Inspiration vs. Reality

Well, I’m still waiting on my pro pictures disk, but I just can’t wait any longer…I have to at least post a teaser! Our online gallery is up, and though it’s protected where you can’t save the images to your desktop, I took low res screenshots with my computer to make a Polyvore set. Don’t you just love modern technology? I thought it would be fun to do a comparison of the inspiration set and photos from the real thing! So here it goes:

The Inspiration:


(sources, from top left – Rings, Invitations, Barbecue, Bouquet, Picnic, Barn, Frame, Cans, Gazebo, Bridesmaids)

The Reality:


All photos courtesy of The Pros

Some minor differences: I didn’t have any photos of the barbecue or the tables (which means no can pics). I’m a bit sad, but the rest of the pictures are so awesome that I’m OK with the omission! I looooooove how everything turned out, now that I look at it. You can’t tell from the pictures that half the guests didn’t show, or if anybody left early. All I see is our hard work come to fruition. I can’t wait to share the rest with you! Hopefully it comes in the mail this weekend, so I can start up on my recaps!


Mrs. Sand Dollar

Wedding Date:
September 2010
Bouquet Inspiration - Check!
Inviting the VIPs

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  1. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:18 am

    Thats awesome to see the before and after! I often wonder how close everything will be to my ideas. You have given me hopes its possible!

  2. glasses Member
    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:19 am

    Your pictures are looking way awesome! How fun to see the inspiration and the reality, I think you did really well!

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    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 10:23 am

    What a great job! I can’t wait to see pictures.

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    Miss Peach Tree 339 posts, Helper bee @ 10:27 am

    What a tease! The reality looks great. You did a wonderful job crafting it all!

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    sand dollar 1334 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:41 am

    Aw, thanks everyone! I got my disk and am working away at the recaps, so they’re coming soon!

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    Erica, Guest @ 10:52 am

    Love it!!! The pictures are really beautiful and the location seems fantastic…. Can’t wait to see all the recaps and pics in detail!

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    hinacralligma, Guest @ 11:48 am

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    SuperShopper 866 posts, Busy bee @ 11:58 am

    WOW that is amazing!! It all looks fabulous, congrats!

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    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 12:08 pm

    It looks fabulous. I love when I see inspirations come to life like this.

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:13 pm

    Your reality looks so similar to your inspiration! It looks awesome and I can’t wait to see more in your recaps!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:19 pm

    Looks like you hit the nail on the head!

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    ms.moonlight 209 posts, Helper bee @ 12:48 pm

    Wow! Great job! And your photos look like your wedding turned out to be absolutely beautiful, fun, and welcoming. Congratulations!

  13. Pincushion Member
    Pincushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:58 pm

    Wow! You really nailed your inspiration! Your reality pics look just like what you were going for. Nice job, SD!

  14. cheetah Member
    cheetah 297 posts, Helper bee @ 2:30 pm

    What a great teaser! I want more!

  15. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:39 pm

    I love seeing the before and after, looks like it all came together so well! Cant wait to see more :)

  16. turtle Member
    turtle 776 posts, Busy bee @ 8:21 pm

    Wow!! That is so cool! Your “reality” board looks like it could be a popular inspiration board! Sooo perfect! I’ll have to try doing this one of these days…

  17. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 11:09 pm

    Everything looks pretty close to your inspiration! Don’t you just love when that happens?

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    el0624 205 posts, Helper bee @ 11:21 pm

    Looks great!

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    SandraMarie_1986 1363 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:40 pm

    Wow, those comparisons are beautiful. I just love your real life wedding.

  20. cola Member
    cola 2827 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:45 pm

    Love this! So cool to go back and compare!

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    periwinkle, Guest @ 9:52 pm

    Awesome! Can’t wait!

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    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:34 pm

    What an awesome comparison!

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