ON LOCATION: R.L. Wilson House, Noblesville, IN // PHOTO CREDIT: Molly Connor Photography
Why Choose a Bright Wedding Color Palette?
Today’s Snappening Lovin’ Local blog is full of laughs, lots of quirky details and a lifetime of personalized touches. While not every couple aims for the most vibrant bright wedding color palette they can imagine, it was the absolute perfect choice for this one who fell in love due to “mutual weirdness,” according to bride Kylie.
We sat down with the couple, Kylie and Muhammad, to learn more about their special wedding day and discover as many tips as we could for other bright color wedding brides who might want to incorporate some of best features into their own wedding planning process.
First, let’s set the stage. Rain or shine—the show went on. Kylie and Muhammad gave us every detail (good and bad) of their special day, as well as advice for out-of-the-box couples who are in the middle of planning their own bright wedding color design right now.
From the Converse sneakers to the personalized Lego people, we fell in love with every twist and turn away from the ordinary with this sensational, fun and lively wedding concept. Molly Connor of Molly Connor Photography captured every moment along with the help of a team of incredible vendors including those at the R.L Wilson House in Noblesville, Ind., the Indianapolis-area event venue that hosted the occasion.
Now it’s time for us to dive into this rainbow of wedding bliss.
INVITATIONS: Chick N Hens Illustration Co. // PHOTO CREDIT: Molly Connor Photography
Consider a Custom Illustration for your Wedding Invitation
Muhammad and Kylie chose to create custom, personalized family illustrations that were created by Chick N Hens Illustration Co. in Indianapolis, Ind. The illustrations were then used for the complete wedding invitation suite, including the invitation itself, RSVP card and thank you notes.
The invitations feature the same bright wedding color scheme of greens, oranges and yellows as well as similar florals. (A really nice way to tie everything together for a cohesive, yet bright look!)
With lots of children running around, the couple decided to have wedding programs to entertain the guests while they waited for the festivities to begin. Inside the programs were coloring pages, word searches, biographies of Kylie and Muhammad, and details about their journey as a couple. These programs were the cutest idea and definitely a creative way to keep guests of all ages occupied while everyone waited out the rain.
The couple was super crafty with their wedding decorations. // PHOTO CREDIT: Molly Connor Photography
DIY Bright Wedding Color Décor
Muhammad and Kylie went completely DIY with their bright wedding color decorations from the centerpieces to the chandelier, and even the photobooth.
The hanging centerpiece consisted of paper lanterns and other miscellaneous items that were purchased at craft stores.
Kylie adds, “Muhammad and I were quite inventive with some rope and hula hoops under there! We spent a week just before the big day, and will never forget all the hours and trips to the store we put into this thing that week.”
While the chandelier looks like one large unit now, it was actually many small pieces including paper lanterns and tissue paper pom-poms that originally filled the couple’s dining room floor. She admits they didn’t have an “exact” plan when they started, but thinks it turned out “a-maz-ing” and we couldn’t agree more.
Following the ceremony, friends and family transformed a portion of the tent into a photo booth. Even though rain prevented some of the props from being used, the plethora of fun prop options available ensured their guests were able to take several goofy photos and had some great shots that were posted under their own wedding hashtag. For your photobooth, consider finding props that fit your personality and wedding theme.
Treats from Long’s Bakery of Indianapolis were a hit at the reception. // PHOTO CREDIT: Molly Connor Photography
Donut Forget the Sweets. As if…
Since Kylie and Muhammad planned the entire day themselves, they had free reign to do whatever they wanted. The Indianapolis couple incorporated their hometown favorites with beloved Long’s Bakery donuts instead of getting a traditional wedding cake.
Keeping it non-traditional, they chose to serve breakfast favorites at their reception for the meal. The meal was catered by Tanya Marshall from R.L Wilson House.
ON LOCATION: R.L. Wilson House, Noblesville, IN // PHOTO CREDIT: Molly Connor Photography
Family, Friends and Keepsakes
Coming from different backgrounds, Kylie and Muhammad opted for a love-centric ceremony rather than a religious one. Kylie had an elaborate henna tattoo added to her arm, and those with a careful eye could even find the groom’s name delicately woven into the design.
Because family and history are important to both the bride and groom, they opted for a quick photo session that included their current selves, as well as childhood photos from roughly the same age.
Kylie said, “We felt like we were in different worlds growing up.” The couple agrees that this creative shot by Molly Connor Photography will be one of the most cherished in their wedding album.
Another fun idea for incorporating childhood photos into your wedding would be to use them to as table numbers. Find a photo of yourself and your partner at age one and use that for table one and so on. Guests will not only enjoy your creativity, but they’ll also have a reason to mingle as they walk from table to table and take a trip down memory lane.
Kylie incorporated pieces of jewelry from her family’s heirloom collection into her wedding jewelry. She told us she was very close to her grandfather who passed away, and wore a ring on her right hand that contains a diamond from his Korean War pendant. Her grandmother asked that she wear it, and she happily agreed. She also tied rings on her bouquet from her Aunt that passed.
Keeping the family keepsake theme alive, the couple created a Jenga block wedding guest memento station. They also had a traditional handmade guest book that a friend created for them in their bright wedding color theme. Even the pens provided to guests for signatures were on point! Wedding favors and gifts were provided by Lisa McSpadden, owner of Simple Gifts Toys. The couple praised Lisa for her kindness and creativity in every piece.
ON LOCATION: R.L. Wilson House, Noblesville, IN. // PHOTO CREDIT: Molly Connor Photography
Forget the Heels!
Comfort and color are two of Kylie’s favorite things and she certainly incorporated both for this epic design. Forget stilettos. Everyone in this bright color wedding party wore Chucks that coordinated with the wedding theme. Kylie’s had a floral pattern that matched the bright color wedding palette. They ordered their custom shoes online on the Converse website.
Kylie’s lace detail dress with flowy tulle skirt was purchased from Bridal Superstore. The bolero overlay was purchased from The Wedding Studio. Her floral crown was made by Fleuri Design Studio and encompasses natural elements with the silver dollar eucalyptus that was repeated in her bouquet. Her darling updo was done by Mandy Jones of Essentials Hair Studio in Crawfordsville, Ind. Ashley Neu of Reneu Beauty added final touches with natural makeup.
FLORALS: Fleuri Design Studio // PHOTO CREDIT: Molly Connor Photography
Bright Color Wedding Citrus + Florals
When planning the day, Kylie initially picked these bright wedding colors because she liked them and they were out of the norm for the traditional bridal palette. The guests began to refer to the colors as “citrus theme” and Kylie and Muhammad ran with it. They even incorporated citrus fruit into centerpieces. Guests were asked to wear one of three colors—yellow, orange and green—which made the tent bright and cheery, even on a rainy day. If you’re looking for inspiration and more bright wedding color ideas for your own big day, consider teals, pinks, greens and yellows.
The floral arrangements were created by Kristen Tsitouris of Fleuri Design Studio. To coordinate with the theme, Kristen used all yellow, green and orange blooms in a freeform-styled bouquet. The sunflowers were accompanied by curly willow tips, poppy pods, billy balls and silver dollar eucalyptus. Bride Kylie’s floral crown also included natural elements with the silver dollar eucalyptus that was repeated in her bouquet.
Kylie and Muhammad also incorporated an eclectic assortment of mix-and-match vases that they found from local re-sale shops to serve as centerpieces. Kristen placed a variety of blooms from the bouquet in the vases to tie the bright color wedding theme completely together. Sites like WeddingRecycle and BravoBride sell second-hand items and are a good idea to check out if you’re searching for decorations or accessories that won’t break the bank.
The arch was adorned with three clusters of coordinating blooms. The couple worked with the florist to donate most of the flowers and vases to Fairbanks, a local nonprofit treatment center, the following day. Kylie added, “Flowers are a favorite thing in life for me and not wasting them felt good.” Random Acts of Flowers offers a service that will take your gently used bouquets and florals from events and donate them. There are locations throughout the United States in major cities, including Indianapolis.
PHOTO CREDIT: Molly Connor Photography
Even the rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of this color-packed love story. Kylie and Muhammad’s wedding could not have been more beautiful in every single way—down to every orange, balloon, lantern, Jenga block and rainbow pack felt-tip marker.
So now that you’re full of all these fun, quirky and bold ideas about going non-traditional with your own bright wedding colors, the question remains…
What’s your color palette going to be?
Planning your own wedding can be stressful but seeing it all come together is certainly worth it. If you’re wanting to plan your own day but still want some help, consider hiring a professional wedding planner. But now all you’re missing is the venue and where do you even start? Take a look at our long list of historic event venues similar to Kylie and Muhammad’s on Snappening.
Happy planning! xoxo
These remarkable vendors made this vision possible:
EVENT VENUE: R.L. Wilson House // EVENT PLANNER: Kylie Yasin // BRIDAL STUDIO & FORMAL WEAR: Dress: Bridal Superstore, Bolero: The Wedding Studio // DONUTS: Long’s Bakery // CATERER: Tanya Marshall, R.L Wilson House // DECOR: Couple // DJ / BAND / MUSICIANS: Matt Rawlings (DJ), Sharlene Boodram (Singer), Matt Sumpter (Guitar), Joe Melton (Bongos) // FAVORS & GIFTS: Lisa McSpadden of SimpleGiftsToys // FLORIST: Kristen Tsitouris of Fleuri Design Studio // HAIR & MAKEUP: Hair: Mandy Jones, Makeup: Ashley Neu of ReNeu Beauty // INVITATION & PAPERIE: Chick N Hens Illustrations Co. // JEWELRY: Vintage Ring, Etsy, Qalo// OFFICIANT: Brenda Patterson // PHOTOBOOTH: Couple // PHOTOGRAPHER: Molly Connor Photography
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