2012-09-30

Wedding Table Centerpieces

It has been such a long time since I've made a post about something crafty.  My photography has taken up more of my time.  Someone asked if I still do anything crafty and my answer is "YES", just not as often.  I still love it but there just aren't enough hours in a day.  The question prompted me to make a new post today about something crafty.

Last month I made centerpieces for a wedding.  The fun part about it was that I incorporated my love of photography with my love of paper and craft.

This item is wooden and sturdy and has a bit of the shabby chic style.  I have to admit, I liked it so much that I later designed one for my son's graduation party and gave them out as gifts.  It's an idea that is so versatile.  You can do it for an event or just make it as gift for someone. 



I started with a photo  session and a couple that was about to be married.  Their wedding was beach themed so we went to the beach as well as a local park to take some fun photos.  I tried to incorporate some untraditional shots and make them fun and unique for their guests to check out at the wedding. 


 On this shot, I put their wedding date on their feet when the final image was printed. 














 I loved working with this couple!  He was adorable and so willing to do what we needed to pull off something extra special!  This one is one of my favorites! 




















After the session I used their photos to design a square photo with table numbers applied over them. Here's an example. 

Here are some images of the final product. 


 The tag said, "thank you for sharing today with us". I used an old book and made a shabby flower for the tag.




 The wooden pieces were stained and painted and then sanded to achieve a shabby look.