Lavender Detail Inspiration | Personal | Choosing a Theme for Your Wedding

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If you've been following me for a bit, you've realized by now that I am CRAZY about light + airy detailed wedding shots.  The past few days have given me lots of time to be creative and find new ways to challenge and inspire myself. 

I spent a lot of time reflecting on my own wedding experience and how difficult it was to narrow down the theme + colors of such an important day.  It was a super-exciting, yet stressful experience all at the same time.  I literally created dozens of boards with dozens of themes.....  All of the questions that I asked myself as a bride came rushing back to me: how do I choose a color palette for the day? What if I change my mind? What if I see something that I like better? 

I've created today's post for those of you that are questioning + worrying about the pretty colors and flowers of your day.  I have a few suggestions for you that hopefully help to guide your choices:

1.  Pick a super-meaningful detail and center your inspiration around those particular colors and feelings that it gives you. For example, I've used Calvin Klein's Euphoria Blossom Perfume to become the center of my inspiration.  I then decided to choose flowers + textures to compliment the pretty bottle and of course, the way the scent makes me feel :)  There are endless special things to plan your details with: a family heirloom, particular blosssoms or a certain color that you've always loved; the possibilities are endless!

2.  Start pinning!! This may seem like a no-brainer, but start creating a board on Pinterest with items that make you feel in love + connected to your spouse.  The pins could be colors, room textures, wedding details, puppies, you name it!! After a while, you'll start noticing a trend in your pins and that's when you know you've found your theme! Important life lesson: make a choice and stick with it!! There will always be more pretty things and new ideas, but you'll never be happy with what you have if you're always looking for the next best thing. 

3.  Take a break from your planning and enjoy your future hubby (or wife for you guys out there :) By taking a step back from all of the craziness of wedding planning, you will realize that the person in front of you is the most important detail of your day.  Picking out bridesmaids dresses and designing your bridal bouquet is definitely a blast, but don't be afraid to ask your future spouse what their favorite parts about your relationship are.  You may be surprised to find that the answer to your theme can be found in his or her words :)

The good news: whatever you decide will be beautiful  (I don't think I've ever seen an ugly wedding flower in my life...).

Happy planning everyone!!