Sunday, January 17, 2010

Color me ______

What is more fun than choosing your wedding colors?  I just love seeing what brides choose!  Some brides know immediately what colors they want to use.  They have been picturing the wedding since they were little girls.  Others are just beginning to explore the possibilities.  Factors, such as the season, formality, and venue will need to be considered.  For example, our church has deep red carpeting and dark red cushioned seating.  My oldest daughter chose celadon green and white as her main colors, and the bridesmaids wore black dresses.  (A very popular color for maids now.)   The youngest daughter had planned on marrying in the fall and wanted orange and gold, with just a touch of black.  Even though she changed her date to May, those colors stuck and were beautiful against the stained glass windows of the church where she was married.  Personally, I picked a purple dress for that wedding using one of the colors that stood out to me in the stained glass.  There are lots of free and easy ways to choose colors, so let this be a fun part of the planning process. You might want to make an inspiration board.  You can make one in just a manner of minutes using a site like mosaic maker.  There are also several bloggers who create awesome boards for you.  I love The Perfect Palette. I had some ribbon sashes I wanted to reuse, so I decided to create wedding garters.  Using The Perfect Palette and thinking about spring and summer, I came up with some pretty sweet models that I put in a mosaic for you. They make me smile.  I hope they will do the same for a bride. Now I am trying to give them all proper names, you know, like "Blue Skies", "I Do", "Sweetheart", you get the idea.  But I really hope my creative readers will throw some suggestions my way!




I will be putting these in The Green Hanger Shop very soon, but first a giveaway. 
If you would like to own one of the garters for yourself or your friend, tell me so in your comment.
You don't have to choose which one you want just yet.  I will pick someone (with random.org) on January 31, 2010 (8:00 p.m. EST)

48 comments:

Gigi said...
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Lisa said...

I'd love to enter the give-a-away! The garters are beautiful! -Lisa Mosley

Kimberly said...

My bridesmaids wore black, and dresses that they could wear to other events. In fact they picked them out themselves and they e-mailed me photos.

Weddings are so much fun!

Debbie said...

No giveaway from me as I have been married a hundred years. But I always enjoy coming by and seeing what you are up to.

Serendipity said...

What a great giveaway! They really are gorgeous. Stopping by from SITS :)

KatherineAnne said...

I wore a cream garter with a blue monogram (for my something blue). I think your garters are lovely! Good luck with everything!

Stopping by from SITS!
xo,
KA

Julie said...

Those garters are adorable, please enter me in the giveaway!

Julie said...

Please enter me, it'd be for my 6/2010 wedding. They are adorable. Thanks!

Meg said...

They are beautiful. i would love to enter the give-away!

Brandy said...

Please enter me in the giveaway! I have such a small budget I can use all the help I can get. Thank you so much! Is commenting all I need to do to enter?

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I would love to enter the giveaway! Your garters are gorgeous!

Curt and Christy said...

Your garters are beautiful! I would love to enter your giveaway. I especially love the pink and green garter.
My wedding is May 15. :)
-Christy

Ms. Library said...

I would love to sign up for your giveaway! I love your designs. They are so pretty.

elzimmy said...

Cute garters! I'm not creative enough to come up with good names though. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

krista said...

I love these garters and hope I could win one!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your color combinations. Stopping by from SITS!

natfrack11 said...

The Garters are beautiful!!

Please enter me in your giveaway,

Natalie
nat_mxryder@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

I love, love, love your garters! I would be tickled pink to win one!

Crystal said...

I would love to win one of these! They are so so so cute!!!

Jennifer said...

Please enter me in the giveaway!! I would love one! They are so cute! Thanks!

Nicole said...

Great job on the garters! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

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Judy N. said...

Hi Judy!

I'm already married, but I will pass on your link to anyone I know who's getting married. Your garters are lovely.

Oh, love your name :)

Judy

J said...

Oooh the garters are beautiful! :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! :)

Thanks for posting on weddingbee!

frugalfaye said...

I would love to enter. Your work is great.

Cougar Tales said...

I never knew they had garters in sooooo many freaking colors. They are fabulous!

♥ Katinka said...

Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a Happy Sunday!!!!

lifeandkitchen said...

I love these! I wish I had seen this back when I was engaged!

Curt and Christy said...

Ok, I've already said I'd like to be entered in your drawing, but I've been thinking about names...
for the red and green garter how about "under the mistletoe" or for the yellow, orange and tan one "sundrop", and finally, for the yellow and green one "Honey do".

I think they are all just gorgeous!

Judy said...

I love those suggestions! Thanks for stopping back by with them!

chubbybunnie said...

i love the colors and detailing of your garters!!! (esp. the pink ones...it's my favorite color!) you are very talented and generous! thank you for this opportunity to participate in your give-a-away! i would be so honored to wear one of your garters for my july wedding! =)

Shannon said...

Love these! My best friend is getting married this summer, and I would love to give her one as a gift!

Heather said...

These garters are adorable!!

Heather said...

These are great! Please enter me in the giveaway!

shannon_ashley said...

I'd love to enter they're absolutely gorgeous. Fab work <3

meloncauliflower said...

I would love to enter the giveaway! Your garters are gorgeous!

PMerr said...

This is awesome! Those garters look great!!

Jo said...

What a great giveaway I would love one with our date on it. Thanks.

Shawn said...

Weddings are truly fun----but I still can't get over black for bridesmaids----seems so in mourning, if you know what I mean....heh, heh.

Just visiting over from SITS---leaving some comment love!

And I would name the garters after some positive emotions that they should remember----like "Humor", "Honor", "Friend", "Loving"----well, you get the idea!

Sharon said...

I'd love to win this - I'd use it as my something blue! Cute garters :)

Clint and Monica said...

I would love a garter please!! I love them!!

My colors are brown and pool, which are actually two of my least favorite colors but they look so wonderful for my wedding!! I always dreamt of having maroon and gold, but, alas, not having a winter or fall wedding kept me from that.

Kym said...

I'd love to win a garter, please enter me in the giveaway!

Kat said...

I would love to have one of your garters!

Gabie said...

I would really love to win a garter! I ordered one from another site a while back and do not like it at all so I have been searching for another!

*M* said...

I would love to be a part of this giveaway.

Julie said...

I wasn't going to wear a garter, but after seeing yours, I am thinking about it! They are so cute! I would love to entered in the giveaway.

Jbride said...

Enter me, please! I am looking for a garter! Yours are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

elizabethjayna said...

Lakers color theme wedding. No basketballs allowed. :)

Jessica said...

Color me Champagne! Wedding colors are so much fun as are garters ;)
I would love to be entered.

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