{Maggie} Inspiring A Southern Fairy-Tale | The Budget Savvy Bride
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Hello again! So this week, let’s talk about what inspired me when I started creating Matt and I’s wedding. Finding inspiration was probably the easiest part of the planning so far. Thanks to this blog and a few others that I had been secretly obsessing over for the months prior to the engagement, I already had a good idea of what I wanted my wedding to look and feel like. As soon as we got engaged however, two things became most important to me when it came to finding inspiration and creating the wedding of the century:

1)     I want the wedding to be a total reflection of Matt and I and the relationship we have together. So in order to make sure that happened, I compiled some words that come to mind when I think about us. For example, personal, loving, thoughtful, comfortable, fun, and quirky. From these I was able to get a pretty good idea of the direction the wedding would go in.

2)     I do not want the wedding to become superficial.  I’ve realized that this is something a wedding can easily turn into. So many things that people include in the wedding are  just for appearances and to please the guests.  Obviously we want the wedding to be a blast for every one of the guests, but we want to achieve this in a way that truly celebrates the love we share and the kick-a life we’re about to spend together.

After we decided on those two important things, I created a pin board on Pinterest. This is the most helpful thing I’ve done since we’ve been engaged. If you are not on Pinterest, get with the program! It’s about to blow your mind! I created a “Wedding” board and just started pinning things I loved from all over the web. After about an hour it was very apparent what my inspirations and style were. I obviously love outdoor weddings, white twinkle lights, a country southern cozy feel, a strong vintage underlay, and pastel colors. This made things so much simpler going forward.  (To check out my wedding pin board, click here.)

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So prepared with my pin board and this really great color palette, I came up with the theme of “A Southern Fairy-Tale” and I’ve been able to keep my wedding planning consistent and cohesive to the theme. This is important. It would be so easy to just pick random things I love, only to realize none of it goes together or reflects the look and feel I was planning on giving off.

So ladies, wedding  inspiration = muy importante!

Maggie is a bride-to-be out of Charleston, SC. Her vintage outdoor wedding is taking place in April, 2012 for under $10,000. She loves reading, happy hour, and relaxing with her fiancé Matt and their two dogs, Harper and Andy.

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    • Emily
    • November 7th, 2011

    Pinterest is a LIFE SAVER! I love your color-scheme… So unique!

    • Monique
    • November 7th, 2011

    After looking at you pinterest pictures I am very curious how it all falls together for you. I love so many of the things you pinned.

    • Annie
    • November 7th, 2011

    I tried clicking on your pinboard link and it didn't seem to work.

      • savvybride
      • November 7th, 2011

      thanks for letting us know- should be fixed now!

    • Maggie
    • November 8th, 2011

    Emily – Thank you! Monique – I am curious as to how its all going to come together too haha!

    • lovely bride
    • November 8th, 2011

    I'm ever-amazed at how much Pinterest helps me! I love that I can organize my ideas, my thoughts, beautiful images, and come up with really unique design ideas. Love it!

    Lexi xx
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    • Charlie
    • November 12th, 2011

    I loved this idea and just tried to join pinterest, but it looks like you need an invite from a current member? I'd be SO grateful to anyone that would send me an invite!!! My email address is [email protected]

    Thank you!!!

  1. Lovely color palette. It just have a simple color combination. :D

    • Beverly
    • November 16th, 2011

    I love the ideas you have put together on pinterest. Cant wait to see how it call comes together

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