Do This-Tattoo Booth

Do This is a weekly blog series created to be a super quick read, highlighting awesome wedding ideas that you may want to incorporate into your own event!  Got an idea for our Do This readers?  Email me at mmcclainphoto@gmail.com with your idea! 

I can’t tell anymore if photo booths are still hot or starting to dissipate, but one step higher on the coolness scale has to be the Tattoo Booth.  Borrowed from the wonderful Offbeat Bride Blog, this wedding couple (photo cred- Tino and Pip) offered guests the choice of 10 fun temp tattoos to wear for the night.

 

Do This- Grandmotherly Flower Girls

Do This is a weekly blog series created to be a super quick read, highlighting awesome wedding ideas that you may want to incorporate into your own event!  Got an idea for our Do This readers?  Email me at mmcclainphoto@gmail.com with your idea! 

Flower girls are absolutely gorgeous but depending on the age, some have the attention span of a Terrier puppy.  A cute alternative if age is a factor, or you know no little ones, is to offer the position up to your Grandmother.  We saw this recently, with the grandmother’s pelting guests with petals!  Great photo ops and laughter from guests!

Check out more images from Amy & Bobby’s wedding at Ironstone Ranch!

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Do This- Wedding Pinatas

Do This is a weekly blog series created to be a super quick read, highlighting awesome wedding ideas that you may want to incorporate into your own event!  Got an idea for our Do This readers?  Email me at mmcclainphoto@gmail.com with your idea! 

Pinatas, you know the fun beat-the-shit-out of it decor that held the best candy when you were a kid?  If you’re a playful couple, consider hanging pinatas at your outdoor cocktail hour for guests to smash and grab.  Fill the paper mâché wonder with candy of course and maybe add in some pony bottles of your favorite alcohol for a twist.

Another pinata idea takes the place of your guest book which for those DIY couples you can make your own with instructions found here!

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Do This- Dum Dums

Welcome to a new Blog series posted every Friday morning called Do This.  Do This is created to be a super quick read, highlighting awesome wedding ideas that you may want to incorporate into your own event!  Got an idea for our Do This readers?  Email me at mmcclainphoto@gmail.com with your idea! 

Petals are beautiful as they’re dropped from your flower girls’ hand but what about a candy give out?  If your flower girl isn’t shy have her hand out dumdum lollipops or some other form of delicious candy to guests seated near the aisle.  This works great if having more than one flower girl or if their attention span has a chance of wondering away from her, just be sure to stock up her basket as I’m sure a few samples will be had by the little lady!  Special thanks to Taryn and Nick who shared this idea for their State Museum wedding!

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Do This- Alternative Reception Entertainment

Welcome to a new Blog series posted every Friday morning called Do This.  Do This is created to be a super quick read, highlighting awesome wedding ideas that you may want to incorporate into your own event!  Got an idea for our Do This readers?  Email me at mmcclainphoto@gmail.com with your idea! 

Before you start thinking adult entertainment in the “bow-chicka-wow-wow” way, this post is strictly G rated as in a great idea (this is why I don’t do caffeine while blogging.. such bad jokes).  Anyway, lately we’ve notice the reception dance floor ranges from jam packed all night to the same 8 people cutting a rug and thought what about other forms of guest entertainment aside from the typical DJ/dance floor combination.  If you’re a playful couple who loves to embrace their inner 8 year old, check out rentals of bounce castles or ball pits.  Not feeling kid like, check out renting casino games, dunk tanks or even bring some of your favorite games from home like cribbage, cards against humanity, or just good old fashion chess.  For bonus points with your guests, rent some comfy lounge furniture for the non-dancers to break away from reception tables.Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 5.38.10 PM

 

Do This- Alternative Floral Bouquets

Welcome to a new Blog series posted every Friday morning called Do This.  Do This is created to be a super quick read, highlighting awesome wedding ideas that you may want to incorporate into your own event!  Got an idea for our Do This readers?  Email me at mmcclainphoto@gmail.com with your idea! 

I love a gorgeous bouquet regardless of what it’s made of but I have to highlight this gorgeous masterpiece created by Leah McMaster of Weddings and Blooms in Mechanicsburg, which features kale and an artichoke!  Along with the greens and beautiful succulent, this bouquet is seriously amazing and completely different from the traditional flower alternatives!IMG_1458

Be sure to follow all of Leah’s gorgeous creations on Facebook or give her a call if you’re still in need of an amazing florist! (Photo courtesy of Leah McMaster)