Post # 1
we have run into a bit of a bump in the road and I was wondering if any of you lovely bees maybe able to help us come up with a solution. Below are pictures of our totally awesome & accomodating wedding venue. These photos are of the outdoor patio area, which is where we are getting married in a brief, casual ceremony done by a Justice of the Peace. The patio has been newly redone and is truly gorgeous, a major selling point for the place.
There is also a large indoor area where the tables are located as well as the serving stations and DJ/dance floor. there is only one problem regarding the patio: the humongous flat screen tv bolted to the wall above the fireplace. This is the axact spot where we were hoping to get married! It is where the natual flow of direction goes when you walk onto the patio, it just feels right.
WHen we first saw the place were told that a TV would be put up but I was naive and blew it off as “not a big deal, we’ll figure it out”… now, we are 2 months away from the big day and I just cannot bring myself to get married underneath a TV.
The owners of the country club, who have been very understanding as to why i feel this way (apparently it’s becoming a common issue amongst wedding parties since ibeing put up last year.)
So, what do you think? There is no mantle above the fireplace itself, so we can’y lean anything up against the tv. We have been exploring ways to construct freestanding backdrops using PVC piping, but we can’t figure out what we shoud even drape across it. Our colors are golden yellow, a muted teal, white, and grey… my dress is ivory over cafe and we are planing on getting married right before sunset in october… if any of things help.
We have discuseed moving the “altar” to a differnt spot on the patio but i still feel that the flow will be off and I will spending much of the ceremony trying not to fall over the fenceless ledge.
ANy suggestions that you have would be HUGELY appreciated. please and thank you in advance!!!
Post # 3
I would get some pvc pipe and do some kind of draping technique.
or hang some colorful streamers.
or get a pretty picture put onto some foam core and since it would be light enough, tape that beotch to the tv. maybe an engagement pic or something
Post # 4
Commission an art student to paint an abstract painting in your wedding colors and hang it over the television.
Very nice venue.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - Garden
Is the venue against you taping things to the ceiling? I would make a lightweight ribbon backdrop or something and attach it to the ceiling.
What time of the day are you getting married? Have you seen any photos from other weddings at that spot? I would be a little bit concerned about the back lighting in photos in that exact spot.
Post # 6
I think it might look odd to just try and cover the TV itself. If I was going to construct a PVC frame and drape fabric, I think I’d make it large enough to cover the entire front of the fireplace. Maybe since the venue has heard other complaints, they’d be willing to pay you something to construct some kind of screen (or knock off some part of the fee if they keep the screen after your wedding).
Or you could ’embrace’ the whole TV thing. Do a slide show of your relationship and have it play behind you during the ceremony. Show your vows on the screen as you say them.
I’d probably opt to build the PVC screen.
Post # 7
Could you do a slideshow disc of images of you guys and your family and play it while the guests are waiting before the ceremony? And then have it paused on a specific image while the ceremony is in session? That would be an option.
Post # 8
@athousandjulys: use it as a backdrop , that’s my first idea
Post # 10
@athousandjulys: Do you have a pic of the two of you that you love?
Go to Staples and get it copied as an Engineers print. You can get prints up to 36″x90″ at a very reasonable clost.
It is printed on very thin paper that is easily attached to the TV. You can atatch it directly, or mount it on foamcore with spray adhesive and attach that to the TV.
You could also glue somefoam blocks on the corners of the foamcore so it could be slipped over the whole TV using Command Strips. The blocks will make the picture protrude from the wall by the depth of the blocks.
Post # 11
Rather than try to hang something in front of it, what is you get some sort of artwork on normal paper and blue tac it to the screen, leaving the black frame around the art. Then it will look like a normal framed painting.
You could use coloured fabric, just paint your colours in splotches…anything you fancy on the plain paper. Anything too heavy won’t stick with blue tac. Just be sure to take it down asap as to not leave a mark on the screen.
Post # 12
@athousandjulys: Instead of making a pvc frame and back drop, why not make a rustic looking frame/mantle you could place a flower arrangement, candle grouping or something similar on. I’m picturing a set of boards assembled in a rectangle, with some sort of foot at the base so it doesn’t tip over. Since the venue is struggling with the issue with other brides as well, maybe you could negotiate a discount on your event if you leave the faux mantle with them for other brides to use.
Post # 13
@laken.oliver: that was my first thought…
OP, maybe incorporate it into the wedding… Maybe create a 1 slide powerpoint or image of a wedding monogram in your colours and just have that playing on the screen during your wedding? Assuming the tv has a usb slot – I can’t imagine it won’t…
The only issue I can think of would be possible glare from the screen in pics, but I’m sure a competent photog will be able to avoid that…