- 10 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
Here’s our venue:
Thought it could be cool to keep the big ceiling chandeliers very dim and create a really romantic mood by just using warm white/amber uplighting along the posts of the room and then have loads of candles (and a candelabra or three) in each of the alcoves along the sides. Maybe scatter white rose petals in each of the alcove bases to soften them up. Those horrible blue/green lights up at the top will be out.
Tables will be a mix of rounds and long banquet tables. Here are our centerpieces (baby’s breath topiaries, tall enough to easily see under):
We’ll have black tablecloths and natural chiavari chairs with white pads. Round tables will have one main topiary centerpiece surrounded by a forest of ivory pillar candles with maybe some ivory rose petals, sorta like this except round and slightly less Preston Bailey:
The long tables (6×2 banquets pushed together to make a 12×2) would also have one big topiary centerpiece sitting in the middle and tall candelabras on either side, with a forest of pillar candles running down the center with maybe some ivory rose petals scattered amongst them to create a table runner-esque look.
We’ll be having a 18-piece jazz band in black tie playing on the stage during the evening, so the white stage lights will give some focus to an otherwise candlelit room.
NOW. Here are my questions:
1. Too fussy?
2. I thought of maybe running two or three ivory ribbons down the middle of the long banquet tables instead of scattering rose petals in between the candles. Thoughts? What would look better?
3. Should i put the pillar candles in glass hurricanes, or should I just leave them as-is?
4. Are candelabras passe? I love the romantic look they create, especially since we’re having an evening reception in November, but don’t know if some girls might dub them with the “t” word…
Honest opinions, please! I’d also be very happy for more input if you think of something or if you have better ideas than what I’ve got…