The chances are, that if you ask any pre-2010 bride how she prepared for her wedding, you’d be met with a kind but desperate offering of her pile of 20+ bridal magazines that she simply can’t bear to throw away. That, and the folder of clippings of menu ideas to fabric swatches and everything in between.
Whilst bridal magazines are the most logical go-to when planning a wedding (I mean, buying your first is practically a rite of passage as soon as the bling is on the finger, right?!), the online world has caught up with a lightning speed that the print world simply can’t keep up with.
This candy cane-coloured virtual pin board app is appearing on the phones, tablets and laptops of brides worldwide. Just another social media platform, it is not. Sure you can message and follow other users, but the beauty of Pinterest lies in the ease in which you can ‘pin’ items of inspiration for your wedding day. We like to call it, ‘Pinspiration’.
So dynamic is this app, that brides of the nineties and noughties are wishing they could have their time over, simply so they can have a wedding inspired by Pinterest. Vendors have got in on the act, too, reaching out to brides to create boards that can be viewed to help with reaching their desired visions for their day.
Pinterest offers a veritable smorgasbord of lustworthy ideas that you may never have even considered; it truly is a feast for the eyes and one of our favourite ways to whittle down the hours in the countdown to your wedding day.
These are the Pinners we’re loving here at The Waterfront.
With more than 15 000 followers, Sydney photographer Lara Hotz knows how to pin. The 28 year old is considered an industry leader and has been shaking things up in the world of wedding photography for years. She’s a true artist and her pins reflect her eclectic and whimsical style. Follow her for all things wedding related, you won’t be sorry.
St George Motor Boat Club
It just makes sense, really. Follow us for inspiration on how to style your wedding, shots you should ask your photographer to recreate and wedding dresses that have caught our eye. You’ll be joining a small community of brides with the same idea; engage with fellow followers for even more local ideas.
Tyler Knott Gregson
We challenge you to get through TKG’s Typewriter Series poems without shedding a tear. This man is a true genius when it comes to the written word and many a bride-to-be has looked to him for inspiration for their vows. Interestingly, he is also a professional photographer, so follow him for a double dose of wedding amazingness.
Body and Soul Team
The team from The Sunday Telegraph have expanded their reach to the world of Pinterest and offer up a whole host of categories to help you now and in the future. Follow for motivational ideas on how to get in shape in the lead up to your wedding through healthy eating and exercise and check out their hints on how to keep love alive post-wedding. Many of their pins are digitised versions of their print copy, meaning this really is a prime example of how you can use this digital pin board; no more cutting and pinning to a cork board!
One of Pinterests most prolific and followed users, Ieva has more than a million followers who pour over her daily offerings. This European interior designer has a distinct ‘clean lines’ style and pins everything from daily inspirational quotes to incredible make up trends to try for your wedding day. Our favourite boards of Ieva’s? ‘In love’, for photography ideas, ‘For Him’, to get some unique ideas on how to dress your man and ‘True Words’, for some of the most beautiful poetry and prose you’ll ever read. Thank us later.
Images taken from each authors Pinterest page. Front page image from Lara Hotz