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 boutonnières, 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...