Post # 1
I have chosen a bold cobalt/ocean blue as my main wedding color with hopes of bright orange floral accents. The wedding is in San Diego CA on the beach, the reception is at a venue called the Wave House. It is an informal venue, outdoors, in the sand with lighted tents. I can’t decide how to set up my tables. They will be small rectangle six tops.
My plates are white…
Should I do bold blue linen with white plates and orange flowers…but then what color for the napkins?
Or I could do white table linen with white plates, blue napkins, orange flowers???
Bridesmaid dresses are cobalt blue and we will all have orange flowers
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
Post # 3
When I read cobalt blue and ocean I immediately thought of a gorgeous multi-whites palette with it. The orange would pop wonderful with this, too. Think Greek islands? I’m envisioning lots of white on white layers with linens and plates all in white then having the centerpiece pop out in your colors with a blue vase and orange flowers.
Post # 4
I did almost the exact same thing and I’m in San Diego too! I ended up adding yellow as another accent color. My napkins alternated orange and yellow and my flowers had both colors and a lot of green. Here’s a pic of the BMs. I can add a table pic when I get home tonight. (Their shoes were either yellow, orange or green also…)
Post # 5
@JaneyD: Could you show me more pictures from your reception, your blue color is almost identical to mine. thanks!
Post # 6
@JaneyD: This picture just inspired me. LOTS. Thank you for that 🙂
Post # 7
@mjoy: Beautiful colors!! Your wedding sounds similar to mine, except my primary colors were orange and green, and I threw in a touch of blue (and white, of course).
Have you considered using runners? They give a multi-layered effect that works great with bright colors. Your runners could be blue (even two shades of blue?) on the white tablecloth with orange flowers. I included a photo below of my table settings to give you an idea. I used orange and green runners (criss-crossed). You can see I also used rattan chargers under the white plates (they had a slight orange tint to them).Orange napkins were tucked under the chargers and hung down over the side of the table – looked very modern.
You can find runners online for less than $3 each, by the way. PM me if you want more info on where I found them.
I had mostly round tables, but I did include one long rectangular table for my husband’s family because there were more than could fit at a round. I liked mixing it up. I also included a pic of the table setup below.
Have you considered hanging paper lanterns? I hung them outdoors (no tent), but I love the way they look inside tents, too. I used a mix of colors and sizes – see pic below. Again, I have a great source for cheap lanterns.
Let us know what you decide, and I want to see pics after the wedding!!
Couple of things about this pic – the table at the front left is the kids’ table; the green buckets were filled with sand art and other fun stuff for them. Those are hula hoops on the sand in the middle – instead of clinking glasses, guests had to do the hula hoop to get us to kiss. 🙂
Post # 9
@mjoy: So sorry I didn’t see your response for more pics! Here’s the table setting. PM me if you’d like more.
Post # 10
I should add that the BMs shoes were yellow, orange, and green (solid)!
Post # 12
I would do a sand colored or light colored table cloth with a bright orange runner ! Blue napkins or vases!!
Post # 13
OMG I am using the same type of theme colors. I am having a lot of difficulty deciding on the table settings as well. This has helped me a lot. I was also thinking of doing orange flower centerpices with white table cloth blue runner and chair sashes with orange napkins.