Last year I was sitting at close friend’s bridal shower at her parent’s farm. The shower was held in a brand new farm shed. The centerpieces were various shaped glass vases with pink and white crystal jewels and pink and yellow assorted flowers. It had a very rustic summer feel to it. While it was not over or under done, it was just right and exactly what she wanted.
While enjoying myself at the shower, sipping on one of her themed cocktails, a high school friend began to discuss her own wedding plans. Instead of using words like “budget-friendly” or “cutting corners” she described her wedding décor as cheap, easy, and whatever she can throw together. I recall sitting there trying very hard to bite my tongue because what she was describing was a combination of her vision, plus others thrown in. She really was not thinking about how she could make her wedding non, for lack of a better word, tacky.
Her fiancé wanted to incorporate camouflage print and she wanted the color pink. To her, there was no way to combine these two ideas without making it all look cheap, but she was going to do it anyways. After sitting there for a while, I couldn’t help but chime in and offer some suggestions. I explained that while camouflage and pink may not be the norm of wedding themes, that didn’t mean that she couldn’t put her own unique twist on it. Just a few months before this conversation, I helped design a Pink and Camouflage Bachelorette Party photo shoot with a friend’s company that was published in multiple online wedding blogs.
We wanted to take a theme that was not very common and make it fun and classy! Instead of throwing some turkey feathers in a vase, eating beef jerky for appetizers, having everyone wear camouflage and shoot guns as the send-off for the couple, there were plenty of ways to create an event that would impress everyone, mesh their individual styles perfectly and create lasting memories.
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