Old Sugar Mill Bridal Fair- the wedding photo booth BTS

Here are some behind the scenes photos I had laying around of my booth under construction.. This was a fun project, and I’m stoked that The Old Sugar Mill let me display my wedding photography !

There are many reused parts that make up my booth. I needed the entire fair to cost me less than $300.00, so reusing and repurposing items was not only responsible, but cost effective as well!

Items reused/recycled  to make this section:

  • baseboards
  • construction adhesive
  • latex paint

Old Sugar mill Wedding photography

Items reused to make this section ( the upper wall)

  • leftover Gray primer
  • Old picture frames from Goodwill

Old Sugar mill Wedding photography

I bought some spray primer and spraypaint and made all of the frames a nice crisp white color… shabby to chic in 20 minutes!

Old Sugar mill Wedding photography

The best deal of all… my laminate flooring!  This was removed from a home and destined for the trash. I rescued it very inexpensively, and had more than enough for my showroom floor!

Old Sugar mill Wedding photography

The tables were the only completely new items… except for the paint I covered them with. The tables were made from table rounds at Home Depot, fence posts, and wooden legs.

Old Sugar mill Wedding photography

I had fun building my DIY wedding fair booth, and I can use this setup for quite a few bridal fair’s to come ( reusing is the whole idea!). Next time you are faced with a big project, search craigslist, check out an anthropologie store and see how they use “junk” and make it look fantastic, and break out the toolbox!

Much <3,


  • Kim - February 19, 2011 - 10:51 am

    I just wanted to tell you how fabulously craft you are and I love how it came out! Wish I could have seen it in person.

  • Mallory - March 24, 2011 - 11:37 am

    I love seeing all of your ideas here, especially that wall of frames!

  • daveshilling - March 24, 2011 - 3:41 pm

    Thanks for your kind works Kim! This was quite the project… it was a fun challenge!

  • daveshilling - March 24, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    Thank you Mallory! I appreciate you stopping by my blog (= I love that I can reuse the frames in my home by building the same collage with family photos instead…I’m putting these goodwill frames to work!