Cleverly titled like that film with Julia Roberts in it, this blog series is all about my mate’s journey to marriage…
Hello, it’s me again! This week, I’m sharing our new inspiration board. You may remember, back in May last year, Gavin and I created our own individual inspiration boards which (fortunately!) showed that we were on the same page with regards to wedding design. Or at least we had enough similar likes that we were likely to come to some easy compromises.
Those boards were created with a Spring/Summer, outdoor-type wedding in mind. Since then of course, we have set a date of October 26th and a location of the north of England – neither of which lends itself to many of the outdoorsy elements we may have selected for warmer climes!
So, we had to rethink and draw some new inspiration from the now decided season and setting of the wedding.
And here it is…
- Gold driftwood cake found at Preston Bailey Bride Ideas
- Burlap chair decorations via Grey Likes Weddings
- Gold pumpkins from Cupcakes and Cashmere
- Moss table decorations from Occasions Online
- Rustic centrepieces Style Me Pretty
- Blue dress by Samuelle Couture via The Loveliest Day.
- Life is Beautiful print from Shade Tree Photography on Etsy
- Conker candles by Naturkinder
- Beautiful lights from Stage Right Lighting
- Sparkly photo shoot from Zsa Zsa Bellagio
A lot of the rustic and natural elements are still key to how we would like our day to look, but the colours have changed to more muted tones with lots of earthy and metallic colours mixed in. Lights are still very important, along with a handmade touch, but we are obviously going to have to lose a lot of the al fresco features.
Looking back at the original boards and comparing them to this one, I think that this could have been our ‘compromise board’ right from the beginning!
Now, last time I posted I had 3 targets – photographer, catering and dress – to tick off my list, but I haven’t been as productive as I might have been and the only one I have managed so far is the photographer!
But, I have had a shopping trip with my maids and mother to try some dresses on and we do have a short list of caterers, so we’re almost there with those two…
And we have an inspiration board, so that’s progress right?!
Oh, and I have also cleverly/crazily (depending on which way you look at it) handed over the reins of the hen do to my bridesmaids, so at least that’s 1 less thing to worry about (or maybe 1 more…?!).
With just over 23 weeks (eek!!) to the wedding, I can feel the jitter of panic starting to set in. “It will all be fine. It will all be fine. It will all be fine…” Next time I write, I WILL have a dress on order, the catering will be booked and I hope we will also have the boys’ and the bridesmaids’ outfits, or at least know what they are.
Until then! :)