Get your booty toGET HITCHED, GIVE HOPE4 Seasons Hotel, Seattle, WA

GET HITCHED, GIVE HOPE

Join us and jump in the Lightning Booth at the 9th Annual Get Hitched, Give Hope Bridal Charity Auction & Gala, where you can get gorgeous goods for your wedding while giving back!

Brides, grooms, and guests will indulge in sips and sweets while they shop for fabulous wedding goods and services, mingle with some of Seattle’s hottest wedding vendors (Ahem… The Lightning Booth), and give to a great cause. We’ll have amazing appetizers, raffles, auctions, a dance party and surprises, so put on your party shoes!

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Wear a bright, floral dress or a fancy fedora and prepare to spice things up as we transport you to Havana Nights! Mingle with Seattle’s best wedding professionals and revel in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Cuba as we celebrate love and raise funds to benefit Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition! Check out the images from our inspiration shoot for a sneak peek at this year’s theme!

Please raise a glass this November to toast to this wonderful cause that celebrates life and love and the fabulous spirit of giving! It’s an evening not to be missed, where the most stylish way to give…is to get!

Remember, you are helping to deliver one last dream to someone with a terminal illness. You are offering education to people recently diagnosed who don’t know where to turn. You are providing comfort during a very difficult time.

Not only is Get Hitched, Give Hope a super amazing cause for these reasons (have you seen the dreams we’ve delivered?!?), it’s also a fabulous event for brides and grooms to find their wedding vendors. It makes them feel good to give and to check important items off their wedding to-do list!

Finally, let’s not forget that it will be an unforgettable party… so invite everyone you know!

So what say you? Let’s raise funds for a great cause!

Who: Brides, grooms, and those who love them, surrounded by Seattle’s finest wedding vendors!

What: The 9th annual Get Hitched, Give Hope bridal charity auction and gala… Shop with conscience at a night of food, drink, and finery! Wear a bright, floral dress or a fancy fedora and prepare to spice things up as we transport you to Havana Nights! Mingle with Seattle’s best wedding professionals and revel in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Cuba as we celebrate love and raise funds to benefit Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition! Check out the images from our inspiration shoot for a sneak peek at this year’s theme!

When: November 10, 2016 from 6:30pm

Where: Four Seasons Hotel :: 99 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Why: So you can get gorgeous goods and services for your wedding, party it down, and unite in giving for the sake of love. Your donations, bids, and tickets will be raising money for Dream Foundation, which delivers final dreams to those who have been given a terminal diagnosis, and Young Survival Coalition Seattle, which provides education and support to young women living with breast cancer.

How: Reserve your entry today! Snag one of our ultra-luxe VIP Couples tickets (there are only 30 available!) and gain access an hour early to pre-shop the auctions with a private concierge and receive an ultra-luxe swag bag!! Check out what will be up for bid at our auctions, offered as a prize for raffle, and all the creative minds behind the designs! Keep your eye on these pages as our 2016 event grows, or select a past event from the menu above to see what great things to expect!

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BIG FISH GAMESGREEN SCREEN PHOTO BOOTHParamount Theater - Seattle, WA

GREEN SCREEN PHOTO BOOTH

On Saturday, May 21st 2016 we had the pleasure of providing not just one, but 2 photo booths for the annual Big Fish Games company party. And these were not just any company party photo booths… They were each a green screen photo booth consisting of 8 incredible, custom-designed backgrounds produced by the intensely talented Big Fish creative department.

Actually, one of the booths had a green screen background while the other featured a blue screen. The party was billed as ‘Comic Prom’ and since people would be coming in all manner of costume, it was determined that having a green screen booth AND a blue screen booth would be the best tack to ensure people in green didn’t disappear into the background. This was a brilliant decision for technical reasons and for keeping the line moving for the 500+ guests.

An example of green screen and blue screen backgrounds for a Seattle photo booth

The Big Fish team also went the extra distance to produce custom, comic-themed artwork for what would serve as their printed strips. Here is a rendering of the full artwork in addition to an example with guest images.

Incredible custom artwork for printed strips by Seattle photo booth The Lightning Booth

As two booths and this many guests is a bit more of a production than usual, yet another great decision was made to have a third Party Ambassador (what we call our professional booth attendants) helping folks to identify their digital background choice and direct them to the appropriate booth based on their clothing color. And Ashley, the line facilitator this evening, took it up a notch and rocked the event in full cosplay mode as Harley Quinn!

In addition to the Seattle skyline image at the top, here are the 7 remaining and AMAZING backgrounds people got to choose from:

A woman swings a plastic machete in front of a green screen photo booth backgroundSuper hero costumed revelers pose in front of a green screen photo booth background featuring comic villains on the looseCostume party guests pose in front of a green screen background resembling the Fortress of SolitudeA costumed catwoman and batman stand in front of a Gotham City styled blue screen photo booth background resembling SeattleA horse with a fez and a unicorn pose in front of a blue screen photo booth background resembling the view from the bridge of the USS EnterpriseMasked men in tracksuits pose in front of a scary, post-apocalyptic blue screen photo booth backgroundCostumed party goes stand in front of a Mars-like blue screen photo booth background

GREEN SCREEN PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 3, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Paramount Theater
Backdrop: Green screen and blue screen
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Additional party ambassador

SHANTI + ADAMWILLOWS LODGE PHOTO BOOTHWoodinville, WA

WILLOWS LODGE PHOTO BOOTH

We met Shanti earlier this year at the Weddings in Woodinville tour where we were introducing our Willows Lodge photo booth to the masses. When it was time for Shanti and Adam to kit out their wedding, we were honored they came to us for some photo booth fun.

Par usual we were in the foyer adjacent to the ballroom and were pumped to see Shanti and her team had decorated a 6′ banquet table in the style of their woody theme with alder stumps and flowers. The placement was a bit tight this time around with all of the other staged items, but the booth got a lot of traffic with well over 400 photos in 3 hours.

Shanti and Adam elected to work from our increasingly popular Minimalist design for the digital postcard produced as part of their digital-only, All Business booking. Love their #WinterwonderLang hashtag too!

A 4x6 postcard containing three images from a Willows Lodge photo boothFUNNY STORY: Shortly after sharing the Facebook and ordering galleries with Shanti the next morning (as is customary with our LIGHTNING FAST turnaround) we got an email from her asking to remove several images due to some folks crashing the wedding… Our first case of wedding crashers! I guess it’s not too surprising at a hotel and wonder what can be done to prevent this. An idea would be to have wrist bands similar to a rock show or amusement park. What are your thoughts?

A smash of people rocking crazy props at a Willows Lodge photo boothA man wears a crab hat and funny glasses with a woman in a cowboy hat at a wedding in a Willows Lodge photo boothA bride and friends pose with props in a Willows Lodge photo boothA Willows Lodge photo booth captures the funny expressions of a couple at a weddingThe shocker at a wedding from a Willows Lodge photo boothA young man in a jheri curl wig from a Willows Lodge photo booth in WoodinvilleA censored frame from a Willows Lodge photo booth in WoodinvilleChalkboards proclaiming naughty and nice from a Willows Lodge photo booth set up for a Woodinville weddingPRO TIP: When hiring us for your Willows Lodge photo booth (or anywhere else for that matter) you will definitely please your guests AND get memorable photo booth images by hosting an open bar. People went haaarrrd in the paint at this one!!

WILLOWS LODGE PHOTO BOOTH

Hours: 3, 9pm – 11pm
Location: Willows Lodge
Backdrop: Glitter Ombre
Printing: No
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, deluxe backdrop
Client gallery: Shanti + Adam
Facebook: Shanti + Adam

SCHUCHART/DOWGEORGETOWN BALLROOM PHOTO BOOTHSeattle, WA

GEORGETOWN BALLROOM PHOTO BOOTH

The busy holiday season continues to surge and we had the great pleasure of joining Schuchart/Dow for their holiday party and providing a Georgetown Ballroom photo booth experience for them and their guests like no other. Georgetown Ballroom is a fantastic place to host a party with two large adjoining spaces providing ample room for company parties, charity events, weddings, record release parties and much much. Schuchart/Dow are one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading custom builders with an incredibly deep bench of talented designers, carpenters, builders and project managers responsible for some of Seattle’s most renowned landmark buildings. In working with our contact there we came up with a very simple design for their printed strips based on our Minimalist theme and incorporating their logo to produce a result that paired really well with their choice of our Gatsby deluxe photo booth background. Printed strip examples from a Georgetown Ballroom Photo Booth The night got off to a fun and rocking start with nice participation from the adults, but the booth really got a run for the money from all the kids that kept coming back for more and more fun. Our prop trunk provided the inspiration while the Schuchart/Dow folks brought down the house! Kids rock this Georgetown Ballroom Photo Booth with fun propsA funny animated GIF of a woman in a Georgetown Ballroom photo boothTwo gals and two guys don funny props during a Georgetown Ballroom Photo BoothFolks get serious with their poses at a Georgetown Ballroom Photo BoothA man and a woman share funny, contrasting expressions at a Georgetown Ballroom Photo Booth holiday partyArms wide open from a prop-laden girl at a Georgetown Ballroom Photo Booth holiday shindigKids go wild at a Georgetown Ballroom Photo BoothA giant group of happy people in a Georgetown Ballroom Photo Booth

GEORGETOWN BALLROOM PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 4, 6pm – 9pm and then 9pm – 10pm
Location: Georgetown Ballroom
Backdrop: Gatsby
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Additional hour added at event

TITAN ELECTRICHARD ROCK SEATTLE PHOTO BOOTHSeattle, WA

HARD ROCK SEATTLE PHOTO BOOTH

Titan Electric chose us for their Hard Rock Seattle photo booth celebrating their 14th anniversary party. Utilizing all the vibe of the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle, they had a HUGE party complete with a Rock & Roll motif that included costumes, VIP lanyards, an epic raffle with the winner headed to Hawaii for 7 nights and a great live karaoke rock band!

We customized our Minimalist template for their guests to have printed strips with the Titan Electric logo. They look clean and simple, yes? It’s so simple to make custom designs and prints for your event too.

Custom designed strips for Titan Electric's Hard Rock Seattle photo booth.

This was our very first event using our Noir backdrop and it was the perfect match for the rock and roll attitude and epic party of 200+ guests dressed as classic rockers from over the years. The food… Oh, the food! They had 3 stations from three parts of the world that was nothing short of AMAZING.

We were in the southwest corner of the venue with the booth facing south against the windows – We were a little cramped and blocking the walking area on that side of the venue, but it all turned out OK. The booth was used steadily and well attended until U-Rock began performing their unique and fun brand of band-based karaoke. No one could pry themselves from that once U-Rock got crackin.

A man and woman in Rock & Roll garb each flip the bird at Titan Electric's Hard Rock Seattle photo boothA couple do the namaste pose at the Titan Electric Hard Rock Seattle photo boothSome women get real close to the camera during their Hard Rock Seattle photo boothA couple rocking a Batman mask and giant green glasses in their fun Hard Rock Seattle photo boothFunny wigs and a Rock & Roll motif at a Titan Electric Hard Rock Seattle photo boothA guy in a funny wig and a woman with giant glasses for a prop at a Hard Rock Seattle photo boothA cute couple pose with silly props at a Hard Rock Seattle photo boothGirls with props on sticks at their Hard Rock Seattle photo booth

HARD ROCK SEATTLE PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 4, 6:30pm – 9:30pm and then 9:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Hard Rock Cafe
Backdrop: Noir
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Additional hour added at event
Client gallery: Titan Electric
Facebook: Titan Electric

FUSION BEADSHARD ROCK CAFE PHOTO BOOTHSeattle, WA

HARD ROCK CAFE PHOTO BOOTH

We just wrapped a fun anniversary party for Fusion Beads, one of the Pacific Northwest region’s small business success stories having evolved from a retail store opened in 1997 to a booming online retailer with a very, very happy team. How happy? Just look at how they rocked their photo booth!

We supplied the set-up and basic vibe, but the Fusion Beads folks adorned our White Sparkle backdrop with bead-inspired design motifs gleaned from their party invitation that also made it to the design of their strips.

Design example for printed strips from a Hard Rock Cafe photo booth
This was our first trip to the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Seattle and oh, what a delight! A Hard Rock Cafe photo booth is the perfect venue for a company party where people want to get their party on – With two floors, a bar area an outdoor terrace with stunning Seattle views and their own Rock club, it’s got it all and then some.

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HARD ROCK CAFE PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 3, 7pm – 10pm
Location: Hard Rock Cafe
Backdrop: White Sparkle
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk
Notable: The Fusion Beads team added some of their own props to complement ours and adorned our backdrop with their own design motif
Client gallery: Fusion Beads
Facebook: Fusion Beads

ASHLEY + SAMARCTIC CLUB HOTEL PHOTO BOOTHSeattle, WA

ARCTIC CLUB HOTEL PHOTO BOOTH

Wow, what can one say about this gorgeous wedding and running an Arctic Club Hotel photo booth? It was all just too, too good and a feast for the eyes with a stunning bride, fabulous florals and excellent decor.

The Arctic Club Hotel’s Norther Lights Dome room is one of THE most beautiful wedding venues in Seattle and certainly one of the favorites of our founder and Seattle Wedding Photographer Kip Beelman. The gilded Rococo motifs in conjunction with the leaded-glass domed ceiling sets a stage of historical elegance and contemporary style that we never tire of.

Located in Seattle, having an Arctic Club photo booth is easy and convenient for you and guests. There is an alcove adjacent to the bar that our experience fits into perfectly where we are accessible, but not out in the main area of your reception.

In sticking with the theme of there elegantly designed wedding, Ashley chose our Classic template and elected for guests to receive printed postcards rather than strips. Guests were WAY into the booth and racked up over 400 shots in three hours!

A printed postcard of three Arctic Club Hotel photo booth images and custom monogram

Ashley and Sam elected to have our prop trunk present, but also imparted some of their personal style by adding a vintage parasol from Bella Umbrella, a fairy wand and three wooden frames. Guests loved the combination of the normal, silly props and those provided by Ashley and Same for a touch of elegance.

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ARCTIC CLUB HOTEL PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 3, 8:30pm – 11:30am
Idle Hours: 2, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Arctic Club Hotel
Backdrop: Spangled
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Deluxe background
Hashtag: #HappilyEverWaltons
Client gallery: Ashley + Sam
Facebook: Ashley + Sam

Katherine + DavidSEATTLE DESIGN CENTER PHOTO BOOTHSeattle, WA

SEATTLE DESIGN CENTER PHOTO BOOTH

Katherine + David’s Seattle Design Center photo booth is currently the largest wedding we’ve done to date with over 400 guests pounding our pavement and creating unique photo memories for themselves and the newly married couple.

With talented photographer Benj Haisch documenting the wedding, we were free to soak up the atmosphere of Katherine + David’s celebration. In addition to their custom-designed step and repeat backdrop by Sugarcomb’s Tara Lee, they augmented our prop trunk upgrade with some favorite flavors of Katherine… MINIONS!

Their photo strips were uniquely their own with again, a truly custom design by Tara Lee that seamlessly fit into their wedding design. We love the custom stamp Tara came up with!
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With 400 guests you can only imagine how hopping things were. Right? This is a great example of what we mean when we say that the photo booth can provide more pictures of your guests than normal wedding coverage can. How about a photo of nearly every person there?!

And how cool is it that the couple get handed a rich 10×10 leather-bound album at the end of the night that is CHOCK FULL of photos of them and their loved ones that they can enjoy right then versus waiting weeks (or months) for their wedding photos to come back. Yeehaw! Enjoy some frames from Katherine + David’s 400 person throw down.
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SEATTLE DESIGN CENTER PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 4, 8pm – 12am
Location: Seattle Design Center
Backdrop: **CUSTOM** step and repeat
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Deluxe background, 10×10 leather-bound album
Hashtag: #celeebrayshen
Client gallery: Katherine + David
Facebook: Katherine + David

Myles + MichaelSEATTLE AQUARIUM PHOTO BOOTHSeattle, WA

SEATTLE AQUARIUM PHOTO BOOTH

Myles and Michael’s Seattle Aquarium photo booth was off tha chain y’all!! Well maybe or maybe not, but we’re sort of required to let you think so, right?!

Seriously though, it was a gorgeous summer night on the Seattle waterfront and a great location to celebrate love. Seattle Wedding Photographer Kip Beelman was on story-telling patrol while we set-up shop just around the corner from the main event space, but WITHIN VIEW of the amazing 400,000 gallon saltwater tank that is definitely the focal point for each wedding reception or event at the Aquarium.

The couple chose to work on a modified version of our Classic template for printed strips that they paired with our Glitter Ombre backdrop. Purple and gold… Might someone be a Huskies fan?!

They had a very active booth with a lot of participation from the older crowd, which is always fun to see. They elected for our 10×10 leather-bound album for their prints and kept our attendant Cecilia busy all night getting the printed strips into the book and helping guests get their well wishes and anecdotes recorded.

Such great guys, such a great night. They and their guests were definitely living the #lightninglife








SEATTLE AQUARIUM PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 3, 9pm – 12am
Location: Seattle Aquarium
Backdrop: Glitter Ombre
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Deluxe background, 10×10 leather-bound album
Hashtag: #mylesandmichael2015
Client gallery: Myles + Michael
Facebook: Myles + Michael

Sheila + AndrewVASHON ISLAND PHOTO BOOTHFroggsong Gardens - Vashon, WA

VASHON ISLAND PHOTO BOOTH

Sheila + Andrew’s Vashon Island photo booth at Froggsong Gardens may be our craziest to date with some very, very inspired participation from their fabulous guests (and a lot of skin baring). There’s some logic to hopping a ferry to visit the pastoral landscape of Vashon Island that ‘What happens on Vashon stays on Vashon’ but um… The photos live on and now you’re (in)famous!

Froggsong Gardens is not quite like any other wedding venue we have in the Pacific Northwest and provided a stunning, intimate location for Sheila, Andrew and their friends and family to unwind and celebrate. Managed by Herban Feast catering, it’s another stunning venue in their collection (Sodo Park, Fremont Foundry) that is 150 acres of lush and and enchanting English-style gardens perfect for celebrations up to 250 people.

We had the pleasure of working yet again with Megan Keller of A Kurant Event to button down all the details and make sure that our contribution to Sheila and Andrew’s dream day was on point. We don’t consider ourselves brass players, but we’ll toot a horn for her anytime; we cannot say enough good things about this fine lady as a great match to rock your event!

They chose our popular Spangled deluxe backdrop that looked amazing against our newest artwork template called Minimalist. The gold of the backdrop looks so nice against the clean, simple and elegant artwork. And these strips looked amazing in the 10×10 leather-bound album they commissioned – Our book attendant Cecilia kept busy all night pasting strips throughout their book while their guests filled it with well wishes.

At some events the booth starts slow, ramps up moderately and then it’s a busy period before tapering off. Sheila + Andrew’s was full tilt, boothmageddon from beginning to end and we loved it! This group also made great use of our social sharing kiosk with lots and lots of sharing to Facebook.

VASHON ISLAND PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 3, 7pm – 10pm
Location: Froggsong Gardens
Backdrop: Spangled
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Deluxe background, 10×10 leather-bound album
Hashtag: #MrandMrsOby2015
Client gallery: Sheila + Andrew
Facebook: Sheila + Andrew