If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,â€¨ A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .â€¨ then you are going to love our next inspirational shoot from Abby Grace Photography and Capitol Romance. Both Virgina wedding vendors are lovers of all things out-of-the-box, and created a few Shel Silverstein Wedding Ideas around the well loved author’s poems.
The famous author has delighted tens of millions of readers around the world with his magical children’s books. The Giving Tree and Where The Sidewalk Ends are just a couple of his remarkable and inspiring books that everyone should read at least once. We are not surprised that his lighthearted and carefree words were the inspiration behind this creative and stylish inspirational shoot.
Be sure to see more photos in the full gallery, that include more pretty pictures of The Black Horse Inn. A remarkable Virgina barn style wedding venue and you must read on to learn how to make a battery powered light bulb.
We chose to start with a lightbulb theme (hailing from “A Light In The Attic“) and infused the shoot with clouds, gold glitter, pinks and grays. The “Invitation” poem annd lighthearted wording on the stationery from Weswen Design really helped to set the tone for everything, and from there we were able to choose fun + airy desserts to compliment the theme.
Invitation By Shel Silverstein in The Sidewalk Ends
If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
Anthomanic, known for her creativity, provided florals with actual lightbulbs woven throughout- we were in love! Notice the groom’s boutonniere has a small light bulb and so does the bride’s bouquet. You can also see light-bulbs in the florals on the dining table.
Steal Worthy Idea + Instructions on how to Make a Battery Powered Light Bulb
We love the hanging glittered lightbulbs. Such a fabulous unexpected element … don’t you think? You could really take this idea for any wedding or outdoor event. How awesome would it be if they lit up at night? It would be so awesome and we think you should do it!
Of course we investigated and found you instructions on how to do this. Scroll down to learn how and you have to send us photos if you decided to do this, but first buy your Nostalgic Edison Edison light-bulbs here. You could also use this clever diy later in your new house as a reminder of your wedding.
Photographer: Abby Grace Photography
Event Designer: Capitol Romance
Venue: Black Horse Inn
Makeup: Dainty Artistry
Hair: Jewel Hair Design
Dress Designer: Fabulous Frocks
Groom’s Attire: styled by Ethan Field
Shoe Designer: Payless!
Stationery: Weswen Design
Veil or Hair Accessories: Two Back Flats
Read on for instructions on how How to Make a Battery Powered Light Bulb courtesy of How Stuff Works:
You don’t need electrical wires to power a light bulb. You can use a battery! Just like a flashlight runs on batteries, you can connect a battery to a small light fixture or bulb to light it up. Follow the instructions below to learn how to make a battery-powered light bulb.
Size D battery
Two pieces of insulated wire
A light bulb or very small light fixture
Tape (electrical tape is preferred, but any tape will work)
1. Strip between ½ an inch and 1 inch (1.5 to 2.5 centimeters) of insulation off each end of each piece of wire [source: Dave].
Tape one end of one wire to the bottom, or negative, terminal of the battery. Tape the other end of the wire to the side of the light bulb stem
2. Tape one end of the other wire to the top, or positive, terminal of the battery. Tape the other end of the wire to the bottom of the light bulb stem. When you connect the two wires to the light bulb, it will light up [source: Dave]. Electrons flow out of the negative terminal of the battery, through the bulb and back into the positive side of the battery to make the bulb light up [source: Energy Kids].
Be careful when handling the exposed wires. Although it’s minimal, there’s an electric charge running through the wires.