Thursday, August 25, 2011

Grey is out... Champagne is in...

I've been a busy bee over the past week!

Last week I had TWO appointments with florists. Both went well. Still waiting on a quote from one of the people I met with and I have another appointment next Thursday with my third (and hopefully last) florist. Both florists I met last week had awesome ideas - and ideas that were similar to each other! I hope they were able to see as much of my vision as possible with the information I gave them!!

In addition to visiting with florists I met with The Venue today! It was my first face to face meeting with Molly, one of the event coordinators at the Venue. She was really nice, and very thorough!! I am so thankful my FMIL was able to come with me to this meeting! She picked me up and off we went. As we were driving I realized I had completely forgotten to bring along my wedding binder and a pen. Ok, ok... I'm sure I have a pen somewhere at the bottom of my purse, but that's beside the point. Thankfully, Jody remembered a pen. I'm blaming my sudden increase in forgetfulness on the fact that five minutes before I left my house I fell down the stairs. And I'm not talking about just a couple of stairs. I'm talking about I got down the first 3 steps alright and then I fell. Hard. I blame the falling down the stairs on my over loaded basket of laundry I was carrying. See? None of this is my fault. Molly gave us a ton of information and Jody took wonderful notes! It was an awesome first meeting! Looking forward to the tasting at the end of the year!!!

After the meeting at The Venue, we decided we would take my dress into a few tux shops just to match it up with some of the tux/suit colors I had in mind. I completely forgot that because my dress is not white, the guys will not be able to wear white shirts under their suits! My original plan for the guys was to obviously have them in black tuxes because my girls were going to be in grey dresses! Perfect, right? Wrong!! I think the black tuxes will be too harsh for a spring wedding. Plus, our venue is so rustic and casual the guys would look out of place in a classic black tux. next thought was that they guys AND the girls would both be in grey. I LOVED this idea and my FSIL, Marie, thought that it would look really nice if the shades of grey weren't exactly the same. It would have been pretty impossible to match up the tux with the BM dress anyway. After having gone to Men's Wearhouse today I have decided, officially, that grey is out. Yep. My wedding colors are no longer, grey & green & cream! We found this awesome suit (see photo below) on the Men's Wearhouse site and I immediately fell in love.
As it turns out, this item is on clearance and they don't have enough for nine, yes I said nine groomsmen! Bummer man, he delivers. We did find another spiffy looking suit that would go well with our new color scheme, but it was rather pricey. We decided to keep looking. We stopped by a tux shop near home and found just what we were looking for!! It's a 3 piece suit (Matt says a vest is a must) for a GREAT price! It's very similar in color to the clearance suit from Men's Wearhouse and will look fabulous with my dress and a champagne colored BM dress!!

So there you have it, our new wedding colors are champagne & cream & green (&taupe)!!! I'm glad I have this decision locked down and can focus on actually finding those darn BM dresses! Now if I could actually get some of the BM's together to go shopping ;o)


  1. Yay! This is exciting! I loved that color swatch for the suits you showed me today :)

  2. Ah! I'm so behind on your blog. Love this. These colors are going to be great! Romantic, spring-y and casual-elegance. Love :)