Gorgeous design, delectable bites and creative craft cocktails make for a memorable event and in this social media era, you want all of that fun captured — and shared. Whether it’s a milestone birthday, Mitzvah celebration, corporate party or a wedding, hosts should consider the “instagramability” of their event. A custom photo booth backdrop will create photo-worthy party moments. The best backdrops capture the entirety of the event in just one photo and we’ve got photo booth ideas that will make your event instantly recognizable on your guests’ feeds. Here are our favorites from recent events — check out some stand-out social media moments.
This perfect summertime celebration provides guests with an equally perfectly summertime photo backdrop in the form of freshly-picked pink and white flowers behind a beautiful bench swing wrapped in greenery. This is perfect for friends and family to gather around the special guest or to have a swing for a pic themselves. Debbie’s Designs created a flawless event and with a photo spot that mixes rustic dark wooden and cork accents with bright florals, perfect for your social media blast. Photographer Ellen Marc flawlessly captures this outdoor birthday luncheon.
This Oheka Castle wedding is enchanting and magical with a humorous photo spot that nods to English good times. A bright red phone booth that looks like it’s been pulled straight from the streets in London was filled with opulent pink flowers from Bride and Blossom and paired with a park bench and, of course, a tea set. Craig Paulson Studio captured the guests who clambered to get in line for a chance to pose in this fun, one-of-a-kind Instagram-worthy backdrop.
Who said Barbie-themed birthday parties were just for kids?! Colin Cowie Lifestyle and Events created a fabulous 50th birthday party as a homage to the guest-of-honor as well as the iconic fashionable doll. This event is packed full of instagrammable moments, but one of our favorites is the pink carpet, perfect for making a grand Barbie entrance to an event with touches like a cocktail bar with hundreds of perfectly-outfitted Barbies and fun quotes like “Plastic, classic and fantastic” worked into the decor. The pink moments here are endless and done in a fun, but tasteful and mature way — we wish we had been invited!
Of course a speakeasy theme perfectly melds with casino activities at this Chicago Casino Suppliers event at Toyota Park, but this party added in a notorious Chicago gangster to boot. Guests transported to a different decade and hung out with the one-and-only Al Capone. Guests could slide into a booth and sit right next to “Scarface” himself in the form of a remarkably life-like mannequin. You could raise a glass with the mob boss and toast your bathtub gin to a Prohibition-era evening featuring abundant gambling, poker, blackjack and other inspired games.
Having your backdrop show the name of your company-sponsored event offers more social media bang for your buck. We love the Indie Beauty Expo branding with attention-catching purple neon signs that perfectly-captured the essence of their event. And no, you’re not seeing double — the floral team at Flour actually created two side-by-side spots to increase the opportunity for guests at the busy event to snap shots (and post) at the California Market Center.
This Paulette Wolf Events celebration has photo ops galore but our favorite is an area with live action girls wrapped in gold leather that changed poses for different groups. It’s an exciting take on the standard instagram backdrop. This James Bond-inspired event had chic, on-theme touches from Kehoe Designs like an ice sculpture in the form of 007’s gun and classic gambling areas. The evening was topped with a performance by Maroon 5 — yet another major social media moment for this incredible corporate anniversary.
Another event from dream team Paulette Wolf Events and Kehoe Designs provides the perfect photo backdrop for this event celebrating a new cloud storage company. They worked the company’s purpose into the design of the Instagrom spot. Attendees were encouraged to get in the clouds at the Millennium Park Rooftop Terrace with this massive thirty foot art installation that had guests reeling at the opportunity to pose alongside it.
A glamorous seating arrangement is a great way to provide your guests a perfect social media moment, and the eye-catching white lounge drenched in florals garnered a lot of attention at this Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants wedding at The Rockleigh. The seating arrangement was surrounded by tall hurricane candles casting a dreamy glow intertwined with pink and white flower arrangements by Atlas Floral Decorators. Salwa Photography captured all of the Instagram-worthy moments.
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