Whenever I saw red at weddings I've been to in the past, I would totally think "Um, very original. Really? The best you could come up with was the color of love and Valentine's day? Wow, lots of thought went into this one." Isn't that horrible to be so judgmental? But I was.
So what made me suddenly decide to incorporate red in my own wedding so much so that it is seen in everything from the flowers to the bridesmaid dresses to the favor boxes to the groomsmen vests to the favors to the votives and the linens? I guess because it really is a deep, rich, romantic color. That and the fact that it is always
I tried to offset this 'red' infusion by leaning towards more of a cranberry/burgundy red and not a bright traditional red. I think I did a good job. I loved the color. I guess some colors are just classic and cannot lead you wrong. Anyway, the reason I share all of this is to preface all these pics from my photog, Robert Mullins of the red details, touches, attire and decor of our wedding. Here ya go!
Our sweetheart table. We needed to keep it simple because we had them 'tear it down' as soon as we were finished eating to make room on the dance floor.
One of the tall centerpieces. I loved these. They were inspired by a much more simple version of white tulips sprayed out of a tall vase and we added more green to bring in more of the spring appeal.
I took a wicker basket from Michael's that was on sale for 40% off and bought some red silk fabric. My mom wrapped it around the wicker basket and sewed it up to create our flip flop basket. We now use the basket for laundry after the wedding :)
We were even able to have the photobooth company incorporate red as the backdrop for our pictures (favors) for the guests and guestbook!
Though not completely assembled yet, this picture shows the red elements at the ceremony area: Tulips submerged in the vase that the larger sprays sat on top of, the red boxes that the floral arrangements sat on and the red gerbera daisies at the end of each aisle.
Here's a shot of the ceremony area once the guests were seated showing the aisle adorned with deep red petals and the cranberry linen cloth on the communion and unity cross table.
Of course there were my fabulous red shoes that I so adore!!!
And the beautiful bouquet from Allison of Flower Allie that was filled with different shades of deep reds.
I was totally in love with the bridesmaid dresses (Jasmine B2) and their bouquets.
So let's hear it, ladies? Was there something you just fell in love with regarding your wedding that you never thought you would want or use or incorporate or maybe wasn't part of your normal style?
PS: I will go into more detail about the florals and other items I mentioned here in future recaps more specific to those items :)