So in my last post we spoke about the importance of getting your wedding budget right from the very beginning, and now we're moving on to the far more exciting topic of where to find your inspiration and defining your wedding day style!
When you first start looking for inspiration it's easy to find yourself feeling overwhelmed with the huge amount of possibilities out there, so how do you pin point your wedding theme?
The Two of You
Let's face it, this day is all about you and your partner - so what better place to start when thinking about your wedding inspiration! Sit down with a bottle of your favourite tipple and chat about your vision for the day. Think about the things that really sum you up as a couple - your experiences together, your shared passions and how you can express your personalities.
Here at The Wildflower Wedding Planner we are not dictated by trends - my favourite weddings are those where the personalities of my couples take centre stage, so that your guests get a real sense of who you are, and your wedding is a true reflection of your love and lives together.
Image by Hannah Duffy Photography // The Art of Styling Workshop @ B.Loved Hive
Stock up on bridal magazines, and search online to find your favourite wedding blogs - we have some amazing sources available to us that are packed full of real weddings and styled shoots which are a great source of inspiration.
Drawing on outside influences can be a great way to develop your ideas. Looking to fashion, design, architecture and interiors (including your own home!) can help you to apply your ideas in a practical sense.
I strongly believe you should feel "at-home" on your wedding day and comfortable in your surroundings, so don't force a concept or theme for this one day if it doesn't feel like a good fit with your lifestyle and your journey as a couple. Inspiration can, and should, be found in the things that you love and surround yourself with.
Now you've started to gather your inspiration the next step is to create a moodboard. This will act as a guide to focus your thoughts, and will help your chosen suppliers to get a clear idea of the style and concept you are looking for.
Start off with one board to give the overall look, which can then be broken down in to all of the different elements, such as bridal style, venue, food, florals and colour palette - etc!
If you haven't come across Pinterest before, what are you waiting for!? Go check it out...
Pinterest is a wonderful source of inspiration - where you can pin to your hearts content! Remember to go back through your boards and refine the images so that the images you're looking at are focussed and really suit the feel that you want to achieve.
There are so many different styles of weddings, but once you've found "the one", the concept that really resonates with you both, you'll be filled with excitement and will want to plough straight in to your planning.
If you need any help creating the wedding day of your dreams, please do get in touch to see how I can help.