Post # 1
We’re getting married October next year and we booked our venue a few months ago. I’ve tried coming up with a theme to match it (played with the ideas of woodlands, storybook, and such) but I’m also a little unsure. The white flowers decorations are all permanently fixed and cannot be taken off. A friend commented it looks a bit funeral-ish without colors, so I’m also thinking of adding some. My fiance and I were in a long distance relationship for 5 years, so I’d like to decorate with that in mind, only I don’t know how to incorporate it?
Any help very much appreciated.
Post # 2
This is a pretty full on venue, I would just add a few flowers on the table and leave it at that. I think decorating with a theme would be way too much in this space.
I don’t understand your friends comment at all, how is it funeralish? I don’t see how a floral ceiling is in any way reminiscent of a funeral.
Post # 3
yvonnet : All white decor can be very classic, or very modern, and look great:
Regarding incorporating the LDR subject, I would suggest mentioning it during the toast.
Post # 4
Wow what a beautiful venue! Your friend is crazy, it looks absolutely nothing like a funeral?? In this case I think less is definitely more.. I would keep the decor to a minimum and love PPs inspo of just white florals. I don’t think weddings need a “theme”.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
ALLLLLL of those flowers are permanently affixed? Holy hydrangeas!
ETA: It’s beautiful, just a LOT of flowers to always be there for every event.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
yvonnet : yeah that doesn’t look funereal at all. It looks like a dreamy storybook garden…
I don’t think you need a theme. But, if anything, I’d do “Across the Distance” maybe set up your aisle walk so you’re both walking toward each other from opposite ends of the atrium and meeting in the middle? It’s a nod, without getting too heavy handed.
Also, if you’re going to add color, do it with linens and non-floral centerpieces. Adding any more flowers to that setup is going to make it feel a bit stifling.
Maybe a travel theme
Or some candles and colored glass
Post # 7
I love the idea of keeping it all white, It looks very enchanted to me!
I would keep the floral decor down to a minimum and try and use mostly candles with a bit of greenery!!!!
I would also also consider putting tulle on some chairs to kind of go with the enchanting vibe, and some greenery on the others
Post # 8
I would keep any other decor minimal- candles and greenery at most. Perhaps only candles.
My Grandma used to play a song called Put a Light in the Window. The lyrics are perfect for yor situation and could be a theme.
Post # 9
Your venue is GORGEOUS!! I don’t get funeral at all, not even a little. I love the idea of globes, compasses and/or maps on the tables, maybe a strategic stack of vintage suitcases.
If you do nothing…it is still an exceptionally beautiful space.
Post # 10
What type of funerals has your friend attended???
White with greenery is a CLASSIC wedding theme! I would not add any large amounts of bold colors. Do world/travel themed centerpieces but keep it muted cause all those flowers are a lot and no additional decor should be competing with it. It’ll look super messy and enclosed otherwise. But I really think simple centerpieces of candles with greenery will look best. Maybe do greenery with red berries at absolute most if you’re dying for some contrast. And just do a globe for people to sign as the guest book?
Post # 11
“Funeralish”?!? I’m actually pissed off for you! The hell is she talking about? yvonnet :
Post # 12
I don’t think this venue needs a theme at all. Some white flowers and candles on tables and job done !
Post # 13
what a gorgeous venue! It doesn’t look like a funeral to me either, but maybe it’s something cultural?
I generally don’t like themes at weddings, unless they’re subtle. With that gorgeous venue, I’d go full on floral and do soemthing like an Edwardian conservatory… unless you wanted something more modern.
I have to ask – what is that amazing space, is it part of a hotel or what? How did you find it?
Post # 14
Doesn’t need a theme. No wedding really needs a theme to be honest. Ive never seen one with one. This venue already has so much going on I wouldn’t add anything. Some candles and centrepieces as that’s it. Maybe an arbour to stand under for your ceremony (assume the 1st pic is the ceremony space). This does not look like a funeral location AT ALL. No idea what kind of funeral your friend has been to LOL
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2019 - USA
yvonnet : I really love a whimsical flower garden / secret garden theme for this venue, it’s already so gorgeous you don’t need much !