Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How do you make letters on the grey panels?

The grey panels at the Vox Theatre are starting to become a favorite place for hanging letters and posters, so I thought I would give some ideas on how the letters/posters have been made. The lettering has all been made by the brides & grooms or their families and friends. We have had a variety of different sizes and shapes. Several different materials have been used...foam core board, vinyl sheets, heavy card board and 4x8 sheet of hard pink insulation (from hardware store). The foam core or cardboard can be found at craft stores or art supply stores.

Angela & Will made these from the pink insulation. The letters were then spray painted black.

JoLynn & Chris's friends made these letters from black foam core.

For Kristen & Ryan's wedding, a local company printed their logo on vinyl sheets. The posters were made long enough to create a pocket at the top for a rod to fit through to help give the poster some stability.

Miranda & TJ's family made these letters from cardboard. They used black duct tape to make pieces large enough to accommodate the letter style.

If you are looking for the large photographs, ask your photographer. They should be able to help. There are a few printers in town that can print photographs large enough to make an impact in the space. Next week, I will discuss hanging photographs and post a few locations where you can print the photographs on a foam core.

Monday, July 23, 2012

What are those grey panels?

At the Vox Theatre the walls are plaster on brick or concrete block, the ceiling is tin and the floor is mostly concrete. Anybody that knows about sound waves, knows that this would make a great place for an echo. The echo can be fun but during a event, it's not always the best. We had some experts in and decided on an easy solution. Like most things in the Vox, Alistair had a vision. With the help our good friend Ryan Yoakum, Alistair, Ryan and I spent the Friday before our first reception in May of 2010 building and installing the grey panels. Wow, they made a huge difference.

So the big questions I get from most people, can we put something on them? Yes, they are large and nondescript and they can be decorated.

The panels are 64 inches wide and 94 inches tall. They have a soft front. Each panel has at least one eye-hook on the top of the panel. We use thread or string to hang items from the eye-hooks.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Movie Posters

Another great idea from Maggie & Nathan's wedding - Movie posters starring none other than the cast and crew from Maggie & Nathan's wedding. These posters hung on garage door so guests would enjoy them as they were entering the Vox Theatre.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Maggie & Nathan First Dance

It all started just like most of the other 70 plus first dances I have seen at the Vox Theatre. This was the first minute or so of Maggie & Nathan's dance in late June.

I was told they had planned something special for the first dance, so I had my camera ready to video. I am glad I did.