decision on our wedding “theme” wasn’t actually a planned one–it
all just kind of fell into place. To start, I wanted to narrow down the
colors, since that would be the unifying factor for everything from the Save the Dates to wedding reception decor. I asked FH for his opinion on this…and (unsurprisingly) he
looked at me like I had two heads. He was all like “the last thing I
care about is a color scheme. Just please don’t make it too girly.”
LOL. Clearly I should have expected that answer but I try to involve
him where ever possible since it is our wedding, after all. I’m just lucky he didn’t suggest a Green Bay Packers themed wedding since he’s such a hardcore fan!
after thinking a bit more about non-girly colors that really
felt like “us”, a teal and champagne gold color scheme was decided.
Then, in searching for potential wedding themes utilizing these colors, I came across peacock feathers. And fell in LOVE. Their
feathers are gorgeous with a number of jewel tones, including different
shades of blue, green, brown and gold. I also have a thing for feathers
so I thought this would be perfect.
However doing a search on Google
Images for “peacock themed weddings” turned up some…not so inspiring
results. It seems that incorporating peacock feathers into a wedding
theme ranges from very understated to horrific and over-the-top. So
with not a lot of inspiration to go by, I’ve had to wing it and kind of
make it up as I go along. I scoured Pinterest, Google and Etsy and found these images for inspiration;
And talk about perfect timing. One day (shortly after finding the above tablescape) I was on Facebook and was targeted an ad for an event design company
called BBJ Linen–their website is pretty cool and allows you to
virtually create a tablescape using the many colors they have
available. This image below is the one I created on their site and is
the closest thing to my vision I could find (teal napkins, chair ties and a champagne gold table runner);
My Virtual Tablescape (Teal and Gold) / Created on BBJLinen.com
had also gone to Jo-Ann fabric store and bought a few yards of fabric
in the colors I had in mind. I am NOT crafty nor a DIY’er by any means but I
attempted to make little color swatch packets (below) as leave-behinds for each
of my vendors so they could understand the colors and vision (I gave one
to the florist, baker, wedding planner, etc.)
Color swatches I provided vendors / Personal Photo
So this theme is still a work in progress but I feel good about at least having some sort of direction–now hopefully all the pieces come together nicely the day of the wedding. But that’s something to worry about another day!