The perfect finishing touch to a wedding

Here’s how the lucky winner of a wedding photo cutout board used it at her wedding, with photos kindly provided by her.

In January 2017 whilst planning her December wedding, Lucy Bevan visited the Newmarket Wedding Show and and was lucky enough to win in the competition run by the organisers.

Imagine her surprise and delight when she was drawn to win a photo cutout board by us for her big day! She chose the gently humorous ‘Ball and Chain’ board and it got plenty of use at the reception, held at the beautiful Barrington Hall and overseen by wedding coordinator Vanessa from Rocks and Frocks. The wedding photographer Daniela K Photography included the board in a number of artful shots.

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The board in place before the reception …
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… in the background as guests took their places …
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… and guests taking part!

Guests took photos of the couple posing in the face in hole board and shared them on social media.

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Here’s what Lucy had to say to us about the board hire from Photo Cutouts and our service for the special day:

“Hiya.

Glad you liked the pics. So we are now Mr and Mrs Aveston-Viner.

We found the vendors really helpful at the wedding show, along with you guys we also booked our suits and the chair covers in with vendors we saw at the show.

We had the chapel hill duo play the violin and cello for us in the church along with the choir and red double decker bus take our guest too and from the church. In the evening we had our bridesmaid, Jenny Warnes, sing our first dance followed by 3 more songs, then a DJ from Pro Event Hire play for the rest of the evening.

I found you guys extremely helpful, you replied to my email straight away and organised everything with the wedding planner, I didn’t have to do anything! The board was delivered and collected without any problems at all. It was there ready the day before which gave us plenty of time to decide where we wanted it and to have a go in it first!

Would definitely use you again for other events and loved the garden games you also do, if ours had been a summer wedding we would have had the golf going on!

Married life is going great! We got married on our 11th year anniversary so was lovely to finally tie the knot and have the amazing wedding we ( I ) had dreamed about.”

So thank you Lucy for sharing your wedding photos with us! We wish you every happiness for the future as Mrs Aveston-Viner!

Lucy chose one of the boards from our wedding collection.  We also make custom photo cutout boards that are personalised with the names of the bride and groom and can carry any special message you want to communicate to guests.

Find out more at www.photocutouts.co.uk 

or give us a call on 08450 570321

or drop us an email at office@connectedshopping.com

Go big with a full-size Photo Wall!

When you want to go big and make a real impact … a photo wall is the way to go.

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That’s our lead designer and board maker Jim in the middle, visibly proud of his handiwork.

What do we mean by a photo wall? Basically it’s an extra-large photo cutout board that goes beyond our standard sizes and makes for a bigger impact. Above is a pair of photo walls we made for the German Embassy in London, featuring the World Cup-winning German football teams. Guests at the event could step into the boots of star players for a photo not to be missed!

These oversized boards can dominate a function room or even an outdoor event because they are taller and wider than usual and can be seen from further away. There’s no danger of one of these getting lost in the crowd!

If your event calls for making a big visual splash, then call us on 08450 570321 for a quote on a giant photo wall!

We’ve used the concept of large boards in two other areas as well: the wedding photo wall and the National Self Portrait Gallery.

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This large board recreates a vintage living room and comes with a chest of props for guests to play about with for relaxed and genuine photo moments. There are large cutouts with picture frames for guests to be silly through. You can even hang your own photos on the rest of the wall to personalise it and make it feel like home. We even provide a chaise longue for the bride to drape herself on. It makes for some memorable wedding photos – much better than everybody standing in stiff poses!

National Self Portrait Gallery

Historical photo wall NSPG

Classic paintings from the 18th century to the present day are brought to life with a face-in-hole twist! The NSPG is a set of large photo wall boards that can be arranged like an art gallery. Here it is in use at the University of Cambridge. Your guests can become Henry VIII, the Mona Lisa, the Laughing Cavalier or a number of other famous paintings, just by putting their face in the hole! There are photo opportunities galore with the National Self Portrait Gallery, available to hire for events around the UK.

To talk to us about any of the above large boards for you next event, call 08450 570321 or email office@connectedshopping.com

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Wedding planning for 2017? Put yourself in the picture!

2017 is now getting into its stride as we head into wedding fair season. If you are planning a wedding for this year, now is the time to head to your nearest wedding fair for wedding planning inspiration. When it comes to the vital question of photography, have you considered adding an extra element of fun to it for couple and guests alike? Maybe a little more than the usual or predictable?

We have the answer. Wedding photo cutouts are about as much fun as it’s possible to have (in public!) with a camera. Photocutouts.co.uk will be at quite a few wedding fairs in the first quarter of 2017, but we can’t attend them all, so here is a taste of the fun that face in hole boards can bring to your wedding.

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Nobody can resist them. Long after the bride and groom have posed for their memorable photos, guests will be trying it themselves. We make a range of traditional wedding-themes face in the hole boards to hire or buy, such as Shotgun Wedding, Ball and Chain, Over The Theshold, Father Of The Bride and Bouquet Bundle. See the whole range here.

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Off-the-peg or custom made

All out photo cutout boards are made in-house by our team of skilled designers and carpenters. We specialise in making bespoke face in the hole boards as well as the regular range, and we love creating individualised, one-off custom boards. You can give us an idea for a design or just tell us about the bride and groom or send us photos of them, and we’ll do a draft design for you. We work with you until you are absolutely happy with it, then print the design in full-colour high resolution onto weatherproof, durable, lightweight foamex PVC board and ship it out to you in good time for the big day.

A custom board can be personalised in any way you want to make it unique and memorable. Here’s a little video about how we make them.

So if you are doing your wedding planning, we hope to see you at a wedding fair near you soon. If we don’t run into you, give us a call on 08450 570 321 or email office@connectedshopping.com to ask about an off-the-peg or custom photo cutout board or two to create great photo memories of your wedding.

Calling all Wedding Suppliers: add these to your business!

Add some interactive fun to your next trade event with a wedding-themed face in hole board from photocutouts.co.uk.

Evolution Discos did just that when they attended the Fling Festival in Chelmsford, and these were the results! They told us they did more business when they used one of our boards.

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Face in hole boards are great for social media photo sharing of your event or trade stand.
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The boards just make people want to interact, and then they are easier to talk to!

All you have to do is ask us to put your logo and/or web address, social media handle, etc., on the board, and it gets shared when someone shares the photo with their friends on social media! And they do share them.

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Here come some more people who can’t resist the photo board!

See the full range of wedding-themed photo cutout boards here: http://www.photocutouts.co.uk/buy-wedding-themed-photo-boards.htm.

Call Shelley on 08450 570 321 for more info on photo boards and how you can use them to boost your wedding business!

 

Photobooths: are they as good as photo cutouts?

Ever since the portable camera was invented, people have loved to take photos of each other. In more recent times, people seem to prefer taking photos of themselves – the selfie craze. But this phenomenon didn’t start with the smartphone and its front-facing camera. Photobooths have been around for a while in shops, supermarkets and department stores. In the 1980s they were mechanical photo development labs that took 10 minutes to process your passport photos. Are you old enough to remember those?

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Was there a little man in there developing the photos?

Even then people used them for silly pictures of themselves and friends. Photobooths – in a modern digital format, of course – are now making a comeback at weddings and events, and come with a box of silly props like moustaches, wigs and big glasses. They cost around £500 to hire for a few hours. But why not be different, and spend less? For a lot less than £500 (call Shelley on 08450 570321 for prices or see our site), you can hire a gorgeous traditional photo cutout board that is even more fun. Everybody has a smartphone, so within seconds photos of fun-loving wedding guests can be winging their way around social media for the enjoyment of friends and family. What’s not to like about this, for example?

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A lot cheaper than a photobooth and a lot more fun!

The BBC has been reporting this week on the fall and rise of the photobooth and they have even had a section on You & Yours on Radio 4. The flat-pack, pop-up booths are all the rage at weddings. But if you want to dare to be different, and have something at the wedding that harks back to our traditional seaside, why not order a photo cutout board from our range or have one custom-made with the bride and groom’s names on it, and to any design you like?

Here’s a bit about our process of making a custom photo cutout board to order. Do you have an idea for your very own design? Call us and we’ll talk it through with you!

08450 570321

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