Years ago, when I first started thinking about my ideal wedding, I pictured pastel colors everywhere! Initially I was drawn to blush or neutral bridesmaids’ dresses, light and airy textures, and a soft feel to the whole day. Something like this:
But once I met Mr. Sword, things changed, drastically. From the beginning of our relationship I knew that his Scottish heritage would be a prominent part of our wedding. But how would that look? Picture if you will the lush, rich hills of Scotland, feel the rough texture of their beautiful castles, listen for their harsh (but sexy) accents, and smell the scent of rain in the air. Nothing about those things screams pastel, soft, or light and airy!! Instead, I started to envision drama, elegance, glamour, and dark colors. Luckily for me I like all of those things—I just hadn’t considered them along the lines of a wedding. Now I can’t picture anything else! I mean, can you imagine a pastel kilt? Ick.
Our two main wedding colors were born out of my favorite colors, purple and green. When I was back in pastel wedding land, I thought they would be lavender and mint, but knowing that those two colors made Mr. Sword shudder, once we got engaged they morphed into a dark purple and a forest green so they would fit with our formal and elegant wedding! We also added in chocolate brown, black, and ivory for an accent color.
After pinpointing the style, feel, and colors of the wedding, the next natural step seemed to be deciding on a theme. I wanted to combine the Scottish culture with something that represented me, but wasn’t quite sure where to start. I realize it may be a bit odd to give your wedding a title or a name, but that is just what I planned on doing. Luckily one day I woke up with “A Highland Fairy Tale” in my head and knew it was perfect for us! I immediately shared my idea with Mr. Sword and he agreed! Our Highland Fairy Tale wedding is a celebration of his Scottish culture blended with my excitement of all things royal and regal.
What do you think, hive? How did you pick your wedding colors? Did you name your wedding like I did?