- 4 years ago
I’m so excited to have almost hit the year mark for my wedding! Only issue is that I’m not firm on what I wanna do for the theme. We’ve narrowed it down to two options that cost about the same. I’m leaning toward one and FI likes both equally. I’ve toyed with the idea of combining them, but don’t particularly like the idea.
As long as we can reserve it, our wedding will be at this gorgeous lodge (pictures below) and our theme is pretty much shabby chic/country/whatever you want to call it. The reason I love the lodge is because it will require almost no decoration. The tables are what we’re mostly focused on.
First idea: navy blue and lace. Think navy blue table cloths, lace table runners, and I can’t find a centerpiece that I like to incorporate, so we may go without.
Reasons I love it: the navy blue is a nod toward the fiance’s dress blues, the white lace is the white I wanted with the femininity that I also wanted.
Reasons I hate it: On our wedding date the sun will literally be setting at 8:30. The reception ends at 9. I’ve come to terms with the fact that the lodge will be pretty bright the entire time. We’ll put something over the windows so it won’t be as harsh, but still. This may just be a peeve of mine, but a blue so dark (in my opinion) just doesn’t belong in a country lodge, in the bright, during summer.
Second idea: good ol’ burlap and lace. Nice and feminine which I like and country, that my fiance likes. Think white tablecloths (provided by caterer) and burlap table runners with some rustic centerpieces.
Reasons I like it: I feel like rather than being the focal point (dark blue will draw the eye more) it will fit in better with the lodge. They’ll compliment each other. It’ll be easy to decorate with (I’m a DIY bride and like the idea of twine crafts and burlap decorations above all else) and it’ll just look bette
If I’m being honest, this is the one I want to do. I’m not against blue and lace, but for the reasons listed above I think it’ll look better and I’ll have more fun. My fear is that it’ll look too plain. I’ve seen some beautiful weddings done this way, but I’m scared I won’t be able to pull it off.
Couldn’t find a better pic of the outside :/ sorry.