Wedding Color Palette

Now I'm not the one getting married. Already been there, done that, but this coming Sunday my parents are renewing their vows.

Actually saying their vows for the first time in an actual church ceremony. They went the courthouse route the first time around.

So while Mom was doing her best not to be a bridezilla me and my two sisters have been busy helping her plan their special day.

Yesterday we spent a big chunk of the day getting supplies to make menu's. When we got home and spread everything out on the table I realized the color combo is totally the same one from my guest bedroom!

I can't believe I hadn't noticed it before.

Here are the menu's:




Still toying with the idea of doing a border on them or not. I got that cool tool from the Martha Event so I gave it a try, but I might do with out it. We shall see....

*Sorry for the quality of the picture. It was with my iphone. :)

Here is my guest bedroom:



We went with a navy blue, teal blue, yellow combo! I might throw another color in their for good measure.Perhaps something in the orange family!

I'm also in charge of the centerpieces so we'll see how that goes!

Do you have any good centerpiece ideas?

20 comments:

Lavender and Lilies said...

Although expensive, I love orchids!

christina said...

love those menus! what a fun color combination. can't wait to see the centerpieces.

Kendra said...

I'm LOVING those yellow striped curtains. Where are they from?

Laura Trevey said...

LOVE the yellows and blues...

Splendid Sass said...

There is a floral blog, but I can't remember the name of it. Everything looks lovely, Mrs. DIY. Have a great week.
Teresa

Hamptontoes said...

I agree with Lavendar and Lillies, orchids are a lovely and sophisticated option for an older couple. Also, they can keep them or share with their children. Nice momento of the special day. How many people will attend? What is the budget for centerpieces? Is the affair in the day or at night? Votives always look gorgeous when grouped in large numbers (inexpenisve at Ikea)...I have lots of ideas!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Our colors were dust pink & shades of grey. here's a pic of the invites/rsvp postcards:

http://bontempsbeignet.blogspot.com/2010/03/pre-post-wedding-blues.html

and...

Our centerpices looked a lot like this:

http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/07/24/diy-details-centerpieces/

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

oh... and check out oncewed.com They have BEAUTIFUL wedding pictrues. I was *obsessed* with that site in the months before we got married.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh pretty!! lovely combo!
felicidades a tus papas Camila, Im sure it will be a very special day!

Mary @ RoomPolish said...

what a lovely guest room! I am loving succulents lately for center pieces---but that's not quite the orange you're hoping for! I'm so excited to find your blog---I feel like I'm trying to get my foot in the design door too---degree in anthropology and NOW figure out what to do with my life...such is life right?? Anyway congrats on your BEAUTIFUL blog. Excited to see what you come up with day in and day out!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Thanks for all of your ideas.

Just finished cropping all of the menus. Had a teeny snag when I found a typo and needed to re-print!

We are going to be having 65 guests and I think it will be 8 tables.

Trying to figure out what I'm going to put the flowers in. I was going to use my milk glass collection, but my mom is afraid people will walk out of them at the end of party. I don't think Jon would mind that, but I totally would.

I will keep you all posted.

Mrs. Chic said...

I'm a sucker from Hydrangeas in white....always a classic

kayce hughes said...

It could be fun to do the turquoise paint inside some thrift store glass vases and fill them with different yellow flowers.

shari @ little blue deer said...

I really love this! My wedding colors were light blue and yellow, and it was so cheerful, I was really glad I went with it. My one bridesmaid wore brown satin, it all ended up matching perfectly!

Anonymous said...

I noticed people are using paper pinwheels as centerpieces. Saw it on the following website (August 27th post):http://andersruff.blogspot.com/

With your color combination you probably can come up with some interesting ideas with paper.

Good Luck!

LindsB said...

send all those good centerpiece ideas this way! My blue and orange wedding needs all the good ideas it can get :)

LOVE those menus, very cute!

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

Centerpieces are so important. I would purchase inexpensive clear vases and with etching cream create a monogram in the center. Either etch the whole vase so the monogram is clear or etch the mnogram. Use mums and bright yellow gerberas to keep with the color scheme. Or etch your parents and use a different design on the others so someone at the table can take them home as a party favor.

how about candles with an unusual vase filler such as small multi colored chili peppers (depending on the theme)colorful glass chunks from the crafts store, pretty river rock etc. Tie a big bow around the bottom of the hurricane and you have a lovely centerpiece.

congratulations to your parents.

A Few of My Favorite Things said...

If you want to go with something other than - or in addition to - flowers, I love this idea from Martha:

http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/60-outdoor-party-ideas#slide_16

We did something similar at our family reunion but actually put the vellum on larger square glass vases and eliminated the frames altogether. They turned out beautifully and seem like an appropriate way to celebrate your parents' lives together.

A Few of My Favorite Things said...

And what did I just stumble upon but a fabulous yellow centerpiece made out of all things, yellow Jello! Sounds heinous but it's actually quite pretty.

http://projectbride.com/2010/06/17/5-easy-fun-centerpiece-ideas-for-your-wedding/

Hello Lover... said...

Love the colors and the menus are adorable. What about just getting some simple glass vases from a craft store and wrapping them with either ribbon or pretty fabrics and filling them with flowers of your choice - great way to add some color!