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My wedding will be at a farm in Alabama called Walters Farms ( http://waltersfarmsweddings.com/ ) and my theme is vintage, eclectic, and fun!<br /><br />My colors are pastels with pops of color(pale pink, blue, green, peach, and bright coral, orange, and chartreuse). So far, I am a little worried that my ideas might be too eclectic, and might come off as mishmashed in the final product. I’m not too worried about it, because I love each individual aspect so I feel like it’s going to work out–but that doesn’t settle the small, nagging worry that I have. My future MIL pretty much hates most of my ideas, so it’s hard to get a read for if they’re actually bad, or if they just don’t fit into her traditional style.
My dress is David’s Bridal’s WG3321.
I got this sash on Etsy, and planned on wearing it with the ribbon in the picture, rose gold.
My three bridesmaids will be wearing this dress, but with ivory ribbon sashes with a small flower detail.
My bouquet will look like this one, but with baby blue hydrangeas mixed in. The bridesmaids bouquets, and all the decorations will be baby’s breath.
I got this veil for the ceremony from Ebay for $20!
And here is a picture of our invitation that I designed, which will be a post card, with addresses on the back. I feel like it perfectly conveys the “tone” that I want our wedding to have–but what do you think?
This topic was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by irkeiko.
Post # 2
I think that all works together very nicely!
Don’t let your MIL get you down. Do you particularly like her taste? I’ll bet not.
Post # 3
I think it will be lovely I am going to follow you so I can see pictures of the finalproduct 🙂 … <br />I am having FMIL differing of opinions as well its getting very frutrating i understand… <br />I really like your ideas please post more as you make plans and decorations!
Post # 4
I love everything! It’s your wedding, as long as it’s YOU, don’t worry about anyone else 🙂 My MIL has very traditional style too and her suggestions never really fit into our wedding plans so we would just respectfully decline. She ended up really loving everything on the big day so maybe once your MIL sees it all tied together, she’ll feel differently.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Beautiful! I think everything goes together really nicely.
In answer to your question, yes I do think something could be too mismatched when going for eclectic. But from what you’ve shown here, I don’t think that’s the case for you. When I think “eclectic,” I think a bunch of mismatched chairs and mismatched vases. Everything you’ve shown seems to go together well while still being original and non-traditional. I like it!
Post # 6
love it! similar ideas to what I intend for our wedding (kinda). I also worry it’ll all come together, but… i’m sure it will because it’s “us”.
Post # 7
Looks fabulous to me. I love the colours you have chosen and ultimately, your day should reflect you and your FI. Not your MIL!
Post # 8
cbgg: Well, her taste is great, actually–just super expensive and sometimes boring. She actually, literally gasped when I showed her the invitations, and then when I told her they would be postcards to save money (no envelopes, and online RSVPs) she was shocked. It’s just hard because it makes me not want to share things with her because I’m worried it’ll make her keel over or something!
LadyPeacockk: Thanks! It’s nice to know someone understands! We are excited about how it’s coming together–just needed some validation, I think. I do plan to post more. My next big issue is choosing the suits for my fiance and the groomsmen.
mrsfancycups: That is reassuring! I think she is slowly starting to understand that that is just the kind of people we are. We want it to be beautiful, but also cheap and fun! I think if she had her way, it would be beautiful, but stuffy and formal.
Christy42213: Awespme! I’m trying to balance out the more unusual selections with simpler ones. Like since the bridesmaid’s dresses are so non-traditional, they will all be wearing the same shoes. At first I didn’t really care what shoes they wore, but now I think that them having the same shoes will help separate them and say, “These here are the bridesmaids–see? Their shoes are all the same!” It helps me from feeling like things are getting mishmashy, anyway.
brinny04: I feel the same way! It seems like the element are all a little different on their own, but I feel like they’ll work because our families know us, and everything will be so “us”! I’m gonna check out your posts. 🙂
Steampunkbride: Right! My fiance said that maybe the reason his mom didn’t like the invitations was because they didn’t say, “Mr and Mrs Blah Blah present—” and I was like, “Well if they want to pay for our wedding, I’ll be more than happy to put that on the invitation! Thank you so much for the kind comments!
Post # 9
based on what you showed, nothing really looks too out there and every thing looks like it goes together perfectly.
Post # 10
irkeiko: Well I’m a great believer in taking other people’s views into account with courtesy but equally, there comes a time when you have to say “I respect your ideas but actually THIS is what works best for us”.
I still remember looking across the reception room when I married my ex-husband and thinking “Is this really MY wedding?” because in the end, it had been easier to give in to my former MIL’s very outdated views than it had been to argue.
With the wisdom of age, I’d never let this happen again!
Post # 11
irkeiko: I think that all goes together pretty well! It is ecclectic, but gently so. There’s nothing disjointed or jarring about any of it.
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
irkeiko: Oh, that’s a good idea. I like all the BMs wearing the same shoes, especially since they’ll be wearing cocktail length dresses. My BMs wore floor-length gowns, so I told them they could wear whatever shoes they wanted since no one would see them anyhow. I can’t wait to see pictures from your wedding! Be sure to share once you have them. 🙂 And your veil is to die for!
Post # 13
I found these shoes for the bridesmaids and I think they’re great! They match mine, but are a completely different style. What do you all think?
Post # 14
Oh, these are the shoes I got for myself:
And I also got these shoe clips from Etsy to make them more “bridal”. I’m super excited because I feel like it makes them look similar to the really expensive shoes you see everywhere, but I paid $70 total.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2015 - Our church and then at The Garden Room for the reception
You have great taste; I love your ideas. They don’t seem mismatched to me, at all (at least, not from what you’ve shown us here.) The belt is gorgeous.