Vintage Bohemian Chic...Part II
So...where did I leave off...? I showed you all my color scheme and dress. I felt initially that my dress had no real vintage appeal, but you lovely ladies pointed out to me that I might be a bit incorrect in my initial thinking.
I guess, what I had originally planned for my wedding, in my mind, was much more time period specific. You see, Glen Echo is fabulously designed in a very classic art deco style. What I originally envisioned was a wedding that looked a little like this or this, with an inspiration board such as this, this or this but incorporating my color scheme.
The dress, however, was not in the style that I was going for. I actually flipped out after I purchased the gown and bought a second one that does go with the art deco, 1920's type feel I originally thought about...but more on that saga later...When I found the dress, however, I felt I needed to focus or channel my style efforts towards something a bit more consistent with the vibe I was getting from her (I like to use pronouns when referring to items with a distinct character).
On a related side note...there is only one store that I am totally obsessed with (and wish I could afford more often) and that is Anthropologie. I absolutely love the clothes, the housewares, decor, jewelry, everything...but more importantly...I love the feel and the vibe of the retail chain itself. There is this smart, down home, earthy, feminine...but with a touch of ruggedness...vintage, bohemian, chic vibe to Anthropologie that I adore. I realized that is exactly what I should be going for!
I have to admit that this is not anything new...it is not like I stumbled across some totally unique and crazy idea. Plenty of women have used Anthropologie as inspiration...especially more recently (I mean, back yard, home spun weddings are all the rage now). So, I will definitely be following a trend...but I don't mind. I would rather my wedding reflect all the things that I love than worry about who else is doing the same thing.
Here are a few inspiration boards that I found, all via Snippet & Ink, that I absolutely love and give the vibe that I am hoping to achieve (the first one is my FAV!)Here are some links to some of my favorite and most inspired weddings...If my day looks anything like this, I am golden!
Where have you guys found your inspiration? Anyone else using their favorite "something" as a spring board for creativity?