The making of a color scheme

Posted on February 16, 2009. Filed under: deciding |

I fought against having a color scheme.  Oh, boy, did I fight it.  I’m not sure why, but to me, the choosing of a color palette for our wedding was like giving into the pressure to make it an event rather than a celebration.  We don’t really color coordinate Thanksgiving, right?  But we do tend to stick to certain colors for Christmas and Fourth of July, and I’ll begrudgingly admit that it’s rather festive.  So I gave in.

Ta, da!

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For months, I’ve been winging it when I’m asked about colors, most often saying, “Green like the grass, blue like the sky, yellow like sunlight, and any flowery colors.”  While I love a nice, calm, restrained palette (like my original invites), in personality I’m more of an explosion of color.  So is the mister.

I walked in our front door the other day and was struck by the realization that these colors live in our home.  Look!

20081Do you see them all?  So, while I bid a sad adieu to the hundreds of ideas I have, I’m comfortable that we’re well represented.  Also, they look like a party, don’t they?  Evidence:

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I will try to steer us away from the tie-dye and more toward the field of flowers, but hey, we are putting a tent in the street, after all!  Oh, have I not told you about that yet?  Bad Cheese.  More on that later.

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4 Responses to “The making of a color scheme”

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Long time reader, first time poster. Firstly love your blog, so much of what you write it is scarily similar to myself including being a repeat bride. And you write it a lot better than I could, so thank you. And secondly colours, I was so adamant I didn’t have them either I didn’t understand the wedding obsession with colour schemes, but they have a habit of just happening and if I do admit to having them, mine are pretty much the same as yours 🙂

Rosalie – you made me laugh. It’s nice to know I’m not the only feeling like I got sucked into the color scheme vortex! Thanks for commenting.

When can I have the chair?

Oh, and Frank should be included;)


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