Not long ago a friend of mine told me she wanted to have an out-of-the-box wedding with a creative touch to it that made her feel represented. That is what here in Villais we call #CustomMade philosophy: turn your wedding into a unique event that represents you as a person.
Where should we start? The Internet? Well. It is as good a resource as any other but it has a downside and that’s the unfathomable amount of information it holds. It may baffle you instead of helping. That is the reason why Google, Pinterest, Instagram or any other website are ok but I’d rather refine the search in order to find that magical ingredient you seek.
What do the pros I like the most do?: browse their portfolios and you’ll find examples of things that worked before and things that didn’t. Find designers, wedding planners, bloggers, apparel brands you identify with and keep going. Don’t copy. Just let yourself be seduced by the ideas and let them grow and mutate in your mind.
Your close ones: we tend to seek answers too far away. Your friends, family and partner know you better than anyone. They may have the answers you are looking for. So go ask them. Don’t be afraid to spoil the surprise because they’ll keep your secrets and once they are in they’ll feel honored and help you nonstop.
Within: search within yourself, in your closet, in the library, the music you play in the car, the pictures on your walls and you will surely see yourself in all of those elements. You’ll learn more than you expect from yourself and what you like.
Luck: keep your eyes wide open and absorb all things that surround you. Inspiration may come when you least expect it. Take pictures and scribble on napkins everywhere you go. Let all those ideas grow in you and you’ll reach your goal.
I told that friend that the most important of all is that she felt all right with what she did, embrace her prominence in the wedding and above all to feel that style was a reflection of her spirit. Well not only her, her and her partner. In the end all weddings are a matter of two ?