Designing a Wedding You're In Love With : Part II : Don't Let the Rules Limit Your Style

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So, how do you incorporate these everyday simplicities in a way that still allows your event to seem like a traditional wedding? Well, the easy answer is that your wedding day doesn’t have to be traditional at all unless that’s what you are. When designing your day, really think about why you are making each decision. Is it because you feel like it has to be that way, or is it because it reflects your style? If traditional doesn’t describe you, then why carry a traditional bouquet? Remember
it’s about you and what you love, not what some arbitrary source says your day should incorporate. For example, one super-edgy couple I worked with had a tattoo booth at their wedding because they were very into the art. I’ve also seen a bluegrass band dressed completely in overalls play at the ultra-rustic wedding of a Midwestern couple that wanted to get back to their roots. Anything goes when it comes to your wedding style and the environment you want to create for your day. At the same time, don’t feel like you have to go overboard with a theme either. If you love Moroccan food, for example, it’s nice to incorporate other cultural touches if you are planning to serve a Moroccan feast; however, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your day has to resemble a Moroccan
Bazaar. What’s most important is that you don’t let the “rules” determine your style. Make your own
rules and ultimately you will create a day that is your own little piece of wedding heaven!

Photography by Jonathan Canlas

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