Oh my gosh.

I don’t think I really knew what I was getting into, doing the bridal show. And lots of things went wrong. I spent a lot of time designing all the paper goods for my booth, and then? My postcards & banner didn’t show up, thanks to the polar vortex. So I madly dashed to Staples for some replacement postcards. Thankfully, they were done in time, but they weren’t as nice as the ones from my printers (although kudos to the printer, they gave me a full refund). My banner? My gorgeous 4′ banner? Replaced by a little one I did at midnight the night before the show. I probably should have left the standard one up, but I worked hard on this sucker. I’m tempted to hang the big one in my office ;) Too much?

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An overview of the booth. Overall, I’m really happy with how it turned out. I loved my slideshow, and how it gave people the chance to see more of the “moments”, even if they weren’t the epic frame-worthy ones, I really love those little moments. Next time, I’d elevate the TV a little more, I felt like it got hidden behind me at times (and I’m not tall).

I snagged some beautiful gray fabric from Joanns for the table, and the curtains are IKEA (leftover from our Seattle apartment). The lights, the small wood frames, and the LOVE banner are from our wedding. I had a couple people ask me about the love banner. Maybe I should start selling them on Etsy?? Haha. The small wooden frames & the two large frames on the table are from Michaels. The hanging wood frames and clear bud vase are from IKEA, discontinued. The large frame on the floor is also IKEA, it’s a Ribba frame. The other two frames on the table are unknowns, gifted to us. The two taller vases are wine bottles, saved from our trips to Germany (they had wine made from the family’s grapes).

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Me, in front of the booth. Why can’t I ever make a normal face??? Also, that photo at the bottom left was the most remarked-upon photo at my booth. It’s from my Camden Ranch styled shoot.

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I had to include this shot, because dang. I got a cute guy. Who was awesome about helping me out all weekend, even though that hadn’t been part of the plan. He helped me deliver & set up on Friday. Rescued me when I felt overwhelmed on Saturday, and spent most of the day at the booth on Sunday. [Don’t worry, I let him out to watch the Seahawks game].

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In the end, it all packed down to this. A cabinet (empty, ready to be refilled with wine glasses), two boxes, a bag, the tv, and my stepstool.

I’ve got lots of ideas for next year. I loved 90% of my booth, and felt like about 10% of it could have been really improved upon. Like my giveaway sign-up and getting another album. I’ll be posting more about my album next week too. It’s soooo pretty. You guys need to order them so I can fawn over them more ;)