Post # 1
I posted something similar not too long ago about needing floral/decoration advice on a different space (same venue though). However, I believe the previous room that I liked might be a little too cramped, so now I’m leaning towards this room below, which can hold a lot more people. I wish I had better pictures b/c the room really is beautiful. However, all of the online photos make the room appear gloomy. Outside of having white/cream colored flowers with gold accents, is there anything else that I can do to make the room not appear so dark? I will have an evening reception, so the room will be a little dim since those chandeliers aren’t very bright. The space is a restaurant at a hotel.
And besides roses and baby’s breath, what kind of flowers do you think will go with this type of setting?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
Do you have a color scheme picked out? Or a theme? I think any color would look nice in that room, though a combination of pinks, light and medium colored, would be beautiful.
As for flower types…Peonies? Dahlias? It really depends on the look you’re going for. For a soft romantic look, I’d stick with “softer” looking flowers. Roses, carnations, peonies, garden roses, stock, etc.
Post # 3
The room looks neutral enough to cope with any colour scheme except for purple which might clash with the carpet.
Post # 4
dojx: I think the key things that will brighten the room are candles and mirrors. Are you allowed to have real candles?
This room is more neutral colored as opposed to the last room you showed which had the blue drapes and chairs, so you can really use any color at all that you love.
What colors do you and your FI love? We can all suggest random colors and flowers but it might not reflect the two of you at all.
There are websites that can help with color choices.
http://www.theperfectpalette.com click on a color that you love and you will see the palettes they have developed using that color
click on palette search, you can then browse palettes they have developed, or play around with their “search by color value” tool till you get a color you like
You said you are having a spring wedding. If you choose flowers that are in season where you live, they will be less expensive.
What kind of feel do you want for the reception? Calm and elegant? Light and carefree? Romantic Vintage?
Post # 5
srslovebug: I would like to create a romantic ambiance. I’m just not sure if the red carpet makes it difficult. And no, I don’t have a color scheme picked out. I want my flowers to complement the room’s decor. Originally, gold and dark purple were my colors, but I don’t think it works out with the red carpet.
observer: That’s good to know!
julies1949: I’m allowed to have candles, but they have to be in a votive or container of some sort. I wish I can have open candles everywhere, but I understand the liability issues.
I love gold and purple, but I just can’t envision it working with this room. I always lean towards the fall or winter color palettes, but my wedding is in late spring/early summer (May 2015).
I also like romantic/classic as well as romantic/vintage decor. I just want to do my best to complement the room.
Do you think something like this would fit the room? Cream/Pink/Peach? And would it be weird to have flowers inside teapots, lanterns, etc? I think it’s really cute, but I don’t know if 1) would go with the decor, 2) would look all over the place since there are too many different types of centerpieces going on, and/or 3) over done. I assume anything on Pinterest has been replicated a thousand times.
Post # 6
julies1949: Thanks for the links to those web sites. I’ll be sure to check it out. Sorry, I didn’t see the pictures before when I was replying to you earlier.
My bridesmaids dresses will be gray, but I don’t really care about their dresses matching my colors/theme. I just chose gray since it’s generally flattering on everyone.
And thank you for the advice about getting flowers that are in season during that time. I will have to do some research on that.
Post # 7
dojx: You can still have candles then, you just have to have them in containers. You can certainly use teapots, vases, lanterns etc for your centerpieces. I think of it as “Grandma’s attic” or “family treasures” which is definitely vintage and romantic.
You could use a framed mirror rather than the typical centerpiece mirror as a base for your centerpieces to increase the light and sparkle.
You can find old mirrors at the thrift shop and spray paint them all the same color.
Post # 8
julies1949: I really like that framed mirror idea. Thank you!