Do This- Comfy Lounge Seating

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! 

Reception seating is constantly evolving, with the past few years seeing a huge spike in more comfortable, lounge like seating.  Some venues may offer additional seating options or you can rent great furniture from places such as Swoon Vintage Rental or talk with your DJ to see if this is an add on offering. Freeze Entertainment  creates amazing seating areas for their clients and aims to customize to fit your theme or colors.

(Thanks to Ray and Elena from Freeze Entertainment for some of their lounge layouts shown below)

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- Metallics

2016 is going to be filled pastels according to Pantone. My thought- we’re still in love with the warm hues of metallic color trend, especially in the gold spectrum.  Bring some metallic inspiration into your day by going for bridal party dresses, linens, or metallic centerpieces (centerpieces designed by C&J Catering [top] and Splints & Daisies [bottom].

 

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- Personalized Shoes

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! 

11223334_10153785188137259_5472463784636007111_oEvery wedding is personalized but take it one step further by having your attendants write super sweet messages for good luck on the bottom of your shoes!  For a spin, you could also write messages to your soon to be husband or wife or just doodle some hearts, unicorns, or rainbows.  All are awesome and completely acceptable:)

If you’re planning footwear WAY in advance and want a super unique touch that would make any photographer drool check out Figgie Hand Painted Shoes12010530_926183517428577_822339659944737136_oDeborah creates magic on each shoe she hand paints which, for those already married folk reading, she will paint any shoe including your little ones!

 

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