How to Select the Venue that Tells Your Wedding Story

Apr 14, 2018

There are so many love stories you have to tell: how you met, your first date, the fireworks of that first kiss, how they popped the question.  Your wedding is also a story, and a very authentic way of telling that story is a marriage of all these stories telling your friends and family about your journey as you begin a new chapter of your life together.

Every story has a setting, and the setting of your wedding is your venue.  The setting is such an important factor in storytelling, and the same goes for your wedding.  The right setting makes you feel something.  Selecting your venue is a key decision in your wedding design, so you want to be sure you’ve made the best choice for you. While there are many logistical factors you’ll want to keep in mind when researching venues, today I’m focusing on wedding design and aesthetic.  When selecting the wedding venue that best tells your story, consider how you want your wedding to feel and finding your aesthetic match.


How Do Want Your Wedding to Feel?

You’re going to get so many questions about how you want your wedding to look, from your color palette to your wedding gown.  While the aesthetic is incredibly important, first evaluate how you want your wedding to feel.

Where you are has a major impact on how you feel.  In the same way Paris feels different than Bali, a wedding in a garden will feel different from a wedding in a historic mansion.  Think of how you want to feel and how you want your guests to feel on your wedding day– whether it’s romantic, whimsical, intimate, lavish, fun, bold, organic, or any feeling that resonates with you.  Start there.

From there, let’s insert a piece of your story.  Is there a city or place you love, like where you had your first date, first kiss, you proposal, or an amazing experience together?  For wedding design that is true to you, make it personal.


Finding Your Aesthetic Match

Your venue should be something that enhances your wedding design– not something you have to work around.  When you’re researching a venue, take note of the architecture, color palette, interior natural light, artwork, flooring, landscape, and little details.  Are these elements enhancing your design, or not the best fit?  Is there plenty of natural light inside for the getting ready photos you want with your girls?  Do the colors and architecture fit or clash with your color palette?


Your love story is so incredibly special, and no two couples have the same love story.  That’s why my focus on wedding design is telling your story authentically and intentionally, with snippets of your journey together that led to this day.  Taking into consideration the overall feeling you want your wedding to have and how well it meshes with your design concept will help you select a venue that’s more than stunning and genuinely you.

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