How Do I Look?

So you’ve seen our save the dates, I’ve talked about how we want a “minimalistic” style wedding, and I’ve revealed the venue…but what does it all mean? What will the Sparkler wedding actually look like? Let me try and paint you a picture.

Our wedding vision (really…did I just say “wedding vision”?) started coming to life when we fell in love with bold combinations of black, white, and charcoal gray, with punches of bright plum mixed in. Ohhhh look:











Continuing with the “bold” theme, I decided that I HAD TO HAVE chevron stipes. Everywhere. OK, not everywhere. I don’t want our guests having stripe-induced seizures during the reception. But I kept finding little bits of inspiration:









Le sigh.

Things slowly started coming together. There was definitely a “look” that we were creating: Clean lines, bold colors, dramatic lighting…oh yeah, we wanted dramatic lighting. Mind you, we were also completely clueless about how much money “dramatic” would cost us. But who cares?! We were planning the wedding of our dreams! So I included visions like these in my inspiration:







Hahahaha…oh Miss Sparkler, you were so naive.

When friends and family started asking us about wedding colors, wedding themes, wedding blah, blah, blah…I decided to whip up one of the fancy boards I had seen floating around the blogosphere. I gathered up all my pictures, spent too much time mushing them around trying to get them just right, and finally came up with something. So I present to you what I like to call, OUR WEDDING: THE INSPIRATION (sounds like it could be a pretty good movie, no?). It’s my first attempt, but what do you all think?


From top left: 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 78, 9, 10, 1112, 13

Not bad for a first try. I’m getting happy just looking at those colors. Has anyone else recently attempted an inspiration board? Share them, please!


Mrs. Sparkler

Wedding Date:
September 2011
Pixie Cuts and Boing-Boing Curls
Rehearsal - Victory!
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    ktisthatbees 1686 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:47 am

    I love the plum combo with the black and white. It really makes the colors pop!

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    Denali 296 posts, Helper bee @ 11:06 am

    black cupcake stand = love. your inspiration board rocks; I love the pops of purple (but I’m partial to purple)

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    brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:19 am

    I love your style! The patterns and colors go great together! I can’t wait to see it come to life!

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    SandyToes 400 posts, Helper bee @ 11:19 am

    Very pretty and elegant!

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    Koala Bear 2093 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:20 am

    I love the colour/pattern scheme! I can’t wait to see how they play out in real life

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    Rosie Girl 4096 posts, Honey bee @ 11:29 am

    We got married in September last year, and our colors were black, gray, ivory and purple! LOVE the color scheme!!! :)

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    Vee, Guest @ 11:50 am

    You are definitely a woman of great taste because those are my exact colors for my wedding in September!!! My venue is also very modern, clean, and contemporary. The flowers will definitely pop against the neutrals, and it will be very modern and sophisticated. Can’t wait to see how your wedding turns out, and I know you will be an huge inspriration for mine as well!

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:54 pm

    Love the pattern and the colors!

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    Pincushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:02 pm

    It looks great! I fell in love with that dress with the striped ribbon when I saw it on blogs a while back. Lovely and unique!

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    glaca 378 posts, Helper bee @ 1:08 pm

    have to admit i was a bit wary of black and grey for a wedding but this looks gorgeous.

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    LongLegAmazon, Guest @ 1:23 pm

    These were our “colors/theme” as well. However, the BM’s wore the color Spiced Wine from JCrew and the guys wore a darm platinum colored tie. The bouts were dark burgandy/purple dahlias and the girls had purple roses and dark dahlias as well. The colors turned out perfect and I got the “ew – b&w for a wedding?” – once it’s together, it’ll be gorgeous.

  12. magic Member
    magic 640 posts, Busy bee @ 2:13 pm

    I love it! Can’t wait to see it all come together!

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:08 pm

    I love those colours together!

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:32 pm

    Loooooove your color palette! The colors and patterns are going to look amazing in your venue!

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    carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 6:21 pm

    Love the striped ribbon on the wedding dress! I think your inspiration looks great, very modern and classy. Can’t wait to see how it will turn out!

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    panther 1112 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:23 pm

    I loooooooooove it!

  17. barrettes Member
    barrettes 913 posts, Busy bee @ 6:55 pm

    Yes! You are planning the wedding of our dreams, Sparkler! So happy I get to live vicariously through your wedding. I loved my winery wedding, but would have gone in this direction in a heartbeat! =)

  18. mscottoncandy Member
    mscottoncandy 436 posts, Helper bee @ 11:23 pm

    black and white and chevrons love it!

  19. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:17 am

    What a chic city wedding! Part of me wishes this was the direction we took but now I can live vicariously through the Sparklers!

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