Welcome to my backward world, where I make an inspiration board after deciding on a lot of things already. It’s far easier to make a collage of pretty pictures when you know for sure that some of them will actually be close to the real thing!
I know most brides make these mini-galleries so they have something to refer to when making plans but, honestly, all of the little details kind of overwhelm me so I had to have an idea of what our vision was before I put it all together. I guess, in that sense, this board isn’t serving to remind me what I want; rather, it’s serving to show me that it all actually makes sense together.
Tent – Image from Style Me Pretty / Photo by Jose Villa | Photos – Image from Southern Weddings / Photo by Divine Light Wedding Photography | Straws – Sold by ThePartyFairy on ArtFire | Cake – Image from and photo by The Faux Martha | Jars – Image from Style Me Pretty / Photo by Lg Weddings | Men – Image from Style Me Pretty / Photo by Gina Leigh Photography | Initial – Image from Style Me Pretty / Photo by Christina Carroll Photography | Trees – Image from Ruffled / Photo by Steven Michael | Moccasins – Image from and photo by Jessica Zais | Ladies – Image from Bridal Musings / Photo by Ben Blood | Flowers – Image from and photo by Rachel Olsen Photography | Ceremony – Image from Style Me Pretty / Photo by First Comes Love Photo | Bunting – Image from Style Me Pretty / Photo by Karri North | First three swatches made in Photoshop | Gold & silver swatches – Images from DQT
So—organized folksy, as Mom Dragon said. We’ve got our tent, the bunting, the fall sunflowers and dahlias, an outdoor ceremony (knock on wood), glittery lights, mismatched bridesmaids, a less formal groomsman look, moccasins (I’ll explain later!), cute details like paper straws and candles, an alternative guestbook (haven’t locked that one down yet), and a little tiny cake (yes, that will also be explained).
Our colour scheme isn’t really a colour scheme, in truth. All I know is we’ve decided on yellow as one of the colours, in all of its shades, and the rest seems to be going the way of neutrals, browns, and metallics, and whatever bonus colours are thrown in with the flowers and decor. Doesn’t really matter to me in the grand scheme of things.
I’ll be curious to see if this actually matches up with the real wedding!
Is it weird to make an inspiration board after you’re already inspired?
- Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
- Wedding Date:
- September 2012
- Mother of the Bride's residence