Starting Over… How can I keep my theme but COMPLETELY change my venue?

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - lotusresidence.com

av5076:  I think your inspiration photos look beautiful! Why do you think it won’t suit your Mexico destination wedding? Do you have any photos of the venue where your ceremony and reception will take place?

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

your theme can work wherever you get married. i think your inspiration pics look lovey, and the place setting – i can totally imagine that sort of thing in a beach setting *imaginary zoom out…. cute couples table on a beach with candles all around it, oxblood chiffon chair sashes fluttering in the breeze*

think it will look lovely. if you think the oxblood red will look too heavy for a beach wedding how about switching from oxblood with champagne accents to champagne with oxblood accents. you can still keep your old hollywood glam with gold and sequins.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

av5076:  I’ve seen brides successfully pull off a winter wonderland theme on a Mexican beach. It can be done. If you are getting married on the beach, where will the reception take place? On the beach? At the hotel? When I think of old Hollywood I think of black and white movies with set in L.A. with palm trees in the background. Luckily, Mexico is full of palm trees. It’s all about working with what you have: The ceremony itself can still be decorated in oxblood red if you like, otherwise, pick a neutral accent color: cream, white, gold, champagne that can be used with the ceremony decorations: flowers, linen, etc. If the reception is at a hotel either inside or on a patio of some sort, you can DEFINITELY pull off the theme! Once you are away from the beach, you can decorate it like any other wedding venue! Even if it’s on the beach, can you rent a tent? The location really doesn’t matter, it’s how you use little details to make your theme come to life. And the location shouldn’t hinder your ideal wedding theme. Decorate as you normally would without trying to “make it work” with the beach. Point blank, it just will. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I think it might be tough but doable.  Here’s some inspiration photos I found that might help you. As others have mentioned, I’d use the oxblood more as an accent color and focus more on the black/white/champange. 

 

Pialba Beach : Burgandy Wedding | 1920's | Gatsby | Old Hollywood | Vintage | Art Deco | Wedding ThemeFor a great Gatsby or old Hollywood wedding those bridesmaid dresses would be perfectPhotography: Michael & Anna Costa Photography ~ Anna Costa - michaelandannacosta.com  Read More: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2014/09/15/california-al-fresco-affair-with-a-secret-garden-vibe/Burgundy Peach Bouquet    Design by http://www.sweetsundayevents.com/

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

av5076:  Is this what you want?  How many pieces do you need?  Can you ship them? Or would you put them in luggage?  

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Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Oh another idea is to look for tropical flowers that come in that burgundy color so that they don’t look out of place in the enviroment. Orchids and calla lilles, especially.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

av5076:  Your inspiration photo would totally work in Mexico. I think the key would be to have those bursts of deep red, but incorporate them into lighter colored decor like the picture….ivory, pink, etc. and don’t make the gold too deep or gaudy or too everywhere. Red is a popular color in Mexican decor, and I bet you could find some cool tropical flowers in that deep red. As for your dress, since you haven’t actually purchased it (or tried it on?), I would think you could try it out and other similar styles and just go from there. If the dress is really heavy, but you just have to have it, just know you may be hot. I don’t think it would look ridiculous on the beach or anything, but I would just try to contrast anything heavy or colorful with some lighter tones to even it all out.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - lotusresidence.com

av5076:  I think you can absolutely wear your Allure gown! Looks gorgeous, and I can’t see any issue with wearing it in Mexico. Visually I think it’s stunning, only if you think you will be very uncomfortable in it I would consider another dress (the other dresses don’t look like they would make a huge difference to me in terms of being more cmfortable). If there’s anything I’ve learnt from my wedding last month is to go with my gut. If that dress felt like it was your dress, then it’s what you should wear!

Same re the theme, I think you can absolutely do it in your venue. Just because you’re getting married in Mexico doesn’t mean you need to change it. It may not look exactly like the venue you were looking at originally, but I think you can still achieve that overall look & feel. The oxblood red will look gorgeous I’m sure. I think it will be super elegant! I am currently living in Singapore, also a tropical climate, and people here definitely style their wedding to whatever they want. No dress, theme or color restrictions!

I would go with the things you love and don’t change it because of any conceptions you or others may have about what things are supposed to look like at a destination wedding. Stay true to yourself and you will be so happy. From the photos you shared you have great taste so don’t doubt yourself 🙂

 

 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

The 1st dress is great! I think it will match no matter what venue you choose.

Also, oxblood and sangria/merlot are in the same family of deep reds. And there are plenty of old hollywood/wine/sangria inspiration to pull from.

I don’t think velvet and dark colors are exclusive to colder climates, either.  As long as you don’t drape the gazebo in oxblood velvet, I think a destination wedding with those colors/textures is absolutely doable.

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