Our new blog of the week is Ready 2 Spark. Written by Lara, a Canadian bride-to-be and DIY extraordinaire, ready 2 spark is filled with creative ideas, inspiration, and humor. Make sure to check out the fabulous invitations for her wedding!
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DIY Venue-Inspired Save-the-Dates
It’s been a busy week.Â I got my dream job offer, flew to DC, found an apartment, and have packed 7 fridge-sized boxes since yesterday in preparation for my big move to DC this weekend.Â Although this means my fiance and I will continue our long-distance relationship for another 6 months or so before we re-evaluate our next move, NYC (where he lives) is a lot closer to DC than Africa was (where I was living last year).
I wrote about the theme of the wedding here (well, IÂ told you about my shoes and how they had influenced my choice of peacock feathers being the link holding things together) but I haven’tÂ written much about inspiration and boards.
Winter Wedding Details
They say success is in the details. I have to agree. While the major decisions of a wedding (who you will marry, when in will happen, where it will take place etc) are certainly the most important, it’s the little things that can truly make the day your own. As I go through this planning process I am realizing how important it is to let inspiration guide you when it comes to choosing these fine details. You can draw inspiration from all sorts of places. It’s helpful to flip through magazines and cut out images that strike you, think of your favorite colors and perhaps to try and incorporate them into the day, even the time of year could inspire your decision making process. I have tried my best to think of each element as a continuation of another, rather than separate entities. For example the invitations use the same color palette as our reception dÃ©cor. I carry around a swatch of the bridesmaid’s dresses so the florist can match ribbons we use to their color. In the end I hope it will create for a cohesive “look” and a very thought filled event. Allowing inspiration to guide me has made this planning process a lot easier and way more fun.
Tear Drop Weddings Contest!
Holly at Tear Drop Weddings wrote to let us know about a stationery contest she’s hosting. All you need to do is send her your unique love story. The 20 brides that inspire her the most will have a custom designed invitation for the cost of her ready made invites!
A fun new one has come across.Â This time I’ve been tagged by EmilyÂ and for once you all don’t have to hear boring facts about me, you get to see FUN things I love about weddings!Â Before I get started, I’ll apply my tag to… one of my new favorite bloggers, Anna at Southern Fancy!
Announcing Aisle Society!
In my 8 years of blogging, today may be cause for the single biggest celebration yet! Why you ask? At long last, it’s time to debut the brand-new Aisle Society website to the world! For the past several months, a group of more than 30 of the bestÂ wedding bloggers from across the world have been working to create a brand new way to find wedding inspiration!Â Aisle SocietyÂ is the onlyÂ wayÂ to catch the latest contentÂ from your favorite bloggers, all in one gorgeous place. And best of all, you can curate your very own personalized feed of your favorite wedding styles, design elements, wedding pros, bloggers, and more, making it a cinch to plan your perfect day!