Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wedding Design Tip | Tell a Visual Story

Planning a wedding can easily turn into a shopping spree.  "I love this and this and this...!"  It's so easy to do, you pick everything you fall in love with: dresses, shoes, invitations, linens, decor, etc.  When you take a step back and look at all of your choices as a whole, as they will be seen on your wedding day, do they all tell the same story?  Not everything has to match, but in order to throw a wedding that visually captures your guests and could be wedding blog or magazine-worthy, the design must be consistent.  You should be able to hold any of your choices up to another and they should make the same statement.  Telling a story is a phrase I've heard countless times as a designer; it's like a theme, but more so, it portrays a feeling in a moment.  It visually tells viewers about a person, a time, a place and an emotion, without speaking a single word.  It is the easiest way to captivate an audience, to throw a wedding that becomes known for it's details, and to help you keep your choices manageable as you plan your big day.
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Here are two examples of different stories.  Notice the feeling the groups create, what kind of bride & groom would each of these stories portray?  What would the guests experience?  They both tell two very different stories, but both are beautiful...

What story will you tell at your wedding?

6 comments:

  1. I want that picnic table for my kitchen!

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  2. That top dress is to die for? Do you know who makes it? LOVE! And your collages are so beautiful btw!

    xo Mary Jo

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  3. Thank you Mary Jo! Isn't that dress stunning?! It's Oscar de la Renta, here is a link with more info:

    http://www.elle.com/Shopping/Elle-Shops/Editors-Picks-Alexis-Bryan-Morgan/%28imageIndex%29/6/%28play%29/false

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  4. 'Telling a story is a phrase I've heard countless times as a designer'

    You said it! There's no better way to plan your wedding than to design it to who you both are. Deciding on the visual and aesthetic voice sets the tone of the whole day.

    Nice boards Kelsey!

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