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#91 EVKnowsitall

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    Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:57 PM

    We had a palette of blues with subtle peacock touches- it wasn't full on peacock, although looking at some of the weddings on here...I wish I had gone a little crazier with the peacocks! I was worried about the peacocks taking over. Initially everything I bought was peacock but then I pulled back to tone it down a bit. Blue is my favorite color and initially we were doing the teal and purple route, but once we saw James Bond Skyfall and my husband said "I want that suit" (its navy blue)- I knew our wedding theme would take a detour lol. We ended up focusing on the eye of the peacock as our color inspiration. There are so many colors in the feather- brown, green, dark blue, purple, teal- you really can't go wrong- but the eye is especially dark blue.  Some of the pics posted here are professional and some are just great detail shots friends caught with their personal cameras. I also included two pics from my shower because by then- my mom knew how peacock crazy I was and I registered for all peacock China from Macy's- yes it exists LOL and yes, my husband is thrilled. Here are our wedding pics:

    (Groomsmen custom suit and ties, Custom peacock passport invitations, my "something old"- custom peacock bouquet with my grandparents wedding photo

     

     

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    (Instagram photo challenge game- they were not supposed to look like diplomas. We had a printing snafu and didn't get them before the wedding so we improvised and printed on-site at the hotel which meant it came out on regular paper- which would fly away so we had to scroll them. Luckily I had the ribbon LOL I wish I had pics of the inside- my husband workds in advertising and he copied the peacock from our invitations and the inside of the scroll had two peacocks kissing with an "I spy" game (that no one except the kids played haha)- Peacock favor bags for my girls- I gave them their jewelry, a clutch, and a parasol)

     

    The groomsmen suited up- that's my husband in his James Bond Skyfall suit, My dress with the maid and matron dresses- my sisters dress is the darker blue- also a pleasant mistake. My twin sisters did not get their dresses in time and had to buy off the rack. They bought a dress similar to my other bridal party members in a slightly darker hue.

     

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    The feathers on the cake are edible. The beverage napkins had the same peacock feathers as the matches (for cigar bar), but it got covered- the wording on the napkins was my idea because I'm a complete and utter dork haha

     

    The entire bridal party together- My sisters, again in the darker blue. It worked out nicely- people thought it was intentional, even though I fretted over the fact that my sisters didn't match the rest of the bridal party.

    Tired of paying for the resort companies decor- we bought navy blue sashes for the chair backs- for $38 (50 sashes- and they arrived flattened out so they took up absolutely no space in the luggage- I highly recommend), bought peacock feathers, and paid the $50 set up fee to have all the chairs adorned with them. The DJ lit up our dancefloor in our peacock colors! Our signature drink- "The Peacock"- feel free to steal the recipe. I bartended as a second side job for the wedding. The drink is a martini we made at our job called the "Blue Island"- I copied the recipe and made the name fit our theme. Everyone LOVED the drink- in fact it was practically all they drank that evening. When made properly it has a bright blue hue- though the bartender didn't quite nail it-it came out a greenish blue- which was fine anyway.

     

     

    Our AHR- in the Bronx, New York

     

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    And then we kept the peacocks going at our AHR. Guest fingerprint frame (we wanted a peacock but settled for a stock tree sold at Michael's) adorned with two peacock birds, our blue dais, Entry table that initially had the place cards (this pic was taken after) And the end of our night- Sorry for all the kissing pics haha- apparently that's all I did the night of our wedding.


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    #92 JustNoelle

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      Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by EVKnowsitall 
       

      We had a palette of blues with subtle peacock touches- it wasn't full on peacock, although looking at some of the weddings on here...I wish I had gone a little crazier with the peacocks! I was worried about the peacocks taking over. Initially everything I bought was peacock but then I pulled back to tone it down a bit. Blue is my favorite color and initially we were doing the teal and purple route, but once we saw James Bond Skyfall and my husband said "I want that suit" (its navy blue)- I knew our wedding theme would take a detour lol. We ended up focusing on the eye of the peacock as our color inspiration. There are so many colors in the feather- brown, green, dark blue, purple, teal- you really can't go wrong- but the eye is especially dark blue.  Some of the pics posted here are professional and some are just great detail shots friends caught with their personal cameras. I also included two pics from my shower because by then- my mom knew how peacock crazy I was and I registered for all peacock China from Macy's- yes it exists LOL and yes, my husband is thrilled. Here are our wedding pics:

      (Groomsmen custom suit and ties, Custom peacock passport invitations, my "something old"- custom peacock bouquet with my grandparents wedding photo

       

       

        *

      (Instagram photo challenge game- they were not supposed to look like diplomas. We had a printing snafu and didn't get them before the wedding so we improvised and printed on-site at the hotel which meant it came out on regular paper- which would fly away so we had to scroll them. Luckily I had the ribbon LOL I wish I had pics of the inside- my husband workds in advertising and he copied the peacock from our invitations and the inside of the scroll had two peacocks kissing with an "I spy" game (that no one except the kids played haha)- Peacock favor bags for my girls- I gave them their jewelry, a clutch, and a parasol)

       

      The groomsmen suited up- that's my husband in his James Bond Skyfall suit, My dress with the maid and matron dresses- my sisters dress is the darker blue- also a pleasant mistake. My twin sisters did not get their dresses in time and had to buy off the rack. They bought a dress similar to my other bridal party members in a slightly darker hue.

       

      *

       

      The feathers on the cake are edible. The beverage napkins had the same peacock feathers as the matches (for cigar bar), but it got covered- the wording on the napkins was my idea because I'm a complete and utter dork haha

       

      The entire bridal party together- My sisters, again in the darker blue. It worked out nicely- people thought it was intentional, even though I fretted over the fact that my sisters didn't match the rest of the bridal party.

      Tired of paying for the resort companies decor- we bought navy blue sashes for the chair backs- for $38 (50 sashes- and they arrived flattened out so they took up absolutely no space in the luggage- I highly recommend), bought peacock feathers, and paid the $50 set up fee to have all the chairs adorned with them. The DJ lit up our dancefloor in our peacock colors! Our signature drink- "The Peacock"- feel free to steal the recipe. I bartended as a second side job for the wedding. The drink is a martini we made at our job called the "Blue Island"- I copied the recipe and made the name fit our theme. Everyone LOVED the drink- in fact it was practically all they drank that evening. When made properly it has a bright blue hue- though the bartender didn't quite nail it-it came out a greenish blue- which was fine anyway.

       

       

      Our AHR- in the Bronx, New York

       

       * * *

       

       

       

      And then we kept the peacocks going at our AHR. Guest fingerprint frame (we wanted a peacock but settled for a stock tree sold at Michael's) adorned with two peacock birds, our blue dais, Entry table that initially had the place cards (this pic was taken after) And the end of our night- Sorry for all the kissing pics haha- apparently that's all I did the night of our wedding.

       

      Hi EV,

       

      Wow, you did a great job with your peacock inspired wedding! I too was scared of including too much peacock but I had my MOHs to help me put a stop to my crazy peacock obsession. Lol. I love the different shades of blue and the edible peacock feathers was a good idea. Your husband's suit was right on the money... Very James Bondish!

       

      BTW, where in the Bronx did you have your AHR. That place looks beautiful! I would like to know for future reference. :)



      #93 EVKnowsitall

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        Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:18 PM

        Hi EV, Wow, you did a great job with your peacock inspired wedding! I too was scared of including too much peacock but I had my MOHs to help me put a stop to my crazy peacock obsession. Lol. I love the different shades of blue and the edible peacock feathers was a good idea. Your husband's suit was right on the money... Very James Bondish! BTW, where in the Bronx did you have your AHR. That place looks beautiful! I would like to know for future reference. :)

        Thanks so much. That means a lot because I still think I could have done more in terms of details. I forgot boutonni¨res, I forgot table numbers lol, and my moth didn't buy the peacock pins like she promised for the girls. The BX reception looks so nice bc of the decor. The room itself is pretty raw. The white entertainment center looking backdrop was made by my friends decor company. He literally built it at the venue. He gave us great rates bc he's a friend so I don't know his true going rate but he totally transformed the room- he did 10 centerpieces-2 different kinds, table runners, the whole backdrop, draping, up lighting, the guest book table, escort card table, and candy buffet. The place is Tosca Marquee on East Tremont Avenue. Their prices are reasonable, the food is great, they are mostly accommodating and flexible, & they have a tented rooftop where we had cocktail hour. All in all- it's not a bad deal. We got engaged at their restaurant Toscas next door so it automatically scored for our AHR.
        Happily married to the love of my life- since July 5, 2013

        #94 Wedding2014

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          Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:18 AM

          Hi EV, Wow, you did a great job with your peacock inspired wedding! I too was scared of including too much peacock but I had my MOHs to help me put a stop to my crazy peacock obsession. Lol. I love the different shades of blue and the edible peacock feathers was a good idea. Your husband's suit was right on the money... Very James Bondish! BTW, where in the Bronx did you have your AHR. That place looks beautiful! I would like to know for future reference. :)

          We had a palette of blues with subtle peacock touches- it wasn't full on peacock, although looking at some of the weddings on here...I wish I had gone a little crazier with the peacocks! I was worried about the peacocks taking over. Initially everything I bought was peacock but then I pulled back to tone it down a bit. Blue is my favorite color and initially we were doing the teal and purple route, but once we saw James Bond Skyfall and my husband said "I want that suit" (its navy blue)- I knew our wedding theme would take a detour lol. We ended up focusing on the eye of the peacock as our color inspiration. There are so many colors in the feather- brown, green, dark blue, purple, teal- you really can't go wrong- but the eye is especially dark blue.  Some of the pics posted here are professional and some are just great detail shots friends caught with their personal cameras. I also included two pics from my shower because by then- my mom knew how peacock crazy I was and I registered for all peacock China from Macy's- yes it exists LOL and yes, my husband is thrilled. Here are our wedding pics: (Groomsmen custom suit and ties, Custom peacock passport invitations, my "something old"- custom peacock bouquet with my grandparents wedding photo * (Instagram photo challenge game- they were not supposed to look like diplomas. We had a printing snafu and didn't get them before the wedding so we improvised and printed on-site at the hotel which meant it came out on regular paper- which would fly away so we had to scroll them. Luckily I had the ribbon LOL I wish I had pics of the inside- my husband workds in advertising and he copied the peacock from our invitations and the inside of the scroll had two peacocks kissing with an "I spy" game (that no one except the kids played haha)- Peacock favor bags for my girls- I gave them their jewelry, a clutch, and a parasol) The groomsmen suited up- that's my husband in his James Bond Skyfall suit, My dress with the maid and matron dresses- my sisters dress is the darker blue- also a pleasant mistake. My twin sisters did not get their dresses in time and had to buy off the rack. They bought a dress similar to my other bridal party members in a slightly darker hue. * The feathers on the cake are edible. The beverage napkins had the same peacock feathers as the matches (for cigar bar), but it got covered- the wording on the napkins was my idea because I'm a complete and utter dork haha The entire bridal party together- My sisters, again in the darker blue. It worked out nicely- people thought it was intentional, even though I fretted over the fact that my sisters didn't match the rest of the bridal party. Tired of paying for the resort companies decor- we bought navy blue sashes for the chair backs- for $38 (50 sashes- and they arrived flattened out so they took up absolutely no space in the luggage- I highly recommend), bought peacock feathers, and paid the $50 set up fee to have all the chairs adorned with them. The DJ lit up our dancefloor in our peacock colors! Our signature drink- "The Peacock"- feel free to steal the recipe. I bartended as a second side job for the wedding. The drink is a martini we made at our job called the "Blue Island"- I copied the recipe and made the name fit our theme. Everyone LOVED the drink- in fact it was practically all they drank that evening. When made properly it has a bright blue hue- though the bartender didn't quite nail it-it came out a greenish blue- which was fine anyway. Our AHR- in the Bronx, New York * * * And then we kept the peacocks going at our AHR. Guest fingerprint frame (we wanted a peacock but settled for a stock tree sold at Michael's) adorned with two peacock birds, our blue dais, Entry table that initially had the place cards (this pic was taken after) And the end of our night- Sorry for all the kissing pics haha- apparently that's all I did the night of our wedding.

          wow!! Gorgeous! I need to know where output got those navy suits!!? And the bm dresses exactly what I'm lOoking for!!

          #95 EVKnowsitall

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            Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:04 PM

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            I was responding to the thread but noticed you PMed me...I'll send you the info.


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            #96 talicea7812

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            Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:55 AM

            beautiful peacock wedding :)



            #97 talicea7812

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            Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:00 AM

            My peacock wedding- Invites

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            #98 talicea7812

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            Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:27 AM

            My peacock inspired accessories

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            #99 talicea7812

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            Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:47 AM

            @MrsShoreytobe

             

            How is your peacock wedding coming along?  Any pics to share?



            #100 EVKnowsitall

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              Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:23 PM

              My peacock wedding- Invites

              These are gorgeous! AHHHH your wedding is so soon! I will actually be in DR for my moms 50th in Puerto Plata on the 11th haha. Good luck with your peacock wedding. All my favorite colors. Can't wait to see pics.


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