Our wedding is big on meaning. There are a lot of things that are really special to us and we want to incorporate them in our big day. Mr. Palm Tree said it best when discussing Pad and Pie, our flower girls: “Our wedding is going to be so meaningful. Rev Fun officiating us and Pad and Pie being the flower girls…it’s going to be really full of love.”
I know, I know—gag you with a spoon, right?
Needless to say, though, our wedding colors would also fit with us. I know there are a lot of really pretty color themes that are in right now:
Image via TheKnot / Really bright, popping colors
Image via Bridal Canvas / The awesome peacock trend
Image via TheKnot / Soft, pretty hues
As is typical of my life and attitude, I didn’t know—or care—about trends when I thought about our wedding colors. For as long as I can remember, I’ve known (after discussing with Mr. Palm Tree, of course) that our colors would be sapphire and aquamarine after our birthstones. Say it with me now: vommmmm awwwwwwwwwww.
Until I got heavy into wedding planning, I didn’t really think about splashes of color. I sincerely thought we’d just alternate the shades of blue: bridal party in aquamarine, groomsmen in sapphire; flowers the opposite of whichever color; napkins in both. You get the picture. No? Let me show you:
Image via TinyEyeLabs
As much as I love the above two colors together, the first thing I think of is: snow. The second: cold. Get where I’m going with this? Considering we’re getting married in May and I sincerely despise anything even remotely winter related, this is not the look I wanted.
I mixed in some color and was much happier with the results:
Image via TinyEyeLabs / Some of these images are really bizarre, aren’t they? Sheesh.
Image via TinyEyeLabs
The first one had a percentage of purple, the second had a percentage of pink. Both had hints of yellow and green. I like the overall look of the second one more, I think because the purple and the blues mixed too much.
After I discussed the added splashes of color with Mr. PT, who surprisingly wholeheartedly agreed upon their necessity, I set to work finding inspiration pics featuring these colors. My main idea is to have the beautiful Pad and Pie decked out in multi-colored something or other, but I’m still toying.
MS Paint creation by yours truly, sources as follows, from top left to right: One via Bells and Whistles; Two via Style Me Pretty / by The Rhoads; Three via Sun Kissed Weddings; Four via Sakura Photography; Five via Wedding Channel; Six via Curbly; Seven via Wedding Wire; Eight via Etsy and Nine via Etsy
With the help of Pinterest, I was able to create (a term I use loosely, mind you, considering it was a quick MS Paint mashup) what I am referring to as an idea board. Any time I see any—or all—of the colors I have in mind, either as “main” or “complementary,” I quickly save it. None of them are THE Vision, but I think the one that truly embodies what we’re going for is image eight of the bouquet against the yellow: Although the shades are a bit off, it does capture the overall idea. I’d like to add another color in there (pink, silver, light purple) to break up the blues/greens, or maybe if there was more yellow in the actual bouquet and it rested on a silver background I’d be more pleased. Still, it’s nice to have a starting point and, again, one of the best things about starting the planning process so early is that I still have time to play before I/we decide.
How did you pick your colors? Do you have any color suggestions for me or others in “play” mode?