Mood Board Inspiration

So, one of the very first things our brides start working on after hiring us is their own design inspiration. Believe it or not, nailing down some sort of inspiration early on in the process helps in the planning as well. It helps us know which photographer might be the best fit, for example. Or, which location could offer the best backdrop. Of course it’s mostly done through Pinterest now, but we also encourage our brides to search for inspo everywhere. Magazines, design books, shops, hotels, restaurants, etc. Then, when it comes time for me to work on their design proposal, I create my own mood boards. This helps with everything from ordering fabric, designing custom linens, printed materials, to the floral design.

This bride wanted a garden wedding with a blue and white color palette. Also, since she was marrying at her family home, her mother’s amazing garden provided a great backdrop. Blue and white toile fabric was perfect for the bar fronts. Along with bartenders in blue and white aprons and bow ties. Ginger jar lamps and vases ties together both the garden feel and the color palette. And we even created a custom floral arch on the front porch, which looks like it was always a part of the landscape.

The reception tent featured floral fabrics, garden trellis accents, and fresh greenery as if it were growing in a garden.