…to get a wedding picture printed and hung. Seriously, we’ve been married 14 months and until last night did not have one single wedding picture up. We had things from the wedding displayed, but no pictures. I don’t know why that is. It’s not that we don’t like our wedding pictures, it’s more we feel funny having pictures up of ourselves. I don’t think I’m particularly photogenic and Micah claims to have a creepy smile. Actually, come to think of it, I think there may be like one or two pictures of us in the entire house.
After seeing Anne in Zambia, I decided it was high time that we got a wedding print of some kind put up. Anne had a photography exhibit in Seattle this last summer and one of here pictures, the elephant we having hanging in our master bathroom, had been printed on aluminum. Yes, like the stuff they use to make cans. I loved it instantly. The glossy finish, the colors popping off the metal, the no frame look. I asked her about the print and she said that Bay Photo, a company in California did it and considering the process, it was a pretty good deal. I had carried over a few other metal prints to her in Zambia and when I saw the finish up close, I knew I wanted a wedding print done on metal.
Last week, I sat down (after many months) and looked at our wedding pictures again. I pulled out a few from our first dances and some portraits taken by the water. For the print to really pop, I knew it had to be larger than an 8x10. Can you see the problem? Two people who don’t really like having pictures of themselves displayed with a large print of their two mugs on display. Not happening. So we went with an image from our first dance.
Our choice is a little unconventional. Sorry, I thought I had the original image handy but I don’t. Anyway, here’s what we got in the mail:
Original Image by Persimmon Images
I’m pretty sure that my shoes were the talk of the wedding. People still talk about them. This picture doesn’t really do the metal print justice but we are both loving the way it came out. We realized that there was a lot of empty space at the bottom, but we actually love it too. I loved how old the floors were at Lake Union Cafe. The place was so vintage and our wedding so modern.
The nice thing about this print is that for $5 you can have them add a little hanging thing to the back and you never have worry about framing. Also, I’m told this bad boy can be exposed to the elements and still come out looking great. Here’s the back.
Altogether including shipping, tax, extra for rounded corners and the hanging thing, it came to $57.00 for a 10x20 print on metal. We love it and have it up already.
I think it really ties our wedding color bedroom together. The entire room is here.
This isn’t going to be the last time we use Bay Photo. I see more metal prints in our future. I think we may eventually get a picture of us from the wedding that show our faces put up, but now that we have this hanging, we’re in no real rush. We do need to get the darn wedding album/book put together though. So, what do you think of the metal print? Would you consider a metal print?