Allison and I are having our wedding next weekend during Fair St. Louis. Bonnie Raitt will be playing after our reception, a spectacular fireworks session is scheduled, and have many more activities for our guests to participate in. In order to create the ultimate guest experience I’m applying my marketing and technology expertise in a way I’ve never done before so that we can “Give them something to talk about.”
Here are the 8 ways I’m geeking out for my wedding…
Why hire a photographer when everyone is a photographer? Our guests and wedding party can share their favorite moments using the CapsuleCam app. Each guest will enter our special code for the wedding party in the app and then collaboratively summarize the behind the scenes to show activities as well as the special moments from the weekend.
Here are some of the photos
#2 Apple TV
Why put someone in control of the audio/video when you can control the entire experience from your phone? Our flatscreen TV inside the hotel room and projection at the wedding reception will display a slideshow of some of our favorite pictures. We will plug in our Apple TV and use Airplay to advance songs or pictures. Also, we will create a live cam experience by mirroring the phone with our camera app open so we can record videos while others can watch on the big display.
#3 Google Hangout
We are bummed our out of town family and friends couldn’t make the wedding for one reason or another. Why limit the experience to just those who could attend? We will be bringing the laptop and powering the live stream using Google Hangouts On Air for the ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica.
Watch the recording here
#4 Green Screen
Our guests upon entering the reception will be asked to have their picture taken in front of a Green Screen. Following the wedding we will post the pictures with random backgrounds from venues like the beach, the church, and other random places. This way our guests are reminded they went somewhere fun.
#5 The Knot Website
Our wedding website has more answers to questions that guests won’t even think of to ask. There are quick links to Google Maps, venue information, and transportation alternatives of every kind. This is kept private for our wedding guests.
I’ve downloaded Air Supply, Lionel Ritchie, Kool in the Gang and all of our favorite tunes to play from our phone. iTunes makes this easy with their playlist feature which is easily sharable to your trusted devices if you are using iTunes Match. Our phone will power the sound mixer board so we can adjust the volume right from our phone.
#7 Google Maps
Every location creates a link. Every set of directions creates a link. Since Google Maps is the universal map app we’ve included quick links to locations inside The Knot Website to make every local easy to find. In other words when you click on the picture you get immediate directions.
Our slideshow consists of all of the pictures from we were younger, while we have been together, and pictures that reinforce love, health and happiness. These photos stored in iPhoto have allowed us to quickly edit, rotate, and red eye remove for the best display and are stored in a shared album. This shared album is also easily accessible to play on our projection screen and flatscreen TV using Apple TV.