Post # 1
So the FH and I finally chose a venue, and we do really love it for lots of reason (cost, location, flexibility, etc…). The downside is that I need to change my color scheme!
I originally wanted to do black, white, and light blue, but the main ballroom of the venue is dark wood and burgundy, and so black is clearly not going to work, and I’m not sure the blue will either.
A little more information – we are getting married on a Sunday around lunchtime in late April (ceremony at 11:30am). The ballroom faces west so it won’t be getting much direct sunlight through the windows or the porch door (and I don’t want to rely on sunlight anyway in case it rains). Table cloths will also probably be white because of catering stuff.
My goal now with a color scheme is to complement the rich warm colors of the venue, but also to brighen it up a bit.
I was thinking maybe blush pinks, muted light blues, burgundy, navy, and a light cabbage-y green? Something like:
And while I’m asking you lovely ladies for advice – have any specific flower or centerpiece suggestions? Any way to incorporate more lights into the centerpieces or on the mantle tops of the fireplaces?
Sorry for the night-time picture – it was all I could find online that gave a good view of the wood/wallpaper/curtains!
Post # 2
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
I think blush pink would be great. Will you have any metal/metallic accents? I see that room as a warm color palate. Personally, I think gold would be a nice accent. I feel gold is warmer and silver is a cooler color.
Post # 3
I feel metallic colors would be awesome…or glitter accents.
Post # 4
My reception space had a lot of burgundy/red as well, which meant I had to change my plan for purple as I didn’t think it looked right. I ended up going with yellow which really brightened it up, however, it was in a restaurant with very modern decor. I’m not sure yellow would go in your space, which is gorgeous btw! I’m picturing ivory flowers, gold vases, chargers, etc., and maybe a dark blue or dark green used as more of an accent color or bridesmaid dress color? I wouldn’t add any more red to it and by keeping to ivory and gold as the main colors you will coordinate with the space rather than overpower it. It’ll look really classy!
Post # 5
penguinwedding: your venue coloring is similar to mie , I chose blush and grey. Lots of white and ivory in the centerpeices.
Post # 6
My venue was all very dark wood (floors and walls), windows on only one short wall of the space. I wanted to brighten up the space so I choose yellow and purple (to make the yellow really pop!).
I think a dark sapphire blue would be beauitful with the burgundy (maybe as bridesmaid dresses), and then I would definitely do something brighter! Maybe that lime green (would pop against the burgundy) and white/ivory so you have some neutrals to use for flower colors.
Post # 7
I would not do blue, I think it would really clash. I think blush and champagne would look good, with gold maybe
Post # 8
My venue is also burgundy with dark wood! Ours is a night wedding, but we are playing up the bold colors – cobalt, pops of light blue, ivory, and gold/champagne accents. Perhaps you could do something similat?
Post # 9
I think blush and gold would be nice.
Post # 10
I would use the wall color as the jumping off point for a blush pink, ivory, green and gold palette.
You can increase the light by using mirrors and candles. Candles on their own won’t add much light in the daytime, but if you bounce the candleight off mirrors or mercury glass, or both, it will add light.
I would lighten the room by using white or blush tablecloths, use an antique gold framed mirror as the base for a floral centerpiece and suuround it with votives.
Post # 11
penguinwedding: Maybe a combo of red, orange and purple?
Check out the link below on color theory. It may help you with a color scheme
Post # 12
Thank you for your input, everyone!!
I think we have decided to go with whites/ivories/blush pink for the flowers, with gold and dark blue as accents.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
I’ve yet to see a venue where one could go wrong with white and ivory (plus, blush pink is just gorgeous in general). Nice choice! 🙂
Post # 14
Why are they all burgundy?? I have found 3 venues that are perfect, except everything is burgundy lol!
Post # 15
Sounds like you’ve decided, but as an alternative idea, I have always thought that sunflower/yellow looks beautiful with burgundy/crimson. And I generally hate yellow. It’s elegant and still bright and cheerful. I’ll let you google…too lazy to post a pic haha.