Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Being a "Turquoise Bride"

It's a well documented fact that I love the color "Turquoise". I love wearing it, I painted my walls a turquoise shade in two houses that I've lived in, and I knew it had to be my wedding color. So when I picked colors I choose Turquoise with Tangerine and White accents.

When I started looking into wedding decor and colors I realized there are a lot of shades of "Turquoise" out there -- it can be called Pool, Aqua, Tiffany Blue, or my favorite "Clear Pacific" (what Nordstrom calls my color) and it's not the easiest to decorate with (compared to say pink, red, or green)

In my quest for Turquoise inspiration I found out that I actually have a decently unique color scheme... I found one bride who calls herself Aqua Bride with a whole page of Aqua ideas, I found a Bride and Bloom Magazine article about using Aqua and Orange as wedding colors, and I found another blogger who put together an Aqua and Orange Inspiration Board. Additionally Inspiration Board Blog, Snippet and Ink, has some cool Turquoise Inspiration Boards as well. But that's about it.

Since you can't really have Turquoise flowers (no, hydrangeas are more purple) and I decided not to spend the money on Turquoise Linens, people have been asking me how I am incorporating my signature color into the Wedding. The following Turquoise Inspiration board shows all the places that I actually am incorporating my favorite color:

I'm using Turquoise elemenets in: the Bridemaid dreses, the Groomsmen vests, table menus, flower ribbon, seating cards, general decorating ribbon, beads, the cake, programs, invitations and potentially uplighting. Where I don't use Turquoise, I'll use Tangerine (such as flowers).


Polka Dot Bride said...

I was just going to say I love orange (in particular orange callas) with turqouise! So bright and fun! (Then I saw it in your board!)

tara said...

Thanks so much for your blog! After deciding on turquoise and tangerine as colors for our wedding in September, I googled and searched and found that the choice was very unique-basically your site is the only one that I identify with. I think we are on to something though-the colors look awesome together! Good luck =)

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