~Inspired by Nature~
- Last updated on December 1, 2008 at 7:53 am
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We decided to use colors from nature to complement the scenery, rather than compete with it. We'll use varying shades of whites, creams, and beiges, with pops of sunny yellow and chocolate brown.
My first inspiration board, so be kind :)
I purchased a HUGE roll of natural burlap, and cut table squares to go over the ivory tablecloths. FMIL is making linen table runners in a soft yellow shade. I hope to post pics of my final mock-up when I get the table runners from her.
I've made centerpieces in globe jars like the ones in the inspiration board. Each has sand in the base, with either a starfish or piece of white coral, as well as a votive in a smaller glass vase.
I'm DYING to re-create this beautiful arbor for our ceremony! Just have to find me some dead trees...
Update 4/1/09: As much as I loved the tree branch altar, I've decided to scrap the plan due to transport logistics (imagine transporting two 12' long by 5' wide trees in the back of a pickup truck damage-free, and you'll see where I'm coming from!). Instead, I've decided to line the aisle with poles adorned with ribbon, and possibly surround the circular seating area with the same. I've already bought the ribbon in white and soft yellow, and the bamboo poles are a medium-dark brown. I hope it looks the way I'm imagining!
Post-wedding Update: Here's how the ribbon poles turned out: