As summer approaches, so do the weddings of many close friends, as well as engagement parties! Perhaps the most fun I had when I started planning my wedding was pulling inspiration from a myriad of sources. I went through magazines, cd covers, fabric samples, and a few Anthropologie catalogs to get some idea of the "look" that I wanted.
I unfortunately smashed so many elements into my wedding that I don't have a "theme," but I am slowly putting together a "look." Once I decided on a season (fall), I knew that I wanted to incorporate the color orange.
I was also in my navy blue phase and that color stuck around as well in the wedding "look."
My color inspiration looks a bit like this:
Photo from: http://www.bridalbuds.com/2009/02/inspiration-board-navy-and-orange/
While furiously browsing the internet the past few weeks, I realized that some of the best inspiration can come not just from pictures online or stacks of wedding magazines, but from fashion shows.
Many designers put together a theme for their collection each year and some of them have color schemes and themes that truly stand out. This year, my favorite, especially if you're having a garden wedding or are in love with flowers and bright colors, take notice of Christian Dior's fall 2009 Couture line:
The Dior stage was set with a million flowers and the colors are bright, bold, and stunning. Another collection that you bright colored brides can grab some inspiration from is Erdem.
How did you come up with your colors/theme?