Why a Wedding Video Booth is a Brilliant Idea

You’ve probably heard of a guest book, where guests sign their names along with a short celebratory message for you. But have you heard of a wedding video? A wedding video booth is where guests go to record a short video with words of wisdom, memories, a message about how fun the wedding was, or well wishes for the couple’s future. The result is a fun, interactive video you get to listen to and watch after the honeymoon (and anytime you want)! Signatures are great, but seeing a guest on film is priceless. I’ve been to a wedding with one of these and it was a really fun idea. It’s fun for guests to do, and even more amazing for the couple to watch at home after the big day.

Wedding Video Booth

Here is one example of a guest video booth, named a ‘Guest Box’ in this example. Basically, you just need to set up a small covered area that is preferably a small distance from music (so you can hear the messages clearly). You can use a photo booth setup for this and we recommend hiring someone to record messages for guests. This will ensure you won’t run into any problems (dead battery, operating issues, lighting, sound, etc.)

Wedding Video Booth
via buzzycraftery

Don’t forget to include a sign to let guests know what to do (i.e. give advice, make us laugh, etc.) You can make an inexpensive sign with a chalkboard, some chalk, and an easel, like this:

wedding video booth sign
photo: brooke courtney

Would you have a wedding video booth instead of a traditional guest book? Tell us why or why not!

xo
-E.

Elkridge Club Wedding: Rig + Danielle

Rig and Danielle’s Elkridge Club wedding in Baltimore was magnificent! Their wedding has a classic feeling and elegant theme. Dennis Drenner Photographs captured their wedding and all of its personal, intimate moments. Read on to find out more and enjoy the photos…

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Elkridge Club Wedding

Dennis tells us, “Rig and Danielle are an interesting match and a great example of opposites attracting. She is a real Montana cowgirl, while he is the scion of an old Baltimore family, but they get along like crabs and Old Bay seasoning! (in case you’re not from the Mid-Atlantic, that means they get along great!)”

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“The ceremony was held on a beautiful Fall day at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore. Afterwards, we got outside for some quick portraits in the last light of the day. Just as I began to do Rig and Danielle’s portraits, a blaze of amber light burst from behind the clouds, sending me into an excited (and productive) photo-frenzy.”

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“Afterwards we all headed to the reception, held at the Elkridge Club. A former fox hunting club once in the outskirts of old Baltimore, the Elkridge Club is now very much inside of the city — but still surrounded by beautiful grounds and now a golf course. Guests enjoyed cocktails overlooking the 9th hole as the sun sunk beneath the horizon and the band starting tuning up their instruments.”

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“Much merriment ensued, beautiful cowgirls danced with dapper young lawyers, the bride and groom were both well-roasted in some hilarious wedding speeches, and the guitarist played at amazing speed with the guitar held behind his head. All in all, a night to remember for all!”

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Wedding Vendors
Hair/Makeup: Bella Salon in Canton
Florist: Radebaugh Florist
Caterer: Elkridge Club
Cake: La Cakerie
Reception Music: Hero Band
Invitations: Paper in the Park

Are you planning your Maryland wedding? Need a photographer? Then take a look at more great weddings by Dennis Drenner Photographs. You can contact Dennis by his business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

Love Is Sweet Kraft Paper Favor Bags

We are pretty obsessed with the work over at Mavora Art and Design and it’s no surprise: Abby’s save the date tags, invitations, and favor bags are creative, modern, and truly one of a kind. Today we’re sharing her new Love Is Sweet kraft paper favor bags, just in time for Valentine’s Day and those late-winter weddings. These bags are the finishing touch to your decor and can hold cookies, doughnuts, or candy. Take a look!

Kraft Paper Favor Bags

Love Is Sweet Kraft Paper Favor Bags by Mavora

Love Is Sweet Kraft Paper Favor Bags by Mavora

Love Is Sweet Kraft Paper Favor Bags by Mavora

These are so cute and we love how they’re custom made with your names and wedding date. That’s just one reason why we love handmade so much: everything is made just for you.

Go + Get ‘Em!

You can grab your kraft paper favor bags here (+ save 10% this weekend on favor bags with offer code BAG10 at checkout).

xo
-E.

Paper Flower Chair Decoration

Are you looking for wedding chair decorations? We’ve shared some amazing finds in the past (like these, those, and who could forget these?) and we’re sharing a new one today! Have you seen this huge paper flower chair decoration over at Dragonfly Expression? We love the look!

Paper Flower Chair Decoration

So, how can you use this?

How to Use This Decoration

For your ceremony…

– adorn reserved chairs
– use as aisle decor on chairs
– embellish your aisle runner

For your reception…

– as decoration on your cake table or guest book table
– as chair decor for your sweetheart table or head table

You can see more + buy yours here.

bottom image via netmartin wedding couture

xo
-E.