more and more blossoms all over the place. By the end of the night, you couldn’t tell if the bride was coming or going from all directions.

3) Half up, half down is easily the most popular, although it’s done in a variety of ways. It can be simple, or elaborate with braining and weaving, or it can include elaborate pins and clips that add bling and sparkle. Some prefer to wear curls sausage style on the bottom under the veil and then brush them out a bit and restyle after the veil comes off. Others go for a long, straight look in back but something flashy and elaborate in the updo on top.

4) Worn to the side. Elegant, sophisticated and popular, lots of brides are wearing their hair to one side or the other, with or without a part. Usually held in place with fantastic barrettes or hair pins. Not every woman can wear her hair to the side, and not everybody should. Side-dos seem to be the first to fall when it comes time for the bride to really enjoy the dancing.

5) Bringing your hair in a box. At least a third of my clients bring hair pieces or extension clips to add to their wedding hairstyles on the big day. It’s not surprising given that extensions are so popular in general these days — lots of women want extra oomph and more locks to work with for the hairdo that will be more photographed than any hairstyle they’ll ever wear. There’s nothing wrong with bringing your hair with you, but just remember to test it out in advance and make sure you have enough of whatever you’ll need if you’re getting married someplace remote.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the brides who feel like one hairstyle is absolutely, positively not enough for the biggest day of their lives. Some have hairdressers stay on site to change the ‘do between the ceremony and reception. Others redo it themselves with the help of a talented friend. If it’s something important to you, go for it. But you’re wasting valuable minutes of your wedding reception primping — do it quickly so you don’t miss your party.

Trends for Spring Weddings. . .

Chances are that you are planning your big day during your favorite time of the year.  Couples who can’t get enough of the crisp air and cool but nice temperatures may choose a spring wedding while couples that love snuggling inside while it rains or snows are likely to have a winter wedding.Couples who prefer being outside and staying warm tend to opt for summer weddings, while couples who love   the color changes of leaves and flowers may have a fall wedding.Spring-Wedding-Bouquet

There are many popular wedding trends that fit every season, but each time of year has character and therefore tends to have its own theme. Though we are in to winter right now – newly engaged couples are thinking about the warmer weather. Here are some ideas for your spring time wedding.



Spring is an amazing season for weddings because it fits both bold and colorful themes as well as soft and classy color schemes. There are a lot of great wedding color combinations to choose from that will compliment your big celebration! We love Tiffany Blue, Chiffon Yellow and Seafoam Green. These colors are delicate and pair well with both light and dark partner colors.

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Like fall, spring is a time when plants are at their best. Flowers are blooming and lovely colors appear all over. That’s why flowers are a great wedding decoration for a spring celebration. If you’re going for less nature-themed décor, you can also go with a partially vintage theme which can be done through lace tablecloth, lighting or crinkle fans. Hand-written place cards or DIY candleholders are also cute decorations that show you put time and effort into welcoming your guests.


Spring time falls in between that winter chill and the summer heat, which means that you can have both cold and hot drink options whether you are indoors or out. Fruity drinks such as lemonade and blackberry fizz cocktails are a delicious, fun option and champagne is classy as your wedding season! You can also throw in some mini marshmallow topped hot cocoa for good measure.


There are so many great flower bouquet styles you can choose from for your spring wedding! Daisies are sweet and can be matched to your specific color theme, Delphinium is unique and elegant, Tulips are seasonal and come in a variety of colors, and Anemone flowers are beautiful and simple for bouquets. Spring is the perfect time for playing around with different flower combination options.

No matter what season you choose to host your wedding, your big day can have beautiful decorations! Flowers are a great way to add personality to a venue while applying a general color scheme. There are so many color, floral, decoration and drink combinations to play with that will help make your wedding perfectly yours.

Just Engaged? Your First Wedding Planning To-Dos


Engagement season is right around the corner!! Over 43% of couples get engaged between November and January!!!  But then what???  Once the initial shock of being engaged wears off (and you take a second to peel your eyes away from that sparkly ring on your finger!), you’ll need to make a lot of decisions. Here are the some of the most important things you need to do to really kick off your wedding planning.[singlepic id=54 w= h= float=right]


 Set a Timetable after your Engaged

The minute you get engaged, everyone will be asking for your wedding date. But in reality, you won’t be able to set an exact date until other major decisions — like choosing (and booking) your venue — are made. So first, focus on determining a range of dates that will work for you. A typical engagement lasts anywhere from six months to a year and a half or more, but also think about what season you’d prefer, any major holidays or family events you’d like to avoid conflicting with, and how long you predict you’ll need to plan.

Dream Up Your Style and Pick a Location

Before you try on a single gown, book a band or sample a bite of cake, look at the big picture and imagine what kind of style and vibe you want to set for your wedding — and where you want to hold it. Close your eyes and picture your fantasy wedding. What do you see? Is it a candlelit ceremony in a mansion? Are you walking barefoot on a beach in the tropics? Or maybe it’s in your hometown’s botanical garden. While you’re picturing your perfect wedding, here are some key questions to consider: Big (everyone you know) or small (just close friends and family)? Outdoors or in? Home (one of your hometowns or your current city) or away (a destination wedding)? Modern, classic, romantic, vintage, rustic or all-out glam? Fancy, casual or somewhere in between? To help you get a better idea of what you want (and what you don’t want), spend some time gathering inspiration. Check out magazines, books and real wedding photos online, but don’t limit yourself to the obvious sources. Something as unlikely as a wallpaper pattern, a scene from a favorite movie, or a family heirloom can spark your creativity. Bottom line: Always keep your eyes open for inspiration.

Set Your Budget

Sit down with your families and figure out how much everyone is contributing. This number will affect every decision and purchase you make, so be sure to work out your budget before you start planning. It can be an uncomfortable conversation, but it’s better to get it out of the way now.

Draft a Guest List

As you begin to build your guest list, you’ll need to consider a number of factors. If you have a particular ceremony or reception site in mind, for instance, you’re going to be limited by how many people it can accommodate (you can’t squeeze 300 people into a lighthouse). Would you rather have quality one-on-one time with each guest or throw a once-in-a-lifetime party for all your friends and family? If mom and dad won’t budge about inviting throngs of friends and family, you’ll have to hear them out — especially if they’re footing a major part of the bill. Keep in mind that more guests means higher prices, as catering costs are generally calculated on a per-head basis. So, in addition to location, your budget will have a big influence on the size of your guest list.

Book a Venue (and Set Your Date)

Your reception venue will become the backdrop for virtually all your photos and can influence everything from heavy hitters like your budget and guest list to smaller details like your menu (if you choose a venue with in-house catering). Ensure that you get the look, price and extras you want by scouring local listings, shopping around, scheduling visits and booking early. Check reviews to make sure you will make the right choice!  Bonus: By signing your venue contract, you will officially have your wedding date (congrats!)!

Hire Priority Vendors

If you just can’t imagine getting married without a certain local band playing at the reception or a photographer whose work you love, act fast. Many top wedding photographers and other in-demand vendors are hired more than a year in advance, and once they’re booked, they’re gone. Translation: Figure out what your highest wedding priorities are, whether it’s world-class catering or exquisite flowers, and snap up the vendors whose work you love.

FINALLY -Shop Dresses!

Begin your search by browsing dress photos online (and saving your favorites — you’ll want to take them with you to your appointments). Then, learn the lingo before setting foot in a dress salon. Read up on silhouettes, necklines, trains and hues that might flatter you. The season will also affect your choice. Getting married in the sweltering summer? Go with lightweight fabrics such as chiffon, linen or organza. Having a winter wedding? Brocade, faux fur and velvet will keep you warm. Satin, shantung, silk and tulle are perfect year-round.

A Unique Meeting and Event Experience. . .

Business.Meetings.Simply.Unique.Events.Kansas CityCombine exquisite, contemporary surroundings with unsurpassed service and delectable cuisine, and you get a distinctive event experience at Simply Unique, the ideal venue for a variety of events including weddings, receptions, social celebrations and corporate meetings. We offer a multitude of dining options for gatherings of 10 to 200 guests.

Our quality-first philosophy applies to everything we do—from the people we hire, to the recipes we craft, to our selection of wines. Our event consultants will work with you to visualize, plan and execute every detail of your meeting, wedding rehearsal dinner or special event. We’ll use every aspect of our expertise to ensure your event is forever memorable.

Simply Unique is proud to offer a technology experience designed to appeal to the most discerning of guests. For audio and video presentations, we are equipped with a state of the art audio sound system along with video projection and large screen LCD TV’s. We are WIFI and Internet ready so hooking up your computer or using our in-house computer system makes presenting your program a breeze.

We specialize in hosting corporate events and parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, holiday parties, graduation parties and bar/bat mitzvahs. Please call us at 913-631-7558 or complete the contact form on our corporate page.

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7 Tips for an Incredibly Successful Corporate Event

corporate events venue in Shawnee KSPlanning a successful corporate event isn’t something that just anyone can do. Regardless of whether the corporate event is for 100 people or 2,000 people, there are a number of challenges and considerations that come into play. To help make your corporate event one that you are going to remember for years to come, consider some of the following tips below.

Planning is crucial. You want to make sure and secure your venue well in advance of your gathering. Another thing to consider is securing a venue that is centrally located to provide all of the attendees with the convenience they desire. Make sure there is plenty of parking and everyone can easily access the building.

If you end up with more people than planned, you want to make sure the space can accommodate everyone. Make sure and get a contract signed and your deposit in as quickly as you can. Depending on the venue, some will book up to a year in advance.

Establish a budget. Even though there is always the chance of an unexpected expense coming up, you want to make sure you have a budget in mind ahead of time that you can adhere to.

Make duplicate copies of any vendors, contracts, seating charts and other important documentation. Many people end up losing the folders with all of their documents in it, so be prepared with a backup copy just in case.

Get the invitations out early to avoid any major holiday delays. You might want to consider sending out a “Save the Date” email to everyone. Insist on RSVPs to help determine your final headcount. Plan on doing some last minute RSVP calls to see if there is anyone that forgot to reply and plans on attending.

Determine what you want your theme to be, or if you don’t want one at all. For some events, a theme isn’t necessary. Depending on what the event is all about, you can determine how you want to proceed in this regard.

Will people be standing or sitting? You need to determine if a seating chart is going to be required for the event. Who is going to handle the seating arrangements? Will the event be more casual where the guests can mingle about without having to sit down? You want to gather as much information as you can about all of the guests to make sure there aren’t any awkward moments for those in attendance.

Equipment matters. Check with the venue to see what all they have available for you to use. Once you know what they have available, you will know what you need to bring with you. Preparation is key.

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Finding the Perfect Venue for Your 25th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating being married for a quarter of a century is a wonderful experience and one that you should celebrate to the fullest. wedding anniversary venue Shawnee KSPlanning for your anniversary celebration is one of the most exciting times in your life. For some, it might be more overwhelming than what you realize. A party planner can come in and help simplify the process for you. You want to make sure you have everything planned out ahead of time. From the venue to the invitations, food, decorations, guest list, budget, cake and entertainment, it all takes time and dedication to make sure you have everything taken care of for your special event.

When planning your celebration, consider the following:

Budget – One of the most important tasks in planning your party is determining your budget. Have a small percentage of your total budget set aside as a little cushion in case you have any unexpected costs that come up in the party planning process.

Guest List – Make a list of all the guests you plan to invite to your celebration. Invite any close friends, immediate family members, extended family members, old and new friends and colleagues to your large celebration. Determine if you want to invite children in advance before sending out any invitations.

Venue – Pick your venue based upon your overall budget and how many guests you plan on attending the celebration. With a number of different venue options available, you want to make sure you choose something that is going to accommodate your needs accordingly. Choose somewhere that goes along with your theme or one that doesn’t have a lot of background décor, so that way you can customize your venue to your individual taste.

Invitations – Browse through all of the different invitation ideas for your big celebration and see which one is going to display your personality and taste. Determine what you want displayed on the invitations, such as the guests of honor, time, date, location and event.

Decorations – Make sure and decorate using some of the fabulous 25th anniversary decorations. If you are celebrating in the winter or fall, spray some pine cones silver and hang them around the venue with some sparkling ribbon. You can also place them in a low bowl or taller vase for a brilliant looking centerpiece. Summer and spring celebrations can use festive flower arrangements topped off with a silver ribbon to commemorate your 25 years together.

Regardless of what time of year your anniversary is, you want to make sure you have a venue that allows you to do all of the things that you love. Making sure you have ample space for all of your guests is important. You don’t want to leave anyone out of your joyous celebration.