My fiance', Jason is an Art Director and I am an Intellectual Property Attorney, so innovation is something about which we both are really passionate. We are the type of couple who wanted our wedding to reflect us in every capacity. So when we set out to figure out how we would share the details of our wedding with our family and friends we knew we wanted something out of the box.
My fiance came up with the concept to make an Instagram wedding website. It was the first big project that we did collaboratively as an engaged couple and it was a really fun (and at times frustrating) venture.
Our wedding Instagram has a main page that the details of how we met and pictures of us from our engagement shoot. There are also several other pages that have the details of the wedding, including but not limited to; attire, accommodations, parking, etc. It also has a page that gives guests an idea of fun things to do in St. Louis while they are there, and a FAQs page as well. We made the pages with the actual details of the wedding private and accessible only to guests to avoid wedding crashers. 😉
We wanted the Instagram to be something that guests not only use as a resource for details on the event but also as something interactive that they'd enjoy leading up to the wedding as well. We decided to use the “Instagram Live” aspect of the app to give friends and family a glimpse into our everyday lives as a couple. It gives the people we love a more intimate look into how we function as a unit. I often post clips from his b-ball games, or when I'm cooking Sunday dinner (which is a big deal in our house). And he posts me doing all the quirky things I do on a regular basis. It's a fun way to share who we are with the people who will be sharing such a special day with us.
Ready to see the Instagram wedding website?!
As far as the photos that we used for the IG, we wanted our engagement shoot to reflect the tone of the wedding, and who we are as a couple. Although we are asking our guests to dress formally, we want them to know that the event will in no way be stuffy. Which is why we opted to dress up for the shoot, but in the comfort of our own home.
The video game Rock Band is very significant in our relationship. You can see it in the photos we included. It is how we met, and as a result Jason also incorporated it into our proposal. It only made sense to include it in our engagement shoot because it is how we spend a LOT of our free time.
Would YOU ever try this kind of Insta wedsite? Seems like a fair bit of work but has pretty killer results.