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Guest Blogger: Unruly Things, my wedding inspiration

March 22, 2010

Hi there! This is Alyson with Unruly Things, guest blogging while Kristina enjoys the bliss of being a new mom. I’m planning my upcoming summer wedding and I’m thrilled to be here to share some of my ideas and progress with you.


{images c/o Martha Stewart Weddings, Design Sponge}

My fiance {I’ll further refer to him as DLB} and I knew right off the bat that we didn’t want a big, formal wedding. While there are certain traditions that I love and plan to keep, we are definitely more focused on planning an event where our families and really be comfortable and get to know each other. A formal wedding just isn’t our thing, so our hearts literally danced when we found our venue – a gorgeous space in the Columbia River Gorge, set in the middle of a beautiful old growth forest which surrounds a lake, complete with canoes!


{Images c/o Our Labor Of Love, Once Wed, Martha Stewart Weddings}

When we were first looking around for wedding inspiration, naturally there were lots of things that popped out as beautiful or a good option for us. If you follow Unruly Things, you probably know that I’m way into natural medical/science related things including specimen prints, laboratory glassware and terrariums. So it was no question that we ultimately decided to use this as a starting point for our decor.


{Images c/o 1. Green Wedding Shoes, Once Wed}

So playing on the specimen theme, we’re planning to have a few different “specimens” of food with buffets for appetizers, the main meal and dessert, using lab glass for our center pieces, and incorporating little natural & personal elements into anything we can.


{Images c/0 Small Stump, Trampoline, Small Stump}