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Choosing an “Aesthetic” versus a “Theme”: Wedding Wednesday

January 20, 2024

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I'm Chelsea
I'm a wedding a portrait photographer based out of CT but originally from Georgia. I love all things bright and colorful (if you couldn't tell) and love pouring my heart into my business and my clients! I am also a proud Hufflepuff and share my life with my wonderful husband and sweet furbaby!
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When I was planning my wedding, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted. I knew I wanted it to be rustic and beautiful. One word kept popping up throughout my planning process though.

Timeless.

This has impacted everything from my wedding planning to my own editing style with photography. Over the years, I’ve seen so many weddings and have realized one major difference that makes a wedding seem “of an era” versus timeless.

A theme.

Now I understand that sometimes there are elements of a wedding that are incredibly important to you. Sometimes it is a book series that means a lot, or maybe traveling is your favorite way to spend time together. These are absolutely things that should be incorporated into your big day because they are an important part of you. BUT that doesn’t mean you should necessarily theme your wedding after any of it.

I’ve seen Pokémon themes, Disney themes, Viking themes… I’ve also seen weddings that take these ideas as inspiration for their big day and incorporate in more subtle ways.

Interested in a Cinderella wedding? Create a regal aesthetic with light blue and silver as your colors. Want Harry Potter as your theme? Find a venue with old-world charm and incorporate a lot of vintage elements. Whatever it is, there is always a way to incorporate your “would-be” theme without making your wedding a “themed” event.

At the end of the day, your wedding can be whatever you want it to be! I really wanted something that wouldn’t be outdated in two years. I do have a million wedding photos all over my home after all. If you don’t care about that, that is totally okay too!!

For now, thanks so much for reading. Check back next Wednesday for another wedding planning post!!

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I'm a wedding a portrait photographer based out of CT but originally from Georgia. I love all things bright and colorful (if you couldn't tell) and love pouring my heart into my business and my clients! I am also a proud Hufflepuff and share my life with my wonderful husband and sweet furbaby!

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