I came across a wedding that used peacock colors as their inspiration and now for the life of me I cannot find it again. The bridesmaids had deep teal dresses and little hair pieces with peacock feathers. It was the perfect combination of influence, without going over the top and having everything PEACOCK!
The illusive wedding photos did provide me with my next theme and reason to search www.Etsy.com high and low. From my experience so far (it's not a very extensive one when it comes to weddings), when deciding on a color palette nature should be your first source of reference. Colors that work in nature work in application. The peacock is a stunning animal; the deep purple, aqua, teal colors work so well together. So even if you don't decide on this mood board as the perfect one for you, listen to Mother Nature. She knows what she's doing.
It is a possessor of some of the most admired human characteristics, and is a symbol of integrity and the beauty we can achieve when we endeavor to show our true colors.
In history, myth, legend and lore, the Peacock symbolism carries:
In Greco-Roman mythology the Peacock is identified with Hera (Juno) who created the Peacock from Argus whose hundred eyes (seen on the tail feathers of the Peacock) symbolize the vault of heaven and the “eyes” of the stars.
In Hinduism the Peacock is associated with Lakshmi who is a deity representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and good luck.
Similar to Lakshmi, the Peacock is associated with Kwan-yin in Asian spirituality. Kwan-yin (or Quan Yin) is also an emblem of love, compassionate watchfulness, good-will, nurturing, and kind-heartedness. Legend tells us she chose to remain a mortal even though she could be immortal because she wished to stay behind and aid humanity in their spiritual evolution.
Cute idea for a wedding favour.