(Closed) My rustic / vintage / peacock theme. Is it ugly!?

posted 6 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Does this look okay?
    Looks great : (43 votes)
    48 %
    Looks bad : (19 votes)
    21 %
    Good, but could use tweaks (explain) : (28 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    My $0.02: to my mind, “peacock” and “rustic” don’t align very well. Peacock feathers make me think Gilded Age urbane sophistication and opulence, none of which really goes well with rustic. Either of them individually go well with “vintage,” but all three seems like more of a stretch. I don’t know, though, I don’t really go in for themes and inspiration boards, etc. Maybe you can pull it off and I’m just being too narrow-minded. Wink

    Post # 4
    Member
    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I really like the rustic elements, and that blue color from the feather works nicely with the tan. However, I feel like the peacock feather itself is kind of out of place. Maybe use the colors from the feather and work them into the rustic parts? But whatever you like is what is most important.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think the colors go well with the rustic theme, but the peacock is a little much. There seems to be a lot going on here, maybe pick one or two elements to emphasize. 

    Post # 6
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    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I kind of agree that peacock brings to mind jewels and pomp while rustic is more down home country but I think it can be done. I mean, its just a color theme so no one will take it too seriously. I would stick to the soft pracock tones in your photos instead of the deeper ones which are for more suited for ballroom style weddings and I probably wouldn’t go overboard with the feathers. 

    Post # 7
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    2712 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m with PP.  I like the rustic/vintage elements and the peacock colors, but I think the peacock feather itself doesn’t really work.  Including the feather makes it look like you are trying to do too much and have too many themes.  I’d just stick to the restic/vintage elements, the peacock colors, and ditch the feather.

    Post # 9
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    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Although they are beautiful, I do really feel like having the actual feathers around is a little confusing to the central theme. There’s something regal about the feather that doesn’t match the simplicity and loveliness about the rustic. I’d stick with maybe having the blue dresses, have bouts that match that color maybe, and bouquets and centerpieces around the blue, green, and auburn of the feather.

    Post # 10
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    2712 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Even if you had only a few feathers, I still think it would be too much.  I just don’t think it matches with the rustic/vinatage theme and the feathers would look very out of place.  I would be confused and wonder why they were there.

    Post # 11
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    4014 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I honestly like it OP. If it’s not peacock feather overload, then I think it would be neat to see it being used in a more toned down rustic setting! The colors are beautiful and a few peacock feathers aren’t going to raise my eyebrows. Do what you love!

    Post # 12
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    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i agree the colors are great and everything works well except the feathers themselves…i would ditch the actual feathers in the decor. love everything else!

    Post # 13
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @jymdrw:  It’s your wedding, I say go for it. I personally love turquoise so maybe I’m biased.

     

    Post # 14
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    25 posts
    Newbee

    I have to disagree with the previous posters re: the peacock feathers.  Peacocks seem “rustic” to me, if only because our venue is a somewhat ramshackle but beautiful old ranch, and there are peacocks running around all over the property, feathers in the cow pens, etc.  I get that peacocks are linked with opulence in some posters’ minds, but as a dissenting view I’ll say that the feathers make a great accent to a country wedding.  The only thing on your board that I’m not quite sure about is the green–I would stick with the blue and the brown, and let the green show up in your floral stems. ETA: Or maybe just a green that’s a bit more deep and muted?

    Post # 15
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @misschickpea @mavideniz:  Agreed! I love your inspiration board, although I might swap out that green color for a darker blue/dark purple instead.

    Post # 16
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    4014 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mavideniz:  I agree. I think that’s what I was getting at, I feel that they are more rustic than “oppulence”. They seem very rustic to me because of where I grew up. I never really understood the whole modern peacock themes because I was so used to seeing peacocks on a farm lol!

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