Designing a Wedding You're In Love With : Part III : Don't Worry About Matching Everything

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

  The challenge with looking to your everyday world for design inspiration is that your choices may not seem cohesive enough for a wedding. But if you aren’t an overly matchy person, then why should every component of your wedding coordinate to a tee? There’s no reason you have to carry a white bouquet of roses to match a neutral background if your favorite flowers are fuchsia peonies. And by the same token, if orange poppies are your favorite, you don’t need everything from the bridesmaids’ dresses to your groom’s socks to be orange. Florals that are similar to the ones grown in your own garden are so much more meaningful than random pink flowers chosen to match your signature drink or table runners. I like to look at designing a wedding as if you’re creating an atmosphere similar to your home or favorite shop. When you walk into your kitchen, is the entire room devoted exclusively to the same two colors? And I don’t know about you, but I love the variety of colors and textures on display at my favorite store. Bring in elements you truly love and don’t worry too much about coordinating everything perfectly. Now, if you are a girl that likes a color scheme, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that either. But if you love something, then there is probably a way to work it into your look – the common denominator will be that every element represents you in some way, whether the hues are perfectly matched or not. 

Photography by Imij Foto

1 comment:

Chucklenugget said...

Thank you so much for this! It is so refreshing and supportive to read:) and very much appreciated by an overwhelmed bride (!!!)