I’m not a huge fan of super themey things. Unless, I suppose, it’s a pretty generic vibe of a theme – like “afternoon tea” for example. Small sandwiches, china, pretty day dresses: you have a lighthearted affair for the ladies. But two main colors for my wedding? A one-word description? Too limiting. Themes I’ve seen on wedding shows like “Vegas”, “Medieval”, “Diamond White” (wait, that’s just an object and a color…)? Dear me…. thank goodness these brides had television wedding personalities on hand to help soften the edges of their cherished day. (In my opinion… err.. sorry anyone.)
My general design sense, I have found, is an organic process of grabbing things I like as I see them with an overall feeling or story in mind. And then they usually (so far) end up working together. This has worked for me in my limited costume design experiences as well as my recent living room revival… I try to find the essence of what I’m feeling in the pieces I pick. My instincts have also (again, so far) served me well in choosing vendors with the same vibe, but I’ll get to that.
So… If I had to put the Thimble “theme” into words, it goes something like:
So… what is a nostalgic vintagey formal family-tree picnic harvest? Well, it’s how you feel when those words and images wash over you. The colors are simultaneously rich and soft. The love of family and friends is smiley, warm, enveloping. And apparently, it’s fancy black-tie-maybe while somehow floating in the whimsy of a picnic. It’s also original to me while being amazingly on-trend (how does that always happen!?)
I’ll get into the details of how this whole clusterfluff comes together bit by bit, of course. I just wanted to offer up a teaser of where I’m headed before getting into the nitty gritty.
How did you come up with a theme? Has it made your planning easier or harder?