Hello everyone! I'll be sharing some photos from our wedding along with tips and tricks I learned along the way. I'm not a wedding planner, but I planned, designed and creative-directed my entire wedding, and it was definitely a big task but fun for me as well. I consider myself a Type-A personality so it was easy to stay on top of timelines and keep myself organized, but it may not be the same case for everyone else, and that's ok. Hopefully this will at least be helpful and inspiring to those of you planning a wedding!
The Inspiration and Mood Board Creation Process
How do you even begin to sort through all of the different styles and ideas out there for weddings? I was not the kind of girl that always dreamed of what her wedding would be like, but somehow I found it fairly easy to nail down our style. Read on for my suggestions on how!
Observe your pinning trends.
Everyone says not to get so pulled in by Pinterest, and while I agree with that, this part of figuring out my style is where Pinterest came in handy for me. I usually take care to pin things that I really resonate with, so I went through all my boards and tried to observe my pinning trends. Was I pinning a lot of rustic looking interiors, or modern interiors? Was I pinning more cozy fashion photos or more clean-lined fashion? This was even before I began creating a Pinterest board for the wedding, and it helped me to filter through all the beauty and see what really spoke to me.
Think about your venue.
I also thought a lot about our venue, Loft on Lake, which had a lot of brick/brown tones and was a loft-style venue. I thought it would be a really great contrast to have a very clean and modern aesthetic inside that warm loft space, so I began to focus on those kinds of images.
Start pinning and curating.
I began to pin things I thought fit my style, but I did a lot of curating along the way. Don't just pin everything you see that looks pretty, but think about whether or not it's realistic too. I studied my wedding board every so often and weeded out the images that didn't really match anything else style-wise or what was unrealistic for my budget or capabilities.
Design a mood board.
Once I felt like I had picked out a decent amount of images that represented the style I wanted for the wedding, I chose the images I felt were best for getting across my "modern organic" aesthetic, and created a mood board in Photoshop. I also designed a simple and modern monogram for us that matched the style I landed on. See the final mood board below!
Stay tuned for more wedding posts! I've got a lot in store - flower DIYs, the invitation design process, sources for stuff, etc!