Thursday, August 27, 2009

Inspiration for Color, Style, Theme

Inspiration for your wedding color, theme or style could and should come from the everyday things you love. Is there a particular item of clothing you can't stop wearing? A mug for coffee that brightens your day in the morning? Or a rug that you keep thanking yourself over and over for splurging on but praying the dog doesn't pee on?

In planning weddings it's hard for brides to begin to think of colors and style--especially if it's Summer and you're planning a Winter wedding! Take inspiration from what you can't stop looking at (and no I don't mean your hubby-to-be!) Something that gets you to the core everytime you glance at it.

A beautiful vase. A vase you are so obsessed with it can't go a day without housing fresh flowers.

Maybe it's an item of clothing that you liked on the rack but fell in love with once on. Or something your guy oogles over everytime you wear it.

Maybe its not necessarily color inspiration you're looking for. Maybe you'd like an actual theme. Take inspiration from this awesome plate for a nautical theme. Crisp navy with patches of sunshine yellow and cloudy blue. Simply incorporate sailboats or anchors in your theme. On your place cards, menu cards, programs or even drink flags.
That mug that you can't stop drinking out of in the morning because it's just so gorgeous? Use it for wedding inspiration. Deep emeralds with whimsical lime green and ivory flowers.

Or maybe you and your groom are food junkies. You not only love the vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables, but you actually love cooking and chowing down on these healthy treats. Incorporate that food in your wedding--and not just with the menu. Line rectangle tables with old, wooden fruit baskets or boxes and plant a vibrant red or orange flower. Elegantly arrange a variety of vegatables down the table--artichokes, tomatos, eggplant, bell peppers. You're thinking, for a wedding?! Yes! It's earthy and wonderful.
How about that gorgeous necklace you spent a pretty penny for but never wear because its just so ornate and recognizable? Perfect pair for a lovely, romantic wedding. Embrace the soft, neutral tones and go for the traditional wedding your mom would want you to have, but with a personal flair. Utilize ribbons and bows, sparkly metallic gems but keep to a traditional white or ivory color palette.

So you're a simple gal. You like clean, fresh lines. A modern feel. Thats why you chose the chic piece of art hanging adjacent to your front door. Execute the muted blue color and offset it with a traditional, gorgeous ivory. The pairing is phenomenal. Plus, if you're an animal lover, incorporate a simple bird theme.
Whether its inspiration for a color, theme, or style of your wedding or event, let it come from the things that you're passionate about. The things that make you smile daily. The sky is the limit. Afterall, its your wedding to personalize!
All of these images have come from the fabulous Anthropologie. My absolute obsession.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Lindsay, great blog! Such gorgeous wedding ideas...I hope we'll be seeing you at some events soon :)

    -Elise Spontarelli