Choosing The Vibe on your wedding day: a guide to getting started when you're stuck at the beginning


Your wedding aesthetic is the heartbeat of your special day,

setting the mood and guiding all other decisions

Choosing an aesthetic that resonates with you and your partner is essential for crafting a cohesive and memorable event. Your wedding vibe sets the tone for your entire celebration. By establishing a clear aesthetic from the start, you lay a solid foundation for seamless planning and enable your vendors to bring your dream wedding to life with precision and flair.

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Bridesmaids show off unique wedding favors at Willowbrook Mills wedding

Define The Vision.

Selecting 2-3 defining words can help you pinpoint the exact vibe you want to achieve on your wedding day. Whether you envision an elegant, joyful, romantic, magical, or timeless atmosphere, these descriptive terms can help you lock in your vision, guide your decision-making process and ensure that every aspect of your wedding aligns with your desired aesthetic. By staying true to your personal style and preferences, you can create a wedding day that reflects your unique love story and leaves a lasting impression on you and your guests.

create intentional memories.

When it comes to choosing your wedding day vibe, the options are endless. Whether you lean towards classic elegance, rustic charm, beachy vibes, vintage allure, glamorous extravagance, bohemian flair, or a themed celebration, the key is to create a cohesive and memorable aesthetic. Just like curating a beautiful Pinterest board, careful planning and attention to detail are crucial to ensure that every aspect of your wedding reflects your chosen vibe harmoniously.

Be yourself.

Remember, your wedding day is a reflection of your love and commitment, so embrace the journey of planning and let your individuality shine through every detail. By staying true to yourselves and infusing your personalities into every aspect of your wedding, you will create an unforgettable experience that speaks volumes about who you are as a couple.

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The Seasonal Impact

Considering the season in which you'll tie the knot is another vital factor in shaping your wedding aesthetic. Embrace the unique characteristics of each season to enhance your chosen vibe, whether it's a winter wonderland in January or a vibrant autumn affair in October.

The Venue Sets The Vibe

Furthermore, matching your venue to your aesthetic vision is key. Whether you've chosen a breezy beach locale or a luxurious ballroom, aligning your vibe with the venue's ambiance will create a seamless and enchanting atmosphere for your big day.

Your Colors Set The Tone

Selecting the perfect color scheme can greatly enhance the ambiance of your wedding day. Consider using colors that evoke the emotions you wish to convey - from soft pastels for a romantic feel to bold and vibrant hues for a lively atmosphere. By incorporating your favorite colors into your décor, attire, and floral arrangements, you can create a cohesive and visually stunning aesthetic that reflects your personal style.

Make It Meaningful

Additionally, infusing personalized touches throughout your wedding, such as family heirlooms, meaningful quotes, or cultural traditions, will add depth and authenticity to your celebration. These unique elements will not only make your special day truly memorable but will also showcase your love story in a way that is both heartfelt and genuine.

Bride and Groom as legos on their unique lego guest book

Wedding Words:


A wedding filled with sophistication and refined beauty, where colors like champagne, blush pink, and gold can complement the feeling of luxury and grace.


A celebration brimming with happiness and delight, where vibrant colors like sunshine yellow, coral, and sky blue can enhance the joyful atmosphere.


An event that exudes love and passion, where colors like deep red, soft pink, and lavender can evoke a sense of romance and intimacy.


A fairytale-like experience that feels enchanting and otherworldly, where colors like mystical purple, gold, and emerald green can add a touch of magic to the ambiance.


A day that leaves a lasting impression on everyone present, where colors like royal blue, emerald green, and ruby red can create a memorable and impactful palette.


A wedding where everything runs smoothly and stress is minimized, where colors like calming sage green, soft lavender, and baby blue can promote a sense of relaxation and tranquility.


An occasion tailored to reflect the couple’s unique love story, where colors that hold personal significance to the couple can be incorporated to add a personalized touch.


A wedding that transcends trends and remains classic over the years, where colors like ivory, navy blue, and black can exude a timeless and elegant feel.


A small-scale gathering with close family and friends, where colors like warm neutrals, soft greys, and dusty rose can create an intimate and cozy atmosphere.


A whimsical and ethereal atmosphere that feels like a dream come true, where colors like soft pastels, silver, and lavender can enhance the dreamy and magical setting.


Rustic weddings evoke a cozy, down-to-earth vibe, where colors like earthy tones, sage green, and mustard yellow can complement the rustic charm and natural elements.


A nod to the past, vintage weddings incorporate antique details, lace, and heirloom elements, where colors like antique gold, dusty rose, and vintage blue can bring out the nostalgic and timeless essence.


A free-spirited, whimsical style that embraces flower crowns, oversized bouquets, and unexpected decor pieces like giant dreamcatchers, where colors like warm earth tones, jewel tones, and pops of vibrant colors can add a bohemian flair.


Sleek, refined, and minimalistic, with clean lines, contemporary designs, and a focus on sophistication, where colors like black and white, monochromatic palettes, and bold accents can create a modern and chic aesthetic.

Happy Planning!

The most memorable weddings are those where the couple stays true to themselves and incorporates personal touches throughout the day. From riding a horse down the aisle to creating a personalized comic book with comic versions of guests, choreographing a unique first dance, or having guests make a Lego version for the guest book – these are all wonderful examples from my experiences photographing weddings in Michigan. Above all, I urge you to be authentic because that's what we are celebrating in the end.