Monday, August 30, 2010

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?

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Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

Although expensive, I love orchids!

August 30, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger christina said...

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

August 30, 2010 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Kendra said...

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

August 30, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Laura Trevey said...

LOVE the yellows and blues...

August 30, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Anonymous 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.

August 30, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger 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!

August 30, 2010 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger liz @ bon temps beignet said...

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


Our centerpices looked a lot like this:

August 30, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger liz @ bon temps beignet said...

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

August 30, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

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

August 30, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger 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!

August 30, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger 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.

August 30, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chic said...

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

August 30, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger 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.

August 30, 2010 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger 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!

August 31, 2010 at 6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

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

Good Luck!

August 31, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger 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!

August 31, 2010 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger 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.

August 31, 2010 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger 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:

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.

August 31, 2010 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger 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.

August 31, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger 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!

September 1, 2010 at 8:21 PM  

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