It’s wedding week here on Rosy Blu, and today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite DIY projects from our wedding, our photo booth backdrop. I know this idea isn’t new, but it was such a hit at our reception, and it’s such an easy project, that I want to make sure you know just how fun this could be at your own wedding.
Here is a shot of the bride and groom modeling for you:
It’s such a simple concept, really. Provide a backdrop, in the form of some pretty fabric. It’s fun to find fabric that suits the theme of your wedding (my sister found this at Hobby Lobby). Set out a box of props for your guests to go crazy with (more on that in a minute). Put up a sign, so everybody knows what’s what.
We had mentioned in our invitation to bring cameras for the photo booth, but it’s a safe bet that most of your wedding guests will have them anyway.
Here’s the full explanation of how we made it (if you’re not interested in making one, you can just scroll down to view more photos of our fabulous guests). My mom gets all the credit for the sewing, because I was off being flustered about other wedding things and she was my saving grace. We bought roughly six yards of fabric, cut it in half and sewed it together to make one wide rectangle. My mom sewed a pocket along both the top and the bottom so we could slide two rods through, so the backdrop would hang flat without blowing around too much. Assembly was complete. (This would also be a great place to use a vintage sheet, probably queen size.)
Right above these lovely guests, you can see what the hanging apparatus looks like.
Tie rope around tree. Attach rope to wooden dowel via electrical tape. You don’t have to do it exactly that way, but the point is that no one is really looking at the way it’s hung, and it’s not going to show in many of the pictures (it was really a fluke that I found this one to show you as an example!)
Here’s a shot that shows about half of the props we set out in a box. There’s something about mustaches on a stick…everybody wants one. (I bought ours here.) Fans, feathers and hats also go over very well.
Here’s my grandma Jean and me showing off the hats.
My brother got married a few months after us, and Shaun and Kecia used the same photo backdrop for their reception. Check out the super cute addition Kecia made to the backdrop:
And, my favorite part: the fancy picture frame. (Buy one at a thrift store and spray paint it gold!)
Hope you enjoyed the DIY photo booth, I’ll be back Friday with the last installment of Wedding Week!