Our science themed wedding – 2 years on

Beaker | Science theme weddingToday Michael and I are celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary. In our true style we ended up at Spur for 2-for-1 burgers. But, to give credit where it’s due, that was not the original plan. Unfortunately Eskom had other plans for the electricity in Malelane and load-shedding led to the lovely restaurant overlooking the crocodile river being unable to prepare food for us. These 2 years have been an adventure and we have enjoyed having each other to share life with. What a blessing marriage is, because it doesn’t really matter where we end up, because we’re together.

I didn’t really post much about our wedding as I was keeping things secret before hand and then didn’t have much time afterwards. Since we both come from a science background, we decided to carry that through into our wedding to make it personal. Continue reading

DIY table numbers and name cards // download and tutorial

On Saturday I tripped while walking on the mountain and managed to dislocated my knee cap. Although this is not a nice thing to happen, it does mean that the doctor has booked me off for 4 days and I get to catch up on a bit of blogging ūüôā

Make these fun DIY table numbers for your wedding

Today I have a mini tutorial and free download for you on the table numbers from our wedding. Because we went with science theme for our wedding, Michael came up with some sums that equalled the number of each table. On the version to download the sums aren’t there since I figure that most people won’t want them ūüôā

You can download a photoshop, illustrator or plain pdf version here. It has numbers 1-10 and a separate name card for the bride and groom. If you want to make more you can also download my plain borders and create your own table numbers or name cards.

What to do (it makes more sense once you look at the pictures):

Download and print the document
-Cut out around each number, ensuring that you leave a gap between the edge of the bracket frame and where you are cutting
-Cut out along the faint line on the top side of the frame
-Fold down the top “edge part” at the points on the side to allow the card to stand up on its own

Follow these simple instructions to make your own cute paper table numbers // Free printable download

Download table numbers and have some fun!

Photobooth props // free download and tutorial

I had such fun making photobooth props for¬†our wedding. I spent ages trying to find free downloadable pictures and then making some of my own. I also managed to use illustrator to trace and edit some other pictures that I found. So, today I’ll be giving you my collection of props. We also added in some cheap hats, plastic glasses etc to add some variety.

It gave the guests something to do while we were having photos and then we also did a group photo of each table before supper, to make sure that we had a photograph of each guest. (Unfortunately my external harddrive is currently not responding, so I only have access to the official photographs and the informal photos that I had uploaded to facebook ..WHOOPS)

Free Wedding Photo Booth Props Download!

Awesome Photobooth props Collection - Free download // Pure Sweet Joy

Our parents getting in on the action:

Awesome Photobooth props Collection - Free download // Pure Sweet Joy

What you need:

Photobooth Prop Images (available below)
A black foam sheet
Wooden Craft sticks
Glue (I used a gluegun)

Amazing selection of free printable photobooth props for a wedding or party // Free Download

How to make the props:

Print out the pdf (available above).
For the plain black photobooth props use the images as a stencil on the foam and cut around the edges. (For the colourful props, like the lips, stencil the foam with the image and then stick the image on the front)
Cut the pointy end off the kebab stick.
Use the glue to stick the sticks onto the back of the props (close to the edge of the prop).
Because the glue gave a lighter appearance on the back, I just coloured over the glue with black permanent marker, to disguise it.

I’d love to see your Pure Sweet Joy DIYs. Show me on Instagram using #puresweetjoyblog or email me at deborah [at] puresweetjoy [dot] com. Like what you see here? Follow along on Facebook, Twitter or Bloglovin or subscribe to the newsletter for exclusive access to the latest news and freebies.


(Prop inspiration courtesy of¬†www.getcreativejuice.com, aprilfosterevents.com¬†and hopefully no-one else that I left out. I’ll add them here if I find more)

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Photo Booth Props // Free Download