Apparently, Mr. Magic did not get the memo that rustic vintage weddings are THE theme lately. I don't know why this is, but I'm guessing the popularity of the vintage theme has something to do with being fairly affordable and lending itself to DIY projects that us crafty brides love so much. But when I showed Mr. Magic my original inspiration board and described the centerpieces, his reaction was less then desired.
Me: So this is what I was thinking for the wed-"
Him: "Purple? You like PURPLE?" (as in "Who ARE you???? I don't even KNOW you!!!"
Me: "Well, it's not really PURPLE actually, it's Aubergine. It's French!" (clarifying the critical French aspect)
Him: "These images seem kind of country." (He said "country" like one would say "vomit." Mr. Magic grew up in Northern Virginia and then moved to Chapel Hill when he was eight. His parents were from Pennsylvania. So, he's practically a Yankee...not that there's anything wrong with that!)
Me: "HMPH." (Actually, I just sat there. He gave me the colors but said "less country, more traditional" and then I said "Have we met?" and the convo deteriorated from there.)
So, now I have to find something a little less rustic, or less vintage, or less country. He couldn't be clearer than mud, could he? But I still need to do it on a budget, and these centerpieces are killing me! I mean, having a florist do it seems like highway robbery, but now that my super cute and totally thrifty idea of using mismatched vintage tins on antique books has been NIXED...I've got to move on.
[side note: It's not completely nixed, YET. I convinced him to let me do a mock-up, as I decided maybe his creative vision is not up to par.]
Here are some more DIY, inexpensive-ish options. Whatcha think?
This is a totally different vibe, although maybe we could partially rustic it up with less fancy, more colorful flowers and...what??? A cowboy hat? I'm losing it here people.
I'm cool with paying for a florist for the bouquets and MAYBE for the boutonnieres...but the centerpieces??? Can't get behind it unless I win the lottery.
Is there anything YOU really don't want to pay for in your wedding?