The Eggplants’ big project of the weekend: Table numbers!
Over the course of Saturday and Sunday Mr. Eggplant, Papa Eggplant, and I finished the photos for our table numbers! Originally, I wanted to do something meaningful, like naming our tables after restaurants and writing a short paragraph on our favorite menu items. However, I soon realized that we’re having upwards of twenty tables at our first reception and thirty-plus tables at our Chinese banquet reception the day following. I do not have it in me to research thirty-plus restaurants and recall what I liked eating at all of them.
Soooo, I thought it would be neat to at least have some fun with the numbering of the tables. I purchased a piece of blank white foam board from Michael’s for $1.50 and the Eggplants trekked around San Francisco on Saturday with my handy dandy point-and-shoot camera. We took many of the pictures in remote locations (e.g. the area where Mr. Eggplant’s condo is being built) and we didn’t have a photographer with us. We often had to set the camera up on Mr. Eggplant’s spoiler and use the auto timer. Despite not having a shooter, we were able to capture some decent pictures.
On Sunday, the Eggplants plus my pappa took a trip to the city where we’ll be hosting the wedding. Pappa just purchased a new camera so he was excited to have some subjects to practice on and we were happy to pose. It’s MUCH easier to do this project with a third person to help, let me tell ya.
After we gathered all the shots from the weekend, I did some editing on Photoshop by cropping the picture, removing all the color saturation, and lastly adding bright pink numbers with the type tool. I also used the free transform tool to rotate and skew the text so that it looked a bit more proportional to the angle of our foam board in each photo.
My plan is to upload the pictures onto a photo service account like Kodak since they sell 5×7 prints for $0.99 a pop. Then I’ll either place them in painted pink picture frames or table number stands. What do you think?
And lastly, here are a few more of the fruits of our labor.