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Vendor Shout Out: Airstream Photo Booth

This week’s Vendor Shout Out goes to Airstream Photo Booth! Each vintage trailer is outfitted to be a complete photo studio with state-of-the-art digital cameras, studio lighting, and high end printers that guarantee high quality photos, fast!  Cool add-ons like the Social Media Upload Kiosk and their new Instagram Hashtag Printer will keep your event connected throughout the night! With two different photo booth trailer models to choose from, Airstream Photo Booth captures all the fun!

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We wanted to know more, so we sat down with Chris Johnson to get a better snapshot of Airstream Photo Booth!

How long have you been working in the industry and how did Airstream Photo Booth get its start?

Airstream Photo Booth is owned by our parent company Austin Imagery which started in 2008. We launched Airstream Photo Booth in March 2011, which was the brainchild of my wife, Yvonne. We are pretty sure we started the new category of “RV trailer photobooths”, which have popped up all over the country since then.

What is your favorite part of working weddings?

New places, new faces, and people having fun at a really good time in their lives. You can’t beat it!

How far in advance should a couple book Airstream Photo Booth for their big day?

If you are absolutely sure you want the Airstream Photo Booth at your wedding, the sooner the better. We often book within weeks of an event, but it’s hit-and-miss on availability if you wait. Central Texas books year round, so we stay busy most every month of the year.

What is the best part of renting a photo booth for a wedding?

Photo booths are “fun in a box”. Everyone walks up and picks their props, organizes their poses and laughs while they are doing it. I love to see people go through several times and bring in big groups. We often have 10-12 people pile inside. They are creating their own fun memories that will be around for a long time. Weddings are a good fit for photo booths because guests get to take part and they take a memento home.

What sets Airstream Photo Booth apart from other Austin photo booths?

Airstream Photo Booth often becomes a little “micro party”. We are playing old-time rock music, and it is an experience. The tin-can nostalgia and the classic vintage “Greetings from Austin” insignia on the side bring a little bit of Austin flare which everyone likes as well. One thing that is nice about the setup is the large number of people that can fit inside. We designed both of our trailers to accommodate bigger groups. You can’t get that in a small photo booth box.

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Thanks again to Airstream Photo Booth for giving us such a fun and unique way to remember weddings, and for being such a wonderful vendor to work with!

Lindsay + Paul

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I met Lindsay through a lovely former client of mine. It always makes me so happy to coordinate a friend of a former client’s wedding. Not only is it an honor, but you get to be reunited at the wedding! Lindsay + Paul reside in New York so I only got to see them a few times during the planning process, but every time we met, both were just as cheerful and radiant as can be. Their wedding day was beautiful; the weather was perfect! Please enjoy these images by Awake Photography.  Thank you!

XOXO,

Jessica

 

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Thank you to our wonderful team of vendors that helped create Lindsay + Paul’s special day!

 

Venue: Kindred Oaks

Rentals: Kindred Oaks

Caterer: Courtney’s Catering

Floral: Flowers Flowers Inc. 

Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie

Photobooth: Live Oak

Photographer: Awake Photography

DJ: Live Oak

Madison + Martin

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This was by far one of my most favorite weddings! Not only was the vision absolutely beautiful and well executed by Flora Fetish but the family was absolutely amazing, almost like my mom and sister from afar! The ceremony was at Umlauf Sculpture Gardens and the rain held out for the lucky couple. Guest relocated to The Austin Club for the dinner and dancing portion, the space looked AMAZING! Thank you to Whim, Flora Fetish, Ilios, and The Austin Club. Matt Montavlo captured the most amazing photos!

Best wishes Madison and Martin! (Mwuah Leesa!)

xoxo,

Jen

 

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Thank you to all of the incredible vendors who helped make Madison and Martin’s day perfect!

Ceremony Venue: Umlauf Sculpture Gardens

Reception Venue: The Austin Club

Rentals: Whim

Catering: The Austin Club

Flowers: Flora Fetish

Groom’s Cake: Coco Paloma

Bridal Cake: Simon Lee Bakery

Photography: Matt Montalvo

Videography: Waterloo

DJ: Greenbelt

Ceremony Music: Musical Discovery

Ceremony Sound: ILIOS

Lighting: ILIOS

Photo Booth: Say Cheese

Vendor Shout Out: Signed Sealed Delivered

This week’s Vendor Shout Out goes to… Signed Sealed Delivered!  Signed Sealed Delivered is a Dallas/Fort Worth based special events band.  Their versatile song list includes everything from classic jazz and Motown to current pop, rap and rock. They will always ensure that guests of all ages are entertained all night long, and they have even learned new songs to accommodate special parent dance requests! Bursting with talent and energy, Signed Sealed Delivered is sure to have guests dancing and singing all night long!

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We spoke with Brenna Wurtz about what makes Signed Sealed Delivered perfect for every event!

 

When did Signed Sealed Delivered start?

The band got together in the late 90’s and has been performing throughout Texas and the southwest, as well as Miami, Los Angeles, Jackson Hole, Lexington and Vail since.

How would you describe the band’s style?

SSD incorporates a wide variety of styles from classic jazz and Motown to current pop, rap and rock.  The band has even accommodated learning Broadway show tunes for parent dance requests!  The wide variety of genre capabilities helps the band keep groups of all ages engaged and entertained throughout the entire evening. From wedding receptions to outdoor festivals to social galas to 5k’s, Signed Sealed Delivered has the repertoire to fit the event.

What is the best part about performing at events and weddings?

Contributing to someone’s special day or event and helping them customize their vision.  Music plays such an important role in the tone and pace of an event, it’s an honor to use our skills and experience to help create the atmosphere of the party.

What is the most important thing for a couple to know when selecting a band and music style for their wedding?

The music will set the tone throughout the evening, as well as the energy in the room.  In addition to having a wide repertoire, Signed Sealed Delivered is very adept at setting different moods, sometimes three within the same event – a dinner band, an all-ages variety band and a high-energy current Top 40 band. Having a band with a wide variety of styles and experience in reading an audience, as well as experience in managing the flow and energy of a room, is vital.

How far in advance should a couple book for Signed Sealed Delivered?

As soon as possible!  Many contracts are written prior to the venue even being solidified.  If you’ve got a date set, get SSD booked!

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Thank you again to Signed Sealed Delivered for always being a great vendor to work with, and for helping our guests keep their dancing shoes on all night!

Alle + Brian

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I feel like Alle and I should have known each other long before her wedding!  Our parents live on the same block and she was a ZTA at UT…how we never met until her engagement is crazy!  I first met Alle’s mom, Marla Crouch, to discuss the wedding. I love Marla and her dad, Mike, they are some of the best around.  After I met with Marla, I finally met Alle and the planning began.  It was awesome working with her to plan her New Year’s Eve wedding at the Bob Bullock. The theme was black, white and feathers!  One ofthe highlights of the wedding was Alle’s dad playing the sax on stage and also her surprise groom’s cake to Brian – one of the best groom’s cakes I have ever seen, a 3-D replica of their dog, Ginny!

Congrats to Alle and Brian on their New Year’s Eve wedding!

Xoxo,

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Thank you to all of our wonderful vendors that helped make Alle + Brian’s day so amazing!

Ceremony Venue: St. Andrew’s

Reception Venue: Bob Bullock State History Museum

Catering: Rosemary’s (The RK Group)

Rentals: Rosemary’s (The RK Group)

Flowers: Westbank

Cake: Chez Zee

Groom’s Cake: Julia Doubleday

Photographer: Jake Holt

Videographer: Adam Grumbo

Band: Matchmaker

Ceremony Music: Nick Classen, Kris Kimura

Ceremony Vocal: Colleen Leahy

Stationery: Meg Lowry

Monogram & Invites: The Inviting Pear

Transportation: Transportation Consultants

Hair: Sam Denby

Make up: Adore

Lighting: Freeman

Photo Booth: My Event is the Bomb

 

 

 

 

Brodie Homestead Open House

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When we were asked to be a part of Brodie Homestead’s Open House, we couldn’t have been more excited! We were thrilled to collaborate with this awesome team of visionary vendors. We had an absolutely delicious and fun menu from Primizie Catering: Chili Station, Duck Fat Fries, Country Fried Steak, S’mores Bar and Hot Cider Bar. Loot Vintage Rentals, Gypsy Floral & Event Design and Whim Hospitality worked closely to transform the space into our vision of a winter lodge with navajo-southwestern accents. The naked tent was a huge success! Guests also enjoyed a great musical selection from Anthony of Texas Pro DJs, and Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop satisfied the sweet tooth in everyone with their tasty lemon tarts, cupcakes and snickerdoodles. Ambient lighting from Intelligent Lighting Design helped create the warming atmosphere of a glowing fire, warming guests coming in from the cold. With a hot cider drink in one hand and jalapeño-candied bacon in the other, we’d say this event was an utter success.

 

XOXO,
Pearl Events Austin


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We couldn’t have done it without all our amazing vendors!
Thank you so much for making this a memorable event!

Venue: Brodie Homestead

Coordinator: Pearl Events Austin

Photography: InTandem Photography

Stationery: The Stationery Bakery

Catering: Primizie Catering

Flowers: Gypsy Floral & Events

DJ: Texas Pro DJ

Cake: Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop

Rentals: Whim Event Rentals

Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals

Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design

Photobooth: Le Photo Booth

Coffee: Kenny’s Catering

Vendor Shout Out: Pink Avocado

Pink Avocado Catering started in 2006, and quickly booked their first event — the anniversary party for the Austin Film Society!  Word spread quickly, and through lots of hard work and commitment to one-of-a-kind events, Pink Avocado has become one of the top catering companies in Austin. Dedicated to using only the freshest ingredients, and staying up-to-date on the most current food trends, Pink Avocado will work tirelessly to make your vision come to life!

We got the inside scoop from Sammy Armstrong!

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How did Pink Avocado get started?

Pink Avocado Catering was created in 2006 out of a passion for amazing food and service. Executive Chef Brenton Schumacher’s then one-man operation caught fire quickly after booking its very first event—catering the anniversary party for the Austin Film Society and its 1,000 guests. Through word of mouth, a lot of hard work and a commitment to producing one-of-a-kind events, Pink Avocado has grown into a company of passionate people who love to deliver exceptional experiences.

How long has Pink Avocado been in the industry?

Pink Avocado is closing in on its tenth year of serving the Central Texas community. Our first kitchen space was located underneath the old Emo’s nightclub. We were really excited in 2008, when we were able to hold on to our downtown roots and move into our current location in the Palm Door on Sabine event space. After relocating to our new space, business really took off, with more room for cooking, storage, equipment, staff, and an actual office to work in. On New Year’s Eve of 2013, we expanded even further, opening our Palm Door on Sixth event space, enabling us to host larger events in the heart of the entertainment district. We love building relationships in the community. In addition to our wedding and special events clientele, for the last 8 years, we have hosted dozens of parties every March during the SXSW Interactive and Music Festival.

What is the best part of working in the events industry?

At Pink, we feel pretty lucky. We get to create one-of-a-kind menus for people who love food, and we get to experience firsthand the happiness our work creates.We also love the range of creativity we’re asked to deliver — from Frito Pies for 500 guests, to Mushroom Bread Pudding with Tellagio Mornay and Crispy Mushrooms, to a family-style, southern-comfort, kosher-Indian-fusion feast.

How far in advance should a bride book catering services with Pink Avocado?

While we pride ourselves in being nimble in response, we are seeing more and more brides planning their nuptials more than a year out. This gives them ample time to perfect their menu, visit us for a custom tasting, and put the finishing touches on their plans.

Have you noticed any trends this year that brides are asking for when it comes to choosing their menu?

Over the past few years, we’ve noticed a really exciting trend where many clients are really throwing themselves into their weddings and approaching them like major creative projects. While the historically traditional wedding model will always provide a opportunity for opulent and lavish experiences, many couples we work with are breaking the traditional mold and creating innovative, trend-setting events. As custom caterers, we love breaking the rules a bit, building custom catering proposals that match our passion and creativity with our customers’ desires.

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Thanks again to Pink Avocado Catering for being such a wonderful vendor to work with! We look forward to working with you more in the future!

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Emily and Zach’s wedding was absolutely gorgeous! Stems did an absolutely amazing job at bringing the dance floor installment to life, over 1,000 wax flowers with greenery + lights=AMAZING!

Thanks to Brazos Hall, Marquee, Word of Mouth, Stems, Briana Purser, ILC Films, Ilios, and The Royal Dukes for an amazing night.

Best wishes you two love birds!

XOXO,

Jen

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Thank you to all of our amazing vendors!

 Venue: Brazos Hall

Rentals: Marquee Event Group

Caterer: Word of Mouth

Flowers: STEMS

Photography & Photobooth: Briana Purser Photography

Videography: ILC Films

Band: Royal Dukes Band

Lighting: Ilios

Pedicab: Capital Pedicab

Valet: Uptown Valet & Transportation

Chelsie + Brian

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Chelsie and Brian had a beautiful wedding at Escondido Golf and Lake Club last Fall! They were so in love and it totally showed through Brad with Hyde Park photos. Chelsie started the wedding in a beautiful gown and changed as soon as she could to a perfect, fun, reception dress! The reception was under a beautiful tent by Marquee and everyone danced the night away to Mike from Live Oak DJ. I loved working with these two as well as Chelsie’s mom, Renee! We had a blast designing all of the elements of their wedding and seeing it come together so perfectly!! Congratulations Chelsie and Brian!!

XOXO,
Megan

 

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Thanks to all of our wonderful vendors that helped make Chelsie + Brian’s day so special!

Venue: Escondido Golf and Lake Club

Officiant: Pastor David Tietz

Rentals: Marquee Event Group

Caterer: Escondido Golf and Lake Club

Flowers: Picture Perfect Events

Cake: Simon Lee Bakery

Photographer: Hyde Park Photography

DJ: Live Oak DJ

Ceremony Music: Mark Cruz

Lighting: ILIOS Lighting

Beauty: Rae Cosmetics

Photo Booth: Live Oak Photo Booth

Vendor Shout Out: Dysfunkshun Junkshun

This week’s Vendor Shout Out goes to Dysfunkshun Junkshun!  Based here in the Live Music Capital of the World, Dysfunkshun Junkshun is one of the best show bands in the Southwest! With a unique blend of high energy R&B, Top 40 hits, Motown, Classic Rock, and 70’s Funk, they know how to keep the party going! Dysfunkshun Junkshun has been a part of the Austin music scene for almost 20 years, and they have become a staple performance group for private events, from weddings to corporate functions.  Their reputation and professionalism has earned Dysfunkshun Junkshun shows with celebrities like Dennis Quaid, Martina Mcbride, George Lopez, and KC and the Sunshine Band!

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We sat down with Pat Mtyers, singer, to get the inside scoop!

When did Dysfunkshun Junkshun get started?

I placed an ad in the paper for other musicians who cared more about having fun than being  “serious musicians”. We have been playing well over 100 shows a year, and we still have full time jobs.  We simply love what we do!

How long has the band been performing?

We’ve been playing together for 18 years!

How would you describe the band’s style?

Our style is high energy and very entertaining. Our goal is to make a crowd dance and leave all feeling entertained.  We are unscripted and spontaneous.  That’s what makes live music so much better than just playing a record. We’ve got soul!

What is the best part about performing at events and weddings?

The smiles on the peoples’ faces.  Seeing couples dancing close, grandparents dancing, kids smiling at you. Watching them sing along and clapping really moves me!

What is the most important thing for a couple to know when selecting a band and a music style for their wedding?

Let the band do what they do best.  Find the style of music that suits the event best and let them do their thing.  This is (more than likely) your first wedding but probably the band’s 300th.  And feed them good food…not those funky boxed lunches!

How far in advance should a couple book Dysfunkshun Junkshun?

Six months to a year.  Our schedule fills up quick because we are monsters in this wedding game, baby girl!

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Thanks again to Dysfunkshun Junkshun for providing wonderful music for our weddings! We look forward to working with you in the future!