How to use photos throughout your wedding decor

December 17, 2018

I’m back with another wedding update featuring our friends at Mixbook! This time, I’m sharing how to turn photos into wedding decor!

Photos are such a huge part of my identity. Besides being a physical representation of my career, the colors and aesthetic of a certain photo can evoke certain emotions. I love creating images that have a sense of joy, so it only makes sense that our wedding will include joyful photos that represent us as a couple. Besides photo prints and photo books (which are great as a guest book and wedding album, btw) Mixbook also offers various home decor-oriented products that I wanted to include. Their canvas, metal prints, and acrylic prints are all designed to look amazing in your home, so I knew they would also look amazing at the wedding venue. In addition to just looking good, they are also incredibly practical, because after the wedding, they will actually be able to serve as art pieces!

For our table numbers, we chose two images in the green/pink color family to have printed on Mixbook’s 6×6 acrylic blocks. The palm leaves represent California, our current state of residence and where Graham attends medical school, and the phone booth represents London, where we got engaged! Once we had the blocks printed, my friend Amy Tan lent her hand-lettering talents to add the table numbers with a  chalk marker. Chalk markers are perfect for the acrylic blocks because after the wedding, guests can simply wipe off the number with a wet paper towel, and they will be left with a pretty art piece for their homes!

 

We had the same idea for signage. All weddings need signage – welcome signs, wayfinding signs, dessert table signs, etc…..so why not create pieces that can be used in our home afterward!

For the dessert table, we chose an image that Graham took of me in Copenhagen at Tivoli Gardens with one of their giant sticks of cotton candy. It was right after we got engaged so it’s also a pretty shot of my engagement bling! For the sign, we ordered Mixbook’s 16×20 acrylic print and Amy added the “desserts” lettering with a hot pink chalk marker. The cotton candy image was taken and edited on my iPhone, so we are especially impressed by the quality! I’m so excited to hang it at our dessert station, and I’m still hoping to actually have cotton candy machine present 🙂

 

Visit Mixbook’s wedding section to learn more about how they can help with your big day!