Friday, October 22, 2010

Color Palette decided, finally! For real this time.

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of meeting with my florist! I have so much on my mind as far as colors go and with a little over 7 months to go, I feel like I need to start making real decisions…I can’t design our invitations and paper goods without knowing what our “official” colors are for the day...and I can’t start buying decor either. I was SO happy to have brought all my ideas to the table (I literally covered the table with photos of inspiration)…A big factor in deciding flowers and colors is discovering what types of flowers are typically in season during the last week of May…this helps to keep costs down.

I know it’s hard for you all to envision everything without seeing the dress, but after Tricia saw a photo of it and my ideas, she came up with a scheme.

At first we were leaning towards purple, greens and ivories…the purples because the Crowne’s standard ballroom chairs are plum and kind of hideous (sorry to offend anyone) and don’t really add to the look of the room…so we figured, let’s not fight the purple, let’s work with it.

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Gorgeous. Modern and fun! I’ve always loved purple and turquoise.

But inside I’m thinking “elegant, romantic, inspiring and light”…not that purple and lime can’t be those, I just am feeling something else…Back in July I said I had “nailed down my palette, finally”..well, why don’t I ever listen to myself?? Oh, I know why…because I have such an appreciation for every color there is that it’s hard for me to make color decisions ;-)

And…with the lighting the way we want it, the candlelight and uplights, no one will notice the chair color..they will likely look brown…and when the bridal party, my groom and myself make our grand entrances, everyone is going to be in their chairs and looking at us, not the chairs...

So this is our palette! I call it Summer Sunshine…and even if it’s gray and raining on our wedding day, we’ll bring the sunshine!

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And this is inspiration for my bouquet…simple tulips, a lighter shade than this probably… cascading against the silhouette and detail of my dress…It’s definitely starting to feel real!cascading_peach_tulips

Photo: Brides.com

We also came up with a fantastic scheme for the Grand Ballroom and I’ll have to sketch it out to show you.

Did I tell you we switched back to the Grand Ballroom? Our, ahem, guest list, outgrew the Plaza Ballroom … :-)

More on that later!

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