Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Inspiration Boards

It seems like lately the blogs are all in a tizzy over inspiration/mood/story boards. Holly at Decor8 recently held a mood board contest for interior design inspiration, and here is the 1st place winner:
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{image from Decor8}

Although now wedding story boards have become all the rage, I think Abby from Style Me Pretty started the trend with her amazing inspiration boards that she creates for readers. Here is my favorite board for "An Intimate Gathering":
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{image from Style Me Pretty}

Other wedding bloggers have happily hopped on the band wagon already, and they are all equally unique and creative, just like their blogs! {click on each to see enlarged pictures and details}

Brooklyn Bride:
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Perfect Bound:
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Burlington Bride (aka Miss Onion on WeddingBee):
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For more storyboard browsing, check out the reader boards on WeddingBee.

So, inspired by Abby, I created my own inspiration board a few months ago. Although it went through several revisions, I found that creating it was time-consuming but so worth it because it really made me focus. Every wedding picture you see when you are planning is a temptation- they are all so beautiful!- but making this board made me really think about how all the details and elements fit into the bigger picture that I had envisioned. Here is my board:
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{Top, L to R: bouquet from Brides, cake by Lovin Sullivan, reception from Brides;
Middle: floating gardenia from Brides, boutonnière from The Knot, earrings by Adriana Orsini from MrsRobsButton;
Bottom: photo from Dutchman's Designs, photo from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo from Lena Corwin's wedding on Flickr}

1 comment:

Blue Orchid Designs said...

these are so fun! my current addiction. :)