A few years ago I took an oil painting classes at an awesome little boutique studio in South Florida. It was run by a slew of racy bohemian older women who would gossip about the sexiest young celebrities and tell stories of their college days/late nights, and the men who shared those days and night with them. I adored this class. It was after I proved myself by replicating Henri Matisse’s “The Red Room (Harmony in Red)” that I was asked to bring in a picture so that I could try portrait painting. I innocently brought in a picture of my boyfriend and I, only to be drowned by the “ohs” and “woes” of my fellow students/ instructors. Apparently, painting a picture of you and a significant other is equivalent to getting couple’s tattoos (the stigma that goes with it, at least).
I am not a superstitious person, but if any bad karma/balance/jinxing of my relationship should have come to me because of that portrait, it didn’t. In fact, the same guy I painted that picture of is sitting behind me right now, begging me to tell him some stories about my old painting instructors. That guy goes by the name of Michael and he is the most brilliant, crafty, adventurous, and hopelessly romantic person I have ever met. Michael and I are both university students in our senior year. Although we cohabitate, and own two animal “children” Jade and Wesley, we just have not felt like the time is right to marry. So, I write this post about my ideal wedding. My “If I were to get married today this is what I would want” wedding. I kind of feel like I may be “painting another picture of us” by writing this post. As though I may be jinxing something, so I promise to write this entire post while simultaneously throwing salt over my shoulder. Here we go!
Where would you get married?
Savannah, Georgia at Bryson Hall, which overlooks Chippewa Square. I am an intimate person, so naturally I would want my wedding and venue to reflect that. A historic home or bed and breakfast would be the perfect romantic and cozy spot for me to say “I do” with my closest friends and family on my wedding day.
What would you wear?
I drool over tulle. Tulle seems to be one of those things that people either love or hate, kind of like cilantro, but I just find tulle to be so fun, feminine, soft, and playful. This dress is from Watters’ Fall 2013 Collection.
And your bridesmaids?
I would put them in blush or dusty rose colored dresses. The color is universally flattering on everyone while still looking fresh and bright. I love this Amsale version.
All white peonies with pops of green succulents.
How about the reception?
I think someone’s choice of drink says a lot about them. Because of this, I would not shy away from the whole signature drink trend. My guests would sip on my favorite cocktail, a Whiskey Peach Smash ( see the recipe here) and cold hard apple ciders.