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Art Bra Austin 2019

Yep, you read that right, Art. Bra.

Breast Cancer Resource Center hosted their annual Art Bra Austin event! We’ve done this event in years past and it was just as beautiful and extravagant as ever. The sponsor for this years photography services was Natrelle (You can see the event we did last year and the sponsorship perks here.) Art Bra Austin is a runway show, showcasing models that are fully costumed in handmade bras by fabulous artists in the community. Every runway model is not only a survivor of breast cancer but also a BCRC client, so the event is very near and dear to their heart. Each bra that is showcased on the catwalk is put up for auction and proceeds go to women affected by breast cancer. Every year, the event raises awareness and allows the community to come together and share resources.

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Kendra Scott was there in support, hosting a plinko style giveaway where attendees could win different gemstone jewelry and we’re happy to report, there we’re a lot of winners. The attendees were dressed to the nines and in elegant evening wear, but the artisan crafted bras were the true showstopper.

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For the largely attended soiree, our client wanted to maximize the space and time by having three of our top-notch services there. We had our portrait booth, selfie station, and roaming photography at the event and we were still busy all night photographing the fun! By having all three services, we could guarantee the guests were photographed and entertained while the client utilized it’s marketing. We wanted the overlay to be simple and elegant for all three services, so we decided on a black template with the sponsors logo in their traditional teal.

Congratulations to all those that won the auction! This is an event we’re so glad to do every year and we’re already looking forward to next years BCRC Art Bra!

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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

Kappa Kappa Gamma Sisterhood Party

The key to any fun Kappa Kappa Gamma sisterhood party is a photo booth! (See what we did there 😉)

Kappa Kappa Gamma is known for their academic excellence (sitting at a 3.65 GPA sorority wide) and their philanthropic ventures. To celebrate the ending of the semester, the girls hosted a party at their campus home which included our portrait booth and it was the perfect way to spend a Monday night! Along with a photo booth for the celebration, there was also an ice cream truck, fleur de lis decorated cookies and coordinating neon outfits. Anything that involves sweet treats and bright colors, count us in.

The KKG gals love the TV show Broad City, but can you blame them? We wanted to keep the overlay on-brand with the infamous TV Show, so we created bright teal bubble letters in front of a multi-colored block as a section of the photo. We kept it simple with a black backdrop so the overlay really popped and the attention stayed on the University of Texas themed props and girls!

If you’re a sorority or fraternity looking to book a photo booth for you next formal or informal event, reach out to our team today! kati@ohhappydaybooth.com

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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

Texas Medal of Arts Awards

An event so big that only Texas can take it on.

The 10th Biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards is an event where world-famous Texans are recognized and supported through the arts. Since the Awards have started in 2001, they have recognized over 100 leaders and role models “who have achieved greatness through their creative talents, as well as those whose generosity has opened doors to artistic opportunity for Texans of all ages." The honorees are of different backgrounds such as acting, musicians, architecture, fashion design and artists. Some of the influential honorees of this years award ceremony were Boz Scaggs, Matthew McConaughey , Jennifer Holliday, Brandon Maxwell, and Mark Seliger.

This is the second year in a row we’ve had a portrait booth for TMAA; we were so excited to be chosen to be a part of the event again! The event was at The Long Center downtown and the entrance into the event was swoon-worthy. Everything from the red carpet entrance and emerald velvet sitting area to the four string quartet and elegant tastings, we were floored at how every detail came to play at the multi-level event. The photo booth was made available to guests on the Mezzanine level in the lounge, close to the balcony overlooking downtown Austin. We wanted to keep the backdrop simple to keep the guests and their attire the focal point.

If already dreaming of creative ideas for 2021 TMAA is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Congratulations to all the honorees!

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!

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Alamo Drafthouse Appreciation Event

We had so much fun at providing two photo booths for Alamo Drafthouse’s ALAMOCON ‘19! The event is organized to appreciate and recognize Alamo Drafthouse’s employees and feature new industry services. The guests included executives and upper management from all over the country including head chefs, general managers, territory managers and owners.

There were vendors of all backgrounds, including food and beverage. Salt Lick Barbecue was served first (because, Texas) and the desserts were catered by Wyeth Patisserie.

As unique as Alamo Drafthouse as a company is, we wanted to have a unique photo booth set up. We coordinated a portrait photo booth with print outs and a selfie station near the DJ. Having two photo booths is perfect for large parties so guests can be entertained with two different setups and a line doesn’t form, distracting guests from the party itself!

This was the best opportunity for us to showcase our new balloon installation. Yes, you read that right.. balloon installation!! We loved incorporating our balloons as a backdrop for both the portrait booth and the selfie station. It stood out in the large venue, encouraging the guests to engage in photo taking. It really made the booths POP (see what we did there). We matched the colors of overlay and start screen with the balloons and it couldn’t have tied into the theme any better.

 Be on the lookout for more of these balloon installations for our events and contact our team for an installation quote for your next event!

Dance House fitness pop up

Dancing masked as fitness? We’re here for it.

Dance House Fitness is a Houston based dance studio that combines jazz, hip hop, modern dance and ballet in their classes. The owners of the studio found a way to make experienced dancers and rookies feel comfortable in the same space! Although we were definitely the rookies, we enjoyed burning calories and learning choreography to Ariana Grande. #hairflip

The studio rented a space for two days on South Congress and the excitement could not be any stronger. We picked the champagne backdrop for the selfie station to add just the right amount of sparkle and class. We added a custom white overlay with so DHF’s logo really popped!

We’re excited to werk it out again next time they come back to Austin!