Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's official, like a referee whistle

The future hubs and I have decided on a color scheme, and it's our final decision. There will be no more changes as far as our color scheme is concerned. Period.

Are you ready for it world? Here it is:

Mint, ivory and coral.

Why did we change it again? For a bevy of reasons, let me begin:

Future husby wants to wear a black suit (he's having a suit custom made, and he's pretty excited about it) and the coral and sand theme just didn't feel like it would work with my groom and his buddies wearing black suits.

Secondly, a very long time ago I mentioned that the chairs in our space are hideous. Unless, you're having a green themed wedding in which case, their genius.

Scratch that, I still think they're ugly but if you can imagine a beautiful table scape with mint and coral all over it I think it will really detract from the ugly chairs. (Honestly, I'm having a very hard time justifying the cost of RENTING chairs. I'd be paying at least $600 and I'm basically getting nothing in return. My guests will sit in chairs that are visually pleasing, it just doesn't seem worth it. I'd rather spend $600 shopping while we're on our honeymoon.)

Third, the style of our venues has a lot of coral (or terra-cotta, if you will) coloring. It makes sense to work with the spaces rather than work against them.

Outside of our reception venue (actually, it's the inner courtyard)

Outside of our ceremony venue

Inside our ceremony venue

The altar of our ceremony venue

Cocktail area of our reception venue - all I see is mint, coral and ivory. Perfect!!

Lastly, he wants green (I wanted green in the very beginning too). I want champagne, but ivory is a better choice here (I could probably get away with calling it champagne, hehe). Coral is the fun that ties it all together and makes it feel fresh.

Here is the inspiration board that has been slowly pulling me towards it for a few weeks now:

I think black suits and mint ties and bouts will look fine for the mens.

This color combo just feels fresh and summery. I think it will be perfect for a late May, memorial day weekend wedding by the sea. Plus, I love all of the fun pops of coral color and the subduedness (I know it's not a word, but humor me here folks) of all three separately but together I think they're chic and seasonally appropriate.

Was there a major part of your wedding that took you several months (and several changes) to come to a final decision?


Chocolate Lover said...

Your venue looks amazing! I love the color scheme you chose! That was something that took us forever to decide on as well!

PartyPlannerGal said...

Beautiful! I love it! I actually don't think your chairs are that bad, but this palette will really tie the look together. And you know I love green!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Great choices, and way to go for working with the colors that are already at the venue! I love your ceremony location, too. It’s gorgeous.

Newport Nuptials said...

I love the inspiration board. The colors are pretty, but look even better together when brought to life!

Katerina @ GirlWithARing said...

Beautiful palette! We picked the colors long before the venue, so thinking about whether to pick new ones or not. Realistically, we've already started making a lot of things in our original colors, so it would be a pain to completely change them, but I do think it would be beautiful to match the space like you will be doing!

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

Oh they are so nice!!!!! I bet black accents like tuxes will really make the place/theme so elegant. A great way to do that? Pink anenomes with the black centers... they would add that pop of black in all the right places, and seem to go with the feel I'm getting from that inspiration board!


Pug(s) and Bugg said...

(they pink ones come in a very pale, almost ivory color... I should have said that!)


Jenn said...

Love the new color decision!

Peach Bellini Bride said...

Your colors go beautifully with your church- love it!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

That church is stunning and I am lovin' on that cocktail area! Your color choices are great and so smart that you recognized to work with and not against what is already there. I actually found a wedding on a blog that took place *at* my venue and fell in love with their color scheme so rather than an inspiration board, I have an inspiration wedding that I refer to for the colors and ideas :)

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

I think it looks amazing and the colors/venues/everything is just perfect!


Bee @ BP Wedding said...

What a lovely color palette choice! I love that inspiration board. I think that black suits with green for the men is a fabulous idea. Can't wait to see how everything comes together.

Annie @ MarryYouMe said...

So if anyone can relate about the chairs at your venue, it's me since I got married at La Playa! They were such a point of contention for me too, and in the end we couldn't afford the money for the silver chiavaris (sigh). But our color palette (mint green, baby blue, ivory, and hints of peach) worked with them okay I think and at the actual wedding I really didn't notice them - they blended in with the decor where the silver chiavaris may have stood out too much. Here's a link to a pic of the chairs at our wedding (which was in the Carmel room).
What do you think you'll end up doing about the Poseidon statue that can't be moved in the Poseidon room?

Anonymous said...

lol. I changed my colors several times too. My planner kept going this is it? This is final? Are you sure? Even after I made the final decision. lol

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