It's a classic love song, and Lisa and Brian's shin dig was a classic party. It's one for the ages, that goes down in the history books of the group of friends in attendance. If you can't tell by the amount of enthusiasm for getting their pose on in the booth, then just take our word for it. The planners said, "Brian and Lisa’s wedding was full of so much love and support from their friends and family who clearly wanted nothing more than to encourage them on their special day. The bride, groom and their guests packed the dance floor until the very last song, even getting an encore out of the band, making sure they had as much fun as possible!" Aside from a gorgeous 3-tier cake from For Goodness Cakes (and an adorable penguin groom's cake), fabulous planning by A Big To Do Event and a breathtaking view of the city at Ventanas, this group of pretty girls an pepped up guys didn't hold back when it came time to celebrate. And we LOVE that, because it makes our job at the booth a heck of a lot more memorable. "The photobooth was such a hit that after the bride and groom spent some time in front of the camera, they added on an extra hour!" the ladies from A Big To Do told us. But as always, don't take our word for it! Check out our favorites below...
5 Things You can Check off your wedding day to-do list with Shutterbooth! #1 | Save-the-Date Cards - Tons of couples get the word out to their guests early these days, and we're constantly chatting with those couples, and/or their planners about creative ways to announce the big day. What we've done is invited couples to come into the booth for a test shoot that they can use to mail hard copies, or digital versions, to their guests to announce that invitations are on the way. Couples can get as creative as they want, with fun poses, quirky props and custom messages. The more (ideas), the merrier! #2 | Your Guest Book - Want more than a hand-written name to remember the friends and family who celebrated your big day with you? With the Memory Book package, brides and grooms can see personalized messages (and the booth pics to remember even more by) from their friends and family. The book is a keepsake, scrapbook-style treasure that couples can display for years to come. #3 | Entertainment at the Wedding - So, your guests have sipped cocktails, filled their plates (maybe twice), forked cake, sang with the band and torn up the dance floor. What now? Having a photo booth on location gives guests another way to let loose, have fun and interact with each other. It's complimentary for your guests, too, so there's no way they could expire on their pose potential. #4 | A Gift for Your Guests - Probably one of the best reasons to hire a photo booth is knocking this budget-sucker off your list. Every time a guest poses in the booth, he or she gets to take home a copy of their strip, with your personal message to them. They can use it as a bookmark, a fridge magnet, or just a memory-board-worthy piece of nostalgia. The best part, is that this is at no extra cost to you, the bride and groom. #5 | Thank you Notes - Want to send out a mass message to friends and family who sacrificed a night to have the time of their lives with you? When you're back from the honeymoon, you can come in for another two-on-booth shoot to say thanks to everyone who danced, ate, toasted and just plain had a good time. You can add personal notes to the backs of hard copies, or send them digitally. It's another way to save a chunk of change once everything is said and done. Ready to knock out a big part of your wedding day to-do list? Book us today!
One of our favorite celebrations this month was the party thrown by (and for) Christina and Brian at Primrose Cottage. You hear the word, "primrose" and think elegance, whimsical and feminine class. But when these guys and their big-day team arrived, that conjured up new meaning for the popular venue. Absolutely, it was elegant and classic, but in a word, this party was just plain fun.
Ok, fans, here it is - the low down on our coolest trend for party pics: Shuttergram. We use the Shuttergram service when the crowd comes smart phones in-hand, social butterflies showing and there's too many great moments happening to keep them on one person's newsfeed. Basically, when anybody at the event uploads a picture to Twitter or Instagram using the event's hashtag, Shuttergram embeds the image into a custom template and prints it off for the crowd to keep for themselves. Of course, to keep things vibrant, we also brought our sparkly gold backdrop with us, so that people could opt to take their pictures in front of a glitzy canvas.
We love getting to do weddings and events. But, when we get to do them in a venue that truly highlights the great, gorgeous city we live in, well, that just adds something special to our work week. And for that, we want to give a shout out to the talented team at Park Tavern's Piedmont Garden Tent and Piedmont Room. "It's in the heart of Atlanta," our host Johnny says. "Both venues are elegant, but also hip, so people really like it."
Is it hot enough for you, yet? Luckily, the event industry professionals here in the city know that a good party can be had, no matter how high the thermometer gets. With ice-cold cocktails, chilly beats and (of course) something to distract the guests with (ahem, the photo booth!), the party never falters. As always, we love getting to be a part of anything StudioWed Atlanta does. Last month, we helped celebrate the summer issue release of Weddings Unveiled magazine. With friends down from their headquarters and all the chicest planners and wedding vendors here locally, we threw down and had fun, all in the name of southern sophistication. Here's a glimpse at some of our favorites, but the entire gallery can be seen on our Facebook page, here.
Okay brides, grooms, partygoers and planners… Here is the ultimate detail dream - custom photo booth props. And while we love our feather boas, oversized sunglasses and viking hats, there's a world of untapped creativity out there in 3D paper goods just waiting to leave their permanent mark on your memories. You can go handmade, Etsy-ordered, stationer coordinated or store-bought, they're all uber cute and promise some serious standouts in your photo albums. Not convinced? For Goodness Cakes - some of the world's best cake - invited us to be a part of their grand re-opening in Norcross. They worked with their design team (Miss Rebecca, to give proper credit) and created a cake-filled, taste-inspired table of fun props to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites from the night!