Post # 1
Hi Bees! So we offically booked our venue for our wedding! The only problem is that now I am unsure of what colors to use. The chapel where the ceremony will take place has bright red carpet. We were originally going to use aqua, peach, and ivory for our colors, but I’m worried it will look awful in contrast with the red carpet. Here is a picture of inside the church:
Our reception will be held in a barn so we wanted to go with a rustic chic kind of feel. Below is a picture of our reception venue at night:
I have considered using aqua as our main color and possibly red as the accent color. Something kind of like this:
I really like these colors, but I am worried it will look out of place for our barn reception. Does anyone have any advice for what colors I should use that would compliment both of my venues? Any feedback is very much appreciated!
Post # 3
@Future_Mrs_Johns: What about aqua, orange, and red? I’m envsioning aqua Bridesmaid or Best Man dreses, orange/red bouquets. And then at the barn – orange/red/aqua tables.
This photo is a mess, but it kinda shows the color palette i’m thinking:
Other inspiration photos:
Post # 4
@Future_Mrs_Johns: i love the aqua and red!!!!
Post # 5
@Future_Mrs_Johns: i understand what you are saying about the church carpeting (pictures and all) but i wouldn’t worry about it too much. you will only be in there for 30-60minutes.
don’t pick your colours based on the church carpeting, your wedding is a little ways away and they may completely change the carpeting by then. by that time, it may be too late for you to change your colours.
pick the colours that you want. the colours your have chosen are lovely.
Post # 6
I agree with a pp. Don’t pick your colors based on the carpet.
When your guests are seated the only red visible will be the aisle and at the altar.
The aisle can be covered with a runner and flower petals at the sides.
Your dress and your wedding party will cover most of the carpeting at the front of the church.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza
@julies1949: +1. Pick your colors based on what you want, not based on the church carpet.
Post # 8
@Future_Mrs_Johns: agree with PPs you don’t need to worry about the red carpet, I’d still go with the aqua and peach or aqua and orange as @pengoala: suggested. You can team a lot of colours with aqua for it to have a wow factor (I had it with red) 😉 pink and yellow look great too.
Post # 10
@pengoala: I love those colors! Nice and bright 🙂
Post # 11
I would tone down the red you’re using if you want to pair it with the aqua – for a barn, I think one bright color is best, so you can let the naturalness shine against the brightness of the aqua. Faded red would tie in the carpet without competing!