Tuesday, March 29, 2011

{Real Wedding} Amanda & Drew: Fuchsia and Chartreuse in Action

Following on the heels of a request for a Fuchsia and Chartreuse Inspiration Board, deLovely reader Amanda submitted her gorgeous wedding as a real world example of how well these colors work together. This wedding is all about color, and not just any color mind you but a courageous palette with lighthearted fun, a bold mind set and most definitely, a festive good time written all over it. With a little bit of sass thrown in for good measure, this was not your grandmother’s stuffy wedding but a recipe for a seriously memorable day. Thank you to Amanda and Drew and their wedding photographer Kate Guillette Photography

Amanda says: For the largest statement of color, my maids wore combinations of fuchsia and chartreuse satin skirts with complimenting thin ribbons around their waists. I love cymbidium orchids so they were incorporated into the bridesmaid's bouquets and the boutonnieres to tie in with the centerpieces. I wanted ranunculus for the flowers of my bouquet but went with roses in shades of pink instead since they were in season.

I had lots of DIY projects through out the wedding.  While I am a photographer now, I have my degree in art education so I am always making thing. My favorite: I hand painted my parasol as well as the ones for the girls to use for photos.    

My wedding was the perfect chance for me to get extra crafty.  I made our invitations as well as program fans.  We did photos of us through out the years with a DIY beaded number for the table numbers.  

I also made the escort cards which were small cards tucked into a lime to tie in with the centerpieces and bring in more chartreuse. To keep the costs down for flowers we did magenta roses, cymbidium orchids and limes for the centerpieces.  It was also nice to have the variety of heights on the tables.

As for the paper that were hung up in the reception, I also hand painted them.  At the time you couldn't find great abundance of colored paper lanterns you find now.  I purchased white ones and painted them with watercolor paints until they were the shade I wanted them. A colorful DIY wedding really is about doing it all yourself til your little heart is content!

Amanda's Dress: Oleg Cassini from David's Bridal
Bridemaids: Jim Hjelm Occasions
Flowers: My Personal Florist
Church: St. Michael's in Fall River
Fall River Country Club
Molly B's

Both Amanda and Drew can be found over at MrDrew Photography, a fabulous husband and wife photography team based out of Lowell, MA. We look forward to featuring more of their Real Weddings here on deLovely Affair.

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