about our featured blogger

We're so excited to have Charlene Liang, owner of Sweetchic Events, Inc., blogging on our site. Sweetchic Events is an up-and-coming boutique event planning firm in the Chicago area specializing in full service wedding planning and day-of event management. Charlene is going to be sharing her best tips to make your Chicago wedding amazing. "At Sweetchic Events, we love weddings," Charlene says, "along with every little detail that goes into planning them!"

Special thanks to ArtisanEvents.com and Chris Guillen Photography for our featured Chicago wedding photos

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2011 Pantone Color of the Year

Hold the phones, the new 2011 Pantone color has been announced, and it is Honeysuckle! Aka, a gorgeous shade of vibrant reddish-pink… and if you’ve been to my website or blog (as I’m sure many of you have, since you’re reading this after all!), you know I love me some pink!

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Strangely enough, I’ve had very few brides with vibrant pink color schemes over the past 3 years! So I’m glad it’s going to make a comeback… but please, NO more blush pink and brown!

For those of you unfamiliar with the term Pantone, “The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another.” (via Wikipedia)

Here are the colors from recent years:

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Are you having any pink in your color scheme, whether as a primary color or an accent color?

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