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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  1. msdragon Bee
    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!

  2. mstoadstool Bee
    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…

  3. mswallaby Bee
    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.

  4. Member
    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 6:54 am

    Everything turned out beautifully!

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