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What Are Your Colors?

5 Jan

You’re probably thinking, “That’s awesome, Miss Oatmeal. Great pictures. But I still have no idea what your wedding colors are.” Well here they are. I can’t remember the thought process behind choosing these, I just all of a sudden had colors. I had colors! That made the wedding so official to me. Because the first thing everyone asked me at the beginning of the engagement was, “What are your colors?”. Well, that, and “When are you going to have babies???’. Yikes.

Navy, Yellow, Grey

Let me break it down for you. My main ladies will be wearing navy dresses and yellow shoes of their choice. This was very important to me for a couple of reasons:

  1. I wanted each of them to feel comfortable and be able to express their personal style.
  2. Each girl can spend however much she’d like on her dress and shoes, as long as they’re navy and yellow, respectively.
  3. And basically, I love mis-matchy goodness.

So it should look something like this, but replace the matching dressed with mismatching ones. So really, it won’t look anything like this. ūüôā

{Kathryn Krueger Photography}

Some of the gals have gotten their dresses, others haven’t.* I’m not at all stressed out about leaving the decision up to them. I completely trust all five ladies and with everyone’s incredible fashion sense, I know they won’t disappoint. As for the table decor, ¬†don’t worry… I ¬†have no plans to make it an overwhelming display of yellow. I haven’t found a single picture of a table using navy and yellow that doesn’t make me want to throw up. Exaggeration. But really, most of the pictures I’ve come across are just overkill. But I have a few tricks up my sleeve! You’ll just have to wait and see.

So, what do think of my color choices? I’m really hoping that what I’m envisioning will materialize into something beautiful and fun.¬†Was it hard for you to decide on your color scheme, or was it an easy decision?

*Caution to those out there considering giving their bridesmaids full reign…Bridesmaid Oatmeal Leslie has bought and exchanged at least six different navy dresses since February. So I’m not getting attached to any dress she shows me. I love that girl.

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Oatmeal Gets Inspired

5 Jan

I suppose I should get to the point and introduce our wedding theme. While I don’t really think I can put a name to it, I’d probably describe it like this:

One part vintage + one part country + one part romance + a whole lotta heart (that is my favorite wedding from Brother Oatmeal. So touching and special).

This wedding is going to reflect us, and believe me when I tell you that we aren’t following any tradition just because we “have” to. ¬†I can’t promise everything will be perfect, but I can promise that I’ll be crying a lot, we’re going to have fantastic music, our wedding party’s speeches won’t disappoint, and there won’t be any boring downtime.

Okay, back to the fun stuff. I started looking at wedding blogs long before I had a ring on my finger. Speaking of rings, have I told you about mine? Cause I’m in love with it. It doesn’t look like anyone else’s I know, it’s yellow gold, and just wonderful. I’ll try to get a good shot of it one of these days to show you. It deserves its very own post, anyway. So I was talking about how I was frequenting blogs ¬†even before the proposal. I’m admitting it because I know I’m not the only one out there that’s done that. So I’d say I had a pretty good idea of the look I wanted pretty early on.

Here are some details that have inspired me over the last few months.

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What have you found inspiring? Did you look at blogs like I did? Was it more bridal magazines and shows? Or have you always known what look you wanted for your wedding and didn’t really need to get inspired?