Chelsi's Wedding Blog

Themes and Colour Schemes!

Themes and colours…this has been SUCH a hard process of decision-making because I’ve been to almost twenty weddings, worked for a catering company, and watch a lot of reality TV, so I’ve seen quite a few weddings in my day!  I had three themes in mind – vintage/modern, colourful and mod, and black, white, and pink with damask.  I eventually decided on a slightly vintage/DIY wedding because I need SOME vintage element in my day. I also want to make a lot of the decor and favours to keep it thrifty and personal.  Thus, I settled on a kind of vintage-whimsy wedding with the colours of pink, robin’s egg blue, and apple green being the colours, and nature elements such as birds and butterflies being the theme.  The next few posts will give you an idea of what I’m thinking.

I love this look and I plan to use pink organza overlays on the table and as a sash on the head table.

A very pretty layout.

I love the lights and would like to have them under the head table in this way.

I saw a post on a wedding blog where the bride used vintage milk glass vases placed in groups on the tables and filled with peonies, tulips, and wild flowers.  I absolutely loved the look and have set out collecting milk glass vases for a similar style.  I’ve been lucky, as most are around $1 each, but the real milk glass and the coloured glass is far more expensive.  I’ve managed to acquire a few pieces though.  All told, with the help of friends, my mom, Paul’s mom, and many trips to VV, I have over one hundred vases!  Here’s a bit of my inspiration:

For the table numbers, I want to put them in old frames and have pictures of Paul and I with our favourite love song lyrics on them, all in sepia tone. Inspiration – something along these lines…

Seat covers are a must.  I like the pink sashes.

I LOVE birds, so I want to have the bird motif throughout the wedding.

I would also like to purchase some paper lanterns to hang around the room, a la this wedding:

Here are a few more pictures of my inspiration!


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  1. * Debbie says:

    I absolutely love everything that you have posted on your Themes and Colour Schemes section, Chelsi. The milk glass displays are going to look amazing especially since you already have collected over one hundred pieces. Also, your idea of using butterflies and birds will be so beautiful for a summer wedding. All the ideas you have described and all of the pictures you have posted just make me smile!!

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 2 months ago
    • * chelsi83 says:

      Thanks so much for the comment, Mom! Also, thanks for always letting me bounce ideas off of you, for providing me with cool links, and for letting me use your dishwasher to wash all of the vases lol!

      | Reply Posted 8 years, 2 months ago
      • * Debbie says:

        It’s my pleasure! That’s what moms are for.

        Posted 8 years, 2 months ago
  2. * Julie Gobeil says:

    well you know i’m a sucker for peacock feathers and birds in general so i love all that stuff. also i really like the pics with the paper lantern things and all the vibrant pinks and purples.

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 1 month ago
    • * Chelsi says:

      I’m glad you have the same affinity for birds as I do lol.
      As for the lanterns, I’m thinking of trying to do that with light pink, white, and apple green, but I really do love the pinks and purples. Maybe different colours of pink and white would be cool too!

      | Reply Posted 8 years, 1 month ago

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