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Roaming photography + retirement party

We had an incredible time with our roaming photography at a surprise retirement party! 

Emma DeCaro (the brains of the operation) wrote a wonderful recap of the event and we wanted to share it on this blog post:

“On Saturday, August 3rd, Mr. Vise thought he was going to lunch with a former student, but instead unsuspectingly walked in a ballroom filled with 300 former students, band parents, and colleagues. 

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 A student from each of his six schools gave a short speech about what their time in Mr. Vise’s band meant to them. Afterward, we presented him with a plaque a show-shirt collage and signed copy of the score to An American Elegy by Frank Ticheli. 

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 One of his students baked three incredibly special cakes, cake balls, and her famous fudge marble cookies (everything tasted as good as it looked). One of the cakes had 35 stars on it— each star corresponded to the school colors and number of years he served at each school.

 To conclude the afternoon, the band Sometimes a Legend, featuring Lake Travis graduates, played amazing music while everyone greeted and took pictures with Mr. Vise.”

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 To commemorate the special occasion, we had our roaming photographer take pictures of Mr. Vise with his past colleagues and students in front of our navy sequin backdrop! We wanted the attendees to have time to socialize with each other and the guest of honor, so roaming photography was the perfect option! Abbie Hillis from Abbie Cole Hillis Events planned and organized the party and it went off without a hitch! We had such a great time at the event and we want to wish a huge congratulations to Mr. Vise on his retirement!

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If you have an event coming up and you’d like to learn more about roaming photography, reaching out to our sales team today! Kati@ohhappydaybooth.com

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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.

Austin Under 40 Awards

A black tie affair made for Austin’s best!

We had the pleasure to be part of Austin’s Under 40 Awards ceremony this month! This is the 22nd year that the gala was organized to celebrate emerging Austinites and to celebrate their success. There were 17 winners that stood out from their colleagues, ranging from from architecture and culinary art to legal work and education.

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For the 750 guests in attendance, we knew having two photo booths were a no-brainer. We organized our portrait booth in the entryway of the gala and our selfie station at the VIP after party so we could have guests maximize their experience! The attendees were crazy about the portrait booth the entire event! From the second we set up the booth to when we were tearing down and packing it up, we had a line of guests eager to take their photo! The garden party themed allowed us be creative with the floral overlay of our selfie station images, paired with our streamer and balloon installation. We partnered with Austin Flower Walls for their backdrop with our portrait booth and had everyone asking if the flowers were real or not the entire night!

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We had such a blast at this years gala and we’re looking forward to the next event! Congratulations to all the winners!

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Vendor team:

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Host: Young Women’s Alliance

Planner: Hosts Global

Lighting Design: ILIOS

Sound: Nomad

Dancers: Dance Austin Studio

Photo booth: Oh Happy Day Booth

Linens: Marquee

Furniture: Panacea Collectives

Liquor and wine: Twin Liquors

Decor and Floral: Capers

Valentines? We thought you said Galentines

Valentine’s Day is quickly becoming one of our favorite holidays! Cupid’s holiday is all about sharing the love through cards, flowers, and candy (which is what we’re really excited about, honestly). This year, one of our clients wanted a twist on the traditional holiday. Instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day, they channeled their inner Leslie Knope to celebrate Galentine’s Day in a big way! See here for reference.

We had an opportunity to document TLR’s Galentine’s Day Event at the Four Seasons. The ladies were pampered with massages, makeup touch ups and hair styling stations. They were so excited to document their new look! Instead of using one overlay for our photos as we usually do, we created six overlays to give guests the option of transforming their image into different conversation candy hearts, and it really takes us back to our elementary days of homemade Valentine’s boxes and picking the perfect card for our best friends. We doubled down on the conversation heart theme and turned the nostalgic candy hearts into custom props to make it a unique experience for our clients. The iconic duo of overlay and props had us swooning for more events like this!

Whoever you’re sharing the holiday with, we hope it’s filled with lots of love!

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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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Ma Maison Open House | Best Austin Photo Booth

Fun and Flirty Galentine's Brunch Styled Shoot | Austin Photo Booth

We are so excited to share some fun photo booth images from this styled shoot we did for Galentine's Day! We have an unhealthy obsession with Parks and Rec and just knew we needed to do a brunch shoot this year, and we managed to pull it all together in less than two weeks with lots of help from some amazing vendors. We were published on Every Last Detail blog as well, so check out their post for some gorgeous photos from Kiera Jane Photography! 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…
Venue: Pecan Springs Ranch  // Planning: Sweet Laurel Weddings & Events  // Photography: Kiera Jane of France Photographers // Floral Design: Fine Feather Florals // Photobooth: Oh Happy Day Booth // By His Grace // Cakes: Feathers and Frosting // Baked Goods: Root Cellar Bakery // Catering: Red Book ChefFancy Fluff,  Champagne Supply CompanyBirch and Brass // Models/Bloggers: So Much Life BlogStrut and StruggleLittle Bitty in the City , ATX Eats & TreatsBig World Small Girl Struggle

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