So we went to Charleston this weekend to go wedding dress shopping and Megan found her dress!!!!! We had appointments at two bridal stores and ended up finding her dress at Southern Protocol, which is the most beautiful little bridal shop right in the heart of Charleston. The two owners were there giving us (or Megan) all of their attention, and they were so incredibly helpful. When she put her dress on, I actually started crying. I couldn’t help it. I can’t even tell you how much of a mess I’m going to be on her wedding day but for sure she’s going to look like a goddess.
One decision that she’s made that I think is pretty genius is that she is not having bridesmaids – just me as maid of honor, and Chris is just having his brother as best man. She still wants all of her girls to be with her on the day, but not having tons of bridesmaids just makes everything so much simpler. This also makes the whole bridesmaid dress thing pretty easy. She picked out two dresses that match the color she wants me to wear (a purpley, neutrally pink) and I get to pick. My options are Juliette and Nadia. Juliette is clearly a little more romantic and lacey, while Nadia is maybe a little more modern? Obviously they are super similar. I’m leaning towards Juliette but I can’t decide. What do you guys think? Lacey or simple?
I thought it might be fun to take some portraits of Meg and Chris while we were in NOLA (a mini-engagement session if you will). So we spent an hour on the last night we were there wandering the neighborhood in search of pretty architecture and golden light. Here are a few of my favorites from our session. These two are pretty darn adorable, am I right?
These were all shot on Portra 800 or Fuji 400h and processed by Richard Photo Lab.
So apparently an individual’s wedding colors are a big deal in the wedding planning world. This is something I didn’t realize until I got engaged. My vendors as well as anyone that I discuss the wedding with wants to know what my colors are. The only problem is I’m still not really sure what they are. I know I like blushy and nudey pinks (nothing bright) and lavendary and taupey purples (once again very muted) but I also don’t want things to feel too sweet. I guess romantic is the feel I am going for if I had to pick a feeling. I also like metallics ALOT. Rose gold, gold, and silver. My engagement ring actually has an accent of rose gold under the diamond and a watch that Chris got me for our first Christmas together has rose gold in it as well so it might be nice to incorporate that somehow. But once again we wind up with a see of lavendary pinkys. I obviously need to settle on a more masculine color to add to the mix. I very randomly found this photo of a color palette created with Farrow and Ball paints and it definitely comes the closest to what I was thinking…
But I am not quite sure about whether I have blue in my head. I think my head my be going in more of a gray direction. I checked out some websites like The Perfect Palette, which lets you search weddings by color and helps you find other colors to go with your scheme. Creature Comforts blog also had a column in which she shared some interesting color palettes. If you are searching for wedding colors and then invitations to fit your palette, Wedding Paper Divas has a tool that lets you search by season and main color and gives you other ideas for coordinating colors. Muted and metallic options seemed to fit what I liked best on that.
Do you guys have any genius ideas about a color to harden things up a bit? Something that I may be missing?