Into the Mystic..

Wedding planning can be so overwhelming.  I knew so much of what I already wanted, but planning is hard even for someone who read and wrote wedding blogs regularly like myself.  So I did what most brides out there in blogland did…I went to Snippet and Ink.  I wanted an inspiration board and this is before I knew how to create my’s what I found…

Top row from left: Twigs & Honey boutonniere photo by Tim Will via Once Wed, typewriter “guest book” from 13 Creative, bouquet and cake both from Martha Stewart Weddings.  Row 2: Babette shoes from J.Crew via Oh So RB, reception space by Jo Gartin, ruffles via Oh Happy Day, invitation by Hello! Lucky .  Row 3: cosmos bouquet photo by Anna Kuperberg, bud vase photo by Anna Williams, invitation by Ceci New York, cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings.  Row 4: vintage car photo by DuHon Photography from Wish Special Events, yellow dress by Vera Wang, Erin Cole veil photo by Leigh Miller

Top row from left: wedding sign photo by Stephanie Williams, hair feather from Martha Stewart Weddings, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts. Row 2: centerpiece by Ariella Chezar, cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings, coat hangers via Once Wed, tree card. Row 3: gift basket from via Oh So RB, table from Outstanding in the Field, pie from Martha Stewart Weddings, suit from The Sartorialist. Row 4: calligraphy by Bluebird Studios, car photo by Melanie Mauer, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings

{both boards created by Snippet & Ink}

See where I’m going with this?  I really wanted to embrace the rustic and homey feel of the farm.  I didn’t want to try to fight the venue so to speak.  I firmly believe that you need to continue the vibe of whatever venue you’re having your wedding in.  If I were to get married in a gorgeous hotel, I would be doing things VERY differently.  

Once I knew what look I was going for, I designed the save the date invitations with Heather from We Met in a Bar.  She was SO great-and look how awesome our save the dates turned out!

img_0507{image taken by her}

We love them and the response we got was overwhelming-I think between these and then our wedding website-folks really understood what feel we were going for.  

I didn’t necessarily want a “themed” wedding but I did want people to know what to expect and to know that it was going to be fun and laid back.

Did any of you brides out there feel strongly about a certain “vibe” you wanted to convey to guests?