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So from the very beginning I’d always been excited to see how my original inspiration played out on my big day. Little did I realize how much fun it would be comparing the two… I went as far to create my original inspiration board over with images from our wedding. :) How did I do?

My original inspiration board:

My wedding:

All images used courtesy of Evin Photography

PS- over the weekend I’m going to work on some stuff for the blog… which would you rather see first?
Wedding Recaps or cost breakdowns?

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

    • Nicole
    • May 15th, 2009

    Recaps for sure. I’ve been dying to see your gorgeous wedding come to life. :)

  1. how adorable!!! i want to go back and do that with my wedding photos now and compare to my inspiration board :-)

  2. This is awesome! I wish I had an original inspiration board to compare my wedding to, but I never sat down and made it happen. I am loving how yours turned out.

  3. You did great!

    And I want the recap before the budget!

  4. I love your board. Since I’m in budget mode, I’d love to see cost breakdowns first!

  5. Too cute! I voted for photos, but your the BSB, so maybe cost breakdown is where you should really start! :) Congrats!

  6. I voted for photos and recaps! I love your wedding board! The colors you went with are so much prettier than the ones in the original inspiration board.

  7. You’re awesome!! That comparison is amazing… what an amazing job you did putting this all together!! I voted for pictures… can’t wait to see more!

    • CaitStClair
    • May 15th, 2009

    Wow! That’s impressive! So gorgeous! I can’t wait for the recaps. It’ll be great seeing your budget break down too… Tough choice of which I want to see first!

  8. I love how you did the comparison!! Glad you got your perfect wedding! Everything turned out beautiful :)

  9. i LOVE this comparison! great job!

    Rhonda Hendricks
    (Joe Hendricks Photography)

  10. You know I voted for photos. =)

  11. You did a pretty good job recreating your vision! Way to go! I am in the middle of doing mine too! :)

    • kristina
    • May 15th, 2009

    You did so great!!! Looks like your wedding was amazing. Congrats!

    • sewbettie
    • May 15th, 2009

    Gorgeous! Congrats on your wedding! and i am going to be selfish and request both!

    • Karline
    • May 15th, 2009


    • koandpo
    • May 15th, 2009

    You did such a wonderful job! I can’t wait to see everything come together for my wedding. Love your inspiration boards!

  12. I love your wedding style! Very original and fun! I especially love the graphics on your invite and wine bottles. Did you design those?

  13. it’s just perfect. Love this idea of recreating your inspiration – might have to copy it in a few weeks :)

  14. Goodness, girl! You were right on. LOVE it!!

    • Erica
    • May 15th, 2009

    I want to see the budget breakdown, since I’m on a budget myself. I’m interested to see where you splurged and where you saved!

  15. I need to do that for my own inspiration board. I honestly like yours even better! Good for you, getting the individual shots of your bridesmaids. I wish I had remembered to do that.

  16. You did AMAZING! Great Job! Congrats again Mrs!!!

  17. OMG!!!!

    You are very talented and you did an awesome job. Your vision is right on the money. way to go:))))))))) by the way I can’t to see how much was spent on the wedding. Have a great weekend….

  18. That is awesome!!! You pretty much did stick to your inspirations!!! I’m sooo doing an inspiration board of our own once we’ve decided on a theme and colour. Well done!!

    • Jessica P
    • May 16th, 2009

    You did a great job! I like the colors YOU did for your bridesmaids dress more than your inspiration! Also I think YOUR bridesmaids dress were even cuter than your inspiration! :-) Can’t wait to see more pictures!

    • Jessica P
    • May 16th, 2009

    BTW, how does this inspiration board work? I mean is there a program that creates it for you? Or did you just design it yourself? Sorry if this is a silly question.

    • lizam2m
    • May 16th, 2009

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you made an inspiration board. What a brilliant idea. Did you get it from somewhere or did you think of it yourself. This is something I will definitely bring up to my brides.

    • lizam2m
    • May 16th, 2009

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you made an inspiration board. What a brilliant idea. Did you get it from somewhere or did you think of it yourself? This is something I will definitely bring up to my brides.

    • Christy
    • May 16th, 2009

    I am SO impressed! Absolutely awesome :). So excited for you and your whole journey – I’ve been following since I was engaged in January and it’s been so much fun to see how you’ve pulled everything together. And now seeing your inspiration board gives me hope that we can have an awesome wedding on a tight budget too!! I love all of the teal blue – that’s our signature wedding color too. Everything came together so wonderfully for you and it looks like your day was perfect! Congrats :)

    • Nicole-Lynn
    • May 26th, 2009

    I loved this post… everything turned out great!

  19. That is fantastic! I only hope I come as close in my own wedding! Your wedding was gorgeous! Congrats again!

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