When you're a visual person, with a design background to boot, you think in palettes. Most of the wedding blogs out there do fake little inspiration boards that I just love so I may play around with that concept a little in the future.
But for now, here is our wedding palette: Robin's egg blue, red, black and white. Why?
- Red is my all-time favorite color and to me, signifies love, femininity and autumn.
- Robin's egg blue is my favorite shade of blue, provides a great counterpoint to red and reminds me of Tiffany's (Breakfast at Tiffany's is my all-time fave).
- Black and white will come into play with the little newspaper touches and in other patterns and ribbons.
This palette has become a little cliche in weddings lately, but I thought I'd show where the inspiration comes from and how I'd like to put it to use.
In my inspiration palette you can see:
Top left to right: Dorothy's ruby slippers and baby blue socks; Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes.
Bottom left to right: The poster for An American in Paris and a screenshot from The Red Balloon, both childhood favorites of mine.
Ideas of how we'll use this palette:
- Top, left to right: A Gucci tie, from Bluefly and a shot of wedding programs tied with baker's twine from Snippet and Ink.
- Middle, left to right: Red anemones in the bouquets; black and white textiles, shown in Martha Stewart Weddings; and an ABS Schwartz bridesmaid's dress from Bluefly.
- Bottom, left to right: papier mache birds made from newspaper (I can't remember where I found this, but I think it was Ann Wood!) and tissue paper flower pom-poms from MS Weddings.