So, this weekend we're meeting with our wedding planners! Why wedding planners? Because when you're a busy individual, married with a kid, planning a party isn't something you wanna stress about. Hiring a planner was definitely on my priority list if we wanted to make this thing happen. Luckily for us, we found some FANTASTIC folks. Karla and Mareo have been superb so far (and we've only just started)! I can't wait to get hip-deep, full-throttle, overdrive and overloaded into planning, with the help of IBLE (Inspired By Love Events, Memphis) because I know they're going to help little-ol-spastic-me stay on top of things.
Check out their site here. I'll be singing their praises during this next year, just wait.
The homework I was given for our next meeting includes gathering more details on: colors, theme, vision, budget breakdown, and venue sites. First I tackled the most important (okay, so the most fun); colors, theme, and vision.
The best way for me to describe what I want IN WORDS is:
Warm, romantic, classic and rustic
But yall know that I do better with pictures, so what I described above might look a little like this:
Is it bad that this picture is my inspiration?
Mercury glass, burlap/tweed, crisp whites and gold hues.
With deep navy blue accents.
Simple and romantic flowers.
Whites and pale yellows maybe?
Love the dreaminess!
Games! I want games like these big domino pieces, maybe giant Jenga, or scrabble?
Texture -- I like the newspaper and brown paper sack textures.
And of course, good/dramatic lighting (only a photographer...).
These would also look great as mercury glass candle-holders.
No cake for us. Pies please!
Would love to have a "photo booth" in couch form.
Dunno if we can make this happen though.
As far as venue goes -- hopefully we'll go on a tour of some cool places soon. I'm crossing my fingers we can check out my favorite venue this weekend, and I'm also crossing my fingers that it's cost-efficient enough so we can go with it.
Either way, I'll take pictures, and I'll take notes, and I'll share this experience with you guys as we go.