Wedding Wednesday

In the past year or so, like the horse of a different color in The Wizard of Oz, the colors of our wedding have changed.

Because who likes consistency, right?

Some brides pick a color, commit to the cause, and start actioning Vision Boards like there really won’t be a tomorrow.  NOTHING will deter them or get in their way.

Obviously I didn’t create enough any of those, because we’re on color combination #4.

It all started innocently, with an interesting purple-ish color that I couldn’t accurately describe to anyone.  That shouldn’t have come as such a shock to me, considering the fact that I didn’t know what color it really was.

But EVERYONE played along and agreed that it was going to look “just gorgeous.”

Obviously I can now definitively answer “Yes,” when asked if I am, in fact surrounded by soothsayers.

Well, that plan (Operation: Mystery Purple) was totally scrapped when we found The Dresses.  Really, I wasn’t so cut-up about the issue.

We just righted the ship and changed course.  Black!  White!  Silver!  Maybe Purple Shoes!  Maybe not purple shoes if they make everyone look awful!

And then, we finally started meeting with florists.

Yes, I know that we were a little late to the game on this one, but leisurely planning is definitely one of the perks of the traditional Sunday Jewish wedding.

See, we’re not doing elaborate floral arrangements on the tables.

Por que?  There will be 40 of them (the tables), and we’ll only be able to enjoy them for 12 hours…max.  From a cost-standpoint, it’s expensive, but more realistically, it’s kind of wasteful.

I’d rather have fresh bouquets of flowers delivered to my house every week for the next year.

But while we were meeting with this florist, Florist #1,  she suggested that we could scatter red rose petals around the cupcake tiers on each table.


And in the blink of an eye, our wedding color became red.

Red rose petals…red velvet cupcakes…I’m not one that takes a lot of convincing.  Obviously.

That’s what happens when you try to plan without a high level of commitment.

We met with another florist, Florist #2, who was more than happy to continue to hash the rose petal idea out with us.  It adds color!  Texture!  Visual Interest!

Since my bouquet (as well as my bridesmaids) will be white with green and red undertones (this was NOT my inspiration, but think of a color palette that you’d see on a Gala/Pink Lady/Fuji apple or something of the like), she led us down the logical path to choosing WHITE rose petals.


Remember that whole not-so-hard to convince-thing?

Goodbye, red.  We barely knew ye.

Black and white wedding, here we come!

What are your favorite bouquet-type flowers?

What’s the best/worst color (or color-combination!) you’ve seen someone use at a wedding?


14 responses to “Wedding Wednesday

  1. I think black and white will be classic and elegant! And I’m not being a soothsayer;)

  2. Worst color combo I’ve ever seen was brown tuxedo with dusty rose bridesmaid dresses. So 1980.

  3. I changed colors and themes (polka dot… No, peacock, no….. Limes) about a hundred times. No shame. Your wedding will be beautiful, regardless!!

  4. Woo hoo! My wedding was black and white and I LOVED IT! Someone suggested it was too prom, but I actually think it was quite elegant.

    And more importantly, easy! And cheap!

    Also I got awesome dark red/black roses for my bouquet. LOVED!

  5. My colors were dark purple and white with accent of baby orange (only in the flowers). It worked really well actually. I was worried when the flourist suggested it, but I loved it when I saw the flowers!! A friend of mine is doing a different PALE color for EVERY bridesmaid dress. She showed me like 6 different pastels the other day. Pink, blue, purple, orange, cream…all for the bridesmaids. I think I actually threw up a bit in my mouth when she showed me. It is going to look so awful…..

  6. Black and white – totally classic and timeless. I have been utterly and completely stuck with wheat, lavender and sage green as my colors – but now we’re starting to lean away from our “country” wedding because of the difficulties planning a wedding from such a far distance away. Ugh.

    Now I’m guesstimating something more formal for our colors, a little bolder tones – possibly of the same color combo though… we’ll see. Hopefully I’m looking at THE venue tomorrow…

    This stress just makes me want to drink. Is that bad?

  7. We did a black and white wedding with a pop of orange for the flowers. And in the interest of keeping it simple we had only dahlias…

    It sounds like your ideas will be beautiful…

  8. Love it! I did all white peonies in my bouquet, which I really liked. Simple is better.

  9. I have seen pictures of my SIL’s wedding, and the men all wore lemon yellow tuxes. The bridesmaids matched with the same pale yellow off the shoulder ruffly organza dresses. Hilarious! She laughs about it now. (Hubby was a “surprise” more than 10 years after his parents thought they were “done,” so SIL is much older.)

    Our wedding was royal navy & cream, so I went with hot pink stargazer lilies as the focus of the bouquets. LOVED!

  10. pink and red…it was a paki wedding! lol and flowers…um ill have to say blue and white!

  11. “Maybe not purple shoes if they make everyone look like a hooker!” <— I laughed out loud at this. So funny! I think black and white sounds beautiful! For now.

  12. Not gonna lie, I’ve seen way too many ugly shades of purple to want to start messing around with that color. I’m very traditional and prefer black and white with either gold or silver, or maybe a pop of a different, chic color.

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