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Inspired Creations Contest Top 10

Hi everyone! After lots of tallying up, Cyd and I are proud to announce the Inspired Creations Contest top 10 concepts. These are in no particular order and we would love to hear which one inspired you the most (click on any image to take you to the full post). In addition to getting your opinions, we’re asking some special guest judges to help us determine our winners.

Rustic Campsite Wedding Inspiration

Rustic Outdoor Wedding Camping Theme Table

Team: Jesi Haack Weddings, JL Designs, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Gabriel Ryan Photographers and Paper and Thread

Urban Picnic

Urban Rooftop Picnic Wedding Theme Ideas

Team: Catie Ronquillo Photography, After Yes Weddings, The Left-Handed Calligrapher and Emily Hudspeth

Caribbean Art with a Bohemian Flair

Tropical Garden Centerpiece

Team: Erica O’Brien, Honey and Poppies, De-Lovely Events, and Jessica Claire

Retro Rockabilly Milkshake Bar

Retro Milkshake Bar Unique Wedding Ideas-05Retro Milkshake Bar Unique Wedding Ideas-17

Team: Kellie Kano and Elissa Keno

Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Wine

Team: Sara Gray Photography, Punch, and The Party Place

Stylish Bridal Lingerie

Romantic Tasteful Bridal Lingerie-8

Team: The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith, Studio Juno Photography, Coupe de Foudre Lingerie, Punk Rock Bride

1980s Retro High School Love

Mix Tape 80s Wedding Decor

Team: My Simple Details, Holly Chapple Flowers, Kate Triano Photography, and Paperzest

Past to Present: Timeless Vintage Details

Doily and Lace Wedding Ideas

Team: Kio Kreations and Kara Schultz

California Bohemian

Blue Goblets and Poppy CenterpieceElegant Peony and Poppy Centerpiece

Team: White Flower Boutique, flutter glass Photography, Sweet Emilia Jane, and Erin Ever After

Inspired by Fabric

Dessert TableDessert Buffet Blue and Green

Team: April Foster Events and Megan W Photography

A HUGE thanks goes out from Cyd and I to everyone who entered and made the Inspired Creations Contest so wonderful. Let us know in the comments which of these 10 you’d like to see win!

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    218 comments on “Inspired Creations Contest Top 10

    1. Ahh it’s so hard to pick just one! So I’ll pick two. My faves were definitely the retro rockabilly milkshake bar (because I’m a sucker for vintage) and dandelion wine because it was so incredibly innovative and inspired.

    2. What an honor to be in the top ten! Thank you to all the readers for supporting us. Keep the comments the coming – the competition is fierce! xo

    3. Anne writes...

      California Bohemian- the colors and layout are amazing!

    4. Nancy W. writes...

      They are all so interesting and inspiring, but the Retro Milkshake Bar is still my favorite! The theme is so unique and the attention to detail is amazing! Besides, the design team seems to have found a way to get a lot of bang for the buck – very refreshing to know you can have a great reception without spending a fortune. I get a sense of fun and whimsy looking at the pictures, and I really think this theme is something guests of all ages would enjoy.

    5. Lydia writes...

      Love California Bohemian, especially the setting and using vibrant colors that really have a chance to pop. Very eclectic, elegant, and laid back.

    6. Loved the casual opulance of the “carribean art” shoot. The flowers were especially lush and yummy.

    7. All of these are beautiful! Something about that urban picnic is pulling my strings! I love that it’s so modern but with some twinkle lights and candles at night, it can be so romantic!

    8. Steve writes...

      Rustic Campsite wedding was by far my favorite. Super cool!!

    9. Oh, these are all so gorgeous and picking a favorite is so entirely dependent on my mood. But, the one that tugs at my own personal wedding heartstrings most is the California Bohemian. I love the colors and the way they combined so many textures and we’re trying to achieve this perfect eclecticism too.
      .-= Becca’s most recent blog post: DJ Splurge Excitement =-.

    10. Centurion writes...

      They all are beautiful pictures and concepts, but I really like Urban Picnic!

    11. Kira Grinberg writes...

      California Bohemian is my absolute favorite. The photography and styling is gorgeous – whimsical, fun and totally original. The colors are so lovely – I am so inspired!
      .-= Kira Grinberg’s most recent blog post: Shawn – business portraits =-.

    12. Although all of the entries are beautiful…
      I would have to vote for “inspired by fabric” and not only because I was part of the team, but because it has so many elements that brides (not just industry professionals) can actually pull off!

    13. Laura writes...

      I LOVE the “Inspired by Fabric” design!!

    14. Liz writes...

      Let’s hear it for Dandelion Wine! I love it!

    15. How sweet is the ‘Retro Milkshake Bar’ – it takes you through a romantic setting of two people enjoying their milkshakes and many colorful toppings! This themed photo shoot is splendid :-)

    16. I really love them all, but the California Bohemian takes the cake. But hats off to all. That lingerie shoot is really cool too!

    17. Mark writes...

      Love the Milkshake Bar for its originality and colors!

    18. Bee's Knees writes...

      I love the roof top picnic! My absolute fav!

    19. bethany writes...

      my vote goes to inspired by fabric. loved the rustic campsite as well, but i think i was looking for a cohesive, well developed idea… and i found it! :)

    20. Rosanna writes...

      past to present by FAR — timeless, classy, feminine, strong, spiritual…. in other words, inspirational!

    21. Bekah writes...

      California Bohemian!! I love the gemstone colors and the rich textures! It feels like a woodland fairytale!

    22. So happy to have made the top 10 with Kristen! We really put our all into that and happy it inspired so many people!
      .-= Kara’s most recent blog post: Boudoir- =-.

    23. Amy L. writes...

      the bridal lingerie is so stylish and sweet!

    24. Shannon writes...

      Past to Present is absolutely beautiful — I love how the different patterns come together!

    25. Terry writes...

      Loved the artistry of the bridal lingerie shoot.

    26. Ashley Harris writes...

      Love the milkshakes by the amazing Kellie Kano! :)

    27. Angela Compton writes...

      Past to present really speaks to me!

    28. David S. writes...

      Not to be a pig or anything, but as a guy, I vote for Bridal Lingerie.

    29. Amy writes...

      So many fun ideas in all of these!

      I think my fav is still Past to Present. Lots of DIY, plus they provided instructions for all the projects. Love the use of the old frames and all the cute flowery stuff.

    30. linda lignelli writes...

      I think that they are all beautiful, but I vote for the gater girl display

    31. Amy Schrode writes...

      Stylish Bridal Lingerie is subtle, appealing and creative. Therefore it is my favorite.

    32. Madeleine writes...

      I love rooftop picnic. It’s inviting and it makes me want to be there! It’s the best picture!

    33. Sandra writes...

      There is no end to the creativity and use of soft textures along with such uniqueness compiled with simplicity and exqusite taste. I vote for Kio Kreations and and Kara Schultz!!!

    34. linda lignelli writes...

      I am voting for the bridal lingerie

    35. Tina writes...

      The Caribbean Art with Bohemian flair is sumptuous.

    36. Charles writes...

      California Bohemian has my vote!! It is hands down the best and most beautiful!!

    37. Lindsay writes...

      Love them all but “Past to Present” is my fav :)

    38. Theresa writes...

      LOVE the originality of Retro Milkshake Bar!!! They have my vote for sure!

    39. Shauna Walker writes...

      I LOVE the Rooftop picnic…. beautifully done!

    40. Nicole Wozniak writes...

      My favorite is the stylish bridal lingerie shoot…….it evokes the imagination, your inner soul and pulls at your heart strings all at the same time. Very classy and WELL DONE !
      You have my vote over and over….

    41. Urban Picnic is DEFINITELY my favorite!!!! Everything is so well done!!=)

    42. Amelia writes...

      Love mammy of them but am in love with “Past to Present”

    43. Amelia writes...

      And by mammy, I mean many. Darn auto-correct.

    44. Katie Fullenkamp writes...

      I like the stylish lingerie the best. I love the details, with the beautiful garters and accessory suggestions. It was great to see so many options for an often overlooked part of the wedding day!

    45. bethierose writes...

      i LOVE the past to present concept.. timeless.

    46. cindy writes...

      Love the Retro Rockabilly Milkshake Bar! It was so unique and adorable!

    47. Alyssa writes...

      These are all very cool but my *fav* is the past to present vintage details!

    48. Aimee writes...

      California Bohemian is the prettiest…hands down!

    49. M.C. writes...

      Past to Present- beautiful soft colors and subtle theme throughout! Gorgeous!

    50. Jennifer McKinnell writes...

      Stylish bridal lingerie is my favorite! Absolutely gorgeous!

    51. Melanie writes...

      Hands down the milkshake bar! Gorgeous! I love the vintage look.

    52. Karen Creel writes...

      My favorite of all… Rooftop Picnic. Beautiful!!!

    53. Jake writes...

      Inspired by fabric gets my vote! Delicious, peaceful, serene, cohesive, fun, and I could go on and on.

    54. MK writes...

      Personally, I don’t think it’s hard to choose at all. If you are looking to please the general public, it’s definitely” Inspired by Fabric”.

    55. Victoria Brown writes...

      Love the stylish bridal lingerie. Very beautiful.

    56. I’m voting for 80s retro high school love. You don’t see anything like this on the blogs, and it has lots of DIY inspirations that real brides can take away from it.

    57. megan writes...

      Loved timeless vintage details. Especially all the diy

    58. SuzzzieB writes...

      The stylish bridal lingerie is properly named………….Kudus to the Garter Girl!

    59. Stephanie writes...

      Love the lingerie concept. Beautiful styling.

    60. Kristina writes...

      Past to Present is my fav! It is sweet, simple, and makes me wish I could get married all over again.

    61. Amanda writes...

      These are all amazing! Some of them, I feel, look more like production scenery and less like something that could translate into a real wedding. For this reason, I really like past to present vintage detail.
      Vintage is obviously a trend in itself, but the romantic feel of the fabrics and patterns in this pic are a unique spin on it.

    62. Anna writes...

      I love Past to Present: Timeless Vintage Details!!

    63. Kristin D. writes...

      Past to Present for sure. It’s beautiful and would definitely stand the test of time.

    64. Autumn Wester writes...

      I absolutely LOVE the roof top picnic. It is so Clever, Chic, and a perfect idea for a summer wedding. The Hair and Makeup are amazing.

    65. Dawn writes...

      Rooftop Picnic is timeless! I want this wedding!!

    66. I loved the 1980′s high school sweethearts. It was adorable because it was a tribute to their meeting and growth as a couple. I’ve been with my high school sweetheart since Sophomore year and this wedding was definitely an inspiration that spoke to my heart!
      .-= Sarah’s most recent blog post: Fave Things – 071210 =-.

    67. Amy K writes...

      Past to Present! The details are gorgeous and timeless!!

    68. Mrs.Bogart writes...

      Oh wow, these are all very beautiful! The PAST to PRESENT is simply amazing. It encompasses so much about weddings – we use the “old, new, borrow, blue” as brides. We give honor to those who have passed, family traditions, and incorporate who we are in today’s world. In my opinion, this style is the epitemy of what weddings are truly about.

    69. Kaitlin M writes...

      Wow this is gorgeous! Kio Kreations really put together a beautiful presentation and details. Simply amazing!

    70. So excited to be in the top ten! Thanks to all the readers and our cheerleaders for their support! All the submissions are beautiful :)
      .-= Catie Ronquillo’s most recent blog post: Please Vote for Us- =-.

    71. Jess writes...

      My favorite is the Bohemian one…it is the one that feels like a wedding I would want to GO TO and also want to HAVE…

    72. Amanda writes...

      Love the urban rooftop picnic! What a beautiful scene.

    73. Monica S. writes...

      Love ‘Past to Present’ I’m a sucker for vintage pieces and how they bring out true romance. I love the idea of using things from our past loved ones. It’s a great way to bring their spirit to the ceremony.

    74. Inspired by fabric–so sweet, and easy to tailor to your color and style. Translates well for every design!

    75. I love the sweet vintage style and soft coloring of past to present. The lovely tea stained color is just sooo romantic!

    76. Mike W. writes...

      California Bohemian is head and shoulders above the rest. I’m inspired to have them help me with my own wedding. Great work all around…

    77. Ashley writes...

      Urban Picnic is my favorite. Such a fresh idea!

    78. KaT writes...

      I love the idea for an Urban Rooftop Picnic best. It’s something so classically romantic with the contrasting city backdrop <3

    79. I really like urban picnic. So cool to look at with the city skyline in the background…

    80. Kim Wilson writes...

      Love the rooftop idea, it was my favorite.

    81. Jenny writes...

      I like the backdrop for the Urban Picnic and I like the simplicity of the Modern Shoot. For details and usability my favorite is the Retro Milkshare bar. I just love the idea of it. How cool would it be to go to a wedding that had one of those?

    82. Tracy writes...

      The Urban Picnic is my favorite. Simple yet classy!

    83. Blaise Nicholsky writes...

      My favorite design is the retro inspired milkshake bar by Elissa Keno and Kellie Kano. It is not only unique and beautifully designed but fun, flirty, and can be easily applied by anyone for a special and memorable occasion.

    84. Bruce writes...

      They are all great but I really like the bridal lingerie concept.

    85. katy hill writes...

      really love the milkshake bar! it’s so cute and the set-up was creative and inspiring!

    86. Elena Vafiades writes...

      I love the milkshake bar. I haven’t seen something similar at a wedding before and I love the refrehing twist. Each detail from the delightful clothing to the milkshakes, candies, and appliances were so well thought out. Kellie Kano and Elissa Nicholsky did a great job, I think everyone would have a great time at a wedding like this.

    87. Amy writes...

      Love the past to present vintage details one. That gets my vote!

    88. Emilie Watrob writes...

      I love all of the ideas. but my favorite is the past to present!!!

    89. Hana H writes...

      My vote goes to Urban Picnic – I love it!

    90. Joan Colvin writes...

      california Bohemian is my favorite!!! The colors, the setting and every detail is PERFECT!!!

    91. Shauna Kenyon writes...

      My favorite is Rooftop Picnic, but all are beautiful!

    92. Heather McDanel writes...

      I absolutely LOVE the bridal lingerie. It’s tasteful and beautiful!

    93. A. Vandelay writes...

      I like the stylish bridal lingerie. Very intimate and inspiring.

    94. Kelly writes...

      Beautiful lingerie photography… it looks so real and yet so romantic and dreamy… love it, love it.

    95. Wilma writes...

      I am loving the retro milkshake bar.
      After all, milkshakes and love are synomous. Simply beautiful!!

    96. Amanda Carlson writes...

      Love the Past to Present vintage creation!!

    97. Dale Windham writes...

      Thought the setting was excellent plus the photography was very good too

    98. Scott writes...

      The stylish bridal lingerie is amazing. It’s so modern and chic, but timeless at the same time.

    99. Jen Barnette writes...

      Inspired by Fabric is so creative! April Foster Events really pulled in the colors and theme from the fabric and actually made it work! Love love!

    100. ardith corley writes...

      I like the rooftop idea, with the city background

    101. Drew Brooks writes...

      Love the wedding lingerie! The photography is amazing.

    102. Meredith writes...

      Love the stylish bridal lingerie!!! I wish I had had some for my wedding :)

    103. So excited and honored to be in the top ten! The lingerie shoot was so much fun – I can’t wait to do something like this again! And of course all of the ideas here are just amazing and so creative – they make me want to get married 10 more times!
      .-= Leah Stern’s most recent blog post: Krissy Jon Maryland Wedding Photography =-.

    104. Jorie Feldman writes...

      I love the Stylish Bridal Lingerie. Its a very unique shot!

    105. Robin Juliano writes...

      I love the stylish bridal lingerie entry!

    106. Bree Stern writes...

      I absolutely love the Stylish Bridal Lingerie! Amazing.

    107. David K. writes...

      California Bohemian – vibrant color combo; old and new accessories work well together

    108. Kim R writes...

      WOW, I love the roof top picnic!!! Great ideas – GO Team!

    109. Connie K writes...

      LOVE, LOVE LOVE the Urban Rooftop photos!!!

    110. Nell A writes...

      LOVE the Urban Picnic theme. So rustic and chic!

    111. Samantha writes...

      Stylish Bridal Lingerie gets my vote for sure. I love every detail of that shoot!

    112. Krystle writes...

      The Urban Rooftop Picnic rocks my socks!!

    113. David writes...

      Love the Urban Picnic. Very creative and visually appealing.

      David

    114. Stephanie Clarke writes...

      I love the Bridal Lingerie shoot!

    115. Margaret Harner writes...

      I would love to be a bride again, this time wearing such gorgeous bridal lingerie–it certainly gets my vote.

      Margaret Harner

    116. Katie F. writes...

      Urban rooftop picnic! Very stylish and sweet.

    117. jen c writes...

      i love love love urban picnics. something about a rooftop overlooking the city can’t be beat.

    118. Brian Kinyon writes...

      Past to Present is my favorite. You just can’t beat vintage. The colors are so delicate, but strong as an overall feel.

    119. Regan writes...

      I like the lingerie! What a neat way to incorporate a little romance!

    120. Retro rockabilly milkshake bar – Team: Kellie Kano and Elissa Keno! LOVE it!!
      .-= tania’s most recent blog post: Vacation =-.

    121. Beth writes...

      I love the lingerie shoot….beautifully done!!

    122. Ben writes...

      Milkshake Bar by kellie kano! … I’m going to have to get some ice cream now …

    123. Sharee writes...

      Love the stylish bridal lingerie! So timeless …

    124. Corinne writes...

      I really love california bohemian. It has a magical tranquility to it that is both beautiful and refreshingly interesting.

    125. Teresa Stanley writes...

      Love the rooftop picnic! Great job!

    126. linda lignelli writes...

      style with atristry, the best is the bridal lingerie

    127. Amy Schrode writes...

      I am voting for Julie the Garter Girl; outstanding!

    128. Amy Schrode writes...

      Fashion with a flair, my favorite, the garter girl does it again.

    129. Donna Haas writes...

      Julianne’s collection is so elegant. I especially love looking at the collection of gray lingerie.

    130. Bonnie writes...

      All of these are beautiful but I like the 80′s retro school yard setting something that could be recreated anywhere!

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