Post # 1
I really need everyone’s help. Did/Do you match your wedding colors to your venue?
Here is my dilemma. I have a love affair with fuchsia. And I had grand dreams of having a fun and sophisticated color palette of a black, ivory (or white depending on what color dress i end up with), grey and fuchsia wedding. (pictures attached)
However, I am having my wedding at a fire hall (pictures attached, please ignore the decor of the tables, we went to visit during someone’s graduation party). The colors of the hall are mocha carpeting, tan and eggshell walls and gold fixtures.
Changing venues is not an option because this one is F-R-E-E but I really don’t want to give up my fuchsia as an accent color. I am having a hard time coming up with other color schemes. Especially because I despise baby pink and I have had other friends that did color schemes that I would have done (fuchsia and orange and tiffany blue and fuchsia).
Please help! If you think I should ditch my original color palette, what do colors do you suggest instead?
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Post # 3
I don’t see how mocha and tan would clash with fuschia? (Am I just dense?)
Especially as they’re the floor & wall colour?? I think your guests attention will be mostly focused “inward” on the room and on the tables/centerpieces & the overall look/feel of the room, rather than what colour the floor & walls are??
I will say that if your budget can swing it, maybe some sort of backdrop/draping thing behind the head table to minimize the biggest expanse of wall that people will be looking at would be a good idea.
If you love love love fuschia, then go with it. You’re not going to be happy unless you do & I think you know that! So go for it!
Post # 4
I think you can totally pull off fuschia in that space! Your decor is what will be focused on, not the floor or wall color. Maybe a little lighting might help to, if you can make that work?
Post # 5
So you guys don’t think that the black and gray would look weird with the brown tand and gold in the space?
Post # 6
@pinkbride2012: Am I wrong in assuming the gold is minimal? And no, I don’t think the gray would clash (and black goes with anything). If you’re worried about it, I’d make gray the accent colour & focus more on the fucshia and black. For curiousities sake – what were you thinking of doing in gray?
Post # 7
@bebefly: The lighting fixtures are all gold. I’ve attached a photo of what they look like. There are about 8-10 of these in the walls and one in the ceiling. I was going to have my BM’s wearing gray dresses with fuchsia heels, the tables are going to have a medium to large fuchsia carnation pomander on top of tall black pedestal, and either a black or silvery table linen, tealights in silver tealight holders and also on the table will be coaster favors in grey boxes with a fuchsia fabric flower on top (idea from Mrs. Penguin!)
Post # 8
@pinkbride2012: I wouldn’t even notice the light fixtures, to be honest. Like, not even in the slightest.
And all your ideas sound AWESOME. I’m also having gray/silver as one of my wedding colours, so the BM’s dresses will also be gray/silver 🙂 But back to you, lol.
So. Yes. I LOVE your ideas. Have you thought of just doing a silver runner over the white linen instead of a full on overlay or tablecloth?
I personally like the idea of a table for favours (that could double as seating cards?) instead of at each place setting – I feel its more of a visual impact and less clutter on the actual table. But to each their own, of course. 😉 Are you doing chair covers/sashes? And, again personally, I would add strands of clear crystal to hang down from your centerpieces for an extra added “oomph”. Plus, they’d reflect the light from the candles and look super pretty. But again, just my personal opinion, of course.
Post # 9
I have never noticed the surrounding room colors attending receptions. Instead, I notice tablecloths, centerpieces, bridesmaid dresses, accent colors in flowers, candles and other decor. Go for the fuchsia!
Post # 10
I think I meant to type fuschia. How is it spelled – fuchsia or fuschia? Looks really weird either way.
Post # 11
If you’re uber scared I’d just dim the lights, drape fabric everywhere and do uplighting in fushcia. That way you set a really cool mood and you get your fuschia everwhere!
Post # 12
go for what you want! The focus is going to be on your fabulous tables, not the reception area. 🙂
Post # 13
My colors are dark purple and burnt orange, and my venue has light floral wallpaper. I’m not too worried about it matching. 🙂
Post # 14
I like fucshia, ivory, black for your wedding colors. It will go well with the gold fixtures and the tan walls.
Post # 15
I think youre colors could work out just fine! We did black, white, red and aqua in a room that was dark brown, sky blue and gold. You couldnt even tell the color schemes were different.
Post # 16
@pinkbride2012: It wont clash at all…your good to go! 🙂