I am not those typical girls that had their wedding planned since the age of 10. I did not really start thinking about wedding ideas until I started dating Matt and I knew it was getting serious enough that marriage was definite. Then Pinterest came rolling in and helped create a wedding planning obsession. I must say, at this point in our planning process, Pinterest is overwhelming. There are just too many good ideas out there and can start to cloud your vision. Does anyone else feel that way sometimes about it?
Originally when I started thinking about all things wedding (yes, two years into dating, six years before being asked), I had dreams of being married in my favorite city, Charleston, South Carolina. What is not to love about Charleston? It is a city full of history, color, and charm. Every time I visit, a feeling of happiness spreads over me. That was where we were going to be married, it had to be!
The Battery, Source: Personal Photo
Rainbow Row, Source: Personal Photo
Sadly, Charleston was too much on the budget and harder for our out of town friends and family to join us in celebrating. When I say I almost cried after we nixed Charleston, I would not be lying. It was heartbreaking, but we have other financial goals we want to meet and this was the first of many sacrifices I had to make to reach that goal.
So now we are having our wedding in Atlanta (and trust me, I am so excited and happy I do not have to deal with the stress of a destination wedding now). I knew from the early days of “planning” I wanted my three favorite things to be incorporated into the wedding, burlap, yellow, and navy. Here are just a few pictures from my Pinterest wedding board that have inspired me so far:
Aside from Charleston, I also had a vision of being married in a plantation. It wouldn’t be a southern wedding if weren’t at a plantation! But eventually I started falling in love with the rustic theme (burlap!) and decided I wanted a barn wedding. We are a pretty laid back couple and the fancy ballroom type wedding is just not for us.