Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wedding Moodboard: Inspired by Metallics, Chalkboards, and Vintage Rhinestones

If you missed my last post then you missed my long winded explanation about Moodboards and why I couldn't stop making them.  If you want to learn about Moodboards and why I am making these you can read all about it here however the long-story-short version is simply that they are just addicting and fun to make. 

Even if you aren't in the market for wedding ideas, don't leave yet. There are still some interesting objects, talented artisans and fun websites linked to these these 3 Moodboards. Hey, you might even find yourself with another Instagram obsession (cough ** The Meringue Girls** cough).  Take a  few minutes to look at all the pretty pictures.  

All of my wedding Moodboards are inspired by invitations from Paperless Post.  I have always enjoyed the process of having something to act as a constraint to rein in my creativity and in this case, using an invitation as the starting point is a great way to spring forward.  It is a way to keep me on taste and force me to keep thinking until I get it right. Whether I keep doing wedding Moodboards or not I will do more Moodboards for projects. 
The Metallic Wedding
This gorgeous metallic wedding starts with Kate Spade's Evergreen Stripe in Gold.  I love all the bling and fun details in this Moodboard and you find more inspiration for this wedding at my corresponding Pinterest board.  The balloons and metallic tissue fans are from Anthropologie's incredible wedding site BHLDN. The entire site is overflowing with everything gorgeous and everything wedding.  You will find unique wedding decor, gorgeous bridal wear, beautiful bridesmaid dresses and shoes, jewelry and headpieces .  The site is a great place to get ideas and inspiration for a wide variety of weddings.

The gorgeous wedding cakes are from an article about Metallic Wedding Cakes where you can find more gilded and beautiful cakes.  The fingernails are the stuff of my metallic dreams.  They came from Addicted to Fashion's Tumblr. Finally those shoes....WHOA those shoes...they come from an article that is nothing but shoe porn or as it is titled the top 20 wedding shoes...needless to say I pinned several to my various Pinterest wedding boards.
Pink Chalkboard Wedding
I decided to showcase a completely different wedding look in this third wedding Moodboard.  Here we have a chalkboard-inspired wedding full of girly pinks, frothy tulle and enough gold metallic highlights to glam it up and play off the rustic chalkboard. The wedding dress is a showstopper with an unexpected short front that is perfect for highlighting a stunning pair of shoes
This wedding started with the Paperless Post invitation called Chalkboard Garland.  All of their invitations seem to have coordinating "save the date" and "thank you" cards as well as menus and programs making those choices easy if you want everything to match.

I love how this wedding plays casual and elegance off each other. This dress is STUNNING and those shoes are perfection. I love that neither the dress nor the shoes compete with each other but both look incredible together. The short/long"waterfall" dress is not something I usually even like but it works so well in this design. Yes, the bride is The Hill's Whitney Port and yes, that is her real wedding dress.  The beautiful wedding cakes are done by Liz Marek from Artisan Cake Company who makes jaw-dropping beautiful cakes like it is child's play. I found the cakes here but you can find more about Liz on her website and even take online classes from her website The Sugar Geek Show where she offers an incredible range of topics from basic cake decorating skills and advanced carving projects. The flower girl's cotton candy dress is made by Amandy Folz and avail be at her Etsy Shop Alora Safari Co
If you are planning a chalkboard-inspired wedding be sure to check out my Pinterest board for this wedding because I had a lot of ideas I couldn't work into this Moodboard.

Very Vintage Rhinestone Wedding 
I wove my way back to a very vintage wedding in this next Moodboard. The details in this wedding are pure vintage rhinestone and I literally swoon over this board.
The inspiration behind all these rhinestones is the elegant gold "Save the date" card called "Rose Appliqué" I love the detailed gold medallions on the top and bottom of the card and used this as  inspiration for the highly detailed pieces I chose for the Moodboard.  Like the chalkboard-inspired wedding Moodboard above, this wedding Moodboard came after much editing of my Pinterest Board; there are many more gorgeous ideas there. 

The stunning Pistachio and White Chocolate Rose Meringue desserts came from the Instagram of one of my favorite artists The Meringue Girls.  They are not bakers or dessert makers, they are artists. Every single thing they make is perfection to look at and a cacophony of flavors that has to be something one never forgets. Sadly the are in England so I haven't had the pleasure of tasting anything of theirs but I did just get their first cookbook to peruse.  You can watch them create their mad genius on their YouTube channel.

With the dessert out of the way lets talk about the rhinestones....the ring bearer's pillows is from Millie Caro.  The entire site is full of incredible bead work that will inspire anyone with a love of vintage rhinestones.  The stunning wedding gown came from a story on beautiful lace-back gowns and is the work of the very talented Veluz Reyes who designs ready-made and custom gowns. 

I just love the soft pinks, purples and blues against the vintage rhinestones and pale golds of this Moodboard. This is the type of wedding that the guests wear black tie and candlelight and mercury glass are a must at the reception.  Even if you are no where near planning a wedding, I hope you will find looking at my Moodboards gives you inspiration for a beautiful home decor project, a pretty Thinking of You card or an elegant piece of jewelry.