Post # 1
I am having some issues with my theme!
This is the reception facilities…
It is a winery with a very bland, and beige set up.
My color scheme is pumpkin orange, eggplant purple, and charcoaol.
Here is one of my inspiration centerpeices…
I cant decide on another… I wanted to have 13 tall and 13 short.. but I have no ideas for the short…
There is this idea…
If I did these two themes — what color table cloths, chair covers, and napkins?
I like a more neutral table cloth – so I though a charcoal table cloth, and ivory napkins and chair covers and an eggplant sash?
Does anyone have a better idea for centerpeices that is inexpensive and does not include flowers? Or better ideas for the table?
Post # 3
Lots and lots of typos in that post ! That’s what happens when I am posting as quickly as possible while my boss is out of the room! 🙂
Post # 4
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 # 5
I love love the picture with the candles in the different shaped hurricanes with the buckey looking nuts!! So cute!
Can I use a brown filler when I am going to have charcoal table clothes though? And if I have that color of a table cloth – do I do white chair covers?
Thanks for taking the time to respond!! I really love the baby eggplant idea too!
Post # 6
What about something like this with a little more eggplant color? My friends wedding colors were eggplant & sage.
Post # 7
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 # 8
I really like the different table clothes idea….
My colors arent necessarily in the same spectrum though… they are all deep colors.
I like this idea too!! for the short center peice?? I havent figured out what to do for the short centerpeice… I am nervous for the glittery pumpkins on cake stands being too much…
Post # 9
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 # 10
@Eye Candy: Really? I didnt really consider doing a colored table cloth… i assumed you needed to go with a neutral… I like this idea of yours a lot….
What about an eggplant cloth, ivory napkins, ivory chair covers and charcoal sashes with a charcoal sash around the top of the tall vases…
Kind of like this picture?
Be honest – still too busy with the colors?
You are right – I try really hard to incorporate all of the colors but I feel like they dont go together unless they are all put together.
Post # 11
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
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.