Long range planning. Consider your engagement as the beginning of your lifelong commitment; it’s the perfect time to create a healthy foundation for your marriage. As you plan your wedding, focus on your financial future by sharing dreams, savings, and … Continue reading

Things to do in Yosemite


For more information about booking a vacation, retreat, reunion or special event at Paradise Springs visit  Discover the Night Sky Attend the “Starry Skies Over Yosemite Valley” for a wild ride through the universe to learn about stars, constellations, … Continue reading



1. What should I register for? Obviously your needs and wants as a couple will influence your decision. . Before you begin the registry process have a heart to heart with your fiancé. Discuss you tastes, style, priorities, and your … Continue reading

The Incomparable Yosemite Valley


Yosemite Valley An unlimited array of possibilities await you in Yosemite Valley. Most involve sightseeing and learning about the scenery. Ranger Programs Rangers give walks and talks every day about Yosemite’s natural and cultural history. Walking and Hiking From easy … Continue reading

Yosemite Art Center Workshops


Yosemite Art Center Workshops (YAC) The Yosemite Art Center is open daily 9am-4:30pm (closed for lunch from 12-1PM). Workshops are offered from 10am to 2pm Tuesday through Saturday. Register for classes in advance: 209/372- 1442. Suggested Donation of $10, supplies … Continue reading



Wrap them in luxury. A really plush gift idea for your bridal party – have monogrammed robes made. Quote your parents. Your parents will most likely invest some of their life-savings in your big day.  Acknowledge their generosity with a … Continue reading

Videography Planner


Written by Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs Videography Planner Nothing quite captures the real essence of your wedding day – the sights, sounds and energy – better than a well-done, high quality video. You’ll be able to revisit this important … Continue reading

Wedding Music Advice & Planning


Written by: Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs Setting The Tone If any one element is crucial to setting the appropriate tone and atmosphere for your wedding it’s the music. The music played during your wedding should do more than just … Continue reading

Cake Planning Check List

Sweet Dreams Cakery:

Cakes Planner Your wedding cake is the edible centerpiece of your wedding reception. When meeting with your cake designer, bring photographs of cakes you love or fabric swatches of your color scheme to help them design the perfect cake for … Continue reading

Getting Married Again…


Written by Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs It’s no secret that men and women are getting married more than once nowadays. However, with the decision to wed a second or third time there are also the common worries about tradition … Continue reading

The Advantage of Friday/Sunday Weddings


By Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs If you decide to have your wedding on a Friday or a Sunday, you’ll reap several rewards: both financial and otherwise. You’ll save time, you’ll probably save a significant amount of money, and you’ll … Continue reading

Jelly Shots for the Reception? Yes, please!

Cucumber-Lime Margarita Jelly Shot from the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

Written by Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs One of the best trends that I’ve noticed taking place at weddings is the “Signature Wedding Drink.” Some couples decide to stick with one drink (hence the word signature!) but others might feature … Continue reading

Paradise Springs Featured Weddings – Jennette & Richard


Written by Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs Jennette & Richard’s palette of dreamy, sheer, pale blue and yellow seem to float against the naturally lush backdrop of our Gazebo wedding site. After the ceremony, guests made their way to the … Continue reading

Paradise Springs Featured Wedding – Angela & Jose

Chris Geiger Photography

Paradise Springs Featured Wedding – Angela & Jose Angela & Jose’s early autumn wedding featured vivid turquoise accents and incorporated both modern and traditional elements into their wedding. We are pleased to share their beautiful day with you for inspiration! … Continue reading

International Wedding Festival on February 26th


The International Wedding Festival has been successfully producing shows since 2007 and their shows speak to a diverse multitude of brides, grooms, and party hostesses. The International Wedding Festival is a bridal show where “all things wedding” are displayed and honored … Continue reading

Pantone Colors for Spring!

Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom.

“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.”

 FCR-SPR2014-Womens-Intro-MainImgThree very adaptable pastels sit on one end of the palette, and, because we are so accustomed to seeing them as nature’s background, they can be creatively combined with any other color in the spectrum. Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that’s very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.

Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.

Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia’s warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun.

The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, and Dazzling Blue,a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colors.

For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for spring 2014.

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