Burnin’ Love: Inspiration vs. Reality

I’ve always loved seeing these posts from other Bees. (Mrs. Pony, Mrs. Funnel Cake, Mrs. Honey, Mrs. Pin Cushion, Mrs. Turtle, Mrs. Peep Toe, Mrs. Pretzel, Mrs. Cardigan, Mrs. Sand Dollar”¦the list goes on and on!)

I made my inspiration board after we had a lot of our details in mind, so I’m not surprised that it matches up quite well. Here’s my original, pre-wedding board:


(photo credits can be found in the original post)

And here’s what our wedding looked like:


[All photos except for the straws by Rozy Seitz (I took the straw photo)]

Pretty close, right? There are a few differences, though. The flowers turned out more orange-y, the ceremony area ended up looking different with the small tent in place, and the cake is way off (but cute, and tasty!). I don’t actually have any good close-ups of the bunting or the photos, but our tent turned out way less bunting-y than my inspiration.

You can’t really see the straws on my board but they were yellow-striped, just like my inspiration! I pulled the colour swatches on the bottom directly from the images in the board.

What do you think, Hive? Close or not quite?


Did you miss a recap?


Mrs. Dragon

Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
Wedding Date:
September 2012
PaC Man & Wife: I Turn My Camera On
We Start Today: The Ceremony Part 1
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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 2:00 pm

    I love how your wedding ended up: it’s similar, but I definitely think it’s even more cohesive than the inspiration (I like your cake better for instance, and I think the pops of orange in your flowers look great!).

  2. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 3:19 pm

    @RapunzelRapunzel: Thank you! It’s funny because both the cake and flowers were a surprise! :)

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    sarah, Guest @ 4:50 pm

    This is really great, I love seeing how a vision comes to life! Could you share where or how you made your board? 😀

    I’ve enjoyed your blogging!

  4. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 4:52 pm

    @sarah: Thanks! I dragged all of the images into Photoshop — but I think Picmonkey is an online service that’s easy to make collages with! I use it for my personal blog sometimes.

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    sarah, Guest @ 5:04 pm

    @Mrs. Dragon: thanks for your help! I am sooo not photoshop savy enough – I will check out picmonkey

  6. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:18 pm

    I love how everything turned out, similar, but with your own touches and warmth!

  7. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:41 pm

    You nailed it! But I like the real thing (your board) the best since it is a snapshot of a true wedding. :)

  8. scepter Member
    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 6:30 pm

    The inspiration vs. reality posts are one of my favorite posts! Thanks for sharing!

  9. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:32 pm

    I really love the inspiration versus reality posts too. I really, really, really should put together an inspiration collage so I can do this post in the future

  10. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 8:18 pm

    Wow you really translated your vision into something very awesome! I am so terrified that I will fail at realizing my vision, especially since it’s so difficult to imagine all these little pieces fitting together cohesively. You did an awesome job.

  11. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 5:34 am

    @Mrs. Pony: Yay! I’m glad we were close!
    @Mrs. Pain au Chocolat: I always like the actual wedding boards better, too. 😉
    @Mrs. Scepter: No problem! I love them too.
    @Miss Panda: Do it!!
    @Miss Camel: I was worried about how it’d all look too, but it’s surprising how well it came together — I think you’ll be just fine!

  12. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:16 am

    Pretty close. And I must say I like some of your details better, your mocasines, the straws, the string jar, the bouquet…

  13. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:49 am

    I love these posts!! Your wedding turned out amazingggg, and it’s interesting to see the inspiration alongside your own wedding photos.

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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 6:54 am

    Everything turned out beautifully!

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