Newly Inspired

Hello? Anybody still out there?

Yes, I admit, I have neglected my little blog for a few weeks, but I love it just the same as I always have. The combination of a creative rut, and beautiful weather have really put a damper on my to-do list. I did actually repaint my patio set, I just have no photographic proof! I pinky swear I did it :)

I don't know if I have ever divulged my day job to you guys, but I am a meeting planner at a conference center. And as much as I enjoy what I do, I guess everyone can fall victim to the 8-5 monotony syndrome. Luckily, my job has great perks. One of those is, they allow me to be a member of the International Special Events Society (ISES)

I get to attend monthly meetings that cover all sorts of topic about the world of event planning. The April event was one I will remember for a very long time.

A wedding planner extraordinaire from California, Sasha Souza, came to speak at our ISES chapter meeting at the end of April. It.....was.....amazing! Sasha has been featured in (over 60) publications such as

She has also been a featured event planner on Style Networks, "Whose Wedding is it Anyway?" and was named one of Modern Brides Top 25 Trendsetters. Her event company, Sasha Souza Events, has received numerous awards such as Special Events magazine Gala Award, ISES Westie Awards & the Event Solutions Magazine Designer of the Year Award.

Needless to say, the woman is brillant. And she is as good a speaker as she is designer. I was BLOWN AWAY with her presentation, mood boards, and out of the box thinking.

She shared some great information on color. One that I thought was particularly interesting in regards to home design. She said when Pantone releases their Color of the Year, watch for it to stick around for 3. People wear it in one (fashion will use the Color of the Year, THAT year). People decorate it in two (watch for those colors to take over home decor the following year). People marry it in three (those colors will be all the rage for weddings in 3 years).

She showed some really awesome examples, which sadly I can't replicate, where she compared Pantone's 2007 color, to a Pier One catalogue in 2008, to a wedding she did in 2009, and the color palette was identical. Which means, this years home decor color would be Mimosa, which I can totally vouch for since I have had my eye on a set of pillows in Home Goods of this exact color since February.

Here is a collage of the mash-up for Pantone Colors 2009 and 2010. Swoon!

I'm not sure really what the point of this post is, so let me just shut up and show you some of her pretty! Enjoy :)

Anyone else been newly inspired by someone or something? Please do share, I could use all the help I can get!!

Happy Monday :)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jessica - So I am a meeting/event planner for an association...I would love to do more events, but here the industry is more focused on meetings and a girl's gotta have a job. Just fun to know that I have sutff in common with people I know only through the interwebs. :)


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