Attempting an Inspiration Board

I thought creating an inspiration board would be one of those simple little things I could easily throw together as a fun way to reflect our wedding style. WRONG. It was really challenging to find a combination of pictures that convey the “feel” we are trying to achieve!

It’s not perfect (and I may play with it a little more over time) but, for now, here’s my inspiration board!



Invitation, Dresses, Pillow, Couple

Sign, Chandelier, Bouquet, Shoes, Pansies, Pearls, Cake

Did you create an inspiration board? Did the elements fall into place, or was it hard to get it to reflect your style?


Mrs. Seashell

Chicago, IL / Providence, RI
Wedding Date:
September 2010
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    helenberrycrunch 3733 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:23 am

    Oh wow, that’s a great board! I’m not just saying that because mine uses some of the same pictures, either. (change the purple for black)

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    KWebs 102 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:30 am

    I LOVE the purple shoes. Do you know who makes them?

    Also I love this because it’s pretty much exactly my colors :)

  3. hermitcrab Member
    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 10:31 am

    Looks really pretty! I didn’t put an inspiration board together until a few months before the wedding, once I really had the vision!

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    Champagne Wishes 1187 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:40 am

    I love those BM dresses! I wish we had a vendor near my … swoon. Great job :)

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    perfume 82 posts, Worker bee @ 10:50 am

    Very elegant!

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:52 am

    Oooh, pretty! love the purple and gold combo :)

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    smiles1979 574 posts, Busy bee @ 11:03 am

    Oh I love love your board! Beautiful!
    Really loving the dark purple BM dresses….well for one b/c dark purple is 1 of my colors….and all around your board is just lovely! :)
    Congrats for getting your wedding feeling down!

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    alivoo01 2625 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:15 am

    The inspiration board scares me, but I’ll need to attempt one soon so I can put one in my wedding scrapbook! Yours was well put together though!

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    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:19 am


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    weddingplanner41 2281 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:25 pm

    Love those shoes! I followed your tracks, haha, to Seabreeze’s blog…? I must know where they come from!

  11. guineapig Member
    guineapig 1375 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:29 pm

    Beautiful! Love the feel, and the purple + gold is such a rich color combo :)

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    Cornhusker 274 posts, Helper bee @ 12:36 pm

    I want to do purple too! I love the way it looks good on just about every person! I’m doing a spring wedding, so i’m doing pops of lime green to give it a spring feel!

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    sarahthieke 40 posts, Newbee @ 1:11 pm

    Beautiful inspiration board! I pulled up jewelry in the etsyweddingteam category under weddings and here are a few more ideas you can add!!

  14. seashell Member
    seashell 1689 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:54 pm

    @daniellemybelle: Yeah! Beyond her blog, I don’t know much more about them.
    @sarahthieke: Thanks for the jewelry inspiration!

  15. hamster Member
    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 3:16 pm

    Beautiful board – I love that ring pillow!

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    krissybee 3921 posts, Honey bee @ 4:39 pm

    nice board!! yes, creating a mood board has been so much tougher than i thought! scheesh!

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    parfait 1755 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:19 pm

    So pretty! I like the ribbons cascading from the bouquet…sigh!

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    MrsCatWoman 65 posts, Worker bee @ 5:24 pm

    Do you know where those shoes are from? Are they your shoes? I really like them!

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:34 pm

    ooh, it looks lovely. i did end up doing an inspiration board and i was excited it worked out. i was able to get the general feel for the day. now i’m working on individual boards for the big components of the day: my look, ceremony, and reception

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    aliceinweddingland 243 posts, Helper bee @ 11:36 pm

    that cake–i’m in love. you’re killing me miss seashell. this is basically the exact look we’re going for, more or less. in fact, our invitations look eerily similar to the inspiration pic. keep the wedding looks coming!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:05 pm

    I cheated. I found a premade one online.

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