Raise your hand if you are planning a wedding.
Now keep it up if you spend half of your waking life on Pinterest.
Although Pinterest is amazing and has all your wedding dreams, there is such a thing as Pinterest Overload!
My cure? Delete the app!
I know that sounds crazy, but if you eliminate the potential of pinning on your phone and only spend your Pinterest time on the computer, you will gain hours back, and some of your sanity!
But let's take this one step further and turn off all social media and technology for just a moment. Spend time with your love. Talk about what the two of you enjoy doing together, what makes you both the happiest.
This is when you will truly know the direction your wedding should take.
Let me tell you a little story.
Wedding planning started and my wife literally said, "all I want are oysters and pizza." Hmmm, ok. That's doable. Oak and Rye booked. Bill the Oyster Guy booked. Done.
We had an outdoor venue set, but it really was conducive to so many different styles.
After a trip to La Tavola Fine Linen, I was convinced we were going the route of muted blush tones and lace. Gorgeous right?
But so not us. At all!
Then one day, we realized that we didn't love the direction our wedding designing was going. We are bright, vibrant young women who love live music and dancing. We felt that our wedding should reflect this part of us.
In the trash it all went, along with all of the "rules"
Screw one color! We chose five: Orange, yellow, pink, blue and purple! And two patterns: black and white stripes and floral.
The true turning point was my love for the black and white stripes- so Kate Spade! And my desire to incorporate dream catchers.
Thus our theme was born: Bohemian Kate Spade.
It was a mixture of Kate Spade's bright, retro, refined and feminine style with the bohemian fluidity. We hung dream catchers from the trees and made tambourines for our guests. The tables were adorned in single bud vases and the patterns were carried through in the napkins, pillows, and the dance floor.
Oh. And bubbles.
Bubbles make me so happy. A friend graciously lent us this bubble machine with these bubbles. THE BEST EVER!! Bianca ended up buying me this same bubble machine for my birthday. Now, a year later, it is still bringing people so much happiness!
Bottom line. DO YOU! Make your day about who the two of you are as a couple and your guests will have the most fun because you are.
For your viewing pleasure, our wedding video and some photos.
Photos by Brittany Bowen Photography