02 August 2008

Inspiration Blitzkrieg!!!

Alright!! colors! inspiration! glitter! consumerism!

As much as I hate to admit it (what am I talking about? I love this sh¡t!), colors and inspiration can be a good thing! After leaving a friend's wedding in early July, Mr. Cubbie & I started to talk a bit about what we wanted our wedding to look like and feel like. I like flowers as much as the next person, but I've never been so wild about any particular type. I mostly like them to just be there, and feel natural. What's more natural than wildflowers?? So we birthed the idea of lavender and poppies to inspire the wedding ambiance! Who could say no to lavender? And c'mon - poppies? IE, california poppies, golden poppies, red poppies, orange poppies... So pretty! So fragile! So inspirational! The only prob with this is that I don't want everything to feel so (excuse the pun) pop-y. Colors that pop everywhere is just a bit overload. And not so natural, either (I think). So maybe the Muting of the Poppies will be necessary. I think it'll be possible. Especially with lav undertones. This getting a bit boring yet? Don't fret, I've got wedding porn!

(All of the following pics come from snippetandink)

Here we have the lovely "wheat field inspiration board." Look! Lavender! And it doesn't look cheesy!!! We were thinking seriously about having the reception in a barn at a camping lodge, so this is right up our alley.

And then there's the rustic red! Can't you just imagine some lovely poppies picking up these rustic hues? I'm thinking the way to go will be muting hues, and adding the most beautiful color: wood.

This list goes on from there:
Beautiful, beautiful lavender, with natural green (hundy-percent necessary for our outdoor wedding!). Anyone know who makes that dress on the bottom left? The snippet & ink cite wasn't the best.

Did I mention we both looove pears? loooooooooove. Plus look at all this rustic wonderness! What's that? These pears have the same shade as muted poppies, you say? How convenient! ;)

And this lovely...
This one's a bit too blue, but mason jars are the new black!

If you're getting the idea that I naturally like muted, antiqued images, you'd be getting the right idea. Anyone with advice for making that work with lavender and poppies will be SHOWERED WITH COOKIES.

This one's gorge also, but probably not going to make the final color-cut:Maybe just a tad. Like river rocks = gray. And orangeish poppies = coral. Coral's hot.

So what do you guys think? How can lavender, poppies, wood, and (naturally occurring) green shades be incorporated into a color palate that looks rustic and antique? Can it be done??


  1. Mason jars are the new black... hahahaha.

  2. I absolutely think it can. Aaaand my studying-procrastinating self is tempted to make you an inspiration board, but I shall refrain for now.

  3. of course you can. basically because you are awesome and I don't see a conflict between any of those ingredients!