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posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 4
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1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Katiebear2009:  Don’t stress about a theme, if you try and force a theme on the venue you’ll be fighting it every step of the way.  My advice is to go and spend some time wandering around, take lots of pics.  Have you asked the museum if they’ve done events there before (of any type, not just weddings).  Try to find pics of those events to see what they’ve done.  You may be able to get some ideas from them. I’d also ask the people at the museum, they might be able to provide tips and ideas about not only what you might do, but also about secret tips and techniques (ie. ‘don’t waste time lighting this spot, it’s flat and will get lost, instead you should consider highlighting this spot).  Just sit with it for awhile, you’ll come up with a plan.  Can’t wait to see pics!

Post # 5
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Katiebear2009:  Have you Googled weddings at the Riverside Art Museum?

Have you chosen your colors?

If they have art on the walls, you really don’t need a lot of decor. Do you know what they will have on display at your wedding?

At this wedding they used a colorful runner and simple flowers

When you have so much color on the walls, it can be nice to go simple with the centerpieces and either use white, succulents, moss, wheatgrass etc.

Do you and your FI have any interests you would like to use to personalize the wedding?

Post # 6
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331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

If it is any consolation, here in Australia we rarely have themes for our weddings… There are defintely colour schemes, but not really theme themes. 

We looked at an art gallery for our wedding, and planned to make everything quite minimal with colours (black, white and grey so as not to compete with the art on the walls) and an elegant, easy to read font continuing on all stationery. We opted against it, in the end, due to our budget, but it was a really spectacular space.

Post # 7
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525 posts
Busy bee

@Katiebear2009 – I wish I could have stuck to a tiny eco friendly rustic wedding! It just did not go with what would have been expected by my mom and guests so I added a few twists for my July 26th wedding and I think you can too. I am doing mine at the zoo with old animal sketch table numbers, lantern center pieces, a gardeny bouquet and one half of a station vegan no oil and a few other stations vegan, along with a little tay of vegan cupcakes next to the cake! The cake IS traditional (all the right tier numbers) and there is a very meaty montreal station with the one modification of vegetarian poutine for the sister. I am also doing little things – but at the end of the day it is not a small or eco friendly wedding, I just tried to make it a step above for myself and then also pay respect to my mom and guests who are traveling in. I think that you can pull in elements of that rustic look you like so much. Airy bouquets, ribbons, a distressed wood item. You can also go in the opposite direction. Search for little designs or bouquets you love and build up from that. I think once you sit with it, you will build the perfect wedding for you and your SO without the stress of trying to make a theme.

Post # 8
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@Katiebear2009:   If there is a lot of art on the walls of te space maybe do a black and white theme. I think that would be a cool, graphic counterpoint to art on walls. 

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