I have always been intrigued by the Irish culture, which is probably why I took up playing Irish fiddle. Naturally my interest carried over into my wedding style. When my husband and I got married, Greenbridge (a wonderful trio of Irish musicians) played for the ceremony, and we had an Irish music session at the reception (although I didn’t have time to play much!). I also decorated my dress with green beadwork. Had I known then about the stunning pieces crafted by Unique Celtic Jewelry, I would probably have ditched the flowers in my hair for a shiny silver circlet!
I’ve often attended Celtic Festivals, and it was at the KVMR Celtic Festival in Grass Valley where I first saw Unique Celtic Jewelry. I was impressed by the exquisite knot work and the imaginative execution of the silver collection. Though the designs are obviously Celtic, I had never seen anything quite like them! The earrings, necklaces and Celtic rings that are embellished with gemstones are even more striking. I let my husband know that any present from this online merchant will be well received. I’m crossing my fingers for our next anniversary!
A great way to collect your ideas while planning your wedding is to create an inspiration board. As you are making decisions it really helps to have a visual reminder of all your thoughts right in front of you. It can be a bulletin board, a piece of foam core, or you can create it on the computer in Photoshop or a layout program. Swatches, photos, even notes you’ve jotted down can be displayed all in one place, and changed around as you change your mind. You can also gather your wedding ideas on an online information organizer like Backpack as you go, so you don’t forget about that great color or that fabulous bouquet you saw yesterday.
Tip: Keep your inspiration board at home if you don’t want outside “help”. Displaying it on your office wall, for example, will undoubtedly invite suggestions from your coworkers!
I heard about this idea on a knitting podcast I was listening to. One of the designers, Liz Shaw, used several boards for her wedding: one for flowers, one for the dress she designed, and one for the colors and décor. A subsequent search online produced pages of sample digital wedding inspiration boards. I especially enjoyed the one called: Grey is the New Blonde:
Whether you are working with a wedding coordinator or doing everything yourself, an inspiration board is a wonderful way to keep all your wedding ideas organized as you plan.