Finding Your Perfect Theme

One of the funnest parts of my job is exercising my creativity to design and tell my couple’s story.  I love hearing how they met, how they knew they were meant for each other, finding out the key moments that brought them to where they are now, their proposal…it just goes on and on and on and on.  I so appreciate their story and even more how they have trusted me to design their event in a way that will visually, emotionally and subconsciously share this story with their family and friends.

When we first meet, we detail their overall vision for their celebration.  My goal is to find out “what do they want their event to look like? sound like? feel like? smell like? taste like?”

The story above was my interpretation of how this couple met and their favorite moment of the day…sunrise.  In sharing their story, this bride made sure to mention how much they loved the sun as it rises and shines through the trees.  They didn’t know how to explain this look or how it could be translated in colors or design.  I took that bit of information and found images that, to me, expressed how subtle, yet amazing, this vision of a new day is.

I enjoyed putting this inspiration together…and not just because I love yellow 🙂

Telling your story is more than adding two paragraphs to your wedding website or including it on the program insert, its requires a little creativity and know-how in properly ‘branding’ you as a couple.  Don’t you want your guests to walk away from your event knowing it was your wedding they went to and not just another cookie-cutter wedding out of a book?  Try these steps for finding your perfect overall theme (brand):

1. Think of those special moments in your relationship or favorite little anecdotes that will resonate with your family and friends, reminding them of your love story.

2. Remember that certain colors and aromas can provoke specific emotions. They can trigger very specific memories. Use them wisely.

3. Chose one (possibly two) specific tone that seems to sum up your overall persona best. Are you happy, serious, elegant, workaholics, adventurous, or even romantically goofy?

4. Tie all these aspects together and remember simplicity goes a long way.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ONCEWED (yellow pomander/yellow bouquet), MISSAUKEE GOLF CLUB (sun shining in trees), LIN AND JIRSA (sofreh), PERFECTLY BOUND BLOG (yellow dress), POPPYS PETAL WORKS (multi-color round centerpiece), and Chara Nicole’s LISA AND ED WEDDING (passed flame in lighting unity candle)

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