Brideology: Pinspiration

For the third installment of Brideology, Cara, our Bridal Project Manager, gathers up all the pretty pins on Pinterest, finding loads of wedding-day inspiration along the way.

How did anyone plan a wedding before Pinterest? From real wedding photos and style ideas, to DIY projects and the dresses (oh, the dresses)—it’s all at your fingertips.

I especially love the new private boards that Pinterest just released. Finally! There are certain things that should be kept secret until the wedding day, so it’s really nice to have that just-for-me option. Some of my teammates put together this really cute list of the reasons why private boards are great for wedding planning, and I love it!

I also found some great boards to follow. Check out the list I put together earlier this year. These are still tops on my list, but now I’ll add my new favorite five.

Southern Weddings Magazine—While there are plenty of truly Southern styles here, it all works for this Northwest girl too! Southern Sweets is making my mouth water right now. But my favorite board has to be Southern Traditions, with the New Orleans second line parades and lots of college mascots. People in Seattle might think we’re crazy if we do these, but how fun?!

Green Wedding Shoes—Jen Campbell’s extensive DIY board is full of wedding ideas, along with other great home and style projects; there’s no end to the inspiration. And Wedding Ceremony Ideas showcases some very cool backdrops, arches and altars. Many could work in different settings, like a DIY chapel in the middle of a field!

One Wed—My go-to here is Wedding Ideas We Love, a collection of the best of the best. From how to get your guests to take great pictures, to dressing your dog in a tux, there are tips and tricks galore. Plus unique ideas (like pop-up wedding invitations) that will make you ask, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”

nd + —I found this pinner when I first joined Pinterest and just love all her boards. Big + Day is a dreamy wedding board (over 900 pins!) that trends toward ethereal and vintage but also has full-on glamour. I love the high-low mix: Oscar de la Renta meets Etsy all in one place.

Design Love Fest—Bri Emery’s boards focus on design, interiors and fashion, but she also has some juicy boards that I use as wedding inspiration. Happy Flowers is just SO LOVELY. And It’s Love captures sweet, romantic photos of everyone from Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller to anonymous couples enjoying a fabulous wedding day.

What are your favorite boards? Do you use private boards for wedding planning or other projects? Don’t forget to check out Nordstrom Weddings Pinterest boards!


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