Decorating with dark paint doesn't mean you'll end up with a room of Stygian gloom. In fact the very opposite. Used properly drama and atmosphere await. Like this living room with large antique mirrors.
But Brian wasn't at the Reception. He went to the Wedding, but Brian used to have a drinking problem when he was younger, and he avoids situations where social drinking might occur. And force his only son, and his son's lovely new wife to have a dry reception? No, sir. Brian Williams is a man who knows the meaning of sacrifice... and he always has a trowel.