When wedding planning it’s difficult not to hit that brick wall of intimidation and simultaneous burn out after a while. Ben and I were going through that for, oh I dunno, about 8 months after we got engaged.
We got engaged at Christmas and until two weeks ago we didn’t have a wedding venue. For the first two weeks of our engagement I was researching venues, colors, dresses, decoration, honeymoon locales, dinner ideas, caterers, photographers and then – BAM, like a crash test dummy I hit a wall. Wedding planning was supposed to be fun and exhilarating – not stressful or something that sends you into the corner of the room with one eye twitching and you holding your knees whilst rocking back and forth… I didn’t make it that far, but close.
But tell any bride that it shouldn’t be stressful and then be prepared to run (FAST) before you get your face mauled off like a honey badger looking for food. It just plain doesn’t work that way. Despite the best of intentions by all parties involved.
Thankfully, we’ve had lots of help. My MOH and future sister in law are rockstars at this kinda thing. MOH (Beka – you may have seen her here a time or two.) being married last year has helped me keep everything in perspective, allowed me to vent whenever necessary and kept a bottle of wine chilling in my fridge at all times. Bless her.
My future sis-in-law has helped us spearhead ideas for color combos, rehearsal dinner venues, hotels for out of town guests and sent us price breakdowns for every possible occasion. Bless her, too. If it weren’t for these two – we’d be engaged for ten years and still would have never made a single decision…Well, besides me buying my dress. (I kinda jumped the gun on that one and bought it three months ago.)
While pursuing ideas of colors with these girls in numerous magazines, the internets, and picking out paint chips to do our own at home color combo research we thought “might work with the venue” – we found The One. *Angels singing*
One day I stumbled upon The Perfect Palette, who’s dedication to providing every bride out there with simply put, brilliant combinations of wedding colors set to make each wedding unique and wonderfully representative of each couples personality. Colors do set the mood for a wedding and they speak volumes about the couple.
Beka’s wedding for instance, was dusty rose, cream and steel gray. It was stunning. It fit her and Jason’s modern and romantic personalities – perfect for a black tie wedding set at a SoCal winery. Click here for a somewhat similar example to see what it can look like.
For Ben and I, we wanted to make sure that our wedding matched our venue, and played up our fun sides. Really, on the outside we’re pretty boring people day to day – but we have spunk, pizazz and zest for a country-esque lifestyle. Trezzi Farm was the perfect place for us. Or rather me, since I kinda had the final say.
Run by the sweetest couple you’ll ever meet, Stephanie and Davide – they bring a bit of Italy right to the middle of Greenbluff, WA. The red roofs on the buildings and surrounding vineyard bring a punch to the place that I hadn’t seen at any other venue I looked at. It was it.
So, okie dokie – match your colors to your venue and your personalities. Done. And so here we have…
(Photos borrowed from Perfect Palette’s Webiste)
Full of punch, pizzazz and zest. Wouldn’t you say?
(Photos from The Perfect Palette‘s website)
Not to mention – Trezzi Farms’s winery has a stunningly painted Poppy painted winery. I swoon. Told ya – this place was IT.
And – a it has a ridiculously large Effin’ Metal Chicken.
Wedding colors For the Win!!
What were your wedding colors? Or do you have ideas of what your someday-when-I-get-married-my-colors-will-be? I’d love to hear ’em.
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I love your colors! It totally fits your country theme and the venue for your wedding! Love it!
I've wanted to marry Dusty for the past two years so I've got my colors ready to go (pretty much I've been "planning" for two years) and our colors will be lavender purple and mint green! And we want to get married at the Marcus Daly Mansion at my hometown. Hehehe. I just need the man to propose!
Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks
Oh, my goodness! I simply have to get some pictures taken with that rooster. And then frame at least one to hang in the kitchen. 😉
Oops, that should say, "YOU" simply need to get some pictures made with the rooster. 🙂
Awesome! Your color palette is PERFECT and I love, love, love the montage of wedding ideas. I hope you take tons of photos on your wedding day so we can see it all. It's going to be gorgeous. How exciting that it's all coming together (without any honey badger maulings)!
This is pretty. I love those colors together!
Those colors are wonderful! It's really going to help you make a wonderful wedding!
Those colors are beautiful! We got married last summer and our colors were orange and green – with a touch of purple. Orange is so fun, and I absolutely love that blue!
LOVE! We just picked our colours too 🙂
Lime green and aqua are the primary ones but other tropical ones to follow suit as we are being married in Florida (live in Toronto)
Congratulations on getting things in order – its a fun adventure. My advice…PINTEREST!!!
I cant comment on your fb as I have been banned but I am at Running With the Deviled Eggs
Thanks for the tip on the perfect palate – going to head there now!
Let's be serious. We both know I was so apathetic that I ended up with black. And white rose petals on the table and a white/green bouquet…hahaha.
I LOVE your colors! They're going to look absolutely perfect at the location and the moment I saw them, it just felt right. SO happy you can check this off the list 🙂
LLLLOOOOOVVVVEEEEEEEE!!!!! I can't wait to show you my pics, we're going to have had similar weddings! Next on the list, how do we get Dusty to propose??!!! 😀 Haley let us know if we need to be dropping any hints! 😀
Oh I love your colors!!!!! I love how fun and bold they are! The photos you choose for inspiration are so pretty! Can't wait to see photos of your gorgeous day!
Love your colors!
And the big effin metal chicken?? I'm afraid that needs to be at every wedding 🙂
Oooo! I'm going to have to check out that site. I know we are going to have red in our wedding (Chinese good luck), but I am having a hard time figuring out what goes well with that.
Your colors are awesome!
First of all–YAY for checking another item off your list. What a gorgeous color palette! I can't wait to see how you tie everything in together. The terracotta color with turquoise is so pretty.
Second of all, I think I might need that big rooster.
I love your colors!! It will be such a beautiful wedding!!!