Post # 1
I don’t know if this will clash. My reception is in a fire hall but it does have a rustic vibe with its brick walls. We’re adding uplighting and not going crazy with the colors (it’s blue, yellow, and ivory). However, I want some rustic elements like painted mason jars, lace, and candles for our tables. Do you think this is too much of a clash or this is the right balance of modern clean lines and rustic charm?
Post # 3
I think you can make it work.. we are doing a rustic-romance [more romance, less rustic] theme.
Which sounds very similar to what you are wanting to do.
We refuse to use mason jars, but are doing alot of chalkboards/candles, and we’ll also hopefully have some soft pink uplighting.
Post # 4
I think you can definitely make it work. Our venue was very modern but I wanted some vintage elements. My DH thought that I had no focus of my “vision” and he was scared everything would clash. But I think everything turned out fine. I think that urban and rustic can most definitely go well together. I love the combination of brick walls and mason jars.
Post # 5
@jenilynevette: our uplighting idea is blue. We’re only using hydrangea and craspedia balls with some garden roses here and there.
I want a romantic vibe but with a modern twist.
Heres a pic of my venue
Post # 6
BUMP for some extra help!
Post # 7
string lights, string lights, string lights! seriously they look amazing on brick walls
Post # 8
@bossypants: +100!! Love that!
Post # 9
@bossypants: Hmm this looks like a great idea (and can save the mullah on avoiding uplights).
Post # 10
Here’s an option to see. Maybe different shades of colored jars/vases with lace tied around them. Decorative lantern with colored glass pebbles on bottom & candle, can tie lace or ribbon at top – nice use of your colors. Google Shabby Chic or Rustic Weddings Images.
Post # 11
@ApollosAgapi: I’m trying to refrain from being too shabby chic. After all, our ceremony is on the formal side. That’s why we’re trying to find a nice balance between the two.
We’re already planning mason jars (to the dismay of my mom, she wants cube vases) but it’s hard to find quart blue jars. So we’ll stick to clear jars with navy blue pint jars for smaller decor.
Post # 12
We had a DIY/Loft reception. We had mismatched vases and did our own flowers, mercury glass votives, and spent MONTHS buying mismatched dishes. I think the “mixing” of themes would be just fine! Ours turned out pretty groovy! I pasted some pics below.
Post # 13
Rustic/Urban is totally feasible…
Think Portland/Brooklyn/West Philly/Asheville/Burlington VT … any big city with a “green” movement!
We’re Cityfolk who love the outdoorsy stuff as well, and we’re encoropating these into our centerpeices:
Post # 14
That Latino wedding planner on Modern Family had some good ideas.