Post # 1
After much searching throughout the entire northern half of California, the Fi and I have finally narrowed our potential venues down to two.
One of which is an old, charming, brick Inn… with an amazingly landscaped garden and courtyard. Perfectly fits my “Garden Party” dream theme.
However, due to location, and his personal favorite, we are also considering Villa Privata in Jackson CA, an italian inspired private estate turned wedding venue… pics are available on the website, it really is quite stunning.
I also love the space, but I have a hard time imagining it brought to life in a concept that fits ME! I’m a fan of bright colors, florals, and glitter… glitter… glitter…
So my request to you crafty and creative Bees….
Any inspiration to get me going on taking an italian vila to the next level? I can’t get my head away from what I think should match, but do not like – white linens, dark wood, and olive branches…
Any color ideas, concepts, pictures, themes …. Would be appreciated!
Also any feedback from Villa Privata Brides about the experience would be amazing
Post # 3
@Nikii_Luv: I think you might be overthinking this. There is nothing about that venue that rules out bright colors- just look at the bright orange flowers in their planters.
You don’t have to restrict yourself to white , wood and olive green.
Post # 4
@julies1949: I know I’m not restricted, I was just stuck on a theme that no longer works, and hoping for some creative inspiration. I’m pretty set now on staying with gold and blush tones, but could always use additional advice. Here is my venue:
Post # 5
I think you could totally do your original vision here! I’m thinking of it cast as a Hollywood/ 1930’s Los Angeles mediterranean influenced bungalow and decorated a bit more glamorously, as opposed to a more literal Old World villa… But that’s just my way of making your theme fit the space! There are tons of houses that have played host to parties that didn’t “fit”.
Out of curiosity, what was the second venue you were considering? I’m curious to see pictures to compare the two if you thought the first fit the theme more; might give you ideas of what aspects of this venue to play up if you focus on your favorite aspects of the other.
Post # 6
@Nikii_Luv: You say you know you are not restricted but you also say you have a theme that no longer works. As the pp said, I think you can still do whatever you want. The venue needn’t rule out anything.
If you like glitter, substutute sequin tablecloths or runners.
Post # 7
This was our runner up… And thank you for the help, I like the “old world”comcept! This the courtyard/cocktail area… but is a great representation of the feel…
Post # 8
@Nikii_Luv: The main difference I see between the two is that the runner-up seems to have more foliage… Maybe you can just incorporate more greenery or flowers into your decorations and get your garden look that way? Even if you don’t do anything like that I think your venue is beautiful on its own and that you can definitely keep your original theme with it.
Post # 9
I was wondering where your “runner up” venue was, it’s beautiful.