(Closed) Brides using eggplant as a color – need your advice!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@bride17458:

If you are DIY and “up” for it, we bought satin overlays and cut, and sewed napkins so they would match the table runners. We basically “folded” the overlays in thirds and cut to make them as even as we could-ironed and hemmed the edges.  We bought from http://www.weddinglinensdirect.com  They carry eggplant.  🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Your reception site is so beautiful, I think it would be nice to keep things simple. You could just do white or ivory table clothes and napkins, and have the centerpieces bring in the color, put a purple flower on each table setting, or if you’re having menus make those the purple color you want.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

What about light pink napkins? Your venue & color palet is both dark & light, and i can picture it very well with a garden feel, very pretty! So I don’t think it would be weird to have the pink napkins, since it adds to the soft garden look.

And you could incorporate eggplant into something else that may be on the tables (not sure if you are using table numbers? but you could use eggplant there) or if you are putting favors on the table, incorporate the color there.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Eggplant is one of my colors too. I’m using burlap overlays over white tableclothes. The only eggplant on the tables will be flowers though.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Eggplant is my main colork, so we are doing eggplant table cloths. We bought them online from linentablecloth and are just going to sell them after since it’s the same price to rent as it is to buy. We are then doing white napkins, plates, and our centerpeices are going to be a variety of colors of flowers since we are just getting whatever they have at our local farmers market.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

hi!  your space is really lovely and everything will look great no matter what!  i also did ivory/plum for table linens.  i ended up making my own plum table runners to go over my nice ivory tableclothes because everytime i found ‘plum’ anything for sale or rent it looked like Barney purple.  i did a post on diy runners, but for round tables you could do a nice big square in the center to go under your vases, that would look so good!  i also had buffet, so to make the tables look less empty we just set a favor in front of every chair.

if you have time go to a fabric store and find some nice fabric that looks like you want it to, then either diy some runners/squares or ask a handy family member or Bridesmaid or Best Man to help you.  it really wasn’t hard at all, just a bit time consuming.  large fabric napkins also work for squares if you can find a nice purple shade.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-no-sew-table-runners

good luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Eggplant is one of my colors as well. For the tables I am using a white tablecloth and an eggplant runner just to give it a little color and tie it in with the rest of the room.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

my main color is eggplant/lapis as well.  go to cvlinens.com – they have gorgeous linens and tablecloths, etc. for great prices!!! I’ve read on this site actually, that someone had ordered from cvlinens and the colors were what was shown online! I plan to do white table cloths on all my tables with eggplant satin runners on each.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

You could always pull the plum/eggplant in with the flowers, candle holders and napkins rings.  Also if you are doing seating do the place cards with plum/eggplant lettering or trim.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Wow. Your wedding sounds just like mine and it is the day before mine. lol. Great minds think alike. 🙂 We are getting married in a garden as well and our colors are Eggplant or Plum, Mauve, Fushia, and Silver. We are doing eggplant tableclothes, silver chargers (we are doing a buffet too but I didnt care), mauve napkins, and array of candles on the table, and flower centerpieces. I dont think it looks overdone. Here is a link to a post I made asking for help with napkins. It has some pictures.

 

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/mauve-or-fushia-which-looks-best

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had about 75 guests also (8 tables) and decided to use a patterned linen, with eggplant cushion covers, and napkins.  At first I wanted a monochromatic carnation pomander in a tall black candlestick vase, but I couldn’t find the correct vases anywhere and apparently poms, even with carnations, are really expensive b/c of the # of flowers they use and the amount of time they take.  My mom ended up finding this purple vase, so we used this with a variety of colored purple florals.  I don’t think it looked busy at all, and I loved that it looked more like a sophisticated “dinner party” than wedding — which is the look I was going for!

(I also used the linen for all my inspiration colors (even for my invites, etc), so even though there were a lot of shades of things, they all went together) 

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

are you having a dinner reception? Because outside with minimal lighting, a lighter purple may look more eggplant anyway.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh, and I made the votives myself–out of velum, which had 3 different textures, with electric candles inside.  I had a buffet also, but I put menus at each place with a description of the items.  The bookmark on the table was their favor–since the wedding was at a library!!

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