I had the perfect vision of what I wanted
my our wedding day to look like. Every time I closed my eyes, it was all I could see. I pictured a beautiful, outdoor setting, my bridesmaids lined up in blush and champagne hues, and my future husband beaming from the altar in his sharp, navy suit. Just beyond the ceremony site was the reception setting, accented with lush greenery against a background of white and pops of gold.
Creating a vision for your wedding day is an essential step to ensuring your planning process is as seamless as can be (although, I’ll tell you right now, it is never seamless!). Hammering out a distinct look will help in making decisions, both big and small, along the way. It will help keep you grounded when you’re overwhelmed with the plethora of options available to you, like floral trends, bridesmaid dresses, invitation suites, and so much more. These are all aspects of your big day that should be cohesive, and when put together, help to tell a beautiful story. It truly is all in the details!
If you read my last wedding post, you already know that I am a big fan of Pinterest. Basic as this may be, it was a lifesaver in my planning process, helping to keep all of my ideas and inspirations organized. Create boards for different categories (such as venue decor, dress inspiration, groomsmen attire, etc.), and then comb through each one to pull out the things you really love and keep coming back to. Once you have a handful of favorites from each board, compile them into one, and use this as your wedding mood board. Every time you’re ready to commit to something, whether it’s the style of centerpieces you want for your guests tables or your cake, compare it to your mood board and see how it fits in. This will ensure you’re always on track to creating that cohesive look to truly wow your guests.
For my wedding, I jumped around to several different looks and themes before landing on my final one. I had initially been looking into more rustic venues, with a barn as the reception venue, but when we decided on an outdoor venue with a tented reception, some tweaking had to be done to fit the look. What I decided on was something that I felt could be timeless, with understated colors, and simple accents that allowed the guests to focus on their experience. Whenever asked about my wedding’s theme, I always used the word “Botanical.” Natural greenery and crisp white, with gold accents. Knowing that this was the overall goal made it so easy to find the right decor and tie it all together. Rustic accents just wouldn’t have made sense with what I was going for.
Ultimately, remember that this is your day, and it should be about what you and your fiancé want. It can be so overwhelming when you have your family and friends giving you their opinions and ideas, as well as trying to keep up with the current trends. Make that mood board, and be firm in your decisions, and you will be so happy in the end.
VENDOR DETAILS IN THIS POST:
Florals – Flora Blume Design
Photography – Rachel Walker Photography
Invitations – Minted
Cake – Corina Bakery
If you have any questions about a wedding mood board, or how to get started on one, please leave a comment below. I would love to help!
Thank you so much for reading!