I like the thought of having semi-regular columns on the blog. I know I have done a few inspiration posts in the past, but they have now gained their own title of “What’s Inspiring Me Now”. With the start of the wedding season (that’s what peeps in the biz call the frenzy of wedding bookings after the holidays), I’m scouring the internet for all kinds of inspiring photos for the upcoming season. Not that any of my clients have asked for these designs. I just think that it is a good thing to stay inspired. Instead of one particular design that has hit this wedding planner’s fancy, I’ve started several boards that I’m in love with. Maybe it’s the thought of spring being here soon, maybe it’s my love of warm weather, maybe I just can’t live in the season that we are in, but the following designs seem to scream spring/summer wedding to me. They are also screaming photo shoot to me…..
1. The Preppy Wedding. There are a lot of things to like about the preppy wedding. My favorite? It’s kind of like less-is-more goes bold. I know that sounds strange, but think about it. It’s clean lines. Not overdone. Just great color contrasts. There are plenty of colors that go along with a preppy design, but my choice would be navy and white. Almost nautical. To be honest, navy has been one of my favorite colors my whole life. And there are an amazing amount of colors that go with navy – think how great pops of bright pink and kelly green would look with this. But, today is all about putting navy and white together. I found this photo on Pinterest that kicked off this design thought: white anemones. While the center of these flowers are technically black, they have a blue tint to them that make me think preppy.
2. The Vintage Wedding Meets Southern Wedding. I have posted several times about the interestingly controversial (among the industry) vintage wedding. Is it in or out, trend or classic, stylish or campy…? Apparently no one can decide. So, I decided to start pinning things for my idea for a vintage wedding. Then, I looked at the board as a whole and I realized that it was taking on a distinctly southern feel. Vintage, yes. But, definitely southern. And I have decided to put the controversy to rest on the whole vintage wedding design: southern does vintage right. Actually, southern does a lot of stuff right. But, particularly vintage. To be sure, this wedding would be quite a home in Alabama or Georgia – my stomping grounds. The photo below was the one that kicked off this board. So effortless and beautiful.
3. French Country Wedding. This is my nod to girly. Or, indulging my need to travel vicariously through photos. I think it would be awesome to bring a little bit of the French countryside to Alabama. I love the movie Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst and the scene with them having a summer soiree under a tent is perfect. A beautiful garden, a relaxed feel, a simple wedding. I feel like Martha Stewart would be all over this wedding (I like to imagine that Martha and I are close). The photo that kicked this board off would be a bunch of lavender. It smells amazing and is gorgeous in bunches and is so French Provincial. Merci!
I’d love to hear your thoughts and what might be inspiring you these days! Until next time… XOXO, Julie