My bro'. And my bouquet.
The photo booth was brilliant.
I came across the idea of a picture frame wall on Pinterest (I think), and followed the link to Ruffled to get more details. Adam took one look at the picture and knew exactly what to do. He bought a piece of MDF from work (the advantages of working at a boatyard), wallpapered it, added coving and skirting (the cheapest available from Homebase, our nearest DIY store. I think it was made from polystyrene). We were planning on buying a frame from a charity shop, but Adam had the inspired idea of spray painting more of the polystyrene coving and making a frame from it - much cheaper, and really easy to transport.
I think it had some wooden legs at the back, but it was also anchored by guy ropes threaded through holes in the top corners. I was so impressed when I saw the finished wall - it pays to marry a man with DIY skills!
I think the idea of a photo booth at a wedding is not uncomman in the States, but certainly not a regular wedding feature in the UK. If you're planning a wedding, I cannot recommend one highly enough - much more fun than disposable cameras on the table, and probably cheaper, assuming you have a spare camera kicking around to take the pictures. Our caterer was so struck with the idea that she's borrowed the wall for her son's wedding in a couple of months - it's lovely to think of it getting a bit more use!
We had originally planned to set wall and camera up outside, but since it poured with rain all morning we improvised, folding away the canvas in one corner of the tent and setting it up just inside, right next to the guestbook table. It actually worked pretty well, as people signed the guestbook and then were able to immediately take a picture of themselves.
Mummy, me and my sister Charlotte. I am not that much taller than them, and they both had heels on as well. Weird.
We had something like 250 shots in the end (some rather less sober than others), and Charlotte is in the process of editing them so they can go into the wedding album (which will also contain our guestbook messages. More on the wedding album once the photographer's pictures are back).
Matin (Charlotte's boyfriend) and Teddy. Teddy is somewhat in love with him. More on Teddy's outfit in another post.
I hope these little wedding features aren't too boring, because there are a heck of a lot more to come in the next few weeks!