Sarah and Eric had their beautiful autumn wedding at the contemporary art museum in St. Louis, MO. This venue offers a ceremony and reception location, as well as red chairs. This wedding is such a great example of how to use what’s offered at your venue to achieve cohesive design. Sarah knew she had this red color element to incorporate into her wedding and did so in such a seamless way. This is exactly what ‘to do’ if you don’t want to rent out other items which is always an option. Working with what you have is a great way to pull in different colors that you might not have normally thought of. We wanted to soften the red tone a bit, so decided to use a lighter peach shade with napkins and florals. She also added a black & white table runner- keep on reading to see why and to find our checklist for easy ways to achieve a cohesive design at your wedding.
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- Does your venue color scheme flow with your wedding color palate?
- Do your table linens clash with your place setting pieces?
- Do your bridesmaid dresses enhance your floral colors?
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As you know, Sarah’s venue offered only red chairs (of course you can always rent different chairs) so work with that- don’t pick colors to bounce off/clash with that. She chose black, white, peach & red because she knew she has those red chairs to make work in her design color palate. We added little pops of red to her bouquet, bouts and centerpiece flowers. She had red nails and the groom had a red pocket square which are all perfect little touches to tie in the red without going crazy.
This venue offered only the basic white or black table linen option (again you can always rent different colors). To stay in budget, Sarah wanted to utilize the amount of included items with her venue rental. She chose the basic black linen, but decided to add a fun element with the black and white stripe runner. Also she pulled in a beautiful statement color in peach to add visual interest. The addition of the peach napkins and flowers was a must to help soften the look as a whole.
Since we were working with a color palate of black, white, peach & red, we incorporated mainly white tones with a pop of the color with peach and red. As you can see from this last image, the red chairs were what first started the idea to make sure red was a color used throughout. Then all the other details flowed from that initial design element.
All photos by L Photographie
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