Photo Booth Ideas for Every Step of Your Love Journey

You don’t need a special reason to celebrate. You being you is reason enough. Not matter what stage of life you are celebrating at the moment, a photo booth is always a good idea. We’re here today to celebrate all the great memories of photo-boothers that were single, dating, engaged or married.

Single (and loving it)

Going solo to the school dance? Of course! What better date is there than your awesome self and your group of friends. USC Apasa hosts a themed Winter Formal each year. This party was all about the “Escape to Paradise.” Perfect for their SoCal home and Hawaiian vacation goals.

Palm Trees and Warm Weather in Southern California

Escape to Paradise Themed University Formal

photo (left): @uscapasa

Dating (at my own pace)

Akiyo’s 30th birthday party was glam in pink and gold. Her boyfriend, with help of family and friends, pulled off a surprise that was worth the wait. See you at the dessert table.

Floral 30th Birthday Dessert

Baked Desserts for Birthday Party

photo (left): mydeardarling

Engaged (She said yes, or maybe she asked!)

One of our favorite ways to do a bridal shower is to brunch. This garden soiree was full of bright colors that matched the bride-to-be’s outgoing personality and sparkly engagement ring. Eve’s Events helped with the food and drinks, which were yummy ways to beat the heat.

Colorful Drinks at a Bridal Shower

Balloons for Bridal Shower Decorations

Married (To the moon and back)

For many, a big love journey milestone is their wedding day. Megan and Nima decided to celebrate outdoors in a setting that was quite romantic (cue string lights in the forest). They obviously had a blast sharing their love as they danced the night away.

Bride's Wedding Ring and Band in Gold

Mr and Mrs Sweetheart Table

photo (left): Rachel McCauley Photography

We hope you enjoyed our trip down memory lane. Let us know if you have any upcoming celebrations! If we don’t see you, have the best. event. ever.

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

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Ceci New York: Ty and Khaleb

Ceci New York Gold Logo

4.20.2014 | Los Angeles

Ceci New York is one of the most amazing stylists and custom invitation artists in the industry! We love how she captures the essence of each event that she works with. Newlyweds Ty and Khaleb used Ceci’s boarding pass invites to complement their travel-themed wedding. Read all about what inspired the event design in Ceci’s Style Magazine, Issue 213: Destination Chic.

Gold and White Jet Set Invitation Suite

The colors used on the invites tied in with the couple’s white and gold theme. Neutrals showed off the beautiful private estate venue in Brentwood, CA and gave an elegant, classy feel to the day. The details were coordinated by Aquafuzion and photographed by Brett Munoz.

Wedding Guests Enjoy the Outdoor Ceremony on White Chairs

The Men Dress Up in Black Tuxedos, Bow Ties and White Floral Boutonnieres

The Couple Celebrate as Guests Toss Rose Petals Down the Aisle

White on White Tiered Wedding Cake with Initials

photos by Brett Munoz Photography

The flourishes from Ty and Khaleb’s program went perfectly with our Gatsby-inspired print design. All the details were tied together and guests got to take home a gorgeous, personalized wedding favor.

Personal Notes Add to the Gold Embellishments on the Program

Gold and Black 1920s Style Print for Photo Booth Photos

P.S. Visit our blog post that features photos from the reception.

Do you love the bride and groom’s style? Get more ideas like these for your own special event by checking out Jami + Nick by Chard Photographer, Allison + Ben on A Good Affair and Sonya + Mike on Style Me Pretty.

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Vintage Themed Events for Fall

Los Angeles Pink Shutter Logo
September 2014

As the fall season brings on cooler weather and deeper, richer colors, we find many events looking back to the early 20th century for vintage inspiration. The following two weddings are examples of this trend. Read the details and view beautiful photographs of Kathleen & Jimmy’s Art Deco soiree and Wade & Florence’s journey to newlywed bliss.

Both events booked our Custom Graphic Upgrade to tie in their photo print design with their wedding theme. Our Graphics Department used the invitations to match colors, fonts and design elements. The result, a special, personalized gift for all the wedding attendees.

Kathleen & Jimmy

Package Booked: Premium
Theme: Great Gatsby
Venue: Oviatt Penthouse, Los Angeles, CA
Colors: Metallics, brown, silver, gold
Photo Strip Fonts: Period style, typed in all caps
Photo Strip Design: Art Deco scallop pattern

Kathleen Stuns in Art Deco Room
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Videographer Captures Bride and Bridesmaids in Black and White
img credit:whiteroseproduction

Bride and Groom Steal a Quite Moment Newlyweds Celebrate Down the Aisle
img credit: (left/top) (right/bottom)

Wade & Florence

Package Booked: Bridal Show Standard
Theme: Travel
Venue: Calamigos Ranch, Malibu, CA
Colors: Lilac, grey, red
Photo Print Fonts: Vintage, international vibe
Photo Print Design: Inspired by the boarding pass themed invites

Outdoor Engagement Shot The Bride and her Father Take the Floor
img credit: (left), Zachary Krelle (right)

View the Site for Event Details and Photos
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Travel Theme Photo Prints Wade & Florence
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A Good Affair: Allison & Ben

A Good Affair | Impecable Design | Unforgettable Planning

11.2.2013 | Orange County

Allison and Ben had a gorgeous wedding venue and ceremony. It took place in San Juan Capistrano at the Mission Basilica. Following, the newlyweds treated their guests to a reception filled with plenty of sweets and good times. Pink Shutter joined the party at the Westin Costa Mesa, where they set up their booth and box of props for guests to take unlimited photos!

A Good Affair planned the event and featured photography by Brandon Wong on their blog. Read the full post here. You can find Pink Shutter and other great vendors at the end of the post.

Wedding Invites RSVP Mailing
Image Credit: Brandon Wong Photography

White Themed Centerpieces and Table Settings Sequins and Rhinestones Decorate the Head Table for Bride and Groom
Image Credit: Brandon Wong Photography

Newlyweds Pose with Balloons Bridesmaids In Pink with Bouquets
Image Credit: Brandon Wong Photography

The photo prints featured custom text, made possible with our Name Customization Add-On. The silver and pinks from the wedding were incorporated into the design. Click here to see more photo prints and custom graphics from Pink Shutter.

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