Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A Chic Green Wedding

Though I love pulling together elements for parties, I don't think I could ever do it professionally because ultimately it's the client's vision you are hired to execute. It's lots more fun to gather inspiration and let someone else deal with the unpleasant details of choosing a caterer and making sure all the guests can fit in the venue without violating fire codes.

Here is another imaginary wedding for your viewing pleasure. The bride and groom in question are cool and sophisticated with a rock and roll edge. They want to celebrate their big day with family and friends, great music, amazing food, lots of dancing and not a scrap of pink, pearls, roses or lace in sight.

The Invitations set the tone with a color palate of black with a shock of chartreuse green. This wedding will be elegant, unfussy and have an unexpected edge. A just as lovely far less expensive invitation option here too. (I like the meadow color.)

If anyone could carry off a black Birdcage veil with delicate white polka dots, it's this bride.

The Dress is simple, yet slinky and timeless.
Towering silver heels for the big walk down the aisle.

The ceiling could be strung with an endless array of inexpensive easy to make Pom poms in shades of grey, silver, black and vivid greens. Balloons with long ribbons curling all the way to the floor would add a variety of textures and a fantastic party vibe.

The bridesmaids could wear black with just a hint of punk rock attitude- like the studs on the sleeve of this dress.

Each girl could choose the shoe that suits her fancy.
A ruffly option for the girly girl.

This sparkly pair doesn't really go wit the dress above, but I love them too exclude them. I'd love to see the groom and his gents wearing slim fitting rat pack inspired suits with chartreuse green socks, matching pockets squares and whimsical shirts in a stripe, polka dot or floral print. No tie required.

The bouquets and bouts would be a surprising spray of sharp green flowers in a cacophony of textures to pop against the black and white palette.

DIY Terrariums would make fabulous centerpieces that guests could take home to enjoy long after the big day. (Find instructions and inspiration here!)

Clusters of moss in a variety of containers would also make for a cool, sophisticated tabletop.

Individual Flourless chocolate cakes with a mint garnish would be a wonderful close to an incredible soiree. What are your favorite party ideas?


Lu. Lu. said...

I'm trying to plan my wedding and it can be quite overwhelming. I love the pom poms! and the individual chocolate cakes look yummy. :)

Lasso the Moon said...

I like the idea of the fake wedding planning. Very fun. Esp the dessert.

CorrugatedCardboardBoxer said...

Loving the look of those cakes, my friend's planning his wedding at the moment and i'll def tell her to check out this post, prob really help her out. Love your blog

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