After my original pink and green idea was off the table, I was lost with color choices. I went with my sister, Selena, and her friend to Michael’s Craft store for inspiration and we spent some time in the wedding area, but nothing was jumping out at me. At the time, I was still seeing pink and green. Then Elyse took me to the scrapbook area.
My favorite color is purple and Erik’s favorite color is blue so we pulled all the scrapbook hues of solid purple and solid blue. I gave my sister a lot of say because she was going to be wearing one or both of these colors so we held a lot of the colors up to her skin to see what was a good color for her. I didn’t want a dark purple and dark blue because it was a spring wedding and it goes against tradition to have dark colors in a spring event.
On the other hand, I didn’t want to have pastels since my wedding is close to Easter. I didn’t want people to associate my wedding with the holiday. Not that there’s anything wrong with pastels … they’re just not my thing.
The solution, you may ask, was this beautiful dark purple paper that we found. Selena loved the color and she could envision herself in a dress that color. Then we found a sky blue color that seemed to complement the purple very nicely. I bought the two papers and the next stop was my bridal shop, Zola Keller.
Since I had purchased my bridal gown from them, I thought I’d start there. Colleen, who is no longer at the store, was awesome. She was vibrant and played off of my excitement! I brought in the papers I had purchased from Michael’s, took all of the swatch books for bridesmaid dresses that they had and searched until I found matches. My hard work paid off because I found the exact purple in Jasmine Bridal’s Belsoie collection.
I also found the exact blue in Jasmine bridal’s B2 collection.
From that point forward, our colors were sealed. I cut small squares from the scrapbook papers as my swatches for all future wedding purchases. I consider myself lucky because I LOVE my wedding colors.
So what I would recommend if you and your sweetie aren’t seeing eye to eye on your wedding color scheme, go to any scrapbook store. Each of you should pick out five solid papers of colors you like, then see if any of them go together! Good luck!