Sunday, July 1, 2012

Almost Weekend Recap

     Well…I was going to do a weekend recap, but wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t take a single picture this weekend.  I did however get a lot done.  I cleaned out a closet, finally put my wedding dress in the closet (as opposed to hanging on the door), ran lots of errands, and went to a wedding – outside.  In case you’ve been living under a rock, it has been 100°+ here for the past several days.  Don’t get me wrong, I love weddings, and this one was totally adorable, but it was hot.  Really, really hot.  The bride did much better than the rest of us at not looking wilted or sweaty. 
     Naturally, the wedding did nothing but add to my own wedding fever.  On that note…I’m sure most of you have heard of ChipIt (the new paint color tool from Sherwin-Williams).  While most people have been uploading pictures to extract paint ideas for their homes, I decided to put it to use in choosing wedding colors!  A few of you may remember this post where I shared my wedding inspiration.  While I have to say that I’m not so much feeling the peach idea anymore (although I loved it), I can’t say that I have any concrete ideas as to what I want now.  If you have ever visited my Pinterest, you have probably seen about a thousand different bouquet ideas.  Last night, I uploaded a few of my favorite bouquet pictures to ChipIt to see if I could find colors that I liked.
     Mostly I just need to find good colors for the women in our families to wear.  I know that my sister will be in navy, and the men will be in grey, but between the two of us we have five grandmothers…that’s a lot when you count them and both of our mothers.  I’m not some sort of crazy bridezilla, and I definitely won’t tell anyone that they “have” to wear anything really specific, but it would be nice to have some ideas.  I do know that I want my flowers to be sort of a spring mix – not too formal and definitely not tied to one color.  Here’s what’s floating around in my head now:

     I like this minus any of those brown colors (which are clearly not even in the picture).  The pinks are very pretty.  I’m thinking I might steer the grandmothers toward shades of pink.

     Again, minus the browns.  Actually, this one might be my favorite bouquet.  You can see from the picture that it looks good with a blue dress, and there are so many colors to work with!

     …I really like this one too.  I kind of like the paint chip colors from this one best…but I wish the bouquet itself had a little more pink.

     I feel like this has been sort of a confusing peek into my brain.  I hope you’ve been able to follow along fairly easily.  I’m not worried at all about what the flowers are going to look like (although you couldn’t tell it by this post).  The guy we’re wanting to do them did my sister’s flowers at her wedding and they were beautiful.  He was also really good about piecing together what she wanted without tons of concrete ideas…and not having concrete ideas is what I specialize in.  We haven’t set up a meeting yet, but I cannot wait!
     We do have a meeting with a photographer next Monday, and I really hope that we love her as much as we love her pictures.  Of all the wedding-y things, the pictures are one of my biggest focuses.  They’re the only thing that will last from the day, and I’ll enjoy looking back at them. 
     Do you have a favorite bouquet (of these or a general style)?  What was your favorite part of the day to plan – dress, flowers, pictures?  I can’t wait to hear from all of you, and I really can’t wait to keep you all posted on my plans!

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1 comment:

Clara said...

I love wedding planning!
I would put the bouquet from two with the paint swatches from three {kind of like you said hehe}
Those colors in the last set are just so unique and soft but perfect for a wedding!!
I hope you are doing well!!!
You are making so big wedding decisions now! EKK!