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The Three Word Challenge

Today I decided to take advantage of my unemployed status and run a few research-based wedding errands. Namely, I went to check out colors for chair sashes as I know the unfortunate black padded chairs our venue has are not going to work for me and I’ve been contemplating the addition of a color overlay to pair with the ivory linens they already provide. I also decided to check out a couple of formal wear shops to get a feel for your non-standard tuxedo options. I’ll share more on all of those thoughts and more soon (including the scoop on our venue, for instance), but as I started mulling things over today I decided I had to challenge myself to three words. If I could pick any three words, but only three words to describe the look and feel I want our wedding to evoke, what would they be?

In the end, it took much deliberation, but I think I have it worked out. And my words? Elegant, romantic, timeless. A little bit classic meets vintage wrapped up in a nautical and/or rustic chic inspired kraft paper box tied with lace and silk navy ribbon. I want a profusion of romantic candlelight paired with a kicking live band. I dream of exquisite details woven throughout a day that is simple in its pure celebration of love and family. I want to eat s’mores in a fabulous dress without worrying [much] about what will happen if I dribble chocolate on the breathtaking beaded lace that drove me to chose it over all others. I want to break a few rules, I want to challenge a few traditions, I want to start a few new traditions, and I want to do it all in a way that is timeless, nothing short of exceptionally classy and genuinely us.

So, I’m always working on my next latest and greatest inspiration board over here, and I intend to share a new one soon….once I finish tweaking it. In the meantime I did want to at least share a few of the photos that move me, make me smile, give me pause, and ultimately evoke the same feeling I hope to achieve.

Above and below by Punam Bean

via Oh So RB
Elegant, romantic timeless. Do we think it works?

As I continue to mull over my three words, which I consider to be somewhat of a work in progress, I’m challenging you to come up with your three words and then share a few photos that express or evoke your words. Leave me a comment here so I can be sure to check out your posts and then I’ll write a follow-up post linking everyone so they can check out the inspiration driving some of our favorite bloggers. Don’t disappoint me! ;-) I hope to see you all jumping on the three word challenge bandwagon.

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Friday 21st of November 2008

Three words is hard. But if pushed, I'd go for... fun, vintage and colourful... or crafty, whimsical and retro... or... DIY, shabby chic, wonderland.

I'll have changed my mind several times before the end of the day!

Grosgrain Bride

Thursday 20th of November 2008

hmmm..three words, huh? that's a hard one. lately i'd say elegant, rustic, classic. this will more than likely change many more times before april :)


Thursday 20th of November 2008

Wow. In three words. I may have to get back to you on this one, but I love it.. and I think the three words you chose are excellent and perfect for your wedding :)


Wednesday 19th of November 2008

You totally just described what I'm going for with my wedding! I can't choose 3 but I have a sentence for when vendors ask about the 'tone' of my wedding. "The event feeling is going to be elegant, but not formal or stuffy, with a strong sense of design/style without being trendy."

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