Oh goodness, do I love this wedding’s color scheme- cobalt blue and coral – vibrant and sweet! I have been obsessing over deep blue hues lately, so this dazzling cobalt blue + coral wedding captured by Chelsea Anderson Photography, sparked my interest to a higher level. Sweeties, Rebecca & Robert, had a beautiful, low budget, wedding at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk, Virginia. Vibrant blue glassware was everywhere for the eye to see, and looked absolutely fabulous intertwined with accents of coral. What I love is just about every detail of this fab wedding was DIY, including their gorgeous cake!
From the bride, Rebecca:
How did you meet?
Robbie (Robert) and I met in the fourth grade, we sat next to each other in class and always went to the same schools except for college. We started dating officially in the 8th grade (2006) and have been together ever since, eight years now. We’re both 22 now and he’s just graduated from Christopher Newport University and I’m still at Virginia Tech. We just moved into a new apartment in Blacksburg, VA.
What were your Wedding Planning, Inspiration and Style?
Our wedding planning was aimed at a sophisticated, modern country style. We’ve both grown up in the country and wanted to stick to our roots but because I’m an architect and we have modern tastes, we tried to branch out from the traditional.
We were working with a low budget and definitely DIY-ing the wedding. Most of the work and crafting fell on my mother and I. Of course, Pinterest was a necessary tool with lots of great ideas.
Being an intern architect, I actually experimented with color combinations using ceramic tile samples from work! They were really useful to play with and the official colors ended up being Cobalt Blue and Coral. Inspiration from the cobalt blue led to a wide use of blue glass in the decorations.
A few key elements we DIYed were the centerpieces, guest book (canvas painting of wedding guests’ fingerprints on a tree), cornhole boards, wedding cake, dinner, Save the Dates, Invitations, RSVPs, ceremony programs, reserved signs, and thank-you cards. I designed all the paper things myself.
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
A few of my favorite memories from the day include having a before-ceremony “first-look” with my soon-to-be husband and the time we took to do bride and groom photos, the ceremony was actually very enjoyable, I loved speaking with people at the reception who I hadn’t seen in awhile, and mostly I enjoyed all the time I could spend with my best friends (the bridesmaids) and dancing with all of our friends late in the night – just having time to let loose and enjoy the moment.
Do You have any advice for other brides?
My advice for other brides would be not to stress over the little things and not to let other people stress you out either. There were a million little things that were supposed to happen or be decorated a certain way that didn’t actually end up working out, but of course everything was totally awesome and none of the guests new the difference. I’d say to try to keep things as simple as possible, because they always end up getting more complicated. But most of all, take time to enjoy the day with your closest friends and family because it may be one of the only times that you see all of them in one place. For us, all of our friends just graduated college and this was one of the last times we’d see all of them for awhile. Spending time with them that night meant everything.
Photographer: Chelsea Anderson Photography | Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk | Wedding Dress: Michelangelo by David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal in the color Horizon