I recently had lunch with a bunch of girl friends from school - we have all been scattered throughout the country at various hospitals doing our rotations, so getting together was a lot of fun. (love them!) Anyway. Everyone wanted to know about the wedding - *blush* - and interestingly enough, the majority of conversation fluctuated around "our wedding colors."
What are your colors?
What color are your bridesmaids wearing?
What color are your flowers?
Your grooms 'bout?
You get the picture. These are smart women...all future doctors...and all future brides...and here we were discussing wedding colors. Because, it's easy to talk colors...it's a universal wedding conundrum...and it's easy to get a mental image of how things will look. Right?
I gotta be honest. I sheepishly dodged these questions. Felt like I was a little bit on foreign soil. We don't exactly HAVE wedding colors. Can I say that? Yes, yes I can. We don't have wedding colors.
Yes, my bridesmaids are wearing gray...I love gray...goes with everything and can be worn a zillion times over...I'm into that. And I have colored shoes...yes...I'll show you soon. Our invitations have green and yellow on them...but we have no idea what flowers we will have. I guess some might think it sounds like a clusterf*ck.
I'm not going to lie, I always felt like we should have colors - that's how every wedding website is coordinated...blue weddings, pink weddings, purple weddings, yellow weddings. If we didn't fit into a color category, how would our wedding catalog itself? But...I've wizened up. Nothing about those wedding sites impress me anymore...I'm not living up to them, I'm not attempting to live up to them...we are making our own rules now. And I choose no colors.
I'm not anti-color. I'm the opposite. I'm a color worshiper. But that doesn't mean I want to walk into our reception and feel like someone vomited the color yellow all over the place. (I actually love the color yellow...and feel that it's the color that defines my spirit...if spirits were to be defined visually.)
So there you have it. We don't have wedding colors. I bet it turns out just fine. Lovely, even. And who knows...in the end we might just deck the whole place out in yellow anyway.