Side Pony: Inspiration vs. Reality

I, like most other brides, spent a lot of time worrying how everything would come together on our wedding day. I pulled inspiration from all corners of the internet, but there was no way of knowing how everything would look in “real life.”  Throw in an unconventional color scheme, and my anxiety only increased.

I created this inspiration board at the beginning of our planning to convince myself (and others) that a red, green, and gray color scheme could be pulled off without looking like a bad Christmas special.


Top left: Pretty images via SMP / Invitations by Paisley Quill; Top middle: Image via VWLimos; Top Right: Image via Slashfood / Photo by Bella Grace Studios; Center: Image via Green Event Shop; Bottom Left: Via J.Crew; Bottom middle: Image via Blue Nile; Bottom Right: Image via Casa Sugar / Photo by Josh McCullock

There were a lot of details that changed, evolved, or were eliminated as we planned our wedding over many months, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how our wedding details compared to our original vision.


Top left personal photo, top right photo by BM M, all other photos by Jamie Grant Photography

Overall, I am very pleased with how our ideas were executed at our wedding. There are some things that did not translate as I had hoped, such as the center picture in my inspiration collage since I’m not even sure what it is supposed to be, but I wouldn’t change a thing. I love how everything came together, and I am so glad I trusted my vision despite some opposition to my ideas.

Are you using an inspiration board to help with your planning? How did your wedding compare to your original inspiration?


Mrs. Pony

Bloomington, IL
Wedding Date:
September 2011
Table Numbers: (Finally) A Success!
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  1. hawk Bee
    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:49 am

    I think you were spot on and definitely not Christmas-y at all!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:27 pm

    I feel like if I did an inspiration board now that it would be cheating as I already have most of the elements haha! I love that yours was exactly as you invisioned, though prettier, than your inspiration!

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:13 am

    It really came to life! 🙂

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