Aaron & Krystal had a gorgeous wedding on the Bremerton waterfront, that had the most adorable theme! “The Perfect Pair.” With pears. How cute. The details were so incredible that everyone was recommending that Krystal’s new career should be in wedding planning… green & brown all around, the Perfect Pair theme carried out perfectly (how perfect! ha!), handmade touches all around, a wonderful tribute to their lost loved ones, and a guest book tree that Krystal painted herself that their guests signed by imprinting it with leaf stamps.
In Krystal’s own words (which I had to get, since I was just so inspired by her creative ingenuity!!!):
“The “perfect pair” theme really came about through our color palette. I really wanted earthy, natural colors, so we instantly went with the brown tuxes. I figured green dresses would be a lovely compliment with the brown, and would stick with our natural theme. When looking for favors, I knew I wanted to have match books to give away with our names on it. And when you’re giving away matches, candles just seemed like the perfect accompaniment. So I searched and searched trying to find something within our colors that was also cute, and not terribly tacky. The “perfect pair” candles came to mind, and worked out perfectly. Aaron liked the idea, and he agreed that we truly are the perfect pair in every sense of the meaning because of how we compliment each-other in both our positive contributions and our flaws. I love the color green. It’s one of my favorites. It works for every season, and matches a lot of colors. The dresses were a grassy-green color, the guys’ vests were an olivey-green, so I ran with those two colors. I got scrapbook paper in all those shades, in a variety of patterns. And I picked out silk flowers, feathers, and berries for the guys’ boutennaires (I made those myself also.) I swear I had ribbon coming out of my ears! I had ribbon for the boutennaires, ribbon for our banner, ribbon for our pom-poms, ribbon for our champagne flutes, and ribbon for our cake! The tree guest book was my idea. I saw something kinda like it online and added my own flare. I wanted something that we can use at artwork for our home, but also involve the guests in someway. I painted the tree and added the embellishments, and then found the perfect stamp-pads that were shaped like leaves. Our guests stamped a leaf on our tree, then signed their names next to it. At the end of the event, our once naked tree had a great variety of leaves and colors, all from our loved ones. QFC in Bremerton supplied the flowers. I wanted as many greens as possible, again. We went through a catalog and picked out any green flower that seemed available late July/early August. They included some of my favorite flowers (hydrangas, bells of ireland, fresia) and they had some of the more “manly flowers” as Aaron called them (kermit and spider mums, ferns, grassy pods). Then in my bouquet, I added lily pods to contrast the green and tie in the brown. Our wedding was about honoring family. Everywhere you went, there was something for you, our guest. An interactive guest book, mini-notepads on your table for your entertainment, a candy bar for your sweet tooth, a DJ that involved the crowd, and classic Italian music and food, so that everyone felt part of our Italian family even if not related.”
Congratulations, Aaron & Krystal!!! The perfect pair, indeed…
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.
— Oscar Wilde