So today, we’re going from the sublime, to the ridiculous. In case you hadn’t guessed, I’m dedicated Love My Dress today to all the suppliers who helped make last week’s Style Me Vintage: Weddings book launch party such an epic success – they are, each of them, listed at the bottom of this page.
I’ve already blogged the photographs and the film, and I’ve been literally chomping on the bit to share just some of the photobooth images that were taken on the night by the super Photo Emporium. Now, if you’re not yet familiar with the concept of having a photo booth at your wedding or celebratory event, let these pictures be a great example of how a good photobooth experience can encourage your guests to, how do we put it, have a little bit of silly fun.
Very very silly fun involving plastic lobsters, big red lips, letters that spell out ‘HOT’ and horse masks, like you do.
Horse masks are, I find, always a most important icebreaker. And plastic grapes.
All Images Copyright (c) 2013, The Photo Emporium
You see, the thing was, the people that were there on the evening were partly why the event was such a great success – they are a fab crowd, no industry pretentiousness, no try-to-hards, just good, hard working people letting their hair down and having a great time.
Most of us in the wedding industry are self employed or work crazy hours including long weekends – I believe that gives us full licence to dress up and have a blow-out every once in a while, don’t you?
I spot Franky somewhere in there!
As we were planning for the book launch, Melanie of Cranberry Blue Weddings suggested we could possibly work with Vic and Tyson of The Photo Emporium. I wasn’t hugely familiar with The Photo Emporium at that time, but Melanie was raving and raving about them, and knowing she has possibly the bestest little black book of contacts in all time (I kid you not), I was keen to learn more. All I really knew was that they offered a photobooth experience with a difference.
WOW! Little did I expect a whole scene including picket fences and the like to be set up within the venue to form the photobooth play area. It was BRILLIANT! Seriously, Tyson worked so hard all evening ensuring my guests had the most incredible fun.
These are just a fraction of the images (around a third I’d say) of the 190 images you can see on The Photo Emporium Facebook Page right now…
My little girls with their Grandma Jan below…
Annoyingly, I had so many people to chat to all evening, I totally
missed out (how on earth would that happen? I know! But trust me please,
I literally did not stop with folk who wanted to say hello and pay
their congratulations and that kept me pretty busy until way past bed
Spot yourself? Do leave a comment if so I’d love to hear from you!
From now on, I will be recommending The Photo Emporium to everyone I know, they were just superb. They set up and broke down their styled area with zero fuss – quietly getting on with it and when the guests started to arrive and express an interest in having some fun, The Photo Emporium were right there to ensure they had the best time. I cannot thank Vic and Tyson enough for collaborating with me on my book launch party, they played a vital element in the success of the evening.
Thank you so much for allowing me to hijack the blog a little today to celebrate the official launching of Style Me Vintage: Weddings – I’m so grateful and it was important that I paid respect to the many many people who were a part of this big project and showed them some love today.
Now, for that next book……
Brilliant Suppliers – Book Them NOW!
Event Planner – Melanie Helen // Cranberry Blue Weddings // @cranberrybwed
Photographer – Ashton Jean-Pierre // @ashtonjp
Film – Allora Visuals // @alloravisuals
Florist – Philippa Craddock Flowers // @philippaflowers
Entertainment – It’s A Windup! // @vintage78dj
Canapes – Kalm Kitchen // @lovekalmkitchen
Cake – Restoration Cake // @restorationcake
Photo Booth – The Photo Emporium // @photo_emporium
Venue styling – Vintage Style Hire // @vintagehire
Pompom Decor – Paper Poms // @paperpompom
Lighting – AC Disco // @PAHireOxford
Light Props – Vowed & Amazed // @vowedandamazed
Models Via @zoelem1 – @MissRubyElixir // @SophiaStVillier // @5feet10kirsty
Makeup – Kristina Gasperas // @kristinagaga
Hair Styling – Severin Hubert // @severinhubert
Balloons – Eagle Eyed Bride // @eagleeyedbride
Flowers with the balloon décor – Brian Kirkby Flowers
Venue – Corbet Place // @trumanbrewery
Style Me Vintage: Weddings
Author – Annabel Beeforth // Love My Dress // @lovemydressblog
Publisher – Anova Books // @anovabooks
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