Well, my better half was not having the yellow. Absolutely, no way, no how. He wants red to be the main color. It's his favorite color, and it's my favorite color. Ray is from San Francisco and I think this may be the reason (trolleys? 49ers?). So, red is staying but I didn't want "red & ivory" and I wanted something original, something people aren't accustomed to. So I stumbled upon these ideas (that I've shown), and I think I'm going to do an "Exotic" theme. I will use red as the main color with a whole array of other accent colors. I think doing this will be as colorful as I always wanted my wedding to be and will be neat. I was thinking of having each table named after a different place in the world and the centerpiece reflecting something of that culture. For my candy buffet, having treats from around the world. Decor would be something like a Moroccan and or southeast Asian and or Asian. I think this is a great idea considering our cultural backgrounds, German, Irish, Filipino, Chinese, Spanish and the fact that I grew up in Canada, and He lived in Japan for many years, it's quite international. I ran this buy him last night and he thought it was a phenominal idea....so I'm brainstorming now. This actually seems like a great idea for us and one that matches my dress----ahhhh so freakin silly but yes, this is the main thing! However, I'm digging the originality of this theme...and I think the splashes of color will complement my garden venue so nicely! And a Moroccan-ish decor will look so nice with the big wrought iron chandeliers at the venue (which was something I was thinking would clash with yellow).