In the world of wedding planning, one crucial yet often overlooked aspect is crafting your wedding mood board. Today, I sit down with Jordan Drake, the creative mind behind Jordan Drake Designs, to unravel her expert tips for designing your wedding mood board and the secrets of this intricate process. Whether you’re considering the guidance of a professional planner or opting for a DIY approach, Jordan spills the tea on the invaluable insights into the value, steps, and potential pitfalls of designing a mood board that resonates with your love story.
Jordan is the founder of Haute House Kids, a bespoke children’s event planning service based in Raleigh, North Carolina. After its launch in 2020, Haute House quickly grabbed the attention of families around the country and delivered events that were featured in multiple publications. After selling Haute House in 2023, she continues to work on designing private events through her business Jordan Drake Designs.
As a couple, you have the opportunity to create a visual representation of what you’d like your wedding day to look and feel like. This is especially important to share with vendors as you hire them. When you have your mood board together, it communicates to your vendors what is important to you about your wedding day. All in all, it will help ensure that everyone is moving towards creating the same vision for your day.
It starts with a conversation that you and your fiance have together. To make it more of an expereince, plan a date night with your fiancé and ask yourself what you want your day to feel like. Once you agree on what you want your day to feel like, start gathering imagery that supports that vision. You can look on Pinterest and in magazines to get inspiration. Once you have your visual together, you can create it in Canva or go old school and consolidate printed content on a vision board or scrapbook.
To make it more personal to your love story, infuse a theme into your wedding mood board, like a cherished memory or a shared passion. Throughout the process, don’t invite too many external voices into this intimate process. Your mood board is about you two!
The first, and perhaps most crucial, is to avoid drowning in details. Trust in your chosen vendors’ expertise. If you hire the right vendors who are experts in their field, they take your mood board and help you bring your vision to life, ensuring you don’t get lost in the minutiae. Another pitfall is the allure of trends. Instead, focus on searching and including elements that are true to you and your fiancé. Focus on timeless elements instead of searching online for “2024 wedding trends”.
So, as you sit down to envision your wedding day, armed with inspiration, remember – your mood board is not just a collage of images. It’s a guide for those who will turn your dreams into the essence of your wedding day. Dive into the creative process, avoid the common pitfalls, and let your love story shine through every detail!
Image Credit for Mood Board Design:
Gelato Cart – David Bastianoni Studio. Bride and Groom – LisaPoggi Photography. Table scape – Elle Reaux. Wedding Invitation – www.momentaldesigns.com. Cake – cakes.ru.