- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
we are getting married at a ski resort then having our reception in the town at the base of the mountain, in april. It won’t be overly cold and we want to stay away from a wintery/christmas feel even though our ceremony will be in the snow. The reception being in a huge log cabin, we thought enchanted forest would be a good way to tie in the ‘spring’ feeling but still go with the alpine part of it all.
We’re doing a DIY photobooth, with my camera up on a tri pod and the remote shutter button in the booth part, and rented photography lighting set up around it.
So far what I’ve got in mind is a rustic old park bench with our decorated archway behind it, lots of tulle and white string lights, fake pine tree garland, that metal garland with the stars on it in gold, a few old fashioned lanterns hanging (the black metal with glass panels that you can put a candle in), and a wooden sign in the back that says “Wedding of Aleksandr and Lisa Friday April 13th, 2012”.
For props I’m thinking half-masquerade masks (we still want to know who the person is) and vintage hats. Maybe some other things?
Now the part I’m most undecided about is the entrance. Our venue (you have to scroll down and select native sons hall upstairs): http://www.courtenay.ca/virtual-tour.aspx has a walkway that circles around the top so you can look down into the room. There is an enclosed staircase that goes up to the walkway from the back of the room, and at the other end there is a wider balcony space. I want the entrance for the photobooth to be in the little staircase in the back… I have this 4.5 foot diameter fake pine wreath and I want to put it in the entrance to the stairwell, so it’s like this little cave people can explore, with a sign with an arrow that says “photobooth this way”. I’ll cover the rest of the opening with tulle or something so that you have to step into the wreath circle to get in. Then you’ll go up these stairs and follow this narrow walkway overlooking the reception, then go down a half flight of stairs and get to this wider balcony area where the photo booth will be. then you can exit the easy way by taking the stairs from the balcony down to where the dance floor will be. I’m trying to decide if the whole walk around thing would be fun and mysterious or if it would be a bit of a wearout… hmm. what do you guys think?