As I have said before, I am a HUGE fan of loads of color at a wedding. Though sometimes when I browse through my very large list of wedding blogs, and I see 2 color combos, I doubt my decision to incorporate 4 colors into our wedding. Imagine my delight when I came across this photo featured in this blog entry by Rock ‘n Roll Bride. Granted this wedding was in Chile, but Oakland deserves a little color too. I am adoring her pink dress, the garland, those random flower things on the side….All of it.
This blog entry is inspired by this dress I happened upon this morning. Made with close to 2,009 pieces of peacock feathers, the dress took eight sewers forty days to make, and can be yours for $1.5 million. This dress is intense.
The detail is actually really beautiful, but I’m not sure I know anyone who would ever wear this…especially with a hefty price tag like $1.5 million.
I did find more reasonable items that were peacock inspired. I think its a beautiful color palette, and if you are into feathers, could make for some beautiful accessories and decor.
clockwise from top
Veronica Reis dress
Peacock feather bobby pins by Emily Wootton
Boutonniere by Erica Cavanagh
Butterfly fascinator by DinoFleur designs
Chloe Feather fascinator by Portobello
Peacock feather clutch by Red Ruby Rose
Blue Peacoque by Sweet Grass Mill
Minerva Peacock collar by Hayashi Beads
Yesterday was the first day of fall, though in San Francisco you would never know it. We got a heat wave, and I believe it was throughout California. It got me thinking about the fact that I’ve never really known seasons. I’ve experienced them, but having grown up in California my whole life, the transition is minimal, and the year passes by without any real visible changes.
This past year, we drove up to Seattle on a whirl-wind errand that we had to run for Mick’s office. We literally left Saturday morning, and flew back Sunday. Though the drive up was worth the 15 hours + we spent in the car. We drove the long way for the pure sake of the scenery, and considering our trip was in October-ish, the highway was amazing. The colors in the Northwest were at their boldest, and you could definitely tell it was fall. I think that if I lived anywhere the seasons were a bit more prevalent, I’d be more likely to take the inspiration of the leaves and use that as a theme for a wedding, though the timing and location would have to be perfect. Its so warm and inviting…isn’t it?
I’ve always loved bright colors. When I was in college, my mom and I made a patchwork quilt for me to use as my comforter. My room was bursting with color all the time. I used that and continued with the bold colors throughout. The art I painted was bright, the art I bought was bright, the furniture that I had in my apartments was always bold. My future being bright as well. This is where I find my inspiration. Wedding: Bright colors; Kids rooms: Bright colors. They make me smile. They make the room feel warm and lived in. They make me feel at home.
I don’t know whats come over me, but I had to share my newfound love for paper lanterns.
Every girl plans their wedding in their head. I’m not engaged yet, but with the knowledge that I’m done searching, and that someday I’ll be getting married, I like to look for inspiration. So yah, I cruise some wedding blogs, and read some magazines. I’m not gonna lie. I used to have cherry blossom lanterns hanging on the wall of my bedroom, and whenever I’d turn those on as my only source of light there was just this calm I felt. This whimsical calmness (if that’s even possible), and there is something about the soft light that they emit that just makes me feel good.
SO…where better to feel good than at your own wedding, and with my search yesterday, there are a TON of colors out there and for a really reasonable price! Whatever my theme, whatever I decide to do for the day yet determined….there will be a color for me. Just check out this Paper Lantern Store. Who knew that there were that many options. Aren’t they pretty??
I like the idea that these lanterns can be used indoors as well as at an outdoor wedding, though it looks like they primarily occupy the tent space if its a covered wedding. Obviously decisions cant be made till a venue is found…but maybe this helps with the decision making process. Maybe the lanterns become non-negotiable? I’m sure thats unreasonable…but I guess I just wait till its my time to start planning.
::side note. This was my first photoshop collage. what do you think?