Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Weddings!

I love this time of year! So much celebration! So many colors and patterns and lights and sparkly things! What better time to plan a wedding then, eh? I've never been a big one for Christmas weddings (though they are quite pretty!). I like to keep those two events separate. But a New Year's Eve wedding? Well that's just splendid!

I have always been a lover of New Year's Eve. I've always wanted the big party (a la When Harry Met Sally!). I want to wear bright jewel tones and big jewelry and party with champagne and friends. And of course have that special someone to kiss as the clock strikes twelve. So romantic! Maybe that's why I love these types of weddings too. It's all about sparkle!


New Year's Eve weddings, of course, run later than most wedding celebrations. This allows for a different style party and a whole new atmosphere. It allows the bride some more freedom with her dress and decor too.

When I think New Year's Eve, I think black and silver and sequins. That's why I love these wedding gowns, a little different than the usual:

Gotta love the cakes!

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Years! Here's to 2014!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Peacock Party!

Now here's a color scheme and wedding theme I've seen a lot of on the internet. Teal and purple have always gone together well, and so it's only natural for folks to love peacock plumage. I'm a fan, though with it so popular these days it's becoming a little cliche. Peacock accents I think add some fun to a wedding, but I probably wouldn't theme the whole event around these birds.

Sharon Naylor sums up some of the symbolism nicely here:

"In Greco-Roman mythology, the peacock is connected to Hera/Juno who, lore says, made the peacock from Argus with his hundred eyes. Thus, that mark on the peacock’s tail feathers that looks like an eye and in some legends symbolizes the “eyes of the stars.”

In Hindu culture, the Peacock is associated with the deity Lakshmi, representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and good luck.

The peacock is also a symbol of Kwan-Yin in Asian lore, as an emblem of love, compassionate watchfulness, nurturing and kind-heartedness.

In Persian lore, the peacock symbolizes protection over royalty (and since you’re the queen of your wedding day….)

In Christian lore, the peacock represents the “all-seeing” church and has been connected to renewal as well as holiness."