I am very thankful that neither my fiancé nor myself seem to be allergic to feathers, because our apartment is beginning to fill up with them . . . our wedding color is peacocks.
I realize that peacock is, in fact, a shade of blue, but that isn’t what I mean. Our color is peacocks. That is, any shade of blue or green you can possibly discover on a peacock’s feather.
I’ve found this to be an easy approach to wedding planning. I am free from the burden of trying to find ribbon, table linens, bridesmaid dresses, and flowers all in the same shade of red or purple. I look at things and say, “Awww, yes, that is somewhere in the spectrum of peacocks, I’ll take that!” And to me, it is making things so much simpler.
The purchase of two large wreaths that are completely covered in feathers were my first peacock purchase, but you’ll find them in nearly every detail of our wedding. The bridesmaids will accessorize with them. They’ll be hidden in the bouquets. I’m hand making a brooch for my wedding dress that will include peacock feathers. The flower girls will scatter them along the Lake Superior shoreline. Eventually they’ll be all over our wedding, but for now they are all over our apartment.
Obviously, we are going to be using a lot of peacock feathers over here and they do not come cheap. I have seen them sold in craft stores for as much as $3.00 per feather! So, my advice to other feather-loving brides out there: eBay. You can purchase bundles of peacock feathers in assorted colors and lengths for near wholesale prices (i.e. 50 feathers for $10=.20 per feather, not bad). They are also cheaper the shorter the quill is, so for projects where it isn’t pertinent that they have a 20-inch stem, look for the cheaper eight-inch versions.
My last blog left us about to design our Save-the-Dates, and they are now designed and ready for printing! I knew I wanted peacocks incorporated into the design, so I asked my friend and bridesmaid, Aly, to draw a simple peacock emblem that included our monogram in its feathers (pictured at top). It turned out so well and looked perfect on the announcements! Now that Save-the-Dates are nearly complete I am anxious to get a few of my other peacock projects underway!
The first on my list of Winter Wedding Crafts will be my wedding brooch. Until then you can see how I created peacock place cards by visiting “Aisle File: Dani & Josh” on Facebook. If you're already a fan then you know I have been busy searching everything "peacock" on Etsy. Below is a small collage of some of my favorite peacock finds so far . . .
Photo Credits: 1. Peacock Clutches: Fallensparrow, $75.00. 2. Blue Peacock Shoes: LaPlumeEthere, $65.00. 3. Peacock Bridal Fascinator, Amelie, $79.00. 4. Peacock Parasol, Rmtakesover, $150.00. 5. Peacock Invitations, PeacockInvitations, $3.80 each. 6. Peacock Wine Glasses, Marywibis, $300.00 for set of twelve.