A craze has swept the wedding sphere, leaving us all in a state of bridal bliss. Ladies, this is inspiration like no other! Introducing the art of pinning. We’ve all heard of Pinterest, many of us use it, (take a peak at ours here) but until now we were yet to realise the power of perfecting our boards in the run up to our big day. So, sit back and let us preach to you about the importance of the ideal wedding inspiration board. Pin these essential components, invoke the wedding muse (without even leaving your sofa) and let your imagination go wild!
Whilst building the perfect board, it’s all about dreaming. Anything goes, budgets don’t exist and you’re allowed to be as frivolous as you want. If we played with Barbie dreamworlds as infants and dreamed up lives for people on Sims as teenagers, then Pinterest is your chance to slip comfortably into the realms of the dream world once again.
1. It’s all about the location
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If you fancy a moonlit affair on the Amalfi coast or fairy light clad nuptials in a cave in Mexico, now is your chance. Every perfect pinner finds the wackiest of destinations and pins themselves into oblivion. We’re talking table arrangements, views, photo opportunities, seating plans and colour schemes. Pin them all and plan the wedding of your dreams (in cyber space, duh) that everyone will be jealous of.
2. Dazzle in Your Dream Dress
We all deny it, but it’s all about the dress. Pinterest is the birthplace of your dream dress so, pin away, ladies. A candid shot of the intricate antique lace adorning the back of the gown is always a winner as is a zoomed-in shot of the buttons running down the back. Designer, vintage or couture, pin anything that takes your fancy and us it as a starting point for finding your ideal number. Often, pictures will have links to various websites. Who knows, you might actually find the one!
4. The Beauty Shot
Once you’ve established what look you’re going for, Pinterest is an excellent place to collect beauty ideas and shots. Links to videos, how-to-guides and step by step tutorials mean that you can use your treasured pins to experiment with what works for you.
You can even study the beauty fashion shots on your board (see below) and perfect your most sincere “I’m naturally beautiful” pose ready in time for your big day. Hey, we all need to be able to identify our good angle!
5. Flower Me Happy
One rule of Pinterest is that one must always (emphasis on the always) shower one’s inspiration board with an abundance of floral arrangements. On this occasion, the rule that less is always more simply does not hold water and therefore, it’s time to go a little wild.
6. Culinary Delights
What would a wedding be without food? Pinterest is rich with foodies, so it’s the perfect place to collect quirky ideas and original aesthetics for your grub. Who wouldn’t love mini bride and groom themed cakes? The chosen wedding nibble du jour, it seems, are kitsch, so focus on the small, minuet and cute. Bite size, ladies, is certainly the way to go.
7. The Token Black & White Shot
There’s not much to say here really, except that there exists an unwritten rule for pinners that you must have at least one black and white photograph as inspiration. Why? I hear you ponder. Oh, come on, everything looks more romantic in noir & blanc, non?
8. The Artsy Couple
The trend continues, being cute is cool so it’s time to find your inner artsy hipster and let her loose on your wedding. Anything that makes you go ‘aww’ is Pinterest worthy. Think anything hand-made, recycled or vintage. Incorporating niche pieces into your board and thus, into your day will give it an edge that will make it suitably adorable and what’s more, utterly memorable.
9. Fairy lights, Fairy Lights and Oh Wait… More Fairy Lights
What can I say? Fairy lights are just a given. Twist them, layer them, stack them and adore them. The rule is, there is no rule. Fairy lights work if you’re going for the festival themed wedding, the glamorous wedding or the minimalist wedding. Plus, they’re a cheap way of making a venue look a million dollars. Convinced yet?
I could ramble on and on but Pinterest does the best talking. Embrace it like a four year old would embrace play-dough. This is your online wedding scrapbook and nobody need know what you pin. This is your passport to virtual wedding bliss now, go explore!