When it comes to wedding decor, I am about as picky as it gets. Why? Because they are all. the. same. You take the same ingredients, always in the same order, add some different flowers and different faces, and poof - you have a wedding. I know I sound like the Grinch Who Stole Weddings. And that's probably true. A wedding needs to be pretty extraordinary to catch my eye. And today, I am going to show you one that did. I've looked at Lilian Haidar's photos of this Orvieto, Italy wedding time and time again. I can't quite fathom the budget this couple had at their disposal, but boy did they get it right. Set among the ruins of some medieval castle/winery/utopia, it's gorgeous yet unpretentious, elegant and simple, different but the same. And I love it. Here's why:
Let's start with the first ingredient.
the rehearsal dinner
pinks and oranges - I just adore this cheery color combo! So much so that I decorated my freshman dorm room at Syracuse in this dynamic duo.
and yes, I'll take one of whatever you're pouring.
we've all seen and enjoyed the newly popular candy buffets.
but have you seen candy displayed in burlap sacks on a market cart?
didn't think so.
ahh i love it i love it.
so I'm not exactly sure where this took place... some perfectly romantic cavern obviously. doesn't really matter. it's pretty remarkable. but again, nothing too stuffy. wooden folding chairs, paper lanterns, and an orange polka-dotted table runner keep things casual.
simple, understated elegance
I can tell she's beautiful even without a head.
and then there's the view
are you kidding me?
post-ceremony cocktail hour
hors d'oeuvres on the grounds
white pillar candles... mmm mmm good...
bentwood chairs. very nice.
And finally, I love the blue & yellow. I think this soft color palette creates a simple and relaxed tone, versus a more stark contrasted color combination or excessive use of golds or blacks.
and that's my two cents on that.
Have a great weekend, dear readers!
I think I'll have a lil' somethin' somethin' going up this weekend so check back.