Sunday, April 22, 2012

Inspiration overload ...

(source: pinterest)

Don't you find that there are too many inspirational ideas out there on the internet be it either for weddings, parties, home decoration even baking which are preventing us from finding our own voice and creative side ?

I read an interesting article in Mollie Makes the other day about a designer called Lotta Anderson and her business. When asked by her interviewer to name the top three creative blogs she finds most attractive and appealing she replied 'I actually try to stay away from them ... as a designer, the danger is that everything is looking the same. There's too much recycling. I don't want that in my head, I don't want to be too affected by what other people are doing around me'. Well I couldn't agree more. Not only that but don't you agree also by looking too much as these blogs and yes I will include pinterest here, that we are all finding it increasingly difficult to find our own creative style ? I am sure I am not the only one struggling with this ?!

I don't want a wedding that doesn't reflect our personalities but of some other random couple off the net; that to me is just pointless. I want our guests to come into the reception room and yes be wooooed but most importantly to say 'that is so Chrissi and Eddy we love it !'

So from now I will be keeping my distance from wedding blogs for a while to search for our own style that makes us both tick and NOT just ME ! Lol that will be difficult I know but I will do it. I don't want to turn into some freaky bridezilla. I want to have fun, not feel stressed that our ideas aren't up to scratch with the top 3 wedding blogs whoever they are ! That to me is nonsense. Our wedding can be just as good and I whole heartily believe that.

Have a lovely Sunday !

Chrissi x

1 comment:

Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love said...

Yes, I can totally see your point! As for me, I feel like I try to strike a balance...I feel that sorting through many photos and sources of inspiration sets off new ideas in my head and helps me actually figure out what I love. Plus, there's the interaction between bloggers that adds to that too! But on the other hand, yes, it can be easy to lose your sense of self in all of it.
Thanks for this thought-provoking post! And that painting is the perfect illustration! :)