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Colorboard #27 – Juliet

January 21, 2010

Juliet is the next lucky winner of our colorboard contest. We loved reading about her unique wedding venue (airplane hangar, really? woweee) and theme. Read what she has to say about their fun plans for their wedding below…


{photo sources clockwise from the left: Martha Stewart, stylist Jane Roarty, next two – flickr, Lucas Allen, middle: It’s the Little Things that Make a House a Home

From Juliet:

We are getting married and having the reception in a very unique venue. We have chosen to marry in the airplane hangar of the Kansas City Airline History Museum, essentially a large domed warehouse, where we will be surrounded by restored 1930’s and 1940’s airplanes, along with a beautiful view of downtown Kansas City through the hangar doors. We met on an airplane, so this venue reflects that as well as our love of history museums (my favorite places!) Also, my fiance’s grandfather worked for TWA for years, and TWA was once based out of the downtown airport where the museum now is, so the museum features lots of TWA stuff including a large restored plane exactly like one his grandfather once flew.

I want the wedding (likely in spring) to have a 1940’s dance hall/block party theme, with lots of paper streamers, globe lights, flag bunting, and tissue balls and fans. Think over-decorated 1942 New Year’s Lion’s Club dance. There is a large dance floor is the middle of the hangar, and the reception will be centered around it. I would love to incorporate airplane/TWA stuff (his grandmother has quite the stash), but I want to keep a vintage feel without it becoming a USO/military theme. Because the venue is SO big, it can really be decorated like an outdoor ceremony. I want to make the large warehouse feel cozier with tons of fun, kitschy, vintage decorations, but Im afraid if I go with very bright colors it could look too overwhelming and cluttered. Im so excited about this idea, and I hope I am lucky enough to be chosen to get your input!