- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
I’m getting married in November this year in Melbourne, Australia. We have chosen a beautiful venue right on the water (pictures attached) that is a fine dining restaurant that has an event space. We chose it because we wanted something with good food that wasn’t “weddingy” looking (i.e. not a banquet hall type look, because we’re not really that sort of coulple…we wanted it to be a party that looked more like a dinner at a nice restaurant). It also has a great view from both the front and back (one side is the water and one side is greenery, as shown).
We are not having seat covers or sashes because hubby to be prefers sitting on a chair without them, they’re a bit too reception looking for me, and an added expense that we really cannot justify spending the money on when so many other things are more of a priority. I have chosen flower arrangements for the bouquets and tables like the ones shown, as I love hydrangeas (but are having yellow orchids rather than the yellow roses). The only difference is we are having only one large bouquet in the centre of the table in a white ceramic vase and then 3 little glass “fishbowls” around it with a single hydrangea in each, and some scattered tea lights.
I really love what the florest came up with and think the tables will look great. However, I’m worried the room will look too sparse. We will be filling the room to capacity (basically) so there will be more tables than in the first picture, but I just worry it will lack colour and “oomph”. Does anyone have any relatively inexpensive ideas for how I could make the room really pop? I thought about blue or yellow uplighting but not sure whether that would really make a difference or how expensive it would be? I have also thought about table runners but not sure if it will make the tables too busy. Opinions? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! I’m not a creative person at all so need help!