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Once Matt and I were engaged, we spent a lot of time talking about what our reception would look like. Now, our ceremony decisions have been fairly straightforward. Our favorite reverend will officiate our quiet outdoor ceremony, and while we’re still working out the readings, deciding on the vows, etc.,overall, we’re keeping things very simple in an effort to afford the covenant itself the respect it deserves. But afterward? What better way to honor that covenant than by celebrating its beginning with our closest friends and family?


As I mentioned in my budget/venue post (here),  several words resonated with us  and have helped to guide our decisions throughout the planning process: vintage, homemade and local. In addition, I love that fabulously retro robin’s egg blue that’s been popping up all over home decor sites for the last few years—it’s my favorite color!—and new I wanted to set it against navy for a fun, casual contrast. Along with the pretty blue, pops of blush and gold will keep the palette youthful and warm. Finally, I adore confetti. It’s pretty without being fussy, and infuses all situations with a kind of irreverent joy. Plus, anything glittery or sparkly will always have my vote. So with those points in mind, here are some favorite sources of inspiration, arranged into our wedding inspiration board:

Sparkly Retro Inspiration

Clockwise, from left to right:

1. Convertible cake topper, via BHLDN  //  2. Jam favors via Wed Over Heels  //  3. Navy bridesmaid dress, Davic Bridal  //  4. Confetti Thank You Notes (this is our wedding invite suite!) by Swell and Grand via Etsy  //  5. Fun and colorful candy bar via Hostess With the Mostess  //  6. Pretty confetti, gold/mint/blush dessert table via Pinterest  //  7. Cafe lights over blush and ivory flowers Visio Photography via Vita Nostra  //  8. Blush, ivory, and silver bridal bouquet, Rebecca Arthurs Photography via  //  9. Modess Gown via My Vintage Vogue  //  10. Cassiopeia heels via BHLDN

I hope you love these ideas as much as we do!

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About Shannon

Shannon is a sales representative, photographer, and student living in tiny Rhode Island. She and her fiancé, Matt, have been inseparable since they met in the fifth grade. In their spare time, they are working to update their tiny bungalow, and of course, plan their wedding, set for May 31, 2014!

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