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And nearly a year later…THE PICTURES!

Ok, so it took me a minute. But I’m finally prepared to share some of our wedding pictures. Because they are AWESOME.

Here are a few of my favorites:

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Before I share the link to the rest of the pics, let me tell you why these were so important and why it took me so long to even look at them. Something I learned, that I will now share with you is this: it is virtually impossible to THROW a major event and ATTEND a major event at the same time.  So while everyone told me our wedding was one of the best they’d ever been to, I had to see the pictures to understand their experience. Because my memories of that night are more along the logistical/operational end of the neurotic disaster spectrum.

Richie wanted to pour through the photos immediately but I just couldn’t.  I needed a way to make it more special, somehow, before I could bring myself to even take a peek.  So he planned date for us- fondue & wine- we brought the laptop & with a bottle of champagne in hand, we looked through them.

And I bawled.  And I completely fell in love with every single one.  And all at once, I knew the crazy was worth it.

A HUGE thank you to Don Hwang, our amazing photographer for the rest of these pictures:  http://richierachelwedding.shutterfly.com/

 

 

I don’t see how you can NOT have a photo booth.

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a photo booth.   If I were a betting woman (& I’m not, I’m much more of a shopper than a gambler), I would put an obscene amount of money down on the fact that given the choice between “photo booth” & “no photo booth” in nearly every (non-tragic) situation, 99% of respondents would choose “photo booth”. Because they are just stupid fun.

One of the first things Richie & I agreed on for the wedding (right after I shot down Midget KISS) was the absolute necessity of having a photo booth.

Now, I should clarify something: I’m a purist.  I think the term “photo booth”, as it relates to weddings, has been insultingly watered down mean a drop cloth with a background, a couple goofball props & a polaroid.  That’s a fun “photo situation”, maybe.  But booth…it is not.

So in my extensive research, I’m happy to report that I finally stumbled upon a company with similar standards.  Meet my friends at NYC Photobooth. They had me at this sentence:

At the heart of our company is our esteemed staff, that are extremely well trained in every aspect of our photo booth services.  Equipped with the finest photo booths made, we continue to add more customized styles to our fleet on a regular basis.

May I bring your attention to the word “FLEET”?!  They’re not even joking.  I didn’t even know the booth itself was something I’d get a vote in, from a design perspective.  But they have an AMAZING selection of photo booths.

Since everything we’re doing has a cool antiquey feel, I fell in love with this 1920 vintage booth!

 

The 1920s/SKYLINE Package we got includes:

– 1920’s Style, NYCPB Custom designed Photo Booth

– Onsite Photo Booth attendant

– Up to four hours of services

– Unlimited B&W and Color Photos

– Customized Graphics on 4 x 6” photo-card

– Online Web Gallery

– Delivery/Set-UP and Removal of Photo Booth

– Custom designed Couture Album

– Fine Art Poster

 

 

 

If you need a photo booth (AND YOU DO!), I’m about to save you a zillion hours of booth research.  A ZILLION!  Here you go:

While their primary website resides here: http://www.nycphotobooth.com , I’d like to direct you to their Private Party Brochure, in which you can see ALL of the awesomeness that they can provide: http://www.nycphotobooth.com/docs/NYC_Photobooth_Celebrations.pdf .  Tweet ’em: http://twitter.com/nycphotobooth or facebook ’em: http://www.facebook.com/nycphotobooth .

SMILE!

Rach