Saturday, January 31, 2009

Semi Homemade Slideshow

I said I'd be talking about DIY projects soon...well, this is like a semi DIY project I'll need to be working on over the next two weeks. My co-worker/friend is big into filming and editing and asked if he could make a slideshow for us AND film the wedding. Free videographer, woo! Seriously, how nice of him to offer? It's great having wonderful, giving people around you when planning such an important day, isn't it? Sooo, the semi DIY project for ME is gathering all the photos to be in this slideshow and oh-em-gee is this going to be more work than I thought!

I finally went upstairs to our loft to use the scanner for photos that are prints only (because we lost a ton of digital photos from my first laptop crashing and then Mr. P's laptop getting stolen when our last apartment got broken into exactly a year ago - ugh.) Even bigger 'ugh' is that Mr. P said it's super easy to use the scanner (which is a printer and copier also,) but I must not be doing something right because it's not scanning! Ugh.

Don't you hate when you're actually finally motivated to get something done, but then something gets in your way and prevents you from doing it?? Annoying. Oh well, I'll have to wait till Mr. P gets home.

The plan for the slideshow is to show photos of Mr. P and me throughout childhood and together. We're including family in the photos and only friends who are invited to the wedding, which I think is how it should be...I told my mom, who is helping with older photos, no ex-boyfriends! lol

When you get to the 25th floor of the hotel (where the reception room is) you walk down a corridor for a while and then there is a small wall in front of you and you need to go left or right to enter the room. Since everyone will see that wall before they enter the reception, we thought this would be a great place to showcase the slideshow. We didn't want it to be a big event or anything actually during the reception, so this was a nice way to incorporate it as something kind of subtle, but to where everyone was sure to see it.

Some of the types of photos we'll be showcasing...

With our 'kids' Tyson and Kobi
With my cousin just recently over the holidays at Disney...she's getting married in August and our fiance's were riding Aerosmith's rollercoaster, so we improvised lol
One of my favorite pics of Mr. P and me...at our ceremony site showing my mom and MOH the space for the first time.

6 comments:

Adrienne said...

I love the idea of having the slideshow playing like that, instead of during the reception. Your pictures are so cute!

AmyJean said...

I love Tyson and Kobi, and that last photo is great of you :-)

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Once A Bride said...

Your ceremony is going to be absolutely gorgeous!

Michelle @ My Wedding Report said...

I love that last picture of you two!

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