How to Spice Up Your Photobooth!

When it comes to making your BIG day it's most special,
the name of the game is PERSONALIZATION!!!

Anytime you can add that special touch to your day I say it's a must and if you've been to any {chic!!} weddings lately you'll know that photo-booths are the new MUST! Here are some great things I've found to spice up your wedding photo-booth:

Give Your Background a Punch of Color!
Now that were in a recession...yes, I said it, a recession EEK...a lot of brides are adding even
more DIY projects to their wedding To-Do Lists. Want to save over $1000? Make your own
Photo-Booth! Hang a vibrant fabric as a backdrop and let your guests at it
Are you having an outdoor wedding? Hang your fabric between two trees! Think out of
the box: use a fun flat sheet, roll of fabric, table cloth, drapes, etc...Don't want to pay an
extra professional photographer to manage the booth? Get a friend of a friend
of a friend{that you can trust of course} to take pictures of your guests
during your wedding. Shake it up by using a Polaroid and have your guests sign the bottom
and add them to a scrapbook for you and your groom to look at again and again.Don't Be Afraid to Make a BIG Statement!
Can't seem to find that perfect piece to make your background your own? Then...Make it! The amazing newlyweds, KC + Sara, used pieces of reclaimed wood to create a backdrop
not only for their wedding but then moved pieces over to their reception to use as
a backdrop. Keep an eye out for a post to showcase their entire wedding day!
This couple, that I found via Snippet and Ink, was lucky enough to host their
wedding and reception at the brides parent's home. As a wedding day surprise,
her father and sister hand painted this amazing heart with the couple's initials on
the side of the home. Most of us probable won't be lucky enough to paint on the side
of your country club, hotel, etc... venues but you could always translate
this idea onto a canvas!Give Them Props!!!
As soon as I saw this booth from The Studio Nouveau I was smitten {I also saved it to my
personal 'Wed Style File'}!!! Letting your family and friends write cute, and
sometimes funny things, to you is such a sweet addition to your wedding day. LOVE!!!!!!!
Have a guest list full of fun, vibrant, young and the young at heart? Give them some fun props
to get them into the mood to get a little crazy! Some of the more popular props:
feather boa's, mustaches, hats, swords, sunglasses...just be creative!


Turquoise & Sand Inspired Vows

Being from a beach state I just had to do a post on turquoise wedding decor! Sometimes beach weddings can be a little too literal, but I think these items will give your day just enough of the care-free beach vibe without going overboard on theme or budget!

The Cake:
Over at Seaside Smitten she posted a blog including a description of
a beautiful Martha Stewart Necco Inspired Cake and as soon as I saw the photo
I was positive this was the one she was referring to. It is so simple yet amazingly beautiful.
Hint: Doing this cake on a budget have Publix make your cake and supply
them with a photo and Necco's and they can take care of it for you! Don't buy
100's of packages and pick through them, they can be found online in bulk by color
The Favors:
Ok...so they aren't blue but they are in sand, so it counts, right? These edible pebbles
are such a cute play on the beach theme, just make sure you tag them like this
bride did so that your guests aren't afraid to eat them! Not lucky enough to live near
an ocean to get sand? Use brown sugar!
The Decor:
I actually saved this photo a few years back and just wanted the chance to showcase it, and I think this is the perfect time. This floating candle/floral arrangement can be done in a pool, fountain, or on a smaller scale in a large clear vessel.

The Send-Off:
These adorable Vellum Confetti Floral Cut-Outs from Martha Stewart Weddings are so
fun and easy to do! Purchase the vellum baggies are your local craft store, like Michaels, as well as sheets of vellum in coordinating colors. Use floral punch outs to create the shapes you like and package them. You can always add a stamp or sticker to the bags for an added touch.

The Registry: So this has nothing to do with the actual wedding day but I saw it and I had
to add it because it's so adorable!!