Post # 1
Bees, I need your help or kind words. Your choice. Unlike a lot of people, I can take criticism, so if you think this idea is terrible, please let me know now instead of after the event!!
This is my venue for the reception (pictures taken from someone else’s wedding):
More pictures to get an idea of the place are here:
Then as the sun goes down, the room becomes incredibly romantically lit (and has dimmers to help the mood) and it gets this tone:
Here is my plan for the centerpiece. On top of a small circular mirror, I am going to put something similar to this:
(in a round vase), surrounded by the favors, doubling as decorations (see the center picture).
These will be on each person’s plate set on blue. They’re double bagged so they are bright but not overpowering. I need to assemble a sample centerpiece, but I might add a floating candle to the top of each vase, depending on how empty the top of it looks.
Am I completely going against the color scheme and decor of my venue? I LOVE my centerpiece idea and think they will be beautiful, but I’m worried that my venue is beautiful and simple and I might be overpowering it or making things clash.
Post # 3
I think those feel more “club” like versus the romantic feel of the space. I like the idea of adding light to the tables but I would do it in a more soft, subtle way.
Post # 4
First off, I love the restaurant that you picked. Their food is so delicious. I think I would have to see a mock up centerpiece before I can really say whether it would clash or not. At first glance, I’m a little hesitant because the blue LED cubes might not go together with the more natural and warm lighting of the venue. I think a floating candle on top would help tie the centerpieces in a little better with the rest of the decor because they would give off a warmer light like the rest of the space. I’d do a mock up and take pictures in natural and dimmed lighting to get a better idea of what it would look like in your venue space.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I don’t think it goes, I would stick with something more romantic and less… blue. How about the dollar store diy hurricane vases with floating candles?
Post # 6
It does say “club” to me more than “romance”. I also think the fishbowl vases are a bit dated.
Post # 7
I don’t think that fits the setting of your venue. I’d use softer lighting and candles!
Post # 8
I have to go with the advice other bees have given…!
Post # 9
I got one of those light cubes once.. in a long island iced tea i bought at the mad hatter dance party in disneyland. with techno music and wacky costumed dancers. I definitely don’t think they feel very romantic, but your venue is beautiful. I agree with PPs that some candles/tea lights would be better
Post # 10
Here’s an idea you could adapt. If you use a large flower such as a chrysanthemum, you will only need one flower per centerpiece
I think these would look fabulous with the inside of the box painted gold or silver to reflect the light. I also think you could use a battery operated tealight or a floralight with equal effect.
Post # 11
As others have said they have a different feel than the venue. If you had a really plain venue I’d say go for it, but that place has such a nice look it seems a shame to take away from it.
If it were me I would skip the cubes at each plate for sure. The centerpieces could still work either as it’s pictured, or maybe play around with different colors in the vase. It looks like those are clear glass beads around the light? Maybe try it our with other options to warm it up a bit.
Post # 12
Add simple little vases or glasses spray painted silver or like mercury glass and tealights in clear glasses.
You can substitute your round mirror for the tray or use a mix of silver trays found at thrift stores.
Post # 13
@MrsFutureG: I think it would look weird without the lights dimmed in your venue.
Would you be against the submerged-orchid look, with tea lights or votives surrounding the centerpiece? Lit candles with natural lighting wouldn’t look so bad, and once you dim the lights, they’d illuminate the flowers nicely.