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I am so grateful to the creators of Pinterest.  Like many users, I'd been pinning inspiration for my imaginary wedding long before a proposal was in sight.  Now that I am actually engaged, I have a more refined eye for styling and a good idea of what is best for me and Sherrod.

We have very similar style aesthetics, and I would reluctantly argue his style is more polished than my own.  For our wedding, we've opted for a style that is modern and sophisticated, yet classic with a little glamour (for me).  Our color palette consists of white, black, metallic silver, and blue-grey tones that venture from light to darker shades.

Using Pinterest, I've gathered a ton of images that represent our wedding style and color palette. Here they are:

color paletteInspiration Board created via Picassa
Row 1: Printspiration via Style Me Pretty, Blue Dress via Pinterest, Blue Hydrangea via Pinterest, Man in Black via Pinterest
Row 2: White Cake via Pinterest, Candlelit Aisle via The Pink Book, Lady in White via Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses, Modern Décor via Marianne Simon Design
Row 3: Venue Inspiration via Piedmont Park Conservancy, Ladies in Slate Blue via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Glamorous Place Setting via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Row 4: Invitation Suite via OnceWed, Shoes via The Budget Savvy Bride, White Peonies via Pinterest

This board will serve as the guide for the overall look and feel of my beer budget wedding.  My sister agreed to help me come up with a recipe to turn beer into champagne. So far, I’ve got a few DIY projects to work on as we attempt this feat:

  • At-Home Silk Screened Paper Suite
  • Wedding Card Box
  • Wedding Broom
  • Bouquets/Centerpieces
  • Aisle Décor
  • and perhaps a Photo Booth Station (if I can’t find a killer deal to make it budget friendly)

For each project, I’ll be sure to include photos of my inspiration piece, step-by-step instructions with process candids, and final results. I’m certain I’ll add a few more small-scale things to this list, but we’ll see. I can’t wait to dig in…! Have you ever tried any of these projects?

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About Bianca

I’m Bianca, a Washingtonian transplant from Chicago’s Southside. During the day, I work for the people; after hours, I moonlight as an artist and avid DIYer. On May 10, 2014, I’ll wed my love of 4 years in Atlanta, GA and add a few letters to my list of achievements…M – R – S.

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  • vbk

    I am so very proud of you & Sherrod. I am sure you will have the wedding of the year. Mom

  • sarah

    Bianca I would love to make your fabric lapel flower for you. Came to your site and loved your article. Needed to show a client that fabric lapel flower would be great for wedding party. Please inbox me via my facebook page I live in
    Atlanta and will also be doing the bowties for another wedding which is happening in May. forget the costly sites. I will make it happen.

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