Getting Back Into the (Wedding Planning) Groove!
Wow, you know you’ve been gone a long time when you log in to your account to find out that the WordPress dashboard looks completely different! It has been really busy the past couple of months (reasons reasons) and I have miserably fallen out of my blogging groove, even the wedding planning has come to a halt. But the cold hard truth is that September is just around the corner, which means Brian and I need to seriously get our act together. So earlier this week we started working on some concepts, even managed to drag ourselves to the paper store (where we spent almost 2 hours) to look at paper stock for the invitations. One of the challenges of having a designer for a fiance is that decisions take longer to make, because he too needs to weigh in on every little detail. The good part is that there are twice as many ideas bouncing around the table, and even better is the part where we finally agree on something, check it off the list, and move on to the next item and proceed to beat it to death! But I digress.
The other day I put together a mood board that kind of represents what we both want for our wedding. Our venue is located in a historic 1927 building with very cool industrial details — concrete floors, old brick walls, timber and steel. We decided to incorporate some industrial elements to the decor, and some vintage pieces and flowers to balance them out and give it some softness. In addition, we wanted to incorporate some geometric forms that speak to our love of modern design.
(photos of venue by abbey hepner )
Since we’re having a casual cocktail style reception, we plan to have bistro tables and tallboys, and some couch seating in lieu of banquet tables. There will be 25% less seating to encourage guests to walk around and mingle. And of course there will be ample space for dancing.
We plugged a few things in CAD to help us better visualize the layout and check that everything fits in the space. We will be projecting a photo slide show on the brick wall, and I am planning on having Brian build us a honeycomb backdrop for the ceremony area (after the wedding, we get to use them as shelves at home!)
Can’t wait for all this to come together!
Inspiration for the ceremony backdrop here!