Our First Draft

…of an inspiration board was not on Pinterest or any other website. Because our unengagement started awhile back, these types of tools weren’t quite widespread yet…

I started by saving pictures from blogs and internet searches. Some of these were supplemented with personal images. After running ideas by Sweetie Scone and getting input, I would delete images that were no longer in the running. A few weeks before our first face-to-face meetings with our DOC and florist, we tried figuring out the best way to share these images. Our solution was a PowerPoint presentation. This could have been a repercussion of being in graduate school. In any event, we put together a short PowerPoint and emailed it out to those helping to plan the wedding.

Whenever possible, I tried to locate pictures in the spaces we were planning to use or were interested in using. Inspiration photos were certainly harder to manage just a couple of years ago! Here’s a sneak peek into my type A-ness:

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Table floral inspiration: 1- Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Lisa Rigby Photography / Heidi & John’s Wedding 2 – Image via WeddingWire / Design by The Silver Vase 3 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Laura Novak Photography / Chanell & Chris’s Wedding 4 – Image via One Charming Party / Photo by Nicole Gerulat / From Art Gallery Party 5 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Therese Marie Wagner Photography / Kathleen & Casey’s Wedding 6 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Marni Rothschild / Design by Dahlia Designs / Kirsten & Paul’s Wedding 7 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Cheri Pearl Photography / Design by Bella Rugosa / Stefanie & Kevin’s Wedding 8 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Kris Drake Photography / Anna & Joe’s Wedding 9 – Image via botanical brouhaha / Photo by Julie Mikos 10 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Jeff Greenough Photography / Design by Gillespie’s Flowers / Stephanie & Austin’s Wedding 11 – Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Scott Andrew / Florals by Nancy Liu Chin / Amy & Ben’s Wedding 12 – Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Jose Villa Photography / Lauren & Joe’s Wedding 13 – Image via The Knot / Ulysses Photography / Vivian & Johnny’s Wedding 14 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Studio JK Photography / Stacy & Chad’s Wedding 15 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Meghan Doll Photography / Design by MBZ Design and Event Studio / Julianne & Rhett’s Wedding 16 – Image via Real Simple / Design by Tara Donne 17 – Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Levi Max Stolove Photography / Design by Hollee Anne / Stephanie & Michael’s Wedding 18 – Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Jesse Lake / Sandy & Andy’s Wedding 19 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Tracy Turpin / Parul & TJ’s Wedding 20 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Benfield Photography / Maggie & Austin’s Wedding 21 – Image via The Knot / Photo by E Photography / Libby & Jason’s Wedding

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Attire inspiration: 1 – Image via Wedding Shoppe Inc / Alyne Bridal Lindsey 2 – Image via The Knot / Janell Berte 8125 3 – Image via John Lewis 4 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Rachel Priddy Photography / Rachel & Kirk’s Wedding 5 – Image via Endless / A. Marinelli Women’s Elaborate Open-Toe Pump 6 – Image via thisnext / Nine West Techno Twill Suit 7 – Image via Endless / Poetic License Spring Blooms 8 – Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Tiffany Arment Photography / Lisette & Ryan’s Wedding

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Decor inspiration: 1 – Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Clayton Austin / Loro & Mark’s Wedding 2 – Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Tec Petaja / Alicia & Ian’s Wedding 3 – Image via Project Wedding / Photo and design by Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day! 4 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Janae Shields Photography / Erin & Pat’s Wedding 5 – Image via Design Boom 6 – Image via Kara Paslay Designs / Designed by Kara Paslay for Anthropologie 7 – Image via Ruffled / Photo by Wildflowers Photography / Kathy & Eric’s Wedding 8 – Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Heather Kincaid Photography / Celina & David’s Wedding 9 – Image via Photo Mementos / Photo by Photo Mementos / Liz & Brad’s Wedding 10 – Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Our Labor of Love / Jenny & Jamison’s Wedding

inspiration-cake

Cake: 1 – Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by She-N-He / Cake by Blue Note Bakery 2 – Image via Etsy / From Folded Fancy Creations 3 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Carrie Patterson Photography / Lia & Mark’s Wedding 4 – Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Lane Dittoe / Nicole & Richard’s Wedding

inspiration-ceremony

Ceremony: 1 – Personal photo / Roanoke Community Center 2 – Personal photo / Roanoke Community Center 3 – Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Nadine with Love Me Do Photography / Lydia & Joshua’s Wedding 4 – Image via Intimate Weddings / Tutorial by Amanda Colyer 5 – Image via Intimate Weddings / Photo by Ben Godkin 6 – Image via Ruffled / Photo by Yasmin Khajavi / Katie & Landon’s Wedding 7 – Image via 100 Layer Cake / Photo by Anna Rozenblat / Jenna & Jon’s Wedding 8 – Image via Niche White / Photo by Luna Photo 9 – Image via Project Wedding

inspiration-favors

Favors: 1 – Image via Parigo Studios / Photo by Parigo Studios / Jen & Erik’s Wedding 2 – Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Jess & Nate Photography 3 – Image via Old Time Candy / Mini Moon Pies 4 – Image via MyPartyPlanner 5 – Image via MyPartyPlanner 6 – Image via OhNuts! 7 – Image via Amazon 8 – Image via eBay 9 – Image via Amazon 10 – Image via Wikipedia 11 – Image via Dylan’s Candy Bar 12 – Image via Candy Machines 13 – Image via Candy.com

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Tins: All photos are personal

inspiration-eats

Food: 1 – Image via Cypress Grove Chevre / Humboldt Fog (mmmm) 2 – Image via Olive Events Catering 3 – Image via Olive Events Catering 4 – Image via Scrape the Plate 5 – Image via Olive Events Catering 6 – Image via Scrape the Plate

inspiration-oot-bags

Out-of-town bags: 1 – Image via 20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smiles 2 – Image via Amazon 3 – Image via Venlo Chocolates 4 – Image via Discount Mugs 5 – Image via Staples 6 – Image via Venlo Chocolates 7 – Image via Venlo Chocolates 8 – Image via FoodSubs 9 – Image via Soap.com 10 – Image via Gary’s Original / Cinnamon Popcorn

inspiration-bouquets

Bouquets & bouts: 1 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography / Design by Fleurish the Rebel Florist / Christine & Ryan’s Wedding 2 – Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Sylvie Gil Photography / Design by Valley Flora 3 – Image via Wedding Flowers Kelowna / Design by Wedding Flowers Kelowna 4 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Millie Holloman Photography / Design by Salt Harbor Designs / Mandy & Drew’s Wedding 5 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Erin Hearts Court /  Design by Bloom Flower Shop / Lindsay & Dan’s Wedding 6 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Michelle Walker Photography / Design by FleurEssence Floral Designs / Jen & Mike’s Wedding 7 – Image via The Fairmount Bride / Photo by Christine Farah 8 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Real Photography 9 – Image via The Knot / Photo by Q Weddings / Design by Rosehip Flora / Claudia & Seth’s Wedding

inspiration-kids-corner

Kids corner: 1 – Image via Amazon 2 – Image via Amazon 3 – Image via Overstock 4 – Image via Amazon 5 – Image via Amazon

Did you create an “interesting” way to save all your wedding inspiration? How do you keep everything all together?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Scone

Location:
Napa/Kansas City
Wedding Date:
July 2012

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    Mrs. Bacon 695 posts, Busy bee @ 3:19 pm

    You are a gal after my own heart! I totally made all my inspiration collages in PowerPoint then emailed them to vendors before our meetings… and printed out copies just in case! The things we did before Pinterest. Sigh.

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    Mrs. Scone 181 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:23 pm

    @Mrs. Bacon: le sigh, oh how pinterest has changed my life… I just might have to make an homage to pinterest ;) glad to know I wasn’t the only one that made a power point and printed it!

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    Mrs. Eagle 2166 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:26 pm

    Pinterest is amazing. And so are your references! haha. I was like whoa when I first saw this blog.

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    Mrs. Scone 181 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:32 pm

    @Miss Eagle: this one made me speechless ;)

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:00 pm

    I’m so impressed with all your organization. Way better than my word docs filled with pictures. I love pintrest :)

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    Mrs. Scone 181 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:13 pm

    @Mrs. Pony: Thanks… Ooooh, I have those too :)

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    Mrs. Cucumber Sandwich 602 posts, Busy bee @ 12:36 pm

    I totally made power points too! How I lived without pinterest I will never know!

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    Mrs. Scone 181 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:57 pm

    @Mrs. Cucumber Sandwich: Yay! OMG, when I started pinning I was like a kid in the candy shop.

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