Post # 1
I’m starting to have a love hate relationship with my reception venue. I love the look of it, but I’m clueless on the best color scheme. I’ve posted about this before months ago. But now that I have my dress (Enzoani Dakota in Ivory) I need to get moving. I have an appointment to look at bridesmaids dresses this weekend. I feel like I need direction with colors to make the best of my appointment. I have other things that I would like to start marking off my list, but I can’t because I don’t have a color scheme. My Fiance want bright summer colors since our wedding is in August. However, I like more low key colors with pops of bright colors here and there. We are butting heads on color schemes.
If I explain the style of wedding I’m hoping that you guys can recommend some color scheme ideas. Ideally, I want to have a romantic, chic, a touch of whimsy, elegant wedding. I find it hard to pull colors together since I have the blue chandelier in my space (which I love), white linens (I’m using the venues linens), and honey wooden chairs. I’m so clueless and want to give up.
I’m desperately seeking ideas.
Post # 4
@CanadianMermaid: FI is not loving the idea of gray and yellow. I already tried that idea…I wish he would stay in his lane an worry about something else or give me some ideas besides “bright colors.” lol!
Post # 5
I would take advantage of the colors already in the room. Your venue is GORGEOUS, so use it! I have no clue what your budget is, and orchids are insanely expensive almost the entire year, but if it’s in your budget, you could do a whimsical centerpiece with the blue-ish purple-ish orchid (I’m obviously not super knowledgable about Orchids) and a mossy base. That would give it a very whimsical look. Varying size pillar candles around a very understated container for the moss and orchids would be very romantic, chic, and slightly whimsical. Just a thought 🙂 But I think the blue chandeliers are amazing and I love the contrast of the white with the rich wood, so I wouldn’t try to change the color scheme too much from what you have in the room. Good luck!
Post # 6
Maybe this website can help you!http://www.theperfectpalette.com/
I may have exhausted that site of the blue/ivory… but keep looking, they have great ideas.
Post # 7
First of all. That space is fantastic. I love the blue chandaiers and the wood floors. I don’t even think you need a color scheme. Just go along with what the room already has to offer. You don’t need a lot. If you add too much, it will take away the beauty of the room. I would go with a blue or a dove grey for the bridesmaids dresses.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I would embrace the blue and do something with a water/natuical feel. I would do many different shades of blue, pops of red, and crisp white and wood (brown) as your neutrals.
Post # 9
I totally agree with @selcier, the room is gorgeous! I think the colours are built in. When I look at it, I’m immediately drawn to those incredible blue chandeliers, the green hedges out the window, and the white linens on the table. It’s a really clean, modern space, I would roll with it!
Post # 10
Thank you! You guys are right, I need to go with the flow of the room. I started showing Fiance your ideas and it really started to open the lines of communication with this whole color thing. He is giving me more feedback 🙂
Keep the ideas coming.
Post # 11
I like bakerellas board:) that is really a good combination of colors:)
Post # 12
I love the colors of the first palette leafgum posted. The shades of blue with the white look beautiful and perfect for a summer wedding. I love your venue.. the use of round and square tables reminds me of my own wedding which was eclectic. I used both round and rectangle tables, 3 different styles of centerpieces, mismatched silverware and personal touches splashed everywhere.
Post # 13
I would continue with the blue and white/ivory and add gold touches -like the wreath leafgum posted. Then you have the pops of blue with subtle golds. I’m thinking gold chargers, blue napkins and ivory/white flowers with a bit of blue and yellow. You could have your girls wear a gold dress and carry white/ivory and blue flowers, and the guys wear a suit with a blue tie??
Post # 14
Thanks for your input! I’ve decided to take a stab at creating an inspiration board using your advice…I’ll post about it in a few. Stop by and tell me what you think.