Friday, October 29, 2010
Our Photo Booth
We had an idea that we wanted to do a photo booth at the wedding, specifically to give our guests a fun little activity to spend some time at during the reception. However, this was something that really didn't come together too well until just before the wedding.
It all started with the gorgeous wedding quilt that my mom made us. We wanted to display it and do something special with it at the reception.
We also happen to own a GoPro camera that we were able to set up and program to take still images every 10 seconds. It has a bit of a fish-eye lens to it as well, so it gives a funny picture.
Trying to figure out a way to set it up was a challenge until a very obvious solution dawned on us. We bought a bamboo garment rack back when we first moved to Seattle because we didn't have any closets. Since we moved into our new place, we've just been storing it down in the garage. So we set up the rack and then zip tied a long wooden dowl to the top of the rack and then just hung the quilt over the top. The quilt is big enough for a California King bed, so it has plenty of weight on it.
On a whim, I ordered some paper cut-out glasses from the Little Retreats Etsy Store and I'm so happy we did. They were adorable and so much fun! It was fun to see in the pictures which ones were the most popular.
The last piece of the puzzle was a little instructional sign. We wrote, designed, and printed it ourselves and then placed it in same sign holders that we created out of driftwood gathered on the Washington State coast.
Stay tuned for a post with all of the wonderful photos that we got out of our photo booth!