Thursday, 29 December 2011

Words of Wisdom

I had seen an idea for a typewriter to be used at weddings as the guest book. But after having a think, I wasn't sure if it was going to be obvious to people that it was a working prop and they had to write us a quick message, so I decided to display instructions and a short personal message from us asking for 'Words of Wisdom' from our friends and family.

These are the words that I wrote, framed and put next to the typewriter. Don't forget to change the instructions for your particular typewriter if you use one!

Thank you all for joining us on our special day. We have been truly blessed to have parents, family and friends who have always given us invaluable support and guidance. We hope that you will share a few ‘Words of Wisdom’ with us as we begin our journey together as husband and wife.
Below are a few tips to help you with the typewriter, and if you get really stuck, there are a few pens available.
1.       Please pop the paper into the back of the typewriter near the ruler. Then turn the purple wheel on the right hand side to feed the paper in. Lift up the front bar and tuck the paper underneath.
2.       To begin, push the left hand lever to the right until the carriages stops. Then start writing until the bell rings, and then use the lever in the left hand side to go onto the next line.
3.       If you need the shift button, it’s at the bottom right hand corner.
4.       Please type hard so that the letters are nice and clear.
Thank you for your continued love and support as we begin our happily ever after.
Love from the Bride and Groom  x x

Monday, 5 December 2011

DIY Photo Booth

So what happens when you’ve got married and you’ve got a lot of time on your hands? Start a wedding blog and come up with tricks and ideas for the next time round…to the same man obviously!

Here are some of the ideas from my wedding that I thought I'd share x

I wanted something really interactive and fun for the guests to do our wedding reception. There’s that period in between photos and dinner with not that much to do, so I came up with the idea of a ‘DIY photobooth’. I found this template on the Martha Stewart website and asked my lovely Usher Martin to change the colour to match my colour scheme. I then had this printed to around 6ft by 8ft. It’s pretty big, but it had a really great impact when people walked into the hall.

Then I scoured charity shops and any other place that I could find for props! My mother in law kindly lent me her vintage suitcase to put all of the bits and pieces in which I think really finished off the look.

The DIY booth is now available for hire, so please get in touch if you’re interested.