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after the warm response we received following our engagement (thank you again, btw!), we thought it might be fun to have you all share in the wedding planning process, too! so welcome to a segment i’ll be calling “S & S wedding” featuring all things related to our big day.
while we have yet to nail down the exact day in january 2017 we plan on saying “i do” (we should have it solidified this weekend after visiting our top venue choice), it should come as no surprise that i’ve already lined up all of our dream vendors as well begun a pinterest board with photos to capture the vibe we’d like to convey. so for the first installment of this wedding planning series, i wanted to give you a sneak peek of our “mood board” showcasing the colors, decor, flowers/greenery, etc. we’re hoping to incorporate into our nuptials.
top right || i won’t hide behind the fact that i’ve been hypothetically planning my future wedding since i was about 14 (and i have the stacks of old wedding magazines to prove it), but a lot can change in personal taste over the course of seventeen years. and one area in particular where this change can be seen is in my color palette. where i once saw vivid colors like tangerine and pink, i find myself instead drawn to something more demure -especially given the time of year we’ll be married. obviously with the support of S (who i might add is a part of every decision we have made and have yet to make since it’s very important that this be our wedding, not just my own personal fairytale brought to life), i’ve opted for a muted palette of whites, ivories, and pale greens (mostly in the form of succulents and greenery), offset by metallic and natural wood accents. we’re lucky since the venue already has a lot of rustic charm on its own, it should take very little to bring our vision to life.
top left/bottom right || i’ve been a fan of farm tables ever since spying one on an epsisode of parenthood a few years ago. whenever the family gathered for dinner on a sunday afternoon, it was always al fresco at zeek and camille’s farm table beneath strands of twinkly lights and that homey feel is exactly the vibe we want to convey to our friends and family. in keeping with the rustic theme, we love the idea of forgoing individual centerpieces and instead, opting for a solitary garland runner down the entire length of the table.
though we’ll have to see what types of furniture our venue has available to rent, i am obsessed with the look of farm chairs. if we end up sitting at our own sweetheart table, i think it would be cute to adorn our chairs with a similar garland like the one shown above.
bottom left || though a bouquet of fresh blooms is always an instant mood booster, my attachment to flowers isn’t as strong as other brides. in fact, for years i entertained the idea of carrying wheat or lavender, so i love the idea of being very minimalist with my bouquet, highlighting what many may consider “filler” over the actual blooms themselves. given my attraction to succulents, i also love the idea of incorporating them in either our bouquets and/or boutineers.
middle right || clearly the details i hope to find in “the dress” deserve their own post (which i unquestionably will do, probably preceding my bridal appointments in two weeks), but spotting this dress on pinterest made me instantly swoon. though i’ll probably reserve a flower crown for the rehearsal dinner or a shower, i love the ethereal vibe of this bride. the lace high-neck detail of this dress is everything and something very reminiscent of what i could see myself wearing on our big day.
bottom middle || over the past year especially, S and i have really tried to honor the sentiment of “less is more.” from purging our closets to simplifying our schedules, we’re learning to embrace the benefits of minimalism. so when it comes to the cake, simple reigns supreme. i love the sleekness of a white frosted cake, accented by sprigs of green. truthfully, given my laundry list of dietary restrictions, cake isn’t a huge priority, so we’ll probably opt for something very small to have on hand for picture’s sake. instead, our guests will be able to treat themselves to a variety of mini desserts hand-crafted by our caterers, including some magical confectionery creation called a chocolate cookie dough brownie bomb (which immediately caught S’s attention).
in summation, the example i gave my photographer and wedding planner (more on them in future posts!) was that i wanted our wedding to look like chip and joanna gaines designed it; the manifestation of the most shiplapped, french-doored, farmhouse-inspired episode of fixer upper. and lucky for us, both of them were fans of the show and knew right away what we wanted our wedding aesthetic to be (obviously we chose our vendors wisely). so here’s to slowly but surely watching it all come together. thanks for coming along on this new chapter of our lives.
more posts to come!