Picking The Colors

January 15, 2009 at 10:40 am (Wedding Plans) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I am so full of wedding ideas right now!  I am trying to weed my way through them slowly, so I thought I would post some of my ponderings here.  If any of you out there have any suggestions, adivce, or pictures to share with me, please! 🙂

A small run down of a few of the important things we have been considering so far:

We would like the weather to be warm, not scalding, so we were considering a late August wedding, which probably means August 2010.  We are having a small ceremony at the church I grew up going to.  We would love to have a large reception with all of our friends and family.  We are on a very small budget, which means we are doing most everything ourselves.  This also led us to the idea of having our reception outside.  Our three possibilities so far are my mother’s backyard where I grew up, our county fairgrounds where Tony says he first knew he loved me (sentimental!), or a hangar at the airpark down the road from my childhood home.  I also know we do NOT want a themed wedding, but will probably take influences from vintage themes, such as the 30’s and 40’s.

Now, my first question up for help is the colors.  We want black and white.  Elegant, yet simple, especially if we are outdoors.  But, I would like an accent color.  My two favorite ideas with black and white are red or dark teal.  I love them both.  So, here are a couple pictures for inspiration, and let me know what you think!!

//snippetandink.blogspot.com/2009/01/board-329-white-barn-black.html

Here is a black and white wedding that was also outdoors. http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/2009/01/board-329-white-barn-black.html

These are just some black and white examples.  Ours wouldn’t be quite as barnyard casual.

//justjaime28.wordpress.com/2008/09/07/a-black-white-red-wedding-shower/

Here are some examples with red as an accent color. http://justjaime28.wordpress.com/2008/09/07/a-black-white-red-wedding-shower/

This set is a little too fancy for our outdoor setting, but it does show how well red would work with black and white and that damask that we love.

//www.neckties.com/teal_by_elite_solid_teal_tie.apml

I couldn't find pictures where people actually used teal, but here is a tie. http://www.neckties.com/teal_by_elite_solid_teal_tie.apml

I think that the teal color could add to the vintage-y vibe we are looking for.

If we used teal, we might be able to incorporate peacock feathers into our flowers and centerpieces.

If we used teal, we might be able to incorporate peacock feathers into our flowers and centerpieces. http://www.curbly.com/DIY-Maven/posts/5950-Intro-to-Digital-Photography-Week-2-Messing-round-with-f-stops-

I was hoping to use some feathers, even in white, such as in my hair, but, was inspired when I saw this gorgeous picture.

What do you think?  Love it?  Hate it?  Change it up somehow?  Help me out here!? 🙂

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1 Comment

  1. Mandy said,

    You’re onto something here with the feathers in your hair! I think they would be a great accent!!! I LOVE bold colors and teal and that blue in the feather just happen to both be bold colors so I’m loving that scheme. I think it’ll be difficult to do with black/white though… what do you think?

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