Post # 1
Hello fellow Bees! I am in need of a bit of help on two seperate problems:
#1- Wedding Colours. OMG this is a huge task and its driving me mad. I want a dark red for my main colour (see picture below), and my FI wants a blue-grey to accent it. We would then need some form of a neutral to balance it all out. We were thinking a pale yellow or ivory. The problem is that when we put it all together it either looks like a kidergarten class project or the American flag (we are Canadian, so it would be a strange theme :P). It is also really hard to find inspiration boards for this kind of colour scheme. Any ideas?? Our wedding is in the fall, and will have portions outside as well as indoors. I woud also like the men to wear navy suits as I think black will be too Halloween.
#2- Centerpieces. I am a huge booklover and have always wanted to incorperate that into my centerpieces. Something like:
SO the problem now comes down to will this look any good with the previously mentioned colour scheme, and my FI is not a booklover. He IS however a videogame nerd. I really want to incoperate both themes into the centrepieces and again have no idea how to do so without it looking cheesy. I am willing to paint the game cartiages if so, etc.
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
ps sorry for the long post 😛
Post # 3
@kbox: I would look for book covers that are slate blue, navy and maroon. Go ahead and add whatever else you want for decor. I think these are the colors you are thinking of. 😉
Post # 4
@kbox: I don’t think that the palette you posted from Design Seed looks like the American flag at all. I am Canadian too. I think it looks like an autumn palette.
You don’t necessarily have to combine your interests in the centerpieces. You could do book centerpieces with gamer escort cards. Mrs Hummingbird had tables named after games but you could just use the characters on the cards and use table numbers instead.
Here’s another gamer wedding where they did name the tables after games.
One way to incorporate the game characters into the centerpieces without having all the flashy colors, would be to spray paint them all the same color.
Post # 5
There is a great website: The Perfect Palette, where you can explore inspiration boards for color combinations. If I were you, I would spend some time looking through. It really helped me, because I am a visual person.
I think if you want to do Red and Gray, you should start with what will compliment that. If you are going to do Navy tuxes. I would maybe to that as your accent color, or something in the blue family (robin’s egg blue, teal, sapphire).
Pinterest is another good site for color schemes.
Post # 6
It’s great that you want to share your interests but I don’t think your wedding centerpieces are the appropriate avenue to do so. Keep it simple.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
Are you doing table numbers? Instead of doing table numbers you can do the names of your FI’s favorite games! We did stacked books as part of our decor as well, and don’t worry about the books having to match your decor, it adds to the whimsy of the centerpiece.
Now for the reception…are you using linens at all, and what kind of chairs? I think it could look really nice if you use the blue-grey as the main linen for the tables and then use the dark red in the pops of colors (so flowers) and then use the ivory for the other little things (napkins, color of vases if you are not using clear ones)
Here is what our centerpieces looked like using books (mind you on our wedding day the room was darkers with blue uplighting and there were candles everywhere giving a romantic glow. If I had more time I would have done 2-3 vases per table):
Post # 8
Wait! Why not half book centerpieces, half videogame centerpieces? You can stack videogames similarly… 😛
Post # 9
My main colour is also red. I went with purple as an accent colour, but here are some inspiration boards for using red as a main colour.
Post # 10
Hi @kbox: first and foremost, I see this is your Debut Post on WBee… so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
I did some quick GOOGLING, and by putting in some variations on colour names was able to find some good examples… such as
– Wedding Burgundy Gray Cream – which turned up this choice Inspiration Board off of Pinterest
AND the Photos & Links to this Wedding = http://www.papermoonweddings.com/2012backyard-garden-wedding/
But honestly, I think a Steel or Muted Blue would work just as well…
And I don’t think it would look like the US Flag (and I am another Canadian Bee)… so don’t think you have to worry about that
As others have said, there are websites dedicated to such things (Wedding Colour Palettes) so if you can dream it up in your head, then the likelihood that someone else has plotted it out exists.
Hope this helps,
EDIT TO ADD – lol, I see that I an the Bee before me was posting at the same time… hence the duplicate reference to The Perfect Palette
Post # 11
@kbox: How would your FI feel about maybe a dark teal??…still inthe blue family.
I came across this Ruby, Teal board and think its gorgeous!
That way you still have your dark red and the teal might be close enought to his wishes of being close to the blue. Then you could add in ivory or gold tones as well