- 10 years ago
- Wedding: May 2009
I’m reaching out to all you wonderful ladies in my time of need! I have been reading the bee for a long time now, and have gotten such great ideas but haven’t posted other than a intro post. But now I am so stuck and don’t know what to do, so I am hoping you can help!
A little background…. We are getting married on a Saturday night….May 30th, in Newport RI. We selected a place right on the beach…this lovely round room, with hardwood floors, and tons of windows and not much else. Cool thing is, there is another cool building next to it with a 1950’s carosel that we are having our cocktail hour in. We put the down payment on the caterer… it’s going to be a New England clambake…lobster, steak tips, potatoes, corn, open bar, etc.
OK here’s the dilemma… I bought my dress today… I had tried it on three times before and everyone loved it. I would not buy it until I put it up against my fiance’s dress whites. He’s in the Navy, so he chose to wear his white uniform. Originally, I put a Navy sash on the dress, my sister was going to wear navy… my Mom was going to wear navy, the flower girl a white dress with navy sash..you get the idea. I went today, and realized the little tie around his neck is basically so navy blue, its more black. In fact, I put a black sash from David’s Bridal against it and it matched almost perfectly. OK, so that means a black and white wedding…
Which is cool…cause I like the idea of "seaside vintage" but I already had my scheme idea set… I thought of a real brilliant blue tablecloth (the room really needs some bold COLOR) and silver buckets filled with green and white flowers. I would carry green and white (maybe blue) bouquet. So now I don’t know what to do for the decor in the reception!!! I am STUCK. I don’t think I want black, white and red, but I guess I COULD do it…especially because of the lobster…just never really liked red… even though I like those colors together, if that makes sense.
Black will work because the bridal party consists of my sister, matron of honor, and she would love to wear black… and my neice as flower girl, and our son’s as ring bearers (wearing tuxes) and my nephews at ushers (wearing tuxes)… So black and white works… even the sprinkling of silver I already had works… But its the accent color I am having trouble with!!!
Can anyone help me??? Any thoughts/ideas would be tremendously appreciated as I have an appointment with the caterer tomorrow morning!!! THANKS, bees!! (funny, my fiance is a SeaBEE in the Navy!)