Friday, June 19, 2009

colors for a spring wedding

I think I forgot to mention our wedding date: March 20, 2010, first day of spring. Also, it's the wedding anniversary of Mr. Fairfax's parents. I was hoping to do something big to honor them during our wedding but they don't seem to want to be made a big fuss of.. I'm going to have to figure something out that will not embarrass them but will recognize them in some way.. Any ideas?

So we have tentatively chosen our linens - a light sunny yellow for the table cloths, and a cornflower blue for the napkins (images fromWeParty.com). I didn't really mean for it to set the tone for the entire wedding but it definitely has. I am now obsessed with having a yellow and blue wedding. I think it'll really go well with our venue. For one thing, it'll bring the chairs in.
Old Town Hall provides tables and chairs at no extra cost. The chairs look Comfortable, but uhh.. they aint
no chiavari. They're dark blue, and don't look like they'd take well to sashes or anything like that, so I'm not going to fight it. I'm going to work With them instead of against them.

Another thing about the venue, it's a really charming historical building, and inside there's a lot of exposed beams and columns and all like that. So I'd like to have a more toned-down sorta vintage feel to the decor - and then make it really bright and springy with the flowers. We are not hiring a florist. A couple friends have gardens so I'm hoping they'll be able to have some spring flowers blooming by the time our wedding comes along - if they don't, it'll be Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. I'm already saving as many glass jars as I can so I can fill them with flowers and use them as centerpieces - along with some votives and maybe some button flowers. Button flowers? more on that later.. :)

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Blogger Miss National Mall said...

I'm thinking about doing yellow and blue too! Although I have about a million color options floating around in my head haha. Yellow and blue is so pretty :)

Friday, June 19, 2009 9:05:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

awesome! yeah I went round and round in my head for a few months with all the colors I wanted.. I think I'm finally settled on it now. Once you have a venue that should help narrow it down a lot. :)

Friday, June 19, 2009 9:21:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I really like the color combo of yellow and blue too...It is totally spring!
With regards to the parents, you can skip something at the reception, like the garter toss or something, and have an anniversary dance for the two of them...they can even dance to the song they danced to at their wedding!

Friday, June 19, 2009 9:24:00 AM  
Blogger Miss National Mall said...

Miss Glen Echo - the anniversary dance sounds so special, especially if they dance to their wedding song. So sweet :)

Friday, June 19, 2009 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

Miss Glen Echo. You are a genius! We were already planning to skip the bouquet/garter toss and I was trying to think of what to do instead..! I will bring this up with the Fairfaxes.

Friday, June 19, 2009 2:47:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

thanks! glad to be of assistance :-D

Saturday, June 20, 2009 11:24:00 AM  

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