As many of you know, I recently got married! It was a gorgeous wedding, if I do say so myself. I don’t yet have any professional photos yet, but I only have a few that friends and family have been sending. With that, I won’t be able to really show what our wedding looked like, but I can certainly explain to you where I got the inspiration for the wedding style!
Barrett and I both knew we wanted an intimate-feeling wedding, much like a backyard wedding. And while ours was technically a backyard wedding, his backyard consists of up to 7 acres! So we had a lot to play with, from the theme and style, to colors and how to decorate. If you remember our engagement party you’ll see that we used mason jars, rustic looking decor with signs and such, as well as unusual looking flowers that were literally picked from a field and placed in jars. That was essentially what we went with for our wedding! Rustic and country!
While planning a wedding may seem intimidating and daunting, there are so many places online that you can draw inspiration from! Pinterest was a huge help when it came to decor and style for us. I would pin what I liked, show it to Barrett, and then we would bring it to life! Our wedding was very much DIY. I’ll get into that a little more in another post, however :-)
About a week before the wedding, I was actually contacted by a company I had heard of a few times, called lover.ly! They are very similar to Pinterest, except it is wedding specific! When you first go to the website, you take a style quiz and then once your style is determined, you’re given images of all things wedding that are related to your unique style! You create “bundles” of what you want to save and you go from there. Each image should also lead you to the original source, which is very handy for the crafts and other things.
Here’s a look at what bundles I have and the things I saved. You’ll notice that there is hardly anyhing saved, but like I said, I only discovered this website a week before the wedding! But I’m definitely sharing this with my girl friends that are recently engaged and in the process of planning :-)
I combined all dresses into one bundle. I personally like the option of going with a single color and then letting each bridesmaid pick the dress they want. No one is created the same, especially bridesmaids :-)
Of course you can do specific searches if you want!
FInally, simple center pieces. Jars and regular ol’ flowers! Pretty much what we went for in our own theme… Again, I’ll explain more in another post, but I will say we purchased wholesale flowers and then did the arrangements, bouquets, and boutonnieres.
I also did a bundle on decorative pieces, like signs and other things, but, well, I just didn’t take a screenshot of it. Haha.
Have you checked out this website? What do you think?