You hear it over and over while planning your wedding: When the Big Day finally arrives, it happens so fast. It’s over in the blink of an eye, and after months of plotting and planning, you’re left with the memories—and, of course, thousands of beautiful wedding photos.
The photos from your wedding help you relive every precious moment of that incredible day—but it’s hard for them to do that if they’re stuck on a hard drive, or tucked into a rarely-opened album on a shelf. A much better way to enjoy them is to print and frame your wedding photos—and with Simply Framed’s convenient Print & Frame service, it’s easier than ever to do just that. It’s no wonder Brides Magazine touted us as one of the 4 companies that make framing your wedding photos oh so easy.
Custom framed wedding photos add the perfect personalized touch to nearly any room in your home, from an entryway gallery wall to a large shot hanging over the master bed. They're pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you pass by. Plus, while it’s hard to believe, the holidays are right around the corner! A custom framed photo from your wedding day makes a wonderful holiday gift for your new spouse—and maybe for family members, too.
Need some inspiration for how to frame and display wedding or engagement photos in a way that does justice to all the feels they give you? Read on for 5 unexpected ways to make a statement with your pics.
1. MAKE AN IMPACT WITH SCALE
Choose a photo that captures the emotion of the event—the crowd, the cake, the tent—and frame it full-bleed up to 40x60” to create a show-stopping statement piece.
We love this unconventional take on the classic reception photo, shot by Max Wanger for Jesse and Jimmy Marble. We printed and framed it in our Natural Gallery Frame without a mat to emphasize the oversized scale and fun, candid vibe.
2. USE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS IN WEDDING DECOR
While you’re planning to print and frame your wedding photos, consider having your engagement photos custom framed, too. In fact, they make fantastic additions to your wedding day decor.
We love how this couple created a chic lounge space for guests on their wedding day using their engagement photos, printed and custom framed in our Antique Silver Certificate Frames. Photograph by Jacquelyn Hayward for a wedding planned and designed by Gatherist. Florals by Soil & Stem.
3. DO THE DIPTYCH
No, we’re not talking about that awkward dance move your second cousin busted out late night. A diptych, or 2 photos custom framed the same size and hung in a row or stack, is a fun way to juxtapose different perspectives on the day.
Lauren Schwab hung two matted black and white images—an up-close photo of the newlyweds after the ceremony, and a far-off shot of the venue—to show alternative vantage points.
4. ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH
If you decide to build a gallery wall around your wedding photos, consider incorporating other personal tidbits that remind you of all the fun times had throughout your courtship.
Ladan Nikravan Hays of Make The Most built a gallery wall around one of her wedding photos (custom framed and matted in our White Gallery Frame) including two prints from the couple’s favorite neighborhood store that they selected to represent both of their personalities. (In case you were wondering, he’s the pizza and she’s the flowers.) The greeting card is floated in our Black Gallery Frame, and the Rifle Paper Co. print is framed in our Certificate Frame in Antique Gold.
5. MODERNIZE WITH METAL
Buck tradition (and channel those wedding bands you’ll now be wearing for eternity) with our sleek and modern metal frames.
Our Metal Frames—like the Old School Metal Frame in Bright White, pictured here—offer a chic, minimalist way to frame wedding photos. This one is by RAD + IN LOVE.
The first step to having your wedding photos printed and framed is, of course, choosing your favorite snaps. We recommend starting with the classics (a loving portrait, a family photo, or a fun group shot that really captures the mood of the day) but also leaving some room for the unexpected. Once you’ve selected your images, the process for printing and framing wedding photos is easy:
- Upload your image from a computer or mobile device, Dropbox, Google Drive or social media. (Note: We recommend using images that are at least 300 dpi for best quality.)
- If necessary, edit the image with our Crop & Rotate tools.
- Choose your frame! You can’t go wrong with a classic Gallery Frame. But if you’re looking to up the ante, try one of our elegant Certificate Frames or luxurious Antique Frames.)
- We think personal photographs look beautiful custom framed with a mat. (Not sure? Click here for our tips to help you decide whether or not to mat.)
- Sit back, relax, and wait for your custom framed wedding photos to arrive at your doorstep, hardware and hanging instructions included.
Ready to get your favorite wedding photos onto your walls? Start here.