“Selfie” officially becomes the word of the year according to Oxford Dictionaries. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve taken mad selfies and I’m totally obsessed! If you haven’t been keeping up with the times, a selfie is a self-portrait taken on a camera – invariably a smartphone – before the taker uploads it to a social network, such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for their friends or “followers” to see and “like”.
Photo booths are the perfect place to take selfies! I ALWAYS take selfies before every event…not to test the photo booth, but because it’s totally fun! Here’s the top 5 reasons why photo booths rock selfies:
- It’s easier to take (you don’t even have to press a button…just pose)
- You take 4 pictures when you are in the booth…so if you don’t like the first picture, you have 3 more chances to perfect it!
- Professional lighting
- You can see yourself in the photo booth monitor in real time
- Cool Backgrounds & Props– because we use a green screen, your background will be unique and Props make any picture over the top fun!
Below are some selfies of on how I worked it in our photo booth. Life is too short…have fun and take a selfie, I promise you will have fun doing it!
Want guests taking selfies at your next event? Sure you do! Contact Royal Photo Booth and we can capture the selfies one picture at a time!
We are back with another Vendor Spotlight to kick off your week. Whether you just got engaged or have already started planning your upcoming wedding, I believe that hiring a wedding planner will take the stress off your BIG DAY and you’ll be able to have piece of mind and live in the moment! Today, we are featuring our good friend, Erika Hernandez of EH Social Events. I’ve personally worked with Erika on numerous events and she is not only resourceful but details oriented and super creative!
RPB: So Erika, please tell us about your business and how you got started as a wedding planner?
EH: Since I can remember I’ve always been drawn to creating; as a child I looked forward to Saturday morning craft classes at the local craft store. As I got older I grew a passion for colors, textures, fashion, music and celebrations. Being such a creative person and having so many interests only lead me to explore different career paths that never made the cut. So, I decided to open a small party store where after some time I realized that I was close to my “calling” but not completely there. After three years, I sold my store, went back to school and EH Social Events was born. It’s over 8 years now and I’ve never felt more complete doing anything else.
EH: Being able to see my clients’ vision come to life, and the process it takes to get there.
RPB: If you could give only one piece of advice to a bride/groom, what would that be?
EH: The secret formula to any successful wedding is to do the math, be creative, stay organized and have fun!
RPB: We love seeing themed weddings. What are some trends you’re seeing this year?
EH: There so many trends I’ve in 2013 but my favorites would have to be the use of patterns in wedding decor and fashion, the roaring 20′s I know we’ve all seen a lot of and although they didn’t make a huge presences this year, I got to say food trucks.
EH: Addison Park in Aberdeen, The Waterside in Weehawken, and The Stonehouse in Warren.
RPB: Tell us the most eccentric or strange request you have ever received from a bride or groom?
EH: Nothing has surprised enough to consider a request eccentric, so you’ll have to stay tuned.
RPB: When you walk a venue, what are the top three things you look for?
EH: Call me crazy but the first thing I look for are emergency exits, fire sprinklers, elevators and any other safety factor that sometimes people overlook. Your guests’ safety and comfort is just as, if not more, important as how pretty the location is. Then I look at the square footage and the structural decor of the space.
RPB: We know you are resourceful. Tell us what are your top tips for clients watching their budgets closely?
EH: A budget is a “MUST” and not a mental one but one on paper. Making sure you follow and stay within the budget you set for yourself is so important. Write everything down and make sure you keep receipts for everything you purchase, even of the smallest things you may think aren’t a big deal. Also, shop around, someone always has a better deal.
RPB: I know a wedding planner is an essential part of planning a wedding. What advice can you give our readers who are on the fence about hiring an event/wedding planner?
EH: Follow your instincts! If in your initial consultation you don’t feel comfortable with this person, than find someone else. If you can’t imagine this person being your new best friend or extended family member during your planning process then they’re not a match for you.
RPB: Complete this sentence: I’m obsessed with…
EH:…DIY projects because it’s the only thing that keeps me sane!
RPB: When are you up to on your free time?
EH: That’s a tough! Besides being a mom, I would have to say redecorating my house. I always have some project going on at home.
RPB: Tell us an interesting fact about you or your business?
EH: I don’t retail for anything! Hahaha… I’m a save a dollar Queen.
ABOUT EH SOCIAL
EH Social Events specializes in designing and executing fabulous social celebrations and special events with sophistication, style, and signature details. From product launching to themed events; weddings or social gatherings, we believe your event should have character, creativity and be a reflection of you. EH Social Events provides the best of both design and execution through our completely customized planning service. We can provide full-scale event management or can coordinate individual aspects of an event. Visit our WEBSITE to learn more about us and our services!
Sandra and Timothy celebrated a beautiful ceremony and reception at Seasons Catering in Washington Twp, New Jersey in early August. The wedding was magical and unforgettable! Guests wore sunglasses with the bride and groom’s name and date of the wedding on their custom sunglass lenses which was so ROCKSTAR! This couple went above and beyond putting their personality in every details. Even Table Numbers were personalized with the number corresponding to a picture of the bride and groom at that age of their table numbers!
Figurines of the bride and groom have been the usual wedding cake toppers for centuries. Couples use these figurines to add a slightly personal touch to their wedding cake, but continue to do so as a simple act of tradition. Many couples are bucking this tradition for a new wedding cake topper tradition. These couples are using monogram wedding cake toppers for their wedding cake. If you are considering your wedding cake topper, here are four reasons to consider a monogram topper.
It’s a More Modern Look
The wedding cake has been a long-standing tradition for weddings around the world. The male/female wedding toppers have also been a part of this long-standing tradition. This tradition can actually make the cake look old. If you want your wedding cake to look new, use a monogram wedding cake topper. The materials that can be used help to make the topper look modern. In all actuality, any wedding cake with a monogram wedding cake topper will look modern when compared to a usual cake topper. Marni Gold, owner of cardboxdiva.com says, “Monograms are not just ‘trendy’, but are a time-tested staple when a couple gets together. A monogram shows the union of two people.”
Colors to Match your Reception
Monogram wedding cake topper pieces give you the ability to match your topper with the colors of your reception. These cake toppers can be made in nearly every color possible. Work with the designer of your cake to match the monogram to the reception. The colors of the cake will then compliment the topper, and will therefore compliment the colors of our reception. Gold says, ”monogrammed cake toppers can be made in many sizes, fonts, and are hand-painted and hand-crystallized in your choice of colors!”
Design to Match your Reception
You can actually design the look of your monogram to the look of your reception. There will be different designs for you to choose from. There will also be companies that can make a monogram cake topper for you. You may also opt for an edible monogram to be placed atop your cake. You should make a final decision that considers all of these options to make sure that the monogram will match your reception.
Makes the Cake Personal
If anything, you should choose a monogram cake topper to make your cake as personal as possible. The monogram cake topper actually features the initials of the couple. This helps to bring a personal touch to the cake as you are identifying the couple with the cake. While this personalization is not necessary, it is a fun tradition that makes the cake that much more enjoyable and interesting.
Monograms are becoming more and more popular as new couples are interested in creating new traditions. Gold added, “The trend we’re seeing lately is to keep it simple. It used to be that completely blinged out monogram cake-toppers were all the rage. However lately, we are seeing simple colored monogram cake toppers or even cake table letters that can be used again in decor in your new home together!”These monograms actually fit in with the theme of the wedding, and can easily look more elegant than the usual toppers. Consider these monograms for your wedding. The monogram can give your wedding cake a unique touch, and can be a great memento for later in life.
CardBoxDiva.com monogram caketoppers start at $50 for a single letter but all of their designs are couture. Contact them for a custom quote or visit their Etsy Store and tell them Royal Photo Booth sent you!
We know Wedding Planning can get overwhelming so we are always on the lookout to make planning easier. For all you engaged couples who have an iPhone or iPad, check out 2life. This app enables you and your fiancé to share, collaborate and coordinate all in one place! It’s perfect for letting your fiancé know when you have meetings with wedding vendors and share pictures when he/she is unable to make it to see a venue with you. This app helps you and your partner remember yesterday, communicate today, and plan for tomorrow.
Let us know what you think, we’d love to hear what you think about it!