Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Inspiration board

When planning your wedding details it's a great idea to do an inspiration board, similar to a "storyboard", like a film producer would do, but with images only. Choose your color palette, using no more than 3 colors. Consider your reception space when picking your colors for the best overall look for your event. A great way to see how colors work together is to go to your local home improvement store and peruse the paint chips. Gather all your possible combination's, keeping in mind using different shades of the same color, analogous colors (next to each other on the color wheel) or complimentary colors (opposite each other).Think of the environment for your wedding day, the location, the season and the formality of the venue. Once you have decided on a palette, go with it! Repeat your colors in every detail beginning with the "save the date" card, on through to the invitations, dresses, flowers, cake, linens and favors.
Another favorite of mine is to design a "motif" and repeat it.
Vern Yip, of HGTV, favors using this idea in his interior design. My associates at WED can help you design a monogram or a graphic element unique to you and your groom. Note the K&R graphic below that we repeated on all the printed material, the direction sign and even the koozies for the pre-wedding festivities.The color palette here was chocolate brown and 2 different shades of green, seen in the invitation and envelope. Just click on the storyboard to enlarge for a better view of the details.

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