Post # 1
Sooooooooo Fiance and i visited an awesome venue last weekend that I loved but worried a little about (see post from this weekend), and now I am totally on board with! We’re going to sign papers this weekend- yay! It is an awesome urban space that is exactly what we were going for. We’re going to have both the ceremony and reception there. Ceremony will be upstairs, cocktail hour downstairs (while upstairs is flipped for dinner), upstairs for dinner, downstairs for dancing the night away. The venue also has this really cool modern lighting unit over the staircase. I have always loved paper lanterns and I thought that they might look really good in our space. They kind of go with the lighting and they’d be super easy to hang on the overhead beams.
So my questions:
1- Should I get white or natural lanterns? Our colors are silver, gold, and light blue. I’m leaning towards natural but I’m worried they’ll clash with the light thingies.
2- Should I hang them upstairs or downstairs or both? How many?
3- Do I have to put lights in them? The place will be light enough and I think they’d be fine without lights… but is that weird?
Pics are attached. Pic #1 is the upstairs set for a ceremony (http://on-architects.com.p4.hostingprod.com/03c_loft-2.html), Pic 2-4 are the upstairs set for reception, downstairs cocktail/dancing area, and lighting unit (http://blog.emilieduncan.net/site-visit-the-loft-at-smith-brothers/)
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Post # 3
Oooh, tough call. It looks from the last pic that natural might blend in better?
Post # 4
Hm. I wonder where you got those pics from??
Hahahaha. I am SO excited for you guys! I hope I didn’t “push” you into a decision!!!Yikes!
I’m thinking because of those beautiful light fixtures hanging at the staircase that you might want to stick with “natural” light. And because of the beautiful exposed brick as well. However, you might want to play with different colors -for your color theme- could be interesting. Try to find some pics perhaps? Hehe.
P.S. You might want to double check with the venue first too if they will let you hang things from the exposed beams. Looks like there are also tons of exposed pipes, possibly sprinklers too. So there might be fire codes against it as well. I personally think it looks beautiful the way it is. Maybe some “twinkle xmas lights”?
Post # 5
@gerbera… maybe i should’ve put “source Gerbera” 😉 You didn’t push at all… I was 95% there you just pushed me over the edge. yay!
Post # 6
definitely goes with the natural and you dont need to light them because you will have enough light… they will looks so pretty in that space
Post # 7
I love that venue! It is in a great location and you are close to so many places that lend themselves well to photos!
Are you leaning toward Mitchell’s for catering? I love love love Cameron’s and am due for a trip up to Columbus for a treat!
Post # 8
hahah. No worries!!!
Did you see in that one Flickr album it said that those cool aluminum hi top tables are included. And chivari chairs? If you were wanting them.
Not sure how reliable that is but in these pics there are chivari chairs and pretty sure the tables with the brown table cloths at the ceremony are the aluminum hi tops.
Post # 9
@gerbera- Yep– both are included! So are the leather ottomans downstairs. Woohoo!
@speechie- We’re actually going to go with Zuppa because its lots cheaper and I prefer less fancy food 🙂
Post # 10
I’ve never had food from Zuppa, but I’m sure it is delicious since it is one of their vendors!I never thought about it but yeah… Mitchell’s is pretty fancy. When I lived in Columbus, I lived with family who were big foodies, so I was able to try a lot of places that my student budget never would have allowed me!
So excited for you!I love that I am familiar with the area that someone is planning their wedding in!