The Q: Hi,I’m getting married Feb. next year and am considering a red and gray theme. I have however noticed that the combination is not so popular and as such there are too few ideas to gleam off of the internet. Do you have any ideas on the color combo (esp. for maid-of-honour and bridesmaids’ dresses as well as hall deco?
I’m also toying with the idea of wearing a pair of red shoes instead of the traditional sliver/white. Problem is, i have always wanted to wear a balled wedding gown but that obscure my red shoes. Sooooo…I’m thinking of a gown that’s just shy of my ankles. What do you think of this? Any ideas or suggestions on this?
The A: This comment actually came in as a comment on the blog, and I thought the color combo sounded so pretty… it’s Winter like, but not too Valentine’s day. I asked Jordan, our intern, to put together an inspiration board in this color scheme to get you inspired. I thought this was rich and wintery and totally inspiring of the color palette.
In terms of IDEAS for the venue, may I suggest that you skip the silver or grey linen, and go for a more BOLD, rich red, as it will increase the drama. You can then bring in accents of grey with silver charger plates, napkins, mercury glass containers and more. Or, if you are going with a grey linen as the base of your tables, think of something with light and sparkle, like this dress above. It will reflect light and offer a rich base for more colorful, red and ruby colored florals. Avoid too many metallics and go with rich, dark wood chairs instead of silver ballroom chairs or black. It will keep things elegant, but more rich looking. On a silver or grey linen, consider silver petit four trays filled with tiny red macaroons, or chocolate and red candies. Don’t just rely on floral to add color. And avoid monochromatic red arrangements… add in some organic “grey” elements like dusty miller or lambs ear.
In terms of your dress, I think going a little short is great, BUT don’t crop a ballgown! Go tea length if that’s the look you want. But ballgowns are typically meant to skirt the ground and, yes, give guests a peek at your shoes while you walk or dance.
In terms of your