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Saturday, May 23, 2009

I Know What Shoes I will be Wearing

Of course, it is almost 1 a.m. on a night that I should be in bed at a decent hour.  I was planning on going to school early and getting some of my documentary done, then heading up to Seattle to check out the half yearly sale.  But I just can't sleep. 
What else to do when one cannot sleep?  Why of course, blog.  It has been a while so it seems appropriate. 
A lot of interesting changes thus far.  For one, I am engaged, and attempting to plan a "spring" wedding.  I have bounced ideas back and forth, but thus far I am liking the idea of a wedding in full bloom, but it just seems that spring is too far away, why should be wait?  
I have never realized before how picky I am about the different seasons, until now, when I have to plan a wedding.  I want it to be in October, but am far more thrilled about the month of September, which is much too soon.  I will be gone from August through September, so there is truly no use in rushing like that.  I am looking to have a small, tasteful ceremony and I will try my best to keep it so.
I have pondered long and hard about themes, and oddly enough it was much easier than I anticipated.  I do like to think of myself as a woman who can make her mind up quickly and without a mess.

This is what I am envisioning thus far:
A 1920's Art Deco inspired evening (black tie) affair at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Bridesmaids clad in the darkest of midnight blue gowns, the men in tuxedos with midnight blue boutonni√®res, all except the groom who will have a white flower. The bride in crisp white of course.  All flower arrangements and bouquets shall be white.  Table center pieces a glamorous Hollywood styled mirror crystal with Calla Lilies, similar but not exactly like the picture below.  So the color theme is white, midnight blue, black, and well, sort of silver/glass.

This could be done in the winter.  I would much prefer it to the horribly cliche spring, even if it is the most gorgeous time of year.

A thought in the back of my mind says:
Effortless springtime garden party with deep fuschia's against crea
my off white's with a flowery youthful vibe, but still meticulously planned.  Bridesmaids in 1950's style dresses that swoosh, groomsmen in vintage tuxedos, all flowers should be fluffy.  I know that is not very descriptive, but it makes so much sense to me.  By fluffy I mean, wide and beautiful, like hydrangeas.  The tables would be classy but with a secret garden flare.  This sort of affair would be innocent and pure.

A standout bridal bouquet could be surrounded by beautiful, whimsical pastel colors.

Even something unconventional, like lavender bouquets would be casual but unique.

As far as centerpieces, a pastel colored bundle of flowers, I am not a particularly huge fan of candles, so those might have to go.

I just dread the thought of this being some big cheesy affair.  I cannot emphasize how I truly want it to be simple and small, with extreme attention to the details.  I want to find a way to have no more than 90 guests.  Barf, I truly want no more than 50!!  

1 comment:

  1. My advice: get a list of dates the SAAM is available and go from there.

    This Fall. Pro: You could still have warm weather if it was early enough and the blue color theme would still work. Con: It may be too soon if you're going to be away this summer.

    This Winter. Pro: Your color scheme would work wonderfully and the wedding would be close enough and not too far away. Also, it's a good time to honeymoon in the winter. Con: It's cold outside...but hey, the wedding will be indoors.

    Next Spring. Pro: You could go with the other theme you were talking about, flowers will be in bloom and you would have ages to plan. Con: It could be too far away (giving guests time to plan for showing up) and the midnight blue color scheme wouldn't really work.

    Haha, I am liking winter but I know you didn't want it to be cold...