Building a Moodboard with Olive & Belle Events

In a world with Pinterest, have you caught yourself losing focus on what you envision for your wedding day? We’re here to help make your wedding feel a little more like you! So you’ve pinned thousands of ideas -- now what?! We’re going to break down the moodboard building process so your visions can go from been-there-done-that to omg-this-feels-like-us!

1.     Choose colors. When selecting colors, keep both you and your partner’s preferences in mind. A good way to do so is by taking note of the color in your home and closet. There are no rules to how many colors you should select, but we think it’s best to start simple and grow from there. Start by selecting 2-3 main colors and 1-2 accent colors. It’s always important include neutrals within the palette, too!

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2.     Gather non-wedding inspiration images. These can include interiors, patterns, textures, street style, art...anything! Choose images that inspire you and fit within your color palette. Take specific note of the way the images make you feel and start to understand what it is that attracts you to the photo. This can help when selecting vendors that match your style later on.

 3.     Select a few wedding inspiration images. Your wedding should reflect you and your partner, so keep in mind these are simply for inspiration and not to take exact ideas. You want to keep your moodboard pretty general in this way since the focus is on an overall feeling, so try not to get too caught up in specifics. Think about the feelings, photography, colors, and expressions when selecting wedding-related images. If you have your heart set on something specific, though, go ahead add it!

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 4.     Choose fonts. Be as picky as possible! Look for a font that combines both you and your partner’s style while reflecting the kind of impression you want to give to your guests. This font will help set the tone of the event and can be used on all stationary goods and signage. Are you hosting a more formal event? Look for a serif or cursive font. Going for a more casual or laid-back vibe? Sans serif is a good way to go!

 5.     The final step is our absolute favorite! Add personal verbiage. Take parts of your love story and turn them into phrases. Pay close attention to the words you select so that they match your vibe. Thesaurus.com is your best friend here! If you’re having a hard time articulating your love story into words, start by doing a brain dump! Write down all inside jokes, significant locations, major milestones, and the timeline of your relationship.

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The finished product should be something you and your partner love! Hang it on your refrigerator and look at it everyday for a week or so. If there’s anything that bothers you when you look at it, make changes. Once you’ve decided you love everything about it, move forward in selecting vendors that align with your vibe and decor (and a photo booth backdrop, of course!) that complement your style. Sending your moodboard to vendors from the beginning can help both you and the vendor determine if you’re a good fit!

Guest blog written by Sydney at Olive and Belle Events

Photo credit: Honey Gem Creative

Our team can easily match our photo booth to your vision! We will create an overlay photo design that matches your theme as well as can create a custom backdrop. We want your photo booth to flow with your event and not be an eyesore in the corner of your reception! When you have your mood board built, send it to us as well and we will help to create a cohesive vision for your booth on your big day! To learn more about making your booth fit into your wedding theme, reach out to our sales team an email at kati@ohhappydaybooth.com.

Nick and Laura's Brazos Hall Wedding

Ohhhh What-a-night!

 Laura and Nick’s wedding was one for the books! The bride and groom got married at Brazos Hall in Austin on a perfect evening in March. We loved the inclusivity of the families as the father’s intro was translated in Spanish and English to show a unity of family. They had an energetic mariachi band during the reception and had everyone dancing, literally everyone. We’ve seen a trend in couples delivering a late night snack for their reception guests and it never disappoints. A late night snack is perfect for the avid dancer that’s burned all their calories,  for the guest that has had one too many, or if you’re like us, just hungry 24/7. Laura and Nick had the Texas staple Whataburger delivered to their guests! If you’re a Texan through and through, your mouth is already salivating thinking about it.

 The couple decided last minute to upgrade to the boxwood wall as a backdrop for their portrait booth. We have a partnership with this company for our boxwood walls and we love the way it makes a statement as a backdrop! The couple also upgraded with a photo guest book and guests left the sweetest messages that will be cherished by the couple forever. We focused on keeping the floral theme with our overlay and a simple font. The last minute backdrop change was the perfect addition and we’re so happy with how it was all tied together!

Congratulations to Laura and Nick!

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Lauren and Keegan's Wedding

We spent our evening at the charming Green Pastures, part of Mattie’s, in South Austin for Lauren and Keegan’s wedding and we couldn’t have dreamt of a more sophisticated night!

 The newly married couple decided to have a map out on display so their guests could flag where they traveled from, showing us their guests showered them with love literally from all over the world. In lieu of wedding gifts, the couple organized donations to two different charities so guests could donate an amount that was going to a great cause. The couple handed out Tiff’s Treats as the perfect way to end an already sweet night!

The couple loved the concept of props and wanted to keep it fun and interactive with their guests without overwhelming them with a million choices. We created props that were simple but still allowed guests to show off their personality! For the classy and charming night, we used our marble backdrop and paired a scripted font with a geometric pattern overlay to tie it all together and absolutely loved the look.

 Congratulations to Lauren and Keegan!

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The wedding was planned and organized by Lexie at  Pearl Events.

The wedding was planned and organized by Lexie at Pearl Events.

Six Reasons Why a Photo Booth is the Perfect Addition to Your Wedding

Imagine this moment… the partner of your dreams gets down on one knee. They start telling you how much you mean to them, you’re the love of their life, they can’t live without you. Then comes the big question comes, “Will you marry me?”. You say yes, then your next thought… “Oh I can’t wait to book a photo booth for our big day!”

 That’s how it goes, right?

 No, not exactly. But we can dream.

Fast forward several months down the line and you’re planning the details of your reception. When you start thinking about what you want to have at your party, a photo booth seems like a no-brainer. You saw how much fun guests had with the photo booth at your best friend’s wedding last fall, and you know it’s a must-have. However, you want to make sure having a photo booth adds value to your reception, not something that just takes up space in the back corner, and we’re here to help.

Here are six reasons why having a photo booth at your wedding is the perfect addition:

1. It’s the perfect wedding favor from your big day. A photograph from a photo booth is truly a memory from your wedding, unlike a koozie or shot glass that will likely be left at the reception or end up in the junk drawer at home as soon after the big day is over. Photo booth prints are displayed on refrigerators, office desks, in a picture frame, or a background image of a phone. Your wedding reception is now on repeat for all of your guests as they look at the images from your photo booth every day.

Photos courtesy of Katie James Photography

Photos courtesy of Katie James Photography

2. It’s all-night entertainment for everyone. Although it may be hard to admit, not every person at your wedding will be dancing all night, no matter how many times you play Shape of You by Ed Sheeran. You may also have some guests that aren’t frequenting the bar either. A photo booth is entertainment for your guests without the pressure of needing to have wicked dance moves or liquid courage.

3. Your guests can be themselves. You know those formal photos with the wedding party and family that are taken right after the ceremony? It’s not always appropriate to have your guests or party show off their personality. That’s where a photo booth comes in. They can be goofy and make funny faces with no fear of judgment- because the sillier, the better.

Photos courtesy of Nikk Nguyen

Photos courtesy of Nikk Nguyen

4. A photo booth can glam up an otherwise boring corner of your reception. When you’re planning your reception you want to maximize your space. You’ve got your DJ or stage, tables, dance floor, food and bar, but there’s one corner in your reception hall that doesn’t satisfy your aesthetic. You secretly hope no one will notice the bare and boring corner, but wish you had something to glam up that part of the room. A photo booth with a charming backdrop in that corner will encourage your guests to have fun.

5. Your photographer loves us. You hired your photographer to focus on you for the day, and they won’t have time to take photos of Aunt Susie with every single one of her nieces and nephews. A photo booth will allow all your guests to take photos until they get one they enjoy and will share, all without distracting your photographer.

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6. Your guests can share photos instantly. Long gone are the days where your guests have to wait for the photos of the big day to be uploaded, edited and then sent out several weeks later. We live in a world of instant gratification, so all our booths come equipped with digital sharing. As soon as the photo is taken, they can share it through text or email so they can post on social media.

There are several more reasons why a photo booth is a perfect addition, but we narrowed it down to our top six. Want to learn more about a photo booth for your party? Email our sales team kati@ohhappydaybooth.com.

Photos courtesy of Angela King Photography

Photos courtesy of Angela King Photography

Katie & Jamie's Wedding at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

 There was magic in the air for Katie and Jamie’s December wedding.

The couple had their reception at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin in downtown Austin. During the reception, they did a choreographed dance to Bruno Mars “24 Karat Magic” and had the guests engaged and entertained the entire time. As if the reception wasn’t sweet enough, their wedding cake was a cut to resemble our state’s flag. That’s what we call Texas pride, y’all.

 We kept it classy with our portrait booth paired and our gold sequin backdrop. The couple loved the concept of an old school photo booth so we designed the print outs to resemble photo booth strips. The photo booth was packed all night with friends and family documenting their fun. We wish this wedding were on repeat every weekend to relive the enjoyable night!

 Congratulations to Katie and Jamie on their big day and marriage!

Photos courtesy of Bennett Creative (@bennettcreative)

Feathers & Frosting Cake Tasting Event

Cake for breakfast? Sign us the heck up.

We’ve done two cake tasting events for Danae at Feathers and Frosting, and without fail we always leave with a car seat full of cake on the drive home (most of which won’t make it past the end of the week). We were so excited to be a part of this event and work alongside such amazing vendors. We knew we wanted to use the white brick wall as the photo booth backdrop for our selfie station set up. We’re big supporters fo a sleek and simple aesthetic. Between photos and boomerangs, the boomerangs were the crowd favorite, and guests decided to use the faux cakes as props!

Vendor team:

Cake: Feathers and Frosting

Design & Styling: Melody’s Joy

Venue & Rentals: 10th Collection

Florals: Wildly Cultivated

Coffee: Creature Coffee Co.

Photo Booth: Oh Happy Day Booth

Stationary: Angela Davidson Design

Photos: Brittany Jean Photography

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