Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! I've missed you, I really have! I am so excited to start blogging about weddings again with all of you, and to see what you all have up your sleeves.
It's actually a great day to start back up on this series, because a pretty inspired shoot that I got to work with some of my favorite wedding vendors was just featured on 100 Layer Cake! After thinking about it for a bit, I realized that this shoot was a perfect way to introduce a little dialogue on color vs. design.
Photo by Lavender and Twine
I think that one of the biggest misconceptions about wedding design is that it's all about color. True, this shoot that I coordinated was big on the color, but I used color to influence the overall design, rather than fit my design into the color scheme. Lavender was my inspiration, but not only the color lavender; I wanted to use the herb as well. Lavender also evokes a natural, organic feeling, which I ran with, but tried to pair it with some elegant touches to keep things from getting too rustic.
It's also about the right type of lavender. My preference is for a subdued color, with grey undertones, and wanted to add other pops of color to create a fun, bright mood. For me, the mood or theme of the design is so much more important than just the color, and the feeling of the design is a combination of so many different elements: lighting, texture, metallics, accents, prop style, glassware, venue, in addition to color.
I'd love to know what your thoughts on wedding color vs. design are. There are so many wedding websites out there that try to get you to commit to a color palette before anything else, which is terrible! I won't lie; before I had any experience in design, I did it for my own wedding, and I regret it. I'd love to know what your experience with color is in regards to your wedding design!
In the meantime, here are a few more photos from this sweet shoot that I did. Thanks to Lavender and Twine for the amazing photography, and These Buds a Blooming for the pretty flowers! You can see the entire inspired shoot on 100 Layer Cake.
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