There’s nothing quite like going through old photos. Photos can instantly transport you back to a time and place — you can easily remember who you were with, what you were doing, and how you felt. Wedding photos are one of the best ways to capture the memories of your day and many couples choose to display photos of beloved family members at their ceremony or reception.
When it comes to your wedding, incorporating the magic of photos gives your wedding a personalized element that your guests will love. Displaying old family wedding photos is a sweet celebration of the love that brought you here, displaying photos of you and your spouse helps tell your love story, and displaying baby photos will make everyone smile.
Your history as a couple and your family history are unique. Weddings are a wonderful time to celebrate family and honor the love of your parents, grandparents, and other relatives.
Family Wedding Photos from Years Gone By
Almost every couple has wedding photos that they cherish. Setting up a table with vintage wedding photos at your reception honors the love of the people nearest and dearest to you. Choose photos from your parents’ weddings and grandparents’ weddings to celebrate their love stories alongside your own.
For a vintage touch, display old family wedding photos in ornate, vintage frames. If you have family heirlooms, like a veil or even treasured shoes, you can display those artifacts alongside the photos. Linens with an old-world touch, like lace, offer a sweet backdrop for your family wedding photos. If you’ve had a loved one pass, a photo can serve as a strong reminder of their presence and blessing.
Photos of the bride and groom’s love story
Every couple’s love story is unique — share yours with photos! From your first picture together to your engagement pictures, chances are, much of your relationship is documented in photos. Reminisce with your fiancé as you go through your photos to choose your favorites. String photos up with small clothespins on ribbon or attach them to a vintage window. Whatever the theme of your wedding, photos can enhance the personal touch you give your day.
Casual dates, vacations, family gatherings, and more are all a part of your journey as a couple. Displaying your favorites as a part of your love story is a sweet addition to your reception space. Another popular idea is adding your photos to your guestbook to fill out the pages. Guests will enjoy seeing all your photos and reading the notes and well-wishes that everyone else has left for you.
Photos of the Bride and Groom Growing up
Everyone loves seeing silly baby photos. Sharing baby photos and photos from childhood gives guests a glimpse into your world. Try clipping a collection of baby photos up on a cork-board or scattering a few loose photos around on your guestbook table for guests to look at.
Some couples incorporate their childhood memories into their table number signage. You can have cards created with a photo of each of you at the age matching the table number. For example, table one’s sign would have a photo of you at one year old and a photo of your husband at one year old.
Displaying photos of you side by side at every age is a sweet nod to your childhoods and it’s guaranteed to get a few laughs from guests when they see you both at 14 years old with braces. You’ll find guests meandering from table to table just to see all the photos!
At Nickie Jones Events, we want to help you personalize your special day. From honoring the love of generations past by displaying photos from parents’ and grandparents’ weddings to creating a walk down memory lane through your own photos, using photo displays at your wedding touches everyone’s sentimental side. Sharing your history through photos on the happiest day of your lives adds the perfect personal element to your wedding.