But first, let me introduce our judge for our first Pin It to Win it contest. Internationally-recognized and respected for her wedding inspiration boards, Sara Burnett of Burnett's Boards is the queen maven when it comes to crafting wedding themes. From board games to zodiac signs, her beautiful boards (and pins!) grace over 100,000+ Pinterest followers and millions of blogosphere readers.
There really is no better judge, and we are so grateful for her time and expert eye in choosing the well-crafted theme execution of one lucky lady's dream wedding!
For our runners up, we were enamoured by these ladies' interpretations of romance... one theme sweet and fun, the other elegant and rustic. Both incredibly versatile and completely doable for everyday Hampton Roads brides.
[Check out Brandi's entire Pinterest board!]
"Dreaming of a Love Story"
[Check out Rebekah's entire Pinterest board!]
And now the moment we've been waiting for ALL month, the winner of the $100 Target gift card is...
"Dreaming of a Wedding in the Stars"
[Check out Ashe's entire Pinterest board!]
Sara commented, "While each of the entries were absolutely gorgeous, there was just something about Ashe's 'futuristic vintage' star wedding that I couldn't get enough of. Her mix of themes (future & vintage) is usually only seen in Steampunk style weddings - but there's nothing steampunk about this one. Every single element adds to the mood in the perfect way. Even the food fits the theme perfectly! The geometric elements in Ashe's board are really on trend right now but when mixed with everything else - it creates one of the most uniquely themed weddings I've ever seen and clearly something that has personal relevance and importance to the couple. I adore it!!!"
Congratulations, Ashe! We hope you get some beautiful goodies at one of our favorite places!
Thank you so much to everyone who joined and shared their dream weddings with us. It was so inspiring to see each theme interpreted in a personal way! With such a great response, we just may very well make this contest "a thing" every year! :)
- Chelsea :)
P.S. Stay tuned for Wednesday though when our next contest is announced... it's all about Twitter in September!