Gorgeous Photo Booth Ideas For Your Wedding Reception

Including a photo booth at your wedding reception is a fantastic way to add an element of fun to your wedding day and capture your guests in a gorgeous backdrop. Whilst the old-school style of booth has always been popular (the box style photo booth you squeeze into and retro film strips come out), I’m also a big fan of the newer creative versions of photo booths and backdrops, which not only look fabulous but can also enhance your reception decor or theme. Take a peek at these gorgeous ideas for inspiration:

1. Vintage Picture Frames

Vintage Frames Photo Booth

2. Vintage Carnival Photo Booth

Vintage Carnival Photo Booth

3. Tent Photo Booth

Tent Photo Booth

4. Freestanding Garden Wedding Photo Booth

Garden Wedding Photo Booth

5. Day Bed Photo Booth

Day Bed Photo Booth

6. Vintage Moon Photo Backdrop

Vintage Moon Photo Backdrop

7. Colorful Paper Wheel Backdrop

Paper Wheels Photo Backdrop

8. Chalkboard Backdrop

Chalkboard Photo Backdrop

Tip: If your want a featured photo booth at your wedding reception, make sure you speak to your photographer in advance for advice on how to get the best results. You’ll need an allocated area which is easy to access and won’t interrupt the flow of traffic. You’ll also need a camera on a tripod with a remote sync or designate a photographer friend to capture all the happy snaps. 

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Images: Vintage Picture Frame Booth via The Wedding Chicks / Vintage Circus Booth via Green Wedding Shoes  /  Tent Photo Booth via The Found Blog /Garden Wedding Booth via SMP / Day Bed Photo Booth via Celebrations at Home Blog / Vintage Moon Backdro via Ruffled/ Paper Wheels Backdrop via Preston Bailey/ Chalkboard Backdrop via SMP

Chic Wedding Ideas We Loved in 2011

There were so many fabulous wedding ideas and an abundance of creative inspiration for weddings in 2011. Here is are a few favourites we featured last year which we believe will add a personalised and stylish touch to your wedding, yet still stand the test of time no matter what the year or wedding season!

Beautiful Burlap Wedding Ideas

Burlap is still a popular wedding trend which allows you to add a charming rustic element to your decor without huge budget.  We put together a ton of burlap wedding ideas to show you how to use this versatile fabric elegantly and stylishly on your wedding day.

Burlap Wedding Table

Flower Girl Purse Bouquets

This stunning idea to replace the traditional flower girl posey will give a stylish wedding plenty of wow factor. We loved these sweet scented floral handbags designed by Karen Tran Florals. They’re the perfect accessory for your little princesses to strut down the aisle.Flower Girl Purses

Mason Jar Wedding Lighting

Another wedding idea trend which has dominated weddings but is showing no sign of exiting anytime soon is the humble mason jar. We put together a feature with different ideas for wedding lighting using a collection of mason jars. They’re a pretty and cost effective way to decorate wedding tables, aisle ways and outdoor receptions and give your whole event a magical glow.Mason Jar Wedding

Reception Tablescapes by BHLDN

How can you not love BHLDN? In fact, I challenge anyone to not find one little ounce of inspiration for their wedding from this amazing line up of reception tablescapes. This is one of the best displays of decor inspiration I saw in 2011 – and this creative team of visionaries are ‘the bomb’ as far as I’m concerned.Wedding Reception Tablescapes

Lace Doily Decor

If you’re planning a vintage wedding or visualising a gorgeous garden soiree embellished with vintage details, then this nostalgic wedding idea is perfect for you!  Check out this pretty line up of lace doilies by Cedarwood Weddings and beautifully all creatively used throughout a vintage wedding theme. There are banners, cushions, table settings and even a pretty dessert buffet to inspire your vintage heart.

Bridal Shower Tea Party Theme

My absolute favourite wedding idea for 2011 was the bridal shower tea party theme. Not only is it a fun and fresh idea for a wedding shower, but it also gives you a great excuse to go all out with girly colours and prettier than pretty decor. We walk you through some gorgeous themes and tips to put together a sensational bridal shower.Bridal Shower

What was your favourite wedding idea in 2011?  I’d love to hear your comments!

Wedding Reception Tablescapes by BHLDN

Wedding Reception TablescapesIf you’re in need of some serious theme inspiration or some stunning ideas for your wedding reception, than look no further than these gorgeous tablescapes from BHLDN. There are six incredible themes and I’m struggling to choose one as my favourite. In fact, they’re all so lovely I’ve decided I need to throw 6 themed parties so I can recreate each one. Also, you could easily translate each wedding tablescape into decor for a variety of other pretty events. A bridal shower, baby shower or fabulous dinner party would all look amazing with these designs. All these designs were created using BHLDN’s decor line (which of course is scrumptious), but there is no reason why you can’t replicate the look on a budget and get the look with DIY decorations and discount tableware. Go ahead and immerse yourself in these incredibly pretty themes and let me know which one you would love to create yourself.

1. PAPER MOON

Decor elements: silver glitter, amber tones & mercury glass glow softly; prose & music notes add texture

Theme ideas: Whimsical, Romantic, Chic, Vintage Glam, Twilight Wedding

Paper Moon Place SettingPaper Moon Dessert Table
BHLDN Tablescape Paper Moon Dessert Table

2. SLATE GARDEN

Decor elements: turquoise & dandelion-hued glass, mixed woods, & cool slate

Theme ideas: Rustic Charm, Spring, Woodlands, Outdoors,  Bohemian Wedding

Slate Garden Cocktail TableBHLDN Tablescape Slate GardenSlate Garden Place SettingBHLDN Tablescape Slate Garden Place Setting

3. THE NATURALIST

Decor elements: terrariums overgrown with moss & greenery; crackled textures & Victorian ephemera

Theme inspiration: Country Garden Wedding, Butterflies, English Conservatory, Shabby-Chic

The Naturalist Guest Sign-In TableBHLDN Tablescape The NaturalistThe Naturalist Place SettingBHLDN Tablescape The Naturalist

4. GRAPHIC

Decor elements: dots with stripes & micro prints; color blocking courtesy of patterned tapes

Theme ideas: Modern, Retro, Casual, Summer, Beach Party, DIY Inspired, Whimsical Wedding

Graphic Place SettingBHLDN Tablescape GraphicGraphic Favor TableBHLDN Tablescape Graphic Favor Table

 5. OISEAU

Decor elements: classic elements lend a touch of formality, while brids flit about French blues and creams

Theme ideas: French Countryside, Casual Elegance, Bird Theme Baby Shower, Vintage Garden Wedding

Oiseau Place SettingBHLDN Tablescape OiseauOisseau Guest Sign In TableBHLDN Oiseau Guest Sign In Table

6. MAD HATTER

Decor elements: florals meet prints, candy colors, vintage tea cups & mismatching pedestals

Theme ideas: Bridal Shower Tea Party, Whimsical, Childhood, Spring Wedding

Mad Hatter Place SettingBHLDN Tablescape Mad Hatter
Mad Hatter Dessert TableBHLDN Tablescape Mad Hatter

 

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Wedding Decoration Ideas: Lace Doily Decor

Lace has always been a favorite for weddings and now the delicate lace doily is also taking center stage as a distinctive wedding decoration. Lace doilies give your wedding style a pretty vintage feel and when used creatively make a fantastic theme statement. This pretty shoot featured on Style Me Pretty last week by Cedarwood Weddings is a great example of how you can take one simple detail such as a crocheted doily and feature it as the theme throughout your wedding decor. With lovely decor ideas including outdoor banners and doily covered cushions, dessert buffet cupboards and pretty table settings, to sweet flower girl bouquet holders and pretty garter belts, there are plenty of ways you can doily up your day in style!

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 Images by Ace Photography via Style Me Pretty

 

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