Shannon's Wedding: The Design & Style

I'm super excited about today's post! In honor of being exactly 100 days away from our wedding (!!!), I'm going to share some of our design process with you today. Creating a design for anyone's wedding or event is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I love helping my couples hone in on a design that speaks to them as a couple. I love being able to get creative and come up with a beautiful mood board that other vendors can use as a reference point when creating design details for a wedding.

But here's the thing... when it comes to our own wedding's design... there have been several moments when I've felt like a deer in headlights. When we started planning, I knew a general design concept that I wanted to use, but was having a hard time narrowing down choices and coming up with a concrete design concept.

To my relief, Carrie and Michelle, owners of The White Box, came to my rescue. The White Box helps couples define the design and vision for their day by going through an extensive questionnaire and interview process. Following the interview, Carrie and Michelle create a design concept that fits your vision, budget, and style. They'll even curate a list of rentals and other details you could consider using in your wedding (think: stationery, wedding party gifts, rentals, attire ideas, and much more).

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After completing the questionnaire, Carrie and I spoke on the phone to talk a little more about mine and Brentley's likes, dislikes, and preferences. From our conversation, Carrie and Michelle created this mood board for our wedding:

Romantic Coastal Wedding Inspiration

I was ecstatic because it beautifully encapsulates the overall aesthetic I want for our wedding day. It's romantic with an organic color palette and coastal decor. The process was easy and so much fun!

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From there, I've been collaborating with my planner/coordinator (to be announced later) to build upon the design concept so we can incorporate lots of meaningful details and really make our wedding day become exactly what we want it to be... beautiful, unique, and romantic.

While I want to keep the Ceremony fairly simple to keep it meaningful, there are some specific things we are considering for our Ceremony space:

  1. A beautiful wooden arch with florals "growing" up the sides.
  2. A "different" aisle that doesn't go necessarily straight down the middle

From there we will move down to the L for Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Drinks, and Dancing. Things we are considering for our Reception space:

  1. Beautiful draping on the tall, vaulted ceilings
  2. A really cool and creative seating chart
  3. A mix of driftwood tables and tables with soft linens
  4. A fun, custom sign to be displayed behind our cake and desserts that we can later display in our home
  5. A comfortable, chic lounge area to rest our dancing feet

This is a work in progress, and a lot of the details won't be nailed down until much later... but this is where we are now... and we're so excited to see it all come together!

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