out comes the colors!!!

I think I have finally narrowed down the colors for our wedding.  How do I know?  I have started making wedding purchases (such as fabrics and craft stuff) in those colors.  And the colors are…DUM DUM DUM

Copper, Sage Green, and Black

Our wedding is going to be late September, so we are hoping the fall colors will be at their peak here in WI.  I really didn’t want anything to clash with that, since our reception is kind of outdoors.  I love copper because I am an antique freak and since green is going to be the one color that will be fading, I thought this would work out pretty well.  Also, I love fall.  It has always been my favorite time of year.  For one thing, I don’t like heat/humidity.  That is why I stayed in WI.  Damn near half the year is cold or snowy.  I have had many opportunities to move out of the state, but never wanted to. Another great thing about fall is it’s football season! GO PACKERS  It’s also my birthday season, and when we went back to school (I liked school), and falling leaves are beautiful, and the list goes on.  Oh, and the COLORS!!

I did throw black in there because I want to dress this up a bit.  Since we are having the reception outdoors on a farm, I thought this would be a bit more formal; i.e. “black tie”.  We will not be having a black tie wedding ( I think Mr. Kuz would kill me), but this would make it a bit more elegant. 

Anywho, I knew from looking at a lot of things before we got engaged (hey, we were together for 4+ years and living together for most of that time.  It was bound to happen sometime.) that I didn’t want some stuffy, all one color, white on white boring wedding.  I wanted pops of color!  My first inspiration of this was colored crinoline under my dress…SEE!!!

Loving colored crinoline!!! :  wedding Dyed Crinoline Wedding Slip1 dyed-crinoline-wedding-slip1

I love this idea, even if I won’t have much crinoline, since I am not a poofy kind of person.  But color will happen. 

Also, I do not want a white bouquet.  Have you ever seen sites that have pictures of wedding dresses, but they do it on a white background.  Who are these idiots?  You must have contrast to be able to appreciate things and um , you know, see them! 

Also, I have been slowly starting the search for comfortable copper shoes.  I don’t care what kind of heel it has, as long as they don’t give me blisters.  But so far I’m at a loss.  I might just have to try to dye the crinoline copper and have green shoes.  Any ideas?  I don’t know if I should go with same color crinoline and shoes or contrasting? 

I hope my girls are open to this idea too!  I told them to find a black dress.  I wanted to have colored sashes and hopefully some colorful shoes!  So here’s to the color shopping!!