Wedding Wednesday- Wiener Wekstatte and Coming to Terms with Color (sort of)

by - Wednesday, August 17, 2011

from www.venere.com
Because I am mostly bored with wedding sites, and they are starting to make me feel like maybe my brain has been poisoned by other people's good ideas, I started trolling around other aesthetics that I like. This week, I looked through a bunch of jewelry and textile design from the Wiener Werkstatte, which is roughly the art deco equivalent in Vienna. What i love about it is that it isn't quite as soft, and there is usually a slightly off tension (rather than that French fuddy duddy niceness) maintained between the sharp industrial lines and a softer feeling.


This scarf, which I couldn't figure out whether it was legit or just a contemporary design knock off, is still one of my new favorites. It is one of the new main inspirations for the wedding, because it is just so pretty, a little bit quirky, all without having that heavy handed "boy isn't this homey" feel that seems difficult to avoid. Plus, it has lots of color!

from perfectpalette.com
This is the closest color scheme I can get to what I am thinking, and it works pretty well with the fabric if you add a vibrant orange (and maybe a blue? We will probably just ignore that part), black, and white. I am pretty sure these are the colors (the Boy absolutely vetoed the teal and red, so we are definitely on the orange to purple spectra). 

from theknot.com

 And I think Orange can look sharp, as long as it doesn't go with too dark a neutral (black, brown). We don't want to get into Halloween territory.

ack! still can't find it. I will figure this one out!
 
Best of all, I think it will work with my still favorite bouquet! I think I would just take the fuchsia with more orangey and red tones. or some lavender. Ha! You can tell I'm not actually any closer to a decision, but when you look at the big pile of quilts, and stained glass windows, and actual wedding pictures, I think a theme is arising!

This week I also came across Honey of a Thousand Flowers blog (you can see it here: http://sarahjwinward.blogspot.com/ ). I absolutely love her style, and she obviously is a big fan of the warm colors like I am. So here are two inspiration pictures from her, and one from Jessica Alba's lamp, which is also very pretty (ah well, I think I can come up with even more crazy inspirations by the time we actually get married!)

from http://sarahjwinward.blogspot.com/

from justjared.com

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