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Cheers to Movember!

November 19, 2013

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Why the mustache you ponder? Where did this level of debauchery stem from? #Movember stands for "changing the face of men's health", bringing both men and (their supporting women) together to raise awareness for health issues. Even better, No Shave November or Movember, is recognized as one of the top 100 NGO's (non-government organizations) in the world! 

Therefore we celebrate Movember for it's many reasons & our fabulous supporters of Poetry enjoy the fun in our photo booth from handmade to handy props!

Top 6 Ways to Support and Celebrate Movember:

1. History Lesson

Scroll on over to the Huffpost.com to read the Top 15 Best Mustaches in history. What are your noteable mustache favorites over time?

2. Get Your Funny On

Watch Nick Offerman's wild 'stache dance video! Yup, this exists folks (and it's a little weird, we warn you in advance)

3. Mo' Town

From eateries to dance clubs, cities across America are in support and proving it. Live in San Diego? Check out the Examiner's list of No Shave November hot spots that are raising awareness instead of eyebrows.

4. If it Mo's it Grows

For the guys, get a group of friends together to support someone you know or even the cause itself by growing out a stache for the month of November.

5. Give a little, get a Smile

Know someone in need of a smile? Grab a totally rad gift from HiConsumption.com's Mustache Gift Guide, it's sure to make anyone's day, especially those in your life who's health needs a pick-me-up!

6. Host your own Movember Celebration

Looking to host your own event for Movember? It's not too late, give team Poetry a ring! We have a few November dates still on queue, plus you can always extend the season of the 'stache into December for the holidays. (Tip: Have Santa shave his beard!)

Because you love your stache and we love you, here's a discount; receive 10% off your booking until December 31st. Hurry and grab a booth as our stache-tacular photo booth rentals are filling up quick. Simply click this link to inquire at info@poetrybooths.com

And remember... keep calm & stache on!

~Poetry 

Top image source: Pinterest

Posted by Amy Apodaca | Filed in discount,holidays,movember,november | Comments




Pumpkin Spiced for Fall

October 22, 2013

The smell of pumpkin is actually more of a squash meets sweet potato scent. But with the 10th anniversary of Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte, many of us associate our start of fall with an aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon that is a splash of spicy, hint of savory and of course, oh, so sweet. 

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Among other favorites for autumn are Fall essentials  from scarves, booties, home decor and treats. Therefore to honor one of our favorite times of year, we have chosen our favorite pumpkin spiced items!

After hours of #Pinteresting, we found our favorites. 

We love this quote...."There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight", isn't this true? Pumpkins are spooky, magical and yet adorning in every way.

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The best outfit to wear for a wine night with friends or a relaxed Halloween gathering. Combines all the flavors of fall with cream, maroon and brown- it is autumn all in one.

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The greatest taste is always a DIY. We had NO idea how to make our own pumpkin spice until we stumbled upon this gem. 

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Throw it together. Just like the concoction above, this combo is the ideal outfit for grabbing that oh, so intoxicating pumpkin latte or even just a casual evening out with your loved one. We adore the loafers and chunky scarf, its even that much more adorable.

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The gold statement piece. Now this might seem more Christmas or New Years than fall, but why not sparkle at your dinner party? Between your smile and butternut squash dish, you will light up a room.

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When looking at this pin, you can't be human if this home doesn't make you want to snuggle in your favorite comfy clothes with your Earl grey tea and read your favorite romance novel. With pumpkin painted walls, pillows and ceiling to floor curtains its charm is warm and inviting.

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Pumpkin Bread Rolls. Dare we say more? The soft, squishy texture and mild pumpkin spice taste, is pretty much a win, win for any fall event or family dinner. Check out the recipe from Foodess.com, here.

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Last, but certainly not least are Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. These sweet morsels packed with flavor and goodness, are the must-have fall essential this season. 

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What do you think of our Pumpkin Spice Fall Essentials? Visit our Pinterest page for all these ideas and more!

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Poetry Booths at Richard Nixon Library Open House

October 18, 2013

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It's the time of the year to bring wedding industry professionals and brides under one roof! This weekend join Poetry Booths at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda for an exclusive Open House presented by the Richard Nixon Library- Special Events Team!

Each year The Richard Nixon Library invites its guests to enjoy free champagne and cake to witness some of the most gorgeous table designs and elite vendors. Poetry Booths will also have our photo booth set up for pictures! 

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Sign up for free admission, you must register to attend. Click here to join us!

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Get started this evening by creating a wedding checklist from Here Comes The Guide!

Location & Address:

Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace

18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

(714) 364-1181

Posted by Amy Apodaca | Filed in weddings,Poetry Booths,Photo Booths,wedding venues,fall 2013 | Comments




Poetry Booths in Motion + Spotlight

September 26, 2013

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Woo-Wee!

Nearing the end of September, Poetry Booths can be nothing less than proud of how amazing Summer 2013 has been to our team! Capturing delightful images everywhere, we have set forth to define the true meaning of "poetry in motion" through the love, hillarious outbursts and spontanious arm movements that proves, not one picture is the same. We've enjoyed numerous weddings and community events like Oceanside Public Library's End of Summer Reading Program to Cara and Jacob's special day at Pala Mesa Resort. We even took the time to vote for our friends - The Richard Nixon Library, who are on the Orange County HOT LIST!  

Spotlight on Serra Plaza:

A hidden jewel of San Juan Capistrano, this luxury wedding venue is a prime location to have a classic and timeless dream ceremony and reception.  With Yelp reviews highlighting it as "stunning, romantic" to "gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS", our team just had to do a spotlight on this one of a kind Southern California location. 

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The Spanish beauty is similar to the historical San Juan Capistrano Mission just miles away. The evening is lit with chandeliers, candles and strings of lights for an old world warmth, that brings groups of people closer together no matter the age.

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studio EMP photo  source: Serraplazaevents.com

Jennifer & Michael - 9.15.2013

No wedding venue is complete without a lovely pair of newlyweds to tie it all together, especially one as romantic as the Serra Plaza. Thanks to Christopher TODD studios, amazing wedding planner, Katie Webb & Mary Lallande, venue coordinator - the pristine location lit up for Jennifer & Michael. With nine (yes we said NINE) chandeliers and a slightly warm September evening filled with lush floral arrangements and smiles from cheek to cheek, the Serra Plaza equated priceless results for a timeless evening.

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And then there was Poetry... oh yes, how could we forget? The truth comes out in photos and let's just say, these two models were quite the showoffs in our booth- we think this Poetry photo booth pic is a real "framer", don't you?

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Like what you see? Instantly receive 10% off your photo booth package of choice. Write "10for10" in the body of your message via our contact form, here.

Offer valid until October 31st, 2013.

Cheers!

Posted by Amy Apodaca | Filed in weddings,Poetry Booths,Photo Booths,summer,wedding venues | Comments




Summer Scrapbooking Ideas

July 31, 2013

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If your like us, you have lots of photos. Like most, we shove them in boxes under our bed, the drawers or home office. So why not this Summer try something different? Scrapbooking your favorite summer photos is something to treasure. Spending time and dollars on family vacations, beach days, new outfits and fresh flipflops is something to brag about and reminisce for the future. Here are some of our favorite Summer Scrapbooking ideas that are so simple and yet easy to do!

Start with Storage

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Photo Credit: Scrapbook.com & Flickr

After you attend an amusement park, wristbands from a summer concert festival, a piece of fabric from an old dress or blanket, a friendship bracelet... these are all excellent items to store in a mason jar until you are ready to scrapbook. Place them in your office or even bedroom, plus it is a crafty and unique way to collect rather than stacks of items lying around the house!

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Photo Credits: Scrapbook.com

Scrapbook Tools:

All good scrapbooks need some TLC with the right tools. Scissors, double-sided tape, glue, hole punchers, rulers, glitter, brads, grids and paper are a good way to start your summer scrapbooking journey!

Scrapbook Pages that define Summertime:

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Photo Credit: Pinterest & twopeasinabucket.com

Once you have your tools and have saved your "scraps", get started on gathering photos that define the warmth and better days of your year. Feeling Summer Love or a Favorite Pastime? Get some ideas from our Pinterest ready, scrapbook page finds! 

Think about going vintage, printing photos with an "instagram" touch. We really like Printstagram, you can print all those fave photos you snap everyday, so that way the resolution is preserved.  

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Photo Credit: Pinterest

Another creative way to begin scrapbooking summertime is to categorize by events throughout the months. Start with your calendar to plan your book in order- your sister's wedding,  your favorite BBQ on the beach, or just that special evening shopping for veggies and fruits at the local farmer's market. Saving photo booth prints you collect from Poetry Booths after attending an event for a best friend's wedding or birthday party are extremely easy to place in your favorite album and are high quality too. Don't have time to start from scratch? Poetry supplies scrapbook albums for weddings or special events as well, collect our printable photos as you go, and touch them up with layers and fun textures after, just like these below:

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Photo Credit: Images via Pinterest

Scrapbooking your loved ones, the past and the "best of" the present are wonderful ways to remember the fondest days of Summer!

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What do you scrapbook in the summer? We'd love to hear!

Posted by Amy Apodaca | Filed in scrapbooking,summertime | Comments




Beautiful SoCal Wedding Venues 2013

May 31, 2013

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May has been a whirlwind for us here at Poetry Booths. With so many beautiful weddings and venues to see, it is no wonder Southern California is the epitome of Wedding Season.

We started the month out at UCI University Club, built in 1967 it is the hub of the University of Irvine meetings and events on campus. For our visit to this unique venue, we had the pleasure of meeting couple Brianna & Brent who were nothing short of fabulous with a whole lotta laughs!

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This out of the box couple shared an extra-ordinary photo cache of hillarious out takes. We have to admit, it is definitely one of our favorites!

Next on our coastal California calendar was Sarah & Kyle's big day at the historical and cultural venue known as Casa Romantica. In this case, the name says it all. Overlooking the San Clemente Pier this venue is reminiscent of a California Mission meets a luxe Spanish home./system/images/0000/9592/Casa_Romantica.jpg

This venue displays both the heart and soul of Orange County and what a view! Sarah and Kyle shared with our photo booth some adorable photos having a genuinely good time with those closest to them! 

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After Sarah & Kyle's mix of vintage meets modern soiree we didn't stop there. The next weekend we took it up a notch, traveling to the Santa Ynez Valley (near Santa Barbara) to Wine Country! Voted one of the "10 Best Wine Destinations of 2012", Gainey Vineyards was the venue of choice for lovebirds, Becky & Brent! A mystical and tranquil venue, our booth enjoyed the breathtaking views fit for tourists and wine enthusiasts alike. 

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What was even more special? Just take a look at this classically hip photo of this gorgeous pair!

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Then, for Memorial Day Weekend we proudly had back to back bookings, one in Del Mar and one in Fallbrook! On May 26th, 2013 we attended Aleshia & Del's posh beach extravaganza held at the ritzy L'Auberge in Del Mar. Ranked as one of the top resorts in the world by Condé Nast magazine, we must say... this wedding was a scenic beauty.

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L'Auberge proudly describes their resort as the "sea has never been so sweet", and yet we must compare the newlywed's, Aleshia and Del to this modest quote as well. You can see their love, witt and charisma in just a few candids from this all-out special afternoon.

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This weekend we take the reigns of June in full force as we head to the uber hip Luce Lofts in Downtown San Diego. Trendsetting and urban, this venue captures the big city life with a relaxed & friendly ambience. 

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We will also head back to the La Costa Resort & Spa, the lap of luxury that hosts an extensive array of prestigous events and individuals each year.

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Stay tuned for  more incredible and inspiring couples and weddings, from Poetry Booths!

All photo booth photos are courtesy of Smugmug.com & Poetry Photo Booths.

All venue photos have been pinned by their original website and are to be viewed and sourced directly at Pinterest.com/poetrybooths/favorite-venues.com, if you  have any questions please contact: info@poetrybooths.com

Posted by Amy Apodaca | Filed in weddings,Photo Booths | Comments




10 Pins for a Picture Perfect Spring

March 22, 2013

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It is March, it is Spring and it is lovely. What better way to enjoy the fresh crisp weather and colorful flowers than with some pins from Pinterest? Last year we brought you, Spring in 20 Pinterest Pins Therefore, we decided to keep the tradition and pick pins for your home and You!

Take a look and see!

Sometimes it's best to start with DESSERT:

From Whipperberry.com, this Pin stopped us in our tracks. With flavorful, easy-to-make treats like Acai Berry Granita & Blood Orange Bars we couldn't help but gleam at these scrumptious sweets.

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Flowers for Spring

A Fabulous Concoction

Dare we say more? This Garden Hose Wreath from Create.Craft.Love is uber perfect for spring. Its a must for crafts since you can use silk flowers and keep it for years to come. Ideal as a spring break project with your kids or even a sweet bridal shower gift for your best friend.

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Grayed Jade Spring Color Trend

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Spring Time & the Living's Easy

This pin is titled "Living Savvy" and we could not agree more. Chevron prints are all the craze but a wicker basket and knitted pillow adds a dose of texture to your home office, bedroom or living area.

When Life Gives you Lemons...

So good you can taste it. This bouquet is simple and almost edible. We adore this look for your kitchen, perfect for Sunday brunch it will brighten any room and your whole day.

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Style & Grace.

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Spring colors are a huge closet must-have. Pack a bold punch with a fitted sport coat or bold ankle length trousers. For the ladies, top you look off with a peachy nail color and a hint of sparkle.

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"Best of Poetry Booths" : Oscar Worthy Picks

February 25, 2013

Ahhh yes the Oscars, last night we celebrated from sofa to red carpet, the Academy Awards. Because of the biggest award show of the year, we decided to make our choices for Best Photo Booth Photos from our recent collection. Like many of you we got inspired by some of our favorite flicks like seeing Ben Affleck's Argo take Best Picture and Jennnifer Lawrence shine a light to the lead actress category with her smile and quirkiness. But because we, at Poetry Booths, have quite the red carpet ourselves... we thought we'd surprise you with our Oscar Worthy Picks for our "Best of Poetry Photo Booth Awards" of Awesomeness. Take a look: 

Drum Roll, please...

Best Supporting Actor

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Best Supporting Actress:

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Best Action Movie:

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Best Comedy:

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Best "Short":

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Best Costume Design:

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Special Effects:

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Lifetime Achievement Award:

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Best Drama:

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Lead Actor:

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Lead Actress:

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Best Picture: The Proposal!

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See your picture here? Let us know! We will give you a special discount for being part of our Awesomeness awards for Poetry Photo Booths!

Celebrating a lifetime of happiness & memories,

Your Camera Man (or Woman)...Poetry

Posted by Amy Apodaca | Filed in Photo Booths,oscars,best poetry photos | Comments




Sweet Treats Just In Time for Valentine's

February 11, 2013

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Sweet Treat Ideas for Valentine's Day

Keep it Simple:

A well decorated cake doesn't have to be a cumbersome task. Make a two-three layer white cake and add a sentimental sign like the one above.

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Follow this link to learn how to make these "card-like" cookies, they are a must for the one you love!

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A heart shaped pizza is the perfect treat for your sweetie, combine that with a movie night and your favorite "pop" and you have the yummiest date!

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How easy and yet delectable are these small morsel of treats? So simple no instructions needed!

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Strawberries dipped in chocolate are sexy and romantic. The perfect way to "top" off the night!

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And finally.. the cutest gift for your honey. Rolo's wrapped in construction paper will put a smile on anyone's face.

We hope your love enjoys the sweetest gift of all.. You!

Enjoy,

Poetry Photo Booths

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Party Themes

December 16, 2012

Here yee, Here yee! It is thou time for a Ho-Ho-Holiday Party!

 With less than two weeks to spare we have quick, easy solutions to gather your friends, neighbors, co workers and family in a non-traditional Christmas fashion!

With garland adorning every inch of her hair and antlers on his head to stare, we welcome you to our Holiday piece before your Christmas day feast!

Holiday Theme Parties

Nothing says getting in the "mood" for the holiday season like a Holiday Theme Party! From the Secret-Santa gathering to a cheesy sweater Xmas party... the naughty and nice list goes on.  So you have now less than one week till December 25th but you wanna gather your friends together to celebrate your year of debauchery?

Here are some QUICK, FUN and altogether EASY Holiday Theme Party Ideas:

Christmas Cookie Swap: Gather the neighbors, children's friends or just your best friends together for an evening of baking and laughs. Break open your favorite wine and get to mixing and decorating with your children, your friends or even a couple get together.

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Trim My Tree Gathering: Your first Xmas alone or in a new place? Invite those around to grace your home for a "trim my tree" gathering. You can do this two ways- ask each guest to bring one ornament to adorn your tree and you provide snacks and beverages or you can supply a crafty take by having glass ornaments and paint to decorate individual ornaments for a night of individuality and new memories!

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Sexy Secret Santa for the Ladies (it's not as bad as you think!) My friends and I personally did this idea! We pulled names out of a hat and instead of choosing expensive gifts we each bought each other funny panties and an ornament that suited our personality! For guys, you can choose a favorite beer of choice and a classic ornament or DVD to exchange.

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Holiday Movie Marathon Party: Perfect for couples or those with families. Set up your living area with pillow, blankets and a warm fire place! Have everyone bring a dish and then rent all the old classic holiday movies that are forever memorable.

Gift Wrappin' Party: Gather your friends together for a night of gift wrapping together. Everyone brings their wrapping paper, bows, tape and scissors and you can all share your wrapping paper to save on cost. With all your gifts together you can mingle and decorate your gifts with friends.

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Ugly Sweater Christmas Party: The ugly sweater never goes out of style during the holidays. Wear a vintage ugly sweater or one hidden in your grandmother's closet. Gather all of your friends together for an evening that will be memorable and hillarious! It is a perfect time to pack all of your friends into a photo booth just like the fabulous photos you see here from Poetry.

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We wish you ALL a very Merry Christmas with Love!

~Poetry Booths~

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