- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
Me and the Mr. settled on vivid red as our color. BUT Last weekend we saw our reception space at NIGHT for the first time and… it’s breathtaking. This picture doesn’t do it justice, at night it glows:
Team Red: Red is a july color. My wedding band is rubies. It’s the only color we could agree on. This tablescape is the #1 reason I wanted it. I have an idea to use similar flowers with leaf-lined glass vases. Our cake is layered with red (strawberry) and white (cream cheese) filling. Red is different, everyone does blue (it seems)!
Team Blue: Matches the floors, the venue! I’ve always loved blue, but the Mr wasn’t on board until recently (he thought I only liked light blue, but we can compromise on a royal blue). I think it’s REALLY hard to do red without making it look cheap. There are so many shades of red that just CLASH if you aren’t careful. If I had blue, in lieu of flowers I picked out some tea light trees (3ft tall!) and have this vison of surrounding those with votives in blue holders. Red candleholders might be a little too Amsterdam. The Mr. would look SO handsome with blue accents instead of red… it’s not really his color (I wouldn’t say that to him ever, he’d be handsome in cardboard!)
It’s not too late to change it: I’m making my invites, they are dark brown and I planned to do our names in red, but can easily change it to blue. My bridesmaids still haven’t picked out dresses (small Wedding Party, I specified the color and material, they’re choosing this weekend). Our cake is picked out, but we told her we’d get back to her on the exact colors. The flowers are picked out and paid for, ALL ivory except touches of bear grass and green hypericum berries.
In reality the only RED things would be the Wedding Party, and centerpieces with little touches like the font color on the placecards, etc.