Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wedding Colours

We have an occasion to CELEBRATE! Our daughter and her boyfriend recently became engaged and we are thrilled!



Naturally, when they asked me to help them come up with wedding colours, I jumped at the chance! My daughter says she loves green but has a hard time visualizing how tables would look in a certain colour scheme.  (I know...is she really MY daughter?)  Thus, I came up with the idea to set up three small tables in our living room so she could see some examples.

As you see above, I went with different combo's of apple-green mixed with black and white and a dash of silver.  For this post, I'll focus on showing you the middle table with the black tablecloth.


  It was fun to round up various items I already had that might reflect a bit of a wedding theme and try them out.


The lowly green apple is given a much more sophisticated look when placed in glass on faux ice.


Acrylic napkin rings added to crystal candle holders give a bit of bling to the table.


 A centerpiece of "fire and ice"placed on a mirror adds some sparkle.



This "joined" stemware was an anniversary present from Mr. Delight years ago.  I thought it was perfect for this sample wedding reception table.


Apple-green coloured pillars are placed on these elegant crystal candle holders. ( birthday gift from my daughter)


I used my white with black print dishes, apple-green napkins and black chargers.

 Faux flowers and grasses in the coordinating colours look sharp against the black vase.


Can you imagine a wedding reception with a colour-combo like this?


My daughter says the "visual" has helped immensely.

In my next post, I'll show you a closer look at the far table with the green tablecloth.

Hmmm, since I have a romantic table like this already set up, Mr. Delight and I should try it out!
Wonder what I can get him to cook for me?

I'll be linking this post to 
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

31 comments:

Babs said...

Beautiful tablescape. Elegant and sophisticated and I love the fire and ice candles and the striking floral arrangement.
Babs

poppilinnstudios said...

Beautiful! Love the color combination.
-Lynn

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Beautiful color scheme! Green and white flowers will be beautiful for a wedding. Where did you purchase the faux ice? I've never seen it. I'm interested because I help decorate for a golf benefit party each year.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love this idea to set up tables to help her visualize~ this one with the black cloth is gorgeous! So sophisticated! I am looking forward to the details of the other two tables. Love that bright green!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

OH my, all three are stunning and the one you highlighted is fabulous. What a grogeous color scheme and the entire tablesetting is beautiful. I am sure she loved seeing all the choices. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH I love the color scheme -- especially the green with the black -- so striking!! Congratulations on the engagement and have fun decorating!

Agnes@From Inspiration To Realisation said...

Beautiful! Love the color combination :o)

tammylovesdishes said...

Beautiful table! I love the color combination of green, black and white.I like the addition of the "ice" to the candle holders.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

GORGEOUS -- I love the green combined with the black -- so pretty. Blessings to your daughter and her future husband :)

Gail

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Congratulations to your daughter, the bride-to-be, and her fiance'. I think setting up these tables is a brilliant idea! How blessed your daughter must be to have a Mom with such talent to help her plan her wedding! LOVE the colors!
Yvonne

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This green-black-white combination is so gorgeous! It looks stunning here! Thanks a bunch for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Designs By Pinky said...

Our daughter just got married this past Sept. Her colors were green and brown and it was gorgeous! The bridesmaids wore chocolate brown dresses and looked beautiful! The tables had a beautiful brown with green swirls overlay and the placecard table had (faux) green apples under glass with the crads on it. If you need any ideas I am so willing to share!!!! I LOVE your table and what you did! It is a wonderful idea to do this to help her visualize each combination! XO, Pinky

Judy Bigg said...

Thanks for the compliment on the colors. I had just noticed your link below mine and saw your gorgeous green too. It is striking and very showy on the black tablecloth. Your entire blog is fabulous. I just started mine this week. Thanks again.

sandy said...

Wow, your daughter is soo lucky! I hope to be as good as you by the time my daughter gets married, (she is only 8) so I will be practicing every week with Susan too!

Southerncook said...

Stunning color scheme, I am loving that apple green for a wedding and your idea tables are gorgeous.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

What a great idea to set up 3 tables for her to visualize how using green would look. I can't wait to see the other two set ups and hear which one she likes best. Congratulations on the up coming nuptials... I'm your newest follower!

Alycia Nichols said...

You really rocked this table! You're so funny though..."Is she really MY daughter?" Hilarious! You have GOT to know just how pretty this is!!! Congratulations to both families on the engagement. As a retired wedding planner, I still have a great appreciation for all the hard work and decision-making that goes into this onece-in-a-lifetime family affair! Have fun with it!

xinex said...

I love all of them. I like the one with black the most because it looks very sophisticated. Which one did she choose? Congrats to your couple on their engagement!...Christine

Monica said...

All 3 are wonderful! How do you choose? Would love to find one of the stemware holders like yours to give my daughter as a wedding gift. Any ideas where I should look?

Carolyn said...

They are all beautiful! Great way to help your daughter visualize it.
Enjoy all the planning for your daughter's wedding.

Carolyn

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Very elegant and lovely.

Great settings

Thank you for sharing

Lots of Love,
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Rhonda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! That's all I can say!

Dining Delight said...

Note to "Monica" above (no blog/email for you) - You mentioned you wanted to get the "Joined" stemware. Although hubby got mine at a local gift store, here is a website called WeddingStar where I believe you can order it along with other items.

http://www.weddingstar.com/product/clear-glass-flutes-with-silver-plated-stand

Hope that helps! DD

Town and Country Gals said...

Wow! That is gorgeous, green is one of my favorite colors and it looks fabulous with the black! What a clever way to help your daughter get a "visual"! Congats to her! If this is any indication, she will have a lovely wedding! Can't wait to see a close up of the other two and find out what she goes with! Thanks for visiting!
Rebecca

Sherry said...

I love the colors! This was a wonderful idea. You can now visualize the reception. How smart this was. Wonderful post! Thanks for coming by. I went to follow you and I already did. But, I haven't been by in awhile. I started to crawl around blogland this spring when I got sick, but I am getting around more now!:)
Sherry

Marianne said...

Oh, we must be kindred spirits. I'm just loving your black and green also. What an amazing color combination it makes. Your daughter is very lucky to have you help her out with all of her wedding plans. All of your table samples look simply beautiful.
Marianne :)

The Tablescaper said...

Congratulations! Such wonderful news. How exciting to have a wedding to help plan.

I love the table. How wonderful for her to have such a creative Mom to help her with the vision thing!

- The Tablescaper

Diann said...

First ofall, I love that you set up three different tables to give your daughter some ideas! Congrats to your daughter.This table is just so pretty. I love all the details!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Best wishes to your daughter and her fiance' as you all begin wedding plans. Your idea to set up "inspiration" vignettes was inspired, and I'm sure it definitely helped your daughter to visualize possibilities. I know you will be a huge help to her as she prepares for her special day! Enjoy the process!

Taunnie said...

Wow, I am totally blow away. I really love the table you featured, especially the fire and ice candles, but they all look fantastic. You are wonderfully talented!

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