Post # 1
My Fiance and I are almost settled on a venue; Its an old steel foundry that has since been converted into a resturant and event center. Its got a really great loft feel to it, with two floors of exposed brick and balconies overlooking the bottom floor. As a newer venue in my small hometown, my Fiance and I are really excited about it.
We’re planning on having both the ceremony and reception at the venue, but there is just one thing I’m really hung up on:
The massive white screen hangin on the wall. Talking to the Event Coordinator, we would be married under the screen (which she already told me cannot be moved from the wall as its permanently mounted there), then everyone would move to the upper balconies so the room could be converted for the reception.
Are our wedding pictures going to look awkward with this massive screen hanging there? Is it high enough where if we don’t use the stage that we won’t see it in our photos? Any creative Bees out there who can think of a way to cover up some of it or blend in a second background? Or is adding an extra backdrop for the ceremony going to make things look even more odd? Or am I just super paranoid and it’ll be just fine. 😉
Thanks in advance for any ideas!
Post # 3
What’s it’s normal use? Could you get a still projection put up so it becomes more part of your decorations? (like your monogram or something)
Post # 4
Maybe you could project something on to it during the ceremony? That could be really cool actually! Maybe you could even have like someone filming the wedding and it’s appearing on the screen at the same time lol! It’d be like some crazy celebrity wedding. 😉
If not, maybe you could put a curtain over it or something? I don’t think it will really mess with your photos that much anyway.
Post # 5
Agreed about seeing about a projector image. You could opt for a monogram, something like:
“Once upon a time…” on one line and on the next “…and they lived happily ever after…”
“To have and to hold from this day forward…”
Or if you write your own vows, do it well ahead of time and put part of them on the screen with a flourish graphic of some sort.
Post # 6
You ladies are geniuses! The screen is actually silvered and works with a projector that is in the ceiling. I hadn’t even thought to use it like that. Here I was thinking about trying to drag in canvas and have my creative sister paint something on it for me, or some sort of crazy draping.
Post # 7
@RaeBird: I saw a wall decal once over a fireplace at a wedding but can’t find an image of it, but found this at Etsy which is similar and gives the idea of what you might project.
Post # 8
I like the idea of projecting onto the screen but I honestly didn’t even notice it until your post pointed it out. As a guest, I might notice it but not think anything of it, especially if something is projected onto it.