Hello and welcome to my inaugural Wedding Window Blog post! I hope you’ll find lots of useful ideas, inspiring photos and just plain great advice here. Let’s start with some wedding style, shall we? It’s the basis of your wedding planning – the backdrop for all your design elements. When you feel a couple’s personality come through in the day’s details, it makes the wedding truly special. And if there was ever a good time to take a step back and focus on the overall look and feel of your wedding – not just finding the fanciest options out there – it’s now.
So how do you find your style when every wedding magazine photo looks so enticing? Well, are most of your clothes from J. Crew or the local vintage shop? Do you send only emails to save paper or are you a sucker for gorgeous stationery? Is your free time spent at the newest hot spot in town or in your living room with friends and homemade goodies? These questions might provide some insight. And while there are endless variations on these themes, here are some general categories:
Eco-Chic: Who says your meal can’t be 100% local and organic? Break out the cotton paper and soy ink to let everyone know you’ll be donating to the Sierra Club as your favor and enjoy a guilt-free party!
Classic: “Bride” to you says Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy, ball gowns and stately surroundings. Whether it’s a hotel ballroom or a private room at a restaurant, your wedding will be elegant and traditional.
Romantic: You are the reason the empire waist gown was created. Jane Austen would be proud of the fete you’re assembling. Make use of wildflowers, blush and pink accents and loose hairstyles to make your guests swoon.
Modern: You’re enjoying pushing the wedding design envelope. Funky colors and design elements, coupled with fresh takes on wedding cuisine will have your guests feeling like they’ve been invited to an A-list party.
We’ll talk more about each of these styles in my upcoming posts, but whatever your style, be sure to enjoy all the creative ways you can express it as you plan out your big day!