- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
So I’m getting married in June at a beautiful hotel on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The hotel is lovely, the food is amazing, and everything else seems to be falling into place. The problem is that I really don’t like the reception space at all! When my fiance and I were looking at venues, he loved this space so much and it was the only one available that fit within our budget and timeline (there was only really one day that worked for us in summer 2011, and we didn’t want to get married in 2012-I’m a teacher so we wanted the wedding and honeymoon to be while I was on summer break), so we booked it. Since then, I have been filled with dread about being in this room. I wanted a light, airy, romantic feel that had lots of personal touches and was elegant and classy. The space doesn’t fit that at all! Both the room for cocktails and the reception are modeled after certain time periods. The rooms we’re in for cocktails is gold and red guilded and representative of the Spanish Renaissance. The ballroom has dark wood paneling on the walls and ceiling with turqouis carpet and drapes. The windows are amazing, the ceiling is high, and there are several chandeliers. With all the wood, the room feels heavy to me whereas the cocktail room seems flashy and a little cheesy.
I don’t feel like these rooms are “my fiance and I” or even “me”. I’ve been trying to figure out ways that I can decorate to bring in a light, airy feel to the room that makes the dark paneling seem to disappear. I also want to incorporate personal things. I feel very stifled. Whenever I walk into the space, I hope that I’ll feel better, maybe even inspired, but instead I just feel sick to my stomach.
Any ideas? I’ve never posted before but I’ve seen such great help given to other people that I thought that I would throw my dilemma out there.
My flowers are dark pink and red daisies and roses. We have already talked about having candle centerpieces.