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Artvesta Wine & Cake Tasting – October 2014

Calling all event planners and brides-to-be!

Come join us for an intimate evening of delicious cake samples from Me Too Cakes, wine tasting and meet amazing, hand-picked vendors in the wedding industry including us, Royal Photo Booth — an award-winning photo booth company in New York City. Please scroll down for more info and registration.

October 15th, 2014 | 6:30-9:30PM

Artvesta and Royal Photo Booth








Artvesta Studio has eliminated all that stress and has hand picked wedding vendors that come highly recommended in the industry. They will devote their time to discuss your wedding details with no rush or pressure. This intimate affair is not to be missed! Click HERE for an exclusive link for my guests for free admission.

Tatiana_valerie2 Tatiana Valerie is an award-winning wedding photographer and Artvesta Studio owner. I call my photography style guided photo-journalism — I preserve the natural candidness of the scene by guiding my clients into the right situation that gives a great starting point for the further natural flow that accentuates their positive sides. This way I make sure that the resulting images look not only natural but beautiful and flawless. My work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Weddings Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, InStyle and other print and online publications.
PowerBeats PowerBeats Productions is founded by two brothers Christian and Miguel that have been in the business for 15 years providing their professional work to different Entertainment companies in the New York Area and now they have team up and created PowerBeats Productions! With a different approach to the entertainment services and that is “ Dj Entertainment Focused On You”
FLO1 Flo New York is proudly located in the heart of NYC’s 28th Street flower district. We have established a close connection within our floral community and a dedication to creating flawless, luminous and original design. We provide floral arrangements or entire event planning for your corporate or social engagement. Our passion for decor will notably enhance your business meeting, birthday party, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or any themed event.
Amy_Cakes Amy Kathuria, Me Too Cakes: Cake making philosophy: I believe the cake should taste as good as it looks. I bake from scratch, using great ingredients and real fruit purees. All natural, no artificial taste. When I meet the couple, I like to design a cake that brings out their personality and unique style.
Royal Photo Booth NY Weddings Royal Photo Booth, is an award-winning photo booth company based out of New York City. Royal Photo Booth is so much more than a photobooth. It is an experience that your guests will remember for years to come. Because when you look at a Royal Photo Booth photo, you are transported back to that special event, and you can relive the moments you shared with those precious people.
Amy_makeup Amy Klewitz is a New York-based professional hair and makeup artist. She brings many years of her professional experience into wedding industry. “The Best Of Weddings 2013″ by The Knot. Her styles range from clean and natural to edgy and artistic.
Yohaidi Yohaidy Pichardo at Betty’s Catering & Betty’s Total Events. We are an event company specializing in all your event needs. From simple to lavish we are passionate about your affair. Our team of dedicated professionals work with you to achieve your vision. Our services include wedding planning, event design, elegant florals, and much more.
Jillian173 Jillian Fontana is a professional wine consultant who recently moved to New York City from Boston where she was a restaurant sommelier. Her company,Wine Social, produces custom-tailored wine events delivered with style. Weddings, celebrations and corporate wine tastings are just a few of the events for which she consults. She also provides wine consulting for both corporate and private functions in New York City.
Susan3 Pops and Giggles  is a boutique event planning and designing agency based out of New York City, specializing in live gigs and musical selection. Ideal for the modern day budget-savvy client, our goal is to connect you to the right vendors to make your vision into reality- while having the time of your life.

Honeymoon Destination: Hawaii

Hawaii11Aloha! I celebrated my birthday in Oahu last week and let me tell you that Hawaii is a place of relaxation, beauty, and lots of beautiful beaches! There are so many reasons why Hawaii is rated one of the Top Destinations for honeymooners. Like many of you, I researched what I wanted to do, see , and most importantly eat! I thought I’d save you some time and share with you what I found…the hidden gems no one tells you about unless you a local lets you in on the secret.

After you’ve reserved your hotel, timeshare, AirBnb place for your stay, do yourself a favor a rent a car. Try for the best quote on car rentals. I got several quotes from other local companies, and this website always provided the best prices.

Top Picks for Food

  1. Roy’s Waikiki – had my birthday dinner here and it didn’t disappoint. I recommend making reservations online on their website. I recommend the Tasting Menu, where you get appetizer sampler, entree, and dessert. The Macadamia Nut Crusted Monchong as well as the Hawaiian Style Misoyaki Butterfish. For dessert I had the Pineapple Upside down cake which was served with vanilla ice cream.
  2. Boots and Kimos Homestyle Kitchen – best macadamia nut pancakes, try the corn beef hash, pulehu ribs, and fried rice. Good breakfast place to eat before or after Lanikai pillbox hike
  3. Ono Hawaiian Food — best place to try authentic hawaiian food
  4. Aloha General Store —  one of the best tasting shaved ice I’ve ever had! Order this with ice cream at the bottom!
  5. Leonard’s Bakery — best tasting malasadas. Eat them while they are hot!
  6. Liliha Bakery —  best tasting cream puffs

Places to Get Souvenirs for the Best Prices

  1. Hawaii Honeymoon_Royal Photo BoothCostco — if you have a Costco card, you should get your Hawaiian chocolate covered macadamia nuts from here. They sell a 12 pack of variety boxes for $29.99. It ends up being $2.50/box compared to Walmart at $3.36/box or at the ABC Stores for a little more. You can also get your Macadamia Nut fix here along with other yummy treats like small bags of Maui style potato chips.
  2. Don Quiote — you can buy lots of Asian snacks and food (prepared or frozen) here as well souvenirs. My sister went overboard here and had to buy another carry-on to transport the goodies back with her.
  3. Walmart — I know some hate Walmart but they have the best prices on Hawaii souvenirs. I scored beautiful calendars, $3 magnets, key chains and other souvenirs.

Places to Shop

  1. Ala Moana Center –  they have lots of designer brands like Louis Vuitton but also brands like Forever 21 and Old Navy too
  2. Waikele Outlets – its a very small outlet center. They have stores like off Saks Fifth Avenue, Tumi, Solstice Sunglasses.
  3. Swap Meet - Aloha Stadium 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd, Aiea *Only open Wed, Sat, Sun 7am-3pm. Go early in the morning as it gets really hot

Favorite Beach

  1. Lanikai Beach – my favorite beach out of all beaches on Oahu and rated one of the best beaches in the world! You will need a rental car to get there!

Best Circle Island Tour

Hawaii Tours_Royal Photo BoothHawaii Jeep Private Tours – I read tons of reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to spend more money for a more private and not as commercial tour around the island. We hired Hawaii Jeep Tours. They offer a variety of tours but we went ahead with the circle island tour which is from 9am-5pm. I was very pleased to our tour guide Wayde and the various places we visited.

To learn more about planning your honeymoon to Hawaii, visit Honeymoon in Hawaii and Hawaii Tripadvisor.


Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas | Royal Photo Booth NYCHalloween is just around the corner! If you’re throwing a spooky soiree, you’ll need some entertainment that adds a mystery of element and surprise. Halloween is one of the celebrations that has become increasingly popular and favored by many – children and adults alike. It is a fun time to dress-up, visit haunted houses, do some Halloween decorating, go trick-or-treating, and enjoy the celebrations of Fall.

Below are some awesome ideas to make your party THE PARTY of the year!

  • Halloween Party Musicthink of the soundtracks to Addams Family, Ghoustbusters, or the Exorcist
  • Halloween Party Games – the classic “bobbing for apples” game, ouija boards, pumpkin carving contests, best costume
  • Halloween Movies —  have this playing in the background of your party to add a little extra atmosphere to the party
  • Halloween Photo Booth — squeeze as many ghouls and goblins into the photo booth to capture the good times and leave with a photo keepsake. We offer green screen Halloween backgrounds so we can match the theme of your party to the pictures as well!

Contact us today if you’re interested in reserving a photo booth for a Halloween party.  We’ll make it seamless and stress free on you by delivering, setting up, and managing the booth.  All we ask is that you and your guests get creative and make some memories!

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Lim College Move-In Day

Preparation for the Fall 2014 school year has begun at LIM College with Move-In Day for the incoming freshman. Royal Photo Booth was there to capture some emotional yet happy/silly moments of the parents and incoming freshman moving into the dorms. LIM College knew they had to have a photo booth to capture the moments after parents and loved ones helped their students move in. The photo booth was a hit! Some students were excited to put up their first pictures on their dorm wall, loved ones had a keepsake they could take back home with them! Here are some of our favorite photos from LIM College Move-In Day!




Top 5 Reasons to Have a Photo Booth at Your Wedding

Photo booths and weddings are a perfect match! Guests attend a wedding with the hopes of having a blast…including the bride! One of the best ways to get your reception rollin’ is to have a photo booth present for your guests to enjoy! Here’s out Top Five MUST HAVE Reasons to include a photo booth at your New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Washington, DC Wedding.

Royal Photo Booth NY best photo booth rentals1. Photo booth prints make for memorable wedding favors!

While there are still some brides who want to provide their guests with fancy chocolates and hand-crafted candles with the perfectly-scripted initials of the wedding couple written on them, more and more wedding receptions are moving away from the traditional wedding favors seen in weddings in the past.

Incorporating a photo booth in your wedding gives guests the opportunity not only to have fun having their picture taken, but to also have a souvenir to take with them at the end of the night. 

2. Photo booths give guests the opportunity to loosen up and have fun!

IMG_0117At some point during the night, some of your guests may need a break from the “Cha Cha Slide” and catching bridal bouquets and will be looking for a different pastime to entertain them. Photo booths allow everyone from your adorable four year-old nephew to your kooky great-aunt (who you are amazed is still up after 9 PM!) to get together and join in the fun. No matter how prim and proper you may be, it’s extremely difficult to remain serious when you’ve got a sombrero and a pink boa on!

Photo booths add a certain lightheartedness to weddings and get people of all ages interacting. It’s always nice to provide your guests with various activities throughout the night to mix things up!

3. To entertain your guests.

IMG_0050The experience that your guests have at your wedding is a big factor in contributing to a fun vibe at the event. A photo booth can be a great way to help spark the fun.  Most photo booth services will include props with your rental and a choice of backdrops, but you can add your own personal touch by looking around your home for something quirky. Some of our favorite props have come from our wedding clients themselves. Things like empty alcohol bottles, pimp canes, or even customized signs. Sky’s the limit! Modern photo booths with no enclosure have enough room to fit a big group at a time. The smaller closed photo booths (similar to the ones you’ve seen in the mall) only fit 1-2 people at a time. The modern ones can sometimes fit up to 10-15 people so you can gather with your whole bridal party or maybe all those friends from your football team.

4. Just in case.

Taken by Royal Photo Booth_14The wedding day goes by so fast, how can you make time with every guest before the sun sets? Now you can include everyone in your album without having to rush during the day. Not all the pictures in your photo booth have to include props. You can always just bring your friends to the photo booth and take a photo at your leisure during the party!

5. Photo booth pictures come to you really fast.

Royal Photo Booth Wedding KeepsakesBecause the photobooth has high-end digital cameras, they don’t require the time-consuming editing that your photographer will need to do. As a result you can get your pictures super fast. Some photobooths even print your photos in under twenty seconds, and digital files are often delivered to you less than one week after your wedding.

Make your wedding THE WEDDING of the year! Contact us at to rent a photobooth for your wedding or special event now!

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