We got married over a year and a half ago now (somehow – it still feels like yesterday!) when photo booths were not as popular as they are today. Still, we wanted a fresh way to look at the photo booth. So we decided to hang frames from a fairy-light-entwined bar and let our friends have fun with it. Partly because we wanted to show off people’s fancy outfits (after all, isn’t that why they’re getting dressed up?) and partly because we love the slightly vintagey look of frames. Here’s what our booth looked like (featuring our lovely wedding photographer duo, welovepictures) and some other fun ways with frames…
Here, for example, is another photo booth using just one frame and the ubiquitous moustache. I like the idea of an ornate frame, especially if it fits in with your theme, and you could obviously tie in your colour scheme as well. If you happen to have some wallpaper in your venue, even better!
Then there’s a slightly more abstract approach. Take a leaf out of artist Spencer Finch‘s book, and fill a wall with simple framed prints… They could be variations on your theme (imagine different coloured proteas, for example, or wild flowers in every different hue) or simply the same pattern in different sizes and colours. If you have a blank wall at your venue, this is a simple and inexpensive way to fill it. And it would look great in your photos!
I also love the idea of a framed seating chart – something like the pic below would look fabulous, wouldn’t it? Each table could have its own frame, and a slightly different way of hanging the names off the wires. What a fun crafting project, too!
Looking for a meaningful way to name your tables? How about a photograph of you and your husband-to-be, in a frame that suits your theme, with a little explanatory text? Our First Date, 25th October 2006, for example… (What’s that? Was that actually our first date? Well, that would be telling…)
And then, of course, there’s that old-fashioned use of frames: to frame pictures. A picture wall of some of your favourite moments together is a wonderful way to let your guests share in your history, and could really be a feature of your wedding decor.
What do you think? Do you see frames in your wedding pictures, or not so much?
Until next time!