Post # 1
I’m at a loss for a ‘theme’ for my reception, and I’m not necessarily talking about “beach” or “outdoors” or “travel” type themes (although we do enjoy all of those things)… I need something to pull everything together. I have a number of DIY projects but can’t start on any until I have some idea what I’m working towards!
I’ve included a few pictures. Please help!
The venue is in a park. Here is the building:
Beautiful brick and white french doors along each wall
An example of it decorated
Imagine the following picture…
With blue instead…
and with a light silver chair (not the dark platinum one there on the right)
I’m a little concerned the blue doesn’t go with the brick and white doors, but I don’t care – I LOVE the blue, and every wedding I’ve been to has been white linens with an accent colour, so I want mine to really pop! But now what?
My colours are blue, white and silver, with maybe a pop of colour through flowers.
On a side note – do I dress my wedding party in the same royal/cobalt blue colour or is that overkill with the blue because they’re on the linens? I found a darker blue dress that is light and forgiving, so I’m kind of leaning that way.
I just need a little cohesion!!
Thanks in advance – hugely.
Post # 3
@HotnHollerin: Personally I’m not big into “themes.” I think with the colors it’ll be tied together. Love those doors!
Post # 4
@love108: I hear ya on the ‘no theme’… I guess I’m just trying to make it cohesive and the details – i’m not sure what to do. Like, what the heck do I do for a centrepiece?
It may be good to know that I have a very unique wedding dress – a dw dress that is cocktail length and an offwhite, with a wrap that wraps around my waist that clasps in the front with a little bling, making it long, BUT, the front opens so when I walk you can see the short dress underneath. It’s funky! So, my style.
Post # 5
Go for a nice color scheme. Add other colors in with your blues or different shades. You don’t need a theme, you just need a direction.
Post # 6
@HotnHollerin: I think that blue will look magnificent in your venue. If you use silver chairs, you could also use silver napkins .
You are then left with a myriad of possibilities for your centerpieces. Almost anything can be used with that blue.
a mix of bright colors
orange is a complementary color for blue – you can use any shade from apricot to tangerine- soft to bright
you can choose any color you love- pink, fuchsia, yellow, green or even white
Post # 7
How about this?
and this…..its not the exact blue you are looking for, its a bit lighter
Post # 8
@Day_In_The_Life: I think blue would go great too that is a beautiful venue and you could do a number of things with it. I would do one step at a time it looks like you’ve picked out colors so I would look at inspiration pics with that color. I didn’t use the knot for much but one think I did use it for was inspiration pics by color. I also used pinterest and browsed etsy a lot!
Then decide what kind of table, what color table cloth runner or no runner, what will the bridal table look like etc etc. Bit by bit the whole picture should come together. Best of luck this is the fun part!!
Post # 9
Blue colours will looks amazing. I really love the mixed florals that pp posted.
Post # 10
I’m having a blue, white and silver wedding too!!!! It’s so exciting. My Maid/Matron of Honor is in a Cobalt blue dress, I’ll have Royal Blue organza sashes on my chairs, light blue hydrangeas or carnations (haven’t decided yet) with white roses in my bouquet and I’ve made blue flower tealight candles for some decorations. Sometimes I think its too much blue but because there are so many different shades, I’m not too worried. Definitely don’t stick with the one shade or if you do, get a contrasting colour to make it really pop so it doesn’t all blend together.
By The Way, the darker blue dress would look much better than a matching cobalt blue 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 11
And if costs prevailed, you could always drape white curtains along the wall covering the red brick and it’ll give the walls a much softer look maybe with some fairylights along the top. Try and go with white fairylights though because the amber ones just don’t have that right look with your (our) colour choices