Post # 1
Our venue is GORGEOUS. Without any decorations at all, it’s breathtaking. It’s an old hotel with lots of intricate details in the architecture. There is a gold trim on the ivory ceilings and large windows in the ballroom. The windows have a dark green drapery.
This has been our idea for colours. Bridesmaid dresses are black, ivory flowers. The flowers would have greenery showing so they wouldn’t look like puffs of white. Gold accents where possible. The plates will have a gold thing under them, the invitations were going to have a gold rhinestone in the design. My shoes are gold. Etc.
I’m starting to rethink the ivory flowers though. Should I go with red instead? Is that pop of colour a better idea? Should I stick with the initial idea of gold/ivory, etc?
I honestly don’t know what to do. If I went with the red flowers, I would probably change the rhinestone on the invitations to red. But that might be as far as I go. Keep the gold things gold.
What do I do?
Post # 3
They are both beautiful palettes- one calm and softy elegant; the other louder and brighter. They both will look great. It’s simply a matter of personal choice.
Post # 4
We are looking for a very elegant feel. I was thinking more of a deep red as opposed to a bright red.
But then, maybe the red bouquet would be too much? Holding it against my ivory dress, would it be too ‘bright’ or contrasting? Maybe I’d rather have the subtle look.
I guess I started thinking that the ivory, gold, black was a bit on the boring side. We are relying on the venue a lot for the atmosphere and decor.
Post # 5
You can never go wrong with a neutral like ivory, if the hotel is very ornate like you describe it let the gold accents be your prominent color accented with the neutral ivory…
Post # 6
I am incorporating gold accents into my colour scheme too.
Are you having flower centerpieces? I think you could mix up the centerpiece bouquets with a few pops of red flowers here and there, but keep everything mainly ivory and gold.