You're Engaged! Now What?! series ep. 3

Episode 3 - Crafting & Designing Your Vision

Hiya! Welcome back! If you haven’t had the chance yet, make sure to check the beginning of our “You’re Engaged! Now What?!” series. Today is when we get in to the fun stuff….Crafting and Designing the Vision for your dream day! Time to set up your Pinterest board! Yup! Tell the fiancé your wedding planner told you to. ;) The introduction of Pinterest has been an amazing piece to designing a wedding. There are so many wonderful inspiration images and ideas out on the worldwide web!

First things first, let’s decide on a color palette. As unimportant as this might seem, crafting your color theme makes the rest of the design piece that much smoother. Search for images with visual cues – a lush green, candle lit, fairytale forest? Or even a rocky seascape! Look for images that match the vision you have in your mind. Choose 1-2 main colors to build from, with 3-4 additional neutrals, patterns, textures, materials or metals. For example, a Grecian minimalist theme might feature a palette of white, dove grey, copper, marble and acrylic. Once your color palette is set to place, the rest of your décor elements will fall right in line!

Second, let’s talk about a general feel for your wedding. Classy and elegant? Boho and relaxed? Rustic and laid back? Your feel can help narrow down and define some of the more important details – venue, ceremony start time, catering menu, attire, and more. If you’re looking for more of that classy, elegant atmosphere, consider choosing a grand hall or ballroom, black tie event with plated meal. For a bohemian free-spirit wedding, how about an outdoor space with an early afternoon ceremony time and heavy hor d'oeuvres.

Next, time to add in those décor elements! This event is all about the two of you, and a reflection of your lives and love together. So what items tell your story? What elements are unique to the two of you? Did the two of you meet over coffee? Maybe choose to have a coffee bar at your wedding, or incorporating coffee scented candles! Fall in love while hiking in the desert? Think about choosing cacti and terra cotta pots to add to your table tops! Your family and friends will love to see details that speak to who the two of you are, so don’t be afraid to add them in!

Pinterest can definitely be overwhelming while designing your dream vision. *Pinterest wasn’t even a thing when I was planning my wedding! Or else I DEFINITELY would have spent hours upon hours looking for inspiration* But utilizing these tips, can really help narrow down your dream designs and make bringing your wedding day to life a walk in the park! Questions? Suggestions? Comments? Let me know below!

xoxo – Rachael


 Photographer - Sarah Dean Photography

Photographer - Sarah Dean Photography