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I have been agonizing other my wedding theme for about hum… 5 months now. My Fiance chose red as a wedding color and I want to work around this color. Fine. For some random reason, I am obsessed with white birdies, under a pretty modern shape. Let’s include that too. I have been toying with the idea of having a white and red wedding with arabesques and organic shapes for a while, with very clean, modern lines. Until then, everything is fine. Then I rembered my venue.
I am getting married in my parents’ backyard, in the south west of France, in our family house. Said house happens to be a former medieval motte which was mostly rebuilt in the late 18th century and I am having a summer, gerden wedding. Not exactly modern loft material. I was afraid my theme would seem completely out of place, so I looked a bit further.
Last night, I might have found something that could work: toile de Jouy.
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LOVE IT!!! I think it’s perfect for the venue!
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I think that would be a lovely theme, that is somewhat unique (in a good way). I started doing some research and found some great inspiration pics. Here ya go:
Handmade red toile flowergirl dress. So, so cute!!
Oooohhh…imagine red toile pitchers for centerpieces. Romantic!
Imagine this cake with red icing. Maybe even red velvet cake…Yummy!!
Post # 7
Yes I really like it! Goes perfect with your venue…which sounds amazing by the way.
Post # 8
I think you’re right! You’ve found your theme!! LOVE IT!
Post # 9
Thank you ladies… I wasn’t so sure about it until now. I’m really afraid it might turn into something too heavy, old-fashioned and girly since the pattern is so busy.
@melisslp: Thanks for the inspiration! Those pitchers are to die for! And the flower girl is soooo cute, I want to steal her haha!
I made my first mood board (yay me! Applause!). I like it but I would like to go more chic and less shabby if that’s possible. I can’t seem to find any wedding that already used that theme. I don’t know if I should be scared at that point. I really want to use the fabric mostly in details (hopefully rather unexpected ones) and not to be too overwhelming. Anyway, here it is. Does that look like you would takeyour 80 year old super conservative grandmother to and still have the hell of a party?
Post # 10
There may not be many examples of red toile weddings out there, but there are lots of black and white toile weddings. Just switch out the colors.
Post # 11
I think the red toile is just lovely! I don’t think it would look “old lady-like” at all!! Think of the gorgeous red gowns and/or shoes that your BM’s could wear! Use it subtlely throughout and you’ll be just fine!
Post # 12
OMG so first of all, completely jealous that you’re getting married in France. How romantic! And I have always loved toile! It’d be amazing to center your wedding around it! You could incorporate fabric using napkins and table covers, or DIY fabric toile bows on your chairs. I don’t think you should be scared…I think you should be excited! I’m excited for you, and I don’t even know you! 🙂