Wednesday, February 24, 2010

How to Design a Big Fat Southern/Military/Baptist/Glamorous/Old Hollywood/Country Club Wedding

Yeah, it's a long theme, but it describes the decor and feel of the wedding to a "T." If you think I'm creative, stop right there. I basically took 3 weddings I saw in a magazine and edited/meshed them together. If you are engaged you MUST buy Inside Weddings magazine, or at least go on their website. They feature very glam (and expensive) real weddings perfect for inspiration. I think real weddings are most inspiring, and I also think that you can recreate the feel of an expensive wedding by using the most impactful ideas.

My beautiful invites were from Inviting Smiles, and I saved $$$ by getting them unassembled. That was alot of ribbon to tie...

Platinum Elegance

I copied a program from Inside Weddings and designed them myself, bought square paper, and printed them at Kinko's. We then added rhinestones to all of them, as well as the print your own placecards from Target, and our homemade menu cards.

I completely copied Marissa and Matthew's wedding for my decor. It was chic, glowy, and glam. For colors I did shades of whites and cream and champagne. I wanted glowy/glam elements like pearls, crystal, and diamonds. Since my color palette was so muted, I needed lots of textures, and shapes (hence square vases, rounds flowers, etc.). I also did lots of monograms (I AM a good southern girl) and FEATHERS!!!!!!!
For the church I kept it white and simple, but still different than other weddings.

I wish I had gotten these in silk to keep :(

Just a little something for the aisle candles

Real place card table

Real table

Real overall look (sorry there's people eating...awkward)

Bridal Flowers:

Inspiration for bridesmaid dresses and bouquets, and flower girl pomander

Yeah, yeah, My name is Emily and I'm a copycat

Up close bouquets

Bridal bouquet inspiration (I nixed the expensive phaeleonopsis orchids to save $$$)

Not as bold feathers as I wanted, but still fabulous

Can't forget the feather getaway. Did not tell the club I was doing this:)

1 comment:

  1. I ADORE the feathers. Awesome.

    Amanda (CASA Brasi)