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Let your guests leave on a sweet note with chocolate favors from Eclat Chocolate in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Lace hearts, $27, and champagne truffles, $1.50. Champagne flute by Ceska, $8.50, and tiered candy tray by Jim Marvin, $245, both from Everything But the Kitchen Sink in Hockessin.
Remember those old photo booths along the boardwalk arcade where you would pile in with your friends, close the curtain and flash a different funny face for every shot? You can enjoy that fun and nostalgia with a photo booth at your wedding reception.
Walt Palmer and his wife Gwen, owners of Mugs & Stitches in Lewes, fell in love with the idea at a recent wedding. “Us older folks remembered the booths and had a great time with it,” Walt says. After showing the younger guests how to use the booth, it turned into a great success.
After the wedding Walt was so taken with the idea that he purchased two machines and started thephotoboothguy.com. The company offers two choices: the traditional sit-down photo booth, with stool and curtain, that produces a Polaroid with four separate photos on it, or the more high-tech kiosk, which looks like an ATM machine and produces a 4x6 color photo. The kiosk also offers 20 different decorative borders and can be programmed to brand the photos with the couple’s names and wedding date.
The booths and an attendant cost $1,050 for four hours for events within 50 miles of Lewes, and events outside of that radius cost an addition $2 per mile. For more information, call 360-3600.
. Kelly Carter
Brides have a new option in choosing a wedding venue. The Blue Ball Dairy Barn at Alapocas Run State Park in North Wilmington is the newest historic facility to open. Guests can peruse displays of agricultural relics and folk art or enjoy cocktails in the courtyard. The facility can hold up to 250 guests and is handicapped accessible. Call 761-6952 for more information.
Finding that special song that kicks off the rest of your life together can be a joy, but it can be difficult, too. How do you sum up all that you’re feeling, and be true to your musical tastes? Here are a few ideas that you won’t hear at every other wedding this season.
“When I Fall in Love”
Nat King Cole
“They Can’t Take That Away From Me”
“Maybe I’m Amazed”
“Stay With You”
“Ain’t That Love”
“I Belong to You”
Something a little different
“In My Life”
“God Only Knows”
“You’re My Best Friend”