I’ve always wondered what it would be like to get married during the holiday season. There is something so magical about the time of year, and I think it would be a lot of fun to host a winter wedding in NYC. Want to see the details that inspire my imaginary winter wedding?
This gown would be BEAUTIFUL for the bridesmaids…
Here is my very first attempt at making an inspiration board. I went with what I know best… my own wedding. I think it was helpful in bringing together all of the little details and actually seeing if they all mesh the way they do in my head.
White Dress: Donna Ricco; Shoes Stuard Weitzman; Ring: Tiffany & Co.; Flowers (wreath, centerpieces and bridesmaid's): Martha; Cake Topper: Ann Wood; Blue Dress: J. Crew; Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas
Not perfect… but a good start.
When we started planning the wedding, Lotus Dude and I had decided that our colors would be red, gold and grey. We liked the combination of these colors, and it would be easy to incorporate them both in the traditional Hindu wedding ceremony and the more modern decor we had in mind for our reception. Of course, things did not work out exactly as planned.
When I went shopping in India for a reception outfit, I wasn’t able to find anything in either red or gold that wasn’t too loud for my tastes. However, I ended up finding the perfect outfit in green and gold. So we rolled with it and talked to our wedding coordinator, florist, venue and linen rental company about the change of colors to green, gold and grey for the reception. Thankfully, everyone was accommodating and there were no problems!
I also saw that WeddingWire has a wonderful new tool to help in creating inspiration boards. The inspiration board I made several months ago incorporates the red, gold and grey we’re using for the ceremony. I just used the new tool to make another inspiration board for the reception, and here it is.
I have to say that this tool made it really easy to create the inspiration board!
Continuing my search for a color to complement our blue and white color motif, I assembled an inspiration board of blue and yellow…
Photo Credits: Table setting from InStyle Weddings; Bride and Groom shoes photo by Jonathan Canlas; Bouquet from ArtFool; Antique Journal from Southern Weddings Mag; Invitation from Style Me Pretty; Church photo by Jonathan Canlas; Ring shot by Ryan Phillips; Bridesmaid dress photo by Jonathan Canlas; Yellow shoes photo by Whitebox Weddings
Inspired by fab blogs Style Me Pretty and Snippet and Ink (and my habit of collecting images from around the web) I decided to make an inspiration board. Today I got thinking about my flower choice, and decided to get my ideas “on paper”. As it turns out, Sunflower Mom and Sunflower Grandma both used white gardenias in their floral bouquet. As my mom tells it, she didn’t even know they were in her mother’s bouquet until they were ordered. Since these are the most important women in my whole life, I figured I’d like to carry on the tradition.
Beautiful, and a budding family tradition. Image from theknot.com
I love the show “Whose Wedding is This Anyway?” and one of the planners on it suggested making a wedding collage to represent your wedding. You could include stationary, magazine clippings, pictures, swatches–anything really to help a planner or anyone else understand the vision of your wedding.
I thought this was a great idea, but it was a little restricting to make a collage because you couldn’t easily bring it with you unless you had a folder (which is a great way to stay organized for a wedding!). I decided to make this idea more portable… so I created a cheat sheet!
This is a quick and easy how-to guide to create your very own wedding inspiration board.
Total cost = $30. Project Time = 30 minutes. Cuteness and Functionality = Priceless!
To create the magnetic board, you will need to following supplies: One 8×10 picture frame, one roll of Adhes-A-Mag, and if black doesn’t match your frame, one large sheet of colored scrapbook paper.
First, you remove the glass from the picture frame and use it to trace out your piece of magnet.