1. how it all began: how you met, first date, first kiss, how long did you date? first picture together…..etc.
2. when you knew he was the one: self explanatory.. but how and when did you know?
3. proposal: how it happened, how long were you engaged for? was it a total surprise? pictures of that… etc.
4. the ring: tell us about it! did you pick it out? did he? pictures! tell us about his ring too!
5. engagement/bridal pictures: let’s see em!
6. the colors: show some of the flower and colors you used
7. the dress: was it what you always imagined? did you have it made for you? white or ivory?
8. the little accessories: you know, veil? shoes? jewelry? what did your bridesmaids wear?
9. the reception: where was it at? show us some pictures! what day did you get married?
10. the cake/food: i love food. so tell me about what you had at your wedding!
11. your song and/or the first song you danced to at your wedding: share a music video or lyrics if you can!
12. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day: can be anything.
13. honeymoon: where did you go? was it good? 😉 haha…jk.
14. thoughts on marriage: what is the easiest/hardest part? if you could change anything, what would it be?
15. first place that you lived together: pics if you have them!
16. kids: do you have any yet? if not, when do you plan on it? how many do you want? any tips on good/bad birth control?
17. most recent picture of you and your significant other and what you love most about them 🙂 and any other thoughts.
When I was younger and people would ask me about my future wedding colors (why do people ASK that??), I would always respond, “turquoise and fuchsia.” I wasn’t kidding. But, as the task of planning my own (real) wedding came up, I decided that my 10-year-old hunches were not always spot-on. I could only imagine what my family would have said at the prospect of wearing blue and hot pink.
So then I was thinking that I should do a red, white, and blue color scheme—not like patriotic red, white, and blue, but more like a china-bowl bright blue and a berry red. That idea was instantly shot down by my mother, who said that she was not going to be decorating with flags anytime soon (although I told her several times that a patriotic theme wasn’t the intention).
By the time I got to the wedding decorator’s business, I had tentatively picked out navy blue and yellow. But, when I saw the colors together, I actually really didn’t like them. I did, however, really fall in love with a “peacock blue” table she had on display by the door. And thus the idea for doing a peacock-inspired wedding was born.
Since peacock feathers can be kind of intense, I decided to lighten up the table arrangements a bit with lemon slices inside the vases. I half-heartedly toyed with the idea of making all the women in the party wear peacock feathers in their hair (like in an old-fashioned saloon), but decided against it. (You can thank me now for that, family).
So here are some of the pictures of how it all came together (pictures courtesy of Valor Photography):
(we did actually get matching ties for all the men though. Here I am with my 2 brothers)
Overall, I’m happy with the colors I chose. If I was to do it all over again, I might have gone with something more subtle (like ivory and rose, with hints of pale green), but that’s okay. I would never, ever want to plan a wedding again. Too much stress. But you’ve got to do it once, right?