Since these wedding posts will be a bit different than our normal fare at a living space (though still very much related to our style and being thrifty), we decided to call this series of posts "The Wedding Ones" Plus, you know we love to come up with weird titles for our regular posts. We hope you'll join us as we put together our own unique little wedding!
We're just starting to come up with a coherent idea of what we want, so here's a little overview of the general look and feel we're thinking about for our big day:
The first thing we both agreed on immediately was that we want to get married outside amongst the redwoods; they're beautiful, epic, and a great symbol for a well-rooted marriage. We just bought our plane tickets to visit the Bay Area in mid-October to decide on a venue, and we'll definitely post more about the venues we're considering and our decision to get married in California. But no matter where we choose, we know there will be redwoods and lots of nature. (If any of you have any great San Francisco/Santa Cruz area redwood venue recommendations, please let us know!!)
I love the aqua vases, the succulents, air plants, and the pop of a warm tone.
I definitely want to incorporate some colorful vintage fabrics, to add some of the pattern and color we love.
|Vintage fabric by Gabrielle Cie|
We love crazy weird florals like this one; I have a ton of this fabric, which has just been waiting for a good project.
If you've looked at most of our pictures, you probably know that we love maps...
And globes. So there will definitely be some of that... maybe all our vintage globes as props on the tables? The colors on globes are just perfect for us, plus check out that sneaky air plant in there with the globes, too. (If you like globes, too, make sure you entered our giveaway for an awesome little vintage globe here!)
We're definitely feeling the air plant thing. Chris has loved air plants for as long as I have known him, so even though it seems to be a trendy wedding thing right now, it actually feels just right for us.
|from this post|
Mmm... aqua, air plants, and a little DIY (I think those three things might show up a lot more...)
I love this simple table with baby's breath bouquets. It looks so delicate and frothy (while being super inexpensive, yay!). Just replace some of the clear glass with, say, some aqua mason jars?
Air plant / mossy log, anyone?
Chris likes this boutonniere. We don't know what those curly-q things are (any ideas?), but the succulents and the ferns are right up our alley. This is a detail shot from this beautiful wedding:
Just look at that lovely ferny redwoody goodness.
After seeing it on Go Haus Go (one of my favorite blogs, which is written by Emily who is also chronicling her wedding planning), I used the Sherwin-Williams Chip It tool to help me pull out some of the colors I am feeling for our wedding. I totally agree with Emily about not just picking two wedding colors, but rather decorating our wedding like we decorate our home, which for us means lots of wood (redwoods, check), lots of patterns, and a varied, but not crazy, color palette. I'm enjoying these two images I put into the Chip It tool:
|The original photo is from here|
I love love the colors in this photo. There will definitely be a lot more greens (all around us, and in our decor) and maybe some darker blues, too, but the rest is pretty spot on.
|The original photo is from here on Etsy|
I swear I didn't mean to have a vintage van theme to these two pictures... it just happened. This photo brings in more of the natural tones (greens and browns), along with our touches of white and aqua, though I think we'll also have some bits and pieces of a warmer color like the touches of soft coral in the first picture.
What do you think of our general color palette and style ideas so far? Any great planning tips you can give us as we're getting started? Have you seen any beautiful pictures that seem to fit with our style that you can pass on to us?