last weekend a group of talented and stylish wedding bloggers met up in brooklyn for an event called the B-List. the event was a way for all the women to meet in person, face to face and introduce themselves to each other. a chance to talk about blogging and weddings, and to share tips and ideas with each other. it was a huge success and plans are being made for more B-List events in the future! we really wanted to jump on a plane and meet all these wonderful women when we first heard about it. but we had two weddings the same weekend so decided to sponsor the event if we couldn't attend. part of the sponsorship was providing info or samples for a goody bag for each one of the attendees. we started brainstorming immediately over dinner. from one idea to the next we jumped around until we both fell in love with the idea of a small toy camera or a viewmaster with our photos on a reel. it took a lot of time, research, trial and error but we managed to figure out a way to bring both ideas together into one.
one.) find little plastic viewfinder toy cameras online and order a ton. luckily we did because out of the five colors per pack we only like the pink and yellow.
two.) tear apart the camera and see how it works and see how teeny tiny the slide/wheel is inside.
three.) design our own wheel using our favorite wedding photographs.
four.) print our tiny wheel on transparency and realize the dot per inch thing is ruining our brilliant idea.
six.) figure out that we need to shoot the wheel on slide film to get the image quality that we need.
seven.) print the wheel out large, hang it on a wall and photographed it with slide film.
eight.) test a roll, check size, scale and exposure. fire off several rolls once we've got it right.
nine.) cut the film in a perfect circle, punch necessary holes
ten.) take cameras apart, replace image wheel and put it all back together again.
eleven.) smile and pat ourselves on the back!
The The B-LIST bloggers: if you are planning a wedding or just like pretty things you must visit these blogs!
100 layer cake, blue orchid designs, brooklyn bride, elizabeth anne designs, from "i will" to "i do", green wedding shoes, iDiY, oh so beautiful paper, once wed, perfect bound, santa barbara wedding chic, the bridal wishlist, the bride's cafe, little white book, vintage glam weddings, wedding bee, junebug weddings, with this ring, the ritzy bee blog