{Friday Find} The Foto Box Photobooth

We met the lovely creators of  The FotoBox earlier this week at the San Diego Style Weddings Magazine Release Party and wanted to share their amazing business with you.

Michael and Denise Gunter

Michael and Denise Gunter created The FotoBox after they were unimpressed with the price and quality of potential photo booths they were looking to use at their own wedding. Michael created the first FotoBox for their wedding, set his camera inside, and their business was born.

What makes this photo booth different from others we have captured silly moments in is the ability to personalize the booth for each client.  Michael and Denise meet with the clients in the days leading up to their event to record their voices when the camera ques up to take photos. Once the three photos are taken, the client has the option to insert an image or a photo saying thank you to the guests. Denise mentioned this was a nice touch to include because it allows the client to thank the guests for attending their party. We could not help but notice the amazing print quality of the photos.

 

The Foto Box’s packages come standard with unlimited photos, on site photo booth attendant, black and white or colored photos, delivery, setup, removal, and a photo strip guest book. Michael and Denise had a sample photo strip guest book at the release party and it was amazing. The booth prints out two sets of photo strips.  One is given to the guest and the additional copy is inserted into the guest book where guests get to leave their well wishes. The client receives their guest book the night of the event and can display it on their coffee table for years to come. The photos are also uploaded online to a photo gallery , so guests can get additional copies.

 

Our photo strips from all three visits in The FotoBox at San Diego Style Wedding Magazine Release Party

 

Thank you to Michael and Denise for sharing your story with us. We hope to see you at an event soon.  

 

Be Marry,

C&C

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San Diego Style Magazine Fall Release Party

The C&C Team had yet another amazing time at the San Diego Style Wedding Magazine Release Party. As we walked to the check in table at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe we were delighted to see the carnival themed circus tents across the lawn, balloons,  and the faint smell of delicious deep-fried treats.

 

 

 

 

The carnival theme was executed in every part of the decor and presentation. After checking in, we received a small bag filled with party tickets that were used at the various booths for food, entertainment, and drinks.

 

 

 

As we wandered around the lawns of Rancho Santa Fe we became enamored with the amazing talents of the florists and decorators who put the unique, finishing touches on the carnival themed party. Tailored Florals utilized clown shoes to display their beautiful yellow daisies, Jolie Fleur had beautiful red arrangements displayed in red pails, and Whimsy Florals utilized empty gum ball machines and popcorn boxes to showcase their unique flowers.

 

 

 

Aside from the amazing flowers, there were also painted, free-standing props of elephants, a circus ringleader, and hilarious carnival cutouts featuring side-show attractions like the Fat Lady, clowns, and the Muscle Man.

 

 

 

Now for the food portion! We enjoyed delicious cupcakes from Sweet Cheeks Baking Company. Our favorite  featured a fun fetti cupcake topped with a  chocolate covered marshmallow puff with sprinkles. It was delicious! The gigantic animal cookies were also amazing! Sensational Treats whipped up delicious blue cotton candy, deep-fried Oreos, and mini doughnuts. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe served spicy Kung Pow Chicken with Jasmine Rice in tiny red take out boxes complete with a set of chopsticks. Tailored Sweets had an amazing display of sweets we could not help but marvel over. We were obsessed with the hamburger cupcakes, ice cream cone cake pops, cherry cola, cake truffles, lollipops, and cotton candy.

Sweet Cheeks

Cotton Candy from Sensational Treats

 
 
 
 
To quench our thirst we enjoyed loaded Lemonade served in mason jars with custom straws. It was the perfect complement to the sweet treats. Later in the evening, we had to stop by our favorite booth, the Euro Bar to enjoy a warm vanilla bean latte.
 
 

Ticket? Check. Latte? Check.

 

 

We used our entertainment tickets to receive an enticing physic reading. Our favorite entertainer from the previous release party Dave,the artist behind our hilarious cartoon caricature, was at it again creating caricatures of our fellow party guests. Our favorite entertainment booth was The Foto Box. The amazing husband and wife team, Michael and Denise Gunter,  had silly props and glasses guests could utilize in their self designed photo booth. We couldn’t help but pick the glasses that reminded us of Elton John and Elvis Presley.

 

Psychic Readings

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lounge Appeal provided amazing gold, brown, and red couches for guests to lounge on throughout the evening. The gold couches were amazing and the coveted spot for the evening.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aside from the delicious treats, drinks, entertainment, decorations, and fellow wedding aficionados the highlight of the evening was receiving the newest issue of San Diego Style Wedding Magazine. We are thrilled to be featured in such a wonderful bridal magazine with other creative vendors. A big thank you must go out to the ladies of San Diego Style. They always do a fantastic job planing the release parties. So pick up your issue of San Diego Style Wedding Magazine today!


C&C Team

{Real Wedding Decorations} Smith Wedding

Bright, cheerful, and excitement filled the air on Saturday, September 24, 2011 for Leah and Jonathan Smith’s wedding. The ceremony was held in the courtyard with the  fountain cascading gently behind the bride and groom.

The reception tables featured white floor length linen, white chair covers, blue napkins, and blue organza sashes. The flowers were provided by Details and Bloom and featured square vases with blue gems that held lush, bright bunches of white chirsathimums, yellow daisies, and green foliage. The yellow and blue tones complimented each other perfectly. The colors brought tons of light and positive energy to the room. The colors complimented Leah’s bubbly and joyful personality. Each guest received a small bag of candy and a sugar cookie thanking them for attending the wedding.

 

 
 

 

 

 

Their amazing photographer, Imagery Concepts, provided an amazing photo guest book that guest could actually sign on.

 

 

 

The cake table featured a beautiful three-tiered cake with white icing and detailed with blue dots and yellow frosting that was created with icing. Also included on the cake table were chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and sugar cookies.

 

 

 

We had a wonderful time working with the bride and groom as well as our favorite photography team, Imagery Concepts. We can not wait to see the amazing photos.

Be Marry,

C&C

{Tuesday Tip} Sheet Cakes

 

 

Sheet cakes

 

 

Sheet cakes are a wonderful addition to wedding receptions because they fit nicely into any budget.  Sheet cakes are cost-effective,  don’t require extensive decorations, and in the event that you need to add additional cake, it is far cheaper than asking your baker to re-create your cake in the  weeks before your wedding .

 

Many brides initial thought about sheet cakes may be, ” I don’t want a simple, basic, rectangular sheet cake on display during the reception”.  Problem solved ladies, go fake! Bakeries can create a “fake cake” that looks real to the eye yet is made out of styrofoam and decorated like a real cake. Often times you see “fake cakes” on display at bridal shows. To keep the illusion going bakers put a small cake on the top or the bottom tier so when it comes time for cake cutting guests will never know the cake is only for looks. The big reveal will be when the reception staff cuts and serves sheet cakes.

 

Be Marry, 

C&C

{Friday Find}

We found this adorable and creative wedding invitation from Rifle Paper Company that was featured on one of our favorite wedding blogs Snippet and Ink. The second we saw it we feel in love with the design. It’s invitations like this that prove you don’t have to spend extra money on invites when you can make ones that showcase your personality and creativity.

Be Marry,

C&C

{Real Wedding Decorations} Goodstein Wedding

Elegant, classic, and unique, characterized Michelle and Sean’s wedding

on Saturday, September 17, 2011.

Michelle and Sean decorated the courtyard ceremony site with a beautiful chuppah from Happy Chuppah. The chuppah symbolizes the new house that the couple will build together and was decorated in ivory fabric, purple roses, hydrangeas, orchids, deep red roses, and hanging crystals. The white ceremony chairs were adorned with purple orchids and lavender ribbon with silver details. Once Michelle and Sean were announced as husband and wife they sealed it with a traditional kiss and breaking of the glass followed by excited shouts of “Mazel Tov!”

The Happy Chuppah

Michelle and Sean wanted to make sure their guests had the utmost form of hospitality and created custom water bottle labels for guests to enjoy during the ceremony. It was a lovely touch and the guests defiantly enjoyed them.

The table decor included black floor length linen, white napkins, white chair covers with a black organza sash, and a damask black and white swirl patterned runner provided by Unique Weddings and Flowers.  Purple orchids were placed in tall vases that were surrounded by a cluster of candles that lite the room beautifully once the sun set for the evening, the amazing flowers were put together by a family friend Pat Sterger. Each guest received a black coaster that had the small swirl pattern as the runner on the tables and a box of chocolates at their setting. The bridal party sat along the windows of the main dining room where they watched their guests dance to music played by DJ Cameron.
Bo Cakes did a wonderful job on the three-tiered cake. The details on the cake were phenomenal! The icing appear as if it was quilted and each beading on the cake was made by hand with dyed fondant. We enjoyed the use of multiple shapes for the  tiers.

Pesiri Photo did a great job capturing all the memorable moments from the evening. Here is a sneak peek of a few photos from Michelle and Sean’s wedding. We can’t wait to see more!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Goodstein. Mazal Tov!

Be Marry,

C&C

{Real Wedding Decorations} Leaverton Wedding

Tiffany and Todd’s wedding on Friday, September 16, 2011 was beautiful, intimate, and revved up with a spectacular ceremonial entrance. The ceremony was held in the courtyard where 39 of Tiffany and Todd’s closest relatives and friends watched as the pair exchanged vows. It was absolutely perfect! The groom walked out of the main doors once all the guests were seated and listened for Tiffany’s arrival. The bride entered the ceremony in her father’s white Trans Am and was escorted down the aisle to her waiting groom.

 

 

While Tiffany and Todd took photos after the ceremony guests were ushered inside to enjoy tray passed crab cakes and spanakopita. Black, ivory, and deep purple were the colors for the reception. Centerpieces included a tall vase with vanilla scented candles and purple flowers that circled the vase. Dinner included crab seafood salad, Caesar salad, Filet Mignon, Salmon, twice baked potatoes, green bean almondine, and fresh sourdough rolls.

 

 

In lieu of a guest book Tiffany and Todd asked guests to sign a picture frame that would later hold their wedding photo.

 

 

The cake was ornately decorated and had the bride and groom’s initials as the cake topper. The cake table also included a digital photo frame with photos of Tiffany and Todd throughout their relationship.

One very creative guest created a bride and groom out of balloons. Every detail was complete. The bride had eyelashes and the groom was decked out in a top hat and a corsage!

Tiffany and Todd’s wedding united all the guests for one common bond, to honor the wonderful couple. The most important people where their to share in Todd and Tiffany’s new journey. We couldn’t help but get swept up in the beauty and love that surrounded them.

Be Marry,

C&C