We were so excited to be a part of the Claude Giroux Foundation event again this year! This year’s event was presented by AAA and held at Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia. The comedy was headlined Dom Irrera and Steve Simeone, and the night was hosted by 93.3 WMMR’s Nick McIlwain.
Giroux is the fearless captain of the Philadelphia Flyers and is an adopted son of the city. The Claude Giroux Foundation, established in 2014, supports various organizations who better the lives of individuals and families in need throughout the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Hearst, Ontario communities.
Fans mingled with the players while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and of course snapped photos with their favorite players in the photo booth. It was a great evening for everyone who attended, and a great opportunity to support Claude’s Foundation. Ticket sales, sponsorship and silent auctions all helped to raise support!
CLICK HERE to view all of the photos from the Claude Giroux ShutterBooth!
Spring is finally here for good (let’s hope!) and nothing gives us the springtime feels like the floral wall backdrops from Nicol Floral Design. We have had the pleasure of flirting with these dreamy backdrops at several events now.. and we’re hooked!
Clients have loved using these unique and gorgeous walls to enhance their photo booth pictures. Our Open ShutterBooth works great with the floral backdrops, giving an aesthetic look at the event, and also in the photos! Interested in having a custom floral backdrop with your ShutterBooth rental? (of course you are!) Contact Nicol today to get started!
We had a great time this past weekend, celebrating an amazing organization, Donors Are Heroes. THE Party, the organization’s annual celebration, was held on April 7th at one of our favorite venues, The Hyatt at the Bellevue. We couldn’t have been happier to be involved in this event for our 6th year in a row – the event’s 15th anniversary! Donors Are Heroes is made up of a group of committed volunteers, supporting the Gift of Life Donor Program and its charitable supporting organization, Transplant Foundation. The mission is to raise public awareness about the importance of becoming an organ donor and to dispel the myths surrounding this process. To everyone who came out to support this cause, we thank you! If you aren’t registered as an organ donor, please consider signing up – you can do it RIGHT HERE!
As you can guess, guests enjoyed jumping in and out of the ShutterBooth NON STOP throughout THE Party. And per tradition, our friends from Screaming Queens Entertainment were on hand to snap photos with guests and add some Spring-y vibes to the event. To check out the photos from THE Party’s ShutterBooth, CLICK HERE.
The Glamsino Royale Carnaval
Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to be a part of this fun and festive event that benefits an outstanding Philadelphia-based organization, Action Wellness. Glamsino Royale Carnaval was the perfect night of glitz, glam and good fortune. Guests enjoyed trying their hands at the casino table games, raffles and silent auction items. Overall, Action Wellness raised nearly $15,000 from the festivities!
Continuing its legacy of providing support and a myriad of services for individuals living with HIV disease, Action Wellness has extended its services to those living with chronic disease. Action Wellness staff, volunteers and board members work together to sustain and enhance the quality of life for the diverse community it serves. Well done!
We had such a great time celebrating with everyone, and really enjoyed watching all the fun (and sometimes funny) photo sessions at the booth. To check out all the photos from the Glamsino Royale ShutterBooth, CLICK HERE.
We had a great time this past month, celebrating an amazing organization, Fred’s Footsteps. The annual Party in the Yard was held on March 4th at the ever cool Urban Outfitters headquarters in the Navy Yard. We couldn’t have been happier to be involved in a night that helped to raise over $200,000 – a record night for Party in the Yard! Fred’s Footsteps is an organization that provides financial assistance to families who are dealing with a child’s illness. Helping with non-medical expenses, Fred’s Footsteps helps keep families afloat during a difficult and emotional time, allowing parents to devote their attention where it is needed, on their children. A huge heartfelt thank you goes out to all the wonderful attendees who donated to this incredible organization!
We are happy to be supporters of Fred’s Footsteps and to sponsor this event with one of our ShutterBooths. Guests had so much fun jumping in and out of the booth, and we were so thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with Nicol Floral Designs and use one of her gorgeous floral backdrops with the Open ShutterBooth. To check out the photos from Party in the Yard’s ShutterBooth, CLICK HERE.
We were thrilled to be a part of celebrating PAWS 10th Birthday at the uber cool La Peg Brasserie at Fringe Arts this past weekend!
We can’t say enough good things about this local organization. It is one that is near and dear to our hearts, because like most people, our pets are considered family members. The PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) organization is dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city’s largest no-kill shelter and operates two high-volume, low-cost clinics that service pet owners and rescue organizations that lack access to affordable basic veterinary care. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is our hero because they are working hard night and day to finally make Philadelphia a no-kill city, where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. We are SO excited to see PAWS reach this exciting milestone, and we can’t wait to see what they will do in the next 10 years. Congrats!!
If you would like more information about how you can become involved, CLICK HERE. You can donate, foster, adopt, and volunteer!
To check out all the photos from the PAWS ShutterBooth, CLICK HERE.
One of our all-time favorite annual events, is the Best of Philly Soiree, hosted by none other than our bffs at Philadelphia Magazine. Each year, the City of Brotherly Love competes for the Best of the Best. Winners are crowned royalty, thrown an awesome party, and are able to boast their successes with the publicated truth.
This years’ festivities were held at the gorgeous Dilworth Park in Center City at the ground level of City Hall – seriously, who could ask for a a better backdrop?? Many of the winners were on-site to provide amazing food bites, and drinks with just the right amount of kick. A huge shout-out to Evantine Design, Eventions Productions, EventQuip and Brulee Catering for making the event a show stopper!!
If I had to rank ShutterBooth’s popularity at the event, I would have to say that the line, alone, spoke volumes (literally). We want to say THANK YOU so much to everyone who waited, and waited (and maybe waited some more) all to stop by and snap some photos and upload some GIFs. We had SO MUCH FUN with all of you!!
Everyone has their memories of high school -the good, the bad, and the ugly- and it seems like people’s opinions on that stage of life fall on either one end of the spectrum or the other. Either high school was the time of your life or the time of your life you wish you could forget. No matter what your feelings are around those four years, there are a few consistent themes in every high school:
1. Not everyone can hang with the cool kids. Every high school has their popular crew: the cheerleaders, the jocks, the kids that just fit it….And some of us – like myself – were nerds. (If you are not sitting at the cool lunch table…you probably fall into the nerd category. It’s okay – one day you will grow up to be a great writer and those memories of getting stuffed into lockers will start to fade as you bask in your incredible wealth and stunning good looks. Fingers crossed…)
2. If you are not aware of what’s cool and don’t follow the social acceptability guidelines set forth by the people who are cooler than you dictated by the people who are older than you, you can lose your social status in the blink of an eye or the drop of an uncool bomb.
Me: Hey everyone. What did you guys do this weekend?
Everyone: We went to the Ariana Grande concert. It was hella dope.
Me: Wow! That sounds totally rad. I just got tickets to see One Direction for my birthday. Does anyone wanna go?
Everyone: Oh my god. Did you just say One Direction? We are totally over One Direction. One Direction is for, like, middle schoolers. Ew. Ratchet. You just totally gave me a cringeattack.
3. Your life totally changes when you get your driver’s license. Regardless of what your high school experience was, who doesn’t remember the excitement they felt about turning sixteen? The anticipation of getting your driver’s license, driving your friends around with the music on and your windows down, and that first real taste of independence and freedom….killer memories.
Trying to figure out who you are and where you are going all while keeping track of the endless list of totally cool and absolutely NOT cool clothes, trends, and pop culture can be exhausting. Take a lesson from the awesome high school kids we hung out with this weekend. Sometimes it’s okay to just kick back, relax, and have some fun. You’ll have plenty of time to look cool later.
For all of the images from Brooke’s ShutterBooth, click here.
From the sweet peach place settings, the peach trees strewn throughout the venue, the adorable wands wrapped with cascading ribbons and bells, and the “Mint to Be” favors, we couldn’t get enough of Nichole & Dale’s aesthetic for their big day! So many details went in to making everything just right, and the entire venue was transformed into a space which really represented the couple.
Let it be said that while this wedding looked like a webpage straight out of Style Me Pretty: This was a FUN wedding. These people didn’t come here to show off their shiny new outfits, to enjoy a fancy dinner, or to sit and look pretty at their respective tables all night. These people came to party – turning speeches into rap songs like the Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme and taking one million shots in our ShutterBooth. (Ok. That may be an exaggeration, but they took a LOT of photos. Way more than our average Shutterbooth client. Way more.)
Despite the thoughtful decor, the filet dinner, and the over the top centerpieces, all that mattered to these guests was having fun with the new couple. In our little corner of the reception, never before have so many people crowded to take so many fun and unusual shots in our booth. Thanks for a fun night, Nichole & Dale!
Sometimes the photos just speak for themselves:
From a cute couple enjoying some camera time…..
To a man enjoying a roll and a beverage until photo bombers crash his party….
To a reenactment of the Heimlich maneuver…..
This is art, guys. To see more awesome shots from this super FUN crowd, check out the ShutterBooth photo gallery.
One of the wonderful things about what we do is having the chance to witness some of the most beautiful and memorable moments in a couple’s life. There are couples that we meet that we just know will be married for years and years to come, and we are so grateful to watch them take their vows and start their lives together. One of the things that we notice in the couples who seem to be the most happy and the most in love is their ability to have fun, to laugh, and to enjoy life together.
Cari and Ed sure know how to let loose! From the few glimpses we had into their relationship, we just know that these two have figured out the secret to a happy marriage. (If you think we’re going in the “happy wife-happy life” direction, think again.)
The secret to staying married and, more importantly, staying happily married, is to LAUGH. Laugh at each other and with each other and you can’t go wrong. Everything else will work itself out. From their hysterical cake topper to their funny shots together in our booth, these two have got it all figured out. Each and every person in attendance could see that these two love to have fun and that they never take life too seriously. To the new Mr. & Mrs. Shabot: We wish you many more years of fun and laughter!
For more photos of this zany couple and their fun friends, check out our shots here.
There were so many swingers at the Venetian Club in Chestnut Hill this weekend that I just couldn’t look away for a minute. While I don’t know if your mind is completely in the gutter on this beautiful Friday morning, I guess I should just clarify to be clear: Swingers- as in dancers. As in: swing dancers.
Our bride and groom chose to do a cute vintage swing routine together instead of the traditional slow song for their first dance. Changing speeds a bit, they turned up the volume and spent the rest of night dancing with their guests to an eclectic mix of swing, hip hop, jazz, and rock. After the host of the evening- Essentic aka Jaeki Cho– got the crowd pumped up, DJ Jinetic kept them on their feet, dancing late into the night. Like him on Facebook or listen to one of his hip hop mixes here.
For those of you who haven’t tried swing dancing yet, we recommend heading down to the Philadelphia Swing Dance Society -also in Chestnut Hill- to take a turn at the Charleston or jump and jive with the Jitterbug. (Be sure to check out their next event on September 27th, 2014 with FREE pre-dance lessons!)
Doesn’t she look like she’s having a blast?????? Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Lee. Check out more photos from their event here.
Originally uploaded by Lolololori on Flickr
This weekend’s wedding was the epitome of the classic celebration. Andrea & Peter – the new Mr. & Mrs. Maxwell – officially started off their married life in style. With a posh venue (the only word to describe The Lake House Inn = GORGEOUS), a classic color palette of cheerful yellow cooled down with navy accents, exquisite linens, and signature accents, you can only imagine the look of awe on their guests’ faces as they entered the room for dinner, drinks, and dancing.
The only thing more striking than the eloquently decorated space was the view from the panoramic windows lining the front of the room. Guests dined while watching the sunset as the new couple danced their first dance as husband and wife, and we couldn’t help but adore the sunshiny yellow centerpieces against the backdrop of the lake with its unadorned tones of blues and greens. The black crystal chandeliers hanging from the fabric draped ceiling were the pièces de résistance and twinkled like candlelit jewels high above the guests.
One of the sweetest details at the event were the grade school photos of the bride and groom that adorned each table reminding their friends and families of the journey they each took to arrive at today’s momentous event as adults ready to take this significant step in their lives.
At the end of the night, we were packing up to leave, and a distressed bride came running over because she didn’t get a photo with her parents and brother in the ShutterBooth! Of course, we couldn’t allow them to miss out on the fun! We reopened to let this sweet family take another landmark photo to add to their collection of milestone moments of their lives. We are thankful that we get the opportunity to witness all of our clients creating these incredible memories – we wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Last month, we had the pleasure of working with an awesome couple- Kaitlin & Deniz – as we witnessed their vows at the Abington Art Center. This gorgeous venue had us totally swooning as we envisioned the endless possibilities for DIY details and darling decor. We must say: Kaitlin & Deniz wowed us with their adorable details which were both sweet and also a little bit sassy- kitschy mugs at each place setting, robot cakes pops, a naked lemon cake, carefree centerpieces, and the coolest cake topper we’ve ever seen of the groom dragging the bride by her delicate little ankle. This was not your typical vanilla wedding! She even had a sign made at the bar with a photo of her with her sweet Nana….The sign read: “Nana recommends Manhattans.” Apparently Nana isn’t as innocent as she looks- this little lady likes a good Manhattan every now and again, and she welcomed everyone in attendance to try their signature drink. The night, of course, with all of the whiskey cocktails flowing- was off to a great start, and the guests danced the night away under the gorgeous open-air pavilion. Nana included!
Not only is the Art Center itself an absolute gem, the 27 acre Sculpture Park onsite is worth its own trip out to the ‘burbs. The park is dedicated to environmental education and attracts students, art lovers, families, and tourists from far and wide. (We can’t wait to return to Abington Art Center to take a stroll through the park to check out these sculptures for ourselves!)
We had so much fun with these guys, and we hated for the night to come to a close. To all you sweet and sassy couples out there, keep the coolness flowing! We love a fun wedding with lots of personality, and this one takes the cake!
There was a very recent debate on our blog about flash mobs and whether they are still cool or a trend that has fizzled out. Inspired by a flash mob done at one of our recent ShutterBooth weddings, we decided to investigate a little further into the issue. After a quick Google search, I have arrived at my definitive answer…….and the verdict is:
Still. Totally. Cool.
I came across what I can only describe as one of the best proposals I have ever seen, and it just so happens to utilize a flash mob!
This is quite literally the best 4 minutes and 37 seconds I have spent on the internet in my life. Would you agree?
In local news, not only did ShutterBooth experience a flash mob over the weekend, the citizens of Bucks County enjoyed a flash mob proposal that broke out on the streets of Doylestown, PA. Check out the Shanna & Helen’s video here!
What type of a person doesn’t love the free spirited, fun, and life-loving energy that is the foundation of all flash mobs? When is the last time you and your friends were sitting around your living room and one of you thought, “Gee, what can we all do as a collective unit to bring a smile to a stranger’s face, to brighten up our corner of the world, to create a little sunshine thorough dance, music, and the art of expression?” Exactly – never. (At least not in my circle of friends…….not too sure about you guys.)
And let me tell you exactly why that is- it’s because my friends are not thoughtful, considerate human beings. I mean they’re nice enough people, but they’re not sitting around rehearsing premeditated methods to inject joy into the world. When I say thoughful, I mean really thoughtful. To execute a flash mob-especially a well done one- participants would need to spend an incredible amount of time choreographing the timing, movement, and logistics of this public exhibition all while keeping it very quiet in the days and weeks leading up to the big reveal.
If the people in your life do a flash mob to propose marriage, while at your wedding, for your birthday, or wherever else they may break into explosive song and dance, remember this: You’re friends are totally rad.
Ahhh! It’s that time of year again….time to vote for the Best of the 2014 Philly HOT LIST!!!
If you aren’t familiar, every year PHL 17 holds a contest which allows voters – wink, wink: that means YOU – to choose who they believe is the best of the best in the city. We have been nominated again, and we need your help to get us to number one!
We need your help – take a few, quick seconds of your time to vote. If you have had a great experience with us, now is the time to shout it from the rooftops!
We love our clients, and we are truly thankful for the success that we have enjoyed doing what we love. We couldn’t have done it without you!
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