Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Inspiration Board : Natural Wedding

When Aaron and I first became engaged, all I wanted to do was look at wedding blogs. I couldn't get enough.  Seriously, they're addicting!  I literally pinned hundreds of photos for inspiration and almost filled an entire notebook jotting down the ideas that I loved. Now, after months of checking blogs daily, I'm a little burnt out on weddings.  Don't get me wrong, I still cheek everyday, I'm just...less inspired.  I am not trying to be rude OR say that the weddings I've seen aren't beautiful, because they all are.  But, after awhile, they have all started to look the same to me.  They all have the same thumbprint guestbooks, photo booth props, mason jar decorations, and "photo op" shots.  And please don't get me wrong, I loved (and still love) all of these ideas! They were fun, whimsical, and charming; I thought they were unique expressions of the couple's personalities, until I realized it was becoming every couple's expression of their personalities.

I want my wedding to be timeless.  I want my wedding to be romantic.  I want my wedding to be beautiful.  I want my daughters to look at my pictures and say, "That looks so dreamy Mom. I wish I could have been there!" Instead of asking, "Why are you holding that mustache prop up to your face in half of your reception photos?" Feel me? I think this pretty much boils down to the fact that my Mother & Father eloped to Lake Tahoe when she was about 3 months pregnant with me (...surprise!) and there is not a single photo of my parent's wedding.  I guess I just missed out on the whole timeless Mom wedding photo thing and want to give that to myself and my future children.

So, today I wanted to share with you lovely readers the images that have been inspiring me lately from my Pinterest.  Our wedding is going to be held entirely outdoors so I'm embracing the colors provided to us by Mother Nature: green, white, and natural wood. I hope you enjoy my inspiration board and I would love to hear your feedback on trendy vs timeless weddings.  I'll be heading out the door soon to try on wedding dresses at Marina Morrison Bridal Salon in Union Square.  Can't wait to tell you all the details and, if you follow me on Twitter, you may even be able catch a sneak peek photo : )



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4 comments:

Paloma said...

I seriously LOVE this palette. Black and white with a twist is my wedding dream for someday!

la petite coquine said...

You might be my favorite future bride on Earth right now. It helps that John says all the same things.

ana {luckyinlovesf} said...

thank you so much for the sweet words : ) glad someone agrees with me for the timeless side of the argument

anna and the ring said...

I completely understand about being completely overwhelmed by everything.

Very much loving this style!

P.S. My parents eloped too.

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