Wedding Mood Board: Preppy with a Twist

wedding mood board preppy with a twist atlanta event planner

Designed to blend with the environment, this summer wedding is to take place at a lake. The green and blue hues fuse with the setting for a natural and relaxed look. A Lilly Pulitzer pattern look alike for the cake, stripes to add nautical touches, and a pant wedding gown that resembles a riding horse pant are all elements of a very preppy look. Having the bridesmaids wear both colors and pantsuits is definitely a modern twist to the more traditional look of the bridal party. This bride is modern, chic, and is ready to break the rules to make her big day as unique as it can get.

Don’t let your wedding put you in a twist! Start planning today.

Image credits: 1. Gown 2. Suit 3. Bridesmaids 4. Table setting 5. Invitation 6. Cake

Mood Board: Iridescent

iridescent party jems and the holograms inspired party

The inspiration for this party was the very famous 80’s cartoons, Jem and the Holograms. As a matter of fact, they released a movie about Jem and the Holograms last year but it flopped. A very girly show with themes such as fame, alter egos, competition, glamour, friendships, and above all music. Kind of like the Hannah Montana of the 80’s, but with cartoons. There are really no limitations to this design, anywhere from a birthday party, to a life celebration such as a career achievement, to a corporate event. I would have the guests dress in all white and the honoree wear an iridescent dress. Nobody would miss her!

I see a crisp white room filled with food action stations. Iridescent panels hanging from the ceiling and cubes of iridescent marbles Ikebana style for some of the centerpieces. Ghost chairs on etched glowing tables and high boys covered with iridescent linens. The wow element of the party? An iridescent jello bar (with or without alcohol).

This theme can be done also in a more hip and urban style, maybe for a sweet sixteen or for a bar/bat mizvah. For more ideas you can see my Pinterest board here.

It’s time to show your lustrous colors to your family and friends.

Image credits: 1. gown 2. ghost chair 3. iridescent marbles 4. lettered wall 5.jello bar 6. invitations 7. linen 8. table

Wedding Mood Board: Fun, Feathers, and Forever

Wedding Mood Board: Fun, Feathers, and Forever by Atlanta event planner Injinnyous.com

Laid back, free spirited, and fun! This bride is confident, independent, and self-expressive.

I love the versatility of this design in terms of venue matching. Because the design has rustic elements combined with blue tones, you can choose to have your event:

  • outside in a garden or a farm
  • an all out rustic venue such as a barn or log type venue
  • an old house or inn with dark wood architectural elements
  • an industrial venue

The overall ambiance is relaxed-chic. The feathers help create the natural and relaxed look and proves that you don’t need flowers to make a long lasting impression for your guests. This event is about being comfortable, having fun, and avoiding above all stuffiness. Go ahead! I dare you to replace the quintessential photo booth with some fun games instead!

Let this event be a feather in your cap.

Image credits: 1. Bride 2. Cake 3. Groom 4. Feather biscuits 5. Table 6. Bridesmaid                7. Invitation

Wedding Mood Board: French Provincial

Wedding Mood Board: French Provincial injinnyous.com Atlanta event planner

I have been thinking a lot about my Southern country brides lately. I am not sure why it is that they think that if you are a country bride you have to do things in a certain way and only that way (by certain way I mean burlap). Ok. Hear me out, don’t shoot me just yet! Just because you are doing your wedding in a barn or a farm that doesn’t mean that you have to go with burlap. If that is what you like then I support you, but I don’t want you to think that your options are limited because that is what everybody else does. There are so many other things that you can do in a rustic environment if you are creative.

Take this theme for example. I envision this wedding in a barn or a farm. Many barns here in Georgia for you to choose from! Lots of browns, toile, naked cake, and not one ounce of burlap to be found. Still very rustic, classy, and elegant. Another secret, elegant does not necessarily mean expensive if you have a good eye. You can compliment this theme with french provincial furniture. I promise you, if you live here in the South somebody in your family has a dresser or a table that resembles that style. If they don’t own one, go to Goodwill or to a thrift store and you will find it. The toile fabric you should also be able to find relatively inexpensive and create fantastic runners and/or overlays. That is a great project for grandma or one of those aunts that is dying to help you out. 🙂

Oh! By the way, this is not a boring party either. I imagine a “pommes frites” bar or a french toast bites station opening towards the end of the night as a surprise for the guests. None of those two bars are expensive either! Seriously, who is going to say no to french fries or french toast! No excuses to not have a one of a kind wedding.

french toast bites

Amusez-vous à votre mariage! (Have fun at your wedding!).

To find more ideas, please visit my Pinterest board here.

Image credits: 1. Bride 2. Groomsmen 3. Glass 4. Toile 5. Centerpiece 6. Place setting 7. Cake 8. French toast bites

Wedding Mood Board: Sweet as a Georgia Peach

Wedding Mood board: Sweet as a Georgia Peach

Southern and traditional. This bride is proud. Her heritage and Southern customs have determined who she is.  She is gracious, kind, hospitable, and cares deeply about her family, a true Southern Belle. This bride is looking to integrate home into her wedding in a very special and unique way.

I see this event in a peach orchard and/or a barn. This wedding mixes rustic and modern traditional elements to create a custom design. Her signature cocktail is Peaches and Cream Martini and as party favor she sends her guests off with home made peach cobbler moonshine or maybe peach honey. Can you imagine a complete dinner menu around peaches? So many options. The best part is that because you saved a bit on the venue rental you can bring in an amazing and innovative catering company to create a custom menu just for you!

Can you imagine the save the dates? So much fun to be had with this theme! For more ideas you can see the whole Pinterest board here.

Hope ya’ll have a peachy time!

Image credits: 1. Invitation 2. Cake 3. Bride 4. Bridesmaids Dresses 5. Martinis 6. Tie 7. Tablescape

Mood Board: Coachella Inspired Sweet 16

Mood Board Themed Party: Coachella Inspired Sweet 16 injinnyous,com

I have to admit I can’t go anywhere without finding inspiration for a party. The other day (as I was casually walking into Home Depot to buy paint), I found the cutest cacti in bloom. The colors of the flowers were vibrant and the textures so different that I fell in love with them. I took a picture and immediately started thinking of the different things that I could do with them.

The most obvious was a Mexican fiesta but to me that is way too expected, so I decided I would give it some more thought. When I got home, I shared with my teenager daughter my find. I wanted to do a themed Sweet 16 with them so I asked her if she had any ideas. She instantly responded: “Coachella!”. Absolutely, Coachella it is. It’s perfect!

Coachella is an annual Arts and Music festival that takes place in the spring in the Colorado desert in California. As you can expect, the ambiance is super casual and has an all around bohemian feel. Lots of celebrities attend each year making it an instant “add it to the bucket list” for teens.

I decided to do a Coachella during the day party for my mood board, but you can do a Coachella at night as well. Just add lots of lighted art installations. With this theme the sky is the limit, it is an arts festival after all! Now, let’s face it, you can’t have a Coachella party without good music. Live bands and entertainment! To top it all off, just found out today that Guns N’ Roses is reuniting this year at Coachella. It can’t get any better than that.

Oh Sweet Child O’ Mine, it’s time to get to planning this festival.

You can see the whole Pinterest board here.

Image credits: 1. Lounge 2. Table 3. Models 4. Invitation 5. Cacti 6. Cake 7. Hanging Floral

Wedding Mood Board: 50’s Wifey-To-Be

Wedding Mood Board: 50s wifey to be. Atlanta event planner. injinnyous.com

Ladylike chic! This bride is inspired by the 50’s era. Old time traditions and values are important to her. She has embraced femininity and has a flawless sense of style. This bride is a family girl at heart and as a “wifey- to-be” can’t wait to flaunt the actual Mrs. title.

The inspiration for this mood board is the always elegant and beautiful Grace Kelly. Mid century modern furniture, velvet, and modesty compliment the vision. I see this bride dancing the most romantic first dance to Frank Sinatra’s “The Way you Look Tonight”. If you feel brave, you can take dance lessons with your hubby to be and learn how to dance the foxtrot!

If you are looking for a decade…nt wedding you have come to the right place.

You can see the whole Pinterest board here.

Image credits: 1. Lounge 2. Bouquet 3. Table 4. Invitation 5. Groom 6. Bridesmaid 7. Wedding gown