weddings

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

The power of a sponsored photo booth

Let us paint a picture you may be familiar with: You’ve got some killer ideas for your event and you know a photo booth would be the perfect addition, but you’ve got a tight budget for entertainment. You had photo booth company do your event for free last year, but you really felt like your event was put on the back burner, and they aren’t available to do it again for free. You’re back at square one and don’t want to have to ask more people to work for free.

You need a sponsor. The great news is, you know of a third party company that would be the perfect sponsor to promote their brand at your event. All of your guests fit perfectly into this company’s target demographics. But where do you start to begin securing that company as a sponsor? That is where we come in.

Follow these five simple steps to lock in a sponsor and create a mutually beneficial relationship that won’t have your event taking a hit.

  • First thing we recommend is creating and booking your ideal photo booth package with Oh Happy Day Booth. You can see all of our services and add ons, starting with our portrait booth, here. We suggest adding a custom vinyl wrap, a custom start screen, email capturing and digital sharing analytics to track the audience to ensure maximum return on investment and brand visibility. By adding these options, you’ve now curated a marketing tool for your future sponsor. They’ll thank you later, trust us.

  • Once you’ve created your ideal package, double your cost of renting the booth. By doing this, you’ve now created a profit margin that will help with your organization’s funding. Not only are you able to cover the cost of the photo booth rental, you’ll profit off our services, which makes this a win-win-win for everyone. We suggest adding in additional sponsorship incentives such as logo placement on signage, hyperlinks on your website, complimentary tickets to your event, announcing their services at your event, and social media mentions. While these incentives have little associated cost, they hold a lot of value for a sponsor.

  • After you’ve created an incentive deal that a photo booth sponsor will benefit from, identify the demographics of the guests attending the event. You’ll want to know the statistical data relating to the population of your event, especially for your future event partners. This is important because when you know your demographics, you can then determine what type of company would benefit most from marketing to your guests.

  • Since you now know your demographics and which company would benefit from the audience, start contacting companies and find the decision maker on staff regarding marketing or sponsorship opportunities. Explain your photo booth sponsorship package, and all it’s associated benefits. It is a huge marketing tool to amp up their business, and let them know that they would be the exclusive photo booth sponsor. Fancy! We suggest reaching out to more than one company that could potentially sponsor your event. If you already have a lead from another sponsorship in the past, or know of a company that has been interested in working with your organization, start there!

  • Once you have a strong lead, that responded and said they are interested in learning more, let them know we can create a mockup so they can visualize the experience. We can create a branded photo overlay for the print outs, show them digital analytics from past events, and design their vinyl wrap with their logo so they’ll know exactly what they’re benefitting from supporting your event. This will seal the deal for the sponsorship package.

A few examples photo booth experiences that have involved sponsors are below! Art Bra Austin is annually hosted by the Breast Cancer Research Center, and in 2018 they had two sponsors: Snyder Plastic Surgeons sponsored the roaming photography and selfie station and Texas Oncology sponsored the Portrait Booth. Together, these sponsors and the host benefited from the event and it was a hit for all the attendees as well!

To see another idea of what your logo would look like on a photo overlay at a sponsored event, check out this blog.

We’ve had success with our simple five step process and we know you will too! Interested in learning more? Contact our sales team today at kati@ohhappydaybooth.com.

Megan and Rudolph | Modern Austin Church wedding Photo booth rental

Deanna & Eric | Austin Wedding Photo Booth

We met Deanna and Eric back at Sarah and Austin's wedding at Camp Lucy, and we were so excited when they reached out about booking the photo booth for their own wedding! Of course, our rose gold backdrop only added to the fun, and matched their decor perfectly. We had such a great time hanging out with all their family and friends and were so grateful they chose us to be their photo booth vendor for their big day. 

Congrats, Deanna and Eric!

Predicting the Trend: Fall Jewel Tones

A guest post by Pearl Events


It’s been a long hot summer, and we’re ready to trade our floppy hats and sandals for cozy sweaters and nights around the bonfire! This season, we’re excited to work with some of our favorite fall jewel tones. Here are some tips on how to incorporate these trendy shades into your wedding day décor!

1.     Stationery

Welcome your guests with a richly colored invite! Flat matte cardstocks look elegant and presentable. Accent these dark backgrounds with metallic copper or gold script and add a signature monogram or image to personalize your stationery.

Courtesy of Jake Holt Photography

Courtesy of Jake Holt Photography

2.     Bridal Party

A bold way to introduce color is through the bridal party. Groomsmen may wear your chosen shade on a bowtie, necktie, boutonniere, or even suspenders and socks for a subtler touch of color.Bridesmaids may make a more striking statement donning full length jewel toned gowns, or keep it understated with a statement shoe or hairpiece.

Courtesy of  Mint Photography

Courtesy of Mint Photography

Courtesy of  Loft Photography

Courtesy of Loft Photography

3.     Florals

Our favorite!! Work with your florist to design custom florals that incorporate your favorite fall hues. They’ll know just what colors to pair to create designs that are uniquely yours.

4.     Cake

Use your cake – the perfect blank canvas – to compliment your jewel toned color palette with wooden accents or touches of copper or gold.

Courtesy of  You Are My Tru e

Courtesy of You Are My True

5.     Favors

Finally, send your guests home with a unique and personalized keepsake from your special day!

Courtesy of  You Are My True

Courtesy of You Are My True


We'd like to thank Pearl Events for collecting some really great tips on how to incorporate jewel tones into a wedding! We completely agree that these hues will likely be extremely popular this season and we can't wait to see it in action. Of course, if you're looking for a way to incorporate your photo booth into this color scheme, we suggest pulling these shades into your print design, and picking a really great backdrop that will match the aesthetics of your reception as well. We're anticipating our gold, dark grey and white backdrops to be in heavy rotation this fall if lots of couples are choosing this color palette! 

Blush & Blue wedding Inspiration

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and definitely something blue! This may have been last year's Pantone color combo, but we cannot get enough of this beautiful blush and blue color palette! Not only is this perfect for the spring and summer, It will look great in just about any location. There's no denying that we at Oh Happy Day Booth love blush, and our solid blush backdrop would be perfect fit for this wedding décor! What we love most about this color palette is that it is easy to incorporate beautiful details for a romantic, classy and chic wedding!

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    Flowers on chair: photographed by  Alyssa Nikole Photography  Blue bridesmaid’s dress: photographed by  Taylor Lord  Blush ring box: photographed by  Hannah Mayson Photography  Lounge:  Loot Vintage , photographed by  Kayla Barker Photography  Tableware: photographed by  Troy Grover Photographers  Bridesmaids: photographed by  Nic Berrett Photo  Ring: photographed by  Charla Storey  Perfume: photographed by  Laura Nelson  Backdrop: photographed by   @spostophoto     

Flowers on chair: photographed by Alyssa Nikole Photography
Blue bridesmaid’s dress: photographed by Taylor Lord
Blush ring box: photographed by Hannah Mayson Photography
Lounge: Loot Vintage, photographed by Kayla Barker Photography
Tableware: photographed by Troy Grover Photographers
Bridesmaids: photographed by Nic Berrett Photo
Ring: photographed by Charla Storey
Perfume: photographed by Laura Nelson
Backdrop: photographed by  @spostophoto

 

We can't wait to see what color schemes are popular this year! What is yours?

Flannery & Nicholas' Wedding

Happy 2017, y'all! We are starting off the year right by gearing up for some amazing bridal shows and open houses this month and next, but we wanted to share some fun photos from Flannery & Nicholas' gorgeous Prospect House wedding on New Year's Eve! We had so much fun hanging out with their guests. We've always loved Prospect House, and it was so amazing to finally see it at night! There were giant white balloons lining the walkway at the entrance, and pretty lights hanging across the guests' chairs at the ceremony site. Kate with Wild Sky Events did such an amazing job helping pull everything together, and we loved getting to see some gorgeous work from our friend Shannon over at The Inviting Pear, who created Flannery and Nicholas' seating charts, acrylic dinner menus, copper drink menu and programs.

We even saw a few familiar faces at the wedding. Peter, our operations manager, is a born and raised Austinite and was helping at the wedding, and he ran into a few of his old teachers from elementary school! Small world!

Happy 2017, again, you guys! Can't wait to see what this year holds for us!

Let us treat you to coffee!

During this time of year, as all the craziness of wedding season begins to wind down and with tons of holiday parties right around the corner, we start reflecting on all of the amazing people we've gotten to work with since we started our business last October. There is absolutely no way we would be where we are today without you, and we want to say thank you!

Word of mouth is like gold in this industry! Other people trust you, the people who have seen the booth in action. Your opinions matter immensely, and we want more fun people to let us be a part of their fun events! For this to happen, we need reviews! And we're here to offer a little incentive.

If you leave us a review on at least three of these platforms, we will mail you a cup of coffee! Okay, so it'll be a Starbucks gift card. But who doesn't love a free drink from the 'bucks?? To make it easy, we won't even consider it cheating if you copy and paste your review across all the platforms!

Google

Facebook

Yelp

The Knot

Wedding Wire
 

Let us know if you have any questions, and please send us your mailing address once you give us some love online!

Warmly,

The Oh Happy Day Booth Team

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