Steve Kemble spotlights as the wedding planning guru of Weddzilla.com. (And according to the first page of his site, the "American's Sassiest Lifestyle Guru") Notice my lovely blog award over thar (right sidebar) from Weddzilla? Well that is the same wedding planning site where Steve Kemble contributes his event planning knowledge.
You might recall back in March I attended the launch party for Weddzilla. It was, as Steve Kemble says, "Fabulous!" While there I participated in a silent auction to benefit Children's Hospital. I bid and won a 30-minute phone consultation with Steve Kemble! The most I knew of him at that time was that he was wearing the shiniest blazer ever (who knew they made sequined tops like that for men) and that this Weddzilla thing thought he knew his stuff.
After our conversation it was more than apparent he knows a thing or five thousand about event planning, and planning it well (with "a dose of sass" like his blog would say).
We talked about so many things, but mainly focused on things that drive me crazy: my color scheme, bridesmaids dresses, the chuppah and lots of peacock feathers (which don't drive me crazy).
For the color scheme he suggested focusing on the colors in a peacock feather: teal, shades of blue, lime green, and purple. The lime green scared me, but it definitely shows up and accents things nicely. It offsets the focus color, teal. The purple does the same, however he recommended a lighter purple, but not lilac. Royal purple shows up and does not wash people out. And I like it. I can totally see teal off set by a lighter (not deep) purple and accented with lime green. How fun and summery! Fabulous!
I know you can see the colors coming together!
As for the bridesmaids, you all know how deciding what they are to wear drives me insane. I simply cannot pick clothes for other people. Steve agreed that cocktail or tea length dresses work well for summer. He also highly suggested matching shoes since everyone will see their feet. Nothing expensive though. I can totally get on board with that idea (sorry ladies, I promise the dresses won't cost an arm and a leg!). Steve suggested that a royal purple (not deep, not washed out) will look good on any skin tone. It is also versatile and suggests an opportunity for additional wear. Fabulous!
All the colors to give you a mental idea of the color scheme, but only purple for the girls.
And not necessarily that dress. Actually, not at all.
He gave me great chuppah decoration ideas, too that incorporate hanging crystals! Gah! So beautiful (and fabulous). Now how, or who, to make it?!
Before I wrap this post up, I'd like to thank everyone for their support yesterday. Your comments meant a lot to me; it's good to know when things get rough I've got my bloggy friends to cheer me up! Mike might call you my "imaginary friends" but your words are real and meaningful!