Funneling the Love: Inspiration vs. Reality

I admit that I never joined Pinterest before our wedding was over and I never compiled a general wedding inspiration board (only crazy dress boards to send to my bridesmaids…), but there were definitely images that I saved or blogged about that I would look at over and over during the planning while we were making decisions.


(1. Coloured Crinoline Project via The Brass Paperclip Project 2. Photo by Kimberly Potterf Photography 3. Earrings by LuluSplendor 4. Dress by Maggie Sottero 5. Bouquet photographed by Flory Photo 6. Cake Toppers from peanutbutterbandit 7. Discontinued Lace Jacket by San Patrick 8. Photo by Kelly Brown Weddings via The Last Detail9. Photo by Enrico Mocci via Italian Lakes Wedding

Once Mr. Funnel Cake determined our Swiss/OSU wedding colours, we stuck to them throughout the planning. After we made our very Swiss invitations, it was even easy to brand the rest of the wedding paper products in our (KH)² visual identity.

I feel like almost everything we planned happened the way we imagined and we received many compliments from guests that the wedding was so personalised and really reflected Mr. Funnel Cake and myself with all the small touches.


(All images by Timwill Photography)

What do you think—did our red and white Swiss theme pull through? How much do you use pictures or inspiration boards in your planning?


Mrs. Funnel Cake

Zürich, Switzerland/Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
October 2011
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    Red Poppy 22 posts, Newbee @ 7:23 am

    Wow, that side-by-side comparison is amazing! Your theme definitely came through in a great way.

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    shirasagi 899 posts, Busy bee @ 7:32 am

    Yeah, you definitely made your vision a reality! Great job! Everything came out beautifully.

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    Jeanne, Guest @ 8:11 am

    WOW!!!! I am so impressed!!! Amazing work~

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    bracelet 278 posts, Helper bee @ 8:46 am

    I think it worked out quite well! And I just love your DIY cake topper. So “you”!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:48 am

    I love it, it’s so fun to make the comparation.

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 9:46 am

    This makes me definitely want to make an inspiration board: I just love the side-by-side comparison! Everything turned out amazingly!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:26 am

    Love how you pulled off the red and white theme, even better than your inspiration in my opinion :)

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    totheislnds 7804 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 10:32 am

    this is really amazing FC! I’d love to see this from other bee’s to see how it turned out for them. Yours was spot on!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:32 am

    Love this, Mrs. FC! How awesome was it to be able to compare for yourself and see how close you came? :)

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:07 pm

    @StephK527: Makes me feel like we did something right! ;)

  11. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:24 pm

    I LOVE these side-by-side inspiration-to-actuality comparisons!! You did an amazing job at staying true to your theme!

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:26 pm

    Your red-and-white Swiss theme DEFINITELY pulled through! (I love the color combination, myself.)

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 4:14 pm

    Great job! I love these posts.

  14. dalmatian Member
    dalmatian 592 posts, Busy bee @ 4:29 pm

    This is amazing! I agree with everyone, you did such a good job making your inspiration a reality!

  15. coyote Member
    coyote 1780 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:02 pm

    I love seeing the inspiration v. wedding day comparison. You really stayed true to your vision!

  16. msfairy Member
    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 6:29 pm

    I would say pretty close! I’m with Mrs. Coyote – I love seeing the vision vs actual :)

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    lechevalnoir 277 posts, Helper bee @ 7:01 am

    I took that #4 dress with me to my dress appointments, I really wanted it! Clearly you have awesome taste! =)

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