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5 Wedding Photo Props You’ll Love

Posted February 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hello, hello! It’s Tuesday and today we’re talking about wedding photo props. Handcrafted touches like wedding photo props, signs, banners, and even mustaches-on-a-stick can make any wedding photograph more memorable. We’re showcasing five wedding photo props we’ve found at Liddabits Design Shop to inspire you with cute touches like a Just Married banner or photo props that say, “I’m His Mrs” and “I’m Her Mr”. Cute! Read on for more…

Just Married - Wedding Photo Props (image: kelsey lauren photography, banner: liddabits via emmalinebride.com)





30 Fun (+ Stylish!) Halloween Wedding Ideas

Posted October 19, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Hello, loves, and Happy Friday! Today we’re highlighting a unique yet memorable wedding theme: the Halloween wedding. If you’re a couple who dreams of a fall wedding, brisk temps, an orange-and-black color palette, and a little Halloween spirit, this is the wedding theme for you! Read on to see thirty of our favorite hand-picked finds for a fun – yet stylish – Halloween wedding theme. Enjoy!

Halloween Wedding Ideas

1. Mr. and Mrs. (Frankenstein + His Bride) Mugs

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Ampersand Photo Prop

Posted March 25, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

We hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weekend! Today, we’re showcasing one of our favorite photo props by a sweet little shop known as Liddabits. Liz, owner + designer, creates some of the most adorable photo props we’ve ever seen. One in particular that has stolen our hearts is this ampersand photo prop, perfect for wedding photo booths and engagement photos. Take a look:

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The Ultimate Photo Booth Backdrop

Posted March 20, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

What makes a wedding photo booth more fun? A handmade photo booth backdrop, of course! Earlier today, we talked about how to entertain guests at a wedding which included one of our favorite activities: a photo booth. The key to a perfect photo booth is a proper backdrop to ‘frame’ your photos with bright colors, unexpected decor (such as picture frames or props), and patterns to tie into your theme. One of our favorite backdrops is by April and Alison, the super-sweet dynamic duo behind The High Five Factory. This sweet shop offers handmade photo booth backdrops for your wedding or party designed with colorful strips of fabric that can easily tie into your wedding palette or theme. Plus, there is a pole pocket inside the top of the backdrop for easy hanging on a clothesline or homemade stand. Check out this brilliant design – which we call the ultimate photo booth backdrop – after the jump!

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How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding

Posted March 20, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Want to entertain guests at a wedding? Wondering what you can do to make your reception fun for guests who don’t like to dance, or while guests wait for the reception to begin? We’ve rounded up some of our best entertaining ideas for your wedding from lawn games to a kissing booth — even a life-size Jenga game. Read on to find out more…

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5 Must-Haves for Your Perfect Photo Booth

Posted December 19, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Today, we’re sharing with you five must haves you need in order to plan your perfect photo booth. In a perfect world, wedding photo booths would set up themselves, guests would jump right in to smile for the camera, the lighting would be perfect, the backdrop impeccable, and there would be no camera or electrical malfunctions of any kind. We can’t eliminate any imperfections but we can share with you five of our favorite requirements to help you plan your perfect photo booth without a hitch! Read on to see which five made the cut after the jump!





Wedding Photo Booth Inspiration

Posted October 25, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Planning a handmade wedding photo booth? This post is for you! We’ve rounded up our favorite photo booth ideas, props and more to give you an inspirational head start. We think photo booths are a must-have for every wedding, since guests have fun participating and the couple receives memorable (and hilarious) photos to remember the day. Read on to see some amazing images, beginning with one of our favorites…

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photo credit: sloan photographers





Rustic Wedding Photo Display

Posted May 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

I am in love with this rustic wedding photo display spotted via Martha Stewart Weddings. If you’re getting married outdoors, cover your favorite tree with clotheslines and secure favorite photos with clothespins. Or, to make it fun + interactive for your guests, construct a DIY photobooth and use a polaroid camera. Instruct guests to hang their completed polaroid photos on the clotheline for the entire wedding to see! Oh, Martha – (you + your team are positively) BRILLIANT.

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DIY: Candy Striped Heart Prop!

Posted August 24, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

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We are so excited to feature this fun do-it-yourself tutorial by our DIY expert, Lauren!  It is perfect for wedding receptions and gets your guests to join in on some fun!  Enjoy:

Last time we talked about how the photobooth is such a fun option for wedding guests, providing hours of entertainment for them but at the same time capturing memories for the bride and groom. Your guests know that upon entering the photobooth they are obligated to strike a pose and let loose, the crazier the better. But how do you assist them in their creativity? With props of course!

Speech bubbles, fake mustaches, and huge sunglasses, are all great props for a photobooth. But what if you want something sweeter, something a little more romantic? These DIY candy-striped heart props are the perfect photobooth accessory but cute enough to even become a part of your wedding décor. They are easy to make and inexpensive to put together. There is something about the red and white candy stripe which I love but any color, or a mix of colors, could work to better compliment your wedding scheme.

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Supplies:

  • - basswood sheets :: One 1/16” x 2” x 24” made about 6 hearts. 1/16” is the best thickness because it provides stability but is still easy to cut. I found these sheets at Michael’s for about $1.50
  • - wood dowels :: I bought a pack of dowels (Loew-Cornell brand) at Michaels that came in a pack of 20 for about $1.99. The dimensions were 3/16” diameter and 12” in length.
  • - x-acto knife
  • - sand paper (optional)
  • - paint brush or sponge
  • - white acrylic paint :: I got the cheapest one at Michaels for 59 cents!
  • - red acrylic paint
  • - 1/16” Chartpak graphic tape :: I had this around from a past project but I think you can get this for under $5.
  • - tacky glue

Directions:

1. Use a heart template and trace or sketch a heart shape freehand onto the basswood sheets. Depending on the heart’s size, you should be able to fit 5-6 hearts onto each 24” sheet. Then cut out the shapes using your x-acto knife. You may want to use sand paper to smooth the edges after cutting.

2. Paint the hearts with red acrylic paint, prop up, and let dry for at least a few hours.

3. Paint the wood dowels with white acrylic paint. Since you will be putting tape on top of the white paint, I recommend letting the dowels dry overnight.

4. Once dry, take the Chartpak tape and wrap in a spiral pattern along the dowels.

5. After tapping, paint the exposed white part of the dowels with red acrylic paint. By slowly blotting the dowels with a sponge brush, you will prevent excess paint is from seeping under the tape.

6. With the red on the dowels, I immediately removed the Chartpak tape to avoid any peeling of the white underneath. Let the now red and white dowels dry for at least a few hours.

7. Finally, use a small dab of tacky glue to adhere the wood heart to the candy-stripped dowel and let sit for at least 30 minutes.

8. Take into a photobooth and have fun!

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DIY Photobooth Backdrop

Posted August 12, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

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DIY Photobooth Backdrop by EB DIY Expert, Lauren of Lauren Elise Crafted!

I am loving the trend of photobooths at weddings. They provide a lot of entertainment for guests and instant memories for all. There is a carnival-like nostalgia surrounding them, a nod to a more simple and innocent time. It is universally accepted that once in a photobooth, one must let loose, make funny faces, and have fun! As a designer, I am drawn to the beautiful backdrops that seem to accompany photobooths lately. There are so many great examples and I am wowed by the creativity.

But what if you’re on a budget? Or you do not have the time to stitch, glue, or construct an elaborate creation?

This DIY photobooth backdrop is completely economical for any budget, made from items that you can find at your local craft and hardware stores (or even around your house). Short on time? I was able to complete this backdrop in about 30 minutes because I already had the supplies on hand. This is a cute and quick creation that would be perfect for a small, do-it-yourself event.

What you’ll need:

-kraft paper: I would get at least 36” wide but maybe 48” depending on use. The initial expense to buy a role of kraft paper will be more expensive, $20-$40, but the cost of just the backdrop will only be a small fraction of this price. The rest of the role can be used for all kinds of projects later on. I bought my kraft paper at Home Depot in the paint section for around $10-$15.

-paint: I think most paints would work. I actually used left-over fabric paint from another project and it worked fine. Just test it beforehand and make sure it provides enough coverage on the paper.

-a sponge brush

-cardstock scraps for templates

-a black Sharpie pen

Directions:

1. Lay your kraft paper out on a flat surface and use heavy items to weigh it down and prevent shifting.

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2. Use cardstock scraps to cut out the templates for your design, in this case little triangles for bunting.  I made multiple templates because the cardstock eventually becomes saturated with the paint and gets messy.  I would switch to a new template once this happened to keep things clean.

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3. Use a sponge brush and the template to start painting your backdrop.  For more precision you could sketch out your design beforehand but for the mini bunting, I just eye-balled it.

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4. Once you are done painting, let it dry.  My paint dried in about 10 minutes but vary times based on the paint you use.  To connect the mini bunting, I used an ultra-fine point black Sharpie.  To hang use pins or tape, preferably at all four corners because kraft paper tends to hold its shape and roll up slightly.

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Tada!  Your own custom photobooth backdrop made in less than 1 hour…très magnifique!

Lauren Elise Crafted is a photographer, crafter, EB’s official DIY Expert!  We are thrilled to share her inspirational ideas with our readers + spread the DIY love! Check out her blog at http://laurenelisecrafted.com








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