Lisa Leonard Designs

day 5: our wedding {+ a giveaway!!}

May 14th | family, weddings

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we were married on july 24, 1999.

11 years this summer {wow!}

i have never been so sure about anything. i knew he was the one.

i had no idea that our life together would be so much harder and so much better than i hoped.

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my wedding budget was $2,000.

i wore my mom’s wedding dress, which was sewn my grandmother.

my friends put beautiful bouquets together for us,

and another friend took our wedding pictures.

my mom and her talented friends coordinated all the food

and dessert was a variety of cheesecakes.

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the centerpieces were antique teapots with potted flowers

that my mom had collected from thrift shops and garage sales.

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that’s my nephew, rhys, giving my bouquet a good sniff.

he’s gonna be in high school soon. crazy!

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the day was filled with family and lot of good friends.

it was a simple party.

but important. one of the most important days of my life.

i love you, babe! i’m so glad i married you.

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{GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

yay! we are giving away 6 items in celebration of wedding week

which has been sooo much fun!!

2 people will win a pewter heart

2 people will win a petite crest necklace

and

2 people will win a $100 gift certificate

***leave a comment telling us

what colors you chose (or would choose) for your wedding***

blog it, facebook it and tweet for extra entries.

{leave a comment for each entry!!}

868 Responses

  1. MichelleF says:

    the colors for our wedding were silver & ivory….absolutely gorgeous!!!

  2. MichelleF says:

    posted on FB :)

  3. MichelleF says:

    Tweet – tweet!! :)

  4. Megan says:

    I chose pale pink… would choose it all over again, and would ABSOLUTELY choose the same guy over and over and over and over again.

  5. baby blue bridesmaid dresses with red roses

  6. hdolloff says:

    i would have lime green and chocolate brown! love the combination..and I love your blog!

  7. mamie says:

    My colors were olive green and wine. Wine dresses for the bridesmaids, olive ties for the groomsmen and lots and lots of my favorite flower–white daisies! Invitations were handmade and were due-date cards(I’m a librarian).

  8. Tia says:

    I had a sage green and ivy theme going. Our wedding, too, was very low-key and a truly fantastic, wonderful day.

  9. Mel says:

    my colors were pink and chocolate. and we had TONS of pink roses. :) but for years I SWORE i would pick navy blue and silver. we got married in the fall and navy blue and silver seemed out of season…

  10. Faith says:

    The jury is still out on this one…but my thoughts are deep, deep purple (eggplant/amethyst), and greens in the form of flowers, succulents, and plants.
    Beautiful wedding and love the budget!!

  11. Birdie S. says:

    We had Dark & light PURPLE it was so regal…well @ least we thought so…

  12. richele says:

    oh how i love remembering this day … silver and blush – to symbolize our new, yet solid beginning.

  13. Leslie says:

    My wedding colors were Navy and silver. I had a very small, simple wedding at the same church my parents were married in. It was wonderful!

  14. becky says:

    My wedding is coming up on 3.19.11!!! Our colors are celery green, ivory and black. I love love love your jewelry and am going to give the Pewter heart to my SOON TO BE HUSBAND for our wedding.

  15. Lisa says:

    I chose black ~ silver ~ purple. We chose black dresses for the brides mades because nobody wants to wear purple! We got married in 1992 but we have known and dated each other since 1982. We were childhood sweethearts!

  16. Sarah W says:

    My colors were Hunter Green just because it’s one of my favorite colors and I knew it would go well with the wildflower/sunflower theme that we had going on with our flowers. Sure enough, it was beautiful!

  17. Laura says:

    The colors for my wedding were light green and gold. I loooved my colors!

  18. Tammy says:

    I had a very simple wedding ($5K budget) so I chose very little decorations for the church…it was already beautiful as it was. We had Red potted Tulips wrapped in dark blue fabric (which we gave to our guests).

  19. Kristy says:

    My wedding was small and outdoors. My sisters wore summer dresses one was teal and the other a tangerine color. Sounds horrible, but it was beautiful.

  20. Lisa says:

    We were married in 1997 – wow! 13 years…what a great journey!
    Our colour was a pale pink. Thank you for sharing your wedding pics.
    We were married in the day before digital – so reproducing those treasured imagines is a bit more difficult.
    I still keep a wedding pic (just 8×10) up in our bedroom – as a reminder of where we have come from.

  21. Tammy says:

    Twitterpated!…I mean, tweeted!

  22. Kylee says:

    I chose a pastels mostly. My bridesmaids wore pastel yellow dresses.

  23. Shelle says:

    Very cool giveaway!
    We got married outdoors, in bare feet, by a lake. I chose muted earthy colors, browns, yellows, creamy white. And yes, I’d do it ALL over again. :)
    Your wedding pictures are gorgeous!

  24. Ingrid says:

    We had a military wedding so the accent colors were navy and silver -loved it!

  25. paige says:

    my wedding to dan was an outdoor garden wedding, i wanted to do it all white
    but a family member said….that’s so not you
    so i didn’t go all white
    funny thing
    that same familymember recently remarked, wow, you really like the color white
    point….always go with your heart

    lisa, you were a gorgeous bride
    i love your sweet smile of expectation & dreams come true in that first shot

  26. Tanya S. says:

    I chose periwinkle. I’ll have been married for nine years in June! I can’t believe it’s been that long – time flies!

  27. kristen card says:

    ocean + eggplant + ivory … 15 years later, I’d still choose the same!! :)

  28. Susanne N. says:

    i got married in 1994 so my colors were the ever popular hunter green and burgundy! it’s funny how times change–i don’t even like those colors anymore. but at the time it was beautiful and i had amazing flowers!
    if i had to choose colors now it would either chocolate brown or turquoise!

  29. naomi says:

    I chose burgundy. If I could go back though I would probably pick some nice melon greens.

  30. paige says:

    oh
    & i tweeted xo

  31. elz says:

    My wedding was light blue with some shots of yellow, we used Texas wildflowers. If I had to choose again, I might still choose blue, but I also love the idea of a rainbow of colors (red, orange, purple, blue).

  32. Michelle says:

    I chose green and ivory. If I did it all over again (and I would!) I would go with RED!

  33. janetha says:

    Lisa! You were a stunning bride! I hope my wedding is as awesome as these that you’ve featured this week. My wedding is on 2 months and so I’d love to win! Colors are purple and yellow. Have a fun weekend!

  34. elz says:

    I tweeted about your post at txelz

  35. gillian says:

    My colors were varying shades of red…we were married outside in a field and the party was in a barn. I loved it, and was perfectly rustic and pretty at the same time.

  36. Amanda says:

    My wedding colors were a springy purple with some silver. We had a simple but beautiful wedding, and I wish I could do it again! We’ll be married 6 years next weekend. :)

  37. Gen says:

    Paul & I were married in 1996…I chose ivory & navy blue for my colors. I wore my mom’s wedding dress, too…made some changes to it to update it…so special!

  38. Blue and yellow – think delphiniums and yellow roses!

  39. Julie K. says:

    My brother is getting married in June. His colors are black with orange and blue as accent colors. Unique! My sisters and I threw a bridal shower and had fun using the orange and blue theme.

    Julie Kanzelmeyer
    sisterearwig (at) hotmail (dot) com

  40. Stephanie Erickson says:

    My bridesmaids were beautiful in deep plum. And the flowers – white daisies.

    ps. thank you for your beautiful blog – so inspiring!!

  41. I chose violet and peach. It worked!

  42. Jesica says:

    I celebrate 10 years this August! We had a super laid back wedding and after buying summer dresses off the rack for the bridesmaids our colors were black, white, and blue. Simple.

  43. heatherly says:

    I was married in 1995 so another burgundy for me! If we were getting married now, I would definitely choose brighter colors – like apple green and turquoise! :)

  44. Joy says:

    I think I’d pick a black and white wedding today. My bridesmaids wore scarlett but we didn’t really have a color theme. I love your wedding photos! and that you wore your mom’s dress.

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  46. Tambra says:

    yellow and gray were my wedding colors.

    and Yes, I did throw in a little orange!

  47. I had navy blue bridesmaid dresses and brightly colored wild flowers!

  48. Corinna Marcia says:

    If it’s with this guy (the jury’s still out as of now) I think I’d opt for a deep purplish marroon with light blue accents, since we’re both really into those colors. And a charcoal base instead of black…

  49. Sarah says:

    I got married not too long after Steel Magnolias came out…so my colors were blush and bashful (and we had an armadillo grooms cake). Now I’d probably go for a more lime green and white combo (with bright pinks, oranges and reds as accents). Not that I hope to be getting married anytime soon. I’m happy with the guy I’ve got.

  50. Simply Sara says:

    Our colors were blue and white. We are celebrating 10 years this summer :)
    Thanks for sharing your wedding- love the teapot centerpiece idea!

  51. kristen card says:

    posted up on facebook!! :)

  52. We did pink and green for our wedding….I just LOVE LOVE LOVE pink and green!!!!:)

  53. Kim says:

    i originally wanted purple – like a rich regal purple – for my wedding – but – we didn’t like the dresses that came in that color – and – the dresses we did like didn’t come in that color – so we found a dress we liked (and each girl got to pick what style they wanted – as they were tops & skirts)…and we went with periwinkle. it was perfect! we also were able to get totally matching bows to go around the chair covers at the reception. i love love loved it! thank you lisa for the beautiful jewelry you create, for sharing your wedding with us (beautfiul, by the way) and for giving me the chance to win one of the giveaways :)

  54. kristen card says:

    & tweeted!! :)

  55. Melinda says:

    Your wedding was beautiful and I am very impressed with what you did with your budget. Amazing.

    My wedding (eight years ago June 2) was red and white. If I where redoing my wedding today I think I would select brown and turquoise. My taste has evolved and so has our relationship. It has been a wonderful eight years.

  56. Tweeted (twittered?) I’m @pittspilotswife

    Oh, and I’ve been loving this series. Makes me miss California!

  57. Sophie says:

    I chose an emerald green. It fit well and was just used in the details. It’s my birthstone and 16.5 years ago on Labor Day weekend it certainly looked pretty when we got married!

  58. Stephanie says:

    We chose red and gold for our wedding colours and found the most beautiful dupioni silk in deep red woven with black to have the bridesmaids dresses made from. Each girl chose a different pattern and we all made or had our dresses made. My mom, who used to be a florist, designed gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces in reds and yellows. My fantastic husband and I have been married for almost 6 years and there are o many things I would do differently if I planned our day again but it was amazing and so special.

  59. courtney says:

    We had a very casual wedding, so there really weren’t any designated colors. If I chose today, I would use red and aqua. Hmmmm … wonder if my honey will re-marry me so I can do it??? πŸ˜‰

  60. I blogged!
    thetesdalls.blogspot.com

  61. Tee says:

    I chose red, because that’s the colour of good luck in my culture. I would definitely go all red and gold if I could do it all over again. I had a small wedding (17 people) so that wouldn’t be too hard to pull off a 2nd time. LOL.

  62. Amanda says:

    We got married in the fall, and I wanted to make the look of our wedding classic and timeless. The bridemaids wore black and ivory two piece dresses (the skirts had a fishtail train! such fun!). The flowers were all roses, which were a burnt orange color. Now everytime I see those roses in a shop, it makes me smile and remember an amazing fall day in Minnesota! I think if I had to do it over again, not much would change… which is exactly how I wanted it.

  63. Laura says:

    Your pictures are so gorgeous!! And on a $2000 budget! SO awesome! Our colors are black and white damask with different shades of pink!

  64. I facebooked!
    (Kortnie Siron Tesdall)

  65. Cheryl Sims says:

    I love a black and white wedding which is what my daughter chose. I had red because our wedding was during the holiday season. Thanks for the chance to win. Have loved wedding week.
    Cheryl Sims

  66. Laura says:

    And I tweeted! (les852)

  67. Pam says:

    Our color was a deep midnight blue – it was simple and pretty.

  68. Tee says:

    tweeted too (@cdnbokchoy)

  69. Stefany says:

    The girls wore black dresses. They carried burgundy red and orange lilies. I had a bouquet of red roses. The boys wore all black with the groom in a white tie and the boys in a black/white/gray striped tie.

    I love all the wedding talk! And the giveaways :)

  70. Amanda says:

    Oh and ps… and I left a post earlier in the week about my cousin’s son that called out “Yeah” after my uncle sang… I have the EXACT same photo of him at my wedding that you have of your nephew! He’s leaning over smelling my flowers, and the last photo of the series he is wrinkling his nose. Such a cute one.

  71. Sharon says:

    We’ve chosen an apple red and silvery gray palette. Red’s our favorite color and a nod to my heritage and we like that gray isn’t as harsh or serious as black. Love the wall hanging – and it’s silver! πŸ˜‰ Happy Friday!

  72. Christy says:

    We eloped but if I had a traditional wedding it would have been pewter dresses with white peonies for the bouquets.

  73. Margie says:

    I chose a Black and White wedding…we were married in 1991. We paid for our own wedding and charged it on our credit card! We spent about 5K and it took about 10 years to pay it off…not very smart but what can ya do. Its paid in full now so no worries….your wedding day looked wonderful!

  74. Melissa Bishop says:

    I chose red wine, green, and gold. We got married two days after Christmas!

  75. MrsBagley says:

    My wedding was very small and on a small budget, so my “colors” was really just one color: Ivory. It was the color of my dress, the color of the hundred + candles and the color of my husband’s tie. In a word, perfect.

  76. Kristi says:

    Green with red, orange, yellow and purple as accent colors… we got married in the fall and used beautiful mums to decorate the outside picnic area. I couldn’t pick just one color because i love them all so much so the assortment of mums was perfect!

  77. Carolyn says:

    Dark green and pink flowers. We were summer of “99 as well. Thought it would be fun to be married “last century”!

  78. Vickie says:

    our wedding was dark red and white… nice but not exactly my taste anymore! wish i could do it all over again!

  79. Lisa C says:

    I chose dark purple for the bridesmaid dresses…always been a big fan of purple.

    We, too, had a simple ceremony and reception. My dad paid cash for my reception with money he had saved over the years mowing lawns in the summer. I tear up now thinking about that and the amazing man he was…he passed away 3 years ago.

    We, too, will celebrate in July…only you are one year ahead of us.

  80. Natalie says:

    Black. It’s my favorite color! Everyone wore black except for me { if I had to do it over again…I too would wear black! }

  81. Kelli says:

    If my SO and I were to get married (we have the ‘DP’ certificate but never had a ceremony) It would be an outdoors come-as-you-are-surprise-we-are-getting-married picnic. It would be a T-Shirts and Shorts affair for everyone else, so I guess no colors really. Just a fun time with family and friends outside enjoying life. All the colors would be provided by the people we love and God, and I would love it that way!

    ~Kelli @ Smidgens

  82. Ashley says:

    I got married in September. I absolutely went with fall colors because it was easy to find cute decorations and the pictures would be amazing outside. the bridesmaid dresses were a maroonish red and in their bouqeuts were huge organge tiger lillies (my favorite flowers!). The striking difference in the colors were awesome. The decorations and all coordinating flowers were oranges, browns, golds, reds…everything was full of such rich color. But my favorite is still the huge orange tiger lillies.

  83. Margie says:

    Oh…just a thought….I think the 6 people who win your giveaway should submit their wedding day photos…I think it would be fun to see! :)

  84. Dresden says:

    Oh how I love wedding, I am starting to design wedding invitations and I can’t get enough! My colors were cranberry red, champagne and black. My dress was a champagne colored lace ahhhh I still love looking at it!! Thanks for the chance to win, I love you products!

  85. dawn says:

    It will be 20 years for us in a few weeks!! Our wedding was in ’90 but planned in the 80s I like to say…teal green dresses–peach and pink flowers.

  86. Allison says:

    My colors were ivory & navy…. beautiful for a fall wedding.

  87. Ashley says:

    My wedding was definitely on a tight budget, my mom made the bouquets, my step-dad cooked all the food and a family friend took all the pictures. I wouldn’t change one thing about that day! It was perfect. My colors were sage green and silver.

  88. Tricia says:

    I chose periwinkle for the bridesmaids dresses and used hydrangeas for the flowers.

  89. Allison says:

    Tweeted the contest!

  90. Gayle says:

    I chose yellow for my wedding color.

  91. Amy says:

    We were on a small budget too and you know what? Best wedding ever. I know I’m biased! Everyone said how touching our wedding was and I just remember floating on a cloud all day. Since my favorite flower is the daisy, we chose yellow and white.

  92. lizibeth says:

    We did cream with touches of baby blue and red. Lots and lots of cream colored flowers, an old brick church, and a ton of friends …………… and the best part was that I got to finally fly home with my best friend. :)

  93. Bonnie says:

    we chose a burgundy color. we too had a very small budget, paying for it
    ourselves. but i tell you that as one great party! we just celebrated our 13th
    anniversary:)

  94. dawn says:

    I tweeted! (@dawnsgoodlife)

  95. Tina says:

    My husband and I had such a small wedding (us, our two daughters, two friends, and our pastor), that we didn’t have a color theme. But if I had to pick, I’d choose robins egg blue and a creamy off white.

  96. Teresa says:

    A beauutiful wedding and an amazing giveaway! I’ve been married almost 13 years. My wedding colors were forest green and peach.

  97. Stefanie says:

    Sage green and cream with fuscia accents. We gave guests mini jade turtles my parents brought back from a trip to China, and the centerpiece were lucky bamboo with fuscia gerbera daisies. We’ll be celebrating our five year at the end of may.

  98. lizibeth says:

    facebooked. can I just say how much I’m loving this giveaway? <3

  99. Stefanie says:

    Tweeted!

  100. Jennifer says:

    The bridesmaids dresses were black with a big white and peachy pink floral print–I got married at a time when big bold florals were popular (1994). I found black floral plates that coordinated with the dresses. Our roses were white with a tinge of peachy pink on the edges. We had LOTS of roses because we live near a rose greenhouse and did all the flowers ourselves. We also did all the food. I borrowed my gown from a friend (something borrowed), had a new vail (something new), a blue garter (something blue), and my husband’s great-grandmother’s ring (something old).

  101. Jaime says:

    Facebooked it!

  102. mary kathryn tyson says:

    i’ve really been inspired by your wedding photos this week! at 32 and (still) single and a parade of fools behind me, i am single by choice now. that said, it seems as though -for one reason or another- weddings and such have been glaring at me for the last few weeks especially! i’m definitely not bitter -i love where i am in life now- but it’s just interesting that i’m purposefully consecrating myself right now and wedding-stuff keeps coming up! but who doesn’t start planning their wedding when they are little girls? as to colors, when i thought i would be married the day after i graduated college and have all five of my children by the time i was thirty (ahem), i’m confident i wanted my colors to be pink & green. at this point in my life, if the lord sees fit to marry me off (which i’ll be fine if he does, fine if he doesn’t), then i want a more simple affair with only those we’re closest to present. and i want every part of it to mean something. anyway, colors…simple, perhaps golds or yellows or robin’s egg blue…neutral-ish tones is what i’m thinking with beautiful, simple flowers. and a vintage frames necklace for each of my bridesmaids, to be sure. :)

  103. linda says:

    the bridesmaids wore long burgundy dresses, the groomsmen black tuxes and the flower girl wore a long pink dress her mother had made for the occasion… she was adorable!

  104. JenFlen says:

    I had all these crazy ideas – burgandy dresses, multi-colored mum bouquests, limo, off-white dress, no veil, no poof, boat neck. I guess I’m a bit of a traditionalist at heart – we went with black dresses, red roses, trolly (we live on Lake MI), white dress, veil, poof, strapless. It was such an amazing day. Black, red and white – so simple – so pretty!

  105. dawn says:

    Facebooked too! Adorable wedding pics!

  106. Jen N. says:

    I chose and would choose again, celadon green and milk-glass whites. White tulips everywhere!

  107. Jen N. says:

    I chose and would choose again, celadon green and milk-glass whites. White tulips everywhere!

  108. JenFlen says:

    Facebooked!

  109. beka says:

    my wedding colors were red, white, and black! :)

  110. Nicole Redmond says:

    I choose a wine color for the girls dresses. The flowers were antique white as well as the table clothes. This November will be 10 years.

  111. Andrea T. :) says:

    I choose burgundy and forest green (GAH!) … but today I would choose something with a lovely shade of orange. Maybe aqua and orange?

  112. Heather N says:

    I really wanted lavender. I have ALWAYS loved purple and wanted lavender as the accent color of my wedding. At the time, though, the bridesmaid dresses that were available were in a kind of muddy gray purple, which is not at all what I had in mind. I ending up going much darker, with a burgandy that had a hint of purple. Sounds odd, but it was very nice. That was almost 13 years ago!!! When my best friend got married a few years ago, every bridesmaid had a different pastel shade dress (one had yellow, one green, one blue, one pink, etc.). And, yes, as her matron of honor she had me wear the most beautiful dress in the PERFECT shade of lavender. I heart my husband, and I also heart my BFF.

  113. JaimeM says:

    We had silver lilac for our wedding color! Loved it, still do ten years later (this month!). How time zooms!

  114. Laura says:

    Tweety-tweet, tweet!

  115. Abbey says:

    i choose a red wine color and cream – oh how i still love those dresses and that color. I wish i could do it all over again (and hire a better photographer ;0)

  116. Jennifer says:

    If I were getting married today, I would choose blush pink and champagne, with ivory. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  117. Misspinkkate says:

    We had lilac in our reception hall, and ivory at the ceremony! it was great.

  118. We got married in the fall, so our colors coordinated with that (lots of browns and golds).

  119. kerry says:

    we got married 5 years ago in november, and had brown bridesmaid dresses (more cafe au lait than chocolate), and red/orange flowers. i loved it!

  120. Misspinkkate says:

    Tweeted (@misspinkkate).

  121. Ev says:

    I didn’t really have colours. The girls were in a champagne colour. My dress was off-white. Everything else was white.

  122. diane says:

    I’ve been married 28 years this coming July 10. I chose a beautiful clear bright blue, bought the fabric at an Indian Sari shop. The dresses were simple. I sewed my own dress at a cost of $20.00. All the bouquets were a cacophony of colours. I too loved my wedding day and am sure I married my best friend.

  123. Kathy says:

    My colors (waaaaaay back in 1979!) were smoky blue and deep burgundy. It was nice back then, but if I were doing it today, I would probably go with a black and white color scheme. So classy! I love the wedding week pictures! What a great idea!

  124. Kristen S. says:

    My wedding colors were lavender, pink, and lime green.

  125. What lovely pictures of you! It’s amazing when we look back how innocent we were!

    My first wedding was lime green and daisy yellow. Ummm…. definitely 1974 style.

    My second husband and I are talking about renewing our vows and I would wear a smokey-lilac color now. Restful and lovely!

  126. J-Charron says:

    Beautiful pics all week! We had the girls in deep burgandy dresses w/ harvest orange lillies and mums…it was a beautiful fall day!!!

  127. Southern Gal says:

    Love your pictures. Did you doctor them? The finish is gorgeous.

    We married in the fall and used eggplant (deep purple), pink and gray. The florist insisted on adding yellow flowers to the bridesmaids bouquets and I remember being so upset about it.

  128. Laura says:

    Bloggin’ it up, baby!

  129. Julie says:

    I used champagne and purple. We got married on December 7.

  130. Josie says:

    My colors were wine & white :)

  131. J-Charron says:

    Posted on FB.

  132. J-Charron says:

    Tweeted, too.

  133. Alicia says:

    we married on Dec. 30th 1995 and had hunter green and burgundy for our colors. It fit perfectly with the beautiful Christmas decorations. Love the pictures this week. So beautiful and a wonderful way to reflect back on that special day of our own. Thanks!

  134. Page says:

    My colors will be apple green, black and white. I’m (im)patiently waiting on my ring! :) haha

  135. Julie says:

    I face booked it!

  136. Erica says:

    Our colors were Caribbean blue, olive green, and silver.

  137. Matty says:

    Simple – black dresses and tuxes, red roses – PERFECT!

  138. Jackie says:

    Beautiful Wedding Pictures Lisa. I chose pale pink and would do it all over again with the same guy, even after 30 years.

  139. Matty says:

    Posted on FB!

  140. Megan says:

    Our colors are burnt orange and teal blue. {and variations of each} We’re down to about 2 weeks till wedding day!!! πŸ˜€

  141. Alli says:

    We chose Periwinkle blue…I still adore that color! (And my husband!)

  142. Amy says:

    we are getting ready to celebrate our 10-year anniversary, time really does fly! i wore a light blue dress instead of a traditional wedding dress, i had it made and it fit perfectly. i wore silver shoes and we had a variety of daisies (yellow, white) in glass Ball jars on all the picnic tables.

  143. Heather says:

    Pink and Yellow were the colors of our wedding! 10 years this Sept.!! :) Mae

  144. Jo Jo says:

    What precious memories! I love the photos! I choose pink and green for my wedding (we will be celebrating out 2nd anniversary in a little over a week) I LOVED everything about it!

  145. Leslie says:

    Funny you should ask this question, because I was just thinking about it on Mother’s Day, when my mom told me she still has my sister’s bridesmaid dress in her basement (from my wedding in 1994.) It’s a color I never would pick now, and wasn’t my favorite then — but I guess it was pretty. (Picked the color based on the bridesmaid dress I liked!) It was a purplish color somewhere between violet and lavender. Vibrant! Since I had an assortment of colors in my flowers, it worked well!

  146. Tonya Riggs says:

    Our colors were based on the fall season! The bridesmaids wore lapis and then we had burgandy, blush pink, dark greens, vibrant orange and cream in the bouquets. My favorite colors are fall colors so we decided to go with that even though we got married in August! lol It will be our 1st wedding anniversary the 19th of August.

  147. Christy says:

    My wedding colors were black and candlelight. beautiful….16 years ago this fall :)

  148. Sara says:

    we didn’t have real “colors” because we did a vegas wedding, but I would choose light blue and geranium red, or maybe silver and light yellow. :)

  149. Sarah says:

    My wedding colors were eggplant and sage green. It was perfect for our beautiful fall wedding– 8 years!

  150. Tonya Riggs says:

    I tweeted! @TonyaRiggs

  151. Kim says:

    I’m not married yet, but I love sterling roses. So as of right now I like the idea of the purpley color with ivory and grass green. But who knows what it’ll look like when the day comes. :)

  152. lauren says:

    we were married in a little chapel in las vegas. my bouquet was lavendar roses, and my daughter wore a lavendar satin dress, with her own smaller matching bouquet of roses. i chose the because “The lavender rose is often a sign of enchantment and love at first sight.” perfect!

  153. Sallie says:

    Purple and yellow. Still my favorite combination! It was such a beautiful day.

  154. Lindsay says:

    Our wedding colors were shades of purple and yellow. It turned out better than I had ever dreamed! We got married on the fourth of July so we decided to steer clear of the typical red, white, and blue motif, but still were able to add a few hints of it here and there. I love looking back at the pictures and remembering how special of a day it was that I married my best friend, my soulmate, my everything!

  155. Julie L. says:

    Our wedding colors were periwinkle blue and silver! 8 years this July!

  156. Christy says:

    My wedding was held in September, and our colors were pumpkin orange and cranberry!

  157. angelina says:

    i love silver :: thanks for sharing, your wedding was splendid.

  158. Julie L. says:

    Tweeted about it!

  159. shannon says:

    i haven’t had a wedding yet….hopefully i can convence my fiance to vanilla, turquoise, and lime green. i want a bouquet of huge gerber daisies….

    shannon

  160. Debra L says:

    our wedding was truly a celebration… just as we wanted it.
    the colors were periwinkle and silver
    my bouquet had white roses and beautiful blue hydrangeas

  161. Julie L. says:

    Mentioned on Facebook!

  162. angelina says:

    facebook’d >>>>

  163. Misti says:

    We just celebrated our 12 year anniversary this past Sunday. My how time flies! Our wedding colors were sage green & peach. If I could go back & do it again… I think I’d choose brighter colors. Overall it was great though!

  164. Laura {{* *}} says:

    Circa, June 1984…
    the rage in color was
    Dusty Pink & Blue,
    which coordinated beautifully with our Maili Beach wedding.

    This has been a touching series of posts.
    Thanks, Lisa.

    β™₯ {{* *}}

  165. Laura {{* *}} says:

    Circa, June 1984…
    the rage in color was
    Dusty Pink & Blue,
    which coordinated beautifully with our Maili Beach wedding.

    This has been a touching series of posts.
    Thanks, Lisa.

    β™₯ {{* *}}

  166. Susan says:

    We have purple and lavender. The bridesmaids wore lavender dresses. We made the ceterpieces – they were fans with lace and purple bouquets. It was 21 years ago this summer and he is still my best friend and the greatest guy I know.

    Thanks, Susan

  167. Shannon says:

    For my wedding i did pale pink. I even let my bridesmaids pick their own dress!!

  168. whimzie says:

    I chose periwinkle. My wedding was in the spring and I carried a wildflower bouquet full of bright spring colors.

  169. Linda says:

    Pink and Black. It’s been 26 years!!

  170. Michelle says:

    I’m still deciding on this, it’s either ivory and tiffany blue or turquoise and pink

  171. RebeccaL says:

    For my first wedding I chose deep red and steel blue. The dresses looked great on my bridesmaids. I’m not sure if I will choose specific colors for my second wedding whenever that day comes, but I want it to be low pressure and casual. The focus will be on celebrating with friends and family.

  172. Melody says:

    I would choose yellow and maybe a sage green. Yellow is so happy!

  173. Rebecca says:

    I too agree that this has been a fun and great series to read this week. I have been married 7 years and the only color that I can honestly remember is periwinkle. The other color is lost in my sleep deprived brain. :) I need to pull the wedding album out tonight and refresh myself apparently!

  174. Our colors were periwinkle blue and white.
    We celebrate our 25th anniversary in September!
    Who knew that each year we would love each other more than the last!!

    Blessings, Patti

  175. McKt says:

    Our wedding colors were cranberry and white, but if I had it to do again I would use a kaleidoscope of garden colors. I love what you did on a small budget. Ours was a similar affair with much family and friends help. The only thing I really wish we had more money for was photography.

  176. Janelle Eller says:

    It was 1984, and the bridesmaids wore rainbow dotted swiss, one in blue, one in pink, green, and lavender. I’d probably do that differently today!

  177. Misti says:

    Facebooked! ;D

  178. Kristin says:

    My bridesmaids wore plum colored dresses. The groomsmen wore either plum or green with their tuxes. That was 1998 and I wouldn’t change a thing!

  179. Susan says:

    My wedding was “bediterranean” blue and pink. (The blue was sort of a teal blue with more blue than green).

    Loved, loved, loved the colors. Still do. I’m not sure I’d use the same colors if I did it over again, but I might. I just love so many colors, it’s hard to choose!

  180. Beautiful, Lisa! Has the time just flown by??
    I will {hopefully} be getting married next year…and I’ve decided that we’ll do pink & chocolate with some white {I mean, the dress of course.}…possibly pink daisies and coffee beans. Yay!

  181. kate wille says:

    Our colors were cornflower blue and parchment – we were married in a wildflower garden in the Bighorn Mountains (Wy) 21 years ago – I would not change a thing!

  182. Susan says:

    ‘Doh That’s mediterranean blue! And I just FB it correctly. *headdesk*

  183. Lourdes says:

    first of all, what a beautiful week you’ve posted here! loved every single one.
    my colors were very traditonal, I wore ivory shantung silk, and the flowers were all shades of white. I loved the freshness and soft elegance of it. that will be 18 years this coming august and three children 11, 9, and 3. my goodness, I am blessed.
    thanks for the lovely giveaway, good luck to all!

  184. it has been much fun to see the inventive things people have/are doing for weddings. thanks for sharing yours. very pretty!
    i chose black velvet for the bridesmaids. it was not in vogue in 1992. but i have never been in vogue. they looked beautiful and it was something they could wear again.
    i think if i were to do it today it might be something like a gunmetal or pewter gray silk shantung.
    i am hosting a beading design challenge on my blog right now called Inspired by…Wedding Flowers. there are palettes created by colourlovers that show new ideas in wedding flowers. i think i would choose more unusual shaped and colored flowers if i were to do it all again. but i am not. i am very blessed to be married to my dear husband and i wouldn’t trade him for anything!
    enjoy the day!
    erin
    http://treasures-found.blogspot.com

  185. cheryl says:

    i married my sweetheart 10 years ago and we chose ivory and a very pale lime green! it was beautiful and definitely a day to remember.

  186. Shannon says:

    I facebooked it!!!

  187. Jen says:

    When I get married, I think I’ll do pink w/ green although, that may change because before I wanted to do blue but a friend of mine did a light pink and it was really pretty. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. :-)

  188. Sarah M says:

    We are using serene blue, silver, yellows, and pinks. I think we are throwing some navy in also. It’s coming up quickly, three months from today as a matter of fact!

  189. Lisa says:

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful wedding! It was 1986 and my bridesmaids wore lavendar dresses like the ones in the movie Sixteen Candles. Still love the movie and still love the dresses!

  190. Susan says:

    Tweeted it as well!

  191. Sonja says:

    I chose burgundy & hunter green as my wedding colors (very mid 1990’s). I never thought twice about it though…I just knew those were the colors I wanted. Now, however, I would choose something totally different. Wouldn’t choose a different hubby though!!!!

  192. lisa says:

    my colors were ivory and hunter green

  193. Celeste says:

    I’m not yet married… but I’d love cream & black (classic) or! pale yellow & silver (gray) …. or! navy blue & cream

  194. Amanda says:

    I chose light blue and white and our reception had a little bit of a beach theme to it. What a sweet giveaway!

  195. Dana says:

    Orange,pink, green, red. I’m a sucker for dahlias and we had them everywhere and in every color!

  196. Susan says:

    Just blogged it as well. :)

  197. Leslie says:

    Our wedding colors were navy and ivory and we got married just a few months after you in October, 1999.

  198. Jessica says:

    We chose black and white for our wedding and called it a ‘black and white affair’ on our reception cards… I loved the timeless, classic feel it gave to our day. We are celebrating our 2 year ann. next week!!!

  199. Janet says:

    We’ve been married almost 13yrs! We were still kids (19) when we got married and it was a simple ceremony with our familes in a garden. So I guess my wedding colors were “rainbow” for all of the flowers and summer clothes! lol.

  200. Paige says:

    Yay! I am so excited to see your photos! I am very envious of that budget…go girl! And, it is clear that it was the BEST day of your life. OK, so we had a Fall wedding, November 19, 2006. Colors – pumpkin orange, crisp apple reds, and beautiful browns. Theme- pumpkins, apples, leaves. P.S. I married my Junior High sweet heart! Imagine that! I have known my husband, Michael for more than 1/2 of my life! Love him a little bit more every day! ~Paige xo

  201. alison says:

    I actually chose a variety of colors because I couldn’t decide. my bridesmaids wore black with different colored bright gerber daisies.

  202. Gina says:

    My wedding was in October so we picked fall colors. My bridesmaids wore candy apple red and my flowers were red, yellow, orange and cream with red berries. Ahhh…..the memories!

  203. Lisa says:

    Wow. beautiful. you look exactly the same, just with longer hair! Congratulations on finding your soul mate. bless you guys.

    my main color for my wedding was periwinkle blue. still love it!

  204. Gin says:

    Beautiful pictures! I love your flowers – so pretty! Our colors were pink and peach (mangoish) with splashes of green and white polka dot. It was a the beach and I loved the soft chic vintage that it created. What a fun week of weddings! Enjoyed it so much!

  205. Stepheny says:

    Lisa, I fell in love with your jewelry through Jenny Matlock …off on her tangent… And in your blog it is so nice to see your heart. What a precious wedding story. Your dress is amazing and so incredibly dear because of the women who sewed and wore it. There must be some beauty creating thing in your family, because those teapots…. I have found too that marriage has been the greatest challenge and gift (as it includes the raising of our children together also) in my life. So neat to hear your story.

    Unfortunately I was married in the 80’s. I love my dress because it is a replica of my mother’s, but I would change the puffed sleeves. And my supportive bridesmaids wore teal Laura Ashley dresses with bright flowers all over them. I think I might use pale slate or sage in my wedding if I was doing it now. And gardenias. :)

  206. Jessica says:

    I love your centerpieces!! My colors were champagne and sage green…simple and elegant! I would LOVE the certificate…I’ve had my eye on your Together Necklace since it came out. Perfect for our family!

  207. Jessica says:

    I tweeted about it!

  208. Jessica says:

    I put it on my facebook too!

  209. kim says:

    burgundy/fall wedding/october 28, 89/married my highschool sweetheart/almost 21 years and 2 beautiful daughters later i still love him as much (or more) as the day i married him/

  210. Tasha says:

    This really has been such a fun week. I have loved seeing all the weddings. I love that you ended with yours! It was beautiful. I love all the handmade and loving touches. You looked so gorgeous. How neat to wear your Mother’s wedding dress. My wedding colors were cream and a light blue. I just love weddings.

  211. Sally says:

    Our colors were pink and white, my favorite color is pink and I would pick it again almost 22 years later! Isn’t is wonderful how the Lord leads us to the person He wants us to be with!

  212. Susan says:

    We just celebrated 20 years of wedded bliss on May 5, 2010. My bridesmaids wore hot pink dresses!

  213. Pam says:

    For my second wedding, we had the kids stand up for us…. all seven of them.
    We let them pick their own dresses/tux vests.
    I couldn’t have picked it better myself — the 3 girls picked maroon, hunter green and ivory.
    We got married on Dec 28th.
    Gorgeous!
    and the vests —- maroon – white with mickeymouse – black – and green.
    It was a beautiful day and everyone looked terrific!!!

  214. Ruth says:

    We chose a deep purple with a coral apricot 22 years ago. WOW! Where have the years gone?

  215. Faith says:

    Our colors were maroon and taupe, and it will be seven years for us this July – you’re right on the harder but better than you imagined.

  216. I chose chocolate brown with some pink and green accents. You can see my pictures here: http://joshandashleyrussell.shutterfly.com/ We had a full blown wedding planned in my hometown and decided on a whim to switch it to Destin, FL 5 months before the wedding.

  217. Noelle White says:

    My husband and I got married on November 4, 2000. We used fall colors….burnt orange, brown topaz, dark red. It was the best day of my life.

  218. Anna says:

    We were married July 10 1999…time does fly doesn’t it! Our colors were periwinkle and champagne (roses). It was an amazing start to our amazing life together!
    Blessings!
    Anna

  219. Jodie says:

    I chose eggplant for the bridesmaids, since we got married in October and it seemed like a Fall color. Plus, I thought it worked well for all the different hair colors and skin tones. I can’t remember if that was even and “in” color for 1997. :)

  220. Kristen says:

    I think I would choose fun colors like pink and green! Love the wedding week idea Lisa!

  221. annie blom says:

    The bridesmaid dresses for our wedding were a pale pink and the flowers were purple and pink.

  222. oooooh, so sweet! You look so beautiful! How real-life your photos are – i love it! You look like you are having fun and you are totally meant to be! Thanks for sharing!

  223. My husband and I were married on December 27th 1997. We both love Christmas which is why we chose a date so close to Christmas. Our colors were Dark Green and Gold. My husbands aunt owns a Christmas tree farm so she made sure the Christmas Tree that was at the church was super big. It was such a fabulous day.

  224. Meredith says:

    We had a very small wedding two days after Christmas. I wanted a winter wonderland effect so we had snowflakes everywhere with navy as the main color. I loved it.

  225. Andrea says:

    Black and White classic and simple!

  226. Liz Friesen says:

    My wedding colors were burgundy and ivory. We had beautiful Black Magic Roses for the bouquets.

  227. Bethany says:

    Beautiful! I love how beautiful thrifty can be – and how much more meaningful and creative we are on budgets!

    Not married yet, and no prospects on the horizon – my tastes go through seasons, but right now I love the idea of a deep sage green and a creamy taupe. Though I’m also a big fan of vintage and natural, muted colors.

  228. Kate C says:

    I really waffle between what colors I want at my wedding. Right now I like the contrast of pinks and teal, but don’t worry the bridesmaids will be in ONE color…and of course hopefully they can wear the dress again after the wedding. :-)

  229. Hillary says:

    Our colors were silver and periwinkle. How time flies!

  230. Crystal says:

    Married in 2000…I liked lavender and silver

  231. Beth Logan says:

    I was married in Nov 2002. I chose silver and cream for our colors. Almost 8 years and two boys later I’m still glad I married my guy too. Thanks for the wedding posts this week- it was so fun!

  232. Kristen says:

    I had a Spring wedding, 12 years ago this Saturday. I chose a soft lavendar color for the dresses, and pink & white for the flowers. It was the wedding I had dreamed of my whole life!!!

  233. Jessica says:

    The colors for our wedding were white & blue! We did a beach theme so the colors really added to it!

  234. Kelli N says:

    We had a very small (and perfect!) wedding. We didn’t really have colors because our wedding and reception were both outdoors in the middle of the Rocky Mountains! I guess my wedding colors were the brightly colored mix of gerber daisies in my bouquet.

  235. Pam M says:

    I only had one attendant and she had a rose dress from a previous wedding so that decided the first color. My mother wears primarily black or navy so I chose navy for the second color so she would be comfortable. If I could have picked any colors I wanted, I don’t think they would have looked as nice as these did.

  236. Jessica says:

    I posted on Fb

  237. lime green and turquoise! SOO fun!

  238. C. Beth says:

    We had a black and white wedding, and the flowers were fire & ice roses, and for me, white lilies. Beautiful!

  239. Kristina says:

    Married 1994 — peach and green

  240. amy jupin says:

    we chose celery green and lavender. it was beautiful against all the lush september green that was everywhere. we got married in a tiny white clapboard country church with two huge double doors that opened to the strreet. i had huge french buckets of hydrangeas hanging from every pew. the boutineers and bouquets had fresh lavender in them so the entire church smelled wonderful! it was so beautiful. i wouldn’t change one thing.

  241. I too had a budget of 2000.00….planned our wedding in 9 weeks…..our colors were red, orange and yellow, we were married October 10, 2004 :)

  242. Bobbi says:

    The guys wore black and the girl’s wore rose. Perfect for our Springtime wedding.

  243. Heather says:

    We eloped so no “colors” but we went with a Sunflower theme!

  244. C. Beth says:

    Posted as my Facebook status!

  245. Jaimie says:

    How funny!! Our wedding was in 1999 too and my budget was also $2000. Our colors were burgundy & gold. Beautiful pictures!

  246. Rebecca says:

    All shades of purple with a little bit of green.

  247. Emma Wright says:

    We had gold and ivory and my bridesmaid wore green…

  248. Emma Wright says:

    We had gold and ivory and my bridesmaid wore green…

  249. Jaimie says:

    I tweeted!! @jmebowman

  250. Penny johnson says:

    Thirty two years ago I married my best friend. Dusty rose. I don’t think the color even exists anymore. Now I would choose some shad of turquoise. I am a water baby πŸ˜‰

  251. Heidi says:

    Our colors were navy and silver

  252. Anna G says:

    We went with pink and white for our wedding colors. We got married in a historic chapel so everything had to be kept to a minimum in terms of decor and that was great on our budget.

  253. Jaimie says:

    Just posted as my FB status: Win a free necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs: http://www.lisaleonardonline.com/blog/2010/05/14/day-5-our-wedding-a-giveaway/

  254. Addy says:

    we choose classic black. everyone but me in black

  255. Jordan F says:

    silver and navy… beautiful and classic. But sometimes I wish I would have gone w/ silver and hot pink! πŸ˜‰

  256. amy miller says:

    10 years ago I chose sterling silver roses with lavendar skirts and sweater sets for the girls, very GWeneth Paltrow kind of look back then. But now if I could redo the fun parts of the wedding, I would choose either such a natural palette of maybe an all white wedding, tans, creams, lots of texture, or I just went to a wedding with chocolate brown dresses and hot pink flowers- so pretty!

  257. Kathy says:

    We did a split…Our wedding was more girly and romantic, I let my girls pick out a black cocktail dress of their choice and the groomsmen wore black. Our flowers were gorgeous light greean and pinks…Then for dinner and after party we went totally Vegas and did black red and silver. It was awesome!

  258. Beana says:

    Our colors were dark blue with an accent of silver. It fit my personality well :) Although I kind of wish I had been bold enough to go with all red!

  259. Shannon K says:

    Navy blue, Tiffany Blue, Red & white… LOVE the combo! IT was PERFECT! A tinge of patriotic-ness that comes from growing up in the Air Force plus Red & Tiffany blue – a favorite Danish-inspired combo!

  260. Shannon K says:

    posted on facebook!

  261. Kate says:

    We went with antique white, and green. The day was foggy and rainy, it was perfect.

  262. We chose lilac and silver for our wedding. My husband’s favorite color is purple so I wanted to incorporate it somehow. I wore a purple dress on our first official date, so it made the color extra special. I couldn’t have chosen better colors at the time. I am still up in the air on the colors we will use for our vow renewal but I do not doubt they will be the perfect colors :)

  263. amykate says:

    we had navy blue and yellow…morning wedding with brunch reception. your pictures are beautiful!

  264. Victoria says:

    We chose blue and ivory for our winter time wedding. It was simple and elegant, and we had a blast!

  265. Beana says:

    Tweeted as @beana619

  266. Kelley says:

    Lavendar and sage green. Would totally do it differently today! Oh well :)

  267. ***posted a link on FB***

  268. Denise C. says:

    Wow Lisa, you look so beautiful! As for colors I am not sure, I love all colors and don’t discriminate!

  269. hiyaluv says:

    lisa!
    i am so impressed! your wedding looks and sounds like it was simply divine and on budget!!! I can only hope that mine will be just as creative as yours! My colors are pink and white. :) Very simple but very me!

    smiles,
    gina

  270. hiyaluv says:

    I will tweet my heart out for this giveaway!
    smiles,
    gina

  271. Kristi F says:

    We will celebrate our 25th anniversary July 6th. Mauve and cream were the colors but it didn’t matter much because they were only used in my flowers and on the wedding cake. It was a very low budget wedding – about $400 total and that included my dress. My hubby was an Air Force enlisted man, and we were in our early 20s when we wed so we didn’t have much cash. A lady who lived on the base he was stationed at made the cake ($75), my friend made my dress ($200), another friend made my bouquet (gift), a co-worker of my husband’s took the photos ($50 worth of film) and some of my husband’s co-workers put together the food for our reception (gift). Only 13 guests in attendance! Just goes to show it isn’t the big wedding that makes the marriage :)

  272. Jeannine says:

    My girls wore chocolate brown pant suits!

  273. amykate says:

    blogged about you!

  274. Sara says:

    Our colors were silver and blue… it sounds really prom-ish, but it was perfect for our star theme! :-)

  275. Joyce H. says:

    I am getting married this August and I love the color yellow. I didn’t want it to be too overpowering so I partnered it with a soft grey. I think the two colors are perfect contrasts and I can’t wait to see everything come together!

    Beautiful pictures of your wedding Lisa! You can feel the love through those pictures! $2000 budget? That’s wonderful! I should have asked you to plan our wedding! :) Thank you for sharing your wonderful day!

  276. Shannon says:

    Our colours were purple (my favourite colour) and blue (hubby’s).

    It also fit our luau theme really well. :)

  277. tiffany day says:

    Hi there! Wow what a fun giveaway! You are awesome!! Love that you ended your wedding posts with yours – so sweet!! I CANNOT believe you did your wedding for $2,000 – i am so impressed! 14 years ago I had a $12,000 budget and that was challenging given that we had to feed about 185 people! It turned out GREAT and we came out of our wedding and honeymoon with NO debt – pretty good. I worked mountains of overtime at my job and that was truly a blessing, i had lots of help and got alot of services for cost!

    My wedding colors were black and white – I used daisies as my flowers – LOVE them!!

    Thank you Lisa for such a fun week of posts! Have a great weekend!
    xoTiffany

  278. Whitney S. says:

    Our colors were red and silver….it was in December which I thought went well. And, my husband got me some red roses with silver sparkles on them when he proposed so that is what I had for my bouquet. Now, if I was to do it again, I think I would do black and hot pink….I saw a wedding that had those colors and it was so pretty! My husband might not like it, but I would! :)

  279. Jess :) says:

    The colors I would choose for my wedding would be pink and brown. :)

  280. We were married in December so our colors were burgundy and off-white. I chose these colors mostly because I wanted to carry fire and ice roses (one of the first flowers my hubby gave me when we were dating… see I told you our wedding was all in the details :)

  281. Ang says:

    Our wedding colors were green & yellow, and I wasn’t even a Baylor Bear at the time! :)

  282. Whitney S. says:

    I blogged it!

  283. Gracie says:

    I want my colors to be bright! ~ definitely bright yellow with maybe mango, and pinks. I am not even close to married yet, but every girl dreams, right? Plus, I have 6 sweet friends getting married before October (one is my sister) ~ and I’m a bridesmaid in 3~ so I’ve been thinking all things wedding!! congratulations on your summer anniversary~may the Lord bless all your days in bliss!

  284. Whitney S. says:

    I also facebooked it!

  285. Jan says:

    My wedding colors, 46 years ago, was sapphire blue. My wedding budget was $500, and I barely went over.

  286. Ang says:

    Tweeted! Twittered? Whatever. :p

  287. Amy P. says:

    Our colors were a middle shade of brown… a middle shade of pink… and a middle shade of cream… I guess we really were meeting in the middle of what we both wanted…. :0)

  288. Rachel says:

    Our wedding was ivory and forest green but that was 14 years ago. Not so much what I’d go for now!

  289. Heather M says:

    I choose a shade of sky blue with lots of BRIGHT flowers…I still love my wedding colors 10 years later! :)

  290. Jade says:

    I used sage green and a light pink fo rmy wedding colors a little over 2 years ago. My how time flies.

  291. Sarah says:

    I used a baby pink for a June wedding; today I think I would add a chocolate brown.

  292. Faith S says:

    I chose red…the color of love. My girls wore party length red dresses. With my white gown and the men’s black tuxes, it was the perfect choice for a March wedding. That was 22 years ago, and looking back on th day, I still would have chose red.

  293. Erin G says:

    Hunter green and Celedon were our colors. I don’t know if I’d pick the same colors, but 7 years and two sons later, I would definitely pick the same man!

  294. rachael says:

    i would choose like a limesh green with ivory and pink accents (or maybe red) or tourquoise and red

  295. Ruth Ann says:

    What I dream about for my wedding colors has somewhat changed a tiny bit over the years, but blue will definitely be in there somewhere. Blue, yellow, green, maybe a splash of pink. :) Actually I want my wedding day/colors to symbolize a beautiful spring day; I think that would be so pretty! It’ll be fun to see how it turns out one day when I actually am planning my wedding! :)

  296. Call Me Cate says:

    Beautiful wedding! My own was also a small budget and nowhere near as lovely as yours. Our colors were light lavender, pink and blue with lavender being the focus. Today, I might go with more of a blue and brown/tan color scheme. But I’d still marry the same guy so that’s what’s important.

    Happy Anniversary!

  297. Elizabeth says:

    I had red roses and white calla lily bouquets! My bridesmaids wore light blue dresses.

  298. Hillary says:

    We did black, white and turquoise for our wedding colors, but if I had it to do again, I’d do navy and yellow. I’m really loving that combination.

  299. Linda Sanford says:

    Good morning all, Nice photos Lisa and a great give away. Our wedding was in Cayucos on the pier in the early evening. We invited everyone and even the fisherman and tourists stopped by to watch our wedding. So funny. Then we had a huge pot luck dinner and there were so much fabulous food. Our colors were pink, ecru and silver. The vets hall was filled with thousands of balloons, was so beautiful, and we danced the night away. <3

  300. Ann says:

    My colors were hunter green.

  301. Hillary says:

    I just blogged this.

  302. Ellen says:

    Red and sky blue! Love the photos!

  303. Mary says:

    Colors were wine and silver. I wouldn’t do it again! :)

  304. denise says:

    lovely wedding pix.
    michael and i will be married 14 yrs in september. we spent less than $3,000 on our wedding. it was simple, but perfect for us. the highlight of our wedding was after we were announced mr. & mrs. michael & denise jones, michael scooped me up and carried down the center isle out of the church, as 10,000 maniacs song “these are days” played. i tell michael he has been carrying me ever since.

    our colors were red & white.

  305. Jennifer O. says:

    Very pretty wedding pictures. Loved the flowers in antique tea pots. I’ve been married 21 years and we had pale pink as our color. Probably wouldn’t do pink again but would definitely pick the same good man!

  306. Laura says:

    We got married in Rome, just the 2 of us. I didn’t really have a color – I guess white since all the flowers in my bouquet were white.

  307. Laura says:

    I would SO pick a chocolate brown in the fall!!! :)

  308. Ronda Opipery says:

    You were such a beautiful bride! Love all the wedding photos.

    I was married in 1993 and my color was fuschia pink. Hope I spelled that right. I would never pick that now, but yes it was a very early 90’s color. :) The photos certainly POP!

  309. Nicole H. says:

    I have been married for 17 years! Woohoo! The colors I chose were peach and white but if I had to do it all over again (with my same honey :) I would have to go with red, white & black :) Boy, do tastes change as we grow!

  310. Mary Jo says:

    We will have been married 5 years in a few months….we chose “Carolina Blue’ as our color and it was beautiful! :)

  311. My husband and I got married in Hawaii so we didn’t have any colors, but if I did it over again I love rustic wood, aqua glass, beach white!

  312. Lisa B says:

    We were married 3 days after Christmas.. and the church was still decorated for the Holiday season, so we went with Red, Black and Silver. Now… if I got to do it all over again? (with the same guy, of course…) I would go with Spring colors – pinks, yellows, greens, etc.

  313. Christina says:

    We had a fall wedding so our colors were a burnt orange (we had pumpkin centerpieces with flowers sticking out of them) and a deep burgundy. 5 years and 4 kids later, we are still as in love as the day we said “I do!”

  314. DeLynn says:

    27 years ago in June—we had lavender bridesmaid dresses. Multicolored bouquets (white, green, purple, pink). I don’t recall thinking “these are our colors.” Weird! It has been, like you said, though, harder and better than I imagined! Praise God!

  315. Autumn says:

    My wedding colors would be pink and white and whatever color is his favorite (current boyfriend’s favorite color is red so I would do a variety of pinks and reds or something) and there would be butterflies on EVERYTHING. From the cake to the dress to the tables, EVERYTHING. I’m fairly obsessed with them lol.
    (Hope I win something!)
    Over here from C.Beth Blog ~ not sure if that gets her an extra entry or not, but wanted to make sure she got credit just in case!
    ~Autumn

  316. Annie says:

    Beautiful pictures Lisa. I’ll be getting married on the same day this year and my color is an orange/tangerine color :-)

  317. Lynn in AK says:

    We were married in December and I chose red and white. We will be married for 24 years this year – it’s so much easier (but not always easy) when you’re married to your best friend. Your dress is absolutely beautiful, Lisa! With 4 girls I love reading tips on how to have an economical wedding. :)

  318. Pamela says:

    Champagne and lavender. It was simple and lovely.
    ps Love your wedding pics – you honestly don’t look a day older than in your wedding pics and I’m not saying that to wiin!

  319. jennifer says:

    Sage green and ivory. 10 Years ago April 22 EARTHDAY!
    If I had to do over again
    More of a beach theme,

  320. Katie says:

    I had an outdoor wedding and chose very soft cream and peach colors for my flowers (roses) and the bridesmaid dresses – very feminine and beautiful!

  321. Yolanda Beltran says:

    My husband and I eloped but had I prepped a wedding our colors would have been a deep purple and silver. Happy 11 years to you and yours!

  322. jodi says:

    We had a pirate-themed wedding! After becoming very overwhelmed with traditional wedding options (and costs!) we joked about having a pirate wedding. Then the joking became serious, and we knew we could tastefully pull it off. My mother-in-law made the wedding party’s attire – we used a lot of earth colors. And it was SO fun to plan!!

  323. Cindy says:

    Black bridesmaids dresses with sage green sashes. Purple calla lilies. It was beautiful. : )

  324. My bridesmaids wore a beautiful color called “Romance blue” – very much like periwinkle. The florist said they could get irises to match – fail! I ended up with purple flowers ): But no one seemed to notice and the ceremony and everything else went off without a problem – and we are celebrating 25 years in October. Yes, I learned a lesson about matching live flowers!

  325. Alessandra says:

    I love green and pink… and orange!
    Actually there’s no color I wouldn’t use!
    Colors are just great :)

    I think a simple marriage is really what people should need.
    Having few well-chosen details is the best solution, so that you can avoid putting too much effort into planning and really concentrate on the ceremony and its meaning.

  326. Autumn says:

    Blogged it! Woo!

  327. Allison says:

    For my December 2010 wedding my fiance and I chose red and teal with a hint of charcoal thrown in as well. Sounds busy but it looks incredible!

  328. Lisa. <3

    LOVE. You looked beautiful and I adore all the simple, beautiful, family touches. I know that made it so much more special!

    We celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary on June 2nd and it’s been the most amazing, difficult, laughter filled, tear filled journey and I am so grateful that God chose us to for each other.

    I wore white :-) my bridesmaids wore sapphire and I had a bouquet filled with calla-lillies, white and pale pink roses and a few cascades of white flowers. It was beautiful and simple.

    I loved. every. bit. My mom and I made and hand stamped all the favors and friends tied the girls tall sapphire lillies and together with ribbons we had picked out from our local store.

    xoxoxoxo

    (thank you for all your inspiration)

  329. Jen P says:

    We had a Hawaian luau for our reception (which was in Ohio – about as far from Hawai as it gets! :-)) and my bridesmaids wore navy blue dresses with ivory wrist lais instead of bouquets. I had a pink bouquet. We also had leis flown in from Hawaii for our wedding party – that was my most favorite part.

    So, long story short, our colors were navy, hot pink and ivory.

  330. Jess says:

    I would choose navy blue and hot pink! I think it’s going to be a hot trend come this summer and it is a little something for the guys and a little something for the girls….

  331. Kim Schoppa says:

    My bridesmaid’s dresses were gun metal (a really cool gray color). The flowers were purple, fuschia, and cream. I still LOVE my choices 7 years later!

  332. Tiffany Morse says:

    I chose Red white and Navy and Bleh! I wish I could do it over and do something far less nautical!

  333. Courtney says:

    i would like my colors to be white, black and touches of green…..

    Thanks!

  334. JulieB says:

    Our wedding was very small – only a maid of honor and best man, who we told to wear whatever they felt best in! So the only “official” colors we had were on our cake, which had golden yellow fondant with pale pink flowers and sage green leaves.

  335. Kelly R says:

    bridesmaids wore sage green dresses and the flowers were a mix of pinks and oranges.

  336. Allyson says:

    The palest of pinks, like the inside of a seashell.

  337. Katie says:

    We chose (okay, I chose) a gorgeous deep claret red and we accented with olive green, brown, and taupe. Very much in keeping with the lovely farm where we married on the most pristine, mild November day imaginable for southern Tennessee.

  338. Miranda says:

    Met my Husband September of 2000. We got engaged December of 2005 and then 7 years and two days after meeting we got married September of 2007. Now married almost three years, our first baby on the way, we couldn’t be happier :). We had a park wedding, exchanged vows under two huge very old oak trees, it was beautiful. Our colors were a sage green and creamy white. The bridesmaids wore sage green, long, light flowy dresses. and the guys cream vests. There were hints of soft pinks and purples among the tulip bouqets, my bouqet white tulips and the girls had pink tulips. It has been so fun to look at the weddings this week.

  339. melissa says:

    “my colors are blush and bashful…”

    just kidding (but i do love that movie) my colors were periwinkle and a light spring green.

    loved seeing your wedding photos, how special that you could wear your mom’s dress!

  340. Tara says:

    a combination of colors to create an autumn harvest- cranberry, gold and orange. perfect for october!

  341. Stephanie says:

    I got married 16 years ago on New year’s day in Park City, Utah to the love of my life, John. At that time, I was just thankful to have anyone to be in my wedding at all since everyone I knew lived in Tennessee, so I let the girls all go to the mall and pick a dress of their personal choice made of cranberry red, hunter green, or black velvet. The result was amazing and everyone went home with a dress that they loved! But now if i had to do it all over again, I would probably do something similar, but with a twist. My friend’s daughter just went to the prom and I was amazed at how much the dresses have changed since 1989. I became a little wistful as I saw the beautiful dresses and I was thinking that I would never again have the opportunity to dress up like that again. I guess I would like to let every girl in my wedding go and choose the prom dress of her choice. I would make the guys match their tuxedos to the ladies’ dresses just like in high school. I would want corsages with the little mimi roses and to have them each choose unque sparkle jewelry and shoes. And this time instead of the wedding march I would march down to my husband to the tune of “Can’t help Falling in Love With You” performed by UB40. A little corny , yes but I work with Senior Citizens, and have learned that there’s no time like the present to make every day count and to do something a little bit crazy!

  342. Jennifer says:

    My colours were navy blue and ivory, though if I were to go back and do it again, I would have chosen chocolate brown and ivory.

  343. redheadkate says:

    After surviving the weddings of all three of my siblings…I have decided that I if I ever get married – I will elope. Just something simple and basic. So I don’t really have colors. I used to say that I would go with pink…because all women look good in pink. But my little sister stole that idea from me. So yeah, back to the eloping thing!

  344. Chrissy N. says:

    loved looking at all the beautiful weddings pictures over the week! mine was a very simple wedding, I had the white dress & the bridesmaids wore periwinkle…which was very VERY in @ the time!! haha. The church we were married in had TERRIBLE maroon carpet & drapes so the pictures definitely look better in sepia tones!! yikes! the groomsman wore black tuxes but because my hubby is in the Coast Guard wore bright orange & blue socks….without me knowing ahead of time of course! so we were a maybe a little too colorful! πŸ˜‰

  345. Billie says:

    Hi Lisa! Our wedding anniversary is also July 24…1998! Our colors were light mossy green and yellow, with white daisies for all the bouquets. I would do the same if I were doing it again. I would marry the same guy all over again too:-)

  346. Heidi says:

    My colors were pink, blue and green. I even had the colors on my dress as hand-sewn fabric flowers around the neckline. Loved it!

  347. Kathleen says:

    My colors were sage and brown.

    Loved wedding week!!!

  348. Danielle says:

    My wedding colors would definitely be light purple and sliver. Now, I just need a man!

  349. Chrissy N. says:

    also posted on FB! Thanks Lisa!!

  350. Alana says:

    My colors were latte and chocolate! :) Yum!
    Thanks for the giveaway lisa!

  351. Marisa says:

    We based our colors on what I chose for my bridesmaid dresses, which turned out to be a shimmery celadon green (had never heard of that color before! It’s kind of jade-y). We paired it with rusty-hued roses, which worked great for our November wedding. It’s been 7 years now – and no “itchiness” here! =)

  352. Denise says:

    such stunning photos, gorgeous
    am not sure we really had colours, my dress was white, peach roses in my bouquet.
    17 years this year .. wow.
    Happy days to you all and many congratulations
    x

  353. laura says:

    i think i would want something fun and bright, like teal. but i am still very far away from having to worry about planning a wedding yet!

  354. Ani says:

    I chose spring colors: my bridesmaids wore lavender, the flower girls wore yellow dresses with white pinafores and the centerpieces were in fuscia, yellow, orange and purple flowers. I LOVED it and would do it the same way again :-)

  355. oh how fun to see your wedding pics! this is one of my favorite things to do with friends. we’ll be married 20 years in august, so my choice of colors should be considered with that in mind:

    forest green
    burgundy

    the girls wore forest green and i don’t remember where i incorporated the burgundy into the ceremony environment.

    i agree with you; i have never been more certain about any decision in my life than the one to marry my husband.

  356. S Club Mama says:

    We had magenta & black for our colors. However, if we were to get married again, I would chose a lighter shade of pink and a green color for accents. πŸ˜€

  357. Heather says:

    My wedding was this past Christmastime, and my colors were sage, cranberry, and ivory.

  358. Stephanie says:

    I facebooked, too!

  359. Jenn says:

    I would choose yellow (my absolute FAV color) gray and maybe a splash of light green! I have it planned out in my head, now I just need my man to pop the question!

  360. Julie says:

    Colors were red for girls and white and red for the men. Sept will be 25 years for us!!

  361. Sylvia says:

    We will be married 6 years tomorrow. It’s been a great ride – we’ve lost some very important people along the way, but we’ve also added two of the most amazing people to the world. I’m thankful everyday for my incredible husband, our children, and our simple little life.

    On our wedding day, our colour scheme was a beautiful pale green (that’s the Irish in me!).

  362. Grace Lin says:

    Pink & brown =)

  363. Liz S says:

    Ruby Red. love that color still.

  364. Donna Norton says:

    the color was hot pink 23 years ago and i’d choose it all over again!!!!

  365. Donna Norton says:

    on facebook too!!

  366. Elizabeth says:

    Our wedding was Ivory and Lavender. Such a fun day…..

  367. Kim says:

    Red…and sunflowers everywhere in old vases and milk glass. Thanks for the chance!

  368. Amanda says:

    I’m not married, but it would probably depend on what season I was married in. I love blues…and the nice thing is that they’re pretty unisex…

  369. Carrie H says:

    Lavender and white.

    LOVE your wedding pictures, you and Steve are so cute!

  370. And I just added it to my post today on my blog in conjunction with the Inspired by…Wedding Flowers challenge I have going on!

    http://treasures-found.blogspot.com/2010/05/inspired-byflowerless-weddings.html

    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

  371. Kimberly says:

    we woo got married in the summer of 1999 – the time has just flown. Our colors were periwinkle and pale yellow. Don’t judge. :) It worked!

  372. Robin says:

    Our color was red. We, too, were on a budget, very strict cheap budget. I borrowed my dress from my best friend who’d worn it 4 months before; borrowed my veil from my sister-in-law who’d married the summer before and I’d stood in the wedding; flowers were artificial, flowers were a $100.00 deal; flowers in the church were the poinsettias of Christmas (wedding date 12-28-74); reception in the basement of my brother’s new home with records playing as the music; my mother made the cake; and food was provided by friends. That was on a Saturday and my husband was on Christmas break from medical school, so he had to be back by Wednesday. So after our overnight “honeymoon” we had to get back to load up our van with all of our wedding gifts and everything I owned, to move to our new apt. 6oo miles away that I’d never seen!! Thirty five and a half years later, we are still together but still waiting for the real honeymoon trip!!

  373. Shannon says:

    PINK! :) The BM dresses were very a very bright ‘raspberry’ color..they were layered three different colors of pinks that made this amazing raspberry color! We had tons of green roses and orchids and purple orchids and orange lilies. It was an amazing day!

  374. Miss Prickly says:

    We got married in a Mt. Lodge in the summer nine years ago. Our colors were sage green and ivory. We had wildflower bouquets.

  375. Mandy says:

    I would choose chocolate brown/pink or black/red.

  376. Carrie H says:

    tweeted

    @cariehaughey

  377. Sara says:

    We were married in late October so we used fall colors for our wedding. I don’t think we chose anything specific, but my bridesmaides wore brown dressed and the guys wore navy suits with ties that had various shades of brown and pale blue in them. My dress was ivory. Loved how it all came together!

  378. shana says:

    we got married in late september (1996) and so had fallish colors . . . brown, dark green, etc. it was a wonderful day and an amazing (although not always easy) nearly 14 years since!
    thanks,
    shana

  379. Theresa says:

    I will be married this coming Dec 4. I’m beyond excited. I have been dating my future husband for almost 6 years. Our color are dark navy and robins egg blue. I’m posting the contest to facebook right now : )

  380. Karen Borges says:

    My colors were navy at our wedding almost 15 years ago. Today I would choose aqua and brown or lime green and brown…..

    thanks for the giveaways Lisa!

    karen

  381. mary says:

    We married right on the beach, on the sand, at 5pm in beautiful late afternoon sunlight after a thundering downpour of rain at 3:30. My two wonderful sons, then aged 11 and 14, walked me down the stairs to the beach. My husband to be and my sons wore light blue ties with their dark suits. I wore off white. My hairdresser had glued tiny crystals in my hair. At the beginning of the ceremony, our rings, which were tied with ribbon onto a satin pillow affixed onto a large scallop shell, were passed among the guests to touch them and infuse with their hopes and blessings before coming back to us at the end of the ceremony for placing on each others’ fingers. At the reception, each table had a shallow glass bowl filled with water in which little flip flop candles floated. It was a wonderful evening and beyond . . .

  382. Robin says:

    Our wedding was lavender and a bit of silver. I would have chosen more muted tones if I did it again. Although, I’ve told my husband that since our reception bombed due to a REALLY terrible DJ and was only salvaged by Courtney (Joyful Weddings and Events), we are going to have to do a reception-redo at some point. Then I’ll pick better colours. It’s five years for us in a few weeks. Perhaps our 10th we can have a reception redo while we are still young enough to stay up late and dance!

  383. Melody says:

    I did red. And when the florist suggested that the bridesmaids carry red roses, I was a little unsure at first, but they turned out beautifully! I’d pick the color scheme again in a heartbeat. It was perfect for the scorching July day on which we were married (in an un-airconditioned chapel).

  384. I chose black and white- I wanted it classic and simple. However, my hubby had his mind set on wearing a hot pink tie (why? I don’t know), so we incorporated in touches of hot pink. If we were getting married again today, I think I would do something different- maybe black and white with turquoise and maybe some green thrown in there.

  385. Cait says:

    I’m a big fan of green, but I know that not everyone looks good in the same shade of it. I plan on picking out a few coordinating shades of green, letting my girls pick their favorite shade and dress and then hope they’ll actually wear the dresses again. Much like Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses, I’m building up quite a collection…

  386. Jodi says:

    My colors were bright– orange, yellow, and hot pink. My bouquet was very simple with 3 big gerber daisies in those colors.

  387. Sara Suastez says:

    I wanted to choose something with fun colors but we didn’t have a lot of money so we went with red, black and white. It turned out really great because most of the stuff to decorate it was really cheap. The girls wore long black dresses and the tables were decorated with round mirrors with a white candle in the middle and rose petals scattered on it! It was beautiful! And it was simple matching well with our outdoor wedding in December (Ha! A little crazy I know!)!

  388. Jennifer Fast says:

    For our wedding 10 years ago we had silver and navy blue! It was awesome….married the man of my dreams…..still going strong…….

    Loved this week of photos!

  389. Jessica says:

    My wedding colors were Navy and Hunter Green. The little girls wore blackwatch plaid taffeta/green velvet dresses (there were 6 flowersgirls). It was a beautiful Christmas wedding…also in 1999.

  390. Christy Q says:

    fuschia and orange – loved the combo and really surprised a lot of people with it since I was not known to be a wild color girl LOL

  391. This is such a generous giveaway! I love the centerpieces you used. Our wedding used many light colors-I couldn’t choose just two or three! The groomsmen wore linen pants with light blue oxford shirts, the ushers wore yellow oxford shirts, and the ladies wore light green. We also incorporated purple and hydrangea blue with our flowers and decor-and many other colors I probably can’t remember!

  392. megan says:

    My colors were red,black and white. I actaully wore one of your necklces at my wedding that my husband gave me on our dating anniversary! :)

  393. Lori Danelle says:

    Wow! That took a log of scrolling just to get to the bottom so I could comment!! ( I guess you’re kinda popular! πŸ˜‰

    I choose a really light cucumber green (inside, not the outside!) and magenta. I guess I don’t go for subtle!! However, I would do something totally different nowβ€” but as I’m indecisive and don’t HAVE to decide, I’m not sure what. :)

  394. Beautiful pictures.
    I choose a very light pink. I even had pink velvet ribbons on my dress. That was almost 40 years ago.

  395. Caitlin says:

    well, I’m not married yet, but I think I would use a combination of lots of bright colors (pink, green, purple, yellow, etc), showing that it is a celebration.

  396. Jessica says:

    I used black, white and gold in my wedding.

  397. Marta says:

    Our colors were red and ivory. We were married in October of ’97. What beautiful wedding pictures you have posted! :)

  398. Our wedding colors were Hunter Green and Burgundy. (I love your dress. It’s so pretty.)

  399. I too was on a tight budget. My aunt is a florist and did everything for us at cost as a wedding present! So my flowers were whatever was in season in November, reds, yellows and lots of greens. My bridesmaids dresses were a darker blue with a teal tint to it. So I guess you can say the theme color was blue, it’s my fav color :) It was a very spiritual and magical day. 5 years in November!

  400. Paula says:

    What a beautiful wedding you had. I love the antique teapots – so clever!

    My wedding colors were dark red, silver and ivory. Such a wonderful day!

    Your jewelry is beautiful and I would be honored to wear anything you made. :)

    Paula

  401. Oh, Lisa. These photos make me think one word, “Cherished.”

    You, your marriage, your children.

    Cherished you are to our Father.

    We share a wedding year, you and I. My own wedding was just a month later in August. We had lots of lovely shades of periwinkle in our wedding.

    Blessings on your 11 years!

    Lisa-Jo

  402. Lindsay Lee says:

    My wedding colors were black and white. Very simple but it turned out gorgeous! :) Thanks for this giveaway Lisa! Have a great weekend! :)

  403. Julianna says:

    I think I will want red and black or purple and silver. Kayla and Justin’s wedding in 3 weeks is purple and silver, but I figure my wedding will be far enough away from theirs for that to matter. I need to find a husband first!

  404. Darcy says:

    Beautiful wedding!
    My bridesmaids wore kind of a turquoise/light blue dress and we used a similar color ribbon on the programs. The bridesmaids flowers were white daisies and my flowers and the flowers for the groomsmen were yellow roses. The mothers carried little posies with both flowers. We also had some silver/tin colored things like buckets…

  405. Jenny V says:

    We had teal with fuchia accents. We have been married almost 13 years!! The bridesmaids wore teal velvet dresses and carried fuchia flowers. I don’t think I would change anything from our wedding. It was an amazing day!

  406. Jenny says:

    we got married in ’98 and our colors were blue and silver. I think I would go with something lighter today :)

  407. Mollie P says:

    We chose lavender and peach, and had the most amazing bouquets of peach roses with purple freesia… I can still smell the freesia 9 years later. Amazing memories of an amazing day.

  408. Melissa says:

    Our wedding color was yellow. I love yellow, the color of sunshine, dasies(my fav flower) and was my grandma’s fav color! Our wedding was simple too, I will be married 11 years in Oct(99 good year!) and he is the best guy I could ever imagine being married too. The girls wore yellow dresses and carried white dasies w/ yellow some babies breath and roses. I wouldn’t change our color, it still makes me happy to think about that day.
    Happy Anniversary in July!!

  409. Amanda S. says:

    I would choose bright colors…maybe black and white and a lime green, or brown and cream with a bright yellow…something that would pop!!

  410. treeathie says:

    We got married at the courthouse, so we didn’t exactly have ‘colors’. But my dress was green and he was wearing jeans and a gray sweater. So let’s say green, denim, and gray. :)

  411. Kimberley says:

    Our colors were black and silver…simple, yet elegant! It’ll be 5 years in August! Woo-Hoo!

  412. Jenny says:

    consider it facebooked!

  413. Kimberley says:

    FBing it right now!

  414. Jennifer says:

    Good Afternoon Lisa,

    I would not change a thing about my wedding or the colours…I was married in the Fall in Ontario and the colours mirrored the colours of the leaves – russets, olives and cream.

  415. Lori Taylor says:

    We got married on a cruise ship, very simple – I let the maidren of honor chose her own dress but for the reception (10 days later) we had it at a mexican restaurant with all very bright crazy colors.

  416. Kathie says:

    Our wedding 20 years ago had dark teal green and pale yellow. Now I would chose sage green with all white flowers. Wouldn’t change a thing about the husband though!

  417. holly says:

    I would choose ivory or cream and maybe sage green and/or a bright pink. I absolutely love the idea of thrifted teapots and flowers for the centerpieces!

  418. Beth says:

    I have also been married for 11 years…4-9-99…it was a simple ceremony on a Friday night ..even though almost everything went wrong..including my cake falling apart..I was so happy to marry my best friend.

  419. Samantha says:

    I LOVE the teapots as centerpieces! What a unique idea! :-)

    My colors when I got married (almost 3 years ago, though it feels like it was just last month) were dark red and white. Simple, but I LOVE red and think the symbolism behind the whole red=love thing worked really well.

    Thanks for the chance to WIN!

  420. e&b says:

    Our colors were supposed to be this beautiful clover green with deep pink accents….well, when the dresses arrived the color was this awful yellowish green that made my bridesmaids skintone look seasick…so after a day of panic, I was able to return the seasick green dresses for the same dresses in our deep pink accent color…so deep pink became our color and clover green was the accent color…it worked out for the best…because the dresses were beautiful and the color came out amazing in pictures :)

  421. Chris says:

    Forty four years ago…a small, intimate wedding with my maid of honor wearing light blue.

  422. Janine says:

    my girls wore a beauitful champagne color and the blast of color was in the flowers – shades of purple and pink. had i to do it over again – i’d choose the same! classic and stunning. :)

  423. my colors were black and pink. man i would just cry if i won one of your giveaways. your jewelry is unbelievable.

  424. Natalie Stewart Graham says:

    We were married in the Fall in a tiny Italian restaurant in downtown Long Beach. We hired an opera singer and I sang one aria with her. It was magical! My colors were chocolate brown, metallic copper and the aqua/queen patina color that copper turns when it rusts.

  425. Maria says:

    my colors were burgundy and white. we will use black and white when we renew our vows

  426. Bethany says:

    My colors were periwinkle and silver but if I got to do it over today I think I would do Chocolate and hot pink with really fun vibrant flowers!! I love weddings, how can you go wrong with two people in love celebrating one of the most important days in your life any color will work because you will only be staring at each other all day.

  427. Heather says:

    I chose black dresses for the girls (tea length) because who can’t wear a “little black dress” again. The flowers were raspberry colored calla lilies.

  428. I *love* the fact that you wore your mother’s dress that your grandmother sewed. THAT is super cool to me.

    I love the idea of tangerine and green apple green together.
    I also love the idea of a bright cheery blue and a splash of pink or that green apple green. :)

    Whee!

  429. Chrysta says:

    Lately I’m on a navy kick. I think navy would be so classic but gets away from basic black.

  430. Tiffany says:

    I would choose peacock blue and chocolate brown.

  431. Carrie W says:

    I chose rose-pink & chocolate brown

  432. Cee says:

    We had an early spring wedding, and our colors were ivory and scarlet.

  433. Jenifer T. says:

    I β™₯ ivory sor my bridesmaids dresses were ivory and navy. The groomsmen wore black tux with a navy vest and bowtie. For flowers I used silk and made bouquets of aubergine cabbage roses with small ivory roses. Would absolutely love to win a petite crest necklace for my sister!

  434. julie says:

    Yellow and White… daisies everywhere and it was so magical!!

  435. Claire says:

    We put our wedding together in only one week and my bridesmaids dresses were pink…. if I were to do it again I think I would do something with cream and gold.

    I love your jewelry!

  436. Rachel says:

    My bridesmaids wore navy and we all carried pink flowers.

  437. i had a winter wedding and the dresses were a Burgundy color. I also pulled in forest green accents to go with the whole Christmas color winter theme. The bridesmaids bouquets were all white to mimic snowballs :)

  438. Desiree says:

    I had a fall wedding. My dress was ivory, the bridesmaids wore chocolate brown dresses, and the guys matched. Our fowers were al different shades of red, yellow, and orange. I loved it. Thank you for sharing such beautiful weddings all week long.

  439. Elaine says:

    I love how vintage your wedding looks, so classic and perfect with family & friends. My husband and I have been married for 7 years and it was a shot gun wedding- no I wasn’t pregnant, but we were “in love” & we still are, just stronger and fully loving one another the way you’re supposed to without all the lustful stuff anymore. anyways.. I just started following your blog and it’s quickly become one of my favorite places to visit each day! I love it!
    I would love to win the pewter heart, we are in the process of buying a new home and I think a keepsake would be perfect after all we’ve been through and accomplished.. tho any of the items are beautiful and would be lovely!

  440. Scarlett says:

    Our colors were pink and green. We had a summer wedding.

  441. ivory and lavender.
    also fb and twitter. :)

  442. Mary says:

    I had a spring wedding. My bridesmaids wore light green dresses. Our flowers were a mixture of purple and white. I loved my flowers!

  443. Shauna says:

    We will celebrate 3 years of marriage Septembr 29th. We went with a very fall like theme/palette. My girls wore beautiful black gowns that they still use and the guys wore rust colored ties. It was beautiful! Our flower girl tossed fall leaves down the aisle instead of flower petals. It was incredible! My husbands family put alot of work into it!
    Lisa you look gorgeous in your photos! I love all the family touches!

  444. Marilyn Gregory says:

    In some ways forever and in some ways just yesterday — June 5, 1976 — WOW

    my colors were the pale pink, blue and yellow

  445. Ingrid says:

    White with pink, orange, yellow and lime green (the actual color of limes- not glow-in-the-dark green!). A casual family picnic with plenty of gerbera daisies and a candy bar with candies in these colors. A fun stress-free day with the ones we love the most! (oh, and a qualified photographer- as I mentioned in my comment yesterday- our photographer left before taking any pictures!!!)

  446. Kirsten says:

    celadon green – 9 years ago! time flies!

  447. Jan Richards says:

    It has been almost 43 years since our wedding day….where do those years go?
    We had a sky blue and white wedding in late August. All white flowers because
    they are my favorite flowers still. Thanks for a chance to win some of your beautiful
    work.

  448. Karen D. says:

    We chose navy blue and silver :) We just celebrated 13 years of marriage in January. Time flies. We had a very small budget too. It was fun but we weren’t as creative as you!

  449. Donna B says:

    Our wedding 19 years ago this July was $500, with our colors being
    country blue and rose. To do over it would be browns and aqua marines, fortunately I
    have a niece getting married next weekend and her colors? Aqua Marine and brown. :)

  450. Laura T says:

    Royal blue and silver…getting married in 35 days!!!

  451. Donna B says:

    Also? Facebooked this. Man, you have a lot of comments on this one! 8β€’)

  452. ElleBee says:

    My colors were navy and cream, but if I were to do it again, I really have this thing for sage and chocolate brown! :)

  453. Shana says:

    We had fuschia and star gazer lilies evrywhere. They are the best! We are coming up on 15 years. We met in 8th grade, and it is great to be married to your best friend.

  454. Jean Bieb says:

    And tweeted it too!

  455. Tracy says:

    Love the antique teapot centrepieces!
    We had an outdoor wedding in British Columbia (Canada), so our colours were creamy white and pale green (to pick up on all the green in the pine trees/grass), with hints of pale pink (in the flowers and bridesmaid dresses). 5 years this July :)

  456. Lindsay says:

    We had a bit of a food theme going when it comes to colors – lime green, raspberry pink, and chocolate brown. My sister (the maid of honor) wore a chocolate brown dress, my niece wore chartreuse green dress with a brown sash, and my other nieces wore raspberry pink dresses with ivory sashes (the same color as my dress). We threw in a bit if orange at the reception, too! Our wedding was held on December 30th so my mom decorated the whole church with bright pink and green Christmas decorations.

  457. Brittany says:

    I chose a spring green (called “clover” at the store) for our May wedding. We had our reception on a boat and the green looked amazing as the trees were just becoming full with new green leaves. It also allowed me to have bouquets with all kinds of spring colors and flowers. I loved it!

  458. Tracy says:

    Shared on facebook!

  459. Jen says:

    I have always loved fall colors, like Red, Orange, Yellow and green. But we were getting married in August so I wasn’t sure the colors would work. But we had a fantastic florist that made everything SO incredibly beautiful :-) What a great giveaway! I have purchased many of your necklaces as gifts. I am a huge fan :-)

  460. Jen says:

    I also Facebooked this. Guess I need to go add you as a friend too!

  461. Barbara says:

    Our color way back when was RED! If I had it to do over I think I’d choose something a little more understated …. I love the light chocolate brown & saturated baby blue combo.

    Love your wedding pics….so cool! Dumb question, though – do you use photoshop to add the neat “effects”?

  462. Barbara says:

    Also facebook’ed

  463. racergirl1313 says:

    We had a light pink and green. It was so beautiful! (4 years ago Wednesday! We were married on 5/12/06)

  464. Rachel Durik says:

    Sage green, and I’d do it again :)

  465. zalaine says:

    Olive green but in my defense, it was almost 39 years ago.

  466. Robbin says:

    Dusty Rose and Powder Blue – my maid of honor found a dress with both colors in it and my 2 bridesmaids ended up making their dresses in the blue (I bought the material and patterns, I think). This was 31 years ago.

  467. Alysha says:

    I got married in the middle of summer, so I did bright gerbera daisy colors such as yellow, orange, red and pink. It turned out really pretty!

  468. Anne says:

    Sage green with white and yellow flowers. I have no idea if I would choose those again. I loved the flowers, but the bridesmaids dresses I just went with what was on clearance!

  469. Becky says:

    I didn’t choose colors for our wedding. I only had a MOH, and she was pregnant, so I told her to wear a pretty sundress. We were married outside, with pretty summer flowers and faux daffodils.

  470. Lisa says:

    I plan to have a summer wedding and want my bridesmaid to be in purple and everything will be purples, lime green and gray :)

  471. Robbin says:

    Does retweeting count, because that’s what I did.

  472. Gina says:

    We went with black & white – LOVED it!

  473. Kristy says:

    We got married 11 years ago too! I love that your wedding budget was two thousand dollars! Ours was three. I’ve always loved how that kept things simple. (We couldn’t afford to go overboard. :)) We had everyone in a deep, dark blue, that I called royal blue, but it looks more like navy to me now. Ha! My mom sewed my dress. (It only cost $60 total!) My sister-in-law catered. I’m hoping my daughter chooses a similiar course, not necessarily to save money, but because I want her to have treasured memories of a wedding given to her by her loved ones.:) Thanks for wedding week! It’s fun to remember.

  474. Alice says:

    Gorgeous! Love seeing your pictures.

    I want burgundy, cream and gold. <3

  475. purejoy says:

    i eloped in june of 1998. took a cruse and got married in st. thomas as the ship stopped there for a day. had arranged for a little rent-a-pastor and photographer to meet us at bluebeard’s castle. went to a florist and grapped a quick bouquet and boutennier (sp) and my man wore a tux, i a real live wedding dress. our best man and matron of honor were people we met who sat at our table for dinner each night. they got off their tour bus at the castle and stood up for us in tank tops and flip flops. my flowers were mostly pink.
    it was a good day.

  476. Ewokmama says:

    Blue/green/aquaish is our color. We are totally going for a vintage feel. I took the inspiration from my blue diamond engagement ring. :) We are getting married in September.

  477. catherine s. says:

    Congrats to you! I LOVE that second photo of the two of you :)

    Our colors, silver and black with a touch of lavender and sage (hydrageneas) – did everything myself (invites, programs, thank yous, flower arrangements, etc.) – oh the memories! Thanks for sharing yours and for the chance to win!

  478. rhea says:

    that was sixteen years ago, but our colour was purple. i still love that colour!

  479. Claire says:

    I’m currently planning my wedding for May. Our colors are the colors that Calla lilies come in. So lilac, light yellow, green, and white. Brides maids will wear yellow and my matron of honor will wear a light lilac. We are getting married outside in a garden so that is were the green comes in.

  480. Cheryl says:

    I chose my favorite color for the bridesmaids – blue! And my mother made my dress and the flower girl’s dress AND 4 bridesmaid’s dresses!

  481. Rachel O. says:

    My girls wore black dresses! We used hot pink for the decorations and such. (I can be reached at greatnarf[at]gmail[dot]com)

  482. kamie says:

    black white and red.

  483. DeniseW says:

    My wedding was 21 years ago, and my color was emerald green – we were married in december and the church was decorated for Christmas – beautiful!

  484. Rachel O. says:

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/rachelforgets/status/13991568985 (I can be reached at greatnarf[at]gmail[dot]com)

  485. kamie says:

    tweeted!

  486. emell says:

    teal/aqua and sunshine yellow and baby pink and ivory! πŸ˜€

  487. kamie says:

    facebooked.

  488. tricia says:

    I had a very small wedding 29 years ago so I didn’t have colors or a theme. If I were to have a wedding today I would have chocolate brown, lime green and magenta….kind of tropical.

  489. Melissa says:

    I am actually getting married on July 17th of this year. Our wedding colors will be hot pink and lime green.

  490. Sarah says:

    I’ve always said I wanted blue and some other color that has to be determined! ; ) But I love pink and purple too so maybe I’ll weave them all together. I know that I want Gerber daisies so I think could use all those colors! :)

  491. Tracy says:

    My colors were black and burgundy. Except for me; I wore white.

  492. Karlee Bremner says:

    deep purple and dark green! they are bright and dramatic, and oh so beautiful!

  493. Ginger says:

    I would pick fall colors like reds and golds.

  494. Bev says:

    Green & yellow ! My favorite colors today are persimmon & aqua

  495. Sarah says:

    Our colors were pink and champaigne…which was not exactly a normal choice for me, but when I found my dress and it had a pink sash, I just had to go in that direction. And it was beautiful! Hope I win!

  496. Sarah says:

    I retweeted your tweet about the give-away for an extra entry. @sarahpead

  497. Jenn P. says:

    I had rose and celadon. If I were to do it again though it would be shades of blue with all the girls in the same dress with different shades, yummy!

  498. Sarah says:

    I posted about your give-away on Facebook, too! (sarahpead@yahoo.com)

  499. Melissa says:

    I chose a burgendy-wine color, and it was perfect for our autumn wedding! I would definately choose the same colors all over again :) Your wedding pics are beautiful BTW!!!

  500. Laura R. says:

    I had 2 weeks to plan my wedding! He was getting deployed (USMC) and wanted to make sure that I was taken care of in case something happened. First, to find dresses…for me it was easy & one off the rack fit perfect. For my bride’s maids, not to easy. We went to the JCPenney outlet store in Atlanta. I knew he would be wearing dress blues, so I was looking for a complimenting color. Finally found matching red dresses that my girls could wear.

    We used lots of greenery, white & red roses, and white lace.

    The cakes and fruit waterfall were made professionally. My parents, grandmother, & aunts made the food for the reception. His grandmother went through her fabric shop & found several bolts of white lace to make swags on the reception hall walls. In the evenings after work, I arranged the bouquets and other flowers used.

    For a quick wedding, I loved it!

  501. Laura says:

    I was married in august… and i love bright colors. My colors were bright orange and green! The girls wore light green dresses and we all carried orange gerber daisy bouquets. I also wore lime green shoes under my dress :-)

  502. Melissa B. says:

    We did black and white. I carried red roses. My bridesmaids chose their own dresses. I loved that simple color scheme.

  503. Laura says:

    We were married in october, I love the autumn and the colors. My bridesmaids wore sage green dresses and carried autumnal colored flowers, yellow roses, burgundy carnations, orange Gerber daisies and euculyptus leaves. It was so special.

  504. Sarah R says:

    My bridesmaids wore sage green. Flowers were white and green with a touch of pink.

  505. Brittanie says:

    I chose brown and hot pink. These are my favorite colors and I would do it the exact same all over again (the colors that is!) There’s plenty of small things I would change, just not the Groom, or the colors! :)

  506. Laura says:

    Posted to FB!

  507. Bonnie says:

    We had a Christmas wedding and I really wanted burgundy bridesmaid dresses, but couldn’t find a single one that year! So, we ended up with a deep green. It was a perfect night.

  508. Cassie says:

    I choose cream and a slate/purple color.

  509. Shadia says:

    Our colors are pink and orange for our summer-in-Chicago July 3rd wedding!

  510. Linda says:

    Oh I love your jewelry and I would love to win the gift certificate!!!…Cuz I love the “Sparkle” necklace.

    At our wedding…a zillion years ago…we had soft yellow and soft blue colors. Our family already had decorations in those colors and they helped us put it all together. We did everything on a limited budget and it was just an intimate affair…just close friends and family.

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  511. Emily says:

    Mine were Navy bridesmaids dresses and flowers were all sorts of jewel tones. I think now I would probably choose something completely different. Maybe black and white with touches of deep red.

  512. Kelli says:

    I had every color, shade, and hue of purple as my colors. Purple is my favorite color…so of course it would be incorporated into my nuptials=). I just couldn’t decide on eggplate, periwinkle, violet, orchid, plum, grape, lavender….OY! It was beautiful though!!
    Kelli @ SustainingCreativity

  513. Helen says:

    Periwinkle

  514. Trina says:

    IF and when the day comes that I ever get married again I would choose to do a fall wedding and fall colors and flowers…..being born in October I have a love for the fall.

  515. Anne says:

    Our colors were Navy and Gold, accented with Pink.

  516. Mindy says:

    My color was red! We had white roses for the girls and red roses for me!

  517. JennK says:

    My husband and I got married after our daughters were born… our one color was yellow. Our daughters wore white dresses with yellow sashes and had yellow roses.

  518. Ilona says:

    my anniversay is 5/20 and we have been married for 21 years! our colors were bright blue with mauve & white accents, it was 1989 afterall!

  519. Jess says:

    an outdoor, fall wedding in rural new england- FALL COLORS- the only colors :} my sisters wore red and held 3 large sunflowers. baskets of fall mums surrounded my husband and i as we exchanged our vows in front of a shimmering river and our dearest friends.

  520. Carlie says:

    I had orange & pink with daisies for my wedding.

  521. Stacie says:

    I had blue and purple. Very simple as well!

  522. Jenny Roberg says:

    We were married on the beach in Mexico. My dress was ivory and he wore ivory linen pants and shirt. The flowers were bright orange and the background was the gulf of mexico. Almost 3 years has passed and I am even happier now than I was then…

  523. Becki says:

    I would have a beach wedding so probably white with turquoise…

  524. Katrina says:

    I chose champagne colored dresses and a mix of red and pink roses. We’ve been married for 4 years in August. :)

  525. Lindley says:

    I chose periwinkle for my bridesmaid dresses and pink and yellow roses for my boquet! We will be celebrating 10 amazing years together this July!

  526. becky says:

    15 years ago I had purple as my bridesmaids dresses and calla lilies for the flowers! We had, thankfully, just moved out of the “big bow” generation, so none of those were present.

  527. Tanya says:

    We didn’t have a “color” – it was a backyard spring weddding with beautiful spring tulips. Invitations sent out were a soft blue and my maid of honour wore a soft lilac. It was informal and fabulous :) and 9 years ago.

  528. Delicia says:

    Our colors were lavendar, yellow and pink. We will celebrate 9 years next month.

  529. Erin says:

    Our colors were cream and navy…almost 14 years ago!

  530. Tanya says:

    added to FB – your work is stunning and beautiful

  531. Sarah says:

    My bridesmaids wore a red/burgundy color. We were married the week before Christmas so the colors fit perfect for that time of year. They carried stargazer lilies and I had lipstick roses. Wouldn’t change any of it if I had to do over again! We just celebrated 5 years in December!!

  532. Kristin says:

    almost 11 years ago, my colors were a pale pinky-peach color, ivory and a pale spring green :)

  533. -K says:

    Our wedding colors were dark blue (hence my Egyptian Blue wedding dress) and olive green. We got married in December so it looked great.

  534. peachgirl says:

    Our colors were black and ivory. Thank you for a wonderful week of beautiful photos.

  535. Stephanie says:

    Recently I have loved the color red for a wedding. Red apples as decorations inspire me. Luckily I don’t have to chose anytime soon though because I can’t decide if I like bright green or bright blue with the red better. Maybe all three! =)

  536. Suzanne Garber says:

    Way back 28 years ago…”mauve” was the ‘in’ color:)

  537. Veronica says:

    When I get married, my colors will be chocolate brown and the flowers will be pink.

  538. Kendra S. says:

    My wedding colors were coral, hot pink with vibrant reds & goldens. We were married on the beach and I wanted the colors of the sunset! =)

  539. Lana says:

    I would chose (now) a blue-grey colour, subtle but classy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  540. Meredith B says:

    Beautiful wedding pics Lisa! My husband and I have been married for almost 8yrs, (May 25th). Our colors were fuschia and silver. Silver bridesmaid dresses with fuschia rose bouquets. One of the best days of my life!

    Best Wishes,
    Meredith B

  541. Our colors were royal blue (my bridesmaids dresses) and I did accents of peach that matched my bouquet (that was the big splurge of my wedding…I had Equadorian peach roses flown in (!!! my mom picked them up at the airport!). Ahhh, what a great day that was. I wish I could relive it again!

  542. Rebekah says:

    i’m thinking a dark purple and some shade of green? maybe?

  543. Rebekah says:

    just retweeted! πŸ˜€

  544. our wedding colors were yellow, fuschia, and chocolate brown. i had a bouquet of sunflowers, dahlias, kermits, and berries. my bridesmaids wore dresses in all three colors and three different styles.

  545. Kendra S. says:

    I just tweeted about it on Twitter! @kmack143

  546. Cindy says:

    14 years ago….our color…a “peachy pink”. Probably wouldn’t choose it again – but it was one of those “in” colors at the time. Now I would lean more towards, navy, deep red or even chocolate brown! Regardless of the color scheme – august 10, 1996 was simply perfect!

  547. Arielle says:

    We did navy and white, and I’m still really happy with it. The color was really flattering on all of the bridemaids, and not too trendy. It was clean and simple, which I love.
    Happy anniversary! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  548. Brittney says:

    our colors were apple green and plum purple :) ha! We’re about to celebrate our year anniversary next Sunday! time REALLY flies by! already a year!?

  549. Ashley says:

    I would choose grey, green and yellow.

  550. Caroline says:

    We did a super casual wedding; my dress was a white off the rack from Banana Republic. I still wear it. <3

  551. michele stump says:

    blue, silver, white

  552. We chose Red, Silver and Black for our colors. We got married January 20th, so it was the perfect time of the year for those colors.

  553. Caroline says:

    Posted on FB!

  554. Jan Liron says:

    We had a very, very small wedding and I didn’t focus on colors, but I wore a cream dress and so had cream roses and orange and yellow gerbas. It was fall so I tried to keep it in fall colours. happy Anniversary!

  555. Kara says:

    We chose yellow and a sort of sagey green with pink accessories. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

  556. Sonya says:

    Oh, I am all over a wedding on a budget! We were married 19 years ago…young and in love and very, very cash poor. And we did a good job keeping our costs low for the event!

    Our colors were ivory and black which was very trendy at the time;)

    What beautiful photos this week has brought on your blog, thank you so much for sharing!

    Sonya

  557. Cathy D says:

    Fushia and white. Washington DC. Capitol Hill. May 1989. Beautiful. 21 years and I’d marry him all over again….and I think I’d even pick those same bridesmaids’ dresses and colors….so pretty!

  558. jill says:

    my colors were black and white. timeless, classic and beautiful.

  559. Ailie says:

    Our colors were red, chartreuse green, and pink. Sounds kind of weird, but it was beautiful!

  560. Melissa says:

    my colors where black and the blue-purple of hydrangea flowers, the bridemaids carried them…they were just beautiful!

  561. Page says:

    So beautiful! My colors were bright/dark pink (not hot pink), and baby pink. I had gerbera daisies and some roses. Sounds like you had such a sweet day, and are enjoying an even sweeter life together! :)

  562. Carolyn Zimmerman says:

    My colors were black, deep purple, and white. So pretty!

  563. Carolyn Zimmerman says:

    posted on FB :-)

  564. Melissa Lea says:

    When I get married, I would love to have dark purple and pumpkin…an elegant autumn wedding!

  565. marina says:

    the colors of our wedding were lavender and all different shades of blues. Sweet memories!

  566. Sara says:

    colors were deep dark purple and lavender, coming up on twelve years in June

  567. Kim Skouras says:

    My wedding colors were lavendar and white. Your creations are amazing!

  568. Tricia Parker says:

    the bridesmaids wore dark teal velvet (that almost looked black)
    do you still have the light pink dress we wore for Dan and Janine’s?

  569. Nicole says:

    My color was a deep burgundy/wine color. It was a fall wedding!

  570. Angela E. says:

    We choose the bridesmaids in a teal color with accents of lavender and pink… that will be 29 years in August!!!! The guys wore classic black. :)

  571. Jen W says:

    For me it was and would still be a deep, rich shade of purple…jewel tones…vivid!

  572. Trina Walker says:

    My wedding colors were burgandy and the classic b/w. I designed my wedding with one goal in mind-I never wanted to look at my wedding pics and feel like it was “dated.” My dress was as simple as they come and I LOVED IT and more importantly, STILL DO! 12 years this summer.

  573. We had purple & silver! 8 years ago and I love him even more each day!

  574. Kelli says:

    My wedding colors were all shades of purple! From the light purple hydrangeas in my bouquet to the eggplant of my maid of honor’s dress, it was a purple affair! Get this, of all the things to put his foot down on, my husband chose the color.

  575. Melissa says:

    We did not have any certain colors for our wedding… we got married in the Bahamas and used tropical flowers as our only “decorations” if you want to call it that. It was pinks and purples… very pretty. :)

  576. Britiney says:

    My wedding was a mixed floral – peach, purple, blue. The bridesmaids dresses were made of this and I loved it so much I made curtains for my kitchen out of the same fabric when we bought our first house. Thanks for a chance to win. :O)

  577. Kelsey says:

    Our wedding featured crimson/brick red colors which were beautiful for our winter wedding in Minnesota!

  578. Heidi says:

    My girls wore simple crimson dresses for a november wedding and carried a mixed bouquet of gerber daisies and roses in fall colors.

  579. janet says:

    bridesmaids wore black and flowers were red. we just celebrated 9 years.

  580. Stephanie W says:

    Our colors were black, white and red, very classic. We just celebrated 16 years on May 1st!

  581. Cherie says:

    our colors were espresso, champagne and pumpkin…fall colors for a Kansas January Wedding!

  582. lia says:

    I would choose purple and lime…weird, I know :)

  583. LeannB says:

    I chose hot pink for my Bridemaids…..We will be celebrating 18 years in July.

  584. Kelli says:

    We just got married, and our colors were navy blue and yellow!

  585. Ashleigh says:

    Our wedding colors were baby blue & chocolate brown.

  586. Ashleigh says:

    And I facebooked it!

  587. christy a says:

    The colors for our wedding were silver (bridesmaid dresses) and a mix of bright jewel colors in the flowers. It was magical.

  588. Charmayne Bowling says:

    My hubby and I just celebrated our 13th anniversary on the 10th of May! Wedding week indeed for us!!! I chose the “in” colors that I loved-forest green and burgandy! Today I would choose something more fun and brighter. Maybe orange and red or aqua & brown or lime green with black. My hubby Doug was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 2 1/2 years after we were married and we love to celebrate each day. We are grateful we have each other, or children, our family and friends and grateful for the goodness of God and his role in our life. Thank you for the chance to win! I have 3 of your pieces and love every single one of them!!!

  589. WOW! i was visiting from Shey B’s Blog where she is giving away a Gift Certificate and I stumbled on your Giveaway!!! BONUS! :) I really like your jewelery. Very Very Nice!! Like you, we had a Low Budget Wedding – I wore my Mother’s Gown as well – It was the perfect design – exactly what I had in mind. Navy Blue was the color of the Bridesmaids Gowns – very classic and clean.
    Thank You.
    I am now a Follower! :)
    brenda

  590. Sharon says:

    We were married 13 years ago on May 31st. The bridesmaids wore sage green and the flowers were a mixed of colors – I wanted them to look like they went out and picked them from a field. Beautiful day – beautiful memories!!!

  591. kribss says:

    our surprise to everyone else wedding consisted of light blue + lots of pretty flowers. it was beach themed even though it was in our front yard.

  592. Marcie says:

    My colors for my wedding (which will be two years ago in August) were lilac and silver and light green. My dress had a lilac sash, and my ring bearers & groom had lilac ties/vest. The groomsmen had silver vest. And my bridesmaids had white lace tops with beautiful green skirts. Oh how I miss that day!

  593. Mama Lungo says:

    Hubby and I chose deep reds, golds, and pear green for our colors Colors of the fall in Seattle and the colors of the fresh flowers we bought at Pike’s Market for our table decorations. We had pear favors and a spiced pear cake. Great pics by my brother in law here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ticonderoga/sets/937761/

    We will be celebrating 5 years in September.

  594. Tammy says:

    My wedding was 22 years ago. I chose pink and white. My oldest daughter is getting married in 8 weeks! She has chosen yellow and white.

  595. Laura says:

    We got married last year and our colors were black, white, and yellow. I wanted sophisticated and whimisical :)

  596. Polly says:

    We got married in November of 2001. We chose black and hunter green. The girls were so pretty in their black velvet with the green bottoms.

  597. Hillary Ebert says:

    I have been with my boyfriend for almost 10 yrs, since I was 15… we have just recently started having “wedding discussions” and cannot wait for my special day! I just love weddings! My colors would have to be classic black and white, but I have also thought of canary yellow to brighten things up… :)

  598. Dani Street says:

    We were married at my uncle’s ranch and my friend made beautiful wildflower bouquets. Our colors matched the flowers. Bright pinks, purples and oranges. It was fifteen years ago this September.

  599. Toni says:

    Back in 92 our colors were hunter green and gold. Yikes! But now, I’m all about the black and white combo for a wedding. Classic. Happy Anniversary!!!

  600. Toni says:

    Oh, also posted this giveaway on FB. :)

  601. Philippa says:

    My wedding was my second and I got to wear the dress of my DREAMS… strapless deep gorgeous liquorice sheeny green with a stunning train of cream silk with botanical images on it. Was just so heaveny. Had my hair up with fresh flowers… I felt like a princess!!! Sigh… lovely memory

  602. mint green and lilac for an April wedding (99 also)

  603. cardoso says:

    white and black, I love classic!

  604. Kristi P. says:

    Nov. 97 – cranberry, hunter green and ivory…absolutely loved it!
    Kristi
    guntergirl71(at)hotmail(dot)com

  605. Sonya says:

    Ours was a small beautiful wedding filled with white and peach colors and some green for accent.

    Thank you, Lisa, for this generous giveaway!

  606. Karen says:

    My bridesmaid dresses were light green and they carried pink flowers. We’ll be celebrating 7 years this July!

  607. Stephanie says:

    We got married in 1994. We chose hunter green and burgundy. (As did many other people who got married in the early/mid ’90’s!!).

  608. Serah Garrett says:

    We had a winter wedding, our colors were champagne, cream, and blush rose.

  609. Cassie says:

    We were married in October so our wedding colors were shades of red, mustard yellow, sage green, and touches of orange. If I were to have a spring wedding I would have LOVED to have Tiffany Blue and white :)

  610. Stacy says:

    I chose burgundy for my wedding — got married in the Fall in New York State.

  611. Michele says:

    WOW! 650 replies! We all just love your blog….can you tell??? LOL
    I was married in Oct 94….16 years this year….are colors were cream and hunter green and I have oceania roses….which my dear husband still remembers the name of and impresses florists when he orders them by name! Love that man! Were I to get married today I might still choose this same palette but with splashes of browns, golds and burnt oranges…..like you it was something that I was 100% sure of with all my heart…..and I still feel the same way 16 years later!

    You wedding sounds beautiful and very sweet and personal….you haven’t aged a day!

  612. Michele says:

    Facebooked you too! Love your stuff!

  613. Gussy says:

    WEDDINGS! love them :] our wedding colors were pink, orange and green. so bright & so fun!

  614. Nicokeskm says:

    Love those pictures, thank you for sharing your special day. I chose periwinkle and yellow for my colors. I wanted purple but (purple and gold are my husbands college rival colors so I went periwinkle). I have been happily married for 10 years and wouldn’t change a thing…. But if I were getting married today… I might choose green and yellow for my colors.

  615. Rebecca says:

    my colors were purple and green. : )

  616. Suzanne says:

    We chose very earthy colors…the bridesmaids wore chocolate brown gowns with ivory sashes. My bouquet was ivory tulips as were the bridesmaids. The mom’s carried their favorite flowers- lilacs. We had a chuppah that my mother and I created. It was a quilt using photos of my husband and I from when we were children up to when we met and got engaged, and was held up with real tree branches and a beautiful assortment of flowers. There were green, ivory, and purple, and copper colors incorporated throughout the wedding. It was exactly what I envisioned and more. It was like being in a mystical forest.

  617. The colors for my husband and my wedding were sage green, coupled with ivory and of course, black. I am now forever addicted to sage green!!

  618. kelsey says:

    we got married 3.5 years ago, and our colors were brown and pool blue. the guys wore brown tuxes!

  619. Kara says:

    OUR wedding is this July 16th! Two months away! Our color is GREEN! with other little colors thrown in there.

  620. miranda says:

    Our colors were red, chocolate brown, and champagne. I liked to think of it as chocolate covered strawberries & champagne… all of which we had at the reception!

  621. Kara says:

    I tweeted it and if any of my followers win, I’m gonna to hunt them down! πŸ˜€ Just kidding. They already know about you, bc I’m always showing off my lisa leonard stuff!

  622. Aimee says:

    We had our wedding in December…. colors were red, black and ivory. We kept things on the lower budget by using the establishments Christmas decorations and all the fresh snow from the night before for pictures! Was perfect.

  623. Ali says:

    Our colors were ivory and sort of a pale slate blue :) I’d probably go with the same colors again :) Oh and we were married in July 1999 too!

    Going to post on FB :)

  624. Jacqui says:

    It will be nine years this August and we had a blue colour theme. As we walked out the church my husband looked at me and said “shall we do that a again” and a I would everyday.

  625. Courtney L says:

    My colors were simple because we are simple people. Black and White. Our love for each other was very black and white and so we thought we should show how simple and true it was. I cannot believe it was 8 years, 2 wonderful children, and so many memories ago! Looking forward to many more!

  626. Tina Havard says:

    You had me when you said you wore your mothers wedding dress. Sewn by your grandmother. How touching and beautiful! Thanks for sharing such a special day and way you shared with your family.

  627. Gina says:

    My bridesmaid’s wore a dusty lavender color – they were so beautiful ! Married my best friend 12 year’s ago …..

  628. Becky says:

    Your wedding was beautiful!!
    My mother’s colors were Red and Gold…very rich looking… πŸ˜‰
    I’ll think of mine when I get there…

  629. Becky says:

    I’m subscribed…

  630. Amy Chase says:

    I LOVE Pink and would have loved to have “blush and bashful” for my colors. My husband is not a pink type of guy, so we did black and white with pink ties on the men and pink roses in my bouquet.

  631. LeeAnne says:

    I had a fall wedding with fall colors, which I’d always dreamed of as a child. Rich reds, oranges, and yellowsβ€”and lots of brown paper touches (invitations, favor boxes, etc.)

  632. Meagan says:

    My husband and I got married quick in the courthouse thanks to the army. It;s been 5 years and I still haven’t had my “real wedding” yet. My dream colors would be tiffany blue, ivory, pink, and brown. While I do dream of a beautiful wedding, it is the marriage that truly matters

  633. Linda says:

    Both of my daughters recently got married—the first used teal and chocolate with a hint of sage green and the youngest daughter used royal blue with sunflowers. Both equally pretty and special!

  634. jeri says:

    how fun to reminisce!
    26+ years ago our wedding colors were a soft mauve & silver gray with beautiful white roses!
    love your wedding theme this week!

  635. Joan says:

    We were married in 1999 too. It flies by fast!

  636. What beautiful pictures you have of your lovely day! We were married the summer before you and black, white and pink ended up being our colors. I wanted bright flowers for the bouquets but the florist said no, they wouldn’t photograph well. Instead I had pink. Oh how I wish I could do it all over again. I was young, unsure of myself and didn’t know how to stand up for what I wanted.

  637. Joan says:

    my wedding colors were purple and lavender, wow! today i would probably choose yellow and gray.

  638. robin says:

    for an evening spring wedding I would love a candlelight tea length dress with bridesmaid or bridesmaids in lavender

  639. Kristin says:

    my colors…ivory and black. SO gorgeous and everything I was hoping it to be!

  640. lora says:

    I got married at a winery on 8/8/08 at sunset. I didn’t have actual “colors”, I decorated at the ceremony with sunflowers, and I made my bouquet with wine-colored gerberas, wrapped with a silver ribbon. I decorated the party site with gerbera daisies in a range of colors and white orchids.

  641. emtdlb says:

    My colors were grey and rose or light mauve, depending on the dress we could find for the bridesmaids. We have been married 20 years this year, and I agree it has been harder than we thought and also more fun and interesting than we thought too. By the way, thanks for the giveaway at Shey B’s sight. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!

  642. karen says:

    Just celebrated 18 happy years with my hubby. My bridesmaids wore burgundy, I wore candlelight – my mom made all the dresses. I know, right? What a wonderful mom I have.

  643. Verona H says:

    I chose orchid and white, carried a white orchid with a purple throat on a white Bible. Had orchid and white gladiolas. It was 53 years ago in June, and there have been prettier weddings than mine in my little country church, but not better marriages. :) You can ask my husband, if you don’t believe me. We wouldn’t change anything. He spent half the years as an Chaplain, and we got the see lots of the world, courtesy of the Air Force.

  644. Cara says:

    Slate-ish bridesmaids dresses and pink peonies for the flowers

  645. Becky K says:

    My colors were a bright/light spring green and soft yellow…perefct for our outdoor summer wedding. We’ll celebrate 5 years this July! wow, how time flies! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos from your special day.

  646. kathy cox says:

    I chose a soft gold sheath style dress for my bridesmaids. They carried bouquets of will flowers and looked simply lovely! It was simple and sweet and I am so thankful for all of the hands that worked together to make it such a celebration!

  647. Amy says:

    I chose a sage green with pink flowers and accents – I loved the springy combo!

  648. Adam says:

    Pink, everywhere there was pink, but she was worth it.

  649. Jennifer says:

    So nice to see pictures from your wedding. We will be celebrating 25 years in October. Our colors were ivory and a dark plum. The men wore black tuxs. I can appreciate what you said Lisa about life together being harder but so much better that you could have hoped. May God bless you with many more happy years.

  650. julia says:

    we got married fouth of July weekend, so Navy white and red were our colors!

    I just love how you create things that keep our loved ones close to the heart!

  651. Becky K says:

    Plugged your great giveaway, blog, and jewelry to all my Facebook friends.

  652. kristen says:

    When we got married in ’96 I knew I wanted navy blue dresses and that’s what we had! White and silver accents topped it all off. Even after all these years I still love that color combo, but I have to admit with all the amazing colors out there right now…I might go a bit brighter…and maybe a color or two to spice it up. :)

  653. Megan LaBelle says:

    Love your wedding pics. :) Our colors were coral, light pink, chocolate brown, and kraft.

  654. Megan says:

    we had purple and silver for our wedding. my husband gave me (anonymously) a dozen purple roses long before we started dating as a way to encourage me in my ministry work.

  655. I love weddings! My colors were blue and silver.

  656. Keshet says:

    I chose pale pink and champagne. Your wedding photos look just lovely!

  657. Tiffany says:

    Pink! Lots of it! I love pink.

  658. Megan says:

    blogged about it.

  659. Megan says:

    Facebook posted about it!

  660. Jessica says:

    turquoise blue and cafe brown!

  661. Allison says:

    My wedding colors were peony and chocolate! Yum! It has been almost 4 years.

  662. Kinsey says:

    Just married my sweetheart January 9th and our colors were gold and ivory. Simple but beautiful πŸ˜‰

  663. Emily says:

    I’m not married now, but I’m pretty much in love with all shades of purple.

  664. wendy says:

    How lovely of you!
    My wedding colours were peach and grey. Yes, it was the mid-80s. No, I absolutely would not choose those colours again. Probably a sage-y green. Or robin’s egg blue. Or both.

  665. Lori-Anne says:

    I was married New Year’s Day, so went with traditional Christmas colours – holly berry red, mistletoe white and forest green. You were a beautiful bride and I love your full veil (veils are so under-rated, but they really give a bride a queenly presence)!

  666. Lori-Anne says:

    Tweeted by MrsPearTree.

  667. Lori-Anne says:

    Also status updated on FB.

  668. mandy says:

    ohh…a lovely olive green and ivory i think…xxx

  669. Cyndi Hunt says:

    We were married November 1, 2003 and had a VERY autumn themed wedding! It is my favorite season and we went with it! My bridesmaids wore a beautiful burnt orangey red color and our bouquets were shades or burnt red, orange, and yellow. Lots of pumpkins everywhere…it was beautiful!!

    Love your wedding photos!!!

  670. Jen says:

    Your wedding looks like it was beautiful! You look so happy :) I wore a white dress, on the beach, no flowers and no guests. It was what we wanted back then, but today if we got a re-do for the whole thing, I would pick a bouquet of wildflowers, they are so beautiful!! Thanks for wedding week!

  671. kitty says:

    Our wedding was blue and white. I would absolutely choose the same colors today. It was such a beautiful day! Our theme was “face to face” and when the song from Alabama came out (coincidentally called Face to Face) I knew it was meant to be our song! After 22 years of marriage we are just as in love today as we were then.

  672. Sarah P says:

    I used red, orange and pink…it was all warm autumn colors. Looked great!

  673. shannon stinson says:

    lisa…how fun! thanks for sharing a glimpse of your wedding day with us!
    for our wedding…..we used coral for the bridesmaid dresses! it was simple and sweet! i wore “off white” dress…the guys wore a vintage tux and we used lilies for the flowers! i didn’t really care much if all the “details” we met….as long as i ENJOYED our day….and i did! so it was perfect!

  674. Erin says:

    Our colors were a deep red, and there was also orange and yellow in the bouquet. We were married in October – outside. :)

  675. nancy says:

    I got married in 1983- good grief so many years ago but we are still married. Our colors were mauve (which was a very popular color in the ’80’s along with big hair).

  676. Jessica says:

    Our colors were pink and green. If I had it to do all over again I would not change a thing! We just celebrated our 4 year anniversary yesterday!!

  677. Lisa says:

    We had a beautiful blue color. I fell in love with it. I cannot remember if I liked the bridesmaid dresses in that color or if I chose it from the irises on the cake first, but it was gorgeous. I still have some ribbon in the color floating around my house and it makes me smile each time I see it.

  678. Mindy says:

    Our color was royal blue. We will be married 25 years this June, so it’s been awhile but have to say, I still like royal blue. Would probably pick different styles for the dresses though…. but hey, it was the 80’s!

  679. Susan says:

    Our colors were peach and white. Going on 21 years now!

  680. Morgan says:

    I teared up reading about your wedding. So beautiful! We’ll be celebrating our 7 year anniversary next month and our colors were plum and silver.

  681. Joan Brown says:

    Our colors were yellow and light blue. Our 30th anniversary is Monday May 17.
    Joan

  682. Kathy Eller says:

    Your wedding was so beautiful and such a testimony to what an amazing family you have.

    Our budget was 1,000. We were part of an amazing and beautiful church. Our amazing chruch family provided close to everything. Then i went wild with the flowers. Wildflowers from SB Farmer’s Market that my maid of honor arranged. Everything coordinated around those:) blues and greens and beautiful florals for the flower girl.I was a nnany at the time to to adorable twin boys almost three and they were our ring bearers:)

    Having A Hallelujah Good Time
    http://www.handfulofellers.blogspot.com

  683. If I got married again (to the same man, of course!) I would get married in early September. I would have yellows, red and blues. A nice country feel.

  684. Tricia says:

    Our colors were burgundy and gold. We got married December 27th, 1997 in a small chapel in Gatlinburg, TN. The snow was falling and it was absolutely *magical*.

  685. Greta says:

    My colors were purple and yellow-Beautiful purple hydrangeas and pale yellow dresses! Ten years ago this August!

  686. Helen says:

    Okay…we were married in 1986…thus the pastel palette…gray, baby blue and pink…it was beautiful but not what I would have chosen today…

  687. deep purple, cranberry, and yellow. 8 years in August.

  688. Sara says:

    Pink Pink Pink! I love how it pops against all the white and black that surrounds weddings!

  689. Sara says:

    My sister used tangerine in her wedding a few years ago and it was gorgeous! I just wish i had a better tan to go with my bridesmaid dress! :)

  690. Michele says:

    It was 1993 and the color was a deep eggplant for the bridesmaids dresses.

  691. sydney says:

    wow, how great! i think my colors would be brown, cream, and sage, with some dark green thrown in.

    btw – my sister in law’s mother’s day necklace is beautiful!

  692. Traci Conaway says:

    Our colors were navy blue , white and silver. Lots of beautiful wildflowes really popped against the classic colors we chose. We were married in ’99 too! Loved the wedding stories you shared. It was a fun gift each day this week. Please do it again!

  693. Theresa says:

    Peach and Champagne in 1991

    Beautiful Pictures!!

  694. MiCHELLE A. says:

    Looks & sounds like a beautiful wedding!!!! I am getting married in October…my colors are eggplant purple, silver & green. Fun week!

  695. Tina says:

    Lisa, your wedding was gorgeous! I love the vintage dress, you looked so beautiful in it!

    Our wedding was in lavender taffeta. So 80’s! We loved it!

  696. sharon says:

    so lovely – thanks for sharing!

    i chose pale yellow and periwinkle blue for my wedding:) we had wildflower bouquets and were married in a little white country church. my favorite was kissing my husband for the FIRST time and pulling away in a horse drawn carriage

  697. Connie says:

    Beautiful wedding photos! My color was blue and I have never had or wanted anything blue since! Please, please pick me for one of your creations! Have loved them for so long!

  698. Trudy says:

    I will be married 20 years this June. The time has gone so fast that it is scary.
    Our colors were royal blue and pale pink.

  699. Angie says:

    Beautiful pictures. Our wedding was very much us. My husband and I were married on the beach (same spot where we skipped school as high school students) at sunset. Our wedding colors were lime green, bright blue and orange. We were surrounded by friends, tiki torches, and most importantly, we were barefoot.

  700. I love your work. I chose red for my wedding color. We got married in December. Predictable, I know. But it’s worked. 17 years later, we’re still making it work.

  701. Sue says:

    Lisa: Your wedding looks amazing–thanks for sharing. There is no such thing as “wedded bliss” — life experiences, shared joy, sorrow and love will endure. All the best to you and your family in the years to come.

    I had a red and white themed wedding as we were married on December 26.

  702. Emma says:

    My wedding color was a dark blue.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  703. Okay, first I have to make the disclaimer that I was married in 1996. That said, my colors were forest green, burgundy and navy blue.

  704. Theresa says:

    I Facebooked your giveaway

  705. Ashley Clark says:

    My colors were a dusty pink and silver… it was a Military wedding, so there was some navy blue thrown in there, too.

  706. Jeanette says:

    Hunter Green….I also got married on my birthday, so it was an extra special day.

  707. Kasey says:

    Navy and orange. I made orange sashes to go with navy dresses from Target fr my bridesmaids. They carried peach roses I carried orange. We all wore silver sandals with orange toes.

  708. Miaja says:

    We got married in 1994 (wow-has it been THAT long?) and my color was forest green! If I had to do it all over again, it would be the same guy and maybe silver for the color?

  709. sarah says:

    our wedding was a black and white wedding….super classy! wouldn’t change a thing about that perfect day!

  710. Doreenkay says:

    i’m SO into turquoise right now so my wedding would be turquoise…..but my real wedding was very simple, in a backyard and I told my maid of honor to pick any dress she wanted, I trusted her and she did a great job, my mother on the other hand wore a horrible dress, o well, love her anyway.

  711. In just a couple of months (9/01/10) my husband and I will be married 20 years!! The years have flown by and I am so happy that we decided to spend them together! Like you, we have two boys that fill our days with joy – Our bridesmaids wore purple but I had loads and loads of fresh springlike flowers of all colors in our bouquets and on the tables and cakes! I love flowers and a major part of our budget was spent on them.

  712. Judy says:

    got married in 91 our colors were pastels… had a very very small budget no bridesmaids

  713. Angela says:

    Not married yet… but black and maroon.

  714. Susan C says:

    My color was apricot! Shows it was 24 years ago, doesn’t it?

  715. nicole says:

    I chose lavender for my bridesmaid dresses, had sterling silver roses in my bouquet and lavender hydrangeas for the center pieces. It was a perfect day in 1997 and I loved my wedding day. If I got married today I would choose turquoise or aqua for my colors because that is my new fav!

  716. sarah r. says:

    i don’t have to pick which colors i WOULD choose… i can pick what colors i CHOSE RIGHT NOW… we are planning our wedding (91 days!!)– and our colors are a deep teal and heather gray. and yellow flowers.

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE you stuff. love. i would love to win this givaway to get more goodies for my wedding (already ordered the pewter heart….)

  717. Jan says:

    We were married June 12, 1982. Our colors were dusty pink and gray. I ended up with the pink because that is what color the bridesmaid’s dresses came in. It turned out beautifully and I would not go back and change it. I just remember how much we enjoyed the day and each other! It was very relaxed.

  718. Ame says:

    We got married in November of 2006 and our colors were black and ivory. Our flowers were red roses. We had a Friday evening wedding with lots of candlelight. It was very romantic!

    I got my dewdrop necklace for Mother’s Day and I absolutely love love love it!

    Love your blog!

    Ame

  719. Gretchen says:

    We chose several different shades of purple for our wedding. I loved how the colors turned out and would do the exact same thing all over again.

  720. lhodge says:

    Teal was the color 45 years ago this coming August. Yes I would do it again

  721. Gretchen says:

    Posted on Facebook! I so LOVE your jewelry designs. :)

  722. Deb says:

    Love your wedding pics and love that you made is so beautiful on a small budget. I had a budget just a few dollars bigger than yours and it was wonderful. My colors were black and white with small touches of red. This October will be ten wonderful years. But if I was to get a do over (with the same guy) I think I would go for very muted colors…White and pale pink. PLEASE pick me!!

  723. Abbey H. says:

    We used lilac and pink…I loved it! It was such a special day. My 9th anniversary is next week :)

  724. Elisa says:

    Our wedding was during the Christmas season- but not a Christmas theme by anymeans ; ) Our colors were ivory and a real deep red/purple color, with all natural decor- real trees with fresh flowers. It was a simple and beautiful!! Love your blog, it’s so fun to follow and inspiring!

  725. grace says:

    green and pink were our colors!

  726. Lisa says:

    Okay Lisa, first of all you were such a lovely bride! The curls, the huge smile, the pearls on your veil….thank you for sharing the pictures of your beautiful wedding! I have been married to the love of my life 13 years this Monday, May 17 and it’s hard to believe it’s been that long. My husband picked out the bridesmaids’ dresses at Ann Taylor (off the rack – no alterations – and on sale!) and that set the color scheme for our wedding….periwinkle with purple, yellow and hot pink flowers….I would choose those colors again after all these years! Happy anniversary and I love your beautiful jewelry.

  727. G says:

    Navy and cream. We had a budget of $3000 and did well with it.

  728. G says:

    Posting this on Twitter!

  729. Tricia Anne says:

    Oh Lisa, your story touched my heart. We had a wedding very much like yours, little to no budget, but a great deal of love from family and friends to make our day very special. Our colors were dark green and a light mauve color. Our wedding is 2-15-92, the day after Valentine’s Day. :o)
    Thank you for being so generous in sharing your beautiful jewelry with us.
    Sincerely ~ Trish

  730. Laura says:

    Mine was red with a splash of orange (inspired by beautiful multi-colored roses) and a little bit of limey green. Perfect for a fall wedding.

  731. Oh, man…. my girls had burgundy and pink. But that was in ’73. Today, I would do a black and white wedding with the very smallest smattering of red (a single red rose in a bouquet of white)…very classy!! I so enjoyed Wedding Week. Thank you!

  732. missy says:

    My SO and I have been together for 24 years and this summer we will finally get married. I never believed we needed a piece of paper to tell us we are committed to each other but the older I get the idea of calling him HUSBAND is very much a heart warming idea. Our wedding colors will be Light Gray and Pale Blue. Thank you for the contest.

  733. Jennifer says:

    I chose a sage green color with pink and purples in my flowers to go along with green hydrangea. I would get married over and over to choose different flowers :) But I would choose the same husband every time!!!

  734. Amy says:

    Our wedding colors were green and cream. So romantic, we were married on the cliff overlooking the ocean! We also had a very small budget.

  735. I love how simple and elegant your wedding day was!

    My colors were black, red and white….I think I’d even choose them again almost 12 years later!

  736. Brie says:

    Our 6th year wedding anniversary will be on July 23 and it has been the 6th best years of my life. I chose celadon as my wedding color. We used fresh greenery everywhere. My beautiful bridesmaids have lovely irish skin that just doesn’t tan but glistens in celadon. I love your jewelry and your blog.

  737. nopinkhere says:

    Lovely pictures! My colors were dark green and butter yellow. Can’t believe it was almost 15 years ago!

  738. Liz says:

    The photos are beautiful, my wedding was in october, we had plum colored dresses…loved it!

  739. Cathy S. says:

    I think I would choose silver! It’s so classically pretty. :)

  740. jenni says:

    We were married in June 2002, and although the flowers were mostly red the bridesmaid dresses were plaid (upholstery fabric). It sounds uglier than it looked. I might choose different colors now, but I’d always choose the same guy…

  741. Sarah says:

    We went with burgundy as the primary color, with silver, white, and black accents. I’m not sure if we’d go with that scheme again or not. We were severely limited by the color of the church sanctuary (and by the other wedding color schemes we knew were being used in that church that particular summer)! :)

  742. Dee Anne says:

    I used ivory and black with pale pink flowers for our wedding. And I still like those colors! Hard to believe that was 18 years ago. Thanks for an opportunity to win!

  743. Kristen says:

    For my may 29tg wedding (Soo soon!! Agh!!)
    we are doing navy (I think the color is actually called marine)
    our flowers are mostly white with a touch of yellow for fun!

  744. Lisa says:

    We had a black and white wedding in December.
    Girls carried candles in brandy snifters.
    I had a blast, would probably do it all over again and not change a thing.
    That’s saying a lot for choices made over 20 years ago.

  745. Bonnie says:

    My husband and I are creeping close to our seventh anniversary. I can’t believe we’ve been married that long and have known each other for 10 years. We were actually just discussing that with a friend who has also known us that long just tonight over dinner. Oh the memories, so much fun to look back upon. :) Loved your wedding week series and your look back upon your special day! Really appreciate you sharing each day of your life and all of the gorgeous photos that accompany them.

    oh… and my colors were aubergine and a lighter purplish.. (don’t remember the actual name for that color… just lighter purple…haha)

    Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for your generous giveaway!

    xoxo,
    Bonnie

  746. Amy says:

    Our wedding was Thanksgiving weekend, so we had thanksgiving colors… brown, yellow, orange. Our center pieces were mini pumpkins hollowed out with potted mums in them. We had tons of pumpkins and gourds as the decorations. The men wore chocolate brown ties, and the girls wore brown dresses. We served a turkey dinner and had pumpkin pie as dessert. It was beautiful (If I do say so myself!) Thank you for the generous giveaway!
    AMY

  747. Chelsea Price says:

    I used light pink and a deep pink. The girls had deep pink dresses and light pink flowers and I had a little bit of light pink beading on my dress and deep pink flowers.

  748. Kaylene says:

    I think I would pick some sort of green and lavender combo but I’m not for sure :) by the time I get married I may decide on something way different.

  749. sheila says:

    I THINK THAT NAVY AND SILVER WOULD BE BEAUTIFUL.

  750. Gianina says:

    Beautiful pictures, We choose beige and sage, it was great!!

  751. Kristy Villalobos says:

    Navy and cream!

  752. Robin says:

    I used 4 different colors~Pink, turquoise, green and Yellow….Loved it!

  753. Tori says:

    I am actually getting married this august. August 2010 and I wanted to be different so I chose all the butterfly colors and gerber daisy colors! My bridesmaids are each wearing a different color. Lilac, orange, turquoise, pink, and yellow are the dresses and my mama is actually making them so they will be great! I just love different colors so why not use them? I just can not wait till we start our wonderful lives together…..
    Thank you for your giveaway God bless!

  754. Tammy Hummel says:

    We will be celebrating our 20th in just 2 months, on July 14th. We chose Royal blue with pink accents. Looking back it wasn’t a great choice, but hey it was 1990 and those colors were “in” πŸ˜‰ The truth is, it doesn’t matter what colors you choose/chose, how much your wedding cost, or what music you had. What matters are the years after you say “I do” and choosing to make that commitment again each and every day.

    Oh, I love your pieces – they are art!

  755. lisa says:

    My wedding colors where emerald green and peach.

  756. Morgan says:

    Enjoy seeing all of the pictures!! I think I’d use pink and brown…but that could change by the time I have the opportunity to pick! :)

    Thanks for entering me!

  757. John says:

    Pink, pink and more pink…love pink, think pink, wear pink….

  758. karen brown says:

    platinum dresses with big, blue hydrangea bouquets!

  759. Jodi says:

    This August will be our 7th wedding anniversary … the guys all wore french blue dress shirts with black pants and my girls wore navy blue dresses!! We were married in a little white country church… the wedding party was small and colors/decorations very simple but Beautiful … it was a day when dreams came true !!!!!!!!!!!! :) Thanks for letting me reminisce !!! :)

  760. Nancy Holley says:

    Our colors were orange, hot pink and yellow for a June wedding!! Mysister is a florist so the flowers were phenomenal and it was also on a budget of less than $2500 eleven years ago!! If I had it to do again I might have the boys wear brown suits and be outside in a field with a super cool barn — but I’d definitely marry the same guy!! (he makes really cute babies!!)

  761. Sue says:

    Teal green and pink, 20 years ago last October! I still love that color combo.

  762. Nancy Holley says:

    Facebooked it

  763. Jennie says:

    Our wedding anniversary is next week, so this series is so sweet.

    Our colors were brown and lavender.

  764. Kathy says:

    24 years this August. A shrimpy peachy pink color with ivory. It was such a special day. I’ve fallen hard for hydrangea’s these days, so I might choose soft apple green like the limelight’s I have planted with reckless abandon in our yard!

  765. Kelly says:

    We were married in November, because I love the fall! My wedding colors were navy blue & cream, but my flowers were all fall-y, with even a few mini pumpkins! Love your wedding pics, so sweet.

  766. lauren says:

    slate blue bridesmaid dresses and pink flowers! how i wish i could go back and relive the day again. best and most fun day of my life!

  767. rachael s says:

    i chose pink and black…not sure why, really. but now i would choose gray and maybe yellow or turquoise or tangerine as an accent.

  768. Megg says:

    My colors were black and silver. I did have the pops of color, which included more deep reds, oranges and so forth. It was a beautiful day!!!

  769. Therese says:

    If/when I get married my 2 sisters will be the only to stand up for me. One will wear a brown dress with a blue sash, and one will wear a brown dress with a pink sash. Those will be the colors… I LOVE chocolate brown with pink and blue :) I also LOVE seeing wedding photos.. i’m a sucker for a happy ending!

  770. Joanie says:

    Our colors were petal peach, ivory and forest green. YOU TWO LOOK SO SWEET! Thank you for sharing your day!

  771. Debbie says:

    I chose pink with burgundy accents. The most gorgeous wedding ever, in my estimation. It will be 39 years in July. Still crazy in love with my man!

  772. alison chino says:

    My colors back in 1994 were forest green and burgandy. It was Christmas.

    Still, if it was today I would choose bright aqua for sure!

    I’ve LOVED all the pictures from wedding week! SO MUCH FUN!!

  773. Marcy says:

    Our colors were purple (lilac) and silver. I loved it!!!

  774. Jana says:

    My wedding colour was turquoise blue! It is my fav colour & was totally appropriate for my Caribbean wedding :)

  775. Julie says:

    Our wedding colors were purple and silver. Purple has been my favorite color since I was…2, or so my parents tell me! :) I just remember always loving purple…lilac…lavender, you name it!

  776. Julie says:

    My colors were purple and silver :)

  777. MELODY says:

    We had a tight budget but it was beautiful, and trust me since it was my second, it is more important to marry the right person than to have the right wedding.

  778. Kelly says:

    Our wedding is exactly 50 days from now and I cannot wait! I have known he is the one for me since the day we first met and I am so excited to become his wife! We’ll be having our ceremony on the beach, and right beside the rain forest, then having our reception dinner overlooking the harbour and the forest clad islands of Clayoquot Sound so our colours will be a sea blue, white & a forest green.

    I’ve loved your photos this week, the teapots are gorgeous!!

  779. Susan Bowen says:

    Oh, I remember the tight budget! We made it work though, and are a month shy of our 24th anniversary! I was busy waffling back and forth on the color – couldn’t mak