I don't suppose anyone else finds themselves having a ceremony and reception that may as well be light years from each other in terms of theme?
I *love* the vintage, shabby-chic look. When I picked out my lavender BM dresses, my ceremony dress, and my colors of lavender and sage, that was what i was going for.
The problem is my reception. I'll be wearing a bright red and gold reception dress. We're going to have a red signing silk instead of a guest book. It's going to clash horribly with my lavender BM dresses, but whatever.
I'm trying to look up flower inspirations for my bouquet, but I keep getting caught between matching my ceremony or matching my reception. It's too late to change the BM dresses, and the reception dress is the one thing that makes FMIL happy (suggested long after the fabric and patterns for the BM dresses had been purchased and cut. So much for trying to be proactive!).
For the record, my reception dress will be something like this:http://www.vinshopusa.com/img/vs070527.jpg