The Family Album

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When planning your wedding, your ideas, collating your thoughts, where is that initial seed sewn?

Where do you start on your journey of sewing all those inspirations together, scrapbooks and snippets that you have flying around in your mind from left to right and pirhouetting in the middle?

There is so much inspiration to be taken from past wedding photographs.  As a designer I love to scan them for detailing, not just for the style of dress and wonderful fabrics but to see the details of flowers and buttonholes, cakes, simply dressed tressle tables, hair and jewellery, wonderful layers of inspiration.

A place to start is to look at old family albums,
a great aunts bouquet,
your Mum's 'barely there' mini dress,
your grandma's fitted tweed suit, ask to see your families photo albums, the really old albums that are tooked away in the loft, hidden in a sideboard or at the back of the cupboard under the stairs and blow off the dust...

image credit: my vintage wedding

23:00: my grandparents are the cutest ever.
image credit: Everything is Borrowed

grandma & grandpa by nostalgifabriken on Flickr.
image credit: I Thee Wed
image credit: fashion-era
image credit: Flick River
image credit: b-loved weddings
Post by Wedding Institute member: Vicky Trainor

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