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Teen Vogue's sweet sixteen

If you grew up like us, when you think of turning 16 you may instantly relate to this song or think of this show. #nostalgia

But honestly, if we were to turn 16 again, we would want a party exactly like this one!

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Teen Vogue held their sweet 16 party in ode to inspiring, relating to, and educating teens for the last (almost) two decades! The party was held at The Line downtown Austin in the dreamiest pink space. Everything from the carpet, walls and decor to all the treats and drinks were in shades of pink! We’d be lying if we told you our inner 16 year old self was not in Heaven. Teen Vogue collaborated with Lightbox Jewelry to display their lab-grown jewels and take a pic wearing their pieces using their mirror.

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For the collab, our client wanted to have our backdrop flow with Lightbox Jewelry’s theme colors of blue, pink and white. We decided on a tinsel backdrop because of it’s flirty and fun vibe and paired it with our selfie station. Unlimited boomerangs and selfies? Yes please. We cut the tinsel at an angle so you could get all three colors in each selfie. So many fun photos were taken with our selfie station, but also of our backdrop! You can even see our backdrop on Teen Vogue’s official website here.

Congratulations on the milestone, Teen Vogue!

If you’re interested in an unique installation for your next event, contact our sales team today! kati@ohhappydaybooth.com

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Hotel Ella Styled Shoot

We were struck with inspiration to create a streamer backdrop and immediately knew we wanted to reach out to some of Austin’s best vendors to collaborate on a styled shoot. Styled shoots are a great opportunity for vendors to show off their skills and push their creative limit! As an Austin based company, we decided there was no better way to collaborate on a blog than to get insight from each participating Austin-native vendor and detail their personal experience and what element they enjoyed the most!

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To start with designing the shoot, we first partnered with Paige form Paige Vaughn Photography and Kiersten from Lovely Day Events. Right away Paige knew she wanted to incorporate bright colors in this shoot and the trio inspired to find a balance between that bright color inspo, elegance and fun! Paige noted, “There are so many motifs that are overdone, it was refreshing to create something true to all of our brands!” Paige’s favorite element was the lighthearted balloons, the amazing florals, the citrus-tiered cake done by Feathers and Frosting, and the ease of photographing her actual clients. She made a note that “everyone came together with very high-level inspiration and truly showed up with stellar interpretations of a colorful summer themed shoot.” The inspiration of the shoot left her excited about shooting elegant, fun weddings for future clients!

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Kiersten took Paige’s idea of a very bold colored pallet and created a mood board for a Palm Springs Mid-Century styled shoot and the vendors brought it to life. We chose to shoot at Hotel Ella because of it’s elegant and sophisticated style. Heather, the venue manager, stated “the property alone can make you feel inspired and imaginative.” And we truly could not agree more! She chose to work with us because she wanted to partner with influential event and vendor professionals to not only showcase the breathtakingly unique property but to also build positive, collaborative relationships with the industry leaders. She also made a note that bringing in influential vendors not only makes a vision come to life, but also fosters connections that are mutually beneficial and in the distinctive spirit of Ella.

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Besides the incredible location, one of the favorite parts about the shoot was that the modeled couple is engaged and will be married later this year! It was clear to see that their love was genuine and it was easy to be put on display, which made all of our jobs easy. When Paige approached the couple with the opportunity to be part of a styled shoot, they knew they were in good hands. “[Paige’s] infectious personality inspired me to participate in this creative endeavor,” Melissa, the bride wearing Unbridaled, states. She adds, “My fiancé and I have a few more months until OUR big day, and sharing this experience with Paige definitely took the pressure off, it was so much fun!” Melissa noted that her favorite element of the shoot was not necessarily something material, but the collaboration of all the talented and passionate entrepreneurs working together in synchronicity to create this vision.

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As for the groom, James? He liked the idea of practicing taking photos before their big day. “Like a lot of guys, I’m not crazy about taking pictures. I don’t have Instagram and my Facebook hasn’t been updated in months. However, this was a really great and unique opportunity for us because we will be getting married in a few months and we thought that this would be good practice,” he said. He also assured us that his wedding photos will turn out great after this experience.

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Of course the couple is extremely photogenic, but our team was completely blown away by Melissa’s elegant glam, all done by Mission Stylehouse. When asked what inspired Michelle, Mission’s artist, on the look she did for the bride she guaranteed she did her research and knew it would come together beautifully! Michelle made a note that her goal is to make brides feel like the “best version of themself”, by pulling together a natural, but sophisticated look. She did this by, “enhancing her eyes with lashes [and] used gold tones on the lids and a natural lip. [Because] her dress was a bit classic with a few more modern elements [we had] her hairstyle mirror that theme. In the front we did a more classic face framing finger wave, but pulled it all to one side. The ends were left out, or straight for a modern and casual feel. The back was twisted at the nape for a creative twist” and she truly was a stunner. Michelle definitely made the modeled bride the best version of herself for this shoot!

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There’s no wedding without a perfectly executed invitation, right? Shannon, the graphic designer for The Inviting Pear, is familiar with color trends throughout the year, but was pleased to be part of a shoot that wasn’t a current trend. “When we learned of the Palm Springs inspiration, we were excited to incorporate some color”, she said. “By incorporating the coral, yellow and mint colors in the envelopes and envelope liner, the invitation suite still looks elegant and modern but with a fun twist.” As if her design wasn’t wow-worthy enough, the vellum and acrylic of the stationary really made the invites stand out from a typical cardstock invite.

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All of our vendors were crushing on the bold colors for this shoot. Kari, from The Flower Girl was no exception. She’s always enjoyed working with designs that include a lot of bright colors and texture. When she was approached by Kiersten for the shoot, she “was eager and knew it was an awesome opportunity!” Kari also noted that everyone was full of ideas and worked together to achieve a truly fun and inspirational design. James from Birch and Brass mentioned how the poolside backdrop paired with the florals, décor, cake and signage made it a beautiful place to host a vibrant and summery ceremony. He also loved how their tabletop pieces were used in this fun-loving photo shoot!

Everything tied together from the colors and aesthetics to the location and detailed pieces. We loved being part of this shoot and showcasing our talent!

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Each vendor featured in this blog contributed with their words on the styled shoot.

Thank you to all the vendors listed below:

Photographer: Paige Vaughn Photo 

Venue:  Hotel Ella 

Planner:  Lovely Day Events Austin 

Photo booth: Oh Happy Day Booth 

Streamers and balloon installation: Oh Happy Day Booth

Furniture: Birch & Brass Vintage Rentals 

Floral design: The Flower Girl 

Cake: Feathers & Frosting 

Makeup and hair: Mission Stylehouse 

Dress:  Unbridaled

Invites: The Inviting Pear

Women of Wardrobe Event

As a 100% women owned and operated company, there’s nothing we love more than a chance to network and mingle with other influential women in Austin!

This was the first Women of Wardrobe (WOW) event hosted by Dress For Success Austin this year, designed for women of all industry backgrounds to get to know each other and support the nonprofit’s mission and organization. The event took place at Lustre Pearl, an old converted home turned venue and one of East Austin’s best kept secrets when it comes to entertainment with an outdoor patio.

Inside, the bar was full of quesadillas, sandwiches (we would’ve had 12 if we could, they were THAT good) and bite size cupcakes that didn’t make you feel bad if you had a handful. The hosts handed out goodie bags that were filled with jewelry, makeup, and salon vouchers, all aimed to help women feel and look their best. We loved the rustic interior of the space, we set up our selfie station so the walls were the backdrop and we absolutely loved the vibe. We wanted to keep our overlay minimal, so we used a gradient white and simple logo design. Sometimes less really is more.

We’re already looking forward to the next event!

Photos courtesy of Christine Torres

Emily & Trevor's Wedding at Union on 8th

A dance off, a photo booth, and dog cut outs, oh my! If you’re looking for the perfect photo booth prop, look no further. Long gone are the days of feather boas and oversized glasses, because there’s a new trend alert: dog props. Emily and Trevor had cut outs of the dogs as an added prop and honestly, We’re. Here. For. It.

It might’ve been raining for most of the November night but it didn’t slow down the party inside. Although the props were more unique, the guests and couple made it a night not to forget. Dance offs and champagne accents paired with the most energetic couple we’ve ever worked with, and you’ve got a perfect evening! We tied the deep blues and fuchsia shaded bouquet into the theme with our champagne sequin backdrop and we couldn’t love a color combo any more. Between the groom’s reception tuxedo jacket and our backdrop, there was just the right amount of sparkle.

 Congratulations to Emily and Trevor!

Photos courtesy of Angela King Photography

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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