Bride-to-be Blogger Kathleen: K.I.S.S.

(Keep it Simple, Stupid)

Keep it simple. This is what I have to keep telling myself before I fly off the deep end. And when all of this wedding planning stuff first began, I was all about keeping things simple: Dump a bunch of candles in tall votives on the tables for centerpieces, throw a few daisies here and there and serve up a big Rice Crispy-treat wedding cake. Done and done. However, the more I search for unique décor ideas, the more confused I become. I don’t want to look back on the day and say that I wish I would have taken the little things a bit more seriously. Sometimes the small details are key—but again, I need to keep in mind that I will most likely be doing everything myself. I think I am starting to become my own worst enemy.

Lately, I’ve been trying to use our color scheme as a path of inspiration. We’ve decided to go with a slate gray, bright yellow and white color combination. I tried to pull in a little bit of a dark pink color, but that was boycotted by the Boss. I’m not much of a girly girl, but I thought the pink would add a little femininity to the affair. (We’ll see if the pink somehow magically appears the day of.) I am impressed with Christian, though—he actually participated in the selection of colors. He didn’t say, “Whatever you want, honey” or “I could care less.” He gave real opinions, and we came up with the color scheme together, as a team. Team Awesome. I am a very lucky gal.

I think it’s about time that I start making lists and actually print out ideas from the hundreds of blogs and photography websites I’ve been stalking since December. That would probably allow me to start seeing a cohesive vision for the day. So far, I’ve decided (partially) on what to use to decorate the ceremony aisle. I’m thinking either mason jars filled with baby’s breath tied to the chairs with fun yellow ribbon or galvanized buckets filled with baby’s breath lining the aisle. Cost effective and easy, but I think it will look pretty and mesh with the country feel. Maybe I’ll even get carried away and incorporate some lemons, who knows.

How did you and your fiancé decide on your color scheme and décor? Does he weigh in on all the decisions?


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