Hi everyone! Due to a long series of semi-unfortunate events, we changed my wedding location this weekend. I was nervous at first, but now that it's decided, I'm so happy with the change - the new hotel we're getting married and having our reception at is GORGEOUS, and it will be much more convenient to have everyone staying in the hotel where we're getting married. The hotel has a very Frank Lloyd Wright look, which I love.
Enter the problem. The colors I had picked out (champagne and black) would have been perfect in our old venue, but I think they're just too bland for the new room. The new ballroom has these great amber chandeliers, and when the lights are turned down they really become the focal point in the room. Question is, what colors will set these off best? I would love to do a deep aubergine color, offset with some moss green and white (the ballroom carpet has some green in it). Would this look ok, and would aubergine set off the amber? Any other suggestions of what might work in this room??
I'm having trouble finding a picture online with the lights turned down - but trust me, the amber lights are much more pronounced than in these pictures!
Their second ballroom, which looks almost the same as our ballroom, but smaller:
And just because I'm in love with it, here is the lobby :)
Aubergine sounds fabulous with the amber chandeliers. I can send you some flower pictures that incorporate these colors. Of course, green will work--nature always includes green anyway, in foliage, plants,etc. You could even use something like fruits and/or vegetables in your deco--picture green and purple grapes, green pears or apples, or citrus fruits filling containers of purple and orange flowers.
The only problem I can see with the aubergine purple is that if it is too cool of a color, it's going to look a little strange once the amber tones of the chandelier start to hit it...it'll neutralize it and make it look grayish. I'd stick with a warmer (more reddish) purple.
I also think that keeping the champagne and black, but throwing in some vibrant, metallic accents of bronze or copper would look amazing as well.
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I like the idea of the aubergine and the green but i would use cream over white...My colors are chocolate, sage and cream and our venue has beautiful amber lighting as well. The cream makes the room look much warmer than the stark white...