Post # 1
so for quite awhile i had my heart set on having a reception slideshow.something i just always wanted to do cuz im such a photo hound!
so we booked this barn for the wedding and nowi feel like a big tv kinda doesnt fit the rustic/vintage vibe and im really bummed. we looked into printing and framing 20 pix or so, but thats really expensive even if we could find $10 rustic or vintage frames, which is tough. and, well, thats still not a slideshow.
was toying with the idea of somehow getting an old 6 pane barn window and putting photos in 5 panes and a digital frame in the 6th, but i’m not sure that that won’t look…lame. the key is to make things look rustic, but still really elegant. this is still a semiformal affair (i don’t want to improvise a screen by hanging fabric or anything)
and i don’t have time to make slides for an old-fashioned projector and don’t want to worry about the fire hazard of having that on all night.
so i guess what i’m looking for is some examples/reference/pix/suggestions of
1) a way to make a slideshow look rustic (i think this would just be played on a loop all night, rather than showing it during dinner or something) on a tv/digital frame/or other suggestion
2) if i can’t make the slideshow work…other photo display ideas that can be rustic but ELEGANT (i.e. clothespins on a ribbon is probably not “dressy” enough.
Post # 3
Why a Tv? can you look at renting a projector and project on a white sheet? Or perhaps there is a good side of the barn that this could work for? If you are set on the window idea check out antique spots and goodwills for windows and framse.
Post # 4
I think you could make the window idea work by painting the back of the glass with white paint. Hang the window at a suitable height to use as a screen. Whether you have 4 or 6 panes or only one large glass surface, it will function as a screen but still have that rustic edge.
Post # 5
@LaTortuga: I like this.
OP, I say sheet and you can build a wooden frame from some scrap place if you want?
Post # 6
thanks girls, seems like these all hinge on renting a projector…and i’m not sure how to do that if i’m just making a powerpoint…wouldn’t i have to have a computer there too or something? digital frame seems so much simpler…any way to make that work?
Post # 7
Many venues and DJ’s provide a projector. Have you checked?
Otherwise you can attach a projector to your laptop. These can be rented.
The problem with using a digital frame is that it will be very small. You could set one up (framed by an old window frame) in an area off to one side where people could take turns looking at the pics, but it would be way too small to display overhead.
Post # 8
thanks for all your advice, everyone!
i guess what i’m saying is that a vintage projector you have to worry about heat, noise, etc.
and i really don’t want something that will be a main focus of a room. i want cocktail hour going on, and if people want to take a look at it, great. so it needs to be big enough that people will notice, but not so big that it pulls focus from cocktail hour in general…which is why i was thinking digital frames.