Gone are the days of having to ask a passing stranger to take your picture. Selfies are transforming society at the speed of light (or at the very least, the speed of your internet connection). Since art mimics real life, and celebrations are works of art, we are seeing selfies revolutionize everything from cocktail hours to party favors. These seven chic celebrations make us want to practice a bit of photography of our own — starting with the perfect selfie.
Celebrate Your Friendships with Picture Pop Sockets
This glam Bat Mitzvah went all out with selfie pop sockets, Bluetooth accessories, and custom-swag party favors.
photographer: Romy Modlin Photography | planner: Designer Event Chicago | décor: HMR Designs | venue: Morgan Manufacturing | caterer: Entertaining Company | lighting: Diamond Event Group | entertainment: Flow Entertainment, Inc
Picture Yourself on a Delicious Cocktail — or Mocktail
Bat Mitzvah guests got to sip on selfies of themselves and their friends — in addition to posing in an over-sized frame against the D.C. skyline.
photographer: ImageLink | planner: Magnolia Bluebird design & events | décor: Syzygy, Frost Chicago, and Blue Vanda | venue: Newseum | invitations & print: Inviting Lee | rentals: BBJ Linen, Signature Party Rentals, DC Rental, and Perfect Settings | caterer: The Grand Bevy and Wolfgang Puck Catering – Washington, D.C. | entertainment: Tryon Entertainment | photo booth: Snap! Entertainment | favors: Gifts for the Good Life | valet: Mj Valet
Good Enough to Eat
This Vontrobel holiday party kept us entertained all night long with selfie crêpes, a poet crafting on-the-spot poetry, and several rounds of poker.
photographer: Travis W Keyes Photography | planner: Eventsful, Inc. | décor: Ed Libby & Company | venue: Ziegfeld Ballroom | lighting: ISPro | entertainment: Chevy Chevis Entertainment and Creative Games Inc
Wake Up with a Jolt of Café au Selfie
There was no risk of participants falling asleep at this conference — not with such picture-perfect coffee on hand.
photographer: Erika Dufour | planner: Revel Global Events | décor: Revel Decor | venue: Venue SIX10 | caterer: Limelight Catering
Stylish Enough for a Stylus
Kids at this Bar Mitzvah learned that even old-school toys like the Etch A Sketch can capture the perfect selfie.
photographer: Domino Arts Photography | planner: Chris Weinberg Events | décor: Always Flowers & Events | venue: Temple Beth Am
“Alexa, Take My Picture”
This showcasing event at W Chicago – Lakeshore showed guests how to throw a fabulous party — and that, of course, included a selfie station.
photographer: Juancho SC Photography | décor: Platinum Events | venue: W Chicago – Lakeshore
What’s Our Happy Place? In Front of the Camera, of Course
Inspired by Instagram-friendly spots like 29Rooms Chicago and the “Happy Place”, this Bat Mitzvah gave guests the chance to pose in room after room after room.
photographer: Cliq Creative Photography | planner: AAvents | décor: Rockpaper Events Inc. | venue: The Warehouse Event Venue | rentals: Splendid Settings | entertainment: Magen Boys Entertainment