In honor of my besties wedding (my flight leaves one week from today!!) I’ve decided to create a purple board, inspired by her wedding colors and her venue. The bride selected an intimate backyard wedding at a private home for one reason: THE VIEW. I can’t wait to watch her and her wonderful man exchange vows against the breathtaking rolling hills of northern California.
Here are some ideas for a budget friendly purple shin-dig.
1. Voyage by Madeline Gardner Bridal Gown: $ on The Knot
Officially 2 months to go. Kinda having a freakout. So excited. So nervous. Must. Calm. Down.
Any-who, orange is the one color I can think of that has it’s own flavor. You know what I’m talking about. When you see a bowl of orange candy, no matter what it is, even if you’ve never seen it before, you know that shizz is gonna taste “orange.” That’s just a fact of life. I don’t go to a lot of weddings that rock this fab color, but I’m not sure why, since it’s so darn awesome. It’s really brightening up my cold, rainy, blaahhhh New England day.
So if you are in the need of some day brightening, or you are just looking for some orangeish inspiration, have at it loves.
Favors (Photo from The Knot)
Centerpiece (Photo from The Knot)
Cake (Photo from The Knot)
Drinks (Photo from The Knot)
Punkin Placecards (Photo from The Knot)
Orange Decor (Photo from The Knot)
Dresses (Photo from The Knot)
Ceremony Decor (Photo from The Knot)
So, what do you think about orange? Love it? Hate it? Did you have orangey touches at your wedding? Leave your orange love/hate below!
As you may have seen in past posts, we still haven’t decided what E and the boys are going to wear down the aisle. This does not surprise me really. My girls had their dresses before E had even asked groomsmen to be in the wedding. He moves at his own [snail-like] pace (seriously we were living together before he used the boyfriend girlfriend words.) Well, while I was on the search last night, I decided I love the look of a grey suit, with a crisp white button down and a black tie. Love it.
While I was looking up examples of grey suits to show him, I decided I really love grey weddings. Especially grey and yellow weddings. In my next life, I want to have a grey and yellow wedding. Grey gets such a bad rap for being dismal and BLAH, but grey is great and paired with a beautiful yellow, it’s just amazing!
So below is some grey and yellow inspiration from The Knot. Enjoy the beautifulness!
So this never occurred to me until I started looking at everyone else’s beautiful weddings. The colors, the themes, the invites, everything so wonderful. My wedding has two themes going on. Will people think that’s weird? Will they care?
The venue where I am getting married is beachfront. We are getting married right on the beach, then we have a cocktail hour in a garden, then our reception is in a big second floor room overlooking the water. I didn’t want a “beach theme” wedding. Instead, I wanted a really classy white and black damask theme with lots of candles and hydrangeas and white paper pom poms hanging from the ceiling. Our invites, which I made myself, are the black and white damask theme. And my wedding website (the one for guests) follows the same color scheme.
Are people going to show up and see the beach and be like “umm what?” Plus, I felt like it would be so awkward to have these formal black and white decorations down on the beach, so everything for the ceremony is really light and airy and I was planning on making starfish decorations for the chairs along the aisle (like the ones on my Twitter background). Is my wedding bi-polar?
Does anyone else have one thing going on for the ceremony and something different going on for the reception? Have you been to a wedding like that? Trying to decide if I should make some changes to tie the two together better, or if it’s totally fine to have a beach party downstairs and a semi-formal dinner party upstairs.