We have a fair amount of photos around our house, mostly from vacations & various adventures we've taken together. When we recently got the DVD with our wedding pictures, I wanted to print out and frame a few that were meaningful to us without having wedding photos take over our decor.
The layout in our house is so open that we have very few walls to hang stuff on... this means we had to be choosy when finding a photo to have printed out in poster size. Here's what we picked:
It's a shot of the vineyard where we had our wedding, taken during dinner. The wedding was outdoors and the photo captures the night's full moon. I know it's a weird choice for a favorite wedding picture since we aren't front & center of the picture. What I love about it is how, more than formal portraits or candids from the dance floor, it captures the sense of togetherness & laid-back fun that I remember so much about our wedding.
Since the photo above shows the glass's reflection (it's in our hallway, leading upstairs & next to the hall closet and security system), here's the picture itself:
If you look very closely (and happen to know my dad), you can see him towards the left side of the picture, standing up. Since my parents were a huge part of our big day, one of the things I like best about this picture is recognizing my dad in this crowd of family & friends.
And, since we needed at least one wedding-y picture proudly displayed in the house, here's one more shot I had printed out. It sits on a bookshelf in our living room...
Simple and sweet (& taken right as we walked down the aisle). Look at our giggly bridesmaids in the background.
For those of you planning a wedding (or a photoshoot) in Chicago, I LOVE the work of Jaisa's wedding photographer, Jeremy Lawson. If we had worked with him, I'm sure our whole house would be plastered with wedding pictures.
What's your style for decorating with wedding photos? Do you have big formal prints framed? Or do you prefer the candid shots? Let us know and stay homey!