Post # 1
Three months after the wedding, the hubby and I are finally settled into our new home after moving across the country. The only problem is still trying to get it all decorated and feeling like home. We had a wonderful wedding photographer and have tons of engagement/wedding/trash the dress pictures that obviously deserve to be displayed somewhere right? Unfortunately, I have a deep rooted fear that the new friends we will inevitably make will see all of our pictures hanging on the walls and think we are a couple of full of ourselves snobs. So, I’m looking for ideas of how to unsnobbily display our beautiful pictures. Any ideas are helpful. 🙂
Post # 3
I think little ways are always fun. Look for a coaster set that you can put pictures in, etc. Focus on one main area or picture that you want to display and then let the rest be little hidden pictures.
Post # 4
I have a couple friends who have picture ‘walls’. One mounted ledges of verying lengths in an unused area of wall and bought lots of different types of frames and included wedding pictures, among other family and friend portraits. Didn’t seem vain at all. The other just mounted lost of pictures on a wall in all different shape/size frames. All together they were a great conversation starter.
Also, if you didn’t want to dedicate a specific space to them, I would maybe display them in different spots like a few on a bookcase shelf, a nightstand, the mantle. Placing them spoadically around the house wouldn’t be too overwhelming.
Post # 5
@mcnetn3: Do this! Honestly, my sister got the shelves from Ikea but you can get them anywhere! I may change my wall bc I wasn’t sure about the shelves but while I made my collage with individual frames, it severly marked up my walls and now I have scratches and nails all in my walls. Ahh the joy of flat pant. Doing a collage with shelves is alot less messy and you can always switch it up down the years or add to it! I’ve seen many do this and it is always an eye catcher and so pretty!
Post # 6
Personally, I don’t like having any photographs in our house, I like to keep things simple. But like you we had tons of beautiful photos and I wanted to do something with them. So I bought 5 huge frames from Ikea (20″x20″ I think) and spaced them evenly on the wall that you see when walking up the stairs in our house. It’s pretty dramatic, I love it! Here’s a blog post about hanging them:
Post # 7
We have a super long mantle, runs the width of our living room. On one side we have the signing frame from our reception, we will be putting a photo in there, getting another frame to put two or three photos in, a slightly smaller size, and they we have an 8×10 frame with the cut out of “mr&mrs” framed. We are leaning all of these up against the wall then tossing in a clear vase with some dried grass & a candle to finish off the display.
We also are making a photo wall on the stairs up to our second floor. This will be framed art, photos of other things, with photos of us thrown in the mix. All with different black frames.
We are getting a nice album made & we will probably keep that out on the table for everyone to browse thru for a while.
What else you could do: Photo tree. You could get a nice vase and several tree branches. Then either hang photos from the branches or pin them to the branches. There are some lovely frames that have 15-20 spots for photos in different orientations. You could mix in non-wedding photos with them. You could put photos in small frames on your night stands. You could put a few small frames next to the television.
I wouldn’t do ALL of these things, but I would pick your favorite pictures & display them the way that you love the best.
Post # 8
Thank you everyone for the suggestions! After much consideration, I’ve decided to do a photowall in our dining room of wedding pictures mixed with family pictures. Since I’m such a planner, here is a digital mock up if it.
Obviously, I’m still missing a couple of the pictures. I’m just waiting on my mom to send them to me. The sign in the middle is a sign we used at our reception. That’s actually a cropped picture of it from the reception. I’m planning on using these frames from walmart. I’m really excited about it and can’t wait to start on it this weekend. Thanks again for all the advice!
Post # 9
Your mock-up is beautiful!
I wouldn’t worry about what people think. Remember all the times you’ve visited other people’s homes and saw pictures of themselves and their loved ones? It’s only natural…
Post # 10
People must think we are full of ourselves, we haave 7 wedding pictures up!