In my never-ending quest to procrastinate on what annoys me, I am continuing to ignore the “minor” issues of budget and venue in favor of focusing on the fun stuff- details! Six months ago, I had never heard of an “inspiration board.”
Cue proposal and a head-first dive into the world of wedding blogs and I grew so jealous of girls who had the skills to succinctly share their wedding “vision” in just several artfully mosaic’d photographs. But, I figured that if I wanted to make an inspiration board to display my wedding “vision,” I probably ought to have one.
One of the reasons I wanted a winter wedding is that I actually had a clear idea of what I would want a winter wedding to look like. I am one of the only people I know who gets truly excited about snow… and I knew I wanted the entire reception hall to sparkle like it. I was picturing dimmed lights, lots and lots of low votive candles, and silver touches everywhere.
Pretty… but something was just.. missing. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but it was just too “cold” (ironic complaint for a girl who wants a snow-like reception). When I pictured a winter wedding I wanted that contrast between the frigid snow and the warm fire, because to me winter is as much about a fireplace with cocoa as it is about building snowmen*.
I went around and around about what color would add the warmth I was looking for. A deep wine color would be pretty and wintery, but it just didn’t grab me. A sage green would go well with the blue and bring an earthy feel… but where is there green in winter? And then I thought, why not gold? I think that people often use silver OR gold but I see no reason not to use both. To me gold evokes a necessary warmth that is going to make everything seem inviting and elegant. And with that, I created my first ever inspiration board:
ahhh…. much better, no? This is the first wedding “theme” that I’ve gotten really excited about. Plus, I think that it is going to make finding budget decor super easy because gold and silver are easier tones to match than if I were trying to do everything in a specific shade of each green and purple, for example. The blue might be a little harder to match, but better one color to manage than several!
How did you decide your wedding colors?
*Note: There will be no snowmen at the wedding. There will be no (or almost no) snowflakes. I have a “thing” against non-organic shapes… not sure what that is about. (Yes, I realize that snowflakes are actually an organic shape but I still feel that they’re too commercialized) But if you ever think of getting me something heart-shaped for valentines day? think again.