Originally Posted by DP1andDP2
I wish I was creative enough to figure out a theme. I watch tons of wedding shows but I am at a loss. Your ideas sound so creative! James Bond is hot stuff! That's quite brilliant actually--luxurious/mysterious yet fun and bold. My fi and I went to see Skyfall the other night--it was awesome.
In terms of color schemes my favorite color is green--I watched a David Tutera episode and he claimed that green was the worst color for a wedding LOL. So I tried to change it to purple or something more traditional. After trying on dresses with my bridesmaids I decided to go back to green--the dresses are a fern with gold foil. So I guess our wedding palate is fern, gold and chocolate. I think it's missing a color though. Any ideas? We want to have eco-chic wedding with some African fabric accents. I haven't figured out how to incorporate other African accents without it coming off as safari themed--not cool. How can I put unique touches on my wedding without it being cheesy?!? Any ideas?
How did you like Skyfall? Anywho- I am creative but coming up with a wedding theme stumped me tremendously. I see all these great ideas and wish I was as creative as some brides. All I knew going into it was that my favorite color was blue- yay! Haha but I thik you already have your theme "eco-friendly chic" and the Chill out Chic package is perfect for you. I like your color combo- there are so many great flowers you can use- Cymbidium orchids, hydrangeas. I love purple, it was my first choice for my wedding until a few of my friends used it in theirs. I was really surprised no one used blue. The other thing that made me lean towards it is I have always wanted a peacock tattoo- in fact I was debating whether to get it pre or post wedding. I am attracted to the colors in the feather and wanted to use the feathers and colors in my wedding. I went on peacock overload and it started looking tacky so I scaled it back. When I found out the church was all white and we wanted the Aqua package it all started coming together. The clean white backdrop made me envision a marine/ nautical style wedding. Then the hubby to be choose a navy blue suit. Against the gem-hued "peacock" color of the bridesmaids dresses it looks dramatic. We only added the Aqua because of the Aqua package- but we ended up finding many elements with the navy/ aqua combo. If I think of anything else for yours I will share! But I love the Chill out chic decor. I really wanted that package but I'm not getting married on the beach so it didn't make sense for us because we wont have the arch and the orchids and the brown didn't fit in with our theme.
My invitation lady is slacking. I was supposed to see a proof by now and have the invites before Thanksgiving but she has not even sent the proof. When she does, I'd like to start my planning thread on BDW and share some of what I have with other brides. I am trying to make many elements and have taken them from places I have seen. No reinventing the wheel here. I saw an idea that would be perfect for you on Four Weddings. It's my favorite wedding show, since many of the brides opt for DIY touches and I think they are the best!
The bride was a teacher and she made paper fans out of construction paper. To weigh down each fan, she found rocks around a local lake and used a white out pen to write quotes about love on each rock. If I were marrying on the beach I would so jack this idea. Michaels sells bamboo wooden fans- a box of 10 or 20- I'm not sure for $19.99 they might be a interesting option.
I also scored silver plastic trays with rhinestones. They are meant for Christmas- the long rectangular trays you put candles atop. I got them for $2.99 because the Christmas stuff is on sale and I figured the plastic would travel well. I also bought silver frosted tumblers for $4.00 each and plan on putting blue lcd lights inside of them. They will sit atop the trays. Michaels also carries these adorable silver luggage tags that we will use for our place cards. They were $19.99 for a box of 10 ($2 each) and if you can find a coupon you can get them cheaper. Their celebrate it line has all the DIY crafts for weddings.
My ideas are all over the place and I'm just beginning to bring them all together. I'm ecstatic and finally feel like I'm planning a wedding- but like I said- the creativity does not belong to me. It's really just taking ideas I find from others and making them work for me.
Do you have a pinterest? If not- its a great place to find ideas on other peoples wedding boards and to create your own board so you can store websites and pics of things you like. I also suggest Etsy- there are so many great vendors who have inexpensive Nicknacks. There's a few websites where I find things for weddings at low cost. I will look them up and share when I can post the links. Enjoy the weekend!