Post # 1
Those curtains open up and expose big windows so that helps. Our reception will start at 7pm with plenty of daylight.
There is a 4×2.5′ space/ledge for the cake to the left. Its next to a window that isnt in the photo.
I’m really wanting a springy feel but dont know what else I can do besides add flowers to the tables… Maybe I could purchase some lavender/purple napkins instead of the black ones they provide?
We are ordering flowers from Whole Foods and we plan to assemble something like this (but in vases, not jars w string)
And each place setting will include one of these seed packets:
And this is our cake (but two tiers with brighter flowers)
What else can be done or is it fine the way it is? I dont want it to seem like just another dinner at a restaurant.
Thanks in advance!!!!
Post # 3
That looks like a really cool venue! You could put sashes on the chairs to add a bit of spring color and softness.
Post # 4
@babymakes3: Thats a good idea!! Maybe I can convince FH haha!
Post # 5
Ruffled Chair Sashes (maybe in a pretty green color scheme?), and, if the venue allows it, candles/tealights/votives interspersed with the flower centerpieces.
Post # 6
Will the venue let you hang things from the ceiling? I LOVE these tissue paper flowers/pom poms, they look gorgeous and are super cheap and easy to make – and you can match the colours to your theme!
Post # 7
It’s really hard to picture this room as being springy, but if you have access to someone who can provide a mockup of white chiavari chairs with goldenrod tablecloths and goldenrod chair sashes with pink and lavendar flowers, do it.
But keep in mind that to make springiness happen in that room might be an uphill battle. Summer, fall, or even winter would be easier.
Post # 8
I agree with Eden16 about hanging tissue pom poms or perhaps faux moss balls for a more springy feel. Alternatively, if you don’t have the permission to hang anything, perhaps you could add more height/colour pop to your centerpieces. I love your floral photo inspiration but since they are very neutral, they might not make a big (spring-like) impact in such a neutral-toned room.
Maybe something like this would help?
Post # 9
@EffieTrinket: Darn. Even with the curtains pulled back exposing the big windows lol? I’m getting married in a garden surrounded by plants and flowers so I might be able to get my springy fix there. Then we are headed to this restaurant. Should we try and change the reception “theme” to something else that would work better with the room? Any ideas what that might be?
Post # 10
@Eden16: I looooooove the tissue poms too!!!! They are so pretty and romantic! I always wanted a place that would let me hang decorations. Our reception “venue” is actually a very formal restaurant (with dress code) and they might kick me out if I asked lol…booooo.
Post # 12
I think that with the curtains open, lighter napkins and spring flowers the venue will look very nice. If you’re able to add sashes as another post mentioned, I think that would be even better. Just bring in as much as you can, add lots of real flowers and I think it will be beautiful.