How to Define and Showcase Your Wedding Style

The wedding industry is full of endless possibilities and style combos for today’s modern wedding couples. Breathtaking color pallets, interesting textures, tantalizing tastes, sights, and sounds. Ultimately, the sky’s the limit when it comes to envisioning your big day!

That means you’re going to need a plan for narrowing down your options and designing a wedding that’s uniquely YOU. RiverStone is here to help! One of our favorite creative wedding planning tools is the mood board. What is a mood board? Basically a collage that uses words, images, color, and texture to represent the mood or theme of your wedding.

Mood Board: A collage that uses words, images, and samples of color and texture to represent the mood/theme of your wedding.

What makes a mood board so special? Well, it’s the physical representation of the feelings you want to create on your big day. It’s the tool that will help you begin zeroing in on your personal wedding style, and the resource you will want to share with the vendors who partner with you to make those wedding dreams come true. Today, we’re sharing some ideas to help you get your own mood board started! Check it out!


Before you start cutting and pasting images, spend some time jotting down key words that describe how you want your wedding to feel. Here are a few descriptive words to choose from…

  • Adventurous
  • Bohemian
  • Carefree
  • Cheerful
  • Classic
  • Colorful
  • Cozy
  • Eclectic
  • Elegant
  • Feminine
  • Geometric
  • Intimate
  • Laid-Back
  • Minimalistic
  • Modern
  • Nostalgic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Vintage
  • Warm

Add a couple of words that describe the look and feel of your venue and wedding date. This will be the framework that guides the rest of your creative decisions!

  • Airy
  • Alive
  • Autumn
  • Barefoot
  • Beauty
  • Bloom
  • Breezy
  • Bright
  • Brisk
  • Clean
  • Colorful
  • Earthy
  • Enchanting
  • Fall
  • Farm
  • Fireside
  • Forest
  • Fresh
  • Frosty
  • Golden
  • Green
  • Midwest
  • Outdoors
  • Patio
  • Prairie
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Sunny
  • Vibrant
  • Warm
  • Winter
  • Woods

Color, Texture & Images  

Now its time to start adding the visual and tactile components to your mood board! Look on and offline for inspiration. Start by selecting a few color combinations that match your guidewords. Then move on to specific decorative elements (flowers, linens, clothing, etc.) that enhance the theme of your wedding.


As you move through each stage of wedding planning, come back to your mood board regularly. Remember, why you chose those words and images! To represent the experience you’re hoping to create for yourself and your guests come wedding day! This can be a powerful tool in helping you accomplish those goals!