THE WEDDING STORY: GETTING INSPIRED

Monday, January 26, 2015

Now that I am engaged (!!! Still not used to that word yet), you know I will most definitely be documenting every step of this process! If I'm a keeper of all memories, this is one I won't want to miss. From the proposal to DIY decorations to the big day and everything in between, I will share it all here. (As much as I can anyway.) So if you're not subscribed/following yet, hop along for all things wedding. I think this will be a fun one. 

First things first. A mood board. I'm a very visual person so before we start talking budgets and guest lists, I need to wrap my head around the vision for the night. Big picture before logistics. This is also how we started every advertising project in college so I've become wired that way. Luckily E is the exact opposite (I mean seriously night and day, you guys) so he'll make sure we get things done. Til then I'm going to play in this fun space of color and ambiance and feel. :) 

I started out really overwhelmed with so many options because let's be real, all things on Pinterest look perfect and lovely — and yes I'll order two of everything please. But I gave it a shot. I began curating a (secret) board of different images, ideas, and colors that stood out to me. At the end, I was surprised to see how consistent and obvious my style was. Lots of neutrals, rustic and delicate elements, twinkling lights. The feel — fresh, elegant, whimsical, fun, with fall accents. Must not be — gimmicky, cookie-cutter, or stuffy. 

Here it is! :) What do you think? I had so much fun making this I'll probably keep building onto it, but I want to hold onto this "feel" as we make further decisions along the road. Cheers to wedding planning! 

xoxo. 


Coffee & Honeycomb

21 comments :

  1. A mood board sounds like a great way to get started with your planning! It helps you figure out a theme and what you want to have. From the way your board turned out, it looks like you will have a beautiful wedding! Congrats on your engagement.

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words! Yes definitely, it helped me figure out a theme especially because AFTER i looked at this, I was able to come up with the perfect words I wanted to describe this. :) I may be addicted...

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  2. I love this idea! I wish I would have done this.... :)

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    1. Thanks! You know what tho, you can come up with any reason to make a mood board. Your spring wardrobe. A new bedroom/nursery you want to decorate. Branding for you blog. An upcoming birthday party. :)

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  3. Nice job! My best friend just got engaged and did the same thing. It really helps to have it on hand and compare to when you think an idea might be good or not!

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    1. Cool! What were the colors for your best friend? Definitely, i'll have to think about this when I'm buying/making decorations and if it's really worth the spend.

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  4. uh, obsessed!
    i can't wait to see you walk through this journey, how utterly exciting!!
    and i love the fresh/green details!

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    1. FRESH! GREEN! ME TOO!!!! hahaha thank you for always being excited with me. :) you won't have to wait too much because i will be sharing like crazy here!

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  5. This is so pretty! I wish I would have had this back when I was planning my wedding!

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    1. I was just telling Hannah (above), you should just do one anyway for another party you plan in the future! Or any other reason!

      Although it looks like you're already super busy with project life! It all looks so good, I love it. :) That was one thing i always wanted to try but could never get myself to do. So cool.

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    1. Thanks! :) Some of these girls had such beautiful weddings it made it easy to pick and choose.

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  7. This was a brilliant idea! I wish I had done this! Maybe I should try it with the baby nursery...

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    1. YEASS!! Oh my gosh, a mood board for a baby nursery would be SO CUTE? Are you expecting a boy or a girl? I can just picture really pretty pastels, cute animal toys, rich wood for rocking chairs or a cradle... okay i'm getting ahead of myself. You'll have to send me the link if you make one!

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  8. Love your mood board! So classy.

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  9. Love this! I do color palettes all the time for my clients and for my blog! It is super helpful and inspiring for planning and design! Well done! Congrats!

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    1. Thanks! That's awesome to hear. In the spring when i have more time on my hands, I think I'll want to make a moodboard for my own blog/etsy to rebrand myself. Such a good idea! I want to see some of your moodboards too. :)

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  10. Oooo, love that curtain! Have you picked your venue yet? I found that the hardest thing for me was remembering exact details of the venue so that I could make DIY elements and know in my head where they would go.
    xox
    giedre

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    1. We haven't solidified a venue yet, no, but we're going to Chicago in a couple of weeks to see some of our favorites in person! :) And then hopefully it will be locked down. But thanks for bringing that up. Such a good point! I'll have to take as many photos as possible because I do want to add DIY goodies. :) yay!

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  11. Hi, you are tagged!
    -DT
    http://hereiscribble.blogspot.com/2015/02/liebster-award.html

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