(Closed) Really struggling to define my ‘look’

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t know if this will help or not, but most of us (or at least myself!) also struggled with the same problem that far out in my planning.  I worried constantly, to the point of obsession, about what the theme, feel and colors were.  I think that it was my fiance who gave me the best advice – “forget about it.”  I know as a bride that that’s easier said than done.  Just keep reading blogs, keep looking at inspiration pics and wait until you see your venue.  Most of my struggles were also before I picked out and saw my venue in person. 

I can’t imagine trying to do it all from so far away… ((Hugs)).  Keep your chin up and know that it’s ok to not know.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Without pics or any more info about the venue, it’s hard to picture both “elegant and romantic, but also fun & party-ish”. 

Maybe if you make a list of things you don’t like, it’ll help guide you to what you do like?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

can you post the venue so we can take a look?  These 2 looks youre feeling out are going to be hard to mend together – its too much trendy on one end and classic on the other.  The venue provides a lot of clarity, you should be able to get an answer once you see it, but from the sounds of it, elegant would be the way to go.  You can do elegant ands till have fun though, dont associate classic with stuffy. Smile

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

ok, I actually know this place.  My fiancee is from the Cleveland area (Parma) so I’ve seen this!  It is very classic, elegant, and stately.  In my opinion, and PLEASe remember that this is ultimately your decision, I think the black/white (too trendy for the venue) and the citrus colors (too outdoors-y/beach-y) would look quite out of place in such a grand setting, especially next to those walls and curtains.  You could very easily go french or english garden, or classic pastels and creams, and they will fit in with the setting.  Like I said before, you can still do this and have fun.  If you do pastels, you can add a pop of color with navy or with a few bright flowers in arrangements.  But there ARE ways to make the wedding “you” and fun and vibrant aside from the colors.  I had the same conundrum.  Once I finally picked my now colors, everything fell into place and I realized how off my old ones would have looked in my venue.  Let me know if you want anymore input (Im afraid Im coming across bossy or something…not my intention I promise!!)

 

addition – take a look at all those photos – they’re all champagne and cream and white.  Even if you go in and add colored flowers…pinks, pale yellows, oranges, etc, your wedding will look vibrant next to those photos.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I like the tableclothis in the first photo…but those pink ones, YIKES!  Im not a huge bright pink fan to begin with so it makes it worse for me lol. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

nah you could totally do rustic french there with that building.Check these out (Im not crazy, Ive seen a lot of French and English pop up lately so I did a search for “french” in my google reader Wink)

Rustic wedding in Paris: http://classicbride.blogspot.com/2009/08/parisian-countryside-wedding.html

French Country Romance via MYM: http://marryyoume.blogspot.com/2009/08/inspiration-board-french-country.html

French Garden florals on SMP: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2009/08/24/trends-in-wedding-floral-design-the-french-garden-style/

 

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