Post # 1
The colors for my wedding are navy blue with touches of plum. We’re doing our reception in a giant tent on the bay and there is a lot of white in the room. The tent is white, there are lights hanging from the ceiling wrapped in white tulle and the chairs are white. I’d like to do navy blue linens, but we’re doing lanterns for our centerpieces which are black. My fiance thinks the black lantern on the navy will be kind of “blah,” while I think the little flower vases we’ll have on either side PLUS the light from the candle will make it lovely.
I’m really fretting over this. I want a dramatic table and can’t imagine having white linens with all of the white already going on in the room. Any and all advice would be welcome, or if you have pictures from a similar event, I’d love to see that, too!
Post # 3
Yeah I’d say I agreed with the dark on dark issue, unless you add something to break it up. Do you have an inspiration photo to reference?
My immediate thought is what about an organza or texture type of overlay in navy? That way you add a bit more than just the straight heavy navy blue linen.
Post # 4
This popular picture is what I’m going for. We got those lanterns in the picture from Ikea and plan on doing the little vases of flowers on either side (thinking something purple).
When you said something about organza, are you thinking just under the lantern, or like a runner? This is so hard!
Post # 5
@nataliegracie: Maybe a light version of plum to make it pop more….
Post # 6
@cameronwedding: Plum linens, or plum accents? I like the plum idea, not sure how to use it…
Post # 7
@nataliegracie: Either a runner or an overlay would work, I’m assuming the table cloth underneath would be white.
I think in the end even a mirror would make a world of difference and break up the navy and black, and would highlight the candles as well.