(Closed) Totally confused

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Whenever I’ve seen “shabby chic” weddings, they’ve been in more subdued colors… pinks, roses, golds, beiges, pale blue or violet.  I’ve definitely seen some with yellow that were gorgeous, although I’ve never seen red done in a “shabby chic” way.  That said, I think you could make it work.  A barn sounds like it would be really fun!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Sorry, the only wedding I saw done in those colors was a barnyard wedding with the centerpieces being roosters or hens setting on eggs.  It was truly adorable and they carried the theme throughout.  Very rustic.  Hope you find the right theme.  Good Luck!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think you could pull it off if done right. I haven’t done much wedding planning, but my kitchen in my last apartment was a dark red and pale sunlight yellow, I went for sort of a shabby chic/barn theme. 

It depends on how you define shabby chic. Red and yellow with sophisticated settings in a barn I could see workting. 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think you could pull it off if done right. I haven’t done much wedding planning, but my kitchen in my last apartment was a dark red and pale sunlight yellow, I went for sort of a shabby chic/barn theme. 

It depends on how you define shabby chic. Red and yellow with sophisticated settings in a barn I could see workting. 

 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are willing to stretch to vintage chic I would take inspiration from something like this tablecloth

What do you envision when you think of your wedding?

Do you and your Fiance want a sit down dinner and dance? something casual like a picnic or barbeque? or something in the middle like a buffet dinner?

When you know what you want you can start looking at venues. Almost any color scheme can be used in most venues so I don’t think you have to worry too much about that.

Here are some pics of red and yellow weddings

  picnic/barbeque

 Southern Wedding

 Hawaiian

 Red, yellow, orange and pink

red, yellow and brown

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The red and yellow color scheme does seem really strong for a shabby chic wedding.  Yellow can definitely be done but I am having a hard time with the red.  Is your heart set on the color scheme?  Could red be more of an accent color?   I found a pretty bouquet with more orange tones that looked shabby chic.

No Idea where you would find these chairs but how cute/ shabby is this?!

I also used strong colors for my shabby chic wedding so I know it can be done.  My colors were navy, yellow and white.  I think the venue definitely dictates a lot of the decor and what you can get away with.  Best of luck!

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

@okiediva:

I kind of love creating inspiration boards, so I decided to create one for you! 🙂  I think that shabby chic is totally doable with a red and yellow color scheme.  I’m picturing the red barn, with a large oak tree strewn with red and yellow streamers, and tons of mason jars and other types of glass pitchers filled with marigolds and red poppies.  I love the idea of a red-checkered gingham table cloth, and burlap-encased favors with hand-stamped tags.  Maybe you could wear red shoes, or a red poppy fascinator in your hair, or even a red bolero like the girl in the collage is doing!  I LOVE the idea of utilizing shabby-chich furniture painted in a buttercream yellow color, drawers open and displaying either programs, escort cards, or favors, and red painted wooden chairs scattered around for seating.  Old-fashoined coca-cola crates and lemonade signs would be the perfect touch.  You should think of making a signature cocktail that has something to do with a “spiked lemonade” type drink, and place a strawberry on the side of the glass, with vintage striped red and white straws.  I could go on and on all day…but I hope you have fun planning this theme, because I think it is wonderful! 🙂

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I am SO delighted that you like my ideas!!! I spent some good time thinking about this theme for you, because initially, my first thought was like the others: shabby chic = pale colors.  But I knew that adding in some brightly colored vintage pieces would do the trick, without looking too terribly “country”.  I LOVE your idea of having the wedding/reception in a rustic location like a vineyard or barn.  I’m leaning more toward the barn feel.  Something about it really fits the vision.  Your color choice literally makes me smile ear to ear, and a wedding is a celebration, after all, so why not go for fun, warm colors that ooze joy and festivites! 🙂

I’d love to hear what your wedding planner thinks of the ideas!

All the Best!

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