It's Friday and sunny (!) and I have some beauty to share with you on this beautiful day.
When I was day dreaming about blog names, I went to straight to google and stumbled onto a familiar favorite: Lemons and Paperwhites, inspiration board #455 from Snippet & Ink. Mood: sweet and simple winter wedding. Palette: sugared lemon yellow, crisp paperwhite.
Inspiration boards. What a concept for which I am so grateful.
I was introduced to Snippet & Ink by a very helpful newlywed - who had a charming 2008 wedding of her own - when I found myself flailing over color options for our big day. The dilemma: so many beautiful colors in the rainbow, so little time.
S&I's practical boards, paired with resources, links and real wedding re-caps simplify the process and quite simply, provide some much-needed inspiration. Before I found Snippet, I was trying to marry our wedding to one color - and I was scared to commit to any one shade (oh, the irony of commitment-phobia to a detail vs. say, a man). After Snippet, I learned how to take the palette approach - which, for me, was refreshing and liberating.
Here are a few other inspiration boards I clipped when I was trying to identify with color (dreamy mood and yummy palette descriptions also provided by S&I- how helpful is that?):
Board #339: Spring Picnic
Mood: sweet and simple
Palette: pale yellow, green, bits of blue
Board #219: Coral and Cattleyas
Mood: warm, modern beach style
Palette: orange, white and tan
Board #209: Peachy Keen
Mood: bright, feminine, fresh.
Palette: peach, white, yellow, pink, orange
For the bride: As you try - or even struggle - to picture your big day, I can't think of a better, practical resource to start with than S&I. Do some inspiration board research, find what makes you smile and create one for yourself that will help keep you (and your vendor team) on track.
For the rest of us: let Snippet give you some inspiration for your life. For your home. For the next get-together. For fun. Soak it in... and enjoy.
PS: After we returned from the honeymoon, this was the first inspiration board I clipped, and I couldn't resist sharing. May your weekend be full of Simple Summer Whimsy.