Every aspect of the design for our wedding was a fun challenge. Once I decided on the main fonts and design asthetic, all of the printed materials were created in the same theme. The invite has subtext "Say you were there!", handouts at the venue said "Now you are here!", the custom built photobooth on side gave guests the prompt, "Prove You Were Here!", and our thank you notes wrapped it up with "You Were There!".
Instead of a traditional guest book, we created cards with questions for the guests to answer. Some were thoughtful; "What life lessons would you share with the couple?", "What is the most romatic place you've been?" to silly; "What never fails to liven up the party?", "What should we bring back in time to convince people we are powerful wizards?" All carried the same thematic elements and design.
Each table had it's own unique apothecary inspired centerpiece. We sought out antique or unique glass jars, then created custom labels for each one, and then filled each with items related to the label.
From "Crystalized Giant Squid Ink", to an "Almost Instant Bike in a Bottle", and even handy "Airship Sickness Pills."
It was great fun searching through our combined miscellaneous items and then designing labels for the good ones. Amy found a large, marble egg that someone had given her which became a "Fertalized Hippogriff Egg".
Why rent a generic photo booth when you can make your own? This ended up being a smash hit.
I constructed our own photo booth styled to look like it was all created with antique elements. The actual camera was hidden inside an antique accordion style camera, the 'button' to activate it was an old telegraph key. The printer and all modern hardware were hidden inside vintage looking boxes and chests. Even the monitor (which was impossible to totally hide) was painted and styled with vacuum tubes and gears.
The entrance and backdrop were custom printed window blinds and a shower curtain.
We had lots of fun accessories available including steam punk goggles that I created as Clothed Eye. If you've been paying attention you will have noticed Clothed Eye branding throughout the elements.
The end result was an amazing time for everyone. It was fun to see people walking around looking at all the different centerpieces and details. Family and friends still comment to us what a great and memorable time they had. Maybe I have an alternate career as a wedding planner?