Post # 1
I have a rustic Hall picked out with Huge oak doors, wood floors. My dress is Private Label by G 1338.
Originally I thought colors to be Red, Butter, and ‘accents’ of Purple, Brown, Green, and typical colors that are already at the venue.
My Fiance and I are artists and designers, I’m a painter, and he is in wood working. As for hobbies we love adventure, and would like to travel, we play puzzles, cook, and would prefer to stay home on friday nights than go out.
We have so many hobbies though that we can’t pick ‘just one’ for the theme.
I’ve played with the idea of a rustic ‘Italian Vineyard’ theme, but um, we don’t drink lol. But i find those vineyards beautiful, and my Fiance has visited Italy and Loves it.
Help? Any suggestions?
I’m also worried that doing a Red theme would be too uptight, I want it to be relaxed and warm.
Post # 3
I picture soft greens and browns with woodsy undertones and natural embellishments.
Post # 4
You can pick a theme and I’m sure you could still highlight your hobbies. I went to a wedding once where each table name was one of the different hobbies. So for example, instead of table 1, name it Puzzles. And then maybe have pictures of yall doing puzzles and have a little note about how it’s one of your hobbies. And then maybe put a few little puzzles or games out.
You can have one photo table that walks everyone through your relationship. Have pictures of you acting out your favorite hobbies and notes explaining whats going on. It will add a personal touch and it can be done in a totally classy way! If you’re worried about it not looking classy, just make sure you put all of the pictures in similar frames!
You can still go Italian without having it based on alcohol. Good luck!
Post # 5
@april30: I Love that idea about the hobbies!! The colors of the venue would make an Italian theme very easy (and everyone coming would Love Italian food)
Does anyone have suggestions or definite no-nos for red? Should I use Red as an accent color? What about Orange?
Post # 6
So, my Fiance and I talked and he suggested using olives and wheat as accent items (as Italy has large fields of wheat and olives, along with grapes) Then have the table cloths a light blue (because of the venice canals), with chocolate brown napkins, and the centerpieces boquets to be red, orange flowers, with wheat stalks. Also having the tables named after cities in Italy? Would that work as a theme? Has anyone seen a wedding decorated as such?
Post # 7
If your venue has a natural look to it and you want red you could do a fall colour scheme. Deep reds, burnt oranges, candles…
I’m not sure what time of year your wedding is though. Obviously this would look best in the fall 🙂
Post # 8
@MademoiselleL: My wedding is June 25th, however the event hall has wrought iron chandeliers, and beige walls, wooden floors, and giant oak doors that open like a barn. It also has tall windows on two sides, with a vaulted ceiling. I’ve been looking at a lot of fall colors and really would like to use those.
Post # 9
@LadySapphire: It sounds like a beautiful place. I think a fall colour scheme can look great at any time as long as you stay away from the fall leaves and pumpkins etc.
ETA: Duh! I didn’t even look at your wedding date by your name!