- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
So we went over lighting with our florist today and I’m kind of stuck between 3 options.
Background: Our wedding colors are black & white & light blue. The tables will have VERY tall bouquets of blue hortencias and white flowers. Under the bouquets we’ll have a number of votive candles + long-stemmed floating candles in light blue. This is my centerpiece inspiration photo (except tall vases):
The walls will be covered in white fabric and the ceiling will have dangling crystals. The cake is mostly white with some light blue.
Option #1: Amber lighting
I saw some amber lighting photos on the florist’s computer and fell in love with it. I love the warmth. Here’s an example: (this IS our reception room, but our decorations will be 100% different)
Option #2: Blue lighting
The florist is adament that we should have blue lighting to match our wedding colors and because the crystals always go with blue lighting, not amber. I can see her point and my Fiance prefers this option. The problem is that the blue lighting is a bit too cool for me… and a bit too “disco” or something. Especially since our religious ceremony will be in the same room. Here’s an example (NOT our reception room):
Option #3: The Compromise
The florist thought a good compromise would be to have blue lighting JUST on the cake and on the hanging crystals/dance floor and NO special lighting on the rest of the room. We realized that with so many candles on the tables, they may have a bit of an amber glow all on their own. Here’s an example of our room with no special lighting:
And a cake/crystals with blue lighting:
So the compromise seems like a good idea, except that I don’t really like the look of the room without special lighting. The florist assures me that it’d look great with the blue lighting in some spots and that the candles on the tables will give it a beautiful glow. On the one hand, she’s done TONS of weddings in this exact room, so I’m inclined to trust her opinion. On the other, I just keep thinking how sad I’d be if I end up hating it the night of the wedding. It’s hard not being able to SEE it first.
Sooo…. What do you all think?! My Fiance says it’s completely up to me and obviously the florist will accept whatever I decide. I’ll include a poll with the three options! Thank you!!! 🙂