Sunday, January 30, 2011

color schemes

gold, olive, cream and light blue.

neutrals plus dark accents

light blue and orangey red

ballet pink, light blue and expresso

cream, expresso, white with red accents

Parasols and fans instead of flowers

Origami deco

Thousand Origami Cranes (千羽鶴 Senbazuru?) is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes held together by strings. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true. This makes them popular gifts for special friends and family..A thousand paper cranes are traditionally given as a wedding gift by the folder, who is wishing a thousand years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

very into texture lately

old and eclectic meets contemporary and minimal

I worked at a catering hall for 4 years in college. So when I got engaged I decided that a typical wedding might possibly take me back to being 20 years old wearing a tuxedo serving salads to drunkards. (not that there is anything wrong with that) It just means I want to do things a little differently. Even though I'm enjoying a long engagement and not getting married anytime soon I'm having fun thinking about decorating. It's like a big art project for me. So I'm making style boards of things friends send to me, and things I discover on my own so when it's time to make some big decisions, I have some visuals I can refer back to.

So here is the first one without a color scheme in mind.

minimal cake. branches with paper flowers (DIY from Martha Stewart) vintage style invitations. vintage board games. antique typewriter.