Thursday, April 15, 2010

color palette!

So, just like any girl would after getting engaged, i've spent a lot (and i mean A LOT. just ask kevin. or read about it tomorrow in Fiance Friday!) of time over these past few months thinking about wedding colors. Let's just say i've changed my mind more than a few times. First I wanted a deep, pretty pink, but Kevin put the ixnay on that pretty quickly. (why are boys so afraid of pink?!) Then it was onto green, where I toiled for quite some time. Cypress, to be exact. Green has always been one of my favorite colors, and I thought (still do) it would be so summery and fresh for a June wedding. Here's a pic of two of my lovely bridesmaids, Ruth and Ashly. They are both sporting the beautiful Sydney dress from J.Crew Wedding. Ashly is wearing it in cypress. It's a great dress, and the best part is, it has pockets!

Until very recently (read: yesterday) I've been pretty stuck on cypress. However, as I was perusing wedding blogs yesterday during class (yeah, it happens once in a while), I came across a color palette I hadn't considered before, and absolutely fell in love: gray + yellow! Now, yellow is also one of my favorite colors, but it's one of those colors that (a) you don't want to wear a whole lot of it at once, and (b) not everyone has the right skin tone to pull it off. Both reasons why in the beginning of the color search process, I weeded out yellow thinking not too many of the girls would be into yellow dresses. The gray + yellow palette provides the perfect solution - having gray as the main color with pretty yellow as the accessory color. (who doesn't love fun colored shoes?!) Here is some yellow and gray inspiration...




You can see more from this lovely wedding here and here. Feel free to share your thoughts and inspiration about the new color palette idea! More to come on reception decor and apparel. 

7 comments:

  1. love this so much, pretty girl!

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  2. i'm soooo in love with all of this! and i just love your blog overall - reading its updates will be the highlight of my life. no joke. can't wait for you two to get married! <3 you!

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  3. Whatever you pick, your day will be AWESOME!

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  4. I wouldn't have thought of it, but now that I see pictures, I think it would be beautiful lovie:)

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  5. I actually like the idea of "going green." You could make a statement with your wedding colors!

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  6. I just can't get over how perfect yellow is!!! Green is so last week - yeah team yellow!

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  7. Loveeeeeee yellow and grey. It's so you--you've always wanted yellow!!! :)

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