I am always happy to steal and pass along a creatve,  fantastic idea! At one of my cool NJ wedding ceremonies this weekend, my artistic couple  had a vintage  Polaroid camera resting on the table with their place cards and their guest book; M and C are both excellent photographers, and their “save the date” was a photo booth strip of them goofing it up for the camera! (When I got that in the mail, I knew the wedding was going to be fun!)images-2

Towards the beginning of their ceremony, when we talked about how thankful the couple was to have all their far flung relatives and friends attend, I announced that there would be a camera at the cocktail hour, and that they fully expected to enjoy  photos of all their guests along with their best wishes.

Their guests were just having a ball with this, and it was such a great idea on so many different levels!!

You can’t really take a picture of yourself (well, okay, you can if you’re Andy Warhol…); and many of their  guests met each other by asking for willing photographers.  The photos captured the day differently than their pro photographer, and it really expressed their personality in a fun and unique way.