Sunday, March 14, 2010

And the Wedding Journey Begins...

Welcome to the first of many wedding blogs by Not-So-Wedding-Planner extraordinaire Valerie.  Today, we're going to talk about inspiration.  The thing I've been struggling with the most as a bride/planner is knowing when a decision is "right."  This is a problem of mine not only with the wedding, but with life in general and it drives Mike insane.  How do you know you're right?  Isn't life black and white? And so on and so on.  The answer is, of course, no.  There are no right and wrong answers when it comes to stuff like wedding planning.  Okay, 2 tables + 4 tables = 6 tables, that is a right answer, but "should I do my wedding in black and white or black and pink?" has no correct answer.  That is my point.  Took me a while to get to it...whew!

When I first started planning the wedding, I spent a lot of time flipping through bridal magazines and browsing The Knot.  A couple of weddings stood out to me during my research and I was immediately drawn to the colors yellow, white, and gray.  Now I know the first thing that is going to pop into everyone's head when I say the color yellow is how much I've been complaining about the yellow walls all over my house.  I know I don't make sense and I'm a total flip flopper, but just go with it.

My all time favorite wedding inspiration came from a real wedding shown in The Real Simple Weddings magazine for 2010, (pretty expensive magazine at 10 bucks, but it only comes out once a year and it is totally worth it).  Here are a couple of pictures of their yellow and white wedding:

The things that stood out the most to me were the crispness of the colors, the simplicity of the decorations, and the comfortable, handmade feel of the entire event.  After looking at weddings like these and deciding a time of year for the event, (late April of 2011), Mike and I decided on yellow with accents of gray and white.

I think the most important thing I learned when making this decision is that you can find tons of weddings you fall in love with.  I love the pictures I posted of that yellow and white wedding, but our wedding is not going to look anything like it except for the color scheme.  You have to gain inspiration from pictures and be able to convert it to your own style and feeling.  Mike and I constantly verbalize what we want our wedding to feel like and it helps so much with the planning and decision making.


  1. I <3 the color choices Val, such a great idea, especially for the time of year. I am so happy for you guys and can't wait to read more of your wonderful rambles. ;)

  2. love it! You're going to have such a beautiful wedding val! And I LOVE your blog!