2. Leverage Mat Boards for an Elevated Effect
Another key element of beautifully framing wedding photography is using mat boards to take each photo to the next level. A mat board creates a visual transition between the photo and the frame, as well as a nice separation between the picture and the acrylic. More practically, it allows air to circulate within the framing treatment, thereby slowing down the buildup of acid that can damage photography over time. At American Frame, any mat board can be custom cut to your photography’s exact specifications for a perfect fit.
By applying matting to your framed wedding photos, you can infuse elegance and glamour into the display and create more space and volume for appreciating the overall look of your wedding memories. Linen mat boards are a great choice for wedding photos. Consider opting for 6-ply and 8-ply mats to really elevate the look of your display.
3. Be Intentional About Choosing Your Frames
There are as many different types of frames as there are personal tastes and styles, and choosing just the right ones to showcase your cherished wedding photos has a major impact on the ultimate look. One of our favorite professional tips is to mirror the architecture of the wedding venue in your selection of frames. For photos that really draw people in, choose a framing style that matches the style of the venue.
Wood frames and metal frames tend to be the most common choices for wedding photography, and our Techline Nielsen 99 collection is particularly popular for these types of photos. With its lustrous finishes in matte black, brushed anodized and florentine cross-hatching, each frame becomes a beautiful extension of your wedding photography.
Alternately, you might opt for a frame with more of a rustic feel if that best matches the ambiance of your wedding locale. Wood frames are especially complementary for outdoor wedding photos or more nature-inspired venues. Metal frames in hues of gold, silver or jewel tones can be ideal for photos taken in more formal settings or to highlight various elements of a bride or groom’s attire and accessories. Additionally, wider frames tend to work well for wedding photos, as they lend themselves to greater presence. Browse our most popular wedding photography frames to help find just the right selections for your wedding-day memories.