Hi, everyone! Let me start off my first blog post for the Bride’s Guide by saying what an honor it is to be contributing to my favorite wedding blog of all time! I’ve been inspired by the MSW team’s fresh ideas for years, and when my company Flowerwild was just a little seedling of a thought, I did the majority of my research by shuffling through piles of MSW mags. In fact, I still do.
Which brings me to the premise of my little piece here -- my step-by-step process for crafting the look of a wedding -- which, I hope, will help you when planning your own weddings. (If only it were as simple as 1-2-3.) So without further ado, the story of Carrie and Jayson's wedding in Santa Barbara.
Step 1: We meet. At least that’s the usual first step. In Carrie and Jayson’s case, we did everything via email. While some brides come armed with a streamlined vision and binders full of inspiration, others haven’t a clue. This is what I got from Jayson:
“We are getting married in a field in San Simeon. Can you help?”
Unusual, but it totally piqued my interest (the gorgeous location didn’t hurt).
After a few emails back and forth, we nailed down a few ideas the bride had in mind: bright colors, big bouquet, a floral monogram, and that’s it! But Jayson did offer me some supporting details: The bride’s dress would be ivory, and the groom’s suit (and their son’s) would be gray, and there would be no guests.
Think this mission was impossible? Check back here next week for step 2 of the process, in which I work with the bride and groom to dream up some inspiration for the look and feel of the wedding.
In the meantime, go ahead and play event designer for a moment: What would you do with the information Jayson gave me?