(Closed) Help with wedding theme…

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 4
47278 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hey no problem, I’m with you on the typos. I always have to go back and edit out my mistakes.

Your “very bland, and beige set up” is actually an advantage since you don’t have to work around ugly colored walls or carpeting. The focus of attention will be on your decor.

I probably would not bring in the ivory. If you like the charcoal then go ahead and use that for your tablecloths  or use a lighter shade of that color. Or use white cloths with a charcoal overlay. Then pick up the eggplant in your napkins and chair sashes. If you want your colors to be more subtle you coul do white napkins with an eggplant organza overlay, napkin ring etc.

For your low centerpieces you could get vases at the dollar store and do a variation of something like this:

 use your eggplant colored flowers

 skip the greens

 bring in your orange or eggplant in the dried flowers at the bottom -substitute anything else

maybe incorporate baby eggplants into the mix of fruits and veggies

this one incorporates orange in a different way

Post # 6
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

What about something like this with a little more eggplant color?  My friends wedding colors were eggplant & sage. 

Post # 7
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would stick with ivory table cloths and maybe do a punch of colour throught chair shashes and napkins (?) maybe some uplighing would add a nice splash of colour as well (?)

Or you could do each table a dfferent colour and then have neutral table cloths?

Post # 9
140 posts
Blushing bee

You want your tables to look clean.  I dont think you need to have all the colors in the linens.  I think the charcoal and eggplant will fight with eachother.  I think too that the eggplant will pop and add more to the beige room than the charcoal would.  Not to mention the egg plant will look great next to the pumpkins in the centerpieces. 

So my suggestion is to have eggplant tables and sashes with ivory covers and napkins.  Us the charcoal other places.  Signage, menus, centerpiece, etc.

Post # 11
47278 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

One of the things that helps me when trying to figure out how to bring a color palette to reality is to look at other events that use the same palette- or something close.

Look at this wedding and see if there are ideas that you could adapt. The colors are not the same as yours but in the same tonal families.


You don’t have to rigidly stick to each color. Charcoal for example could be lightened up for the table cloths to a steel grey. You could do the charcoal napkins for an elegant look, then pop a bit of the orange or eggplant as an accent on the napkins: tiny little baby pumpkins, or a sprig of a flower or plant with eggplant colored berries:

The picture I posted with the candles in the hurricane vases with the nuts was just an example to build on because you said you wanted non-floral ideas. I would use your colors-find something at the crafts store to use instead of the nuts – maybe river stones

If you like the look of the pumpkins on the low pedestals, use it. You can make your own pedestals with a piece of glassware and plates that you get at the thrift shop. Use sherbet glasses, wine glasses etc so you get various heights.Glue them together with epoxy glue. You can leave them clear, or spray paint them in the color you want.

Go to the fabric store and get a few swatches in your colors, or to the paint store and get paint chips in your colors. Play with the samples using varying amounts of each color and see what really calls to you.

Do a mock up of your favorite ideas -it will help you decide.

Post # 12
140 posts
Blushing bee


And you can dress your pumpkins up with thin ribbon too to add your colors like this…

Or you could even spray paint them a metalic eggplant and add glitter or something.  It would look great because because it’s so unexpected!

I like your inspiration for the low piece, I think you should stick with it.  Let me give you a cheap suggestion in lou of the metal candle holders, take a margarita glass turn it upside down and it become a pedestal that you can also display something in.  Stick with me on this.  You could put a small pumpkin under the glass and a candle on top.

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