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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!

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About Maggie

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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