When I got married I chose very simple white square plates. I knew that they would be my blank canvas to show off delicious food and they would easily go with any occasion.
Here I put our brown patterned napkins in the center of the plates with gold pumpkins and gourds as name place card holders.
That's right, I just spray painted the orange and fall colored pumpkins/gourds I had for Halloween. It was quick and easy. I love the way they turned out.
I love that I can mix and match other dishes with my simple white ones as well. Notice my little appetizer plates I used under the place card holders. They have an embossed pattern and black edges.
I mixed a lot of different neutrals in my centerpiece and place settings. I just went with it! Sometimes you just have to go for it and see if it works. In this case I mixed white, tan, grey, browns, silver, gold, taupe and a touch of black. It's just a jumble of soft neutrals and it works! Don't get hung up on matching colors!