Finding Inspiration: Part 1

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

As a Stylist and a Floral Designer, the one thing that I will never get tired of seeing is the endless amounts of eclectic wedding styles, visions, themes and colour palettes. After all, this is at the heart of all that I do, but it doesn’t mean it doesn't come with its own set of challenges.

Vision is important, it is the essence of every idea, but without practical application its nearly impossible to turn it into a reality.

And so I want to let you in on a few ways to steer your inspirations in the right direction to fulfil all that you have envisioned for your special day.

Firstly, there are two key steps within the process of identifying and choosing your ideal vision for your wedding day.

1. Finding Inspiration

2. Narrowing down your options

Factors to consider

Personal Inspiration:

Likes/Dislikes, Personality, Favourite things to do, Search Engines (Pinterest) etc.

Practical Inspiration: Budget, Season, Wedding Venue, Wedding Decorator

Personal Inspiration: Tip Number One: GET TO KNOW YOURSELVES FIRST

Personal Inspiration: Generally, your wedding ideas and inspirations are an extension of what you and your spouse love the most, from choice of season to your theme colours.

Therefore, when thinking about the type of theme you want for your wedding day, begin to assess and ask yourselves.

What do we like? What don’t we like?

What are our favourite colours?

When and what are we doing when we feel most like ourselves?

When do we feel most at ease and comfortable?

Begin to look at your furniture, the music you listen to, the clothes you wear, the places you enjoy visiting as inspiration to really understanding what it is you love and enjoy. As this will mirror the type of atmosphere and theme you desire for your special day,

Choosing your favourite season alone will begin to narrow the ideas, colours and most importantly the day of your wedding.

A good question to ask yourselves is what would you want your wedding to reflect about you and your spouse?

If you are unsure about what you like and dislike, asking family and friends to pinpoint attributes, likes/dislikes, as they may be able to tell you things about yourself that you may not even realise.

Bonus Tip: With that in mind, with a lot of research you may be surprised that you will be drawn to certain designs and ideas that never crossed your mind, which is why it is always helpful to remain open-minded, even when you are set on an idea.

Personal Inspiration

Tip Number Two: RESEARCH

When you don’t know where to start, begin to look at magazines, search engines like Pinterest, blogs, Instagram...

Essentially, any visual tools that will begin to give you an idea about what is on offer (NB: there is no pressure to follow what’s trending).

On our next post, we will share more tips on how to narrow down your ideas and find a theme for your wedding.

Until then don't hesitate to comment, share and let us know what is your favourite tool for wedding inspirations.


Love,

Mannuela


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