Post # 1
I have a confession to make. I really suck at choosing colours. In true blokey form.. Hubby2be has said to me to choose a few different color schemes and we will chose from them..
Problem is.. im so confused! There are so many potential colours!! All I know is that we want it to match our location and have australian/bush/federation colours and have gold as one of them…
Our ceremony site was originally a park next to one of our favorite beaches not far from our house… But we were having trouble finding a venue for our reception that was both within our budget.. and availible we realised we were very limited with our options.
Finally after a day trip with the family to a gorgeous little coastal town 45mins south of ours we fell in love with an old hotel that was originally built in 1881!!! It has such a great history.. First it was the original Inn in the town/region; then it was extended and became a nunnery then an all girls school run by the nuns! It was then eventually converted back to a hotel. It is by no means a flash as place, but it has so much character and we have fallen in love with it. It is so us!
Any ways if you girls could help me with colour palette ideas or options that would be super helpful! ill post some pics of our venue so you get an idea…
view from the front looking down on the front garden
looking up from one of the gardens
where we will have the reception and possibly ceremony.. will have lots of hanging lights and bunting as decoration perhaps?
Post # 3
@wifey2be: I like these choices best for the venue 🙂
You can pick a main two or incorporate all of them!
Post # 4
Love your venue! are you going to work with a theme? I think a rustic look would work well with the exposed brickwork and wood, but might not match the buildings.
If you were just going to have an outdoor ceremony and reception you could go for a colour palette of cream/gold/Carmel brown tones and burlap (hessian) and lace, and lots of white flowers.
If you were going to be using the interior of the buildings, I think that a nice colour sheme would be cream/gold/mossy green/ and touches of brown, and incorporating native flowers rather than “traditional” wedding flowers like roses etc.
Cant wait to see what you decide in. Please come back and update us when you make a decision!
Post # 5
@Payless: love these colours!! How did you know I was leaning towards the warm spectrum!
@Bearimbolo: Holy shit balls! Your ideas are awesome! yeah i really want to incorporate lace, hessian and australian native flowers… I was thinking of using good ole eucaliptus, banksia’s, and grevillia.. For some reason also I really like the idea of using daisys too…
If it helps this is my wedding dress and veil…
Post # 6
@wifey2be: Oh those warmer colors (especially a good purple) would be beautiful with your dress choice!
Post # 7
I see a lot of pale yellow in the venue, and purple is opposite on the color wheel from yellow, so it would really pop against that backdrop. Perhaps a rich, deep purple, with lots of cream and gold accents and lots of greenery.
On the other hand, I think bright colors would also look great. Shades of orange would be pretty, especially coral colors.
Post # 8
@wifey2be: your dress is the perfect style for your venue! And something like this could work perfectly
Post # 9
@wifey2be what a beautiful venue! May I ask where it is? I’m in Queensland and that lawn is a perfect function area!
Post # 10
@Bearimbolo: Wow! I really love that! I love the protea in it too! Consider it on my pinterest board! LOL!
@givemeyourforever: Thankyou! Sadly no… It’s in Dongara, Western Australia. Its a really beautiful town.. the main street is lined with huge Morton Bay Fig trees.. We are going to get some pics with them in the background.. ill post a pic of the main street.
Post # 11
warmer colors for sure. but some dull colors like
burnt orange or red
Classic and rustic is the feeling I get.
Post # 12
@alishaloo: I agree with the more warmer/muted/neutral colours.. i think i’m going to lean towards the good ole australian federation type colour scheme.
never mind the pictures, but so far these are the front runner colour combo’s that I think are up for contention
example 1 – the top row colours
example #2 – but with a lighter blue than the navy blue shown here
Example # 3
or Example #4
what do you guys think? on the right path?