Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wedding Wednesday ~ The Colors

1. how it all began: how you met, first date, first kiss, how long did you date? first picture together.....etc.
2. when you knew he was the one: self explanatory.. but how and when did you know?
3. proposal: how it happened, how long were you engaged for? was it a total surprise? pictures of that... etc.
4. the ring: tell us about it! did you pick it out? did he? pictures! tell us about his ring too!
5. engagement/bridal pictures: let's see em!

6. the colors: show some of the flower and colors you used
7. the dress: was it what you always imagined? did you have it made for you? white or ivory?
8. the little accessories: you know, veil? shoes? jewelry? what did your bridesmaids wear?
9. the reception: where was it at? show us some pictures! what day did you get married?
10. the cake/food: i love food. so tell me about what you had at your wedding!
11. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day: can be anything.
12. honeymoon: where did you go? was it good? ;) haha...jk.
13. thoughts on marriage: what is the easiest/hardest part? if you could change anything, what would it be?
14. first place that you lived together: pics if you have them!
15. kids: do you have any yet? if not, when do you plan on it? how many do you want? any tips on good/bad birth control?
16. most recent picture of you and your significant other and what you love most about them :) and any other thoughts.


I originally wanted to do black and white with pops of fuchsia but after discovering my love for my ivory and champagne colored dress I decided to go with pops of red instead.  I wanted to keep the colors pretty simple because our ceremony was going to be outside and I wanted the nature to be able to really pop in our pictures.

For flowers, we went with roses.  I wanted everything to be really romantic and for me nothing is more romantic than a red rose.  These pictures are the result of our color palette:

Flowers from the seating area for the ceremony

 
The bridesmaid bouquets

A close up of the detailing on one of the groomsman's vests
 
My bouquet, which was a smidge bigger than the bridesmaids' bouquets and had pearl pins in the middle of each rose

See what I mean about the gorgeous nature around my parents' house?

Dustin's vest was the same as the boys only ivory instead of red

 My girls wore black dresses with red shoes and red Pashminas
 
The boys


With all of the greenery everywhere I am so glad we went with really simple colors because I feel like any other way would have looked out of control.  Even looking back now I still love the flowers and colors.

39 wonderful thoughts:

Emily Jane

Beautiful! I love the texture on the groomsmen's vests. With the red and green in the photos, did you ever use them as Christmas cards? :)

The Favour Shoppe

Absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE the colors!

Connie

Love the colors, I think you did the right thing with the nature shining through:)

Sarah

These are gorgeous, love them!

Cafe Fashionista

Ooh, I am loving the look of the red pashminas with the black - so pretty! :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

Thanks so much for sharing more of your special day!

Sandy a la Mode

LOVE the red!! what a pretty and bold color!

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Ang

so beautiful! I love how all the red pops naturally with the green and sticks with the rose flowers natural colors.

Sooooo sooo pretty!

Erika

Those colors are so romantic! You look gorgeous too:)

Teenage Bride

Red was our main color as well. It is just so pretty!

gringationcancun

I had similar colors for my wedding, except I did combine black, cream and fuschia haha

I love your bridesmaids dresses

Tяainwяeck Tяagedy

I love how everything is so simple. It really does allow the beauty of the nature surrounding you guys to take center stage (well, after you in that gorgeous dress)

ilene @ muchloveilly

can't go wrong with red! so romantic!!!!

Rebekah

I love it! So simple and I love that it really went so well with being outside.

Jessie Szmanda

Wow... SO beautiful!

kimbirdy

i love outdoor weddings for the very reason that you don't need to decorate. nature has already done that for you!

Holly

the red roses do look romantic! i think it's so pretty with the natural setting. well done, lady! :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

the pic of you two walking is so pretty!

Dancing Branflake

I had red roses for the exact same reason, but you articulated it so much better. It is oh so romantic and classic. Beautiful photos!

Nikki

Gorgeous! Love your bustle too!

Signe

Very classic and pretty - black, white and red just can't go wrong :)

la petite coquine

Absolutely gorgeous, and a complete classic!

christa

Very pretty! I want to get married outdoors as well, but I will probably going all crazy with multi-colored flowers and decorations. :)

samnhal

I love this! I'm going to start doing this, because I love this series and talking about weddings.

Vanisha

I love colors and yours are gorgeous! I particularly adore the flowers by the seating area. And your venue...breath taking! Have a lovely day!

Amber Blue Bird

classic colors, way to go, the red looks amazing with all the greenery.

Kristin

I love the girls' pashminas!

kelly ann

You looked so pretty, Krysten :)

Jess

Definitely cannot go wrong with red roses!

Mrs. Yellow Ribbon

Where did you get this list for wedding posts??? Mind if I steal it???

I love that you had an outdoor wedding :-)

Stephany

Oh, my gosh! I love, love, love your bouquet! It's so simple yet classically elegant and beautiful. Perfect!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Love the picture of you and your BMs. We had pops of red too!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

giaghani

GORGEOUS!!!!!! :) You definitely achieved the look you were going for! Love it!

Lia Waroka Putri

yes I agree that nothing's more romantic compared to roses ;)
your wedding looks so great! <3

The Blonde Duck

I had pink roses and daises. :)

ErikaRose

Very nice! I'm doing blabk and cobolt blue. Black is beautiful for a wedding.

http://barnesfamilyblog10.blogspot.com

Rachel Emma

Love the color scheme! Wedding pictures always make me excited to plan my own wedding someday! :)

defining amy

the red is stunning!! such gorgeous pictures.

Lippylash

Lovely pics!! And the colors are just perfect..