Take My Sweater: Inspiration vs. Reality

Many bees before me have written posts about their original inspiration board versus how the wedding actually turned out. I always loved seeing those posts, so I was very excited to get to do one of my very own.

Way back when I first became a bee (which was exactly a year ago yesterday!) I wrote a post about the inspiration board I was using for our wedding.

(Photo credits, starting at the top, left to right: Rebekah Westover, The Knot, Minted, Tiger Lily Florist, Project Wedding, Bride.net, Ruffled Blog, Big Wedding Tiny Budget, J.Crew, Rebekah Westover, Daniel C. Photography, She-N-He Photography, Ruffled Blog)

Well, I put together another board with actual photos from the wedding, and I was kind of shocked to see how true I stayed to my original inspiration!


So, what do you think? Did I turn my original inspiration into reality? Did you use inspiration boards in your planning process?


Mrs. Cardigan

Wedding Date:
January 2011

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    tocarat 324 posts, Helper bee @ 5:43 pm

    Wow, it’s perfect! Great job envisioning and implementing. I adored your wedding, the colors, the modern touches, it was beautiful!

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    sara, Guest @ 5:44 pm

    Wow that’s awesome!

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:49 pm

    You totally rocked it, Cardy!

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 7:55 pm

    I think you did an amazing job of turning your inspiration into reality. I loved your wedding!

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    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:10 pm

    I’d definitely say that you nailed your inspiration! Well done!

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    blleach 71 posts, Worker bee @ 9:58 pm

    I love this comparison! Your wedding is one of my favorites. I am using your wedding as an inspiration for mine :)

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:43 pm

    That is awesome how much they look alike!

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    MissMoscato 128 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:25 am

    Gorgeous!!! I love yellow! Your wedding is my favorite! The food, the location, it’s all perfect!

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    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:46 am

    You are amazing, Cardy! You totally made that board a reality (and improved it too)! It’s so fun to see things go from inspiration to reality—thanks for sharing ;D

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    brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:49 am

    Wow! Amazing job making your vision come to life!

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    cosmo_gmr 946 posts, Busy bee @ 5:57 pm

    I like your reality better than the inspiration!
    Love your sweater XD i want one too! LOL

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