I know how much you Bride's Guiders love our real weddings, so when Shira, our real weddings editor, asked me to share some behind-the-scenes gems from my wedding (which is featured in the current summer issue of the magazine), I jumped at the chance.
This first post is all about -- what else -- the inspiration for my French garden party, well, party. It didn't really begin that way, of course, but my inspiration binder helped me get there.
Our vision for our wedding was inspired by both of our childhoods and our combined love of the outdoors, great food, live music, and our families. In the end, we decided on a color palette of stone gray and poppy red, with accents of cream, white, and kelly green (think bright red strawberries, not Christmas.) This palette relates to the venue’s natural surroundings, my partial French heritage, Craig’s partial Irish heritage (kelly-green...wink!), and our shared love of summer berries. Our wedding was everything we hoped it would be: personal, colorful, homespun, and surprisingly chic.
Next week, I'll have more from my wedding, including how we took all this inspiration and made it a reality.
Is anyone else keeping an inspiration binder? What kinds of things are you including in it?