Colorboard #26 – Charmaine

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Guess what we have today? Our first colorboard winner! Yay. This one is for Charmaine, and you can read about her wedding below.


Photo’s by: {From the left: fffound, Prop Stylist Sofie Dillon, Prop Stylist Meghan Guthrie, fffound}

From Charmaine:

As a child growing up in Singapore, my father would pull his lovingly collected nature books and poems from the shelves of our study and read me a woodland poem by Robert Frost or a fairytale, and juxtapose it with facts and pictures about the natural world. Though we lived on the equator and were surrounded by tropical weather, on those nights, my imagination came alive with the woodland autumns, haystacks, soaring mountains, undulating hills and gurgling brooks in temperate countries far away. The magic of woodland forests lived in my mind, while in our tropical paradise I had the joy of playing in jungles full of lush raintrees and ferns, watching ants and other insects wind their way up the trunks of trees, and finding orchids and glistening spiderwebs among the tall grass.

Having moved to the U.S. 6 years ago, I now have the joy of walking amongst those haystacks and hills and laughing brooks I had always dreamed about, but I also miss the warm, drenched rainforests of my childhood. Mark and I fell in love while trekking in Indonesia, and our love for the great outdoors later took us all over US national parks and to Peru, where he proposed by an Inca ruin under the stars, halfway on the hike to Machu Picchu.

So our wedding theme is going to be inspired by a field journal collecting nature’s wonders across two continents! We want to take our guests through a magical walk in the woods and rainforests, incorporating beautiful poems and magical stories about the woods with botany and flower illustrations, grassy moss on the tables, butterflies, drawings of beetles and other beautiful specimen, tropical, succulent and evergreen terrariums, and rustic wooden troughs of water with paper boats floating in them… all interspersed with pops of color of wildflowers: yellow daffodils, buttercups, snowdrops and baby’s breath. We want to fill our guests with the joy of discovering nature’s wonders as they celebrate with us, but I’m having trouble pulling the colors together so that the them won’t appear too dark and full of moss greens or browns – I want there to be light, airy elements and vibrant pops of yellow and dusty pinks too. How do I pull it together? Please help!

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Lisa on Jan 13, 2010

I love the color board! It should be an amazing wedding. Congratulations Charmaine!

Vicki - Itinerant Studio on Jan 13, 2010

Lovely colors and the wedding sounds even more lovely! Having just been in Singapore to photograph a wedding (and traveling a bit while there) I love the blending of all the different places you have been. Best Wishes

Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists on Jan 14, 2010

I love the colors and the thoughtful theme of this wedding. Such a nice departure from the ordinary.

Scott on Jan 15, 2010

I love this vintage, fun, and different color theme! Get out of all the basic pretty colors!

Carolina on Jan 15, 2010

Love these color board!!!! Those are exactly the colors for my wedding invitations! :-)

Charmaine on Jan 16, 2010

Thank you so much, everyone, for your kind comments! I'm so grateful to the wonderful folks at 100layer cake for this gift and am excited to plan a beautiful (and more importantly meaningful) wedding.

Ana on Jan 17, 2010

Congratulations Charmaine from me in sunny Singapore!! Your wedding will look amazing and definitely meaningful (which is the most important thing!). Keep us updated :-)

jen rau on Jan 17, 2010

love this gorgeous unique and subtle color scheme and all your inspiration!

Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Weddings on Jan 18, 2010

Love the vintage look!

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