It’s no secret that I ADORE inspiration boards (understatement of the week). They’re awesome. They come in all different shapes, sizes, & styles, and today 6 wedding professionals that you’ve seen here on the blog before are sharing their real life inspiration boards. Enjoy!
1. Megan – MaeMae Paperie
“I always have several boards running in the office because I love being able to rearrange the pieces and have them act as decorations in my space.
Even though the images are all so varied and from different sources and times, they always blend nicely together. I have some pieces from vintage Life magazines I found in college as well as a piece of paper that was wrapped around my napkin at brunch last Saturday. They’re all displayed together. I love the idea of opposite ideas coming together to create something new in an inspiration board.”
2. Tania – Percy Handmade
“I love being able to capture the spirit of a modern bride – their individual style and what they love by including details that mean something to them. I am inspired by classic and timeless beauty, and I have a love affair with feminine and vintage touches. Icons such as Coco Chanel, Sophia Loren, and Grace Kelly inspire my work and I love to work with brides to add their personal finishing touches.”
“My inspiration boards are really organic and tactile. The force of touch cannot be matched by images on your device. I use everyday items from ribbon and river stones to watercolor sketches. I find it really helps me envision what I’m creating – whether it’s my film photography, styling, or even my calligraphy.”
4. Anna – Anna Gleave Photography
“I placed my inspiration board above my bed so I can remember the goodness of life every morning when I wake up and every night before bed. I am in constant awe of the world around us – the people, cultures, and intricate beauty of nature. Nothing inspires me more as an artist and as a person than exploration, and I have been lucky enough to travel quite extensively and live abroad.
I have photographs, art pieces, and carvings from my travels around the world – from Lake Como to Africa and California – to remember the beautiful moments and the people who have touched my life. My family, religion, my love, my work, and my world. That is what inspires me.”
See Anna’s feature here.
5. Paula – Ila Handbags
“My Spring 2013 collection was inspired by the lavish ornamentation and decadent embellishments of 1920’s France & The Art Deco design era. I sourced a lot of vintage gold & silver sequin fabrics with beaded embellishments and a beautiful orange & gold fabric with bold geometric shapes. My 2014 Spring collection is inspired by painterly floral prints & embroidered textures.”
And Paula’s inspiration board certainly reflects just that!
6. Annette – Chaviano Couture
“I love having something to look at that makes me smile and inspires me daily. My inspiration board contains a little bit of everything! From a picture of my parents’ wedding, to my college degree, favorite Bible verses, photo booth fun, editorial features, keepsakes from a Martha Stewart Weddings party, and a picture from my trip to the Dead Sea.
All are memories that are a part of who I am and have shaped me creatively and emotionally. I love clean white spaces and I love pictures, and that basically sums up my inspiration board. I think all of us should have one! A real life Pinterest board that makes us smile and focuses on what really matters.”
Aren’t these inspiration boards great?! I’m totally inspired to make my own now. I still can’t believe I don’t have one.
If you’re a wedding pro and you have an inspiration board – send a picture of it along with a few sentences about it. I’d love to do another post like this!