With the multitude of wedding magazines, websites, blogs, television and more out there today, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the choices available to you. My suggestion? Before you look at the first wedding anything, look around your home. What magazines and books do you already own? What draws you to them? What colors are on your walls, your furniture, your accessories? What kind of style - contemporary, country, classic...? Whether you have a passion for fashion, gardening, home decor, or something completely different, think about how these natural "likes" could be reflected in your wedding.
It's easy to flip through a wedding magazine, and find many, many beautiful things that you love - and you will love them - but if you haven't already determined what you love outside of wedding design, you could very easily end up with either: A) a wedding that does not reflect your genuine style, or B) a hodgepodge of ideas that get tossed together, regardless of how they coordinate.
Finally, check in with your other half. Each of you should make a list of two-three favorite colors, plus activities and hobbies. Think of things you share - perhaps you have a sport you enjoy together, a favorite shared hobby, or perhaps a special vacation spot? What is it you each adore about the other? What makes your bond unique? Answering these questions can create a firm foundation on which to create your signature wedding look. (This isn't to say you should use everything on your lists - edit accordingly. However, you just might learn that your second favorite color is the same on both your lists - an obvious place to begin a wedding palette.)
Just remember to start with who you truly are first, then layer the wedding look on top of that. You'll be thrilled with the end result!
The Event Concierge
On January 8, 2011, Erin Hession photographed Ashley and Othmane's wedding & reception in La Jolla, California. Erin is a dedicated photographer and loves to photograph destination weddings. She is amazing at capturing every detail, personalizing your photographs to make them unique, and preserving the memories you will always cherish. Here is a selection of our personal favorites from Ashely and Othmane's wedding in La Jolla, California! Enjoy!!
Nice touch with some bling around the ring!
I love the detailing this picture brings out!
A stunning picture of the happy couple!
I LOVE this picture, how adorable & unique!
Such a fun & cute idea!
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