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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  1. msfox Bee
    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.)

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

    Great job! I love these posts.

  4. dalmatian Bee
    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!

  5. coyote Bee
    coyote 2051 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:02 pm

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

  6. msfairy Bee
    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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