Post # 1
Calling all bees! I need your help. In a serious way. Having trouble with colour choice. We’re having our reception here (see below). Which colours do I pick for this room with its dark, dark walls with those white, white tablecloths? Wedding’s in August. It’s such a formal, elegant setting. How can I get some ‘summer feeling’ into this space? (And did I mention I’m a budget bride?, so covering the place in pink peonies isn’t an option, sadly!)
I should add that drinks reception will be in a much lighter, ‘airier’ room, and earlier in the day (so sun, or as much sun as we get in England in August!). But since we’ll be spending most of the time in this room, I’m feeling I should use this one as my guide when making colour choices. Just not sure what to do…
Navy & light yellow? Red/orange/fuschia? Light pink & gold?
(And of course once I pick I’ll be asking y’all for ideas how to introduce the colours….I’m thinking runners for sure, but that’s a later question. For now, WHICH COLOURS?)
(Photography by Mark Wallis – http://www.markwallisphoto.com)
Post # 3
i vote for colors of garden roses: pale blowsy pinks, rich pinks, creamy whites — and leafy greenery. english garden come indoors!
Post # 4
When I think of summer I think of big bold colours. Something to compliment the dark wood as well. Orange and light blue?
Love your venue though. Where in the UK is that?
Post # 5
How about a bold fuschia flowers with green accent?
just some ideas!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I with littlemissmoo–go bright with the florals (I’m thinking yellow and orange) and consider uplighting if you can. If you’d really like pink in the non-peony form, the much maligned carnation may be your best friend… they are actually pretty flowers, and you can get a lot of bang for your buck!
Post # 7
I personally would stay away from anything with red/orange base in it, as I think it would clash with the wood there, or it wouldn’t pop as much. I would probably go for greens and creamy white colors, or possibly yellows and blues.
I think certain shades of green would look AWESOME with that color wood.
Post # 8
I think cream colors would look very lovely here. You can mix tissue paper flowers with real ones to help keep costs down.
Post # 9
I think dark hues of Blue and Purple would be lovely. I just saw this in Style Me Pretty today. The venue lighting is similar to yours (stunning and dramatic venue, BTW) http://www.stylemepretty.com/2009/10/06/old-sacramento-wedding-at-the-firehouse-restaurant-from-blooms-by-martha-andrews/
Post # 10
Cream, light pink and gold would look FABULOUS! If you don’t have a strong aversion to carnations, you could do a ton of those for a low price. Also, incorporating pussy-willow branches with crystals or dainty flowers dispersed on them would look great too. Awesome venue choice!
Post # 11
Uplighting indeed! Uplighting in pinks and roses and in purples placed at appropriate spots! And bring in some fabrics to drape around areas to give a bit of a lightened up effect. Like this! (this pic from UK also)
Post # 12
Ooh thank you bees! Keep ’em coming!! What about this copper & mossy green? Too autumnal for August?
Sorry can’t get pic to post here. Here’s link: http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?tag=inspiration+board+gold&thumbs_page=2&photo_to_show=851752
Post # 13
I have already chimed in about the greens, I’m all for that! I think if you had one shade of darker green (like forest or evergreen) and one shade of a paler green like the moss color you linked there, plus cream and maybe pale pink as an accent color… That would be just beautiful I think!!
Post # 14
Sage and green with a pop of blush would be gorgeous… I am totally envious of your venue regardless of the colors you pick, it’s GORGEOUS! I mean absolutely and totally STUNNING!
Post # 15
my choice would be blue to match those windows