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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

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  • Nicole

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

  • http://polkadotandpaisley.blogspot.com Ashley

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

  • http://www.marryyoume.blogspot.com Annie @ Marry You Me

    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.

  • http://brideonbudget.blogspot.com Ashley

    You did great!

    And I want the recap before the budget!

  • http://newportnuptials.blogspot.com/ Newport Nuptials

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

  • http://www.thethirty-somethingbride.blogspot.com The Thirty Something Bride

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

  • http://mypurplewedding.blogspot.com Kristal

    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.

  • http://brideonpurpose.blogspot.com/ Tiffany @ bride-on-purpose

    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

    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!

  • http://www.bubblybride.com Caroline @ Bubbly Bride Events

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

  • http://www.joehendricks.com Rhonda Hendricks

    i LOVE this comparison! great job!

    Rhonda Hendricks
    (Joe Hendricks Photography)

  • http://www.chrisandadriennescott.com Chris Scott

    You know I voted for photos. =)

  • http://nolanandcamille.blogspot.com/ Camille

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

  • kristina

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

  • sewbettie

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

  • Karline

    Recaps!

  • koandpo

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

  • http://blog.dlshdesign.com Henny @ D*LSH

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

  • http://www.brittneymelton.com Brittney

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

  • http://aglimpseofthegirlnextdoor.blogspot.com Abbie

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

  • Erica

    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!

  • http://thatwife.wordpress.com Jenna

    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.

  • http://www.bridalinquirer.com Bridal Inquirer

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

  • http://sgelin.blogspot.com nadia

    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….

  • http://blushingjoy.blogspot.com Joyce

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I loved this post… everything turned out great!

  • http://shesnotthemarryingkind.blogspot.com/ Marty J.

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