Colour, Colour, And More Colour

used to be firmly set on a gray and yellow wedding. So much so that our friends would teasingly tell me those were their colours each time one of them got engaged before I did. Now it’s my turn and I’m finding it tough to keep my mind made up. I still absolutely love yellow and gray as a combo for weddings, surprisingly though, I’m doing something different.

While you’ve all patiently waited for me to explain the theme for our wedding, I’m afraid I can’t quite pinpoint it, by a name, or specific colours.

If you’ve already hunted me down on Pinterest then perhaps you already know the direction we’re heading. (If you haven’t, by all means, check me out and enjoy all the eye candy!)

Basically, at this point, we’re like pigeons attracted to shiny things. If it’s bright and colourful and we love it, we want it.

Very early on after our engagement, David and I spent an evening browsing blogs to make sure we were on the same page in terms of decor and theme. Due to his advertising background and love of type and design, he stuck mostly to Design Work Life and forwarded me an awesome invitation after an awesome invitation. Meanwhile, I devoured every wedding blog I could get my hands out and pointed out schemes that I may or may not have already browsed prior to the shiny ring appearing.

colorful decor
I can’t quite decide between a spin on the primary colours, with coral red, Tiffany blue and yellow, or something less simple. Why not all the warm hues? Red, coral, pink, yellow, and orange along with pops aqua.This particular wedding from Style Me Pretty is one of our favorites and one of the first that sold me on changing the colour scheme. It has some amazing fun and modern details and I love that there is so much vibrant colour. You’ll see it a lot on my wedding pinboard.

As the desire for colour, colour, and more colour increased, so did my strange obsession with balloons.

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If you’re looking for buzz words, I’m not sure that I have any. Yet.

While I love vintage details, I’m leaning towards quirky and fun, rather than rustic and romantic. I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate some of the items from around our house into the decor, or at least draw inspiration from the style around our home. Things will be more casual than elegant. I hope our guests will agree that the decor will reflect us as a couple and our personalities.

rustic decor

Maybe I’m suffering from a bit of information overload. There is so much beautiful inspiration on Wedding Obsession and the rest of the internet. Just when I think I’ve made a decision, I come across something new while browsing online and I’m torn all over again. Also, with more than 400 days to go until the wedding, there’s still plenty of time to choose, so who says I have to make up my mind right now? Normally I’m not this indecisive. If you give me a few options, I can make a confident decision pretty quickly.

Luckily, so far, we’ve made up our minds on the most important things. The date, venue, the photographer, and some of the smaller details like cake and decor items.

I’ll continue to reveal some of our details in the monthly Share The Love features and my posts every few weeks.

Of course, here’s one of my Etsy roundups. I shared this one on my own blog shortly after we got engaged. It’s still pretty close to what I have planned now.

I hope you love it as much as I do! I can’t wait to share more details now that the “theme” is finally revealed.

Now its a time for modern junkyard wedding… I’ve been aching to share this modern wedding shoot for a while now. Kristina McAnally with the Event Planning Headquarters came up with the concept of a beautiful wedding shoot placed in a junkyard which made for some spectacular photos from Shandro Photo. Be sure to check out each and every vendor that was part of this inspiration shoot! It’s a stunner.

For quite some time I have wanted to do a wedding shoot that was designed purely around juxtaposition. Most people would never dare put a bride in a couture gown in a junkyard full of disheveled metal but that’s exactly what I wanted! The opportunity finally presented itself and I assemble a team of the wedding industry’s finest to help me complete the vision.

Junkyard wedding

What made our wedding offbeat: We picked a fun, funky, artsy location (The Cathedral of Junk) that is just a few miles from our home in South Austin and super affordable (Vince accepts donations). It’s just in this guy’s backyard. There were basically no rules and we liked that.

Junkyard wedding

We chose our outfits based on what we personally like — The Victorian Age and the 1920s.

Our wedding party was more of a Greek chorus than a line of girls and boys (and a dog) on either side of us

Junkyard wedding

Junkyard wedding

Junkyard wedding

Junkyard wedding

Junkyard wedding

Junkyard wedding

Junkyard wedding

I hope you’ll be inspired by this shoot! Enjoy!

Junkyard wedding

Concept & Design: Kristina McAnally with Event Planning Headquarters
Rentals: Special Event Rentals
Photography: Shandro Photo
Cake: Cake Couture
Dress: ROOY Couture
Flowers: La Piazza Dasee
Hair: Sunita Sumaru
Table Accessories: Edmonton Wedding & Party Centre
Make Up: Kaitie Durbeniuk

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