Today we’re doing something a little bit different — interviewing some of our favorite wedding bloggers! Sara from Burnett’s Boards has been a good friend to WeddingLovely (see her guest posts, The Importance of Inspiration Boards as well as Offbeat & Unique Hawaiian Wedding Venues), and we love that her wedding blog is all about inspiration boards!
Photo by Creatrix Photography
How did you get into wedding blogging?
I was in the midst of what I like to call a ‘third life crisis’ – I’d just started teaching at a new school and I’d moved from teaching high school to middle school and it just wasn’t jelling with me. So I started looking around over Christmas break and found a blogging gig at Modern Weddings Hawaii. I did that in the evenings and finished out the school year. In March, about a month after starting at Modern Weddings Hawaii I decided to start my own blog dedicated to the one visual aspect of wedding blogs that I adored the most – inspiration boards.
Where are you located?
Currently – Honolulu, Hawaii, but I went to high school and college in Texas and grew up in the UK.
See more of the interview and her favorite inspiration board after the cut…
What sites or blogs do you visit daily?
Anthropologie – to see if anything on my wish list has suddenly popped back from the dreaded ‘out of stock’ category ;-) As far as wedding blogs go, I visit a lot of them on a daily basis. I’d say I see at least 20 different blogs on any given day and the crazy thing is, I discover new ones almost every week. Pretty much anytime I see someone tweeting something interesting – I’m there. The one blog I do read religiously on a near daily basis is problogger.net.
When you aren’t blogging, what are you doing?
Swimming laps, playing with my new kitten, going out with my husband and friends in the evenings, reading on the beach, and keeping up with my reality TV addiction.
Are you a full-time blogger?
Yes. I blog for two blogs right now, Burnett’s Boards and Modern Weddings Hawaii, and MWH is about to start a wedding column in Disfunkshion Magazine, which I’ll be writing as well. I’m really excited to explore the bohemian look a little more with it.
Why inspiration boards?
I just love them. When I started reading wedding blogs I was often frustrated at how little the inspiration boards were and I couldn’t really see the details, so that’s why I started Burnett’s Boards. I wanted to deliver the biggest inspiration boards out there. I love creating them because it’s like planning a new wedding every day. I also enjoy pulling inspiration from novels, art, movies, and concepts that you wouldn’t normally think of as being wedding related.
What is your favorite wedding trend?
It changes from month to month, but right now it’s hand painted antlers.
What wedding trend are you ready to see left behind?
Photo booth props that involve facial hair. I could be wrong because I’ve made almost 200 inspiration boards now, but I’m pretty sure not one of them involves a bride holding up a mustache for her photo. It might seem cute now, but in 25 years or so, when facial hair is actually a problem for you, it won’t be so adorable.
What is your favorite blog post on your site?
It’s really hard to choose just one because I fall in love with each inspiration board for a different reason, but one of my favorites is The Kiss. It was inspired by Gustav Klimt’s painting of the same name and I published it right around what would have been his 150th birthday. I really adore art and on my ‘someday’ list there is a line that reads ‘go back to school and get masters in art history!
Best advice for brides?
To not worry and slow down. Everything will work out; enjoy each step of the way and live in the moment. Don’t concern yourself with the timeline or worrying if the next course is coming out to late. If you spill wine down the front of your wedding dress, don’t panic and for heaven sakes don’t let it ruin your evening! Take the time to step back, breath in and soak it up. Share moments with the people who are there and be sure to thank those around you for being there to celebrate with you.