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Bouncing Ideas: City Hall

September 1, 2010

So. It’s enough of “This general idea” vs. “This general idea.” While I know that inspiration boards do not look how your wedding will look, and I’m not putting any faith in the inspiration board itself…I did want to bounce around a couple of ideas in the form of getting the vague idea down in some format that I could recall in the future. We’ve been bouncing around the city hall wedding with VFW hall BBQ afterward for a while. I know you’re not supposed to say it, and I could only hope if we have a ceremony that this would be untrue, but the ceremony has always been my least favorite part of a wedding. I do love the idea of writing our own ceremony and having that would be great…but, just as a “we’re planning from Texas to Chicago, and wouldn’t it be cool if we didn’t have much to plan except a kick-ass BBQ party?” kind of way…here’s the first board:

City Hall and BBQ afterwards. We just tried to capture vague things that had the feelings we wanted in a city hall/BBQ wedding…you know? Anyways, let me know what you think.

Image credits: Top left – Becker, Top right – CraftMyBride, Middle left – CleverCupcakes, Middle right – Bride’s Cafe, and Bottom – Elizabeth Anne Designs.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 1, 2010 2:46 pm

    Hello. You’re singing my tune. I love a City Hall wedding, and everyone loves a bbq. I think this looks like a great plan.

  2. September 1, 2010 7:48 pm

    i am in love with all of this.

  3. September 1, 2010 9:06 pm

    what a sweet looking bride! also, thanks for linking to me, dear!

  4. September 1, 2010 10:13 pm

    Hmm, not that I really know anything about inspiration boards at all, but it feels to me like there’s a bit of a mix of the indie-wedding-blog-sweet-cute-crafty aesthetic crossed with a more-urban-saturated-intense-colors/Carnivale thing. I feel like you should go more all out with the latter because I just picture it being so awesome when it comes together, sort of, heck yeah strangers in the city streets we just got married at City Hall and now we are all tripping off to are FREAKING AMAZING BBQ party, wish you could be there too mwah!

    I may need to have a talking to with the inner monologue in my head.

  5. September 3, 2010 4:11 pm

    I like it! I feel you on the inspiration boards. Finding the right images in a sea of many is actually quite draining creatively speaking. With that said, as long as you have the feeling everything else just falls into place. You definitely have that in place.

  6. Paige permalink
    September 15, 2010 2:02 pm

    Some friends of mine recently did an urban-chic wedding on an super tight budget.
    They were having some of the same frustrations planning a ceremony because, well, they just aren’t very exciting right? And when you’re already tight on cash, who wants to blow it on that?
    Thus was I introduced to a “Gorilla Wedding”.
    YOU may know what this means, but I was not so savvy.
    Just in case I am not alone, a gorilla wedding is where you pick a public location you like and just have everyone… show up!
    (At approximately the same time-ish.)
    When I heard about it I was dubious, but after wandering through millenium park via an adorable little map and ending up in a beautiful garden with a towering city backdrop, surrounded by people in formal-wear, I was hooked!
    It was like following a treasure map and ending up in a Wonderland tea-party. The bride and groom showed up stylishly late and the priest (a recently “ordained” friend I think) in his tux and converse, delivered a short, sweet, and often cleverly sarcastic ceremony. All in all 10-20 minutes. From there we were just swept away to the reception!
    This could have all gone terribly wrong of course. BUT it definately didn’t, and it was unforgettable!
    The pictures were amazing too, mostly following the couple wandering the gardens on the way to the ceremony. 🙂
    Maybe not for everyone, but definately creative!

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