Monday, May 19, 2008

Poppy Party!

As you will soon find out, I am a HUGE fan of black! Therefore, for the past several years, I've been dreaming of a black & white wedding! My "Prince Charming," as I'll call him in my blog, wanted some color for our wedding, so we compromised on black + white + (insert color here). Oh the choices! I thought about taking inspiration from butterflies...but that was a no go. So while I was perusing Shutterstock.com to find some pictures of my winged friends in an effort to sway my honey's decision, I stumbled upon this beautiful shot of poppies!

Poppies have long been "popping" up in my life - from my Aunt's kitchen wallpaper to my favorite movie as a child, The Wizard of Oz - I always had a quiet appreciation for these delicate flowers. And that's when it hit me - POPPIES! We could use poppies as our theme and inspiration, and my Prince Charming gets his touch of color! Black + white + red = an elegant, chic and fun affair! I must warn you: I am now obsessed with anything poppy...I've found some great items from Anthropologie (even bought myself the jacket to wear for my shower) and a fun swim suit from Victoria's Secret (do I hear honeymoon suit?).

So here are my beloved poppies and my inspiration for our wedding theme. I hope everyone finds something inspiring for their day - whether it's a color, a flower, an insect or otherwise - a theme is a great way to keep everything in sync:
poppies
Scribble Poppy Blazer from Anthropologie; Seed Packet Pillow, Poppies from Anthropologie; Poppy Print/Black Trim Bikini from Victoria's Secret; Three poppies against a white background from Shutterstock.com; Martha Stewart's poppy & pink cake; Poppy illustration by William Wallace Denslow from the original book of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (image from The Library of Congress's online collection).

1 comment:

Lisa Stone said...

Such great inspiration! I love how you approached your "situation"! You will have a wonderful marriage if you continue to problem solve and compromise so effectively!