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Its official! After only seven months of dating, Cameron Diaz officially tied the knot with Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden January 5. The pair began the wedding countdown by hosting an intimate dinner at their Beverly Hills home for a small group of friends that included best pal Drew Barrymore, as well as family members Joel Madden and Nicole Richie.Madden, 35, and Diaz, 42, were also seen celebrating at Il Cielo on Saturday night at a romantic table setting with rose petals and candles, according to a source for People magazine. Cameron apparently spent Sunday night in a hotel room with her girlfriends.

The wedding took place Monday at approximately 5 p.m. at their Beverly Hills mansion and was organized by wedding planners Yifat Oren and Stefanie Cove (who have done many celeb weddings such as those of Natalie Portman and Reece Witherspoon). Cameron and Benji worked hard along with their planners to keep things private, intimate and away from the prying eyes of the paps as much as possible.
Party rental trucks and bunches of white wedding flowers began arriving Monday morning to the gated community where Diaz and Madden live. A huge tent was installed on the grounds, and there was a lot of security present.

Wild at Heart Centerpiece from Bunches Direct

Prior to the ceremony, the couple got ready in separate rooms. The bridesmaids included  Nicole Richie (Cameron’s new sister-in-law), Drew Barrymore, Cameron’s older sister Chimene Cain, and Cameron’s assistant Jesse Lutz. Al the ladies got their makeup done by Lona Vigi.

Pretty In White Bridal Bouquet from Bunches Direct

Madden and his groomsmen/brothers, Josh and Joel Madden, wore black tuxes. Apparently Madden gave his bride a special note that she received just before the vows. The bridesmaids wore black dresses and carried white bouquets. They entered the ceremony to a a Ryan Adams song.
The paparazzi managed to snap a few photos of the grounds, as well as this makeshift tent arrangement under which Cameron hid so that her dress would remain a secret. The ring bearer was Benji’s nephew Sparrow Madden, the 5-year-old son of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, who briefly dropped the ring to the chuckles of the guests. In another small glitch the lights went out for about 10 seconds just prior to Cameron’s entrance but fortunately restored. Cameron then walked in to “Stardust” by Nat King Cole. The current scoop is that her gown had a low-cut back and lots of sparkle, but we eagerly await photos.

Nicole Richie & son Sparrow

The ceremony itself was Jewish, though neither Cameron or Benji are confirmed to be of this faith. It included the traditional breaking of glass and “mazel tov’s.” After the vows, the  couple entered a private room for time together away from guests in another Jewish wedding ritual known as Yichud.
The approximately 100 guests included fellow celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Lionel Richie, Nancy Juvonen, Judd Apatow, Samantha Ronson, Christina Applegate, Robin Antin, and Toni Collette. Following the short ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the backyard’s outdoor tent, which was decorated with olive trees, beeswax candles and linen tablecloths.
After Yichud, the newly married couple joined their guests outdoors in the tent for welcoming toasts. According to sources at MailOnline Cameron gave a touching toast to her new husband, saying that she’s happy she held out for Mr. Right:  ” I waited because I didn’t want to settle.”
DJ Patrick Belton got guests on the dance floor with many upbeat tunes. Live performances were made by Lionel Richie and Ryan Adams. Cameron apparently changed into a second white dress that was described as short-sleeved, floor-length, with beaded sequins. The reception was not a late-night event, with many guests appearing to exit by about 11 p.m. The remaining close family and friends departed around midnight. Cameron and Benji seem thrilled to be hitched.”We couldn’t be happier to begin our new journey together surrounded by our closest family and friends,” the couple shared with People magazine after the wedding. We can’t wait to see more wedding photos!
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Every year, the Pantone Color Institute picks a color that they predict will be the biggest of the year. This means that based on current trends and indicators they feel that this color will have a big impact on fashion, beauty, housewares, home design and consumer packaging. The 2014 pick was Radiant Orchid, a rich jewel toned fuschia, and in 2013 the pick was Brilliant Emerald.

The pick for 2015? An earthy, brownish-red hue called Marsala after the wine that inspired it. This color is described by Pantone as being “a naturally robust and earthy wine-red,” whose “impactful, full-bodied qualities make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.”

Marsala shown in book, sofa, toss cushion and clothing

What do color experts think of Marsala? “It’s nice, but it surprises me,” says color consultant Jean Molesworth Kee, owner of the Painted Room in Alexandria, VA.. “We have been veering from red or burgundy wall colour now for years. This has a dusky, earthy quality.” Kee says she could see Marsala used in “an ethnic bohemian place.” She added, “It’s muted and it reminds me of Morocco or of faded old Oriental rugs. It would go nicely with warm, sandy colours and browns.”

Celebrities like Beyonce and Taylor Swift are already embracing Marsala in fashion.

If you want to stay on trend with your 2015 wedding, consider using Marsala! It would make an excellent color for bridesmaid dresses. It would pair well with the guys in beige, warm gray, brown or black suits, and could be used in their ties. (For a tie example using Marsala, check out this one from Michael Kors.)

It could also be used in event linens such as napkins or tablecloths, or perhaps in backdrops or accessories at the venue. Marsala can also be incorporated into wedding flower color schemes as well, either by selecting flowers of a similar tone or a coordinating color mix.

As a general guide, Marsala goes well with neutrals such as warmer taupes and grays, umber, creamy beige, blue-grays, dark browns, or blacks. It would also look great with brighter hues like turquoise, bright yellow, or certain shades of pinks. Overall it’s a stable and versatile shade and will be flattering to many people.

Here are some suggested wedding flower color palettes, with bouquet picks from Bunches Direct that would look great with Marsala. Happy Wedding Planning!

1. Marsala with cream or ivory wedding flowers

Classic Cream Rose Bridal Bouquet

Hold me Close Bridal Bouquet

2. Marsala with blue wedding flowers

Heavenly Mist Bridal Bouquet

Blue Sky Bridal Bouquet

3. Marsala with wedding flowers in shades of pink / peach

Pretty Woman Bridal Bouquet

Sporadic Glory Bridal Bouquet

Never Say No Bridal Bouquet

4. Marsala with yellow wedding flowers

Sunrise Bridal Bouquet

 

Sunny Berry Bridal Bouquet