There is a design process (at least for me there is) and I like to take things step by step. Pictures are great but sometimes you have to dig deeper. What about the picture do you like? If you have a picture of a spring wedding and your wedding is in the winter, the element you like in the picture might not work. The same would apply if you are having a day wedding and you love the candles that were in the evening reception picture. It doesn't mean you can't get a similar look but you will have to go about it in another way.
A big component of how I style a wedding is based on the bride's DRESS! It is my inspiration and a good indication of the bride's taste and personality. Everyone else's attire is based on that decision.
A theme is an easy way to coordinate all aspects of the wedding from the Save the Date all the way through the favor at the reception. I always brand my events by using the same elements of design, color and style in every decision I make.
Here are some of my latest insirations....
This is very boho chic don't ya think?