Then I started the venue search. As you already know, the walls at the Children's Museum are cherry red. When I initially looked at pictures online I said no because of those red walls. My wedding was going to be purple, not purple and ::blank:: Before we decided on a venue, however, we decided to meet with a potential caterer, Rania Harris, since she was a preferred caterer at all of the venues we were considering. Well we instantly fell in love with her (she's perky and you can tell she loves what she does) and her food (yummmmmmm) so we booked her. And it was actually her that recommended the Children's Museum based off of what we said we wanted our wedding to feel like (whimsical, fun, yet sort of modern). I brought up my concerns with the red and she started pulling color swatches out of nowhere (this woman has more energy than MOH Sam and I combined, which is basically saying her head could explode at any minute - which I love) to show me how awesome purple and red look together. I was sold. It really is such a passionate and rich combination. And we scheduled a tour of the museum the next day.
From that day forward I have not questioned our decision to get married there and the most amazing color scheme ever. And a few days ago the lovely Miss Tattoo, author of Tattoos and Lace, wrote a post about her color scheme and introduced me to the most amazing website ever...The Perfect Palette.
So I basically had a field day searching through all of the palettes that included purple and red. So, if you have ever questioned whether purple and red look amazing together, here is a million reasons why they do (all photos shamelessly stolen from The Perfect Palette and then updated by yours truly in paint):