Friday, April 17, 2009

harlem renaissance wedding: dark plum, golden poppy, for karrie

Aspen Leaf print Sample save the date cardWhite Rose Trellis (earrings)
Adele Series I - Lavender Pearl Hair pinMorchella in Plum
Vintage Blue Black Pinstriped Vest. Bryanna Hippie Poppy Flower Headband
Floral Folded Thank You NoteRESERVED for hafeather17 - Custom Order - 4 of 8 pieces - Wedding boutonniere, silk flower, feather, mustard yellow, brass bird charm
Sweet little flower bobby hair pins... Set of two.Mulberry Handpoured Soy Candle
Plum Blossoms Wedding Invitation and RSVP Card SetYellow Metal Milk Bottle Crate
L'aile FonceePashmina (yellow gold) and suiting scarf
Sephine ChokerSimplicity in Amethyst- Vintage Art Nouveau Style Necklace and Earrings Set
Wedding Invitation Leanne - Set of 100Bold yellow leather clutch - FREE SHIPPING
Vintage Men's Fedora HatGolden Ash and Pearls Bracelet
Fair Trade Citrine, Recycled 14k Gold, and Recycled Sterling Silver Ring, size 7.5Organic Purple Mustard Green Seeds
INTERTWINED headpiece mustard yellow and silver silk dupioni Rosettes dress fascinator vintage rhinestones black ... by HouseoftelsaAurora Botanical Perfume
Love Bird Invitation SetAfrican Violets
{each photo links to its shop}
Juke Box Love Song

I could take the Harlem night
and wrap around you,
Take the neon lights and make a crown,
Take the Lenox Avenue busses,
Taxis, subways,
And for your love song tone their rumble down.
Take Harlem's heartbeat,
Make a drumbeat,
Put it on a record, let it whirl,
And while we listen to it play,
Dance with you till day--
Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl.

---Langston Hughes

from The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
more poems:

karrie asked me (back in february!) to help with a color board for her october wedding:
colors are deep, dark plum and golden poppy. I would love to accent with an antique gold or something like that, but I have no idea what would work. We are such crazy people; the ceremony is in the Japanese botanical gardens, the reception is at this gorgeous garden restaurant (very rustic old worldy), and W. and I dressing very Harlem Renaissance (cream, grey, drapey satin, him in tiny pinstripe vest with rolled up oxford shirt) more far apart can we get in terms of these, you know? We have very old world, rustic, organic and warm sensibilities and would like to portray that somehow...
i'm no snippet&ink, and it has sadly taken me forever to post this because i don't quite feel it's finished --

dear readers, help karrie out: can you find something (etsy, inspiration board elsewhere, great idea) that fits this description?

plus -- *any* excuse to post this gorgeous poem.
happy friday, everyone!


  1. LOVE this colr pairing. Such a rich look but yet soft and romantic. Beautiful!!

  2. Gorgeous. I have a friend who is planning a plum/gold wedding, and I will tell her to check out your site. The pictures are beautiful and inspiring.

  3. these colours are amazing together! nice board ! as ever ;-)


  4. This is one of my favorite color pairings. Its so feminine, but with a bit of an edge. Fabulous!

  5. I love these finds, too. Nice work!

  6. swoon. i love a good poem. and that mustard yellow headband is to die for.

  7. Great post! I love everything on this board!!

  8. i'm going to make a board tonight based on these colors. it's my favorite thing to do and i'm planning to go into event design eventually, so it's good practice :)
    yours is lovely, by the way.

  9. I am absolutely smitten with this board, girl! Thank you, a thousand times! You really captured what I could not see together in my head. Those earrings! That headband! That handbag! It's all so lush, I love it!

  10. and what a soul stirring poem...I would love to use it in our ceremony program.

  11. Gosh I love these colours together - you have a great eye!

  12. hello. thanks for much for showing pixelimpress' plum poppy invitations! great site you have here. pam

  13. karrie, you're such a star! i keep coming back to this and wanting to add and rearrange -- this is one of my favorite posts so far. thank you for your inspiration!


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