Create meaningful moments with Tribute!

Guestbooks have become a staple within the wedding industry. But sometimes, it’s difficult to write down everything someone wants to say about a couple on the wedding day — there are just all the memories, the nostalgia, and the feelings! 

Tribute allows for couples to create video guestbooks to remember and keep for a lifetime, all while giving their guests ample time to say everything they want to say. With a quick and easy set-up, Tribute sends out links to guests for them to upload personalized tribute videos specifically about the couple. The videos then get compiled for the ultimate personalized gift for the couple-to-be! 

Tribute can also send out Tribute booths to weddings, an update on the classic photo booth that records videos of their guests’ tributes to compile for a post-wedding treat. 

Check out a sample here. Visit here to get $19 off your first Tribute video. 

Stephanie + Cameron – The Details

You can see Stephanie and Cameron’s ceremony and reception in previous posts. Now, a look at some of the details.

All photos by Jeremy Lawson Photography.

All of the paper items coordinated throughout the event. Here is their ceremony program.

I love this view of the room with all the candle light.

Tent cards helped guests navigate the escort card table.

Stephanie’s mom created cards with an adorable poem explaining how the bride and groom met and got together.

The cupcakes were a huge hit among their guests.

Five Jordan almonds were at each place setting. These are often found at Italian weddings. The attached card explained the wishes of health, wealth, happiness, children and a long life.

Thankfully, the bride and groom were able to pop into the photo booth for some pictures!

Guests loved posing and leaving funny notes for the couple in the album.

This was such a fun wedding. Thanks for letting me share in your celebration!

Sharon + Carlos: The Details

Yesterday, I showed some photos from Carlos and Sharon’s wedding. Here are some details from their big day.

All photos by Jeremy Lawson.

I thought their wedding invitation was formal but a little edgy.

The unity candle for their ceremony.

Ceremony programs. The chandelier motif was featured on many of their paper items.

Sharon made these signs. What a cute way to thank your guests!

Bird cages of different sizes held cards from guests.

Favors provided guests with a treat and an invitation to take some silly pictures in the photo booth.

A sweet take on a rings photo. Even the candy matched the color scheme!

Thanks for letting me be a part of your big day! Congratulations!

Alma + David: The Details

Yesterday, I posted about Alma and David’s wedding. Here are some of the unique details.

All photos by One Love Photo.

Alma’s dress looks like it glows in front of the silver wallpaper.

The bride carried a traditional bouquet of dark pink roses.

Each child had their own personalized mini-suitcases, filled with goodies such as coloring books, candy and puzzles. Kids always feel special when they receive gifts like these.

The ballroom is a gorgeous space with french doors that open to views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan. The vivid carpet showcases a chrysanthemum, the official flower of Chicago.

Guests had a blast taking photos in the photo booth, and helped to create a memorable guest book for the couple. Alma and David provided personalized sleeves so guests could take copies home.

Some more playful touches: guests wore pins that explained how they knew the bride or groom. Alma and David also dressed as a pilot and flight attendant for this photo!

The simple white cake displayed a plane resting atop billowy clouds.
Alma and David were thrilled when they first saw the cake!

Sweet Home Chicago!

Instead of table numbers, each table was labeled with the number of a plane and the corresponding model plane.

“Cake is good for you!” I certainly agree!

Guests and the bridal party joined in on the game show fun. It was a big hit.

Desserts included mini cupcakes and fruit tarts. The couple also offered sliders and french fries as a late night snack.

Thanks for letting me be part of such a fun wedding!

Real Weddings: Dina + Derek The Details

Yesterday, I posted about Dina and Derek’s wedding. Now on to my favorite part, the details!

Dennis Lee, the couple’s photographer, also featured the couple on his blog.

Dina had a dress patch sown into her dress as her “Something Blue”.
The rings before the ceremony.
The beautiful programs that the Bride made herself!
The front of the church was decorated with the couples initials.

The escort cards were hung from branches provided by the florist.  
The Bride made the escort cards herself.
The cake table was adorned with the couple’s initials.
Each menu, designed by the Bride, was folded into a napkin.
The paper had a beautiful scroll design.
The couple named each of the tables after Chicago Landmarks.

The table top had very clean lines.
During dinner, I brought out the Candy Buffet.  Dina made signs that said “Love Sweet Love”.
Guests piled into the photobooth.  I have never seen a photobooth go ignored!
The photobooth printed out duplicates of each photo so that guests could use the images for when they signed the guestbook.

Say Cheese!

Photobooths have been a long time passion of mine. As a kid, I used to take photos at the mall all of the time with my friends. It was one of my favorite things to do! Here are some terribly embarrassing pictures with my MOH, Nichole.

I wanted a photobooth since I started wedding planning. It was on my Maybe List until I worked at the wedding of W + E. The couple had a photobooth and it was a huge hit! The photobooth moved to my Must Have List but not my fiance’s.

Until last week.

We went to the Yelp! Elite Holiday party. At first, no one realized that there was a free photobooth. Then, there was a line just to get some pictures taken. It was very popular for the entire night. After taking a few pictures with our friends, my fiance totally agreed that we had to get one.


Here’s a screen shot from the online photo gallery.

The photobooth looks a little nicer than the ones back in the day at the mall.

We’re getting the Basic Package from Photobooth Express. We’re getting the deluxe photo booth, a technician tooperate the booth, unlimited photos for 4 hours and a password protectedweb gallery of all of the photos from the event.