A few weeks back I entered a giveaway Holly P organized at her blog A Small Town Bride. Being that I enter every giveaway I read about, and I’ve already won something, I didn’t think it was possible I could win again…. But I did!!!
Holly emailed me asking to describe my wedding vision and she came up with a ton of great stuff! She included pictures of items that I’ve considered using and added her own ideas.
Here is what I wrote to her:
Its in October in Destin, Florida. The ceremony is on the beach, reception at a culinary center. Our colors are reds (cherry, apple) and greens (pistachio, lime, pale), khaki, ivory, white. If you look at my blog you can see some inspiration boards I’ve liked in the past but none suit me! I don’t want to overdo starfish and sand dollars – so we’ll stick w simple tea lights, ribbons, floating flowers, glass vases for decorations. My fiance loves star gazer lilies and I have to find a way to incorporate them wout having a bunch of pink. Ummmm, bridesmaids are in red, boys in linen khaki and probably light green oxford shirts. My dress is ivory and has a train, strapless, and ivy beaded detailing on the bodice. I love green ivy as a pattern. I don’t know if I’m helping at all. I envision a simple, clean, but unique reception.
Here are her comments:
I’m thinking it would be cool to have long banquet tables, alternating red tables and green tables, both with tablecloths made of linen. Only the flowers and napkins would give the pop of color on each table. Clean stripe designs on the favor packaging, invitation suite and cake would mimic the long stripes of the banquet tables. Even the stargazer lilies in Caitlin’s bouquet are striped! Add in some circles with the cherries, tissue pomander arrangements and the escort cards, which are posted on a board covered in linen. A floral or damask pattern with clean lines could be used in some of the napkins and the escort card circles, along with a pretty laser cut curtain to complete the modern look. And there are no sand dollars to be found!
I definitely love the stripes and the green laser curtain – and how she tied in the exact colors I have in my mind for my wedding day. The cake is amazing, and I like the green stripes and the cascading red flower detailing. I am sure B would like the cigars wrapped in green paper…and the Stargazer Lily bouquet. I definitely have to incorporate the Stargazer Lilies for B.
Thank you SO MUCH Holly P for putting my dreams on paper!