Pretty in Pink with Pastel Dress Party

October is all about PINK. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight our new friends at Pastel Dress Party, their efforts to fight breast cancer and the beautiful ways you can incorporate pink into your big day. Don’t forget our 5% Promise Program, which runs all year long. #thinkpink #thepinkblog


About Pastel Dress Party

For the Love of Bridesmaids

Meet Pastel Dress Party. Pastel Dress Party, meet our photo-boothers.

Mix and Match Tops and Skirts
photo credit: Pastel Dress Party

We’re for all the bridesmaids who feel like dress options might be limited and somewhat cookie-cutter. We’re for all the bridesmaids who love DIY projects but want to do something a little different than what’s on Pinterest. And we’re for the bridesmaids who want to crush their bridesmaids duties, and look glam doing it. That’s why we built Pastel Dress Party to be your one-stop shop for all your bridesmaid needs. What matters is your love, and our love of bridesmaids! Pastel Dress Party is based in Toronto, Canada and serves bridesmaids worldwide.

Facebook: @pasteldressparty // Twitter: @pasteldress // Instagram: @pasteldressparty


THE Pastel Dress Party 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Pretty in pink? Always. Raising funds for a breast cancer cure? Even better.

The Gladstone Hotel turned into a bride-to-be’s dream for THE Pastel Dress Party. Partnering with Pink the Town, a Canadian-based online magazine and event company, Pastel Dress Party hosted amazing night that doubled as a breast cancer awareness event making it the perfect night to grab your girlfriends and hit the town.

Bridal Show Put on by Pastel Dress Party
photo credit: Jessilynn Wong Photography

Local vendors from Toronto came out to support the event and were invited to showcase their expertise and products to all the attending brides-to-be.

Lanterns in Shades of Pink Hang from the Ceiling
photo credit: Jessilynn Wong Photography

The main event was the fashion show unveiling the Pastel Dress Party’s new collection of bridesmaid dresses and beautiful wedding gowns from local vendors.

Tiers of Macaroons
photo credit: Jessilynn Wong Photography

After a wonderful evening of treats, shopping, makeovers and a fashion show, the night wrapped up with a silent auction. The items were graciously donated from all the local vendors and sponsors that participated at the event; which included everything from stunning statement necklaces, wedding photography packages to gift baskets. The event was a great success and all of the proceeds from the auction and the event went to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada!

Participating Local Vendors and Sponsors

Lea-Ann Belter Bridal

Brendan Wield Photography

Maison des Bows

Murale by Shoppers Drug Mart

Jessilynn Wong Photography

Maximum Music DJ Service

Flower Maiden Event Floral

PixelBooth by Leaping Pixel Media

PhotoBooth Star

Glam Nation

Bridal Path Boutique

Real Wedding

Stormye + Ryan

Congrats to the Puffers! Their wedding day was rustic-meets-elegance at its finest. Subtle pink details are the best.

Stormye and Ryan were the winners of the Pastel Proposal contest held by Pastel Dress Party. Their bridesmaids are wearing the Kimmy Tutu in the colour Blush.
Photography: A Guy and a Girl Weddings
Venue: The Grand Texana in Hempstead, TX

Bridesmaids in Blush Tulle Skirts
photo credit: Pastel Dress Party via A Guy and a Girl Weddings

Pastel Dress Party Shop

Shades of Pink

While fall and winter colors are divine, there’s no rule book that says you have to put away the pink! From fuschia to blush, see how Pink Shutter chose our fav pieces.

From Pantone to Pinterest, you can find your heart’s desire by color and Pastel Dress Party makes searching easy with color swatch filters. We chose a romantic combo of magenta, blush and rose gold. Complete your party look with this sequin dress or a versatile skirt, dainty accessories and whimsical decor.

Bridesmaid Clothes and Accessories

A big thank you to Pastel Dress Party for helping us with this post. Stay tuned for tips on Must-Take Getting Ready Photos.

2017-04-24T11:24:25-08:00Categories: Events, Press|Tags: , |

Celebrate Life Outside the Box

Skybox Takes Flight

featured on the Skynotes Blog by Ngoc Nguyen Lay

Skybox Event Productions Logo
Do you know what’s great about riding in a hot air balloon? Every moment is magical. It doesn’t matter if you go somewhere high or low, imaginable or unimaginable, because viewing the world from the open sky makes anything feel possible.

Skybox has gone through a lot of changes from the inception of the idea. It had started back when I was in grad school. I had no idea where I wanted to take my business, but I knew I wanted to start something that I could call my own. My original logo and concept was based upon the intention to run a catering business. Skybox has evolved so much further than that.

I worked with Nikki from Akula Kreative to rebrand the company

[see logo above] in the Spring of 2012. The new logo was inspired by my hot air balloon photo shoot, and represents that Skybox is going to keep going up and the sky is the limit.

Ngoc and Albert Fly in a Hot Air Balloon to Celebrate Anniversary
photo: Caroline Tran

With Skybox Events, we do our best to make every moment magical, both for ourselves and for the client. I’ve seen plenty of “impossible” happen through Skybox; starting a company, growing into needing an office, writing a book, and so much more. This is why I chose the hot air balloon. Because I want to help others see all their impossible ideas become magical realities.

Skybox is taking the next step in their adventure and a rebrand is in the works again in 2016. A new website will be launched soon! Stay tuned to our social media pages to see the reveal.

The Team

Colorful Attire Make this Team Shot for Skybox Event Productions
photo: Desi Baytan

Located in Southern California, Skybox Event Productions serves all of the region and beyond. With Skybox at your event, you get expertise in planning, food, publicity, and much more! The Skybox Team is full of individuals who bring the very best of each aspect of an event and highlight those details through their individual skills. Whether an anniversary, a wedding, a dinner party, or a business gathering, Skybox Event Productions will always ensure your event will be beyond compare, creating unforgettable memories for all those in attendance.

Ngoc Nguyen Lay – Creative Director and Principal Consultant

Ngoc Wears a Navy Lace Dress for the Photo Shoot
photo: Caroline Tran
Ngoc is one of the most sought after coordinators in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, and the perfect “behind-the-scenes” hostess at your next event. She is always looking for innovative ways to make events memorable. Ngoc attended the University of California, Irvine and University of Southern California and has been working in the industry ever since. With a growing team and clientele, Ngoc thrives on organization and creativity for every event.

“Ngoc is an amazing person and planner and a joy to work with. SoCal is lucky to have her.”
– Heather, Graphic Designer at Pink Shutter

Real Weddings – Skybox + Pink Shutter

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Skybox on two weddings in the Los Angeles / Orange County area. Ngoc was part of the bridal party for the first feature, Jannie and Tom. The couple created a sophisticated, cohesive look to their big day using their monogram, a navy, gray and hot pink color palette and a chandelier motif (with a real chandelier hung for the outdoor ceremony!). See more photos on the Skynotes blog.

Reception Tables with Pink Flowers
photos: Conrad Lim Photography
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Pose with the Bride and Groom

James & Thao hosted a bold, timeless wedding in red, black and white. Attention was paid to every detail with their monogram appearing on the menus, the floor lights, the photo prints and their photo booth backdrop. A Pink Shutter video booth captured heart felt messages from the couple’s guests. So sweet!
Read up for more details and a photo gallery.

Red and Black Wedding Reception Decor
photos: Conrad Lim Photography
Bride and Groom Cut the Cake Together

Q & A

Get to know Ngoc a little better with some lighthearted trivia.

Citrus Themed Escort Cards
photo: Adrienne Gunde
Q: Late night or early morning?
A: Morning
Q: Night on the town or quiet night in?
A: Night on the town
Q: Traditional or outside of the box?
A: Outside of the box
Q: Pink or blue?
A: Both
Q: Domestic trips or international travel?
A: International
Q: Coffee or tea?
A: Tea!
Q: Flowers or balloons?
A: Flowers
Q: Need for speed or just cruisin’?
A: Just cruisin’
Q: East coast or West coast?
A: West Coast
Q: Summer or winter?
A: Summer
Black and White Wedding Photo Shoot
photo: Iris and Light

Connect with Skybox

Contact Ngoc and the team through their website or social media pages to plan your next event!
Skybox Event Productions website/blog | Twitter Facebook Instagram

2017-04-24T12:17:21-08:00Categories: Events, News, Press|Tags: , |

SXSW // Discover the Here and Now

In March, we traveled to Austin, TX to be part of the SXSW festival. The week-long event was full of energy and creativity, and the city is a hipster’s dream. Attendees were invited to panels, trade shows, networking sessions, presentations and performances at the Austin Convention Center and other local businesses. The conference is all about innovation and technology, specifically in the areas of music, film and interactive media.
Movie Theatre Marquee Welcomes Festival Attendees
Texas Quotes Shown in Mural
Austin, TX Streets Packed with Festival Goers
Multiple Venues Hosting DJs
img credit: @sxsw @jamaal4prez @nicholaseroberts @thekatalysts
2016 marks 30 Years of SXSW and it continues to grow each year. We were stoked to be a part of the Launchfest at Maggie Mae’s with three photos booths running simultaneously, each with its own custom backdrop. SXSW is an important piece of our culture and we were there to photograph the occasion, documenting the up and coming, the startups, the inventors.
SXSW Off Site Event with Music and Photo Booths
Artist's Guitar Ready for Set
img credit: @jsanchud1 @voxtroller
SXSW brings together people from across the spectrum, even keynote speakers POTUS Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama! The President’s main message was about technology and its role in civic engagement. Do your part to better your community and country? We can get behind that. Michelle shared her message and efforts on the importance of educating females around the world. SXSW landed in the middle of Women’s History Month, so it was the perfect time to spread the word about Let Girls Learn.

Last, but not least, scroll to see some of the shenanigans from our booth setups. All three locations were open concept with custom printed backdrops, photo prints and Animated GIFs. Join the conversation #IgnitionSXSW #SXSW16.

Props and a Custom Backdrop Complete the Look of GIF Animations
4 Photos Turn Into 4 Frame GIFs for this Couple

2017-04-24T12:35:42-08:00Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

The Perfect View ~ Haiku Gardens

The vendor spotlight falls on Haiku Gardens, a venue and restaurant in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Event Specialist Tamara Suyetsugu has worked with us on two weddings so far and we can’t wait to go back. Haiku Gardens has been awarded the coveted Best of Wedding from theknot 2013 – 2016.

The venue boasts breathtaking views of the natural surroundings, bold architectural elements perfect for photo backdrops and a sense of place that is an integral part of what makes the Island so special. The grounds feature multiple ceremony sites, an outdoor garden and a covered, open-air chapel. Locals and destination weddings alike seek out a place like Haiku Gardens knowing they will have amazing photos and memories to look back on.

Newlyweds Drenched in Light for Photo Shoot
img: Bianca Photography

Post on the Bridge or Under the Gazebo on the Lake
img: L’Amour Photography

Real Wedding ~ David & Daralyn

In February 2016, our Honolulu branch celebrated with this fun-loving couple, a.k.a. Peanut and Goobie. We love the bright colors captured by L’Amour Photography. Picket Fence Florist put together beautiful arrangements that complemented Daralyn’s floral gown and added a modern touch to the day’s details. David and Daralyn’s invites and matching photo booth prints featured hand drawn pineapples. Maile and other tropical flowers completed the look with pops of green, red and orange. The reception was hosted at the on-site restaurant, Haleiwa Joe’s.

Bright Tropical Flowers Line the Aisle
img: L’Amour Photography

The Bride is Escorted to the Ceremony Site
img: L’Amour Photography

Tropical Leaves and a Personalized Message Complete Each Seat
img: L’Amour Photography

The Bride and Groom Smile on the Venue Grounds
img: L’Amour Photography

Bride and Groom Kiss on the Bridge
img: L’Amour Photography

Insta Love

Instagram loves Haiku Gardens too. Family and friends are all smiles in the lush gardens; every spot is picture perfect. Contact Haiku Gardens to plan your special day and don’t forget to ask for a photo booth!

Blue Dresses and Red Bouquets Make a Colorful Party
img: lamourphoto
Wedding Guests Enjoy a Sunny Day
img: coliebee
Ceremony Held on the Grounds of Haiku Gardens in Honolulu
img: haikugardens

img: colibee
2017-04-12T13:52:42-08:00Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Kate Spade Meets Hawaii for Karen and Gavin

Karen and Gavin’s wedding took us to one of our favorite venues, the Halekulani Hotel. We are yet to see a video or photograph taken there that wasn’t breathtaking. Those views… The couple decorated with a Kate Spade theme of black and white and hot pink. Modern, bold accents popped against the gorgeous landscapes of Honolulu.

L-4 Love Weddings had a busy Labor Day weekend, but that didn’t stop them from bringing together some amazing vendors for the perfect best day ever. Passion Roots used fuchsia flowers throughout, including the bride’s bouquet, the cake and the ceremony aisle décor. White linens from The Wedding Linen Co. created a simple backdrop for the reception tables, accented with pink napkins with black and white striped holders. Bliss DJs Hawaii and jam-packed photo booth sessions kept the party going.

Scroll down for some of our favorite #ebimusubi moments caught on film, thanks to Kris Labang Photography, Myra Aji and the world of Instagram.

Dramatic Shot of Couple on the Beach
img: Karen Ebisuzaki (Murakami)

Bride Holds a Hot Pink Bouquet and Groom Wears a Maile
Fushcia Decorates the Arch and Chairs for the Ceremony
Poses with Loved Ones at the Halekulani Hotel
Bride and Groom Take a Moment of Romance Before the Reception
img(from top): @l4loveweddings, @myra_aji, Gavin Ebisuzaki, Karen Ebisuzaki (Murakami)
Say yes to a bride and her friends who make silly faces. These custom prints brought some additional whimsy to the special day and made for great wedding favors. Contact our Graphic Designer for deets on all of our customizable add-ons.

Wedding Guests get Silly in the Photo Booth
img: @akibomb

Karen and Gavin Incorporate their Colors on the Prints
img: @zoeybaby808

2017-04-24T14:05:37-08:00Categories: Events|Tags: , |