Filed under: Colors, Dresses/Gowns | Tags: bridal, fabric, gown, necktie, suit, swatch
If there’s one thing that I would like to change about this wedding planning, it would be to choose a easir color motif to work on!! I had trouble searching for the exact hue of greenish/blue that I like and same thing goes for our bridesmaid dresses so we ended up with a fabric that is more of a bluish without a tiny hint of green! Disappointing! But I’m over it now. My problem is, our invites are green and my bridesmaid dresses would be blue so I modified the color motif to be blue, green, gray and old rose.
I’ve asked our seamstress to send me a photo of the fabric that she bought and here it is.
And this is the fabric for groomsmen’s vest and pants:
Now to keep up with the blue/green theme, our bridesmaids dresses will be blue and the groomsmen’s necktie will be green. I already bought the neckties from gmarket (forgot to take a photo). I also bought the ninong’s supposed to be old rose necktie on gmarket but it turns out they’re more of a pink than an old rose but I don’t really want to make a big fuss about it. The bearer’s bow tie were also bought from gmarket (forgot to take a photo again) and they’re pretty cute!
Our bridal gown and suit designer, Philip Torres also sent me swatches of the fabric that will be used for our attires.
I’m getting really excited and nervous at the same time. I don’t know how everything will look!!
Motif update! I wanted all female principal sponsors’ outfits to be uniformed so we thought of providing them cloth/material which they could for their gowns. My sister and I went shopping in Bugis and saw the perfect color (at least for us) that would complement the dusky teal + gray theme that we initially had. The color will be a sort of an old rose/rose petal tone. I don’t exactly know the name of it, but for now I’ll leave it at that until I find the name for this color. The mothers’ gowns will still be grayish/platinum hue. I showed my mami the photos of the gowns in the inspiration board and she liked them.
For the male principal sponsors’ outfits, we plan to give them coordinating neckties, that is if we will require them to wear suits. Same thing goes with the groomsmen, we’ll provide them matching neckties and maybe uhm, matching socks?
The bridesmaids gowns will be a dusky teal color but
we I haven’t decided if we will push thru with different shades of dusky teal OR one shade of dusky teal with hint of gray OR pure dusky teal for all bridesmaids. One thing for sure though is that the gowns will be floor length, flowy chiffon and will have varying necklines/styles.
I haven’t thought of anything for the flowergirls and bearers though. =)
I am fickle -minded.
I thought I’ve finally settled on a color motif but NO, I’ve changed my mind. Main reason was because L doesn’t like the plum + powder blue + gray combination. Although he doesn’t completely disapprove and the final decision is up to me, I wanted to change it still. I didn’t want to push thru with those colors knowing he only half-heartedly agreed to it. So…. I came up with a new color pallette and inspiration board for our bridesmaid dresses and theme. Please take a look!
Color Motif: Teal + gray
Since he wanted a lively and bright color, this is the best that I can do!! It’s still kinda pale and is a dusty shade of teal but it’s definitely livelier than plum! I also didn’t want to hear comments such as plum is a color for “patay” so I opted for this one!
I want flowy, chiffon, floor length dresses. We’ll be having 3 secondary sponsors, 3 bridesmaids and 1 junior bridemaid so total of 7 persons! For the colors of the gowns, I’m thinking of having different shades of teal.
Theme: School Chic
L and I met in 3rd grade and were classmates until we graduated from elementary school so I thought of having school chic theme. Blackboards/ruled paper for menu cards & table numbers, chalk board for signages, report card inspired invites, customized “slam book” as our guest book, books with flowers on top as table centerpiece, and customized pencils as favours! =)
I have yet to show these boards to L and hopefully this time he’ll like it!
Filed under: Colors
This has probably been the most asked question SO FAR. Only our families, a few close friends and relatives know about our plans (not even our house mates know we’re about to get married, at least NOT YET) but so far this question wins by a landslide and I expect it be the #1 FAQ of this wedding! So, to get things started, after browsing thru tons of wedding blogs and wedding sites, I finally had an idea of what color I prefer. I like pale and light colors with the vintagey and formal look. I didn’t like the bright and bold colors which was the opposite of what L likes but heck, he gave me the permission that in the end, the final decision will be mine anyway.
So I narrowed down my faves to these colors which is in order of preference:
#1 Plum, eggplant, powder blue, gray
I like this color palette a lot! It’s my number 1 pick! I showed it to L and he didn’t like it. He said the colors looked sad. I asked him what colors he prefer and he is leaning towards blue.
#2 Yellow, powder blue, gray
So L is biased towards blue since it’s his favorite color. But the shade of blue that he likes is not aesthetically nice for a wedding motif! =) I asked him what color he prefers and he mentioned blue and yellow to which I cringe and told him it’ll look like it’s a beach wedding! But nevertheless, I still made a color palette based on his preference but still the turned out to be pale.
#3 Different shades of blue, green and gray
As you may have noticed, I am partial to the color gray. I really want it to be part of my motif, no matter what color we choose. I made this palette as another attempt to give in to L’s request of incorporating blue. But I’m still not giddy about this color. Hmmm..
#4 Old rose, peach, green and gray
I also prefer pink, but my sister already used fuschia pink as her color motif for her wedding last year so I’m kinda having second thoughts on pink although I love these shades of pink combined together, plus the inevitable gray of course.
We haven’t made an official decision yet but ‘m really leaning towards the plum, eggplant & gray theme. I have yet to inform L and confirm to him but I already told him a few days back that I’m really partial to these colors.