Monday, September 8, 2008

Vintage Americana? Political at Heart? Electorally Wed?

We changed the whole thing, and couldn't be happier about it. I mean, we're thinking about the election 24/7 anyway, so why not plan a wedding with the same theme?

It all started with this "campaign button," which I posted last week. An ensuing IM conversation went something like this:

M: "It's brilliant. I can't believe we didn't think of it first."

T: "Oh my god, you're right. It's perfect for us. Can we shamelessly steal it?"

M: "But it wouldn't work in our colors. And wouldn't that be weird to just give out buttons in red and blue?"

T: "Hmmm..."

M: "There are these."

T: "And my grandfather's blue seersucker suit."

M: "And navy blue J. Crew bridesmaid dresses! And ABCD Papercupp creating our very own campaign logo for us! And dahlias and zinnias and hydrangeas!"

T: "It feels like us. I know you were afraid the other colors were too generic."

M: "It feels more like us than like a wedding, and I love that."

T: "Wait, are we serious?"

M: "Kinda."

T: "Yeah. Let's do it!"

So here it is, our M+T Wedding Inspiration Board! (click for a closer look)

Feel: Vintage, folksy, homespun, FUN

Colors: A palette of reds and blues. Light blues to purply-blues, great punches of red, whimsical patterns, a mix-and-match feel.

Materials: Cotton, blue glass, silver, paper.

Reading the board:
  • Top section: The fabulous red-feathered CLs, Trevor in his grandfather's blue seersucker suit (with a cat toy remnant in place of a flower on his lapel), his father's tie, a bouquet I adore, blue glass table-settings with patterned textiles
  • Middle section: The J. Crew Lydia dress, the inspiration button (we'll give ours out attached to escort cards), red dahlia
  • Bottom section: Berry cake, Anthropologie platters and bowls, J. Crew Claudine dress, fab strawberry shortcake, lace wedding gown, red ties for the guys
And case you haven't noticed yet... no stars! no flags! no 4th of July anything!


mjae said...

Okay, can we just step back a minute and acknowledge that you HAVE a wedding inspiration board?!?

I love the whimsy. And it does feel more like you guys.

I just hope the colors don't throw us all into fits of mourning by then... All the more pressure on Obama!!!!

Maggie said...

I know, I know... ;-)

As for Obama, we literally had that exact same conversation this weekend in light of the post-RNC polls.

Me: "If Obama loses, are we going to be too depressed to pull this off?"

Trevor: "Hmmmm...."

[Enter long silence, and awkward changing of subject.]

Heather from the bar said...

Yay for finding a wedding theme that you can really get behind! This makes all of your planning and everything so much more exciting, because you are excited for it! Woo hoo!

Bridesmaid Heather said...

Love it!!! And love the bridesmaid dress!! This definitely feels like y'all. Very much looking forward to all things vintage Americana and shabby chic :)

Maggie said...

The term "shabby chic" makes me a little nervous - I see tons of white furniture, pale pink, overly girly tea parties - but ok!

Heather said...

Sorry! Won't refer to it that way anymore.